Sep 28, 2012

Something to Chirp About: Diabetes Walk

Hello again CurvieBirdies.  This week has flown by for this CurvieBirdie!!  Ya’ll know I have a soft heart for charitable events, so I’m going to tell you about the latest one that is truly near and dear to my heart.

Step Out Walk To Stop Diabetes

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So many of us know friends or family members who suffer from this disease.  I think that in the midst of being fabulous CurvieBirdies, we need to all find a cause we believe in and give back.  I personally have donated to 4 people who are participating in this walk.  Let me introduce them.

 

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This is my cute little half-sister Tonette.  She is a 31 year old substance abuse counselor in Chicago.  She does not have the disease, but she says it runs in her family.  Also, her mother was diagnosed with the diabetes.  This is the time when she became very knowledgeable about the disease.  Her mother has now lost a lot of weight and is rid of the disease, but Tonette still wants to raise money and awareness by participating in the walk in Atlanta on Saturday.  She will be walking with Team Cheryl Ford!!  Love you sister!!!

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Here is a picture of Tonette’s stylish mother Carrie!!  She has lost over 100lbs and is looking good!  Go Carrie!!!!  We see you!

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This is Tonette, our brother Neil, and me as kids.  I know all our foreheads is shining right!! 

 

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This is the handsome Lem.  He is a 35 year old customer service rep and the General Manager and Coach of the Georgia Invaders.  Lem was diagnosed with Type #2 diabetes 8 years ago.  Since he has had the disease, Lem has to take daily insulin shots and pills.  At one point, he had low circulation in his thighs.  Lem says the most challenging thing about having diabetes is having to watch his food intake.  With every meal, there is a spike in his blood-sugar levels.  Lem says that he is participating in this walk because he has lost many friends and family to diabetes, and he wants to do something more to prevent it. He is walking on Team Studio 404.

 

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Introducing the amazing Alyson.  This young lady is a 34 year old Cite Access Coordinator and owner of I-Candee Jewelry.  Alyson was diagnosed 6 months ago with Type #2 diabetes.  Since then, she has to watch her salt and sugar intake plus take pills daily to control her diabetes.  The most challenging part of having the disease is the task of losing weight, not eating the foods you love, taking her meds on time.  Alyson says that, “It is real and plagues people of size.”  This is her first walk and she is doing it to raise awareness of the disease.  Alyson is walking with Team Studio 404.

 

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Say hello to June, my little junebug.  Miss June is a 48 year old Human Resources Generalist.  She was diagnosed with Type #2 diabetes in 2009.  Since then, she has changed her eating habits, started exercising and taking her meds.  At that time, June was taking 2 pills prescriptions per day and 4 shots of insulin per day.  She is proud to say that she has lost 85 lbs since she first found out she had diabetes.  The disease is in remission now, but June still watches what she eats and goes swimming every chance  she gets for enjoyment and exercise.  Junebug says, “Its temporary.”  With diet, exercise and meds, you can control or even get rid of your diabetes.  She is walking with team Studio 404.

So get out and support the cause.  There is still time to donate.  Even $1 will help prevention.  Please follow the link below if you want to donate.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151726553265078.867392.695970077&type=3#!/events/144971758979643/

 

This walk will be at:

Grant Park

800 Cherokee Ave.

Atlanta, GA

This CurvieBirdie will be in the park supporting all those who are walking.  Hope to see some of ya’ll there!!!!

Do you know anyone affected by the disease?  Will you be going to the walk?

Sep 26, 2012

OOTD: Weekend Style

It’s Hump Day!!  Almost making it through the week.  Anyway, I must tell my CurvieBirdies about my weekend style.  I have mentioned this before, but Wal-Mart has some really cute dresses!!  And ya’ll know I am all about the end of season sales.  I will have my next year spring/summer pieces ready to go really soon!!

I bought this really super cute dress from Wal-Mart.  I hooked it up with a jacket, booties, and accessories.  So here is the OOTD:

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Outfit breakdown:

Wal-Mart dress:                         $7.00

Lane Bryant jacket:                   $old

Accessories:                                $17.00

Thrifted Booties:                        $15.00

Total without shoes:             $24.00

BOOM!!!!!

So, I am telling you what I know:  SHOP THE END OF SEASON SALES NOW!!!!!!!

You will not be disappointed.  I am getting all kinds of cute stuff.  So get out there CurvieBirdies and shop it up!!!!

What are some of your favorite places to shop for end of season sales? 

Sep 24, 2012

Weekend Finds: Macys

Well it’s Monday again.  I hope everyone did something fun over the weekend!  I didn’t do too much.  I had planned on staying in on Saturday, but Macy’s was calling my name!!  And being the girl that I am, I had to go see what Macy’s had for me.  I said it last week, and Ima say it again today, End of Season Sales are great!!!  Macy’s hardly ever lets me down!!

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These are Seven jean shorts that were on clearance plus had extra off!!

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These Seven jeans shorts were $10.23

 

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This is a super cute polka dot romper.  $19.75

 

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Cute summer dress I plan to “fall” it up with some boots, a scarf, and a jacket!!

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So, thank you Macy’s for calling my name.  Got some great pieces for the low. 

Have you shopped any end of season sales?  If so, where?  What kind of deals do you have?

Sep 21, 2012

Fly By Buys

Happy Friday all.  This week went by pretty fast. I was so busy, I have not been able to spend any time at home,  So this weekend, I will be hanging out at home for a bit.  But ya’ll know me by now, that will not stop me from doing what I love best . . .shopping!!!  So online shopping it is!!

I know ya’ll tired of me talking about Old Navy, but they have the best sales.  I would say over 50% of my wardrobe comes from that store,  If it weren’t for Old Navy, I’d be naked!!!!!!

This week, they are having another super jeans and cords sale!  Just in time for fall.  You can’t go wrong with a nice pair of cords this season. 

The Rock Star Jeans and Cords

If I do get out, I may also swing by Macy’s.  They have a great clearance section.  So I know that I will be able to find some good end of season stuff there.

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These are my weekend pics.  Where are you headed shopping to this weekend?

Sep 19, 2012

OOTD: Lucky Fab

Happy Hump Day Ladies and gents!!!  We have made it half way through the week.  Yay!!  Last week, the beautiful Babyshopaholic gave me a gift.  She went to New York Fashion Week.  While there, she was able to attend the Lucky Fabb Fashion Week panel.  She got an amazing swag bag full of tons of goodies.  Well, there were a pair of leggings in there that were too big for her, so she gave them to this CurvieBirdie!!!  OMG!!  These leggings are so hot!!! 

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I know ya’ll digging these pants too!!  They are so comfortable and cute.  I like want to wear them once a week they so cute!!!  Thanks Babyshopaholic!!!!  You the best!!

Outfit Breakdown:

Lane Bryant Jacket:                                         $23.00 I think.  Very old!

Old Navy Tee:                                                   $1.23

Old Navy Cami:                                                $1.23

Lucky Fabb leggings:                                        $FREE!!! Thx to Babyshopaholic!

Accessories:                                                      $15.00

Target Wedges:                                                 $29.99

Total without shoes:                                   $40.46

 

So there you have it!!!  Love my pants, love my look, and I love that Babyshopaholic thought of me!! 

So do you heart these leggings?  How would you have styled them?

Sep 17, 2012

Weekend Style

Happy Monday ladies and gents.  I hope the weekend was good to everyone.  I didn’t do too much.  I hung out with friends on Saturday night singing karaoke.  All I can say is that I song the mess out of me some Madonna!!  Hehehehe!!  Here is my weekend style!

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I was wearing a pink Lane Bryant blazer with a flower Old Navy top.  I cut off a pair of Old Navy jeans to make the shorts, and I am wearing shoes from my shoe guy.

Outfit breakdown:

LB Blazer:                                                $19.99

Old Navy Top:                                         $5.28

Old Navy jeans made into shorts:          $10.00

Accessories:                                              $4.00

Shoes:                                                       $29.99

Total without shoes:                           $39.27

So that is my weekend style.  The only thing new was the blazer.  That Old Navy top is super old, and I bought those jeans 2 years ago.  They were kind of short, so I couldn’t wear heels with them.  So I sacrificed them and turned them into shorts.  Love the shorts now!!!!!

So what you think of my weekend style?  Do you still cut up jeans to make shorts?

Sep 14, 2012

Fly By Buys

Friday is here ladies and gents!!!  It’s time to get some shopping in.  I was under the weather last weekend, so I stayed in much of the weekend.  But this weekend, CurvieBirdie will be out and about!!!!  Here are a few fly by buys that I will be getting in this weekend!!

Lane Bryant Home Page

It is Lane Bryant’s Perfect Pant Event time!!!  During this sale, Lane Bryant puts their Classic Pant on sale for $29.99.  Plus, most other types of pants are on sale as well.  So it is the perfect time to get your self some great dress/work pants!!

Classic Trouser with Right Fit Technology  Classic trouser by Lane Bryant

 

Twill pant with Tighter Tummy Technology by Lane Bryant  Knit waistband twill pant by Lane Bryant

These are just a sample of the pants that are on sale.  If you go online, there is a coupon that you can use to purchase these pants on an even better discount!!!

 

And lets not forget my all-time favorite place . . . .OLD NAVY!!!!

Not only is everything online and in the store 20% off, all children and maternity wear is on sale for up to 50% off!!!  I told ya’ll maternity is a great area to shop in. 

 

  

  

See all this cute maternity stuff?  Girls, Ima get me some!!!!  So these are my weekend Fly By Buys picks!!!!

 

Have you ever tried to shop maternity sections?  If so, what types of pieces did you get?  Where are you shopping this weekend?

Sep 12, 2012

Brown Suga Chic Launch Party

ITS OFFICIAL! BROWN SUGA CHIC LAUNCH PARTY

This weekend, I attended the Brown Suga Chic Launch Party at the super chic ILoungeATL.  This new line includes fab T-shirts and accessories!  The designer, Ms. Lisa Collins, created this line to be fun, chic, and to have a little something for everyone.

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And here I am wearing a YouTheary long flowy skirt, Old Navy tank, Lane Bryant jean jacket and Shoe Dazzle shoes.

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Outfit Breakdown:

Lane Bryant jean jacket:                                      $ old

Old Navy tank:                                                     $2.00

Youtheary skirt:                                                   $66.00

Accessories:                                                          $9.00

Shoe Dazzle shoes:                                               $19.95

Total without shoes:                                       $77.00

OMG!!  I love love this skirt.  I didn’t even need to wear a fat sucker with it!!  Anything sucker free is alright with this curviebirdie!!!!! Thanks Youtheary!!!  So do you like this skirt as well?  Do you wear maxi skirts?