Blue and Mint + Mia Bossi Mommy Brunch

This picture is one of my favorites from our trip. It was the best out of several shots, but we are still not looking at the camera and we are definitely in the middle of cracking up laughing about something. Adam is trying to be a comedian and doing the opposite of what we are asking him to do, as 3-year-old boys tend to do. Looking at this picture makes me hope we always remember to be happy and appreciate all that we have. Time flies even more quickly the older I get, and I just don’t want to waste a minute of it!
About the look, we had “chilly” evenings, dropping down to the high 70’s with a breeze, so I wore my high-waisted shorts with a denim shirt, and brought in some color contrast with the bright scarf. I added my favorite metallic flats and some silver accessories to finish off the look.

Shorts: Kohls Similar Style | Top: J.Crew | Shoes: Zara Similar Style (less than $70) and Similar J.Crew Style | Scarf: H&M 
For my Chicago gals, I am co-hosting a fabulous event this Saturday, along with Janet of Fashion-a-Holic and Gia of Dress Up Files,  and I would love for you to join me! The event will be hosted by Mia Bossi, the luxury diaper bag line, and Chicago Waffles restaurant. Debi Lilly will be making this A Perfect Event, and there will be a giveaway for one Mia Bossi bag! There will also be a spa pampering giveaway from Leah Chavie, and a personal training session from Alex at A Mind And Body Total Fitness.

Join us for brunch and meet some fabulous Chicago moms! Be sure to RSVP to because space is very limited. Hope to see you there! 

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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!