Turquoise and Tan

Mornings we would wake up leisurely, have breakfast, and take a stroll through the resort. I loved the colorful shops that surrounded the place, and of course made sure to snap pictures of my outfits in front of them. The easiest piece to pack and wear on vacation is a dress, and this one I recently picked up at Nordstrom Rack for a steal. Espadrilles are having a major moment right now, and I bought these last year from Loft.  I love how they are a lower wedge heel, making it really comfortable and in keeping with the easy breezy theme that is so necessary while on holiday.

My clutch is from Maven Collection, a company dedicated to creating beautiful pieces from skilled artisans around the world, using ethically sourced materials. This particular clutch was made in Morocco, and comes in a few colors. Check out Maven Collection for more! They have a throw blanket that I am in love with, and a travel bag that I am going to be giving someone as a gift.

On a separate note, for my Chicagoland readers, if you are interested in shopping at the Premium Outlets in Aurora, enjoy a free shuttle from Union Station using code LOVEZAHRA. Check out some of the current special deals going on in store here.

Thanks for visiting as always!
Maven_Clutch Maven_Collection_Clutch__Dress: Recent Nordstrom Rack find – they have some amazing dresses online right now | Shoes: Loft (Similar Style) | Bag: Thanks to Maven Collection | Hat: J.Crew | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Necklace: Thanks to Rocksbox – For a free trial month of Rocksbox, use code LoveZahraXOXO at checkout!


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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!