The Art of Vintage Shopping – A Guest Post

I met the beautiful Aisha through the blogging world and for obvious reasons I am now obsessed with her style and her blog Bold Minimalist. Aisha is taking over LoveZahra today to share her tips on shopping vintage, which can be a scary idea for some people. Scroll down to see how she creates three looks out of one matching vintage outfit. Also check out her blog for more pictures and follow her!

INSPIRATION   Vintage shopping is an adventure because you never know what you’re going to find, whether it’s clothing, jewelry, artwork, furniture, or even, simply, mason jars – which I actually just stocked up on! Some people shy away from vintage shopping, especially when it comes to second-hand clothes since you don’t know who wore it before. I actually find that part kind of exciting since there’s a story behind each amazing piece. Vintage finds make an outfit feel more unique versus ubiquitous clothing that anyone can get their hands on. 

During my recent trip to the Randolph Street Market in Chicago, I stumbled across a beautiful Lanvin two piece outfit from the late 70’s. I gravitated towards the vibrant silk lamé; the mix of bold colors and metallic gold is a vibrant combo and truly unique. And the best part about this outfit, is that it can be worn three different ways, as seen in my pictures. I love the top and skirt together, but I also like having the option to wear just the skirt with a simple tank or the colorful top paired with shorts for a more casual look. I enjoy mixing vintage clothes with new pieces to add more character to an outfit. With vintage shopping, I recommend not having an agenda or an ultimate goal to find one particular item – just have fun with it! And more often than not, you’ll end up finding a hidden gem that you will have forever. 

OUTFIT 1    Top/Skirt: Vintage Lanvin (Saffron Vintage) // Shoes: Valentino // Purse: YSL // Necklace: Vintage Chanel // Bracelet:Vintage (Saffron Vintage) 

OUTFIT 2    Top: Frenchi (Nordstrom) // Skirt: Vintage Lanvin (Saffron Vintage) // Belt: ASOS // Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood // Purse: Zara //Bracelet: Vintage (Saffron Vintage) // Sunglasses: Kate Spade 

OUTFIT 3:   TopVintage Lanvin (Saffron Vintage) // Shorts: AllSaints// Shoes: Sam Edeldman // Purse: Celine // Bracelet: Vintage (Saffron Vintage) // Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs 

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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!