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Al Fresco Entertaining April 22, 2014

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Concert in the Park After Dark

The only thing better than live music is live music outside on a cool summer night. We’re counting the days until the free weekly Jazz in the Garden concerts return to the National Gallery of Art in May! This flirty all-white skirt and bralette combo is the ideal look, with a sweater to keep off the chill until the real D.C. heat waves set in. Bring along a Preps Cool—it fits all the snacks you’ll need, and it’ll keep your drinks perfectly chilled.

Apr 22 Concert1

1. 3.1 Phillip Lim Chunky Cardigan 2. Jil Sander Cotton-Sateen Bra Top 3. Jennifer Meyer Diamond Heart Necklace 4. Swear ‘Jane 4’ Sandals 5. Isabel Marant Qodessa Broderie Anglaise-Trimmed Cotton-Muslin Mini Skirt 6. SCOUT Preps Cool in Blue Crush

Apr 22 Concert2

1. Middle Sister Drama Queen Pinot Grigio 2. Middle Sister Smarty Pants Chardonnay 3. Tiny Lanterns with Battery Operated Multi-Color Candle 4. Fishs Eddy Mermaid Cast Iron Bottle Opener 5. Fishs Eddy Flute Vina 6. IKEA EIVOR Throw 7. Bello Rubber Products Silicone Bottle Opener 8. Diamond Sofa Sling Accent Chair

 

Al Fresco Entertaining April 21, 2014

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Potluck On The Patio

Now that the weather is finally beautiful after what seemed like an unending winter, we can’t resist spending as much time as possible in the sun. Entertaining outdoors is the perfect way to soak up those few extra rays—why not have your next potluck on the patio? The SCOUT Two Plate Special is the perfect way to keep your hot dishes hot and cold dishes cold on the way, and it looks great with your stylish spring outfit!

Apr 21 Potluck1

1. MSGM Twist Detail T-Shirt 2. Rosantica Himalaya Agate Wrap Bracelet 3. Etro Slim Trouser 4. SCOUT Two Plate Special in Pinkblot 5. Anna Baiguera Embellished Strap Sandals

Apr 21 Potluck2

1. French Bull Ziggy Round Platter 2. French Bull Dahlia Rectangular Tray 3. French Bull Multi Mini Bowl Set 4. Seletti Estetico Quotidiano Rectangular Baking Dish 5. Govino ‘Go Anywhere’ Flutes

 

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party April 18, 2014

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Fantasy Tea Party: Pretty Pastels

Friday’s tea party features classic Easter pastels, so for our guest list, we’re inviting some of our favorite classic movie stars: Grace Kelly, the Main Line girl next door turned icy Hitchcock blonde turned real-life princess; Lauren Bacall, whose sultry stare and trademark husky voice made her the epitome of film noir femme fatales; and Sophia Loren, the Italian bombshell who made us all want to live la dolce vita.

Apr 18 1

1. Harney & Sons Wedding Tea 2. AustinModern Arsenic Tea Cup 3. Skull Tea Cup Photo 4. Kusmi Tea Decaffeinated Earl Grey with Citrus Fruits 5. Dean & Deluca My Tea for the Office

Apr 18 2

1. Cedric Charlier World Exclusive Dress 2. Monies Beaded Necklace 3. Jimmy Choo ‘Maitai’ Sandal 4. SCOUT Sally Go Lightly in Good Will Bunting 5. Pink Bow Hat Photo 6. Lady Gaga in a Philip Treacy Hat

Apr 18 3

1. Grace Kelly Photo 2. Lauren Bacall Photo 3. Sophia Loren Photo

 

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party April 17, 2014

Fantasy Tea Party: Black, White, and Metallics

Thursday’s tea is edgy and non-traditional: would you dare to sip from a Fornasetti cup emblazoned with a giant eye? Do you mind “The Models” standing in your tea?  The dress code is all about black and white accented with metallics and magnificent Disney villain-esque hats, and we’re inviting our favorite fashion daredevils: Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, and Tilda Swinton. We love these ladies for taking risks with their style and marching to the beat of their own fashion drum.

Apr 17 1

1. Melody Rose Skull In Crown Tea Cup & Saucer 2. Melody Rose The Models Tea Cup & Saucer 3. Hermes Mosaique au 24 Tea Cup & Saucer 4. Fornasetti Occhi T&V Tea Cup & Saucer 5. Kusmi Tea Spicy Chocolate 6. Kusmi Tea Caramel

Apr 17 2

1. Jason Wu Contrast Collar Shirt 2. Lanvin Double Strand Pearl Necklace 3. Mary Katrantzou ‘Diamond’ Sheath Skirt 4. Marni Strappy Sandal 5. SCOUT Kate Wristlet in Blackout SCOUT 6. Philip Treacy Hat 7. Philip Treacy Hat

Apr 17 3

1. Cate Blanchett Photo 2. Helena Bonham Carter Photo 3. Tilda Swinton Photo

 

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party April 15, 2014

Fantasy Tea Party: Sweet Spring Florals

Tuesday’s tea is elegant and traditional, in pinks and blues and floral patterns. At a tea party so classic, we simply must have a royal presence. We’ll cordially invite Kate, the lovely Duchess of Cambridge, her sister Pippa, and, of course, her royal grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II herself. We won’t mind if adorable little Prince George tags along too!

Apr 15 1

1. Seletti Hybrid Smeraldina Teapot 2. Seletti Hybrid Teacup 3. Harney & Sons Green Tea with Coconut 4. Pink Teacup Photo 5. Bain de Roses Tea and Candle Gift 6. Kusmi Tea Rose Green Tea 7. Kusmi Tea Sweet Love

Apr 15 2

1. Mary Katrantzou Flower Print Dress 2. Uzerai Edits Oversize Pearl Necklace 3. Bridal Hat Photo 4. Alexander Wang ‘Sara’ Sandal 5. SCOUT Snap-2-It in Fanning Tatum 6. Coco Rocha at the Kentucky Derby

Apr 15 3

1. Kate Middleton in Prabal Gurung 2. Pippa Middleton Photo 3. Queen Elizabeth II Photo 4. Prince George Photo

 

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party April 14, 2014

Fantasy Tea Party: White with Brights

The sun is shining, the cherry trees are blooming, and we’re in the mood for a tea party! This week’s theme is “The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party,” and we’re picking out the table setting, the perfect outfit to wear, and of course, some outlandish hats! To finish off the perfect spring party, we’re putting together an exclusive invite list.

To brighten up your Monday, tea will be served in classic white porcelain cups accented with a pop of bright color, like these picks from Seletti and Jonathan Adler. The outfit picks follow the same theme: a crisp white dress with pops of color in the accessories. As guests, we’re inviting the stars of the moment we’d most like to hang out with: Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, and Emma Stone.

Apr 14 1

1. Seletti I Ware 2. Harney Birthday Tea 3. Jonathan Adler Greek Key Mug 4. Fauchon “Un Soir de France” Tea 5. Seletti I Sugar Bowl Yellow 6. Seletti I Mug Orange 7. Seletti I Tea Magenta

Apr 14 2

1. Alexander McQueen Belted Dress 2. Salvatore Ferragamo Floral Print Blazer 3. Charlotte Olympia ‘Ava’ Pump 4. Lanvin ‘Bahia’ Short Necklace 5. Philip Treacy Hat 6. Philip Treacy Hat 7. SCOUT Girls Night Out in Sweet T

Apr 14 3

1. Emma Watson Photo 2. Jennifer Lawrence Photo 3. Lupita Nyong’o Photo 4. Emma Stone Photo

 

Audrey Hepburn, Timeless Style Icon April 11, 2014

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Audrey Inspired: Statement Accessories

The key to a perfectly styled look is the accessories, and on that front, Audrey was never anything less than impeccable. From hats to scarves to big sunglasses, the finishing touches are an essential part of the Hepburn gamine style.

Apr 11 Statement Accessories1

1. Audrey Hepburn in How To Steal A Million, 1965 2. Bottega Veneta Square Sunglasses with Intrecciato Leather Arms 3. Albertus Swanepoel “Vecchio” Boater 4. Kate Spade New York Lemon Slice Square Silk Scarf 5. SCOUT Type A in Ship Happens 6. Audrey Hepburn on set of My Fair Lady, 1964

Apr 11 Statement Accessories2

1. Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, 1953 2. Etro Fern Paisley Calcutta Silk Scarf 3. Eugenia Kim Joey Cap 4. Genie by Eugenia Kim Hollis Straw Cloche 5. Oliver Peoples Haley 55 6. SCOUT Tote-All Package in Mint T 7. Eric Javits Squishee Halo 8. Audrey Hepburn Photo

 

Audrey Hepburn, Timeless Style Icon April 10, 2014

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Audrey Inspired: Little Black Dress

The little black dress from the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s is probably the most instantly recognizable image of Audrey Hepburn. Stylish and classic, appropriate for nearly any occasion, it’s become a mainstay in the modern woman’s closet. Here are some of our picks for an updated version of the look, as well as the perfect accessories to match.

Apr 10 LBD1

1. Audrey Hepburn Photo 2. SCOUT Snap-2-It in Blackout SCOUT 3. Tamara Mellon Short-Sleeve Wool Ponte Dress 4. Nicholas Kirkwood Suede Cutout Pumps 5. Ralph Lauren Black Label Neoprene Rayner Dress 6. Nina Ricci Pleat Detail Dress 7. Alexander McQueen Belted Patch Pocket Dress

Apr 10 LBD2

1. Prada Ankle Strap Sandal 2. SCOUT Houseguest in Blackout SCOUT 3. Lela Rose Boat-Neck Dress with Full Skirt 4. Audrey Hepburn Photo 5. The Row Sharlow Dress 6. Lanvin Diamond Textured Short Sleeve Dress 7. Christopher Kane Jewel Neck Sleeveless Shift Dress 8. Jimmy Choo Abel Leather Pumps

 

Audrey Hepburn, Timeless Style Icon April 7, 2014

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Audrey Inspired: Seaside Stripes

Audrey Hepburn is one of our favorite style icons—her look is timeless and as relevant today as it was when she first appeared on the scene in the 50s. Although she’s most famous for her incredible Givenchy gowns, her casual style is just as worthy of emulating. One part classic preppy and one part French gamine, seaside Breton stripes were a huge part of her simple and elegant day-to-day style.

Apr 7 Seaside Stripes1

 1. Mason by Michelle Mason Silk Bias-Cut Gown 2. Sacai Luck Satin & Jersey Stripe Dress 3. Christian Louboutin Just Soon Pump 4. Audrey Hepburn photo 5. SCOUT Jetsetter in American Bandstand 6. Loeffler Randall Alfie Striped Platform Espadrilles

Apr 7 Seaside Stripes2

1. Audrey Hepburn photo 2. Audrey Hepburn photo 3. J. Mendel Striped Organza Sleeveless Sheath 4. Christian Louboutin Apostrophy Red-Sole Slingback Pump 5. Ohne Titel Fit & Flare Bold-Stripe Dress 6. SCOUT Bagette in Battle of the Bands 7. Missoni Reversible String Bikini Set 8. Eugenia Kim Caterina Striped Hat with Animal Ears

 

Spring Accessories from Paris, Milan, London April 4, 2014

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The Luxe Tote

Apr 4 Bags1

With the rising popularity of mini bags and clutches, we’ve seen a surge in bags roomy enough to put your other bag in, plus the rest of your essentials! These totes are so much more than your basic shopper—they’re elevated to luxury status with quality details, materials, and construction.

Get the look: Louis Vuitton, Chloe

The Backpack

Apr 4 Bags2

Backpacks are a perennial style favorite, for all ages and all styles. Find an updated version in leather or patterned fabric, or stick with the classic brights.

Get the look: Marni, Alexander Wang

What’s your go-to bag for spring? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SCOUTbyBungalow or #scoutbags.

 

 
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