Glitter Smoking Slippers

Today is Adam’s first day of Kindergarten and I thought I had it all together until I saw him wave his last goodbye and that is precisely when I lost it. I am so excited for him to begin this new chapter of his life, but also terrified that he is officially out of the bubble of safety that we have so lovingly created for him, and worried about all the hypothetical scenarios he may face in the ‘real world’. I know this is only the beginning of my ‘letting go’ as a mom, but does it really have to be this hard???

We shot these pics over the weekend (before Adam was a Kindergartener… *sniff*), I was itching to try out my new glitter smoking slipper – which will no doubt carry me through Fall. I’m officially a flats girl especially on weekends or anytime I’m with Adam because he keeps me running around constantly. I kept my outfit cool for the crazy heat we’ve been having with some lightweight joggers and a halter sweater tank. I love how the glitter texture makes the whole look much more interesting – like wearing jewelry on your feet.

Today was supposed to be a very productive day, seeing that now I have a full day to myself – but I think I will just take a few hours to  cry and replay the videos I made this morning of Adam getting ready for his first day, then walking out with his cute backpack on, then saying goodbye with that huge smile. Sigh…wish me luck guys!
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Shoes: Thanks to Sole Society | Top: Thanks to Tommy Bahama | Bracelet:Thanks to J.Jill – Part of the Compassion Fund – 100% of net proceeds go to provide support to community-based organizations that help disadvantaged and homeless women become more self-sufficient. | Bag: Chanel – Similar Style | Sunglasses: Miu Miu – via (use code LOVEZAHRA For a free trial!) | Pants: H&M Conscious Collection – Similar Style (on clearance!) |

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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!