Burgundy Leather Jacket and High-Waist Denim

This past weekend we had an impromptu staycation, with Adam’s grandparents taking him for three (blissfully peaceful) days. Of course we jumped at the opportunity, we have not actually been away from him for that long of a stretch in his entire lifetime. At first we thought we were going to go out and party all night in the city, but we settled on taking it easy and relaxing at home during the day and going out for dinners at night. We did pretty well not spending the entire time talking about Adam, although by Sunday morning we definitely found ourselves missing him terribly and we ended up watching old videos of him and laughing at his antics to console ourselves 🙂

When I’m looking to dress for the boys, (well one boy in particular) I think you can’t beat a pair of high-waist jeans. They automatically give an hourglass shape, hugging in everything that needs hugging in, which is probably why they’re so popular. I find that a lot of women automatically feel a lot more comfortable if they are able to hide all of the areas that they’re not happy with. And why shouldn’t they? If their insecurities aren’t hidden by the high-waisted jeans that they’ve decided to wear, they can always opt for some Shapewear clothing that can provide them with an hourglass figure instead. Either option works just as well and as I can tell you how good high-waisted jeans are, my friend has vouched for the type of shapewear that she’s decided to wear. So, the choice is yours.

Not forgetting that a leather jacket is always my go to – in heavy rotation these days is this burgundy lambskin Sandro jacket I bought from Vestiaire Collective recently. Also a new favorite is this gorgeous leopard hair calf cross body bag, part of the Paley collection thanks to Etienne Aigner – they just opened up a new Chicago store in The Shops At Northbridge, 520 Michigan Avenue, a must stop on your next shopping trip!


profound-aesthetic-necklace-rollas-jeans-etienne-aigner-bag etienne-aigner-bag-rollas-jeans-sandro-jacket rollas-high-waist-jeans-leather-jacketJacket: Sandro (via Vestaire Colective) – Similar Style & Similar Style | Jeans: Rollas | Sandals – Stuart WeitzmanSimilar Style | Bag – thanks to Etienne Aigner | Bracelet worn as Necklace: thanks to Profound Aesthetic | Sunnies: Celine | Ring: David Yurman

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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!