It’s Easter weekend and just beautiful weather here in wine country. I love gingham and how classic it is for Spring and Summer. I couldn’t be happier with my lovely Sadie dress in light blue Gingham from Heart of Haute. The details on this dress are so sweet and dainty from the sweet heart neckline with eyelet trim, the deep pockets also with eyelet trim and the full circle skirt. Dress zips up the back and has a pretty tie belt. The cotton is a very nice weight and holds shape beautifully. I am usually self-conscious about my arms but I love the wide straps on the Sadie so that I can wear this pretty dress without a cardigan and I feel very confident. When I first put this dress on I immediately thought Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and just by adding red shoes, a white cardigan, and basket you’d have a modern take on a classic!! The Sadie dress will be a staple for warmer months as it is easy to wear and very flattering on many body types so hurry on over to Heart of Haute and snap yours up before it’s gone!! All pics by my sweet hubby Gary Greco.
It’s not often I find a feminine and flattering fit and flare dress with a cute anchor print that fits just right. I love all things nautical so when I saw this Lady V of London Swing Dress – Nautical print I was so excited to get my hands on it and new I’d be wearing it all Spring and Summer long.
I have shared my love of the Lady V of London brand with you all many times but it is usually for the fabulous Lyra wrap dresses I am obsessed with (you can see posts here, here, here, and here). The Swing dress is a new style for the brand and it is already selling out like hot cakes. The Swing dress comes in curve friendly sizes 14-32 and is made from 97% cotton and 3% elastine with a square neckline that is work appropriate, has deep pockets, zips up the back and has a tie belt so you can nip in your waist.
I styled the dress very simply as I wanted to showcase the beautiful print. I am wearing a petticoat for added fluff, red necklace and hair bow and my favorite Kate Spade wicker crab purse for the retro twist I adore. The dress fits so perfectly and the fabric is a very nice weight so it can easily go from Spring to Summer and adding a colorful cardigan will make the dress pop. I am excited to wear this dress down to the harbor and set sail!! This Swing dress in nautical print dress is selling out so hurry and snap yours up while they last. All pics by my sweet hubby by Gary Greco.
Hello from San Francisco!! I get asked a lot what the must do things are in San Francisco so for this post I am keeping it to the top 5 things to do in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. First stop is always lunch at In-n-Out Burger right on the Wharf. Hubby and I always get the Double-Double with fries and a drink.
Next stop is the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf sign and it is right in the center surrounded by restaurants, shops, and of course the San Francisco bay with Alcatraz right there in background. I have written another post all about our fun times in the city and you can read more here.
Next up are the super fun attractions and there are a bunch of them in Fisherman’s Wharf. We always have a blast at Ripley’s Believe it or Not and you can read my review here and then there is Madam Taussads wax museum where you can pose for pics and explore this groovy VW Bus – Make Love not War. And of course all the fabulous celebrities that are made from wax.
No trip would be complete without a visit to Pier 39. It’s here are Pier 39 that you can shop till you drop, dine at a variety of restaurants, have coffee, deserts, visit the aquarium, ride the carousel, walk along the pier and look out at the ocean and bay, and so much more.
There you have it, the top 5 things to when you visit San Francisco and Fisherman’s Wharf. All pics by sweet hubby Gary Greco.
Being a busty gal it is rare to find a blouse that can actually be buttoned up without gaping or squishing or pulling at the buttons and still be comfortable. I am so excited to tell you all about my new favorite blouse for busty galls and it is called the Mollie Blouse from Heart of Haute.
Heart of Haute is the fabulous all woman owned company (I have written about HOH many times on my blog) where items are made in the USA and they have a variety of vintage and retro inspired beautifully made clothing. Today I am thrilled to tell you all about the Mollie Blouse in Audrey’s Kiss White. I immediately fell in love with the print, black cateye sunglasses and red lip against a crisp white background!! The blouse is a nice heavier cotton fabric and boy does it hold its shape nicely. It was literally the first time in my life that I was able to button up a blouse without any pulling, tugging, adjusting, or squishing and the collar actually laid down flat, this has never ever happened to me with a blouse before. The blouse was so comfortable and can be worm tucked in or out as it is finished with a pointed hem. The sleeves fit so comfortably too. Many times when shopping for blouses the fit of the sleeve can be tight and restricting but not with the Mollie, it is a cap sleeve that is so very comfortable and I could even stretch my arms way out in front and up high without any issues.
I am wearing my standard size 2X (to fit my GG bust) and appreciate that with heart of Haute I do not have to worry about how an item will fit, sizing is always on point so ordering with confidence is a breeze. My item arrived very quickly and the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful.
The Mollie currently is available in four prints and I can’t wait to own them all!! The Mollie is indeed a wardrobe staple as it can go from day to night and office so easily. If you are a busty gall you need the Mollie in your wardrobe, you will be so happy you snapped the Mollie up so hurry before it sells out!!
All pics by my hubby Gary Greco
I am so excited to be reviewing a first on my blog; it is this gorgeous Betsey Johnson Vintage Rose Floral Printed Ruffled-Sleeve Dress. Betsey Johnson now carries extended sizes in some of their apparel and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I have been collecting Betsey’s novelty purses for years and now there are dresses I can add to my wardrobe too!!
The print on this fit and flare dress is what immediately caught my eye. It is a pretty island blue color with pink roses. The sleeves are so pretty and feminine with their ruffled details and the dress is a faux wrap so I was pretty sure it would fit my bust. The skirt sits just above the knee, which is a little shorter than I normally go but I am all about trying new styles and thought my legs looked good in it. I ordered per the size chart, which was a 2X. I could have sized down as the dress was very roomy and if you want more of your curves enhanced then definitely size down. The dress zips up the back and has a self-tie bow in the back so you can pull the waist in a bit to accentuate it. The dress is also lined and wears extremely well without much wrinkling.
I found the dress to be very comfortable and perfect for Spring and Summer. It would be perfect for a garden wedding or wearing out to dinner. Add a pretty pink or blue cardigan, necklace and strappy heels and of course your favorite Betsey bag and spritz of your Betsey Pretty N Punkperfume. Yep, I got to try this perfume!! The bottle is lovely with pink bow decoration and smells amazing, sweet and floraly but not too sweet, it really is the perfect fragrance. I styled the dress very simply; I only added pink heels, my pink Betsey camera bag and spritzes of my Pretty N Punk Perfume.
All pics by my sweet hubby Gary Greco. Hurry and snap up your Betsey Johnson Vintage Rose Floral Printed Ruffled-Sleeve Dress before it sells out, you can snap it up on the Betsey Johnson website as well as Macys has it too!!
Springtime in northern California is beautiful. Hubby and I headed to Bodega Bay for some sunshine and fresh seafood. Bodega Bay is famous for the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds and I have written about my Alfred Hitchcock themed Pinup photoshoot we did that you can read about here – Bodega Bay Bombshell
Bodega Bay is great for day trippers coming up from San Francisco, located about 60 or so miles from the city and there are lots of restaurants, hotels, hiking trails and camping trails as well as fishing to keep you busy. It is crab season right now so we got to enjoy some fresh and delicious Dungeness crab at our favorite spot Lucas Wharf Restaurant & Bar that overlooks the ocean and fishing boats.
It was such a gorgeous and sunny day after we have had quiet a rainy start to Spring and I was looking forward to wearing my new Ebury Skater Pin Up Dress in Yellow with Red Cherry Print by Bernie Dexter. The Ebury Skater dress is bright and cheerful with pops of red cherries and I love the ruffle collar detail and pockets this dress has. In Bernie Dexter dresses I wear a size 3X to fit my bust and this dress was so comfortable and light that I could wear it all day. I added a red cardigan, red hair band and my red parasol for pops of color. Bernie Dexter makes such beautiful clothing and has sizes ranging from XS-4X so curvy girls can be dressed in lovely one-of-a-kind prints with that Pinup retro vibe that is so feminine and flattering. We had so much fun in Bodega Bay that it felt like we were on vacation…. Even though we were only about 20 mins from home. Hope your Spring is off to a lovely start!!
A big thank you to my sweet hubby Gary Greco for all the pics and fun