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The Night Before Christmas

Which on the calendar reads Christmas Eve, is the day most Latinos like myself and my family celebrate. We get together to eat tons of pernil (my shirt got the best of that dish), different kinds of rice dishes, mom’s famous spaghetti (requested at every party we attend), potato salad, green salad, flan and can’t forget the coqui. Christmas Eve is also a time to dress up and catch up on the year we’ve had. Super cliché for wearing red during the holidays, but it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to represent a holiday that I really enjoy -with my family. On that note, I nodded back to my high school days as Catholic school girl. I turned sweet into a sexy 30 with a secretary blouse with bows, mini skirt with pleats and leopard heels.

What did you think of my holiday fashion?
How did you spend the holidays?

I want to tell you a little bit of why I’ve been MIA lately -Christmas night my mother suffered a heart attack and underwent open heart surgery. It’s been almost 2 weeks since this difficult time in my family’s lives, but mom is at home recovering once again. She is one of the strongest people I know. Thank you for all your prayers and support. ❤

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • American Apparel Chiffon Secretary Blouse, $60
  • Zara Pleated Skirt (old); similar here
  • Ava and Aiden ‘Marilyn’ Ankle Strap Mary Jane Pump (old); similar here and here
  • Vintage Gucci Monogram Handbag (old); find it here
  • Vintage ring; similar here
  • 14k Gold Tennis Bracelet (a gift)
  • Opi ‘the spy who loved me‘ Nail Polish, $15 (4 piece set)

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

Stripes and White Denim

…and lots of chains in this look. I pulled my hair back, tied up my shirt and was ready for this week’s heat wave alongside my vintage Gucci bag; a shopper makes it so much easier to carry around your personal belongings. You can do like Fabolous does, and just throw it in the bag!

How are you all handling the heat in the N Y C? Do you keep cool in denim like I do? 

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: Jashira Carlo

  • Forever 21 Striped Shirt (old); similar here
  • GAP jeans (no longer available); similar here
  • Zara Lace Up Camel Sandals (sold out); more Zara sandals on sale here; similar here and splurge here
  • Vintage Gucci Shopper (gift); more on ebay.com
  • Chains from top to bottom:

Toy!

Clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry…toys!When I play dress up,  I take these toys very seriously. Don’t you?

What’s your favorite fashion toy? How would you accessorize a white shirt and denim shorts?

Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Old Navy Oxford Shirt in White (also in Pink and Blue), $20.00 today!
  • H&M Bermuda Shorts (my wash is in stores, not available online), $29.95
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (sold out); similar here (I so want!), splurge here
  • Balenciaga  S/S 10 Arena Classic First Bag; (gift) in Papeete
  • Vintage Cuff Bracelet

Denim x Denim x Denim

I went full on Britney and Justin today! I took denim on denim to the 3rd power indeed with this Dana Buchman denim tote.  Love that the bag is leopard inside just like my booties! Not sure if it was all the blue that had people turning heads or my ‘crazy hair I don’t care’ moment to top off the 90’s look.

Do you dig the curly redhead locks?

How do you think I pulled off the denim on denim on denim look? 

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • H&M Denim Shirt(old); men’s here
  • William Rast for Target Jeans (old); similar here, here, here and splurge here
  • Dana Buchman Denim Tote (old); similar here and here
  • DV by Dolce Vita ‘Fife’ Leopard-Print Suede Ankle Boots (old); similar here
  • 14k Gold Tennis Bracelet (a gift)

Red Alert

Last week I ended the week in my second favorite color: red. Red is vibrant, happy and passionate. I definitely feel a great amount of energy when I wear red. This American Apparel dress comes in over 5 colors to choose from, which to me is another feeling waiting to be felt! Should I get black, blue or nude? Dark, calm or pure?

How do you feel in your favorite color? Are you feeling the heat NYC?

Goodbye Monday!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • American Apparel Ponte Tank Dress; $58
  • H&M Men’s Shirt, similar here
  • Giuseppe Zanotti Satin Wedge via Marshalls (many years ago); $199.99, similar here
  • Leather bracelet via Marshalls (old)
  • Knitted bracelet via Dor L’Dor (old), more here
  • Similar Bracelets here and here
  • MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte ‘Heaux’ Lipstick (Limited Edition -no longer available)

Fur Realz

I threw on some faux fur over my jacket to keep warm and stylish, but I still felt like I needed some gloves, a scarf and my Uggs. The cold isn’t playing games, it just doesn’t want go away! I can’t get enough of the Canadian tuxedo also known as the denim on denim trend, it’s so easy to dress up with all sorts of pumps or sandals. This time I went back to my camouflage pair from the Cameron Silver for Nine West and mixed some gold accents.

Are you all still layering up? Where is Spring weather?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Zara Faux Fur Vest (old); similar here and here
  • Forever 21 Utility Jacket (last year), similar here and here
  • H&M Men’s Shirt, similar here and here
  • 7 For All Mankind Jeans (old), similar here
  • Nine West Cameron Silver ‘Jace’ Single Sole Pumps (old); similar here
  • Michael Kors Over-sized Chronograph Gold-tone Watch, 44mm via Bloomingdales.com
  • Gold over Silver Bangles with Clear Stone; $27 at a sample sale, similar style here and sign up for sample sales here
  • Forever 21 Cocktail Ring (old); similar here
  • S Initial Ring from So God Jewelry Store in Soho, similar via ebay.com
  • NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in ‘Maison’, $6