A Huge Instagram Round-Up and What I’m Up To

coffee-art-wishes-and-reality-instagramHappy Friday friends! I want to thank you again for your kind words on my post from earlier this week! Its been one of the most difficult weeks of our lives but we will get through it and I feel so very lucky to have my little family.

Because of everything going on I haven’t had much time or interest in editing outfit photos. Its funny how things that I was once so excited about now seem so very trivial. In that vein, I realized I have not done an Instagram round up in ages and had a lot of fun behind the scenes shots to share. I also have probably every available tab open on my iPhone with great stuff I’ve been dying to link up for you guys! So with that, scroll on for a little behind the scenes action as well as what I’ve been eating, shopping, reading and blogging about…

fwis-over-the-knee-boots-fall-fashion-wishes-and-reality-instagramcoffee for 2 || similar sweater || Chloe Hudson dupe, only $31! || similar OTK boots

miu-miu-ballet-flat-dupes-wishes-and-reality-instagramlace up ballet flats the perfect dupe for the Miu Miu pair and only $33!!

old-navy-50-styles-50-states-fall-fashion-south-dakota-3Old Navy plaid shirt c/o || Old Navy ‘Rockstar’ jeans c/o || Sam Edelman ‘Petty’ bootie

zara-mules-with-bow-black-leather-slides-with-bow-wishes-and-reality-instagramZara slides

new-york-city-street-shot-nyc-yellow-cab-wishes-and-reality-instagrama street shot of bustling NYC

gap-white-eyeley-blouse-lace-blouse-pearl-choker-wishes-and-reality-instagramGap eyelet blouse

off-the-shoulder-striped-blouse-silver-choker-uncommon-good-hammered-cuff-wishes-and-reality-instagramsimilar off the shoulder blouse

ripped-denim-joie-peep-toe-booties-wishes-and-reality-instagramdestroyed jeans || similar peep toe booties

quote-me-banana-republic-clutch-flatlay-last-days-of-summer-pool-day-black-and-white-wishes-and-reality-instagrambandeau top, on clearance for $9!! || similar graphic clutch || aviators

dolce-italian-kitchen-bustling-kitchen-wishes-and-reality-instagramthe bustling kitchen at Dolce Italian

lady-like-kate-spade-cedar-street-maise-www-for-target-dress-wishes-and-reality-instagramWWW for Target dress {obsessed!} || Kate Spade ‘Cedar Street Maise’ satchel

cozy-gray-sweater-black-coverse-black-fedora-cozy-fall-outfit-wishes-and-realitysimilar boucle sweater || Converse || similar fedora


Now that fall has arrived, I’m excited to get back into the kitchen and whip up some comfort food. I’m dying to try this alternative to mashed potatoes and this ginger sweet potato soup with toasted curry croutons. YUM.


After quite a bit of shopping for NYFW, I’m trying to cool my spending a bit. But it is fall and well, I’m me, so I have my eye on a few pieces. Namely, this retro striped sweaterthis sweater dress, this peplum topJ. Crew’s ‘Signet’ bag {cute and totally customizable, genius} and this high neck blouse. I need to stay off Instagram; every time I end up wanting something new!


An interesting take on why sales are suffering at so many women’s stores.

The key to sustained happiness is in experiences, not possessions.

This video of a bunch of 12-year-old-boys consoling a team they beat in soccer is BEAUTIFUL!

Apparently being a “travel hacker” is a thing: How to travel the world when you’re broke.


I’ve given myself a bit of a blogging break lately, but in case you’ve missed it I’m sharing what I wore my first day at NYFW. I also recently partnered with Old Navy to style one of their fabulous tees and talk about how the basic tee really is one of the most versatile pieces in my closet.

Thank you so much for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful weekend! Be sure to follow along on mine via Instagram {@wishes_reality}!


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