Anthropologie Fall Fashion Show

If you follow me on instagram @zahra_sandberg, you know that I recently entered an Instagram contest and was chosen to walk in the Anthropologie fashion show held at Woodfield Mall. Even though it may seem like modeling would come naturally to me, seeing as how I take blog pictures constantly, I find modeling extremely difficult and anxiety-inducing. I think you might notice that I am looking down in the picture – I did that the entire time i walked…

I arrived a couple of hours before the show, where I picked up my outfit and went straight to hair and makeup. I got to meet Amna, a makeup artist and Love Zahra fan who works at Asha Salon & Spa in the Streets of Woodfield. She dolled me up and I was ready to go! It was all over in a flash, and before I knew it I had a stack full of clothes to try on for myself. I ended up going home with my newest denim obsession, the Stevie Ankle Distressed Denim and this Faux Fur Stole  I modeled in the show. Lastly, these pretty Gilded Stud Earrings are so elegant and somewhat demure but at the same time, the bold green is very much a showstopper.

Photography & Videography by Jorelle Gates Photography

Anthro_Fashion_Show Anthro_CatwalkMy look:
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The models backstage after a fun show! Thanks Anthropologie for an amazing evening!

My outfit: Earrings, Faux Fur Stole, Top – pants available in store but I can’t find online

And a couple more pics from my phone:




So in love with the dressing rooms, I think i am going to use this as inspiration for my home office design I am currently working on…

HallwaysRunwaysIt was so great meeting Peggy from Hallways are my Runways ! I absolutely love meeting and collaborating with bloggers, and Peggy and I along with a few other Chicago area bloggers, are putting together a fun collaboration soon. I will keep you posted!

Have a great week!

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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 ❤️
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