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Let’s Get Together, Yeah Yeah Yeah

This time of year, you’re going to your office holiday parties, mix and mingling with coworkers. Normally it’s hard to get the guys together in one place at the same time for an office party, but this time I planned in advance for our small get together. We all went to a restaurant close by that recently opened, Anejo TriBeCa for some tortas and tacos. If you’re having a margarita, make sure you know which tequila you want, they have a vast amount to choose from! I went with a classic Anejo tequila and it was everything and more. Every time I walked by the restaurant on my way home I would stand at the light admiring the chandeliers. I can’t blame Sia for making such an ear worm that is “Chandelier”. Overall, the place is ideal for a happy hour with friends.

Office party looks are usually a treat because you get to add some festive and sparkly touches to your otherwise work appropriate look. It’s been a little crazy trying to settle into my new place so black has been my savior during these times. The only sparkle I added was this multi black stone cocktail ring I borrowed (shhh!) from my sister months ago! I also have the grey version! The cold has never stopped me from slipping into a dress or skirt, but oh boy was it a cold one. This duster coat from Forever 21 was a Cyber Monday purchase I couldn’t resist. I’ve been eyeing this coat ever since it came out, but it just wasn’t cold enough. Unfortunately I waited too long and only one color was available in my size. Don’t you just hate that?

FYI: I’ve been keeping busy at the law office and working on my 2015 blog goals. I mean it is just 18 days away right?

What do you wear to your holiday parties? What were your Black Friday and Cyber Monday buys?

Have a beautiful weekend!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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Black Friday

Freezing weather came early and so did Black Friday! To fight off those blistering temperatures I decide to wear an all black look to keep me warm. It’s never a good thing to wear leather leggings in the cold without a pair of tights underneath. It really kept me warm, even brave enough to take off my coat to show you all the rest of my outfit.

The booties are truly a favorite of mine and I actually recommend suede booties over leather ones. I especially like it when the boots age a bit and it starts to show, a vintage touch that can tone down a head to toe sequin look. I paired my leggings and booties with one of my thicker turtlenecks for added warmth and my wool coat for a feminine and sophisticated finish.

The red on my nails stood out even more when I accessorized with all sorts of rings: cocktail, statement and midi rings. The icing on the cake is none other than a pair of black sunglasses, it has New York written all over it.

Do you live in black clothing? Do you think “all black everything” is a New York thing?

Happy Friday! Happy Weekend!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Adrienne Vittadini turtleneck Sweater (old); similar here
  • BLANKNYC Vegan Leather Leggings (old); newer version here and here
  • Steven by Steve Madden ‘Marshha’ Bootie via Marshalls (old), available here
  • Cocktail ring (old); similar here
  • Forever 21 Midi Rings (in stores); similar available online
  • Forever 21 Subtle Glam Cutout Ring in Gunmetal, $4.80

Let It Go

Can you tell by the layers and layers of black that I am mourning the delayed arrival of Spring? In New York City, it seems like Winter just doesn’t want to let go. I opted out of the bulkiness of a coat and went for the sleek monochromatic layered look by combining a slim turtleneck, skinny jeans and smooth leather accessories to the heavy textured boucle vest.

How did you layer up this Winter?

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  •  Adrienne Vittadini Boucle Vest from Neiman Marcus (no longer available), similar style here
  • H&M Turtleneck; $10
  • GAP Double O-Ring Belt, similar style here
  • Joe’s Honey Booty Fit Bootcut Jean in Black from Bloomingdale’s, I had them tailored into skinny jeans
  • Wythe NY ‘Rachel’ Over the Knee Boot from Gilt; $159 (no longer available), similar styles here and here
  • Luana Top Handle Handbag from Marshall’s (over 5 years old), you can find Luana Handbags on ebay.com