Category: The Pennies

Affordable Fashion: My 5 Fall-to-Winter Favorites

This fall, the weather has been so crazy and unpredictable in St. Louis. I’d usually have pulled out my heavy sweaters, down coats, and Uggs by now, but apparently Mother Nature has other plans and I’m taking full advantage! Accustomed to going from 85 degree shorts weather to 30 degree parka weather seemingly overnight, I was ill prepared for the in-between. I decided to go on the hunt for some affordable fall-to-winter must-haves. I am happy to report, I found five items that I feel every fashionista should have in their closet. I have fallen in love with my thigh high lace-ups, all things with fringe, open toed booties, floppy hats, and blanket scarves. (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…)