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Shopping 101 -The Men’s Section

You know who always has the best selection of hoodies? Forever 21 -the men’s section. If you haven’t checked it out, what are you waiting for? When I’m looking for a hoodie, I’m looking for straight comfort; no frills, no fuss. I like them long and over-sized, so I do my part to support the athleisure movement by adding a pair of leggings (not this day, but most of the time) and my go-to Nike sneakers. To me, there’s something about dressing masculine that brings out your femininity more. I look cozy not bulky, you know none of that sloppy sweat pant look. Even when you’re out running errands, you don’t have to look like it. 😉 As much as I love to dress up, I know some of you are more inclined to dress casually so I wanted to show you how I do causal.

What do you think? Do you ever shop in the men’s section? What’s your go-to casual look?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Men Pocket Sleeve Bomber Jacket, $35
  • Forever 21 Men Distressed French Terry Hoodie, $25
  • J Brand Jeans (old); similar here
  • Nike Free 5.0, $100
  • Aldo ‘Grelillan’ Earrings, $20 (pack)
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte  Lipstick in ‘nude nuance’, $6 via Target.com

Denim Song

“I loooove a good denim and I can-not-lie. These J Brand ones are flyyyyy, with an everyday tank…”

…is a match made in casual heaven, don’t you think?

Who else is ready for an outfit filled weekend? I know I am. 🙂

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

In the Right Denim A Girl Can Conquer The World

In honor of Denim Day I wore one of my favorite denim brands for all the things I love in a pair of jeans:  a fit for the curvaceous figure , a shorter length (where I can skip a visit to the tailor), and a wash that’s clean and classic.  J BRAND jeans are every woman and man’s dream.  #InMyJBRAND.

What are your favorite denim brands? 

Happy Denim Day, Zipper Day and Hump Day!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

Ride or Die Denim

Below you’ll see my favorite J Brand jeans in three different looks, in my first ever throwback edition.  I bought them last summer in a Soho sample sale for under $100, one of my many great investments.  As you can see I love to wear them with pointy heels for an instant slimming and lengthening effect.

I promise to have some new budget outfit inspirations in a few days.

Hope you’re all having a stress-free week.

xoxo, Budget$ai

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If I Were A Boy

I’d wear tuxedo blazers all the time. This jacket is opposite from the standard tuxedo blazer: black outside with white panels. I feel it’s much harder with the white panels because all colors will not mesh well against the white. Also the white is really not white, but cream, so finding a similar color is a bit challenging.

I didn’t want the outfit to look predictable so I spent some time thinking about alternatives. I finally wore it with a grey tank which I thought was an appropriate medium against the black and white, while adding jeans, made the outfit look less “black tie” and more my style.

Shoes are the main accessory in many of my outfits, so they always determine what metallics I’ll wear for jewelry. Gold won this time around. These Jessica Simpson gems were near my bed side table (almost all of my shoes are outside of the closet). The shoes really made the overall look shine. I don’t normally go to work with a clutch, but I thought it would be a great idea to show what kind of handbag could be paired with this outfit. The leopard, although a “loud” print, toned down the gold shoes just enough for daytime wear.

In the end, it turned out to be a perfect day to night look. Who knows? Someone might ask you out for drinks after work and you don’t want carry your everyday bag.

Will you try the menswear-inspired trend? What is your favorite metallic?

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April Showers Bring May…

April was such a teaser. I hope May brings more of the brighter side of Spring. Here is a look back at those better weather days.

Which is your favorite April look? What would you like to see more of in May?

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Thermal Love

TGIF! After a long week it felt right to end on a comfortable note. A simple thermal isn’t only for cuddling up on your couch, it can turn into a sexy outfit when paired with skinny jeans and nude pumps.

Have a great weekend!

xoxo

BudgetSai

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  • Joe Fresh Thermal Long Sleeve Henley; (can’t remember how much I paid), similar via target.com 
  • J Brand Mid Rise Super Skinny Jean in Revenge, available at Revolve Clothing
  • Vince Camuto ‘Kain’ Pump in Blush Smooth Patent; $79
  • Gold Pendant Necklace; a gift, similar via macys.com