Whites for Summer

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Hi Dolls!

Anyone that knows me well knows white is one of my all time favorite colors and that is why I fell in love with the gorgeous lace dress from @debbiecarrolldesigns (follow her on instagram) or check out her website to shop this gorgeous piece right here http://www.debbiecarrolldesign.com

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Hair and makeup done by yours truly using http://www.shopgretchenchristine.com hair styling tools (coming soon) and cosmetics.

My fun & fabulous white tassel earrings are from Nordstrom and I don’t think these particular ones are available anymore but below are plenty of other choices for you to shop from depending on your price point.

Women’s Baublebar ‘Pinata’ Tassel Earrings • BaubleBar • $36

BAUBLEBAR Luisa Tassel Drop Earrings • BaubleBar • $48

Beaded Tassel Dangles • $24

Light Soiree Tassel Earrings • $34

Bead drop tassel earrings • $18

Oscar de la Renta Long Beaded Tassel Clip-On Earrings, White • Oscar de la Renta • $276

Silvertone Long Beaded Tassel Earrings • Kenneth Jay Lane • $49.99

Kenneth Jay Lane Tassel Earrings • Kenneth Jay Lane • $100

Oscar de la Renta – Long Beaded C Tassel Earrings Earring • Oscar de la Renta • $237–395

Lisi Lerch White Tassel Earrings • $98

Women’s Oscar De La Renta Long Tassel Drop Clip Earrings • Oscar de la Renta • $395

Women’s Treasure & Bond Drop Back Earrings • $29

Women’s Kate Spade New York Here Comes The Sun Drop Earrings • Kate Spade • $58

Women’s Oscar De La Renta ‘Classic Short’ Tassel Drop Clip Earrings • Oscar de la Renta • $345

Women’s J.crew Beaded Ball Drop Earrings • J.Crew • $65

Women’s Kendra Scott Misha Tassel Earrings • Kendra Scott • $125

Here are some more pics from the weekend in Miami wearing this beautiful dress and rocking an all white look.

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Stuart Weitzman high heel sandals • Stuart Weitzman •

Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong • Stuart Weitzman •

Stuart Weitzman – Nunakedstraight Women’s Shoes • Stuart Weitzman •

Steve Madden Lyla Heels in Beige • Steve Madden •

Michael Antonio – Lovina Patent High Heels • Michael Antonio •

RAYE Blake Heel in Beige •

Alexandre Birman Clarita Heels • Alexandre Birman •

Aquazzura Nude Wild Thing Heels • Aquazzura •

Jimmy Choo Patent Leather Lang Heels • Jimmy Choo •

Alexandre Birman Satin Katherine Heels • Alexandre Birman •

Gianvito Rossi Leather Portofino Heels • Gianvito Rossi •

Saint Laurent Patent Amber Ankle Strap Heels • Saint Laurent •

INC International Concepts Kivah Block-Heel Dress Sandals, Only at Macy’s • INC International Concepts •

Head over Heels by Dune MALLERY • Head Over Heels •

Head over Heels by Dune CANDICE • Head Over Heels •

Topshop Morgan two part sandals • Topshop •

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Such a fun time with my girl Marisol in Miami at the Bourbon Steak house Restaurant inside the Turnberry Isle Hotel.  Delicious yummy food and great service!

Happy Shopping Dolls and remember to Stay Glam!

xo

Gretchen Christine

Florals for Summer

Hi Dolls!

I am just loving all the floral prints for Summer, and this comfortable dress is the perfect piece to have in your closet! And it’s only $34 dollars! You can find it right here  at my girlfriends fabulous on-line boutique Murph (be sure to use code Gretchen 20 for a discount on any item you purchase at her store)

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My Sunnies are by Celine you can find here(click the highlighted link) They only have the gradient lens now but I love that lens as well.

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This NEW Gretchen Christine Handbag is coming to my site www.shopgretchenchristine.com...I am sooo excited for you guys to see all the new styles in this collection.

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My shoes are from BCBG and you can find them right here on sale.

Stay Glam xoxo
Gretchen Christine

Shop similar items below

1. Sunnies

Céline CL41805/S New Audrey Black Acetate Sunglasses • Celine • $324

2. Other options for shoes

BCBGMAXAZRIA Elyse • BCBGMAXAZRIA • $164–180
BCBGeneration Rameena Heel • BCBGeneration • $98
BCBGMAXAZRIA Maven • BCBGMAXAZRIA • $192.18

3. Hair and makeup items used in these pics

T3 – Whirl Convertible Styling Wand – Us 2-pin Plug • T3 Tourmaline • $185
Oribe – Aprés Beach Wave And Shine Spray, 300ml – one size • Oribe • $42
NARS Women’s Radiant Creamy Concealer • NARS • $30
NARS – Sheer Glow Foundation – Deauville, 30ml • NARS • $47

4. Other Blue floral dress options

INC International Concepts Floral-Print Maxi Dress, Only at Macy’s • INC International Concepts • $159.50
INC International Concepts Floral-Print Trapeze Dress, Only at Macy’s • INC International Concepts • $129.50
Influence Tall Tie Back Flutter Sleeve Floral Tea Dress • $35
Rousseau Blue Floral Dress • $29.99
Women’s Eliza J Floral Pleat Chiffon Maxi Dress • Eliza J • $158
Women’s Cece Floral Ruffle Tier High/low Dress • CeCe • $169
Horrockses 2 in 1 Bow Back Midi Dress in Floral • $245
CeCe Rose Floral-Print Fit & Flare Dress • CeCe • $148
Forever Unique Floral Racer Skater Dress • Forever Unique • $111
Women’s Chaps Floral Fit & Flare Sateen Dress • Chaps • $40
Skies Are Blue Sky Blue Floral Dress • $52.99
Peace Love California Blue Floral Dress • $68

St. Patricks Day Tablescape

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Hi Dolls!

I received such a great response on my last couple of tablescapes from Valentines Day and my farmhouse design a couple weeks ago, that I decided to share my latest one for St. Patricks Day! (Be sure to scroll to the bottom, to see the video of exactly how I made each crafty piece for my table) If you haven’t figured out by now, I love a good theme and I think that is why I am obsessed with all the different Holidays throughout the year! It gives me an excuse to create some sort of a theme and of course do what I love most….DESIGN and CREATE! Problem is sometimes St. Patricks day decor can be a little cheesy, so I did the best I could with the options available in stores. I also used flowers from my own garden and created some fun things with stuff I already had right inside my home.

My table from Z-Gallerie is the perfect neutral palette to change up the decor for any holiday (and quite frankly why I ended up buying it)  This is how a designer mind thinks, not about functionally first but about how I can decorate it, thankfully it turned out to be very functional as well.  My gorgeous Hurricane Candle holders are Ralph Lauren and you can find them here.DSC01495

My table inspiration came from this little hat decor I found at Michaels and it was 50% off!  I lined it with celaphane (so water didn’t leak through)  and then put a oasis ball in the middle in order to hold the flowers properly.  I then went out into my garden and cut the calla lily’s (love having those flowers in my garden) and strategically placed them in the oasis.  I then crunched up some brown paper and stuck it on top of the oasis ball (so it would be an even surface) to lay the green moss I found from Michaels on top of it (so it looked complete and full) Then I found some cute chocolate gold coins from Ralphs and placed it all around the hat and falling out over the top (like an overflowing pot of Gold, but its just a hat instead)  I had the sparkly clovers from a few years back and layed them around the hat to add some extra green and theme to the look.  Here’s another view from the top. DSC01485

I also cut some extra calla lily’s for the tall vase next to this hat just to change up the height of the different elements on my table.  Visually I think it is more stimulating like that, and then in the mason jar and the Coco Chanel Vase I added some green hydrangeas and them added some green food coloring to the vases to add some festive cheer to the table. It’s a fun way to change up the look of your flowers and also add to the theme. DSC01487

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One of my favorite parts of this project was these little clay pots that I turned into these adorable little pots of gold. I got the inspiration from Pinterest. There is soo many great ideas on there. Here is what I did

  1. I spray painted the clay pots black
  2. Then I drew a 3 leave clover on it with a black sharpie
  3. Then I fill in the clover with elmers glue and a small paint brush, as well of around the top of the pot
  4. Then I sprinkled Martha Stuwart glitter all on the glue.
  5. Any left over I wiped up with a q-tip or a little larger brush and dusty away the glitter
  6. Then once dried I put gold rolo’s so the look like the are overflowing (like a pot of gold) Here is how the turned out! Check out the pics below
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  8. DSC01511DSC01485Ok well there you have it,  a look at my St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape. I hope it gives you inspiration for your own tablescape for this fun Holiday coming up this week! Wanted to give a special thanks to all of you who are following me on snap and my social media pages and for all the love I am getting about my decor, my cooking, and tips and tricks around the house.  I am so grateful you all are enjoying me sharing and continue to ask me for more. I love sharing with you guys. Please feel free to leave a comment below about your thoughts about this blog and what else you might like to see on here. And if the pics aren’t enough check out this step by step video of how to create this crafty table for yourself.

Remember to Stay Glam

xoxo

Gretchen Christine

 

My Farmhouse Tablescape & Salmon Recipe

Tonight on my snapchat and Instastory I got so many questions about my posts regarding my table decor and the salmon dinner I prepared for Slade and myself!  So I have decided to make a whole blog post about it so you can have the deets first hand! You guys asked so I listened.

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As many of you have come to know about me through my blog and social media I LOVE decorating. It is my favorite pastime  and I wish I could do it professionally (but I run two other companies and barely have time for that right now).  It brings me great joy and is a creative outlet for me. I love designing and creating new and beautiful things, so doing new tablescapes has become a new passion of mine recently especially because I love my new table from Z-Gallerie that you can find right here.  It is a neutral palette so you can change out the decor to anything you want.

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The gorgeous gold  and glass hurricane candle holders are from Ralph Lauren a few years back and I got them from Barclay Butera, but you can still buy them here (but beware they are a little pricey) I also have them in the silver version in my master bedroom (check out that blog here) and they are a little less expensive in the silver finish.

I was going for a farmhouse feel for this tablescape. I got the inspiration from these leaves that I bought at the OC Flower mart and knew I wanted to have them lay all around on my table. I then went to Michaels craft store and found these super cute metal G and S letters to help make a statement on the table.   Here are a couple more close ups of the S and G below.

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I also got these gorgeous little votive’s from Michaels in both a peach and a turquoise light color finish (on the bottom half of the mason jar) to really help accent the table and set a warm inviting glow to the table. Here is a close up below

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The vase that is holding the faux hydrangeas is from a store that unfortunately is no longer in business…but I see vases like this one all the time at TJ Maxx.  Or here is another place I found them on line  or it could work with just a beautiful white pitcher as well like this one here from Target.

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Check out a close up of the leaves that I layed all down on the table, they have such a beautiful hue and really made the table feel lush and beautiful, and I love bringing elements from in outside in.

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So I hope you enjoyed the details and inspiration of my latest tablescape! My hope is that it it inspires you for your own home.

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Now onto the dinner I cooked tonight! The glazed salmon with cauliflower rice and broccoli with parsley was so delish!  All of you were dying over this recipe so I will share it with you here. All I did was replace the rice part of the recipe below with cauliflower rice which I bought at Costco. It is a delicious and healthy replacement for rice.  I also added parsley to my mixture to give it a little extra flavor and if you want to add a little crunch to your floret then add some shaved almonds to it….yummy!  I cooked the cauliflower rice in both butter and a drizzle of olive oil and then added in the broccoli once I cooked that in a little butter in a separate pan.

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Once I was done I put Avocado’s on top of the salmon and some parsley on top to make it look pretty….. and here is how it turned out.  Wallah!  Slade said the flavors were amazing and one of the best meals I have ever cooked! So I would say this recipe is a keeper. It was fairly simple and beyond delish.   I also made some extra glaze and put it all over the salmon again and let it drip onto the cauliflower rice and it was sooooo good!

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Alright well there you have it! Hope this helps you all get inspired to create a great meal and a fun tablescape for your own home.

xoxo

Gretchen Christine

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Pretty in Pink and Coppers Tones

Hi Dolls! As many of you know, I seriously love makeup. I mean I love it so much I went and started my own line. There is a new trend happening that I’ve seen just about everywhere. From the carpet to the runway to the streets, this “pink eye” makeup is something you are going to want to try. It’s no longer reserved for super girly girls or halloween princess costumes, pink eye makeup has officially entered badass territory. Depending on the shade you choose you are able to transform your look from soft and romantic to fierce and diva esque. 

Lily Collins pre Golden Globes and carpet ready. Love love love the pink.

Pink has the ability to soften and freshen the face. Eyeshadow in light blush hues has been making waves in the beauty community,  and in some instances, classic pink shadow has been revamped with glitter and carefully blended in with copper shades for a more daring look. I suggest Charlotte Tilbury’s Luxury Palette in “Vintage Vamp” (it even has a tutorial!). Or if you are going for more of a dewy look with a glossy finish, my favorite has to be Tom Ford’s Cream Color for eyes in “pink haze.”

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This trend has even hit the runways. Models backstage at Chanel.

Meanwhile, other beauty gurus are sporting rose-colored eyelids.

Gigi Hadid and Olivia Wilde rocking those copper rosy tones
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Brie Larson, Jordan Dunn and Emma Stone sporting some different shades of pink

If you are going for more of a natural face, some dustier pinks almost act like a highlighters like Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eyeshadow. Basically every shade of dusty pink you could want is part of that collection. Plus, the girlie shade is more versatile than you might think. Pink eye shadow can be an chic monochromatic look. One of my favorites is the Nars Duo Eyeshadow in “bouhtan.”

I just love how @beautybyaleksje did this makeup. How gorgeous?!


Check out the pink and coppery brown shades in my Gretchen Christine “Golden Girl” Palette that would be a great way to recreate this look. I cannot wait to try this look.

Stay Glam Dolls

xoxo

Gretchen Christine

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Cream and Blush

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Happy Monday Dolls!

I just loved this fun outfit I put together this weekend…it was super comfy but also hip and fun. It’s not that often that I am super casual because as you know I love a good fun flirty dress and heels, but every now and again I will throw on a good pair of jeans and a baseball cap.

I found this gorgeous embroidered jacket at Nordstrom and you can shop it right here yourself.  I loved the color and the details of this coat and I wore it with jeans this weekend but it will also look so cute over a little simple dress.

My tank top is from Wolford and this nude color literally goes with everything. The material is super soft and this is my go to tank for also everything in my closet. It can resonate pink sometimes which is great and nude when you need it to match with your nudes. Its very versatile and we all need a piece like that in our closets. You can shop this top right here 

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I love a good ball cap when I haven’t washed my hair in a minute and this one was the perfect color to tie in my look.  I love the soft suede like material that makes it more plush and dressier then just a regular baseball cap. Again this color goes with everything in your closet...you can find this hat right here 

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I thru on a light pair of jeans similar to these ones from Nordstrom  a pair of fun and funky heels from Steve Madden and my favorite little purse from BCBG 

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Here’s a look at the whole outfit

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Hope you guys have a great week!

Remember to stay glam

xoxo

Gretchen Christine

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Sharing my Master Bedroom Remodel

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Hi Dolls,

I am sooo excited to finally share pics from my revamped Master Bedroom.  I really wanted our room to feel light and airy, pretty (but not too feminine), and I wanted it to be a place where we could relax, rewind, and rejuvenate after a long days work.

To me it was important that our master bedroom felt like a sanctuary. A place that we wanted to curl up and rest our minds and body from life’s daily grind.

I am so happy with how our space turned out…check out all the pics below, and find out where I found the pieces to complete our space.dsc00796

The very first thing I found that I feel in love with was these very plush velvet accent chairs from Lamps Plus! (my particular chair in the pic is sold out till March 8th-I just found out)

Yes I just said Lamps Plus! Honestly I had no idea they even had furniture as part of their line.  I went on lamps plus looking for a chandelier (which I will show you the one I got for over my bathtub in another blog) and found these beauties. They became the inspiration behind the entire look in my bedroom.  The gorgeous light grey /silver color of the chairs, was the perfect color palette to help make our room feel light and airy. Of course I also loved the little bit of  rhinestone bling on the back of the chair to help ad a hint of glamour to my style (which we all know I love glam)

Check out all the gorgeous chairs right here from Lamps Plus .   The silver nailheads, the slight bling on the back of the chair and the acrylic legs make this chair fit perfectly into the decor in our bedroom. This side table and little kidney pillows I found at TJ Maxx home goods store of course (I love that store and have no shame in my game)

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The rug I got from TJ Maxx as well for only $199 (what a deal) and it helps complete this little sitting area in front of my bed. I have my coffee every morning here while I do my daily devotional with http://www.Pastorrick.com from http://www.saddlebackchurch.com  it is a perfect cozy spot to meditate and focus on my thoughts before I start my work day.

At night I love to sit in this spot with my three boys and cuddle and hug on them.

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Did I mention how comfortable these chairs are!! I just love these beauties.

I found my headboard at a local consignment shop which personally is some of the best stores to find unique one of a kind pieces, and of course I was thrilled that it matched our chairs perfectly. Here are something similar  headboard looks from One Kings Lane or check out these even more affordable headboards from Wayfair dsc00716

Here is a list of all the other items in this pic:

-The mirrored nightstands are from Z-Gallerie but check out all these gorgeous more afforable ones from Wayfair.  My candle holders and Lamps are from Barclay Butera a high end design store in Newport Beach where I live. The candle holders are from Ralph Lauren and were way to much money per piece (about $600 dollars, but I loved them and fell in love) however you can find similar ones on-line just like this one.

-I found my gorgeous plush all white Nicole Miller bedspread and accent pillows at TJ Maxx as well.

-My Giant mirror I found at our local swap meet, but it was black before, so we painted it a silver leaf color to match the headboard and the chairs.  Here is a similar one from Wayfair.com 

-The tall silver glass hurricane candle holders are from Ralph Lauren and you can find here.

-The flowers on my nightstands are fresh flowers put in some simple silver coated vases, and the little mirrored drawers on top of the nightstands I found at TJ Maxx as well.

-The curtains are from Bed Bath and Beyond and they have such a great selection here.

-Chanel tray in the background is from http://www.sheshedezigns.tictail.com

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We even found a matching dog bed to match these great accent chairs from Lamps Plus, )and Vito says he approves of the color scheme…. lol)

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So I hope you enjoyed a little tour of my revamped Master Bedroom and hopefully it gives you some inspiration for your own home. Be sure to click all the hightlighted links in my blog to shop some of the these great items.

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My bedroom has become the perfect backdrop to take some of my fashion photos now, like this one above. This dress is from Kate Spade and you can find it by clicking here  

Remember to Stay Glam Dolls

xoxo

Gretchen Christine

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