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RED RUFFLE MAXI SKIRT AT THE HISTORIC SHERIDAN INN

The Steele Maiden: Historic Sheridan Inn Wyoming, Anthropologie Red Ruffle Maxi Skirt

Wyoming. Where do I begin?? I’ve got so many photos, stories and video (!!) coming for you next week – but I wanted to share this look as a bit of a sneak peek. Mainly because this red polka dot ruffle maxi skirt would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day outfit next week if you’re still in the market. And also because I’m bursting at the seams to share more about what was one of our most memorable trips ever.

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While we were in Sheridan, WY we stayed at the Historic Sheridan Inn and if you’re going to be in those parts – there’s no where else you should even think about staying. Home to Buffalo Bill and his famous western talent show, this place has seen Annie Oakley, Teddy Roosevelt and even Queen Elizabeth through it’s halls. I’ll share photos of the interiors, but for now – just take a look at this long sweeping front porch.

On this particular night, I changed into this fun red ruffle maxi skirt just in time for dinner at the Inn’s Open Range restaurant (easily one of our best meals of the whole trip) followed by live music and a dance in the ballroom (so fun!). I love the way this skirt has so much movement – and while it will be a no-brainer in warm weather, it faired pretty well with thick tights, over the knee boots and a chunky knit sweater. See you next week, cowboys, with lots of new posts.

Anthropologie Ruffle Maxi Skirt | Knit Sweater | Steve Madden OTK Boots | Fossil Handbag c/o

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IN MY SUITCASE: WYOMING

The Steele Maiden: What's in my suitcase - Wyoming The Steele Maiden: What's in my suitcase - Wyoming

As you’re reading this, we’re airport-bound on our way to experience Winter in Wyoming. Packing for a Winter trip is decidedly trickier as everything is bulky (I needed a checked bag and a carry-on even though we’ll only be gone through Tuesday) and you really want to be sure you’re prepared for whatever the weather throws at you. I packed plenty of thin layers, cozy basics, warm coats and a few fun accessories that lean in to the Western vibe. Be sure you’re following along on Instagram as I take you with us this trip!

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CASUAL VALENTINE’S DAY STYLE

The Steele Maiden: Casual Valentine's Day Outfit Idea - Pink Velvet Skirt

I’ve never really been in to the ‘traditional’ Valentine’s Day routine (a fancy restaurant.. a dozen roses.. box of chocolates…). In fact, when I look back on the years that Adam and I have spent celebrating together they range from sneaking sparklers and margaritas onto the beach at midnight in Santa Monica to taking a train up to snow-covered Montreal for just one night to ice skating in Central Park then grabbing milkshakes at an old-fashioned soda shop in the West Village.

It’s usually a last minute spontaneous plan and sometimes it’s a date that lasts an entire day. Which is why this pink velvet skirt caught my eye. It would be great for a more casual Valentine’s Day outfit and could transition from day to night. But it also works if you hate Valentine’s Day and ignore the ‘holiday’ altogether. It’s just a cute skirt and it’s on major sale and who can really argue with that?

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We shot these photos last weekend when we were handed a very mild Winter weather day – but if you don’t get as lucky come February 14th, just add thick knit tights and a big coat overtop of the rest. And on another note – whether or not you have a soulmate – these navy suede boots could absolutely be your ‘solemate’ (I couldn’t resist…) because you order them specifically for not just your shoe size but also your calf size – meaning the perfect fit. Not too tight, not too slouchy. Now that’s a match made in heaven.

Fisherman Cap | Talbots Cashmere Sweater c/o | Denim Jacket | Madewell Velvet Skirt | Duo Boots Over the Knee Suede Boots c/o – now on major sale! | Lo & Sons Bag c/o 

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UNDER $100: THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

The Steele Maiden: Little Black Dress Under $100

Every once in awhile you just really need a little black dress. Maybe it’s for an unexpected date night, or an upcoming event or you just suddenly feeling like getting dressed to kill. It’s a classic for a reason – the little black dress always works. Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I figured some of you may be looking for something to wear – and while something trendy or red or frilly is certainly fun – you’re going to get the most bang for your buck out of a LBD because you’re bound to wear it again and again. Below – my top 10 favorites all under $100.

LITTLE BLACK DRESSES UNDER $100

Wearing: Rebecca Minkoff Cold Shoulder Dress c/o Amazon Fashion | Tamara Mellon Pistol Heels c/o 

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CLOSET CLASSICS: TRENCH COAT AND DISTRESSED DENIM

The Steele Maiden: Closet Classics - Trench Coat and Distressed Denim

This weekend the weather allowed for exposed ankles. And I was ecstatic about it. I’m trying not to wish for Spring too soon, but let’s just say I’ll take a 50 degree with sunshine anytime January feels like dishing them out.

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I’ve been thinking a lot about what my personal ‘closet classics’ are ever since this post and this trench coat, cap toe heels and distressed denim definitely all make the cut. In fact the only things that’s new here is this pretty lavender silk neck scarf. That and my Instax polaroid camera that I got for Christmas and is proving to be just as much fun as I anticipated. I’ve been dropping it in my purse and snapping little New York moments that would otherwise be fleeting. It’s good to play tourist in your own town.

Lands’ End Trench Coat c/o | Navy Sweater | Madewell Silk Neck Scarf | Old Navy Jeans c/o | Vintage Bag – similar | Sam Edelman Cap Toe Heels

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