Thursday, October 30, 2014

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

At first I wasn't sure about this jacket style because a part of  my thought it looked to young for my 40 something self but when I spotted this Joe Fresh baseball jacket at +JCPenney  I was not only impressed on the style but the fabric quality was awesome and with there being a 10 off 25 purchase coupon it made this jacket a no brainer for Curlybyrdie.  Joe Fresh is that classic brand that is great quality which is something I have really come to appreciate.  I can see wearing this with jeans and boots even with jogger pants  .. So many styling options and you know how I love getting my moneys worth.  What trends are finding out you actually like ?


Jacket - Joe Fresh via Jcpenney  $39 and you can use coupon $10 off $ 25 coupon here 
Skirt - H&M last year $12
Shoes - Lauren Conrad via Kohl's $49 use coupon code use coupon code THANKS746 for 15% off also check your mailbox I just got a coupon for $10 off purchase.
Top - H&M  last year $5
Bag - H&M last year $10

I am always finding awesome deals at H&M and in case you didn't know this place is not just for teenagers a bunch of one trend items at reasonable prices. So if you haven't been in there you have no idea what you are missing my fashionista's.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My Fabulous Finds

I am constantly on the lookout for fashionable finds and of course I can't purchase everything I see but I love to window shop and post things that I think my readers may like .  I have found some super cute stuff from some of my favorite stores and online boutiques. I will of course have the links posted below in case anything strikes your fancy and I am all about making it easier for my fellow fashionista's . Shall we get started... I think we should

1- Jumpsuit Metaphor via Sear's for only $32.99 . Sears has really come a long way with this line of fashion forward pieces for the grown ass woman.. excuse my French baby.
2- Fabulous Hat via Forever 21 for $14.80 this is an awesome price for this on trend hat. I have been shopping around for one of these and I love this color as you can probably tell by now.
3- Jacket Worthington via Jcpenney - $48 . I love the Worthington line looks professional at a great price but still has some on trend items.
4- Floral Blouse via Forever 21 this blouse had me at hello! I did purchase this gorgeous blouse and did style it on previous post here .This blouse far exceeds it's price of $13.80

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5- Awesome T-shirt via Kaan's Designs - I just love this shirt..We all have those hot mess days! I know I do but somehow I would feel a little cuter in this shirt ..LOL styled with jogger pants or a pencil skirt. You could definitely make a statement with this t-shirt
6- Lace Midi Skirt via H&M $34.95 . This skirt is sexy but tasteful at the same time. You could dress this up or wear it with your Hot Mess Day t-shirt this options are endless.
7 - Animal print Apt 9 via Kohl's   You know I had to include some animal print . I love the fact this is animal print and Olive green and what an awesome price how can you not?
8-Bracelet Juicy Couture via Kohl's - I was happy when I found out Kohl's was going to carry this line until I remembered I was not 25 anymore...LOL but there actually a few pieces that I would wear and one of them being this fabulous bracelet. I am all about the bling and this brings it !


Monday, October 27, 2014

Shabby Chic

Have you ever saw a clothing item and fall in love with it immediately . That was the situation when I walked into Forever 21 and saw this blouse.  Now originally I would have called this a classic vintage look but I saw a friend of mine and she complimented me and said it was very shabby chic and I thought about it and she was dead on.  I love the floral pattern and rich burgundy color back round  it is just stunning to me and that those flowers add such a delicate quality . I decided to pair this with this super cute cream lace skirt I picked up earlier this summer at another favorite +H&M . I feel like such a girl in this outfit .  I think the Lauren Conrad shoes added an extra touch I almost feel like one of the Little Women when I wear this.. in a good way... LOL.  When was the last time you fell in love with a clothing item? Did you buy it right away?

My Blouse- Forever 21 $13.80
Skirt - H&M $15
Shoes - Lauren Conrad via Kohl's ( last year)
Bag - Adele Satchel via +Ora Delphine 
Necklaces - +Forever 21 

Orange is the New Black

I have such a love affair with the color orange it is really one of my favorites especially in the fall. Just to give you some insight my car is Orange , I have a slight obsession with pumpkin and the fall is my favorite season with all the orange , brown and yellow how could it not be.  In Indiana we have had some beautiful weather these past few days and I have been outside enjoying days of gorgeous weather. As I get older I find myself really appreciating nature and all the things I take for granted. This weekend I was able to take some of this beauty in on a walk with my teenage son  who of course had no interest at first but began to enjoy it almost as much as me.  Of course after making him feel guilty by telling him.. " One day when Mom is gone you are going to wish for these moment's"  . Yeah sometime you got to turn on the Mom guilt.. I learned from the very best "My Mom" LOL

My look is very fall but appropriate for the warmer temps. The dress is a light sweater dress that I picked up from +JCPenney last year for like $10 . It by Liz Claiborne and I just love the feel of it and it's orange striped how perfect is that ? I added this chic necklace I picked up on clearance from +H&M for $3.50.. yes I said $3.50 and I pulled together my orangy fall look! How are you fashionista's dressing for this fall weather is orange in your rotation?

Dress  Liz Claiborne via +JCPenney  - $10 (last year)
Boots- Carson's $50 - I got mine for $28 with coupon few weeks ago
Necklace +H&M - $3.50 orig $20 marked down to $7 additional 50% off clearance accessories in store
Bag- +Ora Delphine - Adele Satchel

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NVEY ECO Product Review

If you have followed by blog for sometime than you know I am all about natural hair products so when I was contacted about reviewing a natural makeup product I was very interested. When I checked out NVEY Eco  site I was even more curious. When I saw they had a foundation selector I was not that confident that they could select a shade for me.  I have always with had an issue matching up multicultural skin to a foundation. They either are too dark , too light,too pink , too yellow...  The foundation selector matched me to shade Warm Honey 516 and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. It was a perfect match and it gives such a natural finish. I don't care for the cakey appearance of makeup and this had just the right amount of coverage. 

I used this foundation for about 2 weeks and I have not have had any issue with breakouts.   I give this makeup a 5 stars out of 5 . You can purchase this line at one of my favorite stores Ulta . 


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I don't know about you But I'm feeling 22

I am turning 42 tomorrow and I kept singing that Taylor Swift song 22 . Now to say that I feel 22 would be a huge exaggeration but I can honestly say I don't feel quite feel my age.. maybe 32. LOL. If I ever forget my age my 16 year old daughter would be quick to remind me.  The difference between me at 22 and me at 42 is I'm not as selfish. At 22 I thought life was all about me and at 42 I know that life is about so much more.  It's about putting your kids before yourself, being a good daughter, being a good sister and friend. The most important things in life are family and friends who are like family. I have lost some great friends , close family members but with pain their is always a lesson. I learned to appreciate everyday because it is truly a gift. You should tell people you love them while they are still around to hear it.  I thought I would be one of those woman that would lie about her age once I got over 40 but honey I am grateful for all the years I have been blessed with.

So today my sweet friends I wanted to highlight a look that felt young , vibrate and party like and what is more fun than a tulle skirt even more fun a tulle skirt with polka dots that only cost $10.. now that is a win win win!  I was able to score this adorable skirt and shirt from one of my favorite stores Clothes Mentor here in Fort Wayne.  This skirt was brand new with the tags on it.. Happy Birthday to me!  I also fell in love with the White House Black Market top for only $18 which is an absolute steel for that brand.  If you have never shopped at Clothes Mentor you don't know what you are missing all kinds of treasures for a awesome prices. They also buy gently used clothes and give cash on the spot or invest in some new cute items for your closet. 

I hope you fashionista's are having a wonderful day and I wanted to leave you with a great quote from Queen Oprah.. LOL 

" The more you praise and celebrate your life , the more there is in life to celebrate"

My Look
Top - White House Black Market via Clothes Mentor Fort Wayne $18
Skirt- Clothes Mentor Fort Wayne $10
Booties- Rock and Republic via Kohl's - gift 
Bag- H&M - $10

Friday, October 17, 2014

Frugal Friday and Getting my Healthy Back.

I am always about getting great deals and in order to do that sometimes you have to be patient. I almost never .. no I can honestly say never buy anything at regular price it at least needs to be on sale.  I think with age comes patience when I was in my 20's my attitude was " I better get that now or they will be out".It's like Frances(my mama) says "If it's still there it was meant to be" This necklace that I saw months ago in all it's fabulocity at H&M was like $35 now you ladies and gents know.. I am way to cheap ... I mean frugal to pay that for a costume necklace. So I waited and really kind of forgot about it and than low and behold I did a walk through at H&M and found it on clearance for $5. Now that's more like it. I decided to wear this with my J-lo jumpsuit I scored from +Kohl's last year and added a a blouse I picked up from the Goodwill for $2 and this frugal Friday look was born. 

Now onto getting my healthy back.  I lost almost 50lbs on +Weight Watchers  a few years ago and have seen the weight creeping up(15lbs) and not being really serious about doing anything about it. I resorted back to my old ways not planning, picking up fast food, drinking unhealthy cocktails on the weekend. I have a busy life I am a single mother of 2 kids so I am running constantly but there is time if you make it.. and I know that from past experiance. I have joined a new gym which I like and I love going later when the kids are getting ready for bed and I have the gym to myself for the most part. I want to look nice of course  and  fit into all those fabulous deals I find but most importantly I want to be healthy. I will be 42 next week and I want to be the best me at every age. So stay tuned I will do updates occasionally or maybe post some cute fitness outfits whatever floats into that Curly little mind of mine. I hope you have a fabulous weekend and I would love to hear any tips you may have and of course I want to hear about those fabulous finds.

My Look
Jumpsuit - JLO via Kohl's (last year $20)
Top- Goodwill $2
Shoes - Apt 9 via Kohl's $20
Necklace -H&M   some great great jewelry finds and the accessories are additional 50% off in store
Bag - H&M $10 last year