When it comes to packing, especially for those weekend getaways, many of us are idealists with big dreams and aspirations. I'm one of these dreamers. But, I know how the ambitious packer plotline unfolds, and it ain't pretty. I’m not going to try to disprove the “better to overpack than under pack” theory. I've personally developed some core values for packing smart. For example, if you haven’t worn it in the last year, then don't kid yourself. You're not going to wear it this weekend. I’m truly sorry, batique tube top I bought at a street fair in Argentina five years ago and have been “saving for the right occasion.” It shouldn’t come as a total shock that you’ll be sitting this one out with the rest of my 2013 Music Festival Dust Rag Collection.
When it comes to food, film, fashion, music, or anything requiring creativity, Deb Waterman Johns is a straight shooter. She sees through the fluff, gives credit where it’s due, and approaches everything with an open mind—kind of like a good-natured, yet dogmatic host for a cooking competition reality TV show. I’d probably put her in the same category as Padma Lakshmi. This said, DC restaurant week is approaching on January 22-28th, and Deb gave us the lowdown on hot options. So, I’d recommend postponing any plans for Whole 30 and making your reservations now.
Eleven from Stranger Things. Cher Horowitz. Cindy Lou Who. Katniss Everdeen. Elle Woods. Nancy Drew. What do these chicks have in common? They're always saving the day (and have impeccable style). Clearly, not all heroines wear capes. I know one, in particular, who wears a black fanny pack. Every day. When Deb Johns isn't creating 28 new patterns and 11 new styles, fighting crimes of fashion, and defending us from potential faux pas, she's saving Christmas. I know what you're thinking, "Uh...Wrong. That's actually kind of Santa's thing." Well, I'll let you in on a little secret: I know Santa. No kidding, I really do. Because Santa is Deb Waterman Johns.
I'm willing to bet there are a bunch of research studies linking primal fear and closets. I would provide a slew of examples, but I'd rather base facts off personal feelings (re. monsters, robbers & Chronicles of Narnia). Our own closets are the most intimidating, especially when throwing together a last minute outfit. We're thinking of your well-being, so we've collaborated with Deb and 3 of our team members to stop you from panic purchasing and screwing the outfit pooch. Patience is a virtue, so we met with SCOUT's most patient and good-natured team members who opened their closets up to our holiday re-styling. They're living proof that you don't have to (but feel free, if you want to!) rush out and buy an outfit day/night-of.
Party people put your hands in the air and get amped for the holidays. Deb teamed up with Sak's Fifth Avenue for a show geared to give women a taste of what’s coming up for fall/winter dressing. With backstage photography, a la Erin & Megan, and a play by play from Deb, we're serving you some VITAL information for your every day (and more importantly, holiday) life. Continue reading →
This entry was posted in Deb's desk on October 18, 2017 by Megan Principe.
Shades of blue offer a soothing oasis in the midst of dynamic dorm life! We love how navy mixes with all other blues and easily anchors a cool away from home space. Purple to green cast blues complement navy and white and add a little style to classic and textural patterns. Punctuate with accessories and you have a livable, refreshing space!
Fashion has returned to Dorm Rooms and we are all over it! We love color themed environments and have selected a range of bed linens to accessories that will make your home away from home feel like you! Try mixing patterns and buying at high to low price points to create space with a point of view!
Days at the beach are a highlight of the summer vacation season but they bring with them wet and sandy towels, swim suits and accessories that threaten to ruin dry items in a shared bag. We suggest trying our Stiff One cooler to carry your wet items from the pool or beach to prevent water logging items that need to be kept dry. The sturdy base is ideal for upright containment of wet suits and toys…
There's no better time to catch up on Big Little Lies if you missed it! It was an office favorite this past spring and the style still has us reeling. Reese plays Madeline, a dynamic, bold character with a conflicted persona. She is free loving yet purposefully put together, feminine yet sexy. She wears Carolina Herrera floral dresses to J Crew & Kate Spade classics with a twist and isn’t afraid to mix her jeans with floral blouses, colorful blazers and pumps.
Shoes are back in a BIG way and setting the pace for style in the world of fashion. We're loving unexpectedly placed racing stripes on platforms and elevated styles, animal prints punctuated with a pop of color, jewel and pearl embellishment on day and evening shoes, and sneakers and stilettos accentuated with knots and ties. There is definitely a movement towards athleisure and neutrality in our everyday “uniforms,” but we can count on unforgettable footwear that will walk us from summer into fall! Continue reading →
This entry was posted in Deb's desk on July 28, 2017 by Megan Principe.