Purple and Black

It’s the freakin’ weekend! Glad you stopped by, here is a fall look that I absolutely love. My sister sent me this sweater jacket, and I instantly fell in love. This is the perfect transitional sweater trench for the fall days. It is light but still warm, and I think it works great for layering. I am a big fan of the brand Jigsaw London now for sure.

So anyone that knows me well, knows that I used to live in the Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago. I have so many great memories of my single life there, having a blast with my friends, usually ending up at Hollywood grill for some late night sustenance! The food options are amazing in Bucktown, and the shopping is even better! I still say it is one of the coolest places in the world, full of fun and creative people. Scroll down for some details on an awesome event in Bucktown!

Pants Jcrew/Turtleneck Forever 21 (old)/Shoes Nine West (old) similar/Bag Tory Burch/Scarf H&M/Watch Skagen/Sweater Trench Jigsaw London/iPhone case Kate Spade via Nordstrom/Necklace gift 

Here are some official details about the event. Sorry to all of my non-Chicago readers! This is a local event.

Online Shopping Destination Features Sales from Local Favorites in Chicago’s Bucktown Neighborhood
WHAT:                 Gilt City Chicago members are invited to experience one of Chicago’s trendiest neighborhoods like never before. Fashion mavens and foodies alike can take a digital stroll down Damen Avenue for insider sales from exclusive boutiques, restaurants, spas and more. The two-day Neighborhood Spotlight Sale will feature deals on some of Bucktown’s must-stop destinations including Feast, ZaZaZoo, Celebrity Couture Tan, Enfuse Med Spa and Edith Hart.
Members will have exclusive access to sales and experiences from Bucktown’s hottest spots, including lunch for two from Feast for $29, an Edith Hart VIP Card for $200, manicures for six months from ZaZaZoo for $95, and much more!
                                Don’t miss your chance to shop, dine and indulge in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood with Gilt City!     
WHEN:                 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 and Thursday, November 1, 2012  
WHO:                    Wednesday, October 31, 2012
·         Feast  
·         ZaZaZoo 
·         Celebrity Couture Tan
Thursday, November 1, 2012
·         Enfuse Med Spa
·         Edith Hart 
WHERE:              Gilt City Chicago
DETAILS:            Experiences will be available at giltcity.com/chicagobeginning October 31, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. CST.

Have a great weekend!

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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!