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I'm back in LA full time now. I decided I need to be here for a few years for work. I haven't been blogging as much or really on social media because moving and looking for a place is an entire process. Oh and also because I'm finally almost finished with the release of my own Nadia Aboulhosn collection that'll be here early January. On another note, a few months back I shot with Good American. I love there jeans. My next post I'll put up some images, video, and a look at my favorite pieces.

nadia goodamerican jeans GOOD AMERICAN black jeans
thrifted red trench coat (similar)
long sleve ALIFE shirt (similar)

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Black Jeans Red Coat

I'm back in LA full time now. I decided I need to be here for a few years for work. I haven't been blogging as much or really on social media because moving and looking for a place is an entire process. Oh and also because I'm finally almost finished with the release of my own Nadia Aboulhosn collection that'll be here early January. On another note, a few months back I shot with Good American. I love there jeans. My next post I'll put up some images, video, and a look at my favorite pieces.

nadia goodamerican jeans GOOD AMERICAN black jeans
thrifted red trench coat (similar)
long sleve ALIFE shirt (similar)

nadia alife good american black jeans

On Instagram the other day I put up a picture of JR and I in Mexico. I think back to all the times we've traveled together over the past year and how grateful I am to be able to see the world, especially with him. This was the first day we actually explored in Iceland. I thought we were just going to drive around. False. We ended up getting out at two major waterfalls, Skógafoss waterfall being the main one we climbed up. There were sheep I'd baby talk to the walk up. The views were breathtaking. It doesn't seem real when you're there and no picture does it justice. We were hoping to see the Northern Lights, it's one of the main things I want to see before I die. With our luck of course, we flew back home and five days after they showed so we missed out. I keep telling myself I'll see them when I travel to Alaska one day.

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Neutral

On Instagram the other day I put up a picture of JR and I in Mexico. I think back to all the times we've traveled together over the past year and how grateful I am to be able to see the world, especially with him. This was the first day we actually explored in Iceland. I thought we were just going to drive around. False. We ended up getting out at two major waterfalls, Skógafoss waterfall being the main one we climbed up. There were sheep I'd baby talk to the walk up. The views were breathtaking. It doesn't seem real when you're there and no picture does it justice. We were hoping to see the Northern Lights, it's one of the main things I want to see before I die. With our luck of course, we flew back home and five days after they showed so we missed out. I keep telling myself I'll see them when I travel to Alaska one day.

turtle neck sweater nadia travel iceland olive green creepers neutral color outfits nadia aboulhosn white hair

I'm channeling my inner Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott in this Lord & Taylor silver oversized bubble vest. I got it a size larger to fit me big and of course wore it with some matching silver Steve Madden heels. I remember growing up and being so heavily influenced by Busta Rhymes and Missy. They were so different from everyone else out at the time and truly were themselves despite people's thoughts. I couldn't take my eyes off the tv when I saw Busta Rhymes and Janet Jackson's music video for What's It Gonna Be? I had no idea back then what the song really meant but I knew I needed to start wearing metallics more often. haha.

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What's It Gonna Be?

I'm channeling my inner Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott in this Lord & Taylor silver oversized bubble vest. I got it a size larger to fit me big and of course wore it with some matching silver Steve Madden heels. I remember growing up and being so heavily influenced by Busta Rhymes and Missy. They were so different from everyone else out at the time and truly were themselves despite people's thoughts. I couldn't take my eyes off the tv when I saw Busta Rhymes and Janet Jackson's music video for What's It Gonna Be? I had no idea back then what the song really meant but I knew I needed to start wearing metallics more often. haha.

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Right after fashion week in September, I took a trip to Iceland. For some reason I had this urge to go there. Junior and I like taking a week or so a few times out of the year to go some place we've never been before. I think you learn a lot about your partner and a lot about yourself when you travel. It makes you understand just how big the world is and how small you are in it. It humbles me every time. I'm so fortunate to be able to see the world, not only through working but leisure time too. More pictures of Iceland are on the way so keep an eye out! nadia aboulhosn northface hoodie iceland iceland balcony wood cabin

Iceland

Right after fashion week in September, I took a trip to Iceland. For some reason I had this urge to go there. Junior and I like taking a week or so a few times out of the year to go some place we've never been before. I think you learn a lot about your partner and a lot about yourself when you travel. It makes you understand just how big the world is and how small you are in it. It humbles me every time. I'm so fortunate to be able to see the world, not only through working but leisure time too. More pictures of Iceland are on the way so keep an eye out! nadia aboulhosn northface hoodie iceland iceland balcony wood cabin
At Beautycon, one girl took the microphone to solely ask me a question. She said she had been following me since the beginning of my career and said she's seen me evolve and have so much success. She asked me how did I keep going when so many brands said no to me along the way. What kept me going and how did I do it basically. There was such a time limit that I wasn't able to answer elaborately. My detailed answer is I saw a vision for me and my life. It was bigger than what most people thought I was capable of. I, in a way, had to convince these brands I was worth it, even though I already knew I was. When I want something, I work really really hard to get it and I'm very persistent. No one could tell me no and make me fully give up on what I want for myself and my future. Every time something got rough I would remind myself of how far I've already come, what was the point of working so hard this far to just throw it all away?

671908769EH00039_3rd_Annual Wearing: Public Desire thigh high boots
Marc Jacobs mens shirt
light wash denim jacket
Oversized hoop earrings
Distressed denim shorts

There were some brands that said I wasn't wholesome enough, or I was too street style, or I was too big, or too blunt, or whatever. But I always told myself if one brand doesn't want to work with me, there will always be someone who does. I told myself all of this is happening for a reason. One day I'll be able to look back and see why this was happening. Every single thing any of us do in life, is just another step for what's next to come. If it was a set back for me, I learned from it and used it to my advantage next time around. I would take negative situations and find the positives in them. I never wanted to play the victim. There were brands out there that wouldn't even respond to me, but when I got one response back, I put my all in to it and built relationships with them.

I kept going because there were more reasons to keep going than to give up. I wanted to be here on this Earth for a purpose bigger than myself. I want to be able to help people in any way possible. Having a job that I can help people feel good about themselves is incredibly rewarding. I wanted to change how the world perceives what is beautiful and not. I want to be financially stable because I was tired of wondering if I'll be evicted or not. I wanted to provide for my parents who had already given so much to me in my 20 something years here. I saw something in me that not a lot of people could recognize.

Beautycon NYC 2016

At Beautycon, one girl took the microphone to solely ask me a question. She said she had been following me since the beginning of my career and said she's seen me evolve and have so much success. She asked me how did I keep going when so many brands said no to me along the way. What kept me going and how did I do it basically. There was such a time limit that I wasn't able to answer elaborately. My detailed answer is I saw a vision for me and my life. It was bigger than what most people thought I was capable of. I, in a way, had to convince these brands I was worth it, even though I already knew I was. When I want something, I work really really hard to get it and I'm very persistent. No one could tell me no and make me fully give up on what I want for myself and my future. Every time something got rough I would remind myself of how far I've already come, what was the point of working so hard this far to just throw it all away?

671908769EH00039_3rd_Annual Wearing: Public Desire thigh high boots
Marc Jacobs mens shirt
light wash denim jacket
Oversized hoop earrings
Distressed denim shorts

There were some brands that said I wasn't wholesome enough, or I was too street style, or I was too big, or too blunt, or whatever. But I always told myself if one brand doesn't want to work with me, there will always be someone who does. I told myself all of this is happening for a reason. One day I'll be able to look back and see why this was happening. Every single thing any of us do in life, is just another step for what's next to come. If it was a set back for me, I learned from it and used it to my advantage next time around. I would take negative situations and find the positives in them. I never wanted to play the victim. There were brands out there that wouldn't even respond to me, but when I got one response back, I put my all in to it and built relationships with them.

I kept going because there were more reasons to keep going than to give up. I wanted to be here on this Earth for a purpose bigger than myself. I want to be able to help people in any way possible. Having a job that I can help people feel good about themselves is incredibly rewarding. I wanted to change how the world perceives what is beautiful and not. I want to be financially stable because I was tired of wondering if I'll be evicted or not. I wanted to provide for my parents who had already given so much to me in my 20 something years here. I saw something in me that not a lot of people could recognize.

I love writing for The Cut. It's another platform for me to express myself, just in a bigger way. I recently moderated a conversation with 9 other curvy models about some of the issues they face in the fashion industry. We also spoke about what "perfect" really means to them. You guys can check out all of the other model's photos and watch the videos over at The Cut! I had such an amazing time with these beautiful, driven models. I saw how many similar frustrations we all face but we all had a bigger picture goal in mind.

Check it out HERE!

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Ruby Red

I love writing for The Cut. It's another platform for me to express myself, just in a bigger way. I recently moderated a conversation with 9 other curvy models about some of the issues they face in the fashion industry. We also spoke about what "perfect" really means to them. You guys can check out all of the other model's photos and watch the videos over at The Cut! I had such an amazing time with these beautiful, driven models. I saw how many similar frustrations we all face but we all had a bigger picture goal in mind.

Check it out HERE!

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My fashion week this time was an entirely different experience for me in comparison to my past ones. I mentioned it briefly in my most recent article which you can read over at The Cut. I'm not sure how to even explain how it felt seeing pieces of my Addition Elle line walk down a NYFW runway. I felt proud, excited, slightly nervous, grateful. Before the show, my best friend Shevah was carrying my phone and she's like your mom texted you. I'm like if it's something nice, then don't tell me because I can't cry right now, I have interviews to do and people to be in front of. I couldn't help myself and ended up reading it and all it said was "Shine bright, I know you will." Boom...immediately started tearing up in the bathroom minutes before the show. I look back and reflect a lot. It helps put things in perspective for me.

You guys can shop my collection below at Addition Elle, Lord & Taylor, and Nordstrom.

Wearing: Nadia Aboulhosn for Addition Elle black mesh dress

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NYFW 2016

My fashion week this time was an entirely different experience for me in comparison to my past ones. I mentioned it briefly in my most recent article which you can read over at The Cut. I'm not sure how to even explain how it felt seeing pieces of my Addition Elle line walk down a NYFW runway. I felt proud, excited, slightly nervous, grateful. Before the show, my best friend Shevah was carrying my phone and she's like your mom texted you. I'm like if it's something nice, then don't tell me because I can't cry right now, I have interviews to do and people to be in front of. I couldn't help myself and ended up reading it and all it said was "Shine bright, I know you will." Boom...immediately started tearing up in the bathroom minutes before the show. I look back and reflect a lot. It helps put things in perspective for me.

You guys can shop my collection below at Addition Elle, Lord & Taylor, and Nordstrom.

Wearing: Nadia Aboulhosn for Addition Elle black mesh dress

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I make it a point to buy clothes that most of the time are transitional, especially when I'm traveling and have to pack light. I got the cutest khaki double slit dress from JCPenney. It gives me a 90's vibe with the slits and arm eyelet detail but still a modern feel. I remember shopping at JCP with my mom when I was a kid. They were one of the only places I remember having a junior section that had so many fashionable pieces. It's crazy to think how many years have gone by and how they're still just as on trend except obviously more modern since fashion is constantly changing. Then I remember when I first started fashion blogging, I couldn't really afford much because I was working full time and going to college full time. I would usually purchase my clothes from thrift shops and then me and my best friend Shevah decided to go inside of JCP. We literally checked the sale rack and I got some of the cutest pumps, that I still wear today. They have a ton of cute versatile dresses like this one I'm wearing. I put my favorite JCP dresses below in the slide bar. I wanted to show you guys how easy it is to take a dress from day to night or switch up the look for different personalities.

For my day look, I threw on a pair of comfy creepers that are monochrome with my JCPenney bodycon dress. I grabbed some gold oversized hoop earrings to play off the gold eyelet hardware around the sleeve hem. Now that my hair is a little shorter, I do a cute half bun and call it a day.

For my nighttime look, I wore the same khaki JCPenney dress but this time I threw on a structured moto jacket with a dark lip. Most of the time when I'm out at night, especially for dinner dates, I put on a dope pair of heels. Instead of wearing monochrome creepers, I chose a pair of black and snake print lace-up heels. I'm not that big into print so I like doing it with shoes. The good thing about both looks is you can wear them virtually anywhere. You can take off the dark lip and do a brownish nude lip to keep it neutral too. I'd literally wear both looks to meetings and work. #SoWorthIt

Wearing:
JCPenney moto jacket
JCPenney khaki bodycon dress khaki bodycon

khaki creepers bodycon khaki dress nadia aboulhosn khaki dress

sponsored by JCPENNEY

From Day to Night

I make it a point to buy clothes that most of the time are transitional, especially when I'm traveling and have to pack light. I got the cutest khaki double slit dress from JCPenney. It gives me a 90's vibe with the slits and arm eyelet detail but still a modern feel. I remember shopping at JCP with my mom when I was a kid. They were one of the only places I remember having a junior section that had so many fashionable pieces. It's crazy to think how many years have gone by and how they're still just as on trend except obviously more modern since fashion is constantly changing. Then I remember when I first started fashion blogging, I couldn't really afford much because I was working full time and going to college full time. I would usually purchase my clothes from thrift shops and then me and my best friend Shevah decided to go inside of JCP. We literally checked the sale rack and I got some of the cutest pumps, that I still wear today. They have a ton of cute versatile dresses like this one I'm wearing. I put my favorite JCP dresses below in the slide bar. I wanted to show you guys how easy it is to take a dress from day to night or switch up the look for different personalities.

For my day look, I threw on a pair of comfy creepers that are monochrome with my JCPenney bodycon dress. I grabbed some gold oversized hoop earrings to play off the gold eyelet hardware around the sleeve hem. Now that my hair is a little shorter, I do a cute half bun and call it a day.

For my nighttime look, I wore the same khaki JCPenney dress but this time I threw on a structured moto jacket with a dark lip. Most of the time when I'm out at night, especially for dinner dates, I put on a dope pair of heels. Instead of wearing monochrome creepers, I chose a pair of black and snake print lace-up heels. I'm not that big into print so I like doing it with shoes. The good thing about both looks is you can wear them virtually anywhere. You can take off the dark lip and do a brownish nude lip to keep it neutral too. I'd literally wear both looks to meetings and work. #SoWorthIt

Wearing:
JCPenney moto jacket
JCPenney khaki bodycon dress khaki bodycon

khaki creepers bodycon khaki dress nadia aboulhosn khaki dress

sponsored by JCPENNEY

Ahhhh! It's finally here! My 2nd collection I did with Addition Elle is now live. It's available in the United States and Canada but Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor will be selling it soon online and some in-store locations start mid-October. I was really inspired by the 90's for this collection. I wanted to incorporate eyelet hardware and mesh. My favorite pieces are the oversized denim jacket and the sheer bodysuit that comes in nude and black. I did a quick interview talking about what inspired me for this collection, you can read it over at The Huffington Post.You can also check out the feature Instyle Magazine did on me!

Mesh Bodysuit & Oversized Denim Jacket SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE!

Just a heads up that if anything is sold out online at Addition Elle, that you can find them at Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor so be sure to check them out too! So happy to share this again with you guys. Nothing feels better than creating and seeing people wear looks and feel amazing in them. xo

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Lace-Up Jeans & Fanny Pack tie up jeans nadia aboulhosn
Patterned Tunic nadia pattern dress nadia tunic
Mesh Panel Jumpsuit nadia aboulhosn addition elle 1 black jumpsuit
Long Sleeve Mesh Dress nadia aboulhosn
High Low Top nadia addition elle
Eyelet Crop Top
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Cold Shoulder Dress
nadia a cutout dress

Fall 2016

Ahhhh! It's finally here! My 2nd collection I did with Addition Elle is now live. It's available in the United States and Canada but Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor will be selling it soon online and some in-store locations start mid-October. I was really inspired by the 90's for this collection. I wanted to incorporate eyelet hardware and mesh. My favorite pieces are the oversized denim jacket and the sheer bodysuit that comes in nude and black. I did a quick interview talking about what inspired me for this collection, you can read it over at The Huffington Post.You can also check out the feature Instyle Magazine did on me!

Mesh Bodysuit & Oversized Denim Jacket SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE!

Just a heads up that if anything is sold out online at Addition Elle, that you can find them at Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor so be sure to check them out too! So happy to share this again with you guys. Nothing feels better than creating and seeing people wear looks and feel amazing in them. xo

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Lace-Up Jeans & Fanny Pack tie up jeans nadia aboulhosn
Patterned Tunic nadia pattern dress nadia tunic
Mesh Panel Jumpsuit nadia aboulhosn addition elle 1 black jumpsuit
Long Sleeve Mesh Dress nadia aboulhosn
High Low Top nadia addition elle
Eyelet Crop Top
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Cold Shoulder Dress
nadia a cutout dress

Paid for by Macys & Refinery 29! All thoughts are my own <3
I headed to NYC to shoot my next editorial for The Cut and for Fashion Week. I'm non-stop on the go most of the time when I'm in the city so I always resort to activewear and a good pair of sneakers. My slouchy oversized Ideology hoodie and Ideology Slimming leggings, exclusively at Macy’s are my go-to, especially on a rainy day or when I'm on the run. When I usually attend events I'm in heels but on a regular day, gym attire as everyday clothes is my thing. I snapped a few pictures right after my runway show and got a quick workout in at The Gregory hotel's gym before changing and getting ready for dinner. Macy's makes it super easy to get activewear. It's literally the first link on the Women's drop down menu. It's always way easier shopping somewhere like Macy's because it has everything in one place without having to look everywhere else for a specific item or brand. Below are links to my look and also my favorite Macy's activewear pieces!

Wearing:
Macy's Ideology stretch leggings
Macy's Ideology Hoodie
nadia aboulhosn macys

nadia aboulhosn nyc nadia activewear

Busy Days

Paid for by Macys & Refinery 29! All thoughts are my own <3
I headed to NYC to shoot my next editorial for The Cut and for Fashion Week. I'm non-stop on the go most of the time when I'm in the city so I always resort to activewear and a good pair of sneakers. My slouchy oversized Ideology hoodie and Ideology Slimming leggings, exclusively at Macy’s are my go-to, especially on a rainy day or when I'm on the run. When I usually attend events I'm in heels but on a regular day, gym attire as everyday clothes is my thing. I snapped a few pictures right after my runway show and got a quick workout in at The Gregory hotel's gym before changing and getting ready for dinner. Macy's makes it super easy to get activewear. It's literally the first link on the Women's drop down menu. It's always way easier shopping somewhere like Macy's because it has everything in one place without having to look everywhere else for a specific item or brand. Below are links to my look and also my favorite Macy's activewear pieces!

Wearing:
Macy's Ideology stretch leggings
Macy's Ideology Hoodie
nadia aboulhosn macys

nadia aboulhosn nyc nadia activewear

I literally cut this entire outfit to my liking. I was at Walmart a few months ago and I was helping JR pick out sweatpants and I'm like let me get some too. Of course when I got home I decided to crop the crew neck and then the pants in to shorts. Soooo final result. My place in Cali doesn't have a washer and dryer so this laundromat is the closest to my apartment here. The first time I walked in it, I knew what I already wanted to do. I instantly thought this color scheme here is too amazing to not take some photos. Anyways, my best friend Shevah is an amazing artist and she designed the orange eyeball hat I'm wearing. They're selling at Bad Meaning Good along with the sheer red socks.

Shevah orange eyeball hat
Bad Meaning Good red sheer socks
nadia red crewneck

red crop top sheer socks orange eyeball hat

Bity Back Brackin

I literally cut this entire outfit to my liking. I was at Walmart a few months ago and I was helping JR pick out sweatpants and I'm like let me get some too. Of course when I got home I decided to crop the crew neck and then the pants in to shorts. Soooo final result. My place in Cali doesn't have a washer and dryer so this laundromat is the closest to my apartment here. The first time I walked in it, I knew what I already wanted to do. I instantly thought this color scheme here is too amazing to not take some photos. Anyways, my best friend Shevah is an amazing artist and she designed the orange eyeball hat I'm wearing. They're selling at Bad Meaning Good along with the sheer red socks.

Shevah orange eyeball hat
Bad Meaning Good red sheer socks
nadia red crewneck

red crop top sheer socks orange eyeball hat
I've been sitting on this pictures for almost 4 months now. Who am I? I've been so busy I haven't been able to take consistent content of me. I guess being busy is a good thing, especially for someone like me. I love knit sweaters and white jeans but I somehow manage to destroy white jeans within 2 weeks of having them. Topshop white skinny jeans
MeiSmith knit sweater
Jessica Simpson brown heels

nadia aboulhosn knit sweater

nadia dooney & burke white skinny jeans

Knitted Down

I've been sitting on this pictures for almost 4 months now. Who am I? I've been so busy I haven't been able to take consistent content of me. I guess being busy is a good thing, especially for someone like me. I love knit sweaters and white jeans but I somehow manage to destroy white jeans within 2 weeks of having them. Topshop white skinny jeans
MeiSmith knit sweater
Jessica Simpson brown heels

nadia aboulhosn knit sweater

nadia dooney & burke white skinny jeans