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Fatshion, Food & Frivolities – Life in Las Vegas & Singapore


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Fat-shionista #540

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As you can tell, this is statement necklace is my Accessory Du Jour. It’s just so fun and easy to throw on almost everything I own. I got it at the FOSSIL outlet store at Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas in Primm Valley for only USD15 last year!

As you can tell, I love bright colours. I am making up for lost time since I spent most of my 20s in dark coloured clothes (and vertical stripes). Given that I spent 5 years as a school teacher, I felt like it was part of the job description that I dress more “sensibly” and less “flashy”. Needless to say, I wasted my youth pretending to be an old lady.

I’m going to be 40 in 4 years and even if age is just a number, damn Mother Nature and gravity doesn’t know that. I fear the day when I get too saggy to enjoy myself anymore… HAHHAHAHA!!! So the time is NOW! People, hear me. THE TIME IS NOW! Regardless of your insecurities. It WILL eventually go downhill and you don’t want to wait for that day to come before regretting everything you didn’t do.

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What I’m wearing today:

Top: Rainbow mosaic tank top from H&M Divided

Bottom: Mint swing skirt and Peach Meringue petticoat from DOMINO DOLLHOUSE

Accessories: Pink baubles statement necklace from FOSSILPink bangle from SONIA RYKIEL POUR H&M; Black stretchy belt with double buckles from BCBGMAXAZRIA

Footwear: Black gladiator wedges from KENNETH COLE REACTION


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Fat-shionista #515

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I am going to stop calling myself Plus-Sized here because I feel more of an in-betweenie in the US. In Singapore and the UK, I’m clearly considered PLUS because I’m usually at least a UK16. I go into the local Plus Sized shops here in the US and everything too long and too big. I’m not deluding myself because I’m still fat – I’m definitely not slim or fit. I’m a little chunkier than chubby but maybe just average here (I seem to fit well into a US12). It doesn’t change my style. I still wear whatever I want, regardless of what the labels tell me.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black/White polka dot top from UNIQLO x Lulu Guinness

Bottom: Black custom tea length tulle skirt from MTcoffinzUnderground on etsy.com

Accessories: Ducks charm bracelet from WOODWOOD; Black flower barrette from Forever21; Black stretchy belt from BCBGMaxAzria

Footwear: Red lacquered platforms from ZARA (Spring 2013)

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Fat-shionista #408

Another quick post because I’m going to change out of the outfit and into my work uniform to go offsite soon!

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey HELLO KITTY tank from Faith21 (Forever21+’s predecessor)

Accessories: Havana brown cat-eye shades from RAY BAN (off SmartBuyGlasses); Silver bracelet SEAMASTER watch from OMEGA; Gold bow stretchy belt from BCBGeneration (off eBay)

Bottom: Black swing skirt with weave pattern from TOPSHOP; Black 3/4 wetlook leggings from eBay

Outerwear: Pink cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Footwear: Black ballet flats from AMERICAYA

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And thank you, Michelle for these pictures! You look sooooo great for someone who turned 51 last Saturday! May we all have zest and energy like you!!


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Fat-shionista #199

Self-pic. Vanity mirror.

Self-pic. Vanity mirror.

This isn’t really a what-I-wore-today post but it’s a new dress! My housemate Shu gave it to me (with another dress). They’re brand new and I got them because she thinks I’d look better in them than she would. How generous!! YAY!!! The other dress has a fault in the zipper and she’s helping get it fixed. But it’s equally awesome! Two (count them, 2) brand new BCBG Max Azria dresses! I’ve declared this a “Date Dress”. Now to find me a date. I just want a guy to take me out in this dress!
My new BCBG MAXAZRIA dress

My new BCBG MAXAZRIA dress