Life Lessons from My Poppy and Dealing with Loss

On Loss… Just one short week ago I held my grandmother’s hand as she took her last breaths. Even as I write this now, its hard to believe she is gone. She was 89. She lived a long and full life. If my life is half as full of experience and family and adoration as hers, I would consider myself incredibly lucky. It wasn’t a tragedy. She got to make all of her own decisions all the way…
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A Year Unraveled

Typically, things here on W&R stay pretty light. I started this site as a creative outlet and because I was inspired to inspire. But the past couple of months have been some of the most difficult of my life and to not share with you no longer feels right. Yesterday was my birthday. But instead of a celebration, it was truly one of the saddest days of my life. 
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dupes

Passing Judgement and the Business of Being Judged

When I started Wishes & Reality in 2014 it was as a creative outlet where I could express my love of fashion. But as I further defined my goals, what started out as a hobby, quickly became a business. Today, after working my tail off for 2 1/2 years, I have had some successes. You see, the business of blogging really means to be a professional influencer using digital channels to influence purchasing decisions. We are modern-day…
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Taking Pause…

This past weekend I was in New York with the lovely Anna, attending Fashion Week for the first time. And while I cannot wait to share my experience in the city: the fashion, the shows, the events, first I am taking a pause. Just before I left last week, a close friend suffered an unspeakable loss of her child. His passing was sudden, unexpected and I haven’t been able to explain or understand it myself,…
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Why Bloggers Can Be Great Role Models

When I first started blogging and attending blogging events about 2 years ago, I felt really intimidated by all of the other bloggers out there. It felt so much safer to hide behind my computer screen than I actually get out there and start getting to know the other women who had inspired me me so very much. However, when I really started thinking about it, bloggers are some of the biggest cheerleaders out there!
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How Blogging Has Changed My Life And Why You Should Start A …

How Blogging Has Changed My Life With Wishes & Reality turning 2 next month, I’ve been thinking a lot about how blogging has changed my life. I remember when I first started reading blogs, not even realizing that they were “blogs” at the time. Then I remember thinking about creating my own blog and what that would entail. For me it started as kind of an online diary, but as I began interacting with other…
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