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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Festive Sweater Dress

6 days to Christmas and I am officially in panic mode! Any one else feel super behind this year?
At least I have one thing covered; an outfit for Christmas Day!

Christmas Eve we spend the evening at my Mother in Laws house with my husbands family then Christmas day we spend with my family. Christmas Eve we have a really nice dinner then open up presents together. Christmas Day we get up early and head to my dads for breakfast, coffee, and Christmas music. Once breakfast is over we all gather in the living room and open up presents. My dad has this thing where he makes us open up one at a time around the room so we can show off what we got. The best part is, he acts surprised every year even though he does the shopping haha. Spending time with our families is definitely my favorite part of Christmas! Most of Christmas is spent in PJs however sometimes for dinner we will put on "real clothes". This dress is definitely perfect for Christmas Dinner! 

This dress is another Shop the Mint find, which you all have been loving! They have so many beautiful pieces with a little something to fit everyones style. I am wearing a size small here and I find it fits TTS. The best part is, it is a great Free People dupe! 

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

These are a Few of My Favorite Things!

Hi friends! Can you believe we are just 1 week away from Christmas!? As you all know, I have been working with Jewelry Design Gallery East Windsor throughout the Holiday season to share some beautiful gift ideas and inspiration. I wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces from them that you can buy on their etsy store or in person at their shop. 

Affordable Earrings

Inside Outside Hoops: Medium Size // Small Size

I wanted to start by sharing one of my favorite pairs of earrings! These beauties are a really great affordable gift option for that special someone in your life. I love that they have the inside outside details and they look absolutely stunning with just about anything. These are Sterling Silver and Rhodium plated and they have two size options available in their Etsy shop. 

A Ring for Every Finger

I am a total sucker for a beautiful ring. I actually think rings and necklaces are my favorite accessory. I wanted to share a few of the rings that really stood out to me. Some are available on their Etsy shop, others in store, either way I couldn't stop staring! 

Rose Gold Statement Ring (Pictured on left pointer finger)

Statement Band (left pointer) // Oval Wedding Band (right ring) // Sapphire Ring (left middle) 

This is just a small sample of all of the beautiful rings that Jewelry Design Gallery East Windsor had in store! There is a little something for everyone from dainty bands to elaborate statement rings. My personal favorite is the rose gold statement ring. I love how it looks like a ring stack, but it is really only one ring! No worrying about losing a band! 

Necklaces and Bracelets, Oh My! 

As I mentioned earlier, necklaces are another favorite accessory of mine. I had to share this beautiful and unique bar necklace and no look is complete without a diamond tennis bracelet. You'll definitely see why these made my "favorites" list. 

I love how dainty and unique the bar necklace is. It is much more unique then your traditional bar necklace and really stands out! A diamond tennis bracelet is a staple! They are timeless and never go out of style. These two are definitely a must have.

Happy Holidays! 

I hope this list of my favorite pieces helps you in finishing up your holiday shopping!
 I also wanted to just take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from my family to yours! It is such a special time of year, a time for thanks and a time to surround yourself with those you love most. I truly love being able to share what I love with you all and I am so thankful for each and every one of you! Happy Holidays! 

As always if you need anything at all, please feel free to send me a message on instagram. I am always here to help!


Monday, December 9, 2019

The Perfect Christmas Dress and My Favorite Traditions

I cannot believe we are so close to Christmas! I feel like just yesterday I was putting up my Fall decorations. If you are still looking for the perfect dress for Christmas or Christmas Eve, I got you covered! 

Dress // Shoes (similar) // Watch // Bracelet // Nude Stockings 

My Favorite Traditions
This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love putting up Christmas decorations and baking with my husband. We decorate every year the day after Thanksgiving. This has been a tradition of mine since I was a little girl. Every year my mom and I would pull out all of the Christmas decor and spend the day making the house festive. I always miss her this time of year (she passed in 2017), so I am happy I have my husband to carry this tradition on with. 

After decorating we make sure to spend one night Thanksgiving weekend listening to Christmas music while making my famous homemade marshmallows (well, family famous! haha). My husband loves them and we look forward to making them together each year. We also spend an evening in December with my family making our Italian Christmas cookies (the recipes have been in our family forever!), and a day making homemade pirogies with my husbands family. As you can see, I love my traditions! I just think traditions are so special and help build so many fun memories. 

Can't Forget the Outfit Details!
On another note, I know what I will be wearing this year on Christmas Eve thanks to Shop the Mint! They sent me this gorgeous dress and I instantly knew I had to wear it for Christmas Eve. This beauty comes in a gorgeous red as well that is perfect for the Holidays. I will note, it does have a low neckline, so I actually sewed mine a little to be more conservative (I am wearing a small for reference). I hope you all are having an amazing holiday season! Stay tuned for more Christmas inspiration over on my Instagram page, I will be sharing festive looks all month long!


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