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Fat-shionista #466

Hello it’s Wednesday… Sorry, I forgot I wanted to do What The Frock Wednesdays again. HAH!

Thanks to the kind people at WE LOVE COLORS, I am in love with my brand new Plus Sized Splash Color Tights! I was looking for something blue and not quite galaxy print because I’ve already got 2 pairs in the footless style. This is colour #2132. size A/B. For reference, I’m a UK16/18 and I’m 5′ 0″ (or 1.53m). The tights are a little too long and comes up to just under my boobs but this happens to me all the time because I’m Plus Petite. As with the other WE LOVE COLORS stockings, this has a very strong built-in gusset – which is very important to me as most hosiery manufacturers seem to neglect it. The crotch gusset reduces the stress caused by tugging when you pull them up, so the tights lasts longer and doesn’t rip. Who wants crotchless stockings??? At the same time, I feel that it eliminates the gross camel-toe effect.

Anyway, thank you Sian Eng again for today’s photos.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey HELLO KITTY tank top from FAITH21 (former Forever 21+)

Skirt: Black weave cotton skater skirt from TOPSHOP

Outerwear: Black cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Accessories: Purple necklace/earrings from JuanitaTortilla; Wood cut sleeping fox brooch from Dulcetfig; Purple stretchy belt (came free with a dress) from DOROTHY PERKINS

Leggings: Blue Plus Sized Splash Color Tights from WE LOVE COLORS

Footwear: Black square studded P. Galia loafers from STEVE MADDEN

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About WE LOVE COLORS

We Love Colors clothing is a US-based online store with the largest selection of colour anywhere.  Now with over 51 to choose from – tights, leggings, fishnet pantyhose, fishnet stockings, thigh highs, and other colourful hosiery items.  Available in children’s hosiery to plus sized hosiery.


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Fat-shionista #462

I’ve been invited to the premiere of STAR TREK INTO THE DARKNESS 3D. I can’t wait for the work day to end!! ZOMG!

And this is what I’m wearing to attend…

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Red/Cream floral pin tucked bib dress from FOREVER 21+

Outerwear: Black cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Accessories: Red plastic ball ring from thestreetsofbangkok; Woodcut sleeping fox brooch from DULCETFIG

Leggings: Chili red sheer grid patterned stockings from KATE SPADE

Footwear: Mustard yellow maryjanes from ZIPIA

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I seriously think this dress is too long and I should chop off about 2 inches. What do you think?


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Fat-shionista #461

Accompanying this outfit post today are 2 side rants. You’re in for a treat!

1) How Delias.com lost my business
I’ve ordered from Delia’s several years ago and this was before I discovered ASOS 2 years back. I recently checked in to see what they had, saw that there was free shipping for orders over USD75 and frivolously picked a bunch of SALE items to send to T’s home address because I’ll be there in 2 weeks for a holiday anyway. For some reason they wouldn’t take my VERIFIED Paypal because it is an overseas account, so I used my credit card. Then 2 days ago, I made another frivolous purchase of a bunch of other things that I don’t need but thought they were cheap and cute. This morning at about 1am, T received a call from Delia’s looking for me. He gave them my Singapore number but I guess he gave them the wrong number and I suspected it might be one of my online shopping deliveries. So anyway, at about 4am, he told me to email them but said I need to send a photo ID and a scan of the front and back of my card because I have an international card. And again at about 7am (Singapore time), I got another email from them to call their Order Management Services Department no later than 13th May 2013 or else my order will be cancelled.

So I did what any person in my position would do – read it as a sign that I should stop buying frivolous things I don’t need online and wrote them a polite email to apologize for the inconvenience and feel free to cancel my order. Note that the 30 April 2013 order came through fine and apparently it has been shipped. My card wasn’t declined either. Also I have just recently made some Forever21 and Urban Outfitters orders with no problems at all. So… there you go. Sorry Delia’s. I won’t go through all that trouble to buy a bunch of stuff that I can get in other places for similar prices and less hassle.

Delia’s should review their verification processes as there are more orthodox methods than asking people to scan and email images of their cards. It is troublesome and unsafe.

2) An older woman of 60 gave up her seat for me today
That’s exactly what happened. Some older lady thought I was pregnant and gave up her seat on a crowded bus for me. When a guy tried to take the seat before I could get to it, she shushed him and pointed to me. People made way for me to get to the seat. *koffkoff* So in order not to embarrass her, I did the cursory pat on the belly to tell her my (non-existant) baby thanks her for the seat. But in all seriousness, I think it’s time to do something about this distended belly. Apparently the rest of me is not fat enough for people to realise I’m just fat.

And now that is over, let’s get down to…

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Beige floral print dress from ESPRIT

Outerwear: Black cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Accessories: Agate and Quartz semi-precious stone earrings from DUSK Jewelry; Wooden sleeping fox brooch from Dulcetfig

Footwear: Black ASHIKA SCOOPED BALLET flats from ROCKPORT

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My hair is starting to look like crap and I’m resisting the urge to cut it. Watch this space and see if I do anything to it in the next few days!


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Fat-shionista #460

Hey happy Monday! Another 17 more days before I get to see my beloved again! Wheeeee… I just need to survive another 2 Monday Blues…

Also, Diana cheered me up with a new brooch!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Multi-coloured striped maxi dress from ISLAND SHOP

Outerwear: Black cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Accessories: Pink butterfly earrings from MISS SELFRIDGE; Sleeping fox brooch from DULCETFIG; Cowry shell necklace from HERPHOTOBLOG BY SERAPHINA & CO; Gold weave belt from H&M

Footwear: Black ASHIKA SCOOPED BALLET flats from ROCKPORT

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Weird wavy curly crazy hair today. Time to do something to it! Any suggestions?