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Flor-ever Thankful

There’s something about the holidays that make me feel a little mushy inside, I don’t know if it’s the decorations, the songs, the people, -what I do know is we are all about to sparkle into the new year.  So many party looks from so many different brands making it hard to choose just one. BUT I’m going to find a way to control the impulse.  I’ve decided for all holiday parties (up until Christmas that is) -I will rework what I have in my closet. Whether if it’s a different shoe, accessory or even a hairstyle, anything can instantly change the vibe of your look.

This thanksgiving morning was a cold one, but I managed to keep it together wearing my FFF (favorite faux fur) to keep me warm; a cropped wool sweater, my 10 year old Free People flares and my can’t stop, won’t stop wearing platform shoes. I wanted to go for a boho vibe and blend in with the Fall foliage so my main attraction were the pants and its floral print. The blush cropped sweater complimented well with them. The platforms definitely added that spunk in my step.

Well ladies (and gentlemen) there’s nothing wrong with going extra this holiday season or even with your everyday outfits. Throw on your (faux) fur, your sunglasses and walk into your family’s living room like yes I’m here and I’m fabulous. And when they ask you what’s in your velvet pouch, tell them nothing, it gave your outfit the million dollar touch. You too should feel like a million bucks! :p

What are you wearing this holiday season?

See below for all things similar!

Love, BudgetSai

Photos By: @zamnsees (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Coat (last A/W Season); similar here, here, here, here, here and here
  • Nasty Gal Cropped Sweater (old); similar here, here and splurge here
  • Free People One Floral Fields Wideleg pants (super old, but in the best condition!); similar here and here
  • Target Jupiter Platform Oxfords, $28; splurge here
  • Carmen Marc Valvo bag (old); similar here, splurge here
  • Karen Walker Sunglasses, $198
  • H&M Ring Set (old); similar here

Lucky Number 1985

On June 22, 1985 a star was born. Born to shine; let me shine, let me shine, let me shine. Today’s post is a special shout out to all the 1985 babies like me!

Behind everyone’s outfit is a story to tell.

I always want to tell you all from where and how I put an outfit together. I had been eyeing this 1985 shirt ever since it was on the site…but not for sale. So you’re asking yourself how is that even possible?

Well what it looks like H&M does is they will style certain pieces that ARE for sale with other pieces that are NOT for sale -yet. Not sure what is behind this madness, other than causing me stress and anxiety.

So weeks later, I say to myself, I want to wear this for one of my birthday festivities which was getting really close, so I’m going to call them up -but let me check the site one last time! And there it was! Available for purchase! When it’s meant to be, you’ve got to believe it will be.

I don’t necessarily buy t-shirts already tied up because I like to make my own decisions on how to wear an article of clothing, but thank you H&M for the suggestion and the birth year. So I knew I was to wear a high waist something with this top. That something was an H&M satin high waist skirt with a high low hem that I already had hanging in my closet. It was just the right amount of peek-a-boo between the knot of the shirt and the skirt.

Now for the shoes: I came across these shoes in the clearance department, somewhere I never bother going into because I don’t have much luck there. Actually now that I think about it, I don’t have luck with shoes at all at T.J. Maxx. My 7 1/2 foot is a popular size. Also the selection is one of the smallest, so what you see is what you’re gonna get. What caught my eye was the height of the shoe. The print was very cutesy -not necessarily my cup of tea BUT they were black and after trying them on, I thought it could go places with this pair. I mean DVF for $69, I’ll take it! And guess what guys? I haven’t taken them off all Summer Seventeen.

It was pretty sunny this day so I went with a pair of big, bold, black sunglasses. They made the look extra sassy. And who doesn’t want to be extra or sassy on their born day?

On a scale from one to ten, how much sass do you pizzazz?

What trends are you following and which one would you like to see me in next?

Love, BudgetSai

Photos by: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • H&M T-Shirt (sold out); similar here
  • H&M Skirt (sold out); similar here and here
  • DVF Shoes via T.J. Maxx (sold out); similar here
  • H&M Sunglasses, $13
  • Hoops from Canal Street!

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)

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