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
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

Graphic Tee Time #4: Boombox Ben

Aphillyated tee and skirt

Hello hello, and welcome to our conclusion of Graphic Tee Time! I’ve always had a soft spot for graphic tees, but working on this collaboration with Priya has really reminded how perfect they can be for spring and its topsy-turvy weather. There are just so many styling options. I kind of want to buy even more now! (I really shouldn’t though.)

I decided what better way to wrap this month up than with one of my old favorites, this Ben Franklin tee from Aphillyated. Like last week, I paired my tee with a printed skirt (those are some tiny polka dots). Since it’s gotten chilly again in Philly, I added a black cardigan (it almost looks like a bolero in the picture, but I promise it’s a long cardigan). This feels like my girliest outfit of the series, which is funny because the tee is so funky.

Aphillyated Benjamin Franklin tee

Seriously though, graphics tees are awesome. So versatile, and a great way to show off your interests and personality! All of these outfits could not be more different. (Okay, except for my shoes. And maybe my poses.) Also: I need details on Priya’s last look ASAP.


Anyway, enough about us! Priya and I are so excited to see the creative outfits you guys link up. Here’s how it works:

  • Follow Priya and me on the medium of your choice (Priya’s InstaTwitter, my Insta & Twitter)… or not, whatever!
  • Use the button below in your post and link back to our blogs
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Teapot graphic by Taylor

  • Link up below! (We’re big fans of the keeping it simple school of thought.)
  • Use #GraphicTeeTime on social media because we’re also big on alliteration.

No rush, since we’ll keep the collection open for a couple weeks. Anything recent-ish and graphic tee-y is a go! Can’t wait to see all of the cool tees!

~ Sarah

Tee: c/o Aphillyated
Skirt: Walmart dress altered to be skirt (similar)
Flats: Old Navy
Cardigan: Old Navy (similar)
Earpins: Eardivine

Graphic Tee Time #3: Ram Fan

Graphic Tee Time #3 Fordham

Something about the spring makes totally nostalgic for college. It’s a weird time of endings and beginnings, and some of my best memories at Fordham took place around this time of year. Hard to believe that I graduated almost three years ago! Guess it’s a good thing I hoarded so many college tees during my time on campus.

Graphic Tee Time #3 Fordham

Actually, this time around, I picked the skirt first. It’s swingy, has pockets, and is great for tucking in tees. The Madras plaid has a few different colors, so it goes with a lot of different tops (as seen here). No surprise that my maroon tee was a nearly perfect match. It’s fun to mix up graphic tees with printed pieces. I added ankle boots because it’s still pretty cool in the mornings and early evenings.

Graphic Tee Time #3 Fordham

Side note: I’m still obsessed with my hair. I used this HC tutorial for my side braid.

Graphic Tee Time #3 Fordham

Since the print makes such a statement, I kept the accessories minimal — just my class ring! School pride never goes out of style, right? 😉

Anyway, next Thursday is the day!! Don’t forget to link up with Priya and me to show off your cool graphic tees and even cooler outfits! A quick roundup of our looks, in case you still need some inspiration…

Graphic Tee Time Roundup 1

ICYMI: Priya #1 | Priya #2 | Priya #3 < today’s post is extra chic you guys
Sarah #1 | Sarah #2

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Teapot graphic by Taylor

See you all next Thursday!

~ Sarah

Tee: Fordham orientation (~2009)
Skirt: Target (~2006, similar shape)
Boots: Kohl’s (similar on sale)