Lemon Yellow

I’m obsessed with the color yellow. From the palest to the most saturated hues, I love them all. I like to add to the bright color with even more brights as I have styled below. I wore grey jeans to make the scarf and bag pop.
Speaking of yellow, I’m not sure if you have ever shopped at Sole Society, but you should check it out! I just bought these and these and can’t wait to incorporate them into my wardrobe. Click on this link to get 20% Off from Sole Society. If you do, definitely let me know what you scored!
Sweater J.Crew (on Sale!)/Jeans similar/Scarf AE/Bag H&M/Shoes Nine West/Sunnies Ray-Ban/Bracelets Target/similar spiked bracelet/Lia Sophia

Today’s lesson I have for you all is to s-l-o-w d-o-w-n. Yesterday morning in my usual rush out of the door, I was reversing out of the garage when I heard a cracking sound, like I was driving over some ice. So, I did what I usually do when I’m driving over ice in my SUV, slam down on the gas pedal. No sooner did I do that, when I heard glass shatter and my entire rear windshield was in the trunk of my car. I hadn’t noticed the garage door was not completely open, but was down about a quarter of the way. I am now waiting for hubs to return from work and help me sort out this situation, since now the garage door is bent and the car is ruined. Looks like that not only will I be on the phone to set up an appointment to fix my car, I’ll also be on the internet to Visit Website of a good garage door company that can sort out this mess. I’m not looking forward to the fact that I will NEVER live this down and I’m sure plenty of new jokes will be created at my expense. To make matters worse, I just got my car detailed after months of procrastinating. Figures. I just hope that I can quickly find a company like this charlotte Garage Door repair company in my area, and have this mess sorted. Only then would it be possible for the others to let me be and forget about this incident.
However, there is a part of me that is relieved that the damage wasn’t any worse. Sure, it wasn’t ideal, the rear windshield needs replacing and I’ll probably need some car dent repair done on the area where it hit the garage door, but it is much better than having my car written off. In fact, something similar happened to my friend the other week. She was driving on the road near her house, and got rear-ended through no fault of her own causing more damage than she would’ve liked. Good thing she had collisions covered on her insurance policy with The Hartford (check out the hartford auto insurance review here). She managed to get it fixed and with most of the costs covered. Now I have to go through a similar process with my own car. Again, I’m just super grateful that it wasn’t any worse.
I realized the only time I do not have my iPhone attached to my hand is when I’m doing yoga. Maybe that is why I love yoga so much because it forces me to step away from all of the “noise” of life. I’m always multi-tasking. My resolution was to focus on the task at hand and compartmentalize my life – work, home, blog, etc. That hasn’t really happened yet.

I was watching Mary in Downton Abbey sitting on a bench in the garden – just enjoying the view – and I thought, could I ever do that? I think I’d feel like I needed to have a book or a phone or something or I’d be completely bored. Bored, but free of car damage.

I am now going to make an effort to slow it down a little more. Maybe I will force myself to wake up about 20 minutes earlier so that I’m not in a rush for a change. I’ll limit my email and instagram checking to a few times a day. I will stop texting and driving. Even at red lights. Wish me luck!

I hope you take my advice, slow it down a little if you can, so you don’t have to learn the hard way like me!

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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!