ECO Fashion: Elements of Green Collection by Franovik’s

It gives me so much joy to share with you this amazing line that I love! The Designer’s are Franovik’s, and there pieces are breathtaking. There latest collection called the ECO Carpet collection was specifically created by Franovik’s ELEMENTS OF GREEN fashion show division for New York. They call the collection ECO Carpet to create a staple for award shows and venues that need to show elegance while being completely Avant Garde.


For this collection, they wanted to take pieces that already existed (as they do with all their pieces) and create a fresh new look with those special pieces. They played with garments that were donated by friends, clients, followers and some bought pieces that were found in thrift stores. This is what makes me love their line!!


They take them apart and use the best pieces, because these garments are older, you have to look for the best part and turn it into a new creation. Just like all the other designers, they look at colors, trends and put their inspiration into every piece.


The final is a collection worthy of the “RED CARPET” for any award show, pageant, gala and/or special evening.


I am in LOVE with this piece!

Every piece in this collection is breath taking and shows the incredible talent of the designers Francisco Perez and Viktor Franovik, by recreating each garment into a masterpiece and making each one stand out and take your breath away. They have had their garments in various magazine’s.


This piece makes me feel like I can be a goddess, I could just see it now…. David Beckham feeding me grapes…… Wait… I’m sorry what were we talking about!?

This collection is just so amazing and I am so glad I can share with my readers about these two talented designers! 
Designers: Francisco Perez and Viktor Franovik
MakeUp: Face Future by KN Cosmetics
Photography: Anton Oparin
To see more of their Designers and upcoming event’s please check out their website.

Lane Bryant Holiday Winners! And Holiday twitter party! #LB12Days #spon

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.

Thank you so much everyone for entering the Lane Bryant Contest. I am so excited to announce the winners of the Lane Bryant gift cards, you guys posted some fabulous outfits!! And the winners are…..



Congrats Ladies i will be contacting you shortly!

Don’t worry if you didn’t win a gift card, you will have 18 more chances to win!! Below read about the twitter party that is coming up!

Lane Bryant “Holiday Fashion Fun” Twitter Party

 Need a little fashion inspiration for an upcoming holiday party? How about tips on how to keep your look fresh this season? Sure it’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean we can’t feel and look sassy, stylish, and maybe even a little flirty through the winter! Come one, come all, because we’re talking holiday fashion with our friends at Lane Bryant! Join our @LaneBryant “Holiday Fashion Fun” Twitter Party this Monday, 12/17 at noon PT/3pm ET! Fab prizes! RSVP to win prizes, including $30 Lane Bryant gift cards! RSVP:

And don’t forget! Lane Bryant’s “12 Days of the Most Wonderful Surprises” is still going on now until December 16! You can unlock a new surprise offer every day on the Lane Bryant Facebook page. It’s the perfect way to get your favorite must-have fashion items for the holiday season, at great prices.

The Details:
What: Lane Bryant “Holiday Fashion Fun” Twitter Party
When: Mon 12/17 noon PT/3pm ET
Where: On Twitter! CleverTweets:
Follow: Hashtag #LBHoliday @CleverGirlsColl @LaneBryant
Prizes: 18 $30 Lane Bryant gift cards
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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~

‘Tis The Season – The Young Republic 2012 Christmas Collection

Are you ready for Christmas? I know I’m not, what about you? I wanted to share with you  A community where passionate fashion makers and fashion lovers come together to discover, shop and share unique designs from all over the world.” Called Young Republic they have made it so easy for you to shop for the special people in your life. They  have released their 2012 Christmas Collection featuring hundreds of unique and exciting gift ideas for the fashionable man, woman and child. Showcasing the best from over 100 of their hottest independent designers, these gift ideas are sure to wow the crowd this Christmas!  

Not only do they sell apparel for women they sell home goods, jewelry, gifts for him, items and apparel for children and more!

View the Young Republic 2012 Christmas Collection:

Integrating the runway: 1426 Fashion Week Nov 8th-11th 2012

 LS1426 Inc. founder Linda Scott is bringing the house down again! This time in Miami, on November 8th – 11th 2012.  I am so looking forward to this event especially the part that they are integrating the Runway there will be Standard Size and Plus Sizes rocking the runway.

This is going to be an amazing fashion show with tons of designer clothing. Also I am so excited to announce that America’s Top Model Winner Whitney Thompson will the host for 1426 Fashion Week in Miami! The designers are showcasing their beautiful designs with models from all over the country and international models will also be joining The event will be held at Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, 1633 North Bayshore Drive,Miami, FL 33132.

Here are just a few pics from last year event, doesn’t it make you excited for this years?

Come and Join us at this event and have a great time networking and watching the models rock the runway!

Event Page:

Facebook Page:


South Fashion Week October 18-20 2012

South Fashion Week is just around the corner, it will be on October 18,19 and 20, 2012 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Next weekend my home will be there for the event.  I will be staying at the Ponce Melia , the Hotel is a piece of history that began 80 years ago, it has rustic charm and the elegance of bygone era.

I have stayed there before and the staff give their guests the royal treatment. I will be covering the Fashion Show on Saturday where Designer Nelly Trinidad and Yolyne Negrón will be presenting their collection Mayestic Curves with some of the most beautiful Plus Size Models in Puerto Rico.

Stay tuned for my blogs about the event which promises to be amazing. ~Marta~

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.

Casual Chic Sunday Afternoon: Outfit of the day #OOTD

It has been a crazy few weeks for me and next month is going to be even crazier which I am so up for. I wanted to share with you what I wore on Sunday, it was such a sunny day as you can see in my picture I am trying to fight away the sun. I had no clue what I was going to wear so I just threw on something random I had in my closet.  I was in such a rush to get out the door I was surprised I even remembered to put shoes on.  So here is what I came up with! My Outfit consists of:

High Low Tank top: Rainbow Shops

Leggings: Just My Size

Jacket: Isabella Rodriguez Designs from Bealls Outlet

Shoes: Veronica Pumps  Monroe and Main

Bracelets: Ashley Stewart

Necklace: From walmart actually it came with a shirt I bought from there.

                  I had a Sundae on sunday yes I just did that lol

How did you spend your Sunday? I hope it was as sweet as mine


Beyond the Rack Launches: Plus size flash sale site “My Curvy Closet”

Beyond the Rack announced today that it has launched “My Curvy Closet” which is accessible through their website.  This is the first flash site to devote a section solely to Plus size fashions.  Members can expect ten new events per week including a selection of sportswear, dresses, denim, outerwear, intimate apparel, shape-wear, accessories, and footwear – all up to 80% off.

I love to shop if you haven’t already noticed, and i especially love when i can find a great deal. When i go on Flash sale sites to find a great deal, I usually find so many but then come to find out nothing is in my size which is frustrating .  So when i heard that Beyond the Rack has heard the Plus size consumer and is providing us with great plus size selections for a bargain i was elated.

To kick-off this new destination, My Curvy Closet has invited top plus-size fashion expert Marie Denee (Who is my Favorite blogger) and America’s Next Top Model’s first plus-size winner, Whitney Thompson to select their favorite looks for the month of October, while sharing their exclusive style recommendations to suit every curvy fashionista.

Here is a quick peek of the Press Release:

“Plus-size fashions have been a top requested category from our customers for quite some time.  Providing plus-size customers with an equally broad assortment of goods tailored to a variety of shapes and sizes – in a dedicated shopping destination – was a priority for us,” says Yona Shtern, CEO of Beyond the Rack. “Listening to and acting upon feedback from our members has always been integral to our success and continued growth.”

My Curvy Closet will be available to all new and existing members of Beyond the Rack. Membership in the club is always free.

When you sign up to become a member of Beyond the Rack My Curvy Closet you receive a $10 credit to get you started.

Sign up here

Pretty in Pink: Monroe and Main Review and Giveaway!

I was so excited to be contacted by Monroe and main to Review their clothing and the Fit for you guide. I have been a Fan of Monroe and Main for a while now but never purchased anything because I’m scared to buy things online without knowing how it will fit my body. So when I heard they had a new feature called the Fit For You Guide that helps you figure out what exactly works for your body, I knew I had to try it! I love the fact that the Guide breaks it down for you and tells you exactly how you should measure yourself, then it gives you options on the Shape Solutions page.  I was very impressed when i saw they had a shape solutions guide, that advises you what is best for your body type and how to dress it up. On the same page there are links to styles that work for you.  They offer several shape solutions for many body types, If you have a large bust they offer options for you and if you have a tummy they have an option for you too. Of course, I chose the Hide Hips and Add Height option because I’m funsized! 

                                    I just Noticed my Dog Snoopy was in the picture lol 

So I chose the Hide Hips and Add Height section and found a few pieces that I thought would suit my body, I ordered the Universal Strapless Black dress, Bright Denim Jacket, and the Veronica Pumps (which are amazing by the way). 

When I received the items I was so thrilled, to be honest I really never wore dresses because the ones I have tried didn’t flatter my body type. I was always apprehensive  because I have larger hips, and I’m Fun Sized so it’s hard to find a dress that actually fits me correctly.  So when I tried the dress on I was so happy because it actually fit and wasn’t too long just right above the knee which was perfect. I loved the Bright Denim Jacket, it was so beautiful and can be used with many different outfits that’s one of the reasons why I chose it. Like I always say it’s all about Key pieces in your wardrobe, you can have one Dress and dress it up a million different ways. So lets talk about shoes, these Veronica Pumps are awesome. I love how comfortable they are and the two-tone colors, these pair of shoes can be paired up with tons of different outfits. Don’t be afraid to check out what Monroe and Main have to offer, and make sure to use the Fit for you Guide it is a Life saver.

 Monroe and Main was so kind to give away a $50 Gift Certificate to one lucky reader! Click the link Below for your chance to win.

                                                                                                                                                    a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Disclosure: I received this item free of charge from Monroe and Main, Inc. No monetary compensation was received or offered, nor was I under any obligation to write about this product. All opinions expressed are my honest thoughts on this product. I am not offering any sales or taking any orders for this item. I will not receive any compensation in connection with any sales of this item.”

Torrid’s Fashion Show at Plazarela 2012

Model Sandra Carreras

Torrid is one of my favorite plus size stores and in Puerto Rico, we have one in Plaza Las Americas. Going to buy there is such a great experience because the managers and staff give you the royal treatment. Everytime I go I talk to Glorianne Rivera one of the managers, the sweetest and most professional person you will ever meet.

Model- Suleimis Guibert

Khati Martinez is another manager I love talking to her too, to me the success of this store is that they make you feel at home. This past Saturday they had a Fashion Show and it was a hit, the models all looked gorgeous and the clothes they modeled just beautiful.

Model-Odalyz Jimenez

They had some of the models be live mannequins in the stores window and I loved that idea they really did look like plus size mannequins, seeing the look on people’s faces when they saw them and the great comments were priceless….Congrats to them for such an amazing event and I hope there will be many more to come!!

Model- Azalea Firpi

Curvy Models as Mannequins


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.