Denim + Denim

Last week we took a few days off of work and took a mini break, a few days at an indoor water park, then the weekend at our family lake house in Wisconsin. I was really pressed for time and suitcase space as always, so I packed really light almost by accident. I think my days of over packing my suitcase ‘just in case’ are over. For four days and five nights I packed: swimsuits, two pairs of jeans – blue and grey, a denim top, a soft knit sweater, a striped t-shirt, and a black cardigan. I also packed one pair of booties, snow boots, socks and undies, and a couple of pieces of jewelry. I actually packed more pairs of pajamas than clothing!
We had a ton of fun first pretending it was summer, playing in the water with our little daredevil, then at the cabin we went full on winter fun, with Adam’s first ride on the sled and my first shot at cross country skiing. Now I’m just trying to set a date for our next trip! Always living for the weekends I guess…

About the look, as much as I love wearing denim on denim for a casual look- always making sure they are different shades of blue of course – I really like grey jeans with a blue denim or chambray top. Grey is a little different than the standard blue jeans, and much, much easier to wear (and keep clean!) than white.   

Jeans: HM | Top: HM | Coat: Maison Scotch| Boots: Shoemint | Necklace: J.Crew | Gloves: Target | Thermos: Tory Burch for Target | 

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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!