Fall Wish List

Do you know that JLo just turned FORTY-five? I was just watching an Arianna Grande video the other day thinking, she is like a little mini J-Lo! Then I was thinking, wow I haven’t watched a video in like, forever! I love watching videos. The only videos I watch are the ones I happen to catch if I wake up in the middle of the night to get water, because the hubs likes to have the tv on all night for ‘background noise’. I am the type of person who likes to have complete darkness and complete silence when I sleep, but I guess that is just one of the many compromises that a successful marriage requires! Anyway, now that I have crossed over the 30 year mark, I just hope I can look as good as JLo when I turn 45!

The past couple of days, Adam has been under the weather so I’ve had little time to snap outfit pictures. Instead, I have had a lot of time to think about fall style and what exactly it is I want to incorporate in to my closet. On another note, I recently purged my closet for the (i lost track of how many) time, and I am really excited about all of the newly created space and future potential. My new philosophy is going to be only investing in pieces for the long term, and I am creating a wish list of things I want in my dream closet. That will keep me from impulse shopping and buying something I will just be purging later. 

Scroll down to view my current wish list, and read a few notes below!

Also, I’ve updated my Shop My Style page with all of my current favorite things in one place so definitely check it out!

1. I’m finding myself reaching for flat shoes more often these days, and I’ve got my eye on these Aquazzura pair that would look absolutely perfect under cropped jeans or trousers. Here is a similar style that is less than $200, and another similar style for less than $100 with only a few sizes left.
2. Red is so hot for fall and I love the length of this red topper which is also on sale! Another Nordstrom Anniversary Sale pick, this coat is so divine, I would almost say I am ready for winter again just to wear it. ALMOST.
3. J.Crew’s new longer length white shirt is a dream come true for a long torso-ed gal like myself. Also, it makes layering even more fun and easy. For another classic piece to add to my new curated closet, I’d choose this striped button-down from Banana Republic.
4. Grey is having a major moment and I love the unexpected combination of a knit or stretch skirt with a more formal top. I would pick this wrap skirt or this longer darker grey pencil skirt, both from Asos
What are some of your wish list items for now or for fall?
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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!