The Ultimate Guide to Perfecting your No Makeup Look

    Feeling Confident in my Own Skin If you’ve been a reader of W&R for long, you’ve probably noticed that I don’t typically wear a ton of makeup. I’ve always loved the boost of confidence a made up face provides, but hate the feeling of piling on a ton of products. However, as I’ve gotten older, leaving the house without any makeup, no longer feels like a viable option. But what if you could blur…
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There’s a Confident Spring in my Step

This post has been sponsored by Schick®. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Spring Ready with Schick® With the arrival of summer, it’s time to think about dresses, skirts, and shorts. And ladies, to feel your most confident, it’s time to get those legs ready! Gone are the days when we can throw on jeans or tights and walk out the door. Let’s talk about a part of my spring and summer beauty routine.…
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Ladylike in Leopard

Miss Selfridge coat, my other leopard favorites: 1/2/3 || Hudson ‘Collin’ jeans, love these || Zara blouse, similar (1/2/3) || Perla Formentini ‘Malta’ pumps c/o || Forever 21 ring bag, love this one! || pearl ring || sunglasses photos by the lovely Anna of A Lily Love Affair
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A Menswear Inspired Outfit with Feminine Details

lace top || Zara sleeveless sweater, similar for $20, more options here and here || Target jeans, similar (1/2/3/4/5) || Zara camel coat, more options here || similar booties here under $150 and here under $45 || aviators || Rebecca Minkoff ‘Love’ bag, also love this mini version photography by the beautiful Ashley of Sed Bona
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Red, Grey and Black: An Easy Holiday Outfit Formula

Forever 21 coat, similar here and here, more cute plaid coats here || Madewell miniskirt, love this and this || similar cropped sweater, extra 40% off, more black sweaters that I love here || similar black pointed chelsea boots here and here || Rebecca Minkoff ‘Love’ bag, love this mini version|| sunglasses, under $10 photography by Ashley of Sed Bona
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Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria with Martinelli’s

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria If you’re looking for the perfect fall party drink I have the recipe for you! With fall upon us and Halloween mere days away, I’m looking forward to many an upcoming family gatherings and parties with friends. With fall entertaining, or really any entertaining, I like to have a signature cocktail to serve my guests that mirrors the feel of the season. This easy sparkling apple cider sangria is the perfect…
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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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