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Temperatures Are Rising

…and I chose a bodysuit and flares to keep cool.

Hey Monday!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • H&M Bodysuit (old); similar here and here
  • William Rast for Target Jeans (old); similar here, here, here and splurge here
  • Bebe ‘Karissa’ Espadrille Platform Wedge Sandal (old); similar here

Stop, You’re Making Me Blush

About a week ago…

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

…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

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

Fur Realz

I threw on some faux fur over my jacket to keep warm and stylish, but I still felt like I needed some gloves, a scarf and my Uggs. The cold isn’t playing games, it just doesn’t want go away! I can’t get enough of the Canadian tuxedo also known as the denim on denim trend, it’s so easy to dress up with all sorts of pumps or sandals. This time I went back to my camouflage pair from the Cameron Silver for Nine West and mixed some gold accents.

Are you all still layering up? Where is Spring weather?

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Zara Faux Fur Vest (old); similar here and here
  • Forever 21 Utility Jacket (last year), similar here and here
  • H&M Men’s Shirt, similar here and here
  • 7 For All Mankind Jeans (old), similar here
  • Nine West Cameron Silver ‘Jace’ Single Sole Pumps (old); similar here
  • Michael Kors Over-sized Chronograph Gold-tone Watch, 44mm via Bloomingdales.com
  • Gold over Silver Bangles with Clear Stone; $27 at a sample sale, similar style here and sign up for sample sales here
  • Forever 21 Cocktail Ring (old); similar here
  • S Initial Ring from So God Jewelry Store in Soho, similar via ebay.com
  • NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in ‘Maison’, $6

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

Up Against The Wall

Today’s downtown look was laid back and cool. This is my third blazer inspired look this week. It’s been a while since I’ve walked out of my house with just a light jacket or blazer, so when given the opportunity, I indulged a bit. This one comes from DVF, a sample sale of course. The silk satin is super soft (but can get super wrinkled throughout the day-ugh), the drawstring in the back outlines your shape instead of it getting lost from the oversize cut. The t-shirt is another DVF sample sale find, the only thing it wasn’t a t-shirt when I bought it. I had my tailor cut off the feather like fabric from the dress because it ended up shedding too much and eventually was going to fall off.

I can’t get enough of my Joe Fresh jeans and probably never will. They go great with ankle strap heels. I was able to adjust the strap so it went up as high as it could past the ankle, but just below the cuffed jeans. The combination really made me feel sexy. It was also a way to show off my bright fresh pedicure.

May is Lupus Awareness month, I wear purple for my sister.

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  • DVF Shade Jacket in Desert Dust (4 years old), similar here in Black
  • DVF Yoko Feather Hem Dress (4 years old), available in Black via ebay.com
  • Joe Fresh Boyfriend Jean in Medium Wash; $49,  available online for $29!!!!
  • Seven For All Mankind Snakeskin Sandals via Marshalls; $59, similar here

Jewelry:

  • Cross Necklace; a gift, similar here
  • Heart Necklace; a gift, similar here and here
  • Kardashian Kollection for Sears Braided Rhinestone Friendship Bracelet; $16.80 similar here
  • Leather Band Bracelet via Marshalls (2 years old), similar here
  • Bead Bracelet; a gift, very similar here
  • Michael Kors Oversized Chronograph Goldtone Watch, 44mm via Bloomingdales.com
  • H&M 2-Pack Rings; $4.95, similar here
  • Tiffany &Co. Elsa Peretti Band Ring; a gift
  • Vince Camuto Gold Pyramid Ring via Marshalls, similar here
  • Love Midi Ring via Dor L’Dor, similar here
  • Dangling Stone Ring; lost and found, similar via etsy.com
  • Amethyst White Gold Ring; a gift, similar here
  • Diamond White Gold Ring; a gift

Nails: Opi ‘Big Apple Red’ and ‘Do You Lilac it?’

Making a Little White Noise

Since it was my last beach day, I wanted to go out with a bang. A cut-out one-piece was the way to go. A classic silhouette with a modern twist, and white HOT! I paired the swimsuit with a colorful cover-up, simple straw hat, and piece of jewelry to glam up my look. I know it sounds like a lot, but sometimes more is more.

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  • Forever 21 Daydreamer Woven Kimono; $19.80
  • Asos Cutwork Detail Swimsuit; $33.87
  • Urban Outfitters Roseville Metal Cuff, $28.00 (about 2 years old), similar styles here. Before I left on vacation I stopped in Forever 21 and saw they have a cuff identical to this one in gold and silver.
  • J.Crew Summer Straw Hat in Natural (purchased in 2011); $34.50
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Santorini Straw Tote; $150 at Marshalls (5 years old), no longer available but you can find this one and more at ebay.com
  • Havaianas Slim Animal Flip-Flops in Dark Grey; $11.05 , a Bloomingdales sale 2 months ago, more Havaianas Flip-Flops at Bloomingdales, 6pm.com and Havaianas.com