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V Day, Me Day

I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, but yes I am (Drita voice). I love all the red and pink hearts and all that other visible mushy-ness that comes with Valentine’s Day. It’s not only about a significant other, it’s a day to spread love to all those that deserve to be loved. Most importantly? Yourself. Love is a happy feeling and a way I feel happy is by putting on my best or not (lol). This was the perfect dress for dinner plans after work. Totally appropriate and playful with a pair of heart socks and Mary Janes. Still Sunny outside? Don’t forget to add a pair of fun heart sunglasses.

What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

Do you dress up for the occasion?

Have a fun-filled long weekend!

Love, BudgetSai

Photos By: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

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)

This Christmas…

Don’t shy away from those sequins ladies, there’s enough to go around. I thought I’d have sequin fatigue after my last outfit, but here we are shining through yet another holiday. To show you the many ways to rework your wardrobe and return to that dress that you dismiss as a “one off”, I froze just for you. The first look I kept very short and sweet. I went with opaque tights and patent Mary Jane’s.

The next pair you SHOULD remember from my last post! These white leather pumps give me the confidence I need to complete any look whether it’s with a dress or a pair of jeans and a black tee (outfit coming soon, lol).

And last, but not least which is probably the pair that defines my style the most, sexy yet cool, and very cold. Sometimes a little extra detail goes a long way.

How is everyone’s holiday shopping coming along? What shiny little number will you be wearing?

Christmas is 4 days away…

Love, BudgetSai

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Photos by: @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • Rachel Roy Copper Sequin A-Line Dress via T.J. Maxx (sold out); available here
  • Jessica Mcclintock Lipstick Crossbody via T.J. Maxx (sold out); available here, similar here
  • Vince Camuto ‘Jasper’ Mary Jane Pump (old); similar here, splurge here
  • Sam Edelman ‘Dea’ Pumps via T.J. Maxx (sold out); available here
  • Rachel Rachel Roy ‘Palissa’ Lace Up Shooties (old); similar here, splurge here
  • Hue Silky Sheer Control Top via T.J. Maxx (in stores), $3.99

Peaches and Cream

They don’t call it Transformation Tuesday for nothing. The weather went from gloomy to beautiful instantly yesterday, I had no choice but to dress for the better part of it. I took a risk with cream colored flared pants. Normally a higher waist and a darker shade are much more flattering, but hey you only live once! I went with same color palette in a vintage snakeskin print semi-cropped bustier that only showed a tiny bit of skin and the nude favorite that go with everything. No black in sight. I suited it off with a DVF jacket. The rest of my lunch break I spent strolling through the streets of SOHO with my sister. Even went into Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams home store for inspiration. In love with their Bastille Chair!

How do you think I did with a light monochromatic look?

Will you ladies be wearing cropped tops this Spring/Summer?

Happy Hump Day! Happy Earth Day AND Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

All About That Lace

…’bout that lace, warm weather!  I chose to celebrate another day of Spring weather by experimenting with my sheer lace dress. I paired it with two different statement earrings and two different pair of shoes; the pointed toe pumps adds elegance, while the fringe booties brings out the boho in me. Although lace is classic print, it is anything but boring. So don’t be afraid to mix prints, styles, and colors with your favorite lace piece, even if you start small with adding accessories to complete your look.

Mother Nature is throwing New York City a bone tomorrow, with a high of 75 degrees!!!!! Make sure to seize the day! 🙂

Which look is your favorite?

Happy Friday! Weekend is here!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Forever 21 Sheer Lace Dress, $24.90
  • Xhilaration at Target Tank dress (old); similar here

1st Look:

  • Vince Camuto ‘Kain’ Pump, $98; similar here
  • Anna Dello Russo for H&M Gold and Turquoise drop earrings; $24.95 (old); similar here

2nd Look:

Not Looking Back

A quick look at some of my January 2015 Instagram posts. Started off going to the gym, enjoying the City’s brisks nights, some hot oatmeal, through the snow, rain, all while decorating my home with flowers every week. Then there was more snow which meant some time to myself at home, but also enjoying those family get togethers at the beginning of the year. Winter really is a hibernating season and you can’t help but to feel bummed out. One thing that helps me put on a happy face is cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning. There is always something to do, but not until now did I realize that it’s a hobby that is very therapeutic for me and keeps me sane! Especially in the cold! Summer I miss you, come back already.

How was everyone’s first month of 2015?

So much coming up in February!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

xoxo, BudgetSai

Blue Jean Lady

Denim on denim is still a trend we see season after season. It truly is here to stay, at least in my wardrobe it is! Another closet staple that women all over the world should have is a classic nude pump. I can’t stress this enough, I see myself constantly and I mean constantly going back to these gems.

Wearing your favorite pair of shoes or jeans doesn’t have to be boring; instead of a “matching” button down I could have worn a white tee and a blazer (if minimal is what your aiming for) or add a statement necklace and maybe even a belt around your blazer for a nod to Olivia Palermo. Don’t be ashamed of wearing out your faves, after all they’re yours right? With the holidays around the corner, gifting others might be your focus so your wish list is put on hold. When the holidays are over I’ll make sure to get these in leather and suede because I love them so much. Who’s with me on this one?

What are your everyday classic pieces?

Have a beautiful weekend!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • H&M Lyocell Denim Shirt; $29.95
  • H&M Skinny High Jeans; $39.95
  • Vince Camuto ‘Kain’ Pump, $98; similar here
  • Vintage Louis Vuitton ‘Trocadero’ Shoulder Bag (gift); available here (smaller version)