Birthday Surprise {08.20.15}

Hello Mi Amores!

Even though it has been 4 days, but Haaaappppyyyyy Bbbbiiiirrrrtttthhhhddddaaayyyyy to me! A huge thanks for those who emailed me and sent me messages on Instagram (@fashion.with.nelo) for the birthday wishes ❤

For those of you who know me VERY well, I absolutely love throwing any sort of party or get-together for my family and loved ones. I don’t know what it is, but I usually make a big deal out of birthdays for those who I love. Just seeing them happy on the day they were born, gives me so much happiness to see them happy and surprised I feel as if I have accomplished something very special for them.

Now moving onto myself I could careless about my birthday (sounds odd right?). The last time I ever put the effort to throw a birthday party was when I turned 18 (a VERY long time ago). Which was a wonderful party and blessed to have it. After that, now this is funny Ramadan ended up being on my birthday for the next few years (LOL). Even though I did try to have a gathering, it never worked. So I guess thats what just stopped me from caring (not complaining!).

So, I love surprises. In my life I have been surprised very little here and there, but never on my birthday which I have always wanted haha. So last year I was surprised for the very FIRST time on the day of my birthday (finally right? jk). I really, had no idea what was going on because at the same time (I wont say friend because she isn’t) it was my sisters wedding week and I was a bridesmaid.

So we were all focused on the wedding, running here and there you know the drill. It was a normal day for me, that whole week we met at her house to finish last minute things. That day she had decided to make it a “fun” day and go to a trampoline park. She also had messaged me to bring an “extra pair of clothes” because afterwards we were going to go out for a “girls night” dinner.

We had a great time at the trampoline park, and that day my sisters didn’t wish me so I was kind of upset (I am emotional like that). We all came back to her place, freshened up and left for dinner. For some odd reason my friend forced me to go with her sister (it was part of the plan which later made sense). As we made it to dinner, her sister kept stalling and making us go the longest way to the restaurant (later I found out because my friend was in front of us with massive balloons so she had to stall and I can’t believe I didn’t notice)

We walk in to a very elegant Italian restaurant, lights were very dim so could barely see anyone or anything. As the waitress is about to take us to our seats, all of a sudden I hear “SURPRIIIIIIIIIIISE”. I got SO confused, and reacted very slowly (LOL). The table was filled my dear friends, and my sisters! I looked at my sisters and said “this is why you didn’t say anything to me! I was so pissed at you guys!”. Then of course, I got emotional and shed some tears because it was the BEST birthday surprise ever. It was all planned by my sisters and friend who was getting married, even though she was so stressed she took the time to plan this together.

It was such an amazing evening, a moment that will never ever leave my heart. Now this year, AGAIN as I planned to have a gathering it did not work out…eh. So what happens? I get a birthday call from my sister (same friend) saying “be ready at 12pm tomorrow I am going to pick you up!”. Of course I said no, but again I had no choice. So she comes and “kidnaps” me and literally SPOILED the hell out of me (I freaking love you). We had an amazing lunch by the waterfront, in which we both tried fresh, organic sea food. It was D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.

The weather was beautiful so we spent half of the day walking around and chit chatting about the most weirdest things (as always). There was a “Mr.GoodHumor” who went all out with his look and gave us free ice-cream ❤ Later on in the evening she then took me to a sophisticated place for dessert, her sister and another friend we both know joined (she informed them) she knows how much I love crepes and they had the best.

Her being the sneaky girl she is, told the staff it was my birthday so they came out singing with a delicious strawberry cheesecake. So we ate, talked, laughed, throughout the night. I kept telling her how thankful I am to have her in my life and vice versa. And thanks to her I have a birthday post to share with you all! I kept wondering what I would post for my birthday, and boom! I always pray this bond stays close, forever Inshallah (God Willing). Thank you for such a memorable day mi amore.

I never share personal things, but this post had to be shared. Having a special bond with someone needs to last a lifetime, and I am sure many of us have a few or have lost a few. A relationship works both ways, not one. Always be humble, you never know how a small act of kindness can give so much happiness to someone. Now I have a second birthday surprise to remember. I was having too much fun, that I barely focused on my ootd images! I just wanted to be comfy ❤

Much, Much Love!

Nelo .A.

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Glitter & Shine

Happy, Happy, Happy Friday Ladies! 

How are all my fashionistas doing? I hope all of you are happy and in good health ❤ This weeks Fashion Finds is going to be a bit different! Many of you message me/comment on where I purchase my shoes from. I often get stopped at the malls with the same question, funny thing is I do not really pay attention to how much attention they cause… does that sound weird…?

Whenever I want to purchase new shoes of any sort, I honestly look for comfort. I MUST be comfortable in anything I wear. Oh, and of course they have to be unique, fun, weird, cute, basically BEYOND fashionable. Thaaaaat’s me!

These are not recent purchases, except for the flip flops (which you have probably seen in recent F.F.F) I decided to share these with you first is because the “glitter” flow has come back into style and wherever/whenever I have worn these I always get stopped. Here you go ladies…

Fashion Finds:

Silver Chunky Glitter Shoes: Steve Madden. Original Price $34.99 on sale for $11.99. Honestly the best way to describe these shoes are “shiny disco balls” because they literally shine like disco balls! Very soft material, and beyond comfortable to wear.

Gold Light Fabric Glitter Shoes: Burlington. Original Price $13.99. The brand of these shoes are “Chinese Laundry” and Burlington has plenty of it. All of their shoes are very nice, but these just caught my eyes. Very comfortable to wear, they have a little heel/platform. Kind of reminds me of tap-dance shoes…oh well! That’s fashion.

Soft Pink Chunky Glitter Shoes: Forever 21. Original Price $24.80 on sale for $8.99. Luckily, (almost every girls word when it comes to shopping) they were the last pair and in my size! These pair are a bit more heavier, flatter and have a point! Shoes with a point just adds that “sophisticated” look, at least for me.

White Gold Edged Flip Flops/Nude Gold Edged Flip Flops: Charlotte Russe. Original Price $12.95 on sale for $5. It was a buy one get one for $2 (happy hour) so woo hoo! The metal edge to these flip-flops give it that “look”. Very comfortable, and very boho-ish. These were bought recently, so go go go!

Rose Gold Flip Flops: Burlington. Original Price $10.99 on sale for $2.99! I kno-o-o-o-w!

Well I hope you ladies are satisfied, if so and you want more F.F.F. posts like these regarding only accessories/shoes do let me know! Enjoy the rest of the weekend ❤

Nelo .A.

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Unique Hijabs

I believe the title of this post has already got your attention, correct? Because it sure caught mine when I was informed about this company! Fashion & Hijabs, a girl can never ever get enough. Who else strongly agrees? In this post I will be sharing another Hijab company and 2 different Hijabs and styles.

For a Hijabi (A girl who wears the headscarf) having multiple, comfortable, functional, matching, elegant and unique Hijabs is a MUST. Just like how during Fall and Winter we bundle ourselves up and change our wardrobe, that is what a Hijabi does with her hijabs. I mean literally!

Unique Hijabs is a fashion forward, online boutique that offers variety of Hijabs. This company has been in business from 2004, and has been blooming ever since. The sweet owner of this company had contacted me asking me what kind of hijabs I like and colors. She also offered me to visit the website and pick any Hijab.

I found that so difficult to do…you never give a girl the choice to “pick what you like”. Because she will take it all and that was my problem. It took me FOREVER to decide on what I wanted, I wanted all of them! I had messaged the owner back, telling her “you have placed me in a very difficult situation, because it is taking me forever! So please just send me what you wish”

I then gave her my top (I think) 10? Maybe more than that…hahahaha. Ladies, the name “UNIQUE” Hijabs is no joke. They are LITERALLY UNIQUE. I cannot express how beautiful each and every design detail is on each Hijab. The collections range from Jersey to silk to elegant florals for the summer time.

I received my package, and I felt like a little kid. The company had sent me a couple of hijabs from different collections they offer. I hope you ladies enjoy these looks and Hijabs because I surely did. I personally am all about being unique, that is my design inspiration. Being typical or basic is just not me and these Hijabs are what I was missing from my life and HIGHLY recommend for those of you who are looking for “the” Hijab.

I really hope you ladies enjoy these looks, they are 2 DIFFERENT Hijabs and 2 DIFFERENT looks. I have received tremendous compliments on these Hijabs, what more can a girl ask for?

Nelo .A.

Unique Hijabs: // http://www.uniquehijabs.com //

JERSEY “PLUM” HIJAB

“70/26”, Very light weight, very wrinkle resistant, comfortable, drapes beautifully, do not have to worry about Hijab slipping off, many other colors are available. I have never owned nor worn a Jersey Hijab and I am in love! I went for a “boho” look here. I have done 3 different Hijab looks, which one is your favorite?

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OMBRE “BLACK” HIJAB

“70/53”, light-weight, drapes beautifully, very wide, comfortable, many colors are available, many hijab styles can be done with this Hijab. I draped it, showing the white around my head and side. I went for a “street” look here. What do you ladies think? (P.S. I have never done this kind of look before…)

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The Hijab Vault

Hello Ladies!

How are all of my beauties doing? I hope you all are well and enjoying the week. Thank you all for the well wishes, I am much better now thank God. I think you can tell through my post 😉

Today, I would love to share with you a very elegant Hijab (scarf) uprising boutique known as the “The Hijab Vault”. I personally love hijabs that have “that” beautiful touch to it, and that is what this company offers. They have a variety of lovely hijabs, and ALL of them are elegant. They range from floral prints, to laces, to pearls, to even silks.

The kind owner of this company, messaged me and asked what kind of Hijabs I like. She then had sent me a design (it was more of a surprise) and I must say I am in LOVE. The hijab I have received is the “Camel with Black Trim” from the “Essential Collection”. The size is about “74/34”, and it is a very light-weight cotton.

Very comfortable in the heat we are having (huge plus). There are a variety of colors to choose from (I love them all), but this color goes perfectly with my personality. For those who know me well, I love the draping technique in all my designs/looks. Almost every Hijab I wear I drape. Most cotton scarfs are not easy to drape with, but this scarf draped so well I was amazed.

So ladies, if you are looking for elegant and beautiful Hijabs with amazing comfort and stay quality, Hijab Vault is the answer. I promise you will not regret it

I was going out for a brunch, and had decided to go with a “casual” look. Honestly, the Hijab was my final touch to complete the look. The whole, entire day I received SO many compliments on my hijab and how I had stylized my ootd.

Do not forget to follow me on Instagram (@fashion.with.nelo.com). Well what do you ladies think?

Nelo .A. ❤

Outfit Details:

// Light-Weight Denim JumpSuit- H&M // Scarf- The Hijab Vault // Purse- Louis Vuitton // Watch-MK // Ring- I Am // Lipcolor- MAC MATTE Ruby Woo // 

// The Hijab Vault: http://www.thehijabvault.com //

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