Black and Tan

Good morning!

Here I styled my Lela Rose for Target blouse with some black ankle pants and a black long sleeved blouse. Did I mention it is finally cold outside? I actually wore the shirt underneath because I knew I would be cold (I am *such* a mom), but then I liked the layered look even better than the blouse alone!

Blouse Lela Rose for Target (can’t find link online)/Tissue top J.Crew (old)/Pants J.Crew/Shoes Ivanka Trump via Nordstrom Rack similar/Bracelet J.Crew/Watch Michael Kors


You have to play around with clothes to figure out what you like best. I’d also recommend taking pictures of yourself – no one needs to see them but you – but it will help you see what looks good on you, and what colors really work for you.

I learned to really love colors when I started noticing my pictures in bright or white clothing. I think it is something about the dark hair, dark skin, that the colors just work better with. I don’t think an LBD in the traditional sense would really be my best bet for a night out, more like a little beige dress for me. 
All that being said, here I am wearing mostly black, not sure if I was influenced by the New Yorkers I saw during my recent trip? I love this blouse which is a silk blend – it was such a great deal from Target!
P.S. I got my hair done. You didn’t notice? Probably because I do the SAME thing every time 🙂 I just can’t get myself to chop it off, though I get the itch to do it about once a day. I just remember all of the awkward years of growing out a short bob cut- not cute!
Have a great day – thanks for visiting! I love hearing from you so please feel free to email me any time with your thoughts and comments. zahra {at} lovezahra {dot} com. I already have some future blog post ideas from your emails and can’t wait to post them!

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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!
Current everyday makeup routine 💋
Loves a good hair before and after ❤️(Roots + highlights + toner + deep conditioning) @miguelzavala_zazusalonwheaton
Peak Autumn beauty 🍂 These two pictures were taken only 10 days apart ~ look how much the color has changed! I love to go for a walk and admire all the gorgeous foliage - so much fun. This side of my house is officially my favorite: a mix of shrubs including hydrangea, blue spruce, beautyberry, euonymus, pine, boxwood, burning bush, viburnum, smokebush, and you can even see the Japanese maple peeking out from the backyard 🍂#fallfoliage #autumn