Staycation Day 2: Tunic Sweater + Cut Out Booties

On our second day of our staycation in Chicago, I dressed a little more casual for a Mexican dinner al fresco and then for taking in a comedy show at Zanies. I forget how much more fun it is to see a show live, since most of my entertainment comes from Netflix these days (hello, Stranger Things!) I love the light weight knit fabric and open back detail in this sweater tunic, which makes it really versatile for wearing year round. Also now that I’m officially a hat person – after years of thinking I couldn’t pull of the style – my latest addition to my hat arsenal is this one by Janessa Leone, you can feel the high quality and heavy weight of the wool – it keeps its shape perfectly and doesn’t flop around. I highly recommend.

Also for Fall, I’m all about cut out booties, and I’m finding that most of my shoe collection these days is either black or a neutral taupe color like this pair. It just goes with everything and stays in style.

On another note, the second trimester is turning out to be much better than the first, and I’m getting back in to a healthy routine. I’m getting back to posting regularly here on the blog, and I’ve been updating my Pinterest page with some great outfit, shoe, and bag inspiration. Do check it out! I’m also planning on posting my prenatal workout routine and some of my favorite ways to dress the bump for everyday. Stay tuned for that coming up!

Have a great weekend! xx
nordstrom-janessa-leone-splendid all-saints-janessa-leone-hat cut-out-booties-open-back-sweaternordstrom-open-back-sweaterTunic Sweater: thanks to Nordstrom (under $60!) | Jeans: Zara (old) Similar Style | Booties: Thanks to Sole Society – more sizes available here| Hat: Janessa Leone  | Bracelet: Thanks to Pali Roots | Bag: Thanks to Gigi New York  | Watch: Thanks to Shore Projects  | Jacket: All SaintsSimilar Style (under $100!)

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  • Slightly terrified because I just hit publish on a new YouTube video where I am completely makeup free (and possibly too close up - nose hair close 😬) reviewing the new clean skincare line @oneoceanbeauty that I have been testing for the past 8 weeks. I thought about not posting the video because watching it brought out a lot of my insecurities - about aging and wrinkles, my asymmetrical face, my unfortunate eyebrows - but I decided to do it because I love seeing other women who are confident and comfortable in their own makeup free skin and I want to be that too! 🙌🏾 #cleanskincare #cleanbeauty #skincareroutine 
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  • When at least one of us is looking at the camera, it’s a win 🙌🏾 Also, I’m holding the rocks she collected for her - lol - We are staying cozy  inside today, carving pumpkins and watching movies ~ a Sunday well spent 💕 what are you all up to? #mommyandme #pumpkinpatch #fallthings
  • #flashbackfriday Scrolling through my iCloud and came across this family picture shot by @jorellegates. Two thoughts: 1) I can’t believe how teeny my babies are And 2) we need to take more family pictures! Do you guys get professional family pics done? If yes, how often? With Adam we did it every season but now we can’t seem to get our act together ~ even for someone who takes pictures constantly I can’t seem to do it 😔 #fambam #momswithcameras
  • Thinking about what my next YouTube video should be? I’m thinking of organizing my kitchen/pantry/junk drawer (for some good old organization porn) - or a Fall outfit look book featuring only stuff I already own (restyled) and the only new stuff would be thrifted? Which would you want to see first?? Let me know! #tgif #styleinspo
  • Sophie’s face whenever I try to take her picture - either that or she’s running away 😑 Today we took a spontaneous trip to the pumpkin farm ~ I got my fill of apple cider donuts - which is the real reason why I love to go tbh - but the real question is which are your fave, glazed or cinnamon/sugar??? #momswithcameras #pumpkinpatch
  • Last nights look for a little soirée with the @urbandecaycosmetics team! What could be better than a night of makeup and pizza??? I’ll wait... #udallnighter #chicagoblogger #makeupparty
  • Smiling because a new YouTube video is now live on my channel! Sharing how I meal prepped this week’s lunch - it is a really easy beef stew recipe - (it’s also a really good veggie stew if you don’t eat meat!) Hope you guys enjoy! Also hooray for wool hat weather! 🙌🏾 #newvideo #youtube #mealprep
  • #flashbackfriday to a preppy Zahra in college (when I worked at Hollister 🙃) and polo shirts were life - also my parents had that plaid couch for a decade and that treadmill was NEVER used. Lastly, thick eyebrows weren’t cool yet FYI. #TGIF #goodtimes
  • A peek inside my ‘creative mess’ aka my office where I finally finished editing a new YouTube video  it’s a quick (under 5 minute) makeup tutorial using a lot of new @ctilburymakeup I recently picked up (and btw absolutely LOVE)- for a really fresh ‘enhanced natural’ face. Hope you enjoy!

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