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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!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

homemade pumpkin spice. (Happy National Coffee Day ♥!)

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my friend Kelsea and i decided to test out a homemade pumpkin spice recipe. i read this article, and was pretty sad that the latte has literally NO REAL PUMPKIN in it. i always knew my seasonal PSL's were a treat, and knew they couldn't be lengthening my life, but i never knew there was 0 pumpkin in them! it was the motivation i needed to make my own. 

We used this recipe, but we changed it up a bit. It only cost about $10, and took about 20 minutes. Definitely amazing for us DIY gals who don't want to spend extra $$ on Starbucks all the time!

♥ 1 1/2 cups water
♥ 1 1/2 cups sugar (going to try it with a little less and see how it tastes next time!)
♥ 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon 
♥ 1/2 tsp ground cloves
♥ 1/2 tsp ground ginger
♥ 1 tsp nutmeg
♥ 3 Tbsp canned pumpkin (i definitely didn't think this was enough, and will add prob 6 next time)
♥ vanilla extract

Then we made coffee, and added it in as a syrup. We even added a little whipped cream on top as a special treat ;) The recipe makes enough extra to keep using over the next month or so! 

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

mustard + navy on the long beach boardwalk ♥

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On Friday afternoon Matt and I caught the last glimpse of the sun from the boardwalk, before packing and getting ready for our roadtrip to Montauk. NY has redefined the meaning of "roadtrip" for us. We used to spend 5 hours driving places upcoast in Florida, spend about 29 hours in said destination before turning the car around and heading home. In NY, the entire process is simplified. A quick 1-2 hour drive will take you to a place completely different from what you are used to. Everything is so accessible -- mountains, lakes, beaches, fall weather, leftover summer weather, anything! We have BIG eyes, and a huge sense of adventure, so we basically spend every week planning what to do for the next weekend. Every weekend is a trip - it's extremely fulfilling and exciting, and something i won't ever take for granted!

I'll be back sharing photos from our trip! Here's some sunset pictures from the boardwalk. I've been obsessed with overalls lately, and these are nothing short of amazing. ♥

Overalls: F21(and on sale!)
sweater: F21
shoes: Keds
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

abbey road faker.

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NY vintage blogger meets Abbey road London 1969 is the look I was going for. I am not sure if i ever mentioned it, but The Beatles are my favorite band ever. when i hear them play, my heart beats two times the speed. i HAVE to sing along. i walked down the aisle on my wedding day to "i will," and i've laughed and cried to many a Beatles cd, record, tape recording, etc. when my dad was teaching me to drive he was simultaneously quizzing me on which Beatle sang which songs. I've even seen Ringo front row! (i know, it's ONLY Ringo, but he did sing Octopus' Garden, one of my faves)

I wore this to grab brunch in Long Beach on a beautiful day. the weather has been finicky, and you really never know what you're going to get. I hope you all have a lovely weekend. ♥

crop top: Forever21
skirt: vintage (similar)
shoes: vintage (similar)
bag: Forever21
hat: vintage 
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NY fall day 1: cat beanie.

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all typical fall "blogger things" aside (PSL'S, the leaves changing colors, crisp air, pumpkin scented candles), the fall SEASON has officially arrived. i will be enjoying all things listed above, but what i love most are the long beach sunrises and sunsets. You see, the road we live off of runs east to west, so the sun rises and sets directly at the end of the block, creating the most incredible pink, orange, pastel sunbursts of light i have ever seen. it's indescribable, but hopefully we captured a morsel of it in the pictures.

more excitingly, the 55 degree mornings equal the temperature at the pinnacle of florida winters. i'm enjoying beanies and faux leather while i can, because i'm sure in the blink of an eye i'll need a winter jacket. how do outfit pictures happen in the winter? do tell...

jacket: chicwish
dress: "pepaloves"
beanie: F21
boots: vintage

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Greenpoint, Brooklyn & The Beatles! ♥

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some of my favorite memories are with my girlfriends. it's so refreshing to have people to do fun silly things with, and that is what i did all day with my friend kelsea on saturday. she lives in this beautiful farmhouse meets vintage chic apartment in greenpoint, and we spent the day making pumpkin spice (recipe to come!) and watching reruns of the office at her place after walking around finding hidden neighborhood gems. it makes me feel young&free to not have much of a care in the world, and to check "FUN" things off of my to-do list, as opposed to bills to pay, e-mails to answer, etc. etc.

i wore this outfit which may be the most comfortable ever. the days have been cool-hot-cold- cool-hot. the weather is crazy! tomorrow is going to be in the 50's, but today was in the 80's. i am not used to this, but also not complaining! hope you all had a great weekend!

tee: Forever21
shorts: 
backpack: vintage (similar)
beanie: vintage (similar)
boots: vintage (similar)

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got ‘til it's gone.

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the other day i heard joni mitchell's "big yellow taxi," and i actually listened to the lyrics. it was on my morning drive to work, when the sun has that incredible yellow tinted sun flare, and the world just seems to stand still. and i heard...

They took all the trees
and put them in a tree museum
then they charged the people
a dollar and a half to see em'
don't it always seem to go
that you don't know what you've got til it's gone

it's the damn truth. i'm trying to look around and appreciate it all, every minute of it. it's been the perfect weather to wear plaid jumpers like this vintage one, and i couldn't be more excited ♥

jumper: The Braided Bandit (receive 30% off with code STEFFY30 !)-- this vintage boutique has incredible fall pieces, trust me. ♥ )
hat: vintage
boots: CAT Footwear

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

winky face. ;)

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some of my friends have a thing against the winky face.

they feel like it is creepy/ too forward/ an unnecessary emoji to ever use in the realm of normal everyday texting.

well you know what? i am embracing the winky face. i think he's cute, especially on a polka dotted sweater!

what do you think?

sweater: Boutique Onze
shorts: vintage
bag: vintage - grey dog
shoes: Wanted
hat: vintage
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

overalls in soho.

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this weather has been TO DIE FOR.

we have been really indulging in how close we live to NYC, and we've been air B n Bing it (we gave the site another chance). this weekend we stayed in chinatown at this adorable apartment, and got to enjoy a lovely 50 degree stroll home from a party we went to saturday night. i just LOVE walking around the city in the evening, and in the early morning. 

these overalls will pretty much be my staple this fall. i love the almost boyfriend fit of them, and it's so easy to wear them with collared shirts, turtlenecks, pretty much any type of top or shoe. it took a while to find them, i must admit. it's tough to find a great fitting pair of overalls. have you found any// where?

p.s. i really miss my long hair. i am so happy my hair is finally growing. =(

overalls: Blackfive
turtleneck: h&m
bag: F21
beanie: F21
shoes: vintage


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

the wedding peeks i've taken 7 months to post. ♥

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i posted a little bit about my wedding, but not much. i think i needed time to let it all sink in before diving into sharing it with the world. it was a big and exciting step for us. now that it feels natural to call matt my husband and all, i think it's only fair that i share a little bit more. not too much, just a little!

here's some of my favorite captures from the day. for any gals wondering, my dress was from J.Crew (i noticed it's a common search in google!) any other questions or pictures you'd be interested in seeing, just let me know! Xo
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