college, inspiration

Birdie’s Burnt Out

October 27, 2014

I am burnt out.

I despise those words. I hate saying that I’m “burnt out.” It makes me feel like a failure, like I’ve run out of gas.  Right now, it’s a combination of my personal, professional, academic, economic, and social all colliding into one catastrophic explosion.  It feels as if I stepped on a figurative landmine.

This “burn out” session typically happens around this time.  October not only marks Halloween, but also the midway mark in the semester.  You begin to realize that you are not doing as well as you thought and now it’s time to rearrange your tactics a bit.  As Momma Grey said, “the carousel still keeps moving.”  You can’t get off this ride called life; you have to figure out the best way to navigate and be successful, despite you being burnt out!

Now that I have provided you with enough imagery to last the rest of this entry, I can move on to how I’m trying to combat it. :)

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beauty & fashion

Birdie Chic • Collegiate Chic

October 3, 2014

I had no idea what was going on that day, but I got TONS of compliments.  Whether it was my hair – which I thought looked a hot mess – or my sweatshirt, everyone seemed to like the look I was going for.  That definitely made me happy because I didn’t know want to get out of bed or go to work at all!  Definitely one of those days!

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health & fitness

September Fitness Update

October 1, 2014

Get Up


I am not going to lie. This months has been rough. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve lost a lot of motivation. Maybe my recent Vegas trip didn’t help in my motivation.

I have been doing Zumba and that is a lot of fun. I mean, zumba is always a lot of fun. But since I recently got out of a sew-in, I have been less likely to work out. It could be that I don’t want to sweat out my hair since I straighten it, but I still need to figure out a way to work out. Lately I have been watching natural hair videos on YouTube and they have been a great inspiration. I would like to see more videos on how women of color or women with kinky hair work out and still maintain beautiful hairstyles.

All in all, I didn’t work out that much.

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beauty & fashion

Birdie Chic • All White Everything

September 26, 2014

I hate being confined to rules!  I love white!  I like the way it looks – it makes everything appear to be cleaner than it actually is, right?

I did wear this on a summer day, but I would totally rock this during the fall too!  I really liked how everything came together.  My Banana Republic ballet flats are a nice pop of color!

Blazer: J. Crew  // Top: J. Crew (similar) // Pants: J. Crew (similar) // Ballet Flats: Banana Republic

Would you wear white in the fall?

Check back every Friday to see what outfit I come up with next! :) More Birdie Chic posts!

my life, videos

Cheap Bachelorette Party Ideas | nessabirdie ♡

September 17, 2014

I have been to my fair share of bachelorette parties.  I wanted to share with you, future brides, bridesmaids, maids of honor, etc., that you can still have fun with a bachelorette party without breaking the bank!

The last bachelorette party was my BFF’s Bachelorette Party a year or so ago!

I hope this gives people helpful tips when planning the last single night for the bride!

my life, technology


September 2, 2014


My love for the Sims is deep.

I remember getting the game during my junior year of high school and playing it so much that I lost track of time.

Ever since then, it’s been an addicting game.  It’s a slight (by slight, I mean HUGE) obsession!

Do you play with life?

my life

Birdie Chic • Shopping the Closet

August 22, 2014

I mentioned in a previous Birdie Chic that it is important to shop the closet.  New combinations could mean a totally new outlook on your outfit!  This is another great example!

The safari/cargo jacket has been featured SEVERAL times, but it is purely amazing!

Scarf: Brokedown Palace // Skirt: New York & Company // Sandals: Express // Cargo Jacket: Khols

Check back every Friday to see what outfit I come up with next! :) More Birdie Chic posts!