About


Faith & Fancy highlights my passion for style, design, beauty, & travel, while also sharing bits and pieces of my life.


My name is Gretchen Donovan, and I am the voice behind Faith & Fancy. Standing only five feet tall, I am a petite twenty something just navigating my way through this wild & wonderful life. 

Born and raised in Connecticut, I am a tried & true New Englander (minus when it comes to sports), however, once upon a time a city by the name of New York came and stole my heart - it has been a love affair ever since. 

I headed to Massachusetts for college before briefly returning to Connecticut and eventually landing in the most magical city in the world. 

Although I love living in New York, I am always plotting my next trip. New York, Paris, and Charleston are my happy places. 

I believe travel & seeing the world are some of the most important gifts you can give yourself. 

By night I am a maternity nurse, which brings me so much joy! By day I am a dreamer, creator, adventurer, a daughter, sister, and friend. 

I believe in the power of a fresh manicure, the perfect red lip, and fresh flowers just because. 

Love of pretty pajamas, blueberry pancakes, and pinot noir
& a sucker for a good love story, attention to detail, and a perfected spicy marg.  

Although a November baby, I am a summer child at heart - beach days, hydrangeas, and lobster rolls are my love language. 

I believe in the pursuit of any & everything that brings joy and happiness to your life, and in never settling for less than you deserve. 

With Faith & Fancy, I want to share my experiences, my passions, my inspirations, and all the things that bring me happiness, in the hopes that they may bring happiness to you as well.

Thank you for being here & for reading along - it means the world! 

Enjoy! 


xo. G