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Class is in Session

When I think about back to school season, I immediately think: Autumn leaves, hoodies, boots, pumpkin spice everything, and cozy cooler weather. I fall in love with my city all over again.

New York Fall hasn’t been lasting too long in recent years, so I like to plan out my outfits as fast as I can and go apple picking before it’s too late/cold!  Current temp: still humid as F, aka bad news! Good news is: There’s still time!

A man’s hoodie goes a long way! Literally. This is still one of my very favorite hoodies in my personal collection. I’m so happy its still in great shape!

For today’s outfit, I chose to bring out the greens and compliment all the other colors and my legs of course with this olive green mini. I accessorized with a small and grey handbag.

Before my trip to El Salvador this Summer (a post in the near future, stay tuned!) I went to Target for essentials -and this trip to Target ended like all the rest:  straight to the women’s clothing and shoe department. It wasn’t love at first sight with these platform oxfords, but something told me to give it a try. I walked out of my comfort zone and into a new shoe trend! I actually cannot stop wearing them! They were perfect for this back to school inspired outfit! Don’t you think?

As feminine as my outfits have been in the past, I’m really loving the influence men’s fashion has had on my everyday style.

Finally to top it ALL off, – a leather jacket. Invest and save on the one of your dreams because I promise you will revisit this timeless staple over and over again!

What Fall trends are you looking forward to?

What are some style staples you’re working with this season?

xoxo, BudgetSai

Photos By: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • Zara Leather Jacket (old); similar here!
  • 21 Men Hoodie (old); similar here and here
  • Forever 21 Skirt (last season)
  • Target Jupiter Platform Oxfords, $28; splurge here
  • H&M Suede Bag (sold out); similar here and here; splurge here
  • Michael Kors Over-sized Chronograph Gold-tone Watch, 44mm via Bloomingdales.com
  • Glasses from a Chinatown Street Vendor, $5
  • Ruler my own!

Denim For Days

This H&M dress is super versatile, I pulled together 2 looks for you to try too!

The first one, I made super comfortable with my green converse (exact color below), and a heart choker (sweet, but S&M chic ;)) A very, very casual weekend look if you ask me.

The next ensemble is with my dear silver lace up heels, they brought out the dress’s hardware, another way of styling your everyday looks; the bag and charms added a vibrant touch -it is Spring you know, why not embrace it? The length of the dress was perfect for us shorties: in flats you don’t have to look that short and in heels you look and feel super tall!

What are all my readers up to on these warmer days?
Are you staying fresh in denim pieces?

Happy Hump Day!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • H&M Denim Dress (sold out online and in stores); similar here (btw: love!)
  • Forever 21 Faux Leather Heart Choker (sold out); similar here and here
  • Converse All Star Low Top Sneakers in Parasailing Green (color no longer available); similar here
  • Schutz ‘Slate’ Lace Up Sandal in Silver (old); similar here
  • Balenciaga  S/S 10 Arena Classic First Bag in Papeete
  • Etienne Aigner Fur Evil Eye Keychain, $35.00

Walk The Line

There comes a time in New York City where you wake up and staying warm is all you can think of. Cotton doesn’t always cut it so it’s time to pull out the big guns in your closet: wool, chunky knits, faux fur, and ICYMI turtlenecks. This Loeffler Randall skirt is the ideal A-line (aka universally flattering) winter skirt. It’s midi length and gives you that body warmth you crave.

Wool can have a hard time looking sexy so I paired a crop sweater to give my weather conscious ensemble some much needed spunk.  As much as I love me some Ugg boots, they’re not exactly office appropriate. If you must, it’s best to wear them for your commute and pack your shoes of the day in your bag (I do this all the time). Whenever you’re feeling sloppy, I recommend to keep your footwear sleek and polished with a pair of heeled booties or one of your shinier, more special work heels.

For those of us staying indoors on the East Coast this weekend during the impending snowstorm: Stay Warm! Stock up on snacks and put those sweats and socks to work, I know I will.

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

A Fresh Cut

To start the Fall/Winter season.

This weekend for a quick gallery visit and a nail art party with Jamberry, I wore one of my many turtleneck dresses and an amazing vintage find from ebay, Chanel riding boots!

How do you like my shiny leopard nails?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Fun photo session from Dan Flavin’s Corners, Barriers and Corridors at the David Zwirner Gallery below:

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Photos by: @pinkishbutton2 (Instagram) and Him

  • H&M dress (old); similar here, here and here
  • Vintage Chanel Riding Boots via ebay.com
  • MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Rich Lipstick in ‘Touch the Earth’ (available in stores), $23

Roaming

DISCLAIMER: I’ve had my hair slicked back lately because of the humidity and I’ve been trying to work out as much as I can to get back that ‘Summer body.’

Speaking of body, I wore a body hugging midi dress to roam the HOT and red streets of Chinatown. I kept it minimal with two of my favorites: black shades and lace up sandals.

How are you all handling the heat? 

Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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 Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Dress (old); similar here and here
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (no longer available); similar here and here; splurge here
  • Flud Watches ‘The Shea‘ Sunglasses (old); similar here; splurge here
  • Vintage Ring
  • MAC Cosmetics ‘Velvet Teddy‘ Lipstick, $16

CHANEL-O!

This past weekend I popped into the Chanel Exhibit, N°5 In A New Light on 14th street, by the famous High Line of New York City. Chanel’s N°5 fragrance was built through layers of creation, cultivation, composition, abstraction and revelation.  With science and in art, visitors and Chanel fans like myself got to see every one of those layers. Here are some of the photos I’d like to share with you and what I wore (on a Sunday)!

How is everyone’s week coming along? Any Memorial Day weekend plans?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Keeping the Spark Alive…

…In the Daytime

Do you ever feel so accustomed to your 9-5 grind, that the wear down reflects your clothing? Whether you love your day job or not, sometimes getting dressed for work becomes work. Yes, even I get a little uninspired. It seems like spring has sprung everywhere, but the East Coast and you just can’t help feeling gloomy.

So, today’s outfit I decided to add a little sparkle to my ensemble. My jacket literally sparkled, covered in tiny and subtle, light reflecting sparkles. I love a well rounded peplum like this one I found for a steal at Forever 21, just under $35. Needless to say I didn’t stop there with the sparkles. My rings were blinged out, and my shoes shined bright like a diamond. However, I made sure my pencil skirt was sleek and simple for a sophisticated finish.

I’m praying that it can warm up for good -for some more open toe, leg baring situation.

How do you all think I pulled off daytime sparkle? Would you wear sparkle accents or sequins to the office?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: Samantha Cabral (@zamnsam on Instagram)