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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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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!!!

Super Bowl 2015

Congratulations to the New England Patriots! I’d like to give a special thanks to BAREBURGER (located at 85 Second Avenue, NY, NY 10003) for being such wonderful hosts! It’s one of my favorite New York City brunch spots.

This Winter I’m loving all of Forever 21’s outerwear. I had to have this faux suede aviator coat, it’s not too bright (I’m trying more color now so when it’s time for Summer outfits I won’t be too afraid to go all out) and very warm if you ask me. I’m not a die hard football fan, but I do love all the excitement it brings when it’s Super Bowl Sunday. Instead of dressing up according to the team I was routing for, I wore a tee that said, “I kinda of like football, but let’s not go overboard”. The shirt actually came with a New York City “logo” on the front pocket that I tore off and then had it sewed. It was more me that way. I’ve realized that you can not only alter something to your height, but also your liking. I over accessorized because I felt too plain on a day such as Super Bowl Sunday, it was my way of cheerleading without the pompoms. Some red pumps to keep it look feminine, then I changed into my lug boots because I totally forgot that it was going to start snowing in the middle of game time here in New York City. So much for that. I am from…and I love New York, but why so cold? Ugh!

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I also love how people all over the World come together to support American Football. I read that about 100 million people watched the game! Love me some sports and lots of love.

Did you watch the game on Sunday?
What are your favorite sports to watch?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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 Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Premium Outerwear Faux Suede Aviator Jacket, $49.99
  • Forever 21 NYC Tee, $12.90
  • Current/Elliot Ankle Skinny in Black Destroyed via Gilt.com, $99, similar via asos.com
  • Boutique 9 ‘Justine’ Pumps in Red Patent via Marshalls (old), similar via ninewest.com
  • Key Te Suede Ankle Booties (old); available via amazon.com
  • Rebecca Minkoff Snake Embossed Mini MAC Bag (gift); more here
  • Ray Ban Original Wayfarer Classic, $155; similar here
  • Essie Nail Laquer in ‘Trophy Wife’

Jewelry:

  • Gold Thin Choker, a gift; similar here
  • Cross Necklace; a gift, similar here
  • H&M Short Necklace (in stores), $4.95; similar online
  • American Apparel Gold Tone ABC Pendant; $25
  • H&M 6-Pack Rings, $5.95
  • Forever 21 Midi Ring Set (in stores); similar online

Not Looking Back

A quick look at some of my January 2015 Instagram posts. Started off going to the gym, enjoying the City’s brisks nights, some hot oatmeal, through the snow, rain, all while decorating my home with flowers every week. Then there was more snow which meant some time to myself at home, but also enjoying those family get togethers at the beginning of the year. Winter really is a hibernating season and you can’t help but to feel bummed out. One thing that helps me put on a happy face is cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning. There is always something to do, but not until now did I realize that it’s a hobby that is very therapeutic for me and keeps me sane! Especially in the cold! Summer I miss you, come back already.

How was everyone’s first month of 2015?

So much coming up in February!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

xoxo, BudgetSai

Let’s Get Together, Yeah Yeah Yeah

This time of year, you’re going to your office holiday parties, mix and mingling with coworkers. Normally it’s hard to get the guys together in one place at the same time for an office party, but this time I planned in advance for our small get together. We all went to a restaurant close by that recently opened, Anejo TriBeCa for some tortas and tacos. If you’re having a margarita, make sure you know which tequila you want, they have a vast amount to choose from! I went with a classic Anejo tequila and it was everything and more. Every time I walked by the restaurant on my way home I would stand at the light admiring the chandeliers. I can’t blame Sia for making such an ear worm that is “Chandelier”. Overall, the place is ideal for a happy hour with friends.

Office party looks are usually a treat because you get to add some festive and sparkly touches to your otherwise work appropriate look. It’s been a little crazy trying to settle into my new place so black has been my savior during these times. The only sparkle I added was this multi black stone cocktail ring I borrowed (shhh!) from my sister months ago! I also have the grey version! The cold has never stopped me from slipping into a dress or skirt, but oh boy was it a cold one. This duster coat from Forever 21 was a Cyber Monday purchase I couldn’t resist. I’ve been eyeing this coat ever since it came out, but it just wasn’t cold enough. Unfortunately I waited too long and only one color was available in my size. Don’t you just hate that?

FYI: I’ve been keeping busy at the law office and working on my 2015 blog goals. I mean it is just 18 days away right?

What do you wear to your holiday parties? What were your Black Friday and Cyber Monday buys?

Have a beautiful weekend!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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And On This Farm We Had…

On a day like today I like to throw on my favorite pair of Chuck’s and walk up and down the street picking the delicious fruits and vegetables, the beautiful hand picked flowers, the plumpy pumpkins (this time of year), the grass fed meat and the oh so fresh dairy. Eating healthy never looked so good.

Where is your favorite farmer’s market? This is one is located in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Happy Sunday Y’all!

xox, Budget$ai

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Strawberry Bubblegum

“Hey, hey, hey…” this weekend I went to my brother-in-law’s birthday BBQ at their home in Jersey. I find BBQs to be what summer is all about; spending time with the family and indulging in the finer things in life: FOOD. To honor one of the kinds of foods at BBQs, I chose to wear my vintage Moschino Cheap and Chic strawberry wedges. Trends are really tricky and some of us are afraid to try them or get caught up in every single trend. You don’t want to spend money on a piece of fashion that’s never going to be in style again. That’s where these wedges come in, I bought them about 5 (maybe more) years ago not thinking about if they were in style or not. In the moment, I just loved them, still do. They normally come out in the summer and sometimes they don’t come out at all.

With today’s pineapple print craze, I thought I’d throw a strawberry (wedge) into the fruit bowl, pair them with a denim circle skirt and a beige basic top to stay within the color scheme to keep it simple. If you want to invest in something like shoes and handbags that in the moment were on trend don’t worry because it will come around again, even if it is 5 or more years later. Most of all remember it’s your style, you wear what you want, when you want.

What’s your BBQ style?

Goodbye May!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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