Meet Gretchen Scott and a mega giveaway

Good morning! I have had many Gretchen Scott frocks in my closet over the years. I love her fun, elegant, chic and beautiful designs. I first discovered them in the Caribbean at the hotel’s gift shop and I was immediately smitten with the line. Over the years sure enough they turned up in the most stylish places and I have built my “Gretchen collection” over time. Her things don’t go out of style and some I have had for years and years.? She sells online, has signature stores in Nantucket, Jupiter, Southampton and think there is one opening in Atlanta, not to mention countless stylish boutiques that carry her line.

?I LOVE this picture of Gretchen which really expresses her personality. She,? having just arrived to her hotel in Jaipur, India was walking by and noticed an unsuspecting tourist wearing one of her designs!!

I had the good fortune to “meet” Gretchen by chance? when she sent in some pictures for my readers Christmas post last year. When I saw the name attached to the pictures, I wrote her asking if she was THE Gretchen Scott, and holy moly, she was! So we corresponded off and on and I had the good fortune to meet and get a personal tour of Gretchen Scott headquarters not too long ago. She graciously showed me around and made me so welcome, I got to spend a few hours there and by the time I left, I felt like we were old friends:) Unfortunately did not bring my camera but managed to snap a few with my iPhone. Her headquarters and design studio are so inviting, cool, beautiful and friendly…I love the vibe, its one great big happy family!

There are three floors of rolling racks filled to the brim of the prettiest clothes!

I could happily spend days there…..looking at everything, so much to see!

?The cool spot where the employees eat and chill…..

?The big loft like offices where it “all goes down”………

She has in house designers and graphic artists who she collaborates with, and is soon coming out with a new line of fabrics!

Gretchen is so smart…she even has her own photography studio inside the headquarters! Talk about multi tasking!

Gretchen is larger than life, full of personality, energy and creativity. I felt such good karma walking into her loft like offices where a group of about 15 work. There are dogs, any kind of pets welcome, if an employee needs to bring their sick child, Gretchen has a crib set up and oodles of space including kids play tables..she is one exemplary boss, smart lady! Happy employees= maximum productivity. Her line is growing and is inspired by her world travels (of which there are many). This is someone who has been to more countries more often than anyone I know, one look at her personal pictures on her website says it all. To know her is to love her…….her energy and enthusiasm for a good and full life is contagious. And of course her talent for designing super chic clothes………..

Great looking cowl tunic for fall

Reminds me so much of my Chiang Mai pillows! I love this!
How can you not feel good in this top!
Adore this Pucci-esque vest, I own it and love it!
She has tons of adorable dresses and tunics like this…so comfortable and smart looking

?The Irish lace is to die for….in person these are exquisite and can be dressed up or down, LOVE!

?LOVED these silk jersey dresses, they feel as good as they look and are super flattering!!!

I own this very top…love it!

And after a long day….aren’t these robes just the cutest and softest thing to slip into! I have owned mine for a few years and its my fave!

It was such fun meeting Gretchen, hearing of her tales, her philosophy on life and her travel stories, her inspirations behind certain collections. A lot of the embroidery and bead work is done in the mecca for such things, India. She has been there many many times and has a love for the country that is so evident.? Love her website, besides featuring all of her gorgeous designs, you can follow along with a photo journal of sorts of her world travels (of which there are many)! She refers to herself as having had 100 careers, let me tell you,? this is one interesting lady!

So I was thrilled when she sent me this wonderful ad campaign and get this, the most generous giveaway. EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF CLOTHING shown in the ad is being given as a super giveaway!! It’s like winning a mini wardrobe!!Take a look at the gorgeousness……….

Inspired by their month long trip to India, exploring the sights and sounds, and absorbing the local culture and energy, Gretchen designed these wonderful new pieces…..so exotic!

Can you believe the prize is to win every single garment on this ad!! That is SIX gorgeous pieces of Gretchen Scott!! All the tunics and the adorable pants. (Winner will get to specify size)

Now how to be eligible to win! Visit Gretchen Scott by clicking here, once you are done drooling over all her beautiful frocks, come back and tell us a favorite in the comment section.

Want a second chance to win? like Gretchen on Facebook by clicking here and leave her a comment telling her something good! (Mention you are from The Enchanted Home). I will announce a winner on Sunday…………

Want a third chance to win? Start following her on Pinterest by clicking here.? You will be glad you did, her pictures are amazing!

***A NOTE TO ALL MY READERS WHO READ MY POST VIA EMAIL. YOU MUST MUST MUST CLICK ON TITLE OF THE POST WHICH WILL TAKE YOU TO MY ACTUAL SITE, ONCE THERE YOU CAN SCROLL DOWN AND COMMENT. YOU CAN COMMENT WITH A GMAIL ACCOUNT, JUST YOUR FIRST NAME OR ANONYMOUSLY. YOU CANNOT COMMENT VIA EMAIL AND MUST AS I SAID CLICK ON TITLE TO BE TAKEN TO ACTUAL SITE.? *****

Many thanks Gretchen again for designing your beautiful line, for making it such fun to own, for being such a kind, fun and generous person and for? this most generous giveaway and to all of you for stopping in! I will announce a lucky winner on Sunday.
Finally,? don’t forget to submit your photo for the blue and white love contest…..2 more days to enter!!

My contest theme for November is not surprisingly “Blue and white love“. You know what that means..send in your pictures of your blue and white anything…however you love to display it or use it in your home, your favorite vignette, a beautifully displayed ginger jar, your plate collection, your blue and white nails, your pet wearing a blue and white something….whatever it may be.

Max. 2 pictures per entrant, please in subject line of email put “Blue and white love”. I will collect pictures up until Nov. 1st . The contest will run on Nov. 4th for 2 days. Thanks in advance and I cannot wait to start receiving your pictures…I? know they will be fabulous!

Email me your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

Meet Gretchen Scott and a mega giveaway

Good morning! I have had many Gretchen Scott frocks in my closet over the years. I love her fun, elegant, chic and beautiful designs. I first discovered them in the Caribbean at the hotel’s gift shop and I was immediately smitten with the line. Over the years sure enough they turned up in the most stylish places and I have built my “Gretchen collection” over time. Her things don’t go out of style and some I have had for years and years.  She sells online, has signature stores in Nantucket, Jupiter, Southampton and think there is one opening in Atlanta, not to mention countless stylish boutiques that carry her line.

 I LOVE this picture of Gretchen which really expresses her personality. She,  having just arrived to her hotel in Jaipur, India was walking by and noticed an unsuspecting tourist wearing one of her designs!!

I had the good fortune to “meet” Gretchen by chance  when she sent in some pictures for my readers Christmas post last year. When I saw the name attached to the pictures, I wrote her asking if she was THE Gretchen Scott, and holy moly, she was! So we corresponded off and on and I had the good fortune to meet and get a personal tour of Gretchen Scott headquarters not too long ago. She graciously showed me around and made me so welcome, I got to spend a few hours there and by the time I left, I felt like we were old friends:) Unfortunately did not bring my camera but managed to snap a few with my iPhone. Her headquarters and design studio are so inviting, cool, beautiful and friendly…I love the vibe, its one great big happy family!

There are three floors of rolling racks filled to the brim of the prettiest clothes!

I could happily spend days there…..looking at everything, so much to see!

 The cool spot where the employees eat and chill…..

 The big loft like offices where it “all goes down”………

She has in house designers and graphic artists who she collaborates with, and is soon coming out with a new line of fabrics!

Gretchen is so smart…she even has her own photography studio inside the headquarters! Talk about multi tasking!

Gretchen is larger than life, full of personality, energy and creativity. I felt such good karma walking into her loft like offices where a group of about 15 work. There are dogs, any kind of pets welcome, if an employee needs to bring their sick child, Gretchen has a crib set up and oodles of space including kids play tables..she is one exemplary boss, smart lady! Happy employees= maximum productivity. Her line is growing and is inspired by her world travels (of which there are many). This is someone who has been to more countries more often than anyone I know, one look at her personal pictures on her website says it all. To know her is to love her…….her energy and enthusiasm for a good and full life is contagious. And of course her talent for designing super chic clothes………..

Great looking cowl tunic for fall

Reminds me so much of my Chiang Mai pillows! I love this!
How can you not feel good in this top!
Adore this Pucci-esque vest, I own it and love it!
She has tons of adorable dresses and tunics like this…so comfortable and smart looking

 The Irish lace is to die for….in person these are exquisite and can be dressed up or down, LOVE!

 LOVED these silk jersey dresses, they feel as good as they look and are super flattering!!!

I own this very top…love it!

And after a long day….aren’t these robes just the cutest and softest thing to slip into! I have owned mine for a few years and its my fave!

It was such fun meeting Gretchen, hearing of her tales, her philosophy on life and her travel stories, her inspirations behind certain collections. A lot of the embroidery and bead work is done in the mecca for such things, India. She has been there many many times and has a love for the country that is so evident.  Love her website, besides featuring all of her gorgeous designs, you can follow along with a photo journal of sorts of her world travels (of which there are many)! She refers to herself as having had 100 careers, let me tell you,  this is one interesting lady!

So I was thrilled when she sent me this wonderful ad campaign and get this, the most generous giveaway. EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF CLOTHING shown in the ad is being given as a super giveaway!! It’s like winning a mini wardrobe!!Take a look at the gorgeousness……….

Inspired by their month long trip to India, exploring the sights and sounds, and absorbing the local culture and energy, Gretchen designed these wonderful new pieces…..so exotic!

Can you believe the prize is to win every single garment on this ad!! That is SIX gorgeous pieces of Gretchen Scott!! All the tunics and the adorable pants. (Winner will get to specify size)

Now how to be eligible to win! Visit Gretchen Scott by clicking here, once you are done drooling over all her beautiful frocks, come back and tell us a favorite in the comment section.

Want a second chance to win? like Gretchen on Facebook by clicking here and leave her a comment telling her something good! (Mention you are from The Enchanted Home). I will announce a winner on Sunday…………

Want a third chance to win? Start following her on Pinterest by clicking here.  You will be glad you did, her pictures are amazing!

***A NOTE TO ALL MY READERS WHO READ MY POST VIA EMAIL. YOU MUST MUST MUST CLICK ON TITLE OF THE POST WHICH WILL TAKE YOU TO MY ACTUAL SITE, ONCE THERE YOU CAN SCROLL DOWN AND COMMENT. YOU CAN COMMENT WITH A GMAIL ACCOUNT, JUST YOUR FIRST NAME OR ANONYMOUSLY. YOU CANNOT COMMENT VIA EMAIL AND MUST AS I SAID CLICK ON TITLE TO BE TAKEN TO ACTUAL SITE.  *****

Many thanks Gretchen again for designing your beautiful line, for making it such fun to own, for being such a kind, fun and generous person and for  this most generous giveaway and to all of you for stopping in! I will announce a lucky winner on Sunday.
Finally,  don’t forget to submit your photo for the blue and white love contest…..2 more days to enter!!

My contest theme for November is not surprisingly “Blue and white love“. You know what that means..send in your pictures of your blue and white anything…however you love to display it or use it in your home, your favorite vignette, a beautifully displayed ginger jar, your plate collection, your blue and white nails, your pet wearing a blue and white something….whatever it may be.

Max. 2 pictures per entrant, please in subject line of email put “Blue and white love”. I will collect pictures up until Nov. 1st . The contest will run on Nov. 4th for 2 days. Thanks in advance and I cannot wait to start receiving your pictures…I  know they will be fabulous!

Email me your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com.

Style on Sunday

Hi there. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Ours has been quite relaxing, it was so nice to have some much needed downtime! Dinner out, a little retail therapy, a movie (do not waste your money on The Family….couldn’t wait for it to end, brutally bad). Went to my sons football game, they lost the game the last 37 seconds of the game after being ahead the entire time..brutal! I have to admit I love the excitement over football, and of course all the “perks” the tailgating, the socialization aspect, the food, the adrenaline rush when its a close game, the food…oh yea I? mentioned that but lets just say I have a a lot and I do emphasize a lot to learn. My friends were trying to give me a crash course in football yesterday on the bleachers, and lets just say we laughed more than I learned…..so its a work in progress!

My son is a lacrosse player and always played soccer but after years of talking him out of football, he finally won this year, I must admit it is fun to watch and can be really exciting (when no ones on the ground that is) so my mission this week is to give myself a quick crash course in football plays and an elementary understanding of the game. A very elementary…as in kindergarten:)

Anywho, moving along……have been cleaning out my closet and talk about work, its like the bottomless pit. I look at things wondering why I hang onto them and then I look at the size, a size 4….no way is that going in the dump pile, its a reminder of what I was and something to strive for. Might be in my next life but what the heck. So all this cleaning out and reorganizing has me on a bit of a fashion kick and since I like to switch things up with my blog and include fashion…today features a few fashion boards I made up just to show ways to wear one thing a few different ways. Gray pants, camel pants, a simple leather skirt and weekend dressing. The common denominator is neutrals here, which is typically how I dress 95% of the time. They go a looooong way. Hope you enjoy…….

Weekend dressing. For me casual comfy but chic. Notice my new Annabel Ingall totes are very present here, they are so chic and yet practical….in every color. A simple pair of straight jeans or pants, a cute jacket or vest, chunky sweater, love my scarves, and flats or riding boots is? a great way to approach weekend dressing….

Black leather skirt. Do you own one? In my big closet cleanup, I found one from long ago and its actually a really pretty simple straight black skirt, so I started thinking about ways to reinvent it and here are a few ideas, one very casual daytime look and one evening look, ooh la la……

Camel pants. I love the combination of gray and camel. Always have. I have these exact DKNY straight camel pants and came up with a casual and evening look for them. Take a look……

Gray pants. Same deal with these gray pants. A slim fit so can be tucked into riding pants, but dressed up for evening too, love the idea of a belted coat like this one…….

So there you go. What do you think? How do you like to dress on weekends? I get excited over a new season and especially fall clothes….whats not to love, all those sumptuous knits, it’s the official season of cozy ! And speaking of cozy, I am super excited about a new introduction to my online shop later this week, here is a sneak peek of the most wonderful, super high quality, made in the USA, alpaca capes and scarves, LOVE these……..

Now if those won’t get you excited about fall dressing, don’t know what will! Enjoy your Sunday and end to your weekend. Thanks as always for stopping in!

Style on Sunday

Hi there. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Ours has been quite relaxing, it was so nice to have some much needed downtime! Dinner out, a little retail therapy, a movie (do not waste your money on The Family….couldn’t wait for it to end, brutally bad). Went to my sons football game, they lost the game the last 37 seconds of the game after being ahead the entire time..brutal! I have to admit I love the excitement over football, and of course all the “perks” the tailgating, the socialization aspect, the food, the adrenaline rush when its a close game, the food…oh yea I  mentioned that but lets just say I have a a lot and I do emphasize a lot to learn. My friends were trying to give me a crash course in football yesterday on the bleachers, and lets just say we laughed more than I learned…..so its a work in progress!

My son is a lacrosse player and always played soccer but after years of talking him out of football, he finally won this year, I must admit it is fun to watch and can be really exciting (when no ones on the ground that is) so my mission this week is to give myself a quick crash course in football plays and an elementary understanding of the game. A very elementary…as in kindergarten:)

Anywho, moving along……have been cleaning out my closet and talk about work, its like the bottomless pit. I look at things wondering why I hang onto them and then I look at the size, a size 4….no way is that going in the dump pile, its a reminder of what I was and something to strive for. Might be in my next life but what the heck. So all this cleaning out and reorganizing has me on a bit of a fashion kick and since I like to switch things up with my blog and include fashion…today features a few fashion boards I made up just to show ways to wear one thing a few different ways. Gray pants, camel pants, a simple leather skirt and weekend dressing. The common denominator is neutrals here, which is typically how I dress 95% of the time. They go a looooong way. Hope you enjoy…….

Weekend dressing. For me casual comfy but chic. Notice my new Annabel Ingall totes are very present here, they are so chic and yet practical….in every color. A simple pair of straight jeans or pants, a cute jacket or vest, chunky sweater, love my scarves, and flats or riding boots is  a great way to approach weekend dressing….

Black leather skirt. Do you own one? In my big closet cleanup, I found one from long ago and its actually a really pretty simple straight black skirt, so I started thinking about ways to reinvent it and here are a few ideas, one very casual daytime look and one evening look, ooh la la……

Camel pants. I love the combination of gray and camel. Always have. I have these exact DKNY straight camel pants and came up with a casual and evening look for them. Take a look……

Gray pants. Same deal with these gray pants. A slim fit so can be tucked into riding pants, but dressed up for evening too, love the idea of a belted coat like this one…….

So there you go. What do you think? How do you like to dress on weekends? I get excited over a new season and especially fall clothes….whats not to love, all those sumptuous knits, it’s the official season of cozy ! And speaking of cozy, I am super excited about a new introduction to my online shop later this week, here is a sneak peek of the most wonderful, super high quality, made in the USA, alpaca capes and scarves, LOVE these……..

Now if those won’t get you excited about fall dressing, don’t know what will! Enjoy your Sunday and end to your weekend. Thanks as always for stopping in!