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Stripes and White Denim

…and lots of chains in this look. I pulled my hair back, tied up my shirt and was ready for this week’s heat wave alongside my vintage Gucci bag; a shopper makes it so much easier to carry around your personal belongings. You can do like Fabolous does, and just throw it in the bag!

How are you all handling the heat in the N Y C? Do you keep cool in denim like I do? 

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Forever 21 Striped Shirt (old); similar here
  • GAP jeans (no longer available); similar here
  • Zara Lace Up Camel Sandals (sold out); more Zara sandals on sale here; similar here and splurge here
  • Vintage Gucci Shopper (gift); more on ebay.com
  • Chains from top to bottom:
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Toy!

Clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry…toys!When I play dress up,  I take these toys very seriously. Don’t you?

What’s your favorite fashion toy? How would you accessorize a white shirt and denim shorts?

Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Old Navy Oxford Shirt in White (also in Pink and Blue), $20.00 today!
  • H&M Bermuda Shorts (my wash is in stores, not available online), $29.95
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (sold out); similar here (I so want!), splurge here
  • Balenciaga  S/S 10 Arena Classic First Bag; (gift) in Papeete
  • Vintage Cuff Bracelet
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The New Yorker

Summer time means beach time! I love a classic black swimsuit. It keeps everything nice and tight. Don’t you think?

What are you favorite swimsuits this Summer? Below are similar one piece styles to choose from. :)

Happy Thursday!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Forever 21 Black Strappy Swimsuit (sold out); similar here, here, herehere and so much more at asos.com
  • Forever 21 Leopard Denim Shorts (old); similar here, splurge here
  • Converse Metallic Leopard Print (old); more styles here
  • Gold Thin Choker (old); similar here
  • Nasty Gal -The New Yorker Dropped Call Towel (sold out); similar here
  • Essie ‘perennial chic’
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Denim x Denim x Denim

I went full on Britney and Justin today! I took denim on denim to the 3rd power indeed with this Dana Buchman denim tote.  Love that the bag is leopard inside just like my booties! Not sure if it was all the blue that had people turning heads or my ‘crazy hair I don’t care’ moment to top off the 90’s look.

Do you dig the curly redhead locks?

How do you think I pulled off the denim on denim on denim look? 

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • H&M Denim Shirt(old); men’s here
  • William Rast for Target Jeans (old); similar here, here, here and splurge here
  • Dana Buchman Denim Tote (old); similar here and here
  • DV by Dolce Vita ‘Fife’ Leopard-Print Suede Ankle Boots (old); similar here
  • 14k Gold Tennis Bracelet (a gift)
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Art // Garden // Life

…Frida Kahlo at the New York Botanical Garden.

The garden was everything I wished it to be, a breathtaking scenery of over 200 species of trees and flowers all around the 250 acres of garden grounds. The Rose Garden and the imitation of Frida’s Casa Azul were my absolute favorite, surrounded by so much color and so much life. Her paintings, although mostly self-portraits were also vibrant and told her story physically and emotionally. If you haven’t gone already, the exhibition runs through November 1st! Go out there be one with nature and Frida!

My braids and dress choice were all in her honor and style. How do you think I pulled off the look?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Forever 21 Floral Embroidered Gauze Dress, $29.90
  • Bebe ‘Karissa’ Espadrille Platform Wedge Sandal (old); similar here
  • Vintage Louis Vuitton ‘Trocadero’ Shoulder Bag (gift); available here (smaller version)
  • Vintage Rings (old)
  • 14k Gold Bangles (my own)
  • 14k Yellow Gold Diamond Cross Pendant (a gift); similar here
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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! <3

xoxo, BudgetSai

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We Are All Meant To Shine

And I chose to in this sparkly number. Its an oldie, but goodie in my closet. I don’t wear it that often, but when I do I feel really, really sassy!

Do you have a piece of clothing that stands out from the all the rest?

Does it shine bright like a diamond?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Old Navy Oxford Shirt in White, $24.94
  • H&M Pencil Skirt (old); similar here
  • Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ Ankle Strap Sandal in Gold Foil, $79.95