brian atwood

First Comes First

One week down, 51 more to go! This past week the city froze over so that only meant one thing for me: home sweet home. I took the time to relax and gather my thoughts. Think about how to keep my family together, think about what I want in love, and think about my first love: my blog AND my future.

How can I keep my followers entertained, intrigued, wanting more from ME? How can I not get sidetracked with the outside influence surrounding me? What do I want? I’m going through changes in my life and I would like to take you all along for the ride. So hold on to your Winter hats!

One thing is certain, I will make my days count. And I’ll do so with glitz and glamour. First (comes first) outfit of the year…

In sparkles none the less. I stole this look from the boys because I was sick and tired of wearing a dress every New Year’s Eve and every special occasion -BUT in whatever you choose to wear, this holiday calls for all things sexy. I did so by opting out wearing anything underneath the tuxedo blazer. I mean it’s 2018, take risks, pretty please. Also why not wear the pants? It was perfect way to end the year and start a new one, ‘con los pantalones bien puesto’ (translation: pants well put on). What do wide leg pants need? The perfect Brian Atwood platform peep toe heel. They have just the right amount of color to liven up an otherwise standard monochrome look.

I’m not one to brag, but yes I am. My New Year’s Eve makeup was all done by me! Okay nothing that special, but I’m beginning to love eye shadow!

Who wants to see beauty posts in 2018? How is the new year treating you?

Love, BudgetSai

Photos By: @zamnsees (Instagram)


Ready to shake it in a jumpsuit and sky high heels at the Daddy Yankee concert…

Jumpsuits are great for the girl who is running late! Oops! One leg, second leg in and you’re good to go (and very quick to remove when you come back home all danced out). I slipped into these B by Brian Atwood pumps that I bought myself some birthdays ago and I have to say the 6 inch heel is as comfortable as it can get! Plus the jumpsuit was way too long so the height of the shoe paired up perfectly.

Sorry I’ve been missing in budgetsai action, but sometimes a mental break and some hair touch ups is needed before I can get back on my grind and on your Instagram feed. 🙂

Fall is here, are you ready for sweater weather? Happy Hump Day!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

Denim Days – Budget’s First Shoot

A few months ago my cousin Ariel, an aspiring photographer at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York approached me to be the model in her fashion photo shoot. I had already started my style blog and she’s been very supportive so I agreed to do it. Who doesn’t enjoy having their picture taken in this day and age?

Her assignment was to put a “lookbook” together of some current fashion trends and have someone model them for the camera, which exactly what I do for my blog now.

I decided to spice it up for the shoot since I was playing the part of a fashion model and being extra creative with the clothes; after all it was a beautiful warm day in Central Park to show extra skin. Below, you’ll see the denim on denim trend, the current obsession with overalls and my personal favorite boyfriend jeans.

What’s your favorite denim trend?

Hope you enjoy it!

xoxo, Budget$ai









Denim Look #1

  • Blanknyc ‘All Over It’ Overalls in Bug Out; $118 via Bloomingdales (on sale now), more budget-friendly overalls here and here
  • American Apparel Nylon Spandex Micro Mesh Bra in Purple (color not available online); $14
  • Boutique 9 ‘Justine’ Pumps in Red Patent via Marshalls, similar via

Denim Look #2

Denim Look #3

  •  Joe’s Jeans Rolled Short (different wash); via a sample sale, similar here
  • H&M Men’s Denim Shirt; $34.95
  • Giuseppe Zanotti Satin Wedge via Marshalls (many years ago); $199.99, similar here