Boyfriend Jeans + White Pumps

Even though technically I’m in California, the weather has been rainy, so my go to has really been boyfriend jeans and cozy knits. I live in my favorite Levi’s 501CT jeans that I have in two washes – see how I previously styled them here and here. I’m also doing a lot of running around and also eating (see my snapchat @lovezahra.com for more) so comfort is my number one priority. In terms of cool factor, I think boyfriend jeans + heels > skinny jeans + heels any day.

Adam has been loving all of the attention he is getting from family, and I think it might be getting to his  head a bit since he has been increasingly defiant and even talking back to me. The worst was when we took him to McDonalds to play on the slides and he wouldn’t leave, then he argued with me about using the mens restrooms instead of the women because he’s ‘a boy not a girl!’ and even though I explained he can only go in to the men’s restrooms when he is with his daddy, he just blew me off and walked right in anyway. I nearly lost it but instead I started counting loudly because he knows if I count to three, he is in big trouble. He came out right then, but it was a few hours yet before he changed his tune and apologized. This parenting thing doesn’t seem to be getting any easier – as someone once told me, the bigger the kid, the bigger the problems.

I have been staying sane by my morning workouts which I am amazed I have been able to keep up on vacation (knock on wood!). As long as I can remember I’ve always packed workout clothes for every trip, but usually the clothes and shoes lay cold and untouched in my suitcase. I even tried a fun Zumba class with my mom where I felt completely ridiculous at the start, but by the end of it was shaking it like the best of them. My yoga sessions have really helped me through the Adam drama, reminding me to be grateful and to cherish what is really most important in life. Basically what that comes down to is one word, family. Speaking of, they have a cup of tea waiting for me so I’d better get back – thanks for visiting as always ~ xx
white-shoes-boyfriend-jeans levis-boyfriend-jeans-white-heelswhite-heels-boyfriend-jeans-levis-jcrew white-heels-jeans-winter-styleBoyfriend Jeans: Levi’s | Sweater: J.Crew (on sale with code SHOPSALE)  | Heels: Gilt (sold out) – Similar Style (on sale – under $80!)

 I want to share a project I’m currently working on- I’m so excited to be partnering with the Windy City Shoe Travelers for their Chicago Shoe Market tradeshow on January 19th – 20th! There you will get your first look at the Fall 2016 collections of over 100 brands, some of my favorites include Toms, Superga, Frye, Steve Madden, Timberland and Sorel. For bloggers, this would be a great place to meet potential brands to collaborate with, and for brands big and small, it would be really easy to get promotion alongside some of these top tier brands. This event is still accepting retailer registrations, and is open to media, (including bloggers). Contact Bernice VanBuhler at Windycityshoeshow@gmail.com for more information on attending or showcasing your product.

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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 ❤️
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