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Almost All Everything

Ready for the weekend? I know I am! I’m also ready to get back into my all black everything wardrobe. Fall can you hear me? It’s been way too hot in NYC and although they say the best color to stay cool in is white, I stick to black (because no sweat marks and no sheer catastrophes!). This right here was also another birthday outfit worn during the day for my nephew’s high school graduation. The graduation was outside in the blazing heat, so I had no choice, but to wear black and not look drenched as many did. I love how it ‘fits like a glove’ and accentuates every single curve. If you got it, flaunt it, but don’t sweat it, literally.

Instead of going almost all black from head to toe, I dipped my feet into a classic white leather pump (and Edelman Icon) and a seductively red pout for that POP to POP that thang.

My hair was a no brainer, again with the heat I like to pull my hair back in a sleek bun to avoid frizz. This look reminds me of the Simply Irresistible video. Watch it!

A big congrats to my nephew who is going to Rutgers University to pursue a career in professional baseball. 🙂

Happy Weekend Team No Sweat! Stay Cool!

Love, BudgetSai

Photos by: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • H&M Ribbed Dress (sold out online); similar here
  • Sam Edelman ‘Hazel’ Heel, $120
  • Revlon ‘Really Red’ Matte Lipstick

Love Is Like A Pair of Levi’s

…without all of the seams it is not a pair of Levi’s. -Michelle Geaney

A pair of jeans and a white shirt is the best way to start off the work week. Essentials like these never get old. You can spice up this classic look with some high heeled sandals, flats or sneakers. I say whatever you feel comfortable in, especially on a Monday!

Do you live in your Levi’s?

Have a wonderful work week!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Old Navy Oxford Shirt in White, $24.94 (on sale for $20!)
  • Levi’s Boyfriend Skinny Selvedge Jeans, $69
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (sold out); similar here, splurge here

RIP Oscar de la Renta 1932-2014

Today is a sad day in the fashion and Dominican community. The first time I found out Renta was Dominican I thought to myself what better representation than a Dominican man dressing women all over the world, in that same world where men could barely dress themselves. Stereotypical views were pushed to the side when Oscar walked into the fashion industry, you know the one where Dominican men only play baseball and let’s be real, where most love to undress women. He believed elegance, sophistication, and beauty was every woman’s desire.

Although he was known for his evening wear and pantsuits, my personal favorite were his wedding gowns. I’ve always dreamed of walking down the aisle in one of his creations. An honor of wedding season I’ve gathered my favorite of his designs from the Bridal 2014, Fall 2014 and Bridal 2015 Collections.

Bridal 1

Fall 2014

Bridal 2

 Fall 2014

Bridal 3

 Bridal 2014

Bridal 4

 Bridal 2014

Bridal 6

Bridal 2015

Bridal me

Fall 2014 (And my personal favorite. Wink, wink.)