halloween

I’m Blue

Corpse Bride blue.

Hope you all enjoyed your Halloween festivities! I sure did!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos by: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Corpse Bride Costume via Amazon.com
  • Lauren Jones Blue Satin Peep Toe (old); similar here, splurge here
  • DIY Bouquet: flowers, silver ribbon, black spider web decor, black hairspray all at my local 99 cent store
  • Makeup by @youkindaboreme (Instagram)
  • Opi Nail Laquer ‘Blue My Mind

Scarf Face

When I got my hands on this vintage YSL scarf, it was all the convincing I needed to jump on the bandwagon. Next time I’ll be sure to wear it as a cuff, a headband, and maybe even decorate my favorite handbag.

What trends are you Falling into this season?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Vintage YSL scarf via ebay.com; similar and splurge here
  • Forever 21 Duster Coat (old); similar here
  • H&M Cotton Shirt, $24.99
  • BDG Denim via www.urbanoutfitters.com (old); similar here
  • Zara Lace Up Camel Sandals (sold out); similar here and splurge here
  • Essie ‘Forever Yummy’ Nail Polish, $8.50

Little Mary

I had so much fun with Halloween makeup last year that I decided to do it again this year! My go-to face painters always have to be the professional artists at Mac Cosmetics. I can’t thank them enough. They know exactly what you want and sometimes they’ll go above and beyond than your desired look.

I came across this costume after waiting too long for one that ended up selling out. It must have been fate because I didn’t see it either of my choices anywhere on Halloween (I can’t tell you what it is just in case I plan to do it next year. Wink, wink.)! I love the idea of coming up with a costume without spending a dime, but when you are as passionate as I am, I tend to break the bank just a little! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not spending anything out of MY Halloween budget. 🙂 Everyone is always fascinated by my costume choices and because of that I balance out my expenses this time a year to be able to meet my favorite holiday’s goals.

I was surprised at all the attention my costume got at the Halloween parade. Little Mary had total control of the crowd! Ha!

Fun Fact: In French, Marionette means Little Mary. Virgin Mary was one of the first figures to be made into a Marionette. (via Wikipedia)

What did you think of my Marionette costume?

Are you walking around with strings attached?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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Two Can Play That Game

Taking advantage of this week’s warm weather in a knee length turtleneck dress, not one but two ways.

The first outfit is how I would normally walk to work everyday, in something flat for comfort. Usually I can brave the concrete jungle in 4 maybe even 5 inch heels, but lately I’ve been preserving my feet as much as I can (they can really take a beating in heels). My sister gave up one of her brand new beanies seconds before my day’s outfit photos and I quickly snatched it out of her hands. Perfect timing! I threw on MY beanie and played it cool for the camera. Thanks Mayger!

Taking off the beanie and my converse was the next step (the secret?) to get to outfit number two. A sexy side to the turtleneck dress that I paired with nude patent pumps and a long cardigan for the superwoman affect. American Apparel clothing is very versatile and I love them for that. I know I can do even more with the black one, I’m coming for ya!

Which of the two looks is your favorite?  Are you a fan of American Apparel? I like to pass by on Halloween to see all the costume ideas the employees come up with just American Apparel pieces.

Can’t wait for tonight’s Halloween parade. 🙂

xoxo,Budget$ai

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Getting Witchy With It

If you’re not into Halloween and there’s no way you’re getting into a costume, but are dragged to the parade or a party, don’t panic. Right in your closet there’s a costume waiting to be created. It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Let your mind wander and think of what you’d like to become. A witch? Take out all your black clothing (I know some of us have more than enough) and start picking your favorite from the bunch, then decide whether you want to be the sexy or classic witch. Halloween gives women the opportunity to play out their fantasies for the whole world to see. Please, spare us a little ladies. If it’s a chilly night and you can’t brave the cold, do as I did; wear a turtleneck tucked into a pencil skirt, tights and some pointed boots like these Altuzarra for Target ones I snagged from the collection to give off a witchy vibe. Tights are the perfect way to stay warm with any costume. The colors are endless too. The finishing touches to your witch costume should be easy, the hat, nose and some evil green face paint! Now if you’re a Halloween fan like I am, getting your makeup done by a professional (at the MAC Soho store) can make you look like this :

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That’s me last year as a Harlequin. 🙂 As much as I like to keep things under a budget, I go all out on Halloween and I’m that person who drags everyone into it too!

What are you dressing up as this Halloween?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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