Blogger Nation + Lulus + The Bomber Jacket

The bomber jacket is one of my must have styles for Fall – it has a certain casual vibe to it but looks equally cool and nonchalant (if a jacket could be described as ‘nonchalant’ this would be the one) over a party dress, as we just recently saw Elie Saab’s Spring 2016 Ready to Wear collection. Historically the style was created for military men but later favored by more of a rebellious and punk youth culture of the 80’s, which pretty much solidified its cool-factor in the fashion world. Even now it is a favorite of artists and musicians like Kanye West, who – side note – even dresses little baby North in them (adorable)! I’d even venture to say it has bypassed the blazer as a closet essential, because though a blazer is versatile, it is also a tad more formal and therefore does not exude quite the same amount of effortlessness, and isn’t that what we are all striving for really?

Today I’m teaming up with and my favorite bloggers from across the country to show you our favorite pieces for Fall. What really sets Lulu’s apart is their curated selection, I especially love their sweaters and outerwear. This jacket I went up a couple of sizes for the oversized look.  When I go oversized on top, I like to keep the rest of the look streamlined so I paired with skinny jeans and sleek chelsea booties.

As always, click on the link below the blogger to get details on their look! Also – scroll down for details on an awesome giveaway for two sold out tickets to the Gilt City Warehouse Sale in Chicago~ you don’t want to miss!


base3_2015** Also, for my Chicago girls (and guys!) – I am giving away two VIP tickets to the Gilt City Warehouse Sale – this is for the Friday, October 16th 9:30 p.m. VIP entrance which is SOLD OUT. It is so important to get there sooner than later so you can be the first to pick your favorite items in your size. Last year I scored major deals on a pair of Isabel Marant suede pumps and a Leather dress by Helmut Lang. The key to getting great deals is to go in with an idea of what you are looking for, and don’t waste too much time hanging at the bar or chatting with friends because it is definitely a shopping ‘party’ and trust me you will be tempted. Just be sure to get everything you want first, then hang with friends. Good luck!

Winner will be announced on Friday!

Entry rules are as follows:

1. Follow @zahra_sandberg on instagram

2. Tag a friend (or more) who you would want to take with you on the original IG post!

3. If you are not on Instagram, you can simply Subscribe to Love Zahra – enter your email in the box on the right sidebar to subscribe! You can leave a comment with two friends you would like to bring along. I will choose a winner on Friday!

Featured brands include:

·         Lanvin

·         Chloe

·         Valentino

·         Missoni

·         Balenciaga

·         Dior

·         Brian Atwood

·         Christian Louboutin

·         Jimmy Choo

·         Tom Ford

·         Paul Smith

·         John Varvatos

·         GANT

·         Missoni Home

·         Samsonite

·         Tumi

·         Jonathan Adler Home


On to today’s look…lulus-bomber-jacket-profound-co-teebomber-jacket-lulus-obey lulus-bomber-jacket-zara-skinny-jeans lulus-bomber-jacketJacket: Thanks to Lulu’s | Jeans: Zara | Booties: Asos | Bag: Thanks to Sole Society | Tee: Thanks to Profound Aesthetic 


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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!