#LookingLucky 1: Lace

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I was throwing together a rainy day look yesterday and I decided to turn to my list of Looking Lucky trends for inspiration. (AHEM. HINT HINT. Do the Looking Lucky style challenge with me so you can get help thinking of what to wear, too.) I decided to go with lace just because I usually think of lace for “fancy” occasions, not rainy days. And that’s what makes style fun, right? Thinking of new and slightly unexpected ways to wear things. That’s my philosophy, anyway. Feel free to disagree with me (but keep it to yourself…this is MY blog, dammit).

If you’ve started the Looking Lucky challenge, let me know so I can check out your post!

Jacket // Boots (slightly different color) // similar Shirt // similar Bag // similar Scarf* // similar Ring // similar Jeans (under $20) // Lips “Romantic”

*Scarf purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

Announcing the April “Looking Lucky” Style Challenge (and giveaway)!

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You know what? It’s been too long since we did a style challenge, don’t you think? I sure do. Let’s do one.

This one is really pretty easy…and fun! My partner in crime style who helped me come up with this idea was Brandi, the owner of Lucky B Boutique here in Indianapolis. Between the two of us, we came up with a list of 10 current trends. The challenge? Interpret each of these trends and use them as “prompts” for 10 different outfits throughout the month of April. The idea isn’t to look like a trend whore, but to mix these trends in with classics and other favorites in your closet.

The best part: If you participate in the Looking Lucky style challenge, a couple of you might be looking extra lucky by the end of it because Lucky B Boutique is going to hand out a few gift cards to their store (which can be used online too)!

Here’s how to participate and be entered to win:

For anyone [with Instagram]:

Whenever you wear an outfit with one of the 10 trends, just post a photo of your look on Instagram. In the caption, say which trend it is and tag: @sarahsreallife @Shop_LuckyB #LookingLucky. Then, Lucky B will pick a favorite each week of April to win a $15 gift card (that’s 4 winners)!

For bloggers:

One blogger has the chance to win a $75 gift card (woot woot)! For this prize, you must complete all 10 trend challenges. And that means 10 different outfits…no cramming 4 of them into one day or anything tricksy like that. You can do them in any order, and you have the whole month to finish! Document your outfits on your fabulous blog, and please link your readers back to this post so they can learn about the challenge and giveaways too. Once you’ve finished all 10, just shoot me an email and tell me where to find them. After April 30, the big winner will be chosen!

Oh, and bloggers, don’t forget to post your Looking Lucky outfits on Instagram too, because you are eligible for the $15 prizes in addition to the $75.

So to recap, I’ll do the math for you. That’s THIRTY days to make TEN outfits, and FIVE winners of shopping money. I have no idea what kind of crazy person wouldn’t do this challenge. Have fun!! Anyone in the world can enter, just keep in mind if you get one of the Lucky B Boutique gift cards, shipping outside the US will cost more.

Last but not least, Brandi is also offering 15% off any $30 purchase from LuckyBBoutique.com during the month of April. Just use the code LOOKINGLUCKY.