Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

I can honestly say that I have plenty to be thankful about . My kids and I are healthy , my  parents are still with me and my 93 yr old Grandmother is still as spunky as ever. As you get older you start thinking about what really matters. I mean sure I love talking about my  fashionable finds because that is my passion but when I think of what is really important than family is always what comes to mind.  I am the proud mom of two pretty awesome teenagers .. well as awesome as teenagers can get ..Can you imagine what this household is like you have 2 moody teenagers and Mama that is going through menopause.. Thank the Lawd for caffeine and retail therapy  .. LOL

I really wanted to take this opportunity to talk about my 17 yr old daughter who is a senior in high school.. I have seen this little girl turn into this beautiful swan right in front my eyes. Do you remember those awkward teenage years?  I remember mine all to well and it hurts see your baby go through it and know that she doesn't feel good about herself.  She got her senior pictures done a few weeks ago and it was that moment that I realized my baby is no longer a baby anymore that transition to young adult just slapped me in my face .. and it hurt.  I saw that gorgeous butterfly spread her wings.   It is not only her stunning exterior that amazes me but it her beautiful heart.  All those years that I felt like I was teaching her she was teaching me so much about myself.  I thank God everyday for the blessing of her .  I don't know you if have ever seen that show the Gilmore girls .. There was flighty fun Mom and this down to earth , very intelligent daughter who was wise beyond her years.. It reminds me so much of us.. 

So on this Thanksgiving day when I think about something I am thankful for it is my  daughter, my  baby my  friend that I was blessed with the gift of you. . When you have a daughter you can be sure that you will have a friend for the rest of your life..

Monday, November 23, 2015

Let's Talk About Kohl's - Black Friday Sale

Let me tell you there are some deals to be had at Kohl's right now as we speak no need to wait till Friday you can add to cart right now and save big !  I am going to list some of my favorite items .

Maxi Knit Cardigan- This long sweater has been such a staple in my wardrobe. I take this my son's games, the mall, to work it is seriously the best $20 I spent this season and know it's only $15.99 and so many color options

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Sweater - Another super cute sweater would be this stripped textured crew neck perfect for those teenagers you have to buy for. Heck I am in my forties and I love this sweater.. Comfy and Cute and an earlybird special $9.99. Click on photo below

Puffy Madden Girl Vest - This vest is super cute from the new Madden Girl at Kohl' s and I could hardly believe when this was marked down to $19.99 for Black Friday . Such cozy and on trend vest you should definitely should pick up a couple of these up while you can. Click photo below

Wrap or Poncho- How gorgeous is this wrap by Apt 9 and it's reversible at only $19.99 at this price you can pick on up for you, your mother in law and  your sisters ! 

Boots- I am huge fan of Kohl's shoe game some on the trend styles with great pricing so you know that is up my alley so these the boots pictured her are $29.99 and under !  We need options different boots for various occasions and these prices make it possible


This is just a tip of the ice berg of the great deals going on at Kohl's Black Friday sale going on now online save even more with coupon listed below and for every 50 dollars spend you get a $15 Kohl's Cash! It doesn't get much better than that .. Believe me I know.. LOL . Stay tuned I will be posting more deals during the day and Happy Shopping my friends!

Kohls Department Stores Inc

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Faux Leather X's 2

When I love something I usually go a little overboard .  For instance I have become quite a fan  of pumpkin . It started with coffee than went to muffins now I am just a pumpkin nut everything from pumpkin popcorn to pumpkin oatmeal the obsession is real .. LOL .  In quite the same way I have developed a little obsession with faux leather . You name it skirts , tops , pants and even dresses . It's just so sassy and chic in can be styled so many different ways and you know Curlybyrdie is all about the getting more for money life. 

When I spotted these faux leather top at +JCPenney  I instantly feel in love with the cognac color because it was different than anything that I have so I purchased it immediately and I love it . I promise you it looks more expensive than the $20 I spent on it.  So when I was in Jcpenney this past weekend I see that the black one was now on sale for $12.99 and I had a coupon so honey you know that had to make it's way to my home also. 

When I styled the cognac colored look it was a week ago and tempatures were so mind for this time of the year  but as you can see in the photos of the black one there is snow outside.  Oh I am not ready ..I think it's time for this Byrdie to fly south..
Cognac Top Look
Top - Worthington - Jcpenney $20
Jean- JLO - Kohl's (old) $20
Bag - Liz Claiborne - Jcpenney -$9
Shoes - Target 
Necklace - H&M - $5

Black Top Look

Top - Worthington Jcpenney - on clearance in store paid $10
Pants - Joe Fresh Jcpenney (old)
Boots - Simply Vera - Kohl's $12 - end of the season
Necklace - Clothes Mentor -$5
Turtleneck - Goodwill - $2

What look do you like the best ? Are you obsessed with the leather trends as much as am?

              As always I want to thank you for stopping by ! It's always a pleasure

                                                  XOXO Mary aka Curlybyrdie

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday Deals - Carson's 11/21

I am in Indiana and today was our first snow fall this year so this makes this deal shopper all about staying inside with a great cup of cinnamon Dolce coffee and my lap top sharing all of my awesome finds .. Let's get started shall we?

My first finds are Carson's are these Rampage Boots for only $19.99 these are perfect for the teenagers in your life.. Heck they are are perfect for me on trend at a good price.. Pick up a pair or 4 ! $19.97 Ladies Rampage boots. Valid 11/21 Only!

Well if you are out buying those boots why not score a coat for $19.97 also . I am in love with this checkered jacket and it comes in so many color combinations!

$19.97 Ladies Jackets by Rampage. Valid 11/21 Only!

Speaking of coats we can't forget about keeping the little ones warm. I always liked giving my kids a new coat for Christmas every year and at $17.97 perfect time to pick up a coat and some of these coats are brands like London Fog . Know a kid in need of a coat this is the perfect time to gift a child in need .
Another pretty awesome deal is the performance jackets and vests by Calvin Klein normally $59 - $69 now at the awesome price of $19.99 . Perfect Christmas gift quality and gift that will really be used .
If you have a teenager going off to college like I do than this would make a perfect gift a luggage set reg $180 on special today 11/21  for only $39.99 and there are so many patterns to pick from .
$39.97 Relativity 5pc Luggage Set. Valid 11/21 Only!

In case you didn't know there is additional 30% off yellow dot so check out a few finds at awesome prices below.

Calvin Klein Jumpsuit reg $128 now marked down to $20.40 and save additional 30% with code NOVYWLDOT15 last day today 11/21
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Nine West Bow Blouse - reg $59 on marked down to $17.94 and take additional 30% off using code NOVYWLDOT15 for the additional 30% off . These blouse make such a statement under jackets or wearing with a dress pants or jeans .

See other deals great deals below that end today
$8.97 Keurig K-cups 16-18ct. Valid 11/21 Only!
$14.97 Ladies Cold Weather Gloves from Isotoner Signature & Ruff Hewn. Valid 11/21 Only!

I hope this post helps you score some pretty awesome deals for this holiday season !  Happy shopping see you again soon!

                                     XOXO Mary aka Curlybyrdie

Jumping for Jumpsuits

If I could pick on trend that I am slightly obsessed that would be the jumpsuit.  I love animal print , colorful and of course just the basic black . I thought with the snow on it's way to Indiana that today would be a perfect time to hunt for cute and affordable options . These are some of my favorite jumpsuits that I have worn that are all below $50 ..