3 Reasons You Need a Best Friend at Work and How to Find One

I’m a firm believer that friendships develop in the most unlikely of places. Most people don’t go to work to make friends, but if they are fortunate enough to connect with someone the relationship may not get too deep since after all you know one another professionally. However, I’ve been blessed not just to find someone I kind of like at my job, but someone that I actually want to spend time with outside of work and in the short time that we’ve been closer probably knows me as well as my college friends. Now while some of you may think I’m crazy for letting a co-worker into my inner circle, I’m here to tell you that it has made me realize we all need to have a best friend at work! (more…)

GUEST POST: A Brighter Blue Suit is a Style Power Play

Although I know how to spot a well dressed man, men’s fashion has always been a bit of a mystery to me. I can’t tell you what the current trends are or call off the names of things the way I can with women’s fashion. Despite being a female blogger, I genuinely want Royalty in Reality to be for everyone. When Claire approached me about writing an article for men on how to style a blue suit, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to show my royal romeos a little love. Without further ado, here is Claire’s take on how to make a brighter blue suit a style power play.
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3 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

Hey Royals! I feel like I’ve been away from social media and the blog for far too long (I only had one new post last week and have been fairly absent for social media). I’ve been busy adulting, spending a little time with my family, and enjoying being newly engaged. On the wedding front, we’ve got a date in mind (that’s pretty far from now) and I’ve been really trying to figure out where and how to get started. Understandably, the Boy isn’t ready to start wedding planning (nor is he all that into the details), but I on the other hand am eager to get started. You guys know how I live (royal in reality), so you know I’m planning to try to save as much money as possible. I’m using this┬átime before we actually need to book a venue and vendors┬áto do some research (and save money). (more…)

Restaurant Review: Seafood by Crushed Velvet

For all those that don’t know, I’m a self proclaimed foodie. I literally LOVE to try new restaurants and food is truly the way to my heart. Truth be told, it crosses my mind all the time to share new restaurants I visit or recipes we try, but I’m always so excited to eat that I forget to take pictures throughout the process and we all know that just won’t work for a blog post. Thanks to my girls, I remembered to snap a few pictures while trying a new restaurant this past weekend. We went to Seafood by Crushed Velvet in Belleville, IL, approximately 30 minutes away from St. Louis. I literally couldn’t wait to get home to write a formal review about this restaurant! (more…)

3 Tips on How to Travel When You’re Broke

Traveling has been on my mind a lot lately and according to my honey’s Instagram post, he’s feigning for a change of scenery too. Now that we are engaged, I feel that we need to be A LOT more budget conscious so that we can pay for a wedding. However, my need to feel the sand between my toes and experience a new culture seems just as important as saving for our wedding. Even if we weren’t now saving for a wedding, we live on a budget and don’t truly have “extra” money just lying around, but it’s totally possible to travel when you’re broke and I’m here to share a few tips! (more…)