I ShopStyle…(Really)

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Why is that doofus lying on the ground surrounded by her clothes? Well, because she’s a doofus and because ShopStyle asked her to! You might have noticed some TV commercials for ShopStyle recently, but I’ve been using it for much longer (because I’m such a hip doofus). I use ShopStyle almost every day, in fact. It’s the easiest way for me to find those handy product links I put at the end of each outfit post.

If you’ve never used it before, ShopStyle is basically a shopping search engine that gives you a bunch of handy filters for color, price, size, and more, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. As you know, I’m all about documenting my real-life style, so usually most of what I’m wearing wasn’t purchased that recently. I use ShopStyle to find the closest possible option to link you guys to. The price filter really comes in handy, because I’m not about to give you a link to something from Versace when the original was Forever 21. That’s just obnoxious!

I also use ShopStyle when I’m on the hunt for something to add to my closet. Most recently, that was a Christmassy plaid shirt and over-the-knee boots, both of which are pictured above! Once again the price filter comes in handy because law school makes you rich with knowledge but not with much else. So the next time you’re convinced that you simply must have sequin leggings for under $100, you know how to find them.

ShopStyle told me this photo shoot was all about showing off my personal style, so I went to my closet and pulled out a few things I’ve been obsessed with recently: plaid, boots, chambray, and bling! You can shop these items (or similar options) below…Guess how I found the links? 😉

Clockwise from top left: Light Chambray // Dark Chambray // OTK Boots // Bracelet // Necklace // Plaid Shirt // Plaid Scarf // Ankle Boots

Disclosure: ShopStyle compensated me for this post, but all opinions are my own, and I wouldn’t have agreed to participate if I weren’t already a fan! I really do use it all the time.

Do You Like Free Stuff? Good.

I am peeing my polka dot pants with excitement to announce the very first giveaway on Sarah’s Real Life! And then I’m peeing a little extra because this giveaway is thanks to a good friend of mine, Hillary, and her adorable vintage shop, Gems and Jam. In addition to selling unique vintage jewelry, she also sells local (to Chicago) artwork, jams from a small business in Michigan, and other fun stuff. Basically, all your holiday shopping is going to be done in about 10 minutes.

This giveaway will be open through Nov. 21 (the day before Thanksgiving), and the winner will be announced on Black Friday! But don’t worry…Even if you don’t win, Hillary is being extra generous and will also give us all a super special 30% off code! It’s like we’re all winners (even me).

Now on to the important stuff…

Q: What can I win? // A: $20 off any order of jewelry, accessories, and housewares from Gems and Jam!

Q: How do I enter? // A: Like this:

  1. Follow Sarah’s Real Life on Bloglovin’ (if you’re really against signing up for Bloglovin’ for some reason, I’ll settle for a “Like” on Facebook)
  2. Go to GemsandJam.com, look around, then come back here and leave me a comment telling me your favorite item(s). Voila, you’ve entered!
  3. Bonus entry: Follow the Gems and Jam blog on Bloglovin’ or “like” on Facebook, then leave an additional comment telling me that you did so.
  4. Bonus bonus entry: Tweet about this giveaway so your friends can enter too! Be sure to include the link (the Twitter share button below will help). Again, just leave me an additional comment.

Please note: This giveaway is open only to U.S. residents, as Gems and Jam currently does not ship internationally.