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HOLIDAY PARTY ACCESSORIES

The Steele Maiden: Holiday Party Accessories

Of all the times of year – accessories are the most fun at the holidays. Sparkly clutches, fancy heels and oversized earrings – all of it can take a simple sweater or LBD from 0 to 100 in no time flat. Here – a few of my favorites:

HOLIDAY HEELS

STATEMENT EARRINGS

EVENING BAGS

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BEST OF: VELVET FAVORITES FOR FALL

The Steele Maiden: Trend for Fall - Velvet clothing, shoes and home decor

Of all the trends this fall – or dare I say it.. holiday season – the one I may be most excited about is velvet. In rich jewel tones on everything from sumptuous side chairs to luxe sneakers to sharp blazers, velvet is popping up everywhere. And I admittedly want to add touches of it everywhere. As George Costanza (of Seinfeld fame) once said ‘I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable’. This season, it just may be. Here – a few of my very favorite options.

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WHAT TO PACK: NEW ENGLAND ROAD TRIP

The Steele Maiden: What to Pack for a Fall road trip to New England

 

The bags are packed, the tank is full of gas. Adam and I are setting off for a road trip up the New England coast to Maine! I haven’t been in years (and even then didn’t ever really the chance to explore) and Adam has never been – so we both can’t wait to get there and explore. If you have recommendations for Kennebunkport, Portland or beyond feel free to send them my way!

In the meantime, I figured I’d share exactly what’s in my bag. Since the weather will be cooler than it is here in the city – I figured it was the chance to bring lots of layers and light jackets. This open draped camel coat and quilted primaloft jacket are new in and I already know they’re going to be the MVP’s of my fall wardrobe. Plus chunky sweaters (this cabled turtleneck is just begging for a foggy dock), goes with everything ankle boots, and – because you can’t go north this time of year without it – plaid. Bring on the lobster rolls.

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4 WAYS TO WEAR A SILK SCARF

The Steele Maiden: 4 Ways to Style a Silk Scarf for Fall

I’ve been talking a lot about Fall trends – and while i’m all for a new season and new fashion, I also like finding small ways to update the pieces already in my wardrobe. One of the ways I’m most excited about this season is adding a silk scarf to my outfits. The obvious way is tied around your neck, but after picking up this printed Italian silk scarf a few weeks ago I’ve been finding all sorts of ways to wear it. It’s a small touch that I think makes a big impact, without a big investment this season.

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INSTAGRAM LATELY + BEST OF LABOR DAY SALES

The Steele Maiden Instagram Outfits and Labor Day Sales

LATELY ON INSTAGRAM:

And just like that – Summer is over and Fall is here. Labor Day is one of my favorite times to take advantage of sales and pick up a few new items for the season ahead. Below – my top picks. Hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend!

ANTHROPOLOGIE: Extra 40% off sale items

– I love the statement these retro red sunglasses would make for Fall.

BANANA REPUBLIC: 40% off almost everything with code FALL40

– The color on this sweater is so gorgeous for fall and I can never resist a pretty floral dress.

FRENCH CONNECTION: 25% off full priced styles with code FC25LD

– I’m swooning over this polka dot bomber jacket!

GIGI NEW YORK: 15% off sitewide + free personalization

– My favorite crossbody bag is back in new colors for fall – I’m obsessed with the marigold color.

OLD NAVY: 50% off all tees, jeans and dresses

– This cute printed romper is perfectly weekend ready.

SOLE SOCIETY: Up to 60% off select styles

– These striped heels are one of my very favorite pairs – I’ve even had them re-soled from so much wear! 

TALBOTS: 25% off full-priced styles

– This shawl collar vest is such a chic layering piece for early fall. 

 

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