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! 

ENJOY!

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.

XX- A

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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)
dress 3 This dress is perfect if you have any fall weddings coming up! dress 2

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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:

QUESTIONS:

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

TIPS:

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!

X-A

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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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One Dress- Three Ways!

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I’m such a huge fan of getting multiple uses out of my clothes. I love being able to wear an item in as many ways as possible. Not only is it a budget friendly way to shop, it’s also a fun way to be creative with your wardrobe. This season, stripes were a HUGE fashion staple, and I was ANA HUNT to find the perfect striped dress. What I love about stripes is that they can be worn all year long!  I was looking for a form- fitting dress to fit under a skirt, and found it at Marshall’s for $19! Each one of these looks are under $100.

Below I have listed three questions I ask myself before making a purchase.

1.) Do I already have something similar in my closet already? i.e. another striped dress

2.) Is it versatile/ Can I dress it up or down?

3.) Is it a transitional piece? Will it only be worn for one season, or can I wear it all year long?

I hope these questions help you, as much as they do me!

X- A

[Yasmin Sarai Photography]

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