August 21, 2014

take me away

The Steele Maiden: Old Navy graphic tee and printed oxfords
Don't get me wrong - now that I'm back in New York I have no plans of going anywhere.  But a little Parisian daydream never hurt anyone, right?  Even if I don't have a Euro trip on the calendar - there's plenty to explore in my own city and this outfit - easy with a little feminine twist - is perfect for playing tourist.  I've worn this skirt and sweater before here, but the t-shirt (a fun graphic for less than the cost of lunch in this town) and shoes are new.  And speaking of the shoes (when am I not..), I spied these printed oxfords from Restricted back in March at a Fall press preview and have been waiting impatiently ever since to get my hands on them.  Perfect with solids or layered with other prints - they were well worth the wait.  I'm betting that next trip to Paris will be too.   

Lulu Frost Earrings - now on sale! // Old Navy T-shirt // Urban Outfitters Skirt - similar // Madewell Sweater - similar // Bag via Marshalls // Restricted Printed Oxfords c/o


The Steele Maiden: Old Navy graphic tee and printed oxfords

The Steele Maiden: Old Navy graphic tee and printed oxfords

The Steele Maiden: Old Navy graphic tee and printed oxfords

The Steele Maiden: Old Navy graphic tee and printed oxfords

The Steele Maiden: Old Navy graphic tee and printed oxfords

The Steele Maiden: Old Navy graphic tee and printed oxfords




August 20, 2014

spotted: fall '14 trends

The Steele Maiden: Fall 2014 Trends
I mentioned it yesterday, but while I'm still soaking up every last ray of Summer sun - the September issues have landed on my doorstop and I can't help but dream of Fall trends.  Especially since now that I'm back in New York I'll get to join in the fever pitch that is Fashion Week.  I came across the above look (incidentally from last season's Paris Fashion Week) and was struck by how effortless this lady looked - while also hitting so many of the season's key trends.  Not an easy thing to pull off.  But there it is - florals for Fall, fringe, rich jewel tones, whites, a little bit Sixties/Seventies inspired - all of it mashed up together and it still just altogether works.  Consider me lovestruck, Fall.







August 19, 2014

shape shift

The Steele Maiden: Printed shift dress and cutout booties
While the Summer loving part of me hates to admit it.. something in the air has started to make a shift towards Fall in New York.  Luckily, since I've missed the past two years worth of Fall/Winters while I lived in Los Angeles - there's another part of me that is kind of thrilled to see the seasons change again.  Don't get me wrong.. I'm still making the most of open toe shoes and bare legs, but I'm also starting to sneak styles into my wardrobe that will easily transition into cooler months.  These stacked heel booties (which should be noted are insanely comfortable) are a perfect example.  I paired them here with this printed shift dress (which plays off the cutout shapes), but I can also imagine them later with cuffed up denim and cozy knits or a full skirt and belted cargo jacket.

Sunglass Warehouse Aviators c/o // Ruche Dress c/o - now on sale! // Vintage Necklace and Clutch - similar via Sole Society // Restricted Booties c/o

The Steele Maiden: Printed shift dress and cutout booties

The Steele Maiden: Printed shift dress and cutout booties

The Steele Maiden: Printed shift dress and cutout booties

The Steele Maiden: Printed shift dress and cutout booties

The Steele Maiden: Printed shift dress and cutout booties

The Steele Maiden: Printed shift dress and cutout booties