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Welcome to Brunette with a Budget.
A vegan wellness, beauty and fashion blog created by Chicago-based social media savant and journalist Amanda Kaplan.

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2017 | IF SHE'S WHIMSICAL...

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2017 | IF SHE'S WHIMSICAL...

It's the most wonderful time of the year again! Thanksgiving is right around the corner--tomorrow, actually--and that means Christmas is only a month away! Regardless of what holiday you celebrate, it's all about spending time with family and friends. But if you're someone who can't resist purchasing an amazing gift for a friend or family member, then this series is for you! Over the course of 4-weeks I will be released 4 different themed gift guides. So stay tuned, and enjoy!

 

BECAUSE WHO DOESN'T OWN KEYS...?

Every fashionista deserves a good key chain. Regardless if you use a keychain for work, your home, or to swipe out your public transportation pass (Me!), a stylish keyring can make a fashion statement on it's own. Below, are a few keychains that are fun, unique, and perfect for the whimsical gal in your life.

FLORAL KEY CHAIN | MONOGRAM KEY CHAIN | TASSEL KEY CHAIN | POM POM KEY CHAIN


everyone needs a good pair of shoes...

If you know someone who hoards shoes like a modern day Carrie Bradshaw, then this part of the guide is for you! Shoes are the centerpiece to any outfit, especially when they're colorful or patterned-adorned. Nothing says "whimsical" more than a pair of floral booties, metallic sneakers, or wooden-soled shoes--pick your favorite from the list below for the ultimate shoespiration. 

FLORAL BOOTIES | METALLIC BOOTIES | PLATFORM SNEAKERS | PLATFORM CLOGS | EMBELLISHED FLATS


SKIRTS ARE FOR EVERY DAY...

A skirt can be worn with anything and for any occasion, which is why it makes the perfect holiday gift. Instead of overthinking a full present, these whimsical skirts can be paired with a simple graphic tee for a more affordable option, or sweater and faux leather jacket if you're looking to upscale your gift.

TULLE MIDI SKIRT | EMBELLISHED MINI SKIRT | RUFFLED MIDI SKIRT | SPARKLE MIDI SKIRT


Which gift was your favorite? Do you have a whimsical fashionista in your life? Let me know in the comments below, and make sure to share your gift ideas with me on Instagram, @brunettewithabudget.

happy holidays, amanda

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