Fall Feels

Fall Feels

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Guess whos back, back again?! It’s me!! Long, long time no talk but I hope you all have been doing well! Life is crazy at the moment, and I plan on doing a post talking about that, but for now, I have another fashion post! It’s FINALLY feeling like fall here which means I can layer and wear jackets and pants and all of the cute fall clothes.

This look is super casual, but it’s nice for every day or even a casual night time look for dinner or something. I like it a lot mainly because I’m wearing my great grandpa’s U.S Army jacket which is fun but at the same time my great grandma (GG) most definitely took his name off of it. You’d probably have to have known her for it to be funny but basically, she was one of the most stubborn ladies I have ever met…must run in the family 😉 Anyways, since you can’t buy the jacket, I’ve linked one that is super super similar!

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The shirt I’ve shared on Instagram already, but I love it! It’s from ASOS and SUPER cheap. It’s also a great basic piece for an even better price. I love wearing red because I consider it a neutral..everybody loves red.

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My jeans are from Topshop and let me tell you, I swear by Topshop jeans. They’re my favorite because they’re super tight, keep their shape all day, but they’re still so comfortable. They’re also really nice because they come in various lengths (mine are a 28X30) which helps people like me who lack I the height region. But one thing is that I do think they run small so you do need to size up. I typically wear a 26, and these are a size 28!

Time for my favorite part, my shoes! No joke, they’re from Target! Yes, Target and under $30!

For my accessories, I just wore my ring from David Yurman that I don’t ever take off and two rings that belonged to my grandma! I also wore a belt that I got a year ago from Nordstrom, my Ray-Ban sunglasses and a choker from ASOS!

As always, make sure to follow me on Instagram so you can stay up to date with my outfits because I always post there first!

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10 of my favorite things

10 of my favorite things

IMG_9739.JPGI realized a few days ago that most of my posts had been strictly outfits which are fine, but it doesn’t give you all the opportunity to get to know me! I’m a pretty fun person if you ask me. JK, I’m kind of boring, but that’s fine too.

1. The way warm coffee tastes on a cool fall morning. Or just any morning. Or just coffee…mainly just coffee. Waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee reminds me of being at my grandparent’s house, and that’s really special to me.

2. Taylor Swift….I mean, it wouldn’t be a favorites post without my girl T. Swift?! If you’re ever so lucky to know me in person (sarcasm…a whole lot of sarcasm) then you know that I’m literally obsessed. If you don’t know me in person, then you’re lucky.
3. MY DOG! How could I not include her?! She’s my absolute favorite thing in the entire world.
4. Nice, genuine people. Something I’ve encountered a lot of recently is people thinking that they’re too cool to be nice. News flash, we all put our pants on one leg at a time. You’re not too cool so stop acting like you are.
5. Vegan desserts. If you didn’t know, I’ve been vegan for a little over a year now, and vegan desserts are the way to my heart. I guess vegan anything. Ohhhhh like the Rueben from Chicago Diner. Yum. Now I want that and want to go to Chicago just for a sandwich. This is so bad.
6. Instagram. This one is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me, and I feel so bad including this as one of my favorites but it really really is. You can find anything you want on Instagram.
7. Anything fashion related. I’ve always loved fashion and putting together outfits but never really thought I could do anything with it, until recently.
8. My family. My mom is going to be shocked with she reads this one, believe me. But it’s true. I wouldn’t be anywhere without them, especially my mom. She’s my biggest supporter AND biggest critic. She’s going to tell me how it is and whip someone’s butt into shape if they’re rude.
9. Traveling. I love everything about traveling from packing, flying, and being somewhere. A lot of people hate and dread flying, but I love it! I also love a good city (i.e., New York) and finding a new place that I love and new people. I am such a city girl at heart so really anywhere besides St. Louis is good.  But, ya girl knows how to sit her butt on a beach for a week if that’s possible.
10. Receiving mail/packages. There’s nothing better than coming home to a card, letter or package waiting for you. This could be why I like online shopping so much, and that’s an issue.

Fall Feels

Fall Feels

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Long time no talk! I’ve been SO busy with going back to school, recruitment and just life in general. I’m so excited to finally be able to sit down and write a new post for you all. It seems fitting that my new post is related to Fall since well, it’s already September! Where did the time go?! Yeah, I literally don’t know either.

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During the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, I picked up this jacket from Levi’s that’s soo comfortable and I can’t wait to actually wear it ya know, when it’s not 85 degrees. Faux shearling jackets have been in for a few years now but I’m finally jumping on the bandwagon and giving into this trend. I do really like this jacket though and like I said, I’m so excited to wear it. I think it’s going to be one of my fall staples because I can wear it with leggings to class or with jeans on a typical day!IMG_2372.JPG

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Another fall staple which I’ve already talked about are these Topshop jeans and these Nine West (P.S these are on sale for $35!!!!!) shoes! Black denim is so essential to my wardrobe because it’s easy to pair with a t shirt, tennis shoes and a jacket for a day look but you can also take these same jeans and wear them with heels, a nicer top and you’re ready to go out.

This is a short post but it’s pretty to the point! As a reminder, follow my Instagram (@sydney.wilhelm) to stay up to date with what I’m wearing before it hits the blog!

What’s The Deal With Millennial Pink?

What’s The Deal With Millennial Pink?

You’ve heard about it. You’ve seen it (unless you haven’t and then this begs the question of where have you been?? Living under a rock?!?!!!). But now what is it? Millennial pink has been the rage for a few months now and it’s been EVERYWHERE. But do you know why? Or even what it is?

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Here’s what you should know:

  • Millennial pink is NOT on the color wheel.
  • It embraces a range of shades in Pantone terms, from Rose Quartz and Pale Dogwood to Candy Pink.
  • Millennial pink is not always pink. It can pick up on beige or peach tones.
  • Also known as Tumblr pink.
  • It’s Barbie pink..toned down and with the blue hues taken out.

Notes Véronique Hyland of The Cut says, “[I]t’s ironic pink, pink without the sugary prettiness.” It’s almost an androgynous pink so gone are the days that blue is a boy color and pink is a girl color. Think…Glossier packaging pink. Or the top of The Grand Budapest Hotel pink. Or even Acne shopping bags.

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Remember, ONLY the top. The bottom is too Barbie pink.
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While it’s been present for a few years, it seems to be sticking around. It was first seen around 2007 with the pink Acne shopping bags but really came into play around 2014. In that year alone, The Grand Budapest Hotel movie premiered, Sophia Amoruso (founder of Nasty Gal) released her first book called #Girlboss which featured a pink cover and #palepink was one of the top searches on Tumblr.

Come 2015, Drake released Hotline Bling which featured a pink album cover, Pantone announced rose quartz the color of the year and Nike JUST came out with a whole Millennial Pink collection.

In 2016, models were wearing pink nail polish on the runway, an all pink restaurant opened in New York, Le Creuset released pink kitchenware, Rihanna had males wearing pink suits for her collection with Fenty and Puma at Paris fashion week.

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If you haven’t seen it literally everywhere already in 2017 then you really are living under a rock.

 

Springing Into Fall

Springing Into Fall

IMG_2261With Fall quickly approaching, I’m so ready to be wearing jeans and cozy sweaters. But, for the time being I’m making due with just wearing jeans. This outfit includes the perfect transition pieces to bring you into the cooler months. Or, maybe you live somewhere where you could actually wear this in the fall. This shirt is from Nordstrom Rack . This is definitely a shirt that I will be keeping because it’s so easy to wear it for different occasions. I could dress it down with jean shorts, make it a casual dressy look like I’m wearing or I could wear black jeans, black heels and dress it up even more. I think tops like these are really nice to have in your closet because you can get so much use out of them. Especially when this one wasn’t that expensive!
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These Frame jeans are PERFECT for the fall (I’ll be linking my other favorite jeans at the end of this post)! Plus, they’re so comfortable. I really like the waist and the hem because it’s distressed and something different from your typical jean. The waist is something I’m starting to see more and more but the hem is something people have already been doing. I feel like it takes a pair of jeans and elevates them almost. I easily could have dressed this outfit up with a pair of black heels and I would have been ready to go out.

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Again, obsessing over these jeans. They’re the perfect “girlfriend/boyfriend” style. Mules are also one of the top shoe styles in for summer and fall! These are perfect with a small heel because they add height! I’m all for adding height in comfortable ways because I love looking taller than I actually am.

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These shoes are actually from TJ Maxx!! They were suupper affordable, under $20 for sure. But, if you can’t find them there then you can really find them anywhere! Here is a similar pair for under $20!

 

Favorite Denim:

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Top Zara Fall Must-Haves

Top Zara Fall Must-Haves

Tops:

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Bejewelled Drawstring Sweatshirt

Sweatshirts are a huge part of my fall and winter wardrobe but I don’t have any “dressy” sweatshirts! To me, I could wear this to dinner and feel somewhat put together but I could also wear it with leggings and be casual! I think this is really cute and a different take on a sweatshirt.

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V-Neck Sweater

A good sweater is a must have for the fall and winter. I really like this oatmeal color with the black along the sleeves and the hem. I think that the almost bell sleeves make this sweater different from others. The color is also something that matches with almost anything!

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Printed Tulle T-Shirt

I saw a girl wearing a similar shirt with a black bralette underneath with black trousers and black shoes and that’s when I knew I needed to include this. I think sheer tops get a rep for being anything but put together but her outfit was so cute and she didn’t look bad. I think by wearing pants, it still looked like she was covered up and she wasn’t showing as much skin as it looks like one would in this top!

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Tunic With Contrasting Stripes And Fringe

How cute is this?! With this being a tunic and me being short, I could probably get away with wearing this as a dress but I LOVE the different colored striped together. I think the shape is really nice and would look good and so many different body types. Also, the fringe is really cute in my opinion!

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Tasselled T-Shirt

This picture is a little misleading for how cute this shirt is. Seriously, go look at it on the website and be prepared to buy it! I love how the tassels are the same color as the shirt so it doesn’t take away from it being a nice white top. But they add texture which I really like! I can already see myself wearing this our so I’m definitely getting this shirt.

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Ruffled V-Neck Top

Ruffles are the new craze this summer and it appears they’re carrying into fall. I tend to gravitate towards stripes so I really like them on this top! I like that it’s appears to be a button down but it doesn’t have a collar and it has a v-neck. I really like this top and I think it would be easy to carry you into various seaons!

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PomPom Top

Okay. This shirt is amazing. I love the pom pom detail and the colors! A white top is essential for me and if you’ve been reading my other posts, I keep wearing the same H&M top because it’s super easy to match to anything! I could see myself wearing this with jeans and tennis shoes/sandals to dress it down but I also see me wearing this out! Also, this is something I could wear to work so that’s really nice!

Bottoms:

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Trousers With Front Knot

Pants with the slit front and knot detail are huge this season! I really like these because they look so comfortable and can be worn to work or out with friends. With the material being what it is, you could easily just wear a white t shirt and still look dressed up.

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Floral Bermudas

Shorts are’t your typical Autumn item but in Missouri, it could be warm in October or it could be cold. With that being said, it’s nice to have a good pair of shorts like this that you can pair with a sweater or a long sleeve shirt to incorporate it into your Fall wardrobe. These shorts are also nice because you can get wear out of them in the Spring and Summer.

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Corset Mini Skirt

The corset detail has been done on tops and it’s not my favorite. I think it’s something that has to be done WELL and not many people are doing that. But for this skirt, it would be really hard to mess this up! Just like a lot of other items in this post, this is super easy to dress up or down depending on the event. I’d definitely pick up this piece.

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Mid Rise Jeans

Zara always does a good embroidered denim. I like the grey color because they’re not too light but they’re not too dark making them a washed out black. Also, with the orange, red and green tones, these are perfect for fall! I sense a bit of a 70’s vibe with the colors and the pattern but none the less, I love them for that reason. I think we are going to see more 70’s style coming into play this season and this is only the beginning!

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Damaged Skinny Jeans

I live in black skinny jeans. They’re my favorite jeans to wear casually and to wear on a night out. I particularly like these because of the rips and the raw hem! The raw hem is something we’ve seen for a few seasons now but it’s definitely here to stay! You can’t go wrong with a pair of black skinny jeans.

Dresses:

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Mini Dress With Frills

Black dresses ALWAYS get wear out of them. This one is nice because it’s suuuper comfortable since it’s a loose fitting dress. This has the ability to be dressed up or down because of the shape and simplicity. The ruffles give this dress a girly take but they aren’t too over powering like a lot of the ruffles on clothes these days.

Outerwear:

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Biker Jacket

I bought a jacket like this while in England over Christmas break and it’s quickly become one of my favorite jackets! It’s super warm AND it looks cute while being functional. It’s what all the girls were wearing in England which can only mean that it will be coming here this fall/winter. I recommend getting this while it’s still in stock. For $130, it’s a bit pricey for an “on trend” piece BUT I wore mine every day during the winter and I still love it.

 

Accessories:

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Leather City Bag With Knot Detail

I used to not like black accessories whether it be black shoes or black bags but since I’ve started wearing more black, then I’ve also started wearing more black accessories. This bag is functional with the handle and the long strap gives you the ability to wear it as a crossbody. I like the knot details on the shorter handle to give it some detail while still being a super simple bag.

Seeing Green

Seeing Green

Processed with VSCO with a5 presetHonestly…when I die, please bury me in this dress. Okay, maybe that wouldn’t be so comfortable but I think I would die for this dress. I LOOVE this color green on people which is why I don’t know why more people don’t wear it. So, if you don’t have a green dress, GO GET ONE! I promise you that you need it. I first wore green to my junior prom and got so many compliments on it. I waited until this past year to wear a green dress again and realized why I liked it so much. Green isn’t your typical go to dress color but honestly? It may have just become mine. This dress is from Zara for SO cheap. It’s on sale right now for $12.99!!!!!! At the end of this post, I’ll be linking some of my other favorite green dresses.

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The cut out detail on this dress is nice because you can really tie it anyway. I tied in in a bow this day where as you could totally just tie it in a knot and leave the rest hanging down. Also, I liked the little bit of skin that was showing. While the color was something different, so was the side cut out with the one shoulder aspect. You can really tie it as tight or as loose as you want which is nice because it’s all based on personal preference and gives you room to experiment with it.

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While the dress is inexpensive, it’s decent quality! I was worried that when I got it, the fabric would be thin whereas it’s actually pretty thick fabric and holds you in. I felt comfortable in the dress regardless of it being super tight and I do think a lot of that has to do with the fabric being so thick. It’s nice because I’m not worried about it being see through at all!

I just paired this dress with nude heels that I got from target in April but this style of shoe is super easy to find! Here’s a pair by Steve Madden that’s really similar! Also, here’s another pair that has a shorter heel, from Unique Vintage!

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Alice + Olivia – $189

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J. Crew One Shoulder – $130

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Bershka Frill and Cut Out – $48

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ASOS Bow Cold Shoulder – $33