September 18, 2014

20 new york city dates under $20

20_New_York_City_cheap_dates_under_$20A lot of things can be said about the New York dating scene (mainly that it's pretty tough out there and also, that dates aren't cheap!), but if you're lucky enough to snag someone I've learned that there are plenty of great things you can enjoy together on a budget.  Since early Fall weather is probably my favorite time of year in the city I've been feeling more excited than ever to get out there and get creative come date night (or day) - and naturally, to take you along for the ride.  Whether you live here, are planning a visit, or just want to take some notes that may be applied to your own city/town - keep reading to see 20 of my best NYC date ideas under $20.  Significant other not included.

September 17, 2014

seeing spots

The Steele Maiden: wearing Sole Society leopard booties and polka dot skirtNearly five years ago I spotted a pair of leopard calf hair booties, and regrettably let them get away.  And nothing haunts you like the one shoes that got away.  But then, these calf hair Sole Society booties arrived on my doorstep and turns out - the wait was worth it.  I love that from a distance these are subtle and neutral, but when you look closer the pattern lends just enough charm to provide a fun pairing when mixed with other prints.  I went for extra spots with this polka dot skirt but I've got plans for stripes, plaid, you name it.  On a side note - can we just keep this perfect boots-with-bare-legs weather forever?   Sunglass Warehouse Sunglasses c/o // Vintage Sweater // Denim Jacket - similar via Gap // Forever 21 White Collared Shirt // ASOS Skirt - similar via Ruche // French Connection Bag c/o // Lulu Frost 'J' Necklace // Sole Society Ankle Boots c/o
The Steele Maiden: wearing Sole Society leopard booties and polka dot skirt

The Steele Maiden: wearing Sole Society leopard booties and polka dot skirt

The Steele Maiden: wearing Sole Society leopard booties and polka dot skirt

The Steele Maiden: wearing Sole Society leopard booties and polka dot skirt

The Steele Maiden: wearing Sole Society leopard booties and polka dot skirt

The Steele Maiden: wearing Sole Society leopard booties and polka dot skirt




September 16, 2014

playing in plaid

The Steele Maiden: Paige Denim Plaid Shirt and French Connection Cutout Heels
After the madness of Fashion Week (this and this turned out to be my favorite looks), this past weekend was all about taking it slowww.  On Sunday, Adam and I spent most of the day outside in that perfect early Fall weather and ended up sitting on these steps in Central Park which overlook the boathouse and lake, people watching and laughing until the sun went down.  And while I was for once, happy to trade pretty skirts for my most relaxed denim and this favorite flannel plaid, and statement necklaces for just a tiny stack of dainty chains - true to form I couldn't resist wearing these strappy cutout suede heels.  Because Fashion Week may be over, it is after all still New York.

Paige Denim Flannel Shirt c/o - similar via Nordstrom // Lulu Frost CODE Moon Necklace - similar steal option // 9th and Elm 'A' Necklace c/o // Loren Hope Cuff c/o // Gap Jeans // Miche Bag c/o // French Connection Heels

The Steele Maiden: Paige Denim Plaid Shirt and French Connection Cutout Heels

The Steele Maiden: Paige Denim Plaid Shirt and French Connection Cutout Heels

The Steele Maiden: Paige Denim Plaid Shirt and French Connection Cutout Heels

The Steele Maiden: Paige Denim Plaid Shirt and French Connection Cutout Heels

The Steele Maiden: Paige Denim Plaid Shirt and French Connection Cutout Heels

The Steele Maiden: Paige Denim Plaid Shirt and French Connection Cutout Heels
The Steele Maiden: Paige Denim Plaid Shirt and French Connection Cutout Heels

The Steele Maiden: Paige Denim Plaid Shirt and French Connection Cutout Heels