Summer Favorites



Dress | Sandals – Similar Style (under $35)| Bag | Bracelets | Nail Polish | Earrings | Sunglasses Similar Style (Under $300) and Similar Style (under $30)| Hat |

These past few deliciously hot summer days have been spent mostly out in our backyard. I grew up in a very hot climate so whenever the temperatures go above 80 degrees, I absolutely have to be outside. I just like to sit back and soak in the sun listening to music, and then later when the sun goes down, getting a fire going. Even when it was 90 degrees at night we had the fire going, even though we were seriously sweating, we just love the ambiance – and the fact that it keeps the mosquitos at bay (a little). Adam loves playing with anything that can get him soaked – from swimming pools to water balloons to squirt guns, and even just the garden hose.

Since summer is now officially in full swing (finally!), I have been looking for some key pieces to add to my wardrobe that will work with my new lazy summer lifestyle. The only requirements I have at the moment: it must be comfortable as well as loose fitting, and sturdy enough to handle the elements. There is nothing worse than hanging out outside worrying about ruining your clothes.

There are a few things that I currently have my eye on, like this off-the-shoulder mini dress that could also easily be worn as a cover-up, which I would pair with espadrille sandals that I have been coveting for some time now. I am also thinking of wearing this dress belted as a top, over a trouser pant or even skinny jeans for an indoor occasion, or for when I am simply looking to cover up my ever growing collection of mosquito bites on my legs, which is truly the one and only gripe I do have about summer…

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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!