Love Zahra + Tommy Bahama + Windy City Bloggers

I hope you all had a nice Father’s day! We spent the day with family, enjoying the sunny day and visiting the pool and seeing Adam’s Nana and Pappy and cousins. It is so amazing to see how much Adam’s relationship with his dad has grown over the years. He went from being a complete mama’s boy, to now trying to be just like his daddy in every way. It is so sweet, even though sometimes I miss my little mama’s boy, I love how they share a special bond over things like fishing, swimming, and building forts. I’m still the one he runs to first when he scrapes his knee though…and I’m cool with that 🙂

For this special day, we wanted to be comfortable and dressed for a day at the pool. Tommy Bahama has a great collection of warm weather clothes that are perfect for casual or dressed up looks. Check out my instagram post where I tried on a few of my favorite pieces available in store now:

I had so much fun collaborating with the Windy City Bloggers and Tommy Bahama to create these looks, the only hard part was deciding on which pieces to go with because there were so many things I wanted. There are full lines of clothing and accessories for men and women, including some really unique hand-made jewelry.

I went with this cute off-the shoulder dress (available in-store, not online at the moment) which has a belt that can be worn looser to make the dress longer, or tightened to wear the dress as a top. I wore it as a cover-up and the lightweight fabric was perfect for quick drying. I was drawn to this piece because of the beautiful floral embroidery, and because my obsession with off the shoulder tops is still going strong.

Join me along with some fabulous bloggers from the Windy City Blogger Collective in Chicago, July 1st for a special evening at the Tommy Bahama Flagship store on Michigan Ave. (at Erie) with in-store shopping discounts, gift bags, bite and cocktails (and mocktails!). Details below:

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WCBC x Tommy Bahama-4 Tommy-bahama- tommy-bahama-bag tommy-bahama-cover-upna-hoku-jewelers-necklaceFathersday tommy-bahama-poolMy outfit: Dress: Thanks to Tommy Bahama (available in store) |Bag: Thanks to Tommy Bahama – Exact one in store but here is a Similar Style I love|Scarf (in bag) H&M (old)|  Swimsuit (not pictured): J.Crew | Sandals: Lulus  (only one left in a size 10) – Similar Style | Hat: J.Crew | Necklace: Na Hoku Jewelers | Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Tom’s outfit: Limited edition T-shirt Thanks to Tommy Bahama | Shorts: Thanks to Tommy Bahama | Shoes: Converse | Sunnies: Ray-ban

Adam’s Outfit: Top & Shorts: Gap Factory

Note: This post was sponsored by Tommy Bahama. Of course, all opinions are 100% honest and 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!