manicure

Walk The Line

There comes a time in New York City where you wake up and staying warm is all you can think of. Cotton doesn’t always cut it so it’s time to pull out the big guns in your closet: wool, chunky knits, faux fur, and ICYMI turtlenecks. This Loeffler Randall skirt is the ideal A-line (aka universally flattering) winter skirt. It’s midi length and gives you that body warmth you crave.

Wool can have a hard time looking sexy so I paired a crop sweater to give my weather conscious ensemble some much needed spunk.  As much as I love me some Ugg boots, they’re not exactly office appropriate. If you must, it’s best to wear them for your commute and pack your shoes of the day in your bag (I do this all the time). Whenever you’re feeling sloppy, I recommend to keep your footwear sleek and polished with a pair of heeled booties or one of your shinier, more special work heels.

For those of us staying indoors on the East Coast this weekend during the impending snowstorm: Stay Warm! Stock up on snacks and put those sweats and socks to work, I know I will.

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

The New Yorker

Summer time means beach time! I love a classic black swimsuit. It keeps everything nice and tight. Don’t you think?

What are you favorite swimsuits this Summer? Below are similar one piece styles to choose from. 🙂

Happy Thursday!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos by: Him

  • Forever 21 Black Strappy Swimsuit (sold out); similar here, here, herehere and so much more at asos.com
  • Forever 21 Leopard Denim Shorts (old); similar here, splurge here
  • Converse Metallic Leopard Print (old); more styles here
  • Gold Thin Choker (old); similar here
  • Nasty Gal -The New Yorker Dropped Call Towel (sold out); similar here
  • Essie ‘perennial chic’

Up Against The Wall

Today’s downtown look was laid back and cool. This is my third blazer inspired look this week. It’s been a while since I’ve walked out of my house with just a light jacket or blazer, so when given the opportunity, I indulged a bit. This one comes from DVF, a sample sale of course. The silk satin is super soft (but can get super wrinkled throughout the day-ugh), the drawstring in the back outlines your shape instead of it getting lost from the oversize cut. The t-shirt is another DVF sample sale find, the only thing it wasn’t a t-shirt when I bought it. I had my tailor cut off the feather like fabric from the dress because it ended up shedding too much and eventually was going to fall off.

I can’t get enough of my Joe Fresh jeans and probably never will. They go great with ankle strap heels. I was able to adjust the strap so it went up as high as it could past the ankle, but just below the cuffed jeans. The combination really made me feel sexy. It was also a way to show off my bright fresh pedicure.

May is Lupus Awareness month, I wear purple for my sister.

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  • DVF Shade Jacket in Desert Dust (4 years old), similar here in Black
  • DVF Yoko Feather Hem Dress (4 years old), available in Black via ebay.com
  • Joe Fresh Boyfriend Jean in Medium Wash; $49,  available online for $29!!!!
  • Seven For All Mankind Snakeskin Sandals via Marshalls; $59, similar here

Jewelry:

  • Cross Necklace; a gift, similar here
  • Heart Necklace; a gift, similar here and here
  • Kardashian Kollection for Sears Braided Rhinestone Friendship Bracelet; $16.80 similar here
  • Leather Band Bracelet via Marshalls (2 years old), similar here
  • Bead Bracelet; a gift, very similar here
  • Michael Kors Oversized Chronograph Goldtone Watch, 44mm via Bloomingdales.com
  • H&M 2-Pack Rings; $4.95, similar here
  • Tiffany &Co. Elsa Peretti Band Ring; a gift
  • Vince Camuto Gold Pyramid Ring via Marshalls, similar here
  • Love Midi Ring via Dor L’Dor, similar here
  • Dangling Stone Ring; lost and found, similar via etsy.com
  • Amethyst White Gold Ring; a gift, similar here
  • Diamond White Gold Ring; a gift

Nails: Opi ‘Big Apple Red’ and ‘Do You Lilac it?’