Back To Black – What I Wore #GlamFWI Dinner

When in New York…wearing all black is an easy choice, seeing as how the locals are known for wearing it year round. I’m sure it is partially due to the fact that any other color will get dingy after a day of walking around in the city, taking cabs and riding subway trains. Wearing all black is sophisticated, simple, and a little edgy, all things I like.  I did sneak in a tiny bit of color with the accessories, but that doesn’t count, right? 
I wore this outfit to the Mode Media (formerly Glam Media) dinner party that was held at Beautique – remember when Mode Media visited Chicago? I wrote about that party here, and I joined them very soon after.  Coincidentally I am wearing the same shirt to both events…whoops!
What I love about this look is the fact that it is all black but it is anything but basic. The skirt has this amazing wrap around look to it, and this jacket by Zadig & Voltaire has a frayed edge and textured fabric.  The heat made it impossible for me to wear the jacket so I did what any self-respecting blogger would do and draped it over my shoulders. The show stopper to this look was definitely these Stuart Weitzman heels (that are now 50% off) that I patiently waited to debut at Fashion Week – and trust me it was not an easy feat for an instant gratification seeker like me!
I also had my hair done by a Tressemme stylist in their booth at Lincoln Center, and I think I am going to try this style again at home. All you need to do is make one side really big and voluminous, with big curls and teasing, and braid the other side so that you always have one controlled side.
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by! 


Skirt: Nordstrom (on major sale right now!) | Cami: J.Crew |  Jacket: Zadig & Voltaire Similar Style (less than $100) | Bag: Givenchy – Similar Style | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (on sale 50% off!) – Similar Style with shorter heel (less than $40!) | Watch: Michele

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 The night was perfect, I got to meet so many bloggers I was already following on instagram – it is always a little weird when you meet someone who you follow because you feel like you guys are already friends but they have no idea who you are. Lucky for me, they were all incredibly sweet and we got along great in real life too. Here’s a few of us in the Photo Booth (reposted from Le City Kitty because I can’t figure out how to get the embed code myself…)

 Bloggers Johnnybell of NY Trendy Moms, Christina of Le City Kitty, and Melissa of Super Glam News 

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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!