ankle strap heels

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

Razzle Dazzle ‘Em

I had a great time at the show Sunday afternoon, it was everything I expected it to be and some! Amazing! Go see it now!

In my previous post about prepping for the musical, I mentioned the outfit I had put together for this day; fringe top (flapper inspired), black coated jeans and my black patent Steve Madden high heeled sandals. Black is very slimming and elongates when paired with more and more black, but  I particularly liked the way the fringe detail stood out up against the coated denim, the same way the coated denim stood out up against the patent heels. All the black didn’t get lost because of all the bold textures, and all that jazz!

Will you be trying the fringe trend this Fall?

Happy Monday Number 2!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • H&M Fringed Top, $49.95 (Sold Out); similar here and here
  • Joe’s Jeans Coated Black Ankle Length Skinny via Marshalls; similar affordable one via bloomingdales.com and if you want to splurge, this one also via bloomingdales.com
  • Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ Ankle Strap Sandal, $79.95
  • H&M Cocktail Ring, $9.95 available in stores
  • Hermes ‘Birkin’ 30cm in Black Togo Leather (gift)