behind the bwab


I'm Amanda Kaplan,  a 20-something social media savant, journalist and blogger.

Brunette with a Budget revolves around my passion for a vegan and ethical lifestyle, while still maintaining a budget. Along with wellness and beauty, my blog also focuses personal style for the free spirit and sustainable and ethical fashion. While my interests may vary, my blog is an outlet for expressing my passions in written form through well-researched content and captivating imagery.

I call the Midwest my humble abode, and I'm currently studying Journalism and Fashion Business at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.

Learn more about my professional work at by Amanda Kaplan, my online portfolio.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, are interested in collaborating, or if you just want to send me a note and say "hello."

with love & light, Amanda