Issa Birthday Brunch with Elevate Fashion & Lifestyle Boutique

This is 29 AKA TwentyFine #thelastblush

This is 29 AKA TwentyFine #thelastblush

This past Sunday, March 24th, I celebrated my 29th birthday with my closest friends and family at Elevate Fashion & Lifestyle Boutique. The owner of Elevate, Hermon Alem, graciously agreed to a multi-part collaboration with myself and business partner, Charlie B, and my birthday brunch was the final part of the collab. It was an amazing day to say the least.

Elevate Fashion & Lifestyle is a boutique in Aurora, Colorado. Hermon, the owner, has a keen eye for selecting pieces that are not only fashion forward, but well fitting, unique and budget friendly! I found my entire birthday outfit at the boutique with the exception of shoes and mini skirt that I wore under my dress. I can’t think of a time that I’ve felt more comfortable and beautiful! I was thrilled when my friends came and joined me to celebrate my life and the icing on the cake was them being able to shop and find amazing pieces for themselves.

The decor was all courtesy of Charlie and it was a perfect compliment to the chic environment Hermon has created in her store. We served mimosas, pastries and chicken for a midday brunch celebration that made my little heart smile.


The theme was “The Last Blush” because honey, ain’t no blushing in your 30s (hahaha, jk). But honestly, I chose that phrase because it just felt fitting for where I am in my life. I am taking this last year of my 20s to quit playing it small, quit being nice when and quit blushing opportunities away because of excessive humility (yes I believe that is a thing!)

It’s rare to find people who can meet you where you are at and grow with you. I’m so grateful to have found a few myself, especially Charlie. Over the past year that our friendship has blossomed and despite a few hiccups, she has consistently been my right hand through personal issues and business ventures. My birthday brunch was an epic example of not only our friendship, but more noteworthy, her skill at making things beautiful!

Sip, Shop and Brunch

We kicked off the brunch with a “Sip & Shop” where everyone had an opportunity to grab their mimosas and peruse the store. Solange was playing in the background and the energy was perfect. Everyone came in dressed to impress, enjoyed the vibes and had a great time! See the gallery below for photos of the day and be sure to stay connected with Elevate to upgrade your wardrobe and hit up Charlie for your photography and event design needs.