basics

TLC for your LBD

A little black dress goes a long way. You can’t go wrong with one no matter what the occasion. This LBD outfit was inspired by KKW on her trip to Cuba. I put this look together for a bachelorette party I attended 2 weeks ago. A bachelorette party or a club night is the only time you should go this short. Then of course there’s KKW that went sightseeing with all that sexiness. Instead of going for the choker with a cross like she did, I chose a heart locket velvet choker. Ever since I was little, I’ve had an obsession with hearts, so my 2 chainz moment both had pretty little hearts dangling from my neck. I kept my hair loose even though the heat made it impossible to keep it that way! Then there was the shoes: Stecy never lets me down. Ankle strap shoes are classy even with a mini dress. For a mini dress, I think the more delicate the shoe, the better. Stay away from platform shoes to avoid looking extra clunky and trashy. Also, opt for simple makeup for the girl who who wants to balance out her sexy.

Let that LBD shine!

Happy Hump Day!
xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos by: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • Target Cotton Tank dress (old); similar here and here
  • Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ Ankle Strap Sandal
  • Forever 21 Heart Locket Choker (Available in stores); similar here
  • 14k Gold heart necklace (my own)
  • Nine West ‘le club’ minaudiere clutch in Gold (old); similar here

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)

Strawberry Bubblegum

“Hey, hey, hey…” this weekend I went to my brother-in-law’s birthday BBQ at their home in Jersey. I find BBQs to be what summer is all about; spending time with the family and indulging in the finer things in life: FOOD. To honor one of the kinds of foods at BBQs, I chose to wear my vintage Moschino Cheap and Chic strawberry wedges. Trends are really tricky and some of us are afraid to try them or get caught up in every single trend. You don’t want to spend money on a piece of fashion that’s never going to be in style again. That’s where these wedges come in, I bought them about 5 (maybe more) years ago not thinking about if they were in style or not. In the moment, I just loved them, still do. They normally come out in the summer and sometimes they don’t come out at all.

With today’s pineapple print craze, I thought I’d throw a strawberry (wedge) into the fruit bowl, pair them with a denim circle skirt and a beige basic top to stay within the color scheme to keep it simple. If you want to invest in something like shoes and handbags that in the moment were on trend don’t worry because it will come around again, even if it is 5 or more years later. Most of all remember it’s your style, you wear what you want, when you want.

What’s your BBQ style?

Goodbye May!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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