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.

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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.

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

[Sponsored] Plus Size Military Inspired Fashion

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As we pay our respects to our service men and women this Veteran’s Day, I’m over on The Runway Plus, talking about how the military uniform has inspired some of the best fashion pieces. From double breasted coats to laced up pumps, there are plenty of options for rocking this trend. And the best part? They were made just for us curvy girls!

 

*FTC Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by The Runway Plus. All opinions are my own.

[Sponsored] Channel Your Inner First Lady With Michelle Obama Inspired Fashion

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While we are all hitting the polls today to vote in the midterm elections there’s no reason why we can’t look good doing it, right? Who better than the Michelle Obama to take inspiration from. I’m over on The Runway Plus putting together the perfect daytime outfit, taking a cue from the first lady’s green and black dress from her campaign stop in Durham 2 years ago. The fashion look is totally doable and super cute (promise!) All I can tell you is a flirty striped dress and a trendy green blazer are involved. So go on over and check it out!

*FTC Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by The Runway Plus. All opinions are my own.

The Hottest Plus Size Winter Coats

With Daylight Savings Time only two weeks away, it’s officially winter season and with the shorter days comes colder weather (at least up north anyway!). That’s why having the right winter coat is essential. Now granted, I’ve had the same coat for years because it never gets cold enough to wear one. But for those of you who are already feeling the chilled temps, there’s no reason why you can’t look cute and stay warm.

So show your curves some fierce fashion love with these 11 coats.

Winter Fashion

Via Spiga Plus Size Faux-Leather-Trim Walker Coat / Larry Levine Plus Size Double-Breasted Wool-Blend Trapeze Coat / Jessica Simpson Basket Weave Wool Coat Women’s Coat / Jones New York Collection Plus Size Faux-Leather-Sleeve Trench Coat

Plus Size Fashion

MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Double-Breasted Belted Trench Coat / Marina Rinaldi Plus Nalut Plaid Coat / Modcloth Inkwell Done Coat / ASOS Junarose Pretty Leopard Print Trench Coat

Plus Size Coats

Land’s End Women’s Plus Size Wool Coat / London Fog Plus Size Long Trench Coat / Calvin Klein Plus Size Asymmetrical Faux-Leather-Trim Wool-Blend Coat

Which one would you wear this winter?

Trendy Office Wear You Need In Your Life

Over the past few weeks, my freelancing life has taken me out of my home office (and stretchy pants) and into a creative, office environment. The awesome part is that I get to do the writing I love to do but I have to admit was a bit of an adjustment. Besides having to leave the house everyday, my work wardrobe has drastically changed. The stuffy trousers and blazers I used to wear before just doesn’t have a place in my work life anymore. And I would get some strange looks if I rolled up in shorts and a tee.

So I had to do a major wardrobe overhaul and get some trendy, yet office appropriate clothes into my life. This fashion project is off to a fantastic start but the shopping itch is in full effect around here!

Just look at the fashion awesomeness I found!

  • Anne Klein Sleeveless Belted Sheath Dress
  • Elle Tahari Theora Straight
  • H&M Silk Blouse
  • The Limited Lace Trim Tunic Sweater Natural
  • Boohoo Jacey Open Shoulder High Neck Long Sleeve Blouse
  • Jones New York Signature Long-Sleeve Belted A-Line Sweater Dress
  • REBECCA TAYLOR Lapis Crepe Georgette Long Sleeve Blouse
  • XOXO Belted Peplum Dress
  • AGB Printed Trouser-Leg Suiting Pants - Women - Macy's
  • INC International Concepts Long-Sleeve Printed Shift Dress
  • Kasper Dress, Sleeveless Scoop Neck Sheath - Wear to Work - Women - Macy's
  • Lane and Bryant 6th & Lane Peplum Top
  • New York and Company Sharkbite Tunic Sweater
  • Ann bubble textured skirt house of fraser
  • ASOS Simple Midi Skater Dress
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Logo Plate Trim Jersey Top
  • New York and Company Mixed Cable Dolman Sleeve Pullover
Anne Klein Sleeveless Belted Sheath Dress1 Elle Tahari Theora Straight2 H&M Silk Blouse3 The Limited Lace Trim Tunic Sweater Natural4 Boohoo Jacey Open Shoulder High Neck Long Sleeve Blouse5 Jones New York Signature Long-Sleeve Belted A-Line Sweater Dress6 REBECCA TAYLOR Lapis Crepe Georgette Long Sleeve Blouse7 XOXO Belted Peplum Dress8 AGB Printed Trouser-Leg Suiting Pants - Women - Macy's9 INC International Concepts Long-Sleeve Printed Shift Dress10 Kasper Dress, Sleeveless Scoop Neck Sheath - Wear to Work - Women - Macy's11 Lane and Bryant 6th & Lane Peplum Top12 New York and Company Sharkbite Tunic Sweater13 Ann bubble textured skirt house of fraser14 ASOS Simple Midi Skater Dress15 MICHAEL Michael Kors Logo Plate Trim Jersey Top16 New York and Company Mixed Cable Dolman Sleeve Pullover17
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Which one is your favorite??