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NEW SWIMWEAR SILHOUETTES TO TRY THIS SUMMER

The Steele Maiden: New Swimwear Silhouettes to Try this Summer

For years I stuck to the exact same swimmer silhouette (a triangle top and side tie bottoms) thinking that it was the only style that would be flattering. Which I realize now was, frankly, crazy. Last summer I tried a handful of new silhouettes and never looked back. Before we headed to the West Coast I picked up a few more new silhouettes for the summer (honestly, now is the time to buy swimsuits – there’s nothing worse than a picked over selection mid season) and couldn’t wait to share. I tend to gravitate towards slightly more conservative cuts – a cute one piece, a high waisted bottom, or this new surfsuit – but whatever your style I hope this inspires you to get out of your comfort zone and try on a new silhouette for this season. You never know.. it might just become your new favorite!

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Lands’ End Bikini & Surfsuit c/o | VS Pink One Piece & Bikini Top and Bottom c/o | Straw Panama Hat & Baseball Cap | Raen Sunglasses c/o | Round Sunglasses | Talbots Stripe Tunic & Gingham Slides c/o | Donald J Pliner Slides c/o

The Steele Maiden: High Waist Bikini and Straw Panama Hat The Steele Maiden: High Waist Bikini and Straw Panama Hat The Steele Maiden: High Waist Bikini and Straw Panama Hat The Steele Maiden: High Waist Bikini and Straw Panama Hat The Steele Maiden: High Waist Bikini and Straw Panama Hat

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WHERE TO STAY IN LOS ANGELES: CARLYLE INN BEVERLY HILLS

The Steele Maiden: Where to Stay in Los Angeles - Carlyle Inn Beverly Hills

Last week, we started our West Coast travels in Los Angeles. Adam and I spent almost 2 years living in LA so we were excited to get back and visit some of our old favorite spots – but needed a home base. Somewhere that was convenient to hopping between friends’ places in Culver City, morning trips to the beach in Santa Monica, a cruise through downtown and shopping in Beverly Hills (if you’ve ever been to LA you know that traffic is a beast and finding a central location between all of these places feels like mission impossible). But then there was the Carlyle Inn Beverly Hills. One look at the bold outdoor stripes and luxe interiors and we knew we’d found just the place.

*Use code: JESSICA25 to receive 25% off your own stay at the Carlyle Inn Beverly Hills when you book any time in the next 3 months. Feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions about our stay!

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FESTIVAL STYLE: ROMPER AND ROUND CROSSBODY BAG

The Steele Maiden: Festival Style in Anthropologie Striped Romper, Straw Hat and Round Crossbody Bag

If I was going to attend Coachella, this is what I’d wear. Instead though – we went to Palm Springs a week before the floral crown wearing crowds descended for the trendiest music festival of the year, because frankly all those crowds and all that fanfare freak me out. So this is about as festival style as it gets for me.

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WEEKLY ROUND-UP 4.14

The Steele Maiden: Striped Top and Floral Hair Bow

If you saw my first Weekly Round-Up then you’ll know I’ve added these Friday posts as a place to play catch-up and share anything new that’s happening or interesting that I’ve spotted in the past week. This particular one has been a whirlwind since we landed from a red eye flight from LA on Monday morning and jumped straight into the work week and are headed promptly out of town again this weekend to spend Easter with Adam’s family at their lake house. In the meantime – I’ll leave you with these:

  1.  I’ve got a major statement earring obsession right now. These come in a million colors, aren’t too heavy and just feel FUN with almost any outfit.
  2. Now that my half marathon is done, my workout schedule is way less rigid. I’m still trying to stick to running around 10 miles a week and working out 6 days a week – but thinking of adding in a fun class to mix things up. Are there any that you love? I’ve always though kick-boxing sounded fun.
  3. We rented a convertible Mustang to drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs last week and it made me want to watch Thelma & Louise again. No one rocks a pair of faded Levis like Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon.
  4. Jenna Lyons, Creative Director & unexpected style icon, is officially leaving the helm of J.Crew after 26 years with the company. I like this tribute article from Man Repeller on how she’s shaped the way we think about getting dressed.
  5. I’ve started freelance blog writing for a lingerie brand I love – True & Co. Here is my debut article.

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PALM SPRINGS: PRINTED SHIFT DRESS WITH TALBOTS

The Steele Maiden: Talbots Floral Print Shift Dress in Palm Springs

Honey, I’m home! One of the things I was most looking forward to about Palm Springs was scoping some of their famous mid century mod homes. Known for their one story ranch style, minimal lines and bright pops of color the houses here feel like nothing I’ve seen anywhere else. So naturally.. I dressed to match.

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