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WINTER WORKWEAR WITH MAGGY LONDON

The Steele Maiden: Winter Workwear - Maggy London Red Floral Shift Dress

Earlier in the Fall I polled you guys on Instagram to ask what you wanted to see more of going forward – and one of the standout results was a request for more work-wear. When it comes to office style, I’m lucky to work in a ‘creative casual’ environment. But as my role has grown and I’ve become responsible for running meetings and managing a small team – I’ve started to rely on pieces that lean towards a more polished look.

One of my very favorite office-friendly brands is Maggy London. I first worked with them at the end of the summer here and wore those 3 dresses on repeat through the Fall. So when they came back and asked me to style a few looks that would transition from Fall to Winter I jumped at the chance. Their work dresses always feel feminine without being frilly and office-appropriate without being boring.

You can see all three looks that I styled here and below is this red floral shift dress, my favorite from the three I styled (apparently I’m on a red dress kick lately). I love that it feels festive enough to wear straight out after work for holiday cocktails. Not to mention, seriously flattering.

And lastly, since we’re right in the middle of my 5 days of giveaways – I’m giving away this same dress here. Good luck!

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HIS AND HERS HOLIDAY STYLE: FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION AT OMNI BERKSHIRE PLACE HOTEL

The Steele Maiden: His and Hers Special Occasion Holiday Style - Red Wrap dress and navy blue suit

For the past three years, Adam and I have gotten into the habit of taking holiday pictures (in 2015 we searched for Christmas trees and in 2016 we took a ride in a very special ’54 Chevy) – but this year we thought it might be fun to get all dressed up. So we put on our finest – outfits that would be perfect for any holiday special occasion like a night at the theater, New Year’s Eve party or formal wedding – and headed straight for the rooftop of the Omni Berkshire Place hotel.

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This past Summer we had the most amazing staycation at the hotel and ever since then have thought of the Omni Berkshire so fondly. But with the place all dressed up for the holidays? We were floored. So we danced on the rooftop balcony overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral, surrounded by skyscrapers. We drank champagne and ran around a fancy suite with our own personal Christmas tree. And we laughed about how two kids from the country ever ended up here, with this crazy life. It was pure holiday magic.

And – because we always want to inspire you all to have stylish adventures of your own – I’m giving one lucky reader the chance to win a one-night stay at the Omni Berkshire (enter via my Instagram – giveaway launching at 9AM today 11/28). Whether you’re a New Yorker looking for a chic staycation or an out of towner dreaming of your own getaway in the big apple, this is your place. Good luck!

 

The Steele Maiden: His and Hers Special Occasion Holiday Style - Red Wrap dress and navy blue suit

Adam wore a classic slim fit navy blue suit and I wore this (under $100!) slinky red satin wrap dress and fun starry night statement earrings. Also – can we take a moment to talk about these shoes? They’re Tamara Mellon (one of the founders of Jimmy Choo who started her own line) and are in the running for the most amazing heels I think I’ve ever worn. If you’re looking for a luxurious splurge for the holidays – I can’t recommend them enough.

On Jess: Express Satin Wrap Dress | J.Crew Star Statement Earrings | Gigi New York Clutch c/o | Tamara Mellon Pistol 105 Pumps c/o 

On Adam: Topman Navy Suit | Ben Sherman Oxfords

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THE ONLY CYBER MONDAY SALES YOU NEED TO SHOP

The Steele Maiden: Holiday Travel - Shearling Seychelles Booties

**Updated the below with the best of Cyber Monday sales**

Hopefully you’re all relaxing at home – still in a post-turkey haze and plan on shopping from the comfort of your pajamas. Black Friday weekends sales, while amazing, can feel fairly overwhelming. Which is why I’ve narrowed down my sale suggestions to just 10 of the best that I’ll be shopping this year. See the list below and if you need gift ideas – I’ve got 100 great ones for everyone on your list here. Happy shopping friends!

1. ANTHROPOLOGIE – 20% off full-priced items + 30% off sale items + free shipping over $100
– I suggest the booties shown above and this sweater I just bought. Plus the outfit below (skirt and sweater).
The Steele Maiden: Black and White Holiday Style - Anthropologie Pearl Tulle Skirt and Off the Shoulder Sweater
2. AMAZON – A variety of deals across all categories.
– Need I say more? For sheer breadth you can’t beat it. I suggest electronics like this crockpot or Nespresso machine plus great fashion items like these Adidas sneakers I just got.
3. J.CREW – Now an incredible 50% off sitewide + free shipping with code SHOPFAST until noon today
– So many good things for him and her. I just bought this plaid puffer vest and these starry earrings.
4. LANDS END – 50% off site wide + free shipping
– I love their outerwear – like the floral puffer jacket shown below or this trench coat I wear constantly.
The Steele Maiden - 3 Must Have Coats for Fall Travel
5. NORDSTROM – Extra 20% off sale items – plus lots more price-matched
– Great for finding things for the entire family – from beauty gift sets to cozy throw blankets.
6. OLD NAVY – 50% off sitewide + free shipping over $25 with code FREESHIP
– Another family friendly sale – I love their cute holiday pajamas and cold-weather accessories.
7. SHOPBOP – up to 30% off orders with code MORE17
– Perfect if you’ve got your eye on staples from your favorite brands or big ticket luxury pieces.
8. TALBOTS – 50% off one item + 40% off the rest of your purchase
– The entire outfit below (vest, velvet leggings and heels) is included. I always love their boots, sweaters and coats.
The Steele Maiden: Luxe Textures for Fall - Velvet Jeggings, Cashmere Sweater and Faux Fur Plaid Vest

9. URBAN OUTFITTERS – $15 off $75, $50 off $150 purchase

– One of my favorite spots for affordable party dresses and fun Christmas tree ornaments.

10. WEST ELM – Sitewide deals + free shipping with code FREERIDE

– A perfect time to pick up bedding, and kitchen or bar items that make great gifts

 

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THE STEELE MAIDEN’S 100 BEST HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

The Steele Maiden - Cozy Holiday Style - Lands' End sweats and Anthropologie Mug

Get cozy – because this is one you’re going to want to spend some time with. For the first time ever I’m bringing you: The Steele Maiden’s 100 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for everyone on your list (I stopped at 100 because I didn’t want to out-do Oprah’s 102 Favorite Things.. naturally). I think there’s a special kind of joy in finding just the right thing for just the right person and since this year has felt particularly tough for the world at large – it would be nice if we could all spread a bit more joy this season, no? So go on and peruse to your heart’s delight. And if you still can’t find the gift you’re looking for.. find me here. I’ll be playing Secret Santa all weekend long. Happy shopping friends!

The Steele Maiden: 100 Best Holiday Gift Ideas

 

SHOP GIFTS FOR: LADIES

*The Steele Maiden Top Pick: This Polaroid camera disguised as an old film version – so cute!

The Steele Maiden: 100 Best Holiday Gift Ideas

SHOP GIFTS FOR: GENTLEMAN

*The Steele Maiden Top Pick: Totally not my thing, but Adam got this Oculus Virtual Reality headset last year and loves it. Plus – it’s hilarious to have parents/grandparents try them on over the holidays.

The Steele Maiden: 100 Best Holiday Gift Ideas

SHOP GIFTS FOR: THE HOME

*The Steele Maiden Top Pick: A tie between this Instant CrockPot my sister has been raving about and these pretty gold-flecked mugs.

The Steele Maiden: 100 Best Holiday Gift Ideas

SHOP GIFTS FOR: LITTLE ONES

*The Steele Maiden Top Pick: This hat and mitten set – instant snuggle bear status.

The Steele Maiden: 100 Best Holiday Gift Ideas

SHOP GIFTS FOR: TRAVELERS

*The Steele Maiden Top Pick: This multi-purpose backpack with compartments for everything.

The Steele Maiden: 100 Best Holiday Gift Ideas

SHOP GIFTS FOR: BEAUTY FANS

*The Steele Maiden Top Pick: This silk pillowcase – helps prevent wrinkles and preserves blow-outs!

The Steele Maiden: 100 Best Holiday Gift Ideas

 

SHOP GIFTS FOR: HEALTH + WELLNESS

*The Steele Maiden Top Pick: This book – for getting a jumpstart on a happier 2018.

The Steele Maiden: 100 Best Holiday Gift Ideas

 

SHOP GIFTS FOR: THE OFFICE

*The Steele Maiden Top Pick: This set of pencils with Beyonce lyrics – just try writing with one and not smiling.

The Steele Maiden: 100 Best Holiday Gift Ideas

SHOP GIFTS FOR: LUXURY LOVERS

*The Steele Maiden Top Pick: This cruiser bicycle (extra points if you add a basket on the back!)

The Steele Maiden: 100 Best Holiday Gift Ideas

SHOP GIFTS FOR: UNDER $25

*The Steele Maiden Top Pick: These ribbon wrapped hoop earrings – available in 4 classic colors.

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PLAID MINI DRESS AND BOW TIGHTS

The Steele Maiden: Cute Holiday Style - Plaid Mini Dress, Bow Tights and OTK Boots

I mentioned on Instagram, but there’s a good chance that this outfit – all 90’s inspired plaid mini dress and sheer bow tights – is too young for me. But there’s an even better chance that I really don’t care. I just can’t resist a few bows at the holidays and my love for plaid mini skirts/dresses is at this point well-documented (latest example here). So who cares right? Life is short.. and in this case – so is my dress.

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These cute bow tights are from Tabbi Socks (I’ve got a fun project coming up with them I’ll be sharing soon) and the velvet bow in my hair is like the cherry on top. It’s an easy way to make this otherwise simple turtleneck and plaid mini dress feel festive and fun for a holiday brunch or tree-trimming party (for the record I’d really like to be invited to one of these – they seem like a good time). And if you’re looking for another simple way to elevate your holiday looks – I shared this twisted half up hairstyle along with 2 other ideas here.

Cotton Turtleneck | Urban Outfitters Plaid Mini Dress | Tabbi Socks Bow Tights | OTK Boots | Velvet Hair Bow

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