Y’all.

I’ve always dreamed of writing a post like this.

It’s one of the things that kept me going on my weight loss journey.

With every piece of broccoli that I ate and every bite of salad and every time I cut a piece of grilled chicken.

Every tomato.

Every cucumber.

Every piece of salmon and sea bass and zucchini and celery and carrot and spaghetti squash.

When I was in the trenches and about to give up.

I knew. I knew that I knew that I knew that if I kept going and believing and trying and eating that broccoli one day it will happen.

One day I’d write a post….

…where my clothes matched my room. 🙂

Here are TONS of affordable, inexpensive home decor AND fashion ideas from my home.

This woven wrap dress is SO CUTE and so pretty for Easter.

It’s under $17 dollars and it comes in tons of different patterns.

It crosses in the front and has a tie at the side and it’s so flattering on.

I love it in this hot pink and this pretty red floral and this lighter blue floral.

But I’m wearing navy because of course….

…it matches my room. 🙂

This flutter sleeve dress is eyelet and UNDER $16.

SERIOUSLY.

It also comes in blue and white stripe and blue and yellow stripe and this pretty orange and lavender pattern.

It’s lightweight and lined and super roomy and comfortable.

And it’s the kind of dress that just makes you feel pretty.

Perfect for Easter or sweet tea on the porch.

Okay.

Let’s discuss these high-waisted pants.

I bought them in almost every color. 

Yep.

Blue and black and white and khaki and pink.

They are SUPER FLATTERING on. My sister-in-law saw me wearing them and bought two pairs last night. They have the cutest frayed hem and they are wide-legged but have a fitted cut at the top so the legs don’t look awkward on someone that’s 5′ tall like me.

And the tie-dyed shirt is under $10 and comes in four different colors, too.

Here are my three room-matching outfits.

But that’s not all.

Look at all the fun fashion finds I discovered from Walmart (most of which are now hanging in my closet).

This blue floral dress.

This floral bag.

This white eyelet dress.

These khaki pants.

This blue and white striped shirt.

These white pants.

This blue and white striped dress.

These blue pants.

This straw bag.

And just in case you wanted to shop the room?

No worries.

I got you.

Walmart has amazing fashion AND amazing home finds, too. I know. I shop there all the time.

Here are a few of my favorites.

 

Here are tons of furniture and the rug and accessories from the space.

And a few more of my favorites.

This blue and white rug.

This coffee table.

This blue and white striped chair.

This navy pillow.

This floral pillow.

This gold accessory.

This fireplace screen.

This floral diffuser.

This bar cart.

This basket.

These leaf prints.

Thank you broccoli.

Thank you tomatoes.

Thank you salmon and sea bass and zucchini and celery and carrot and spaghetti squash.

You all helped me lose 85 pounds and make my room-matching outfit dreams come true. 🙂

PS A GIANT shout out to my sweet husband who took these pictures.

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Comments

  1. Image for Robbin Robbin

    You are an inspiration -- your health journey AND your decorating!!! Great job my friend (who I've never met)!!! I'm PROUD OF YOU!!! Blessings from Missouri!

  2. Image for Joanne Joanne

    KariAnne! What in inspiration you are in so many ways! Way to finish that long hard journey with flair! That’s right girl, Come out from behind that furniture and cushion etc and show the world you did it ! One of life’s most difficult challenges you completed. So very proud of you and always in awe of your skills and now your mountain has been climbed. Put a flag in it ! You Look Fantastic!

  3. Image for Nancy Nancy

    Simply adorable! YOU! Of course the room looks perfect. You have worked hard on that over time. But the important element is you in that lovely dress (with no flower in front of you unnecessarily hiding you). Our Walmart doesn’t seem to get the cute clothes or I don’t get there as they unpack and poof they are gone. But I will be watching for this in hopes we get it. May your Holy Week be blessed with some spiritual treasured moments and thoughts and my your Easter be filled with laughter. Again, thanks.

  4. Image for Kris Kris

    You and your matching outfits are super cute. I think the white dress would be adorable with the white sneakers. White sneakers are a thing this year and I think it's time I went shopping for some!

  5. Image for cynthia chilson finger cynthia chilson finger

    Holy guacamole!! (And holy avocados, which I would add to every single salad!) Well done you! Pat yourself on the back for your accomplishment! When those grandbabies start coming....down the road... you'll be so thankful that you can be a healthy, active Grammy... or whatever super cute name you come up with! Cheers to healthy living!

  6. Image for Kathy Kathy

    Congratulations! You look so good, so healthy, so pretty!! I love all your new clothes and your beautiful home. You are truly an inspiration!!

  7. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Gorgeous! You look stunning and love the room matching idea. Thanks for sharing the links for clothing and furnishings. :)

  8. Image for Amy Moe Amy Moe

    Thank you so much for writing this post. Eating broccoli and more veggies have been what I have been eating more of and know that it will help me lose weight and it does until I eat those chips or cookies again. 😩 ugh!!! You have transformed yourself to a thinner you- congratulations 🎉! This post has inspired me to keep going- if you can do it- so can I. My goal is to lose 50 lbs.- this has been my goal for too many years. This is the year I want to make it happen. The colors are so beautiful around you. Though your smile makes everything shine brighter. Thank you.

  9. Image for Laura Laura

    Okay I am so proud of you! But in more surprising news your husband took great photos! As I type my husband is setting up an overhead , jerry rigged camera fir a craft 😉 So proud of you my friend!

  10. Image for Debbie Debbie

    So fun! Congratulations! I am wondering about your bookcases in the living room. Did you make these? Did you trim out purchased bookcases? Are they real wood? or laminate?

  11. Image for Deb Deb

    Karianne, thank you for sharing your journey of weight loss and healthy living with us. It's a journey for most of us, your words of encouragement and your results are a testament that changes are possible!. Love the choice of blue and white in your decorating world. My best to you...

  12. Image for Lou E Gipson Lou E Gipson

    HI K~ I've been wondering WHEN you would discover the latest most-becoming fashion from Walmart! I was so happy to see softer colors this year for better pairings with pants.. You my beautiful friend look fabulous! Have you also been "exercising" along your Weight-Loss Journey?

  13. Image for MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!)

    KariAnne, you look so pretty and fabulous in all your lovely outfits! Good for you that you are having so much fun shopping for your new wardrobe! You have done so well with your weight loss. I bet it made you feel so good when you packed up your old clothes and gave them away. You are such an inspiration -- and a bright spot -- to our day. Bless you! Oh! Your dear hubby is great at taking your pictures! He needs to keep doing this for all of us to see!

  14. Image for Rachel B Rachel B

    Kudos for your hard work on losing weight. I would love to hear your story and plan. Did you do it on your own? Way to go - and thank you for sharing your beautiful home and ideas. Rachel

  15. Image for Janice Sward Janice Sward

    Thank you for being a light in the dark state of the world today. I enjoy your fresh clean ideas, your positivity, your strength with your weight loss and the just your cheeriness you share with every post! Your home exudes happiness, hope and love. I appreciate you.

  16. Image for Heather Heather

    This post was so much fun to read, you are totally gorgeous inside and out, just like your house! Have a wonderful day and the Angry Lemon as well.

  17. Image for Millie Millie

    You look fabulous.. great job Really love all the finds, I've been hooked on blues lately. I purchased the rug love it. So glad to see the clothing on someone my size.

  18. Image for Jayne McLeod Jayne McLeod

    I like that you match the room ... but i LOVE that you are getting healthy-ier every day !! HE is risen ... HE IS RISEN INDEED .... a blessed Easter week-end, to you and yours. Jayne

  19. Image for Christine Flaherty Christine Flaherty

    I just discovered you and LOVE everything about this room!!! Where did you get the blue & white pillows on the stripped chairs? Also I have a decorating dilemma, would you be willing to help me with a few questions? Thank you and have a blessed day :)

  20. Image for Be Be

    Man oh man you are looking like a model in a magazine. You kept up the great work and it has paid off. You look beautiful matching your house, but that smile tells it all. Congrats on the hard work in having a healthier YOU>

  21. Image for Becky Becky

    You are my inspiration. I keep telling me, if Karianne can do this, so can I. It just takes DOING. (Not wishing.)😊

  22. Image for Dauphine Bonham Dauphine Bonham

    Marianne, could I ask you what diet you used because I need to lose about the same amount as you! You look wonderful!

  23. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Woo=hoo! You look soooo darn cute! Congratulations! And you were making me hungry and I just ate dinner! Love all those foods...well...except for the sea bass. You and your room are a perfect match. 😁❤

  24. Image for Torrey Massey Torrey Massey

    I love it all and you look fantastic! Can you tell me though, where your love seats came from and do you love them? Thank you!

  25. Image for Stephanie Brown Stephanie Brown

    So beautiful you have always been! But bless you for being an inspiration to get healthy.. so hard. Hugs to you and yours. Happy Easter! Love your blue and white posts! Blue Willow dishes come out for Memorial Day and stay out until Labor Day to celebrate summer! Keep shining sweet friend.

  26. Image for Colleen Colleen

    KariAnne..you are so cute and you should be so proud of yourself! I am so happy for you and I love you keeping your hair straight. Totally changes your looks! My favourite dress on you is the white eyelet. Beautiful! I like wraparound dresses, but I’ve always been too short in the waist and the crossover part always gaps open and flops down..haha! (I must add, it isn’t for lack of boobs..either..lol) Hubby and I gained weight last year, so we do a major workout every other day, walk 10+ miles a day, and started on a healthy Mediterranean diet and cut out all of our treats snacking. And it’s coming off!

  27. Image for Denise Denise

    KariAnne. . . You look amazing and I love that the clothes are so affordable while being so cute! Thanks as always for your inspiration on all accounts! Happy Easter!

  28. Image for Juliet Juliet

    Oh, the joys of dressing like your home! You are adorable ... and an inspiration! Love all your cute outfit choices, I need that blue dress. What am I talking about? I need it all! Hope we’ll see more of you dressing for every room in your fabulous home! xo

  29. Image for katherines Corner katherines Corner

    Bless your heart sweet friend. Only you would write a post where your clothes match your furniture, LOL. Of course you and everything looks fantastic. Congratulations on meeting your weight loss goal. xo

  30. Image for Sue Sue

    Eighty-five pounds, amazing. The smile on your face shows how proud you are of yourself for sticking with the broccoli!

  31. Image for Marilyn Marilyn

    What products. Those dresses are gorgeous. You can not go wrong with blue and white. Wishing you and your family a Happy and Blessed Easter. God Bless. Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  32. Image for Kim Waldorf Kim Waldorf

    Girl! It has been awesome to have a front row seat on your weight loss journey! YOU look amazing and so does your home! Thanks for all the recommendations! Heading over to Walmart now!

  33. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S!!! You have really done it!!! You look simply marvvvvalous!!! Now you have thousands looking at you and telling you how beautiful you look and they mean it. Your husband is so proud of you, too. So keep up the good fight. We love you!!! Hoppy Easter to you and yours!!!Lol May it be Blessed!!!

  34. Image for Pam Pam

    You look Fantastic!!!! Congrats on your health journey!!!! The house looks awesome!!! Your candlestick on the mantel caught my eye

  35. Image for JUDY JUDY

    Congratulations on your weight loss! KariAnne, you are an inspiration to us all. Thanks for sharing your journey, and your new wardrobe which is just beautiful. I hope you DIY something soon!

  36. Image for Laurie Laurie

    Congrats on the weight loss - you look great! And you'll feel so much better once those grandbabies come along (which they will in a heartbeat)! Take it from this Nana who watches 4 littles, 2 days a week. It's an aerobic exercise just strapping them in/out of the 4 car seats in the car lol. I'm usually sweating haha.

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