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Almost All Everything

Ready for the weekend? I know I am! I’m also ready to get back into my all black everything wardrobe. Fall can you hear me? It’s been way too hot in NYC and although they say the best color to stay cool in is white, I stick to black (because no sweat marks and no sheer catastrophes!). This right here was also another birthday outfit worn during the day for my nephew’s high school graduation. The graduation was outside in the blazing heat, so I had no choice, but to wear black and not look drenched as many did. I love how it ‘fits like a glove’ and accentuates every single curve. If you got it, flaunt it, but don’t sweat it, literally.

Instead of going almost all black from head to toe, I dipped my feet into a classic white leather pump (and Edelman Icon) and a seductively red pout for that POP to POP that thang.

My hair was a no brainer, again with the heat I like to pull my hair back in a sleek bun to avoid frizz. This look reminds me of the Simply Irresistible video. Watch it!

A big congrats to my nephew who is going to Rutgers University to pursue a career in professional baseball. 🙂

Happy Weekend Team No Sweat! Stay Cool!

Love, BudgetSai

Photos by: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • H&M Ribbed Dress (sold out online); similar here
  • Sam Edelman ‘Hazel’ Heel, $120
  • Revlon ‘Really Red’ Matte Lipstick

Scarf Face

When I got my hands on this vintage YSL scarf, it was all the convincing I needed to jump on the bandwagon. Next time I’ll be sure to wear it as a cuff, a headband, and maybe even decorate my favorite handbag.

What trends are you Falling into this season?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Vintage YSL scarf via ebay.com; similar and splurge here
  • Forever 21 Duster Coat (old); similar here
  • H&M Cotton Shirt, $24.99
  • BDG Denim via www.urbanoutfitters.com (old); similar here
  • Zara Lace Up Camel Sandals (sold out); similar here and splurge here
  • Essie ‘Forever Yummy’ Nail Polish, $8.50

Into The Woods

I spent Memorial Day enjoying the beautiful weather with a hike in the park, all while watching the military planes fly by. We get so caught up in our daily routines we forget to remember those men and women who served in our country’s Armed Forces, some of which live near by in my neighborhood. Later in the day, I dressed up for dinner plans in a vintage Gianfranco Ferre top (representing the red, white and blue), a pencil skirt and some bondage on my feet to match the crisscross action happening in the back of my top.

How was everyone’s Memorial Day weekend? Are you ladies sporting your Summer crop tops?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: Him

  • Vintage GF Ferre Pinstriped Crisscross Crop Top; similar here and here
  • H&M Skirt (old); similar here
  • Silvia Tcherassi for Payless ‘Genova’Sandal (2011 Collaboration); similar style here, here and splurge here
  • Michael Kors Over-sized Chronograph Gold-tone Watch, 44mm via Bloomingdales.com
  • Revlon ‘Really Red’ Matte Lipstick

Plaid Werk

Experimenting with clothes has always been a passion of mine. Sometimes I can wear a trend and make it my own, but not all trends are made equal. There’s just some trends that don’t suit my style and that’s okay because I’d rather stay true to myself.

As I get closer to 30, I’ve eliminated clothes that just aren’t me anymore, but a trend that I will never grow out of is the 90’s trend. Maybe it’s because I lived through it. Of all the 90’s trends, my favorite is most definitely plaid. The shirt that will always be in my closet has to be this red and black plaid flannel, it’s a bold accent to even the most casual outfits. I love to wear it tied around the waist more than anything. To make the ensemble look a little grown, I wore my favorite ankle strap heels for that extra push. You know that extra touch…especially with the red lip. 😉

Do you have a statement piece that always does it for you? Do you go mad for plaid? Is it the only thing keeping you warm these days?

April is just a couple of days away…
Happy Friday my fellow Budgeters!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos by: Samantha Cabral (@zamnsam on Instagram)

  • Bow and Drape The New Classic Sweatshirt, $48
  • GAP Vest (old); similar here
  • American Apparel Mesh Bodysuit (find it in stores); similar style here
  • Joe Fresh Boyfriend Jean (sold out); similar version here
  • Forever 21 Plaid Flannel Shirt (old); similar here
  • Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ Ankle Strap Sandal (now comes in 16 different colors!); similar here

Paint The Town Red

Knitwear is always a must during the winter time. The visible 3D knitting is something I look at when I buy it and most importantly it keeps you warm. I can’t have too many patterns on my knit sweaters, it has to be very simple or black and white. When fashion magazines and blogs talk about monochromatic trend, normally you think all black and that’s pretty much it. Lately that’s been my uniform, but I decided to take the road less traveled for Ugly Sweater Party weekend. I brought out my red sort of ugly, but mostly pretty sweater to the streets of New York City. I went full on red (favorite color after black, afterall) to keep the Christmas spirit alive; red heels, red nails, and red lipstick. Red is an energetic, passionate color and sometimes you have to let your outfit do the talking.

What are your favorite colors to monochrome?
Did you all wear your ugly Christmas sweaters this weekend?

Have a lovely week!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Forever 21 Longline Duster Coat, $52.36
  • Moschino Leather Gloves w/Burgundy Bow via Century 21 (old); similar via ebay.com
  • Forever 21 Knit Sweater (old); similar style here
  • J Brand Mid Rise Super Skinny Jean in Revenge, available via Bliss.com
  • Boutique 9 ‘Justine’ Pumps in Red Patent via Marshalls (old), similar via ninewest.com
  • Opi Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection Nail Lacquer in ‘What’s Your Point-settia?’
  • Revlon ‘Really Red’ Matte Lipstick

This Means Business

Back to cooler temperatures, I toughed it out in my biker jacket, studded pumps, torn skinny jeans and made it work appropriate with a button up shirt to the top and a bright red lip for some exxxtra sexy. It’s Black Friday I know many of you are out there toughin’ it out at your favorite stores. Hope you all get what’s on your buying list!

Happy Shopping Day!

Hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend (breaking the bank)!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • H&M Leather Jacket, $199 (last season); new version here and more here
  • White Button Down Shirt via Marshalls (old); similar here
  • H&M Skinny High Jeans; $39.95
  • Casadei Studded Leather Pointy Pumps close up via coolspotters.com (gift); similar here
  • Revlon ‘Really Red’ Matte Lipstick
  • H&M 16 Pack Rings, $5.95

Big Red

I wear the color red all throughout the year. It’s a color that never goes out of style and everyone should have in their closet. In the summer I love to pair it with white, nude and more red. This look wouldn’t have felt the same without the matching red lipstick; playful, sexy and most importantly confidence. No look stands tall without confidence. Go out there and add red to your wardrobe if that’s what it takes to feel good.

How do you do red in the summer? What’s your favorite color year round?

TGIF! Have a beautiful weekend!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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