Striped in The Mission

I’m proud to announce I’ve made a few changes here on the blog, first I’ve added the “outfits” tab, so you can easily scroll through my outfits and go directly to that post – I am adding more outfits to it as well – it was fun for me to see the way my style has evolved over the years. I am even more proud that I did all the coding myself! Anything truly is possible!
Also, if you haven’t read the “Ask Zahra” question of the month, you can see the previous blog post, or just click here, I’m gathering questions about anything fashion, beauty, life and style related and answering them for you! So feel free to email me your questions at zahra {at} Lovezahra {dot} com! 
This past weekend I spent alone with Adam, both of us sick as dogs – I took off early on Thursday and took Friday off from work as well. The boys had a golf weekend planned for months and I didn’t feel like it would do any of us any good having the hubs stay behind to tend to us. So me and my baby lounged around and slept a ton, only waking up to eat or take some meds, I feel like I look about five years younger after all that sleep- and Adam maybe 6 months younger 🙂 Sunday we woke up early, showered and spent the entire day outside enjoying the sunshine. I’m so beyond ready for summer!
About the look, I wore this Buckley K dress, last styled here, during my recent trip to San Francisco. We went on a walking food tour in the Mission district and I shot a few pics of some of the murals we passed. San Francisco is cold one minute, warm the next, so layering is essential. I layered this J.Crew sweatshirt over my dress when the sun went away or we were in a breezy spot. This sweatshirt has been worn so many times I can’t even tell you – it is so soft and cozy but it doesn’t look frumpy or too casual, it is the perfect ‘dressy’ sweatshirt (and it is on sale right now!) 


Shop the post: Dress: Buckley KSimilar Style from Banana Republic | Similar Style from Old Navy | Sweatshirt: J.Crew (on Sale!) | Shoes: converse | Necklace: Thanks to Ann Taylor | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom Rack | Ring: David Yurman | Sunnies: Gucci

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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!