Thursday, December 8, 2011

guest post: stylesays

i'm very excited to announce that i am today sharing with you my first guest post...
jess from stylesays is here to help YOU with all that christmas shopping you've been meaning to get around to!
Three Secrets to Holiday Shopping with StyleSays

The weather is changing, holiday movies are on repeat and the Christmas parties are just getting started. Hopefully Rinnie is like me and got through most of her holiday shopping already. If you’re still trying to finish, or just getting started, I’m here to help.

My name is Jess and I’m a recent college grad who grew up on a farm in the midwestern US. I’ve always been neurotic when it comes to Holiday gift giving. This has opened my eyes to a few different hints to skip the crowded malls, save a little money and time. I’m here to share what I’ve learned with you.
Full disclosure: this strange behavior eventually turned into a fashion site that I run with a couple friends called StyleSays. More to come on that in a sec.
3. Think Different
With so many options you should be bold, be unique and really make your friends+fam feel special. It can be hard to know where to start so StyleSays makes it easy by finding the best items from all of your favorite stores. You’re sure to find gifts that no one else has seen. And if you really want to be unique look for a handmade item from one of the many online marketplaces like Etsy.

2. Use Wish Lists
Wish hard enough and it may come true. Almost every site has a wishlist that makes organizing gift ideas a lot easier. But you need to have all of your wishlists in one place to really compare. StyleSays makes it easy to save your favorite items from all of your favorite sites so you can compare gifts and prices side-by-side. Shopping should be easy, right?

1. Free Returns
When you’re doing all your holiday shopping at the mall this isn’t a problem but if you’re buying online it’s mega important to find stores with friendly return policies.
Here are a few stores that have friendly return policies: ModCloth, Free People, Zappos and ShopBop. ASOS has great return policies for international shipping too.

Bonus! Treat yourself
Don’t end up with another pair of socks or a candle. Let people know you want that hot new Marc Jacobs bag or Jeffrey Campbell wedges. Make it easy on them and create a collection of all the things you want to see under the tree and then send that link around to all the Santas in your life. And guess what, you could win items from that Christmas List incase you don’t get everything you want.
StyleSays is playing Santa this year! Enter our Christmas List giveaway and you
could win an item from your list. It’s super easy to enter. 1) Make a Christmas List and 2) Share it with a few friends.

Thank you to Rinnie and her lovely readers!

Happy Holidays!


thanks for the tips jess!
i've set up my stylesays account and it reminds me a lot pinterest but with a specific focus on fashion!

and if anyone else is interested in writing a guest post for momentary lapse of reality you can email me at:



1 comment:

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Great ideas and tips here... I need to remember about the return policy at places more because I usually end up arguing with managers. Style Says looks cool... totally off to check it out and this is JUST in time because I haven't started shopping.... AT all.

PS I picked World Wildlife Fund :)

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