Seven Must-Haves for Winter + Shopbop Sale Picks

Every savvy shopper knows Black Friday is one of the best times to get great shopping deals, and I’ve definitely been waiting to do some of my major shopping until after Thanksgiving – but good news for those who are anxious to start their Holiday shopping – the Shopbop sale is getting started a early!

I love to stock up on basics that I will wear over and over again. Below I list seven of my favorite must-have basics for winter!

Also, scroll down for details on the sale, and of course, happy shopping!


My winter must-have’s:

  1. Choker Necklace: everyone needs one this season, and I’m particularly loving the ones that you can tie in a cute bow like this. Shop choker necklaces here.
  2. Stackable Rings: I have a set of stackable rings that I *live* in, literally I just wear them on different fingers sometimes and other times all on one for a different look. Shop stackable rings here.
  3. Slouchy Beanie: A thick knit beanie is great to wear slouchy for a casual look, and I absolutely love this pink color. Now that temps are dipping, it is going to be even more necessary to get your hands on a few of these.
  4. Off-Shoulder sweater: A little shoulder takes your sweater from basic to sexy, and I am definitely growing my collection of cold shoulder knits this season. Shop Off-Shoulder sweaters here. 
  5. A great day bag – Available in black or brown, this Marc Jacobs bag is perfect for every day. The sleek minimal shape with tassel detail is the perfect update for the season. Shop Marc Jacobs bags here.
  6. Suede Mules – The easy to slip on style is perfect for dressing up or down for any upcoming Holiday parties and family get togethers. Shop Mules here.
  7. Boyfriend jeans – A go-to pair of boyfriend denim is something I get the most wear out of in my closet, and I’m constantly looking for great styles to add to my collection. Levi’s has great quality at an amazing price point. Shop Levi’s jeans here.

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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!