Since moving out to the the ‘burbs I find I don’t get to hang out in the city as often as I’d like, so this weekend I made sure to take advantage of the sunny day and head outside. I had the BEST belgian waffle ever over at Paris Club – seriously, they do something with a cinnamon graham cracker sauce that is to-die – then we walked up and down Michigan Avenue for some shopping. 

The cold air was making me cry!
Outfit Details:  Jeans:  Zara   Boots: Shoemint  Bag: Alexander Wang  Sweater: Banana Republic Similar (Current Version) T-shirt: Urban Outfitters  Rings: Tishh By Gloria Lee (won on a giveaway!) Sunnies:  Ray-Ban   
 Scarf:  Gift  Similar  Belt: Loft  Bracelets: Charming Charlie, Henri Bendel Watch: Michele
 I wore some comfy flat over the knee boots because I knew we’d be doing a ton of walking and it was really cold despite the fact that it is APRIL… This sweater blazer from Banana Republic is a must-have in my opinion because it is cozy like a sweater but still keeps its shape as a blazer and looks a bit polished. Adding a scarf to this layered look is a good way to add a little color to a simple outfit, and I love this scarf my sister bought me in my latest color crush- coral. I’m also in love with my new bag because it has the cool hardware on the bottom so it stays up when you put it down, and the pebbled leather is super soft. 
This weekend we had a chance to get out of the house for a bit to attend a charity dinner (which I will write about later this week), and we had so much fun that I realized I have to make an effort to get out just a little bit more without the little one. I always think that when I am out, but then months go by without any plans made. *Sigh* oh well… 
Have a great week! XO,

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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!