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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

A Fresh Cut

To start the Fall/Winter season.

This weekend for a quick gallery visit and a nail art party with Jamberry, I wore one of my many turtleneck dresses and an amazing vintage find from ebay, Chanel riding boots!

How do you like my shiny leopard nails?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Fun photo session from Dan Flavin’s Corners, Barriers and Corridors at the David Zwirner Gallery below:

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Photos by: @pinkishbutton2 (Instagram) and Him

  • H&M dress (old); similar here, here and here
  • Vintage Chanel Riding Boots via ebay.com
  • MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Rich Lipstick in ‘Touch the Earth’ (available in stores), $23

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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Photos By: Him

  • 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

CHANEL-O!

This past weekend I popped into the Chanel Exhibit, N°5 In A New Light on 14th street, by the famous High Line of New York City. Chanel’s N°5 fragrance was built through layers of creation, cultivation, composition, abstraction and revelation.  With science and in art, visitors and Chanel fans like myself got to see every one of those layers. Here are some of the photos I’d like to share with you and what I wore (on a Sunday)!

How is everyone’s week coming along? Any Memorial Day weekend plans?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Iphone Photos

The March-ing Gram

Flashback Friday: Can’t forget my March instagram posts. It was cold, it was hot and it was cold again! There was lots of coffee, Spring flowers, selfies (of course) and some art this past month.  Follow me @budgetsai for more of all this and daily budgets!

Have a beautiful weekend! AccuWeather says plenty of sunshine in New York! Woohoo!

xoxo, BudgetSai

Before and After the Ruins

What’s the first thing we did every morning? Eat! I think I had guacamole that early a few times during the trip! It was just too good! I like to have an outfit for every occasion even if it is just breakfast. On this day I let my dress flow and my tan glow.  I love a good maxi dress, they’re just so easy to wear in warm weather. Pair them with flat sandals or a high-heeled sandal for those extra long ones. We always took short walks around the resort and I couldn’t help but to admire the colors around me, so much I put myself in the photos! On the evening back from the ruins, I went to dinner in an all denim dress. The rest is history…
Just kidding! I can’t wait until I wear this dress again in the summer. It was super flattering on the body, so if you want your booty to pop some, a form-fitting denim dress like this one can work just like your favorite pair of jeans. I’m almost 100% sure that every girl’s favorite jeans are the ones that make your derrière look good!
Will you go with the maxi dress look or the all denim trend this Spring/Summer?
Xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Forever 21 Maxi Dress (last year); similar here
  • DV by Dolce Vita ‘Archer’ Sandal via Amazon.com
  • 14k Gold Bangles (my own)
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Clear Clutch, similar here

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  • Forever 21 Button-Down Denim Dress; similar here, splurge here
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (sold out); similar here (want!), splurge here
  • Rebecca Minkoff Mini Fringe Crossbody, $125 via bloomingdales.com
  • NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in ‘Sweet Pink’ also available at CVS Pharmacy

Fe-brr-uary Twenty Freez-ing

February was way too cold! I cannot wait until tomorrow…when my vacation officially begins. That’s right New York, I’m leaving you for somewhere warm, vibrant, and full of sunshine. For now, here are some of my Instagram posts (scroll over the photos for captions) from this past frigid and gloomy month.

Follow me on Instagram: @budgetsai for my daily routines, family functions, throwbacks and much more of my everyday life.

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend! Buh-bye, February… hello, March!

xoxo, BudgetSai

PS- Stay tuned for my vacation posts!!!