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

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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My Valentines Day Tablescape

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Hi Dolls!   As many of you already know one of my favorite things in the world to do is decorate! If I could be a full time interior decorator I would, but between running my fashion and beauty lines right now it is just something I don’t have time for …so doing these fun little projects in my spare time for our own home will have to do for now. This tablescape for Valentines Day has been one of my favorite ones yet.

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We renovated our home just recently and with that came all new furniture (yeppie)  My gorgeous table is from http://www.zgallerie.com …. its called the archer collection and we choose the bench, two side chairs and the banquette bench. I  love how this unique combination of seating just feels so fresh and new aside from your typical all chairs around the table.  What I also love about this table is that is it a neutral color so you can change the color palette for any holiday and it will work.

Here is how I went about decided how to create my tablescape. I pulled a few items I had laying around my house, for instance I had reminants of the black and white ribbon from Christmas (I wrapped gifts with it) and the blinged out face masks from Halloween. These items helped set my mood board for what I wanted to do for the look. I realized I wanted my table to be a little sexy, as well as fun, flirty and full of color.  Here was some of the pieces I pulled together to create my vision. img_5219

These fun little confetti hearts I just found at the grocery store in the Valentines section, but you could find something like this at Michaels craft store as well.  I had bought a boutique of gorgeous red flowers and some baby’s breath  and this is how my color palette came together. I decided to use the flowers not only for the middle of the table but also as decorations for each place setting, and then tied the black and white ribbon around each black napkin to add layers and texture to my tablescape.  I stuck the baby’s breath in the ribbon and added one rose to each napkin and it looked perfect.

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I then addded a blinded out face mask to each setting as the party favor for my guests, which created fun conversation as well as a great parting gift.

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The black and white ribbon and the sparkly gold branch behind the plate I got from  http://www.shinodadesigncenter.net over the holidays. Shinoda is one of my favorite go to design centers for all things fabulous. Seriously it is a designers dream and its like going into the biggest candy store in the world for anyone who loves to decorate. It has everything you could ever imagine available there. You do have to have a seller’s permit (thank goodness for my business Gretchen Christine) to purchase there, but it is well worth it because of the selection and wholesale price point.

The chargers I got from  Pier 1  and I have them in tons of different colors, silver, black, red, gold etc. so that I can use them for every time I change up my tablescape. I also found my  beautiful red plates a Pier 1 about a year ago but here are similar ones that would work great for your table.

My intricate wine glasses I actually found at TJ Maxx Home Goods (have I mentioned that is one of my favorite stores on the planet for home goods ) you can find so much without breaking the bank. The glasses are a mixture of both gold and silver, which I love for decorating because they go with almost everything I set my table with. I love it when I find great items at half the price of a department or brand name store. My motto has always been you don’t need to spend a fortune to make things look nice, and quite honestly it’s just smart to purchase things at half of the price if they look just as good. And besides that leaves more money in the bank to go more shoe shopping…lol. dsc00413

The black and white customized  G and S pillows were the perfect touch to my table and helped pull it all together.  As mentioned above part of my inspiration was the black and white ribbon I had left over from Christmas but by itself it just seemed a little random on my table, so when I pulled these black and white pillows into the mix it made the whole look come together. I got these gorgeous embroidered pillows from http://www.bombardierdesigns.com.au/ and I have just fallen in love with all of their products. Mention my name “Gretchen” when you email them to place an order and they will give you a discount! 🙌🏻 I also go this gorgeous candle below that was in the middle of the table from them as well. So shop your hearts out.

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Here are some more angles and pictures from my tablescape.

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Well I hope you guys enjoyed this very personal look into my home and how I created this gorgeous tablescape for one of my favorite times of year….Love Day!  I hope that my decorating styles  help inspire you to create something beautiful in your home as well.  I love sharing my tips and tricks with you guys and I love getting your feedback, so be sure to leave me a comment on what you think about it all.

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day full of love and happiness. Remember whether you are in love or not the most important thing is that you first love yourself …..and then all the other things will fall into place.

Stay Glam Dolls

xoxo

Gretchen Christine

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50 Shades of Pink and Red

 

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Thanks to everyone who posted such sweet comments on my social media pages about my look for our Girls Valentines Day at Dior in Beverly Hills.  My Dress is by an Australian Company called C/MEO Collective and unfortunately is sold out from what I can see, however  check out the other red options from this company right here…. or  click here for a version of my dress. Also here are some other great red options as well from Neiman Marcus 

My shoes are by the one and only Alexander McQueen but I got them a few years back.  I love them because they are a classic shoe that I pull out every once in a while to really make an outfit pop.  The skull heads on the front of them is not typically something I would wear, but they are so much fun and so different then what I usually do, so its fun every once it a while to change it up. I kept my earrings simple and just did some gold drop earrings by  Chanel  to help pull the gold embellishments in from my shoes.

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Here are some more fun pics from my Girls Day at Dior. Just love all these fabulous ladies.

My Tan is courtesy of http://www.shopgretchenchristine.com Tan in Can

Thank you to Dior of Beverly Hills for having into our beautiful boutique up in Beverly Hills and making our day so special. unnamed-6

Also to Sunset Plaza Florist for the gorgeous flowers

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My Hair was done by the one and only Victor Paul from the Victor Paul Salon and because I wanted my hair back due to the big side flare on my dress we decided to go with this super cool poofy braid look. I just love this unique fun look by VP.  Give him a call for all your hair needs and styles http://www.victorpaulsalon.co

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On my lips I have one of my favorite new shades from Dior click here to shop the color unnamed-16

And of course to my beautiful girlfriend Jackie (pictured) and Jen for putting together such a fabulous day for us ladies…it was so special and just perfect. Jackie got her dress from Neiman Marcus so check out all the great looks you can find there for Valentines Day as well.

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Love fun days like this with wonderful, uplifting, beautiful friends.  I feel so blessed to have such a great group of girlfriends who all love and cherish each other.

Stay Glam Dolls,

xo

Gretchen Christine

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Great V-Day Gift Ideas

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Hi dolls! I absolutely love putting together gift guides. They’re so fun and remind me of how many amazing things are out there and ready to be gifted! Valentine’s Day is less than a week away so I came up with a few gift ideas for your girlfriend, mother,wife sister, or any other special lady in your life. Be sure to share this post with your special someone so they know where to find these great items. Enjoy! – G

I always love a bold lip and what better time for a little  Dior Couture Color Rogue Lipstick for that sexy red pop! You will most definitely be getting that kiss 😉 If you are going for more of a natural blush and lip color Benefit Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain is my go to. Speaking of lips has anyone tried Sugarfina Hey Hot Lips Gummies they are so yummy and make a super cute gift.  Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Collection is one of my favorite perfumes and what is better than getting the whole collection from someone you love?! (check out how cute the packaging is too for V-Day)

I kind of have an obsession with fabulous phone cases so the  Kate Spade New York Scattered Hearts iphone Case is no exception! It’s covered in little red hearts, some of which are bedazzled-my favorite! Since we are talking about hearts and Valentine’s day is all about those, the Saint Laurent Small Kate-Heart Calfskin Leather Wallet on a chain is beyond perfect for anyone looking for a hip statement piece. The Valentino Love Blade Embroidered Calfskin Leather Shoulder Bag is another to die for bag with some of the most adorable embellishments if you are looking to splurge 🙂

Dresses are always my go to for a night out and the  Alice & Olivia Belva Dress with belt is a style that I have been dying to try. If you are doing something a little more casual for love day the Alexander Mcqueen Skull Print Silk Scarf in Lilac/Red is a perfect accessory. Lastly, the Classic II Boot-UGG Australia slippers are a gift that everyone deserves and are perfect to start any day and end any night.

Or check out adorable pillow  below from http://www.shopgretchenchristine.com to show your love one exactly how you feel about them.

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Don’t forget to try out these two amazing products below, these are two of my absolute favorite things!! The Savvy Travelers mouth wash wipe is so easy to grab and go while on a date to help freshen your breath…stick it in your purse or leave in your car.  Use my code: GRETCHEN to get 20% off.  Also the Lonvitalite Collagen and Gold Lip Mask is everything and more, it helps keep my lips plump and  soft and smooth (Also use my code: GRETCHEN to get 20% off at checkout) xoxo

Savvy Travelers Speakeazy Mouth Wash Wipes for your midnight vday kiss 😉

LonVitalite Collagen Lip Mask for the perfect kissing lips. Mwahhh xx

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And if you don’t have that special someone in your life, then go ahead and spoil yourself! Wishing you all a wonderful Valentines Day!

Stay Glam

xoxo Gretchen Christine

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Perfect Faux Fur Jacket

 

unnamed-7I’m gifting this gorgeous hat to one of you! All you have to do is subscribe to my blog, follow me on Instagram and tag two friends. I will pick the winner by 2/10.

I got my coat from Zara …..but you can find almost an exact replica of it here on sale now for only $99.  This Coat is one of my favorite coats for winter! I wore it a few days while in Park City because it is so versatile, and all I had to do was change the scarf and pant color (and of course my lip color…LOL) and I had a completely new look. I love the Nordstrom version of this coat, because the faux fur is removable and it becomes a totally different coat.

 

unnamed-6I also loved that I could add this hat from Bebe and change up the look as well…(click here to find this hat). My leopard scarf I got from Express  a few years ago but check out this similar one here for only $12 dollars

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These waterproof boots from Target (on sale for only $33 dollars) have become one of my favorite go to pair of boots. They are soo comfortable, they look great and are an a great price! I wore them with little sock toppers to create a fun look. unnamed-3

I found these super cute beige pants at Express at a great price and they matched perfectly with my hat and the faux fur on the trim of my coat.

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My Lipstick color in this pic is Mac  in the color Barbeque, and my black Sunnies are by Celine (check out my last blog for details on where to find them)unnamed-8

With my love at the Montage in Deer Valley.unnamed-9

It was another perfect beautiful Day in Park City Utah and it was wonderful spending the day in Deer Valley at the gorgeous grounds of the Montage Resort! I mean look at those amazing views of the entire valley.

Stay Glam Dolls!

xoxo

Gretchen Christine

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Red Hot in The Snow

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Park City Utah for Sundance is one of my favorite places to go every year! The white winter land is a great backdrop for some eye popping looks…such as the fun look.

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It was about 19 degrees here, so it was cold! But I had this gorgeous new parka on I got from Zara (you can find a similar one here too ) It is lined with a soft interior fabric and thick enough for cold weather like this. I paired it with a turtleneck from Wolford  (you can find a similar cheaper one here) My Boots were from Coach quite a few years back but they are classics and I use them year after year, however these boots would look great with this outfit as well here…. and of course I am carrying one of my Gretchen Christine handbags.  My Belt is from Hermes and my jeans are from Zara (a year ago) so you can find a similar pair here or here.

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The Jacket has this amazing warm faux fur trimmed hood that helped keep me warm as well.  I love to add a pop of color to my look, so I thought red scarf would be the perfect accent.  Check out this other great red scarf you can double as a shawl.  Of course no outfit is complete without some sunnies and these are by Celine and I got them from Optx Eyewear.  They will help you find any pair you are searching for….Just ask!

On my lips I am wearing one of my favorite reds from Dior

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Now don’t forget to go out and have a little fun while you’re in the snow too!

Stay Glam Dolls!

xoxo Gretchen Christine

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