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That In Satin

I’m back (insert crying emoji)! I shut myself out of social media to give myself sometime to deal with insecurities, my self-conscience-mess, and other personal issues. I just needed some time to think about what I wanted in life. I found myself constantly thinking about my career goals and how to set things in motion so I can reach those goals.

As for blogging- I thought about whether I should continue on this journey? Could I continue without getting sidetracked with self doubt and negativity? Can I do what I love and love myself in the process? I hope so. Sometimes you forget why you start something and it becomes something you had to envisioned sometimes for the better and sometimes not. I started this blog because I wanted to share my style for those who like to look sexy, chic, and stylish without breaking the bank…unless they can and want to. Regardless, I am here to stay through all my ups, downs and your budget needs.

I’m 32 now and a new set of responsibilities have taken over my life, but there’s always room for a good time in my book. For my birthday a few weeks ago, I wanted to stand out and not go the usual LBD (little black dress) route. Satin is having a moment right now and I am totally for it. Who doesn’t like the softness, sensual, sexy feeling when you throw on a dress like this one. You also can’t go wrong with embracing color in your 30’s or at any age. If you have somewhat of your s*** together -you should feel sexy in the process.

It was my first time wearing a pair of Aldo shoes and I have to say they did not disappoint. I could have gone with a simple ankle strap, but I was dying to get a pair with all that fluff on the front band. They’re affordable and even more now that they’re on sale! Super feminine and playful for a night out on the town to celebrate my born day.

I normally keep it very simple, so simple many of my outfits you’ll see are accessorized with just a sparkly stud, but this Summer I’m blingin’ it way out and keeping it cool in hoops and layered necklaces.

Thank you for all of your kind words and birthday wishes. I promise to be back and better than before!

Are you experimenting with Satin this season?

Love, BudgetSai

Photos By: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Dress, $23 (sold out); similar here and here, splurge here
  • Aldo Shoes (on sale now!)
  • Vintage Gucci Monogram Handbag (old); find it here
  • Necklaces and Bracelets my own.

Shopping 101 -The Men’s Section

You know who always has the best selection of hoodies? Forever 21 -the men’s section. If you haven’t checked it out, what are you waiting for? When I’m looking for a hoodie, I’m looking for straight comfort; no frills, no fuss. I like them long and over-sized, so I do my part to support the athleisure movement by adding a pair of leggings (not this day, but most of the time) and my go-to Nike sneakers. To me, there’s something about dressing masculine that brings out your femininity more. I look cozy not bulky, you know none of that sloppy sweat pant look. Even when you’re out running errands, you don’t have to look like it. 😉 As much as I love to dress up, I know some of you are more inclined to dress casually so I wanted to show you how I do causal.

What do you think? Do you ever shop in the men’s section? What’s your go-to casual look?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Men Pocket Sleeve Bomber Jacket, $35
  • Forever 21 Men Distressed French Terry Hoodie, $25
  • J Brand Jeans (old); similar here
  • Nike Free 5.0, $100
  • Aldo ‘Grelillan’ Earrings, $20 (pack)
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte  Lipstick in ‘nude nuance’, $6 via Target.com

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.

Questions? What would you like to see (more of ) on the blog?

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 Warm Up

Although we are not experiencing normal temperatures here on the east coast and global warming is at the back of our minds, I know I’m not the only one feeling a bit relieved that the brick ass weather hasn’t arrived yet. Until Winter starts to feel like itself again, it’s slits and leather jackets for the win!

I’m a big leopard lover in small doses, but this time around I went with a flow-y m-slit maxi dress. I had this outfit in mind for the Fall and though technically Fall ended just yesterday, there never seemed to be a right. I added a leather jacket and booties as oppose to the real warmer look here. Sometimes those Summer dresses come in handy on weird weather days. I kept my makeup minimal during the day and then put on red lipstick for nighttime. Red + leopard = classic.

Has your Christmas outfit ideas changed due to the warmer temperatures?

Is everyone done with their Christmas shopping?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: H

  • Forever 21 leopard Print Maxi Dress (old); similar here, here and here
  • Diane von Furstenberg ‘Alfie’ Cropped Leather Jacket (old); similar here, splurge here
  • Zara Peep Toe High Heel Bootie (no longer available); similar here, here, here, splurge here
  • Nine West le club minaudiere clutch in Gold; $50 (last year), similar here

Monroe

Modern day Marilyn…in all black of course. What do you think of this copy cat look?

Would you like to see me more outfit inspiration posts on my blog?

Happy Hump Day!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Double-Breasted Vest (worn as a dress), $34.90 (on sale now for $23.99)
  • Vintage Satin Sash (around the waist); similar here and here
  • Chanel Vintage Bag; similar here
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (no longer available); similar here and splurge here