What Gretchen Wore

I am attempting to channel spring weather in this cute patterned shift dress.  I added a jacket (not pictured) this morning, since it is still cold down here in South Carolina.  I found this dress at Steinmart for $39.99.  I love dresses like this, because you can dress them up or dress them down.  You could add a belt, and change the whole look.


Choker Top Trend ~

There is a new shirt in town ~ meet the choker top.  This top is part-turtleneck, part-halter, and the shirt is everything you never knew you wanted. You can dress it up or dress it down, depending on what you wear with it.  Here are some of my favorite looks:


Inspiration from Pinterest.

Layers, Layers, Layers….Yes, it is Cold.

You do not have to look like the Michelin Man to stay warm this winter.  There is a misconception that layering your clothes can make you look bulky.  That is simply not true if you wear the layers in the right way.  A perfectly layered look can compliment your figure and highlight your curves.  It’s a pretty simple concept.  Layering properly will actually keep you more insulated then one large bulky coat.  First, start with a long sleeve lightweight shirt, then add sweater or cardigan.  Now it’s time to add your favorite coat or jacket.  Complete the outfit with a knit scarf.  The key is to keep the under layers fitted, so they keep you looking slim.  Experiment with mixing textures to make the look more stylish.  Try adding a leather jacket over a cotton plaid shirt for example.


My suggestion, like in these Pinterest pictures, would be to keep the jacket or coat in a neutral tone to create the slimmest look.

What Gretchen Wore

I went home to see my family over the holidays….and as you can see, I nearly froze to death.  I haven’t seen snow in years.  The coat is short sleeve, but with the right top or dress, it works.  The purple scarf was a purchase from Chinatown in NYC last year for $5!


Holiday Footwear ~

Shoes are the final touch that can make or break the flattering impact of an outfitThey add extra pop, lengthen the leg line if that is your figure flattering priority, and set the mood of the ensemble. Most of us love shoes……I know I do.  So here are some examples of festive footwear to give you inspiration during the holiday season!!  Merry Christmas!!!

Inspiration from Pinterest.

Christmas Party Outfit Ideas

We are in the height of the season for Christmas parties. In keeping with the festive theme attached to a celebration, your Christmas party dress should look interesting from the others.  But if you are confused when choosing clothes to attend a Christmas party at the office or at a friend’s house you can see some of my references below. An easy way to look stylish with the feel of Christmas.  In essence, just give a touch of bright colors like red, white, green or blue for the feel of Christmas.  Check out some of the following images that can be a reference that you can imitate.

Inspirations from Pinterest.

What Gretchen Wore

This past weekend, I attended a winter wedding.  I decided to dress fairly conservatively…..and definitely comfortable.  My grey dress is from the Loft Outlet, cardigan from Cato and my grey booties are from Steinmart.