All That

Denim Jacket, Skater Dress, Clogs | Shades of Sarah

There are a few things about this outfit that feel classically Sarah, with a bit of ’90s revival for good measure. The denim jacket with flair, the skater dress, the clogs, the saddle bag, the brownish matte lip…okay, it’s pretty ’90s.

Denim Jacket, Skater Dress, Clogs | Shades of Sarah

Is it weird that this outfit came together around my pin? It was a free gift that came with my new Chewbacca camera bag, and I love it (close up here). Turns out that BB-8 makes for a great conversation starter, and fashion inspiration. Pining it on my denim jacket seemed like common sense, and then the orange led me to my peach dress, and here we are.

Denim Jacket, Skater Dress, Clogs | Shades of Sarah

I felt super myself in this outfit. It’s comfy and casual, but still feminine. My clogs are my favorite shoes and always make me feel extra confident. There’s a lot of color — the dress, the denim, the moss green bag, the turquoise earrings — but it’s not overwhelming. Hopefully it’s modern enough, and not a total ripoff on my first decade.

Denim Jacket, Skater Dress, Clogs | Shades of Sarah

Anyone else playing around with the ’90s “trend”? I don’t think I’m ready to pull out a choker just yet, but any excuse to rock my pin and clogs is okay with me!

~ Sarah

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Jacket: Easy Pickins (similar)
Pin: ThinkGeek
Dress: Target (similar)
Clogs: Old Navy (similar)
Bag: Target

Photos by Melissa

Clogs for the Summer

Clogs and Jeans | Shades of Sarah

After buying this sweater and jeans back in March, this has become my go-to spring outfit. Now that it’s starting to warm up a bit (again…the warmest week of the year was the first week of March!) I can trade my ankle boots for my clogs. I bought them almost two years ago, marked down and abandoned in a corner of an Old Navy, and they’re still going strong.

Clogs and Jeans | Shades of Sarah

While I love wearing my clogs with sundresses, it’s also fun to mix it up and dress up jeans with them. To add some contrast to this monochrome base, I added this tiny crossbody my brother picked up while visiting our dad in Costa Rica. I’m not usually one for print mixing, but I think this works because it’s a small dose in similar colors. Oh, and did I mention that floral print fabric is built into the sweater? Already-layered sweaters are my new secret weapon.

Clogs and Jeans | Shades of Sarah

I didn’t want to overdo it with the accessories, but I had to add some dainty gold rings. A chunky gold watch would have also been a fun addition.

Dainty Gold Rings | Shades of Sarah

Oh, and in more clog-related news, I teamed up with my fellow Philly girl Chelsea from Organized Mess to style these clogs. Hers are this year’s black version, and I would have them in my closet if they weren’t sold out already. I love how even though our outfits have similar elements — skinny jeans, clogs, crossbody bags — they came out super different and very reflective of our own personal styles.

Clogs | Organized Mess Blog

Be sure to let us know how you wear your clogs (Priya is a master and has both black and brown clogs), and let us know what piece we should style next!

~ Sarah
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Sweater: GAP Factory
Jeans: GAP Factory (similar)
Clogs: Old Navy (similar from ON)
Crossbody bag: gift (similar)
Leaf ring: lou lou*
Knot ring: adorn512

*purchased with gift card courtesy of lou lou boutiques

Hit Refresh with Hair Cuttery

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hair Cuttery Salons. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Hair Cuttery Spring Look

Anyone else feel like the year doesn’t really get started until spring does? I’ve written about this before, and I really find it to be true in many areas of my life — including my hair and outfit choices. I recently mentioned I was over my hair, and I knew a stop at Hair Cuttery would freshen me right up.

Hair Cuttery Spring Look

With my hair a few inches shorter and freshly colored, I feel like a new person. I’m still dealing with that new haircut styling-learning curve but worth it. (Also really relieved my favorite Cibu shampoo is color-safe!)

Hair Cuttery Spring Look

Hair Cuttery makes salon visits so stress-free. I stopped by after work on a weekday and was seated immediately (check out their store locator — they list waiting times for your local salons!). Honestly, I’m one of those annoying clients — I’m rarely sure what I want, and on this visit I didn’t even bring any inspiration photos. It didn’t matter. My stylist Jennifer patiently listened to my hair complaints and offered great suggestions. I love the color we chose, and since I was covering up older highlights, there’s some extra dimension.

Hair Cuttery Spring Look

That services at Hair Cuttery are so affordable is just icing on the cake. Full disclosure: my cut and color were paid for, but the total was a little more than I’ve paid for just a cut at independent salons. When you’re on a budget, the choice is easy — especially when the quality is top-notch. See for yourself by scrolling through the #MyHCLook hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, and don’t forget to use the hashtag if you post your own freshly updated spring look.

Hair Cuttery Spring Look

Spring is a season of change, so I say you head over to your local HC and try something new (or even newish)! And with that money you saved at the salon, you can buy a fun sundress and sandals too.

~ Sarah

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Dress: Old Navy (seen here & here, similar from Target)
Necklace: La Clé (giveaway win)
Clogs: Old Navy (seen here, similar from ON)