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Ruff Ruff

Since my last post, I’ve been trying to cope with some insecurity issues that are weighing me down tremendously. I’ve always known becoming an adult was going to come with responsibilities. No matter how many hours you work, there’s never enough time to get things done and the bills are endless and somehow you have to have the time and energy to deal with the personal responsibilities and consequences of being an adult. I also never expected to dislike myself in the process…

I feel like I’ve lost myself AND let myself go. I know I reassured you I was going to shine through whatever comes my way, but some things just can’t be forced. Because of this I’ve decided to take a break from blogging and work on myself like I know I should. I love my blog so much, but it’s hard to put your all in something when your all feels like nothing. This isn’t the end. I want to be happy and reflect that happiness through my outfits instead of hiding underneath them every single day…

I know I’m not alone in these experiences that life throws at you and I wanted to share my feelings with you in hopes it would help anyone going through the same.

When the going gets tough, ruffle up! Here’s my last outfit for a while. The ruffle trend is one of my favorites of the season, I just can’t get enough of it. Streetwear and athleisure is literally everywhere and this feminine look is a nice change from the new norm.

Love Always,
BudgetSai

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Photos by: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • H&M Ruffle Blouse (sold out); similar hereherehere and here
  • Forever 21 Faux Fur Coat (old)
  • DVF Ruffle Leather Skirt (old); similar here and longer version here
  • Forever 21 Thigh High Faux Suede Boots (old); similar here and here
  • Vintage Gap clutch; similar here (if you want to party only)
  • Vintage Earrings; similar here and here

Things Are Coming Up Rusty

Rust is having a moment in the fashion world. Rust comes in a variety of shades, some more orange, others pink and even a little bit of grey. So, if you need a little spice in your wardrobe there’s actually a lot to work with. Some people just stay away from trends altogether, but if it goes well with black? It’s fine by me! When experimenting with a new color, it’s best to look for them in your everyday staple pieces or small accessories. I found a turtleneck in the hue to be a little on the safe side, and styled with with a flirty black leather skirt. I finished off this look with my trusty suede boots because they are having a fashion moment in my world. Tada! I experimented, I styled, I conquered.

In other news, I really, really really have to do some major organizing in my closet. I can barely get into my room these days. Remind me to get a head start on Spring cleaning before it’s too late. 🙂

What do you think of the color, rust? Would you wear it? 

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

Twirl Up

It’s Friday! Happy Weekend Everyone!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Love 21 Fringe Skirt (Sold Out); similar here, here and here
  • Forever 21 Crew Neck Tee (Old); similar here
  • H&M Leather Jacket, on sale for $149!; similar here and here
  • Schutz ‘Slate’ Sandal via Gilt.com (old); more colors via schutz.com
  • H&M 5 Pack Midi Rings (old); similar here
  • Old Navy Blue Stone Cocktail ring (sold in stores); similar here
  • H&M Snake Ring (old); similar here

Denim Heaven

Denim skirts are all the rage right now: midi (pencil too), mini, distressed, buttoned, and frayed. I love them all! Many of the upcoming trends are ones we’ve seen this past season: flares, fringe, suede everything, cross-body bags, jumpsuits, leather everything and my personal favorite: leopard. Fall 2015 fashion, I’m ready for you!

Who else is excited for the Fall trends this year? Are you stocking up on denim skirts too?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

Not Your Average Slit

I’ve always been a fan of side slits, high or lower slits, but I’ve never really seen a middle slit until I found this skirt. Although I’m not a fan of culottes,  the slit gives the illusion of shorts which if they were culottes I would probably pull it off the same way. I love to pair denim with white tees, tanks or a crisp white button down. It allows you to pair anything on your feet; heels, flats, flat sandals or even sneakers. I chose to add leopard booties for height (a must for knee-length skirts) and this mysterious red lip as my first (makeup) dose of Fall.

You know Summer is over when it’s time for New York Fashion Week

Have you pulled out your Fall booties? How high do you slit?

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  • Cynthia Rowley Tank Top, $9.99 via Marshall’s; similar here
  • Seven for all Mankind Denim Skirt with Middle Slit, similar here and here
  • DV by Dolce Vita ‘Fife’ Leopard-Print Suede Ankle Boots; $69 via Gilt.com, you can also find them via amazon.com
  • Vintage Gucci Monogram Handbag in Black Leather; $50 via Double Take in Englewood, NJ two summers ago, more vintage Gucci at ebay.com
  • Clear Bracelet via Dor L’Dor, similar here
  • Mac RiRi hearts HEAUX Lipstick (Limited Edition), Summer 2013, sold out; similar here

One of my Labor Day weekend plans was to finally go see the Jeff Koons Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of Art.

We’re half way through the work week!

xoxo, Budget$ai