NYC Highline wearng Talbots sweater, plaid blanket scarf and wool hat

Raise your hands if you are ready for the weekend.. or you know, just really like your hat. Either way I’m headed to PA again this weekend (this time for my sister’s baby shower – just a few months left until I become an Aunt!), but before I go there are some great weekend sales I wanted to share!

Nordstrom – up to 40% off Fall sale through Nov. 15

Old Navy – up to 60% off sitewide

Sole Society – 30 – 50% off select styles, ends Friday 11/6 at midnight PST

Talbots – 30% off sitewide Friends & Family sale with code FRIENDS30, ends Nov. 9


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Fall Sale Instagram Round Up

As I’m writing this I’m curled up by the fire at my parent’s house in PA. Which basically is the very coziest way to spend a Sunday. Another good way to spend the afternoon? Online shopping. There are some killer sales happening right now which is perfectly timed since the weather looks like we’ll be saying goodbye to bare legs and light jackets very soon. Below a few of my favorites..

(Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5, Photo 6)

Anthropologie – Sales are few and far between here, but this weekend they’re offering 20% off all full-priced apparel w/ code FALLFUN. I’m wearing this dark orange turtleneck in photo 4 above and am obsessing over this vest.

French Connection – Save 30% off all coats and jackets with code FC30CJ – I wear this denim jacket (in photos 3 and 5) constantly and swear I’m going to finally pull the trigger on this leather moto jacket today.

LOFT – 40% off sweaters and tops – this slouchy sweater would get a ton of wear and I love the mixed print on this top.

J.Crew – 30% off outerwear, sweaters, shirts and t-shirts w/ code LAYERUP – now would be a great time to purchase a winter coat like this one or this one.

Ruche –  Extra 40% off sale items with code EXTRA40 – I’m loving this marigold color for Fall and this floral dress would be so pretty paired with tights and a berry lipstick.

Nine West – 40% off select fall styles – these black pointy toe boots add instant chic (shown in photo 6) and these Chelsea boots are a total wardrobe classic.

Madewell – Extra 40% off sale items with code EXTRA40 – this cardigan (shown in photo 1) is a total steal and I’ve worn it at least once a week since picking it up and this plaid scarf would add a cozy touch to any outfit.

Talbots – 30-40% off select fall styles – I’ve been loving this teal slouchy sweater paired with this paisley scarf and this quilted cross-body bag (shown in photo 2) has been a favorite of mine so far this Fall.

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The Steele Maiden: Best of Summer

The interesting side effect of having a blog is that you also end up having a sort of visual diary of your life. A way to scroll back through nearly every week of my life for the past 3 years. I particularly like to do this at the end of each season to reminisce through where Adam and I went, and naturally, what I wore. Above are some of my favorites and original posts are linked left to right, below. And because another thing I like to do at the transition into a new season is shopping – I’ve included a few of my favorite Labor Day sales too. Hope you’re all having a fun long weekend!

(Posts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Anthropologie: Extra 30% off sale items – these lace-up heels would make any outfit instantly elevated

French Connection: Extra 50% off sale items + free shipping w/ code 50SALE – a striped top because.. never enough.

LOFT: 30% off Fall items like these slim boyfriend jeans or this knit pencil skirt

Nordstrom: Up to 40% off select styles – I have this sweater in beige but may grab a few more colors

Madewell: 30% off Fall essentials – time to stock up on plaid button-down shirts

Ruche: 30% off sitewide w/ code FUNSUN – this dress is so cute for a casual date and this one is perfect for a dressier occasion

Sole Society: Up to 60% off select styles – I’ve carried this bucket bag with me everywhere this summer

Talbots: 25% off full-priced items – I’m obsessed with this wine-hued crossbody bag for Fall


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Best of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Accessories from Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, Dolce Vita and moreHappy Friday! Another happy little note – Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is now open to the public! Which – as a refresher – means you’re getting this Fall’s New Arrivals at major discounts (before prices go back up August 3rd). I already shared my shopping game plan for the sale here – but now that everyone can shop.. I’m back for round 2. This time, I’m focused on picking up the best of this season’s shoes and accessories – below my (admittedly extensive) wishlist:



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I talk a good bit about sales around here, this one. This one is different. The thing about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is that it’s not last season, leftover goods. It’s brand new, Fall season plus designer items and seasonless classics that you’re hard pressed to otherwise find marked down. In short, this sale is major. Last year, I waited until the sale opened to the public (July 17) and some of my favorites were already sold out, so this year I am getting in on the Early Access (open to Nordstrom Card Holders – I have the debit version which means you only spend what you have #winwin).  Below – my game plan to nailing the sale this time around plus hover over the images above to get the details directly. Happy Shopping!

1. Top Fall Trends: There’s going to be major Seventies vibes again next season, and I’m definitely on board. This little suede skirt will go with everything in my closet and my hat collection is begging for this new friend.

2. Seasonless Classics: Now is the time to grab quality items you’ll wear year-round. Hunter Rain Boots and a black cross-body bag are closet essentials.

3. Designer Picks: If you’ve had your heart set on a Kate Spade Satchel, higher-end makeup (like this exclusive Nars Lip Pencil Set) or premium denim brands (these Paige skinny jeans are on my wish list) now’s your chance to grab ’em!

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