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Holiday Luncheon At Roots & Rye

December 11, 2015
santana row restuarants, roots and rye, holiday lunch, by alina dinh

santana row restuarants, roots and rye, holiday lunch, by alina dinh

sprinkles cupcakes, palo alto, alina dinh

santana row restuarants, roots and rye, holiday lunch, by alina dinh

santana row restuarants, roots and rye, holiday lunch, by alina dinh

santana row restuarants, roots and rye, holiday lunch, by alina dinh

santana row restuarants, roots and rye, holiday lunch, by alina dinh

santana row restuarants, roots and rye, holiday lunch, by alina dinh

santana row restuarants, roots and rye, holiday lunch, by alina dinh

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santana row restuarants, roots and rye, holiday lunch, by alina dinh

sprinkles cupcakes, palo alto, alina dinh

santana row restuarants, roots and rye, holiday lunch, by alina dinh

sprinkles cupcakes, palo alto, alina dinh

santana row restuarants, roots and rye, holiday lunch, by alina dinh
Hello Loves! A few days ago I had the pleasure of hosting a holiday luncheon for Roots and Rye with a group of fabulous bloggers from the Bay Area. Roots and Rye recently revamped their lunch menu so I was super excited to try it. Being a seafood lover, I picked the Dayboat Scallop dish which comes on a bed of kohlrabi puree, buttered kohlrabi, lemon curd, celery flowers, lemon cloud. It was so yummy! I also ordered the destructed Chicken Pot Pie which was just as tasty. The hit of the event though was the burrata and grilled cheese sandwiches, which most of us ordered. I had a chance to take some quick bites and I could see why they’re so popular. The burrata just melts in your mouth! If you’re in the Santana Row area in San Jose sometimes, be sure to stop by Roots and Rye and check out their lunch menu.

Special thanks to Flower Story, Amore Paper & Ink and Sprinkles Cupcakes for helping us make this event extra special and beautiful! I absolutely love the gorgeous calligraphy design, floral centerpiece and candles. Together created such a warm, gorgeous holiday vibe.

PHOTO PRESET :: SANTORINI PLUS

Happy Holidays!

December 7, 2015
black over the knee boots, petite shoes, delman shoes, style by alina, blogger

black over the knee boots, petite shoes, delman shoes, style by alina, blogger

black over the knee boots, petite shoes, delman shoes, style by alina, blogger

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cute family portraits, style blog, alina, cute baby, little me

cute family portraits, style blog, alina, cute baby, little me

cute baby, hapa baby, style by alina, petite blogger

cute family portraits, style blog, alina, cute baby, little me

cute family portraits, style blog, alina, cute baby, little me

black over the knee boots, petite shoes, delman shoes, style by alina, blogger

Happy Holidays Loves! It’s the most wonderful time of the year indeed. Since our baby boy turned 8 months old recently, we decided to do another family shoot. This was the first time he actually had a full on laughing session in front of the camera so I think we took like 2000 photos. Editing this set was serious work since I couldn’t decide which photos I wanted to keep. There were so many good ones! I guess that’s not a bad problem to have. :)

Being a mom has changed my life so much. Despite having so little time to do anything for myself (hence, I haven’t posted as often), I wouldn’t want it any other way. He brings so much fun, love and happiness to my life. Every day with him is a surprise and an adventure. We are so grateful for him.

For this holiday shoot, I’m wearing a slouchy sweater, suede skirt and pair of stunning black over the knee boots. The photos don’t do these boots justice. They’re even more beautiful and flattering in person. As a petite woman, I have an affinity for shoes with heels. I prefer sleek, slim tall heels, but they’re hard to find in over the knee boots and in small sizes. So when I found this, I was so happy to find they came in size 5. I’m a 4 but with socks, they fit me perfectly. Love these boots? Get 15% off using “alina” at checkout on DelmanShoes.com. The code is valid until January 1st, 2016 and you can use it for any purchase on Delman site. <3

% Brandy Melville Sweater | % Lulu’s Skirt | % Delman Boots | % LittleMe Baby Outfit

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

November 23, 2015
ugly christmas sweaters, ugly sweater party, red bubble, fashion blog, petite style, alina

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ugly christmas sweater, ugly sweater party, red bubble, fashion blog, petite style, alina

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ugly christmas sweater, ugly sweater party, red bubble, fashion blog, petite style, alina

ugly christmas sweater, ugly sweater party, red bubble, fashion blog, petite style, alina

If you’re looking for one-of-kind gifts this holiday that are guaranteed to bring a smile on someone’s face, I’ve got one word for you: Redbubble! It’s an online shop that allows you to create beautiful t-shirts, pillows, iPhone cases and many more products with unique designs created by artists from all over the world. Take these darling t-shirts, onesies and pillow case from today’s post for example. It may sound a little ironic, but I’ve always wanted to throw an ugly Christmas sweater party…minus the sweater. Thanks to Redbubble, I was able to create these t-shirts with cute “ugly Christmas sweater” inspired designs for my little family. They have a fresh modern feel yet still resonate that traditional ugly sweater charm. I love it! Now all I need is a Christmas hat!

Be sure to check out Redbubble Holiday section for more super cute gift ideas and designs!

% Red Bubble Tshirt (His, Hers), Onesies and Pillow