Burgundy and Blue

My California vacation has come to an end, but at least I get to relive it while sorting through pictures and posting a few of my outfits here on the blog!

Growing up as the fourth out of five kids, I had always so desperately yearned for privacy and personal space, but rarely ever got it. There was always someone barging in to my room wanting to play, or snooping through my diary while I was away, or talking on the phone when all I wanted to do was sleep. I even had a signature look, which was the eye roll, I did it so often I don’t know how my face didn’t stay that way.

The older I get though, the more I really appreciate and love the presence of my family. Now I have one sibling I call for advice, one who is my sounding board for anything, one to go out and party with, and another to just shoot the breeze with. I never really feel lonely because I am lucky enough to have people who are genetically required to be my friends!

We are the kind of family where we are honest to each other to a fault, and  sarcasm>politeness any day. I spent many years trying to change our ways, to make us more of what I considered a ‘perfect family’ was, but I finally realized that our way isn’t wrong, it is just different, and it is what makes ‘us’. I never laugh quite as hard as I do when I am with them…and hey, being polite is boring anyway! Am I right?

Here is a look I wore for one of many trips to the park with Adam and the family. I love wearing a cropped wide sweater like this one from Lulu’s, (last styled here), with a long button down or top. And yes, I brought all of my open-toe booties for this trip, so expect to see these again very soon!


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Outfit Details: Sweater: Thanks to Lulu’s | Top: J.Crew  (extra 50% off with code ShopNow)| Jeans: Zara | Booties: Vince Camuto | Bag: Alexander Wang | Necklace: J.Crew – Similar Style| Sunnies: Dolce Gabbana | Rings: Vince Camuto

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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!