budget friendly gift guide

Holiday 2017 Gift Guide: Under $50

For the last of the holiday gift guides I decided to remain budget friendly picking things that are under $50. I chose $50 as a budget because, well, things just get better when you spend a little bit more money. Sure, you can swing by and pick up a $8 ornament at Starbucks, but there’s just something about Chambong that is just more fun. Who doesn’t want to guzzle champagne faster than human life ever intended?

SHOP: Kristin Ess gift set, Who What Wear pumps, Glass wine bottle ornaments, The New York Times: 36 Hours USA & Canada, Blue Bottle Coffee blend box, Sugarfina Cheers! bento box, Williams Sonoma monogrammed cheese board, Williams Sonoma copper & marble cheese knives, Marble notebook, Chambong, BaubleBar earrings, Craft cocktail set, Demi salt & pepper shakers, Turntable Kitchen subscription, Diamond glasses, Extend Your Style Dry Shampoo Collection

Check out all the gift guides: Best Friends, Pets, Mom & Dad, Misters, Sisters


Holiday 2017 Gift Guide: Best Friends

The best gift guide has arrived. The perfect gifts for sisters from another misters. The person who gives you guy advice you’re likely not to take and eventually regret. The person who encourages you to “eat the burger” because life is way too short to keep eating kale. The person who orders pitchers of margaritas because life. Best friends often know things about us that no one else really does. They are there for us when we do dumb things or attempt to stop us from doing dumb things.

I appreciate my best friend immensely for more reasons than stated above. She makes my life exciting where it normally would be boring. She encourages me to try new things, not to stay at home on Saturday nights, and let’s me know everything will be fine even when I don’t believe it ever will be. She’s really part of my family and always has the right thing to say when others really don’t. We may scream at each other sometimes, but it’s probably because I’m being ridiculous about something (like stressing out about getting lost or getting a B on a test). So I created this gift guide filled with special things for best friends.

Particularly my best friend. Who loves buying things she doesn’t really need late at night especially if it’s gold and shiny. They are the gifts that show our best friends how much we appreciate them and all they do for us throughout the year.

SHOP: Pop & Suki best friend keyring, Slip silk pillowcase, Everlane sweater, Native Union marble iPhone dock, Hansel from Basel cat socks, GLDN best friend necklace, Ouai To Go kit, BH Cosmetics brush set, Cat corkscrew, Vinebox subscription, Brooklinen candle set, Monogram pasta shirt, Sugarfina But First Cocktails bento box, The Curated Closet, Eataly: Contemporary Italian Cooking, Lancome Olympia Le Tan Le Vernis top coat


2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Sisters

I was too young to fully understand what my parents were saying when they told me I was gonna be a big sister. I think once I figured it out the family photos of me looking less than impressed holding my new baby sister said it all. But really my sister and I were the only kids around growing up in my family for the most part so we got into a lot of trouble together. We may have had disagreements about who “borrowed” (stole) what from who and she may have been my guinea pig too many times (okay so it was real make up not play make up, mom. Sorry), but I always had her back. No one was ever going to tell her the truth about Santa or let her take the fall for breaking something she never even touched. That’s what makes sisters awesome sometimes.



The Fall Shop

I  think technically there’s only so many weeks of fall left making this post relatively useless, but I’m not really bothering to pay attention to that. Arizona really only has about two real seasons anyway. Since there are still plenty of fall time left, I put together somewhat of a fall shop. It’s filled with things I really love right now and things that just are great to have. It’s like Oprah’s Favorite Things only I’m not Oprah, and this isn’t a special segment on GMA.



What I’m Loving: Summer Edition

I’m sorry for the surplus of summer themed posts lately. Although I’m not really sure what else I’d be writing about since it is, well, summer. I’ve shared my bucket list and now I thought I would share some other things on my radar. Products mostly to enhance the summer experience so think of it almost like a curated shop by yours truly.


  1. I love how this tee has the appearance of iron on letters making it feel slightly vintage. Madewell | $23
  2. A linen blouse paired with denim shorts and a cute sandal looks chic and relaxed with minimal effort. H&M | $30
  3. Slip on loafers are still all the rage, and these are on sale (currently) and budget friendly. Topshop | $24
  4. This top pulls double duty: adds a touch of bright color to an outfit and shows off the shoulders.  Zara | $10



The List: July

I genuinely don’t know how it’s already July. The year is more than half over? Where did the time go? I hope the next few months are far better than the last few, but rather than being such a Debbie Downer enjoy some really cool things currently on my radar.



The List: June

Just everything giving me serious heart eyes this month.

Tretorn sneakers, J. Crew skirt, Tarte eye treatment, Essie polish, H&M top, Alexa Chung skirt, Madewell bag