Look good and do good with Uncommon Goods

I snapchatted this laptop case from Uncommon Goods when I first got it, and it was probably one of the most screenshot images I’ve ever shared. I was in the market for a laptop case – I used to use my backpack all the time – but I wanted something a little more cool and sophisticated, so I got this beauty. This bag comes with a removable shoulder strap, and I was surprised just how roomy this turned out to be, especially because it looks pretty compact. It was actually made by a company that helps women who are survivors of sex trafficking, by giving them an alternative income source. The bag itself is beautiful but the story behind the makers makes it so much more.

Once in a great while I come across a company that I just can not wait to share with you, and today’s post in collaboration with Uncommon Goods, is definitely one of those days. The company not only has a really wonderful selection of unique products, but their mission is to change the way companies do business, by making sustainability a key part of decision making. The products are also cruelty free – they don’t sell products with animal skins or fur. They also feature products by artists and small businesses, many who have a charity component to their business as well.

I highly recommend checking out Uncommon Goods, they have some really rare and unique pieces that could be great to buy and give as gifts, or to keep for yourself!
laptop-case-nomi-networklaptop-case-uncommon-goods madison-berkeley-bodysuit-laptop-caseuncommon-goods-laptop-case uncommon-goods-nomi-network-laptop-caseuncommon-goods-laptop-case-nomiLaptop case: Thanks to Uncommon Goods | Jeans: Zara | Bodysuit: Thanks to Madison & Berkely (sold out but here is a similar style) | Shoes: Converse | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Watch: Thanks to Shore Projects | Bracelets: Thanks to Monica Vinader, Rocksbox (get your free trial of Rocksbox using my code Lovezahraxoxo)

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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!