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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

When The Light Gets In

Who doesn’t want to take advantage of the beautiful weather and go for a spontaneous brunch? I sure did in my white shoes, even after Labor Day. Whomever made that rule, never realized that the times would eventually change and let’s be real some of us are happy it has. When you don’t stick to the “rules” you have much more options throughout the year. Perfect example this midi skirt can go from Spring to Fall, depending on what you pair it with. For my Fall look, I paired my white and burgundy with a dusty pink to balance out the colors. Speaking of balance, my photographer (follow more of her photography on Instagram @zamnsam) had to put in the extra mile for the photos this day because Mr. Sun kept stealing the spotlight. In the end it all worked out, sometimes the best things come out of sticky situations.
What do you think of my Spring to Fall look?
Will you be wearing white this Winter?

xoxo, Budget$ai
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  • Nasty Gal Cropped Sweater (old)
  • H&M Midi Skirt (old); similar here
  • Pour La Victoire ‘Eastona’ Pointy-Toe Patent Pump in White via Bloomingdales; Size 9 via ebay.com and similar here
  • Vintage Fendi Shoulder Bag (gift)