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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)

Bend It Like Budget

In neutrals. It’s as easy as one, two, three.

How do you pair up your closet neutrals?

Happy Friday!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Joe Fresh Turtleneck (old); similar here
  • DKNY Vintage Skirt via www.ebay.com; similar here
  • ZARA Lace-Up Printed Leather Wedge (last season)
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in ‘Nude Nuance’, $7.49
  • Essie ‘Forever Yummy’ Nail Polish, $8.50

Toy!

Clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry…toys!When I play dress up,  I take these toys very seriously. Don’t you?

What’s your favorite fashion toy? How would you accessorize a white shirt and denim shorts?

Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Old Navy Oxford Shirt in White (also in Pink and Blue), $20.00 today!
  • H&M Bermuda Shorts (my wash is in stores, not available online), $29.95
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (sold out); similar here (I so want!), splurge here
  • Balenciaga  S/S 10 Arena Classic First Bag; (gift) in Papeete
  • Vintage Cuff Bracelet

Temperatures Are Rising

…and I chose a bodysuit and flares to keep cool.

Hey Monday!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • H&M Bodysuit (old); similar here and here
  • William Rast for Target Jeans (old); similar here, here, here and splurge here
  • Bebe ‘Karissa’ Espadrille Platform Wedge Sandal (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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  • 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

All White

Finally! I call this look a tall glass of milk. Why? It does a body good. 😉

All white is something that’s very happening this season. I chose to explore the trend to show that the monochromatic look can work for all shapes and sizes and still be work appropriate. Pulled my hair back into a ponytail (which I never do) to let the neck and the holes do the talking. It was a day of exploring new territory. For the office’s AC cool temperatures I threw on a blazer, but kept it warm weather friendly in lace up sandals. Fashion is all about a balancing act. 😉

Do you like my all white look or should I stick to my all black looks?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Welcome To The Jungle

I spent Mother’s Day with the special ladies in my life: mom, sisters and a few of my aunts. I love to get together with my family. I know there will always be laughter, food and more food!

Leopard is a favorite animal print of mine. Every time I wear it, I feel like a bad ass. You can either tone it down or tone it up like I did in a leather cuff, pouch and dainty accessories. It was so hot and sunny I felt like Tarzan moving from one shade to another just to get a good shot.

How do you wear leopard print? How was everyone’s Mother’s Day weekend?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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