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Home Furnishings with Scout’s Fall Storage: Paisley August 31, 2011

Filed under: Lifestyle — Deb Johns @ 7:04 am

THOSE NECESSARY ITEMS, PAISLEY STYLE: everyone likes to see the outside and inside of their home reflect their personal style, so whether its a cooking piece, wall art, storage, or furniture, let your favorite theme be layered throughout your home… from left to right, Wildon Home’s Paisley Print Reversible Duvet Cover Set is chic and simple in black & white, a seasonless color combo that’s a go-to for bedding; Scout’s Rump Roost in Black Swan Paisley features this same color story so you can rest assured that no matter the decor, this paisley will pair well with whatever inspiration you get next; PB Teen’s Girls Punchy Paisley Duvet Cover and Sham is soft and therefore will look nice against white or brown woodwork; finally, Ralph Lauren’s Modern Palm Paisley Towels are bright and fun for showers or the pool.







HOME ACCENTS, PAISLEY STYLE: stay cozy with paisley as the temps get cooler outside, and punch up the fun in your home with these paisley accent pieces… from left to right, Horchow’s Paisley Settee is a sunny and comfy spot for you and your guests to sit on; our standby paisley brand for fashion is Etro, and they make plenty of home furnishings, too, like these Aralia Throw Pillows; finally, kick back and relax in PB Teen’s Punchy Paisley Hangaround Chair.


Home Furnishings with Scout’s Fall Storage: Multi-Colored Stripe August 30, 2011

Filed under: Lifestyle — Deb Johns @ 7:36 am

THOSE NECESSARY ITEMS, STRIPE STYLE: everyone likes to see the outside and inside of their home reflect their personal style, so whether its a cooking piece, wall art, storage, or furniture, let your favorite theme be layered throughout your home… from left to right, we were inspired by the image of retro stripes (specifically, 60s and 70s), which you can hang on your wall as art – in Europe, they display favorite clothing items in shadow boxes! shown here is Donald Brooks’ Multicolor Stripe Coat with Matching Belt; make the fashion a reality with striped upholstery, below is the Mahram Millerstripe by Alexander Girard; blend striped storage throughout your home with Scout’s Shouldah Bin in Stripe Deux Soleils; finally, chop vegetables or prepare meat on Seltzer Studios Worktop Saver Stripe Cutting Board.

HOME ACCENTS, STRIPE STYLE: stay cool with stripes by punching up the fun in your home with these stripe accent pieces… from left to right, this Multi-Color Stripe Rectangular Pillow will be a great piece in the middle of a couch; the Crewel Embroidery Multi-Color Stripe Decorative Pillow is as chic an option as its rectangular comparison, perfect for a lounge chair; Paul Smith’s Signature Stripe translates to rugs with his Nepalese Rug made of Tibetan Wool; finally, a fab tabletop piece is this Chic Squirrel Multi-Color Stripe Vase.


Home Furnishings with Scout’s Fall Storage August 29, 2011

Filed under: Lifestyle — Deb Johns @ 9:57 am

THOSE NECESSARY ITEMS, CAMO STYLE: everyone likes to see the outside and inside of their home reflect their personal style, so whether its a cooking piece, wall art, storage, or furniture, let your favorite theme be layered throughout your home… from left to right, we love Sundayland’s Camo Grill, perfect for barbecuing year-round; the Wallpaper Company’s Multi-Colored Stripe Leaf Wallpaper is a subtle nearly-camo touch that will look great in a powder room or family room; Scout’s Junque Trunk in Camo Tow blends seamlessly whether amongst wooden furniture or patterned upholstery since it encompasses one neutral color story; finally, designers BAPE & Modernica have made these Camo Side Chairs that will look great outdoors or in, at the table or as desk chairs.






HOME ACCENTS, CAMO STYLE: stay comfy with camo as the temps get cooler outside, and punch up the fun in your home with these camo accent pieces… from left to right, standby design company Fatboy features its Original Pillow in camouflage, the ultimate in loungewear; this Cozy Fleece Blanket is great for monogramming for a sibling or parent and, with its can’t-beat price, it will be the perfect spontaneous gift to mark the start of fall; finally, don’t leave out the bathroom when you toss around design tweaks to your home, it’s the easiest spot to offer new color or pattern, so try this Camouflage Toilet Paper for a fun twist.


Mad for Plaid August 26, 2011

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 8:28 am

“We’re maid for plaid this fall… in high color to black & white, plaid is perfect to add a little twist to an otherwise ‘classic’ look. Think about micro to macro or maxi scales for subtle to dramatic entrances.”

PLAID PIECES: from left to right, this pair of Alice + Olivia Plaid Stacey Pants will look fab with a bright purple or pink blouse… tailor for flats or heeled boots, whichever you wear more of; the ASOS Ashish Tank in Tartan Sequin is a punched up way to wear plaid, pair with a grey pencil skirt for day or black pants with a cigarette leg for night; this Madras Plaid Skirt from Milly is universally flattering with its A-Line frame and features a twist on an otherwise ‘preppy’ fall plaid; finally, Shoshanna’s Plaid Pocket Shift Dress is fab for work and weekends and leaves plenty of room to accessorize with a silk scarf or multicolored necklace.  















PLAID ACCESSORIES: below are three accessories that will certainly be plaid must-haves this fall and winter… from left to right, these Puddle Jumping Rain Boots are chic and simple enough to transition from outfit to outfit, spectrum to spectrum; Burberry’s Check Packaway Coat is lightweight and therefore perfect for layering underneath, yet stylish enough that you can leave it on belted indoors; lastly, Betty Mueller’s Colette Heel in Orange Tartan is just right with skirt and pant lengths, pair with olive for a thoroughly ‘fall’ look.    


Let Out Your Leopard for Fall August 25, 2011

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:19 am

“Leopard is here to stay – it works day into evening, and casual into dressy like no other pattern. Stick with a classically colored leopard, or shift to a leopard with white ground for a bit more contrast. Leopard twins well with neutrals as well as with bright seasonal accents like hot pink and orange.”

LEOPARD LOOKS: from left to right, Top Shop’s Vintage Faux-Fur Coat is a bold and fun way to make a leopard statement, kick up the look with a bright pink scarf, or maintain your chic with a simple black one; Isabel Marant’s Wabi Leopard Print Cord Pants are in a pop-out style that will work well with a white blouse; Oasis’ Animal Print Cardigan is effortlessly chic and, bonus, inexpensive too; Crumpet’s Everyday Tee is just that, perfect for the office or the weekend when you want to glam up black pants or skinny jeans; finally, this Calf Hair Leopard Print Skirt from MICHAEL by Michael Kors is luxurious in fabric and glam in its mini style.  




LEOPARD ACCESSORIES: from left to right, shoe guru Christian Louboutin is back again with a new lineup of leopard heels, stand out in his Fifi Leopard Print Calfhair Pump; Leoffler Randall’s Quinnie Pointed Toe Flat is functional and chic, the best in footwear pairings; Max & Chloe’s Yochi Leopard Print Cuff will be the perfect travel accessory… when you’re not sure what to wear, a trim tee and tailored jeans with this on your wrist will transition easily from place to place; finally, this pair of Short Leopard Spotted Calf Hair Gloves from Causse is that just-right ladylike touch to dress up your look en route to a dinner date.


Pronouncements on Paisley August 24, 2011

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 8:40 am

“The paisley print is at once mod yet classic, ornamental yet timeless, and this season, the best paisleys are inspired by ancient matter archives, drenched in saturated color, and punctuated with violet, orange, cerise, or mustard. Think about paisley as an item pattern and select with an editing eye.”

WORKING IN PAISLEY: from left to right, paisley statement-making brand Etro’s V-Neck Tunic is great formal, with black pants, or dressed down with denim; Free People’s Paisley Maxi Dress will be the perfect transition piece from summer to fall; Balenciaga’s Silk Shirt is fall-inspired with paisley and foliage, wear at work or pump up your style during a woodsy weekend at a lodge; finally, this Multicolored Paisley Print Rayon Dress from D&G is the ultimate day-to-night number, wear with chocolate suede boots or gold flats for a seamless transition.  













TRAIPSING IN PAISLEY: from left to right, Basile’s Multicolor Paisley Print Scarf is effortlessly chic when paired with a khaki shirtdress or a grey blazer; wear Calico’s Juno Paisley Earrings for a beaded twist in jewelry with stones that will complement just about every color in your fall wardobe; Doc Martens’ Jeffrey Paisley Print Boot is a bold style yet a totally subtle way to exhibit the fall season’s timeless trend; finally, Balenciaga’s Large Paisley Print Scarf will be another fab transition piece for indian summers with cooler evenings.    


Work and Play in Stripe Deux Soleils August 23, 2011

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:40 am

“Color and white stripes evolve into fall best combining a range of autumn hues and detailed with touches of white or black. Stripes are best mixed with your favorite neutrals and may also be found as details on sweaters, dresses, or bags. Don’t be afraid to try vertical and horizontal versions of the must-have fall stripe… that’s where Spanx come in handy.”

STRIPED FOLIAGE: from left to right, wear Sonia Rykiel’s Signature Stripe Skirt, sure to be come a classic in your closet; with almost a Tromp’leil look, Paul Smith’s Mainline Cardigan offers stripes on the bracelet sleeve as well as on the collar; Wet Seal’s Stripe Flat is inexpensive and totally of the moment chic; another signature item is Paul Smith’s Swirl Scarf, use it unexpectedly by either tying it onto a neutral handbag or using it as a belt with jeans; stack the below bangles from Marc by Marc Jacobs, and look to grab them again, season after season; Tfnc’s Body Con Dress is bold look for night but can also be ladylike for daytime with the right cardigan and flats; finally, channel your inner siren with Milly’s Purple and Red Striped Sweater, so effortlessly, ‘fall’ you’d find it amongst the changing leaves.    



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