Off Shoulder Lace + Date Night Look

I love me some off-shoulder tops, and here’s the latest in my growing collection. Loose and flowy, it was perfect to wear out to dinner over the weekend to celebrate our seven year wedding anniversary. We have been together for ten years total, which is hard for me to believe, but it is also just as hard for me to remember life before he was in it.

Here are seven of my favorite tips I’ve learned about marriage over the past seven years:

  1.  Have separate bathrooms – this one I got from the wise Todd Chrisley, of Chrisley Knows Best, a show I low-key love to watch. I know it is a good thing to feel comfortable in front of your spouse but there is something to be said about keeping a little mystery in your relationship.
  2.  Put your husband/wife first. This is especially true when you have kids, for them to understand you are a united front so they don’t cause a rift between you in an attempt to get their way – and try they will, trust me. It also goes for family, in-laws and extended family opinions should never be more important to you than your partner’s – the united front thing again.
  3. Inside Jokes – have them. Lots of them. They are especially helpful when you are really bored like on a flight or at the doctor’s office. Basically, keep things light and fun.
  4. Be sweet to each other. We are often nicer to strangers than our own loved ones because we take their existence for granted, and that’s not only wrong but it is a miserable way to live. Kiss goodnight, listen to each other, do nice things for one another.
  5. Don’t sweat the small things – like the messy closet or the toilet seat being up. Nobody is perfect. As long as the good stuff outweighs the bad, you are good.
  6. Get a life. Of your own, that is. Don’t expect your spouse to ‘complete you’ – you should already be complete on your own. Get a hobby, a job, immerse yourself in something you love, or just be content with yourself as-is. It makes you a much happier person.
  7. Finally, keep the spark alive. Make your date nights a priority, even when life is so busy that you don’t even have time to call a sitter. Force yourself to, you are almost always guaranteed to be glad you did. (I say almost because the first time we did a date night after Adam was born, we spent the entire time talking about him and missing him, wondering what he was doing, and then calling to check on him. Total first-time parent problems!) off-shoulder-top-chanel-boybaublebar-crispin vince-camuto-off-shoulder-top-levis-jeansTop | Pants | Earrings | Shoes | Bag

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Chinos

The Chino pant brings back some fond tweenage memories of Jeanine Garofalo folding pants at The Gap on the movie ‘Reality Bites’, or Pat the nerdy sexually ambiguous employee on SNL, and basically every 90’s character you don’t want to look like. But this season, the Chino pant is back with a whole new vibe. My favorite, the sumo-wrestler-wide leg, tie-waist statement making style, also perfect if you’ve been dying to wear crop top but aren’t quite comfortable baring midriff (just tie them up higher!). Paired with a linen muscle tee, and leather jacket, I’d wear this look to everything from date night to fashion week.

Taking an evening to ourselves tonight to celebrate seven years married, a decade together (omg!). Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! xx Zahra

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Elevate Your Summer Wardrobe with Thacker NYC

Summer is finally here and we are taking full advantage by being outside as much as we possibly can. Dressing for summer isn’t always easy though, especially if you really want to look pulled together. For me, warm weather calls for light airy fabrics like linen, easy cropped pants and flowy tanks. I’m teaming up with Thacker NYC today to show you two ways to really elevate your summer style.

  1. Swap your denim for some Tencel. Besides being eco-friendly and sustainable, the fabric is also moisture wicking and breathable. I also love the look of copper tones on sun kissed skin – and these copper colored cropped pants have a flat front and elastic back waist so they are easy pull ons but they still have that slim tailored look. You can dress them up with a silk cami and strappy heels, or style them casual like I have here with a linen striped tank and flat sandals.

2.  Get yourself a summer suit for work or play. This one  is everything – I especially love vertical stripes because they really flatter every body shape. My one pet peeve about linen is that it can wrinkle up the moment you put it on, but these are made of a cotton linen blend that stays perfect all day. To create more outfits, each piece of the suit can be worn separately – I’d pair the jacket with a distressed denim skirt and sneakers, and the culottes with a silky cami and slide sandals.

About the brand – Thacker Designer and founder Toni Hacker worked in the fashion industry for years before realizing there was a real need for women to have a wardrobe collection that could easily be mixed and matched, or as they put it ‘that you can throw into a suitcase and have endless wardrobe options at your fingertips’. The pieces are high quality, beautiful, and designed with a timeless style. As a busy mom, I can appreciate anything that will simplify my life.

Also I recommend checking out their Wardrobe Kits – if you are in need of a wardrobe refresh but aren’t sure where to start, you can purchase a curated collection whether it is a travel collection, a starter wardrobe, or even a full wardrobe with clothing and accessories!

Happy shopping! Thanks for visiting as always xx

Note: this is a sponsored post, all views expressed are my own.

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Look 1: Pants | Top | Sandals | Bag | Earrings |Bracelets: Rose Gold | Wooden Beaded | Rope | Rings

Look 2:  Jacket | Culottes | Sandals | Bag |