Category: The Primping

The History of The Little Black Dress

Fashionistas and those less inclined around the world are familiar with the term “little black dress”. While I know that the little black dress has been a thing forever, I’ve never known its origin. Thankfully, the Missouri History Museum has hosted an exhibit on the history of the little black dress from the 1800’s to present day. Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night has been running since April 2nd and will conclude in less than two weeks on September 5th. This FREE exhibit is perfect for anyone with a slight interest in history and fashion. (more…)

Wedding Guest Etiquette – What to Wear to A Wedding

Wedding season is booming right now, as couples seem to favor the time of the year when summer turns to fall. It seems that all of our friends have found love and share in their desire to have an end of summer/early fall wedding because we have FIVE weddings to attend between now and the beginning of October. Wedding season actually started in May for us this year and being that I love any excuse to dress up, I spent a great deal of time planning what my honey and I would wear. Imagine my surprise when we’re sitting at the wedding and in strolls a guy in jeans and a t-shirt and another lady looking like she could have been heading out to run errands for the day. As my girlfriend and I shared in our dismay/confusion, it dawned on me that maybe these guest were unaware of what is appropriate attire for a wedding. (more…)

Find Affordable Beauty Services with Groupon

This post was sponsored by Groupon, but all opinions are 100% mine. Please see my full disclosure statement for more information.

The whole point (very simply put) of Royalty in Reality is to help millennials live life like the celebrities they most admire with the bank accounts of poor post-grad professionals. Even with housing payments, student loans, utilities, and all the other bills that come up, no one should have to go without the things that bring joy into their life when they are getting up every day and going to work. For me and many women I know, one of our many joys is in our appearance. After a long work week, almost nothing starts the weekend off better than a good pedicure. Thanks to Groupon, Royals on a budget can enjoy many a plethora of beauty services near their homes at super affordable prices. (more…)

Bargain Hunting at The St. Louis Premium Outlets

The only thing I’m probably more obsessed with than catching Pokemon right now is catching deals on clothes, shoes, and accessories. Any blogger that has a fashion component to their blog can attest to the desire to want to always showcase a new outfit. However, for bloggers on a budget, this is rarely a realistic goal. I am personally a HUGE believer in re-wearing things. I mean, after all, that’s why washers and dryers exist. Despite my willingness to repeat an outfit or item, I try to pick up new things whenever my budget will allow. I justify my shopping by almost always buying things at a discounted price. When my blogger pal Psyche of Economy of Style invited me to a shopping event at my favorite outlet in town, The St. Louis Premium Outlets, the budgetnista fashionista in me jumped at the chance to save some coins and grab a few new items! (more…)

3 Sales Every Fashionista Needs to be Shopping

One of my biggest struggles in adulthood is coming to terms with the face that I’ve got RLS (real life sh*t) to pay for and I’ve had to curb my appetite for shopping. The days of putting it on the credit card my mom paid for are long gone, but my need for clothes, shoes, and purses has probably gotten worse. In order to fulfill my need to shop, I decided I had to become a REAL shopper. In my opinion, that means not impulse buying items you know you can’t afford, but patiently waiting for a coupon in the mail or the item to go on sale. Let me tell yall, it’s hard sometimes, but I feel so accomplished when I get things at discounted prices. On a daily basis, I probably get at least 10 emails about specials or sales, and there are currently 3 sales that are too good not to share!