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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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 #2

EID Al-Fitr 2016 Look #2

Happy Monday Ladies!

Hoping all of you enjoyed your lovely weekend! I defiantly did…with all of these amazing Iftar gatherings (plus the millions pounds I have added). Let’s hope I fit into my Eid clothes, which by the way I have not made yet…whoops! Thank you all for the love on my first Eid Look, so happy you all loved it ❤

Eid Look #2 is my collaboration with The Hijab Vault ❤ I honestly am OBSESSED with all of their Hijabs Mashallah. I think I have always expressed my love and appreciation for these Hijabs, because they really ARE that praise worthy ❤ The hijab I am wearing here is the “One-Edged Pearl & Chain”.  A very elegant and light weight Hijab, perfect for the Summer. This Hijab comes in beautiful summer shades such as purple, blush, blues, nudes, and pinks. This Hijab line is exclusively for Ramadan and Eid, so ladies be sure to get yours before they are sold out! And trust me…they are going fast.

Again, I am sticking to all neutral tones, so this Hijab was perfect for this look.  I did a simple, side drape for the one edge of the pearls to show. I am wearing a floral cape top (sadly, the wind was not cooperating with me, but the sleeves are of cape design). I paired it with black tights, and a nice pair of black Kitten Heels which are a life saver when you’re a oldie like myself (lol).

For the accessories, I felt the florals were already so much so I just did some bangles, one ring, and ofcourse my favorite Chanel bag ❤ ❤ ❤ And lastly, for my lip color I did a pop of pink! Well, what do you ladies think? I would love to hear feed back! Make sure you follow me on Instagram as well (@fashion.with.nelo) and my FB page (FashionWithNelo) ❤

Last and final Eid look will be up in a few days! Stay tuned mi amours!

http://www.thehijabvault.com

Much love,

Nelo .A.

Outfit Details-

Top- OverSeas

Black Tights/Undershirt- Forever 21

Hijab- The Hijab Vault

Bag- Chanel

Lippie- Mac Candy Yum Yum

Bangles- Charlotte Russe

Ring- I am.

Heels- Burlington

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The Hijab Souq- Desert Lace Panel Hijab <3

Hello my pretties! 

Hoping all of you ladies are in good health and happiness Inshallah (God Willing). For those of you who follow me on Instagram (fashion.with.nelo) you have already seen my little “peek” of my collaboration with the one and only “The Hijab Souq”. Many of you were and still are very eager to know when this collaboration would go live and…here it is!

The Hijab Souq is an online Hijab and accessories boutique based in New York City founded by my dear friend Fatema ❤ . This boutique ranges from different Hijab designs, to elegant ones, to even everyday casual designs! As well as matching accessories from Hijab Pins, to Hijab Cushion Pins, clutches, keychains and much much more!

They are very fashion forward, yet very modest ❤ Their Hijabs in which I have fallen in LOVE with are all breathable materials. You know how hectic it can get in the Summer my Hijabi sisters… :-/

The Hijab I am wearing in this post is known as the “Desert Panel Lace Hijab”. How elegant does the name of that just sound to you? ❤  It is made of a light-weight breathable cotton fabric, with a bit of natural wrinkle. The side panels of the Hijab is a elegant and soft lace in which is a good lengthy amount to drape anyway you desire.

I did a very simple Hijab look, because this Hijab itself has so much elegance to it. I pinned it regularly, and took one panel and draped it around my neck and let it just fall into place. Whereas I took the other panel and tucked it in towards the back of my shoulder ❤ I balanced the remaining of the look with a White Waterfall Cotton Cardigan, black tights, and a simple black undershirt. Then lastly, accessorized it with the famous “Embroidered Black and Gold Calligraphy Clutch” also by the Hijab Souq. Do you see my point on how fashion forward they are?!

I have much much more coming from this successful company, let’s just bare one post at a time now ladies ❤ I promise you the wait is worth it just like this one was!  What do you ladies think? I for one, am in love ❤ Until next time, take care my loves!

Much Love,

Nelo .A.

For further details on “The Hijab Souq” you can visit them at : http://www.thehijabsouq.com

Outfit Details:

// White Waterfall Cardigan- BP Nordstrom //  Black Shirt- Papaya // Black tights- Forever 21 // Watch- MK // Ring- TopShop // Mid Rings- Nordstrom // Shoes- Charlotte Russe // Hijab- The Hijab Souq // Clutch- The Hijab Souq // Lip Color- Colourpop Cosmetics // Shades- Ebay //

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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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Coral & Lace

Hello Hello!

I don’t know if I should say “Happy Spring” or not because this weather is totally out of its control! We have had amazing, Spring days and then it goes right back into Winter…weird? I think so. But hey! I am not complaining at all ❤ The first day of Spring here…it was about less than 30 degrees, ahaha see my point?

But this weather won’t stop me from wearing nice Spring outfits, or atleast I have been trying to… 😦 So I had a huge issue of not finding my USB cord for my Canon (that’s what I am uploading this F.F.F late). And my laptop is a “vintage” MacBook… so it does not have that USB insert on the side like all you high-tech peeps :-/

So I had to use my sisters laptop, email ALL these pictures to myself, edit them and oh let’s not forget my crazy work schedule… now I am finally posting a week later…how exciting? Hey, better late than never right? The things I do for you all ❤

This is a very Spring inspire look, Coral and Lace will never go out of style (especially lace) I think this look is a very elegant combination. I hope you ladies find it the same as well ❤

Here is this (last weeks) F.F.F.

Fashion Finds:

Coral Flared Dress- ROSS. Original price $9.99. What can get better than that?

Lace Vest- ROSS. Original price $11.99. I love lace, I cannot express how much I do. So lets leave it at that. I get so many compliments wearing this light-weight vest, its that final “touch” to your outfit!

Lace Point Flats- Charlotte Russe. Orignal price $24.99, on sale for $5. So this AMAZING deal was buy one for 5$ and the other will be for $2.50. I bought this pair and a coral pair as well. VERY comfortable.

Pearl-Ring-Cuff- Nordstrom BP, orignal price $15 on sale for $3.

Pearl Necklace- Forever 21. Orignal price $24.80 on sale for $3. Again, another piece I get many compliments on.

Stud/Pearl Earring- A set from Charlotte Russe for $5.

Clear White and Gold Cross Body- ZARA. Original price $50.00 on sale for $19. This was love at first site ladies…pure love.

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Mint Green & Polka-Dots

Happy Friday 
I know, I know… this post is a bit late. But there are still 15 minutes left until Friday is over! I am going to keep this short and sweet ❤ I have been receiving emails/messages about “business attire with the Hijab” aka scarf for work and interviews.
Many of you have been asking for styling tips such as Hijab (scarf) tips and  jewelry on how to balance the entire “business” look. I will be doing another post for a “business” attire look with the Hijab. In which I will list the “do’s” and “don’ts” in my point of view.
Here is something I bought recently for work, and thought this is good for a chic business attire. I kept this look very simple, due to the colors and the polka-dot printed pants.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Nelo .A.
Fashion Finds:
Mint Green Blazer: Charlotte Russe. Original price $34.99 on sale for $9.99. This is a very light weight cotton fabric blazer which is amazing for the hot summer we will be having. You can wear a simple tank-top underneath and not worry about your arms showing. It also has a scrunching detail on the sleeves.
High-waisted Polka-Dot pants: JC Penny. Orignal price $44.99 on sale for $10.99. I know what you ladies are thinking, “ew…JC Penny?” I am telling you, you will be very surprised what you can come across while shopping here. These pants are very comfortable, and I have always received numerous compliments on them.
White Box heels: Nine West. Original price $59 on sale for $18. I do not own a white pair of heels, these are the ONLY ones I own. Very comfortable due to the thick box heel.

 

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Early Spring Basics

Early Spring Basics

The weather the last few days has been beyond beautiful, a bit chilly but it’s all good! As long as we are still in the process of getting into Spring and not just Summer directly, I am very thankful.

It has been a while, and I am not going to waste anytime, because I know how all of you love & appreciate my “F.F.F” So let me get right into these amazing finds ASAP!

Since its beautiful during the day at this moment, and gets chilly at night I thought maybe this would be a good outfit to wear, something basic yet a hint of early Spring. What do you ladies think?

Fashion Finds:

Paris Top: H&M. Regular price $34.99 on sale for 7$. A very light weight, simple and chic top to pair up with anything literally. It is an oversized top, which I love.

Calf-Leather-Tights: ROSS. Price $7.99. I ended up buying two different kinds, and I wish I had bought another one because they are SO comfortable. Nothing heavy or annoying and it has leather (another weakness of mine).

Sandals: Burlington. $10.99. I bought these sandals last Summer and I get compliments on them until this day. Very comfortable, I paired it with this outfit because it pops out a bit of Spring. Simple and comfortable.

You can totally mix and match and always accessorize this look! Always be creative my pretties! Enjoy your weekend ladies and this GORGEOUS weather we have been having before it randomly gets cold again (which I have no problem with). Hope you ladies liked this simple and quick post!

Much Love,
Nelo .A.

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