Oct 13, 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me . . . .Fashion to Figure Expands in the Atlanta Market!!!!

Fashion to Figure is a women's apparel retailer that offers Trendy fashions at an affordable price.  Fashion to Figure is headed by CEO and C-Founder Michael Kaplan is the grandson of  Lena Bryant, Founder of Lane Bryant. 

They opened their first store in Douglasville earlier this year, but will be  opening 2 new stores in The Mall at Stone Crest and Cobb Center at Cobb!  A few of my Blogger Boo's will be hosting the events.  Make sure you check out the new store Grand Openings and these Bloggers!!

Wednesday's event (Oct. 15) will be hosted by the beautiful Parker from Everyday Runway and Tami from Talking with Tami

Thursday's event will be hosted by the newest Georgia Peach The Curvy Fashionista.

Plus, Fashion to Figure is offering a 15% discount at each of the grand openings!!  Hope to see ya'll at one of the events!! 

Have you ever shopped at Fashion to Figure?  Which event willl you be attending?

Oct 6, 2014

CurvieBirdie Watch: Jenniefer Hudson

It was announced today that Jennifer Hudson will be the cover girl of Yahoo Style online magazine!  That is tremendous and I am so glad for her. She has been a non-stop go-getter since we first meet her on American Idol.  She is beautiful, and always have been even with those extra curves!  She has been on the cover of many magazines, and it's great that she is going to to be representing on Yahoo Style!

Here are some of her other covers:

If you notice, it wasn't until she lost the weigt that she started being accepted and put on the cover of magazines geared towards the main stream.  Regardless, she works very hard and deserves it!

Do you start heart J. Hud?  Does anyone know what ever happened to her and Punk getting married?

Oct 3, 2014

Mamanista Friday: Plaid

I have been seeing that Plaid is the new fall trend.  I have always liked plaid, but don't really own any now.  So I guess ya'll know what's on my next shopping trip list!! 

This challenge was a bit harder for me, but I did find some plaid to rock today.  This plaid look is courtesy of my amazing supervisor Louis!

Everyone is rocking plaid, especially shirts.  They are so versatile and can be worn with just about any type of bottom

 Cardi: Lane Bryant (LB), Button Down: LB, Jeans: Kut from the Cloth-Nordstrom, Tie: Express, Shoes: Steve Madden

Oct 1, 2014

Kelly Osbourne New Collection: Stories...by Kelly Osbourne

I cannot believe I missed the offical launch of Kelly Osbourne's new collection:  Stories...by Kelly Osbourne.  I blogged about the line coming out, and just got caught slipping.  But it's here now, and she has some really trendy with a bit of edge pieces.  She launched on HSN last week, and I have made my picks!

Sep 29, 2014

OOTD: 6th and Lane

It was a drabby weekend in Atlanta, but I still managed to get cute and out of the house.  When I first heard the 6th and Lane collection was coming to Lane Bryant, I was excited due to the quality and sophistication of the line.  So of course, I had to get me a few pieces!


Top: Lane Bryant 6th and Lane, Pants: Nordstrom, Shoes: DSW, Accesories: Old, Bag: LV 

Sep 22, 2014

Weekend Style

This weekend was a very trying weekend.  If you didn't notice, I was not on any social media.  Well that is because I dropped my phone and broke it.  So no Internet, no social media, and no pics.  Sad, Sad, Sad days!!!  But I should be up and running by this evening.

Anyway, I did manage to get a few pics in with my actual camera.  One of my favorite curvie stores in ATL is closing, so I had to go there and support by making so purchases before they closed their doors.  Tweleve24 has been an amazing partner to the curvie fashion community, and this is one of the pieces I purchased from them:

Tank: Old Navy, Skirt: Tweleve24, Accesories: GemsNBaubles

Sep 11, 2014

OOTD: Fanatics Baseball Game Day Look!!!

It is coming to the end of the season for baseball, so it's time to get your game face on.  I go to a few games per year on my company, and its always a struggle trying to find something to wear that's cute, jazzy, and comfortable! 

Well, thanks to my friends at Fanatics, I found the perfect baseball hat to work my game day ensemble!  If ya'll don't know, I am from Chicago and am in love with the 2005 World Series Champions CHICAGO WHITE SOX!!!!!!!!!  I picked one of their many awesome hats and based my look around that.  Every CurvieBirdie would look fabulous is these pics!


The White Sox colors are white and black, but Fanatics has so many baseball hats in different colors with your favorite team logos.  Cant't go wrong!!  I paired a distress pair of jeans with a crop tee, a jean vest with Chuck Taylors.  Add some trendy accessories and Run DMC bracelet, then you can and that extra swag!

So how would how get ready for a baseball game?  Have you checked out Fanatics baseball hats?  Have you been to their website and seen all the fan gear they provide?

Sep 9, 2014

All White Everything Week . . . Final Curtain

So here is my Last All White Everything outfil from last week.  There is something about wearing white that seems so regal and elegant!  I think all white is definately a trend that will never go away. 

White Jean Jacket: Nordstroms, White Jeans: Baby Phat, Shoes: Shoe Guy, Bag: Michael Kors, Accessories: GemsNBaubles 

Sep 5, 2014

Mamanista Fridays: Booties !!

Well since fall is right around the corner, the ladies of The BabyShopaholic and Mamanista Files have decided to start the season's challenge with Booties!  Booties are a very essential part of a CurvieBirdie's wardrobe.  They can be dressed up/down, worn in winter/spring, or just about with anything (In my Dr. Seuss voice).

 Floral Cardi/Top: Nordstrom Rack, Jean shorts: NYDJ - Von Maur, Booties: JustFab, Bag: Fendi, Accessories: Verona

Sep 2, 2014

OOTD: All White Everything!!

Like I said before, the week before Labor Day, I wear all my white to make sure I get it in before summers offical last day. However, since I live in the south, I will still be rocking some of the pieces.

Top: Lane Bryant, Bottoms: NYDJ Nordstrom, Shoes: Shoe guy, Bag: Coach-gifted, Accessories: Verona

Aug 29, 2014

Mamanista Friday: All White Everything

It is my tradition to wear all white the week before Labor Day.  Plus, this week's Mamanista Friday challenge is ALL WHITE!! 

Blazer: Ashley Stewarts, Pants: Macys,  Shoes: DSW, Jewelry: Verona, Hair: K. Logan

Aug 15, 2014

OOTD: Neon........AGAIN!!

I was so inspired by the Neon theme last week, I decided to continue it on into this week.  I had date night with Mister, and this is what I wore:

Top: Twelve24, Pants: NYDJ Nordstroms, Shoes: Mojo DSW, Bag: Shoe Dazzle, Accessories: Verona 

Aug 12, 2014

Birds of a Feather . . . .

I introduced ya'll to Ms. Linda about a week ago.  I told ya'll how fly this pretty grandmother CurvieBirdie is daily.  Well, she did it again.  I so love this look!

Jacket: Ann Taylor, Top: Ann Loft, Shoes: JCP

Aug 8, 2014

Mamanista Fridays: Neon

Today's Mamanista Friday look is Neon.  This is a super hot trend in the spring and summer.  There are so many ways to rock this trend like clothing, make-up, and accessories.  So it is very versatile!

  Dress:  City Chic Nordstroms, Shoes: Nine West, Bag: Coach, Accessories: Verona

Aug 6, 2014

Some thing to Chirp About: KeKe Palmer and Sherri Shepard

Broadway's Cinderella is getting a new look.  CurvieBirdies Sherri Shepard and KeKe Palmer will be staring in the new version of the play!  

KeKe will be playing Broadway's first African American Cinderella!  This young lady is doing it real big these days.  She also has her own talk show where she uses social media to reach the masses with topics that concern the youths of America.  She is an awesome role model, and inspiration to her whole generation!

Now our lovely CurvieBirdie Sherri Shepard has had a rough year.  She went through a nastly divorce, and her husband tricked her into getting a surrgate for a baby so he could divorce her and get child support payments!  Then she left the view where she has worked for over 7 years.  However, there is something new in her life to be exicted about.  She will be playing the wicked stepmother in Cinderella.  Now I don't see her as a wicked stepmother type, but I'm sure she will kill it!

What do you think about Broadway finally having an African American Cinderella?  If the play came to your town, would you go see these two ladies in it?

Aug 1, 2014

Mamanista Fridays: Lace Detail

I am going to say this was the hardest challenge for me.  I could only find 1 shirt that was lace, but it was a bit short and I am not going to let ya'll see all my extra like that!!  So I have some other amazing CurvieBirdies that decided to step up to the challenge!

 Top: AE, Jeans: Dereon, Jacket:  H&M, Shoes: Macys

Jul 29, 2014

Something to Chirp About: Spanx Jeans!!!

Ya'll know I am an avid Spanx spokesperson. So the other day, I heard that Spanx were going to be coming out with jeans!  I had to thank God and do a little Cogic shout at that news honey!  Where have there jeans been all my life?  Its like Sara Blakey knows what all CurvieBirdies need.  I'm going to call her the CurvieBirdie Whisper-er!!!!

There will be two styles, multiple cuts and three washes and are priced at $148. They promise “thigh-trimming construction” and stretch technology meant to smooth the tummy. 

I am so excited!!  The jeans launch on the Spanx website last week and will be available in department stores Aug. 25!!!

What do you think about Spanx Jeans?  Will you wear a pair?  Do you plan to buy some once available in department stores?

Jul 25, 2014

Mamanista Friday: Peplum

Peplum is a CurvieBirdie's best friend!  It covers that "extra" you want hidden, plus it gives more curves for those of us that have a more straight body type.  I will rock this style anyway and anytime!

 Top: Thrifted, Dress: Asos, Bag: Aldo, Shoes: Steve Madden

Jul 22, 2014

Mamanista Friday (but on Tuesday): Vests

Last weeks Mamanista Friday look was Vests.  I was already to go, but forgot my camera for pics.  I got it at lunch, but I was not blog fine anymore due to having eaten lunch first.  My mistake!!  However, we do have this fly lady ready to go with her vest challenge!

Miss Erica has made another feature.  I was telling her about the Mamanista Friday challenge, and she wanted to participate.  Another fashion mamanista!! 

Erica is rocking a vest and shiny top, and ya'll know I love shiny things!! Erica purchased these items from Ross.  Gotta love Ross!!!

Erica is inspired by Mamanista, now it's your turn!!!  Have you shown you Mamanista style yet on The Babyshopaholic?

Jul 15, 2014

Forever 21 Says Chrissy Teigen is Too Fat!!

I could not believe the news I just read.  Chrissy Teigen, was is the beautiful model married to John Legend, used to be a model for Forever 21.  During one of her shoots there, Chrissy was in the make-up chair getting ready for here shoot.  She got a phone call from her agency telling her that Forever 21 called and said that she was too fat, and that she needed to come back to the office to get her measurements retaken.  Unbelievable!!  She was in the make-up chair!  So rude and disrespectful!

Now since this event accrued, Forever 21 has launched their plus line.  No apology was ever given, but they have realized the need and demand for fuller-figure clothing.  I have very missed feelings about this.  

What are your opinions?

Jul 11, 2014

Mamanista Friday: Maxi Dress

I loves me some maxi dresses.  For one, they are very comfortable, and two, they can be dressed up or down.  I wear maxi dress almost daily to work during every season but winter!!  These dresses are and should be a staple item in all CurvieBirdie's wardrobes!!!!!

 Dress: Dots, Jacket: Target, Shoes: JustFab, accessories: Verona

Jul 7, 2014

OOTD: Cas-U-AL Cal

I hope everyone enjoyed that beautiful extended 4th weekend.  Mom Dukes and granny came down, so I had to dress casual to be able to keep up with these ladies!  So my OOTD is all cotton, and I added the jean jacket just to keep arms warm while out in the cold stores shopping. 

 Jacket: Lane Bryant, Tank: Target, Skirt: Target, Shoes: Shoe warehouse, Bag: Michael Kors, Accessories: Verona

Jul 2, 2014

Birds of a Feather

Ms. Erica has done it again.  This CurvieBirdie is so fly!!!  She is our CurvieBirdie of the week again!  She came in and showed out in her navy jump suit looking like a Greek Goddess.  Please say hello again to this fly girl:

I think this jumpsuit looks really regal.  And, its made with cotton, so it is super comfy.  She purchased it from Ashley Stewards, but it is no longer available.  Sad face!

Do you wear one piece jumpers? How many do you own? Do you like this look?

Jun 30, 2014

BET Awards Fashions Loves and Fails

I really enjoyed the BET Awards last night.  I wished Chris Rock would have made a few more jokes, but in all it was a good show. The red carpet was full of fashion loves and fails.  I was tweeting all night about that as well as some of of my fav and and awful parts of the show.

Here are my loves:

I am not a fan of Amber Rose, but this form-fitting elegant white dress is gorgeous.  She nailed her look!

Jun 27, 2014

Mamanista Friday: Jean Shorts . . .or Polka Dots

Mamanista Friday challenge was for jean shorts.  I have a plent of jean shorts.  I purchased a bunch from Macy's right before I realized I was preggers.  So I haven't been able to wear them yet.  Well, i moved and cannot find not one pair of shorts!  I have searched and searched but all I could find was this polka dot rumper.  So here is my only shorts outfit I could find!

 Jacket: Target, Romper: Macys, accessories: Ashley Stewarts, Shoes: Just Fab

Jun 25, 2014

Birds of a Feather . . . .

I work with a bunch of very stylish CurvieBirdies.  Our lovely sales assistant Julia was rocking the H.E.Double Hockey sticks out of these pants!  I had to show ya'll this petite CurvieBirdie's style!

The top and pants are both thrifted!

Jun 20, 2014

Mamanista Fridays: Tunics

Today's challenge is to style a tunic.  The great thing about most tunics is that they are already so fancy and pretty, it doesn't take much styling to look amazing. 

Here is my my look:

 Top: Thrifted, Pants: Baby Phat, Bag: Shoe Dazzle, Accessories: Verona, Shoes: Nine West

Jun 17, 2014

CurvieBirdie Watch; Melissa McCarthy

Well, this curvie diva is doing it again!  She will be launching her own fashion line!  I am super excited about her doing something as big as this.  One thing that I did not know about this CurvieBirdie is that she studied clothing and textiles at Southern Illinois University (Yes, I'm an Alum too!)  So she well be very vocal in this collection. 

The reason why Melissa decided to start the line is because she was turned down by 6 famous designers that refused to dress her for award shows.  So sad that designers won't step up for a challenge.  Also, she is tired of shopping and only finding frumpy items to choose from.  I know the feeling honey!  Can't wait to see what she comes up with!

Are you excited to see her new collection?  Would you buy a piece if the price is right?

Jun 13, 2014

Mamanista Friday: Preppy Look

I consider myself a borderline genuis anyway, so this weeks challenge was pretty easy.  I love the preppy look, and we even have Tie Tuesdays at work.  And ya'll know I can't let the boys have all the fun!  So here is my look:

Top: Target, Vest: Catos, Jeans: Torrid, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Bag: Gucci Boston, Tie: Oscar DeLaRenta 

Jun 9, 2014

Weekend Style: OOTD Maxi skirt w/Jean Jacket

It was such a beautiful weekend in Atlanta.  After Morgan's swim lesson, I got us dresss to do some lite shopping.  Comfort is always key when I am out with my daughter.  So here is my look:

 Jacket: Target, Tanks: Old Navy, skirt: Indy Boutique, Shoes: Shoe Warehouse

Jun 6, 2014

Mamanista Fridays: Graphic Tee

i am so not the Tshirt chic.  I only own a few, and I just throw them on around the house.  This weeks challenge is Graphic Tees.  So I'm digging though all my top trying to find a tee that would go well with this challenge.  Well I come across my Tshirt from Halloween 3 years ago when I was part of the group Run DMC.  That shirt is kinda hot, so I decided to try it out for this challenge.

Jacket: Lane Bryant, Tee: Made w/tee from Old Navy, Pants: Macy's, Shoes: JustFab 

Jun 4, 2014

OOTD: Lime Green

It is time to add some color in my life.  So today, I am rocking lime green.  I also love wearing white, so ya'll will start to see me wearing more of it until the season changes.  But here is the OOTD!!!

Top: not sure, Pants: Not Your Daughters Pants, Shoes: DSW, Bag: Shoe Dazzle, Ear Rings: Shoe Guy

Jun 2, 2014

Morgan Monday: Pool Time!!

This weekend, I took my poo poo Morgan to her first swimming class at the YMCA.  She loves bath-time, so I just assumed that she would enjoy the pool as well.  I had been looking forward to this all week!

May 30, 2014

Mamanista Fridays: Aztec Print Pants

I have to tell ya'll my secret.  I have been terrified of  design/print leggings.  I think they are super cute, but I was not reallyu sure how to style them.  My friends Parker from Everyday Runway and Cassandra from Gems N Baubles have been trying relentlessly to get me into a pair. 

Well this weekend while in Indy, I purchased my very first pair!!!  i was excited and scared at the same @#!^ time!  So here is my look:

Top/Leggings: Indy Boutique, Shoes: Shoe Wharehouse, Bag: Unknown, Accessories: Verona

May 27, 2014

Weekend Style: OOTD Maxi Skirt

I hope everyone had a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend!  And thank you to all the troops for your work and dedication to this country!

This weekend, I spent time with family in Indianapolis for the weekend.  Mister, Morgan and I had a chance to hang out with my mother, grandmother, aunts, and cousins.  Indy is not as warm as ATL, so I decided to rock out my maxi skirts.

Jacket: Lane Bryant, Tee: Family Dollar, Skirt: Indy Boutique, Shoes: Target, Bag: Coach, Necklace: Verona 

May 21, 2014


Disclaimer:  Sorry for the delay getting posts up this week. but my internet was doen at my house.  However, we are back in business!!!

It is summertime now, so here comes the summer party events!  There are 3 dresses that every CurvieBirdie needs in her wardrobe for the summer.  Check these out:

Torrid White Summer Dress
White Summer Dress:  Torrid $68.50
Long Maxi Dress:  Torrid $68.50

Litle Black Bodycon Dress: Ashley Stewarts $29.70
Having these 3 types of dresses in your wardrobe will have you ready for any event that comes your way this summer!
So do you agree?  Are there any pieces that I missed for summer wear?

May 15, 2014

Fly Byu Buys

I haven't done any sales post in quite a while.  I was preggers all last summer, so I wasnt able to update my summer wardrobe.  Now, everything I have is 2 seasons old.  That doesn't bother me too much, but I need some new fresh pieces in my closet that I can just throw on and go.  Comfort is really important to me now since I have a little CurvieBirdie that goes where I go!

Old Navy is having a sale on their shorts and crop pants, and offering 20% off your purchase of $75 or more!!!  Super win win situation.



Ankle pants start at $19. 

So do you add to your collection every season?  What types of looks are you going to be rocking this summer?  What is your favorite summer trend this year?