Stassi Schroeder Serves Up a Reality Check
by Dayna Vasilik of Pinky to Posh
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 Housewives 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. Stassi shares how taking a leap of faith can result in true happiness.
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. I also love being downtown, walking to SoHo, and creating new experiences!
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.
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 workout. Something else I swear by is…spray tanning! I used to go 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. So definitely get yourself a spray tan…and maybe a good wax!
What fashion and beauty advice would you tell your younger self?
If anything, I would probably tell my younger self not to wear something just because it is in style. Over the years, I have come to realize that you should always pay attention to the fit of the garment and always dress according to your body type. Other than that, I would tell myself to go make all those mistakes because that is how you discover more about yourself, who you are, and what you feel good in!
What advice would you give to girls who are in an unhealthy relationship?
We all want to be happy and I think women should ask themselves a few simple questions such as, “Does this person make me happy? Is this relationship bringing me more happiness than sadness?” No relationship is perfect, but you are ultimately in a relationship for happiness, and if the person you are with isn’t making you happy, then there is no point in staying with them.
I know you like to workout, but what is your favorite cheat food?
Cheeseburgers! There isn’t a food that I don’t like, but I really love a good cheeseburger from a place that specializes in burgers. A lot of bloggers take photos of their colorful macaroons, but I will be the one taking a picture of my cheeseburger with my nail polish, scented candles, and accessories next to it.
Can you tell me a little bit about your blog that you are currently working on?
I am working with a web designer right now, and my blog will be fashion focused, but relatable for teens and women. On my blog, I will be highlighting such stores as H&M and Zara along with their affordable items that look just as amazing as designer brands. I really want women to feel good about themselves and relate to the fashionable yet affordable pieces I will be featuring. I’m just so excited about this!!
The truth is this journey called life doesn’t come with a fixed menu. We have to make many choices along the way. Remember, you get what you order; so choose wisely! Be sure to follow Stassi on Instagram and Twitter!