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H&M Jumper Dress, old (similar here) | Forever 21 Striped Crop (sold out, but linked a few other options below) | Furry Coat, found in Ross Stores | Century 21 Backpack (found in stores)

Fresh flowers from The Bouqs (I'm obsessed with this brand!)

The tough thing about March is that you never know how to dress.  I'm really wanting to dress for spring but the fact is it's snowed 3 times in the past 2 weeks.  But let's think happy fashionable thoughts...

Who else is still a fan of the overall/jumper dress?  I hope everyone;  I'm still loving it a lot.  This particular black dress has been going strong and has been a piece that's been styled quite a bit over the past few months!  It's so easy to wear (and comfy!) and can be dressed up or down based on the occasion.

Spring Style Tip: Layer the overall dress over an off the shoulder top!

It's so cold right now so I'm layering everything with coats, sweaters and anything I can find to stay warm (hence how I styled the outfit above.)  But I also love baring a little shoulder for spring/summer and off the shoulder cuts look so cute with the style of the overall/jumper dress.

It seems like most of my outfit is old or sold out, so sorry about that.  I've linked some alternative options below.

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I need to also take a moment to shoutout The Bouqs, a farm to table flower company that I featured last month on Instagram!  The flowers are cut only after your purchase and they come from farms that practice sustainable and eco-friendly farming, which means the flowers last longer.  I cannot wait to order more flowers from here.

Spring is just around the corner...and with that comes the itch to throw out the old and bring in the new.  For me, I really wanted to do something different with my hair.  My length was getting boring and I had been wanting to add a natural highlight as well.  Luckily I had the opportunity to collaborate with Andre Richard Salon, a staple in the hair scene in Philly, to come up with a new do!

As soon as I walked in, the salon was such a cute and intimate space and the staff was so welcoming.  First impressions are everything, especially in a place like a hair salon!

Something I was really looking forward to was using Redken products again.  I may be dating myself, but I was obsessed with Redken back in high school, and I know the brand has evolved since my high school days (and I do have a connection to the brand though my current job which has rekindled my interest in them as well.)  This wall at Andre Richard Salon is a Redken lovers dream!

My appointment was with Ryan, and I knew from the beginning that I would be in good hands.  I usually bring photo inspiration whenever I go to a salon, but this time I kept my options open!  I knew I wanted a trim of some sort, and Ryan added some pretty layers throughout which made a huge difference!

The color was subtle and the perfect transition to spring.  Of course I want to go lighter, but I refuse to bleach my hair (made that mistake back in the day!) so I'm happy with these gradual changes.  Ryan took time and care to hand paint the highlights.

Freshly done hair always appears darker, but here is the final look!

I also go the low down on Ryan's must have products that work for any and every hair type.  Can I just say I'm officially obsessed with One United, which has so many different benefits, plus smells amazing.  Tip: start your hair routine with this handy spray.

It's been a few weeks now and I'm having so much fun styling my hair!  Curly or straight, the color and length is perfect.
I had such a great experience and I highly recommend checking out Andre Richard Salon and Ryan the next time you're looking to try something new with your hair!

Special thanks to Andre Richard Salon for the complimentary services in exchange for a review.  All opinions shared above are my own.

Zaful Bow Blouse c/o | Kohls Pants, old (linked some cute alternatives below) | Furry Coat | Target Heels, no longer available | AmiClubwear Crossbody c/o

I'm pretty sure these are my favorite pants in my wardrobe right now.  That being said, I'm so glad my current job doesn't require me to dress business casual!  Now I can do it for fun.  The great thing about these pants is that they transition into a great nighttime look with the right styling.

There are many ways to style printed pants and I'm sharing a few of my favorites with you today.

5 Ways to Style Printed Pants

  • White Blouse - This is the classic look that's perfect for any occasion, but your white blouse does not have to be boring.  I'm in love with the bow on the sleeves (I know this was at Zara a few months ago but I missed out and was so happy to see a similar version at Zaful!)  
  • A Pop of Color - Adding a pop of color always takes an outfit to the next level (in my opinion!)  The easiest way to do this is with a colorful top.  I paired these pants with my favorite mustard sweater for fall, and am thinking a baby blue or lavender would be great for spring.
  • Print Mixing - I'm always up for a print mixing challenge.  This simple black and white pattern is perfect for pairing with a print.  It's always best to find prints in the same color family, so blacks and whites are ideal for these pants.  Another tip is to vary print sizes; since this print is tiny, I would love to pair with an oversized print.  I will be on the lookout for a great floral blouse to pair with these pants next.
  • Duster, Vest or Cardi - I cannot get enough of layered looks, and an easy way to achieve this is with a long duster vest or cardi!  The great thing is this is a look that can be transitioned between seasons, especially when the weather is hit or miss.  A long black sweater vest or sleeveless blazer would be so cute with these pants.
  • Tee - Lately I've been loving the contrast of casual with dressy pieces.  A vintage tee, or any tee really, would be really cute along with a blazer or moto jacket.

Of course there are more ways to style printed pants, especially when you think about accessories but I'll keep it simple for this blog post!

But speaking of accessories, I want to highlight a few other parts of my outfit!  First off, I'm obsessed with this furry jacket, for obvious reasons!  And how cute is this crossbody.  Between the floral embroidery and the studded detail, I'm in love.  And it's topped off with a removable striped strap which adds a sporty touch!  This bag is a must have ladies!

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TopShop Embroidered Skinnies (sold out, but love these) | White Tee, old | Moto Jacket, old | Booties (sold out in most sizes, linked a few other options below!) | Scala Fedora c/o | Earrings

Photos: Sarah | Shades of Sarah

It's been a whirlwind week (how amazing were the Eagles - I still can't believe we won the Super Bowl!) so I didn't get to share some of the posts I had planned.  But the good thing is that I have lots of great content coming!

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite staples, embellished denim, combined with one of my new favorite accessories, hats!   Denim and a tee is the perfect causal combo, but wearing the same outfit can get boring, right.  To spice it up I've been trying to find fun denim to add to my collection, just like these embroidered TopShop cuties I snagged at Nordstrom Rack.  Of course I can't resist anything with stars, and this pair is perfect for us petite ladies!

Now, let's talk hats.  I tried my hand at styling a beret a few weeks ago (see the full post here) and was hooked so I knew I had to add a few more styles to my collection.  I had been wanting a fedora and this particular one has pretty gold detailing as well as a little bow.  What style should I try next?

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Hope you have a great weekend!  I know I'll be enjoying the long weekend!

William Rast Zadie Top | Who What Wear Mini (old, but linked some other cuties below!) | OKT Books, old | AmiClubwear Bag c/o

This is one of my favorite outfits of the new year.  I think that wearing this color combo before the big Eagles Super Bowl win was a good omen!  I also scored a major deal on this William Rast top from my local Ross store so double win.  I fell for the feminine lace details and you just can't pass up a good bow!  Plus this color was so unique and will transition well into the spring.  If you do grab this blouse, consider sizing down because it does have a generous fit!

The other half of my outfit is this asymmetrical skirt which I snagged a few months ago.  I love the strong angles and wanted to pair it with something girly.  Love this style of skirt because it can be dressed up or down.

Finally I wanted to give a shoutout to this super cute purse from Ami Clubwear (I promise they have some great shoes and accessories at great deals!)  The floral embroidery caught my eye immediately and it comes with a fun strap that adds a sporty feel...stay tuned, I'll be sharing it soon.

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If there's one meal I ALWAYS look forward to, it's brunch.  When I was invited to check out Spin Philly and sample some of their bunch offerings, of course I had to check it out (to report back here of course!)  Spin is a fun event venue with ping pong tables, lounge areas/restaurant seating and amazing artwork created by local artists.

Look at that delicious menu!  But more to come on that below...

The only way to start off a brunch is with a drink.  Spin had an amazing make your own Bloody Mary bar with all the fixings!

Ok, let's take a closer look at some of my favorite dishes of the day...

Cap'n Crunch French Toast
This was by far my favorite dish.  I'm a sucker for sweet brunch foods and french toast ranks high on my list.  This was so tasty without being overly sweet.  This french toast is a Spin speciality and was a big hit among the group.  I highly recommend this.

Staying with the sweet brunch dishes, I loved these little bites.  I can't find them on the menu, but I hope they offer them because I'd love to get these again.

Eggs...cheese...mushrooms...more cheese...what else could you want?  This Fritatta was delish!

Rock Shrimp
This is always one of my go-to dishes.  Nothing unique or special, but still very good.

No blogger event is complete without a few photo opps, especially among the really cool artwork!

Cheers to conquering brunch!  I'm already looking forward to the next one!

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