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Fat-shionista #481

Hello! It’s a good Tuesday because the skies are clearer than before. We have been having relatively good weather and last weekend was a heart-attack waiting to happen – but thankfully everything at work went as planned and I slept well last night after a super long 3-days on my feet. Let’s hope the weather stays clear at least until the end of the week because I really need my pet project to happen. I’ve been working on it for a year long and it’s gonna be so awesome if the weather permits! BEST SUMMER FESTIVAL OF 2013 because I say so!!

Anyway, here’s the last dress sponsored by FLOW and the purple zebra print is quite different from what I usually wear. I like Maxi dresses and many long dresses look like maxis on me. I’m 5′ 0″ and I actually had to alter this dress to wear it. I had the local tailor snip off 3″ and it’s still sweeping the floor. This works best if you’re at least 5′ 5″ I reckon. Otherwise, it’s a great fit. I love the v-neck and the comfortable short sleeves. Also the super soft and stretchy jersey is really cooling. I was half-expecting the fabric to cling onto my lumps but surprise, surprise… NOPE! It just hangs and literally flows.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Purple abstract print jersey long dress from FLOW

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

Footwear: Nude platform heels from FromTheHeel on eBay

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Download and print the above image to enjoy SGD20 off of your purchase of regular-priced items from 14-27 June 2013 at Isetan Scotts.


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Fat-shionista #478

This outfit was almost postponed till tomorrow. The Indonesian forest fires are wreaking major havoc on air quality in Singapore. Yesterday, PSI (Pollutants Standards Index) levels were as high as 155 – with a 101 – 200 being unhealthy. (According to THIS SITE, it is 202 in Central Singapore as I type this post.) As I was making my way home last night, I progressively felt my throat closing in on me. By the time I got home at around 8.30pm, I realised why. My eyes were irritated and OPTREX eye lotion (the eye baths) became my best friend. I also guzzled water throughout the night.

This morning I woke up feeling really bad. My nose, eyes and throat were just shutting down their defenses and I headed for the clinic. I was given a day’s medical leave, some throat gargle, flu tablets and medicated eye drops. But because I already had meetings scheduled for 5pm and 7.30pm, I had to get dressed and go to work. So TAH DAH!!! Thank you Sianny for the pictures.

This is the 2nd piece sponsored by FLOW.

Say hello to my Twisted Front & Back dress which I now have in 2 colours – blue and fuchsia. I have to be honest and say that it’s not true to its colour description but I think I love it more than if it was a regular pinkish fuchsia. It is definitely darker and more like a jewel tone in person than reflected in my photos.

The dress is a luscious purple and I know this shade to be great for people of all skin tones. I’m a regular fair-skinned Asian (NC25) but I totally can see this working on someone who’s darker – gorgeously tawny gold tans or glowing brown tones. I love that the twisty front and back of the dress disguises lumps – you know, the belly folds and the back fats? Also, it’s so super stretchy and soft, like a lycra but less shiny, more velvety. I love that you don’t have to iron this and it won’t crease – notice the trend? But again, please use a felt hanger. Maybe double it over the bar to prevent it from over-stretching from hanging. The description on the FLOW website says it’s “EVENING” wear but I wore this to office. This is definitely a piece that can take you all the way to evening cocktail hour. Dress it up with a bolder lipstick, maybe a statement necklace and glossy high heels to transition.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Purple Twisted Front & Back dress from FLOW

Accessories: Stack of 7 black/bronze bangles from NEW LOOK

Footwear: Nude platform heels from FromTheHeel on eBay

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Download and print the above image to enjoy SGD20 off of your purchase of regular-priced items from 14-27 June 2013 at Isetan Scotts.


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Fat-shionista #477

I’m wearing a brand new dress sponsored by the kind folks at FLOW.

FLOW a leading apparel brand for curvy and full-figured women will make its debut appearance exclusively at Isetan Scotts, Singapore. The brand offers a variety of fashionable collections ranging from sizes US8 (UK12) to US18 (UK22).

This is one of the 6 pieces (4 dresses, 1 cardigan and 1 top) that I had picked and I’m definitely recommending this dress! I popped it into the wash last week and hung it out to dry in the garden. The jersey fabric not only dried quickly but needed no ironing at all! Here’s a tip though – when storing it in your closet, use felt hangers. Felt hangers not only prevent this smooth and wide necked dress from slipping off the hanger but also minimises warping. In fact, use felt hangers whenever you can.

What I appreciate most about this faux-wrap dress is the pleated panel in front. I flipped it open to show Sian Eng that it actually hides an unslightly belly bulge. But because it skimms over that area partially, it works like magic to immediately diguise it.

I’d like to recommend this to larger sized ladies with a problem with their mid-section; also works better if you’re taller than I am at 1.53m because I found the dress about 2-3 inches longer than I’d have preferred. I also had to pull up the sleeves because they were at least 2″ beyond my wrists. Other than that, the super soft, crease-free fabric and flattering cut are awesome brownie points for me! I am a usual UK16 and am wearing a US12 here.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Green Abstract Print Dress from FLOW

Accessories: Red beads and cowry shell necklace from herphotoblog by Seraphina & Co

Footwear: Brown hidden wedge pumps from Zipia.net

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Download and print the above image to enjoy SGD20 off of your purchase of regular-priced items from 14-27 June 2013 at Isetan Scotts.


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Plus-sized ladies wear FLOW has landed in Singapore!

FLOW a leading apparel brand for curvy and full-figured women will make its debut appearance exclusively at Isetan Scotts, Singapore. The brand offers a variety of fashionable collections  ranging from sizes US8 (UK12) to US18 (UK22).

I found everyday staples, comtemporary basics to breezy weekend wear in a range of exciting prints, muted tones, and even bold colours!  Forget blogshops for now if you’re a plus-sized working executive with a taste for affordable yet well-tailored clothes. FLOW is for you.

As seen below, here are some of my favourites – figure flattering faux-wrap printed dresses, long sleeves and bright, bold colours!

Flow LB 230214 Flow LB 230249

Flow LB 230510Flow LB 230158

If that has piqued your interest as they have mine, check out their recently launched online store HERE which houses everything from their latest collection to celebrity style icons. Browse through their handy style guides with tips on how to dress for your shape!

FLOW can also be found on Facebook HERE

Watch out for my next few posts where I will be featuring products that I have picked!

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Download and print the above image to enjoy SGD20 off of your purchase of regular-priced items from 14-27 June 2013 at Isetan Scotts.