Coffee, Tea, and Me

Hello there! Thanks for visiting. Today I am wearing one of my absolute favorite designers Atelier Azza – who by the way is opening up a new store on Michigan Avenue – so excited for that! Every once in a while I need to get in touch with my South Asian roots and get glammed up Bollywood style. Scroll down to read more about why…

Dress Atelier Azza Shoes Zara Jewelry Tabarruj Bag Loeffler Randall for Target

I’ve become really used to having a super packed schedule and running around with about a dozen things on my to-do list at all times. So it wasn’t a huge surprise when I forgot to drink my morning jolt of coffee on Saturday, and went about my business as usual. We had a full day booked with plans to have an early dinner with family and then meet up with some friends in the city for a birthday celebration.  

What I didn’t realize was how much my body needs that caffeine, because I ended up getting a migraine that put me out of commission entirely. I took some advil and drank some tea and after a very long nap I was starting to feel like myself again. 

The hubs decided to take me out to a nice dinner because I was so upset about missing the parties  – so I thought why not get dolled up for my man and wear my Atelier Azza dress that I’ve been dying to wear! 

By the way, wearing a tikka (the jewelry on my forehead) is always appropriate in my opinion.  Don’t you agree?

Atelier Azza will be located in The Shops at North Bridge, 520 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago. 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day! 

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Shootin’ the breeze 💨🌴
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First time back to my hometown to see my parents since Thanksgiving 2019. The kids have been so excited to see their Nanababa and Nano! The last video is what I was really missing tho…
My new favorite place in the house is definitely the sitting room off my bedroom. (See the before in my Reels) I worked with @thehavenly to turn this into my dream space. Now what used to be a pass through, is where I love to sit down after a shower and put on lotion or comb my hair, or even just curl up and read a book or listen to a guided meditation. Just a cozy and pretty space that feels intentional 💕 #havenlyambassador #interiordesign
I glow ‘cause I know what my worth is…who can name that song?? (every mom probably knows)
Thanks for all the love on my last post ❤️ I’m nursing a vulnerability hangover because I am actually a pretty private person (believe it or not) but every time I do get in my feelings and share it I end up connecting with so many of you and that makes it worth it. I know I am inspiring women to be unapologetic and to live their truth by doing so myself. That’s not a flex, enough of you dm me on the daily for me to say it with confidence. So with that- Lets go 2022! Hope this year keeps you feeling rested, hydrated, and living your best life! Also sorry and yes I’m definitely bothered by that rug flipped over in the back
Life is weird. For 2022 I’m thinking about how much I’ve personally grown. From this 21 year old girl getting married to someone I barely knew way too fast (my first marriage- also divorced within a year). That experience made me learn so much about standing up for what I wanted. Then for many years I thought I knew who I was, and soon I realized that wasn’t it either. I evolved. I struggled with my faith, particularly in 2020 when I felt attacked for my non mainstream views about Islam - interfaith marriage, LGBTQ, etc. Because of that, I lost a lot of supporters and tbh- sadly lost some friends. But I also figured out, with the sage advice from papa Shah, that there are as many opinions in the world as there are people - so me trying to change peoples opinions was pretty futile. Rather than bearing hostility to those who don’t think like me, I realized I should have empathy, and give people room to grow and learn. So I can say with sincerity that I’m finally good - with life and God and everything - and I’m proud of baby girl in this pic ❤️ Cheers to more growth and happiness next year!
You’re the best, I don’t care what everyone else says ❤️