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


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Fat-shionista #602

I’ve been covering my legs very often because the weather has been cold. I rotate between leggings and jeans but I suspect shorts would be thrown into the mix soon since the weather is warming up. Spring is so lovely here in Vegas!  

 

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Blue tanktop from OLD NAVY

Outwear: Grey hoodie from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Plastic airplanes necklace (gift from Tamares)

Bottom: Grey & White printed leggings from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Pink glitter sneakers from CONVERSE 

 


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Fat-shionista #601

I’ve been trying out this new look without the eyeliner and if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’d probably have seen it. I ran out of my favourite Maybelline eyeliner and they don’t sell it in the US! I’ve tried similar ones – fine, felt tip and black, but it’s just not the same so I’m just trying to do without it until my new supply comes in when my family comes and visit next…   

What I’m wearing today:

Outerwear: Red plaid shirt from H&M

Top: Crimson tank top from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Crochet rocket pop brooch from TWINKIECHAN; Set of 4 acrylic bangles from PRIMARK

Leggings: Grey/Black geometric print leggings from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Brown bow-tie ballet flats from OLD NAVY


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Fat-shionista #600

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Today’s lab work was easy. We were in and out of the clinic within an hour. It was really crowded when we got there and all the seats in the waiting room were taken, so I was really surprised it got to my turn so quickly. I was also glad the nurse taking my blood samples was quick too! 1 needle and 3 vials. No retry needed. Very often, I have to give both inner elbows and also the back of one of my hands. Been told repeatedly how fine my veins are. Also I’ve had blood spurt out from a vein, only then to stop flowing completely. So with the luck I got today, I’m very thankful and it put me in a good mood. The little things count when times are dreary, you know?

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What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black & white striped tank from OLD NAVY

Outerwear: Mint green cardigan from OLD NAVY

Leggings: Grey leggings from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Pink frosted sugar cookie brooch from TWINKIE CHAN

Footwear: Dark Taupe moto boots from MADDEN GIRL


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Fat-shionista #599

This is just a short post. T took these photos while we were at The Cupcakery in Henderson. They have sugar-free cupcakes and that meant that I could have one today! Life of a carb/sugar-counting diabetic, you know?

I really like my maxi skirt. Probably not the best angle to see it, since my husband is way taller than I am. Pity Wet Seal filed for bankruptcy recently. I have several pieces from there that I really like. Maybe I’ll document them soon.

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What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey tank top from OLD NAVY (it really is the perfect tank in my opinion)

Outerwear: Black & white polkadotted long cardigan from H&M

Accessories: Bright pink bauble statement necklace from FOSSIL (my go-to accessory as you might already have figured)

Bag: Pink & Beige HORSESHOE COVE magazine tote from KATE SPADE

Bottom: Multi-coloured print maxi skirt from WET SEAL

Footwear: Dark taupe moto boots from MADDEN GIRL


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Fat-shionista #598

This used to be something I do for fun because it’s so frivolous, it makes life a little less mundane. But with the recent developments with health issues, dressing up and documenting what I’m wearing has taken a back seat. While I’m not bleeding to death or suffering severe pains, there is just a significant enough discomfort for me to avoid wearing more than jumpers and leggings. It’s been a little harder to stick that smile on for the camera too.

But I’m not one to allow myself to wallow too long and to some extent, I find it rather self-indulgent too. So while I go get my blood drawn again for the 3rd time in 2 weeks for more lab work, I kinda dressed up for it today.

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What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Green/Navy Floral Silhouette Dress from Old Navy

Accessories: Black & yellow geometric acrylic statement necklace from H&M; Natural bamboo weave bangle from Island Shop International

Leggings: Black cropped leggings from Old Navy

Footwear: Tan Bow-Tie Ballet Flats from Old Navy

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Fat-shionista #597

So my family left last Wednesday morning and it’s been a week since they’ve been gone. Never gets any easier. I’ve washed their dirty clothes and bedlinens but I’ve left them untouched in the guest bedrooms. Basically trying not to reset the rooms so that I can hold on as long as I can. It’s been so quiet and I’ve been all mopey. Save for a short trip to the grocery store and post office, I haven’t been out all week until today. T and I went to Benjarong – a thai restaurant near our house. So yay! Not in sad leggings and baggy sweatshirts today.

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What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black & White floral print 3/4 sleeve dress from OLD NAVY

Outerwear: Olive green pea coat from FRENCH CONNECTION

Accessories: Lilac and gold statement necklace from H&M

Bag: Pink & Beige HORSESHOE COVE MAGAZINE TOTE from KATE SPADE

Leggings: Bright pink leggings from BETSEY JOHNSON

Footwear: Dark Taupe moto boots from MADDEN GIRL

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Fat-shionista #590

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It’s officially FALL!!! (I need to say that more often because I find it weird to say Fall instead of Autumn even after a year living here.) These boots are going to feature so often in my Fall Fashions, I just know it! I found them at the Blue Diamond Road Ross store for only $16.99. They’re 8.5 and I usually wear a size 7 or 7.5. But with thick hiking or thermal socks, they worked perfectly! I was a little unwilling to let them go because they were the only pair there. The zippered back makes slipping in and out of them so easy too! My only grief with them is that the soles are a little smooth and I did slip a little at the grocery store. Probably need to get something to increase traction before I wear them on slippery cold surfaces.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey tank top from OLD NAVY

Outerwear: Mint green cardigan from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Pink statement necklace from FOSSIL; Brown pleather belt from STEVE MADDEN

Bottom: Light blue cuffed denim shorts from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Dark beige moto boots from MADDEN GIRL

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Fat-Shionista #517

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I wore this on Friday when T and I went to the new X-Men movie at Town Square. He was disappointed when I didn’t think it was my favourite of all the X-Men movies. It’s definitely the best one out yet but I haven’t yet decided which is my favourite because there are so many factors to consider you know!

On a related note, this H&M tank dress, I also bought at Town Square. It’s possibly my favourite place to go for everything I need (except groceries). My sisters and I went on a crazy post-holiday sale shopping spree when they were here and I got this dress for only USD5!

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What I’m wearing:

Dress: Grey tank dress with neon prints from H&M

Outerwear: Black batwing cardigan from COTTON ON

Accessories: Lilac acrylic statement necklace from TALISMAN’S (at Far East Plaza); Black floral barrette from FOREVER21

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


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Fat-shionista #508

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Here’s a what I wore on my wedding day post. Not what I wore today, of course. This is a post long time coming. Firstly, I haven’t done an outfit post in a while, and secondly, I’ve been married for about 2 weeks.

So I didn’t wear a white wedding gown… I don’t like white, anyway. White is so difficult to move around in because you’re always afraid of getting stains here and there. Also, we did go to a Mexican restaurant after the wedding ceremony! If you know me, I was never going to be one of those brides all spanx-ed up and corsetted to look 5kgs slimmer. I don’t even get why brides order such delicious foods at their weddings but are unable to eat them. It’s my wedding and I’ll not only look the way I want, I will feel great and be deliriously happy. I WILL EAT, DRINK AND BE MARRIED!20131104-113748.jpgAnd seriously, nobody expects that someone who ran away to the US to marry an ang mo she met online, in Vegas, would have a traditional wedding to begin with, right? Those fluffy white gowns are difficult to manouver in! No trains, bustiers and weird bits that require another person to fasten or fuss about, not for this bride.

T and I didn’t have or need the luxury of an entire year (which seems like the norm) to plan our wedding. We decided we wanted to be together and we wanted to be married so that we could legally live together. And that’s that. It was definitely an occasion to celebrate. So eat some cake in our honour if you wish, make it red velvet. I’m just glad my mother didn’t kick up a big dramatic fuss with this (then again, she has another opportunity coming up to put together the wedding she wants and we did tell her we’d wear whatever she wants us to).20131104-113541.jpgSo anyway, I went for a tried and tested look within my budget, and this is what I wore for my wedding in Vegas:

Dress: Blue floral “Vintage Elizabeth” tea dress from SOHOMODE (not custom, I bought one that I liked that was on sale and got it altered to fit)

Accessories: Faux Pearls and Bright Gold Tone Vintage flowers & leaves necklace from SWHALLON JEWELRY DESIGNS on etsy; Mint floral crown with russian veil from DRESS.DANCE.SING.LOVE.LIVE. Store on etsy

Bottom: Peach Meringue petticoat from DOMINO DOLLHOUSE

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

I also wore 2 bracelets – one was a bronze vintage looking gift from T’s stepmom and another was a pearl bracelet which T’s Aunt loaned me as my “something borrowed”.

I did my own hair and make-up. I think a little enhancement is necessary but I find women who look drastically different in their wedding pictures, kinda disturbing. I like how I look when I am all put together on an average day and so does T. That’s all that matters, you know? What T sees, is what he gets. It’s all real, hunny! No fake eyelashes either!

What do you think? I reckon I did pretty well for a fat bride at 35 on a budget.

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And special thanks to my Father-in-law for taking these photos!