Thursday, May 31, 2012

MAY Birthday SHOES

So I actually managed to buy 5 pairs of shoes this month.
Wow. My name is Monroe Steele and I am a shoe-aholic.
well in all fairness it was my birthday gift to myself.
Thanks again May for having 5 weeks.

drumroll please.......
Shoes left to right in center photo

I must say I'm simply thrilled with my new additions. The L.A.M.B., Vince Camuto's and Michael Kors sling backs all came from Loehmanns so I definitely didn't pay full price for any of them. I picked up the neon H&M sandals while in Barcelona and Zara basic sandals that everyone has...I finally have thanks to a 4am email alert.

now...i must plan many an outfit around all of these beauts.
i'm a total shoe whore. check out my SHOE COLLECTION VIDEO on my YouTube Channel.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

military inspired

with Fleet Week as my inspiration when i was putting this outfit together I knew exactly what I wanted...tough yet dainty.
I love the structure of the top and that its crisp and defined paired with the softness of the
 sheer pleated shorts. I think the combination worked out well for a great overall look.

Top: Son of John via Loehmanns | Shorts: Top Shop get similar here 
Shoes: Michael Kors Heath via Loehmanns |Bag: Zara Studio Clutch Bag | Ring: Urban Outfitters
this top is one of my favorites. I keep finding new ways to wear it. i've also being itching to wear these shorts again...finally its hot enough to wear shorts and my new Michael Kors Slingbacks.
I've definitely gotten more into pointy toed shoes. they died out for about half a second and then BAM were super popular again. I've also noticed that designers are into making chunky shorter heels now. I'm not really into that trend at all. The higher the heel the better but I have noticed I have more and more heels under 4 inches which is short for me. lol. I like to feel like a giant when I'm in the room and most times I can see clear over everyones head. lol. somehow I managed to get off topic...anywho..presto..this is the outfit of the day! military inspired tops and vest are making a huge comeback this summer and I like it!
ps..i wearing very tiny biker shorts underneath to keep the world from seeing my bum.


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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

yeah i joined the INSTAGRAM movement

i didn't really understand all the hype...of instagram until it finally came out for android.
now my world has been rocked because I freakin live on Instagram.
It's totally taken over my twitter obsession too.
Here's a peek into my life is cool vintage looking photos.

This has pretty much been the past 2 weeks. Admiring shoes, hanging out in Central Park, street fairs, reworking my inspiration board, and eating. My favorite meal right now is the Chicken Pesto Salad at Republic in Union Square. It is flavorful, healthy, refreshing and just freaking DELISH! Running to GW Bridge, new products in my arsenal, memorial day, my fav dress and waiting for the Wanna see more of my life in awesome vintage looking phone photos???
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Monday, May 28, 2012

walk on the tribe side

i've been on a print, tribal, african kick lately. I think this obsession began when I followed Solange on Instagram. Her style is fly and I love that she is so grounded. Anywho...I received this awesome top from Eileen Fisher and instantly knew what to pair it with for the tribal and print feel I was going for.

Sunnies: Vintage Caribe via Le Swing Vintage in Barcelona | Earrings: Street Vendor

there are my favorite shoes at the moment again. i love the overall tribal feel of this outfit. I am definitely on the hunt for more african prints and tribal inspired accessories and shoes. i am also inlove with these sunglasses. you can find a similar pair here. i already know this Eileen Fisher Top will be one of my summer staples. It's light, airy and will work with just about everthing in my wardrobe: summer skirts, denim shorts, linen pants. It even works as a covering for my bathing suit! check out more of my tribal inspired posts here and here.
Also Check out this oufit post in video on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
ps...i've noticed my hair getting lighter and lighter brown as i get older...weird.
who are you following on social media that keeps you inspired?


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Friday, May 25, 2012

the coolest chick in the galaxy

i've been searching high and low for the perfect galaxy print something and found this amazing dress at  The galaxy print was a huge trend before color blocking and I always wanted something but it wasn't until seeing this dress that I found what I was looking for.
A whole lot of galaxy and a lot of my favorite color...GREEN.

Dress: Star Printing Bat-Sleeved Dress c/o | Shoes: H&M | Lipstick: MAC Red
Sunnies: Spitfire with removable lens see them differently HERE
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this dress is see-through so I rolled with a bra and biker shorts underneath.
i'm really glad to have discovered because they have great clothing at a STEELE of a price. Some of my favorites on the site are this denim dress, and this african print dress that I'm smitten with. Thanks to Marni I've entered a heavy african print phase that I've yet to stock my closet with.
If you follow me on Instagram (@monroesteele) you've already seen these amazing neon shoes I picked up in the H&M in Barcelona. Thought they were a perfect touch.
what trends are you considering this season?
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

on the L.A.M.B.

these are my wishes and wants for the summer.

White Top: Top Shop Lurex Top
Stripe Band Fedora: Halogen
Watch: Michael Kors
Cuff Bracelet: ASOS
Sunnies: ASOS
the look is clean, non fussy, but unique. i have a favorite shoe brand...L.A.M.B.
they are seriously killing it at the moment. plus they are super comfortable, actually affordable and last forever.
i look forward to owning many more pair such as these and these already in my arsenal.
whats your favorite shoe brand???
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