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Looks from Across the Pond: Neutrals March 13, 2015

Filed under: fashion,Travel Log — Deb Johns @ 12:00 pm
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Featured SCOUT Bag: 2. Chai T, Nooner

1. Victoria, Peplum Mini Dress 3. Rick Owens, Draped Jersey Dress 4. Max Mara, Delfina Jacket 5. Eytys, Suede Trainers 6. Tabitha Simmons, Mary Jane Sandals 7. Muun, Straw Tote 8. Aquazzarra, Suede Pumps 9. Herno, Quilted Down Jacket 10. Balenciaga, Biker Jacket 11. Nina Ricci, Daisy Pencil Skirt

Euro Fashion (Neutrals) October 13, 2014



European Street Style: Transitioning Into Fall in Paris, Milan, London October 1, 2013

Filed under: Lifestyle — Deb Johns @ 12:14 pm
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Black and White

Keeping it classic—stark white punctuated with black bags, shoes, and jackets.

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Head-to-Toe Neutral

Taking inspiration from the streets and buildings around them, Europeans are stepping out in shades of sandstone and cement.

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Khaki Must Haves To Pair With Ikat April 18, 2013

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 9:05 am
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Neutrals Punctuated with Bright Orange and Pink

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1. Dolce & Gabbana Lace Coat

2. McQ Alexander McQueen Shaped Gilet Vest

3. Moncler Elettra Jacket

4. Manolo Blahnik Musaslifac Raffia Halter Pump 

5. Carven Quilted Cotton Moto Jacket


Neutral Dressing for the Seasonless Dresser: White August 27, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:42 am
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Lest readers worry that neutral-based dressing is a challenge, in fact it is perhaps the easiest and most no-fuss concept to execute in a late summer into early fall outfit (and for that matter, it’s the easiest winter to spring and spring to summer concept, as well)… We’re not saying you need to stick by a head-to-toe ivory look, for example, but we are encouraging you to consider this and other natural hues before you might pick what you’ve assigned as the ‘appropriate’ tones for fall – these might include the ‘foliage’ hues, as we’re fond of calling them. So stash your bright red and your burnt orange dresses for now, then reissue them alongside crisp white or clay pieces, where looks will take on a new mood – which could end up saving you the money you would’ve spent trying to hunt down fashion’s next perfect fall concept. Enjoy!



Pairings, from left to right: A.L.C. Short Full Skirt and Jimmy Choo Corinna Floral-Embroidered Suede Boot; Ascher Dashwood Striped Scarf and 10 Crosby Chunky Knit Sweater; Wayne Godet Dress with Prada Spazzolato Colorblock-Buckle Belt and Stella McCartney Faux Patent Platform Pump.    


Pairings, from left to right: Mango Smoking Blazer and J. Mendel Pleat Front Pant with Manolo Blahnik Ammachad Buckle-Toe d’Orsay; 10 Crosby Tie Neck Blouse and Lanvin Crystal Lotus Pendant Necklace.      


For Your Neutral Consideration: Surplus Plus in Separates & Shoes June 19, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:24 am
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This week on Yo Deb we encourage you to shift your fashion focus from neon- to neutral-hued pieces. We’ve got metallic, army surplus, white and black stories in which we provide you with our top 4-5 suggested summer separates, as well as several pairs of shoes and a SCOUT canvas piece to carry… Neon’s been having a great run, but we think it’s time for a sophisticated switch in style, so ditch the hot pink and plan some neutral outfits to pair with likeminded VaniLLa Bean!


Separates, from left to right: Barbour Khaki Safari Jacket; Alexander McQueen Hand-Embroidered Cotton Drill Military Dress; Barbara Bui Lace-Up Detail Dress; By Malene Birger Urita Embellished Ramie Jacket.

Shoes and SCOUT, from left to right: SCOUT Weekender in VaniLLa Bean Black; Penelope Chilvers Safari Suede Boots; Alexander McQueen Leather Peep-Toe Ankle Boots; Vivienne Westwood Bondage Boot; Vic Matie Metallic Cowboy Boots.


Moonrise Kingdom Inspires Retro Fashion: Laura Bishop’s Style June 5, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:35 am
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Filmmaker Wes Anderson is back this summer after a successful debut at Cannes of his new film Moonrise Kingdom. While the plots of his various films tend to include affecting yet charming stories, it is the style of the characters and sets that leaves us most mesmerized… and, rest assured, Moonrise Kingdom will deliver when we get to sit down for it in theatres after its wide release (the film is in limited release currently, in NYC and LA). Get a sneak peak at the style of several characters in this film as we lead you ‘from the set to the street’ with unique suggestions for your wardrobe, inspired by Scout Master Ward (Ed Norton), the mother and wife Laura Bishop (Frances McDormand), the husband and father Walt Bishop (Bill Murray), and the daughter/star-crossed lover Suzy (Kara Heyward).


Wear it with ballet flats, heels or even flat sneakers – these dresses can accomplish about as much fashion-wise as Mom does for the whole family in the span of a day. Always a winning cut, the sundress keeps up with the fast-paced chick while she runs around on errands (or goes on a manhunt for the Boy Scout who ran away with her daughter). Check out our fave styles below!

Clockwise from top left: (Frances McDormand as Laura Bishop in the film); RED Valentino Crepe Shift Dress; Diane von Furstenberg Arlene Tweed Cocoon Dress; Giambattista Valli Metallic Patchwork Dress; Phillip Lim Double-Layer Dress; Alice + Olivia Dress; Prada Patent Leather Slingbacks; Carven Linen and Patent Leather Slingbacks; Prada Peep-Toe Slingback Pumps; SCOUT Totes Ma Goat in Flashback Paisley.



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