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Madame Chanel said " A girl should be two things- Classy and Fabulous"...and I am both...welcome to my world....

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June 11, 2014
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Style Diaries: First Day Of Spring

Lord Jesus I'm the worst at keeping up with my blog lol. I have so many "Style Diaries" just chillin' in my computer waiting to be posted. This is one of them. I wore this outfit the first day of Spring (March 20th)...

Top and Skirt: Vintage (From www.samanthasconsignment.com)
Shoes: Brian Atwood
Tank: The Gap

June 10, 2014
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Letting my natural hair "breathe"

So I've been wearing crochet braids ever since January (after I got really bad Dominican Blowout in December). Now, I really love them but I've been wearing them nonstop and ever since last week I've been itching to take them out (even though I only had my install in for 3 weeks). On Friday night I decided that I've had enough of them for now. After taking them out, I washed my hair with a clarifying shampoo, deep conditioned it and then twisted my hair up using Ors Lock and Twist Gel. The above pic is the result which I absolutely loved. I was planning on wearing my hair like this all week but it started raining really hard today and it will be raining all week so I think I'm just going to bun my hair and revisit this style once the weather gets nicer here :)

April 05, 2014
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April Yoga Challenges

So 4 days ago I started my very first yoga challenge on instagram...actually challenges! I'm participating in the #freshstartyoga (which is only 6 days) and the #back2basics 30 day challenge. While doing this, I still am and will continue to do my daily yoga practice (plus running, Zumba and weight training). At first I thought that this might be too much but so far its been going great. Here are the poses from my first 3 days!

Check out my instagram for full descriptions of the challenges...

Namaste :)

March 31, 2014
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Style Diaries: Work Attire

I took these pics over a month and a half ago and for the life of me I don't know why I never posted them smh. Anyways, because I work for myself and the type of job that I do (boutique owner and event planner) I can pretty much get away with wearing whatever I want. I usually dress pretty casual but once in a while I aim to dress "business like" and this was one of those times.

Outfit Deets:

Jacket: Vintage Tasouris from www.samanthasconignment.com
Top: Influence
Jeans: Emma Leggings
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

March 30, 2014
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Afternoon Tea At The Garden City Hotel

Yesterday my friends and I went to the Garden City Hotel to have tea and to celebrate our friend Traci's bday. We had a fabulous time! We got dressed up, wore hats (well my hair is too big and a hat won't fit on my head lol), gloves, pearls and chitchat for a few hours over some amazing tea and desserts. This was my first time having a formal afternoon tea time but it definitely won't be my last. Hopefully me and the girls can do this at least once a month. Here are some pics from yesterday :)

Great times!!!

March 30, 2014
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Style Diaries: Tea Time

This is what I wore yesterday for an afternoon of Tea with my friends (I wore lace gloves also but forgot to put them on for photos smh)

Outfit Deets:
Dress: S.N.A.P
Sheer Coverup: SxyWhat
Boots: Giuseppe Zanotti

March 17, 2014
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Yoga 21 Day Challange and New Yoga Studio

So I finally finished the YogaJournal.com 21 day Yoga Challenge and it definitely took me more than 21 days to complete. I didn't realize how hard it was to try and fit Yoga in my busy schedule everyday. With work, going to the gym to weight train, run and do zumba, plus being sick and exhausted some days...it was almost impossible. I did learn and saw the benefits of a daily practice though and will TRY to incorporate yoga in my daily life (or at least several times a week). I also found a great Yoga studio that I joined last week.

I found the Yoga Darshana Center (http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com) while googling affordable yoga studios here on Long Island. I already have a gym membership and didn't want to spend an arm and a leg on a studio membership. If you ever visited or joined a studio...you know that it is expensive! Usually $20 a class and somewhere between $150-$200 on average for a monthly membership. Because I want to practice at home most days, I just wanted to find a studio where I can go once or twice a week to make sure that I was doing everything accurately. When I saw how affordable this studio was, I decided to give it a try even though it was like 35 mins from my house. I went to my first class on Friday (which was free) and I loved it so much that I signed up for another10 classes right on the spot. The great thing was that those 10 classes only cost me $80!! Jackpot!!!! That's only $8 a class. They also have a better package for $120 for 20 classes ($6 a class) which I think I may get once my 10 classes are up if its still available. If not, regular classes are only $12 which you can't really beat.

Oh and on a side note...I went to my second class yesterday (Sunday) and was super excited because it was an intermediate class that focused on headstands and backbends and I kept up with the class and did great if I do say so myself. I think that was because I have been practicing a lot at home. I finally think that I will be able to stick with Yoga this time around :)

Until next time,

xoxo

Sam

March 17, 2014
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Style Diaries: Vintage Dress and Vintage Fur

Did I ever mention that this winter has been very bipolar here in New York? Last Saturday was a perfect example. It's been cold all last week and out of nowhere, Saturday was 60 degrees. Never one to pass up a beautiful day, I threw on a vintage dress and vintage fur cape with a pair of Michael Kors heels to run around that day. The crazy thing? the next day (yesterday...Sunday) was freezing! smh....The first day of Spring is in a few days so hopefully it will bring with it warmer weather.

Outfit Deets:

Dress: Vintage from Samantha's Consignment (www.samanthasconsignment.com)
Fur Cape: Vintage 50's from Samantha's Consignment (www.samanthasconsignmeny.com)
Shoes: Michael Kors

March 11, 2014
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New Video: How To Take Care Of And Preserve Your Crochet Braids

February 24, 2014
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Style Diairies: Sunday Casual with Peter Pilotto

Yesterday I attended a baby shower and this is what I wore. I was actually looking for this top at my local Target but it was sold out. Thank goodness a friend found it at hers and mailed it to me :D

Outfit Deets:
Sweater: Peter Pilotto for Target
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind
Shoes: Steve Madden

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"Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere." Paulo Coehlo

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