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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

Onesie

Adult size.

Get to work edition.

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos by: @zamnsam (Instagram)

Goldilocks

From Tulum to the streets of New York City, this time around as a blonde! I can’t wait to pair both my new hair and this denim dress with a turtleneck and knee high boots for the complete 70’s style inspiration. It’s still super hot over here so lace up sandals and a bold lip will do the trick for now. Hope you guys are enjoying walking the yellow brick road with me as I get closer to my blonde -ish hair goal!

How do you like the hair transition so far? Are you ready for Fall trends and cooler weather?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Button-Down Denim Dress; similar here, here and splurge here
  • Zara Lace Up Camel Sandals (sold out); similar here and splurge here
  • 14k Gold Bangles (my own); similar here
  • NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in ‘Maison’, $6

Head To Toe

Red. The color of love.

Happy Thursday!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Old Navy Jersey Stretch Tami in Red (no longer available); similar here and here
  • Forever 21 Red Bandage Pencil Skirt (old), similar here
  • Boutique 9 ‘Justine’ Pumps in Red Patent via Marshalls (old), similar via ninewest.com
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte in ‘Siren In Scarlet’

Go Shorty

…it’s my birthday (week)! Thank you all so much for the birthday shout outs. I’m really looking forward to my 30’s!

I represented my day in a number 22 jersey (my birthday is June 22nd), a pair of short shorts, killer heels, red lips and red hair!

Weekend is around the corner!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Fine Wine

Nothing like fine wine to end the week right.

This color is very close to Pantone‘s color of the year. I love red so I was happy to find out that Marsala (earthy wine red) was this year’s go to hue. Burgundy in Spring? Yes, please.

What do you think about the color of the year? Will you rock it?

Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos by: @zamnsam (Instagram)

Stepping Out

Last week I went for a different look, and this is what I came up with, a touch of boho chic. I stepped out of my comfort zone when I chose to wear these worn out (nothing wrong with that) suede boho type over the knee boots with my office uniform. Normally I would have gone with a nude pump, buttoned up the blazer and added a thin belt around the waist for a sleeker appearance (try it), instead I decided to loosen things up and let the blazer blow with the wind! To not look completely washed out, I pouted my lips with Nars Velvet Matte lip pencil in Cruella. I’m not a fan of wrinkles (who is really?) and normally I would have passed on posting this look, but in the real life office world, sitting in front of the computer is part of my job and you’re bound to get wrinkled the minute you sit down! A girl can’t stand all day in heels! Try to stay wrinkle free ladies and gentlemen!

I should really start taking these outfit photos before I get to work!

What do you think of this look? How was everyone’s weekend? 

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Zara Camisole Top (old)
  • Donna Karan Vintage A line skirt; similar here
  • DVF Shade Jacket in Desert Dust (4 years old), similar here
  • DV Dolce Vita Suede Over the Knee Boot (old); similar here
  • Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, $25