shine

Sequin-essential

The Oscars were on two nights ago and I couldn’t help but bring a little red carpet glamour to my #OOTD.  I’ve worn this sequin skirt before, and if the Fall 2016 runways are any indication, sequins are having a comeback!  Sequins are no longer your go to last minute night out look, we’re wearing it to work and beyond! So, instead of going over the top, I decided to pair this glitzy number with an understated white button down à la Sharon Stone. The weather was beautiful in New York so I took myself out to the park for fresh air and a few photos. Who better than my city to be my VIP plus one?

If you’re into sequins and want some inspiration on how to wear it night and day, check out my history with all things shine –here, here, and here.

My best dressed during and after the Oscars has to be Rachel McAdams. The simplicity and elegance really stood out amongst the rest. She rocked that baby pink Naeem Khan dress and made it look sexxxy! Check out my Instagram (@budgetsai) for a side by side of her looks.

What were your favorite looks from the Oscars?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Old Navy Oxford Shirt, $25
  • Carmen by Carmen Marc Valvo ‘Evia’ Gunmetal Sequin Skirt, (old); similar here
  • Mango Slingback Lace-up Sandals, $70
  • NYX Lingerie Cosmetics ‘Embellishment (Lipli 02), $7

We Are All Meant To Shine

And I chose to in this sparkly number. Its an oldie, but goodie in my closet. I don’t wear it that often, but when I do I feel really, really sassy!

Do you have a piece of clothing that stands out from the all the rest?

Does it shine bright like a diamond?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Old Navy Oxford Shirt in White, $24.94
  • H&M Pencil Skirt (old); similar here
  • Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ Ankle Strap Sandal in Gold Foil, $79.95

Keeping the Spark Alive…

…In the Daytime

Do you ever feel so accustomed to your 9-5 grind, that the wear down reflects your clothing? Whether you love your day job or not, sometimes getting dressed for work becomes work. Yes, even I get a little uninspired. It seems like spring has sprung everywhere, but the East Coast and you just can’t help feeling gloomy.

So, today’s outfit I decided to add a little sparkle to my ensemble. My jacket literally sparkled, covered in tiny and subtle, light reflecting sparkles. I love a well rounded peplum like this one I found for a steal at Forever 21, just under $35. Needless to say I didn’t stop there with the sparkles. My rings were blinged out, and my shoes shined bright like a diamond. However, I made sure my pencil skirt was sleek and simple for a sophisticated finish.

I’m praying that it can warm up for good -for some more open toe, leg baring situation.

How do you all think I pulled off daytime sparkle? Would you wear sparkle accents or sequins to the office?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: Samantha Cabral (@zamnsam on Instagram)