Black and White Palazzo Pants

With kids, the saying couldn’t be more true – the days are long but the years are short. There’s nothing like a health scare with your child to remind you of your priorities in life. A few days ago Adam was sent for an EKG and a Holter monitor after his doctor noticed he had an irregular heartbeat. Thankfully, we just learned the EKG was normal and we are still waiting for the other results but it is likely that will be normal too. Thanks so much for all of the well wishes on snapchat, it meant the world!

As a result I’ve been more acutely aware of the impermanence of all things, especially that of childhood. Visiting New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina only enhanced my awareness of this.  I’ve realized it is totally okay to skip a few days of blogging or wait on responding to emails and comments in order to be more present when with family. For my perfectionist Virgo nature, this is not an easy task and often my head is swirling with all of the tasks I know I should be accomplishing. I’m working on quieting all of that noise and focusing on appreciating all of the joyful moments in my day.

Some of my favorite things to do with Adam: morning cuddle sessions, staring into his eyes while he enthusiastically tells a story, holding him and dancing (or more accurately ‘hopping around’), giving each other eskimo and butterfly kisses (my favorite is butterfly, his is eskimo), holding his hand and skipping as fast as we can, and staring at him while he sleeps. There are a lot more, many of which begin with ‘staring at him’, but I will leave it at that for now…

Today’s look is another wide leg favorite of mine, after I wore these the other day, I was hooked. The combination of a wide leg pant with a cinched waist and a high heel make your legs look a mile long. Beyond that, a palazzo pant just exudes a casual elegance that beats a skinny leg any day. Its always a win when your outfit is sexy, while still leaving a little bit to the imagination.
Wide-leg-palazzo-pantspalazzo-pants pashli-mini-palazzo-pantswide-leg-pants-Pants (Available in XS but here is a Similar Style for less than $50) | Top (exact one no longer available from Zara)  | Heels and a (Similar Style less than $100) |Bag | Watch | Necklace | Lipstick – Mac Diva | Ring |

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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!