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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  • Twirling on them haters or just whirling like a Dervish?💃🏽 (if you know me at ALL you know it’s the Dervish 😂) either way I’m living my best life in this piece from the @ariandoak capsule collection. Shot by @ikhan_photography with makeup by @joannabartistry and styling by @lubnahassan ➰ #desifashion #lengha #instastyle
  • Just her and her duster ⚡️⚡️ similar items to this look on the ‘shop’ page of the blog  #ootd #instastyle #duster
  • Apogee is the point in orbit at which an object is furthest from the earth. So yeah, probably where I belong...👽(the Apogee Lounge bathroom is also #goals and perfect for selfies imo) details of this look on the ‘shop’ page of the blog! #ootn #selfportrait #dorateymur
  • You’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t, so you might as well do what you want ~ my life motto (and a catchy tune) Thanks to @tenthstreethats for the newest addition to my collection. I never thought I was a hat person because I thought my head was too small 😂 but now I am and I’ve got a converts zeal. I am in love 💕 this hat, like all the hats they sell, is of the highest quality AND handmade in the USA 🇺🇸 get details of this and my other Instagram outfits on the ‘shop’ page of my blog! #hats #fallstyle #tenthstreet
  • I really wish we coordinated our outfits but this is what happens when @tom_sandberg packs 5 minutes before you leave the house! 🙃 *sigh* Last nights look for a much needed date night, and a Thanksgiving charity Gala for @concernworldwide 💕 #ootn #instastyle #consciouslifestyle
  • Life is short, buy the shoes. (Or just rent them from @byfashionaholic ❤️) Btw, Have you guys taken my style quiz yet? Head to the blog to read my latest post talking to Sophia Hyacinthe Personal Stylist and CEO of @immaculatewardrobe - about how to define your personal style. I’m definitely Modern with a touch of Bohemian - curious to know what you guys are! #instastyle #gucci #byfashionaholic
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  • I wanted to snap a pic in front of my favorite tree before the leaves are gone 🍁 swipe to see what was going on at the house 😂 😂Also - SO excited to announce a new #consciousish blog post is up! I interviewed @immaculatewardrobe personal stylist and got some really great insight on HOW to define your personal style. I also created a style quiz (that took me forever!) but I love quizzes and I hope you guys do too! I would love if you popped over to the blog to read and take my quiz! If you don’t know, conscious-ish is my new series of blog posts related to personal style, from a conscious consumer lens. Thanks in advance for reading this incredibly long caption - ILY bye ❤️ #consciouslifestyle #ethicalfashion #stylist

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