Light Up Your Look: A Jewelry Inspired Chandelier

Home Decor I’m a sucker for home décor! When I bought my house a few years ago, I was just as excited walking into a furniture store or browsing HGTV as I am in the jewelry section of my favorite store. Decorating a house and picking jewelry require the same type of fun skills – finding the finishing touches for your home that give it that extra style boost it needs. You start with a vision of what you want a room to look like and have fun shopping for all of the possibilities.

Now when they say that a house is never-ending project, they weren’t kidding! One room that needs some serious work is my dining room – the lighting in particular. I have no hanging chandelier over my dining room table, I’m sad to say and as I was compiling my list of lighting options, I was asked by the folks at One Kings Lane to participate in the Light Your Look campaign. Talk about great timing!

I had to find the perfect lighting accessory from their collection of awesome chandeliers inspired by one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. The first thing that came to mind was the earrings I wore for my wedding.


These chandelier earrings were the perfect choice (duh!). It had just enough bling without overwhelming my entire look. They were smaller than the earrings I normally wear but had the same amount of glamour that my gown needed.

Those are the qualities I look for in a chandelier. I want classic and luxurious lighting but on a smaller scale so it doesn’t taking over the entire house. That’s why I chose the Galveston 5-Light Chandelier in Silver. It has a sleek yet stylish design with just the right amount of dangling crystal accents that remind me of my earrings. The diameter is perfect too, according to One Kings Lane’s guide to buying the right chandelier for your home. Because my dining room table seats 8, the diameter of this cool light fixture is just the size for my dining room.

One Kings Lane

What do you ladies think? Did I make the right choice?

Fierce Jewelry: Modern Pearl Necklaces

When I was a little girl and it was time to get all dressed up, my mom would break out her jewelry box.  It was where she kept the really nice jewelry – real gold earrings, necklaces, and pearls.  She kept those in a pretty blue velvet pouch which she still has to this day.  As an adult I reserve my pearls for elegant or professional events.  Sometimes they do call for something a little more fun and that’s what today’s post is all about.  Jewelry designers are having a lot more fun with the traditional pearl necklace, mixing them with different metals, layering strands, and even adding flirty designs like bows.  Here’s a round up of the latest in modern pearl necklaces.

Pearl Necklace

Pannee 5-Strand Mother-of-Pearl Flower Necklace

Collar Necklace

Givenchy Collar Necklace


Tinley Road Faux Pearl and Chain Torsade Necklace

Fashion Jewelry

Tuleste Market Braided Chain and Pearl Necklace


kate spade new york accessories Hepburn Necklace

You have a favorite pearl necklace?


Photos courtesy of Shopstyle.


Fierce Jewelry: Stud Earrings

We’ve talked about hoop earrings (my first love!) and colorful chandelier earrings.  Today hits much closer to home with stud earrings.  When you have a ten month old who’s super curious and has quick hands those are the only earrings I can get away with.  Before I had my daughter, I really didn’t give them a second look but now I’m stocking up (a girl gets tired of wearing the same two pairs!).

What am I looking for in my studs?  Originality, a punch of color, and as big as my ears can stand!

Fashion Jewelry

Karen London Hera Hammered Bar Stud Earrings

Tory Burch Earrings

Tory burch Large T Logo Stud Earrings

Fashion Jewelry

Bar III Gold-Tone Turquoise-Colored Pyramid Stud Earrings


Betsey Johnson – Candylane Heart Stud Earrings


Dogeared Golden Snake Stud Earrings

Fashion Jewelry

Juicy Couture – Crown Stud Earrings (Silver)

Are you a fan of stud earrings?

Photos courtesy of Shopstyle

Fierce Jewelry: Hoop Earrings


One of my favorite types of earrings to wear are hoops.  I’ve worn them since  middle school , bamboo earrings at least two pair!  Back then I was never allowed to be bold and crazy with my clothes or my hair. But with hoop earrings, I was able to have my creative freedom.  I still feel that way, a roundabout way to still hold onto my pre-mommy days!  While I can’t wear them as often as I used to (my little’s girl’s hands are fast!) I still gravitate toward them when I walk into my favorite stores.

My motto?  The bigger the better!


Nordstrom Flat Hoop Earrings


Large Hoop Earrings w Silver Pearls from Happybeadershop

Hoop Earrings

Micheal Kors Pave Hoop Earrings

Hoop Earrings

T Tahari Geometric Hoop Earrings from Rellek Jewelry

Hoop Earrings

Emma Stine Mint Hoop Earrings

Gold Earrings

Coach Op Art Hoop Earrings

Do you wear hoop earrings?

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