We all know that catching some z's is the secret to looking fabulous, particularly to keep away those pesky crows feet and even that stubborn extra five pounds that may or may not have been a result of a very festive holiday season. So if the answer is that simple - sleep more and look better - then why is it so incredibly hard to actually do it? As a society, we have all become busier than ever due to both an increase in...

If you follow me on Instagram (@zahra_sandberg), you know that I recently entered an Instagram contest and was chosen to walk in the Anthropologie fashion show held at Woodfield Mall. Even though it may seem like modeling would come naturally to me, seeing as how I take blog pictures constantly, I find modeling extremely difficult and anxiety-inducing. You might notice that I am looking down in the picture - I did that...

Here's is a clip of a Fall Coat Fashions segment I did this past weekend with NBC Chicago. I had so much fun styling these looks because fall is definitely my favorite fashion season. The models were so easy and fun to work with - I even got a really great shape tip from our conversations! If you go to bed wearing your workout gear, you are more likely to get up and work out. I think of how hard it is to get out of my...

A classic fall staple, the trench coat, is something I believe every girl needs in her wardrobe. I wear mine pretty much year round, adding and subtracting layers to accommodate for the weather. Below I am pictured in my favorite trench, paired with black suede pumps and boyfriend jeans for a comfortable and chic weekend look. My trench by Burberry was definitely an investment piece for me, but it has earned its value...

I've always had an affinity for the jumpsuit. The one piece outfit makes getting dressed a no-brainer, sort of like throwing on a dress. This season jumpsuits are hotter than ever with styles available in every color, including some fully embellished with sequins. The key is to find a fit that flatters your body. My preference is always one that is slightly loose with a nipped in waist. Wear it casual with a denim jacket...

The holidays are just around the corner, and pretty soon there will be soirees to attend and formal attire to don. Whether it's an office party, cocktail party with friends, or a fun family affair, why not try amping up your style with something a little bold? Try swapping your usual LBD for a bright or metallic hue. And if you are going for navy or black, try a dress with a little sheer panelling detail. Below are a few...

  Maybe it's because I'm a mom, or because I work from home, but I find myself reaching for flat shoes more often than not these days. I'm starting to rethink the pieces I want to invest in, rather than the sexy stiletto I wear a few times a year - I'm now planning to buy high quality flat shoes that I can really get my money's worth out of. I like to look at price-per-wear vs. actual sticker price, which is essentially...

Banana Republic Draped Wool Coat | Intermix Tailored Red Coat | Rebecca Taylor Cocoon Coat |  Elizabeth and James Iris Boyfriend CoatClub Monaco Adee Coat | Red Valentino Leopard Print Tiered Coat  | Milly Feather Trim Coat | H&M Coat | Burberry Wool Trench |  A great coat is by far the easiest way to make a statement when the weather gets cold. This season the options are endless, ranging from cocoon shaped, fitted...

HeelsClutch | Bag | Sneakers | Sweater Add a bit of interest to your look by focusing on the details this season. Young designers and established fashion houses alike are taking an interest in creating unique pieces, like the hand-painted handbag by Burberry, or these studded sneakers by Miuccia Prada's younger more spunky line, Miu Miu. Dolce & Gabbana showed ornately embroidered and embellished gowns, along with...

  1. Sunglasses  2. Necklace 3. Cardigan 4. Polish 5. Jacket   6. Hat   Now that the Indian Summer we were enjoying is finally over in Chicago and temperatures are calling for extra layers of clothing, I've got a few items I am currently pining for and looking forward to adding to my fall wardrobe this year. 1. First on my list, a thick framed pair of rounded square sunglasses, like this pair by Prada. The shape takes...