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My name is Saba :) thank you so much for visiting. This is the home for my creative pursuits and passions: my style + my soul. My style blog is the outlet for my collection of outfits and looks, and my soul blog is the passage to my heart and soul. My hope is that you leave here feeling inspired and supported.

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It’s a beautiful Sunday and I’m feeling extremely grateful. I know my last blog was pretty intense and heavy, but the past few months have been an incredibly dark time for me. Fortunately, recently things have dramatically shifted in a positive direction. The new medication that I’ve switched to has started working, and I finally feel the anxiety and depression lifting. The interesting thing is that while the biological changes in my body are helping me feel more like my normal self, the negative thinking patterns haven’t automatically left me. I still have days where I can spiral if I succumb to the ruminating thoughts or listen to my harsh inner critic.

It makes me wonder if people with perfectionism are more susceptible to mental illnesses like anxiety and depression. I hate my inner critic… it often tells me that I’m not good enough which is completely paralyzing. I want to be creative, to be myself, to allow my spirit to express itself in any way it wants to; but, this inner critic often swoops in to stop me dead in my tracks. I know that the inner critic is what...

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Trigger Warning: Anxiety, Depression, Suicide, Eating Issues, Mental Health

I don’t know who I am anymore. I was on the birth control pill for 12 years and ever since I got off the pill, I haven’t felt the same. I started experiencing intense mood swings, depression, and anxiety. In February, the anxiety escalated to a concerning level; I was experiencing panic attacks every week. These panic attacks interfered with my ability to function in daily life – I wasn’t sleeping well, I was hardly eating, constantly in fight-or-flight mode, and working became extremely difficult and draining because any ounce of stress easily triggered a panic attack.

I never dealt with excessive anxiety until my early twenties. In 2015, I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and mild PTSD. I was in therapy, but I struggled with anxiety symptoms for 2 years, after which I became extremely depressed from having suffered for so long, and finally resorted to trying antidepressants. They helped tremendously for the anxiety and depression. I was on them for 6 months,...

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A trend I've seen almost everyone wearing lately has been flared leather pants! We've all noticed that fashion has been heavily recycling 90's and early 2000's styles, so flared and baggy pants in general are super popular right now.

I actually remember one year, when I was in elementary school, I was a pop star for Halloween and for that costume, I wore: FLARED LEATHER PANTS! My 9 or 10 year-old-self (or whatever age I was) would be so stoked right now.

Styling flared leather pants can be a little tricky as it's different than styling skinny pants, at least in my opinion. I found this super cute "SPICY" crop top from Superdown that was perfect to wear with the pants I got from ASOS. I finished the look with my Air Force 1 sneakers and a shiny, black wristlet. If it was colder out, I would've thrown on my faux fur jacket to complete this over-the-top, fun, going-out look.

I've included all the items I'm wearing below! The one exception is the wristlet: mine is a Dooney & Bourke wristlet that my best friend gifted me a few years back, so I found a Michael...

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