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Bodysuit -A Love Story

Every season, there comes a trend that catches your eye and runs away with your closet. I present to you my trend crush, the lace up bodysuit. Lately I’ve been adding flirty touches to an otherwise very sexy look. This trend is everywhere, it’s the go-to item for the laid back fashionably savvy. You can wear it with jeans, (as per muah) a pencil skirt, an a line skirt or whatever bottom you wish. I went back to my distressed Topshop denim because to tell you the truth it’s the only pair of denim I have that are high rise and that’s the look I was going for, a pair of Nike sneakers -just do it! Then I topped it off with my BFF- best faux fur.

As you know I’m not afraid to try out trends of the moment. I always try to make sure it still feels like me and my personal style. You never want to be amongst the sheep, letting the trend wear you or simply copying (gasp!) straight from someone else’s outfit. Always wear something that feels natural to you and what you like.

What’s your favorite trend this season?

Are you adding fur to your Winter wardrobe? Are you using it to cover up those revealing bodysuits? 😉

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Faux Fur Coat (bought it in store); more here
  • Forever 21 Crisscross Ribbed Bodysuit,
  • Topshop Moto Black Ripped Joni Jeans, $70
  • H&M Choker, $5
  • Nike Free 5.0, $100
  • Loeffler Randall Clutch (old); similar here
  • Vintage Ring
  • Opi Mariah Carey ‘Butterfly Moment’ Nail Lacquer

The Night Before Christmas

Which on the calendar reads Christmas Eve, is the day most Latinos like myself and my family celebrate. We get together to eat tons of pernil (my shirt got the best of that dish), different kinds of rice dishes, mom’s famous spaghetti (requested at every party we attend), potato salad, green salad, flan and can’t forget the coqui. Christmas Eve is also a time to dress up and catch up on the year we’ve had. Super cliché for wearing red during the holidays, but it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to represent a holiday that I really enjoy -with my family. On that note, I nodded back to my high school days as Catholic school girl. I turned sweet into a sexy 30 with a secretary blouse with bows, mini skirt with pleats and leopard heels.

What did you think of my holiday fashion?
How did you spend the holidays?

I want to tell you a little bit of why I’ve been MIA lately -Christmas night my mother suffered a heart attack and underwent open heart surgery. It’s been almost 2 weeks since this difficult time in my family’s lives, but mom is at home recovering once again. She is one of the strongest people I know. Thank you for all your prayers and support. ❤

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • American Apparel Chiffon Secretary Blouse, $60
  • Zara Pleated Skirt (old); similar here
  • Ava and Aiden ‘Marilyn’ Ankle Strap Mary Jane Pump (old); similar here and here
  • Vintage Gucci Monogram Handbag (old); find it here
  • Vintage ring; similar here
  • 14k Gold Tennis Bracelet (a gift)
  • Opi ‘the spy who loved me‘ Nail Polish, $15 (4 piece set)

Santa Baby

Nothing like an ugly sweater to get you into the Christmas spirit, am I right? I think so. Although I can get away with a knit or two, – you’ll never find me in a decorative one on any given day. No thanks, but thank you @hm men for inspiring me to participate in a National Ugly Sweater day with the one and only Santa.

The sweater had a perfect oversized fit, but not for leggings and over the knee boots -that didn’t work out. I looked sloppy and stocky, which are huge NO’s in my world of fashion.  Instead, I asked myself what can balance out the boots and the sweater -leather ruffles says girly, but sassy. I tucked in the sweater and I was ready to go to work and ugly it up. My co-workers also partook in the festivities with their own ugly sweaters, so it was well worth the effort!

Do you all participate in the festivities of Ugly Sweater Day? What did you think of my ugly sweater choice?

Happy Holidays!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • H&M Men’s Knit Sweater, $14.99
  • DVF Ruffle Leather Skirt (old); similar here, here and here
  • Forever 21 Faux Suede Over-the-knee boots (sold out); similar here, here and splurge here
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte in ‘Siren In Scarlet’
  • Opi ‘My Gondola or Yours?‘ Nail Lacquer

Gravitate

The blonde has me wearing mostly black these days. Everyday, actually. All. Black. Everything. And everything again.

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

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?’