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This Means Business

Back to cooler temperatures, I toughed it out in my biker jacket, studded pumps, torn skinny jeans and made it work appropriate with a button up shirt to the top and a bright red lip for some exxxtra sexy. It’s Black Friday I know many of you are out there toughin’ it out at your favorite stores. Hope you all get what’s on your buying list!

Happy Shopping Day!

Hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend (breaking the bank)!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • H&M Leather Jacket, $199 (last season); new version here and more here
  • White Button Down Shirt via Marshalls (old); similar here
  • H&M Skinny High Jeans; $39.95
  • Casadei Studded Leather Pointy Pumps close up via coolspotters.com (gift); similar here
  • Revlon ‘Really Red’ Matte Lipstick
  • H&M 16 Pack Rings, $5.95
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Ch-Ch-Changes

This past Monday was a life changing experience for me. For some it wouldn’t have been that dramatic, but trying to keep your apartment was a big deal to me. After a successful meeting with the landlord, I can now breathe easy and enjoy the holidays. To make it even better, the weather was a high of 70 degrees! You know what that means? Open toe shoes! Yes I went as far as looking like I was cut out of a Resort 2015 ad! A button down safari shirt, denim skirt, camouflage sandals and sunglasses that scream I’m ready for a vacation! After all this I think it’s time for one, so even if I couldn’t book a trip, I had to dress the part. For now,  I’m just happy to be spending Thanksgiving with my parents in their new home.

How will you spending Thanksgiving this year?
Any vacation plans in 2015?

Have a wonderful and grateful Thanksgiving weekend!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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When The Light Gets In

Who doesn’t want to take advantage of the beautiful weather and go for a spontaneous brunch? I sure did in my white shoes, even after Labor Day. Whomever made that rule, never realized that the times would eventually change and let’s be real some of us are happy it has. When you don’t stick to the “rules” you have much more options throughout the year. Perfect example this midi skirt can go from Spring to Fall, depending on what you pair it with. For my Fall look, I paired my white and burgundy with a dusty pink to balance out the colors. Speaking of balance, my photographer (follow more of her photography on Instagram @zamnsam) had to put in the extra mile for the photos this day because Mr. Sun kept stealing the spotlight. In the end it all worked out, sometimes the best things come out of sticky situations.
What do you think of my Spring to Fall look?
Will you be wearing white this Winter?

xoxo, Budget$ai
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  • Nasty Gal Cropped Sweater (old)
  • H&M Midi Skirt (old); similar here
  • Pour La Victoire ‘Eastona’ Pointy-Toe Patent Pump in White via Bloomingdales; Size 9 via ebay.com and similar here
  • Vintage Fendi Shoulder Bag (gift)
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Lumberjack

Black to plaid…this has to be one of my favorite flannel button downs for Winter. I’ve had it for years and I wear it with everything; jeans, skirts even tied around my waist all through Winter. Although it isn’t Winter just yet, the weather has been brutal and if you’re not wearing anything to warm you up at the moment, I don’t know what you’re thinking! It’s time to throw on your cold weather gear!

How are you handling early Winter temperatures?
What do you think of the plaid trend?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Forever 21 Plaid Flannel Shirt (old)
  • True Religion Straight Leg Jean in Dusty Black/Grey (old)
  • DV by Dolce Vita ‘Fife’ Leopard-Print Suede Ankle Boots; $69 via Gilt.com, you can also find them via amazon.com
  • ASOS Removable Fleece Lined Parka (old)
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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
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Pinkalicious

She loves pink and pink loves her back.

A super cute endless story of a pink obsessed little girl. I took my niece to see Pinkalicious The Musical Sunday afternoon and I’ve never seen so much pink in one room, tutus everywhere and even dads in the audience were getting their pink on. She had an absolutely great time in her pink ensemble and so did I. :)

Do you love musicals? How about the color pink?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Target Plaid Button Down Shirt, $14.99
  • Target Tutu, $20.00
  • Target Circo Girls’ Tights (available in stores); similar here
  • Target Hello Kitty Glitter Shearling Boots, $27.99
  • Target Hello Kitty Faux Fur Vest (old); similar here
  • Target Hello Kitty Puffer Jacket (old); similar here
  • Target Pink Glitter Cross Body Purse, $10.00
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Golden Opportunity

I knew I was going to wear this sweater again, just two of my favorites in one, black and gold. It also makes me feel relieved that my money spent on a fashion collaboration hasn’t gone to waste. Gold is definitely my favorite metal of choice. I’d pick gold over silver or rose gold any day. These shoes in particular caught my eye because of it’s metallic accents. I was dying to wear an outfit that could comfortably pass off as glamorous. Shoes always accomplish that for me and I love wearing these Jessica Simpson pair any chance I get. A slouchy sweater and boyfriend jeans is almost like being in pajamas all day! Now if only I could sleep in…

What fashion collaboration has been your favorite thus far?

What’s your favorite metallic?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  •  Altuzarra for Target Sweater with Crane Embroidery, $49.99 (sold out)
  • Joe Fresh Boyfriend Jean in Medium Wash; $49 (sold out), Light Wash still available viajoefresh.com, similar here
  • Jessica Simpson ‘Calkins’ in Gold-Clear Liquid Metallic Heels via 6pm.com; $64.99 (also available in Black and Gunmetal), similar here