Guest Post: [Kaitlin’s] Real Life

Guys, tomorrow is my last exam! So today I bring you the fourth and final guest post (for now, anyway). If you were hoping to see pictures of a frumpy, homely girl, I’m afraid you will be very disappointed. Kaitlin here is drop dead gorgeous and has some awesome style to boot. Go check out her blog for more!

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Top: Madewell | Necklace: Vintage | Pants: J Crew Collection | Shoes: Gianni Bini

Hey there! My name is Kaitlin, I’m a big fan of Sarah’s Real Life and am thrilled to be guest posting today.

Like Sarah, I believe that an essential aspect of great personal style is the ability to dress in a way that is appropriate and practical for one’s life.  When I  moved from laidback Idaho to the bustling city of Hong Kong, my wardrobe needed a major rehaul.  Outfits that were considered practical for my everyday life in Idaho felt much too casual for this city. Over time, I had to adjust my wardrobe to fit the changes in my lifestyle.

Last month, I wore this look to the Popstraction exhibition opening at the Gagosian Gallery.  This is a look that I keep wanting to repeat because it manages to strike a good middle ground between dressy and casual, making it appropriate for a multitude of situations.  I love being able to take an old favorite, the chambray shirt, and incorporate it into my wardrobe in a way that suits the current demands of my life.

If you’d like to read more about my daily adventures and fashion picks, check out the links below:

Thanks for reading!

Guest Post: [Lacey’s] Real Life

Happy Friday, everyone! The good news is I’m 2 exams down; the bad news is I have 2 more to go. Luckily Lacey offered to do a guest post for me. She rocks. Can we talk about how annoyingly pretty her hair is?
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Hi Sarah’s Real Life readers! My name is Lacey from My Boring Closet and I’m honored to be guest posting for Sarah today.
I wore this outfit in “real life” to go see one of my best friends audition to be a Denver Broncos Cheerleader. It was literally the most grueling audition process I’ve ever witnessed…those girls deserve MAJOR props!! Side note: did anyone ever watch that show “Next Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader”? I loved it!
In Denver, spring is taking its sweet time coming around, so yes, my poor legs are still sheathed in tights! This outfit is perfect for this awkward transitional weather and is super easy and comfy. Sweater + shorts + tights + booties + faux leather = done. My style is all about using things I already have in my closet in different ways, so this is a great way to use both winter and summer pieces in one outfit.
I hope that spring has sprung wherever you’re reading this from. Have a fantastic week! xo Lacey

Guest Post: [Laura’s] Real Life

I’m starting off your week with another guest post! Everyone should thank Laura for whipping up this chic look to share with you, because I am rocking the unshowered-law-student-during-finals look right now. Be sure to check out her blog (link below).

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Hi, I’m Laura and I blog at “Laura Wears…”.  Like Sarah, I regularly post photos of my daily outfits, and on occasion I also post gratuitous photos of my dogs {although I do try to mostly keep my over-sharing confined to my personal Facebook}.

Today’s look is on the simpler end of the spectrum.  I wore this particular outfit to work.  There was initially a blazer involved, however it was so nice in the afternoon {hello Spring, thank you for FINALLY making an appearance} I completely forgot to wear the blazer while I was taking these photographs.

Top:  J.Crew  {winter 2012/13}

Pants:  D&G {these plaid  pants have quickly turned into a personal favorite [see them styled differently here and here] and the office joke… I routinely get asked {in good fun!} for my golf tip of the day.  At first this baffled me from a why-don’t-they-know-plaid-pants-aren’t-just-for-the-golf-course way.  But I have since given in, and now I have a variety of witty comebacks…unless you catch me at a bitter moment, then my comeback is less witty and more angry…}

Bracelets:  Thrifted bangles & Club Monaco wrap bracelet

Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange

Purse:  Le Chateau {I bought this ~10 years ago for an undergrad formal – it has held up well!}

Heels:  Sam Edelman ‘Portney’  {my go-to work shoe!  I wish I would have bought these in beige too.  One of the things my wardrobe is currently missing is a great beige pump}




Guest Post: [Misty’s] Real Life

Hi! I am Misty and I blog over at Balancing A Hectic World. I am so excited to be guest posting today! Like Sarah, I blog about real world fashion. I am a busy mother and wife with a full time job so my wardrobe has to be practical, yet stylish and of course affordable. I love mixing neutrals with vibrant colors. When you are really busy and in a hurry an easy way to add visual interest to an outfit is with a “pop of color.” Peyton (my super adorable baby boy) had his 18 month checkup the other day. I didn’t want to wear the pencil skirt and heels I had worn to work, so I ran home to change before picking him up at Mom’s house. I didn’t have a lot of time to get ready, but I still wanted to look put together and stylish. Vibrant Pink Pants + Neutral Black Henley + Black Flats = Easy outfit that looks put together and is practical for southing and carrying a screaming child which Peyton most certainly was doing(doctor’s offices always scares him!). I guess it beats the last visit which resulted in me be covered in pee, but hey – A mom does what a mom has to do and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you stop by my blog and join me as we conquer the world in the most stylish way possible 🙂

Destination – Taking my son to the doctor

Inspiration Piece – Vibrant Pink Pants: J Crew

The Extras:   Shirt & Flats – JC Penny

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