Fall Basics with Krochet Kids + A Giveaway!

Sometimes I really really love my job. Blogging has opened up my eyes to a lot of things about the fashion industry, some really good things – like the creative genius that it takes to put together a kick ass runway show, and some not so good – like the horrible working conditions that often make up the fast-fashion industry. Perhaps as a response to the growing collective negativity surrounding the idea of fast-fashion, I’ve noticed in the past couple of years that there are more companies that are focused on sustainable and ethical fashion, and many of the fast-fashion giants are even taking a look at their own manufacturing process, improving it, or creating alternative ‘conscious’ lines, like H&M for example.

As I slowly uncover brands that not only make great products, but also do great things, I get excited about the possibility of a future where it is easy and affordable to dress with a conscience. One such company, Krochet Kids, empowers women in Peru and Uganda, through a mentorship program. The women are able to use their skills to earn their income creating beautiful clothing and accessories for men, women, and children, and also work with mentors to enable their continued future success. To learn more about Krochet Kids check out their website here.  (P.S. Not pictured, but I just bought the cutest onsie/hat set and winter hat for future baby too…)

This look pretty is pretty much my fall uniform, a cozy sweatshirt (this one has a gorgeous crochet detail on the back), distressed denim, and booties.  I also love to throw on a cute hat for a casual style – just for the look right now because its still feels like summer outside, but definitely will be wearing for function when it eventually gets chilly around here. I have been using this cute clutch as a makeup bag lately in my much larger ‘mom bag’ I’ve been lugging around lately, and it is perfect – it has a leather back and it isn’t flimsy at all. I plan on wearing it as a clutch on my next GNO – whenever that may be!

**Giveaway Alert**

Krochet Kids is offering a $50 gift card for one Love Zahra reader to shop their site! Just go to their website, and enter your email address to sign up for their newsletter, and leave me a comment below to let me know you’ve entered. If you are worried about getting tons of emails – don’t – I have subscribed and they send a note maybe once a month. I will pick a winner in one week! Good luck!

Also, get 10% off your order for signing up to the newsletter – so if you don’t win the giveaway, you still get something!

Scroll down for links to what I’m wearing, and additional options at every price point. Thanks for visiting as always xx

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Thanks to Krochet Kids, intlHat, Sweatshirt (which I also *love* in pale pink and black), and Clutch | Jeans: AG Jeans  | Booties: Acne StudiosShop More Ankle Booties | Watch: Michele 

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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!