NYFW – Summary In Pictures

Left to Right 

1. Dining al Fresco at Felix – and they charged my iPhone for me. Bonus points!

2.  A little to the left, now up, no down…my bestie Sania patiently guided me to get this shot of me touching the top of the Freedom Tower – I’m SUCH a tourist.

3. Yup I met Nigel Barker, and he is just as dashing in real life as he is on screen. Oh, and yes that is my blouse completely unbuttoned – just my luck.

4. Pizza at Grimaldi’s in Brooklyn was worth the hour wait in line. They also had a doorman who was so rude, we dubbed him the soup nazi. For the record though, he was sweet to us.

5. The skyline at night. Surreal. Also enjoyed the view from Le Bain Rooftop at The Standard in NYC and Wythe Hotel Rooftop in Brooklyn. We weren’t complaining about the sweltering heat when we could be on a rooftop in the middle of the night with this view. Perspective.

6.  Blogger babes from Chicago in NYC- Janet of Fashion-a-holic and Jiye of Dress Up Files  for our first NYFW – or ‘popping our NYFW cherry’ as Janet likes to say (as I cringe). 

7. Spent my birthday night out on the town with my girls – which I’m PROUD to admit included a dance fest at Basement Bhangra. BEST.NIGHT.EVER. 

8. Walked across the Brooklyn Bridge for Charity Water – a fantastic organization dedicated to raising awareness and bringing clean water to everyone around the world.

9. My evenings were spent with these lovely ladies, New York natives, my best friends, and tour guide’s extraordinaire. 

10. Loved meeting one of my favorite bloggers, Wendy of Wendy’s Lookbook – and her sweet husband who took this pic of us.

11. Mara Hoffman’s runway show was a feast for the eyes, bright fun colors and prints and easy breezy wearable separates. 

12. I rode the subway by MYSELF and arrived at my intended destination. For anyone who knows how directionally challenged I am, you must be shocked. I still am. (If you are wondering, yes I asked a stranger to take a picture of me holding my MetroCard)

13. Inspired by the luxe fabrics and dreamy silhouettes and appliqués at the Noon By Noor show. This purple leather skirt is one of my absolute favorite pieces. 

14. (Above Noon by Noor pic) After not wanting to wait two hours to get into Red Farm (someone forgot to rsvp!), we had a fabulous dinner at Fatty Cue’s – the beef brisket was my favorite. 

15. Stopped for some oysters at Bobo’s – the place is like a cozy B&B in the heart of NYC. 

16. Lot’s of swag at NYFW. 

17. Betsey Johnson hanging out at Lincoln Center – I think I was a little star struck. 

18. This is a mango, cut into a flower, on a stick. Way too cute not to photograph.

19. NYC wiped me out. Between the heat, fashion week excitement, and all the walking in high heels, I slept like a baby every single night. 

Stay tuned for my favorite shows and looks from NYFW! 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!