Today’s post is difficult to write, and I considered not posting at all actually. But I figure since this is a personal style blog, it is okay to get a little personal once in a while. Also, a long time ago I agreed to post this collaboration with Lulu’s for their Memorial Day sale, and I am not one to go back on my word, so here it is.

I attended my grandmother’s funeral today, and it was as hard as you could imagine it would be for anyone to bury a dear loved one. But the event wasn’t just about the tears and the sadness we all felt losing our beloved, but instead it soon became more about the great woman that she was and celebrating her life.

Attending the funeral was all of her ten children, and dozens (I’m too tired to actually count) of grandchildren, and even a great grandchild, my Adam. There was a huge outpouring of community members, many of whom I hadn’t seen since I was a child. After the service, we went back to the house and spent time praying and drinking tea and sharing stories about our sweet granny. Adam was charming all of the ladies with his cheeky wit and big smile, and actually getting people to laugh for the first time in the entire day.

My all time favorite memory of my grandmother is from when I was in 8th grade, when I had to interview my grandfather for a school project about our family history. I started asking him questions about her, like how did they meet, what did he like about her, and for the first time, I saw my grandpa blush and actually get a little nervous and shy! They really were the love of each other’s lives, and now I am so happy that they will be reunited at long last.  Rest in peace Naniama.

Patricia-nash-carraraLulu-shirt-dress-sole-society-sura-sandals Lulus-shirt-dressShirtdress worn as top: Thanks to Lulu’s | Jeans: AG Jeans – Similar Style  | Shoes: Thanks to Sole Society | Fringe Bag: Thanks to Patricia Nash Designs  | Necklace: ‘Mom’ Pendant thanks to Helen Ficalora | Watch: Michele

LuLu*s is offering up to 50% off of dresses, skirts, tops, rompers and more. Check out the AMAZING selection here. Items will be marked down. The sale begins on Friday, May 22nd at Midnight, PST, and continues through Sunday, May 24th.

Memorial Day Style Inspiration

Here’s some outfit inspiration for you to celebrate this Holiday weekend! Enjoy!


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Outfit 1: Dress: Kate Spade – Similar Dress I am loving and Another (on Sale!)  | Shoes: Enzo Angiolini – Similar Style I love! | Bracelet: Ann Taylor, J.Crew | Watch: Michael Kors

Outfit 2: Dress: Thanks to Buckley KSimilar Style (under $30!) | Denim top: J.Crew | Jacket: Loft – Similar Style | Hat: J.Crew | Bag: Tory Burch |Shoes: Zara

Outfit 3: Top: J.Crew | Skirt: J.CrewSimilar Style (under $50!) | Booties: Vince (on sale!)| Necklace: Bloomingdales – Similar Style

Outfit 4: Top: Kate Spade – Similar Style| Skirt: Topshop – Similar Style | Shoes: Valentino | Clutch: Heritage S 

Outfit 5: Sweater: Thanks to Vineyard Vines | Shorts: J.Crew (25% off with code SummerLove and 30% off for cardmembers) | Shoes: Converse | Necklace: Bloomingdales | Sunnies: Ray-Ban

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Blush and Blue

 I have been working on a few big projects that are taking up a lot of my time lately, and I can’t wait to share those soon! Follow me on instagram @zahra_sandberg or snapchat to keep up with what I am doing at any given time – creepers welcome :) (I’m a creeper too so I can say that)!

Today’s look was from the other night when we spent a few hours at a water park with Adam. We probably would have stayed all night, but he scraped his knee and became obsessed with the fact that he was hurt and he just needed to leave the park. One thing I’ve learned about 4-year-olds is they have a strong opinion, and they don’t change their minds very easily! Afterwards we wen’t to dinner a seafood place where I dug in to some amazing King Crab, which is always a pain to eat but so so worth it…

About the look – a t-shirt, jeans, blazer, heels, and statement necklace is sort of my fool proof outfit. It works for every occasion and every body type. I changed up my usual routine by wearing these light wash jeans for a pretty blush, heather grey, and light blue combination.

Thanks for stopping by as always xx
Chanel-loft-7jeans- JBrand-jeans-Christian-louboutin-chanel-boy-bagJeans: JBrand – Similar Style | Blazer: Loft – Similar Style | Heels: Christian Louboutin – Similar Style – and Similar Style ($70!) | Tee – H&M Concious Collection | Necklace: Nordstrom  | Sunnies: Dolce & Gabbana | Bag: Chanel – Similar Style

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