Wednesday, May 17, 2017

{SCOUT bags giveaway}

Last weekend, Monica and I got together in Georgetown to shoot our trio of new SCOUT bags! Did you know that they were founded in DC in 2004? We had way too much fun walking along the gorgeous houses - Monica photographed every cute door for her cool insta series! - and carrying our bags (mine are actually filled with the things I had packed for a weekend haha). We loved all of the different patterns that you can choose from. It's fun to mix and match the prints to create your own aesthetic! We each have a little clutch with our monogram on it that we use on the weekends too :)

My first SCOUT bag was given to me in college. It was a small gift sized bag that a friend wrapped a bottle of wine in for my birthday. I'll never forget how clever I thought she was taking a nice bag that I could reuse for books or groceries and using it to put a present in. My next SCOUT bag was used as a pencil case and the third was used as a gift bag again carrying lots of goodies for a bachelorette party (it was so cute seeing them all lined up from the bride in our hotel room - it's still my primary grocery bag). You could say my addiction has been around for awhile now... 9 years to be exact, ha! The same tried and true, classic fabric bags (it's an all-weather woven fabric) now come in true wine bottle sizes - I always keep at least 4-5 in my coat closet to grab before I head to a house warming party, celebration, or need a quick thank you present - they're only $7.50! Putting a nice bottle of red or white in a cute cheery bag instantly ups the cool factor (I'm bringing one to my boyfriend's mom for MDW)!





A lot of the new SCOUT bags are made with coated cotton (hellooooo waterproof material, yes!) or coated polyester (for an insulated item) but they're still the same bright, vibrant bags you know and love. Knowing that you have a soft, colorful bag to take with you over the weekend and having it be waterproof is a total game changer y'all... I got caught in sideways rain leaving work for the train station a couple weekends ago and was so relieved that my clothes and shoes in the bag were dry... Even though I wasn't! If you use any of these bags at the beach it will keep sand and water away from your valuables.
















Photography by Ashlee

When deciding what bags would be perfect for a weekend away we knew we needed a tote bag that could carry a lot of clothes but not be too overwhelming. The Weekender tote bag was an easy choice! It's super roomy, zips closed, has a little zipper side pocket for keeping things at hand, and the strap fit over our shoulders. What does every weekend bag need? A cosmetics case! There are lots of small pouches that SCOUT offers but the Packin' Heat makeup bag was just big enough without encouraging you to bring every hair product you own... weekends away are meant for spontaneity not pounds of products ;) And lastly... a cooler! We were dreaming of picnics at a winery or ice cold drinks and sandwiches on the beach! The Stiff One cooler is the perfect size for food AND drinks. It collapses really easily so you could pack it in your Weekender tote when it's not needed as well.

Now for the FUN PART!! A GIVEAWAY!! One winner will receive our trio of SCOUT bags in a pattern(s) of their choice so they can travel in style: 1 "Stiff One" cooler, 1 "Weekender" tote bag, and 1 "Packin' Heat" makeup bag! Basically the necessities for a lake, beach, road trip, etc. Hop on over to instagram to enter and fill out the widget below for more entries! Be sure to also check out Monica's post!
If you won where would you take your new SCOUT bags?







Love Always,

29 comments:

  1. Y'all are the cutest! Love all of the SCOUT bags! I need a wine carrier for this summer!

    Ashlee | www.cobaltchronicles.com

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    1. Yes you do!! Especially the insulated one - hello rose season! Thanks again for being an amazing photog!! XOXO

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  2. Love the bags and the prints! Perfect for summer and weekend trips!
    xo elle

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    1. Aren't they the cutest?! And can we talk about the price... I mean it's just too good to be true!
      Thanks for reading as always, babe!

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  3. SO cute! I swear by reusable bags and cute ones, even better?! How cliche of me but nothing better than fresh whole foods flowers & appetizers popping out of a bag for a photo opp!

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    1. Oh girl you and me BOTH!!!! Just fill the other up with La Croix.. am I right?! hehe XOXO

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  4. I love Scout Bags! I'm taking a girls trip to the beach and this would be the perfect set to make traveling a breeze!

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    1. Sounds like the perfect photoshoot for a fellow blogger!! It really does make traveling a breeze though - lightweigh bags are key to grab and go!

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  5. I love these bags! They are so cute and colorful! I would take these bags to the beach this summer.

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    1. They're the perfect beach bag!! Any beach in particular?!
      xoxo

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  6. These photos are SUPER cute!! You two look so pretty! Ashlee is a master photographer here! Love y'all! Xo

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    1. Thanks, darling!! Bright eyed and bush tailed on a Sunday morning haha :) Ashlee was so patient with us as we talked about ideas!

      XOXOXOXOX

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  7. Love Scout bags!! That shell print is so cute!

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    1. That was my absolute favorite print!! They have it in all blue AND pink and blue too (I kept a wine bag in that pattern for myself haha).
      XOXO

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  8. for sure on a trip to the beach. i definitely need a waterproof bag.
    thanks,
    b

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    1. I can't wait to take mine to the beach this summer! It's awesome that it will keep water out AND if wet clothes are in the bag keep everything else dry too!

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  9. So cute! This is the perfect bag to take to the lake all summer (aka my 2nd home: Lake Michigan)!
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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    1. Oh gosh I bet that's gorgeous!! Take me with you?!

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  10. These colorful bags are so cute and make me excited for the upcoming summer season! I would totally love to take them on weekend trips to the beach, summer concerts in the park and weekend trips to Annapolis to visit my best friend!

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    1. These would be perfect for a summer concert in the park! Why didn't I think of that? Easy way to spot where your group of friends are too with SCOUT's prints!
      XOXO

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  11. I would take it to South Padre island for my birthday!!

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    1. I'm inviting myself to your birthday... South Padre?! How awesome! Are you celebrating a special age? XOXO

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  12. I would love to take this bag when we go boating! It would fit all the stuff that I need to carry for my kids. :)

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    1. I always think of the momma's when I pack up my Weekender! It will fit everything for the kiddos! Sunscreens and aloe in the cosmetics bag and carrots, juice, and sandwiches in the cooler! Perfect on a boat because it will all stay cool and dry!
      Best of luck, Gladys! Happy Summer!!

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  13. I would love to take these bags on weekend trips to both the Disney parks and water parks! I live in Florida and these bags are perfect for weekend getaways to Orlando! My email is traciemcooper0515@gmail.com

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  14. I honestly don't know which print I like best, they have the cutest patterns! I'd def take this when I head up to Cape Cod in July :)

    xo,
    Sarah
    www.dctoat.com

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  15. I would take my bag to Martha's Vineyard when I visit my husbands family!

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  16. These bags would be perfect for an overnight stay in New Orleans!

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  17. I'd definitely take them to the New Jersey beach

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