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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

Reformed

There’s nothing wrong with re-visiting a favorite item in your closet, as long as you keep your look fresh. This reformation bodysuit is my absolute favorite, although I’m pretty obsessed with bodysuit dressing in general these days, this one’s at the top of the list. It’s comfortable, sexy, and the color is unexpected, but neutral and can go with a lot. I like it when a bodysuit has a thong bottom, but this one actually doesn’t and the barely there “panty lines” are impossible to detect under the jeans, skirt or any bottom and I still love it as much! The bodysuit plus skinny jeans trend is everywhere right now. It’s an easy combo if you ask me, the only thing you have to figure out in the end is outerwear and shoes. I like to keep this look simple when it comes to accessorizing. The lace up detailing is enough accessory for me. Less is more in most of my cases! 😉

Happy Friday! Hope the cold isn’t killing anyone’s #tgif vibe!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

Stop!

You want it? Then fight for it. Playing the part in my karate uniform inspired outfit as well as continuing to wear all black these Fall days. I may not have a black belt in martial arts, but I am a woman who fights everyday for her ultimate goal in life -happiness.

Hard work pays off…

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • T.J. Maxx Kimono Sleeve Top with Belt, $16.99; available in stores
  • Calvin Klein Wide Leg Pants (old) via Marshall’s; similar here
  • Forever 21 Faux Suede Cutout Mules (sold out); splurge here

White Three O

I put away all my black clothing for a few days to bring you an all white everything outfit.

End of Summer vibes…

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Old Navy Jersey Stretch Tami, $7
  • GAP Jeans (no longer available); similar here
  • Pour La Victoire ‘Eastona’ Pointy-Toe Patent Pump (old); similar here, here

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

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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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • 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

Stop, You’re Making Me Blush

About a week ago…

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…what I wore to my niece’s ballet recital:

  • Forever 21 Ribbed Crop Top Sweater (old); similar here
  • Forever 21 Lace Skirt (old); similar here
  • Steve MaddenStecy’ Ankle Strap Sandal in Gold Foil, $79.95
  • Cavalcanti Floral Clutch via Marshalls; $49.99, same one via ebay.com
  • Michael Kors Over-sized Chronograph Gold-tone Watch, 44mm via Bloomingdales.com
  • Bracelets from left to right:
    • Thin Crystal studded bracelet (old); similar here
    • Red studded bracelet (available in H&M stores)
    • Gold over Silver Bangles with Clear Stone, (old)
    • Square Crystal magnetic bracelet (also available in H&M stores)

xoxo, BudgetSai