January 29, 2015

still learning

The Steele Maiden: Columbia University wearing tweed jacket and floral skirt
This weekend I took a trip to Columbia University on the Upper West Side for no other reason than the fact that I had never been. Not surprisingly, the campus was Ivy league beautiful. I talked about it the other day too, but this city really never ceases to inspire me. My original instinct was to pair this floral skirt with stripes (and I probably still will) but I went in a different direction with a feminine, classic tweed and scarf combo. This lightweight watercolor printed scarf (those are bunnies!) felt like a touch of Spring compared to my usual oversized Winter versions. Which helps when this snow doesn't look like it's going anywhere, anytime soon.

Echo Scarf c/o // F21 Tweed Coat & Shirt // Thrifted Sweater // Piperlime Skirt // Lulu Frost Earrings // Sole Society Boots & Bag

The Steele Maiden: Columbia University wearing tweed jacket and floral skirt

The Steele Maiden: Columbia University wearing tweed jacket and floral skirt

The Steele Maiden: Columbia University wearing tweed jacket and floral skirt

The Steele Maiden: Columbia University wearing tweed jacket and floral skirt

The Steele Maiden: Columbia University wearing tweed jacket and floral skirt

The Steele Maiden: Columbia University wearing tweed jacket and floral skirt




January 28, 2015

valentine's day gift guide

The Steele Maiden: Valentines Day Gift Guide for him and for her
Ahh...  Valentine's Day. A holiday people either love to love - or love to hate. Me? I vote love. Always. So I've been showing you what to wear no matter how you're celebrating (girls night out, on the couch with Netflix, or full on romance), but I thought a little round-up of gifts could be helpful too. Skip the clich├ęs and go for something unexpected this year. A crystal arrow brooch or coral bookends with a stack of new books to treasure.  And if you're not shopping for a significant other? Who cares. Pick up a little something for your best friend (a macaron mug or sweet little stud earrings) or treat yourself (with burgundy heels and soft new sleepwear). Still can't convince you? This 'haters' headband should be right up your alley. But in the words of T.Swift - I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake... 





January 27, 2015

old new york

The Steele Maiden: Downtown New York in Piperlime Moto Jacket and Floral Heels
Before the Juno #snowmageddon arrived, there was a clear, dry day in this city over the weekend that I used to explore a little pocket of downtown I'd never seen until now. It sometimes amazes me that on an island so relatively small there's still so much to see - like this particular corner (Delmonico's Steak House behind me opened in 1837 and nearby Stone Street still has its 17th century cobblestone). The whole thing felt a bit more like Old Europe than New York.. and I loved it. Another thing I'm loving? This soft pink and cobalt blue combo - especially in the form of a fuzzy moto jacket and sheer striped crop top. I paired it with black denim and floral heels... before snow boots were mandatory. Is everyone stocked up and surviving the storm? Fingers crossed for a snow day today!


The Steele Maiden: Downtown New York in Piperlime Moto Jacket and Floral Heels

The Steele Maiden: Downtown New York in Piperlime Moto Jacket and Floral Heels

The Steele Maiden: Downtown New York in Piperlime Moto Jacket and Floral Heels

The Steele Maiden: Downtown New York in Piperlime Moto Jacket and Floral Heels

The Steele Maiden: Downtown New York in Piperlime Moto Jacket and Floral Heels

The Steele Maiden: Downtown New York in Piperlime Moto Jacket and Floral Heels

The Steele Maiden: Downtown New York in Piperlime Moto Jacket and Floral Heels