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So Fancy Schmancy is a super comfy underwear company that allows girls to tackle every day with ease while also providing a daily dose of empowerment through the use of positive affirmations. Positive affirmations serve as an essential tool in building and reinforcing a healthy self-esteem. 

I am very passionate about affirming, uplifting, and empowering girls because I can vividly recall as a pre-teen and teenager feeling like something was missing in my life, but unable to articulate it. At a very young age, I was removed from my mother's custody and placed in the care of my grandparents. My grandparents graciously took on the role as caretakers, until at the age of 10, my grandmother passed away. Subsequently, I endured the instability and insecurity of being shuffled around to treatment centers and groups homes, until I eventually landed into the foster care system at the age of 13.

Unfortunately, my parents never became active parents, and since adoption wasn’t possible, I entered the Independent Living Program. Through this program, I was emancipated at 16. I’ve had a very challenging and unique journey. I learned adult lessons as a teenager with minimal support or guidance.

Nevertheless, undeterred by adversity and driven to overcome my humble beginnings, I studied diligently and graduate from adult high school while working a full-time job. At 19, I sought and gained custody of my younger brother with whom I took on the responsibility of caring for in hopes that he wouldn't become a statistic. After my brother turned 18, I left my small town and went on to graduate college with honors and secure a position at a Fortune 500 Company. 

The skills I've learned in Corporate America have helped me grow into an entrepreneur and create Oh So Fancy Schmancy. I am now focused on doing what I love - helping others. I hope that you will support Oh So Fancy Schmancy and join me in this new chapter of my life.

Thanks for visiting,

Kia Payne

Founder & Chief Underwear Giver 


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