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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!


Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014 promises.

christmas day was full of windy walks with all of the dogs, my boys, my mom's turkey and my best friend courtney. lately i have been feeling really in control of my own destiny. there's nothing more sad to me than spending this life in an unhappy place. i always want to chase happiness. 2013 has been a year full of successes and hardships-- one of the most positive and negative filled years of my life. i've grown from both equally. i cannot wait for a fresh start, and a blank future that i have the ability to create myself.

in 2014 i promise to:
♥ move to NYC
♥ never stop working as hard as i can and trying my best
♥ take time to kiss claude and matt
♥ wake up earlier and run more
♥ never be afraid of change. change is good
♥ make goals and reach them
♥ thrift & sew!
♥ never stop searching

have a beautiful new year, and i will see you in 2014! xo

sweater: romwe
skirt: romwe
shoes: vintage
bag: pepaloves

Friday, December 27, 2013

that time when our VW van broke down in Kings Canyon.

excessive photos alert. there were so many more, trust me. this is where our journey ended. our little van named Sunny D broke down when we entered kings canyon 6,000 feet up. I guess the elevation didn't help her out much, and she wouldn't start. we ended up having to get her towed all the way down to the closest town and rent a car for our drive back to LA. It all added to the experience i think :) i wouldn't trade the warm and cozy nights sleeping in the VW for ANYTHING. matt would cook fajita dinner and i'd make after-dinner coffee, and we would sit in our cozy pj's and read. it's a trip i will hold onto forever. my "pre-wedding moon" :)

i thrifted this sweater specifically for the trip. it reminded me of california for some reason. it didn't keep me THAT cozy, but it looks pretty good next to the van! normal posts will be back now! xo!

sweater: vintage
skirt: romwe
shoes: vintage
hat: h & m

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


merry christmas to all of you ♥ i hope today has been lovely for you! i am so appreciative that you read my silly little blog, and have shared this space with me throughout the years. enjoy your food coma's, i am sure we will all sleep well tonight! xo! 

blouse: romwe
skirt: chicwish
hat/shoes: vintage
sunnies: ZeroUV
bag: PepaLoves

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Carmel & the Tale of the Bolero Hat.

after a few days of being in california, i started peace signing in my photos. i'm cheesy. but i now understand why so many "californians" are compelled to do this! we went to this quaint adorable town called Carmel, and 5 minutes into being on the beach, my hat was windswept into the ocean. all of you vintage hat collectors out there probably understand how sad this is :( but we went to a hat store, and they helped us comb the sand off! now it is as good as new!

we ate dinner one town over in this cute seafood restaurant on the pier. scenic drives and perfect weather, i could get used to this ;) but i have to say, driving home along the PCH at night had me on the edge of my seat. here's some AA riding pants styled up. i was on the cusp about this purchase, but the amazing color had me sold. they are mighty tight for my taste, but i think with an oversized top they can be cute!

blouse: vintage
necklace: vintage
pants: AA
shoes: vintage
hat: vintage
sweater: Gap

Saturday, December 21, 2013

holiday spirit in big sur.

Big Sur is one of the most beautiful places. If you like perfect weather and perfect views (which, who doesn't!) it's a must-see. I remember when I roadtripped with my parents at 14 in california we stopped here, and stayed in a log cabin. I never forgot how much I loved the place, and knew we had to come back. we spent a day in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. The great thing about it, is it is so close to Carmel and Monterrey, so we could go into town for dinner! If any of you are from around here, or live close enough to drive by a few times a year, you are LUCKY. it held a special spot in my heart.

it was pretty chilly in the early morning, and then it warmed up during the day, so it was the perfect weather to bring out my christmas-y sweaters!! i took full advantage. ;) The skirt is vintage, and i shortened it because it was tea length and puffy when i bought it...

sweater: romwe (last year)
skirt: vintage
hat: h & m
boots: vintage

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