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That In Satin

I’m back (insert crying emoji)! I shut myself out of social media to give myself sometime to deal with insecurities, my self-conscience-mess, and other personal issues. I just needed some time to think about what I wanted in life. I found myself constantly thinking about my career goals and how to set things in motion so I can reach those goals.

As for blogging- I thought about whether I should continue on this journey? Could I continue without getting sidetracked with self doubt and negativity? Can I do what I love and love myself in the process? I hope so. Sometimes you forget why you start something and it becomes something you had to envisioned sometimes for the better and sometimes not. I started this blog because I wanted to share my style for those who like to look sexy, chic, and stylish without breaking the bank…unless they can and want to. Regardless, I am here to stay through all my ups, downs and your budget needs.

I’m 32 now and a new set of responsibilities have taken over my life, but there’s always room for a good time in my book. For my birthday a few weeks ago, I wanted to stand out and not go the usual LBD (little black dress) route. Satin is having a moment right now and I am totally for it. Who doesn’t like the softness, sensual, sexy feeling when you throw on a dress like this one. You also can’t go wrong with embracing color in your 30’s or at any age. If you have somewhat of your s*** together -you should feel sexy in the process.

It was my first time wearing a pair of Aldo shoes and I have to say they did not disappoint. I could have gone with a simple ankle strap, but I was dying to get a pair with all that fluff on the front band. They’re affordable and even more now that they’re on sale! Super feminine and playful for a night out on the town to celebrate my born day.

I normally keep it very simple, so simple many of my outfits you’ll see are accessorized with just a sparkly stud, but this Summer I’m blingin’ it way out and keeping it cool in hoops and layered necklaces.

Thank you for all of your kind words and birthday wishes. I promise to be back and better than before!

Are you experimenting with Satin this season?

Love, BudgetSai

Photos By: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Dress, $23 (sold out); similar here and here, splurge here
  • Aldo Shoes (on sale now!)
  • Vintage Gucci Monogram Handbag (old); find it here
  • Necklaces and Bracelets my own.

Lace Me Up (Again)

…in a little black dress. I love way the lace hugs my curves and how oh-so-sexy it makes me feel. I added black ankle straps and a pop of white leather with floral details to remind me that Summer is still here!

How do you think I pulled off this dress a third time?

Who else plans to take a dip in the ocean this weekend? Have a lovely one!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Sheer Lace Dress, $24.90
  • Xhilaration at Target Tank dress (old); similar here
  • Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ Ankle Strap Sandal (now comes in 16 different colors!); similar here
  • Cavalcanti Floral Clutch via Marshalls; $49.99, same one via ebay.com

Inst-April

A flashback at all things April, on Instagram now.

Have a beautiful weekend Budget lovers and don’t forget to follow me on IG @budgetsai!

Happy first day of May!

xoxo, BudgetSai

This Christmas

I thought it would be a good idea to put on my Christmas Eve outfit this past weekend and take some outfit photos before the rain had a chance to ruin my hair! I’m sure I won’t be able to wear my gown if there’s a down pour, but a gown is another Holiday look I totally approve.

As a Latina it’s always been a tradition to celebrate Christmas Eve (otherwise known as ‘Noche Buena‘) much more than Christmas Day. Christmas Day for us is hangover leftover day, which to many is still a celebration. One of my many aunts invited us to her annual Christmas Eve gathering. It’s been a while since we’ve been there, so this year I’m hoping like every other year: to have a good time with family I often don’t get to spend time with. During this time of year, I love all the Christmas songs that are played in the stores and on my iPhone. That’s right I download Christmas music. Whatever makes us happy. 😉

I just had to have this dress from the Altuzarra for Target collection. Why not? You have a better chance of wearing gowns around the last two seasons of the year than any other time of the year. Gowns are easy to put on, glamorous and always make a statement, even if you’re turning heads or trying to fit your dress through a door. I altered my dress (lower v neck also known as a deep V and a higher slit to show how much I’ve been working out -Not!) for a sexier touch and I really loved how it came out in pictures. What do you think of my alterations?

Where will you be spending Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day? Most importantly, what will you be wearing?

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays! 🙂

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Altuzarra for Target Orchid Print Maxi Dress, $69.99; now available via ebay.com.
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (sold out); similar here, splurge here
  • H&M Rings (no longer available)
  • Opi Nail Laquer, ‘Got The Blues For Red’, $9.50
  • MAC Cosmetics Fluidline Gel in ‘Blacktrack’ on the eyes
  • Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in ‘Speak Your Mind’, $18

Just Because

My parents just moved to an apartment in Midtown Manhattan. My mom is super excited to be back in our old neighborhood, next to my elementary school, close to my aunt’s house, and everything else Hell’s Kitchen has to offer. I especially can’t wait to visit the holiday window displays at fifth avenue. I arrived to this year’s Thanksgiving early with my sister, but my mom had already started the cooking. While waiting for the turkey, my photographer and I decided to take some outfit pics in the park across the street.

Cold weather can make you not want to set foot outside, but I finally got to wear this jumpsuit I had planned to wear earlier in the Fall. I’m loving jumpsuits right now. If you do too, make sure you adjust, every so often. I pulled up my pants so that the lace up shoes can show, and unbuttoned one button. I wanted to showoff my waist for an overall balance. I braved the temperatures in lace up sandals and no coat! It’s been 3 days since the shoot and thank goodness I feel fine! I planned my manicure color first and worked the outfit around it. It was a color I knew I had to wear now before all the usual reds and golds for December holiday madness.

This has to be one of the best shoots in a long time. The creativity, setting and shots were all done by my photographer, @zamansam (Instagram).

Will you be wearing jumpsuits this Winter?
How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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Superpower

Babies are just super cute and I can’t wait to have one of my own. For now I have the joy of attending (and sometimes planning) other friends and family baby showers. This past Saturday I went to one of my cousin’s baby shower. It’s always nice to come together when you’re celebrating an exciting new addition to the family. In some cultures, baby showers take place in the evening with women and men in attendance. Dressing for an evening baby shower is fairly easy when deciding what to wear. I think a cocktail dress below or at the knee, or jeans and a blouse, but always heels are a perfect way to celebrate. My cousin’s baby shower had a superhero theme; now what better way to show strength and femininity than by wearing your fave sky highs? Even the preggers was in heels all night while dancing, greeting relatives, and making a toast. I have a feeling she’ll wear heels right up until giving birth, I know I will. Now that’s what I call a Superwoman!

What do you wear to baby showers? Ever feel like walking in heels is the ultimate superpower?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Forever 21 Lace Knit Midi Dress (sold out); similar here and here
  • H&M Rhinestone Earrings, $9.95 (sold out); similar here and here
  • H&M Leather Jacket, $199 (last season); new version here and more here
  • Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ Ankle Strap Sandal, $79.95
  • Hermes ‘Birkin’ 30cm in Black Togo Leather (gift)
  • Essie ‘Dive Bar’

Look Back At It – May Recap

Here’s a look back at the month of May.  Which look is your favorite?

June is here and so is the heat. Get ready for those summer outfits!

Happy Tuesday!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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