July 24, 2014

party pants

The Steele Maiden: Printed Jumpsuit
Aside from matching sets, printed jumpsuits were one of the trends I was most excited to try this Summer.  I dipped my toes into the trend a month ago with this blue and white, casual version - but when I spied this watercolor inspired floral print version from UK-based brand Little Mistress, I figured why not go all in?  Paired with this tuxedo vest and disco ball drop earrings the outfit is perfect for partying your way through a girl's night out.  It's definitely not my typical skirt/top combo (and to be honest, it's one of those slightly intimidating looks that is probably a total man repeller), but you can't argue that you'd be the life of the party in pants like these.

p.s. If you want win $100 to spend on the Little Mistress site (you could snag this same jumpsuit or any number or gorgeous dresses) then head over to my Twitter page!

Lulu Frost Drop Earrings // Little Mistress Printed Jumpsuit c/o // H&M Vest - old, similar via Forever 21 // Coach Clutch // Vintage Heels - similar via Zappos

The Steele Maiden: Printed Jumpsuit

The Steele Maiden: Printed Jumpsuit

The Steele Maiden: Printed Jumpsuit

The Steele Maiden: Printed Jumpsuit

The Steele Maiden: Printed Jumpsuit


July 22, 2014

walking on sunshine

The Steele Maiden: Neon Sweater and Printed Shorts
If you're ever feeling down, I suggest you walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and wander about 2 blocks South until you stumble into this smile-inducing, sunglasses-required, surface of the sun-hued, mural wall.  In fact, I think the only thing brighter than this block was my neon sweater, printed shorts and green bag - because you know, why stop at one bold color in Summer, right?  I last wore these shorts here (in a decidedly more tame manner) and have had this neon yellow lightweight sweater since college (full disclosure - I can't stand to part with it because it strongly enhances whatever tan I've acquired by the time I pull it down from the back of my closet each year) - but this past weekend, pairing them together suddenly seemed like a great idea.  A few simple gold accessories and a block's worth of color splashed bricks and I was walking on sunshine the rest of the day.

Sunglass Warehouse Aviators c/o // J.Crew Sweater // Forever 21 Printed Shorts // Asos Heels - similar via Ruche // Compassion Brand Bracelets c/o // Melie Bianco Bag c/o - similar via DSW

The Steele Maiden: Neon Sweater and Printed Shorts

The Steele Maiden: Neon Sweater and Printed Shorts

The Steele Maiden: Neon Sweater and Printed Shorts

The Steele Maiden: Neon Sweater and Printed Shorts

The Steele Maiden: Neon Sweater and Printed Shorts

The Steele Maiden: Neon Sweater and Printed Shorts
   


July 21, 2014

uptown girl

The Steele Maiden: Little Mistress mini dress and nude heelsSomewhere around the age of 21 when Gossip Girl was still in its first couple of seasons and Blair Waldorf still ruled the Met steps, I decided when I moved to New York the following Summer I would have to live on the Upper East Side.  Of course, the legends of Holly Golightly and Carrie Bradshaw had come before her, but it was Blair in her perfectly crisp dresses and well suited accessories that sealed the deal.  These days, I've traded uptown for downtown and my style has considerably evolved.  But over the weekend when I joined my best friend for an afternoon browsing the latest exhibits at the Met, I fell right back into old habits with this eyelet front shift dress, coordinating daisy cuff and perfectly pastel accessories.  She arrived wearing a backless, floaty maxi dress and casually slung Marc Jacobs bag.. still the Serena to my Blair.  

p.s. If you love this dress as much as I do, you're in luck.  I'm hosting a $100 giveaway to shop Little Mistress over on my Twitter page - so be sure to check it out! 

Little Mistress Shift Dress c/o // Loren Hope Cuff c/o // Target Sunglasses - similar via Ruche // Vintage Bag // Sole Society Heels - now sold out, similar via Zappos

The Steele Maiden: Little Mistress mini dress and nude heels

The Steele Maiden: Little Mistress mini dress and nude heels

The Steele Maiden: Little Mistress mini dress and nude heels

The Steele Maiden: Little Mistress mini dress and nude heels

The Steele Maiden: Little Mistress mini dress and nude heels

The Steele Maiden: Little Mistress mini dress and nude heels

The Steele Maiden: Little Mistress mini dress and nude heels