Introducing:: Wilhelm’s Daughters!

Well like I have mentioned in posts past, we will be going through some changes on this blog. About a year ago, Katie and I decided to take this to the next level and update our look and identity. We thought long and hard about all the possible names, logos, colors, styles. We finally settled on our new name: Wilhelm’s Daughters.

It all stems from our great great grandfather Wilhelm Kuhne who came to America from Germany with his Swiss sweetheart, O’Tilly Wettstein. They ended up in Illinois with Wilhelm working as a dressmaker in downtown Chicago. The creativity was passed down from generation to generation, filling our family tree with photographers, painters, seamstresses, and even a toy designer. You could say that creativity is in our blood. As Katie Jean Designs makes it’s move to Brooklyn, New York, we introduce our new site (coming soon) where we, Wilhelm’s Daughters, share our loves, our style, and anything else we feel like sharing with you all! You can follow our adventures in Phoenix and Brooklyn, with our favorite local spots, new favorite trends, or finds, and everything in between!

Our site is not quite ready to launch, but we will of course let all you beautiful people know as soon as it’s ready for you to see! Hope you are enjoying your summer!!
Wilhelm's Daughters

❤ Amy and Katie

For the Little Ones: Best of Etsy

It can be safely said…. I am obsessed with cute children’s clothing. Not just cutesy flowers and bumble bees, but the kind of clothing that makes them look like little people!  I am talking unique and inspired looks for kids. I am also talking about the things surrounding a child. Toys, artwork for their room, etc. I love these makers on Etsy, providing an alternative to the typical children’s items.  Katie and I went through and picked out our favorites. 🙂

These are my Top Shops on Etsy for those things meant for your little one:

5. Armadillo Dreams– Wooden Toys

I am in LOVE with these unique little wooden toys. They are all Waldorf inspired, handmade, and so dang cute. Here are a couple of favorites from their shop.

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Valentines Day Gnome- $12.00
il_fullxfull.414965016_2rrjSquirrel Set-$16.00

il_fullxfull.361321703Mermaid Set- $26.00

4. Maliposha Clothes- Kids Clothing

Not to mention this little girl is adorable with her little bun, these clothes are cute, simple with touches of detail that make them unique. Love it!

il_fullxfull.352749533_lvfxSummer Blouse- $39.70

il_fullxfull.354224774_poncSummer Blouse- $38.50

il_fullxfull.386464429_jb19Red wool coat- $139.00

3. The Black Apple– Paper Goods

These prints and other goods are Katie and mine’s favorite for decorating a kids room. They are so odd and unique with a hint of whimsy, I even want one for my place! Plus Katie has bought the book and her boys just LOVE it! Just amazing stuff for sure.

il_fullxfull.293834139Be Good Bear 5×7- $12.00

il_fullxfull.293971422Alice in Wonderland 14×11- $35.00

il_fullxfull.379052377_ot59English Rose 8X10- $16.00

2. Just Kidding– Kids Vintage

For awhile now, I have been on the hunt for an awesome kids vintage shop. I think I have found it, I love the stuff found in Just Kidding!

il_fullxfull.409700416_ce1580s Patterned Sweater- $12.00

il_fullxfull.410511387_6sd980s Durango Boots- $34.00

il_fullxfull.416367565_rryh70s Corduroy Jacket- $25.00

1. Machooka– unisex/children’s clothing

When Katie and I saw this, we were blown away! These pieces are so simple and organic looking, great for play clothes.  Katie has already ordered some shirts from this shop, and she cannot wait to get them!

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Grey Skirt- $22.00
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Grey Dress- $59.00

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Reversible two color shirt- $22.00

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Blue cotton shirt- $29.00

Have a beautiful day!

❤ Amy

A little wedded inspiration

I may not be engaged, as I have said before. Or even in a relationship to lead to a ring. But that doesn’t mean I can’t swoon over some gorgeous things that may or may not make a future appearance at my one-day wedding. 🙂

Adeline Wedding Dress-$1950-Andie Mcguire

 

Streamers found on Style Me Pretty

Swarovski Crystal Stud Earrings-$38.00- Eldor Tina Jewelry

Strapless lace wedding dress- $1050.00- Grace Loves Lace

 

i want at least one picture with a sweater

Found on A Well Traveled Woman

Have a wonderful Thursday my lovelies!

❤ Amy

 

Bows Bows Bows

After a little visit to the Ted Baker shop in Scottsdale, I have refound my love for bows. My former roommate and friend, Kelsey and I had a love for bows ( and still do). We loved finding corny bows to wear around the holidays. Take us back to our childhood and all that. while at the Ted Baker shop, I saw a few pieces featuring some great bows, and thought I would devote a post to just that. Bows bows, and more bows.

First off, we have the awesomeness that is this sweater from Madewell.

And I love this Bandeau from Amourouse-$75.00

This headpiece from Mignonne Handmade is also one of my favorites! -$50.00

I love the color of these shoes from Ted Baker- $170

And if you ever have a chance to stop in a Ted Baker store… check out their Great Gatsby Inspired looks! So amazing!

And finally, I love the retro look of this hair bow from Oh Honey Hush- $14

That’s all for now! Have a beautiful night!

❤ Amy

 

Well aren’t you fancy…

After chowing down on some delish vegan cinnamon nutmeg pancakes, I found this sweet little shop Vanda Fashion!

Having opened in May of this year, this is a fairly new shop, and I am loving everything! Simple modern pieces as well as some vintage styles. Totally worth taking a look at!

1::black strapless mini-$65:: 2::Black buttoned chiffon blouse-$85:: 3:: Little black dress with peach ruffles-$145:: 4::Black and silver Belted dress-$130:: 5::Ivory Short Sleeve Embroidered Dress- $55:: 6::Black and Taupe 20s dress-$110::  7::Color blocked dress-$75::

Have a beautiful Saturday 🙂

❤ Amy

Afford-ably Adorable

I am personally always looking for deals.  Tonight’s post is focused on outfits and looks for affordable prices! I made a few different looks, under a few different price ranges.  Being stylish and fashionable, does not mean you have to go into debt! The best part is, that all of these pieces are great for mixing and matching. These could all be staples in your wardrobe.

Under $70
Under $150
Under $250
Have a great night!
❤ Amy

Just A Little Girly

On This lovely Sunday, filled with friends and relaxing, i felt the need to discover some Etsy amazingness. Who knew I would find an AMAZING handmade leather shoe shop from Italy!? I am in love with the Oxfords below, and to go along with their romantic edge….some feminine inspired Etsy finds. Enjoy!

//1>Strapless sweetheart dress-Jennafer Grace-$44 // 2>Sofia Oxfords- Ele Handmade- $172 (love all the amazing shoes!!) // 3>Desert Star Turban Headband-Rum Rasina-$12.50 // 4>Abstractions Aside illustration print-Leigh Viner-$28 // 5>Bike Bracelet-Fabulous Time-$2.89//

❤ Amy