Queen Bee

Yasmina Greco Plus Size Jewelry
Yasmina Greco Plus Size Jewelry

Being a curvy girl I used to shy away from bright colors and statement jewelry pieces because I wasn’t sure I could pull them off. I learned that I sure can pull them off because it is all about wearing the right colors for my skin tone, wearing the right silhouette for my curvy figure, and accessorizing with the right scale jewelry pieces.

Yasmina Greco Plus Size Jewelry
Yasmina Greco Plus Size Jewelry

A great color combo that I especially like are yellow and green. I am wearing my lovely daisy floral dress from Heart of Haute that has lots of yellows and greens and paired it with a bright yellow cardigan. Because the dress top fits like a wrap (perfect for big boobs) I added this gorgeous bee necklace to accessorize my outfit with. I love a great retro inspired dress or Pinup dress because the styles from the 1950s are extremely flattering and Heart of Haute is also size inclusive. I think it just screams Spring and it makes me excited that warmer weather and sunshine are on the way.

Yasmina Greco How to Wear Yellow
Yasmina Greco How to Wear Yellow

My bee necklace is a large scale pendant that fits very nicely on a plus size curvy figure. If the bee pendant were smaller it would get lost on me, but, having the right scale pendant really makes a difference on a curvy figure. Also, the necklace is adjustable so it can be made longer or shorter and having length as an option is a really nice feature. I also paired my necklace with matching bee earrings to complete the set. My jewelry is from Erstwilder and they make very high quality pieces that flatter all bodies, especially curvy full figures. 

Yasmina Greco How to Wear Yellow
Yasmina Greco How to Wear Yellow

Reach out to me on Instagram @crazy4me and let me know what your favorite color combinations are or combos you might not be sure how to wear, and even tell me your favorite pieces of jewelry and how you style them. 
All pics by my sweet hubby Gary.

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Visiting the Christmas Tree Farm & Holiday Barn Decorations

Yasmina Greco Pretty Retro Christmas Girl Pinup

Christmas time is here and that means a visit to one of our favorite places today, Grandma Buddies Christmas Tree Farm. This Christmas tree farm not only has loads of amazing trees, but they have a magical holiday barn decorated with gingerbread, flocked trees and wreaths, and lots and lots of decorations and special holiday touches. You can sip hot cocoa from their cocoa cart and walk around the farm to pick out your holiday tree.

On our visit today the sun came out for a little bit on this chilly December day, and we made the most of it by not only picking out our tree but also doing one last photo shoot of the year.

Grandma Buddies Christmas Trees
Grandma Buddies Christmas Trees

The theme for my outfit today was a mix of holiday cheer and half wonderland because my accessories are brooches from the Erstwilder Christmas collection and their brand-new Kitschy Witch collab for the Alice in Wonderland collection.

I wore my crimson red holiday top and matched it up with my Alice in Wonderland vintage-inspired Pinup circle skirt and my turquoise blue coat added the much-needed warmth that day.

Christmas Holiday Pinup Retor Girl
Yasmina Greco at Grandma Buddies Christmas Tree Farm
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🌈 How to wear a rainbow 🌈

Yasmina Greco – Crazy4Me How to Wear a Rainbow

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you know how much I love color. I love bright and bold colors and pastels too. Wearing color energizes me and gives me life!! My sweet hubby Gary and I did a photoshoot recently on how to wear a rainbow 🌈 where I mixed and matched cardigans, shoes, hair bows, and earrings with dress.

Yasmina Greco – Crazy4Me How to Wear a Rainbow
Yasmina Greco – Crazy4Me How to Wear a Rainbow

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Dressing Up for Quarantine Dinners

Quarantine Dinner - Yasmina Greco with Vintage Pink Pyrex Scroll
Quarantine Dinner – Yasmina Greco with Vintage Pink Pyrex Scroll

I have been wanting to write this blog post for a while now and it was actually my husband Gary that came up with the idea of why don’t we get dressed up for quarantine dinner instead of sitting around in the same athleisure we’ve been wearing for months and make dinner an experience.

Yasmina Greco with Vintage Australian Agee Pyrex Turquoise Blue Picket Fence Spears
Yasmina Greco with Vintage Australian Agee Pyrex Turquoise Blue Picket Fence Spears

Once we went into lock-down, we, like most other folks in California, didn’t really leave the house except for essentials. We got comfortable in our athleisure and even eating dinner on the couch. So I actually got really excited at the idea of dressing up for quarantine dinner. Being a modern day Pinup I used to spend a lot of time on styling  my outfits, doing my hair and makeup and making sure I had just the right accessories for dinner out with my husband or a day out in the city.  But, dressing for quarantine dinners doesn’t have to mean a very fancy outfit and ladies can wear a dress or skirt and guys can put on a nice shirt or sweater. Putting some effort in your dinner appearance really goes a long way with the family, your spouse, or significant other and instantly makes everyone perk-up and emotions uplift almost immediately and this is the time we could all use some uplifted feelings.

Quarantine Dinner Yasmina Greco with Vintage Turquoise Snowflake Pyrex
Quarantine Dinner Yasmina Greco with Vintage Turquoise Snowflake Pyrex

Here are some of my favorite quarantine dinner outfits over the past several months and I even got to pull out my vintage Pyrex and I can tell you that everything really does taste better when it is cooked in vintage Pyrex!! I felt like the Marvelous Mrs. Maisal!! I am using my super rare Australian Turquoise Pyrex Picket Fence or White Spears pattern, my Turquoise Snowflake Pyrex, my Pink Scroll Pyrex, and even my red Catherineholm Lotus Bowl that are all from the 1950s-1960s and are mid-century modern.  Not all our meals were fancy, we sure do enjoy a pizza or even takeout but eating it in an outfit you spent a little time getting yourself into really does make it all taste yummy and it creates memories too!!

Quarantine Dinner Yasmina Greco with Vintage Cathrineholm Red Lotus Leaf Bowl
Quarantine Dinner Yasmina Greco with Vintage Cathrineholm Red Lotus Leaf Bowl


Stay up to date on all my fashions over on my Instagram @crazy4me. All pics by my sweet hubby Gary.

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Kicking off the Great San Francisco Pizza Tour of 2021

San Francisco Pizza Tour of 2021
San Francisco Pizza Tour of 2021

A few years ago Gary and I took a trip to Lake Como, Italy. The Lake Como region is absolutely stunning and we got to see elegant palazzos, gorgeous villas, explore several of the small towns that span up and down the lake, experience lovely lakeside restaurants and take in stunning lake views almost everywhere we’d look. What we ate at these lakeside restaurants was pizza. We are pizza lovers by nature so getting to indulge in pizza almost everyday of our trip was one big dream come true. We can remember that every town had their own take and way of making pizza and the ingredients would be different. If you liked pepperoni for example, your pizza would have different pepperoni (small pepperoni slices, or larger slices, or small and spicy slices) depending on the little town you were at. This really intrigued us. I wish today we had documented more of those experiences (we have a lot of photos of the beautiful locations, but back then it wasn’t as acceptable to whip out your iPhone and take pictures of your meal for social media like it is today so, only a few of those photos exist) but hopefully one day soon (when the pandemic is gone) we can re-take that magical Lake Como vacation and document all the pizzas for you.

The one thing that hasn’t changed is our love and enjoyment of pizza. And, we have quite a few pizza places right here in our wonderful city by the bay San Francisco that we can share with you. In fact, you will find a monthly series on my blog “The Great San Francisco Pizza Tour of 2021” where I’ll be sharing our pizza adventures with you all as we search for the best pizza in San Francisco so sit back and enjoy and apologies in advance if these posts make you hungry.

California Pizza Kitchen Sicilian Pizza
California Pizza Kitchen Sicilian Pizza
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Why Collectors Love Norcrest Blue Cats: A Look into the Kitsch Craze

Calling all vintage cat collectors! Get ready to meet my the Norcrest Blue Cat–the most playful and precious set around! We’ve got a cute butter dish with kitty snoozing away on top, an adorable tea bag holder that will “Hold The Bag” for you, and even oil & vinegar cruets featuring the cutest little cats ever. Missing out would be simply purrr-culiar – don’t miss your chance to add this delightfully whimsical collection into your home today!

Norcrest Blue Cat Collection
Norcrest Blue Cat Collection

The Norcrest Blue Cat set is an absolute must-have for any ceramic collector! Manufactured in Japan mid to late 1950s and possibly early 1960s by the PY/Miyao company, it’s not as easy to come across these adorable kitty cat pieces – each one numbered on the bottom with a “CT”. Even luckier if you find them still featuring their original Norcrest foil label attached! These cats have been enchanting collectors since they first came out so do your best to get this elusive collection now before someone else does!

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