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Alyssa Schondel

Meet Alyssa Schondel of

The meaning behind the name: Platinum (blonde) naturally, with some help from my colorist every 8 weeks. Penniless (without pennies) I mean this in the realest way possible. I am a blonde girl and I have no money. But trust me, I have this whole 'fashion on a budget' thing in the bag. Things I like: Instagram stalking fashion blogs, talking to my dogs as if they're human, perusing the aisles of Target for hours on end and not buying a single thing, the color black, Dunkin Donuts iced coffee, DIY mani/pedis (it's therapeutic), making jokes, working, sarcasm, finding cool clothes for REALLY CHEAP, live music, laying in my hammock, Bruce Springsteen, hanging out with my mom, and of course, donuts. I strongly dislike bees and I cry every time it snows. Platinum and Penniless is an outlet for me to express myself by means of clothing and accessories and I'm hoping you will enjoy my posts. I'm just trying to be me. See more at:

Personal style in one word


Favorite Designer

If Isabel Marant and ACNE had a baby...

Essential Accessory

Stackable rings and layered, dainty necklaces. You can make a statement without overdoing it.

Favorite Place to Shop

H&M and Zara.

Go-To Beauty Product

Bobbi Brown Corrector and Nars Illuminating Concealer.

Street Style Easy Black Dress Converse Low Chuck Sneakers Short Sleeveless Dress White Tote Bag Round Sunglasses

Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules in a cute casual knit with a black mini skirt and Converse high-tops

Vans Authentic Skate Shoes.