Joggers and Hats

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It is funny the stuff you remember from your childhood. Some odd tidbits stick while great swaths of time are completely erased. I remember when I was maybe 6 years old having a string of nightmares where I was driving in my dad’s car, which we nicknamed the green frog (read more about that car nickname here) and all of the sudden the devil took the wheel and went on a joyride while I lay terrified in the back seat. Perhaps I had just learned about the devil in Sunday school or something, but that I’m not sure of.

Another vivid memory I have as a teenager was visiting my friend Zahida’s house, we were hanging out in the kitchen while she did the dishes, chatting about teenage things, and I remember complaining to her that doing dishes was my absolute least favorite chore – as it still is- to which she responded she liked to watch the soap bubbles wash over the dish after it is clean, it was calming or relaxing or something to that effect. The image of the soap bubbles going through the colander that she was washing is still crystal clear in my head.

I wonder which memories will stay with Adam, if he will mostly remember good things. I hope he remembers our morning dance sessions to the theme song to Curious George – I think I get into it even more than he does!

One thing I am sure he will remember – standing in the cold posing for blog pictures like we did for today’s post…outfit details below!

Note: Adam’s hat is from a new company called Astro Hats, started by a good friend of mine! She gets pure wool fabrics and the highest quality materials from Europe to create super warm hats. I already bought one for all of my nephews and nieces!

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My outfit details – Coat: J.Crew | Pants: Ann Taylor (available in small, they run a bit big) – Here is a similar style (30% off!) and Here is another style I love (on sale 40% off!) | Boots: Vince Camuto | Top: J.Crew (extra 40% off!)|Necklace: J.Crew

Adam’s hat: Astro Hats

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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!