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Fearless

That’s you, and you and you and me!

This past weekend I participated in the 2nd Annual Women’s March. It has been one hell of a year since last year’s march. I’m not into politics at all, but a Hispanic woman like myself can’t ignore the words and actions that comes out of this presidency. So many emotions ran through my mind, looking around at people of all genders, ages, nationality, sexual preference all with the same American Dream. How can one person try take that away from us?

I grew up in a household with my 3 siblings of parents who immigrated from the Dominican Republic. We are not just first generation, we are THE generation. In my parents eyes, they did the right thing coming to this country, raising educated women, providing for us so that we didn’t struggle in life, to the point where we now can provide for them.

It’s never too late to get out there, speak up and fight for your rights! It is never too late to work hard for your dreams. BE FEARLESS!

And what do fun fearless females wear? Wild wild wild coats! I’ve wanted a leopard coat for a while now and I guess it was just bad timing…until now.

During the Cyber Monday sale I was able to get my hands on this faux fur for, wait for it… $23! Since then we’ve been a match made in Heaven. If you know don’t know me, know this: I love animal print, so it was just a matter of time before I got my paws on a classic piece to add to my wardrobe. I left room underneath for a playful sheer blouse and a pair of snatched attack high waist jeans. I wore patent high heels and a patent tote for a polished work appropriate look. I kept my makeup simple, but if you want to get really wild, wear a seductive red lip to bring all the boys and the girls to the yard. 😉

What brings out your wild side? Tell me your fearless story! 🙂

Love, BudgetSai

Photos By: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • A New Day Leopard Coat, on clearance for $12! Similar here, here, here and splurge here
  • American Apparel Pussy Bow Blouse (old); similar here, and splurge here
  • H&M Jeans (sold out); similar here, here and here
  • Zara Patent High Heels (sold out); similar here, here and splurge here
  • Longchamp ‘Roseau’ Patent Leather Box Tote, similar here, here and here

Thankful and Delightful

I can’t thank my family enough for all the memories that still bring us together on Thanksgiving Day and really everyday. I love them very much. And although I’m the silent one who only expresses herself in #ootd photos, I think about every single one and the few friends I have that have supported me and given me advice when I’ve wanted to give up. I am so thankful to have my lovely family around me all the time, without them I don’t know where I’d be.

This Thanksgiving, I encourage you to be grateful for each day as well as each moment of each and every day. Express your gratitude to those who you lift you up and show your their appreciation, love and respect.

Today I wanted to start out the holiday season with none other than sequins. I bought this top without anything else in mind, but a few racks down in the same store there were a pair of distressed, ripped I mean torn up jeans. I’ve always like the dressy on top, casual bottom or vice versa so I took them, tried them both on at home and really all I needed was the shoes. I wanted something unexpected, dramatic -you know just like me so I went with the white after Labor Day.

Gasp!

Who cares?! It looked freakin’ good! Oh the bag was another total accident that turned out to be a winner. I had to go with a color and fabric that complimented the sequins – satin. Silky smooth, sexy and cool, satin.

Spread love and budget tips 😉 Happy Thanksgiving!

Love, BudgetSai

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Photos by: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • H&M Sequined Top (sold out this week! wah!); more sequins here and here
  • H&M Jeans (sold in stores), $40; similar here
  • Sam Edelman ‘Dea’ Pumps via T.J. Maxx (sold out); available here
  • Loeffler Randall Satin Clutch (old); similar here

Super Bowl 50

Sorry for such a late post! I’ve been so busy lately so those who follow me on Instagram (@budgetsai) were able to see a tease of this look.

Okay so I’m not like this huge fan of football, but I do love the excitement the Super Bowl brings into the American living room. After all, there’s more than just football going on at the Super Bowl. There are commercials, performances, and celeb sightings, so there’s a little something for everyone.

Last year I didn’t show my team spirit even though I went for the winning team; the Patriots. Interestingly enough, this year not only did I show my appreciation to the Panthers, but they ended up losing. Bummer. :/ Nevertheless, I enjoyed every minute of the game no matter the disappointing outcome.

My t-shirt comes from the NFL website where there were so many to choose from -I opted out of the Panthers traditional colors and focused more on what I had at home to style with my complete Super Bowl party look. Camouflage is a favorite print in BudgetSai’s closet and the cat? Well I didn’t want to lose the mascot and it reminded me of my leopard obsession as well. The topshop jeans were a comfortable pair in case I needed to jump around and cheer throughout the game, the boots ‘lo estrene’ (translation: wore them for the first time) so that made me feel extra sexy and sporty at the same time. Braids are on trend right now and I’m all for it. Depending on how you style your outfit, braids can be playful, romantic, or edgy. My younger sister and I have very fond memories of our mother braiding our hair. If you ask me, braids are an easy way to get to work early since the style lasts as long as you let it.

I love a long coat. I feel like it changes my whole mood, like a don’t mess with me I’m in a cape and I’m not afraid to use it. The choker is also such a bad ass trend right now –I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF IT!

How did you all celebrate the SuperBowl?

What item in your closet makes you feel SUPER?

xoxo, Budgetsai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Missguided Longline Faux Sherling Coat, $68
  • NFL Shop Men’s Carolina Panthers Camo T-shirt, $25
  • Topshop Moto Black Ripped Joni Jeans, $70
  • Charles David ‘Piper’ Lace Up Heel Booties, $75 via tjmaxx.com
  • H&M Choker, $5 in store; similar here
  • Vintage Cocktail Ring

The Weeknd On A Weekday

Every year I make it a point to go The Weeknd’s concert when he’s playing in New York. It’s become sort of a Fall tradition. I’ve been a fan of his music since day 1: his moody r&b beats paired with raunchy raw lyrics has taken him from underground to mainstream. As a fan, I’m excited to go along for the ride because the music speaks for itself even with his widespread success. Just like his musicality has progressed over the years, so has my concert style!

There are those who still rock a concert tee to concerts, but I like to incorporate an accessory that represents him as an artist. If you’re as big a fan as I am, you know that the Weekend always rocks camouflage. So for the Madness tour, I decided to wear my camo high heel pumps. He also likes to wear dark colors, mostly black. So in similar fashion, I kept it dark in a black turtleneck, ripped jeans and those camo pumps. It was a bit chilly at times so I brought along my plaid fleece for warmth and a pop of color.

I finished off my outfit with sunglasses and slicked back hair, it’s become my signature look in my adjustment to being blonde.

Who’s your favorite artist? Who’s tour are you excited to see this Fall/Winter season?

What are your Thanksgiving Day Plans?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Joe Fresh turtleneck (old); similar here
  • H&M Skinny Jeans
  • Plaid Fleece Jacket via Marshall’s (old); similar here
  • Nine West Cameron Silver ‘Jace’ Single Sole Pumps (old); similar here
  • Flud Watches ‘The Shea‘ Sunglasses (old); similar here; splurge here
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in ‘Nude Nuance’, $7.49

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

White Three O

I put away all my black clothing for a few days to bring you an all white everything outfit.

End of Summer vibes…

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Old Navy Jersey Stretch Tami, $7
  • GAP Jeans (no longer available); similar here
  • Pour La Victoire ‘Eastona’ Pointy-Toe Patent Pump (old); similar here, here

Lips And Rips

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

Wearing:

  • American Apparel Cotton Spandex Tank Thong Bodysuit, $26
  • Topshop Moto Black Ripped ‘Leigh’ Jeans, $70
  • Rachel Rachel Roy ‘Palissa’ Lace Up Shooties (old); similar here
  • Forever 21 Rhinestoned Choker, $15.90

xoxo, BudgetSai