HELLO 2018!

HELLO 2018

OKAY.LET.ME.SINK.IT.ALL.IN. MY LAST BLOG POST WAS IN JUNE?! And I KNOW, I was not consistent before that because of ALL wedding stress/mess I was going through because let me tell you ladies, planning a wedding is NOT.EASY. Anywho, with all that being said… HHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOO 222222222000000001111888888888!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS. NEW YEAR NEW ME HUH? I really, REALLY hope so because I need to get BACK on my game, and hit it HARD Inshallah (God Willing). Because there is SO much to be done and accomplished.

SO! How are all of you beautiful ladies doing?! Goodness, I REALLY missed writing. I really did. I am not going to be a grandma, and go back in time and mention all the reasons why I haven’t been up to date on my blog, but I am going to apologize. I know, I have been receiving emails, Instagram DMs, and FB messages and I HAVE replied to them (so you cannot hold me accountable for that!). So ladies, I do apologize for not being active here and my goal is to again get BACK on it ❤

Well, how is the New Year treating everyone so far? I hope Inshallah (God Willing) it is going GREAT for everyone, and I pray all of you achieve what your hearts desire within this year <3. How about me you ask? Well…not bad. Alhamdulilah (Thank God). Those who are actively active on my Instagram page see what I have been up to (and if you’re not get hip!). I am just trying to get some work related things together, balancing my  life out AND planning some good things for you all Inshallah (God Willing). So yup! I have been juggling looooooots of things, but I ain’t complaining.

As many of you know, I was not here for NYE. It’s been on my bucket list to go to Dubai for NYE, and thats where I was<3. I have been to the U.A.E. many times, but NYE was always that oooone thing I really wanted to experience. I was beyond anxious and impatient to see the fireworks live in front of the Burj-Khalifa and my face lighting up like a little kid with excitement ooohing and aaaahing. Unfortunetly, this year there were no fire works 😦 but instead (since its Dubai, and you’ll NEVER be disappointed) they had a light show, “Light Up 2018”. Which was VERY different, and VERY fun. There was live entertainment, fresh foods, drinks, teas, a open ground filled with people gathered around the Burj-Khalifa enjoying their night away.

Time flew by very quickly, we walked (my husband and I) in to the entrance of the Dubai Fountain at 7pm, found the perfect place and view to sit, and literally danced the night away! I wish I could speak into this post, because I had the time of my life Alhamdulilah (Thank God). So I am reallyyyy emphasizing in this post so you ladies can get a feel of how amazing this experience was to me. The Light UP show was SO loud, that the beat of each laser was hitting into my veins (like how fireworks give you that very strong thump feeling inside your body). Thats honestly the BEST way I can describe it to you all. At the same time, I was thinking about how all the years I would come with my family that I kept telling myself one day I will come with my spouse and experience our “first” NYE in Dubai, and Subhanallah (Glory be to God) it happened. So I was having lots of emotional moments here and there at the time, and kept thanking my husband for bringing me where I always wanted to come for NYE (I love you).

I would love to know how everyones New Years went? Anything special? Anything different? Please feel free to share with me ❤ Before I end this post, what I will be doing is posting the places to be visited while in Dubai, because my Instagram DM was filled with you all asking me about all the hot spots, etc. So yes, I will be sharing that with you all, not to worry! Sharing is caring, cannot get greedy now right? ❤

I love you all SO much, and thank you SO much for always supporting me in all of this ❤

Much love,

Nelo .A.

Fall Vibes

Fall Vibes

To all of my dearest followers, I apologize for such a late post and to my new followers, welcome!  How is everyone doing? I am most definite, everyone is GREAT and enjoying this gorgeous Fall weather (well, sorta). Honestly, this weather has been SO bipolar, “sweater weather” was probably like 3/4 days, other than that the weather has been between 75-80 degrees! But hey, I’m so over it, I still rock my boots and sweaters even if I am being stared at…

Speaking of this weather, I went exploring today in an old historic area we have near by! “Historic Occoquan”. I have never been, but I am so happy I did. My girls and I had a fun little Fall adventure, took advantage of the weather, stuffed our faces with food near the waterfront, and ofcourse…had them take pictures of me (Thanks Sidra/Hareem <3)

Okay ladies, this place was SO cute. I’m all about “old times” and “old is gold” moments, (thats why I always get called a grandma…). Up until now, they have a “Fall Festival” for the community, pumpkins, a real haunted mansion (no one wanted to go with me) cute little painting stop, a witch boutique, a fashion vintage boutique, a old time ice cream shop, a secret hidden garden cafe (which I have yet to try!) and so much more!

It is also a residential area, so the town homes are SO.FREAKING.ADORABLE.  The weather was again, beautiful and yes beautiful enough to wear a skirt and a hat ❤ And yes, my skirt is from my line L’Noor (visit my link for details). I have been wearing dark Fall lip colors, but for this adventure, I decided to tone it down a bit (still wearing a purple shade though…). You can see all of the Fall beauty in these photos, and the beauty of the place as well. Trees are still changing colors, which makes me even more happy because that means Fall isn’t ending anytime soon!

Take a look for yourself…

Outfit Details

// Skirt- L’Noor Matte Tulle Purple Skirt // Lace Vest- Forever 21 // Flats- Charlotte Russe // Hat-ROSS // Purse- Macys // Lipstick- Heroine MAC //

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Radiant Pearls

My oh, my! How are my beautiful ladies doing? I hope all of you are well and in good health Inshallah (God Willing). I also hope everyone had an amazing Eid-Al-Adha, and whoever went for Hajj (Holy Pilgrimage) returned safely home to their loved ones Inshallah (God Willing). And lastly…HAPPY FALL.

I know I have been a busy bee for a while, but that’s not an excuse! I am actually so thrilled to share this post with you because it has been QUITE an adventure with this blog post (ladies, you have no idea). BUT! Being the crazy perfectionist that I am, and the insane wind I was dealing with (and rain)..I DID IT.

I believe we have officially entered “Fall” today. That fall crisp air, smell of fresh wood, and that chilly breeze was all there (minus the rain). All I am waiting for is for the trees to finally change colors, because that beauty always strikes me Subhanallah (Glory be to God). With that said, I am honored (again) to say that here is another Collaboration with the most talented HIjab companies ever, The Hijab Souq (Keep it up Fatima).

Here ladies, the Hijab that I am wearing is from the “Radiant Pearls” Collection, in the color “Dark Red”. This piece, has pearls not only on one edge, but all around with a tiny chain detail. The Hijab is VERY wide (which is so helpful to keep a good coverage) and you can literally do any style without being concerned if your back/neck/hair is showing.

I did a simple draped Hijab, but had the pearls hang down my right shoulder so you ladies can see how beautifully it is made. And before you ladies ask me…”what about dark lips?!” I actually decided on a nice neutral tone, to balance it with the Hijab. Otherwise, Fall and Dark lips? Yes please.

I kept my outfit “All Black” ofcourse, because again I did not want to take any attention away from the Hijab. The Hijab is of linen & cotton blend, so totally breathable and comfortable for any season and occasion. This piece also comes in a variety of colors such as nude, yellow, blue, gray, beige, and black! To place your order visit http://www.thehijabsouq.com

Aaaaaand there you have it ladies of another wonderful collaboration, feel free to comment below I would love to hear your feed back as always! Much more to come soon Inshallah (God Willing).

Outfit Details

// Sheer Top-By me // Undershirt/Tights- Forever 21 // Purse- Forever 21 // Heels- Forever 21 // Watch- MK // Lip color- ColourPop // Ring- Burlington

Much Love,

Nelo .A.

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Neutrals & Pearls

Happy Friday Ladies! 

My, oh my! I know my last blog post was my “Eid Looks”, and I did not post after that in which I apologize dearly! But if you follow me on Instagram (@fashion.with.nelo) I have been active there…(I know, that’s not an excuse). But I am here now, and back with another…COLLABORATION!

 From the title, you ladies guessed it...”Neutrals & Pearls”. Okay, honestly this look was SO difficult for me to handle, because I cannot pull of neutrals *tear*. No matter HOW much I have tried, I just cannot! Some tips ladies?! Nothing wrong in learning some neutral tone tips ahhhhh. Even though during this photo-shoot I did get compliments BUT still (oh the things I do for you ladies ❤ ).

Re-introducing the one and only…The Hijab Souq ❤ Do I really have to tell you ladies (again) on how GREAT their Hijabs are?! Mashallah. The Hijab I am wearing here is the “Beige Pearl Hijab”. This is probably the most Summer friendly Hijab I own, literally. A very breathable-light-weight-cotton fabric, with hand-beaded single pearls attached all along the width of the Hijab.

I always like to keep my Hijab styles very simple, but elegant and thats exactly what I did here. I thought to myself “how can I really show these pearls, but in a different way?” Voila! Looks like a side braid doesn’t it?! I cannot tell you ladies how much I adore it (I love how I’m complimenting myself). But the secret is…it’s not a braid! And guess what…if you ladies REALLY like this Hijab look, I can do my first “official” Hijab tutorial woohoo! Just comment below.

As for my outfit, I did not want to take any attention away from the Hijab so I did a simple white button down top from H&M, gaucho pants from H&M, nude heels from Charlotte Russe, Chanel handbag from Chanel and some of my basic accessories.

And that’s a wrap my loves ❤ Feel free to comment below. To get your own Pearl Hijab and many other Hijabs visit, http://www.thehijabsouq.com

Much, Much Love ❤

Nelo .A.

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Eid Al-Fitr Looks 2016

Eid Al-Fitr Looks 2016

Just like last year, (cannot believe it has been a year of blogging already!) I posted my looks on what I wore for Eid, and here I am again! I did begin my design in the beginning of Ramadan, thinking “Oh, I will finish it up the night of…” Ha. This year, with being a personal stylist/designer specialist at work I did not finish my Eid outfit *tear*. Thankfully I had back-up outfits from overseas, otherwise it would have been a biiiiiig blah.

I really hope everyone enjoyed Ramadan and Eid with their loved ones, even though it was a difficult one this year with all the mess around the globe, I pray you all safety and love ❤ Here are day 1 and 2 of my Eid looks! The third day I fell sick! I hope you all like them, feel free to leave feed back!

Outfit Details

// Both shalwar kameez from Pakistan // Shalwar Kameez 1- Trousers, Gown, Kameez // Hijab- Pearl Hijab from The Hijab Souq// Gold bangles // Bag-LV // Heels-Burlington // Pearl necklace- Forever21 // Lippie- Colourpop cosmetics // Shalwar Kameez 2- Flares, Kameez, Duppatta // Clutch- Pakistan // Heels-UK // Lippie-Colourpop cosmetics // Eid sweets table- all prepped by me (homemade rice crispy treats, kheer, jalebis, kajhoor and brownies)

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Eid Look #3

Eid Al-Fitr Look #3

Hello Ladies ❤

Thank you all so much for your patience in waiting for this post. Alhamdulilah (Thank God) I am feeling much better than before, appreciate the well wishes from all ❤ I also wanted to say, thank you ALL from across the GLOBE for the love and support with my “Eid Look Book”. It honestly gives me so much happiness ❤ ❤ ❤

I promise you it was worth the wait (I personally like this look out of the other 2). Eid Look #3 is my collaboration with the talented “The Hijab Souq”. This Hijab boutique, has a variety of Hijabs and by variety I mean VARIETY Mashallah. From fancy, to casual, to the color you love they have it all! The Hijab I am wearing here is from one of their most popular lines known as the “Royal Lace Hijab” in the color Black. And all of you alreadyyyy know my love with “black and gold”, this Hijab was love at first sight ❤

A very light-weight material, a little close to crinkle but not so much. Perfect for Spring, Summer and even Fall! The gold lace on the end of the Hijab is a good “over exaggerated” amount, I mean who doesn’t love lace?! This Hijab went P.E.R.F.E.C.T.L.Y. (and every other one)  with my “neutral” Eid Look Book this year (I am still surprised I did neutral tones…). The style I did with this hijab is a “hood” look. So you can see the beautiful lace.

The top I am wearing is a beautiful olive but not olive green shade (ladies, when I said I am doing colors I never do, its the truth). I have been eyeballing this top for a WHILE, so when I saw it on sale I grabbed it right away (why not?!) Plus this kind of work and style is from my culture, so thats another reason 😉

It also has a beautiful embroidered back, with florals. Very light-weight and very comfortable. Ofcourse, I paired it with a black under shirt and black tights, and did a nice nude heel to balance the colors out. For accessories (MY FAVORITE) I used the Embroidered Clutch from The Hijab Souq, another elegant piece (mentioned in my other collab with them), gold bangles, my MK watch and both rings are from my trip to the UAE. Lastly, I did a “pop” of red lips to complete the look!

Aaaaand there you have it ladies, the last and final Eid Look of this Look Book! Be sure to take advantage in these last (2-3) nights of Ramadan. May Allah accept all of our fasts and acts of worship Inshallah Ameen! I would love to hear feed back, whether its through email, DM, or comments you all know I always reply! Again, thank you all for the love and support ❤

Take care ladies, and Inshallah next post with be for Eid! And more collaborations to come from The Hijab Souq ❤

Smooches

Nelo .A.

http://www.thehijabsouq.com

Outfit Details ❤

Top- Zara

Black tights/undershirt- Forever 21

Hijab- The Hijab Souq

Clutch- The Hijab Souq

Watch- MK

Bangles– H&M (small) Gold (big)

Heels- Charlotte Russe

Lippie– Colourpop Cosmetics

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The Hijab Vault- Embroidered Hijab

Jummah Mubarak Ladies

Let me begin this post with… ALHAMDULILAH (Thank God). We have had none stop rain, for the past 2 1/2 weeks now and the sun FINALLY came out today! I have nothing against rain, there are many countries that do not get a drop of rain. Rain is a blessing, it is the mercy of God upon us. Just seeing this beautiful sun after weeks, makes you really wonder about how powerful weather can be in general, and how amazing it is how He controls it ❤ Subhanallah (Glory be to God).

With that said! Do you ladies remember how I kept mentioning in my last few posts I have great collaborations coming up? Well, here is ONE of them 😉 I have collaborated with this Hijab company before, and thankful to be part of it once again… The Hijab Vault ❤

This Hijab here ladies, is known as the “Maroon Embroidered Hijab” this new Summer Collection comes in 3 rich colors- Maroon, Emerald Green & Navy. First off, I am OBSESSED with how elegant this Hijab is (totally my style), and second the material ❤ ❤ ❤ I for one, cannot deal with heavy weight Hijabs during the warm weather. It is a very light-weight cotton/linen breathable fabric, in which you do not have to worry about being “too hot” with the Summer approaching. And lastly the embroidery, the detail in so precious you literally just want to stare at it. This color combination is fit to style almost ANY and EVERY look (daytime or nighttime).

With this Hijab collection, this is your final “touch” to have a balanced outfit. Its not too much and not too less. Which is exactly how I styled my look with this Hijab. I was heading out to a Cafe this night, so I wore a simple Beige Maxi Dress, and had my Maroon Hijab draped around me and just accessorized the rest of the look! It made this very simple Maxi dress, a great outfit of the “night” and  can also be a outfit of the “day”. It all really depends how you put it together!

I had received tremendous amount of compliments on this Hijab and my outfit that night by BOTH Muslims and Non Muslims (heart melts from happiness). All my girls were snap-chatting me asking where this Hijab was from… and of course I flipped my Hijab and said “The Hijab Vault…” ❤

Outfit Details

Maxi Body Con Dress- Forever 21 // Hijab- The Hijab Vault // Purse- Louis Vuitton // Ring- Top Shop // Watch- MK // Ankle boots- Charlotte Russe // Belt- Forever 21 //

Order Details Visit:

http://www.thehijabvault.com

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Shades of Blush

Hello Ladies
I hope all of you had a wonderful week and now ready to enjoy the weekend! I literally only have 10 mins until 12am here, my laptop was NOT cooperating with me so I kept editing and losing my posts 😦 Please excuse this short little F.F.F, I am literally racing with time haha.
This F.F.F. is a little different, because it is L’NOOR design (yay!) I love this fabric pieces, only because it is black AND it has different shades of blush mixed into it. How beautiful?
If you ladies are interested in this design feel free to either email me or comment below! I also have a VERY exciting post I have been working on which will be posted in a day or two, I just need to finish editing some photos and it’ll be up ❤
Much love
Nelo .A.

Fashion Finds: 

Long Floral Knit Cardigan- L’Noor. This was a customized design I had made for a customer, and decided to make one for myself! I mean you can never get enough of long cardigans and that being floral.

White Cami- Forever 21. Original price $1.90. I think thats that.

Collar Choker Necklace- TopShop. Original price $48. On sale for $2. I mean do I really need to express how AMAZING this find was?!

High waisted Boyfriend Jeans- Papaya. Original price $24.99 on sale for $10. I have shared this before on my F.F.F. it looked nice with this look so I paired it up.

Tea Pink Wood Heel Lace up Ankle Boots- Charlotte Russe. Original price $38.99, on sale for $9.99. These shoes are SO comfortable, and so adorable.

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Floral Kimono

Thank God It’s Friday! 

How are all of my lovely ladies doing? I hope all of you are enjoying this gorgeous weather we have been having ❤ Todays post I just want to share something a little personal, or should I say advice. This is a reply to emails I have been receiving from many of you across the globe, so thank you for giving time to read my posts and acknowledge them really means a lot ❤

Ladies, you do not have to purchase high-end brands to look or feel good. I always get stopped and asked “what brand?” “who makes that?” and my replies are “Ross…Burlington..H&M…” and they look at me like “whaaaa?!” Its honestly all about how YOU put an outfit together, and that makes it a STYLE. Style is something personal, that shows who YOU are, and YOU’RE starting a trend not following one. I mean hey, theres nothing wrong with purchasing designer brands, we all love it. I never believed in being a “follower”, I love being my own person. Some people will not like that, but hey thats the difference between me and them. Be you. Be unique. But also, shop smart, one of my MAJOR advices to all of my followers. Whether is $2 or $2000, it all depends on how you style it ❤

Fashion Finds

Kimono- H&M. Original price $34.99 on sale for $5. There is one thing I absolutely dislike when it comes to warm wearer, layering (hijabi problems). I try to avoid any under layer with full sleeves (because everything is either see-through during the summer) its just too much for me to handle and I have found a solution…KIMONOS. If the fabric is breathable, long sleeved, then all you need is a light cam underneath. You can enjoy a nice breeze from your Kimono sleeves. I have done 2 posts with Kimonos as well, but those are VERY light weight and adding a under layer is totally bare able.

Black tights with gold high-zips- ROSS. Original price $3.99. And guess what? I bought 2 pairs because why the HECK not?! These tights are SO comfortable, and they are high waisted. The zippers on the sides of your legs can be opened up all the way (which is a no no) or you can zip them open like how I have demonstrated. Plus, anything black and gold its my weakness (pretty obvious huh?)

Gold Spiked Beaded Choker Necklace- Forever 21. Orignal price $9.99.

Black & Gold Clutch- Forever 21. Original price $24.99 on sale for $4.99. This clutch is SO spacious (especially for someone like myself, because I have to carry everything with me). It can be used both as a hand clutch or over the shoulder bag.

Black shiny pointed flats- Charlotte Russe. Orignal price $34.99 on sale for $5.99. When I say CR shoes are comfortable they are VERY comfortable. Almost all of my F.F.F. posts have a CR shoe. So if you do not own a pair…I say you get one now!

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Say What?!

TGIF!

Happy Friday mi amores! How are all of my ladies doing today? Hoping all of you are in good health Inshallah (God Willing). From the looks of it…I think we might be finally getting into Spring weather ❤ I have SOOOO much to share with you all in the next few posts…so stay tuned 🙂

This new F.F.F. post is going to be styled a bit different, I personally like it and hope you ladies will too! I added a bit of an Eastern touch, which is also my design inspiration. This is a very street chic look, which is always my fav combination! Lets not waste anymore time, here you are ladies!

Fashion Finds

White Collar Button Down Shirt- H&M. Original price $34.99 on sale for $7. Okay, I know I have emphasized this a lot that I do NOT wear white…but with this look I couldn’t pair it with anything better. There. I said it.

High waisted Boyfriend Jeans- Papaya. Original price $24.99 on sale for $10. I have been searching for the perfect fit, for a while now. And I finally found them! Absolutely comfortable! Out of allllll the places.

Say What Flats- Call it Spring. Original price $34.99 on sale for $17. The only reason I bought these shoes was obviously because of the “Say What”. Other than that, they are not comfortable to wear (being totally honest ladies).

Hand-beaded bangles- Gifted from Pakistan. I absolutely LOVE these handmade bangles, this is something I stylized the outfit with to pop some color.

Overly exaggerated Black circle earrings- Designed and made by moi.

Well, what did you ladies think? If you ladies are interested on how I made the earrings, I can teach you how to make them! Just comment below. Enjoy your weekend, until next time.

Much Love

Nelo .A.

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