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Olive You

Olive in my eyes is another neutral that can go with many things in your closet. It seals the deal on many outfits and it’s a lighter option for the warmer temperatures. Just like black, you can pair it with simple colors like white, nude, and navy. If you want to be a little more daring go for a monochromatic look and throw on a pop of fuchsia colored lipstick for a little summer sass. It’s my guilty pleasure and this jacket can be thrown over dresses, over tops, as a top, or heck you can even tie it around your waist if it gets too hot!

For my outfit I chose a cream colored bodysuit making it stand out more, but wearing all black underneath can still make this bomber look on trend. The denim skirt was and is another obsession of mine, I have about 5 different styles. The difference in this one is I made a choker out of it. I felt that this length/structure could have gone a little shorter so I took off the seam and went to my favorite tailor and…voila! Choker number 3589! This year’s trends are killing me! I love them! I can’t get enough of them!

Which color is constant in your wardrobe?

Who else is into reworking clothes you own? What have you made over recently?

xoxo, Budgetsai

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Photos By: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

Loosened Up My Buttons

I’m baaaaack! A casual look is the best way to welcome the warmer temperatures, albeit temporary.

I’m passing by quickly today with a 5 piece suit: button down shirt, boyfriend jeans, ankle strap shoes, a cuff bracelet and stud earrings that I recently purchased at the LOFT. I left my button down shirt with an extra button undone to sweeten up my boyfriend jeans. Normally I wear dainty necklaces to distract from the open buttons, but this time I let my still going strong tan shine through. Wearing my jeans cuffed or frayed (which I did to these Levi’s pair) at the bottom with these Rebecca Minkoff ankle strap shoes gives the look a little more character. I think this may be my go to off duty look, what do you think?

What is your off duty look? How do you wear your button downs?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: Samantha Cabral (@zamnsam on Instagram)

In A Grey Area

Although I only have two shades of grey in this outfit, I see myself and many other fashionistas wearing grey much more this cold, freeezing Winter. Could it be just a trend or is this weather bringing out the gloom in all of us? Hey I’m not complaining, I love how versatile grey is, can be paired with almost any color. Right now I like to pair it with other neutrals, like tan and brown like I did here. In the Summer don’t forget to give your greys a taste of the bright side, next to white or neon.
Are you giving black a break and heading over to the grey area?
I hear rain and snow are on its way to the Northeast. Stay warm and be safe everyone!
Happy Weekend!
xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Longline Duster Coat, $49.99
  • Forever 21 Heather Grey Poncho Knit Top, $17.90 (no longer available); similar here
  • Levi’s Boyfriend Skinny Selvedge Jeans, $69
  • Vintage Louis Vuitton ‘Trocadero’ Shoulder Bag (gift); available here (smaller version)
  • Sam Edelman ‘Rowin’ Bootie (4 years old); more here
  • Gold band, Brooklyn Flea Market, a gift
  • Tiffany &Co. Elsa Peretti Band Ring, a gift
  • Diamond Band/White Gold Ring, a gift
  • Diamond Studded Heart Ring, a gift

Gridiron Glamour

Lucky Number 7!

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Football is a sport that is an exciting and exhilarating American past time. If you’re anything like me, no matter how casual the event is, I like to have the option of wearing high heels even if it is just going to the bar and watching a big game.

Everyone looks forward to get through the holidays just to get to the Super Bowl. I’m rooting for Colin and the 49ers one hundred percent! Crossing my fingers! Now I’m not close to being a football expert, but I can dress for the occasion with Fanatics. Fanatics has an overwhelming amount of NFL jerseys to choose from on their website, but I stayed true to my love for the color red and of course the 49ers. Football season is a cold one and sometimes you have to pile on layers like this leather jacket to keep warm. So, don’t forget your hats, scarves and gloves.

I chose a pair of Levi’s jeans, a perfect fit to watch the 49ers playing at their home, Levi’s stadium. Don’t forget to pump it up in leopard heels, furry clutch and midi rings.  I like to give every outfit or trend a glamorous touch so while I root for my favorite team in the stands or at the bar, I still feel like myself. A girl has to always look her best wherever you choose to watch the game!

What’s your favorite football team?

Are you a true Fanatic?

Who’s ready for some Thursday Night football?!

xoxo, Budget$ai

 

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  •  Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers Nike Women’s Game Jersey –  in Scarlet, $94.95 via Fanatics.com
  • H&M Leather Biker Jacket, $199
  • Levi’s 535 Leggings in Night Ride, $40
  • MAC Lipstick in Cockney, $16
  • Nasty Gal Stacked Midi Ring Set, $15
  • Two Lips Too ‘Lola’ Leopard Pump, $44.95 via DSW.com
  • Whistles Faux Fur Clutch in Black, $94.75 via ASOS.com

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

Hidden Gem

At one point, I loved this floral DVF camisole. I bought it at one of the designer’s mid-year sample sales. I liked the dainty lace print mixed with bright florals, but I think it’s time to move on from it. It’s either aging me or making me look younger (as much as everyone appreciates that youthful look, you don’t want to look like a child). I like my camisoles mostly a solid color with a v-neck or a lower cut for a hint of cleavage. I guess I could save it for when I’m more mature. You see when you buy something of good quality, you should consider the item’s longevity in your closet. In your 20s, this is a sweet top for office attire, but I hate office attire. In the real world you should be able to wear what you want while doing what you want career wise. Please don’t think I’m being an ageist, you can look fab at any age! Also, If you love what you do, you’ll sport your workwear accordingly. Bottom line, wear what makes you happy.

I thought I could bring out the colors of the top with a green holographic shoe and complimentary green stone cocktail rings, while I still had the cami in my possession. A pencil skirt and a cropped denim jacket gave it a fresh workwear look, but feel free to add blue skinny jeans and a long blazer for date night.

How do you wear camisoles?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Levi’s Cropped Denim Jacket (old); similar here
  • Diane Von Furstenberg ‘Parisse’ Tank (sample sale, old), similar here
  • H&M Scuba Pencil Skirt (Sold Out); similar here
  • Charles David ‘Icon’ Sandal in Mint via Marshalls; $59 (clearance), same via ebay.com
  • Rings From Top to Bottom: Avon (old); similar here, H&M (sold in stores); similar here, Avon (old); similar here

No Sweat

I’m loving the evolving sweatshirt trend. It has become a fashion staple for many of us who enjoy being comfy and effortlessly chic. Here I’ve paired it with cuffed boyfriend jeans, a moto jacket and white pumps for a cool but sophisticated look. The sweatshirt is sort of like the LBD (Little Black Dress), versatile, classic and comfortable.

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  • Peter Pilotto for Target Sweatshirt in light blue floral/stripe print; $29.99 (You can still find some on eBay!)
  • Levi’s Boyfriend Skinny Fit in Mid Wash, available at asos.com
  • Pour La Victoire Eastona Patent Pointy-Toe Pump in White, also available in Black and in Nude
  • H&M Wool Moto Jacket, no longer available at H&M but you can find one here and here

How do you wear the sweatshirt trend?