Curate The Perfect Wardrobe With Lyst

Before I started blogging I was pretty much a textbook impulse shopper. Fueled by the excitement of a big sale, an emotional event like a break-up, or maybe even just a certain time of the month, I was always shopping for the thrill that only retail therapy can bring.

But then I realized I just owned a bunch of stuff I liked but nothing that I was in love with.  So in order to change that I started to take stock of what I really wanted, and buy only those items. I am now working on slowly curating my closet with the pieces that I know I will cherish for a long time.

One tool I use to help me achieve my dream closet is Lyst. Lyst is a website where you search for and tag your favorite items from every major retailer, creating a “lyst” that you can shop and even share your “lyst” with your followers. You can search by the type of item, the brand, or even by percentage off of sale. The best part though, you will get alerted when your favorite item is on sale, or even when a sold out item is back in stock!

That is how I finally got my Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120’s a while back. Once I got my Lyst alert I snagged them – and it was a good thing because they were completely sold out the next day!

Here’s an example of the site below where I’ve searched for all items by Acne Studios. I can filter by categories like retailer, % off sale, price range, and item type. (That shearling coat is about to go on my wish Lyst right now!)




As a blogger, using Lyst is very helpful because it is easy to store and grab images to create outfit collages and then remind readers when a particular item you posted is back in stock.

This look below sums up everything I want to wear this Spring, once we are eventually relieved of this Arctic freeze!

Check out all of these items and more on my Lyst! User name is LoveZahra.


Bag: Gucci | Skirt: Intermix | Jacket: Marissa Webb | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Sandals: Sergio Rossi | Ring: De Anna Kiernan |

The python Gucci bag is dreamy. It is the ‘pop of something’ that will also go perfectly well with everything you already own. Like the skirt, all things suede and fringe are hot at the moment and after returning from NYFW, I can say it is here to stay for a bit. It is really nice to have a sturdy fabric like suede in Spring while it is still slightly chilly, and the fringe keeps it light, and also keeps it from looking too “Fall”. The Marissa Webb jacket has the most flattering shape and is perfect for layering. I am also currently eyeing espadrilles in every form, and these Sergio Rossi pair are a classic style, made fresh with a patent leather. Rethink the classic Ray-Ban in a pastel shade, and add an architectural cocktail ring to polish off this look.

This post was created in collaboration with, and all opinions expressed are my own

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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!