December 12, 2013

"Girls, you've gotta know when it's time to turn the page."- Tori Amos
It's been a roller-coaster ride for me the last few months. Business-wise, emotionally...everything. But honestly, I've been learning so much. As much as it can be so hard to go through certain issues in life, there really is a lesson if you're willing and open enough to learn it. Although I'm still learning and still discovering who I am on my own, I have learned thus far that there is power in tomorrow. I know it's not promised, but granted we get it, tomorrow "IS" a fresh start- a new day. You can be better, you can be peaceful, you can be loved and most of all you can be YOU. You can choose to let this kill your spirit or you can choose to rise from it. "Turning the page" is something I'm getting better at. No matter how much you loved this part of your story, you still have to flip the page and move on. I truly believe that you'll want to see whats next.

Sasha exx-ohh

November 12, 2013

Let me explain! Pretty for a Big Girl? & FOC SCARVES

Okay ladies and gents, you have every reason in the world to be slightly perturbed with us. Let's just say we've been EXTREMELY busy working on our new "Pretty for a Big Girl?" streetwear line and the return of our VERY well known infinity scarves! I promise that come next week, we will be back up and running with some new looks for you, BUT in the meantime, I'm going to answer all of your emails in this one post!

QUESTION: When, when WHENNN are the scarves coming back and how can I get into one of the "Pretty for a Big Girl?" crew necks?

ANSWER: Now, now NOWWWW is the time! And you will find everything on our site:
 (another way to find the link is by just scrolling up and clicking on "SHOP"!)

So, with that being said, we just want to thank everyone who has supported us with our line and the movement that we feel so passionate about. We're definitely making a HUGE statement one sweater at a time. We've sold out 3 whole times! We're extremely grateful for all of your support! Can't wait to show you what I've got up my sleeve for next week!

        ex-ohhh. -Sash


October 11, 2013

Miss me?

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder."

Guys! I miss you. I'm so busy with the launch of my now SOLD OUT "Pretty for a Big Girl?" line!!!
If you really miss me though (as much as I miss you...), I share a LOT on my Instagram! 
(Follow me: @Flawsofcouture)

Speaking of Instagram, theres been a few boutiques that I've purchased from on there! This dress is from Affordable Plus on Instagram (@affordable_plus)! She has some awesome, really affordable pieces for plus size beauties like us! Hope you like it! Go follow her now...you're missing out as we speak!

 Sash
  ex-ohh

October 02, 2013

Pretty For A Big Girl? Crewnecks by Flaws of Couture


I am EXCITED and ELATED to announce that Flaws of Couture's "Pretty for a Big Girl?" crew necks are about to release this FRIDAY OCTOBER 4th at MIDNIGHT

It's been a long time coming and we are just so happy that we could share something this controversial and AMAZING with you. If you're a big girl, YOU KNOW about this statement/compliment? all too well. Let's make a statement TOGETHER and get people talking! Let's let them know that we're not "pretty for BIG girls"...but rather PRETTY "PERIOD".



September 27, 2013

Make Fashion Magic!

I took a trip into Old Navy today and I was able to snag a beautiful pair of their new Tuxedo skinnies! As the season changes, I've been on the lookout for really good jeans to carry me through the colder months. I absolutely love the way these jeans look on me. They're such a great fit! Fortunately for ALL my curvy ladies can find their perfect size because these jeans alongside SO MANY other cool designs are available online in sizes 18-30! I'm so excited that all ladies with curves get to enjoy what Old Navy has in store. Now, thats love.

You know what even more exciting? That's right....SALES! Old Navy has skinnies starting from $19 until October 2nd! Many of these pieces are regularly priced at $39.94-$59.94! If you ask me, you're getting a bang for your buck. Try checking out the Tuxedo skinnies (that I have on below!), the coated skinnies, the printed and the snakeskin which are always super sexy! Take advantage of the sales ladies, it's all about YOU! SHOP HERE!




THE STATEMENT WITHOUT THE STUFFINESS!






GET YOUR SKINNIES NOW!

September 10, 2013

'FALL' FOR OLD NAVY

If you’ve been following us over the years, you’ll know how we feel about the Fall season. It’s every girl’s dream. It’s amazing how quickly short hem lines and wild hair can get thrown out of the window when Autumn starts to show her face. I automatically get pickier with what I wear. I’m far more sophisticated, more sleek and wayyyy more comfy. Though I pay way more attention to detail, my main thing is that I like to lounge…and I don’t mind looking “loungey” either. But while looking “loungey”, you’ve got to make sure you look good while doing it! Which is why I am almost nearly obsessed with what Old Navy has in store for this Fall.

Below, I’ll show you a few pieces that I’m dying to get my hands on and pieces I think that all of us curvy girls should have to ease us into the cooler months. Like I said about two posts ago, Old Navy has just launched a new plus size collection EXCLUSIVELY sold online: HERE. If you haven’t already taken a look, I suggest you do so. Their assortment is specifically designed to flatter the fuller-figured woman's body. Right now, they have their “new crews” on sale until TODAY (September 11
th!). I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for comfort. We ALL should have some of these sweaters in our closets. Part sweater, part sweat-shirt! I’m just thanking OLD NAVY for spicing them up for us!

Let me know what you all think about everything. I’d love to hear your thoughts! You ladies know what I’m like. I have a very distinct style which is why I’m very happy with what OLD NAVY has to bring to the table. There is variety. Though not ALL things are for me; there’s A LOT that is!

Sasha ex-ohh.
 

 















HAPPY "OLD NAVY" SHOPPING LADIES!

TAKE A LOOK NOW: HERE!

September 08, 2013

Then "Autumn" Stole My Heart

"You should feel beautiful and you should feel safe. What you surround yourself with should bring you peace of mind and peace of spirit." -Stacy London

Yeah. And again, the Fall season is so near. I'm absolutely sure that this was the fastest Summer I've ever experienced. I mean, where in the heck did it go? Anyhow...I always welcome the Fall season with open arms. As a matter of fact, I think all lovers of fashion do. I got this really relaxing dress/top from Addition Elle last season. It's been in my closet FOREVER and I just couldn't find the right time to wear it. It kind of reminded me of 'nakedness'. Not that I want to be naked (lol)...but it almost makes me feel free. Bare...if you get what I mean. The silver necklace is actually a gift from Addition Elle. It's so edgy in comparison to this soft dress. So, I paired it simply because of that reason. Contrast.
 I'm in the transition stage of my life. My number one wish is for peace of mind and freedom. This dress helped me channel that.


August 27, 2013

About that Colour...

So, about that colour I was talking about in the last post. I really am trying to fill my life with colour and  inspiration lately! Fortunately, I got these beautiful jeans at the BIG DEAL TORONTO event put on by my blogger big sister, Karen Ward (Curvy Canadian)! These jeans are actually from another fellow blogger of mine, Carlie! Some of you may know her from her amazing blog, Friends In My Closet. Actually, I believe these jeans are originally from Old Navy! Perfect lead up to the new OLD NAVY PLUS SIZE LINE! Big Deal Toronto is an annual event where plus size bloggers like myself get to sell pieces from their closet! This year had a HUGE turn out! Fortunately, I got to meet so many of you and managed to snag these pants at the same time!

This cute aztec print peplum top was $12 from WALMART! Yup. I know. I was just doing some grocery shopping a while back and happened to notice this top while picking up my last pieces. I couldn't leave it behind. Twelve bucks? Like, really? 
It HAD to come home with me!

Sasha xo









August 23, 2013

OLD NAVY LAUNCHES NEW PLUS SIZE COLLECTION!


Okay guys. Are you ready? Well, you better be because I'm about to beat you to the chase! My favourite season is approaching and I have great news for you Canadian beauties. Just in time for Fall,  Old Navy has launched an exclusive plus size collection that can only be purchased at www.oldnavy.ca! The collection went live yesterday and is already the HOT TOPIC in the plus size blogging community! What I've always loved about Old Navy is the value for great everyday pieces! And they are thrilled to offer even more Canadian women their unique brand of accessible style at a value. If you're going to look anywhere for your wardrobe everyday essentials this Fall, I'd say you 
MUST start: HERE.





SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED...FOR US!

The plus-sized assortment is specifically designed to flatter a fuller-figured woman. Women across Canada can now shop Old Navy for a full range of stylish must-haves up to size 30, such as, Rockstar denim, dresses, embellished sweatshirts, activewear with separates starting from $10.94 (ALL FOUND: HERE). Come on guys...what do I talk to you about all the time! Spending wisely...Old Navy understands this! We know how expensive the plus size market can get. So, I appreciate this collection immensely and I know you will too!  You've got to take a look! Get all your wardrobe essentials, HERE.


ALL DAY, EVERY DAY!


You thought that was all? Ladies, get this! You can shop Old Navy Plus 24/7, with free shipping on orders $50 or more, free returns everyday and access to look-building features like the “outfits we love” section. I know Garcia is going to have a conniption because she is Old Navy QUEEN! And I can;t wait to get my hands on the collection either! 
Check it out: HERE!

A TREAT JUST FOR YOU!

All Jeans are  On Sale starting at $19 until the 29th of this month! And guess what? No more being excluded because your plus size jeans are a part of that sale! So many great styles and designs...TAKE A LOOK AT THEM: HERE!







 Happy Shopping! And don't forget to share! Be nice! Although we'd all like to keep it to ourselves...EVERYONE deserves in on this collection!

NEW OLD NAVY PLUS COLLECTION: CLICK HERE.


August 14, 2013

RSVP's ONLY

"Life is about moving on."-Unknown

Rough week for me. So, I won't be saying much. You guys know I love you, and truly this is one of the only things that keep me grounded and takes my mind off of things. About two weeks ago, I took a trip to Buffalo with a good friend of mine. I always make it a point to go into Forever 21 whenever I cross the border, just in case they have something that our Canadian stores don't. Like always...I find things that are only available to only my American friends! Pfff! lol! This top spoke to me immediately. With the pleather sleeves and the bold graphics...I knew it had to go home with me. In my head, I already knew it was going to be paired up with my black pleather-tasseled jeans that I got from Forever 21 PLUS about a year or two ago. 

I seem to be addicted to the black look lately. Although I love it, hopefully I can bring some colour back into my life. In more ways than one. I'm definitely in a learning stage right now. And although it's extremely hard, I'm learning to accept inalienable truths, cherish and concentrate on only the people who truly love me, and move on with my life. Life does indeed go on. Dedicating this one to my big sister, Chauntelle. 
Thank you.

Sasha xo












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August 07, 2013

CARIBANA 2013: Toronto Caribbean Carnival

"NOBODY can make you feel inferior without your consent."

It's been years that Garcia and I have been wanting to participate in our very well known Carnival here in Toronto. I've been here my whole life, so I've grown up watching the festivities and parade every summer hoping that one day, I'd get the courage to put on one of those amazing costumes and JUMP UP to celebrate my culture! Finally this year, we came to the agreement that our bodies deserved to be celebrated just as much as the next chick's! So fortunately, we played mas in this years Caribana Parade for Tribal Knights. Ladies, we did this with our well being in mind. But mostly, we did it for every full figured girl who's backed out or stayed on the side lines because they felt their body wasn't up to carnival standards. Well guess what my love, this is one time of year where NONE of that matters. Let it go, get your arms outstretched and DANCE like no one is watching!

I would encourage any girl with the itch to do this...TO DO IT! We had so much fun and I cannot believe I waited this long to be a part of something so amazing and so culture based. I am so in love with culture and community. And oddly enough, this is the most attractive I have ever felt! Can you imagine?! With no clothes on, hiding nothing...I felt the best I've ever felt. I'm telling you, its WORTH IT! I couldn't have chosen a better time to be involved. Hope you guys like it! Tell me what you think!

xo 












Beautiful Toronto. I love you.

xo

July 23, 2013

Jog Me Up!

Hey loves!! I feel like its been a million and one years since I've put up a post, but don't worry because I am back, for real this time
Whats new in my life?? Ummm... Everything! Lately, life is becoming so overwhelming and I've found myself loosing my spark; loosing what makes me, "me". Its sounds crazy but believe me, 21 year olds go through their own mess! Part of the reason I've been feeling like this, is because of how my love life is going. I never understood how loving one person could change you. I used to judge people who let themselves get caught up with their relationships and emotions, but after this experience I am a believer that love makes us cray! I've learned a lot about myself and even though things didn't work out I'm using it as a learning experience to better myself and hopefully never make the same mistakes again. Also, Sasha and I have been working tirelessly  on some new things you all will love! We have been really trying to focus on branding ourselves, and getting our message out there. 
New things are coming your way for the fall!