Stassi Schroeder Serves Up A Reality Check

Remember all the dished up drama from Bravo’s reality TV show, Vanderpump Rules? Although there wasn’t any table flipping like we’ve seen on The Real House Wives Of New Jersey, the tables turned once Stassi Schroeder made the decision to excuse herself from Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant, Sur, and therefore leaving the hit show (can you say, check please?!)  Well, I recently caught up with the Fashionista and had my very own reality check. While chatting at the cozy cafe, The Smile, on the Lower East Side, Stassi shared with me how taking a leap of faith and being courageous can result in true happiness. Her move to New York to focus on her new fashion venture had her smiling from ear–to-ear.

How has the transition been for you moving from Los Angeles to New York?
It has been really nice and only solidifies my choice to be here instead of LA.  I have found that New Yorkers are super friendly and open minded, so it hasn’t been difficult to meet new people. It has been so much easier than I imagined it would be to make new friends and develop business relationships.  I also love being downtown, walking to SoHo and creating new experiences!

Can you describe your typical day?
I wouldn’t say that I necessarily have a routine; maybe just a morning schedule that I follow. Since I am now on my boyfriend’s schedule I wake up around 7:30am, catch up on my favorite fashion blogs and then hit the gym for about an hour. My afternoons are usually spent running errands and meeting with different designers and accessory brands. I consider each day to be a new adventure, and don’t have any expectations as I did when I was living in California. I don’t know what lies ahead, but right now I am in the midst of developing my own blog and am very excited about that.

 You seem in such a good place right now. Is it due to your new relationship?
Being in such a healthy and normal relationship makes it easy to be happy. My boyfriend, Patrick, has helped me realize what I am worth and that I deserve happiness. Being with him has helped me find myself, and I am now in this amazing city where I feel very much at home.  I am also finally doing what I have always wanted to do, which is so refreshing, since in Cali I didn’t have all the opportunities that I have now living in NY.

How has your beauty routine changed since moving to New York?
Well, the biggest change has to be that I cut my hair short and have recently found different ways to style it. I am finally getting used to that major change. Also, when it comes to a beauty routine, I have to say my skin is so dry in NY that I definitely need to moisturize much more often than I used to in LA.

What beauty tips do you swear by to get bikini ready for Spring/Summer?
The detox wrap you saw me get on Vanderpump Rules takes about an hour and afterwards you feel like you just had a great work out. It’s so insanely hot and really hard to sit through; but in the end, it’s so worth it. You lose so much water weight; it’s truly euphoric and feels like you spent the day at a spa. Something else I swear by is…SPRAY TANNING! I used to spray tan once a week or 2-3 times a month when I was living in LA, but when I moved here, I realized that people don’t really go tanning. So, I didn’t spray tan for two months, and then I finally gave in and went hunting for a Mystic Tan. Now I feel I am myself just living in NY. I brought the California girl to New York. So to answer your question, definitely get yourself a spray tan…and maybe a good wax!


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Trendy Transportation

Get your motors running!
Can you say winter fashion on wheels?

At a recent photo-shoot, I realized that there wasn’t a better vehicle than a vespa to navigate through the streets of NYC, and of course, weren’t better accessories to compliment any outfit than a adorable polka dot helmet! With a stylish scooter like this, who needs to take the subway, right?! If only I could afford to make my commute this chic…Between multiple quick changes and only a few hours to shoot there was no room to be bashful in the big apple. Needless to say, we had a lot of fun! Continue reading

Life’s Best Moments Are Unedited

 While on the set of the La Fiorentina Fall 2013 photo shoot, I began to realize that our own lives can mimic what was going on right in front of me. It hit me that organizing, preparing and focusing on a specific goal are as essential in real life as they were for planning the perfect picture.la fiorentina

Reaching goals and becoming successful don’t just happen because we want them to; it requires a lot of hard work. I witnessed that first hand when I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to capture some unpredictable moments behind the scenes in these photos at the La Fiorentina shoot; they are priceless and those candid moments are what set them apart from all others!

Although nothing beats that perfectly planned portrait, it’s what goes on behind the scenes that truly make it all come together and create that lasting image.

Sometimes our own vision of life may become blurry and unfocused, especially when what we originally pictured has developed into something much different. Those are the times when we are our most authentic selves and should be open to new possibilities. When you realize those opportunities are gone in a flash, you should utilize them to create your own film.  You never know…your life may just turn out better than you ever could have imagined.  It’s time to get out of the dark room, and enjoy the shooting process…because life’s best moments are unedited!

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Mother’s Day Giveaways! (Closed)

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She sent you off to school in a warm coat, helped you pick the perfect prom dress, and even caved into buying you that risqué outfit that your father would definitely disapprove of…Who is this powerful female? I guess you can call her “Mom,” but that doesn’t really sum up just who she is because to you, she’s not like the rest of them! She would never be caught dead wearing “mom jeans,” or leave the house without her lipstick on, but since she has always put others before herself she hasn’t had the time to update her summer wardrobe.

You have always been her little ray of sunshine, but now it’s your turn to let her shine just as bright this summer. With Mother’s Day right around the corner what a better way to say, “thank you,” than with one of these La Fiorentina summer giveaways!

Signing up is free and easy. Just tell me below why your mom deserves one of these summer essentials. Please keep it as brief as possible and be aware that if chosen a winner, your submission will be featured on the Pinky to Posh Facebook page. There will be two winners, one for each accessory. Winners will be selected randomly and qualify to win if they follow the rules and guidelines below.

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The Pinky to Posh Facebook Page

@pinkytoposh Twitter

The La Fiorentina Facebook Page

@LaFiorentinaNYC Twitter

*Winner will be announced Monday May 6th on the Pinky to Posh Facebook Page & via Twitter!

Oh Lala, The La Fiorentina Private Showroom Party!

La Fiorentina began in Prato, Italy in 1972 and is a family owned business. For over 20 years, they have been bringing high-end fashion styles and accessories to the United States. La Fiorentina specializes in wraps, shawls, ponchos, vests, fashion scarves, capes, gloves, scarves, hats, and sunglasses. This brand delivers high quality products to their clients, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Nordstrom, Rue LaLa, and Ideeli just to name a few. La Fiorentina has also been featured in well-known editorials such as Seventeen, Lucky, and Red Book.

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I am thrilled to be collaborating with this fabulous company, offering you all some very special FREE giveaways and behind the scenes shots from their upcoming photo shoot! Until then, here is an inside look into their private showroom party I recently attended, cheers!

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A Gorgeous Giveaway Inspired by The Great Gatsby! (Closed)

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The Great Gatsby is the epitome of flashy fashion and vintage jewelry. Gatsby is all about an excessive and extravagant lifestyle and lavish parties. Between the glamour, romance, and a touch of mystery, this is a must-see movie this May!

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