Grecian Influences: Layers

Travels to Greece gave us great insight into the Grecian influences on fashion. Layers are something we love and can attribute to the ancient Greeks.
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Top | Skirt | Gown

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Dress Cape Top (also featured above!)

The best part about layers is they can be dressed up or down. We decided to dress ours down and wear them to cafes in Greece. Layers are perfect for Greece’s outdoor culture centered around the sunny weather.

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Right Off the Runway: Grecian Drapes

This week we are focusing on the season-less aspect of fall fashion. Grecian art and culture has been  a huge fashion influence for modern day styles due to the flattering drapery inspired by ancient grecian clothing. Simplicity and function were important for Greek men and women, partially because of the summer heat in Greece. Fabric, typically a light linen, was folded, pleated, and draped around the body to create a tunic like dress that was made to keep cool but look finished. Today, we associate drapery, tunics, and even peplums, which are derived from the Greek peplos or women’s tunics, with Greece and will forever be indebted to Greece for its immense influence on modern fashion.
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Ruffled Dress Wrap Dress | Drape Dress
Just because the Greeks wore drapes for comfort and simplicity doesn’t mean the style is limited to just that. These cocktail dresses are great for a gala or night out on town.
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The perfect day dress can be drapes yet still have a tailored look. color
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We’re taking advice from the ancient Greeks and loving their use of neutrals and earth tones.
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 Top |Pants | Sweater | Espadrilles 
For a go-to Grecian inspired outfit we love this combo.
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Turtleneck | Cardigan
Drapes aren’t just for summer. Carry these pieces over to your fall and winter wardrobe with these chic drape sweaters.

Lake House Lux Looks

We’re heading back to our Lake House Inspired Looks and featuring a more “Lux” addition of our look book from last week. Packing for your lake house get away doesn’t always mean grabbing casual clothes…here are some pretty fabulous fashions to dress up your lake side life!
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Silk top | Denim skirt | Shaw |Suede sandals
This outfit is perfect for day or night and can be dressed up or down depending on your mood (and the weather of course).
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Cardigan | Earrings 
On chilly nights try adding this cardigan and if you are really trying to dress up your lake house look, add these gold drop earrings.

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Look “swim chic” when heading to the lake to soak in those last few rays of summer.

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Don’t forget your lake-inspired accessories to top off any of your vacation outfits.

Recap: Lucy’s Goodbye Soirée

Yesterday we celebrated Lucy Marshall’s last day with the SCOUT team. We are all sad to see her go but know she’ll have a wonderful time in her new *southern* home, Austin, TX. Read a little bit about Lucy and her role at SCOUT.
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Here at SCOUT, we love a good party. Who doesn’t, right?
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We turned the conference room into a party and celebration space. We must admit…this happens fairly often here at the SCOUT HQ.
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We love cake, cupcakes, cake pops, any type of cake really.

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Everything was I Love Lucy themed, which we thought was perfectly fitting.
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Deb even made her famous green juice, which consists of kale, spinach, pineapple, lemon, and a few other healthy ingredients.

Happy Meals: Dinner

For our final “Happy Meals” post, we’re emphasizing the easy and manageable dinner. Perfect for a night in with the family or a small get-together. Dinner doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal, so check out these recipes and tips to help make dinner easy and delicious.
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Barefoot Contessa’s Zucchini Vichyssoise is the perfect appetizer for anyone, even your picky eaters.
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These lettuce wraps can also be served as an appetizer or a light meal if you aren’t too hungry.
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For the main course, we recommend this cobb salad recipe. It’s filling and healthy, a prefect combo.
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Dessert is a must, especially in the summer when we can bake with fresh fruit we’ve gotten from the farmer’s market. We love this Blueberry Cream Tart.
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Dinner always (or at least usually) requires the table to be set. Try this silverware set for any meal!
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These adorable and chic napkins are reusable and kid friendly.
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Because there is always cleanup and leftovers when it comes to dinner. These cute tupperware boxes are perfect for storing small leftovers. And this larger container set is great for school lunches or multiple types of leftovers.
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Why not take leftovers from dinner to work or school the next morning? We love packing in our Chillabuster to keep food cool and fresh. And you can’t go wrong with our carry-all backpack, especially when it matches your cooler.

Happy Meals: Breakfast

We’re back again with our meals tips.  Today’s focus is planning breakfast for anyone and everyone who has a busy and hectic morning schedule. Our advice is to have your mornings planned out in advance and make breakfast ahead of time for each week. It really pays to be organized. Check out some of our favorite recipes, products, and SCOUT bags below that will have you ready for whatever the day may hold.
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For all of our health-nuts out there this raspberry oatmeal bar recipe via Driscoll’s Berries is for you.

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This colorful plate set is great for serving breakfast for the kids or yourself. And looks great with the colorful spoons.

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If you’re always in a rush in the morning, a smoothie might be just the meal for you. We love this strawberry recipe.

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Put your freshly made smoothie in a blender bottle and you’re all set!

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Want to try a southern inspired breakfast recipe? These Cheddar-Bacon Biscuits from Williams-Sonoma are delicious and we are dying to try them out ourselves
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If are really in a hurry and need something you can grab and munch on while walking out the door, we suggest this nutritious raspberry and cashew mix. And don’t forget to stay hydrated!
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Because so much of breakfast time is spent planning lunches for the day ahead, this super cute lunch box is great to stock full the night before and have in the fridge ready-to-go the next morning.
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We love packing all meals in our Ferris Cooler. Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or packing lunch on a busy morning.

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Throw your Ferris Cooler in a Big Draw and you’re set for the day.

Happy Meals: Lunch

Today we’re featuring some tips, recipes, and products to make the mornings spent preparing lunch-time meals a little less hectic. Dress up your On The Go Meals with great, fresh food and color centric utensils, linens and take out containers. We suggest making your mealtime fashionable, delicious, and nutritious! socut
Our “Honey I’m Comb” Nooner is great for any busy bee on the go who wants to look fashion forward as carrying their lunch box to work or school.
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This healthy and easy smoothie recipe is great for a lunch on the go and can be pre-made the night before and put in the freeze until lunch time the next day.

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This tupperware set and adorable silverware set are the perfect staples for any kid’s (or adult’s) lunch box!

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Napkins are a must for any lunch box, so why not have cute re-usable stripe napkins like these above?

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These veggie chips are the perfect alternative to potato chips and they fit perfectly in our Nooner.

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Gazpacho is such an easy and satisfying lunch. We love this recipe.

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How cute are these plastic food containers? We absolutely love the mix-and-match color palette. And we can’t forget a thirst quenching drink like this crisp apple water.

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We must admit, salads are our go-to lunch. Try this kale and hummus recipe.

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We suggest our Daytripper to carry not only your Nooner lunch box but also everything you need for your busy day.

Camp Style

Early Back to School looks take their que from late summer destinations…like Camp!   We love the classic with a twist style created when you meld functional “great outdoors” looks with fashion twists perfect for high school and college campuses. Varsity stripes and functional fabrics like denim and khaki combine to create the ideal “Campus Style”!
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Stripe Wrap Wool Scarf
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Stretch Cargo Pant Drapey Cargo Pant
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SCOUT’s Birthday Recap

Last Thursday was SCOUT’s 11th Birthday; almost a teenager! For those of you who don’t know the SCOUT story, we will give you a short summary. In the early 2000s, co-founder and creative director, Deb Johns was traveling in Milan when a plaid carryall bag caught her eye. It didn’t take long for Deb to formulate the idea for SCOUT, which was to create fun, functional, and affordable tote bags for women and families. The brand is named after Ben and Deb’s beloved dachshund who lives up to his now iconic name. SCOUT has since grown to include an array of bags, accessories, and even rugs.

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The iconic man himself.

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We couldn’t resist. Isn’t he the cutest?

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Such a great motto to live by in our opinion.
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We couldn’t celebrate without cake and wine.

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This cake was to die for; we had to go in for a second slice. If you want to try out our recipe see below. We highly suggest it!

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Not a baker? That’s okay! This cake requires minimal baking skills and ingredients so it’s great for cooks of all stages.
We had so much fun celebrating SCOUT! But we like to think of everyday as a party here at the SCOUT HQ in Georgetown so we would like to believe this soirée was nothing out of the ordinary. Have some party tips? We would love to here from you!

Lake House Inspired Style: Look Book

When taking trips to the lake we like to keep it casual and comfy. Boyfriend jeans are our staple wardrobe piece when trying to be casually in-style. Pair with blouses, tanks, or tees and you’re ready for the day or night ahead!

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Left: Gingham Button Down | Vest | Jeans |Converse |Sunglasses
Right: Tank |Patagonia Jacket |Jeans |Canvas Sneakers|Hat

Both outfits are versatile and great for the chilly fall nights that are to come.