The Grecian Key

Check out Versace’s fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear Runway Collection. It embodies everything Grecian through using the Greek key pattern.
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Here are our key inspired picks that are great for gifts, your home, or your wardrobe.


Wool Throw | Cotton Throw | Pillow Pink Throw Engraved Bracelet | Gold Cutlery

grecian necklace

Bracelet Earrings 


Skirt Necklace Winged Flats 

We have our own take on the grecian key with our Maze in Manhattan and Glory Maze patterns. We used cool blues to embody Greece’s outdoor culture.

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Grecian Style: The One Shoulder Look

We love the one shoulder look inspired by toga wearing Greek goddesses. The breezy wear is perfect for this August heat no matter where your travels take you. We especially love to wear this style near the water, where the we can soak up some sun and feel the ocean air.
Drape Top
oneshoulderminiMini Dress | Ruffle Dress
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Want to sway away from your classic LBD? Try this one shoulder jumpsuit instead!
Gown | Orange Toga
Maxi Dress | White Gown 
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cretePhotos (of the beaches of Crete) courtesy of our very own Kate Kegan, VP of Sales & Creative Engagement.

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.
flowing layers
Playsuit | Cape Top 
Scarf Dress
Top | Skirt | Gown


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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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!
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).
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.


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


 Flats | Necklace | Bracelets 
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?
We turned the conference room into a party and celebration space. We must admit…this happens fairly often here at the SCOUT HQ.
We love cake, cupcakes, cake pops, any type of cake really.


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.

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.


The iconic man himself.

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


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


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!



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!

SCOUT Lake House Style

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.

Lake House Inspired Style

As we wind down, realize August is near (really??), and start to get back into our “normal” routines, we want to make sure not to overlook these last few weeks of summer. Yes, organization is key to having a successful upcoming school year, but we don’t want to think about summer coming to an end just yet.


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Spend a day on the lake, relaxing on the boat.


Wind down your day with an amazing view and friends + family.
Lake house inspired vacations are a great way to have a mini escape for the weekend. We know the days are going by quickly and soon everyone will be heading back to school…but we want to have just a few more tastes of summer.

Back to School: Intern Edition featuring Katherine Seder

We’re featuring our 3rd of 4 summer interns at SCOUT. Today we’re focusing on Katherine’s style, a rising senior at Georgetown University who is studying business. We love that Katherine lives right around the corner from our headquarters! Her style is classic with a twist…she loves fashion but appreciates looks that last mixed with fun, on trend pieces that keep her look refreshed! Katherine hopes to pursue a career in fashion/retail and enjoys wearing easy pieces that are both feminine and fun.

Vineyard Vines

This Vineyard Vines dress is super cute and comfy enough to wear everyday.

Alice and Olivia cocktail dress

We are obsessed with this Alice and Olivia cocktail dress! And it goes perfectly with the small heeled sandals below.
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Halogen Sandals 

Kate Spade dress

Katherine would wear cute and easy sundresses like this Kate Spade dress everyday if she could!

Kate Spade Jacket

We’re officially obsessed with Katherine’s jacket choice. This Kate Spade peacoat is classic and perfect for the cold winters in DC.

accessories Katherine

When it comes to accessorizing, Katherine likes to keep it clean and classic. These pieces are versatile, chic, and never go out of style.
Scarf | J.Crew Bracelet | Dolce Vita Bootie

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Katherine’s SCOUT bags of choice

Week of Monograms

Gift giving can be hard but we’re here to help! Personalized gifts speak to the heart and can be
given to your closest friends and family. We’ve compiled some of our favorite custom gifts or
purchases for yourself (shh we won’t tell) below.
Monogrammed Umbrella via Bespoke Gifts
Monogrammed Jewelry Box | Monogrammed Beach Towel | Monogrammed S’well Water Bottle 
all via the Monogram Shop
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Armor Lux Striped Long Sleeve Shirt via Mark and Graham

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Stubbs & Wootton Bespoke Collection via Stubbs & Wootton


Any SCOUT bag can be personalized and made one-of-a-kind via our website.
We especially love this Weekender!
We want to hear your ideas. Have you given or received amazing personalized gifts? Please share them with us! We’re always open to new ideas here at SCOUT and want to hear what about you!