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SPRING STAPLES UNDER $150

The Steele Maiden: Spring Staples Under $150

Oh hi there! It’s been awhile. But since it finally feels like Winter may be done, I figured it was as good a time as any to pop on and share a few easy (and affordable) options to update your Spring wardrobe. I’m eyeing those tortoise hoops, side button denim dress (just $60) and white straw bag as a way to update my own closet this season. All pieces that feel very right now but also super versatile and like I’ll get a ton of wear out of them all Spring/Summer long.

And while it may still not be quite warm enough in New York for sleeveless dresses, it is warm enough for a chic striped blazer, straight leg jeans and neutral accessories. A simple outfit (as pictured above) that I wore nearly exactly this time 2 years ago and I still repeat often. Fingers crossed for 70 degree days around the corner.

The Steele Maiden: Spring Staples Under $150

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SPRING FORWARD: EYELET BLOUSE, OVERALLS AND PINK SUEDE HEELS

The Steele Maiden: Naturalizer Pink Suede Heels, Overalls and Eyelet Ruffle Blouse

While I can’t say that the weather has been hearing my cries for spring, my wardrobe has started to take note. And what better way to put a spring in your step than with pink suede heels?! This pair from Naturalizer gets major bonus points for the fact that they’re insanely comfortable (even on Soho cobblestone!) and just the right height that I can wear them all around town without having to worry about limping along.

For now, I’ve been wearing them with casual denim on the weekends, as seen with this eyelet and overall combo, but once the weather actually cooperates I can’t wait to wear them with a floral skirt or linen dress and bare legs. Ah bare legs. Do you even remember?! For now I’ll take bare ankles with cute ankle straps whenever I can.

Naturalizer Pink Suede Gianna Heels c/o

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GINGHAM PANTS AND LEATHER MOTO JACKET

The Steele Maiden: Gingham Pants and Leather Jacket

Ankle-baring weather in February? I’ll take it. Actually I’ll take a free pass straight into April but that’s another (less likely) story.

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This is always the time of year where I’m so sick of winter-wear but the weather isn’t nearly compatible for spring clothing. So I’m shopping my own closet. All of these pieces I’ve had and loved for at least a few seasons. These cropped gingham trousers were one of my favorite pairs from last Spring so I couldn’t wait to dust them off again. Along with a lighter leather jacket and my favorite slingback heels from last Fall and this green satchel that I’ve had for a couple of years and keep coming back to. Eventually I’ll get excited about the prospect of new clothes but in the meantime I’ll be re-mixing some of my old favorites and saving my pennies for Spring.

Talbots Gingham Pants c/o | Lark&Ro Leather Moto Jacket c/o | Gigi New York Amelie Satchel c/o | Sam Edelman Cap Toe Heels | White Button Down Shirt

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SHERIDAN, WYOMING: MAXI DRESS AND SHEARLING COAT AT THE MINT BAR

The Steele Maiden: Sheridan, Wyoming - Mint Bar - Shearling Coat and Floral Maxi Skirt

Mint Bar, a watering hole for cowboys since 1907, is one of the landmark’s of downtown Sheridan, Wyoming. Stepping underneath the big, bucking neon sign and into the inviting, rustic interiors felt a little bit like stepping back in time. Into one of the saloons of the wild west, where beer and whiskey were plentiful and everyone knew your name. Needless to say, it was one of my favorite places that we visited while in town. And this outfit – with similar nods to cowboy culture was fittingly one of my favorites that I wore while we were on our trip.

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It was (unsurprisingly based on the snow you see here) pretty cold while we were in town – so I did my best to strategically layer. For instance, under this maxi dress I was wearing my heat tech leggings, over the knee boots and then the thickest sweater I own over top and this seriously warm faux shearling coat. While I’m definitely ready for warmer weather – there is a certain amount of fun to be had in layering and playing with a mix of textures. Another fun thing? The huge stack of pancakes I had at P.O. News and Cafe down the street after we took these photos. A great local spot that has also been standing for over 100 years and hasn’t lost a lick of it’s charm. Can’t wait to share our full travel video and itinerary with you guys this week!

Urban Outfitters Panama Hat and Floral Maxi Dress | Lands’ End Turtleneck Sweater c/o | Steve Madden Over the Knee Boots | Fossil Saddle Bag c/o | Abercrombie Faux Shearling Coat

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SHERIDAN, WYOMING: PLAID COAT AND HUNTER BOOTS

The Steele Maiden: Sheridan, Wyoming Snow Day - Plaid Coat, Beret and Hunter Boots

On our second day in Sheridan, Wyoming it started to snow. And it kept on snowing straight through the weekend and right up until we boarded our flight home. But then, isn’t that what Winter in Wyoming is meant to look like? A picture-perfect snow globe if you ask me. We snapped these photos quickly after taking a tour of Blacktooth Brewery (we’ll be sharing our full itinerary + travel video later this week!) before we skated our way across town for a delicious taco lunch at Olivia’s Kitchen.

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I was grateful to have packed lots of layers and these boot liners for my new Hunter Boots (I wore my last pair for 8 years until they finally kicked it and Adam replaced them for me at Christmas) which kept me nice and toasty despite the blizzard. This wool beret has gotten a ton of wear this Winter and makes a chic alternative to a regular beanie or pom hat in the cold. And this plaid coat had been stored at my parent’s house before I dug it out specifically for the trip – if you’re going to spend an entire vacation in outerwear.. it may as well be cute, right?

Wool Beret | Sunglasses c/o ZeroUV | Plaid Coat – old, similar here | J.Crew Bodysuit | Urban Outfitters Jeans | Hunter Boot Socks | Hunter Boots

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