With summer just around the corner wearing an easy breezy tee that pairs perfectly with all my skirts and jeans is definitely my go-to wardrobe staple. My newest design for Crazy4MeStyle is the Take me Shopping tee and it features a one-of-a-kind screen-printed design of a beautiful babe talking to her sweetie and wanting to go shopping; all Dolls can relate. The tee is a bright turquoise blue color and is soft and stretchy, comes in sizes Small-2XL and . You will not see this design in any department stores!!
Welcome, 2019! I am not usually someone that makes resolutions as I believe in doing things throughout the year and setting goals that are achievable and also challenging as you never know how far you can go unless you really try. I am a very goal oriented individual and when I get something in my mind that I am truly passionate about then I can’t be peaceful until I have achieved or accomplished it, sometimes it takes a few weeks and sometimes some goals take years to achieve but it is empowering to look back and see what you have accomplished.
For my Crazy4Me brand I had the opportunity to work with many amazing brands in 2018 and I also chose to not work with some really big and well-known brands because their philosophy did not reflect my personal beliefs and nothing will compromise that.
For 2019 I also want to try having a mantra that will help keep me motivated and moving forward. My mantra for 2019 is a series of words and beliefs “You are custom made, one-of-a-kind, a masterpiece. You can change the world by changing your words. Gratitude and Kindness”
So I welcome 2019, a year of being true to who I am, keeping my standards high, working with brands whose beliefs, messaging and products I sincerely align with and love, continue being myself and letting my smile and personality shine and being grateful and kind and inspiring others.
This post opens up with some of my favorite outfits and photo shoots from 2018. All pics are by my sweet hubby Gary and I am grateful to have him not only as my husband but partner in my brand and I look forward to many more shoots and some exciting new endeavors we will take together in 2019 as #teamgreco
I can’t believe it is November let alone Thanksgiving is this week!! The year is almost over. I like to dress up on Thanksgiving and hubby and I make the feast together. We are traditional when it comes to making this special meal but hubby is a master when it comes to cooking the turkey. Make sure you are following my Instagram stories, as I will post pics and videos of our day.
When I first saw the Katherine Long Sleeve 50s Style Swing Dress in Black/Red Floral from the UK brand Dolly and Dotty I loved the style (a faux wrap top) and the print was bold and beautiful. It was going to be my Thanksgiving dress this year. If you have been following my blog for a while then you know that wrap style dresses are my go-to because they always fit my large bust.
The Katherine Long Sleeve 50s Style Swing Dress has three quarter length sleeves with retro turned up cuffs and a flared 50’s style skirt. The faux wrap top fit me perfectly and I decided to tie the fitted belt in the front and wear it on the side as that nipped my waist right in. There are also pockets!! This dress is so comfortable and very figure flattering. The skirt has a nice fullness and can easily accommodate a petticoat although in these pictures I am not wearing a petticoat. The fabric is very nice weight cotton and hold its shape beautifully. The bright pop of red flowers is very dramatic and accessories can be kept to a minimum. I feel so beautiful and glamorous in this dress. Dress is selling out quickly and available in sizes 6 – 26 so hurry on over to Dolly Dotty and snap up this gorgeous holiday dress!!
A big thank you to my sweet hubby Gary.
Noting says Fall and Autumn more than this Hell Bunny Harvest dress. The pattern is so delightful with bright orange pumpkins, apples, sunflowers, acorns, squashes, and more.
When I first saw the dress I couldn’t wait for it. I was very unsure of the right size for me and how it would fit a full bust. The Hell Bunny team is fantastic and I chatted with them and turns out my regular Hell Bunny size of 2XL would work. I think it fits perfectly. The dress has such a feminine shape that accentuates my curves beautifully. The material is incredibly light and has a tiny bit of stretch. The sleeves are very roomy and flow over your arms. I especially love the details of the green decorative buttons that accentuate the center front. If you wanted to show more of a waist then belting this dress would be a great option. The dress is very versatile too. I can see myself wearing it with tights and even high boots with a cardigan as the cooler weather sets in. This gorgeous Harvest dress will be one of my season staples for sure!!
Palm Beach or Palm Springs? That’s what I thought when I saw the fabulous Lana dress from the new Tiki Capsule Collection from Pinup Girl Clothing. This retro style cocktail length dress is perfection and has the most fantastic pink and green colored palm fronds. Tropical with a little South Pacific flair and the most luxurious of fabrics too…. the bust is fully lined and the dress is of the highest quality.
This is my first Lana dress and I was a little unsure about it at first as it is sleeveless and….. I was worried if it would fit my GG bust. The dress straps are not adjustable. The colors and style won me over and it exceeded my expectations when it arrived. I am wearing my standard 2XL in Pinup Girl Clothing dresses and went by the size chart. Perfection!! It fit better than I could have hoped. It also has pockets. The dress fit my bust with ease, no squishing at all. I knew the waist would be loose and the matching belt worked it’s magic to nip my waist in. I really liked that the Lana has a higher neckline but still shows shape. I am not a fan of sleeveless dresses or tops so I was out of my comfort zone in this dress but let me say that the style is so perfect ….. I wear it with confidence and love how it looks on me and how perfect the fit is.
Accessorizing the beautiful Lana dress is not a problem; add a pink or green cardigan, necklace and pretty purse. The skirt is actually full enough for a petticoat. My purse is the green wicker bag from Pinup Girl Clothing.
So, if anyone of you are hesitant about the Lana dress (especially the curvy big busted Dolls who follow me and are reading my post) do not worry, you will be thrilled with how the fit is and how exquisitely made the dress is. The Lana in Palm Print will be your go-to dress!! Hurry and snapped her up before she is sold out!!
Pics of me for Pinup Girl Clothing by my sweet hubby Gary
Floral dresses are my absolute favorite!! I had been searching for a dress that epitomizes Spring and Summer and this is the dress – it is by Lady Voluptuous and called the Estella in Summer Floral print.
What caught my eye about this dress is the variety of colorful Hibiscus flowers, tropical Plumeria flowers, lush green palm fronds and beautiful butterflies against a soft blue background. I immediately could see multiple ways of styling this dress with colorful petticoats, hair scarves and flowers in shades of pinks, blues, yellows, oranges and greens. Also, you could easily add Tiki flair to it with some tropical hair flowers and bamboo bracelets and purse. And, because there are so many pretty colors to pick from, adding a striking colored cardigan would also be a great way to style and accessorize this gorgeous dress.
For my first look I kept it toned down with a pop of color from my magenta hair scarf. I wanted the dress to be the statement. I kept the accessories minimal with only a pair of vintage floral earrings and a pair of bone colored pumps. For a pop of color is my bright pink petticoat.
For my second look that I am calling my Elegant Tiki look, I paired the dress with bright yellow and I think it really makes a statement. I added yellow shoes, yellow hair scarf and a hibiscus flower along with a bright yellow petticoat. I also added some bamboo bangles and my vintage handbag made from woven wicker that has embroidered yellow and orange tropical flowers. And look what landed in my purse… the cutest flamingo!!
Let’s talk about the dress’s 1950s silhouette now. Being a girl that loves her full skirts and nipped in waists, I was not disappointed. The dress has a full 1950s circle skirt so adding a petticoat to show off the fullness is truly fabulous. The cut of the bust line is a crossover so it shows curves off beautifully without showing too much. I was a little concerned about how the dress would fit my full bust and if the dress would be tight and therefore give the dreaded pancake look but Lady V London knows how to cut clothing for curvy gals so there was no need to worry. The fabric has some stretch to it as well. I mean look at me; this dress truly fits like a dream!! I am comfortable and can easily wear this dress to work and then out for dinner too. 97% cotton / 3% elastine. You will be cool all summer long in this fabric. Sizes go up to 30/32 in the Lady Voluptuous label so curvy dolls around the world can dress beautifully.
The Lady V London brand is a husband and wife team that founded the company back in 2011 in London. Clothing is all designed in-house + manufactured in the heart of London and supports British businesses and workers. Lady V London is high quality clothing at a reasonable price too. There are two labels to choose from: Lady Vintage up to size 22 and Lady Voluptuous up to size 32. Both have stunning dresses with the same high quality fabric and designs. The company ships all around the world and let me tell you how quickly items arrive; I am in California and items from London arrive in about a week. The staff too at Lady V London is incredibly friendly and helpful. If you have sizing questions or concerns they are ready to assist!! You can find the gorgeous dress I am wearing and so many more (new stunning designs are coming as well… I’ve got my eyes on 3 flamingo prints) so hurry and order before they sell out. You will be so happy you did!!
All pics by my fabulous hubby Gary Greco