For the first time on the blog, I am wearing my very own My Creation sweater from Zadig & Voltaire in Chicago. To learn more about how to order your own custom cashmere sweater, watch this video i made a while back. I chose the word LOVE, because of the universal and timeless message it holds. I’ve also recently discovered AG Jeans, and I absolutely love how they fit (these are my go-to currently)- so when I found these amazing coated denim pants in this deep oxblood color, I had to have them. If you want the look of leather pants, but you want to change the color from your standard black, these are definitely the way to go.

It was a cold, wet, and seriously dreary day when we pulled up to a local restaurant to shoot this outfit this past weekend. I think that is pretty much the meaning of true love – going out in freezing weather to take pictures of your wife for her blog in front of ‘The Beef Shack’, when you have no interest in photography nor fashion, and you would much rather be on the couch watching football.

A friend of mine shared this article recently on Facebook, and it echoes this sentiment. Love isn’t only about date nights and sweet talk, it is about grit. Being able to give a little more than what is fair when needed, letting go of your ego for the sake of your mutual happiness, and remembering to really be present, even during the mundane.

Even though as adults we tend to forget this, having a small child is a constant reminder to me that all we really want as humans is to love and be loved. Adam will tell me whenever he needs a hug or kiss, or when he wants to smell my hair – something he has been doing ever since I can remember – and afterwards he always smiles and says ‘thank you mommy!’ which is right about when my heart melts.

Now if we could all be so self-aware as my three-almost-four-year-old, and actually ask for the things we need to feel loved, I think the world would be a much better place. Or even more eloquently put:

“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost” – Khalil Gibran



Club_Monaco_Zadig_VoltaireCoat: Thanks to Club Monaco | Sweater: Thanks to Zadig & Voltaire | Pants: AG (on Sale!) | Booties: Cole Haan – Current version | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs – Similar Style | Jacket: Ella Moss | Earrings: Gift | Bracelet: T+J Designs

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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!