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Sunburst Cookies Light Up My Day

Another day, another outfit and yet another birthday celebration. This time I went to dinner with my crazy, but lovely family. Summer birthdays are fun, but tricky when it comes to finding something to wear. It’s so hot, you’re afraid of sweat marks ruining your look. I have this fear every Summer. It’s okay to sport the wet look at a pool or the beach -it’s not okay to look like you came out of water for your birthday dinner. So I put that all aside, put on my brave girl cap and went with yellow, instead of the my usual black. Yellow – the color of the sun and Starburst candy. It’s the color everyone stays away from, the same way they treat the yellow candy in the Starburst pack. I too feel this way about yellow. This was the first time I’ve ever worn something so powerful in color and I loved it. It didn’t wash me out and the silhouette hugged my body just right. I think I’m doing pretty good in the everything, but black department, what do you think? Am I the only one who finds color frightening? Should I keep testing the fashion waters with color?

According to these sources, vibrant pink is dying down, but if you still want to make a bold statement, all things are coming up yellow, like the sun (lol): nypost.com; whowhatwear.com.

I added snakeskin high heeled sandals to keep it toned down as I like to do, especially when wearing an article of clothing with this much attention. Dainty gold jewelry and a vintage Fendi bag completed one of many birthday looks.

How is everyone’s Summer coming along? Are you mostly in swimsuits and flip flops?

Have a great rest of the week!

Love, BudgetSai

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Photography by: @burritomilkshake 

  • Necessary Clothing Dress (in stores); similar here 
  • Fendi Vintage Zucca; buy similar here 
  • 7 For All Mankind Heels (old); similar here

Into The Woods

I spent Memorial Day enjoying the beautiful weather with a hike in the park, all while watching the military planes fly by. We get so caught up in our daily routines we forget to remember those men and women who served in our country’s Armed Forces, some of which live near by in my neighborhood. Later in the day, I dressed up for dinner plans in a vintage Gianfranco Ferre top (representing the red, white and blue), a pencil skirt and some bondage on my feet to match the crisscross action happening in the back of my top.

How was everyone’s Memorial Day weekend? Are you ladies sporting your Summer crop tops?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: Him

  • Vintage GF Ferre Pinstriped Crisscross Crop Top; similar here and here
  • H&M Skirt (old); similar here
  • Silvia Tcherassi for Payless ‘Genova’Sandal (2011 Collaboration); similar style here, here and splurge here
  • Michael Kors Over-sized Chronograph Gold-tone Watch, 44mm via Bloomingdales.com
  • Revlon ‘Really Red’ Matte Lipstick

Gridiron Glamour

Lucky Number 7!

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Football is a sport that is an exciting and exhilarating American past time. If you’re anything like me, no matter how casual the event is, I like to have the option of wearing high heels even if it is just going to the bar and watching a big game.

Everyone looks forward to get through the holidays just to get to the Super Bowl. I’m rooting for Colin and the 49ers one hundred percent! Crossing my fingers! Now I’m not close to being a football expert, but I can dress for the occasion with Fanatics. Fanatics has an overwhelming amount of NFL jerseys to choose from on their website, but I stayed true to my love for the color red and of course the 49ers. Football season is a cold one and sometimes you have to pile on layers like this leather jacket to keep warm. So, don’t forget your hats, scarves and gloves.

I chose a pair of Levi’s jeans, a perfect fit to watch the 49ers playing at their home, Levi’s stadium. Don’t forget to pump it up in leopard heels, furry clutch and midi rings.  I like to give every outfit or trend a glamorous touch so while I root for my favorite team in the stands or at the bar, I still feel like myself. A girl has to always look her best wherever you choose to watch the game!

What’s your favorite football team?

Are you a true Fanatic?

Who’s ready for some Thursday Night football?!

xoxo, Budget$ai

 

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  •  Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers Nike Women’s Game Jersey –  in Scarlet, $94.95 via Fanatics.com
  • H&M Leather Biker Jacket, $199
  • Levi’s 535 Leggings in Night Ride, $40
  • MAC Lipstick in Cockney, $16
  • Nasty Gal Stacked Midi Ring Set, $15
  • Two Lips Too ‘Lola’ Leopard Pump, $44.95 via DSW.com
  • Whistles Faux Fur Clutch in Black, $94.75 via ASOS.com

Love Is Like A Pair of Levi’s

…without all of the seams it is not a pair of Levi’s. -Michelle Geaney

A pair of jeans and a white shirt is the best way to start off the work week. Essentials like these never get old. You can spice up this classic look with some high heeled sandals, flats or sneakers. I say whatever you feel comfortable in, especially on a Monday!

Do you live in your Levi’s?

Have a wonderful work week!

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Old Navy Oxford Shirt in White, $24.94 (on sale for $20!)
  • Levi’s Boyfriend Skinny Selvedge Jeans, $69
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (sold out); similar here, splurge here

All I Want For My Birthday…

Is a sexy red dress. I love, love, love red dresses. They make you look super hot without trying. Its such an eye-catching color and with this dress expect many compliments coming your way. The minute I saw this dress, I had to have it, I’ve been thinking about getting all the other colors too! I know its not cold outside, but these booties transition into the summer perfectly; they do not heat up your feet at all, besides they give this look a bit of a street style swag.

Trending this summer is dainty jewelry. I like to wear more than one necklace and make sure they each have a different charm. I’m very particular about chain lengths and thickness. For a perfect pile up, make sure there is just the right amount of space between them so that they don’t get tangled up in the front. Let each one be seen. The thinner the necklace the more delicate it will look.

It happened to be game night on Sunday so I felt like I needed to add more patriotic pieces to my look. I remembered I bought this cute little pouch last year for July 4th. I put it in my clear clutch and voila! Go USA!

How do you like the lady in red? 

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • American Apparel Ponte Tank Dress; $58
  • DV by Dolce Vita ‘Fife’ Leopard-Print Suede Ankle Boots; $69 via Gilt.com, you can also find them via saksoff5th.com
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Clear Clutch, similar here
  • American Apparel Small Stars and Stripes Carry-All Pouch; $18

Jewelry

  • Cross Necklace; a gift, similar here
  • Heart Necklace; a gift, similar here
  • American Apparel Gold Tone ABC Pendant; $25
  • Thin Rhinestone bracelet via Dor L’Dor; $11.99
  • Gold Tone Ring; $10 at Williamsburg Market