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Gracie B
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It’s no secret that I’m in love with the super cute shop, Gracie B.  (And it really didn’t help that they expanded to have a physical shop space in Kansas City.)  Look at all the dresses, tops and coats I’m wearing from the shop.  Obsessed much, I think so.  Or the shop owner Grace is completely tapped into my style.  For February, I also happen to be the Gracie B February Style Crush, which is a pretty fantastic feat in itself!  Well anyways, on to the good stuff, one of you lucky ducks will get to win $35 credit to her shop!!

Gracie B1

 {MEET GRACE}

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you started up shop.
gracie b. has been a work in progress for as long as I can remember. I worked for various retailers for the first decade of my career. I have done a little bit of everything ranging from buying to distribution to planning. More importantly, I have always followed fashion very closely. A border-line obsession, really. So when I realized I would only be happy working for myself, creating a clothing brand just made sense. If you’re going to go it alone it might as well be something you really want to do! My site got started while I was working on my MBA. I had started the business plan on my own years prior, but being back in school gave me the confidence needed to take the leap. During the last year of my studies, I met a professor who was as passionate about entrepreneurship as anyone I’ve ever met. She really inspired me to get going with it. So, I used that last year of my degree to refine my marketing strategy and business plan, and about a week before my last class was over I launched shopgracieb.com. It was a moment I will not easily forget. After that was a blur. Sales started to pick up, I put gracie b. in a local boutique and it immediately did well. I got nominated and then won a Small Business Award by my local Chamber of Commerce. And, this was all in the first year! I stuck with my full-time job for as long as I could but last Fall I finally decided to take the leap. The way I look at it it’s either going to work or it isn’t, but there’s no point in wasting time trying to find out. So far, things look promising.

2) Describe your shop in 3 words.
whimsical, feminine, inspiring

3) What are your favorite trends for this Spring?
Color, and, lots of it! I’m digging the bright monochromatic looks as well as palette pleasing pastels. Prints: bold stripes and chevron-style graphics. Sheer layers. Frilly hems. A-line and full skirt dresses.

4) What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
DQ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard. We live within walking distance from a Dairy Queen and it takes all the self-control I have not to stop by daily.

 

{GIVEAWAY}

Gracie B

Win $35 shop credit to Gracie B.!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is will close on February 12, 2013 at 12:00AM and is open to U.S./Canada readers only.  Good luck!!

Don’t want to wait?  Use code “sweetsandy” for 15% off your Gracie B. order!

88 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Alissa
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 10:34 pm

    I ADORE the sequin top (all that glitters!) so much! Oh my gosh it’s so perfect!

  2. Miki
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

    I think one of my favorite items is the Yellow To You Full Skirt. I can totally picture myself wearing it this spring and summer :p.

    Miki.

  3. pinky sade
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 12:10 am

    I love the Peachy Green V-Back Tunic

  4. Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 12:32 am

    Ooh, there are so many cute things! The Multi-Colored Dream Top, the Paint the Town Navy top, the white blazer, or the polka dot top. Cannot choose!

  5. Jo
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 1:04 am

    This is so hard to decide… but I love the Sweet Temptation Chevron Dress in Navy and Gold!

  6. Stacey
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 1:10 am

  7. Brittany @ The Domestic Geek
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 7:14 am

    Coraly invited striped Sweater!

  8. danielle m.
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    Love the you complete me maxi!!

  9. Jenn @comebackmomma
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    Love the wrap watch.

  10. Ashley S
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    I love the let’s be fringe scarf! It is adorable!

  11. Emily
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    Love that beautiful peplum top!

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

  12. Ari
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    I’m a huge fan of Gracie B. I pretty much would love to add the entire store to my closet!

  13. Meegs
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    I love the Mint to be Together shirt!

  14. Throuthehaze
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    Southwestern Spice Cardigan Sweater

  15. Lena
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    I LOVE the birds of a feather dress! ♥

  16. Jenna Wood
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    I love all of the bold prints, especially that Chevron dress! The Wrap Watch would be perfect for my style!

  17. Lena - @elenka29
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    True Blue Zig Zag Dress w/ Belt

  18. Andrea Darst
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    I love the Tangerine Dream Pleated Skirt – perfect for spring/summer!

  19. Kasztner Eliza
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    cutest dress ever : Put Some Pep(lum) in Your Step Dress

  20. Tashia G.
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    Lots of cute pieces. Love the color rockin top in blue/ orange. Fun colors for spring!

  21. Krysten
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    I totally love the All That Glitters is a Silver Tank Top.

  22. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    I love the “take the plunge” dress!

  23. Amanda Irel
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    I am absolutely in looooove with the Southwestern Spice cardigan (http://www.shopgracieb.com/collections/tops/products/southwestern-spice-cardigan-sweater). Wow.

  24. Kimberly R.
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    I love the Tokyo skirt in coral.

  25. ilene
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

  26. Stephanie Y
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    Love the birds of a feather dress!

  27. Shannon Sampsel
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

  28. Dawn
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    I love that dress in the picture in the middle up top! Gorgeous!

    Dawn

  29. Felissa (Two Little Cavaliers)
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

    Sweet as Honey Mustard Dress

  30. Colleen Boudreau
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

    All That Glitters is a Silver Tank Top.

  31. Jennifer
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

    Put Some Pep(lum) in Your Step Dress

  32. domestic diva
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 8:39 pm

    I like the mint to be together stripe sweater.

  33. Franziska
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

    take the plunge dress! adorable.

  34. elizabeth p
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    I love the Chevron dress!

  35. Megan Lane
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    Love the birds of a feather dress!

  36. Kemi
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

    I like the take the plunge dress
    K at http://www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

  37. April C.
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

    I love the Sweet as Honey Mustard Dress

  38. heidi
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

    i love the go for the gold bib necklace!

  39. Danielle
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    The to infinity and the yarn scarf is my favorite! Just came across her shop a few nights ago and I’m in love!!

  40. Mamavalveeta03
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

  41. Amanda Cobb
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 11:44 pm

    I think my favorite item is either the It’s Grey to Meet You Stripe Dress/Tunic or the I’m an Open Book Blazer in Burnt Orange. :)

  42. Still Blonde after all these YEARS
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

  43. HollyDolly
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    love the Over The Moon dress!

  44. Shanna Schneider
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Love the birds of a feather dress!!! What an adorable shop!

  45. Claire
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    I like the Tokyo Skirt in coral.

  46. Kirstin Marie
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    LOVE the Over the Moon dress!

  47. Wendy Blue
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    The Over The Moon little black dress is to die for! LOVE!!

  48. Susan
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    love the put some peplum in your step dress! gorg!

  49. Dora
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    Love the Teal it to Me Straight Chevron Dress!

  50. donatella
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

  51. Kimbercrafts
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    I love the Patch at Ya cardigan!

  52. Breanna
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

    It’s gret to meet you striped dress/tunic :)

  53. Melissa
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    I LOVE the striped cardigan. Obsessed with any type of stripe :)

  54. Fel
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    LOVE gracie b! they are so sweet, and i love their manifesto, everyone should read. http://www.shopgracieb.com/pages/our-mantra

  55. Melissa P.
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

    Party Cardy Buttondown Sweater – Gray

  56. Tessa W
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

    I love the jolly green dress! Such a beautiful color and light flowy fabric.

  57. Chloe Forsyth
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 12:04 am

    I think the true blue zig zag dress with belt is my favourite. But to be honest I adore pretty much everything on Gracie-B just now!

  58. Tiffany B.
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 6:48 am

    Loving that Don’t Shoot the Messenger Bag!

  59. gentry adams
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    LOVE the “over the moon” dress! I’m digging full skirt dresses this season- so feminine and sweet!

  60. Chelsey
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    I like the take the plunge dress.

  61. Katherine
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

    The Prima Donna Black Lace Top

  62. Michelle
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 8:54 pm

    Orange you lucky cross body–so cute

  63. Zhe
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 12:02 am

    Wow! Everything is so pretty. :) I love the navy and white blazer. They are so stylish and chic. :)

  64. oomph.
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 2:02 am

    Patch at ya cardigan!!

  65. Joanna
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    The Take the Plunge Dress is adorable!

  66. Tabby Lewis
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

    Love the All That Glitters is a Silver Tank Top!

  67. Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe )
    Feb 09, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

    my favorite is the Mint To Be Together Stripe Sweater

  68. Dawn
    Feb 10, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    In love with the On Taupe of the World Crossbody Bag. :)

  69. April W.
    Feb 10, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    I like the It’s Gray to Meet You dress.

  70. angela
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    the evelyn dress is so pretty!

  71. Lieschen
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 9:31 am

  72. MelodyJ
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    I like Chocolate Delight Wrap Watch.

  73. maeve
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

  74. Katie Roch
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    I love the Evelyn Dress by Three Little Ducks

  75. Dora
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    I like the true blue zig zag dress. I think the pattern is cool and the shape is nice.

  76. James Beck
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    Peachy Green V-Back Tunic

  77. Patti
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    My fav item is the Can You Polka Dot Blouse. lebl9077@bellsouth.net

  78. Sumera Mahmood
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    I love the Mint to be Together sweater :)

    meramahmood.p@gmail.com

  79. Paula Michele Hafner
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    I love the Plaid To Be Here Buttondown Top

  80. Jessica Who?
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

    love the take the plunge dress!!

  81. Ashley
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

    I love the Aztec Goddess dress!

  82. Ashley Morrissey
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

    I love the My Only Vice White Blazer :)

  83. Trisha C.
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    I am obsessed with the Patch at Ya Cardigan

  84. Erica C.
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    I like the Teal it To Me Straight Chevron dress.

  85. Lily
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

    I love the Over the Moon dress!

  86. Christy Ann
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    I love the Birds of a Feather Dress and the Over the Moon Dress!

  87. Sand
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 10:53 pm

    I like the Take the Plunge Dress.

  88. Amy
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 12:02 am

    Love this Howdy Ma’am Denim Top! Thanks!

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