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)

Shades of Blue

Alternate post title: “April Snow Showers”… but another blogger named Sarah already took it. But it was indeed snowing when Chrystina and I took these pictures after enjoying a cozy morning in a Northern Liberties cafe.

Final - Shades of Sarah 048It was April 9th. It’s fine. I’m fine.

We are finally done with winter weather. Bye. — me, on March 28th

Oops.

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Look at how much I’m enjoying the flurries!

Honestly, spring snow showers are all sorts of aggravating. First of all, it’s spring. Also, it’s the worst type of snow (from an annoyance perspective): cold, wet, fluffy, incapable of sticking and giving you a snow day. Rain boots are key for this kind of weather. With thick socks, you’ll stay warm and dry.

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For my sanity, I need colorful layers. At this point, I am beyond done with black and gray. (Ignore the fact that my black peacoat is the last one I haven’t stored for the season.) A blue sweater and white knit scarf help brighten things up, but keep me comfortably warm. For an extra touch of color, I added this necklace I collaborated on with Katrina. The opera length is perfect for peeking out from underneath a scarf.

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The moral of the story? When you get snow showers in April, keep it simple and dress in head-to-toe blue for a dose of spring. A bright white scarf and pastel statement necklace can only help.

Anyone else dress certain ways when the weather get depressing?

~ Sarah

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Coat: Target
Sweater: Uniqlo (still available in select colors/sizes)
Scarf: handmade by family
Necklace: Katrina
Jeans: GAP Factory
Rain boots: Hunters

Photos by Chrystina

Graphic Tee Time #2: No Place Like Home

Florida Home T with denim jacket

Let me preface this by saying that when Priya and I first started emailing about this collaboration, I was envisioning this tank tucked into a swingy skirt topped with the denim jacket (kind of like these outfits). But no… Philadelphia was all like, “Remember that heat wave in March? It was a false promise and it’s too cold to go bare legged without tights.” (I am not putting tights on again until the fall. Refuse.)

You can take the girl out of Florida, but you can’t take the Florida out of the girl.

Florida Home T with denim jacket

If you don’t already own a Home T for your respective state, get on that. They are so soft and the dark gray is perfect. (They also have v-necks and baseball tees and totes and I want all of them. Did I mention they’re made in the U.S.A. and help support M.S. research?) My tank was actually a really thoughtful bridesmaid gift last year. I loved growing up in South Florida (and I always have to make that distinction), and I miss it constantly. (Yes, even though Floridians are constantly trolls and trolled on. It’s fine.)

Florida Home T with denim jacket

Anyway, back to the outfit. Seeing as the temperatures in Philly are not nearly as warm as Florida, an extra layer was a must. I love the pop of color the denim jacket adds (but goodness the color is really starting to fade after a few years — last seen here). The look was still missing something, so I added this floral necklace (remember accessories really elevate basic looks). The blues are an almost perfect match. A tinted lip balm and sunglasses, and you’re good to go.

Florida Home T with denim jacket

Some other notes…

  • I promise I own more than this pair of flats
  • I did not intend for most of these photos to be so ~smirky~
  • Yes, I know I need to get my hair fixed up ASAP
  • Go visit Priya’s blog to see how she styled her California tee!
  • Two more weeks until our #GraphicTeeTime linkup! Hope you’re enjoying all the inspiration, and don’t forget to join us!

California Home T

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Teapot graphic by Taylor

~ Sarah

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Florida tank: The Home T (gift)
Denim Jacket: Easy Pickins (similar)
Ponte leggings: Kohl’s
Flats: Old Navy (similar)
Necklace: Avon (similar)