Better Late: A Summer Story with Thacker NYC

floral-dress-summer-thackernycBut for real, I’m making some changes- in life – better late than never is my motto!

Well hello there friend! Welcome! I’ve got a few life updates to share with ya today! This post was hard to type, and that is not because I have some crazy long acrylic nails on right now – even though I do (seriously how do you girls do it?). But for real, I’m making some changes- better late than never is my motto!

Anyway, for the past five years since starting this blog I’ve had so many amazing experiences: from going to runway shows at NYFW to being a ‘Fashion Expert’ (side note: what IS that even?) on TV, being featured in magazines I only dreamt of being in, to attending countless Industry events where I met and befriended some of the most creative, talented, passionate people in the world.

But lately (for like the past two years or more actually), I’ve gotten a little a lot jaded. All the content I was seeing was the same, which was actually really boring to me. Not throwing shade I swear, I get it because to be successful in this game you can’t be ‘off brand’ and sometimes that means losing your true voice and unique personality.  I’ve been declining almost every ad or sponsor opportunity because I felt like I was being trapped to keep my content a certain way to please the brands I work with.

I started on my journey to find that spark I started this blog with, and just slowly started making changes without caring what the result would be. I stopped shopping at Zara and any other place I know has unethical labor practices, which also coincidentally is a turn off to many big brands (guilty, much?). And lastly, I started writing more open and honest blog posts and videos sharing my struggles with everything from religion to colorism. I told myself I’d take these next couple of years while Sophia is still a baby and explore and find what I really love to do and focus on that.

 I really love connecting with people, sharing life experiences. I also really love having fun making videos. And, I love making people laugh. So what I’ve decided I’m going to do is…(Drumroll…) Make funny videos! Yes you read that right. I’m too old and busy to be roaming around bars in Chicago doing open mic comedy shows, so I’m going to post them here. I’ve got some in the works and I already have some collaborations planned!

I tell you guys – once you decide to do something the universe makes it happen! I hope you stick with me in this new chapter of Love Zahra – and don’t you worry there will still be plenty of fashion and beauty because – your girl still gotta look fly! I mean…obviously!

Like today’s look, in this pretty and perfect-for-summer dress by Thacker NYC that has the cutest arm peeking out detail. Or my bright new bag that is the perfect orange sherbet creamsicle hue, something I also love to eat in the summer.

Thank you so much for visiting  – I love you – bye!

xx

Z
thacker-floral-tie-sleevethacker-nycthacker-nyc-dressDress + Bag thanks to Thacker NYC | Shoes: Sigerson Morrison (avail in black) – Similar Style

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  • New new in thanks to @basimmichelle just in time for Ramadan and Eid! 💕 (how gorgeous is the embroidery on the pants 😍) also going to do some much needed Spring cleaning my closet today ~ wish me luck! What are you all up to this weekend??
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