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

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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