Everything I Wore In Mexico!

I have always been a beach baby. As you may know, my dad is in the water sports business and since I was a baby, I have spent a lot of time on the beach. Maybe that's the reason why beach dressing is my favorite. To me, there's not much better than being able to walk out the door in just a swimsuit and sunscreen and taking a long, barefoot walk on the beach. When you do have to get dressed... jean shorts or a chic beach dress of maxi do the trick. Last week, I was in Punta De Mita, Nayarit, Mexico for my cousins wedding. As always, I had a blast dressing for the beach. See all of my looks and shop everything I packed including the best ever sunscreen below!

xx Ali

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Happy Valentines Day, I Love You (Yes, You)!

I decided that this year, I wanted you all to be my valentines (hope that's ok with you because there's no way out)! I want you all to be my valentine because you really mean SO much to me... every single one of you. Whether you've been along since day 1 or this is your first time reading Those White Walls, thank you, I love you, I am so happy you're here! I thought the best way to celebrate today was to write you all a little love letter. Who said we need a man in our life to write or receive a love letter!? Prepare yourself, because things are about to get real cheesy...

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My dearest Those White Walls family, Happy Valentine’s Day! These last (almost) 5 years with you have been the best journey and there's no one else I would rather be on this ride with. You are the first thing I think of in the morning, and the last thing I think about before I go to sleep. This job would be way less exciting if you guys sucked! ;) I am able to do what I do because of you and that, I will never take for granted. Thank you for supporting my dreams, trusting me, encouraging me and for always being kind and allowing me to make mistakes. I feel so lucky and honored to have you all here. 

Love, Ali

p.s. Before I sign off, I wanted to take a second to talk about the most important person in your life... YOU. I know some single people dread valentine’s day, but my attitude is; why not be your own valentine (or in this case, be mine)!? I want you all to remember (it's something that I keep reminding myself too) that you have to first learn to find happiness in yourself before happiness can come from someone else. I really believe that if you're not happy within you, that no one else can bring you true happiness. So, put a smile on your face today, whether you are spending valentine’s day single, like me, or any other way. Let's work together to find happiness, love and contentment in ourselves and soon enough, we will each find it in someone else.

I want you to know that I am always here for all of you. I know we may not know each other personally but you all mean so much to me. If you ever need anything, have questions or ideas, please feel comfortable reaching out! I'm just your average girl who goes to Target looking like a full fledged walking valentine.... HA!

So, my sweet people, happy valentine’s day. I hope today is a great day.

xx Ali

Photos By: Ally Manzella

Big thank you to Sandro Paris for the perfect V-Day look!

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