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


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Fat-shionista #595

IMG_9868Another day, another way with my new Le Bunny Bleu Grey Maia Boat shoes!

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What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Blue bell-sleeved tunic from FRENCH CONNECTION

Accessories: Pink frosted cookie brooch from TwinkieChan on etsy.com; Mint floral crown with russian veil from DRESS.DANCE.SING.LOVE.LIVE. Store on etsy

Leggings: Bright pink leggings from BETSY JOHNSON

Footwear: Grey Maia Boat Shoes from Le Bunny Bleu

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Fat-shionista #591

IMG_9364Roadtripping!! Heading to Arizona for a few days. Visiting with T’s Dad and spending Thanksgiving with at his Uncle Jim’s. Really psyched to be meeting the Happ cousins for the first time. T hasn’t seen them since he was a child! And that’s what happens when your family is all spread out over different states.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Blue/Green floral shirt from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Grey Chinese knot necklace from 2014happy5866 on eBay; Natural weave bamboo bangle from ISLAND SHOP INTERNATIONAL

Bottom: Blue stretch jeans from LEVI’S

Footwear: Dark beige moto boots from MADDEN GIRL

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Fat-shionista #590

IMG_9362What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Grey polka dotted strapless dress from H&M

Outerwear: Blue denim jacket from HIGH SIERRA

Accessories: Pink bauble statement necklace from FOSSIL; Pink frosted cookie brooch from TwinkieChan on etsy.com

Footwear: Dark Beige moto boots from MADDEN GIRL

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Fat-shionista #587

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What I’m wearing today:

Top: Green & white striped sleeveless top from KATE SPADE

Accessories: Rainbow-coloured felt button necklace from MIAOW & SQUEAK; Fuschia flower headband from ASOS; Black stretchy belt with gold shell clasp from FRENCH CONNECTION;

Bag: White pleather bag with pink bow and black accents from BETSEY JOHNSON

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

Footwear: Black strappy heels from KIMCHI BLUE (URBAN OUTFITTERS)

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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 #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 #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 #550

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So I’ve been asked why I’m always so happy in my pictures and I’m glad that people enjoy looking at me being all overtly jubilant because life can suck… You know? And nobody really wants to see a sullen picture of me. Some people have problems with their resting bitch face whereas I have a resting sad face. I actually look like I’m in pain when I’m not smiling. HAHAHA! Also, as I’ve mentioned before, wastedfashion is only a small part of my personal life. There are so many facets to it. (Just so you know, my husband forces me to read The Feeling Good Handbook…)

If there’s a secret or a tip behind taking crazy pictures like mine, it’s to play some music, dance (or sing) to it and take your photos early in the day before anyone can ruin your mood. Heh…

Onward with day uhmm… 4? 5? 6? of the unwashed denim shorts

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What I’m wearing today:

Top: Navy My Melody top with back bow detail from UNIQLO X SANRIO

Outerwear: Red & blue plaid shirt from H&M L.O.G.G.

Accessories: Brown faux leather belt from STEVE MADDEN

Bag: Grey studs and skulls cross body bag from GORGEOUSLAND on eBay

Bottoms: Light blue cuffed denim shorts from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Women’s Fastpack Paceline Mid Hiking Boot from TIMBERLAND


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Fat-shionista #549

IMG_5965I think by now you’d have figured what’s up. I haven’t changed or washed my shorts. I figured that if you can wear jeans for weeks without washing, denim shorts are essentially the same things except uhm… shorter. Let’s see how long I can go before I gross myself out. HAHAHA!!

Also, denim on denim is usually a no no but I reckon that a printed chambray (which is the lighter cousin of denim) with stars is not the exact same fabric, so it’s okay. What do you think?

IMG_5966What I’m wearing today:

Top: Blue chambray long-seelved blouse with star print from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Rocket Popsicle Brooch from TWINKIE CHAN; Natural bamboo weave bangle from THE ISLAND SHOP; Black pleather belt with silver buckle from H&M

Bag: Grey studs and skulls cross body bag from GORGEOUSLAND on eBay

Bottom: Light blue cuffed denim shorts from OLD NAVY

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