Independence Day

So my days have become increasingly full of day dreaming and creative planning as of late. This is because whenever I read about a designer or see a show that I love, I get really excited and start thinking of 1) how I can obtain whatever it is I love or 2) what I can afford that looks similar to the style.
On that note, here are a few things I am currently coveting, and would totally wear to celebrate Independence Day. 

You can use these as inspiration or pick them up for yourself-  if so, lucky you! 

(Some items are on serious sale):

Floral dress by J.Crew

Shoes by Burberry 

 Crossbody bag by 3.1 Philip Lim

Lunar Phase Ring by Pamela Love 


 Jacket by Rebecca Minkoff

I’m dreaming of being out at a restaurant that has a drive up boat parking lot right about now, with little or no access to wifi. We are going to our family lake house in Wisconsin to celebrate the holiday and I can’t wait. I’m looking forward to unplugging for a few days and catching up on some reading and quality time with the family unit. Follow me on IG @zahra_sandberg for some of our travel diaries!

When I started blogging, and even now still, I feel a bit overwhelmed trying to keep up with all of the designers and fashion shows going on. Once you think you know a little, the season is over and everyone is talking about the next season or pre-season. This could be seen as a negative to some, as though you will never be able to keep up with what is actually in style because everything is in constant flux, but I see it as a sort of relief because you know that nothing is going to be a trend forever and everything, (well, almost everything – ahem- overalls with one strap down) will come back in style some time. 

So if you love and are the only one wearing, say a gold lame’ leotard, you shouldn’t worry because you might just be a trend-setter! I honestly think that is the secret of all the big trend-setting bloggers out there. Another reason to just wear what you love and what looks good on you.

Here are all the items for my Fourth of July look again:

1. Floral dress by J.Crew

2. Shoes by Burberry 

3. Crossbody bag by 3.1 Philip Lim

4. Beautiful ring by Pamela Love 

5. Jacket by Rebecca Minkoff

Have a great weekend! Happy Fourth! 

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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!