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We’re One Year Old Today!

August 8, 2014
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Happy Friday everyone! I can’t believe I’m saying this but today is the one year anniversary of Style by Alina. Time flew by so fast and so did the 111 outfits we’ve featured. It’s been a whirlwind journey and with your support we hope the blog continues to grow. We can’t wait to share more styles, fun collaborations and of course giveaway goodies in the near future! As always thank you for your support and your comments mean so much to me! Love always <3

OUTFIT DETAILS
Romper– ASOS
Shoes – Payless (old, similar HERE)

Below are some of my favorite outfits! Which one is yours?

Happy Hour in Paradise

August 5, 2014
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One of my favorite guilty pleasures when traveling is enjoying happy hour with my husband. Although I rarely drink (I get headaches sometimes), I made an exception during our stay at the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach. Shortly after arriving at the hotel, we were invited for a wine and cheese tasting. Yum! The hotel brought out their exclusive wines for us to try and I was delighted. This is why I love this hotel so much, they really know how to treat their guests! I also had a fruity Blue Hawaiian which was absolutely delicious, not to mention pretty to look at.

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Cheers!

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After the wine tasting, we headed up to the pool deck to enjoy the beginning of a sunset. The view up here is pretty amazing. Not to let this beautiful moment go uncaptured, we decided to do a fun shoot before heading out for dinner.

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My first time having a Mai Tai. So yummy!

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It’s been a little over two weeks since we returned from our trip to Hawaii, and everyday I wish we were still there. I absolutely love Hawaii and the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach. I can’t wait to come back again!

For those of you participated in the Allison Izu Petites Vintage Shorts Giveaway, we have a winner! Congrats to Diana V!

OUTFIT DETAILS
Cami : Chan Luu c/o Koi Honolulu
Top: Chan Luu c/o Koi Honolulu
Bracelets: Chan Luu c/o Koi Honolulu
Jeans: SiWy c/o Koi Honolulu
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini
Bag: Aldo
Romper: GoGane
Hat: Dynamic Asia

Which outfit is your favorite?

GET THE LOOK

Tropical Mini Dress w/ LuLus.com

July 23, 2014
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Happy Wednesday everyone! Sorry for the brief absence. I decided to get off the computer for a little vacation time with the hubs. I can’t wait to share with you all the fun details about our trip to Hawaii in the upcoming posts.

Today the Coast to Coast Street Style ladies (JessJohnnalynn and I) are super excited to share with you our collaboration with Lulu*s featuring Lulu*s cutest tropical themed dresses. I picked this mini dress because I love the silhouette and the print is gorgeous! It’s feminine, classy and a bit playful. The perfect date dress!

I have to admit though the piece that actually stole heart is this adorable watermelon purse. I have soft spot for cute things as you know. Ever since I read Chriselle Lim’s cupcake purse blog post, I’ve been obsessed with dessert and fruit shaped handbags. The timing could not have been more perfect and I’m happy to say my obsession has been fulfilled. I just love, love this purse!

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How to wear a mini dress

Since we’re on the topic of mini dresses, I have a few tips on how to rock a mini dress!

1. Be Mindful Of The Length
How short is too short? That really depends on your comfort level. If you’re going for a sophisticated look, I’d try to keep it no shorter than 6 inches above the knee. Any shorter than that, your torso will appear shortened and unproportional to the rest of your body. And if you’re wearing a flowy mini dress like this one, I would be very cautious when wearing it on windy days. ;)

2. Pair With The Right Heels
What shoes you wear can have an impact on the overall vibe of the mini dress. A pair of pointy stiletto pumps or high heel sandals will instantly create a refined and feminine look. If you’re looking for a more casual but polished vibe, a pair of flats or short-heeled sandals is perfect for those low-key occasions.

3. Don’t Be Afraid To Accessorize
Let’s be honest. When you wear a mini dress, most of the attention will naturally be drawn to your gorgeous legs. If you want to guide some of the attention to your fabulous dress, don’t hesitate to accessorize! A floppy hat, cute bag or cincher belt are the perfect accessories to complete the look and add some pizzaz to the outfit. If you’re wearing prints, stick with solid accessories to avoid looking busy.

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lulu's floral dresses, how to wear floral dress, style by alina, fashion blog, petite blogger, vietnamese blogger, lulu's dress

OUTFIT DETAILS
Dress – c/o Lulus.com
Bag – c/o Lulus.com (shop similar)
Shoes – Enzo Angiolini

What do you love most about this outfit?