home is wherever i’m with you.

some moments are for cherishing. i like to compartmentalize my life into important life-changing days when you think to yourself “hm, things are really never going to be the same.” i’ve had lots of these, like the last day of high school, or the moment right before i walked on stage to receive my college diploma, or even as our cab pulled away from the hotel we lived at in nicaragua and i knew everything would be different. this day was one of those. matt and i picked our move-in date to our second apartment together 🙂 we are moving downtown. i know it isn’t out-of-state, or drastic but my whole world is about to change. i am going to have to say goodbye to my postal worker friends, my local coffee shops, and all of the little places matt and i frequent because we are “locals.” i don’t see myself visiting our current town (the gables) too often, and i am more than ecstatic to explore a whole new neighborhood and to create new memories in a brand new space.

here’s to fun and fresh memories! i will make sure to post more photos of the inside when we move in at the end of the month and decorate a bit. i was so excited on this day that i just had to wear this cow top. isn’t it precious?! do you all have any stories about moving? share them with me!!

p.s. adding lots of amazing vintage to my store today!

blouse: for sale in my store
skirt: c/o chicwish
tights: betsey johnson
bag: vintage
shoes: vintage


55 comments so far.
  • Hattitude Style Blog

    stef that's so strange you posted this. we were out apartment hunting all day today ! it is hard work finding the perfect place! we finally did 🙂 sooo excited. we're moving downtown too.

    talk soon wild child
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  • Congrats, honey pie!
    I'm graduating college on Saturday and moving to FRANCE in August! Ahh I'm a scared little kitten.

  • I love this outfit. That skirt is soo lush!

    And ah moving to new environments is always a little bittersweet. You're excited, but kinda nostalgic too. But I wish you two the best!


  • wishing you both the best in your move! lots of crazy memories come to mind with moving…especially since i was a military kid!

    also digging that skirt!

  • Girlfriend, this skirt is ADORABLE! Congrats on the new place– bigger and better, lady!


  • Such a cute outfit! I love your skirt.

    Moving seems like such an adventure, even if it isn't too far! It makes me a bit afraid for college.

    xx maggie

  • Congrats on the move! It looks really pretty like the setting for a romantic movie or something.
    Best moving story I have: I move in and start cleaning and realize its not paint on the walls, its exterior latex. Gross. The other one: The night my family moved into our house when I was 8 my mom opened the oven and the potatoes flew out of the oven across the floor and exploded on the wall. I still think its funny.

    Hope all the moving goes well and you get settled in quickly!! xo

  • Awww. This is super sweet. I love your outfit.

  • love this outfit, laid back but fun! I've been considering getting a velvet skirt for a month now, and this post has convinced me! I love velvet so much and it's great for the approaching winter (in Australia)


  • congrats on your new move steffy! can't wait to see your new adventures. your outfit is adorable. 🙂

  • Loveeeeee…love…..this outfit!!! sooo preeeeeeettttty on you! 🙂

  • Good luck with the move and decorating, it should be fun! New things are always so exciting and don't worry, you'll get used to the new neighborhood very soon and become a "local" again 🙂

    I like your skirt and tights very much!


  • Congrats! Moving is ALWAYS exciting, you guys will have so many great memories! That top is TOO cute. xx

  • Aww…I love how sentimental you seem! I am the exact same way. It's the reason I hold onto things. I think the memories of events make me more emotional than anything else. 🙂 Absolutely love your cow print top and that skirt is amazing!! Hope you enjoy your new place! <3


  • omg i love this outfit! its so amazing! that skirt is just gorgeous!



  • what a lovely shirt <3

  • Jo

    Aww, you and Matt are such a sweet couple! <3

    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

  • How exciting to move downtown… I have moved so much in my life-time, I am ready to find a little place and just stay there for a while.

    I cant wait to see pics of your new place, so happy for you and Mr. Matt 🙂

    xo Teresa

  • Love the shirt! Yay to new places to explore xx

  • Love the shirt! Yay to new places to explore xx

  • love this blouse 🙂 congrats on the move, i'm sure you'll settle in just fine

    Mel x

  • your are very pretty ! love your blog 🙂

  • So cute! Congrats on the move!

    Be Frassy

  • Super cute outfit!

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • You are such a cutie! Cheers to fresh starts!


  • Oh dear gosh! The shirt is adorable!!


  • Nice look! I love your blouse! XX

  • Lovely outfit, i adore the blouse!
    Cara x

  • This outfit is too cute!! LOVE your skirt! Change can be so exciting! I cannot wait to see pictures of the interior of your new apartment and pictures of your new neighbourhood!!

    Happy moving!

    x Aliya

  • Oh my god I'm in love with your outfit!!

  • Steffy the new place looks divine!!! Love it!

  • Adorable, love the blouse.


  • Very nice outfit!

  • You look great! Love the cow shirt , so original….and the burgundy skirt is perfect.
    Kisses and see you around…I met you yesterday…your photo is going to be in my Blog next week!


  • Congrats! 🙂

    Also love love those shoes.

    Rose Eva

  • Aaah so exciting! Lovely look btw!

  • Nice photos
    pretty look!

  • congrats, steffy! So excited for you— moving is always a huge change, even if it is in the same state! The building looks lovely though! My bf and I are moving to LA in August… I've always been a Bay Area girl, so I'm definitely nervous to move to a completely different city!!! I'm sure I will have more to share on it in a few months 🙂


  • I absolutely love your skirt!


  • Loving the hat!
    I get what you mean about changes. I'm trying to make some in my life now and I know it will be hard, but it will be for the best!

    xo Jennifer


  • i love the print and fun texture!! super cute



  • Good luck on your move!

    PS Adorable and classy hat!

  • Congratulation dear!
    I am in love with those prints!
    Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

    ♥ sugarpuff ♥
    Pinkie Anggia

  • love the post title 🙂 congrats on your moving!it looks like a lovely place.and P.S, I totally adore that velvet skirt so much!! <3

  • Yes I definitely have those moments too! I'm sure I'd feel more like life is changing after graduating if I wasn't going to grad school. But when I finish that it'll be a super life-changing moment, I'm sure.

    Also your cow print top is the most fun ever! I love your patterned tights and your pretty velvet skirt too.

  • omg that's so huge, but yay for finding a new home i'm sure it will end up being just as great as your last place!
    goodluck on the move in

    xo kaitlin

  • wish you the best in your new apartment honey! love xx

  • Love your red skirt! So beautiful!


  • Your new place looks absolutely gorgeous, and so do you! You and Matty totally give me hope that I'm going to find a nice guy someday. There are so many mean ones to weed thru though, grr!!

  • That cow top is so sweet stef, i adore it !

    Sounds like you have been busy lately, can't wait to see pictures of your downtown finds 🙂 Good luck with the moving lovely xxx

  • Oh yay, the apartment building looks gorgeous!! And I can't wait to see some photos of the inside too, congrats! And you look adorable, the cow print is SO fabulous! xo

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  • Kim

    Love that blouse, so fun. Also loving the skirt. Cute combo!