November 26, 2014

champagne, please

The Steele Maiden: Holiday Moments of Chic with Piperlime
There was a moment earlier this week when my 'holiday's are almost here' stress suddenly became 'holiday's are almost here!' excitement. And a lot of that shift had to do with this outfit.  On Sunday evening I got all dressed up in this holiday party outfit and took a twirl along the prettiest streets on the Upper East Side. The look was centered around this gorgeous metallic-flecked tweed full skirt (seriously, Piperlime has the best selection of party-ready styles right now) plus a silk black blouse (with pretty sheer shoulders), and the ultimate glam touch - a faux fur coat.  A couple of hefty gold necklaces, monogrammed clutch and nude pumps added to the uptown ladylike vibe. There's something about those little moments of chic amidst the hustle and bustle of the season that makes me want to slow down and soak it all in.

Silk blouse and d.RA metallic midi skirt c/o Piperlime // Missguided Faux Fur Coat c/o // Gigi New York Uber Clutch c/o // Sole Society Heels - similar via Aldo on sale // Vintage Necklace - similar via Nordstrom

The Steele Maiden: Holiday Moments of Chic with Piperlime

The Steele Maiden: Holiday Moments of Chic with Piperlime

The Steele Maiden: Holiday Moments of Chic with Piperlime

The Steele Maiden: Holiday Moments of Chic with Piperlime

The Steele Maiden: Holiday Moments of Chic with Piperlime

The Steele Maiden: Holiday Moments of Chic with Piperlime

The Steele Maiden: Holiday Moments of Chic with Piperlime

The Steele Maiden: Holiday Moments of Chic with Piperlime



November 25, 2014

holiday gift guide: london

The Steele Maiden: Holiday Gift Guide - London Style
Arguably my second favorite city in the world, London, is our 4th stop on this worldwide gift guide tour.  With previous stops in New York, Austin, and Los Angeles.. London has a decidedly different vibe. A city steeped in tradition yet relentlessly forward, if you've got a friend with the same irreverent, creative and witty spirit as London then this gift guide is for you. For your husband with bespoke tendencies (a classic pair of brogues), for your Anglophile Aunt (a sleek tea kettle and Beatles-lyric clad mug set), and for your fashion forward co-worker ( an added edge by way of these gunmetal cuff bracelets). Happy Shopping!





November 24, 2014

le carrousel

The Steele Maiden: Thanksgiving Day Outfit with Sole Society Plaid Loafers
If we're being honest here, I've been feeling a bit stressed these last couple of weeks trying to manage the tricky balance between work/blogging/life.  But today, with just 3 short days until a long weekend, Thanksgiving with family and the true kick-off to the holiday season.. I'm feeling nothing but excited.  My gift-giving list is coming along (see the first of my gift guides 1, 2 + 3.. the last stops coming soon!), I'm checking off my work to-do's, and I've got weeks worth of exciting holiday outfits/posts planned for The Steele Maiden that I can't wait to share.  First up - this casual Thanksgiving Day look. My family's dinner isn't super formal so I usually stick to cozy knits, Fall colors, and a few fun accessories. Plus a bunch of fresh flowers to bring to the table of course.   


The Steele Maiden: Thanksgiving Day Outfit with Sole Society Plaid Loafers

The Steele Maiden: Thanksgiving Day Outfit with Sole Society Plaid Loafers

The Steele Maiden: Thanksgiving Day Outfit with Sole Society Plaid Loafers

The Steele Maiden: Thanksgiving Day Outfit with Sole Society Plaid Loafers

The Steele Maiden: Thanksgiving Day Outfit with Sole Society Plaid Loafers

The Steele Maiden: Thanksgiving Day Outfit with Sole Society Plaid Loafers

The Steele Maiden: Thanksgiving Day Outfit with Sole Society Plaid Loafers