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Fashion and Style from Deb Johns, creator of the Scout Collection by Bungalow

The Re-Invented Tee Shirt August 31, 2010

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 12:08 pm

We think of the tee shirt as one of the basic, understated pieces in a wardrobe. However, this season, the tee shirt becomes a pivotal accessory and a trendsetter with even the most basic ensemble. Some of our favorites include….

Madewell Velvet Panel Tee Dress

American Apparel El Salvador Lace Tee

Twenty Black Cashmere Tee

Madewell Sequin Sleeve Tee

Gemma Leather-Trimmed Tee

 

 

Leopard for Fall August 30, 2010

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 2:31 pm

The perfect complement to jeans or the LBD is a leopard jacket, an iconic piece that will become a collectible in your wardrobe for years to come!

Leopard Options for Your Wardrobe

 

Betsey Johnson Retro Leopard Sunglasses

Topshop Leopard Tassel Crossbody Bag

Topshop Leopard Fur Coat

Sperry Leopard Topsider

Jimmy Crystal Lady Leopard Earrings

Erica Anenberg ‘Leopard Twosome’ Ring

Leopard Rain Boot

Mulberry Natural Giant Leopard Haircaf

Adrienne Landau Leopard Printed Rabbit Fur Vest

Wendy Nichol Pony Clutch Wallet

Talbots Suede Booties

 

 

5 of 5 Must Have Accessories for Fall: The Leather Belt August 27, 2010

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 1:27 pm

To avoid nasty stains on your clothing from belting your favorite cashmere sweater with a cheap leather belt, purchase a versatile, timeless belt that you can count on for season after season. Look for one and half to two inch width that you can belt through your jean waistband or cinch over a jacket or sweater. Black or brown in pebble to croc textures or patent leather if you like a little shine. You won’t regret it, and you’ll always have it!

Prada Classic Leather Belt

Hermes Constance Reversible Belt

Ralph Lauren Croc-Inspired Equestrian Belt

 

4 of 5 Must Have Accessories for Fall: Deluxe Flats August 26, 2010

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 11:48 am

Update your shoe collection with higher styled and better constructed versions of loafers and ballet flats for the season. If you’re a walker, you know that the less constructed ballerinas fall off your feet in a matter of weeks, grab a shoe that will be stylish for the season and support your feet along the way.

 

 

Pretty Ballerinas Rosario

Tod’s Heaven Lacetto Drivers

Bass Washington Loafers

Bass Bellingham Wingtop Oxfords

Topshop Vine Mesh Flower Pumps

Converse Jack Purcell Metallic Brogue

Marc Jacobs Houndstooth Mouse Flat

 

3 of 5 Must Have Accessories for Fall: The Iconic Movie Star Bag August 25, 2010

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 9:42 am

Consider finding the perfect bag for Fall that is updated with a clever mixture of materials…quilted, leather, nylon, embossed,  perforated leather, patent leather, metallic washed, distressed leather, denim, or canvas. All refined with the addition of high polished studs, grommets, chains, and closures, look for molded handles, clever locks, structured bottoms, and refined details like topstitching, and cropped fringe.

 

 

Mulberry for Target Handbag

Fendi Peekaboo Canvast Tote

Smythson Wafer Diary with Tuck Closure and Pencil

Marc Jacobs Quilted Zip Around Wallet

Isabella Rossellini Bag by Bulgari

Prada Large Frame Tote

 

2 of 5 Must Have Accessories for Fall: The Muffler August 24, 2010

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 12:07 pm

The Muffler can be worn inside or outside, for warmth or for fashion. The origin of the muffler comes from the French sitting at their drafty cafes and needing to warm their necks…but always looking chic.

 

Alexander McQueen Stone Upsidedown Skull Muffler

Burberry Block Mega Check Scarf

Scout Gotcha Backpack in Blueberry Poptart’n

Topshop Leopard Superfluffy Snood

DVF Masons Animal Print Wool-Blend Scarf

 Doesn’t the Burberry re-colored plaid looks great with the new Scout backpack in Bluberry Poptart’n?

 

1 of 5 Must Have Accessories for Fall August 23, 2010

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 1:29 pm

There are a lot of ways to update your look for Fall. Perhaps the most practical is to shop in your own closet, reinventing old favorites with new twists. The best bang for your buck comes from purchasing accessories that are on trend and add flair in unexpected ways. We want to recommend options that range from 10s to 100s, realizing that fashion trends begin at the top and the bottom and meet in the middle. There is something for everyone this Fall on those accessory racks.

Pendant Necklaces are number one on our list for Fall Accessories: anything from all metal, silver or gold to mixed mediums with gems, ribbons, feathers, cameos, and embossing…

 

Aurelie Bidermann 18-karat Gold Goose Feather Necklace

Coach Poppy Stone Skull Pendant Necklace

Tarina Tarantino “Acid Alice” Couture Multistrand Necklace

Topshop Camera Pendant

Gold Watch Pendant

 

Chocolate Brown August 20, 2010

Filed under: design — Deb Johns @ 3:00 pm

For most of us, chocolate is the ultimate treat…Irresistible, indulgent, and rarefied. From this enticing realm, Scout features the “chocolate” range for Fall/Winter. We have detailed these directional bags with vibrant striped webbing that coordinates with its striped interior. Fall Fashion is embedded with shades of browns and camels so our chocolate bag is the ideal accessory for all of your seasonal looks.

Some of our favorite places for chocolate are pictured below.

City Bakery (shots of chocolate!)

Max Brenner

Bespoke Chocolates

Rococo next time you’re in London.

 

Jewel of the ‘Gyle August 19, 2010

Filed under: design — Deb Johns @ 11:51 am

British influence is more important than ever. In the 70s and 80s, when the King’s Road in London was uber trend driven, the British invasion influenced American fashion in a big way. For Fall/Winter, we’re seeing updated versions of argyle and argyle plaids as well as other nods to the Brits. Keep an eye out for Union Jack flag impressions in traditional to re-colored looks, reworked “Burberry” stripings and diagonal plaids as well as crowns and crests. The Scout argyle is vibrant and contemporary and works with denim to head-to-toe color for Fall/Winter.

1. Candie’s Banded Argyle Bra

2. Kate Spade Argyle Sock

3.UGG Australia Knit Argyle Knit Boots

3. Old Navy Argyle V-Neck Sweater Dress

5. Scout Be-Low Me Under the Bed Storage in Jewel of the ‘Gyle

 

Vine of the Times August 18, 2010

Filed under: design — Deb Johns @ 11:20 am

Taken from an ornamental (wallpaper), Vine of the Times blends rich chocolate with high velocity turquoise to create a decorative pattern ideal for desktop to on the go accessories. Inspired by the Beatles Sgt. Pepper look to the King’s Road in the romantic 70s and 80s, Vine of the Times will add a luxurious dimension to your home, office, or wardrobe.

1. Damask Packing Tape

2. Damask Apron

3. Scout Hang-10 Bin in Vine of the Times

4. Scout Got Issues Combo in Vine of the Times

5. Brocade Home Wallpaper and Mirror

Brocade just opened a store in Limelight in NYC so be sure to check it out. In NYC, if you’re looking for damask fabrics, see B & J Fabrics and Mood. Damask is something that can also be used as a trim. M and J Trim and Tinsel Trading in NYC are great options for these.

 

 
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