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Super Bowl 50

Sorry for such a late post! I’ve been so busy lately so those who follow me on Instagram (@budgetsai) were able to see a tease of this look.

Okay so I’m not like this huge fan of football, but I do love the excitement the Super Bowl brings into the American living room. After all, there’s more than just football going on at the Super Bowl. There are commercials, performances, and celeb sightings, so there’s a little something for everyone.

Last year I didn’t show my team spirit even though I went for the winning team; the Patriots. Interestingly enough, this year not only did I show my appreciation to the Panthers, but they ended up losing. Bummer. :/ Nevertheless, I enjoyed every minute of the game no matter the disappointing outcome.

My t-shirt comes from the NFL website where there were so many to choose from -I opted out of the Panthers traditional colors and focused more on what I had at home to style with my complete Super Bowl party look. Camouflage is a favorite print in BudgetSai’s closet and the cat? Well I didn’t want to lose the mascot and it reminded me of my leopard obsession as well. The topshop jeans were a comfortable pair in case I needed to jump around and cheer throughout the game, the boots ‘lo estrene’ (translation: wore them for the first time) so that made me feel extra sexy and sporty at the same time. Braids are on trend right now and I’m all for it. Depending on how you style your outfit, braids can be playful, romantic, or edgy. My younger sister and I have very fond memories of our mother braiding our hair. If you ask me, braids are an easy way to get to work early since the style lasts as long as you let it.

I love a long coat. I feel like it changes my whole mood, like a don’t mess with me I’m in a cape and I’m not afraid to use it. The choker is also such a bad ass trend right now –I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF IT!

How did you all celebrate the SuperBowl?

What item in your closet makes you feel SUPER?

xoxo, Budgetsai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Missguided Longline Faux Sherling Coat, $68
  • NFL Shop Men’s Carolina Panthers Camo T-shirt, $25
  • Topshop Moto Black Ripped Joni Jeans, $70
  • Charles David ‘Piper’ Lace Up Heel Booties, $75 via tjmaxx.com
  • H&M Choker, $5 in store; similar here
  • Vintage Cocktail Ring

The Weeknd On A Weekday

Every year I make it a point to go The Weeknd’s concert when he’s playing in New York. It’s become sort of a Fall tradition. I’ve been a fan of his music since day 1: his moody r&b beats paired with raunchy raw lyrics has taken him from underground to mainstream. As a fan, I’m excited to go along for the ride because the music speaks for itself even with his widespread success. Just like his musicality has progressed over the years, so has my concert style!

There are those who still rock a concert tee to concerts, but I like to incorporate an accessory that represents him as an artist. If you’re as big a fan as I am, you know that the Weekend always rocks camouflage. So for the Madness tour, I decided to wear my camo high heel pumps. He also likes to wear dark colors, mostly black. So in similar fashion, I kept it dark in a black turtleneck, ripped jeans and those camo pumps. It was a bit chilly at times so I brought along my plaid fleece for warmth and a pop of color.

I finished off my outfit with sunglasses and slicked back hair, it’s become my signature look in my adjustment to being blonde.

Who’s your favorite artist? Who’s tour are you excited to see this Fall/Winter season?

What are your Thanksgiving Day Plans?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Joe Fresh turtleneck (old); similar here
  • H&M Skinny Jeans
  • Plaid Fleece Jacket via Marshall’s (old); similar here
  • Nine West Cameron Silver ‘Jace’ Single Sole Pumps (old); similar here
  • Flud Watches ‘The Shea‘ Sunglasses (old); similar here; splurge here
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in ‘Nude Nuance’, $7.49

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

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)

Ch-Ch-Changes

This past Monday was a life changing experience for me. For some it wouldn’t have been that dramatic, but trying to keep your apartment was a big deal to me. After a successful meeting with the landlord, I can now breathe easy and enjoy the holidays. To make it even better, the weather was a high of 70 degrees! You know what that means? Open toe shoes! Yes I went as far as looking like I was cut out of a Resort 2015 ad! A button down safari shirt, denim skirt, camouflage sandals and sunglasses that scream I’m ready for a vacation! After all this I think it’s time for one, so even if I couldn’t book a trip, I had to dress the part. For now,  I’m just happy to be spending Thanksgiving with my parents in their new home.

How will you spending Thanksgiving this year?
Any vacation plans in 2015?

Have a wonderful and grateful Thanksgiving weekend!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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Clutch Factor

A quick throwback of my go to clutches this past Spring and Summer. You can normally find me with huge everyday handbags, but when I go small, I still kind of go big. I like to have fun and unique pieces to hold on to, make a statement in every way from the shoes up to the very last accessory which for most people it’s the handbag. Sometimes I’ll work around a clutch and then decide what to wear with it. I do this because you find yourself re-using the same small black one and then you’ll never get out of that dull styling routine. Below you’ll see color, print, text and even right through one.

What bag(s) will you be holding this Fall?

Do you prefer small or large handbags?

xoxo,Budget$ai

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Land Of The Free

Hope you all enjoyed the long holiday weekend celebrating America’s independence.

I love camouflage just as much as I love leopard. This print has been around for a very long time for men, but us women have gotten a hold of it and in my opinion -we look much better in it than they do! That’s why it has become what it is today, like leopard, a never ending styling print piece. Since my top was loose, I balanced it out with this black pencil skirt, keeping it feminine, fresh and edgy!

How would you style your camo?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Forever 21 Camo Crop Top, $8.80
  • Forever 21 Pencil Skirt; similar here and here
  • Rachel Rachel Roy ‘Palissa’ Lace Up Shooties from Macy’s, $129 (no longer available); similar here – all under $100
  • American Apparel Small Stars and Stripes Carry-All Pouch; $18
  • Urban Outfitters Roseville Metal Cuff, $28.00 (about 2 years old), similar styles here