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Fine Wine

Nothing like fine wine to end the week right.

This color is very close to Pantone‘s color of the year. I love red so I was happy to find out that Marsala (earthy wine red) was this year’s go to hue. Burgundy in Spring? Yes, please.

What do you think about the color of the year? Will you rock it?

Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos by: @zamnsam (Instagram)

Tulum: Day 2/Night 2

Day 2 in Tulum meant to start working on a tan in none other than a little black bikini. I added a fun statement necklace and lots of arm candy to brighten up my beach bum look!

For the night out I let my clutch do all the talking with its beautifully sewed in sequins and abstract print.

Happy Friday!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • H&M Bodysuit (last year); similar here
  • Forever 21 Red Bandage Pencil Skirt; $22.80, similar here
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (sold out); similar here
  • Forever 21 Collared Chiffon Blouse, $19.90
  • Forever 21 Clutch, $22.90

Tulum: Night 1/Day 1

I’ve always wanted to go to Tulum, Mexico and this year I finally did. The warm weather, the authentic Mexican food (no pre-made/store bought guacamole here), the ranchera music, and of course the unlimited tequila! Aye ya yae!

Below you’ll see my appreciation for the beautiful beaches. We stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe Resort where they greeted us with margaritas and made us feel at home instantly. We reserved a table at Tequila restaurant inside the hotel to start off our Mexican adventure. A mariachi band played while we took pictures with sombreros! I wore a black jumpsuit with shiny gold accents for the first night in Tulum. To add a but of glamour, I brought along my sister’s vintage Chanel bag…tres chic!

Baywatch was my only inspiration for day one’s beach look: a high cut one-piece and tousled hair, a la Pamela Anderson.

What do you think of my all black looks? Any vintage lovers?

PS- I like to brighten my wardrobe towards the end of my trip to bring out my tan.

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Kardashian Kollection Black Jumpsuit via Sears; $99 (launch collection back in 2011), similar here
  • H&M Faux Velvet Belt, $9.95 – $12.95 (sold in stores)
  • Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ Ankle Strap Sandal; similar here
  • Chanel Vintage Bag; similar here and here
  • 14k gold bracelets (my own)

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  • American Apparel High-Cut One-Piece, $45
  • J. Crew Summer Straw Hat (old); similar here
  • Forever 21 Oversized Tote (used as a beach bag), $27.90 (find it in a store near you! I have it in Olive too!)
  • Havaianas Flip Flops in Black Slim via Bloomingdales.com, $26
  • H&M Cover Up (old); similar here

Fe-brr-uary Twenty Freez-ing

February was way too cold! I cannot wait until tomorrow…when my vacation officially begins. That’s right New York, I’m leaving you for somewhere warm, vibrant, and full of sunshine. For now, here are some of my Instagram posts (scroll over the photos for captions) from this past frigid and gloomy month.

Follow me on Instagram: @budgetsai for my daily routines, family functions, throwbacks and much more of my everyday life.

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend! Buh-bye, February… hello, March!

xoxo, BudgetSai

PS- Stay tuned for my vacation posts!!!

Love Me Like You Do

I decided to go for a low key celebration for my 10 year anniversary…a trip to the movies. What did I go see? Fifty Shades of Grey of course. It was the perfect movie for the occasion. The soundtrack is also a great listen if you want to get in the mood. I took a risk and dressed up for love and not necessarily for the weather. (Lol). Nothing says L-O-V-E like a LRD (little red dress). I went with a 50’s meets the 90’s vibe in my faux fur and choker combination.

How do you all think I pulled off my look? Did you watch Fifty Shades this past weekend? What did you think?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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In A Grey Area

Although I only have two shades of grey in this outfit, I see myself and many other fashionistas wearing grey much more this cold, freeezing Winter. Could it be just a trend or is this weather bringing out the gloom in all of us? Hey I’m not complaining, I love how versatile grey is, can be paired with almost any color. Right now I like to pair it with other neutrals, like tan and brown like I did here. In the Summer don’t forget to give your greys a taste of the bright side, next to white or neon.
Are you giving black a break and heading over to the grey area?
I hear rain and snow are on its way to the Northeast. Stay warm and be safe everyone!
Happy Weekend!
xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Longline Duster Coat, $49.99
  • Forever 21 Heather Grey Poncho Knit Top, $17.90 (no longer available); similar here
  • Levi’s Boyfriend Skinny Selvedge Jeans, $69
  • Vintage Louis Vuitton ‘Trocadero’ Shoulder Bag (gift); available here (smaller version)
  • Sam Edelman ‘Rowin’ Bootie (4 years old); more here
  • Gold band, Brooklyn Flea Market, a gift
  • Tiffany &Co. Elsa Peretti Band Ring, a gift
  • Diamond Band/White Gold Ring, a gift
  • Diamond Studded Heart Ring, a gift

Fur Old Time

I never really been into fur until I borrowed this jacket from my sister. I loved the way it looked on her New Year’s with her Pixie Market dress. She joined me on the Altuzarra for Target adventure and the jacket was what she got from the whole collection, while I bought one too many pieces! I thought it would be a huge fashion statement if I wore her faux fur over my turtleneck dress for my sister’s Chanel theme birthday party, and keep it on all night. Chanel + party + fur = tres chic. 😉 The only other accessories I added to my look were cocktail rings for some bling against all the black.

Are you adding (faux) fur to your outerwear collection?

What do you think of my sister’s Chanel cake?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Altuzarra For Target Faux Fur Jacket (available via ebay.com); similar here and here
  • American Apparel Turtleneck Dress, $44
  • American Apparel Opaque Pantyhose, $16
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (no longer available); similar here
  • H&M Ring (no longer available); similar here, real Pearls here
  • Letter ‘M’ Ring from So Good Jewelry Boutique in SOHO (going out of business), $1!