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Words We Love #59

Aug
19
2015

Back-to-school Style, Part 2: Let’s Hear It for the Boys

Back to School boys When shopping for kids, we admit to a tendency to gravitate toward the girls’ section, which is always filled with adorable animals, embellishments, and every shade of pink. However, the process of seeking out back-to-school items from throughout the TSG network left us with a newfound appreciation for boys’ attire—as the above look featuring a knit half zip sweater from Bella Bliss in Lexington, Kentucky, proves, with an abundance of patterns and just the right dose of preppiness, boys’ clothing can be every bit as exciting.

tsg-back-to-school-boys-sweater-shorst-button-downs Whether you’re shopping for someone who is seven or seventy, you simply cannot go wrong the classics. We’re fans of back-to-school staples like a navy and blue stripe cardigan, available from Gigi’s Children’s Boutique in Naples, Florida; a standard blue oxford from Vann & Liv in Greenville, South Carolina; and Janie and Jack patchwork shorts and a pink oxford (if you’re in the Two Rivers, New Jersey area, pop into the Janie and Jack store at The Grove at Shrewsbury!).

tsg-back-to-school-boys More must-have back-to-school basics for boys: A Tea color block sweater (shown above, left; Goodnight Moon in Minneapolis carries the line) that is wonderfully versatile; a grey long sleeve henley from Gigi’s Children’s Boutique that would be a great layering piece; and the Bushwick Pant in “Gingerbread” available from Vann & Liv that will work year-round and go with everything.

 

tsg-back-to-school-boys-2 And for a dose of fun, we adore “The Hound” sweater by Atelier/Child, a line that katebaby & KIDS in Aspen will soon carry. Here’s to starting the school year in style!

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Aug
18
2015

Ruffle Bloomers

Scouted: Ruffle Bloomers

Yesterday, we shared our favorite back-to-school picks for girls. Today, we’re focusing on the pre-back-to-school set, and these bloomers are at the top of the must-have list. With their cheerful pattern and adorable ruffle, they would add flair to any outfit and be a hands-down hit at any baby shower. Call and order a pair for the little one in your life today!

Ibu  //  Charleston, SC  // 843.327.8304

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Aug
17
2015

Back-to-school Style, Part 1: Girls Just Want to Have Fun

TSg Back to School The start of the school year is causing a lot of excitement at TSG HQ. Among the elementary school set (who have been frequent fixtures around the office since June), there’s the feeling that they’re about to start a new grade and get to see new and old friends every day; meanwhile, parents are already starting to adjust schedules and assess lists of required school supplies. Somewhere between saying goodbye to summer and soothing first-day jitters is, of course, the back-to-school shopping spree. To help parents and children alike get excited about the task, we sought out some of our favorite fall looks from throughout the TSG network—including the absolutely adorable vintage cardigan available from Lexington, Kentucky’s Bella Bliss, shown above, which we wish came in our size!—and today we’re showing off our finds for girls. Stay tuned for part 2 later this week, in which we’ll share our picks for boys.

tsg-back-to-school-boots-stella-leggings-jeans A colorful Stella McCartney Arlo Girls Cloud T-Shirt with Jewels from Petit Bebe in Charlottesville is a cheerful pick that will nicely transition into fall, especially when paired with high-quality basics like Tea Pointelle Leggings and Elephantito Western Boots (Goodnight Moon in Minneapolis carries line) or DL1961 Harper Boyfriend jeans, available from Vann & Liv in Greenville, South Carolina.

tsg-back-to-school-dress How great is this Jolie Dress, also available from Vann & Liv? We love how it’s accessorized here with yellow-and-white Mary Janes and a mustard-toned scarf, creating an ensemble with style to spare.

tsg-back-to-school-petit-whimsies Army green, pattern mixing, and animals, oh my! The Pink Chicken Army jacket and Ava and Margo tops (Whimsies in Charlottesville carries the line) are items we would wear, while the giraffe-print Pink Chicken dress, available from Terra Tots in Jackson Hole, is too cute for words and can be worn well into fall with a few easy layering pieces.

tsg-back-to-school-janie-jack-two-rivers For the little sophisticate, a boucle skirt and jacket and glamour girl tee from Janie and Jack at The Grove at Shrewsbury in Two Rivers, New Jersey, are a must. While the skirt and jacket may only be picture-day appropriate, the tee is a tres chic casual piece that can be enjoyed year-round.

Ruby Ford’s picks

TSG Back To School As we were perusing Charlotte-based children’s store Tiny’s offerings, TSG co-founder Christy Ford’s daughters happened to stop by the Editorial room to say hello, so of course we asked for their opinions. Above are Ruby’s picks (clockwise from top left): Stella McCartney Kids Sparkles Faux Fur Coat, Amalie Star Tulle Skirt, and Enid Mary Jane Shoes.

Tulip Ford’s Picks

 

tsg-back-to-school-tulips-picks Not to be outdone, the youngest Ford put together the above fierce outfit (clockwise from top left): Chloe Girls Animal Character Printed Long Sleeve Tee, Stella McCartney Kids BLACK NINA JEANS, Scotch R’Belle Espadrilles, all available from Tiny.

tsg-back-to-school-atelier-aspen With Ruby’s pink palette and Tulip’s play-ready pieces in mind, we sought out items that might suit both (and result in some sweet hand-me-downs). Atelier/Child’s “The Check” sweater is pretty swoon-worthy (according to their Instagram feed, Katebaby & Kids in Aspen, Colorado, will soon carry the line).

tsg-back-to-school-vince-jeans

Also excellent options, clockwise from top left: A Vince fleece colorblocked sweatshirt with side zippers (Mignon Children’s Boutique in New Orleans carries line), DL1961 Chloe Skinny in Flatiron jeans available from Vann & Liv in Greenville, Dolce Vita Coraline Black Boots available from Frankie’s on The Park in Chicago, and Sophia Dress in “Oyster” available from Vann & Liv. Happy shopping!

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Aug
16
2015

An Insider’s Guide to Greenville, South Carolina

TSG editor Paula Lipsey

Having recently secured spots on a number of “best of” lists, Greenville, South Carolina, is enjoying a much-deserved moment. Coinciding with the city’s time in the spotlight, last week we launched the first volume of The Scout Guide Greenville, and recently, we sat down for a chat with Editor Paula Lipsey about what to do and see while visiting to her hometown.

WHY TO VISIT: “Our downtown has been completely transformed. Back in the 1980s, they decided to completely redo the downtown and model the new version after a city in Italy. Our streets are tree-lined, downtown is so quaint, and a river runs through it. Right downtown we have a waterfall and a suspension bridge (everyone loves the Liberty Bridge) that lets you walk over the falls, which are beautiful. Also, we are one of the most hospitable cities ever, and we really want you to love our city as much as we do.”

tsg-greenville-euphora WHEN TO VISIT: “Fall is a wonderful time to visit Greenville. We have a lot of festivals, one of which is Euphoria, a food, wine, and music festival that takes place in September. They have jazz brunches, themed chef’s dinners…it’s an entire week of amazing events downtown. In October, we shut down the entire downtown for Fall for Greenville, another event that celebrates food, music, and wine. Greenville’s beautiful in the fall, and the weather is amazing, thanks to our location close to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.”

Greenville travel WHERE TO STAY: “There is a boutique hotel that’s about 30 minutes from downtown that’s definitely worth staying 30 minutes from downtown called Hotel Domestique. It’s up in the Blue Ridge Mountains in a place called Traveler’s Rest, which is part of Greenville County, and owned by cyclist George Hincapie. Biking is a very popular activity in Greenville, and people will stay in Hotel Domestique and rent bikes and ride to downtown Greenville via the Swamp Rabbit Trail. It’s really fun; there are cool breweries and restaurants the whole way.” Protip: Book fairly well in advance for a high season stay, because Hotel Domestique has a limited number of rooms.

WHERE TO HAVE AN ADVENTURE: “In addition to biking the Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville’s Lake Jocassee, which has amazing waterfalls, and Lake Keowee are perfect for a day of outdoor action. Grabbing some paddleboards and going out to the lake is so much fun. Also, Greenville is home to BMW North America and the BMW Driving Course, where you can pick which car you’d like to take for a spin and test-drive it around the course. People travel here from all over to do that.”

WHERE TO GO ON AN AFTERNOON SHOPPING SPREE: “The West End and Augusta Road are great places to shop. For being a small town, we have some amazing boutiques, and you can get some great brands in Greenville.”

Paisly and paper WHERE TO GET A HOSTESS GIFT: “Paisley and Paper is wonderful, they have a lot of cute gifts (and beautiful paper items, obviously). We also have a place called Northampton Wines that’s incredible. You can get a great bottle of wine and anything you would need for a cheese plate there.”

TSG Greenville travel WHERE TO GET A CUP OF COFFEE:Methodical Coffee, which is right downtown. It is delicious. They have a great grapefruit vanilla coffee cocktail.” Image by Shannon Mercado

WHERE TO GO FOR BRUNCH: “I would say The Green Room is my favorite brunch. Everything is fabulous there. Their French toast is really good, and they probably have the best Bellinis in town.”

WHERE TO GO FOR LUNCH: “Passerelle, which is right on the bridge. They have a crepe cart that is amazing.”

WHERE TO GO FOR DINNER: “Soby’s on Main Street. They open their French doors, so you can dine at high top tables that are practically on the sidewalk. The shrimp and grits and fried chicken are delicious.”

WHERE TO CELEBRATE A SPECIAL OCCASION: “We have a place called Sip that’s a rooftop wine bar where you can see the whole downtown. It’s where we go to toast an accomplishment of some sort.”

WHERE TO GO FOR DRINKS: “In addition to Sip, we really love Breakwater. It’s kind of the neighborhood downtown bar, and everybody’s really friendly. You’re going to see a familiar face if you’re a local, and if you’re visiting, someone’s going to talk to you.”

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Aug
13
2015

Leather Wrap Dress

SCOUTED_TEMPLATE-dress_ Sleek, sophisticated, and oh so chic, this leather wrap dress by The Row is the perfect piece for fall, but its appeal truly transcends seasons. Wear it for the rest of summer with cutout booties (as shown in Vermillion’s Instagram) and well into winter with tights and boots. Call and order one now!

Vermillion // Raleigh, NC // 919.787.9780

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Aug
11
2015