blazers

Knight and Shining Armor

Today it finally feels like Fall! That means more blazers like this one; a silk satin neutral that you can throw on -over a T-shirt, a turtleneck, like a cape, or with nothing underneath (like me). Don’t worry folks, I wore a belt to avoid any nip slips.

Theses vintage Levi’s needed some work done so I went to my local tailor where he took it in for a high waist fit. The jeans needed some adjusting, but that’s where the belt came in to the rescue -yet again! Stores like Urban Outfitters and the Vintage Twin, sell redone denim like Levi’s and the best part about that is you’ll always get a one of kind pair. 😉

Considering how much my belt secured the overall look of this outfit, I felt confident. Maybe it was the hardware, maybe the week I just finished having or maybe I didn’t let anything hang out in the process! I plan to bring many more accessories into my Fall wardrobe which help in rotating my favorite pieces without it looking like you’re wearing the same look twice!

How do you like to wear your blazer? What is your favorite accessory? How are we all cooling down this weekend?

Have a happy one!

xoxo, BudgetSai

Photos by @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • Loeffler Randall Blazer, available via ebay
  • Vintage Gianfranco Ferre Belt, similar here
  • Levi’s Vintage shorts; similar here
  • Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ in Gold (sold out); similar here
  • Loeffler Randall Gold Leather Clutch, available in black via ebay

Please Me…

That’s the color of my lipstick .

A blazer over a bodysuit under what I like to call ‘real boy’ shorts and open toe booties is my definition of office style with a side street.  I am always trying to find a balance between the two.

How do you think I pulled off this look? Would you wear bermuda shorts to the office?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • American Apparel Cotton Spandex Tank Thong Bodysuit, $26
  • Forever 21 Bermuda Trouser Shorts, $19.47
  • Forever 21 Collarless Blazer (old); similar here
  • Rachel Rachel Roy ‘Palissa’ Lace Up Shooties (old); similar here
  • Kate Spade New York ‘Ohh La La Large Bella Pouch in New York Journal Print (old); similar here
  • MAC Cosmetics ‘Please Me’ Matte Lipstick, $17.00

Bon Voyage 2014

Happy New Year!

Thank you all so much for all your likes, taking your time to comment and for all your support throughout the year. I appreciate it more than you know.

I can’t believe 2014 is gone and my one year ‘Budgetsai’ anniversary is right around the corner. I am thankful for all the love I’ve received from family, friends and those I’ve met along the way. I didn’t realize I wanted to do this until a friend told me to start a blog after using Instagram to share my daily outfit details. I was always interested in what people were wearing, but people would also ask me where I got what I was wearing? And I would actually feel like really? This? I’d tell them where, then they’d ask how much? And I’d say not much actually. I noticed that there were not too many budget style bloggers out there so I decide to give it a try. I love to share my budget finds with all of you and help out those close and not so close to me look for budget-friendly pieces whether it’s an everyday wardrobe, a night out on the town or just because you love a great deal.

Looking forward to share more of those great deals in 2015…

What would you like to see more of on my blog in 2015?

Below are some of your favorite looks of 2014:

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Stepping Out

Last week I went for a different look, and this is what I came up with, a touch of boho chic. I stepped out of my comfort zone when I chose to wear these worn out (nothing wrong with that) suede boho type over the knee boots with my office uniform. Normally I would have gone with a nude pump, buttoned up the blazer and added a thin belt around the waist for a sleeker appearance (try it), instead I decided to loosen things up and let the blazer blow with the wind! To not look completely washed out, I pouted my lips with Nars Velvet Matte lip pencil in Cruella. I’m not a fan of wrinkles (who is really?) and normally I would have passed on posting this look, but in the real life office world, sitting in front of the computer is part of my job and you’re bound to get wrinkled the minute you sit down! A girl can’t stand all day in heels! Try to stay wrinkle free ladies and gentlemen!

I should really start taking these outfit photos before I get to work!

What do you think of this look? How was everyone’s weekend? 

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Zara Camisole Top (old)
  • Donna Karan Vintage A line skirt; similar here
  • DVF Shade Jacket in Desert Dust (4 years old), similar here
  • DV Dolce Vita Suede Over the Knee Boot (old); similar here
  • Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, $25

A Walk Down Everlane

Last Tuesday I went to the Everlane showroom, met their down to earth team and got to hear a little bit about their journey into the online only shopping site. I found out about the brand through another blogger and was fascinated by the simplicity, but good quality of their clothes. My sister and I have been a fan ever since. I was able to try on a few of their newer pieces I’ve been interested in and I hope to get my hands on them soon. In this day and age every girl should have a few inexpensive wardrobe staples (like the tees and tanks that start at just $15!) in their closet to pair with jeans, denim cut offs (in the summer), flats, heels and or sneakers. I kept my look simple for the event in an Everlane tee, blazer and skinny jeans, but added a little bit of sexy to the beautiful basic by pairing it with snakeskin pumps and rosy cheeks.

What do you look for in a t-shirt? With so many to choose from nowadays, it’s hard not to be picky!

Hope everyone had a relaxed long weekend! 🙂

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • H&M Lightweight Jacket in Dusty Navy (Old), similar here and here
  • Everlane Cotton U-Neck Tee, $15
  • Current Elliot Skinny Ankle Jean in Olive via Gilt.com, similar here
  • Coach Pumps in Natural Snake (Old); newer version here and similar here
  • H&M Rings
  • Forever 21 Rings

Train of Dot

Last Friday I reunited with my friends, a much needed get together. As it was still warm enough to bare skin, I chose to wear a playful skirt and white button down, keeping it young and fresh; a blazer in case it got chilly at night (ended up in my hands the whole time). I’ve been “milking (it for all it’s worth”) my silver lace up heels before it gets too cold to wear, it turns out they can be styled in more ways than one. To wake up the look “just a little bit, just a little bit” I added my snakeskin mini messenger bag up against the polka dot, two (prints) are better than one.  I had my nails and lips in total Fall mode with bold colors: blue and red.

Do you have a favorite shoe you wear all the time? 

What prints are you into this Fall?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Old Navy Oxford Shirt in White, $24.94 (Now on sale for $17!0
  • Old Navy Pleated-Chiffon Skirt in ‘Warm Polka Dot’, $24.94 (also on sale for $14.97!)
  • H&M Lightweight Blazer in Navy, similar here
  • Schutz ‘Slate’ Sandal via Gilt.com (sold out), $109; more colors via schutz.com
  • Essie ‘Style Cartel’
  • Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet #40 La Sensuelle

Black Out

Mourning the early dismissal of summer in all black. That time in between seasons is always questionable for me especially with Fall. Do you tone down your colors or do you ride out that neon until September 21st? When you’re walking into Fall weather and you’re just too lazy to pair your summer tones with the upcoming season’s color palette, just count on black to stay on trend. Now I don’t mean do this all the time or give up completely. In a bodysuit and jeans you can still look put together without trying too hard while you’re still trying to figure out your Fall wardrobe. Add a simple, but sleek pump and a blazer for a polished look. I prefer deep v neck bodysuits and this one from American Apparel has a thong back which I prefer…no panty lines!

How was everyone’s Labor Day weekend? Are you ready for Fall?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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