What makes you 2x stronger? Plus giveaway! #AngelSoft

I am so glad that Angel Soft asked me what situation in my life has made me 2x times stronger. I have had alot of things in my life that has happened that has made me 2 times stronger than I was before.  It was through those experiences that made me a stronger person and grateful for everything I have. One experience that i’ve had was when my mother was diagnosed with Pancreatitis, It was devastating news to our family. Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas which requires immediate medical attention and hospitalization during an attack that has multiple causes and symptoms. When she was first diagnosed they asked her she was a heavy drinker. She quickly told them that she is allergic to alcohol and doesn’t drink ,they were so confused because some people who are heavy drinkers get this but that’s not the case for all. They dove into her medical history and found out that the medication she was taking for all these years for her Asthma damaged her Pancreas.

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My Beautiful Mommy and I! 

This condition made her very ill and put her through alot of  pain which was awful to see especially when you really can’t do anything to help, but be there for her and comfort her.  Even through she was in that much pain she still went to work and took care of the family. Just seeing this made me so much stronger as a person, that even through adversities I can come out stronger in the end like my mother did. To never give up and push on even if you are going through some health concerns or hard times. That everything will get better in the end. I’m so glad I was able to share this story with all of my lovely readers!

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1426 Fashion Week Meet and Greet 2012: Jeans and Pearls

I am so excited to share with you about 1426 Fashion Week’s Meet and Greet last Thursday  let me just tell you it was amazing! I met so many great people, and networked with alot of people in the industry. 

From Left to Right: Myself,Plus Model Alexis, Kimberly, Plus Model Vivian

Gorgeous models at the event!

Hanging out with these ladies was a blast i am so blessed to have met them.

Michelle and Jennifer let me tell you these ladies killed it on the runway!

Some of the Male Models

Some of the models having a good time!

With Fallon Sinclair of IPM Model and Nikki from Blogger Southern Hollywood Productions 

Linda Scott CEO/Founder of 1426 Fashion Week and Academy. (Pictured in Red)

Beautiful Mother and Daughter

Plus Model Nessa and Alyssa

Some of the Models and Designer Angel Myers from Angel Myers Designs  (Pictured in Yellow)

Vivian and I, it was such a pleasure meeting her she is awesome!

Some of the Models working it! Left to Right: Plus Models Terressa ,Aiysha, Brazilia Moda, and Alexis!

Outfit of the Day:

Corset: Ashley Stewart $6.98

Jeans: Ashley Stewart $20.00

Jacket: Thrifted

Necklace: Bought it at an Halloween shop for $2.00

Clutch: Rainbow $10.00

Shoes: Payless $2.00

I had an amazing time at the 1426 Meet and Greet, i wish i could have been there all night but a girls gotta get her beauty rest doesn’t she? 😉  I cannot wait to share with you the 1426 Fashion Week Runway show. It was truly a beautiful experience, straight size and plus size integrating the runway is something amazing.

~Curvy Girl On a Budget~

Outfit of the Day,Shopping Tips and My Inspiration…

Hello Loves i hope you are having a great start to the week. I’m having a fantastic day, got off of work early sipping on some Raspberry tea while listening to Robin Thicke’s new album (which is amazing by the way) Perfect day ❤

Anyway on to the outfit of the day post, i wanted to start the week off a lil bit floral. I love florals and its something big for spring and summer.

The Shirt i am wearing is a three tier chiffon ruffled tank top from Dots Clothing which was purchased for $5.00 dollars.  The Jacket is vintage inspired i received it as a gift from a good friend. The Grey leggings are my absolute fav they are from The Avenue only cost me about $10.00 dollars. The shoes i am wearing  are Ballet flats from payless i purchased it for $12.50. The necklace is from the Alice in Wonderland collection at Hot Topic i purchased it for $7.00, the locket opens up you can put photos inside of it which i think is so cool and worth the money.

Alot of people have asked me how do i get such great deals on clothing etc Well trust me its hard and it takes alot of patience and time.  Make sure to sign up for emails from your fav stores they usually send out every month coupons with their emails.  I always shop clearance rack and sometimes when i want to splurge i pay retail but i try not to. Always Research where you are shopping online see if they have coupons online you can print out. I know its a pain to sign up for club cards but you should do it they end up saving you big at the end. I Hope some of these tips help you save some money!

~Happy Savings~

Also i wanted to show the person who gave me the confidence and inspired me to start this blog! My Mommy and Photographer ❤

“When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in 5 years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go”

~Curvy Girl On a Budget~

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Fashion Bloggers Do It Better Event in Miami

 Let me just say the Miami Fashion Scene was Buzzin last night, every person was dressed to the nine.  The Event was hosted by Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poet along with Eugy & Simonett of The Goodwill Project.  They had pop-up shops by Fake FrivolityGold Saturn,Betsy Moss ,N&K Designs and TINte Cosmetics. Also Ready,Set,Cupcake!

It was a packed house, tons of photo’s being taken lots of laughing and tons of networking going on. It was the perfect opportunity to meet and have a great time with people who have a deep love for fashion.

I made my way through the crowd and found myself at the Tinte Cosmetic Booth i met the lovely Stacy Reid (@TinteCosmetics)

I was so excited to see the Gold Saturn booth i love their turbands.

N&K Designs Pop up Shop

Leslie and Carolyn from Ready,Set Cupcake!

Their cupcakes are so delicious, i bit into one and it was a party in my mouth.  Everyone needs to go out purchase them at your local grocer’s

Ready,Set,Cupcake!

It’s available at Whole Foods.

Brazilia Moda of P.H.A.T and Loving it & Fabio Fernandez Contributing Editor of Metrovelvet.com

Nell (in white) from ThriftyNell and Brazilia Moda Editor -n- Chief of BBW Beauties Magazine

Quick outfit of the Night

Dress: Vicki Wayne Gifted from a Friend

Jacket: Gitano $7.00

Shoes: American Eagle$10.00

Belt: from Rainbow Shops $5.00

Bracelet: a Gift from my Grandma in Cuba

Ring: by Mark $5.00

Necklace: Lane Bryant $15.00

Fellow Fashion Enthusiasts

Fellow Fashion Enthusiasts

Fellow Fashion Enthusiasts

Will Post a photo album of the event on facebook page Curvy Girl On A Budget

Check out Word in Town’s play-by-play recap of the night. There is a pic of @braziliamoda, Thiftynell.com and myself.

~Curvy Girl On A Budget~

Plus Size Model Poses With Straight Size Model In “Controversial” Spread

I’ve noticed when a plus size women Dares to shed her clothing for a spread it tends to get people’s panties in a bunch. As you can see Plus Size Model Katya Zharkova  snagged an 8-page editorial for PLUS Model Magazine, in which she appears totally naked…and surrounded by captions with controversial statistics. For example: “Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today she weighs 23% less.” And also: “Most runway models meet the Body Mass Index physical criteria for Anorexia.” I can’t say these are true statistics because i’m not quite sure about them.  But i’m guessing alot of people are calling this a controversial spread because of the shock factor the pictures have made and the statistics shown on them.  *View the rest here*

I loved the spread and the message they were trying to get across that many did not understand.  What i got from it is that a Bigger body is just as beautiful as a smaller body.  And how the fashion industry is destroying the young woman’s psyche, and pushing them the to the extreme.  Either way i have seen some nasty and negative comments on different websites,towards the smaller size women and the plus size woman.

With Comments like Being Skinny is disgusting…The skinny one is ugly and unhealthy! Then the Plus size one is a fat ugly pig and she should lose some weight she must be so unhealthy.

DO you see what was said there? what was similar of the two?  They assumed they both were unhealthy, how have they come to this conclusion because of their outward appearances..  Trying to claim you can tell anything about someone’s actual health by just looking at a photo is ludicrous.  How are we to know they are unhealthy unless we go to a Doctor’s appt with them both. Why do we judge each other so harshly? I cannot assume that the smaller model is Anorexic because i don’t know if she is just by looking at her. Just like if i look at the bigger model and assume she is unhealthy.. I wish we could stop making broad assumptions one way or the other.

A person who is plus size can be healthy just like a smaller person can. They both can be unhealthy too, it’s all about how you take care of your body. you see that word there “YOUR” Remember it is your body do not let anyone tell you there is anything wrong with it, Its yours and only yours.

Are we are just a mean society that have no regards to people’s feelings?  some people feel like they are just helping the other person *oh your just so skinny you should eat a sandwich*  or * Did you ever think of going to the gym or something because you’re looking a bit pudgy* How is this helping anyone? your just messing with a persons self-esteem and making them think there is something wrong with them. Why is it our business how a person chooses to treat their body? If the person is Plus size and is healthy why do we still judge them? Same with a skinny person, if they are healthy what is it to you to open your mouth and tell them they are not…….

I found this quote on the inter webs and i just loved it. its something we all should learn and live by Skinny or Plus size. (sorry about it being in caps it came like that)

MY BODY IS NOT A REPRESENTATION OF MY FAILURES, SINS, OR MISTAKES. MY BODY IS NOT A SIGN THAT I AM IN POOR HEALTH, OR THAT I AM NOT PHYSICALLY FIT. MY BODY IS NOT UP FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION, DEBATE OR JUDGMENT. MY BODY IS NOT A SIGNAL THAT I NEED YOUR HELP OR INPUT TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT MY HEALTH OR LIFE. MY BODY IS THE CONSTANT COMPANION THAT HELPS ME DO EVERY SINGLE THING THAT I DO EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY AND IT DESERVES RESPECT AND ADMIRATION. IF YOU ARE INCAPABLE OF APPRECIATING MY BODY THAT IS YOUR DEFICIENCY, NOT MINE, AND I DO NOT CARE. NOR AM I INTERESTED IN HEARING YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE MATTER SO, IF YOU WANT TO BE AROUND ME, YOU ARE 100% RESPONSIBLE FOR DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES TO KEEP THOSE THOUGHTS TO YOURSELF. IF YOU ARE INCAPABLE OF DOING THAT I WILL LEAVE AND SPEND MY TIME WITH PEOPLE WHO CAN TREAT ME APPROPRIATELY. PLEASE PASS THE GREEN BEANS).~Dances with Fat ♥

Why does must we always compare being plus size to unhealthy? Why do we say Skinner women are all anorexic? We have to stop hating each other and just love one another at the size we are.  Stop Judging,  take a breath and Start Loving the skin you are in!

As i always say You CAN”T  judge a book by its cover without reading the pages first……