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STRIPED TEE AND LEOPARD PRINT SCARF

Late Summer Style wearing Old Navy striped tee, Sole Society Leopard Print Scarf, Nordstrom distressed denim shorts and suede ankle boots

While I’m not wishing away Summer (I’ve still got a mile long bucket list to cross off!) – last weekend at the lake there was the tiniest hint of crisp Fall air in the mornings and at night. And it felt kind of great. Not least of all because I love dressing for that weather. Long-sleeved tees, bare legs, a light scarf, suede ankle boots.. the good stuff.

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BLACK LACE ROMPER AT HAWLEY SILK MILL, PA

Date Night Look wearing Black lace romper and Sole Society Wedges

 

Last weekend Adam and I thought outside the typical dinner and a movie date night box. We were still at the lake house in the Pocono Mountains of PA (big on lakeside relaxation, short on trendy hotspots) and Adam took me to explore this old building he had spotted earlier in the weekend. It turned out to be Hawley Silk Mill, a total local treasure.

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SUMMER WHITES FOR A LAKE GETAWAY

White cutout top and white denim shorts, lakeside weekend getaway

I grew up a few hours from the Poconos Mountains and had always gone in winter to ski, but had never visited during the Summer until meeting Adam. His family has a cabin on Lake Wallenpaupack there and we are lucky enough to spend plenty of Summer weekends there now. For those in the New York area, it’s just a 2+ hour drive (car or bus are the easiest ways to get there) and a blissful escape from the city.

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WHAT TO PACK: BEACH WEEKEND GETAWAY

The Steele Maiden: What to pack for a weekend beach getaway

If you’ve dropped by already this week than you already know I spent the weekend soaking up the sun at the beach, but I wanted to give you the play by play on exactly what I had in my travel bag. We were there just shy of 48 hours but managed to fit in everything from bike riding to relaxing on the beach to a Saturday dinner date.  Which meant everything I packed needed to be super versatile. I wore this striped chambray top for the car ride and also out to breakfast Sunday morning and this cute cotton romper went from a beach cover-up to happy hour with the addition of heels and a swipe of lipstick. And most importantly – it is the beach after all! – I packed a cute high-waisted swimsuit (seen up close here) which I custom designed on the Surania site (you pick your own colors, prints, and cuts and the sizing is really personalized for a perfect fit).

p.s. If you love those striped slide-on flats from Restricted as much as I do – you can get 25% off sitewide with code STEELE25 in the month of June!

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WHAT TO PACK: CITY WEEKEND GETAWAY

The Steele Maiden: What to Pack for a Long Weekend City GetawayThis past weekend, Adam and I took a quick trip up to Boston to explore another city, work on an exciting project (launching this Summer!) and visit with some friends. Since it was a short but sweet trip, I packed only the essentials seen above (in this chic woven weekender bag). But truth be told, even if I had spent 3 or 4 days I wouldn’t have packed much more. By sticking to classic silhouettes, a similar color palette and just a couple of statement accessories you can easily mix and match for anything from sight-seeing to dinner and drinks. Where’s everyone headed for Memorial Day weekend? Not that I’m counting the days until Friday or anything…

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