Faux Fur + Why I Love The 90’s

I am loving this resurgence of all things 90’s in fashion these days. The 90’s were my favorite decade, and as my girlfriend put it perfectly, the last great decade. That may seem like something an old person would say, to which I would respond – ok I am old – but truly the 90’s was an amazing decade. I still to this day mostly listen to music from the 90’s whether it is alternative or hip hop. I mean listen to Jeff Buckley’s Lover You Should’ve Come Over or the Amazing cover by Natalie Maines – if you don’t cry or at least emote, you aren’t human, period.

Maybe this nostalgia I’m feeling is because the 90’s was the last decade before we became fully immersed in the interwebs, and its sort of like the difference between how you pictured your significant other before they used the bathroom in your presence. There was a mystery about things.

Also, people didn’t have to be their own personal brand managers like they need to now, with everyone judging everyone by their social media profiles, they simply ‘were’, and that was ok. It seemed like people lived life more and documented life less.

Maybe it was because I was an angsty teen, but I also very much subscribed to the culture of questioning authority as exemplified by music from 90’s bands like Rage Against The Machine, and I very passionately felt I could fight injustice in the world and make a difference. I personally still cringe when I see people blindly following any political party.

Somewhere along the line, I changed. I grew up, became a little bit disenchanted with the lack of progression in my world-saving efforts, busied myself with work, and just let the years fly by.

Things are supposed to change though in life, and along with the bad there is also a ton of good. Now my husband jokes about how much time I spend on social media and I just secretly hope that my son has more sense than I did as a teenager now that everything he does will probably end up online somehow.

I hope, along with the zuba pants, platform shoes, crop tops, and mom jeans, that we can all take a little more of the good stuff out of the last greatest decade!

Outfit Details: Vest: Nordstrom | Top: Zara | Jeans: Zara Another Style I am loving | Booties: Vince | Rings: Vince CamutoTissh | Necklaces: J.Crew  | Watch: Michele | Bag: Givenchy | Sunnies: Kate Spade Similar Style | 

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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.*
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Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
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