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WHAT TO WEAR TO A FALL WEDDING

The Steele Maiden: What to Wear to a Fall Wedding

According to the types of statistics that pop up on my Pinterest, Fall is the most popular time to get married. Which means there’s a good chance you may need a dress for this season.

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FALL PICNIC ESSENTIALS

The Steele Maiden: Fall Picnic and Road Trip Essentials

As much as I love Summer, some things – like picnics – are just infinitely better in the Fall. You don’t have to battle hot temps melting your food/drink, you can happily sit out all afternoon without breaking a sweat and (most importantly) apple cider donuts can be a main course. Below, everything I’d want in my basket.

P.S. These photos were taken on our trip upstate New York last week and I can’t wait to share a full travel guide with you all. Coming soon!

The Steele Maiden: Fall Picnic and Road Trip Essentials

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: TALBOTS FALL LOOK + NBCF SCARF

The Steele Maiden Fall Style - Talbots Silk Scarf Plaid Blazer

October! One of my favorite months of the whole year. New York almost always hands us pitch perfect weather, the leaves turn, it still feels like there is time left before the craze of the holidays sets in and winter is still distant enough for me to go on pretending it will never come. To celebrate, I tossed on alllll the Fall colors and Adam and I took a stroll through Soho one crisp morning before work.

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3 NEW WAYS TO WEAR A HAIR SCARF THIS FALL

The Steele Maiden: 3 New Ways to Wear a Hair Scarf this Fall

If you’ve been following me for awhile you know that my hair magician here in New York is Sarah Rappolt and beyond giving me the perfect haircut every time – she also indulges me from time to time in some of her killer hair styling (see what we did last Fall here). This time around we wanted to update the basic ‘hair scarf in ponytail’ look that everyone (including myself) sported all Summer. I’m absolutely thrilled with the results – all taking no more than 5 minutes each and honestly, easy enough that even an amateur like myself can do it. Below – 3 new ways to wear a hair scarf this Fall. Hope you try!


And if you’re in the NYC area and are in need of a hair cut/style yourself – Sarah is generously offering my readers 15% off. Just mention ‘The Steele Maiden.’

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The Steele Maiden: 3 New Ways to Wear a Hair Scarf this Fall

“THAT 70’S BRAID” – Start with a low ponytail, being careful to leave some volume at the sides and crown of your head. Fold/roll your scarf diagonally to form a long, thin rectangle shape. Tie around your ponytail securing underneath in a single knot. Then divide your hair into three sections and add the ends of the scarf into two sections. Braid the strands and secure at bottom with a clear elastic, leaving several inches of hair and the scarf ends out.

The Steele Maiden: 3 New Ways to Wear a Hair Scarf this Fall

“THE BRUNCH BUN” – Sarah and I kept calling this the new ‘messy bun’ because it feels just as simple but somehow way more chic. Perfect for a low-key weekend brunch with friends. Start with textured hair (Sarah used this spray and added a few waves with a 1″ curling wand) and secure in a mid-height ponytail. Fold/roll the scarf horizontally into a long, rectangle shape and secure the end around your ponytail – leave one small ‘tail’ and one very long side. Using the long side, twist your ponytail and the scarf together then loop around into a bun shape. Pin in place and adjust the scarf, pinning where needed to further secure. Leave both small scarf ends out at the bottom as a finishing touch.

The Steele Maiden: 3 New Ways to Wear a Hair Scarf this Fall

“RIVIERA ROMANCE” – this simple updo feels very ‘I’m going to a moonlit dinner on the Italian coast’ to me. Although I like to think it will work just as well for a date night here in New York. Start with a low ponytail, divide in half and braid each section tightly. Then wrap the braids into a bun and pin in place. Fold the scarf diagonally to form a long, skinny shape and wrap around the crown of your head, tying firmly in place at the nape of your neck. Pin in place if it feels like it might slip.

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LET’S CATCH UP 9.30.18

The Steele Maiden: Stripes and Sneakers Casual Style

1. One of my favorite places to shop for affordable, work friendly pieces is having a crazy, 50% off sitewide + free shipping sale right now. Below are a few things I’m loving:

2. If you’re still not registered to vote (or need to update your address) – head this way.

3. Are you guys watching anything amazing on Netflix lately? We’re on season 2 of Ozark (if you’ve been searching for a show ever since the Breaking Bad finale..) and I loved the original movies ‘Guernsey Literary & Potato Pie Society’ and ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’.

4. I’m swooning over this dress – how pretty for a special occasion or Fall wedding! And well under $100.

5. Between Paris Fashion Week photos and the fact that Adam called me “Frenchie” in the outfit above, I’ve got Francophile fever. Until I can get back to the City of Light, I’ll be following this ‘Pieces of Paris in NYC’ guide from Megan of Wit & Whimsy.

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