May 31, 2013

Something to chirp About: Gwynnie Bee

It's Friday, the end of the month, and the offical start to summer!!!  I hope everyone is ready for summer and some fun!!!

I just so happened to run across this website  and was super shocked that something like this existed.
I just had to share it with my CurvieBirdies!!  Gwynnie Bee is an online clothing rental store geared towards CurvieBirdies!!!  The sizes run from 10 - 28.  It works like Netflix.  You pick the pieces you want to borrow and add to your account.  Then depending on how many pieces you sign up to receive at a time, they ship the items out to you.  You can keep them as long as you want.  Once finished, send the items back and the next batch of clothing will be sent out to you.  Now how awesome is that!!!

They have super cute and brand-named items!  Look:

When you first sign up, you are given a 30 day free trial to try the service.  So sign up ladies and send pics!!

Have you ever heard of Gwynnie Bee?  Would you try it?  If you are already a member, how has your experience been?

May 28, 2013

A Little Birdie Told Me: Overweight States

Good afternoon CurvieBirdies!  I hope everyone had an awesome holiday weekend full of family, fun, and food!!!!  I was sitting back thinking as I was laying on the couch with the "itis" about overweight stats.  I was wondering what parts of the country had the most overweight people.  S/N: Also wondering if those states had the best cookouts this weekend!!  Anyway, I wanted to take this post and drop some stats on ya'll.  Do you think you know what the most overweight state is?  How about the lowest percentage of overweight?  Well here is something that you might find enlightening:

2010 State Obesity Rates
Alabama32.2Illinois28.2Montana23.0Rhode Island25.5
Alaska24.5Indiana29.6Nebraska26.9South Carolina31.5
Arizona24.3Iowa28.4Nevada22.4South Dakota27.3
Arkansas30.1Kansas29.4New Hampshire25.0Tennessee30.8
California24.0Kentucky31.3New Jersey23.8Texas31.0
Colorado21.0Louisiana31.0New Mexico25.1Utah22.5
Connecticut22.5Maine26.8New York23.9Vermont23.2
Delaware28.0Maryland27.1North Carolina27.8Virginia26.0
District of Columbia22.2Massachusetts23.0North Dakota27.2Washington25.5
Florida26.6Michigan30.9Ohio29.2West Virginia32.5

Yellows have the highest Obesity rates
Red has the lowest rate

So where does your state stand?  Do you agree with these numbers?  Do you thing there are some confounding variables that make these states be affected more than the others?  Please share your thoughts!

May 24, 2013

Style Me Fridays: CurvieBirdie’s Viewpoint

Hello and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!!!  This weeks style me Fridays look is denim double take.  I wasn’t really sure where to go with this look, but I hope ya’ll like!!




My Look:




Outfit Breakdown:

Tommy Denim Top:                           $3.50

Lane Bryant Jeans:                            $6.99

Target Wedges:                                   $29.99

Jewelry:                                               $15.00

Total w/o shoes/jewelry:                   $10.49


Don’t forget to go to the Fashionista Next Door page and checkout other CurvieBirdies and their Style Me Fridays challenge looks!!!!


May 22, 2013

Something to Chirp About: Freedom Paradise Resort

Hey Curviebirdies.  How you ever wanted to go to the beach for vacation, but didn't feel comfortable wearing a swimsuit?  Or do not go to the pool in the summer due to being embarrassed about your size?  I know that there are a few curviebirdies out there that feel this way.  Well, I recently found out about a resort that caters to plus sized vacationers.

Per management, "We have hired personnel of all sizes, and have specially trained our slim staff, because there's a lot of discrimination in everyday life," said Jurriaan Klink, commercial director of the resort, about 85 miles south of Cancun. " There are a lot of people who put off vacations, saying 'I'll buy that bikini when I lose 15 pounds.' We say, why wait to lose weight, when you can enjoy life now?"
I love the beach and I love the water.  I do not have an isssue wearing a swimsuit, because I love the water and ya'll know I think ima mermaid!!!  However, I do like the idea that there is a vacationing place for curviebirdies to go that is friendly and sensitive to their needs!!  Call your travel agent to book!
Do you wear swimsuits?  Would you feel comfortable going on vacation or to the pool with your swimsuit on?  Would you feel more comfortable wearing a swimsuit at a resort that caters to curviebirdie needs?

May 20, 2013

A Little Birdie told Me: Queen Latifah is Coming to Daytime!!!

Happy Monday CurvieBirdies!!  I am so exicted to announce to those that already don't know that Queen Latifah is coming to daytime with her own talk show!!!  I so heart this CurvieBirdie.  She is so talented!  She can sing, rap, act, and she's super funny.  I am so exicted for her and I love the fact that CBS is going to share her grace and curvie beauty with all of us!!!

"The Queen Latifah Show will feature celebrity interviews, human interest stories, comedy, pop culture and musical performances. It is expected to showcase Queen Latifah’s talents, blending comedy and music into her hosting duties."

So get ready America!!  CurvieBirdies are taking over your tv this fall!!!!!

Will you be watching this season?  How do you think she will do with a talk show?

May 17, 2013

Style Me Friday: CurvieBirdie’s Point of View

Its Friday and I’m ready to swing.  Pick up my girls and hit the party scene.  Tonight, its alright!!  What ya’ll know about that classic Aaliyah?  Anyway, this weeks challenge was shorts suits or shorts and separates. 


My ReCreation:



Outfit Breakdown:
Cato Blazer:                       $ 4.99??? old
Old Navy Tank:                 $6.00
Macy’s Shorts:                   $11.27
Accessories:                       $12.00
Shoe Dazzle Shoes:           $39.99
Total w/o Shoes or accessories:         $22.26

I know some curviebirdies don’t wear shorts, but we can!!  I just started wearing shorts last season, and it really feels good.  I think we can dress up and rock shorts just as fly as anyone else!!!
So how did I do?  Would you have paired the orange shorts with the blue striped tank?

Check out the other Style Me Friday bloggers at Fashionista Next Door and tell me how I compare!!

May 15, 2013

A Little Birdie Told Me: Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Needs to Get a Clue!!

Happy Hump day CurvieBirdies.  Last week I was quite disturbed by the statements of Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries.  According to this Botox clown,  "In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don't belong (in our clothes), and they can't belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely."

Dude, are you kidding me?  Not all cool kids are a size 10 and below.  If he thinks that way, I doubt that Abercrombie & Fitch will continue to be successful as a brand.  There have been tons of media outrage over these comments as well.  One movie producer decided to give homeless people some Abercrombie & Fitch clothing to wear, making the brand #1 in the homeless sector!!!

Also, a Washington, DC women actually packed up all her childrens Abercrombie & Fitch clothing and returned them all to the CEO's office saying that her cool, beautiful, thin children will never wear his brand again!!!  Go momma!!!

So what are your thoughts about these comments?  If you are a CurvieBirdie that can wear a size 10 or less, does this change your view on the brand?  Do you support the CEO's vision?

May 12, 2013

3rd Annual Derby Brunch and Hatwalk Review

This weekend I went to the 3rd Annual Derby Brunch and Hatwalk.  It was a morning of fabulous fashions, hats, and lovely ladies!  It was so refreshing being around positive women in a setting like that.  This event was presented by T.R.I.P.S. which is a non-profit that helps benefit urban communities across the nation.

Take a look at the gorgeous ladies and their hats!!


The amazing Babyshopaholic looking like Jackie O!!!


Miss Dea Win from Pretty Girls Rock Dresses in her cute birdcage hat.


This Curviebirdie was just too hot for TV!!!!  I so love this dress.  She said she got it from HSN.  I needs to be on HSN if they got dresses like this!!!!  She also won the Hatwalk!





So check me out!  I am wearing my grandmother’s church hat.  Thanks Mo. Flora Dye!!




Outfit Breakdown:

Hat:                                            $$Borrowed from Granny!!

Nordstrom Rack Dress:             $9.90

DSW Shoes:                                $13.47

Total w/o Shoes:                      $9.90


Not bad for under $10 right?  I think the thing I love must about this dress is the colors!!  Bold bright colors are the way to go this season.  Do you agree?

May 10, 2013

Style Me Fridays: CurvieBirdies Point of View

Happy Friday Ladies and Gents!!!  So glad we made it through another week!  this weeks Style Me Friday Challenge was "slacks".  Well I really only have one pair of slacks that are Style Me Friday worthy, and I actually posted this outfit a few months back.  But I will revisit the outfit because it was so cute!!!  Hope ya'll don't mind an oldie but goody!!!

Outfit Breakdown:

Macys Top:                                     $11.41
Lane Bryant Sweater:                     $??? Old
Lane Bryant Chelsa Pants:             $29.99
Nine West Red Pumps:                  $29.99
Accessories:                                   $11.88

Total without shoes/accessories      $40.41

I bought those Chelsa pants years ago when I was still living in Chicago, and they still look amazing and trendy.  And remember Macy's is always my go-to store because of the great deals that I find, so be sure to check them out sometimes.

Checkout the rest of the fashion bloggers and their Style Me Friday looks:

Reminder Alert: 

3rd Annual Derby Brunch Hatwalk

Derby Brunch Hatwalk/T.R.I.P. USA

Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

Villa Christina at Perimeter Summit
4000 Summit Boulevard
Atlanta, Georgia 30319


May 8, 2013

A Little Birdie Told Me: Celebrities and Weight Loss Surgery

Happy Hump Day Curviebirdies.  I have been watching the news today, and there has been so much focus on Gov. Christie and him having weightloss surgery.  I don't understand why America is making such a huge deal about Christie's weight and him having the surgery.  Does your weight define who you are?  Also, does his weight affect him doing his job as a Gov.?  I know the media has been saying that his weight will affect him in his current job and will affect him if he ever runs for president.  It seem that they think he will die in office because of his weight, so he shouldn't run for presidency.  Doesn't make sense to me at all!!

Other celebs that have had weight loss surgery:
Al Rooker
Carnie Wilson
Roseanne Bar
Star Jones

Sharon Osbourne
So what are you thoughts on weightloss surgery?  Would you have it?  Do you think that your weight affects your performance at work?

May 6, 2013

A Little Birdie Told Me: Curvie Style Tips

Hello CurvieBirdies. I was cruising the web, and I found this article on about curvie dressing tips.  And ya’ll know I had to share the info with my curvie readers!!  There are so really good ideas here.  Take a look!!

1.  Go Monochromatic

Octavia Spencer has this look on lock! She wears a series of monochromatic dresses. It’s a strategy that’s great for lengthening and slimming a curvy frame—without wearing black or navy says.  Also the sleeve end in just the right place to cover up fullness at the top of the arm but still shows skin.



2.  Try a Trench Coat

Oprah Winfrey proves that you don’t need to wear a gown to look amazing after dark!  The softly skirted bottom skims over her lower body.  So invest in a knockout evening coat made of brocade, satin or raw silk. Worn with slim pants and heels, it’s as formal as a cocktail dress but with more coverage!!



3.  Wrap It

If you have an hourglass figure like Jill Scott, chances are you have a few waist-defining, curve-skimming wrap dresses you wear to work.  But don’t think they’re just for day. This can be a fabulous choice for evening, too. I love how Jill’s look is shimmery, sexy and hits her in all the right places!



4.  Skim Your Silhouette

Mo’Nique’s silver dress is from one of Tadashi Shoji’s ready-to-wear collections. Similar styles ($300-400) quickly sold out at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales.  The length of the skirt and the elegant neckline are perfection, showing off Mo’Nique’s collarbones and calves—and they’d do the same for anyone who wears a size 12 or larger.  Perfect for CurvieBirdies!!



So what do ya’ll think?  Do you think these ideas will work for you?  Which is your favorite style tip?