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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

That 70’s Sai

I’m an 80’s baby, but why not live a little bit like my parents did in the 70’s, groooovy. For once, I thought I was in the twilight zone, I didn’t know how much I look like my mom in these photos! I’ve always been a fan of flare jeans, that’s why I still have these 2010 William Rast for Target jeans. They fit so well, it was sad to see the brand go in 2013, but that’s okay I can wear them more now that they’re back in style. My favorite trends are ones you can pull off day and night. I can wear these with a blouse or a plain white tee. I like the elongated look flares give me because I’m a petite gal. As if I needed another reason to wear heels. 🙂

Are you feeling the 70’s trend?

Remember no matter what’s trending, stay true to your style, but don’t be afraid of change.

Happy Friday and have a beautiful weekend!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Ch-Ch-Changes

This past Monday was a life changing experience for me. For some it wouldn’t have been that dramatic, but trying to keep your apartment was a big deal to me. After a successful meeting with the landlord, I can now breathe easy and enjoy the holidays. To make it even better, the weather was a high of 70 degrees! You know what that means? Open toe shoes! Yes I went as far as looking like I was cut out of a Resort 2015 ad! A button down safari shirt, denim skirt, camouflage sandals and sunglasses that scream I’m ready for a vacation! After all this I think it’s time for one, so even if I couldn’t book a trip, I had to dress the part. For now,  I’m just happy to be spending Thanksgiving with my parents in their new home.

How will you spending Thanksgiving this year?
Any vacation plans in 2015?

Have a wonderful and grateful Thanksgiving weekend!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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A Walk Down Everlane

Last Tuesday I went to the Everlane showroom, met their down to earth team and got to hear a little bit about their journey into the online only shopping site. I found out about the brand through another blogger and was fascinated by the simplicity, but good quality of their clothes. My sister and I have been a fan ever since. I was able to try on a few of their newer pieces I’ve been interested in and I hope to get my hands on them soon. In this day and age every girl should have a few inexpensive wardrobe staples (like the tees and tanks that start at just $15!) in their closet to pair with jeans, denim cut offs (in the summer), flats, heels and or sneakers. I kept my look simple for the event in an Everlane tee, blazer and skinny jeans, but added a little bit of sexy to the beautiful basic by pairing it with snakeskin pumps and rosy cheeks.

What do you look for in a t-shirt? With so many to choose from nowadays, it’s hard not to be picky!

Hope everyone had a relaxed long weekend! 🙂

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • H&M Lightweight Jacket in Dusty Navy (Old), similar here and here
  • Everlane Cotton U-Neck Tee, $15
  • Current Elliot Skinny Ankle Jean in Olive via Gilt.com, similar here
  • Coach Pumps in Natural Snake (Old); newer version here and similar here
  • H&M Rings
  • Forever 21 Rings

Please Don’t Stop My Music

There something about the cool breeze this time of the year that makes me want to wear more and more skirts. Sometimes in the summer it’s just too hot to have your legs locked up in a skirt with all that heat! I know a lot of ladies feel me on this one. Every morning on my way to work I notice a handful of women around me that are feeling free, brave enough to bare leg. A little chill never hurt no-body. Refreshing, actually. 🙂

Below I’m wearing Dolce and Gabbanna 3 buttons shirt/tunic (the right amount of cleavage and long enough to keep over my skirt for a form fitting look), Love 21 grey skirt, grey pumps and a vintage Banana Republic clutch for some color and pattern.

How is everyone’s Monday coming along?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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Train of Dot

Last Friday I reunited with my friends, a much needed get together. As it was still warm enough to bare skin, I chose to wear a playful skirt and white button down, keeping it young and fresh; a blazer in case it got chilly at night (ended up in my hands the whole time). I’ve been “milking (it for all it’s worth”) my silver lace up heels before it gets too cold to wear, it turns out they can be styled in more ways than one. To wake up the look “just a little bit, just a little bit” I added my snakeskin mini messenger bag up against the polka dot, two (prints) are better than one.  I had my nails and lips in total Fall mode with bold colors: blue and red.

Do you have a favorite shoe you wear all the time? 

What prints are you into this Fall?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Old Navy Oxford Shirt in White, $24.94 (Now on sale for $17!0
  • Old Navy Pleated-Chiffon Skirt in ‘Warm Polka Dot’, $24.94 (also on sale for $14.97!)
  • H&M Lightweight Blazer in Navy, similar here
  • Schutz ‘Slate’ Sandal via Gilt.com (sold out), $109; more colors via schutz.com
  • Essie ‘Style Cartel’
  • Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet #40 La Sensuelle

Denim Days – Budget’s First Shoot

A few months ago my cousin Ariel, an aspiring photographer at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York approached me to be the model in her fashion photo shoot. I had already started my style blog and she’s been very supportive so I agreed to do it. Who doesn’t enjoy having their picture taken in this day and age?

Her assignment was to put a “lookbook” together of some current fashion trends and have someone model them for the camera, which exactly what I do for my blog now.

I decided to spice it up for the shoot since I was playing the part of a fashion model and being extra creative with the clothes; after all it was a beautiful warm day in Central Park to show extra skin. Below, you’ll see the denim on denim trend, the current obsession with overalls and my personal favorite boyfriend jeans.

What’s your favorite denim trend?

Hope you enjoy it!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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Denim Look #1

  • Blanknyc ‘All Over It’ Overalls in Bug Out; $118 via Bloomingdales (on sale now), more budget-friendly overalls here and here
  • American Apparel Nylon Spandex Micro Mesh Bra in Purple (color not available online); $14
  • Boutique 9 ‘Justine’ Pumps in Red Patent via Marshalls, similar via ninewest.com

Denim Look #2

Denim Look #3

  •  Joe’s Jeans Rolled Short (different wash); via a sample sale, similar here
  • H&M Men’s Denim Shirt; $34.95
  • Giuseppe Zanotti Satin Wedge via Marshalls (many years ago); $199.99, similar here