It's safe to say that if I can find a sweater or tunic that's long enough to wear with leggings then I am set! My favorite leggings at the moment are these faux leather ones by Spanx and I wear them so much that it may be time for a new pair. I've found so many great sweaters this year but because many that I've stocked up on are cropped, I'm looking to add a few more lengthy options to my wardrobe.

This pretty tunic was very popular last year so when it came back in stock for this season, I decided to jump on it! I have on the small but honestly could've probably sized down to an XS as it's very roomy. It comes in so many great color options so if blue isn't for you, check out some of the other options (this pink might be next on my list)! I've seen it styled as a dress as well, but even with my 5'5 height, it was just a little short for me to pull off as a dress. 

Don't be surprised if you see me end up with this sweater in another color or if I wear it for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year. We spend quite a bit of time on the road during the holidays, so having a look that is comfortable but still chic (and doesn't wrinkle too easily) is key for me!

If you are looking for something with length but not necessarily a sweater, I would also highly recommend this tunic. It's such a steal and I've had mine for going on 2 years and it still looks brand new. You can check out this old post to see how I styled it!

I've included a few pieces (sweaters and tops) that I have my eye on that would be perfect with leggings! Shop them all below and if you have any good recommendations, I'm all ears!

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Not a day goes by that I don't admire my engagement ring and wedding bands. My husband Stephen picked out my engagement ring and it could not have been more perfect, down to every little detail! I love the simplicity of a solitaire as it's classic, but also because you can do so many creative things with your ring throughout the years!

I often get asked about my ring stack - I have my engagement ring, my wedding band, and then a diamond band that Stephen gave me as a wedding day gift. We've talked about adding to that stack as the years go by - whether it be for an anniversary, a push present or something of the sort.
I had the opportunity to go by Perry's Emporium, a family owned and operated jewelry store, and check out their incredible selection of fine jewelry, including their beautiful Hearts on Fire collection. Perry's is the only local option for Hearts on Fire jewelry, so getting to see it in person instead of just in advertising gave me all the heart eyes!

Josh Perry (one of owner Alan Perry's sons) gave me recommendations on what he would suggest in regards to stacking a Hearts on Fire band with my current wedding set. We looked at white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold options, and to be honest, I loved them all! One of the most popular bands is the Lorelai, and though I tried all metal options and I love the idea of mixing and matching, there is something I love about keeping a coherent look and doing all white gold.

One thing I learned about the Hearts on Fire collection is the cut and perfection of the diamonds. The HOF cut is cut to 100x magnification, which is 10x industry standard. I checked out a few different Hearts on Fire diamonds under the microscope and they all have the same gorgeous quality. You can actually see their signature Hearts & Fireburst pattern in each diamond, no matter the size. It's safe to say that I loved all of the pieces (including the Lorelai Floral Open Ring that my mom tried on below!).
While I was looking at gorgeous bridal and fashion jewelry from some of their other collections, Mr. Perry's other son Jordan took my rings back for a trip to the "spa." My diamonds were tightened, cleaned and polished, and I can honestly say that my ring set has not looked this good since the day I got engaged!
If you're in the Wilmington area, consider stopping by Perry's on Thursday, November 15th for their Carats & Cocktails event! Fill out your Christmas Wish List at this gals' night out event!

Thank you to Perry's Emporium for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Today, I'm excited to share our current dining room tablescape! Oftentimes, I just keep my gold Vietri ruffalo chargers on the table and then I'll just accessorize for whatever occasion or holiday is approaching! We're not planning on hosting anyone in our home for Thanksgiving this year (we'll go to my in-laws and my parents!), but I still love having a pretty space decorated, especially since I already had most of this setup in our home!

When I came across these buffalo plaid napkins from Pottery Barn, I knew I had to have them! I think they'll so perfect as we go through Thanksgiving and into Christmas as well and I think they'll be great to pull out year after year. I also snagged these antler napkin rings from Pottery Barn and they are currently 30% off! My circular napkin rings are actually from the summer but I keep them out year-round because I love them so much. 

So often, I keep our champagne flutes (thank you, Vietri!) in our china cabinet, but they honestly just add something so special to our tablescape, especially during the holiday season! I honestly can't believe the holiday season is already upon us. I think we're going to put our tree up next week (a bit sooner than usual) because I know the next few two months will just fly by!
Chargers: Vietri
Table Runner: Target
Napkins: Pottery Barn
Antler Napkin Rings: Pottery Barn
Shell Napkin Rings: Pottery Barn (sold out)
Champagne Flutes: c/o Vietri
Bread & Butter Plate: Anna Weatherly

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It is so hard to believe that we are fast and furious into the holiday season! Between busy work weeks and hosting events + holiday markets + baby showers, I'm going to blink and Thanksgiving will be here! We normally don't put up our tree until the weekend after Thanksgiving (or the week of at the earliest), with the way time is flying by, I'm toying with the idea of getting it up next week! I love Thanksgiving but love the holiday season so much that I just treat November as an extension of Christmas, because why not?!

For our holiday events, it's honestly pretty rare that we get dressed up. I normally opt for an easy sweater and cute boots or booties, because it's comfy, we are often on the road, and those oversized sweaters leave room for the million plates of food I eat on Thanksgiving Day. I love this cozy off shoulder knit because 1) I can't get enough of the off-shoulder and 2) I just love the oversized look!

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In a world of gorgeous modern furniture, traditional china cabinets are often a thing of the past. But from the time we started receiving our wedding gifts, I knew I wanted a piece that showcased some of those things. I'm sure there are a million different ways to showcase your china cabinet, but for me, I had a few priorities: storage for those items not always used; display for our pretty pieces that I wanted to see without cluttering up our counters; and protection for all of those breakables! 

When we registered for our wedding, we opted to do mix-and-match china vs. a full set of fine and everyday dishes. For us, it was what made the most sense as I love switching out things for the holidays and various seasons. We ended up going with a fine china (the Raynaud Argent White from The Fisherman's Wife) as our every day dinner plate, and I still love them when I heat up a piece of pizza on them as I did the first night I cooked in our home as a married couple. 

We have a fun Vietri Christmas pattern that we'll be breaking out soon, but for now, our china cabinet holds a few of our dinner plates that aren't regularly used, this fun accent plate, and these adorable little bread and butter plates! I think the Anna Weatherley plates are some of our favorites despite the fact that we rarely use them. 

We purchased our cabinet from Stephen's great uncle, and for us, it's a treasure as it's a traditional piece that we know has held a lot of memories. For most of the last year, it's held our items, but not quite the way I wanted. Then, in preparation of Hurricane Florence, I moved a lot of our items out as it's near a wall of windows and we weren't sure what the storm would bring. I finally decided a few weeks ago that it was time to get everything in order, and it has made such a difference in how that area feels now that it has a more styled affect. 

We keep most of our dinner plates in our kitchen cabinets, but the rest are displayed here along with our Vietri chargers, champagne flutes, and other special pieces. In the cabinets below, I keep our larger serving pieces, napkins, and seasonal items. I also just snagged a gorgeous new piece of oyster art from Airlie Moon, so once I have that framed, I'll add that to my display as well. 

One thing that has helped our display is these little acrylic stands. They're great for dishes (I can fit all three plates in one stand) but would be great stands for other things in your home as well. I like that the acrylic blends into the dishes instead of adding a clunky affect. 

What's funny about our china cabinet is what people see when they come in our home. For most, it's just a cabinet filled with plates. And that's true - but it's also a cabinet full of memories: our first married dinner at home, a hand-calligraphy keepsake, a hand-painted ornament of our beloved Sophie, our champagne flutes that we toasted at our wedding, and gifts from those who helped us celebrate. 

I've seen a million gorgeous china displays - on book shelves, in glass door cabinets, etc. Do you collect china? Do you have your pieces on display? I'd love to see how you style yours!

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