Utility Vest + Suede Lace Up Sandals

The other day while grocery shopping I saw a woman who I thought just oozed style and grace. She was wearing a simple outfit, khaki chinos, a tank top, sandals, and a scarf draped over one shoulder leaving one shoulder bare. She had just a few simple bangles and some pretty earrings and a leather tote bag. The thing is, she must have been over 60, but I saw her and was immediately like – I need to wear that outfit! She just had an air about her that made it look amazing. The longer I’m in this fashion world, the more cemented the idea becomes to me, true style has no age, size, price, or limitations in general. You can be wearing thrift or designer, but wearing it with confidence is the only way to, (in my Tim Gunn voice) make it work.

Today’s look is my fail-safe weekend uniform. My Levi’s 501 CT jeans, which I have in several washes, are probably my most worn jeans in my closet. I also have not stopped wearing this utility vest since I got it – it really goes with everything – and bonus: it’s under $40!

Side note: As we were shooting this, Adam picked me a dandelion – something he’s been doing all summer long – and I just love the sweet gesture. I decided to keep the picture in the post 🙂

Also – don’t forget to take advantage of all of the awesome 4th of July sales going on this weekend! I’ve rounded up my favorites below – happy shopping!

Ssense – up to 70% off designer brands through July 5th

Barney’s – up to 75% off final sale

Sak’s   – up to 75% off final sale

Sole Society – 50% off select styles

J.Crew – 40 percent off summer styles and extra 40-60 percent off sale items; through July 5

Banana Republic – 40 percent off select summer styles and 50 percent off sale items; through July 4th

utility-vest-levis-jeans-sole-society-lace-up-sandalssole-society-shoes-levis-jeans utility-vest-levis-jeans-suede-lace-up-sandals utility-vest-levisadam-flowervest: thanks to Modcloth | Jeans: Levi’s | Sandals: thanks to Sole Society | Watch: Michele | Sunglasses: Prada – via Ditto.com’s endless eyewear program – get your first month free with code LOVEZAHRA! | Necklace: Thanks to Kendra Scott

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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!