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


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Fat-shionista #191

Feelin' a little country/BuddyHolly today

Feelin' a little country/BuddyHolly today

Hello I think I’m back temporarily. Sorting out my busy work schedule on top of managing my running, AND moving to a new place. Anyway, this is what I wore today.

Say hello to my Country-Folk vibes

Say hello to my Country-Folk vibes

The wicker bag is unfortunately not mine

The wicker bag is unfortunately not mine

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Green/Grey/White checkered shirt dress from CLOCKHOUSE

Footwear: Grey quilted flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR

Accessories: Wicker bag (borrowed from Elizabeth); Plastic square-rimmed glasses (for real, with prescription) from NEW CHINA OPTICAL (these are Ray Ban knock-offs called “Roc Ban” and written in the same font – it kills me! hahahaha!)

My shoes are giving way. I’ve been wearing them so much, they’ve lost their shape. I’ve also worn down the heel so much that the quilting has come apart at the sole. I’m planning to get new everyday-flats soon. And because I haven’t been posting, here’re some extras taken today! I went to the shops at Raffles City Shopping Centre earlier and tried a few things on even though I haven’t got the moolah to spend on anything.

Marks & Spencer's Polka Dotted Blazer S$180

Marks & Spencer's Polka Dotted Blazer S$180

WAREHOUSE spacecadet/schoolmarm dress S$183 uh no thanks

WAREHOUSE spacecadet/schoolmarm dress S$183 uh no thanks

WAREHOUSE floral sleeveless dress S$99 LOVE!!!

WAREHOUSE floral sleeveless dress S$99 LOVE!!!

WAREHOUSE purple bandeau (pregnant) beach bunny dress S$79

WAREHOUSE purple bandeau (pregnant) beach bunny dress S$79

WAREHOUSE denim mentalpatient/prisoner dress S$119 wth?

WAREHOUSE denim mentalpatient/prisoner dress S$119 wth?


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Fat-shionista #188

In the Green Room

In the Green Room

Endorsing candy...

Endorsing candy...

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black & white striped dress from FRENCH CONNECTION

Accessories: Cookie gems brooches from JUANITA TORTILLA; Ring & bangle from eBay; Custom twitter url necklace from klacustomcreations on etsy.com

Footwear: Grey quilted flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR

 


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Fat-shionista #182

Ryd says I look like CHUCKY in this photo

Ryd says I look like CHUCKY in this photo

This is a retrospective post. This set of pictures was taken by Rydwan in his East Finchley home in London. It was actually VERY VERY COLD and my teeth were chattering when we took these pictures in the garden.

I'm a flasher!!! For that 30sec, I almost froze to death

I'm a flasher!!! For that 30sec, I almost froze to death

What I’m wearing:

Dress: Black zipper dress from ATMOSPHERE (Primark)

Outerwear: Purple & black cape from MARKS & SPENCER

Leggings: Black opaque leggings with diamante from TOPSHOP

Footwear: Black boots from SCHU

Pretending to be nonchalant even though I was really COLD

Pretending to be nonchalant even though I was really COLD

Close up of the leggings and boots. I doubled-up on the leggings

Close up of the leggings and boots. I doubled-up on the leggings

Ryd told me to "stomach in, chest out, tilt chin" etc

Ryd told me to "stomach in, chest out, tilt chin" etc

I tried to style Ryd and picked these out from his closet

I tried to style Ryd and picked these out from his closet

Jumping Ryd! So young and full of vitality! heehee

Jumping Ryd! So young and full of vitality! heehee

My nice photographer/host Rydwan Anwar's turn to be the subject

My nice photographer/host Rydwan Anwar's turn to be the subject

 

I haven’t had time nor the inspiration to do my WIWT pictures. I’ll probably rehash the outfits next week because they’re actually quite nice. 😛


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Fat-shionista #178

I’m doing a quick post through my iPhone. You probably can tell now that the layout is usually a little different when I do my blogging on the go.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Burgundy Wine Red Mini Dress with Black Lace Bust and Bow from Patricia Valery on etsy.com

Accessories: Gold geometric dangly earrings from GOGO PHILIP; Vivienne Westwood charm bracelet from eBay; White Owl ring from DIVA

Footwear: Grey quilted flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR

I was in such a bad mood yesterday that I forgot to take pictures of yesterday’s outfit – which I thought was quite nice. I would have to wear it again next week and remember to blog about it. Tsk! Bad music makes me cranky. Why do people inflict it on me?


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Fat-shionista #177

What I wore for the 1st work day of 2011

What I wore for the 1st work day of 2011

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Cotton Jersey Charcoal Gray Julia Dress from Patricia Valery on etsy.com

Accessories: Embroidered cupcake brooch from Tabitha Emma on etsy.com; Gold & silver bangles from FRENCH CONNECTION; Gold dangly earrings from ALDO

Footwear: Grey quilted flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR

Yet another Monday...

Yet another Monday...

Grey dress, pink brooch

Grey dress, pink brooch

Close-up on the accessories

Close-up on the accessories


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Fat-shionista #175

Up against the gold wall

Up against the gold wall

Cone A

Cone A

Gold danglys from ALDO

Gold danglys from ALDO

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black lace overlay tunic top from DOROTHY PERKINS

Accessories: Belt from TOPSHOP; Gold dangly earrings from ALDO; Black calculator watch from CASIO

Leggings: Purple footless tights from CALZEDONIA

Footwear: Grey quilted flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR

Thanks Pearlyn for the photos! And Christie for sparring with me. Heh.

Last night, I met 2 readers – Caraline and Karen after work. Operation Cull has gone to its next level. I managed to part with some clothes but I still have tons I need to cull. Will probably be meeting them (maybe some others?) in about a month’s time once I put together another batch to give away. Let me know if you are keen! I have at least 100 dresses, tops and bottoms that have to go to new homes!

Christie Chua and I

Christie Chua and I

Pretending to fight

Pretending to fight in front of the DECEMBER PANG wall


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Fat-shionista #174

And we're back!!!

And we're back!!!

Showing you my accessories

Showing you my accessories

Trying to look demure

Trying to look demure

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Green & grey checkered shirt-dress from CLOCKHOUSE

Accessories: Black beaded necklace; Gold/bronze bracelets and bangle from eBay

Footwear: Grey quilted flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR

One more for the road

One more for the road

Bracelet and bangle

Bracelet and bangle

Christmas nails!

Christmas nails!


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Fat-shionista #172

My purple tent dress

My purple tent dress

Close-up of the print

Close-up of the print

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: 1970 Purple /White Print Tent Dress from Shrinkle on etsy.com

Accessories: My mother’s jadite/diamond bangle; Belt that came with a dress from RIVER ISLAND; Hand-hammered twitter URL necklace from http://www.etsy.com/shop/klacustomc

Footwear: Grey quilted flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR

It's a night gown! Let's go sleep now.. ZZZZzzzzz

It's a night gown! Let's go sleep now.. ZZZZzzzzz


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Fat-shionista #168

Trying to look decent for today's presentation

Trying to look decent for today's presentation

Super comfy outfit. Why didn't I start wearing this earlier?

Super comfy outfit. Why didn't I start wearing this earlier?

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Belted black longline tunic top with ruffles from EVANS (worn as short dress)

Accessories: Black and silver triple-strand chain-link chunky bracelet from FRENCH CONNECTION

Footwear: Grey quilted ballet flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR.

Today has been a busy busy busy day. I had a long department meeting to start the day and then I presented the programmes in my 2011 season for one of the series I’m in charge of. Then it was a whirlwind with an Approval Paper which I managed to submit within the day (ok, I cheated because I started writing it a while ago. All I needed to do was amend some things and tighten some budgets after my presentation). I also just completed a very important contract for the upcoming festival. GAH… My eyes are all red and tired now.

The lovely Tamares took my photos today

The lovely Tamares took my photos today


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Fat-shionista #167

My lovely broderie anglaise cropped top/bolero from FCUK

My lovely broderie anglaise cropped top/bolero from FCUK

And my lovely triple-strand chainlink bracelet from FCUK

And my lovely triple-strand chainlink bracelet from FCUK

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Jersey fabric spotted t-shirt dress with frills from FRENCH CONNECTION

Outerwear: Black broderie anglaise cropped top/bolero from FRENCH CONNECTION

Accessories: Black and silver triple-strand chainlink bracelet from FRENCH CONNECTION

Footwear: Grey quilted ballet flats from CHOCOLATE SCHU BAR

Can you ask French Connection to sponsor me? I’m all decked out in FCUK today! Ho ho ho!

The dress... So soft and comfy

The dress... So soft and comfy

There's a slip inside that I can wear for my other clothes! Modesty...

There's a slip inside that I can wear for my other clothes! Modesty...

Today I am very frustrated with a transaction on eBay. Buyer bidded on 5 items and have taken the clothes home only to say that I haven’t been honest with my listings. She says that I must’ve sold her “Asian sizing” clothes from ASOS and H&M. Firstly, ASOS and H&M have no stores in Singapore. I usually shop online or when I travel. Secondly, I listed tag sizes AND measurements (pit to pit, length, waist etc). Thirdly, she is a 6′ 2″ tall Australian expat mum. She doesn’t look anywhere near a UK12, not 16 either.

This is all very frustrating. I’ve taken steps to be very careful and thorough with each listing. At least 3 photos from different angles, tag sizes, listed the washing label contents and gave measurements.

What would you do?