2014

Fresh End To A Fresh Start

Last week I went out on my lunch break for some retail therapy. After Christmas, the deals are phenomenal, especially at Joe Fresh. I racked up on some much needed essentials, like this dolman tee. Basics can always be mixed in with the next set of trends, sometimes you’ll buy something now and still wear it for seasons to come.
I love a slouchy top, boyfriend jeans (also from Joe Fresh) and pumps on a casual running around kind of day. Yes, I run in heels!
What trends do you look forward to in 2015?
Roomy denim? Military greens? Shirtdresses? Or maybe you’re as excited as I am to try All White Everything?
Have a Happy and Safe New Year! See you all in Twenty Fifteen!
xoxo, Budget$ai

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Photo Credit: Samantha Cabral (Instagram: @zamnsam)

Just Because

My parents just moved to an apartment in Midtown Manhattan. My mom is super excited to be back in our old neighborhood, next to my elementary school, close to my aunt’s house, and everything else Hell’s Kitchen has to offer. I especially can’t wait to visit the holiday window displays at fifth avenue. I arrived to this year’s Thanksgiving early with my sister, but my mom had already started the cooking. While waiting for the turkey, my photographer and I decided to take some outfit pics in the park across the street.

Cold weather can make you not want to set foot outside, but I finally got to wear this jumpsuit I had planned to wear earlier in the Fall. I’m loving jumpsuits right now. If you do too, make sure you adjust, every so often. I pulled up my pants so that the lace up shoes can show, and unbuttoned one button. I wanted to showoff my waist for an overall balance. I braved the temperatures in lace up sandals and no coat! It’s been 3 days since the shoot and thank goodness I feel fine! I planned my manicure color first and worked the outfit around it. It was a color I knew I had to wear now before all the usual reds and golds for December holiday madness.

This has to be one of the best shoots in a long time. The creativity, setting and shots were all done by my photographer, @zamansam (Instagram).

Will you be wearing jumpsuits this Winter?
How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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It was time to bring out another one of my Altuzarra for Target pieces. The week is almost over, but let’s throw it back to Monday. Yes, it’s the worst day of the work week for many (especially for me), so I chose to start off on a good fashion note. You know, happy. There’s something about being dressed up in all black that makes me feel confident, sexy and yes, happy. Although it being a dark color, I don’t see it that way. And you shouldn’t either. Don’t worry, be happy. It sure won’t be the last time you see me in this sweater, just look at those cranes! Even if you don’t have the broadest shoulders in the pact, wearing a top with shoulder detail can make anyone want to do the ‘shoulder lean, shoulder lean.” Here I paired the beautiful gold birds with a black faux leather skirt and black strappy sandals, the perfect debut. I kept my hair sleek with a middle part, for an overall ‘put together’ look.

Speaking of happy, tomorrow’s Friday! 🙂

How are you rockin’ your Altuzarra for Target pieces lately?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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