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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!


the best gifts.

the end of my wedding knocked the wind out of me. i am very excited to be married, but was so sad to see everyone return home to their far away residencies scattered throughout the world. the best gifts in life are definitely family and friends, and the end of my special day was my wake up call to create togetherness amongst the close friends who do live nearby. growing up, my grandpa david created a unique bond amongst my (weird & crazy) family by hosting dinner parties and inviting everyone he knew. i'd eat bottomless bowls of grandma's too-oily chicken soup, haagen-dazs chocolate coated ice cream pops and homemade sugar cookies, and my grandma would still say, "you didn't eat enough baby." but today, as a grown-up, i realize that those nights with all of my cousins, aunts and uncles created a closeness that cannot be forged.

and so, matt and i invited all of our favorite people over last night for a potluck to continue that beautiful feeling of standing in a room full of loved ones. we sat in south beach traffic to grocery shop, (i wore my coziest sailor inspired tee, and he matched me in stripes too!) and we cooked. i made spring rolls and matt cooked sliders with homemade buns. it was a beautiful evening in our tiny south beach apartment. ♥

blouse: sheinside
shorts: J.crew
shoes/sunnies: vintage


  1. It must be so awesome to get married :) Keep that glow of happiness for a while longer, you look great! Love that you two matched :)

  2. love it. love the red shorts too.
    beautiful memories are always made when shared.

  3. I love those shorts and the shirt is adorable. You look great!

  4. Family and good friends are really so important - I learned that lesson last year. I get the same sad feeling after christmas and my birthday when everyone leaves, such a good idea to throw a potluck part like that!

  5. Super cool pics :)
    Awesome outfit <3

  6. Love the heart-shaped elbow patches on your sweater, and that ring is so sweet! Aw, the potluck sounds lovely -- friends and family are so important.

  7. What a pretty necklace!

    xo Jennifer

  8. Aww how nice, it's so awesome to be amongst friends. I haven't been the most social the past few months. I will be having a ladies night tonight ;)

  9. Love that jumper especially the elbow pads. x

  10. that sounds like such a fun night!!


  11. that's amazing thing to have such family and friends, so you can always feel safe and happy with them.

  12. Love this look!
    May be we can follow each other. Please let me know
    Twitter / tumblr/ instagram: @fashionrlounge

    A chic kiss ;)

  13. sooo cute outfit <3 I'm dreaming about wearing shorts, skirts and dresses without tights : (

  14. You're right. The best gifts are definitely family and friends. I love this outfit -- especially the shorts. They look perfect for a day walking along the pier.
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

  15. you look adorable <3 that blouse is so lovely!

  16. My favorite outfit combo is striped top with something red on the bottom. and when it is this vibrant red - its a perfec match! <3


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