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In the Fluff

For those not keeping track, it’s been a weird Winter for New York and the rest of the East Coast. This past weekend we hit all time lows temps! Brutally cold weather only means one thing for me: faux fur. If you don’t have a faux friend to keep you warm or it’s just not your cup of tea, piling layers on top of layers is your best survival plan. There was a point where I couldn’t feel my face from being outside no more than 5 minutes! However, my goal this Winter is to fight through the temperatures with fashion. I will not surrender and wear sweats, I WILL NOT!

This total fluff of mine is from Topshop. The color is in and guess what? It goes perfectly with an all black ensemble, letting this baby shine on her own. I’ve been trying to find the perfect sombrero for my head shape to wear this Winter, a change up from the usual functional Winter hats. This one flatters my oval face, keeps me warm, and it’s cute too.  Finished it off with boots, thick leggings and a turtleneck bodysuit -no skin in sight, but still oh so sexy.

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xoxo, Budgetsai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Aldo ‘Crucia’ hat, $25.00
  • Topshop Faux Fur Open Cardigan (old); similar here and here
  • Missguided Long Sleeve Turtleneck Bodysuit, $20.40
  • Topshop Leggings (old)
  • Vintage Cocktail ring

The City Is My Playground

Sometimes you have to take deep breaths, give your mind and your feet a break! When I’m running around doing some last minute shopping or running around for the office I like to do it in comfortable, but stylish too -New Balance 750v2’s. They were a great #fabfound purchase at Marshall’s a few months back. New Balance has a newer version currently on sale for the holidays. Get your sneak on!

Thank Goodness It’s Friday! Stay warm!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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Making a Little White Noise

Since it was my last beach day, I wanted to go out with a bang. A cut-out one-piece was the way to go. A classic silhouette with a modern twist, and white HOT! I paired the swimsuit with a colorful cover-up, simple straw hat, and piece of jewelry to glam up my look. I know it sounds like a lot, but sometimes more is more.

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  • Forever 21 Daydreamer Woven Kimono; $19.80
  • Asos Cutwork Detail Swimsuit; $33.87
  • Urban Outfitters Roseville Metal Cuff, $28.00 (about 2 years old), similar styles here. Before I left on vacation I stopped in Forever 21 and saw they have a cuff identical to this one in gold and silver.
  • J.Crew Summer Straw Hat in Natural (purchased in 2011); $34.50
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Santorini Straw Tote; $150 at Marshalls (5 years old), no longer available but you can find this one and more at ebay.com
  • Havaianas Slim Animal Flip-Flops in Dark Grey; $11.05 , a Bloomingdales sale 2 months ago, more Havaianas Flip-Flops at Bloomingdales, 6pm.com and Havaianas.com