Spring Forward In White Denim with DSTLD Jeans

It is finally starting to feel like Spring and for me that means bringing out the white jeans – they never actually left the rotation completely, but now they are going to be back out in full force. My newest favorite jeans are by DSTLD Jeans, the next in our Blogger Nation Spring series! I love when a company is doing something totally new and rad like cutting out the middleman (and the retail markup) and bringing high quality clothes at a reasonable price.
I wore these yesterday to hang out with my mom, who is visiting from California. Somehow I managed not to get through an entire day without getting any stains on them! I’m still patting myself on the back for that… #miraclesdohappen
These jeans are actually $75, and they feel no different to me than some that I’ve spent over $200 for. They also offer free shipping and returns which is totally necessary for jeans shopping in my opinion. If you are between sizes, I would size down because there is a bit of stretch. If you do try, you must also check out their super soft modal tees, I am wearing the scoop neck and it is perfect. I was planning on just wearing the jeans and tee in this picture but it started raining and pretty much stayed raining all day. Big thanks to momma Shah for shooting these pictures in the rain!

dsltd-white-jeansspring-blogger-nation-dsltd-gucciJeans: Thanks to Dsltd Jeans | Tee: Thanks to Dsltd Jeans | Jacket: Tobi (sold out) Similar Style| Shoes: Gucci – Similar Style | Bag: Givenchy – Similar Style | Hat: Saks

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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!