Galentine’s Day in a Little Red Dress

To keep with my resolution to be more brave and confident in my skin, I accepted an invitation to attend a Galentine’s day event for bloggers. Despite sharing so much online, blogging can be an isolating activity. Add to that the fact that I spend most of my days talking to an 11 month old, who does make up for being a poor conversationalist by being extra cute, it can get pretty lonely. So as scary as it was, I put on a little red dress. Declared last Saturday a #mombreak day, and headed out. Read on for more about my Galentine’s Day in a little red dress.

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The Style Collective event—an online blogging community I joined a few months back— was held at the Shade Hotel, at Redondo Beach. Their waterfront restaurant Sea Level is gorgeous and overlooks the marina. Not only was the location beautiful, but I received a glass of champagne in my hand as soon as I arrived. And that makes everything better.

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Chatting with other lovely ladies and grinning because champagne.

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Why haven’t I thought of having centerpieces made out of macarons?! These Lette Macarons were divine. I had three before we even had appetizers.  Core Water provided refreshments, and their coconut flavor was one of my favorite.

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And of course there were goodie bags! One of the organizers, Jessica of loves Dermalogica and they provided each blogger with a sample of their daily superfoliant, we also received  a gift from Bloomingdale’s and the Kiehl’s counter. And if you’re wondering about those giant balloons, they were provided by Balloon Celebrations. There was also a show raffle from,  a $30 gift card to use on their site.

There is also a recap on Global Thrive by the amazing Catherine Grace O, who was the other organizer of the event. It was so fun to meet other ladies and not feel so isolated on this blogging journey.

My little red dress ( now on sale!) had pockets and 3/4 length sleeves, and both of these things are my favorite.  And if you caught my InstStories than you know I had to do a little magic to these old black heels. It involved nail polish, but don’t they look great?!

Did you have any fun Galentine’s day activities with girlfriends? I’m really liking this alternative to Valentine’s Day!



  • Reply shannon February 21, 2017 at 6:58 AM

    what a fun event!! you look so beautiful in red!! xo

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 21, 2017 at 7:23 AM

      Thanks so much Shannon!!

  • Reply Lee February 20, 2017 at 6:57 PM

    Ahh looks like you lovelies had such a good time!!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 21, 2017 at 7:58 PM

      We really did! The bubbly always helps too 🙂

  • Reply Brandi February 19, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Wow so much fun! Next year I need to get myself to one of these Galentines events!

    -Brandi Kimberly

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 19, 2017 at 6:06 PM

      You totally should! It was my first but definitely not last!

  • Reply Nicole Y February 18, 2017 at 8:43 PM

    That’s so much fun! Macaroons is my favorite!!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 19, 2017 at 7:44 AM

      It was such a nice event! Thanks Nicole ??

  • Reply Sarah Liu February 17, 2017 at 10:46 PM

    Aww this meetup looks like so much fun! Also, that red dress looks great on you! Gotta love a perfect little red dress 🙂

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 18, 2017 at 6:49 AM

      It really was a fun event, and thanks so much Sarah!

  • Reply Caitlin February 17, 2017 at 8:04 PM

    Red looks great on you!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 18, 2017 at 6:49 AM

      Thanks Caitlin!!

  • Reply Christianne February 17, 2017 at 7:48 PM

    You all look amazing in red! Happy weekend!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 18, 2017 at 6:48 AM

      Thank you so much! Happy weekend to you as well, Christianne?

  • Reply Nancy February 17, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    You are too cute!! Looks like a fun day! I also love Dermalogica! ?

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 17, 2017 at 6:11 PM

      Aww thank you Nancy! I really can’t wait to try Dermalogical now!

  • Reply sofiya makhnovetskaya February 17, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Looked like fun!!! Red is your color!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 17, 2017 at 6:10 PM

      Thank you mama ??

  • Reply Kari February 16, 2017 at 1:21 PM

    Hope you had so much fun! That dress is drop dead gorgeous on you!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 16, 2017 at 2:14 PM

      Aww thanks so much Kari!!

  • Reply Belle February 16, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    Looks like a fun event! Love your red dress; it suits you perfectly!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 16, 2017 at 2:14 PM

      Thanks so much, Belle!

  • Reply Jessica February 16, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    Hi loved meeting you Alina! And your red dress was gorgeous; looking forward to seeing you at more Style Collective events in the future 🙂
    ~Jessica |

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 16, 2017 at 2:15 PM

      It was so lovely to meet you too! Thanks again for having me, Jessica!!

  • Reply Kristie February 16, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    This is SO CUTE! I love that red dress. It’s perfect for the occasion. It looks like so much fun!


    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 16, 2017 at 2:15 PM

      Thanks so much Kristie??

  • Reply Lauren Knippel February 16, 2017 at 11:36 AM

    This looks like such a fun get together! And your shoes are amazing.

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 16, 2017 at 12:12 PM

      Thanks so much Lauren. They’re oldies but such goodies ?

  • Reply Meredith February 15, 2017 at 9:17 PM

    Oh my gosh you’re gorgeous! And I love that dress on you. This event looks like it was AMAZING!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 16, 2017 at 12:12 PM

      Aww you’re so sweet Meredith. Thanks so much! This is so comfy!

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