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Fat-shionista #500

Hey after 500 outfits posts I’m still here and guess what? I’m still fat! I do feel somewhat fitter and healthier these days though. Since I’ve started the blog, I’ve been more conscious about staying upbeat and happy – frivolity is so underrated these days. These random outfit posts have served as an outlet to express… uhm I have no idea what but it makes me so lah dee dah happy just doing it. Also, the Not Your Average Women shoots I do on my little iPhone at the interviewee’s homes are still inspiring me. I’ve quit smoking, drinking and am a vegetarian (in general… I wouldn’t reject a broth made with meat if you slaved over it and served it to me at your home or pick out bits of bacon out of a salad lovingly made just for me. I just won’t consume flesh when I have a choice.) AND… here’s the thing… I turn 35 in exactly 1 month! Yup so this is 35. Take a look, feel free to gawk.

When I was growing up, 35 meant tight short curly hair, bright red lipstick, 3 kids, a husband, 2 family cars, a mountain of bills, and no social life. Guess I kinda-sorta hit some of those “targets”. *koffkoff* Life has been kind. I’ve been blessed with so many trustworthy close friends that if in a pinch and I need to delete a porn stash (if any… no really there aren’t and this is where it gets boring right?), I can count on them not to judge me. Also I have my family (and the would-be new family stateside). My career has been exciting and I’ve loved my work as well as enjoyed the company of my colleagues. In fact, I look forward to socialising at work everyday. Best of all, I’ve never had a boss or superior I didn’t like. I feel like I’ve been riding on a high, especially with my current job.

Yes life has been good and it’s getting better, especially with T. But if you wish to help make my life more beautiful, please head over to my Amazon Wishlist and buy me something for my birthday (or save the link for Christmas, maybe?). You have a month to save up and plan (I do tweak it every so often so don’t buy just yet.) I thank you from the bottom of my heart in advance. Much love. Heh.

Anyhooos… here’s the outfit I’m wearing to commemorate my 500th post (actually it’s what I wore to work today. HEH):

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

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

Accessories: Black straw weave belt with gold shell buckle from FRENCH CONNECTION; Handmade paper heart “Once Upon A Time” brooch from Lost In The Forest on etsy

Footwear: Black ASHIKA SCOOPED BALLET flats from ROCKPORT

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Fat-shionista #492

I’m wearing something I just wore recently (omg *gasp*). It’s really versatile and I really do love how it fits. Also, it has POCKETS! A tunic top/dress thing with pockets! As you can see, I didn’t bother ironing it after I got it off the line. It’s not doing too badly in my opinion. Also, I’ve been trying to find a way to feature this belt that my pal Ryddy gave me a few weeks back. It’s really cute and I love the buckle – the white leather skinny belt made it that little bit difficult though. I don’t like white in general so I didn’t have a clue how to wear this one. I hope it works though!

This MS. READ round-neck, long tabbed-sleeved tunic retails for SGD89 (only SGD69 if you flash the special wastedfashion SGD20 off flyer (when making purchase) from now till 31 July 2013. Also, if you’re interested in other specials, check out this page https://wastedfashion.wordpress.com/advertising-sponsorship/discount-codes-for-readers/ where I’ve listed all the discount codes you should use when shopping!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Blue tunic with tabbed sleeves from MS. READ

Accessories: Black calculator watch from CASIO; White skinny belt with Red lips buckle from ZARA; Black hairbow with paint splatter prints from thestreetsofbangkok

Leggings: Black tights with blue/pink hearts from TOPSHOP

Footwear: Pink sparkly ALL STAR stretch lace shoes from CONVERSE

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Fat-shionista #491

This is a new top. I bought it yesterday and I haven’t washed it. I love it so much I had to wear it today! I know, I know… I’m supposed to be clearing my things and stop with the buying until my wardrobe is of acceptable size but I was weak. I went out shopping for gifts for T’s relatives and my friend Glenn’s birthday but I ended up spending about S$106 on myself. This top (S$24.90) and two necklaces from ACCESSORIZE (S$80.80). This just means that I’m gonna have to do another wardrobe clear out in the next few weeks. Heh… Give me 2 weeks to decide what I can part with… Heehee! I could definitely use some extra $$$

Anyway, I’ve been told that today’s get-up is quite unusual for me and I look more casual than on normal days. What can I say? I love this top a little too much to care! Also, it was raining when I left the house today!

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Light blue Little Twin Stars 3/4 jersey from UNIQLO x SANRIO

Accessories: Navy hair bow from a swop meet; Pink ear studs from GRER (gift from Felix); Black calculator watch from CASIO

Bottoms: Navy jeans from RIVER ISLAND

Footwear: Mint ARIEL ballet flats from Le Bunny Bleu

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Thanks Shridar for the photos!


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Fat-shionista #489

Bought 7 of the 25 gifts I’m supposed to get and I’ve started counting down to my holiday! In less than 45 days, I’ll be back in Las Vegas. Then T and I will be travelling over several weekends (because he still has to work) to visit friends and family in California, Arizona and New York. YIPPIEE!

Talking about New York, did you hear that LeBunny Bleu is now in Singapore? We don’t have to make the trek to their NYC headquarters anymore! There is a LeBunny Bleu shop at Bugis+ (the mall formerly known as Illuma) and is located at the bridge connecting Bugis+ to Parco Bugis Junction. I love LeBunny Bleu for their quirky spins on classics like flats, canvas slip-ons, loafers and oxfords. And because they are mostly sensible shoes instead of ridiculously high heels, they’re exactly in line with my desire for comfort and style. Also, how can you resist their adorable bunny logo? It’s on everything! You also get to sit on bunny chairs while trying out shoes in the store! Prices in Singapore are comparable to their US-based online store, ranging from SGD60 – 95. The benefit is that you get to touch and feel the shoes in person, as well as save on shipping charges!

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The Ariel Ballet Flats I’m wearing today are retailing for SGD61 but ask for the wastedfashion discount and pay only SGD54.90!

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What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Grey Midi Dress with long sleeves from ASOS

Accessories: Blue cord Chinese knot necklace from FONDA (at Far East Plaza); Blue hairbow (from a swop meet); Black calculator watch from CASIO

Footwear: Mint (and orange) Ariel Ballet Flats from Le Bunny Bleu (at Bugis+, #02-54)

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ABOUT LeBunny Bleu

With its headquarters in New York and more than 100 stores all over the world, including NY, London, Tokyo, Taipei, HK and Seoul, LeBunny Bleu merges romantic, vintage style with modern practicality in its women’s shoes. It’s expanded rapidly since its establishment in 2009, and recently opened its first Singapore store at Bugis+.

Well-travelled Singaporean may also recognize them from Korea where they have a huge following and as such have their biggest presence. Worn by such stars as Yu-Na Kim (Olympic Ice Skater extraordinaire), the Wonder Girls (I want no-body, no-body but you, ooh ooh!) and K-Pop star Kim Huyana (from 4 Minute) recently on the cover of Vogue Girl; Le Bunny Bleu’s practical-but-ever-so-cute take on flat shoes are set to become your favourite wardrobe staple.

For wastedfashion readers only: Get a pair of LeBunny Bleu rabbit logo earrings in your choice of colour for free! Just go to the store, say you’re a wastedfashion reader and show on your mobile device that you have LIKEd the Singapore LeBunny Bleu facebook page to get one. (Regular customers need to make purchases to get one.)

On top of that, wastedfashion readers get 10% off their first pair and 20% off their third pair of shoes! (Usually applicable for 3rd and 5th pairs only).

So don’t forget to ask for the wastedfashion discount when paying!

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Fat-shionista #488

Had a nice 3-day weekend as I had taken the day off yesterday. I feel warm and fuzzy all over because I’ve been spending a lot of time with friends. After the Singapore Blog Awards on Saturday, Nat Pixiedub and I went shopping. On Sunday, we had a potluck for lunch with the extended family because my cousin Dawn is back from Hong Kong with her boyfriend Nico for a visit. Afterwards, I spent the entire afternoon till evening at Noel and Stella’s house, playing with their daughter Kate and talking endlessly about random topics with Joe, Little, Joanne, Jay, Nat Pixiedub, Cherry and Jon. And yesterday, I visited Jayne and Edwin’s house to see their newborn Jude. Followed by lunch at i12Katong with Wai Peng and 2-month old Naomi!

And today I return to work with a new hairdo! Honestly speaking, I was a little worried when the perming tools were removed and I saw crazy tight ringlets not unlike Shirley Temple. Thankfully though they loosened after being released and washed out. It’s a new look and I’m still getting used to it. I like that it looks shinier and feels softer than it used to. I guess digital perms don’t destroy your hair like regular ones do. What do you think?

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black tube high-low dress from NEW LOOK

Accessories: Pink floral hair band from ASOS; Black calculator watch from CASIO

Outerwear: Red/blue plaid shirt from H&M

Footwear: Black ASHIKA SCOOPED BALLET flats from ROCKPORT

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Fat-shionista #436

Thank god for iPhones (or smartphones in general) and the ease is mobile blogging. If it took more effort, I might be posting a lot less.

Here’re some quick snaps taken by Tammy on my iPhone, then montages in PicFrame, and uploaded via the WordPress app.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Bright blue bubble hem dress from ASOS

Outerwear: Grey/Silver 3/4 sleeve swing jacket from ATMOSPHERE

Accessories: White cloud earrings (a gift from my boss Jobina); Black calculator watch from CASIO; Blush pink rose necklace from (the good people of) ECLECTIC ECCENTRICITY; Grey skinny belt with star studs from DOROTHY PERKINS

Leggings: Black opaque tights from DOROTHY PERKINS

Footwear: Black square stud loafers from STEVE MADDEN

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Oh dear! On hindsight, I should’ve taken these photos much earlier in the day… Gosh I look washed out!

 


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Fat-shionista #429

Yet another HELL BUNNY dress and I think my last in a while. My closet is bursting again and I am planning to do another massive clear out!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Gypsy Lola Floral Mini Prom Summer Dress from HELL BUNNY (purchased at Sirens & Starlets)

Accessories: FAT necklace from FANCY LADY INDUSTRIES; Silver resin skull & crossbones ring from GREEDYSASSY (purchased at LOU BELLE SHOP); Black calculator watch from CASIO

Leggings: Black opaque tights with silver skulls & crossbones

Footwear: Beige heeled brogues from FROMTHEHEEL

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Thanks to my photographer Sian Eng!