Video: Where I Shop DESIGNER Clothes For Less

Having a fabulous closet full of designer clothing just got a lot easier.

Watch the video and use my code for 50% OFF!

Link to the website for 50% off your first order:

https://www.materialworld.co/invite/ZAHRAS997/mbox/

Discount Code: ZAHRAS997

Link to get $25 credit towards your first trade-in

https://www.materialworld.co/invite/ZAHRAS997/trade-in/


Material World Stylists custom curate boxes with pre-owned designer clothing, all at 90% off retail pricing. Saving money and helping the environment – I think that justifies a little retail therapy!

I discovered Material World last year while scrolling through the ‘gram and fell in love with the concept. My biggest issue with resale shopping is the hassle. With two babies now, I don’t have time to sift through racks and try on clothes in stores for hours. Even though many resale shops have an online presence nowadays, it still takes a lot of time to go through the inventory and examine pictures for any defects. Then comes the sizing which can be vastly different between brands, especially when we are talking about European sizing which is like a reality check to some American brands with their ‘vanity sizing’ (quadruple zero?! Just stop).

So the idea of having a stylist pick out clothes for me based on my sizing and preferences sounded like a great idea. They also have a trade-in service so I planned to sell back some of my clothes that aren’t getting worn much – (which is basically most of my closet).

I took a chance and signed up for my first box, which is $39, but you can deduct that amount from any thing you choose to purchase from the box. After filling out a form with my sizing, brand preferences, social media handles (assuming they will be getting a feel for my style) and what type of pieces I am interested in getting, I waited patiently for my first box to arrive. My stylist nailed it and I ended up purchasing 3 out of the 5 pieces – and the two I didn’t get were really hard to let go.

I did a little insta story trying on the stuff I got, and I got so many messages from people asking about the company – so I reached out to them to see if they were interested in partnering with me and giving my followers a discount, and they were!

So if you want to try out the service, use my link & code for 50% off:

Link: https://www.materialworld.co/invite/ZAHRAS997/mbox/

Code: ZAHRAS997

Link for $25 credit towards your first trade in:

https://www.materialworld.co/invite/ZAHRAS997/trade-in/

Watch the video to see what I ordered in preparation for an upcoming vacation somewhere far far away from this cold!

The Body Foundation I mentioned in the vide is DermaBlend Leg and Body Cover – I have it in Bronze and Dark and I mix the two.

 

 

 

 

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  • I was looking all over for a 2009 photo to do my 10 year thing - and I finally realized why I don’t have any! Some of you may already know this, but in the beginning of 2009 I got into a bad snowmobile accident where I had to be airlifted to a hospital and ended up in a coma for 3 days and ended up having a huge hematoma in my head (thankfully it healed on its own) and I had to get surgery on my broken collarbone m that is now metal plated! You may have noticed I have one bumpy collarbone - that’s the one haha. That near death experience set in motion so many things that would change my life. Most importantly I started living life for myself, I thought about all the things I would have regretted if I actually died that day. I (first broke up with but then) got married to my love @tom_sandberg, started practicing yoga regularly, tried a lot of new hobbies including horseback riding, I had a baby, started my blog, quit my job, had another baby, and now I’m at this really weird point of life - trying to decide what’s next. Now that Sophia’s getting older I have slightly more time to invest in my career, and I’m still trying to figure out where exactly I want to put my energy. 2019 is my year of exploration ~ anyone else at a similar turning point??
  • Throwback to Sophia’s first birthday! She turns two soon and I’m at a loss for ideas...(Bahamian beach party isn’t in the cards this year) I’m a theme kinda girl so please share your ideas! #birthdaygirl #tropicalparty #bahamas
  • Notes on being an American born of Pakistani immigrants...
Thanks to @urdumom for the q’s - check my highlights for expanded answers
1. Were you ever labeled an ABCD? What did you feel about that? 
Ha! Yes - I would still consider myself an 'ABCD' (American born confused Desi) although I think 'intersectional' is what the kids are calling it these days. As a kid it was difficult navigating both cultures, simultaneously being both and neither. I still struggle with it, to be honest, but I'm just now beginning to see that it is such a blessing to be sort of an outsider. It ultimately made me much more emotionally intelligent, and also broadened my perspective. 
2. Did you get to travel to Pakistan with your parents as a kid? How was the experience? 
Yes! We traveled often - almost every year - and I absolutely loved it. As a kid it was fun playing with the goats and chickens in my dads village, or shopping in the huge maze of bazaars in the city. When I was in tenth grade, my parents even sent me to Pakistan because they thought I was getting too 'wild'. Long story short, they are so advanced in education in Pakistan, we realized me going to school there meant I had to go back two grade levels, so they gave up on that plan and the whole trip became an extended vacation. I was SO resentful that I had to come back to America! I LOVED Pakistan so much. But I also knew my parents were now out of major punishment options - so I fulfilled their prophecy and became pretty wild 😜 
3. Did you face bullying at school for being different? 
sure! My first name Itrat was something kids really liked to tease me about. 'It's a rat' was a fan favorite. Kids would laugh at me and say that my dad worked at the gas station while imitating an Indian accent like Apu from The Simpsons, and they would ask me why I'm not wearing a red dot. I remember once arguing with a girl who then called me a rag head, and I thought she meant my hair was raggedy, but my older brother filled me in that she was referencing our Muslim heritage. 
4. How did your parents keep your Pakistani roots alive at home? 
My parents are both from Pakistan, so we had the food, language, music, books
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  • Northern Cali folks, my sister Rania will be teaching a Spring course called Global Islam: Culture and Civilization - at American River College in (my hometown) Sacramento! The course is introductory but covers a wide breadth of topics including the origins of Islam, the Prophetic traditions, Arts and Literature, and modern concepts as well. There are still a couple of open spots so I wanted to spread the word in case anyone was interested! Swipe left for even more detail. Save this post, share it, spread the word! (Also side note: this is a throwback way back from Sophia’s baby shower - the most recent pic we have together because I was not about to post a flyer on the feed 💁🏾‍♀️)
  • All I need in this life of sin...p.s. a bunch of old guys kept asking us where we are ‘from’ (because obvs we couldn’t be from here 🙃) - and they couldn’t believe it was Pakistan either - im going to just say outer space next time...👽 #girlfriends #ladiesnight #gno
  • SO glad I forced myself to go out tonight with my girls, sometimes we forget how much we love each other’s company 💕 #gno #chicago #girls
  • She won’t even take a bite out of something she doesn’t like - I learn lessons from this QUEEN every damn day! 🙏🏾💕 👑 👧🏻
  • When you always think the song is about you 🎶 (Queen + Adam Lambert tour here we come!)
Also going to do more stand up comedy this year because, well - being a wife and mom - no one listens to me any more and I need my validation so...yeah
Also: wearing this coat all winter long because I’m a proud outfit repeater 👊🏽 (Also because I’m an old coat kind of girl  don’t @ me) ~
  • 1) hanging with my sister Nusrat who has been here visiting since New Year’s Eve - we are 13 months apart so basically we’re twins 👯 except when it comes to our personalities we are polar opposites ☯️ she has always been the one person who constantly humbled me  whenever I thought I was too cool (which was often) she would put me in my place (whether I liked it or not) and now as an adult I really appreciate that 
2) me doing Nusrat’s makeup as I’ve always been the resident makeup/hair/stylist in the family
 3) Sophia’s lewk 😍 
2019 is starting off pretty great I’d say!

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