Month: March 2015

Plaid Werk

Experimenting with clothes has always been a passion of mine. Sometimes I can wear a trend and make it my own, but not all trends are made equal. There’s just some trends that don’t suit my style and that’s okay because I’d rather stay true to myself.

As I get closer to 30, I’ve eliminated clothes that just aren’t me anymore, but a trend that I will never grow out of is the 90’s trend. Maybe it’s because I lived through it. Of all the 90’s trends, my favorite is most definitely plaid. The shirt that will always be in my closet has to be this red and black plaid flannel, it’s a bold accent to even the most casual outfits. I love to wear it tied around the waist more than anything. To make the ensemble look a little grown, I wore my favorite ankle strap heels for that extra push. You know that extra touch…especially with the red lip. 😉

Do you have a statement piece that always does it for you? Do you go mad for plaid? Is it the only thing keeping you warm these days?

April is just a couple of days away…
Happy Friday my fellow Budgeters!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos by: Samantha Cabral (@zamnsam on Instagram)

  • Bow and Drape The New Classic Sweatshirt, $48
  • GAP Vest (old); similar here
  • American Apparel Mesh Bodysuit (find it in stores); similar style here
  • Joe Fresh Boyfriend Jean (sold out); similar version here
  • Forever 21 Plaid Flannel Shirt (old); similar here
  • Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ Ankle Strap Sandal (now comes in 16 different colors!); similar here

Fur Realz

I threw on some faux fur over my jacket to keep warm and stylish, but I still felt like I needed some gloves, a scarf and my Uggs. The cold isn’t playing games, it just doesn’t want go away! I can’t get enough of the Canadian tuxedo also known as the denim on denim trend, it’s so easy to dress up with all sorts of pumps or sandals. This time I went back to my camouflage pair from the Cameron Silver for Nine West and mixed some gold accents.

Are you all still layering up? Where is Spring weather?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Zara Faux Fur Vest (old); similar here and here
  • Forever 21 Utility Jacket (last year), similar here and here
  • H&M Men’s Shirt, similar here and here
  • 7 For All Mankind Jeans (old), similar here
  • Nine West Cameron Silver ‘Jace’ Single Sole Pumps (old); similar here
  • Michael Kors Over-sized Chronograph Gold-tone Watch, 44mm via
  • Gold over Silver Bangles with Clear Stone; $27 at a sample sale, similar style here and sign up for sample sales here
  • Forever 21 Cocktail Ring (old); similar here
  • S Initial Ring from So God Jewelry Store in Soho, similar via
  • NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in ‘Maison’, $6

The Blueprint

I want it to be warm badly, enough to wear dresses and skirts without tights, but for now that’s the only thing I can do! Here I am in a throwback from last summer, wore it with the same boots from the outfit before I went to Tulum. The boots give it a 70’s vibe yet again although the dress itself screams vintage, that’s cause I got it at Crossroads Trading. They have so many great selections from all eras!

Oh Tulum, why couldn’t you rub off that warmth on me so I can rub it off on New York? As I’m sitting on the train writing this (the best time to gather my thoughts for outfit posts) everyone is wearing black in this car! I’m the only one in color! Winter what have you done?!
Guys and gals, it’s Spring! It’s okay to wear color! 
xoxo, BudgetSai

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That 70’s Sai

I’m an 80’s baby, but why not live a little bit like my parents did in the 70’s, groooovy. For once, I thought I was in the twilight zone, I didn’t know how much I look like my mom in these photos! I’ve always been a fan of flare jeans, that’s why I still have these 2010 William Rast for Target jeans. They fit so well, it was sad to see the brand go in 2013, but that’s okay I can wear them more now that they’re back in style. My favorite trends are ones you can pull off day and night. I can wear these with a blouse or a plain white tee. I like the elongated look flares give me because I’m a petite gal. As if I needed another reason to wear heels. 🙂

Are you feeling the 70’s trend?

Remember no matter what’s trending, stay true to your style, but don’t be afraid of change.

Happy Friday and have a beautiful weekend!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Until Next Time, Tulum

I finally got to wear my little white bikini I purchased from Gilt last year. I love their everyday noon sales from jeans and shoes, to swimwear and jewelry. There’s always great deals on many known names like Vix -a line I’d like to have more of in my swimsuit drawer this Summer. I can’t forget Victoria’s Secret Swim. They also have the sexiest, most unique pieces every year. This neon one-pierce came to me last year, but not soon enough. Summer goes by so fast! Where are you heat so I can live this life again? I’m ready! Are you?!

Tulum you were so good to us, I can’t wait until our next honeymoon. This was probably the best trip I’ve ever had with him (my photographer on this trip too :). Thank you and I love you.

Where shall we head to next? What swimsuits are you getting yourselves into this Summer?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Victoria’s Secret Reversible One-Piece (last year); newer version here, here and here
  • Printed American Apparel Chiffon Maxi Skirt (print no longer available), $46
  • Ring from Dor L’Dor Boutique (Englewood, NJ)
  • Havaianas Slim Flip Flop in Light Pink, $26
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Clear Clutch, similar here

Before and After the Ruins

What’s the first thing we did every morning? Eat! I think I had guacamole that early a few times during the trip! It was just too good! I like to have an outfit for every occasion even if it is just breakfast. On this day I let my dress flow and my tan glow.  I love a good maxi dress, they’re just so easy to wear in warm weather. Pair them with flat sandals or a high-heeled sandal for those extra long ones. We always took short walks around the resort and I couldn’t help but to admire the colors around me, so much I put myself in the photos! On the evening back from the ruins, I went to dinner in an all denim dress. The rest is history…
Just kidding! I can’t wait until I wear this dress again in the summer. It was super flattering on the body, so if you want your booty to pop some, a form-fitting denim dress like this one can work just like your favorite pair of jeans. I’m almost 100% sure that every girl’s favorite jeans are the ones that make your derrière look good!
Will you go with the maxi dress look or the all denim trend this Spring/Summer?
Xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Forever 21 Maxi Dress (last year); similar here
  • DV by Dolce Vita ‘Archer’ Sandal via
  • 14k Gold Bangles (my own)
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Clear Clutch, similar here

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  • Forever 21 Button-Down Denim Dress; similar here, splurge here
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (sold out); similar here (want!), splurge here
  • Rebecca Minkoff Mini Fringe Crossbody, $125 via
  • NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in ‘Sweet Pink’ also available at CVS Pharmacy

Tulum Ruins: Day 3

It was the middle of our trip and it was finally time to go see the Mayan Ruins in Tulum. We got on a local bus then took a 10 minute walk directly into the our destination. These particular ruins are the only ones that over look the ocean, a view that just takes your breath away. We spent most of the the time stopping at every structure and reading up on what each “building” represented for the Mayans. It was probably the hottest day of that week so we made sure to bring our swimsuits to take a dip in the water towards the end of our educational adventure. As we were leaving we stopped for some refreshing coconut water. Ahhh…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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