Sailor Pants and Stripes

As I am continuously trying to expand my wardrobe to include more pants that aren’t skinny jeans, yet still equally cute, I found these adorable sailor style cropped trousers recently at Nordstrom (and now they are 40% off!). These are great for work paired with a blouse tucked in, and for weekend with a tee or a cami. I chose to wear with a classic striped tee in a 90’s crew neck fit, to make it look a smidgen more modern. (Side note: I’ve always said ‘smidge’ instead of ‘smidgen’ – thank you spellcheck, I stand corrected.)

Lots of things to be happy about today, it is Fri-yay, Earth Day, and it is another beautiful sunny day here in Chicago. Lately I’ve been on a real gratefulness kick, and today is no exception. I’m waking up happy and constantly commenting on how nice something or the other is. I even caught myself before texting a semi-snarky (okay it was snarky) comment to a friend that was about another person. I finally realized it may be a result of starting to journal a few months back, and by journal I mean all I do is write down a sentence or two about something that happened that stuck out to me during the day. The funny thing that happened is after I write down stuff, good or bad, the good stuff sticks with me, and the bad stuff seems a little trivial, as it tends to do in retrospect.  Such a simple thing to do with great results, you may want to give it a try if you aren’t already!

Have a fabulous weekend xx




Pants: Thanks to Nordstrom (on sale 40% off!)| Top: Asos (exact is sold out) but here is a Similar Style | Shoes: Vince (sold out) Current Style (also available in black) | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Watch: Thanks to Shore Projects | Bracelet: Thanks to Folli Follie

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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!