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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.

WHAT I WEAR ON A GIRLS DAY OUT

WHAT I WEAR ON A GIRLS DAY OUT

Don't be deceived—it was sub-zero outside when these photos were taken. But nonetheless, my sister and I wanted to dress cute when we were walking around downtown. For us, comfort is always key, which is why we chose to wear big comfy sweaters over sheer (and unpractical in this tundra-like weather) blouses.

My sister Samantha is a jeans girl, and I'm definitely a tights girl. For her look, she wore a butterfly sleeve sweater paired with black skinnies both from Tobi. To accessorize and keep her neck warm, she threw on a cranberry-colored scarf, and completed the look with worn-in combat boots (PSA: combat boots are so trendy right now, here are some of my faves: 1 | 2 | 3). The oversized sleeves of her sweater were offset by the tight-fitting jeans. This ensemble was comfortable, proportionally balanced, and perfect for a day out-and-about.

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My look was still comfortable and warm, but instead of wearing jeans I opted for sparkly tights, worn under a gorgeous wrap skirt from Tobi. To stay extra warm, I wore an oversized turtleneck sweater, OTK suede boots, and a beanie. As someone who typically looks horrible in hats, I found that wearing my hair in pigtails is the perfect match for a tight-fitting hat, such as a beanie. If you're someone who also struggles with feeling confident and comfortable when wearing a hat, try pigtails! Here are a few of my favorite pigtail-spiration photos: 1 | 2 | 3!

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Whoever said you can't be comfortably cute when venturing out in freezing weather was wrong! It is possible. Take ideas from my sister and I the next time time to decide to head out when the weather is less than ideal. 


SHOP OUR LOOKS

samantha's ensemble

JEANS | SWEATER | SCARF | COMBAT BOOTS | SUNNIES

amanda's ensemble

TIGHTS | SWEATER | SKIRT | OTK BOOTS | BEANIE


If you decide to recreate any of our looks, make sure to tag me in your photos on Instagram! 

with love & light, Amanda

* A special thanks to Tobi for collaborating with me on this post!
 All pieces from Tobi were sent to me for free. All opinions are my own * 

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