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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

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

Toy!

Clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry…toys!When I play dress up,  I take these toys very seriously. Don’t you?

What’s your favorite fashion toy? How would you accessorize a white shirt and denim shorts?

Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Old Navy Oxford Shirt in White (also in Pink and Blue), $20.00 today!
  • H&M Bermuda Shorts (my wash is in stores, not available online), $29.95
  • Forever 21 Strappy Faux Suede Sandals (sold out); similar here (I so want!), splurge here
  • Balenciaga  S/S 10 Arena Classic First Bag; (gift) in Papeete
  • Vintage Cuff Bracelet

Talking Body

I am so in love with bodysuits right now! There are so many different styles to choose from; from tanks, turtlenecks, to low back cuts, and strapless. This one from The Reformation is laced up and budget-friendly. 🙂 Instead of black, I chose this cocoa color to compliment my skin tone. I never realized how easy going and comfortable bodysuits are. You don’t have to worry about constantly tucking in your shirt! The job’s done for you, lol. Today’s look was completed with a pencil skirt and knee high boots.

Will you be wearing bodysuits this ‘Summer is officially here’ weekend?

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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  • Reformation ‘Avalon’ Bodysuit, $78; similar here, splurge here
  • Kardashian Kollection Denim Pencil Skirt (no longer available); similar here; splurge here
  • Nine West Suede Knee High Boots via Marshalls (old); similar here

Floral A Flare

Happy Monday!

When we think about 70’s fashion, we envision bell bottoms, bold prints, and very high wedge sandals. I took all three of these images and made it into one modern day outfit. I paired it with a biker jacket and classic wayfarers for a fresh spin on my otherwise very retro look.

How do you think I pulled off my second 70’s groovy-ness? What Spring trends have you tried lately?

Hope everyone has a groovy week!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos by: @zamnsam (Instagram)

  • Diane von Furstenberg ‘Alfie’ Cropped Leather Jacket (old); similar here, splurge here
  • American Apparel Cotton Spandex Tank Thong Bodysuit, $26
  • Free People Wide Leg Flares (old); similar here
  • Bebe ‘Karissa’ Espadrille Platform Wedge Sandal in Platinum Matte, $99; available in Orange
  • Necklaces from top to bottom:
  • Vintage Cocktail Ring
  • Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

In the Right Denim A Girl Can Conquer The World

In honor of Denim Day I wore one of my favorite denim brands for all the things I love in a pair of jeans:  a fit for the curvaceous figure , a shorter length (where I can skip a visit to the tailor), and a wash that’s clean and classic.  J BRAND jeans are every woman and man’s dream.  #InMyJBRAND.

What are your favorite denim brands? 

Happy Denim Day, Zipper Day and Hump Day!

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)