Dressing for Spring

MUST HAVE: STRIPED OFF THE SHOULDER TOP

The Steele Maiden: Spring Must Have - Stripe Off the Shoulder Top

I recently picked up this embroidered detail blouse and when I went to find it online for you all realized that it had quickly sold out (the one shoulder version or dress version are still available though). After searching ‘stripe off the shoulder top’ to find something similar, approximately 1 million cute options appeared. It’s worth stating – this look is having a major moment. Since I’ve already got this one, I’m not sure that I can indulge in another, but you all should take full advantage of the plethora of affordable options. Here – just a few:

STRIPE OFF THE SHOULDER TOPS

The Steele Maiden: Spring Must Have - Stripe Off the Shoulder Top The Steele Maiden: Spring Must Have - Stripe Off the Shoulder Top

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SPRING TRANSITION STYLE: OLD NAVY FLORAL JUMPSUIT

The Steele Maiden: Spring transitional style - Old Navy Floral Jumpsuit and Lace-Up Heels

Hello March! While you’ve certainly come in like a lion, I’ve taken to dressing like it’s already a lamb. Call it wishful thinking. This dark floral jumpsuit will be perfect for when it’s actually warmer – but in the meantime it works with an oversized cardigan and lace-up heels.

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BODEN SPRING JACKET AND LEATHER SADDLEBAG

The Steele Maiden: Boden Spring Jacket and Leather Saddlebag

There is a very explicit happiness that I attach to Spring jackets. They signify a distinct shift – when the weather is not quite fully warm yet, but allows for the first chance to shrug your shoulders out of those oppressive Winter coats. For that reason alone I really like them. Couple that with a bold print and swingy shape (anddddd water-resistant finish and removable hood) like this one from Boden – and I’m in love.

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SPRING TRENDS: WIDE LEG CHINOS

The Steele Maiden: Spring trends - wide leg chinos and bell sleeves

You guys. I hate to start every post talking about the weather.. but at heart I’m an 80 year old woman strolling through New York (this works well because at heart Adam is an 80 year old man grumbling about New York) and ALL I can talk about is our current weather. It’s glorious and giving me hope that I can in fact survive until true Spring. No better time to break out a new Spring trend then, right? Wide leg chinos are having a major moment for the season ahead and even though I was nervous to try them – I can tell you that they absolutely deserve a place in your wardrobe.

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TOP OF THE ROCK

Top of the Rock NYC in pink midi skirt and off the shoulder top

First off – thank you all for the kind words both here on the blog, on social media and even in person about the launch of my first ever e-magazine earlier this week. It was so much fun to create my ‘Complete Guide to Summer Travel‘ and even more fun to finally share it with you all! And if you did already take a look through it, than you saw a hint of these photos. Last week Adam and I crossed a major item off of our New York Bucket List by finally visiting the Top of the Rock. And here’s the way to do it…

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