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First Comes First

One week down, 51 more to go! This past week the city froze over so that only meant one thing for me: home sweet home. I took the time to relax and gather my thoughts. Think about how to keep my family together, think about what I want in love, and think about my first love: my blog AND my future.

How can I keep my followers entertained, intrigued, wanting more from ME? How can I not get sidetracked with the outside influence surrounding me? What do I want? I’m going through changes in my life and I would like to take you all along for the ride. So hold on to your Winter hats!

One thing is certain, I will make my days count. And I’ll do so with glitz and glamour. First (comes first) outfit of the year…

In sparkles none the less. I stole this look from the boys because I was sick and tired of wearing a dress every New Year’s Eve and every special occasion -BUT in whatever you choose to wear, this holiday calls for all things sexy. I did so by opting out wearing anything underneath the tuxedo blazer. I mean it’s 2018, take risks, pretty please. Also why not wear the pants? It was perfect way to end the year and start a new one, ‘con los pantalones bien puesto’ (translation: pants well put on). What do wide leg pants need? The perfect Brian Atwood platform peep toe heel. They have just the right amount of color to liven up an otherwise standard monochrome look.

I’m not one to brag, but yes I am. My New Year’s Eve makeup was all done by me! Okay nothing that special, but I’m beginning to love eye shadow!

Who wants to see beauty posts in 2018? How is the new year treating you?

Love, BudgetSai

Photos By: @zamnsees (Instagram)

Stop!

You want it? Then fight for it. Playing the part in my karate uniform inspired outfit as well as continuing to wear all black these Fall days. I may not have a black belt in martial arts, but I am a woman who fights everyday for her ultimate goal in life -happiness.

Hard work pays off…

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • T.J. Maxx Kimono Sleeve Top with Belt, $16.99; available in stores
  • Calvin Klein Wide Leg Pants (old) via Marshall’s; similar here
  • Forever 21 Faux Suede Cutout Mules (sold out); splurge here

Jump

Ready to shake it in a jumpsuit and sky high heels at the Daddy Yankee concert…

Jumpsuits are great for the girl who is running late! Oops! One leg, second leg in and you’re good to go (and very quick to remove when you come back home all danced out). I slipped into these B by Brian Atwood pumps that I bought myself some birthdays ago and I have to say the 6 inch heel is as comfortable as it can get! Plus the jumpsuit was way too long so the height of the shoe paired up perfectly.

Sorry I’ve been missing in budgetsai action, but sometimes a mental break and some hair touch ups is needed before I can get back on my grind and on your Instagram feed. 🙂

Fall is here, are you ready for sweater weather? Happy Hump Day!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Red Alert

Last week I ended the week in my second favorite color: red. Red is vibrant, happy and passionate. I definitely feel a great amount of energy when I wear red. This American Apparel dress comes in over 5 colors to choose from, which to me is another feeling waiting to be felt! Should I get black, blue or nude? Dark, calm or pure?

How do you feel in your favorite color? Are you feeling the heat NYC?

Goodbye Monday!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • American Apparel Ponte Tank Dress; $58
  • H&M Men’s Shirt, similar here
  • Giuseppe Zanotti Satin Wedge via Marshalls (many years ago); $199.99, similar here
  • Leather bracelet via Marshalls (old)
  • Knitted bracelet via Dor L’Dor (old), more here
  • Similar Bracelets here and here
  • MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte ‘Heaux’ Lipstick (Limited Edition -no longer available)

Pajama Party

To feel like I was still doing my usual Sunday routine which is lounge around all day in sexy pjs, I went with a satin loose t-shirt dress from 7 for all mankind. Soft, comfortable and all you have to do is throw it on and accessorize. A choker and mule sandals gave the look a 90’s touch for my niece’s Sweet 15 dinner celebration at Silhouette Restaurant and Lounge. For me, mules ooze sex appeal, plus they’re more comfortable than any other heeled shoes. Soon I’ll be wearing this dress as a shirt, with a belt around the waist and skinny jeans.

How do you think I pulled off the slept in glam look? Are you ladies feeling mules as much as I am this season?

Happy Hump Day!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • 7 For All Mankind Satin T-Shirt Dress (old via Denim Sample Sale); similar here, here and here
  • Forever 21 Faux Suede Cutout Mules (sold out); similar here, splurge here
  • Forever 21 Rhinestoned Choker, $15.90

Shades of Grey

Passing by quickly today with my office uniform. Flirty blouse, classic pencil skirt and some strappy heels will do the trick. I added some gold rings and a silky lip to brighten up my day. Mores posts coming soon!

How do you dress for work every day?

How are you enjoying the first day of Autumn?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Love 21 Pleated V-Neck Top, $17.80
  • Love 21 Classic Pencil Skirt, $13.80
  • Seven For All Mankind Sandal, $59 via Marshalls (old); similar here (splurge) and here
  • H&M 5 Pack Ring, $7.95; similar here
  • Nars Satin Lipstick in ‘Dressed To Kill’, $26

Denim Days – Budget’s First Shoot

A few months ago my cousin Ariel, an aspiring photographer at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York approached me to be the model in her fashion photo shoot. I had already started my style blog and she’s been very supportive so I agreed to do it. Who doesn’t enjoy having their picture taken in this day and age?

Her assignment was to put a “lookbook” together of some current fashion trends and have someone model them for the camera, which exactly what I do for my blog now.

I decided to spice it up for the shoot since I was playing the part of a fashion model and being extra creative with the clothes; after all it was a beautiful warm day in Central Park to show extra skin. Below, you’ll see the denim on denim trend, the current obsession with overalls and my personal favorite boyfriend jeans.

What’s your favorite denim trend?

Hope you enjoy it!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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Denim Look #1

  • Blanknyc ‘All Over It’ Overalls in Bug Out; $118 via Bloomingdales (on sale now), more budget-friendly overalls here and here
  • American Apparel Nylon Spandex Micro Mesh Bra in Purple (color not available online); $14
  • Boutique 9 ‘Justine’ Pumps in Red Patent via Marshalls, similar via ninewest.com

Denim Look #2

Denim Look #3

  •  Joe’s Jeans Rolled Short (different wash); via a sample sale, similar here
  • H&M Men’s Denim Shirt; $34.95
  • Giuseppe Zanotti Satin Wedge via Marshalls (many years ago); $199.99, similar here