Dressed-up Denim

Hi! Thank you for visiting as always! Today’s look is another go-to look for me, denim on denim. I love dressing up really simples staples like jeans and button-down shirts with jewelry and accessories like these amazing Vince Camuto shoes I’ve had for years. 
Denim jacket Levis     Jeans Zara   Top Anthropologie   Cuff bracelet gift   Similar   Sunnies   Ray-Ban     Bag   Tory Burch 
Shoes Vince Camuto Loving this pair

I have a confession to make… I haven’t read a book in a WHILE. I mean like, since Adam was born I haven’t read an actual book cover to cover. I couldn’t even get a chance to read 50 Shades of Gray that someone gave me – it has been sitting on my side table for months. Nothing has appealed to me enough to get me to make the effort. Where did all the binge read worthy fantasy fiction and literary works go? Aren’t authors, publishers, and Fantasy book editors for hire, not into making new series of fiction? For now, I am definitely interested in reading Sheryl Sandberg’s new book (no relation, by the way- hah). It’s called Lean In – and it is about women and work and balancing it all. It is a hot topic for many working moms, how to balance work and life. There are some women who look down on others for either working or not working while raising kids. I don’t think there is one right answer, but I do want to read Sheryl’s thoughts on the matter. If you do happen to read it before me (it isn’t out until March 11th) please share your thoughts! 

On another note – I am in process of working with some amazing blogger friends to put together some fun posts – so stay tuned for that! I am so excited for the weekend ahead I can’t sleep just thinking about all of it. I will be sharing it all via instagram of course @zahra_sandberg! What are your weekend plans?

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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!