Camel and Black

Hey there! I’m happy to announce, I am officially free of any foreign objects in my face. If you didn’t read the details about it in this post, basically I had to get a piece of glass surgically removed from my face. Stay tuned for a lot of side poses and strategically placed accessories in future blog posts until it heals! 

One thing I love about fall is breaking out my favorite sweaters. This knit is one of my favorite color combinations, camel and black. I bought this from Nordstrom rack then fell in love with the brand Maxstudio 

They have some really great timeless pieces like the one I’m wearing here. I decided a while ago that everything I purchase from now on should stand the test of time, meaning it should be high quality and it should be something I could see myself wearing in at least five more years. It keeps me from buying a bunch of stuff that I don’t really need, helping me save up for better things!

By the way, it was raining outside so I had to improvise with the pictures inside the house!
Sweater Maxstudio (old) similar and another one I love /Jeans Jbrand/Booties Ivanka Trump similar/Necklace Jcrew (old) similar/Bracelets Vince Camuto/Bow BraceletVince Camuto/Watch Skagen

Speaking of investment pieces, I want to give you the heads up on an upcoming sale – You must know how much I love fashion jewelry by now, and is having an exclusive Kenneth Jay Lane sale in celebration of his 50th anniversary.

Some details:

Past and present fans of his costume couture include Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Sarah Jessica Parker, the Olsen twins, Rihanna and more. This exclusive sale is set to kick off Wednesday, October 17th at 12pm ET.  Below are pictures of his amazing jewelry. I may just need that bracelet and that matching cocktail ring myself! Have fun shopping! 

One last thing – and I promise I do NOT work for Gilt Groupe! I got this email today and I just had to share it with you all. I love Kate Spade, and I am totally trying out this app for today’s sale.

Buying clothes online is no problem but the stakes are higher when buying sunglasses online as there are no size charts to gauge what they will actually look like once they arrive. Combatting this problem, has just rolled out an upgrade to its iPhone app. Developed in-house at, this new offering allows shoppers to virtually try on the sunglasses for sale through mobile devices on the Gilt app.

Starting today (10/17), with a Kate Spade New York Eyewear Sale, members can use their iPhone’s camera, take photos of themselves, and get to see sunglasses will actually look like on them. They can adjust the pair so they are properly sitting on the bridge of their nose and swipe through each of the looks to find the right pair. Members can also share their photo on Facebook, Twitter, text message or email.

Shop the Gilt “On the Go” app TODAY at 11:00 am CST! The Gilt “Try It On” Capability is available on your Gilt “On the Go” iPhone app, available through the iTunes store.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!