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Fringe With Benefits

As you all know I love black. Black is reliable, it’s comfortable, it’s me. However at the moment I’m having a love affair with fringe.

It’s always a good sign when you go back to items in your closet. It means 1. You’re saving money and 2. You got yourself a stylish piece that you will wear more than once! I paired it with a vintage top. A good vintage transcends decades and seasons.Β I think it gives the skirt a softer look, don’t you think?

Finished off with shoes that matched and a blazer because well… It’s not Summer yet!

Fringe is everywhere. Not a trend I would have thought to ever wear, but it’s looking like I like mine below the belt. πŸ˜‰

What fringe pieces are you into this season?Β Here are some of my favorite fringe looks for less:

Fringe Faux Suede Scarf, $11

Fringe Leather High Heel Shoes, $100

Fringe Belt, $30

Leather Bochoa Fringe Shoulder Bag, $80

Outfit details below! Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • Vintage GF Ferre Top; similar here
  • DVF Shade Jacket in Desert Dust (old)
  • Forever 21 Fringe Faux Suede Skirt, $28
  • Forever 21 Faux Suede Lace up Heels (sold out); similar here, splurge here
  • Zara Necklace Pack, $23

Storm King

In the middle of a crazy week, sometimes you need a B R E A K. Even the smallest getaways can become a great escape from that pile of work that just never seems to disappear. At Storm King, an outdoor art exhibition in New Windsor, New York about an hour from the City, I discovered a taste of art and nature I never knew I needed. A breath of fresh air to help cope with city polluted thoughts that can drag you down in your everyday life. It was the most relaxed and calm I have felt in a while.

I paired my zen outlook with a messy air dried bun, comfortable jeans, a white tee and Converse sneakers. The cardigan or what I like to call a coatigan was the thrift shop finishing touch: the vibrant colors reminded me so much of the Fall and it was warm enough to throw on and go. The fringe was on- trend and gave an added playfulness to the outfit.

I enjoyed my day trip to the Storm King Art Center. I highly recommend it if you love art, nature, and maybe even a hike if you’re feeling adventurous!

What are some of your favorite getaways?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: H

Ch-Ch-Changes

This past Monday was a life changing experience for me. For some it wouldn’t have been that dramatic, but trying to keep your apartment was a big deal to me. After a successful meeting with the landlord, I can now breathe easy and enjoy the holidays. To make it even better, the weather was a high of 70 degrees! You know what that means? Open toe shoes! Yes I went as far as looking like I was cut out of a Resort 2015 ad! A button down safari shirt, denim skirt, camouflage sandals and sunglasses that scream I’m ready for a vacation! After all this I think it’s time for one, so even if I couldn’t book a trip, I had to dress the part. For now,Β  I’m just happy to be spending Thanksgiving with my parents in their new home.

How will you spending Thanksgiving this year?
Any vacation plans in 2015?

Have a wonderful and grateful Thanksgiving weekend!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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Pinkalicious

She loves pink and pink loves her back.

A super cute endless story of a pink obsessed little girl. I took my niece to see Pinkalicious The Musical Sunday afternoon and I’ve never seen so much pink in one room, tutus everywhere and even dads in the audience were getting their pink on. She had an absolutely great time in her pink ensemble and so did I. πŸ™‚

Do you love musicals? How about the color pink?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Target Plaid Button Down Shirt, $14.99
  • Target Tutu, $20.00
  • Target Circo Girls’ Tights (available in stores); similar here
  • TargetΒ Hello Kitty Glitter Shearling Boots, $27.99
  • Target Hello Kitty Faux Fur Vest (old); similar here
  • Target Hello Kitty Puffer Jacket (old); similar here
  • Target Pink Glitter Cross Body Purse, $10.00

Cream Of The Crop

A day off (it’s never really a day off) is great and with good weather like a few days ago is even better. Sometimes it’s nice to wake up and not have to rush anywhere, but your closet. Here I’m wearing a cropped long sleeve top, a skirt that can work for everyday and the office (the slit zips up for maximum coverage) too. I always feel a breath of fresh air when I bring out these patent beauties. They are just so sophisticated. I find myself pairing them with this Kirna Zabete for TargetΒ bag for an overall feminine look. It’s never a bad thing to toughen it up in a leather jacket and sunnies. Cool vibes all around. πŸ˜‰

How did you spend the last days of Fall weather?
Will you still be wearing the crop top trend this winter?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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And On This Farm We Had…

On a day like today I like to throw on my favorite pair of Chuck’s and walk up and down the street picking the delicious fruits and vegetables, the beautiful hand picked flowers, the plumpy pumpkins (this time of year), the grass fed meat and the oh so fresh dairy. Eating healthy never looked so good.

Where is your favorite farmer’s market? This is one is located in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Happy Sunday Y’all!

xox, Budget$ai

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