Have you heard of 113? It  has been a huge buzz around the plus size fashion world and I can see why! When you first log onto the website this is what you see…


I love how BOLD they were with this campaign and were no hold’s bars when it came to creating these amazing pieces.


There clothing aren’t some frilly girly, polka dot filled dresses, these are bold, fearless,unafraid,undaunted pieces.


They just scream to me I am a fearless woman who wear’s what she wants and won’t apologize for it.




I am in love with this piece, the shoes make the whole outfit.


There website say’s it all

One One Three is a premium fashion design label for plus size women, by plus size women.


This brand is a UK brand,  all items are available up to a size UK32 which is amazing!

Would you rock these pieces?

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PS: I have a new website it would be great if you can go on it and sub there!



Holiday Style with Lane Bryant Plus Giveaway! #LB12days

Thank you Lane Bryant for sponsoring this post! Lane Bryant’s 12 Days of the Most Wonderful Surprises is the perfect way to get your must-haves from Lane Bryant and Cacique for the holiday season. Click here for surprise offers announced daily through Dec 16.

So I went on a mission to find the perfect holiday outfit and my search of course lead me to Lane Bryant! I am attending a few parties and fashion soiree’s before the new year so I need an outfit that will make a statement. And of course because I am fashion obsessed I just couldn’t find one item I loved it turned into one, two many! I need help I know!! hahaha I wanted to show you these two items that I had to have!


I am in love with that Tunic when I saw it I’m like YES YES YES! I have to have it.  I can see myself wearing that tunic plenty of times. The sweater dress is perfect for a cold night out it looks so cozy and warm. I want some hot chocolate now!  🙂  Did you know that Lane Bryant is having “12 Days of the Most Wonderful Surprises”? Well you do now, this is the perfect way to get your favorite must-have fashion items for the holiday season at great prices.  Each day there is a new special offer in stores and on their website.  Today’s offer is pretty great!

Today Only!


Also Lane Bryant is offering a GIVEAWAY to my readers! Enter to win one of two $30 gift cards to Lane Bryant!

To be entered into the giveaway follow the instructions below:

 Pin your favorite Lane Bryant looks to your own Pinterest account, using the #LB12Days hashtag.  Then leave the link to your pin board in the comments sections.  This will make you eligible for a prize. Also make sure to leave your email so i can contact you if you win! Good luck Dolls! 🙂

This giveaway will close on December 15th at midnight.  Winners will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.  If I haven’t heard from you within that time, a new winner will be chosen.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Photographer Vanessa Velez’s next Icon!!



Vanessa Velez’s Studio

I have been following Photographer Vanessa Velez’s Icon Series Look Book getting the chance to be behind the scenes of the shoots. Her first Look Book Icon Sophia Loren was breathtaking, and now she will reveal in December another Icon that was one of my Idols back in the days!

Makeup Artist-Ana Garcia   Photographer Vanessa Velez      Model-Yamilette Arana

The lovely Curvy Model was Yamilette Arana, the makeup artist was Ana Garcia and the sneak peek of the shoot was amazing. It is my opinion that the success of these shoots is the combination, photographer, model, styling and makeup. I also got a chance to see Vanessa’s new studio and I loved it. It is simple and elegant, it reflects Vanessa’s personality. Just as soon as the Look Book comes out I will be blogging again so you can see the finished results.

Model Icon Sneak Peek

Marta Rivera ,is a blogger from Puerto Rico, she is an English professor  and a Plus Size advocate on the Island, an Island that is mainly for thin models, but she is trying her best to change that. Marta will be blogging for Curvy Girl on a Budget letting us know everything that is happening in the Plus Size community from fashion to events in Puerto Rico.

Monif C Holiday Collection 2012: Glitz and Glamour

Monif C  came out with an amazing holidays collection which features tons of holiday sparkle, glitz and glam. I have been a huge fan of Monif C. work for a long time and this collection is giving me life. And of course because it’s the holidays I am looking for that extra special dress for holiday parties I’m attending. So when I went on Monif C website I was pleasantly surprised to see a new website  and new designs.

Josephine” Seqins Party Dress Gold

I cannot put into words how much I love this dress it’s so glitzy and surely will make a statement  at any party you attend. This body conscious silhouette glides over your curves like a second skin.

Chole” Embroidered Georgette Dress Taupe 

“Amelia” lace Panel Velvet Dress Black

“Isabel” Lace Peplum Dress Black/Red

You can purchase these pieces on

Which dress is your Favorite? And how would you rock it?  Also, please cast your vote for me for the Curvy Blog Awards.  I’m #21.  You can vote here…

Renowned Photographer Inez Lewis visits Puerto Rico

Renowned  Photographer Inez Lewis visits Puerto Rico

Aguadilla Ruins in Puerto Rico

A while back I was introduced to Inez Lewis by Madeline Jones, she was coming to Puerto Rico to do a shoot for a Wedding and wanted to meet  Ana Garcia  and me to do a shoot and talk about the Plus Size Industry on the Island and of course I was honored  saying yes immediately. Aspiring Plus Size Model Sandra Carreras also came along to do a shoot with her.

Jewelry Designer Grisel Barrios and Inez Lewis

We met her at Rincón at the Villa Cosfesi Hotel, Jewelry Designer Grisel Barrios met us there because the models were going to use her jewelry for the shoot and Designer Nelly Trinidad made Ana a beautiful skirt for the shoot…

IPM Model Ana Garcia and Inez Lewis

We decided to do the shoot in Aguadilla were they have these amazing ruins, it was magical, you feel like you are in another world, we had so much fun, Inez is so easy to talk too, on the way to the Ruins we talked so much about the Industry, her work, family, I was so amazed because I felt I had known her for years, we got lost  but we joked about it, it was quite an adventure.

Aspiring Plus Size Model Sandra Carrera

I saw some pics she took of the models and they were beautiful, we also talked about her coming back eventually to do a project with Plus Size Models on the Island…. let’s see what happens, if you ever have a chance to shoot with her trust me you will not be disappointed…

IPM Model Ana Garcia

Sandra, Ana and Inez…’s a wrap!!!!


Marta Rivera is a blogger from Puerto Rico, she is an English professor  and a Plus Size advocate on the Island, an Island that is mainly for thin models, but she is trying her best to change that. Marta will be blogging for Curvy Girl on a Budget letting us know everything that is happening in the Plus Size community from fashion to events in Puerto Rico.

EGO Magazine’s shoot with the beautiful curvy girls is a mega hit!!!

Having been a judge on six of the beautiful faces of curvy women in Puerto Rico was an honor. When I saw the pics in EGO Magazine I was so happy and knew that we had made the right desicion, Priscilla, Sandra, Anais, Mayte, Ana and Suleimis looked gorgeous.

The models with Jesus Bernardo

What amazed me the most is that they shared it on the wonderful Plus Model Magazine Page and it got more than 1,118 likes with some great comments. Who knew it would be such a success, but it has been.

Marta with the models

I just have to congradulate our blogger Marta Rivera for coming up with this great idea and EGO Magazine for beleiving in her vision about Curvy Models. I want to clarify that the winners were chosen from fotos submitted and that it was announced for more than a week on different Facebook pages. Congrats to all involved.

Asos Curve Plus Size Model?

I love Asos Curve, they have fablous trendy clothing for a affordable price.  But when i saw this Beauitful model below posted as a plus size model, i was confused.

Was it a mistake? or is that the size ASOS considers to be plus size?

The plus size model industry has been under attack for years with modeling agencies pushing the taller larger models passed off as plus size instead of using a more realistic looking model for their ad campaigns. I personally believe that the Ad’s should use realistic looking plus size models, i would want to know how the clothing would look on a size 22/24 dare i say someone who is actually shorter….and  not a size 10 model using padding who’s 6 feet tall.. But we all know that won’t happen for a long time. Hopefully one day they will use Plus Size Models like Swak Designs,Moni C etc does.

Which Model Do you identify with? The Asos Curve model or…

The Monif c Model?

Sound off in the comments with your thoughts…

~Curvy Girl On A Budget~

Plus Size:Spring Trends 2012

Ahh, spring is in the air. You may feel ready for it but is your wardrobe? Spring’s trends this year are all about simplicity, with a twist!  These are just a Few trends that caught my eye.

Maxi Dresses

Your legs are craving the fresh air of spring, so give them what they want with one of spring’s top trends the maxi dress. I have a feeling this is going to be big in summer also! You can find them in a range of prints and colors, so you’ll easily find one to fit your day-to-day style.

Maxi Dress

I just love this Dress so much it's the perfect spring outfit.

Color Blocking

The hottest trend of the spring/summer season is colorblocking, and personally,i cannot be more excited. The idea is pretty clear: separate colors into bold, singular sections!

The Mix of the two colors are perfect!

Color blocking can be seen in many things, such as Clutches,Watches,Shoes, Jewelry etc

Pretty In Pastel 

It’s been a long time but  the new color for Spring Summer 2012. Pastels are soft and chalky, flirty pieces. Pastels can be layered,  lacey, or include some print of some sort.

These are just a Few of my Fav Pastel items.


Don’t discard your floral pieces just yet, this season the trend continues with a high-octane dose of flower power. Head to toe floral prints are all over the runway this season.

Flower Power is on your undergarments also, Gok Wan designed this beautiful piece.

Your Feet will also feel the flower power!


The versatile fabrication takes on sultry lingerie vibes in black and a boho disposition in muted tones on cotton. Recently, i’ve spotted girls in white, lavender, red looks that speak to a more girlish sensibility. People usually expect Lace to be black, but i have seen it in Fuchsia,yellow, browns and its just as sultry.

Black and White

Sophisticated and chic, the coupled color combination of Black & White paired together, will never go out style.  The classic black and white combination both compliments each other and creates a unique contrast of light and dark.

Sexy Crop Tops

If you know me you know i will be rocking this trend till the end of time. It’s a major 80’s flashback, i can just see the high side ponytails, faded jeans and hightops already. PS: Lets not forget the leg warmers!!  I love how fashion tends to repeat itself overtime.  This trend will never get old and its so fabulous that plus size gals like myself can rock this.  Quick Tip: If you dont feel comfortable with a lil skin showing you can just put a tank top under the shirt.

Prints oh my!

Prints are in this season, dont shy away from it just because you are curvy. I use to stay away from prints in fear i will look like a walking Couch! That is farther from the truth. Don’t be Afraid to rock prints. Big, bold prints  are in season especially animal-inspired (my fav is Leopard print).  Believe it or not prints can help distract the eye from a problem area.  A bold, statement-driven top paired with a dark bottom (which can be black pants or dark denim) can divert eyes from your problem area.

There are so many amazing trends out there, these are just a couple of my Favorite looks.

Tell me your fav trend, post a look on my facebook page.


~Curvy Girl On A Budget~

Purple Passion

It’s been a while since i posted an outfit, i was crazy busy last week well for the past weeks things have happened that i can’t even being to explain.

But anyway on to the outfiit, since i purchased that shirt i can’t keep my hands off of it.

I try to wear it every chance i get, below i will show the lacing on the sides its super sexy.

I purchased it at dots the clearance section as i always say you can never go wrong in clearance.

The Purple Top is From Dots $9.00

Necklace:Dots $7.00

Ring: Thrifted


Jeans:Rainbow Shops $10.00

Shoes: Macy’s Clearance Shoe Rack, Brand RocketDog $15.00

Everything Pictured here was all from the Clearance rack.

I Hope everyone is having a great start to the week! will be posting more outfits this week. Look out for them. And Please share your own Fashion Finds on my facebook page

~Curvy Girl On A Budget~

Jibri Spring Collection 2012

Spring  is right around the corner,  it’s time to bust out your Spring Wardrobe. If you want something New and refreshing! Check out Jibri fabulous Collection.

It’s full of Beautiful Floral’s, Bold Color and Daring styles. Be the fiercest Fashionista at any party. My Personal Fav so far is the  (Pictured below)

JIBRI Plus Size High Waist Flare Skirt (Limited Print)

JIBRI Plus Size High Waist Flare Skirt (Limited Print)

JIBRI Plus Size High Waist Slouch Pant

JIBRI Plus Size Flirty Graphic Dress

JIBRI Plus Size Cap Sleeved Jumpsuit

JIBRI Plus Size Tropical Print Pencil Dress

JIBRI Plus Size High Waist Flare Skirt (attached wrap belt)

JIBRI is dedicated to creating garments for the fashion conscious, curvy woman. The label is a perfect combination of high fashion chic and urban street sleek in sizes 14-24. JIBRI features a variation of punk innovation, classic construction and vintage inspiration..

You can find the rest of the collection and the latest of the Jibri Spring 2012  at the Jibri Etsy store.

You can also like Jibri on Facebook and Follow Jibri on Twitter!!

Which Collection piece is your favorite?

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