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Slip Into This

Finally the Spring I know came through!

Right now I’m revisiting a lot of pieces. I think it’s important to buy things you can wear again in a different way. Reinvention is key ladies even if you’ve found your personal style.

On an average Summer day, I would wear open toe sandals with this slip dress and call it a day. This time, I played around with this long blazer from Forever 21. I know what some of you are thinking, she’s obsessed with this trendy store. But it’s a safe place to experiment with trends without hurting your pockets. Save your money for the investment pieces. Reality is when I shop here I’m very particular about the pieces. The prices are cheap, but you don’t ever want to look cheap! So the next time you go shopping at F21, check out ALL their take on Spring trends!

Okay so back to the rest of my outfit of the day. The oversize blazer is très chic and my new favorite item. I’m really loving the “lingerie’s day out” look it gives the entire outfit: slept in and sexy. I think of outerwear like an accessory, a piece of fashion that makes the outfit. I love outerwear in Spring because you have more fun with the options so you’re not worrying about function so much.

I added my new black pumps that have on trend (there’s that word again) lucite accents and an ankle strap. Baby birkin came along for the ride too, couldn’t see any other bag on my side with this look.

What do you think of my look? What kind of posts would you like to see more of on my blog?

Be sure to follow me on IG and Snapchat: @budgetsai

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

Super Bowl 2015

Congratulations to the New England Patriots! I’d like to give a special thanks to BAREBURGER (located at 85 Second Avenue, NY, NY 10003) for being such wonderful hosts! It’s one of my favorite New York City brunch spots.

This Winter I’m loving all of Forever 21’s outerwear. I had to have this faux suede aviator coat, it’s not too bright (I’m trying more color now so when it’s time for Summer outfits I won’t be too afraid to go all out) and very warm if you ask me. I’m not a die hard football fan, but I do love all the excitement it brings when it’s Super Bowl Sunday. Instead of dressing up according to the team I was routing for, I wore a tee that said, “I kinda of like football, but let’s not go overboard”. The shirt actually came with a New York City “logo” on the front pocket that I tore off and then had it sewed. It was more me that way. I’ve realized that you can not only alter something to your height, but also your liking. I over accessorized because I felt too plain on a day such as Super Bowl Sunday, it was my way of cheerleading without the pompoms. Some red pumps to keep it look feminine, then I changed into my lug boots because I totally forgot that it was going to start snowing in the middle of game time here in New York City. So much for that. I am from…and I love New York, but why so cold? Ugh!

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I also love how people all over the World come together to support American Football. I read that about 100 million people watched the game! Love me some sports and lots of love.

Did you watch the game on Sunday?
What are your favorite sports to watch?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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 Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Premium Outerwear Faux Suede Aviator Jacket, $49.99
  • Forever 21 NYC Tee, $12.90
  • Current/Elliot Ankle Skinny in Black Destroyed via Gilt.com, $99, similar via asos.com
  • Boutique 9 ‘Justine’ Pumps in Red Patent via Marshalls (old), similar via ninewest.com
  • Key Te Suede Ankle Booties (old); available via amazon.com
  • Rebecca Minkoff Snake Embossed Mini MAC Bag (gift); more here
  • Ray Ban Original Wayfarer Classic, $155; similar here
  • Essie Nail Laquer in ‘Trophy Wife’

Jewelry:

  • Gold Thin Choker, a gift; similar here
  • Cross Necklace; a gift, similar here
  • H&M Short Necklace (in stores), $4.95; similar online
  • American Apparel Gold Tone ABC Pendant; $25
  • H&M 6-Pack Rings, $5.95
  • Forever 21 Midi Ring Set (in stores); similar online

Blue Moon

This Kardashian Kollection for Sears denim skirt was a great way to start off my week. So far I’ve had a really good experience with the collection especially since you never know what to expect when purchasing online.

Denim on denim, in my case chambray on denim (there is a difference) is a trend that involves pairing two different colors of denim (or the same) or chambray paired with denim, some people may call it the Canadian Tuxedo. Chambray is much lighter with a noticeably criss-cross weave (basic technique), where denim is weaved diagonally giving it a thicker and heavier feel. They both come in different shades of blue and are both made out of cotton.  I usually go for shades not too distant from each other when paired together; I like to be able to have a few choices for accessorizing.  I’ve always liked mixing denim (and chambray), it’s definitely a trend worth giving a try. I paired my blue look with a vintage gold necklace from Alexis Bittar and my ShoeMint grey suede pumps. Nothing more, nothing less.

Are you feeling this trend?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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Tough Love

It was love at first sight. I’ve been wanting a leather jacket for years now. Leather jackets are an investment piece, so I knew when I came across price tags over $500 that it was going to become a mission to find one within my budget. This H&M one is everything I can ask for in a leather jacket: the carefully crafted detailing of the zippers, the quilting , the comfortable fit of the jacket matches its remarkable quality, and let’s not forget the best part of all, the price; a real leather jacket for $199! (You can find more leather from H&M’s premium quality products on their website).

There is something about wearing a leather jacket that suddenly oozes out a bad girl attitude. On top of feeling tough and edgy, it’s also very versatile, you can wear a leather jacket the way I do here with jeans and a t-shirt but also over any girly outfit to tone down a feminine statement. Either way a leather jacket is a timeless piece that is worth the investment.
What is your investment piece?
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  • H&M Leather Biker Jacket; $199, similar and budget-friendly here and more Moto Inspired Jackets at Forever 21
  • Old Navy Scoop Neck Tee (a couple of years old), similar tee at Old Navy and Target, or if you want  to splurge
  • Joe’s Honey Booty Fit Bootcut Jean in Black from Bloomingdale’s, I had them tailored into skinny jeans
  • Forever 21 Classic Fit Buffalo Check Flannel (a couple of years old), similar shirts at Forever 21MEN AND Get Beyonce’s Flawless version here
  • DV by Dolce Vita ‘Zela’ Leather Boots, $99.99 from Marshalls (no longer available), same one here and similar one at BlueFly
  • Tiffany &Co. Elsa Peretti Band Ring (gift)
  • H&M 2-Pack Rings; $4.95 (only wearing silver)
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Really Red