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Boss Lady

Hell yeah. When you go for a cropped leather instead of a boring old blazer, that’s boss. Don’t get me wrong I love blazers, but not dated 80’s style blazers (sorry) .This is the time to play around with semi-light outerwear. Hoodies, leather jackets, longline cardigans, ponchos -anything but a heavy coat! (Insert crying face). Although in the Northeast it gets cold quicker than you know it, you can definitely pull off the light with the heavy (working on that post as we speak) if need be.

First I did go for the perfect secretary ensemble, then I was like well I’m not going to finish this off, I’m going to change it up. So I already told you about my bad ass bomb boss leather (throw some Bs on that ootd = outfit of the day), then there’s the shoes -should I or should not? I have to tell you, this is a love story baby. I love my lace up heels and that’s who I chose to be with for the look of the day. If the weather permitted I’d be in lace up heels all year round. I love the way they climb up your feet.  It never fails to make me feel sexy.

The bodysuit needs no explanation other than the high neck kept it edgier and less cookie cutter with a basic pencil skirt (one you can do anything with -trust me). To top off the look, my shades in case a ray of sunshine throughout the day. I’m looking forward to the cooler weather as long as I can work with it!

Do you have business attire days? Do you pull it off rough around the edges? Or are you a cookie cutter guy or gal with basic on your mind? Whatever floats your boat -go with that. 😉

Halloween is getting closer and I’m still indecisive about a costume. (Insert a double crying face!)

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @newyorkcitynative (Instagram)

  • One Clothing Bodysuit via T.J.Maxx, $10; similar here
  • Forever 21 Skirt, $7
  • Diane von Furstenberg ‘Alfie’ Cropped Leather Jacket (old); similar here, splurge here
  • Vintage Gucci Monogram Handbag (old); find it here
  • Forever 21 Lace Up Heels (old); similar here

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

Gravitate

The blonde has me wearing mostly black these days. Everyday, actually. All. Black. Everything. And everything again.

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • American Apparel Turtleneck Dress
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (no longer available); similar here and splurge here
  • Loeffler Randall Clutch (old); more here
  • Flud Watches ‘The Shea‘ Sunglasses (old); similar here; splurge here
  • Opi Nail Laquer ‘Blue My Mind‘

Green With Envy

I can’t believe I am seeing the words Fall and Winter already! I don’t want the Summer to end, but girl and boy has it been HOT! To mix up a little bit of both seasons, I took an olive color midi, easy going dress and paired it with camel/brown ankle booties. Closed shoes are also a great way of covering up your ‘no time for a pedicure’ toes! The sunglasses and bright red lip added edginess to my Pre-Fall look.

Are you still shopping for Summer clothes or is your mind set on preparing for the Fall?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Love 21 V-Neck Midi Dress,  $19.90
  • Sam Edelman Booties (old); more here
  • LOFT Mirrored Sunglasses (sold out); similar style here

Roaming

DISCLAIMER: I’ve had my hair slicked back lately because of the humidity and I’ve been trying to work out as much as I can to get back that ‘Summer body.’

Speaking of body, I wore a body hugging midi dress to roam the HOT and red streets of Chinatown. I kept it minimal with two of my favorites: black shades and lace up sandals.

How are you all handling the heat? 

Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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 Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Dress (old); similar here and here
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (no longer available); similar here and here; splurge here
  • Flud Watches ‘The Shea‘ Sunglasses (old); similar here; splurge here
  • Vintage Ring
  • MAC Cosmetics ‘Velvet Teddy‘ Lipstick, $16

Floral A Flare

Happy Monday!

When we think about 70’s fashion, we envision bell bottoms, bold prints, and very high wedge sandals. I took all three of these images and made it into one modern day outfit. I paired it with a biker jacket and classic wayfarers for a fresh spin on my otherwise very retro look.

How do you think I pulled off my second 70’s groovy-ness? What Spring trends have you tried lately?

Hope everyone has a groovy week!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos by: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Diane von Furstenberg ‘Alfie’ Cropped Leather Jacket (old); similar here, splurge here
  • American Apparel Cotton Spandex Tank Thong Bodysuit, $26
  • Free People Wide Leg Flares (old); similar here
  • Bebe ‘Karissa’ Espadrille Platform Wedge Sandal in Platinum Matte, $99; available in Orange
  • Necklaces from top to bottom:
  • Vintage Cocktail Ring
  • Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

Inst-April

A flashback at all things April, on Instagram now.

Have a beautiful weekend Budget lovers and don’t forget to follow me on IG @budgetsai!

Happy first day of May!

xoxo, BudgetSai