Leather and Leopard

 Hi there, thanks for visiting! Now that Monday is over I am already feeling better and ready to get this year started right. I salvaged some of the blurry pics for today’s look thanks to the sharpen tool in my photo editor! 

I have a few leather jackets in rotation, and this is one that I am glad to have found. I have seen it at Nordstrom Rack very recently so you may still be able to pick it up. I had to buy a size smaller than usual (xs instead of s) so that it was fitted and had the shrunken feel. My regular size looked baggy and that wasn’t what I was going for, hence the need for more than one leather jacket in your closet! Plus this one is super lightweight and can even be worn over a light dress in the summer.

Jacket Nordstrom Rack similar style I love /Jeans Zara/ Shoes Ivanka Trump/ Blouse Nordstrom (old) similar/Bag Marc Jacobs (old) similar /Bracelets Lia Sophia J.Crew  similar spike bracelet Bangles Vince Camuto /Watch Michele (old) similar /Necklace Banana Republic Factory/Yellow sapphire ring gift Lips MAC rebel 
If you are a regular reader, you know that I was a little frustrated the other day…to say the least. Later that same day, while getting my son ready for bed, I decided to change the diaper genie when the bag ripped and all of the diapers fell out onto the floor. I was really upset and didn’t say a word for about a half hour while going through the motions for bedtime- then my son grabbed my face – one hand on each cheek and planted a big wet kiss on my lips. I told him no but couldn’t help but laugh at his attempt to make me feel better. Then he did it again and again until we were both cracking up laughing. How did he know? He isn’t even two yet! He must be a genius, my son. Haha just kidding (obviously). Kids do the darndest things, right? 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!