Leather and Pleats

Skirt Urban Outfitters (old) current version  and similar version Sweater Banana Republic Jacket Nordstrom Rack here is one I love Boots Shoemint Hat BCBG (can’t find link) but here is a similar style Bag Banana Republic (old) similar one I want in pink

Good morning! Thank you for visiting!
This is one of my favorite looks, I styled this skirt in the summer in This Post. I love adding a longer sweater with a cropped jacket to keep a chunky knit and long skirt combo from looking too frumpy. I don’t normally wear hats but I fell in love with this bcbg hat – it brings out my inner California hippie.  
On another note, as you may know I’m sort of a reality show junkie. Last week’s episode of the Shah’s of Sunset sort of touched me though and I feel the need to rant. Okay so at first I thought Lilly was a bit lame, albeit pretty in a totally plastic sort of way. I still watched every week to see what she would be wearing though, I’m not going to lie!
Last week’s episode when Ali’s friend stopped by for a visit – Ali is her boyfriend of 10 years that won’t put a ring on it, btw. Ali’s friend gave her crap for giving up practicing law and starting a bikini company -like starting a bikini company was something shameful and embarrassing. Maybe lawyering was just too freaking boring or unfulfilling for the girl. I know plenty of lawyers who would agree with me on that.The girl was totally hurt and I really empathized with her. I mean, she has a huge following, is totally an idol for many girls, and she has an amazing company that she started- and despite that she is being told that it is embarrassing for her to be doing what she is doing. Seriously I think she needs to dump Ali and do her own thing. I just want to be like – you’re worth more than that girl! Okay, now I’m done.
By the way, today I am super excited and nervous because I have a presentation at work and I am being filmed. So, I am off to go practice – wish me luck!

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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!