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A Sai of Hoodie

Sometimes we see loungewear as just that, lounge-wearBUT -don’t you ever feel like you want to feel comfortable in something comfortably sexy too?

So for this laid back look, I cut up my leggings into capris -I just felt like the color needed to be cut down a bit and a little bare leg never hurt anybody. My men sized hoodie was long enough to cover the booty, the longer the better ladies (and gentlemen)! You can even get them as big and long as you want to wear as a dress with over the knee boots – SEX-Y! Speaking of sexy, the heels were the perfect compliment to the hoodie’s side silver zipper (so sorry there’s no close up, I promise there will be a next time).

Sexy (there’s that word again) and comfy is my mood as of late, will you join me?

How’s your hoodie collection stacking up?

Love, BudgetSai

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Photos by @newyorkcitynative (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Men Hoodie (sold out); similar here, here and here
  • H&M Leggings (old); similar here
  • Schutz ‘Slate’ Lace Up Sandal in Silver (old); similar here

Roaming

DISCLAIMER: I’ve had my hair slicked back lately because of the humidity and I’ve been trying to work out as much as I can to get back that ‘Summer body.’

Speaking of body, I wore a body hugging midi dress to roam the HOT and red streets of Chinatown. I kept it minimal with two of my favorites: black shades and lace up sandals.

How are you all handling the heat? 

Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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 Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Dress (old); similar here and here
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (no longer available); similar here and here; splurge here
  • Flud Watches ‘The Shea‘ Sunglasses (old); similar here; splurge here
  • Vintage Ring
  • MAC Cosmetics ‘Velvet Teddy‘ Lipstick, $16

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

Let It Go

Can you tell by the layers and layers of black that I am mourning the delayed arrival of Spring? In New York City, it seems like Winter just doesn’t want to let go. I opted out of the bulkiness of a coat and went for the sleek monochromatic layered look by combining a slim turtleneck, skinny jeans and smooth leather accessories to the heavy textured boucle vest.

How did you layer up this Winter?

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  •  Adrienne Vittadini Boucle Vest from Neiman Marcus (no longer available), similar style here
  • H&M Turtleneck; $10
  • GAP Double O-Ring Belt, similar style here
  • Joe’s Honey Booty Fit Bootcut Jean in Black from Bloomingdale’s, I had them tailored into skinny jeans
  • Wythe NY ‘Rachel’ Over the Knee Boot from Gilt; $159 (no longer available), similar styles here and here
  • Luana Top Handle Handbag from Marshall’s (over 5 years old), you can find Luana Handbags on ebay.com