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


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Fat-shionista #569

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An easy one for an easy day… I’m sure you have one of those days. You just throw on something comfy and hope you don’t look sloppy!

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black sleeveless KISS Hello Kitty t-shirt from FOREVER21

Outwear: Black batwing cardigan from COTTON ON

Accessories: Black pleather belt with silver buckle from H&M

Bottom: Barnswallow Cuffed-Twill Boyfriend shorts from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Black gladiator wedges from KENNETH COLE REACTION

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Fat-shionista #568

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OMG! Can we talk about these sandals or slides or slippers or whatever you call them? They are super comfy! The band across is soft and stretchy. The height of the platform is super easy to walk in. And I got them at TJ MAXX for only $15 on clearance! I googled and found out that STEVEN by STEVE MADDEN is their more “mature” and “comfortable” yet still trendy range of footwear. I imagine them to be more trendy Scholls but honestly, some of their other designs are not so feet friendly – less support and quite stiff. Anyway… THESE sandals have officially put me at my age! WA HAHAHAHA!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Paint daub splatter dress from FAITH21 (former name of FOREVER21 PLUS)

Accessories: Gold spikes and matte black skulls necklace from AYLISS DESIGN on eBay

Outerwear: Black batwing cardigan from COTTON ON

Footwear: Black platform sandals from STEVEN BY STEVE MADDEN

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Fat-shionista #563

IMG_6454Oh wow! It’s been along time since I last wore this dress. I think it was to my ex-colleague Grace’s wedding… I’m not sure why but I always feel like the frilly nature of the dress itself is too… uhm.. dressy. HAHAHA! And this makes me want to do some 70s disco dancing you know.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Fuchsia strappy hi-lo dress from FOREVER21

Accessories: Gold weave pleather belt from H&M; Natural weave bamboo bangle from THE ISLAND SHOP

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

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Fat-shionista #558

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Another day in the life of a housewife living in the Mojave desert. I wore this to go pick up pizza and do errands at the Dollar Store!

Anyway, to beat the summer heat – more t-shirts and more shorts! I got these Old Navy shorts recently when they went on sale at $8 (originally $22.94) and like my cuffed denim shorts, they are a LIFE SAVER! I think the cuffs actually make them more “polished” if I can use that word to describe it. More, you know… dressy and less sloppy? What do you think?

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey TENNIS band tee

Accessories: Brown pleather belt from STEVE MADDEN; Set of 4 bangles from PRIMARK, Black bow headband with skull & crossbones from FOREVER21

Bottom: Barnswallow (That’s a COLOUR??) Cuffed-Twill Boyfriend shorts from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Tan Bow-Tie Ballet Flats from OLD NAVY

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Fat-shionista #555

IMG_6007Do I look like I’m in pain or that I’m suffering some unspeakable sadness? I feel like that’s what it appears to be when I’m not smiling or grinning widely. I’m often asked if I’m okay and it does force me to be insanely jolly (or pretend to be) just so as not to worry anyone. HAHAHA!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Red/White strappy floral dress from Forever 21 Plus.

Outerwear: Silver cropped cardigan from DELIA*S

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

Bag: Black kiss-clasp purse from PAUL FRANK

Footwear: Black wedge pumps from ZIPIA

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Fat-shionista #553

IMG_5978I’m not sure what I’m going for but I’m glad I found another way to wear this super cute Marvin Martian crop top from Forever21 and also these bargain basement brandless ikat print harem pants I got from Ross. I have to admit that I researched looks for harem pants, tried it out on myself and failed miserably. Maybe I’m going for the Gwen Stefani in her track pants and bindi phase here. I don’t know! Hahahahaa.

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What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black sleeveless MARVIN THE MARTIAN cropped top from FOREVER21

Bottom: Red and black ikat print harem pants from ROSS

Accessories: Natural bamboo weave bangle from THE ISLAND SHOP; Black wire bow hair band from FOREVER21

Bag: Red leather tote from KATE SPADE

Footwear: Black slouchy boots from AMAZON


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Fat-shionista #552

IMG_5961I think we’re seeing the last of these shorts for a while. Okay, maybe a week or so because it’s still so hot out. This striped peplum top however, I think have been surprisingly versatile! I’ve worn it with jeans and with a hi-lo skirt – both of which I really liked. This combination appears to be a keeper too!

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Red & Cream candy-striped peplum top from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Pink bangle from SONIA RYKIEL POUR H&MTriple flower hair barrette from FOREVER21; Grey Chinese knot necklace from 2014happy5866 on eBay (what’s with the userID yo?); Brown faux leather belt from STEVE MADDEN

Bag: Pink and Beige large canvas tote from KATE SPADE

Bottom: Light blue cuffed denim shorts from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Black gladiator wedges from KENNETH COLE REACTION

 

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Fat-shionista #546

IMG_5971This hat came in July’s Popsugar Must Have Box. It’s a brown straw hat with a wire brim so you can adjust it as you wish. I would’ve have bought it if I didn’t get it free (it costs USD48) and I was actually quite undecided about keeping it so at the time of these pictures being taken, the Michael Stars tag wasn’t removed yet. I’m keeping it because it’s useful to wear a hat in the desert summer especially since I walk Max everyday. But the real reason behind my keeping it is, T saying that he thinks it’s cute on me and wants me to wear it. So gentlemen, say nice things to your women. They are listening and they appreciate when you pick up on little things like that.

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Top: Grey Hello Kitty tank top from FOREVER21 Plus

Accessories: Dark brown Sea Grass Crusher hat from Michael Stars; Plastic airplanes necklace (gift from my pal Tamares); Brown faux leather belt from STEVE MADDEN

Bag: Pink and Beige large canvas tote from KATE SPADE

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 #541

IMG_5801This is one of my first 2 HELL BUNNY dresses. I bought this in November 2012 when my friends and I flew to Melbourne, Australia to catch Radiohead. I’m not sure if this is true but it is said that RADIOHEAD will never play in Singapore because there are no human rights protection laws there. So instead of taking the risk of never ever seeing them LIVE, my friends and I decided a group holiday was long overdue anyway. It was super fun! 8 of us in a rental apartment in the heart of Chinatown. Before life got to us (work, marriage, family, children etc), we met every weekend at the same places. You didn’t even have to call. You just turn up and at least a few people from the gang would be at 1 of 2 hangouts. I use the term gang loosely because there are over 20 people in our group, some of whom no longer lived in Singapore – and now there’s me. We are now just a secret Facebook group. I’m glad we’re still connected though.

You know kids, life changes so quickly and even if you don’t think you will, YOU WILL. So enjoy today while being responsible for your tomorrow – you want both financial security and your nest eggs of adventures. You don’t want to be one of those lonely old rich people who are just full of what-ifs and I-should-haves. Money can only buy you that much happiness. There’s no turning back the clocks. Don’t be afraid to live what little you have. I have lots of stupid hijinks stories and crazy travel tales that would fuel my old age because… you know, I was really top notch at making bad decisions and naively fearless of the unknown. Heh heh heh… Ask me and maybe I’ll tell you in private.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black ruffle “Margot Floral” dress with pink/purple prints from HELL BUNNY (bought at Off Ya Tree)

Accessories: Mint green ombre bead layered necklace from FOREVER21

Outerwear: Silver 3/4 sleeve mini cardigan from DELIA*S

Footwear: Black gladiator wedges from KENNETH COLE REACTION

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Fat-shionista #536

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I think this is the first outfit that is entirely purchased in the US. Some were bought online, some at regular stores, some at the outlet malls. The wristlet was a gift from my sister several years ago when she returned from living in New Hampshire.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Blue and white striped dress from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Pink baubles statement necklace from FOSSIL; Beige & neon pink stretchy belt from H&M

Bag: Purple satin wristlet from COACH

Footwear: Brown suede wedges from FOREVER21

I must say I’m not very fond of COACH bags because they tend to look like “old lady” things to me – not my style, you know? I also don’t like wristlets because they are usually tiny! This one however fits my iPhone, keys, a lipstick, compact powder, a coin pouch and card case. Enough for a night out!

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