Stars and Stripes

Today’s look is the third and final Fourth of July vacation outfit I will be posting, which makes me slightly sad. The rest of the time at the cabin I spent in a wearing a variety of swimsuits and cover-ups. *Sigh* good times.

I think I wanted to cover up a little and wear pants because the mosquitos were fierce and I already looked like I had chicken pox all over my body at this point. Now, the ‘chicken pox’ have turned into bruises from my relentless scratching. Oh well, it was worth it!

But I definitely don’t want it to happen again. The chicken pox was bad enough on its own, let alone having to deal with any mosquito bites on top of that. I don’t even know where they came from. It was like they just appeared from nowhere and have decided that they would like to stay near me all the time, which I don’t appreciate. If it carries on for much longer, I think I may need to get in touch with professional pest control experts
in my area who can come and get rid of them once and for all because the longer I leave it, the worse it’s going to become. Covering up with the nicest outfits in my wardrobe seems to be working for now, but I don’t know how long that will ultimately last. But I’m enjoying it for now at least.

Outfit Details: Top: J.Crew Pants: Paige Shoes: French Connection Similar style for $20! and Similar Sam Edelman style on sale for $62!
Necklace: J.Crew Sunnies: Gucci Bracelets: Charming Charlie
Ring: Capwell + Co Bag: Tory Burch
I paired a light-as-air top from J.Crew with my Paige jeggings, and some gladiator sandals. I really love mixing metals, and I have silver and gold going on in this look.

On a side note, my hair is a bit frizzy here because I always air dry my hair whenever possible – which is usually only weekends or vacation. This is my way of sort of counteracting all of the heat damage I normally put my poor hair through. Life is all about balance, right?

I also refrained from using any hair products, or moisturizers for that matter, due to the mosquito issue I mentioned above. I didn’t need to give them any more reason to eat me alive!

Have a great day and thanks for visiting!



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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!