Casual Holiday

 I hope everyone had a great long weekend. I had the perfect blend of family, friend, baby, and alone time. I also got to get caught up on Homeland which is my latest TV obsession. If anyone wants to talk Homeland – feel free to comment or message me!
About the look, this is what I wore to Thanksgiving. I wanted something festive yet casual. I love this blouse that I got from Target – with the gold polka dots, I think it is a great blouse to incorporate into the winter and holiday wardrobe. What do you think?
Blouse Target/Jeans Zara/Booties Ivanka Trump (old) similar/Cardigan Loft (old) almost identical one/Jewelry – Necklace Givenchy/Watch Michele (old) similar/Bracelet and Ring Kohls

A little word on Movember…
My husband Tom is brave enough to rock the ‘stache this month in order to raise awareness and funds for for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. If you want to support his efforts and donate to a worthy cause, please click the link below!

Adam’s coordinating mustache c/o photoshop 
I snuck this picture during a post-Thanksgiving meal nap. In case you were wondering, yes, Tom and I were purple sweater twinsies that day, and no, we did not plan on it. That’s what happens when you are married for a while, you start to merge identities.

It is cool at first, then you realize you know exactly what the other is going to say before they say it – which can be funny and creepy at the same time. Some unsolicited marital advice for you all- get creative to always keep things fresh – and always pursue your own passions independent of each other.

Ahh… the joys of marriage! 

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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!