My First Month in LA: Foodie Edition

I’m homesick y’all, and it just hit me today September 8th. It’s my first month in LA and I’m already homesick. What part of the game is this?

Let me start by thanking God that I was finally able to move into my apartment after waiting a month. Amen! I absolutely love my new apartment. The location is central to everything, I can get to a Target, Walmart, Tj Maxx or an Ikea with in 15-20 mins. Bingo!

Within my first month of living in LA, I was able to stay with a cousin in Laguna and really explore that whole area and all of its wonderful shopping. Outside of shopping I’m also a foodie! Laguna didn’t have the best food but I did come across one restaurant called The Melt. I would call them a “grilled cheese spot” that would be the simplest description of them.

I went twice and had two damn good sandwiches. One was called the “Mac Daddy” it had Mac and Cheese, smoked bacon and crispy onions. My second visit I got the “Steak and Cheese” their version of a Philly cheesesteak. Heaven in mouth!

The Melt

Once I moved into my place I was able to check out some new and old restaurants in my area. One old restaurant that I have already been to was Salsa and Beer. Probably one of my all time favorite Mexican restaurants so far. Best meal on the menu… The California Burrito. Succulent shrimp, steak and chicken. Definitely enough food to have leftovers for lunch the next day. If you’re ever in town make sure you check them out!

A new restaurant that I checked out was a Vegan restaurant called Doomie’s. They have Big Mac’s and Fried Chicken. I know its hard to believe its  Vegan but it is. Check out their menu and my meal below.

Fried Chicken, French Fries & Mac and Cheese


Shrimp Po-Boy


Last but not least, my favorite hot dog spot… Dog Haus! Some of the most tasty Hot Dogs and sausages I’ve ever had in my life. Below is the “Thai Fighter” You just have to check it out for yourself.

Dog Haus


On your next trip to Los Angeles you should definitely check out these delicious spots!



In Living Color.

I was so excited that I was able to snag this skirt from the Victoria Beckham x Target collection for $17! Patience is the key! Because the line was very affordable to begin with, my frugal butt wanted it to be even cheaper because I am a Sale rack shopper… nothing wrong with that. So abut two weeks after the launch, Target marked the line down and then they marked it down again a week later. It’s like they want it out the store. So guess what?? Im helping them. I also snagged two other skirts that I can maneuver for work and play.

You do what you want when you Bloggin’


My business partner Christen tagged me in photo on IG of a shirt that read “You do what you want when you blogging” and I instantly fell in love. This was the blogger tee for me. I mean obviously we have come across other cool blogger tees but this one rang true to our values as bloggers. We are two up and coming frugal fashion bloggers/influencers out her trying to make it on our terms. All in all we do what we want! This blog look is based around this special Tee and I want to give a special shoutout to Shea @Sheawhatsreal on IG for coming up with this Genius shirt idea for Bloggers. Make sure you snag one! Link below!




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Shirt: Shop With Shea

Skirt: Tj Maxx

Choker: Derria’s Closet

Sneakers: Nordstrom

Jacket: Buffalo Exchange