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Gifts for Mother’s Day, Inspired by VIPs: for the At-Home Chef April 30, 2012

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In anticipation of Mother’s Day (mark your calendars – it’s Sunday May 13th!) we’ve decided to feature some of the celebrity moms we love  who inspire us in more ways than one… from a chef to a singer to an athlete, these multi-talented women remind us that Mother’s Day should probably just be every day… 

INSPIRED BY CAT CORA, GIFTS FOR THE AT-HOME CHEF:

Clockwise from center left: Happy Chef Women’s Euro-Style Chef’s Coat; Williams-Sonoma Assorted Kitchen Towels; Fishs Eddy Rooster Glasses; Fishs Eddy Porcelain Measuring Spoons; Zak Designs 9″ Colander; SCOUT Totes-Ma-Goat in Barbara Stripesand Coral; Fishs Eddy Manhattan Blue Date Special 10″ Dinner Plate; Fishs Eddy Paper Straws.

 

Personalized Looks for Each Style: the Gym Rat April 27, 2012

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In the age of monogramming we’re always finding new fun ways to personalize our clothes & accessories, so this week we thought it would be great to feature SCOUT’s id tag, the I.B.U.I.D., attached to some of our favorite totes. For weekend travel or a work commute, we love the pop of color and pattern the I.B.U.I.D. offers in the realm of personalization!

GYM RAT STYLE:

Loose-fitting separates don’t have to be drab… this spring keep cool and run around in athletic-inspired shorts and a layered tank… Punch up the style factor by introducing patterned sneakers, then for the bolder set, pair these ikat-printed high-tops with a second and third print, as in the dress and tote combo below.

Clockwise from top left:

Theory Volexa Double-Layered Slub-Jersey Tank; SCOUT I.B.U.I.D. in Rad Paisley; Opening Ceremony Cross-Panel Dress; ASOS DECO Canvas Platform High Tops; SCOUT Gameday Tote in Boca; Carven Knit Shorts.

 

Personalized Looks for Each Style: the Trendsetter April 26, 2012

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In the age of monogramming we’re always finding new fun ways to personalize our clothes & accessories, so this week we thought it would be great to feature SCOUT’s id tag, the I.B.U.I.D., attached to some of our favorite totes. For weekend travel or a work commute, we love the pop of color and pattern the I.B.U.I.D. offers in the realm of personalization!

TRENDSETTER STYLE:

Up and down the RTW runways we watched models sashay in the latest ladylike structural accent, the peplum. Shown in the below dress, this skirting element defines the waist yet doesn’t tend to over-exaggerate the hips since it is a shorter attachment to dresses, blouses and skirts. In addition to the peplum, stripes and color-blocking reappear this spring/summer and continue to prove themselves as timeless concepts to carry out in your trend-setting looks.

Clockwise from top left:

Comme des Garcons Navy Striped T-Shirt; SCOUT Totes-Ma-Goat in Indigo Go; SCOUT I.B.U.I.D. in Flamingo; Giambattista Valli Knitted Cotton-Blend Jersey Peplum Dress; Opening Ceremony Glastonbury 5 Platform Sandals; Rag & Bone Ivory Cotton Linen Blend Tennis Shorts.

 

Wednesday Obsessions – Whatever We Like, When We Like It April 25, 2012

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Yo Deb readers, welcome to the first installment of our weekly newsflash for all things up-and-coming, ‘Wednesday Obsessions’. We are excited to bring you the latest info on people, places and things being discussed around the world and around the world wide web. Start following us to receive an email each week when a new W.O. post is published!

HOT BRAND:

-We’re loving the inventive sneaker designs from Ash Footwear this spring – think wedged soles, bright colors, and the sleek addition of buckles in place of the classic velcro top… find past posts featuring Ash on Yo Deb here and here

GREAT READS:

-Stylist Brad Goreski is currently on a book tour for Born to Be Brad – follow his Twitter to see if he’s stopping in your city this week! (@mrbradgoreski)

-Ali in Wonderland by the ever-entertaining Ali Wentworth is full of side-splitting anecdotes from the philanthropist-slash-actress-slash-journalist-slash-wife (of Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos), read an excerpt on GMA’s web site and get a copy immediately, like Deb did when she went to Ali’s recent book-signing at the Four Seasons!

-The Paris Wife by Paula McClain is all the rage amongst book clubs and reading circles (and comes highly recommended by our SCOUT Sport liaison, Carter) – get on the train today and buy a copy!

GEORGETOWN NEWSFLASH:

-Jonathan Adler will be opening a new store location in Georgetown, at 1267 Wisconsin Ave NW – sign up for the JA email list to get news on the opening (and sale promos in the meantime!)… check out 3 of about a zillion past posts featuring Jonathan Adler goods here, here, and here on Yo Deb

-Mike Isabella (of Top Chef fame), owner of Graffiato in Chinatown, will open a new restaurant with Mexican cuisine called Bandolero, at 3241 M St. NW (right where Hook used to be). Get a preview of the new restaurant here! Also be on the lookout for news on 2 more restaurants from Isabella in the coming months…

-The tiled-flooring brand FLOR recently opened in Cady’s Alley at 1037 33rd St. NW – just one visit to this design space will inspire you to re-think your flooring…

NYC NEWSFLASH:

-The Joe Fresh NY Flagship store opened a couple weeks ago at 510 5th Ave (between 42nd and 43rd Streets), take a peek inside at Racked NY

-Marni designer Conseula Castiglioni has a fab store you need to check out in the Meatpacking District called Marni Edition, located at 1 Gansevort St. (between Hudson and W. 13th Streets)… also be sure to check out this post on Yo Deb, one of several where we’ve featured Marni’s unique and timeless designs!

-Chelsea is becoming the new ‘hot’ neighborhood- the NoMad Hotel opened at the beginning of the month – view T Magazine’s profile here

-the Ace Hotel NY location (May 2010) was the groundbreaker for hip hotels with ‘extras’ – as of today, the Ace is home to the store Opening Ceremony, the John Dory (oyster bar), the Breslin (restaurant), No. 7 Sub (sub shop) and Stumptown Coffee… Deb has been staying at the Ace since it first opened in Chelsea – she speaks highly of the accommodations but especially of the hotel staff, who are some of the nicest, coolest 20- and 30-somethings in downtown NYC (with great tips on places to visit!)… check out one of our first Ace Hotel shout-outs on Yo Deb here

-at the same time the Ace opened, the Kimpton Hotel Group opened the Eventi Hotel to visitors and guests

-The Chelsea Hotel is home to the Doughnut Plant as of last year, selling of-the-moment flavors at the ground level of the hotel (which is currently undergoing renovations)   

 

Personalized Looks for Each Style: the City Slicker April 24, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:04 am
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In the age of monogramming we’re always finding new fun ways to personalize our clothes & accessories, so this week we thought it would be great to feature SCOUT’s id tag, the I.B.U.I.D., attached to some of our favorite totes. For weekend travel or a work commute, we love the pop of color and pattern the I.B.U.I.D. offers in the realm of personalization!

CITY SLICKER STYLE:

Head to toe black looks great season to season, and when spring hits an all-black look is easily refreshed with pops of both bright and neutral hues. The natural tone of jute on the espadrille wedges below looks great on the bottom, while the pink trim on the Racey Lacey Daytripper up top adds just the right amount of ‘heat’ to this look.

Clockwise from top left:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Black Silk Jacquard Top; SCOUT Daytripper in Racey Lacey; SCOUT I.B.U.I.D. in Racey Lacey; Donna Karan Cotton-Blend Dress; Valentino Sequined Espadrille Wedge Sandals; Ralph Lauren Ellison Stretch Cotton Shorts.

 

Personalized Looks for Each Style: the Prepster April 23, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:10 am
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In the age of monogramming we’re always finding new fun ways to personalize our clothes & accessories, so this week we thought it would be great to feature SCOUT’s id tag, the I.B.U.I.D., attached to some of our favorite totes. For weekend travel or a work commute, we love the pop of color and pattern the I.B.U.I.D. offers in the realm of personalization!

PREPSTER STYLE:

Choose brights from the pink and green spectrums and consider incorporating one additional pop of color for a ‘fully-charged’ spring look.

Clockwise from top left: Juicy Couture Spring Green Puff Sleeve Polo Shirt; SCOUT Cool Clutch in Capri Stripe; SCOUT I.B.U.I.D. in Flashback Paisley; ALICE by Alice Temperly Leon Dress; Madewell the Patent Sidewalk Skimmer; Elizabeth & James Colby Short.

 

Grab n’ Go Week: Flea Markets & Yard Sales April 20, 2012

Filed under: fashion,Lifestyle — Deb Johns @ 7:10 am
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This week we’re bringing you our favorite Original Deano patterns to accompany you on warm weather trips long and short… from organizing old clothes for donations to carrying new items purchased at farmers’ and flea markets, let us re-introduce bright color and vibrant pattern into your spring routine, one jaunt to the next.

FROM HIGH TO LOW PRICE POINTS, OUTFITS FOR FLEA MARKET & YARD SALE OUTINGS:

Top left outfit, high price point: J Brand/Christopher Kane Denim Jacket; Cynthia Rowley Racerback Dress; MICHAEL Michael Kors Espadrille Wedge.

Bottom/middle outfit, mid price point: Textile by Elizabeth & James Sid Denim Jacket; Jack Wills Arklow Dress; Vince Camuto Hattie White Espadrille Wedge.

Top right outfit, low price point: Celebrity Pink Hot Denim Jacket; Miss Selfridge Crossback Sundress; ASOS Gladiator Espadrille Wedge.

SCOUT Original Deano in Flamingo.

 

 
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