May 31, 2012

Something to Chirp About: Swim Suits

Hello Curvies!!!  It is summer, and you know what that means . . .it’s swim suit season!  I don’t know about you all, but I love the water.  I actually think that I am a mermaid!!  My mother says different, but I know I was a mermaid in my former life!!  Hehehehe! 

I know the hardest part for curvie women in the summer is finding swimsuits that look good on them and that is reasonably priced.  I have found that many of the plus sized swimsuits are halter tops.  I can’t speak for ya’ll, but I have what I like to call “extra” on my back.  And that extra does not need to be seen honey!!  So what do you do?

Well I have picked out a few suits that I think would love amazing on most CurvieBirdies.  I hope you agree!!

Always For Me In Control Zima Zip Swimdress Style  $66.75

This suit would work because it hides the hip area and has a high back.  So for the CurvieBirdies with that “extra” on the back, this suit is it!!


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Merona® Womens Lingerie Strap Ruffled One-Piece Swimsuit - Dark Slate  $44.99

This suit is super cute as well.  I love the colors and lingerie style of it.  Plus, it is not a halter, so back “extra” wont be a problem!!

Floral Vine One-Piece Swimsuit SKU: 537013

Torrid Floral Vine One-Piece Swimsuit $68.50

This suit has a form-fitting lining helps shape the curves and flatter the figure.

Suddenly Slim by Catalina - Women's Plus-Size Shirred One-Piece Swimsuit

Walmart Suddenly Slim by Catalina - One-Piece Swimsuit $33

This is a halter top suit for you CurvieBirdies who don’t have the back “extra” issue.  The suit is super cute and would compliment most figures.

So, there is something for everyone in every price range.  I think I will definitely get the suit from Target.  What about you ladies?  Will you be purchasing a new suit this year?  Any of these picks maybe?

May 29, 2012

Great Movie for a Great Cause

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Last week, I attended the ATL Diaper Relief diaper drive at Studio Movie Grill in Alpharetta, GA.  For a pack of diapers, attendees where able to see “What to Expect When Expecting” the movie.  The movie was extremely funny, and I suggest that you ladies and gents should go and check it out!! 

I went to the 11:20 showing, and there were just a few people there.  However, it was so wonderful to see the ladies come out and support this awesome cause.  Here are some pics of the event.

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Look at these cute mothers and babies.  They were so good during the movie; I think they enjoyed it too!

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Here I am with my new friend Andrea from Females With a Mission

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These are the diapers that was raised just from the first show.  So I can image that there were tons raised at the later shows!!

I know I am always talking about ATL Diaper Relief, but I absolutely heart this organization!!!!!  There are always diaper drives.  I recommend that the CurvieBirdies should attend one.  Trust me, they are super fun!!!

Check out the website :

May 25, 2012

If it weren’t for Old Navy, I’d be Naked

Hellos Curvies!!  It’s Memorial Day weekend, and I hope that you all have some fun and interesting things planned during the holiday.  As for me, my weekend will be filled with lots of homework Sad smile .  But, I will be making a stop at the Old Navy Sale on Saturday.  This weekend, they have tank tops on sale instore for $2!!!  I loves me some tank tops.  I am actually the tank top Queen according to some of my friends. 

So anyway, be sure to stop by Old Navy and take advantage of this super sale. They also have tee shirts starting at $4.  So it will be a sale that you don’t want to miss!!!!!

Summer Sale

So do you plan on doing so serious shopping this weekend?  Where?  Will you be taking advantage of this Old Navy sale?

May 23, 2012

Poll: What is Your Addiction?


Afternoon ladies.  I want to do a short poll with you ladies.  I want to know what do you think you are addicted to?  For some, it may be food, sex, or “herbal”activities.  I want to know.  I can tell Whenever I am sad or down about something, nothing makes me feel better than shopping for something pretty.  That takes all my cares away in seconds!!!




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Now you can’t tell me that these pictures don’t make you happy!!! I am feeling so calm and relaxed right now just looking at the pics.


Now I have shared my issues with you, your turn.  So tell me, what are your addictions?

May 21, 2012

I Heart ATL Diaper Relief

Atlanta Diaper Relief

Hello CurvieBirdies!!!  Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!  I worked all weekend, so I didn’t have much going on.  Anyway, I have to mention the ATL Diaper Relief Charity.  I am so in love with all of the work this non-profit  does in the Atlanta Community.  If there is any charity that I will truly support, it is this one.

Tomorrow, they will be having a diaper raising event at Studio Movie Grill.  Bring a pack of diapers and see “What to Expect When You are Expecting” for free!!!



I will be attending the 11:00 am showing.  So I hope you guys can come out and join me for the show.  If you can’t make to the 11am show, please still support by attending any of the other ones!!!

See you at the movies!!!!

May 18, 2012

Something to Chirp About: Shoe Clubs

Curvies, I want to talk to you about those online shoe clubs.  There are many different ones out there.  Most of these clubs have you take a brief survey about what kind of style you have.  This is so that they can send you a customized closet with shoe selections that fit your personality and style.

  At this point, my fav is Sole Society.  I own 3 pair from them so far.

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I also have a pair of black jeweled sandals that are not pictured here.  All of Sole Society’s shoes run true to size, fit well, and are very comfortable.  Their shoes are $49.95 per pair, and they are of a very high quality.

I joined JustFab last week.  When you join them, your first pair of shoes is 1/2 off!!  Their shoes are $39.95, so you are paying less than $20 for a hot pair of shoes!!!  You can’t go wrong there.  So I decided to buy a cute pair of nude shoes because every girl should have a pair of nude shoes in their possession. 

Well, I then saw that they had a bogo sale!  So now it’s 2 pair of shoes for $39.95.  I was so excited I had to take a break and catch my breath honey!!  So ya’ll know I had to get 2 more pair right?  Yea, ya’ll know me by now.  I did it!!


I don’t have a pair of black strappy heels, so I got these.  Blue is a very hot color right now, so I got these too.  There are some really funky shoes on so you don’t have to play it safe as I did with these selections.

I think these shoe clubs are very good ways to keep us stylish and give us affordable shoes.  Plus, there are huge selections of shoes to choose from.  There is something for everyone.

So do any of you ladies belong to any shoe clubs?  If so, which ones?  How do you rate their shoes?  I am looking forward to your reviews Curvies!!!!

May 16, 2012

Mother’s Day: Hats, Hats, Hats


Hello Ladies!!!  I went home to Chicago to spend Mother’s Day with my mother.  It was good times.  I ate all things Chicago!!!  Anyway, moving on!!!  I went to church on Sunday. and I saw the most amazing hat I have ever seen in my life!  OMG!!!  It looked like a super fabulous Yosemite Sam hat made for divas. 

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Ya’ll cannot tell me this hat ain’t bad!!!!  It is worn by one of my most fabulous cousins Mother Rene Gray.

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Mother Rene’s sister, Mother Lolene, also was wearing a fab hat.  Now ya’ll see why I have to stay fly; it runs in the family!!!

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Here is a closer look at Mother Lolene’s hat.

I love these hats, but I have never tried to wear one to church.  Do any of you ladies wear hats like these to church?  Do you like the hats these church mothers are wearing?

May 14, 2012

Iconic Nostalgia Fashion Gala 2012

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Last week I attended the Iconic Nostalgia Fashion Gala in Atlanta.  This was the 4th annual show, but my first time going.  There were so many people and vendors in the building. 

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This CurvieBirdie was looking very cute in her colorful outfit.  I love her jewelry.  Super cute!!!

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Here I am dressed in a dress I got for free from the Swapinista Party I attended a few weeks back.  Mr. decided he wanted to come to the fashion show too.  Just so you know, he would not let me style him so I am not responsible for his look!!

I did have on this really cute chunk necklace that was black, brown, silver and gold.  However due to reasons beyond my control, the necklace broke as soon as I got to the fashion show.  Sucks!!  But luckily, my accessory girl was on deck to save me.  I bought those earrings from her at the last minute.

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Thanks DeeDee!!!!!!

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Here are some of the new pieces that Boa Accessories is now carrying.  Love it!!!

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This vender had some really nice items as well.

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Do ya’ll see this dress?  OMG!!!  I heart it.  I had no idea that dress came out like that until she raised her arms.  Unbelievable!!

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Tattoo lips and cute bags!!

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This vendor had really fab statement necklaces as well.  I am loving this green one.

Well due to the fact the event was over sold, I could not get a good seat in order to take pics.  Sorry CurvieBirdies!!!!!!

May 11, 2012

Neiman Marcus and Babyshopaholic: Spring and Summer Trends Part 2


Here is part 2 of the FABULOUS Babyshopaholic Neiman Marcus event.

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This event was held in the Cusp Department.  This is the area has the affordable clothing items that David presented to us.

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This is Dave Ferguson Stylist Extraordinaire!!!  If you need any help with the new trends, this is the man you need to see.  Isn’t he so cute?  Cute enough to be a mannequin!!!

The outfits he put together for us is what he likes to call “Throw and Go” outfits.  Also, he said to to pair these outfits with a silver shoe which is the hot shoe color this season.

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This season is about bold colors and fun bags.  Notice the hot pink color with a snake skin clutch.  Also take note of the silver shoes.

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Floral “pajama-like” pants paired with a colored tee.  Floral prints are in this season, and this is a nice cool outfit that would look good out anywhere.

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I so love these jail-bird pants.  I never would have thought about black and white flare pants like these until Dave pulled this out.  The pants are paired with a super cute yellow top.  Again, yellow is the color of the season.

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Per Dave, color pants are a must this season.  This is paired with a loose fitting asymmetrical top.

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Here we are seeing that coral color again.  Long skirts are always a must have in anyone’s wardrobe.  A long skirt, shite tee, and a colored denim jacket is all you need to pull off this look.  Dave suggests that colored denim jackets should also be in our wardrobes.

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Color, Color, Color!!!  This is a repeat mention from Dave.  Please don’t be scared of it!!!  This is a very pretty colored tank with a lining matched with a pair of colored shorts.  These are the same shorts Miss Babyshopaholic is wearing at the event, so you can see how well they fit!!

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Coral jeans and a tribal print top.  Now this is an outfit that can be worn to work, out with the girls, or on a date.

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This gown is so pretty!!!  It is a jeweled maxi that is so glamorous!!!  I need one of these is CurvieBirdie sizes!!!

So here is a recap of the musts for the season:

1.  Color denim.  Jeans and jackets are must haves

2.  Floral pants.  This can be jeans or pants.

3.  Silver shoes

4.  Maxi Skirts

5.  Fun bags

So which looks are you in love with?