Category: The Primping

Affordable Fashion: J. Crew edition

Helllllllllllo fashionistas! This is my first fashion-related post and I can hardly contain my excitement. Just like most girls I LOVE shopping. Boring days can be brightened up with the perfect outfit or a little online shopping. Now that my internship has started and I’m anticipating getting a public health job this summer, I’ve been trying to build the “work” section of my closet. I’ve most recently been obsessed with J. Crew. The catch is, I’m a royal living in reality, so it is an absolute necessity that I am always budget conscious and let’s be honest J. Crew ain’t cheap. I recently racked up on goodies from J. Crew and EVERYTHING I got was on sale. On this particular trip, I went to the J. Crew Factory Outlet, where things are already discounted. In addition to that, many items in the store were additionally discounted, my 30% off punch card was full (shop three times, get 30% off), and I had my student ID to take advantage of an additional 15% off! Since I started having to be budget conscious, I make it a point to always check the clearance/sale area for any last season steals. Despite the dwindling temperatures here in St. Louis, I have no problem buying cute summer dresses, shorts, or tank tops and saving them for next year. Low-key, because the weather has been so unpredictable (it was in the low 80’s today) I’ve been able to wear some of this stuff layered under sweaters or with a cute jacket. (more…)

My Quest to become a Naturalista

I LOVE HAIR WEAVE! Long weave, short weave, red weave, blonde weave….pretty much anything that even closely resembles a natural hair color I’m all for it (I’m not bold enough to rock blue hair). Unfortunately for me, The Boy does not share my passion for weave and after several months of various protective sew-in styles he asked me to let me hair breath (-__-). Determined not to loose all of the healthy hair gains I’d achieved from months not manipulating my hair, I refused to cause damage to my hair by frequently straightening it. So just like that I decided to become a naturalista! I’d pinned so many cool hair do’s on Pinterest and watched enough Youtube videos to be an expert….or so I thought. My mom and I thought a perm rod set would be super cute, so we gathered our supplies and set off. It took FOREVER to get all the rods in my hair and we couldn’t figure out how to get them tight to my scalp. (more…)

Welcome to Royalty in Reality

When I peruse Facebook I can’t help but notice my peers living these seemingly cushy lives. They all seem to have these super cool jobs and are buying houses, getting married, and having babies, all while I’m plotting how to evade Sallie Mae and how to go to medical school for free. Their lives on Facebook totally depict the life 15-year-old me thought I’d have too. Go to elite high school. Go to top college. Party like there is no tomorrow. Fall in love. Graduate. Go to medical school. Get married by 24/25. First kid by 26/27. Nowhere in there did I factor in not being accepted to medical school, student loans/debt, cohabiting before marriage, a master’s degree, or even Royalty in Reality. (more…)