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Denim Song

“I loooove a good denim and I can-not-lie. These J Brand ones are flyyyyy, with an everyday tank…”

…is a match made in casual heaven, don’t you think?

Who else is ready for an outfit filled weekend? I know I am. 🙂

xoxo, BudgetSai

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Photos By: @zamnsam (Instagram)

Black Out

Mourning the early dismissal of summer in all black. That time in between seasons is always questionable for me especially with Fall. Do you tone down your colors or do you ride out that neon until September 21st? When you’re walking into Fall weather and you’re just too lazy to pair your summer tones with the upcoming season’s color palette, just count on black to stay on trend. Now I don’t mean do this all the time or give up completely. In a bodysuit and jeans you can still look put together without trying too hard while you’re still trying to figure out your Fall wardrobe. Add a simple, but sleek pump and a blazer for a polished look. I prefer deep v neck bodysuits and this one from American Apparel has a thong back which I prefer…no panty lines!

How was everyone’s Labor Day weekend? Are you ready for Fall?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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Blue Moon

This Kardashian Kollection for Sears denim skirt was a great way to start off my week. So far I’ve had a really good experience with the collection especially since you never know what to expect when purchasing online.

Denim on denim, in my case chambray on denim (there is a difference) is a trend that involves pairing two different colors of denim (or the same) or chambray paired with denim, some people may call it the Canadian Tuxedo. Chambray is much lighter with a noticeably criss-cross weave (basic technique), where denim is weaved diagonally giving it a thicker and heavier feel. They both come in different shades of blue and are both made out of cotton.  I usually go for shades not too distant from each other when paired together; I like to be able to have a few choices for accessorizing.  I’ve always liked mixing denim (and chambray), it’s definitely a trend worth giving a try. I paired my blue look with a vintage gold necklace from Alexis Bittar and my ShoeMint grey suede pumps. Nothing more, nothing less.

Are you feeling this trend?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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Urban Renewed

A day in Jersey for a pre-Father’s Day get together called for the return of this olive Yellow is Gold by Sunshine and Shadow silk (yes, it will wrinkle throughout the day as much as you try to avoid it) mini shirt dress from Urban Outfitters. I remember the days in college where I always had to have something from Urban, sale or not. Now I probably look for more sales than anything, but one thing that hasn’t changed is always looking for something that’s going to last me a long time and that I get to wear day and night. In the past I’ve worn this dress with a thin belt and high heel sandals. The color can easily transition into fall to pair with booties or knee high boots. I kept it summer casual in my ShoeMint espadrilles and favorite floral clutch. I added some of my delicate  jewels to freshen up the look. I’m loving the midi ring trend but when I have to wash my hands, every single one has to come off. It’s a great way to take care of your jewelry even if it’s just costume jewelry.

Leyla wanted to show off her new slip-ons from Payless and showed me how to pose in my pictures. She’s a natural. In exchange I joined her for some backyard fun.

How do you wear your shirt dresses?

xoxo, Budget$ai

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  • Urban Outfitters Yellow is Gold by Sunshine and Shadow Silk Mini Dress (old), similar here, here and here (splurge)
  • Shoemint Stiges in Leopard; $59.98, similar here
  • Cavalcanti Floral Clutch via Marshalls; $49.99, same one via ebay.com
  • Flud Watches ‘The Shea‘ Sunglasses via Karmaloop.com (sold out); $34.95, more square frame sunglasses via zappos.com

Jewelry

  • Cross Necklace; a gift, similar here
  • Heart Necklace; a gift, similar here
  • Love Midi Ring via Dor L’Dor, similar here
  • Dangling Stone Ring; lost and found, similar here
  • H&M 2-Pack Rings; $4.95
  • Ring Under the heart via Dor L’Dor in Englewood, NJ
  • 3 set rings; $7.99  via Dor L’Dor in Englewood, NJ

April Showers Bring May…

April was such a teaser. I hope May brings more of the brighter side of Spring. Here is a look back at those better weather days.

Which is your favorite April look? What would you like to see more of in May?

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