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Transitional DRESSing with the Cool Clutch: Monaco Stripe July 31, 2012

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Keep in mind this week:

Just as your lipstick color works being 2 shades darker than your skin tone in many cases, the same goes for using a hue that is 2 to 3 shades from the original hue of your outfit or bag – we say keep it in the family!

LET YELLOW & NAVY TAKE YOU FROM SUMMER TO EARLY FALL:

Dresses, from left to right: TopShop Lace Strappy Sun Dress; RED Valentino Bow-Embellished Crepe-Shift Dress; Coast Janet Dress in Yellow; AX Paris Yellow Skater Dress.

Bag and shoes, from left to right: SCOUT Cool Clutch in Monaco Stripe; Jimmy Choo Linda Glitter Platform Sandals; Chinese Laundry Blue and Wood Wedges.

 

Transitional DRESSing with the Cool Clutch: Capri Stripe July 30, 2012

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Keep in mind this week:

Just as your lipstick color works being 2 shades darker than your skin tone in many cases, the same goes for using a hue that is 2 to 3 shades from the original hue of your outfit or bag – we say keep it in the family!

TRANSITIONING FROM SUMMER TO EARLY FALL WITH CAPRI STRIPE:

Dresses, from left to right: Cool Change Pom-Pom Tie-Dye dress from CalypsoRoberto Cavalli Printed Crepe-Jersey Dress; Preen Willow Multicolored Stretch Cotton Pencil Dress; Dolce & Gabbana Printed Silk Dress with Embroidered Applique.

Shoes and bag, from left to right: Christian Louboutin Very Prive Python Pump in Menthe Green; Steven Amplified Peeptoe Platform Pump in Green; SCOUT Cool Clutch in Capri Stripe.

 

Water Cooler Questionnaire: Our Retail Manager Elizabeth, the Carolina Girl Next Door July 27, 2012

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SCOUT fans and Yo Deb readers, all this week we’re bringing you more background on the Bungalow HQ staff… Read on for more!

-Favorite Scout bag and pattern?

VaniLLa Bean Weekender – so practical and fabulous!

-Favorite vacation spot for the summertime?

Topsail Beach, NC – my family has a house there, and I love to go to the beach to relax and get in some good time with the fam.

-Best summer movie or concert you’ve seen this season?

Best concert is definitely Rascal Flatts with Little Big Town and Eli Young Band.

-Favorite hot weather activity?

[I like to] be in/close to water, so the pool, kayaking, rafting, beach, boating.

-Are you into dresses? Skirts? Pants? Or Shorts? (Please choose one)

I love a great pair of shorts! LOFT had some great ones this year.

-Heels or flats?

Flats definitely… I have to walk to work every day!

-Favorite place to shop?

LOFT if I’m looking for some great staples, but Anthro [Anthropologie] if I want a little something special.

 

 

Water Cooler Questionnaire: Our SCOUT Sport Rep Carter, the Jeans Junkie July 26, 2012

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SCOUT fans and Yo Deb readers, all this week we’re bringing you more background on the Bungalow HQ staff… Read on for more!

-Favorite Scout bag and pattern?

The Weekender and the Crown Jewels – favorite pattern changes every day, right now I’d say #Tweed.

-Favorite vacation spot for the summertime?

Anywhere warm, preferably no mosquitoes, with some kind of body of water, and things to do.

-Best summer movie or concert you’ve seen this season?

I haven’t seen a movie in forever, but I really want to see The Amazing Spider-Man, Hunger Games, and Ted.

-Favorite hot weather activity?

My brother-in-law just built this giant misting machine for my niece and nephew. It’s super cool, literally.

-Are you into dresses? Skirts? Pants? Or Shorts? (Please choose one)

Jeans all the way. Dresses when it gets hot.

-Heels or flats?

Flats!

-Favorite place to shop?

Zara, Gilt, and Target.

 

Wednesday Obsessions: a Collaborative Effort July 25, 2012

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SCOUT fans and Yo Deb readers, all this week we’re bringing you more background on the Bungalow HQ staff… Read on for more!

Bungalow HQ, What’s on Your Radar this week?

-FROM BIRCH“I’m sorta dying to see that new movie Ted, I heard it’s hilarious (from everyone that’s seen it)… Also Drybar is coming to DC!”

-FROM ELIZABETH: “I’m heading to the Ingrid Michaelson and Rufus Wainwright concert Tuesday night the 24th.”

-FROM CARTER: “New sneakers!”

-FROM JORDAN: “Definitely the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale—such great deals on FW’12 collections!”

-FROM MARY JO: “I am on the lookout for white duds since I’ll be attending an all-white party next weekend, South Florida style!”

-FROM ALLIE: “I’ve been recently obsessed with Birchbox!”

-FROM KATE: “I have been dying to go see the new mini golf course set up inside the National Building Museum which was designed by some really great architects…”

 

Water Cooler Questionnaire: Our Marketing Director Birch, Business- & Fashion-Savvy July 24, 2012

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SCOUT fans and Yo Deb readers, all this week we’re bringing you more background on the Bungalow HQ staff… Read on for more!

-Favorite Scout bag and pattern?

Weekender in True Brit (I love the Navy Jones patterned liner).

-Favorite vacation spot for the summertime?

My lake house on Crystal Lake in Frankfort, MI (super small town).

-Best summer movie or concert you’ve seen this season?

I haven’t been to a concert and the only movie I’ve seen in the past couple months is Magic Mike with [fellow employees] Kate & Ebay (not sure what kind of message that sends…)

-Favorite hot weather activity?

If I’m in DC, I like being in the A/C. If I’m at my lake house in MI, my favorite thing to do is waterski!

-Are you into dresses? Skirts? Pants? Or Shorts? (Please choose one)

Skirts

-Heels or flats?

FLATS, hands down.

-Favorite place to shop?

Other than my sister’s closet… I’ve been obsessed with everything at South Moon Under this summer.

 

Water Cooler Questionnaire: Our Intern Shira, the Urbanite July 23, 2012

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SCOUT fans and Yo Deb readers, all this week we’re bringing you more background on the Bungalow HQ staff… Read on for more!

-Favorite Scout bag and pattern?

Racey Lacey and Got Damask!- anything black! My favorite bag right now is the Weekender because it fits everything I could ever need for everyday life and traveling! Also- I am dying to get the Packin Heat in Def Leopard- so fierce!

-Favorite vacation spot for the summertime?

Old Silver Beach on Cape Cod- I love to go home to Massachusetts and hang out with my friends and family (and my puppy who I miss so much) at the beach.

-Best summer movie or concert you’ve seen this season?

I can’t remember the last movie I saw in theaters but I’m a huge sucker for tv and the best new show is by far GIRLS! I can’t wait for the new season to start up!

-Favorite hot weather activity?

Reading on the beach or by the pool for sure! I love to read and never have any time to do so during the school year.

-Are you into dresses? Skirts? Pants? Or Shorts? (Please choose one)

Dresses! They’re so easy and always look put together no matter how much (or little) you accesorize!

-Heels or flats?

Barefoot- I love to look at shoes but I hate wearing them. However, I can promise that you will never catch me without nail polish on my toes. EVER.

-Favorite place to shop?

I love TopShop and so do my sisters so we usually have some insider trading going on when we’re all together and, of course, MADEWELL (I’ve worked there since I was 18 and have accumulated so much of the brand).

 

Pattern & Color Inspiration: Nautical Stripes July 20, 2012

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THE CONCEPT:

SCOUT debuted a new nautical stripe this season in our ‘Barbara Stripesand’ color combos, where new scales of stripe are introduced into one striping combination. We love the linear effect this pairing maintains, and it offers a contemporary take on the classic Brittany stripe exhibited in our beloved True Brit pattern.

STRIPINGS FOR SPRING/SUMMER: 

Clockwise from top left: Tibi Striped Crepe Tank; Smythe Stripe Blazer; J. Crew Nautical Stripe Short; Cath Kidston Aqua Stripe Cotton Jacquard Bath Towel; Hable Construction Rose Stripe Pure Light Weight Linen Pillow; Designers Guild Blue Stripe Tableware; Company Store Cabana Stripe lightweight Down Comforter in Navy.

 

Pattern & Color Inspiration: Paisley July 19, 2012

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THE CONCEPT:

Paisley arrived in all its shapes & sizes this season – no tear-drop was left behind! We love the bold combinations on one end, in a multicolor, and then on the other end, in black & white with one other color. One of the best attributes of paisley in the home is that it always looks chic when mixed with other patterns  - it’s a fantastic color blast or a neutral complement to the other pieces in a room.

PAISLEY THIS SEASON:

Clockwise from top left: Giambattista Valli Paisley-Jacquard Skirt; C. Wonder Paisley Apron; Etro Stripe and Paisley Scarf; Hable Construction Pink Paisley/Oyster Linen Pillow; Jil Sander Paisley-Printed Cotton Dress; Urban Outfitters Painted Paisley Tapestry; Stella McCartney Paisley-Print Stretch-Crepe Shorts; Anthropologie Paisley Shadow Sheet Set.

 

Wednesday Obsessions: Fashion Collaborations & a Few Fall Shoes July 18, 2012

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Yo Deb readers, welcome to the twelfth 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!

TARGET TARGETS THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

An Upcoming Collaboration with Neiman Marcus-featured Designers

(via WWD and NYMag):

Save your holiday shopping for December, when this collection will debut… Look for pieces from talents like Alice + Olivia, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, Tory Burch and Tracy Reese (to name just a few of the 24 CFDA members that Target and Neimans have announced).  In our ‘crystal ball’ of fashion we see full-skirted party dresses from Alice + Olivia and Tracy Reese, sophisticated sheaths from DVF and Rag & Bone as well as decorative blouses from Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch… who knows what we’ll end up seeing and scooping up, either way we can’t wait!

OTHER COOL COLLABORATIONS:

-The Princess Vera Wang Collection is now available at Kohl’s! Browse for romantic separates that work from day into night for the back to school set.

-Color design house Manoush has teamed up with longtime carryall brand Lesportsac - look for it online soon! and learn more about each company’s designs and influences by clicking onto their names at left.

-There will also be an Anna Sui for Coach bag collection, which InStyle announced after Sui’s totes debuted at NY Fashion Week. In Coach stores this fall, the totes are solid accessory investments for all you bohemian and shoulder-toting chicks. We love seeing Sui’s unique touch on classic Americana – in this case she re-works the Coach leather to include embellished outside pockets and fringed handles.

-As most of our readers know, we’re suckers for all things Liberty of London… now we get a collaboration that no combat boot-stomping British Punk group could’ve anticipated… flowers on Doc Martens?! We think the Doc Martens x Liberty collaboration featuring Liberty florals printed onto the leather house’s boots and bags is a new classic!

-Opening Ceremony is proud to announce its new collection with Adidas, Adidas x Opening Ceremony. Think downtown bodycon pieces showcasing that iconic paisley motif in bold and some softer fall hues.

WE KNOW IT’S SUMMER… BUT WE CAN’T WAIT FOR FALL SHOES:

-Buzzed about retailer and fashion company Joe Fresh will have a fab collection of fall boots that we’ve seen in recent print ads.

-Boot company Hunter has a chic new style for fall that we just spotted in Teen Vogue.

 

 
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