Romping around Rodeo Drive


Hey my frugal fashionistas!

Believe it or not, Mondays are one of my favorite days of the week! I’m not a masochist — it’s mainly because I get to have lunch with my husband before he jets off for another week of work. And because we still had the Oscars on the brain, we decided to “fancy” things up and head over to Rodeo Drive for lunch at this cute place called Oliver Cafe.

The weather today in LA was so perfect, I may have forgotten how long I was going to be siting on the 405 on the way home (took only 45 minutes, which is record speed!).  Beverly Hills is one of my favorite spots in LA (obviously), and this romper from Harper Trends was perfect for our little lunch date!

I’m curious to know your favorite lunch spots in LA! Please list them below!


Romper: (Harper Trends $49.00) | Yellow Cut-out clutch (Shop Similar) | Shoes (Shop Similar $29.90)



rooftop2HELLO U.S.A.!

So happy to back in LA after a 21 day trip with my husband to Thailand and Tokyo! We had an amazing time, and over the next few days I will be sharing my favorite looks from the trip. Packing for a vacation is one of my FAVORITE things to do!

Here are some tips/ inspiration for your Asian Adventure wardrobe:

First Stop Bangkok


 It’s a crazy, hectic, and FAST moving city with beautiful temples, delicious Thai food, tuk- tuks that weave in and out of traffic like a boss, and the most beautiful rooftop bars, pools and views!


To respect Buddhist tradition,  you have to cover your shoulders and your ankles when visiting temples. I opted for a long black dress with a flower kimono, and gold shades to match the backdrop.  This look was super easy, comfortable and CHEAP!

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Black Maxi: (Shop Similar) | Flower Kimono (Shop Similar) | Sunglasses (Shop Similar)

Rooftop Bars and Pools:

Bangkok has so many of these with spectacular views. Luckily for us, this one was in the hotel, just a few floors up. The city was shrouded in perpetual smog (not surprising given the traffic jams below), but the views and sunset were breathtaking. I wanted to wear something simple and airy to deal with the HOT days and nearly hot nights, and this BCBG romper dress was perfect!


Romper: (Shop Similar) | Sunnies: (Shop Similar)



Desert Duds



Hope you all had a wonderfully relaxing holiday break. I don’t know about you but I am super excited about getting a fresh start in the new year. This year went by in the blink of an eye, and I am so thankful for all the memories! I started this little blog in July 2015, and I can’t wait to bring you more posts in 2016!

This year my husband and I rang in the New Year in Vegas! We had an amazingly fun time, but my greatest memory of the trip was a desert styled photo shoot. We stumbled upon a tire yard in the middle of nowhere, and took as many pictures as we could before the sun went down. It was FREEZING, but the pictures were totally worth it!!

I am so excited to note that this skirt is now ON SALE for $9! WHATT?!?!?!

desert3Top: Forever21 (Top) | Faux Leather Skirt: H&M (Skirt) | Boots: Forever21 (Shop Similar)


THREE Holiday Looks, ONE Romper

Hey you fashionistas, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! What I love about this time of year is putting together fun outfits for all those holiday nights out. I thought why not take one piece from my wardrobe and dress it up three different ways, like this simple black romper I got from Forever21.

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Date Night: 

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I love date nights this time of year – there’s something so romantic about the crisp air making cuddling with your SO that much more special . This fur vest and red booties give this look a cozy and sexy vibe, perfect for a night out on the town with your love!

Black Romper: Forever21 (Shop Similar) | Fur Vest: Cotton On (Shop Similar) | Emerald Statement Necklace (Shop Similar) | Red Boots: H&M (Shop Similar)

Girls Night:

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Who doesn’t love a girls night out? I wanted to keep this look fun and classy with silver accents! Just throw on a cute sweater or top over your romper, and voila, you have a completely different look. Now you’re ready to have a drink, or two with the ladies!

Black Romper: Forever21 (Shop Similar) | White Ribbed Top: (Forever21) | Silver Strap Shoes: (Shop Similar) | Statement Necklace: (Shop Similar)

Work Holiday Party:

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You don’t want to show too much at the office holiday party, (or maybe you do, in that case lose the lace top 😉 ) which makes this look the perfect outfit to wear around your co-workers!

Black Romper: Forever21 (Shop Similar) | Red Lace Top: (Shop Similar) | Black Open- Toe Bootie (Shop Similar)

There you have it- THREE looks, ONE romper! I would love to see your romper ideas! Please post them below!


Gifts for the BFF for under $50!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you love to give! I am so excited for this post because I have been waiting to share with you what I think are the perfect gifts to give to your bestie for under $50!

I don’t know about you, but I love to give gifts that keep on giving throughout the New Year. So below, I have compiled a few of my favorite things! 


1.) Shoes are the perfect gift if you know your friend’s size. These pointed faux suede booties are only $34.90 at Forever21 and are sure to be a hit at all those holiday parties! booties

2.) This gold clutch is the perfect accessory to jazz up any holiday outfit and even has room for your smartphone and is only $14.99 at H&M. Smartphone clucth bag

3.) How could you look at this top and not smile! It instantly puts you in the holiday spirit, and the price is only $34.99 H&M.  Sparkle Shirt

4.) It’s cuddle season, which is why I LOVE this blush pink throw. It’s the comfiest gift you can give and is $34.99 H&M. 

5.)  Why not take a modern approach to best friend rings, and gift this leaf silver wrap ring. I love this one from HarperTrends for $29.99. 5

6.) Sunglasses are the perfect year round gift! You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of shades, like these from HarperTrends for $45! Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 11.53.11 AM

7.) This is the perfect gift for the outdoorsy friend, and is only $15 at HarperTrends. 

8.) We all have that friend that is obsessed with lists, which makes this adorable notepad one of my favorite gifts from HarperTrends for $12!8

9.) Puffer vests are the perfect gift for the stylish fashionista in your life! I love the rose gold buttons on this one from HarperTrends for $49.00.

Well there you have it, my favorite gifts for under $50 for that very special someone! And to treat you for being such a good bestie, HarperTrends is giving the next 50 people who visit their site a FREE $20 to shop with. Click the link below.


 $20 gift from your favorite blogger!

Fall in LA

dress 1I love everything about fall, however dressing for the season can be tricky when you live in LA. One day it could be a cool 60°F, and the next 95°F! Which is why my “go-to” outfit for this time of  year are light dresses. I love this one from Harper Trends, because of the burnt orange color and lace detail. What I love about dresses like this one, is that it can easily be layered with an army jacket, or long trench.
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Dress: Harper Trends | Shoes: (Shop Similar)
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Fall Florals!

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Hello Blogging Universe, sorry it’s been so long since my last post. My latest project has been transitioning all my spring and summer wardrobe to fall (groundbreaking, I know!). But let’s be honest, how many of us want to run out and go shopping for the latest fall trends, I know I do! But, before you spend a pretty penny, go through your wardrobe and ask yourself these questions, and follow these simple tips:


1.) Can I wear this floral crop top with a sweater or jacket?

2.) Would this summer dress look cute with boots?

3.) Can I wear this jean skirt with a chunky sweater?

4.) Do I already have this color sweater in the back of my closet?

5.) Are these florals too summery i.e. too colorful for fall/winter?

** Prints to stay away from*

Palm Trees ( I know these were big for summer, but try not to throw them into your fall wardrobe!) Sunflowers, and bright colors


1.) Unless it’s still 100 degrees where you’re from, aka- LA, then it’s time to put your cut-off shorts away!

2.) The 70’s are back in a BIG way, so time to go out and get some bell-bottoms if you don’t already have them! They look great on every body type and help elongate the legs if you find the right cut, I promise!

3.) Time to move those neon colors you wore to Cabo to the back of the closet.

 4.) Don’t disregard light clothing, as you can layer it throughout the season.

5.) Time to pull down your hats, scarves and boots, and make inventory as to what colors and styles you already may have!

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Dress: H&M (Shop Similar) | Shoes: Franco Sarto ($44.99) | Bag: Aldo Shoes (Shop Similar)

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Shut the Front Dior!

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This shirt speaks for itself- literally, and when I saw it I immediately fell in love with the saying! My collection of graphic tees is growing by the day because of their versatility and comfort! I dressed-up this baby pink tee from HarperTrends with a cut- out skirt and metallic heels. However, I have even worn this to brunch and the gym and received so many compliments. To make it more casual, try pairing it with pants, or sweats like I did! And let’s be honest, who isn’t excited to “shut the front dior” on summer, and say hello Fall!


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As Summer Goes Away, Palm Trees Come Out to Play!

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Before you put all your white clothes away and your sandals in the back of the closet, there are still a few more days of summer, so don’t say goodbye just yet! With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, this palm tree Harper Trends dress is the perfect fashion statement to rock at the beach or pool party.

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Not only is this dress super cute, it’s only $32! Click on the link below for the exact dress. If you use the code ANABUDGET you can get up to 40% off until Sunday, 9/6/15, and 20% after that! ENJOY! 

|DRESS “I’d Rather be in LA”|

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Slithering Snake Style

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Fall is the perfect time of year to switch out your stripes for more adventurous prints! One trend that has been hot on the runways for a few seasons now is snake print. I found this slithering number a few years back at H&M and I love wearing it this time of year. Unfortunately H&M no longer carries this dress, however I have listed some similar looks for under $50 below!

X-Asnake 2 These boots from DSW, are a HUGE fall staple in my wardrobe. They are super comfy and come in so many fun colors, and are under $50!

|DSW Unisa Gillean Shoes|

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