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I'm Steffy, and I live in my favorite place on earth, Long Beach NY with my two loves & our dachshund. In this space we share our adventures around NY, cozy days at home and tons of outfits! Grab a cup of coffee and lets get to know each other!


Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring Blooms With Clarks

Thanks to and Clarks for sponsoring this post! 

The blooms are OUT in full force, and I am not wasting a second getting out my Spring clothes (and treating myself to some new ones) Last year at this time, I was too pregnant for any of my clothes to fit, so it feels sooooooo good to be in dresses & skirts & loving getting dressed again! It's like you skip tons of seasons of clothes when you're preggo (well, 10 months worth to be exact, but more like 6 with belly in place) and oh how i LOVE clothes. and shoes. that I can buckle myself.

I am so excited to partner with Clarks to style these adorable Corsio Amelia sandals from! I am always investing in new boots and skimping on cute Spring shoes, so I'm committed to stepping up my sandal game this season! These are so comfortable, and the ankle strap is really flattering. I ordered them, as usual, from and they showed up super quickly and shipped for free!

Okay, heading out to soak in more of these epic blooms!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

10 Things I Miss About Life Before Being a Mom

There's some things women generally don't talk about after becoming a mom - the gory details of their deliveries (it's all rainbows and babies, right?), the changes in their sexuality and their marriage, but most of all they don't really ever share the negatives and the setbacks in becoming a mom. Don't get me wrong, I love Hudson with my whole heart, and would much rather be with him than doing anything else, pretty much ever, but there are FOR SURE things that I miss about my life before! It's natural, I refuse to feel guilty about it, and I am going to share it with you so we can talk about it! :)

1 - The ability to do whatever I want, whenever I want. If I wanted to stay for drinks with coworkers after work, I could. Two hour bath on a Saturday at noon? Sure! Sleep in until 10PM... always was a good idea. None of these things happen anymore, not without a ton of planning beforehand!

2 - Movies!! Matt and I were huge movie junkies, but now it isn't possible to go see them, unless we get a sitter which we have yet to do. Netflix, it is!

3 - A lack of constant fear - Before Hudson, I of course wished for the health of my husband and family and friends, but I never feared that I would be responsible for anything happening to any of them. Even when Hudson is sound asleep at night, I still fear for him, or that something will happen under my roof.

4 - Planning outfits, and feeling generally more put together - I used to lose hours sometimes trying things on, trying new hairstyles and just having fun being a girl! But now, it's messy top knot and overalls on most days. My style is sort of boring!

5 - Feeling whole while out in the world - Maybe this one is a bit obscure, but when I am out and about without Hudson, I don't feel complete. It feels like people are only getting part of my story. I just want them all to know that I am a new mom, just because. I don't really know why.

6 - Having my social life determine my schedule  - Once you have a baby, your day revolves around them. Even if you aren't super strict about naps, they do need to happen, as do feeds, and it's hard to stay out late even for dinner. We always have an exist strategy. Most of my friends have kids, because my friends without kids are doing things I can no longer take part in.

7 - The ability to pick up and go - If I was offered a weekend trip somewhere, or a work trip to Spain, I used to JUMP at this idea. Now I just know it's going to be a whole lot of planning and work to make it happen, which is worthwhile and fine, but it just isn't the same.

8 - Focusing on my relationship - Once you have a baby, most conversations are about the baby, or work. It's hard to force ourselves not to be those people. 

9 - Feeling cute in a young + cute kind of way, not a mom kind of way - I used to get dressed and be like "YAY I love what I have on I feel so good!" but now it's usually "I look cute for a mom!" It's like this new title, that is added on to and wrapped in to my being. I don't know if other peoples perception changes of you when you become a mom, but your perception of yourself definitely does.

10 - SLEEEEP! Hudson is sleeping through the night, but I'm still not! Since mid-pregnancy when I would wake up to pee 10948 times, I never slept the same. I don't know if it's anxiety, or just that my to-do list never ends, but my mind races all night long.

Anyway, I didn't mean for this to be a negative post, but I want to be real with you guys! Being a mom is so amazing, but it's also a huge sacrifice! I'd love to hear some things you miss in the comments! 

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Not Without My Coffee.

This tee is the damn truth... and not without my wine either! ;) I seriously have not taken it off since it showed up in an adorable pink package from bando. Here's some snaps from a morning boardwalk stroll with my two dudes.

Also, this cardigan is on super sale! I linked this entire outfit below.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Upstate NY Adventures in Thrifting // Outfit

Thanks to and Rockport for sponsoring this post! 

It's probably not surprising to you guys that I spend my time off hunting for treasures in upstate NY (Mystery Spot antiques is worth your time!) What may come as a shock to you, though, is that I packed so light that I only brought one pair of shoes for the adventure - these super cute and comfortable Rockport sandals from that I was so excited to style. I am getting really good at being a pick-up-and-go, re-wear the same pants for days kind of person. If you've followed me through the years, I'm sure you can understand why I'm so proud of this accomplishment!

We spent this day in Phoenicia, walking around the town and eating at our favorite diner in all of NY. It's fun to explore all of the small towns of upstate NY, and it's even more fun to be comfortable while doing so. I can't say enough good things about these Rockport's, but the best part is that I never had to break them in. They were comfortable from the start! Also, I was able to order them in a pinch before the weekend, because as always has fast and free shipping! Tons more upstate adventures to come...

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

8 Swimsuits In My Shopping Cart

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As the temps rise above 60 degrees, I can't help but daydream about the beach days that are right around the corner! Last summer I was in all maternity swimsuits, so I can't wait to wear some cute new suits to the beach! Here's a few of my favorites from around the web... 

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Monday, April 17, 2017

The Best Shoes // An Outfit!

I know that I'm constantly tooting Sezane's horn, but GUYS. These shoes are my dream shoes. They're the perfect heel height, and my favorite mustard yellow color. I am so so smitten!

I found this amazing suede pinafore dress in a vintage shop near Joshua Tree, and I've never seen anything like it before! It's one of my favorite items in my closet, and makes me feel like a 70's dream! I linked the shoes & the bag below!

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