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V Day, Me Day

I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, but yes I am (Drita voice). I love all the red and pink hearts and all that other visible mushy-ness that comes with Valentine’s Day. It’s not only about a significant other, it’s a day to spread love to all those that deserve to be loved. Most importantly? Yourself. Love is a happy feeling and a way I feel happy is by putting on my best or not (lol). This was the perfect dress for dinner plans after work. Totally appropriate and playful with a pair of heart socks and Mary Janes. Still Sunny outside? Don’t forget to add a pair of fun heart sunglasses.

What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

Do you dress up for the occasion?

Have a fun-filled long weekend!

Love, BudgetSai

Photos By: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

Olive You

Olive in my eyes is another neutral that can go with many things in your closet. It seals the deal on many outfits and it’s a lighter option for the warmer temperatures. Just like black, you can pair it with simple colors like white, nude, and navy. If you want to be a little more daring go for a monochromatic look and throw on a pop of fuchsia colored lipstick for a little summer sass. It’s my guilty pleasure and this jacket can be thrown over dresses, over tops, as a top, or heck you can even tie it around your waist if it gets too hot!

For my outfit I chose a cream colored bodysuit making it stand out more, but wearing all black underneath can still make this bomber look on trend. The denim skirt was and is another obsession of mine, I have about 5 different styles. The difference in this one is I made a choker out of it. I felt that this length/structure could have gone a little shorter so I took off the seam and went to my favorite tailor and…voila! Choker number 3589! This year’s trends are killing me! I love them! I can’t get enough of them!

Which color is constant in your wardrobe?

Who else is into reworking clothes you own? What have you made over recently?

xoxo, Budgetsai

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Photos By: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

A Fresh Cut

To start the Fall/Winter season.

This weekend for a quick gallery visit and a nail art party with Jamberry, I wore one of my many turtleneck dresses and an amazing vintage find from ebay, Chanel riding boots!

How do you like my shiny leopard nails?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Fun photo session from Dan Flavin’s Corners, Barriers and Corridors at the David Zwirner Gallery below:

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Photos by: @pinkishbutton2 (Instagram) and Him

  • H&M dress (old); similar here, here and here
  • Vintage Chanel Riding Boots via ebay.com
  • MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Rich Lipstick in ‘Touch the Earth’ (available in stores), $23

Medium Red

New decade, new hair!

I let my hair do all the talking this weekend, wearing a black bodycon dress, my season after season booties and a pop of white to welcome Summer!

What do you think of my new look? 🙂

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

Stop, You’re Making Me Blush

About a week ago…

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

…what I wore to my niece’s ballet recital:

  • Forever 21 Ribbed Crop Top Sweater (old); similar here
  • Forever 21 Lace Skirt (old); similar here
  • Steve MaddenStecy’ Ankle Strap Sandal in Gold Foil, $79.95
  • Cavalcanti Floral Clutch via Marshalls; $49.99, same one via ebay.com
  • Michael Kors Over-sized Chronograph Gold-tone Watch, 44mm via Bloomingdales.com
  • Bracelets from left to right:
    • Thin Crystal studded bracelet (old); similar here
    • Red studded bracelet (available in H&M stores)
    • Gold over Silver Bangles with Clear Stone, (old)
    • Square Crystal magnetic bracelet (also available in H&M stores)

xoxo, BudgetSai

Match Made In Heaven

It’s been too cold (freezing actually) in New York, and my photographer has been working on some other projects lately and will be for another week or so, but I’m finally back! The best way to improvise with such tragic conditions is to share my daily outfits from inside my apartment, which is still under renovations. I have very little furniture to move around and can easily use any wall for a back drop! (And he takes good photos too).
For a late night friend’s birthday dinner, I wore a very cool piece from H&M. Really, I fell in love with the thumb hole at the end of the sleeves and so I had to have it. It sort of looked like boxing gloves and made me feel real tough wearing it. Surprisingly this is something I can see myself wearing over and over again. My style is written all over it: black, has a turtleneck and fits like a glove.
How are you all on the East Coast surviving the cold?
What has been your go to clothing item this Winter? 
xoxo, BudgetSai
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  • H&M Ribbed Turtleneck Dress, $39.95 (also available in stores)
  • American Apparel Half & Half Pantyhose (no longer available); similar here
  • Rachel Rachel Roy ‘Palissa’ Lace Up Shooties via Macy’s, (no longer available); similar here