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Mod-ri Gras

It’s been a week since Fat Tuesday, but finally here is my Mardi Gras look. Instead of decorating the office with hearts all over for Valentine’s Day I went a tad bit more festive this year with purple, green and gold. There is something about decorating that boosts up my mood instantly. Mardi Gras is not just for party animals, but a way to celebrate life and enjoy it with other people. What holiday isn’t about celebrating life really? This Winter, oh you Winter -has not been an easy one, but I put all that aside and went with a purple mini which for me isn’t so mini (remember I’m 5 feet and a little something), a new turtleneck to add to the family, and some knee high boots for a complete mod look. Can’t forget the beautiful masks we played around with that were provided by my lovely co-worker.

How do you all think I pulled off the masked mod look? 

xoxo, BudgetSai

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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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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!

H is for…

Him. Last night I celebrated his birthday at our favorite Italian restaurant, Isle of Capri. Fine dining and best of all great service. Then we walked over to the fifth avenue holiday window displays to get into the Christmas spirit. I really love to see what they come up with every year; Bergdorf Goodman’s theme is The Arts: Music, Literature, Dance etc. Birthdays are always a celebration -another year alive and well. For me, that’s reason enough to dress up. The weather was awful. Rainy, gloomy days are a drag to get dressed for. However, for a special person like he is, I put on my very best. This Altuzarra for Target dress is just the beginning of holiday party looks…

How do you celebrate birthdays? Do you dress up or is it just another day for you?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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Cream Of The Crop

A day off (it’s never really a day off) is great and with good weather like a few days ago is even better. Sometimes it’s nice to wake up and not have to rush anywhere, but your closet. Here I’m wearing a cropped long sleeve top, a skirt that can work for everyday and the office (the slit zips up for maximum coverage) too. I always feel a breath of fresh air when I bring out these patent beauties. They are just so sophisticated. I find myself pairing them with this Kirna Zabete for Target bag for an overall feminine look. It’s never a bad thing to toughen it up in a leather jacket and sunnies. Cool vibes all around. 😉

How did you spend the last days of Fall weather?
Will you still be wearing the crop top trend this winter?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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Gridiron Glamour

Lucky Number 7!

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Football is a sport that is an exciting and exhilarating American past time. If you’re anything like me, no matter how casual the event is, I like to have the option of wearing high heels even if it is just going to the bar and watching a big game.

Everyone looks forward to get through the holidays just to get to the Super Bowl. I’m rooting for Colin and the 49ers one hundred percent! Crossing my fingers! Now I’m not close to being a football expert, but I can dress for the occasion with Fanatics. Fanatics has an overwhelming amount of NFL jerseys to choose from on their website, but I stayed true to my love for the color red and of course the 49ers. Football season is a cold one and sometimes you have to pile on layers like this leather jacket to keep warm. So, don’t forget your hats, scarves and gloves.

I chose a pair of Levi’s jeans, a perfect fit to watch the 49ers playing at their home, Levi’s stadium. Don’t forget to pump it up in leopard heels, furry clutch and midi rings.  I like to give every outfit or trend a glamorous touch so while I root for my favorite team in the stands or at the bar, I still feel like myself. A girl has to always look her best wherever you choose to watch the game!

What’s your favorite football team?

Are you a true Fanatic?

Who’s ready for some Thursday Night football?!

xoxo, Budget$ai

 

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  •  Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers Nike Women’s Game Jersey –  in Scarlet, $94.95 via Fanatics.com
  • H&M Leather Biker Jacket, $199
  • Levi’s 535 Leggings in Night Ride, $40
  • MAC Lipstick in Cockney, $16
  • Nasty Gal Stacked Midi Ring Set, $15
  • Two Lips Too ‘Lola’ Leopard Pump, $44.95 via DSW.com
  • Whistles Faux Fur Clutch in Black, $94.75 via ASOS.com

I Refuse To Sink

Hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.

I found this C. Viviani necklace at a thrift store in Brooklyn. I felt it was appropriate for the holiday, with it’s nautical inspired design, kind of like a rope to an anchor.This weekend finally felt like summer and I loved every minute of it. I wore one of my favorite camis to the park, comfortable pants, my wedge mules and a bright red lip to conquer the day!

Enjoy the short work week!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Gap Essential Cami in Black (on sale now)
  • Love 21 Woven Utility Pants; $27.80 (sold out almost immediately), similar here and here
  • Christian Siriano for Payless ‘Katharine’ Hooded Wedge; $59.99 (Early 2012 Collaboration), similar style at dsw.com
  • C. Viviani Rope necklace similar here and more on Etsy.com