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


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Fat-shionista #570

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This is one of 2 chinoiserie dresses that I own and I hardly ever take them out even I’ve had them both for several years now. The thing with these figure-grazing dresses is that I have to find good days to wear them (i.e. no PMS bloating or buffets). Chinese women are usually so slender that it’s almost impossible to be fat and look good in traditional costume. Luckily this isn’t really one of those made-in-china for Chinese women type dresses. I do sometimes wish I can buy off-the-rack cheongsams but I know even if I find one in my size, I don’t have the right shape to carry off the image that I want (in my head).

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Burgundy Wine Red Mini Dress with Black Lace & Bow from PATRICIA VALERY on etsy

 

Bag: Black kiss-clasp purse from PAUL FRANK

 

Footwear: Black wedge pumps from ZIPIA

 

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Fat-shionista #568

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OMG! Can we talk about these sandals or slides or slippers or whatever you call them? They are super comfy! The band across is soft and stretchy. The height of the platform is super easy to walk in. And I got them at TJ MAXX for only $15 on clearance! I googled and found out that STEVEN by STEVE MADDEN is their more “mature” and “comfortable” yet still trendy range of footwear. I imagine them to be more trendy Scholls but honestly, some of their other designs are not so feet friendly – less support and quite stiff. Anyway… THESE sandals have officially put me at my age! WA HAHAHAHA!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Paint daub splatter dress from FAITH21 (former name of FOREVER21 PLUS)

Accessories: Gold spikes and matte black skulls necklace from AYLISS DESIGN on eBay

Outerwear: Black batwing cardigan from COTTON ON

Footwear: Black platform sandals from STEVEN BY STEVE MADDEN

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Fat-shionista #567

IMG_6682This was my wedding dress. T and I deliberately chose to buy something we can wear repeatedly. No sense in wasting the money just for one day. I wore this to the Las Vegas chapel wedding and also to my tea ceremony in Singapore – albeit with different accessories. It has served me well!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Blue floral “Vintage Elizabeth” tea dress from SOHOMODE 

Accessories: Embellished Mirror Statement necklace from ACCESSORIZE

 

Bag: Black kiss-clasp purse from PAUL FRANK

 

Footwear: Black wedge pumps from ZIPIA

 

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Fat-shionista #566

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This is one of those dresses I hardly wear because I never brought it back to Singapore. I ordered it online and it got sent to Las Vegas sitting here for a month or so until I visited T (this was before we were married). I wore it once during a holiday here then I went back to Singapore for months, leaving it behind. Then I came back again and wore it another one time before the weather turned and it was too cold to wear again until now… hahaha… Poor neglected dress.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Mint green sleeveless dress from DELIA*S

Outerwear: Black batwing cardigan from COTTON ON

Accessories: Grey Chinese knot necklace from 2014happy5866 on eBay; Beige & neon pink stretchy belt from H&M

Bag: Purple polka-dotted clutch from WISHFUL THINKING on etsy.com

Footwear: Purple sparkly ballet flats from STEVE MADDEN

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Fat-shionista #565

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Do you shop online? When I lived in Singapore, I shopped on eBay for gently used on-trend clothes that were within my budget and also my size. Then I discovered etsy and I not only bought a lot of vintage dresses but I started ordering custom-made ones – each dress would cost between US60 – 150. After that, I went through a clothes copying phase where I bought cheap and cute fabric from textile shops in Singapore then getting local tailors to replicate my favourite dresses. These days, I have little desire to go through all that trouble – partly because I’m now a housewife and I don’t have anywhere to go, partly because I feel like my money could be put elsewhere (like *koffkoff* the mortgage payments of our home). It doesn’t hurt that I now live in Las Vegas and we’re not far from the outlet malls… heehee..

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Custom-made dress from LaMadeleine on etsy.com

Outerwear: Silver cropped cardigan from DELIA*S

Accessories: Pink frosted cookie brooch from TwinkieChan on etsy.com

Bag: Black & white patent leather dog cross body bag from EASYTRADE2099 on eBay

Footwear: Turquoise classic sneakers from SUPERGA

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Fat-shionista #564

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This is the only 2nd time I’ve worn this dress since I bought at the post-holidays sale in January this year. My sisters and I were shopping at the H&M sale in Town Square (Las Vegas) and we basically bought more than 15 pieces for like $200 or so. This dress was $15 and I liked it enough because of the starry galaxy print but not enough to buy it without the encouraging of my sisters *koffkoff* If you ladies know what I mean…

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What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black starry print dress from H&M

Accessories: Grey Chinese knot necklace from 2014happy5866 on eBay

Bag: Grey bag with leatherette bow from BERSHKA

Footwear: Black strappy peeptoe heels from KIMCHI BLUE (Urban Outfitters)


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Fat-shionista #563

IMG_6454Oh wow! It’s been along time since I last wore this dress. I think it was to my ex-colleague Grace’s wedding… I’m not sure why but I always feel like the frilly nature of the dress itself is too… uhm.. dressy. HAHAHA! And this makes me want to do some 70s disco dancing you know.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Fuchsia strappy hi-lo dress from FOREVER21

Accessories: Gold weave pleather belt from H&M; Natural weave bamboo bangle from THE ISLAND SHOP

Footwear: Black strappy peeptoe heels from KIMCHI BLUE (Urban Outfitters)

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Fat-shionista #561

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This is my Japanese-housewife-goes-weekly-grocery-run look. *koffkoff*

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Beige floral print dress from ESPRIT

Outwear: Beige & brown stripped cropped cardigan from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Dark brown Sea Grass Crusher hat from Michael Stars; White & gold vintage necklace from eBay

Footwear: Black strappy peeptoe heels from KIMCHI BLUE (Urban Outfitters)

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Fat-shionista #557

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So we went to watch Guardians of the Galaxy the other day and this is what I wore. It’s been pretty hot lately and even when the sun sets, it’s well over 40 Degree Celsius. No need for a cardigan or cover-up of any kind.

What I’m wearing:

Dress: Multi-coloured strapless maxi dress from THE ISLAND SHOP

Accessories: Hot pink baubles statement necklace from FOSSIL; Purple stretchy belt with gold buckle from RIVER ISLAND

Bag: Purple polka-dotted clutch from WISHFUL THINKING on etsy.com

Footwear: Red lacquer platform sandals from ZARA WOMEN

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Fat-shionista #556

IMG_6009Does my top look familiar? That’s because you’ve seen that print HERE! It’s a dress, yes! What I’ve done is to capitalise on the fact that the dress has a wide circle skirt and just threw the black one over so there’s some shape. Now what do you think about that? Hahaha…

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Green flower dress with pink and orange accents from LURVE HANDLES (worn as a top)

Bottom: Black full midi skirt from ASOS PETITE

Bag: Black kiss-clasp purse from PAUL FRANK

Footwear: Black wedge pumps from ZIPIA

IMG_6010I definitely look like I’m in pain. HAHAHA!! I guess I either give it a big grin or don’t. The half-way smile thing just doesn’t work for me.