Our Dating Story with James Avery

This post is in collaboration with James Avery. All my opinions and selections are genuinely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help Beautifully Elegant run.

I have shared a little bit about Brian and I’s love story here. But, then James Avery asked me to partner with them on their February love campaign, so I decided to share another story about how we started dating. I won’t bore you again with the full story, but lets start with our first date.

{{our first official photo together}}

We had known each other for about 7 years before our first official date. We didn’t hit it off right away back in high school or college, so we never gave dating a shot, until after I graduated. It was sort of like a light switch went off and all of a sudden something clicked. He asked me for my number after we ran into each other. We started texting and just talking casually, until one night he asked me on a date. I immediately said yes and we went out that weekend. We hit it off and I practically moved in with him after a couple of weeks of dating. You could say that I knew he was the one and had known all along. But, the timing was never right. God has a way of putting people in your life at the exact right time you need them.

We have had our share of ups and downs that is for sure (more on that soon), but without him there would probably be no Beautifully Elegant Blog. He pushes me to achieve my dreams. He is my biggest supporter and never doubts my potential. With that being said, the item I chose to represent our this dating story is this Petite Signet Ring with the letter ‘s’ on it. It is a constant reminder of our story.

I am a big fan of dainty jewelry. So, I knew that I would get a lot of wear out of this ring because of the size. Most of my pieces in my collection are personal items and all have a story attached to them. And this one from James Avery does now too.

Thank you so much for reading! xo, Nataly

James Avery Petite Signet Ring

OUTFIT DETAILS: BP. Gingham Button Down Shirt {fit: true to size // wearing a small} || Blank NYC Denim Jeans || Steve Madden Over the Knee Boots || Henri Bendel Modern Icon Crossbody Bag || Halogen Double Ring Belt

43 thoughts on “Our Dating Story with James Avery

  1. That’s crazy you knew each other for 7 years before you dated! So sweet that he supports your dreams!

    xo, Steph | UrbanBlonde.com

    1. Right?! It is pretty crazy, but so glad we didn’t start dating back in high school. Thank you so much for reading Steph.

  2. I know this wasn’t the entire, full-length story, but it was fun to hear a little bit about you two and how you got together! So cute! The ring is such a happy symbol of your relationship that I’m sure you’ll cherish forever!

  3. I love LOVE stories like this! Starting off as friends first is always so interesting…especially like how you mentioned, sometimes something in your brain just clicks!

  4. Awww you two are seriously couple goals! My boyfriend and I started off as good friends too and honestly I was pretty sure we had friend zoned each other. LOL. Life is full of surprises! Wishing you both all the best <3

    1. Ahhh, thank you sweets! We did friend zone each other for a long time before we realized we really liked each other!

  5. Aw, I love this so much!! And Yay, for James Avery!! I have been wearing their pieces since I was a little kid!! LOVE THEM!

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