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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)

Summertime Sort Of Sadness

Although I may not be that sad to see the Summer go, I am going to miss those lazy beach days. There is nothing like waking up on a hot a** day and throwing on a one-piece swimsuit or your favorite bright two piece bikini. Let’s not forget my heat wave hairstyle…

Slicked….

Back…

Buns!

What are you going to miss about the Summer? 

Happy Friday!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Reef Swimsuit via Marshall’s (old); similar here
  • Coqueta Swimwear Chiffon Sarong (20+ colors!), $7.99 via Amazon.com
  • Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Fresh Colors in Burgundy, $55

On Easter We Wear Black…

…and a little bit of pink. There wasn’t much plan for Easter this year. I’m still trying to built a closet in my room which is taking forever to complete, but I’m hoping soon I can share some of that experience with you all. I love to organize closets, but boy (and girl) it’s a lot of work.

I remember back when I was little, my mom used to dress me and my younger sister up in white shoes and floral dresses. Those were the days. Now I wear white shoes, but not so much floral in my closet like I used to. I still went for a little bit of pink for an early Easter dinner at Tryon Public House with this jacket from H&M, I think it must be over 10 years old. Tweed jackets and/or blazers will always be in my wardrobe, just take a look at Chanel fashion shows, year, after year, after year and Anna Wintour -the number one fan of Chanel tweed jackets. They are and will always be a fashion staple…statement in my book. I combined more fabric and textures to the equation: chiffon, (faux) leather and suede. Every piece had its moment to shine on Easter Sunday.

What did you think of my bunny holiday get up? What’s your Sunday best look?

It’s raining in New York, but I’m checking up on that warm weather like my life depended on it! What are your warm weather plans this year?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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That 70’s Sai

I’m an 80’s baby, but why not live a little bit like my parents did in the 70’s, groooovy. For once, I thought I was in the twilight zone, I didn’t know how much I look like my mom in these photos! I’ve always been a fan of flare jeans, that’s why I still have these 2010 William Rast for Target jeans. They fit so well, it was sad to see the brand go in 2013, but that’s okay I can wear them more now that they’re back in style. My favorite trends are ones you can pull off day and night. I can wear these with a blouse or a plain white tee. I like the elongated look flares give me because I’m a petite gal. As if I needed another reason to wear heels. 🙂

Are you feeling the 70’s trend?

Remember no matter what’s trending, stay true to your style, but don’t be afraid of change.

Happy Friday and have a beautiful weekend!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Showered In Snake

I had such an amazing time at Diana’s bridal shower. Such a warm and welcoming feeling at Angelina’s Cafe with friends and family of the the bride to be. The tables were delicately adorned with all the necessary tableware, the place was just the right size for about 40 fabulous women, and spacious enough for photos. The menu had 4 options for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whatever you were in the mood for, it was available. We played fun games that brought us all closer with one another before the big day. What I like about bridal showers is that it gives you the opportunity to get to know the people around you because you’re all present to share the two special people’s happiness and love….

Okay! Enough with all that mushy stuff! For Ms. Diana’s bridal shower I chose a snakeskin print flowy dress, grey pumps and the beautiful Mrs. Birkin. The showers ended before the bridal shower so instead of going with all black (like I originally planned), I thought I would bring out a year round trend and pair it with similar colors: snake print. As I become more familiar with thrift shops and flea markets, I’ve learned that you will always find something you can wear now and later. This dress can transition into Fall with a boot (knee high, over the knee and even booties), but for now I chose a grey suede pump and bright red nails to keep the summer vibe.

Don’t get me wrong I love leopard, but snakeskin is slithering its way to my heart. Will you rock some snake print this Fall?

Need advice for Bridal Shower attire, contact me at budgetsai@yahoo.com. Remember to go with the sweet side of your closet. Leave the sexy at the bachelorette party!

xoxo,Budget$ai

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