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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

No Stars, Just Stripes

As many of you know I’ve been in “blog post hiding” for the past couple of months, but a girl’s got to recharge her batteries once in a while. On Instagram, I was throwing back outfit photos because I live for a great theme/series. It was also a way to remind myself that I love dressing up and share it with all of my followers. During this time I was focused on my health, moving, moving on and peace within me. I’ve made some progress in all these things. At 33, losing weight is a struggle mainly because of so many distractions, but I’ve managed to stay on the right path and it starting to show. I’ve moved 4 times as an adult and boy is it a never ending chore. I got rid of so much clutter because starting out fresh was my ultimate goal. I want to invite my followers into my new home through social media once in a while. Connecting with others is something I’ve always wanted to do as a blogger. My home is where I feel the most comfortable and if I can express myself openly in that type of environment then I can build that same confidence, be totally honest and become more personal when I’m blogging.

Moving on, well it’s been a long time coming. I look forward to new beginnings and to live happily ever after. Sharing some of my personal issues on my blog along with telling you about what I’m wearing makes me feel complete.

The beginning of Summer can be very tricky when deciding what to wear. For some strange reason on the second day of Summer (my birthday) the weather went from cool to hot to cool to rain. I didn’t let the weather ruin my mood so, I still showed up to MY day. I wore a bodysuit underneath and a longline blazer over just in case a breeze or two came through. The color black solves almost all my problems. It did start to rain, but it didn’t show on my clothes, so we were able to continue shooting my outfit. I wore my favorite black jeans and a pair of leopard booties I’ve had forever. If I can still fix them up 5 years from now, you better believe they will stick around. Now if they fall apart, of course they’ll have to go. I like to find replacements almost identical before I let something go. That only goes for materialistic things, you get me? 😉

I was able to get a blow out (my hair is naturally curly, but I’m sure you already know that) and keep it that way for a few days before the humidity forced another wash. The cuff is an oldie, but always a goodie in the jewelry department. It always makes me feel like I have some sort of super power. That, and the bag brightened up the all around matte look.

Summer’s finally here and I’m already drenched.

What is your favorite trend of this sweaty season? 

Have a lovely Fourth of July!

-Sai

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Photography by: @burritomilkshake

  • Forever 21 Longline Blazer (sold out); similar here
  • Nasty Gal Bodysuit
  • Blanknyc Jeans (old); similar styles here, here and here
  • Dolce Vita Booties (old); similar here
  • Longchamp Bag (old); similar here or splurge

Sheer Mystery

You ask what am I doing with an overcoat in the middle of the Summer? Whatever floats your boat, or should I say coat? L-O-L. It’s the perfect Summer coat: sheer, light, and full of dramas (aka the duster).

What’s lying underneath? A swimsuit turned bodysuit. Summer Fridays are in full effect at work and who knows where the early exit will lead you. Pool parties are a thing in the city, so why not dive right in after you punch out? I decorated my lower half in light denim flares. Light blue denim is not discreet and demands attention so find a pair that ARE flattering to your body type.

I am loving the gold chain trend this season. For this one, I had to contact a few sisters for it, but it was all worth it in the end. 4 chainz to fill up the chest was my goal. More is more this Summer and so I topped off the look with my staple gold hoops. Oh yeah and this season’s obsession, the DVF sandals. 🙂

What are you wearing to stand out on these last days of Summer?

xoxo, BudgetSai

Photos By @burritomilkshake (Instagram)

  • H&M Swimsuit (old), similar here
  • Forever 21 Flare Jeans (No longer available); similar here, here and splurge here
  • Naked Wardrobe ‘See Me Thru’ Duster; similar here and here
  • DVF Shoes via T.J. Maxx (sold out); similar here
  • Chains: Single crosses my own, Rosary and arrow my sisters!; similar styles here, and here !
  • Canal Street Hoops; similar here, here and splurge here

I Believe I Can Fly

…in my Loeffler Randall boyfriend cape. The best thing about Fall is the different jackets, cardigans, and capes you can throw on over your outfit and make it a part of your outfit. Outerwear doesn’t have to be just a piece of clothing to protect you from the up and down weather, let it be a fashion statement too. Leave it on and show it off. 🙂

Happy Hump Day!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

RIP Oscar de la Renta 1932-2014

Today is a sad day in the fashion and Dominican community. The first time I found out Renta was Dominican I thought to myself what better representation than a Dominican man dressing women all over the world, in that same world where men could barely dress themselves. Stereotypical views were pushed to the side when Oscar walked into the fashion industry, you know the one where Dominican men only play baseball and let’s be real, where most love to undress women. He believed elegance, sophistication, and beauty was every woman’s desire.

Although he was known for his evening wear and pantsuits, my personal favorite were his wedding gowns. I’ve always dreamed of walking down the aisle in one of his creations. An honor of wedding season I’ve gathered my favorite of his designs from the Bridal 2014, Fall 2014 and Bridal 2015 Collections.

Bridal 1

Fall 2014

Bridal 2

 Fall 2014

Bridal 3

 Bridal 2014

Bridal 4

 Bridal 2014

Bridal 6

Bridal 2015

Bridal me

Fall 2014 (And my personal favorite. Wink, wink.)

Grown Woman

Closer to the two-nine. I didn’t have fancy plans Saturday night, but I still made it a point to dress up, lipstick and all. This Kardashian Kollection jumpsuit is one of my favorite jumpsuits that I own and this is my second time dressing it up. I like the combination of black and gold, but since the gold pieces really stand out I didn’t want to over do it. Wide or thin belts can be worn with a jumpsuit, or none at all. You can choose to have the jumpsuit be the center of attention on its own, dressy or casual. One thing I’ve learned as I’ve grown into the woman I am today is that too look good or feel good, you don’t have to overload on accessories or make-up!! Keep it simple and chic! My favorite lipstick this summer is Eyeko Pretty London Liptastick  lip pen in Hot Lips. I’m loving lip pens right now, they’re not as messy as lipsticks, but matte or satin are best for those hot and muggy days.

Do you like to dress up or down your jumpsuits? What is your go to lip color this summer? 

xoxo, Budget$ai

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