StyleMD-Retail Therapy


BIG NEWS FASHIONISTAS! I’m excited to officially annouce that I have teamed up with a brand new styling app called StyleMD which is designed to help you find an affordable fashion stylist that matches your specific needs within your budget. StyleMD is available for free on the Apple App Store right now!

What’s my role with the app? I am here to be your guide through fashion whether you just don’t have the time or energy to shop for yourself or you have no clue how to mix and match pieces! I specialize in styling tips, wardrobe consultations, personal shopping, and personal styling. I focus on categories including office wear, casual wardrobe, night life, weddings, red carpet, and accessories (including shoes and bags). I also work with various different styles as well- modern, traditional, elegant, preppy, and vintage.

Here are some examples of my work:

Casual Lunch Date w/ the Girls


Night Out on the Town


Edgy Chic


Work Attire

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Roll Out the Red Carpet

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Download StyleMD for free through the app store, and find me as your stylist. Please feel free to contact me through the app or by email at sammyjweb@gmail.com. I have set packages and extremely reasonable rates-however, if you don’t see what you’re looking for, please feel free to contact me, and I would be happy to make a customized package for you! Now let’s do some retail therapy and get to styling!

 

House Divided

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One of my favorite things to do in the summer is drinking a cold beer in the hot sun (I’m just really not a wine girl), and where is the best place to do that? A baseball game! The other day I took my boyfriend to his very first MLB game- the Yankees vs. Red Sox. He grew up in New York City so of course he’s a Yankees fan, but I’m a daddy’s girl, so obviously I had to rep my dad’s favorite baseball team-the Red Sox, leaving our house divided! And if you know me, you know I went to a stadium full of screaming Yankee fans wearing my Red Sox shirt and hat loud and proud!

Not only were there sunny skies, but we had the best seats in the house(which I’m not going to lie, at Yankee Stadium, there really isn’t a bad seat in the house). Unfortunately, the Yankees ended up winning which gave my boyfriend bragging rights for the rest of the night, but it was the perfect day for some cold beers, cheesy nachos, and doing the wave with the whole entire stadium.

We’ll get ’em next time. LET’S GO SOX!

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Bieber Fever


SOS! Send an ambulance, I have Bieber Fever! Last week I flew home to watch my future husband, J Biebs, perform his Purpose Tour, and I’ve had his album on repeat ever since. I’m pretty sure my boyfriend knows every word to “Sorry” now unwillinging. 


I had the best time ever jamming out in the sixth row with my favorite concert buddy, my mom. Justin put on such an amazing performance! He’s actually performing today and tomorrow at MSG here in NYC, and I’m not going to lie, I may or may not have looked up tickets to see him again, but of course, he sold out MSG once again. Bummer. Guess I’ll just have to call in sick (because I do have a fever) and try to celeb spot in the city haha!

Justin also had two great show openers- Post Malone and Moxie Raia. If you haven’t heard of Moxie Raia, I highly recommend opening up your iTunes right now and start downloading! 

Gettin’ Loopy


Summers in NYC are brutal between walking in 95 degree weather up avenues that are way too long and waiting in the non-air conditioned subway for the N train that never seems comes on time, you would think I would have lost 5 pounds by now. Heck, it’s called the Concrete Jungle for a reason-only the survival of the fittest survive. But, summers in NYC definitely has its perks too-so what’s the best part about summer city living? Rooftop bars! There is no better Instragam-worthy site than the sun setting on the water and a backdrop of tall buildings.


My first summer 2016 rooftop adventure was at Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar located in the Conrad New York. This place has the summer essentials-wine and popsicles! Loopy Doopy is best known for their Prosecco and Ice Pop Cocktails at $22 per glass with a beautiful sunset view of the Lower Manhattan skyline. My favorite summer flavor is peach (just ask my boyfriend who has to buy me a Peach Snapple every day) so I went with the Peach Iced Tea Lemonade (and my boyfriend tried the Blueberry). One word-Tasty! There is also a gorgeous view of the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, and the New York Harbor.

And little did I know July 6th was #NationalKissingDay so good thing we captured this cute pic. Cheers Fashionistas to a summer full of good wine, tan lines, and sweet summer kisses.

 

Stars (and Stripes) in the Sky Watching Fireworks Fly

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Hello my beautiful Fashionistas! I hope you all had an amazing July 4th weekend! Do anything fun over the long holiday weekend? I would love to hear so comment below! My boyfriend, myself, and his family decided we would take a spur of the moment trip to Seaside Heights, aka The Jersey Shore, fist pumping our way to The Shore with DMX Pandora on full blast. But, half way to The Shore, we passed the Six Flags Great Adventure sign-game changer! We changed our destination in the GPS and off to Six Flags we went. So, in the end, I spent my Fourth of July with my adrenaline rushing through my body as I anxiously waited in line for the Nitro and the Bizarro and falling into Houdini’s illusions and ending the night with an amazing firework show over the lake.

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But just because I spent the night screaming on rollercoasters doesn’t mean I couldn’t look cute while doing it. It’s Fourth of July which means your wardrobe better consist of red, white and blue so I wore this white and blue striped off-the-shoulder flowy top paired with white skinny jeans (my fave summer bottom color). And a summer outfit isn’t complete without the perfect pair of sunnies to protect those gorgeous eyes. What was your Fourth of July wardrobe?

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Finally, Time to Wine Down

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Hey guys! I have been so busy that past two weeks flying back and forth between NYC and home to attend my little brother’s graduation party (filled with cotton candy machines, dunk tanks, and maybe a keg stand or two) and his graduation ceremony. I can’t believe he graduated high school and is now off to college to become an accountant. This makes me feel so old! Ugh. Needless to say, I’m so over going through security check and eating airplane peanuts and pretzels. Thankfully, I was able to sneak some SkinnyPop Popcorn on board in my little Kate Spade!

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And lets face it, summer is here, and I’m still complaining about not having my summer bod-no, I haven’t been going to the gym and yes I have been paying $20/month for my Planet Fitness membership. So my only hope is to have better snacking habits. At only 39 calories per bag, SkinnyPop Popcorn is my new go-to snack instead of stuffing my face with carnival cotton candy and the $1 slice down the road. Not only is it only 39 calories, but there are sooo many different popcorn flavors to choose from so I don’t get bored (sea salt and pepper, jalapeno, white cheddar, original, naturally sweet, and even dusted dark chocolate!). It’s also the perfect snack to indulge in while I’m cuddled up on the couch with my glass of Pinot Grigio catching up on my weekly guilty pleasures of reality TV  trying to keep up with the Kardashians, keeping my Bachelorette bracket in check, and figuring out who the hell “A” is in Pretty Little Liars.

However, I’ll be off jet setting again in two weeks. Next stop, Justin Bieber concert! Summer bod, is it too late now to say sorry?

My Milkshake Brings All the Boys to the Yard


Two years and two Burroughs later, here’s to another year taking on the Big Apple! Yes, it’s officially been two years since I packed two suitcases and bought a one way ticket to the city. I never thought that I would be working in the bridal industry, writing my own blog, and interning part-time with a celebrity stylist, let alone moving this Midtown Manhattan girl to Brooklyn. So, what’s the best way to celebrate two years of new adventures and discovering the city? Milkshakes!

[Dress and Hat: H&M]

My boyfriend and I went to the famous Black Tap NYC  for the most insane milkshakes! This place has been all over Facebook, and several people I know have attempted to go but there was a two to three hour wait just to get in the door! On a Monday morning, I was expecting to have at least an hour wait, but surprisingly we only had to wait five minutes.. ten minutes tops! (Insider Secret: if you go for just milkshakes and not food, you get taken in sooner-but they do let you order a side of fries because what’s better than dipping fries in your milkshake)!

I decided to go with the super sweet Cotton Candy Shake which was a strawberry milkshake that had a vanilla rim with pink, blue, and pearl chocolates topped with whip cream, cotton candy, lollipops, and rock candy. Can you say sugar rush?! My boyfriend went with The Cookie Shake which was a vanilla shake with a vanilla frosted rim with cookie crumbles and topped with a cookie sandwich,  even more crumbled cookies, chocolate chips, whipped cream, and chocolate drizzle! They also offer the Sweet n’ Salty shake and the Sour Power shake (I’ll let you discover those on your own), and they were super cheap (well, cheap for the city) at $15 a shake. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate two years of exploring the city, ending up with an amazing boyfriend, and still discovering ways to try to “make it” in the crazy world of fashion (because it’s not all catwalks and champagne)!