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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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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

see you next year! ♥

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wishing you all a happy and healthy new year! thank you so much for following along on my journey...

this year i finally moved to NY! aside from a big lifestyle change, i saw a shift in my personal style. i've been trying to simplify, invest in quality over quantity and not feel too bad for repeating, or having days where i am OFF and just comfortable. not every outfit needs to be THE BEST, and not every sweater needs to be cutesy! i am looking forward to a more "down to earth" year in 2015, spending more time in the places that matter and less time focusing on material things. hopefully some of that will reflect here!

what are your personal style goals?

J.Crew sweater
J.Crew boots
Unknown jeans
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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Crimson ♥

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it's a rare and beautiful thing when you find a piece of clothing you can slip into and instantly feel confident, sexy, delicate and pretty in. this dress IS that. i feel so feminine in it, and it makes me want to embrace being me. i need more pieces like this in my wardrobe :) what's your go-to staple?

chicwish dress
necklace
DV flats

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

1st NY christmas

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For our very 1st Christmas in NY, we tried to make some new traditions! Matt and I woke up and went for a run in Hempstead Lake state park with claudie, and then we took the train into NYC to see the tree! It was as magical as i remembered... although it was really crowded. Christmas Day maybe wasn't the best time to visit it :)

After, we went and saw Hunger Games 3, and ate japanese food. We're really unique - a movie and chinese food like oh so many others on Christmas Day! The weather was beautiful, and we were blessed with one of the warmest days in a while!! I hope you all had a beautiful holiday with family & friends! Xo

old jacket
J.Crew sweater
Forever 21 skirt
Vintage boots/ hat
Cambridge satchel
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Ho Ho Ho

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1 more sleep until Santa comes to town! I am still in disbelief that the holiday season happened so very quickly. I swear as i get older, time just keeps passing faster and faster. Can't I just slow it down? Next time a day is going by slowly, I am going to be thankful for that. :)

Aeropostale sweater
Forever 21 skirt/ jacket
vintage boots/ hat/ sunnies
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Sunday, December 21, 2014

plaid & hunter green

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Lately i've been thinking a lot about what my life would be like if i never started to blog. Where would I be? Who would I know? How would I feel about myself? I wonder constantly if my blog has built up my self esteem, or forced me to be hyper critical and has torn it down. I wonder how people perceive my differently because of this blog, or when they eventually find it. It embarrasses me when co-workers find my instagram, and realize this is what I do on the side. It's hard to justify why i blog, even to myself sometimes.. but the thought of NOT blogging feels really disappointing as well.

how do you guys feel lately? are you bored of blogging/ blogs? are you ready for a shift into something new and exciting?


Joe Fresh scarf
Forever21 jacket
J.Crew denim
Vintage boots
Vintage blouse
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Living Room Light ♥






my living room is an ongoing project in my eyes. we're lucky to have such a beautiful open space, with fantastic natural light (that i only get to enjoy on weekends bc it's dark both when i leave and return on weekdays!) i envisioned it almost exactly like it is when we bought the place, with tons of yellow and brown!

a few things i am still on the hunt for include a coffee table, a small rug to put under it, a corner shelving unit to hang on the wall for displaying photos, and a little rack to leave rainboots on under the key holder!

i snagged the couch on craigslist last week, and am smitten! It is small-ish, but I am always a fan of letting a room breathe rather than stuffing it with furniture that doesn't quite fit. I hope you like it :) !!
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Monday, December 15, 2014

hearts & bows.

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this is my all-time winter color combination.. black, white and a pop of oxblood red. i know this color is not ALL THE RAGE this season, like it was two years back, but it still has a spot in my little teeny heart. what's your favorite winter colors?

Forever21 coat
Heart blouse similar or similar
Choies black skirt
Ana Monsalve Footwear oxfords

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

snow is glistening

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On Wednesday i left the gym, and the air was calm and silent, and there were BIG snow flurries everywhere. i swear, a slow tear trickled down my cheek. SNOW. are you kidding me?!?!

when i got back to work, some guys from the warehouse told me that this snow is NOTHIN' and soon i will truly understand the meaning of snow, and the excitement will fade. we will see! although i am not looking forward to this thing they call "scraping your car." I wore this adorable gingerbread sweater for my first "snow day." I love when stores pleasantly surprise me... I would never have guessed I'd find this epic sweater at Aeropostale, but I guess more outrageous things have happened. Happy weekend!

Aeropostale sweater
J.Crew scarf
vintage oxfords
Forever21 coat
Polette glasses
Charlotte Russe skirt

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

festive brooklyn

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The joke's on me, because we're having an "ugly sweater" party at work, but i wear "ugly sweaters" on the regular, so how do i pick which to enter with?!? 4 things in life/ fashion i am passionate about right now are...

1. ridiculous/ animal patterned sweaters
2. an endless amount of glasses
3. SHOES, preferably vintage
4. collecting vintage velvet couches & chairs

whose with me? ugly sweaters all month and every month ever?!

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jeans: older
boots: vintage
bag: vintage
glasses: Polette

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Monday, December 8, 2014

holiday looks & home peeks!

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Matt has been out of town, so excuse the slow week on my blog :) Here's two looks that I've been re-wearing for this holiday season (and claude being the cutest thing ever). jeans, a festive sweater and a plaid scarf can never be wrong!! and a vintage pinafore dress... paired with this turtleneck that i snagged last year from j.crew because i knew someday i would live in NY and need it! gotta keep thinking ahead :)

My living room is the one room in my house that i consider my ongoing "work in progress." I got a 1970's vintage couch yesterday that I can't wait to share with you guys, but the rug may have to go now. I thought a rug was a good idea, but i'm starting to think it creates extra hassle. Claude is always pushing it and messing it up - dogs + rugs = not a great idea. how do you upkeep the carpet/rugs in your home? any tips?

Look 1:
vintage dress
J.crew tissue turtleneck
J.Crew Janey ballet flats  (old)

Look 2:
J.Crew skier sweater
Vintage boots
J.Crew scarf
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