Pink, Black, and Leopard

I love a classic sheath, in this case an a-line skirted sheath I bought from Target a couple of years ago. The silhouette is reminiscent of the 1950’s with the ultra feminine shape that truly flatters every figure. I love layering and paired my simple black dress with a pink button-down shirt and colorful leopard printed cardigan. Wearing leopard shouldn’t be an issue in the workplace, as long as it’s in small doses. I’ve got my trusted Ivanka Trump booties with tights that are slightly more interesting than a solid black shade. 

What is your favorite clothing item to wear to work? Would you wear leopard to work?

 Dress Target (old) similar Button-down Banana Republic Cardigan Target Booties Ivanka Trump (old) Current version Sunnies Kate Spade Tights Target
So I spoke too soon about the flu leaving my home, as it has returned with a vengeance! My poor husband is truly out of commission. I’ve never seen him this sick – ever. I really need to go give to charity like my mom told me to! I also need to read some prayers and blow the post prayer breath onto him. 
If you have no clue what I am talking about, it is a part of my culture for one to pray to God, and then blow the blessings of that prayer on to another whom you wish to bless with those prayers. It is just a small breath, as if you are trying unsuccessfully to whistle. Growing up, sometimes I’d be walking past my mom and she would just blow on my face! There are five of us siblings, so she was more than likely praying for one of us at any given time.
It is funny which memories stick with you once you are long gone from your childhood home. My favorite memory is having chai (tea with milk) by the fireplace with my family,  where we would hold ‘Shah family meetings’ for pretty much everything. If we were having a dinner party, we would delegate responsibilities, if we were buying a car or taking a trip, we would take a vote on it. I wonder what memories little Adam will remember when he grows up? I’m definitely going to incorporate Sandberg family meetings!

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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!