football

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

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

Celebrate

If you’re thinking about your holiday outfits, you’ve come to the right place. This weekend I put together two outfits that might inspire that two faced (no pun intended) girl in you.

For the ultimate girly girl, a flirty romper with so many potential looks, is a great start to the holiday season. One way you can dress up this romper is by adding black tights (without is also fine, but I would go with a pump if you decide to show some skin), a standout cocktail ring and a suede black clutch to match these bad ass Zara booties. I noticed an extra emphasis on the body by wearing this romper so all body types are welcomed, feel free to add a belt to accentuate your waist. Let your hair down and party the night away!

Now if you’re not in a girly, girly mood this season, sporty and minimalistic is another way to dress for all the festivities. A football jersey inspired top that’s silky and flowy tucked into a high waist skirt, top it off with an ankle strap heel and you got yourself a simple, but charming party outfit. Pulling your hair up into a ponytail with this look keeps it cool and sophisticated. Try it!

As for me, I like to have many choices according to my mood and most importantly my personality. Stay true to yourself and your closet.

Which black and white outfit would you wear? Are you the flirty girly girl or the sporty girly girl?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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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

Cozy Up

This past Sunday it felt like an official Fall day. Temperatures were very brisk, but romantic enough to take a walk in the park. Perfect for football too. Go Giants!

I brought out one of my few knit sweaters for the “cold” weather; they can really keep you warm, but in my case -hot! I can only wear them if I know I’ll be outside the whole time. I don’t recommend any indoor knitwear. The skirt is one of those pieces of clothing in your closet you’ve never worn, has actually made it to your give away pile, but ends back in your closet like “one day, one day I know I’ll wear it.” And that day was Sunday. My Mulberry for Target bag hasn’t seen the outside world since I got her back in 2010. I really need to show more love to my prized possessions. Can’t forget the boots now, they too have a story. They weren’t supposed to be part of my Altuzarra for Target shopping spree, but after I had seen how sexy they looked on another fellow collaboration obsessed, I decided to give them a try. What do you think? Good purchase?

What are your cold weather essentials? 

Are you ready for boot season?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Zara Knitwear Sweater (old)
  • Zara TRF Fluted Skirt (old), similar here
  • Altuzarra for Target (2014 Collaboration) Over the Knee Boot, $79.99 (sold out), similar here
  • Mulberry for Target (2010 Collaboration) Black Pebble Crossbody, $29.99 (old); similar here