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SEERSUCKER OFF THE SHOULDER DRESS

The Steele Maiden: Seersucker Off the Shoulder Dress

This past weekend it finally felt like summer. 90 degrees and endless sun. It’s the kind of weather that makes you want to pack a picnic, or throw a backyard party. And so naturally.. you’ll need something to wear. This seersucker off the shoulder dress is it. I’ve deemed it my ‘summer occasion dress‘. And if that occasion ends up being just a walk to the corner ice cream truck.. I won’t mind.

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BLACK AND WHITE FOR SUMMER WITH OLD NAVY

The Steele Maiden: Black and White for Summer with Old Navy - Fringe Tote and Palm Print Sneakers

Out of all the seasons, I wear the most color in the summer; cherry reds, ocean blue, sunflower yellow. But no one can argue that the easiest colors to wear – no matter the season – are black and white. And denim.. which is basically a neutral right? The trick is making them still feel fun and summer-y. A fringe tote, palm print sneakers or lightweight tank sweater are just the things.

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WEEKLY ROUND-UP 6.9

The Steele Maiden: Blonde Bayalage French Braid

Helloooo Summer Fridays! From Memorial Day through Labor Day my office is closed on Fridays (in exchange for working longer days Monday through Thursday). And while it definitely makes the first half of the week feel like it moves at a breakneck speed, having 3 day weekends for a few months each year is wildly worth it.

This weekend we’re celebrating Adam’s birthday with lot’s of fun plans all around town. From a special hotel stay-cation to the ballet at Lincoln Center to burgers and a concert in Brooklyn, we’re going to be covering a LOT of ground. Be sure you’re following along on Instagram (especially IG stories where I share things in real time). And here – a few other things on my mind as we head into the weekend:

  1. This list of 10 Trips You Should Take in Your Twenties makes me feel like a lucky little lady. I’ve done all but #9!
  2. This is the next book on my summer reading list.
  3. They say your style remains forever influenced by the decade in which you grew up – for me the Nineties. While there are a lot of trends from the 90s that I’m happy to forget, it’s true that I’ve always loved the simplicity of the Carolyn Bessette Kennedy types of that era. This dress I picked up for the weekend reminds me of that time in fashion.
  4. As pictured above, I got a fresh cut and went blonder for the summer. I’m thrilled to be rid of my grown out roots and love the natural highlights. If you’re in NYC and in need of a cut (Sarah Rappolt) or color (David Benjamin) head to Wonderland Beauty Parlor in Meatpacking and tell them I sent you.
  5. I never post recipes here (aside from delicious cocktails that is), but I recently made these Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with balsamic onions and goat cheese and they’re honestly too good not to share.

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SUMMER DATE NIGHT: MLB GAME WITH OLD NAVY

The Steele Maiden: Summer Date Night with MLB and Old Navy

Every summer, Adam and I make it a goal to enjoy as much of New York City as possible. On Saturday night, we tossed on our unofficial summer uniforms (me – stripes and neutrals, him – a fun shirt and easy denim) and kicked off the season by joining Old Navy for a MLB Mets game.

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GINGHAM CROP TOP AND WIDE LEG CHINOS

The Steele Maiden: Anthropologie Gingham Crop Top and Wide Leg Chinos

This Saturday it was finally warm and sunny, giving us our first taste of summer in the city. That magical time where everyone is outside, everything is in bloom and you feel like a kid on vacation from school again. And if I’m going to relive my 90s childhood – I may as well do it in a throwback crop top, right?

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