Wednesday, June 9, 2021

White Party Celebrating Bebe Soldavini


My outfit details:

Dress  // Shoes {yellow isn't available}  // Earrings // David Yurman bracelets here and here  // Ring  // Sunglasses

Shane's outfit details 

Hello all! 

Welcome back for a very special post with snapshots from my best friend Callie's incredible baby shower. As you can see it was a White Party theme. I love how all the photos turned out of everyone in their white looks. Of course I had to jazz up my white dress with some colorful accessories like my favorite Castaner espadrilles {similar here} and a pair of new earrings I recently bought here on Etsy. 

They set up the cutest Flower Crown Making station. It was a lot harder than you may think to create a flower crown but we all got the hang of it. Callie's was professionally made by a florist in town. 

The baby shower took place almost, exactly three years from their fabulous wedding in Ravello, Italy. Some of the party guests had not seen each other since {due to COVID} so it was incredible to all be back together. This group of people sure know how to party. Crave Culinaire catered the event and they did not disappoint. The brunch food items were delicious and they had nitro acai bowls that were out of this world. They are the top caterer in Naples and we've used them for a few of our family's parties as well. I highly recommend their services. 

I am so excited for my two best friends to become parents and join Shane and I in the parenting game! The baby's due date is one day before my own birthdate. They aren't finding out the sex of the baby so we are all DYING to know if it is a boy or a girl. 

Thanks for coming by!

xo, Alina

Friday, June 4, 2021

What I Wore In Jamaica- Sandals South Coast


 Dress {same style different print}  // Sandals  // Sunglasses  // Bracelets here and here
 // Earrings  // Ring 

Old Lilly Pulizter Dress {similar here}  // Sandals  // Bag  // Earrings  // Bracelets here and here  // Ring

Old Lilly Pulitzer Beaded Tunic  // Sandals  // Beach Bag  // Hat  // Earrings  // Bracelets here and here  // Ring

Old J. Crew Dress // Bag  // Sandals  // Sunglasses  // Bracelets here and here  // Ring  // Earrings 

Old Lilly Pulitzer Coverup {similar here}  // Bathingsuit  // Sunglasses  // Beach Bag  // Earrings  // Bracelets here and here  // Sandals  // Ring  // Hat

J. Crew Coletta Dress {you can rent on RTR }  // Sandals  // Bag  // Earrings  // Ring  // Bracelets here and here

Cover up  // Bathingsuit here and here  // Hat  // Sunglasses 

Old Lilly Pulizter Dress {similar here}  // Earrings  // Bag  // Sandals

The pink earrings were custom made by a shop on Etsy that I have purchased many pairs of earrings from. If you are interested in these specific earrings just send her a picture and she will create a custom listing for you to purchase them. 

Dress {wearing a size small}  // Sandals  // Bag  // Earrings  // Bracelets here and here  // Ring

Hi all! 

This post was requested by a few people who don't use the Like To Know It app and I can understand that. Sometimes it is easier to shop via my blog. 

You will see many of the same clothing and accessories again and again. When I buy items I really try to make sure they will have longevity in my wardrobe. I like items I can switch up accessories and make it look like a new outfit. 

Many of the clothing pieces you see are old. I tried to find a similar item to them but if I couldn't you'll see that nothing is linked. I wear a lot of old Lilly Pulitzer and J. Crew. They seem to cycle back through their items so I'd continue to check there for similar items. 

I am going to do a review of the resort we stayed at separately. So stayed tuned for that. 

We are off to the Montage Palmetto Bluff next weekend with my husband's family and we are SO excited to be going back. I have tons of outfits planned. I will definitely do a post on those outfits as well. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

xo, Alina 


Friday, December 11, 2020

Christmas 2020

My outfit:

Dress // Boots {old Tory Burch} similar here 

Shane's outfit:

Lawson's outfit:

Hello and welcome back! 

I know 2020 has not turned out to be quite like we expected  but I hope this post and these photos can be a bit of a distraction from the chaos. 

I am truly hoping and praying that you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

xo, Alina

Photos by: Jillian Lee Photo

Friday, November 13, 2020

Disney with Melia Orlando Celebration


Happy Friday!! 

Today I am sharing our recent trip to Orlando and a bit about our stay with Melia Orlando Celebration a suite hotel in Celebration, Florida. A few months ago they reached out to me to offer us to stay with them for a few days. We had not done Disney with Lawson so I thought this would be perfect opportunity to see Disney and Magic Kingdom. 

We had an amazing experience during our stay at Melia Orlando Celebration They are taking every precaution possible for COVID-19 and ensuring all guests are as safe as possible. They ask each guest to take their temperatures upon arrival in the lobby, all guests and employees are to wear a mask while in the lobby area and all rooms have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. We felt extremely comfortable during our stay. 

We stayed in a one bedroom suite overlooking the pool, which was really nice. I have shared some photos of the room above. We loved that the bedroom and living room were separate. That allowed Shane and I to still enjoy our evenings in the living room and on the balcony after Lawson had gone to bed. 

We LOVED their pool! They had so many games and activities at the pool to entertain children and adults. There was a great little put put golf area that both Shane and Lawson loved. There is ping pong, soccer goals and a large connect four game. They also have a projector and screen that they play movies on at the pool. 

One of the best features of the hotel is their location in relation to Disney and the parks. It took us less than 15 minutes to get to Magic Kingdom and park in the parking lot. We went to Disney Springs one evening and that was very close. I believe it was only one exit away. Our last night of our stay we went about 20 mins north to eat and play at Dave & Busters. Lawson really enjoyed that and we got to watch the Gator game on their big televisions. 

They have a restaurant on property, the 360 American Bistro where we ate a few times during our stay. Friday night we got pizza and dessert from there and both items were delicious. If you go try the lava cake! The surrounding area to the hotel has TONS of restaurants. Sunday before we left we stopped at Maple Street Biscuit Company for breakfast and it was delicious. I highly recommend it! There mocha maple latte was to die for. 

We had such a nice time and great experience with Melia Orlando Celebration I would highly recommend it as an off property Disney hotel. The size of the rooms was so nice for a family and we would definitely consider staying there when we make the trip to Orlando in the future. 

Melia Orlando Celebration has offered to giveaway a two night stay to one of my followers! I will be hosting this giveaway on Instagram so check out my page for that. 

Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Alina

Friday, October 30, 2020

Girls Trip- Saugatuk, Michigan

{Downtown Saugatuk}

{Modales Winery}

{Dinner at Coast 236} 

{Fenn Valley Winery}

{Our cute cabin}

{This Floridian made that fire!}

{Corner Bar}

{Orchard in Indiana}

{Stocking up on the essentials}

{Crane's Orchard for brunch}

Dress {I had the turtleneck remove by the tailor} // Boots // Sunglasses 

Hello hello! It's been a minute since I published a blog post. Yikes. Worst blogger ever lol. 

I am back today with a glimpse into the recent trip I made with my best girlfriends to Saugatuck, Michigan. My best friend Morgan found us the cabin and all the places we went to during our stay. We like to do the MOST on trips and we really packed it in on this one. 


We arrived Friday afternoon, driving in from Chicago. I flew in from Fort. Myers to Chicago and then met up with everyone for the drive. The drive was relatively easy once we were out of the city. The hardest part for us was getting out of the Budget parking garage in the city. I can't get into it but trust me... we looked like freaks who couldn't drive. When we arrived we headed to our cabin to drop our bags and then out for lunch. Our first meal was at The Butler overlooking the waterway and it was a great welcome meal. Later that evening we headed out for dinner and we went to Coast 236. They must have seen us coming because they stuck us at a table that was secluded from everyone else. I am sure everyone else at the establishment was thankful because we are quite the rowdy bunch. After dinner we headed to The Annex for some live piano. After a few drinks there we headed to The Corner Bar. This was more of a local's type place but we enjoyed it. After that we went back to the cabin to make a fire and continue the festivities there. 


For brunch we headed to Crane's Orchard in Fennville. It was the most adorable place! Beautiful scenery outside and very cute inside with all the old timey trinkets and newspaper cut outs. We enjoyed a fabulous meal, tried their Cider which was delicious and bought one of their homemade pies. Next, we headed to Fenn Valley Winery which was also beautiful. I highly recommend you DON'T try the Party Sangria. Just trust me. We sat outside there for awhile too and it was amazing. They had a pergola over looking the orchard and we loved the scenery. After that we headed to Modales Winery which was also a favorite. They had tractor rides going on which we were a bit too cold for. We mostly drank cider there as well. It's so yummy on a crisp Fall day. When we were done there we decided to go back to downtown Saugatuck. We stopped at Wick's and Wally's for drinks and did some shopping in the local shops. The local shops had some really unique items. One of my favorite things to do on vacation is get a nice buzz going and go shopping. I am who I am. LOL. Once we had terrorize all the shops and bars downtown we decided to head back to our cabin to start a fire and get in the hot tub. 


We headed out for brunch to Pumpernickels and it was delicious. We sat outside which was cold but it was great people watching. Lots of dogs and cute kids walking by throughout our meal. We did a bit more shopping in the downtown area before heading back to Chicago. On our way back to Chicago we stopped at an orchard in Indiana where we bought apple butter, pumpkin pie, hot cider and more. It was mostly outside and they had some live music going. We hung out there for awhile and stretched out legs before getting back into the city. 

We had the most amazing time and I kept saying we have to come back every year. The town was SO cute especially during this time of the year. Their season is more in the summer so it was slower but that was nice for us especially because we were a larger group. 

Here is a link to the cabin we stayed in. 

If you have any questions about the trip please let me know! I also have some highlights save on my IG @alinamsmith 

Thanks for stopping by,

xo, Alina