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


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Fat-shionista #593

IMG_8161This is the first time I’m wearing this dress. For some strange reason though, it looks kinda blue here when it’s actually a very light mint green. I got it at Target for $7.99, down from $24.99! w000t!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Light mint green dress from XHILARATION (at Target)

Outerwear: Silver cropped cardigan from DELIAS

Accessories: Lilac acrylic statement necklace from TALISMAN’S (at Far East Plaza)

Footwear: Dark beige moto boots from MADDEN GIRL

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Fat-shionista #580

IMG_7639What I’m wearing today:

Top: Orange frilled strappy tank top with blue stars from TOPSHOP

Outerwear: Sheer mustard yellow jacket from some small shop in FAR EAST PLAZA

Accessories: Grey Chinese knot necklace from 2014happy5866 on eBay; Black bow headband from ASOS

Bottom: Grey knit mini skirt from COTTON ON

Footwear: Tan Bow-Tie Ballet Flats from OLD NAVY

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Fat-shionista #571

My pals Little and his wife Joanne are in town visiting me and this is what I wore to show them around the Las Vegas Strip yesterday – bright and cheery but still sensible for lots of walking! What do you think of my 1st fat-shionista post with the new hair? It’s all shaved and buzzed like a boy’s at the back and I coloured it red myself to save money!

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What I’m wearing:

Top: Multi-coloured mosaic sleeveless top from H&M Divided

Outerwear: Sheer mustard yellow jacket from some small shop in FAR EAST PLAZA

Accessories: Gold triangles earrings from FOREVER21; Natural bamboo weave bangle from THE ISLAND SHOP; Black distressed skinny leather belt from TOPSHOP

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

Bottom: Bright blue jeans from DELIAS

Footwear: Tan Bow-Tie Ballet Flats from OLD NAVY

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Fat-shionista #542

IMG_5803That’s a Christmas ornament I haven’t put away yet. In my defence, I’ve tidied up the rest of the garage and stored all our other holiday decorations in a nice big box. This glittery silver star was on the sideboard in our bedroom next to my accessories trees and I just forgot.

A side note about our Christmas decor – since T and I got to start this tradition together and he’s never had a tree prior to the one we got last year, I decided that ALL the ornaments on our tree will come with a story. This was a gift from his Step Mom Mama Judy that she literally took off from her tree, his Aunt Kathy gave us a silver one that read “Our 1st Christmas together”, there were 2 glass baubles we bought together at Cactus Joe’s, and one that T bought as a Christmas gift for me that had our names and said “Just Married”. That’s all we have for now but we’ll grow into our collection…

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Cream Aki Goth Mini dress from HELL BUNNY (I got this from Sirens & Starlets)

Accessories: Black & grey mirrored acrylic necklace from THE BLACKGROUND

Footwear: Black gladiator wedges from KENNETH COLE REACTION

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Fat-shionista #539

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This is one of my favourite ASOS purchases. I like skater dresses and skirts because of my lack of curves. I need the flare of the skirt to break the solid block that is my body. Also ASOS has a Petite range and there are always copies of the same item that’s found in their Straight size collection for shorter people. I’m between 5′ 0″ and 5′ 1″. I always say 5′ 0′ because it’s neater. HAHA!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black rosette skater dress from ASOS

Accessories: Blue chinese knot necklace from FONDA (at Far East Plaza); Brown faux leather belt from STEVE MADDEN

Footwear: Brown heeled clogs from OLD NAVY

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If you’re under 5′ 4″ too, where do you normally shop? I would really like to get into Maxi dresses but it’s so difficult to buy something off the shelves without having to get it shortened.


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Fat-shionista #537

IMG_5647I’m looking at these pictures and I think about how I’ll be turning 36 in exactly 2 months to the day. When I was a teenager, I thought that 30-somethings had to have permed hair and wear blue eyeshadow AND red lipstick. My life is nowhere near what I imagined it would be. 36, jobless and childless. But it’s not a bad life at all. I’m thankful for all that I have and all that I’ve become. I just never thought I’d be wearing a bold pineapple print skirt at my age. What did I know?!

I love my Pineapple skirt. I love food-themed clothes and accessories. I love food. PERIOD.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Purple striped tank top from NEW LOOK

Outerwear: Mustard yellow sheer jacket from a nonameshop in Far East Plaza

Accessories: Colourful shards necklace from LOUCHE ACCESSORIES (JOY store in London)

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

Bottom: Pineapple print pencil skirt from H&M DIVIDED

Footwear: Dark Purple sueded platform wedge pumps with bow from HAILEY JEANS CO (on AMAZON)

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Fat-shionista #534

IMG_5653This has been my default “travel tote”. I just dump everything I need when I’m out of state/country. Everything from my wallet and phone, to wet wipes and facial tissue, a spare cardigan or a bottle of water! I love that it’s so summery! Do you like carrying large bags?

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Charcoal grey cotton jersey JULIA dress from Patricia Valery on etsy.com

Accessories: Set of 4 bangles from PRIMARKLilac acrylic statement necklace from TALISMAN’S (at Far East Plaza)

Bag: Pink and Beige large canvas tote from KATE SPADE

Footwear: Sparkly purple patent leather ballet flats from STEVE MADDEN

These shoes are quite bad for walking too long in. They’re sparkly and pretty BUT it’s constructed with a very stiff manmade material that give me blisters – maybe because my feet are too wide. My little toes on the ends will develop bunions if I wear them for extended periods. I do love them so much and carried them from Singapore to Las Vegas because they are pretty! LOL! Got them from Zalora for a steal!

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Fat-shionista #533

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This is the perfect example of how accessorizing actually takes a very plain outfit from uh..it’s okay to hey put together! It’s a simple roundneck  t-shirt dress with sleeves and nothing more. You throw it on, put on a pair of rubber slippers or flipflops, and you deal with it. OR you could put on a statement necklace and a bangle to add details.

My main problem is that if I wear it plain, you can see very obviously that I have no hips. I am quite apple-shaped and the roundness of my belly stands out. I could put on some shapewear to conceal it or I could have some fun with accessorizing. So that’s that.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Red t-shirt dress from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Black & grey mirrored acrylic necklace from THE BLACKGROUNDBlack bow ring from ACCESSORIZE; Natural bamboo weave bangle from THE ISLAND SHOP

Bag: Grey bag with leatherette bow from BERSHKA

Footwear: Black gladiator wedges from KENNETH COLE REACTION

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Fat-shionista #532

IMG_5609I just realised that I look like the minions from Despicable Me. Mwahahaha… Well *koffkoff* I meant to do that. I take inspiration from everywhere in my styling. *koffkoff* But seriously, follow me on Instagram! I’m a little tardy with writing a full blog post while on Instagram, my outfit photos are almost there daily.

So anyway, I have been looking for inspiration on there and it’s awesome to see what women wear on a daily basis. Some days, I talk to T and ask him random stuff like “how do you think I should wear this pair of harem pants” and he’d frown at me in return. And I’d be like “What? Why are you frowning?”. He’s all smart-alecky and says “Oh I’m kinda stressed out about how you should wear those pants.” ARGH!! Husbands!! So instead of asking him for ideas, I go straight to instagram and see how other people wear it! My userID is wastedfash10n (because apparently wastedfashion is already taken).

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

Outerwear: Mustard yellow sheer jacket from a nonameshop in Far East Plaza

Accessories: Blue, yellow & black bib style necklace from MYBEAD88 on eBay; Brown cat-eye shades from RAY BAN

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

Bottom: Light blue chambray skirt from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Black gladiator wedges from KENNETH COLE REACTION

IMG_5618I want to rave about this skirt and where I got it from. The waist band is stretchy, it’s chambray (denim’s less heavy sister) and only USD2.49! I got it at the OLD NAVY outlet store in Primm Valley, Nevada. I highly recommend that you make a trip to Primm when you’re visiting Las Vegas. It’s technically not in Las Vegas (about 45min drive away) but it’s called Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas. The town of Primm literally exists just to support the mall, casinos and the shops in that area. The 2 more popular outlet malls that are actually IN LAS VEGAS itself are the Premium Outlet Malls (North and South). There are definitely many more shops in those 2 malls but like their name connotes, it’s PREMIUM aka pricier or at least that’s what I think after shopping in all of them several times.

When you enter Nevada from Southern California, you’ll pass Primm and the outlet mall before you actually get to Las Vegas. I highly recommend that if you’re on holiday in Los Angeles, drive to Las Vegas and spend a few nights here. It’s only 4 1/2hrs to drive and I myself have driven across the desert. So if I can do it, so can you!

Anyway, if you’re in Las Vegas, look me up so we can go shopping together! Mwahahahhaa…


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Fat-shionista #525

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How do you store your bags? Hiking backpacks, shopping totes, small irregular-shaped clutches, handbags of every manner… HOW?! I didn’t bring all my bags with me when I moved to Las Vegas. Some were given to friends who really liked them, some went to my sister, some I managed to sell… BUT I still have quite a few that I eventually brought over.

Today I was trying to tidy our tiny walk-in closet to make sure that I know what I have and that they’re still in good condition. So for those with dust bags, they are carefully placed in their respective bags and stacked. The ones without, if I’m able to find a Ziplock big enough, they get zipped up then stacked. The others unfortunately just sit in my empty suitcase forgotten until I have to empty the suitcase for travels. It is not ideal at all…

I thought this would be a great time for me to start documenting the bags in my modest collection because most of my outfit posts do not feature my bags at all. So here goes…

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What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Brown Bird Tea dress from SOHOMODE

Bottom: Peach Meringue petticoat from DOMINO DOLLHOUSE

Accessories: Lilac acrylic statement necklace from TALISMAN’S (at Far East Plaza)

Bag: Black kiss-clasp purse from PAUL FRANK

Footwear: Black wedge pumps from ZIPIA

Absolutely love this old-fashioned purse with a kitsch twist! Bought it off eBay several years ago for a steal! I haven’t been able to find any more 😦 Most of the Paul Frank bags on eBay are knockoffs or overpriced. This is one of those really well-made authentic pieces. I always get asked about it when I bring it out.

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