Friday Favorites 5/22

Happy Friday Babes!

We’ve made it another week! Let’s give ourselves a round of applause. As we gear up for the long weekend, I can’t help but ponder about how different this year’s holiday weekend looks compared to year’s past. Usually around this time, I’m preparing for the parade of backyard bbq’s, lawn games and stocking up on my favorite Leinenkugel Summer Shandy. There’s something about taking that first sip around this time that’s almost an inaugural Summer tradition, it hits differently.

This year though, with no lake house visits or afternoon gatherings in sight, I’m kind of taking solitude in the quietness of it all. How many obligations do we volunteer for that we actually don’t have much interest in in the first place? Memorial Day is no exception. Instead of playing merry go ’round to family and friends houses, I’m taking this weekend to do some tasks I’ve actually been looking forward to. Organizing my room, going to a restaurant with a couple of friends (something I haven’t done in a very long time), drinking wine and grilling out on my own balcony. Wow, I really am an introverted extrovert lol. Well, whatever your plans look like this year, I hope you take the extra day to participate in something you actually want to do, and don’t feel obligated to do. You deserve that extra day. You really do.

And if you catch yourself looking for a quick escape, some time for yourself, here are some of the most entertaining links I found around the web this week. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

ALDO x Rocky Barnes collaborate on what I’m assuming will be a collection of our dream Summer shoes

Shaun White stops to skate these neighborhood kid’s ramp and it’s the cutest video you’ll ever see

Jason Derulo tries out a TikTok trend and ends up without two front teeth, omg it’s so bad!!!

The Cuomo brothers are at it again in this hilarious video of Chris teasing the Governor of New York after taking the coronavirus test on live TV

Jeffree Star responds back to backlash of new palette name, I think his response is eloquent and valid and my mom just ordered the palette, I can’t wait to try it!

One of my new favorite personalities on Instagram, Serena Kerrigan, hosts a live dating show on Instagram Live every Friday night called Let’s Fucking Date. She goes on two dates and then recaps with friends on the after show. It’s so entertaining!

Prince William and Kate Middleton have never been funnier than in this video of them playing bingo!

Since we might be more inclined to stay home this Summer, here are 11 pool floats to up your Instagram game

On Sincerely-Sydney ICYMI

Psychology of the Color Green (and why I’m loving it lately)

Last Week’s Friday Favorites

My Thoughts on Being Sincerely Quarantined

Sincerely,

Friday Favorites 5/15

Happy Friday!

For those of you who are new around here, I used to have this weekly series where I’d share some of my favorite links around the web that I discovered throughout the week. It was meant to be a fun, entertaining and informative short article published every Friday as a way to sort of wrap up the entire week. If you like to keep up with celebrity news, pop culture trends and current events, then this was meant to be the perfect piece for you.

When I took a hiatus from blog writing, my weekly series thus took a time out. But now that I’m back, I figured there’s no time like the present to pick back up where we left off especially since there are so many good resources and content out there right now with everything going on. People and organizations have really embraced digital storytelling. So in an effort to get you through the day, that much closer to the weekend, here are some of my favorite pieces of content from this week. I hope you enjoy and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Danielle Bernstein, founder of We Wore What, released her book this week. My copy of This is NOT a Fashion Story came in the mail on Thursday!

If you haven’t seen this adorable video of Kylie Jenner’s daughter Stormi doing the #ToddlerChallenge you need to indulge yourself ASAP

Hollywood pays tribute to Jerry Stiller who passed away earlier this week at the age of 92. He will always remind me of my childhood.

Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific launches another collection at Nordstrom in collaboration with Halogen. It’s entirely whimsical and classic, just like Blair, and she hopes it invokes a feeling of optimism

Starting today at 1PM CST, Facebook will be hosting a star-studded virtual graduation for the class of 2020

Rise Up New York! telethon raises over $115 million for people and non-profits most impacted by the coronavirus outbreak

Bruce Willis posts quarantine content on TikTok I didn’t know I needed in my life…DAMN he looks good!

And ICYMI on Sincerely-Sydney this week

I recreated two Gigi Hadid street style looks

How to stay positive in a world of chaos

Gift ideas for the alternative mom

Sincerely,

Friday Favorites 1/17

Hi Friends, Happy Friday!

I just had an amazing dinner and I am itching to catch up on this week’s Project Runway so I am going to make this super short and sweet. Below, I’ve posted some of my favorite links around the web this week. I hope you enjoy!

Matthew McConaughey’s mom (88) and Hugh Grant’s father (91) link up for a date night – OMG how cute and Matt’s mom is HOT!

President Barack Obama posts the cutest pictures ever for Michelle’s birthday – LOVE them!

Asking yourself this one powerful question will help you better manage self doubt

Where tp travel this year based on your zodiac sign from The Everygirl

Karlie Kloss is a class act as she responds to being a part of the Kushner family on Watch What Happens Live

Wish List

I’ve been eyeing a Gucci Crossbody

This A&F Military Parka

This mock neck fit and flare dress

I want to try this Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

This Asos workwear appropriate blouse

On Sincerely-Sydney ICYMI

JORD Watch Giveaway

Friday Favorites 1/10

Some of my favorite lipsticks

Sincerely,

Friday Favorites 1/10

First Friday Favorites of 2020!

That’s cause for celebration in and of itself! It was my first full week back at work since December 20th and let me tell you, it was NOT easy. I feel more tired than I have in a while, stressed again with business and I think there’s a direct correlation with working and my skin looking 10 years older than I actually am. But, I’m hopeful that after some much needed extra rest this weekend, I will be back better than ever next week.

Since I haven’t posted one of these in a while, I’ve included some additional amazing articles and videos that have surfaced the interweb over the past couple of weeks. I hope you enjoy celebrity baby news, tear-jerking proposals and videos of people falling as much as I do. Enjoy!

One of my favorite actresses of all time Cameron Diaz announced in Instagram that she and husband Benji Madden welcomed a baby girl named Raddix

So many people have banded together to aid in the tragic and horrifying fires happening in Australia right now, here is an article Krystal Bick on some relief efforts and organizations you can donate to if you are able to help. I donated $100 to the Australian Red Cross.

Ryan Seacrest falls off his chair while filming Live with Kelly and Ryan, it’s hilarious but thank god he’s okay

Leonardo DiCaprio helps save a man who fell overboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean – They’re saying it was a one in a million occurrence

This man planned the most perfect surprise EVER by hacking this screening of Sleeping Beauty with an on-screen/off-screen marriage proposal where characters in the film were altered to look like the couple – it is so cute I was crying at work watching it 5 times

How to Craft a 2020 Social Media Strategy That Cuts Through the Noise via Forbes Women

Wish List

This Camel Coatigan

These oversized Tortoise Shell Square Sunglasses

The Beachwaver Pro 1.25″ Curling Iron

This Babydoll Mini Dress

This (sort-of) Gucci Dupe Scarf

On Sincerely-Sydney ICYMI

My 2020 Goals and 3 Tips For Setting Yours

Reflecting on 2019

Friday Favorites 12/20

Sincerely,

Friday Favorites 12/6

Happy Friday, I’m Back!

Life is too short to not celebrate any chance you get and that’s exactly what I capitalized on this year for my birthday. I celebrated my 24th year on this planet not one, not two, but for four straight days. And if I’m being completely honest, I still have one more dinner this weekend. “Extra” would be a word I’d possibly toss around for the constant, busy schedule that was this week.

If you follow along my journey on Instagram (if you don’t, you should and can HERE), then you know that the reason I’ve been absent on my site is because this week I’ve literally been out every.single.night! The week started with a celebratory dinner at Etta with my mom. Etta has been on my list for SO long and it definitely did not disappoint. I will write a more in-depth review soon. On Tuesday, I heard the Jonas Brothers were coming to town, so I dragged my mom to AllState Arena to row 4 on the floor and we danced the entire night away. Wednesday was the monthly Wine Night at one of our favorite local restaurants. The finale, my actual birthday, was yesterday (Thursday 12/5) and I ended my crazy week with PTO from work, a 3-hour spa day and a fabulous dinner at the Princess Café.

This week has been magical and although some people have given me a hard time for celebrating so much, I really don’t mind because I’ve had a blast. Maybe I encouraged you to celebrate some more for your next birthday and for that alone, it was worth it. But, it is time to get back to regularly scheduled programming, which starts with the weekly Friday Favorites. Some of the best articles and videos I found on the internet are below. I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

Art Basel is happening right now in Miami, I’ve had fun following along with some of my fave celebs on their social accounts!

Loved this Forbes Women article, which is a letter to the fashion industry encouraging them to stop treating plus-sized women like second-class citizens

The most hilariously awkward interview Ellen had with Dakota Johnson, cringe worthy but also can’t stop watching

One of my favorite actresses Emma Stone and SNL writer Dave McCary are engaged, and she looks so happy!!!!

Chicago-based fashion, motherhood and travel blogger Ceta Walters opens up about her breast cancer diagnosis and is so raw, brave and inspiring. Truly a warrior and I am praying for her and her family

Wish List

This Tory Burch Green Gemini Link Tote

Skyline Etched Whiskey Glasses

The famous Amazon Slippers

The famous Amazon coat

Love the color of this green Target sweater

On Sincerely-Sydney ICYMI

Friday Favorites 11/22

Starbucks Holiday Drinks

Rent the Runway Review

Sincerely,

Friday Favorites 10/25

Happy Friday Friends,

For the past week, I’ve been pretty out of commission. With the season change, came the inevitable sickness. It’s out there and it’s sinister this year, so beware! But just as I posted in my Instagram caption on Monday’s post, “almost everything will work again if you just unplug it for a few minutes. Even you.” No statement resonated with me more than this. As a woman always on the go, it was a hard pill to swallow, but I learned the importance to taking a step back and taking a breather, otherwise your body will take it for you and it’ll usually come at a very inconvenient time.

Although being sick wasn’t ideal, it allowed me to rest and heal for a second, something I hadn’t taken time for in a while. Now, I am feeling refreshed, renewed and inspired to create new content for you. Creative juices are flowing and next week we are back to regularly scheduled programming. I have some exciting ideas that I’m looking forward to executing. For now though, please enjoy this weekend reading roundup of the best articles I found on the internet this week. I hope you enjoy and come back next week to see what I have in store for you!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week, I’m sure you heard Selena Gomez released new music. Her new music video for Look At Her Now was shot completely on the new iPhone

10 Steps You Can Take To Define and Achieve Your Goals

McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A and Popeyes – The Chicken Sandwich War is Far From Over

My fashion icon and blogger OG Blair Eadie releases her NYC collection with the Nordstrom team in celebration of the new Nordstrom flagship in Manhattan

Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod donate a year’s worth of food to Tennessee school

Wish List

The cooler temps have been sweeping through the windy city this past week, and as a result, I’ve been living in my gray teddy-like, sweater coat. This week’s Wish List is a roundup of some others I’ve been eyeing online lately!

SHEIN Longline Teddy Coat

Kohl’s Nine West Black Teddy Coat

ASOS Longline Teddy Coat with Oversized Pockets in Beige

ASOS Light Gray Tall Textured Slim Sweater Coat

Revolve Red Longline Caron Coat – omg this is a dream!!!

On Sincerely-Sydney ICYMI

Last Week’s Friday Favorites 10/18

One of the Best Dress Silhouettes

Boycott Boring Work Clothes

Sincerely,

Friday Favorites 10/18

Happy Friday Peeps!

It’s finally the weekend! I don’t know about you, but I feel like this week totally flew by. Unfortunately, I think the nonstop running around that’s been going on for a couple weeks now is finally catching up to me. My throat feels like it’s on fire and I feel like I could fall asleep at any second. My insides are warm but I am currently sitting at my desk with a jacket on because I’m freezing. I think I caught it…whatever it is I don’t know but it is coming. Ugh! I HATE being sick.

But, in good ole Sydney fashion, I have a jammed day with work, dinner in the city and then a Blackhawks game tonight, so sorry germs but ain’t nobody got time for you today. I hope you all have a nice relaxing weekend. If you find yourself looking for some entertainment, here are some fun articles, videos and trendy pieces I found on the internet this week. Enjoy!

Jennifer Aniston joins Instagram this week!! She absolutely KILLED it with her first post and already has over 13MM followers.

The first all-female spacewalk is happening right now

A legit scientific equation proves that Bella Hadid is the most beautiful woman in the world

Lady Gaga falls off stage while dancing with a fan, luckily they are both okay…

BEST.VIDEO.EVER Charlie Puth gets Quizzed by Courtney Cox on “Friends” and cries when she gives him his prize for crushing it

Wish List

Guess Snakeskin Boots

Recently realized that I don’t own a pair of gray pants and I don’t know why, Express Gray Pants

Ralph Lauren Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater

Bow Print Sheer Tights

Pink Quilted Crossbody Bag

On Sincerely-Sydney ICYMI

My Favorite Michigan Wineries

Last Week’s Friday Favorites 10/11

Some of My Favorite Lipstick Shades

Sincerely,

Friday Favorites 10/4

Happy Friday!

To be completely honest, this week was crazy and my brain is officially fried…I know I usually take this time to ramble on about things happening in my life, but this week I’m going to cut the crap and get straight to the point because this girly needs a break. Just one of those weeks, ya know. Here are some of the best articles I found on the internet this week. If you find yourself bored over the next couple of days, this is a great list of fun and light weekend reading. Hope you enjoy!

From Olympic Gold To Entrepreneurial Golden Nuggets: Nastia Liukin Opens Up Like Never Before

In the month of October, the Langham Chicago will participate in raising breast cancer awareness by offering luxurious accommodations to guests who want to stay in the Bright Pink Suite. 30% of the proceeds will be donated to Bright Pink

Melinda Gates is committing $1 Billion to Gender Equality expanding women’s power and influence in the United States, click above to read her Times article

It’s Spooky Season! Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween Movie Schedule is up and it has me planning lots of stay at home time

The New Yorker Brilliantly Written Article Highlighting TikTok’s Popularity 

Wish List

Jessica Simpson Slouch Boots in Black

Good American Denim Jumpsuit

Lulu’s Maxi Dress

Oversized Tortoise Shell Amazon Sunglasses

Uncommon James Kensington Ear Cuff

On Sincerely-Sydney ICYMI

Color Combination Camel and Noir

Last Week’s Friday Favorites

Top 5 Places To Get Tacos In Chicago

Sincerely,