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First Comes First

One week down, 51 more to go! This past week the city froze over so that only meant one thing for me: home sweet home. I took the time to relax and gather my thoughts. Think about how to keep my family together, think about what I want in love, and think about my first love: my blog AND my future.

How can I keep my followers entertained, intrigued, wanting more from ME? How can I not get sidetracked with the outside influence surrounding me? What do I want? I’m going through changes in my life and I would like to take you all along for the ride. So hold on to your Winter hats!

One thing is certain, I will make my days count. And I’ll do so with glitz and glamour. First (comes first) outfit of the year…

In sparkles none the less. I stole this look from the boys because I was sick and tired of wearing a dress every New Year’s Eve and every special occasion -BUT in whatever you choose to wear, this holiday calls for all things sexy. I did so by opting out wearing anything underneath the tuxedo blazer. I mean it’s 2018, take risks, pretty please. Also why not wear the pants? It was perfect way to end the year and start a new one, ‘con los pantalones bien puesto’ (translation: pants well put on). What do wide leg pants need? The perfect Brian Atwood platform peep toe heel. They have just the right amount of color to liven up an otherwise standard monochrome look.

I’m not one to brag, but yes I am. My New Year’s Eve makeup was all done by me! Okay nothing that special, but I’m beginning to love eye shadow!

Who wants to see beauty posts in 2018? How is the new year treating you?

Love, BudgetSai

Photos By: @zamnsees (Instagram)

Welcome To The Jungle

Welcoming Fall with leaves on my shirt, where nature and fashion became one…

Leather weather is also here and I’m bringing it back to a favorite budget find of mine, this flirty Joie skirt I found at Crossroads Trading!

What inspires you this time of year? 

Bah-bye September!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By @zamnsam (Instagram)

Goldilocks

From Tulum to the streets of New York City, this time around as a blonde! I can’t wait to pair both my new hair and this denim dress with a turtleneck and knee high boots for the complete 70’s style inspiration. It’s still super hot over here so lace up sandals and a bold lip will do the trick for now. Hope you guys are enjoying walking the yellow brick road with me as I get closer to my blonde -ish hair goal!

How do you like the hair transition so far? Are you ready for Fall trends and cooler weather?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Button-Down Denim Dress; similar here, here and splurge here
  • Zara Lace Up Camel Sandals (sold out); similar here and splurge here
  • 14k Gold Bangles (my own); similar here
  • NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in ‘Maison’, $6

Little Metal Corset

Denim on denim (uniform on repeat) to start the Holiday weekend. This time I added a vintage chain belt for a playful outfit of the day.

Who else is is looking forward to less work, more play this Summer? 🙂

What do you think of my added accessory to the denim on denim uniform?

Happy 4th of July Weekend! ❤

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

Until Next Time, Tulum

I finally got to wear my little white bikini I purchased from Gilt last year. I love their everyday noon sales from jeans and shoes, to swimwear and jewelry. There’s always great deals on many known names like Vix -a line I’d like to have more of in my swimsuit drawer this Summer. I can’t forget Victoria’s Secret Swim. They also have the sexiest, most unique pieces every year. This neon one-pierce came to me last year, but not soon enough. Summer goes by so fast! Where are you heat so I can live this life again? I’m ready! Are you?!

Tulum you were so good to us, I can’t wait until our next honeymoon. This was probably the best trip I’ve ever had with him (my photographer on this trip too :). Thank you and I love you.

Where shall we head to next? What swimsuits are you getting yourselves into this Summer?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Victoria’s Secret Reversible One-Piece (last year); newer version here, here and here
  • Printed American Apparel Chiffon Maxi Skirt (print no longer available), $46
  • Ring from Dor L’Dor Boutique (Englewood, NJ)
  • Havaianas Slim Flip Flop in Light Pink, $26
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Clear Clutch, similar here

Winter Wonderland

What a beautiful snow day to go hiking with my family. After all the Blizzard hype, I’m grateful it wasn’t more than the mere 6 inches – enough to have a day off and enjoy the snow. As much as I’m not a fan of the snow or anything with the word storm in it, I appreciate the beauty of it while it’s falling and the 24 hours it’s on the ground. It’s calming and therapeutic for me. Aside from relaxing at home, I went out to play, like the big kid I am. 🙂

I threw on my (faux) furry vest over a turtleneck and some distressed skinny jeans. I also wore my sombrero for a monochromatic look and a pair of track sole booties to be able to walk and keep warm for the 30 minute hike (okay I changed into some flat cold weather boots so I wouldn’t break my neck in the process) in the park. A small bag to store my keys, phone, and tissues; and last but never the least in this weather, my leather gloves to keep me extra warm.

How did you spend your snow day (if you had one)?
What do you think of my (faux) fur outfits lately?

Stay warm!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Zara Faux Fur Vest (old); similar here and here
  • Love 21 Featherweight Turtleneck, $6.80 (no longer available); similar here
  • H&M Skinny High Jeans; $39.95
  • Key Te Suede Ankle Booties (old); available via amazon.com
  • Target Snake Skin Messenger Bag (old); newer version available via target.com
  • H&M Wool Hat (old); similar here, more here
  • Moschino Gloves via Century21 (old); similar via ebay.com

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