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


Fat-shionista #609

So my 2nd trimester has come and gone. I should really write a post about how it had been. In fact, there are so many things I want to blog about but my energy level seems to have dipped again. This baby is getting BIG! I can tell the difference between baby belly and fat belly – obviously I started the pregnancy being fat so I already had padding there. The baby bit is hard and tight. It’s been super uncomfortable. Also, a few weeks ago, I started feeling weird buzzing and experiencing numbness in my hands. Turns out, I have pregnancy carpel tunnel. My grip has been weak and I keep dropping things. Feet and legs, also swollen. I’m trying my best not to live in comfy leggings, baggy tops, without make-up etc. One of the few frivolous things that makes me feel normal is dressing up.

IMG_1624Tonight we’re heading out to a potluck dinner party with a small group of Singaporeans (and some Indonesians) who live in Las Vegas. And this is what I’m wearing.


What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black & grey half-sleeve plaid dress from GAP Maternity

Accessories: Blue & black striped Bronwyn bangle from Kate Spade; Blue acrylic chain mail necklace from eBay

Footwear: Gold bow-tie ballet flats from Old Navy


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Fat-shionista #608

This is another non-maternity outfit. I think I’m doing pretty well with adapting my wardrobe considering I’m already 7 months pregnant. This is a new dress I recently got on sale and I can definitely see myself wearing it for as long as my shoulders fit. It’s really generously cut, stretchy and has 2 pockets! I KNOW… pockets in a dress!!! The dream! HAH!


What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Grey printed long-sleeved flared dress from GAP

Accessories: Neon Yellow lace collar necklace from eBay

Footwear: Beige/Dark Taupe moto boots from Madden GirlIMG_1585_2


Fat-shionista #607


I think this is my only “real” maternity dress. So far, my wardrobe consists of regular clothes stretching their abilities to accommodate my burgeoning belly. Other than that, I have basics like maternity tank tops, leggings and shorts that I mix and match on a daily basis. I like this dress for the cut and print – I think understated silhouettes is the best way to wear florals. The yellow is really cheery and I think I can continue wearing it even when I’m not pregnant. The best part is, I got it for 50% off when I caught a GAP sale at the right time recently – just a little over $30.

I’m usually a UK16 (US12-14) but lost a little bit of weight during my 1st trimester due to the crazy things my pregnancy hormones put me through and I’m now a US10 (maternity size). I got this dress in a Medium.


What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Yellow Floral empire-waist dress from GAP Maternity

Accessories: Pink acrylic baubles statement necklace from FOSSIL

Footwear: Sparkly pink sneakers with stretchy laces from CONVERSE (I believe this is a Youths range and I’m wearing the largest size.)IMG_1532

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Fat-shionista #406

Busy and long day today. Started at 8.30am and likely to end at 11pm. This is a quick post on a comfortable outfit that will take me through this day.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Beige printed string top from GAP

Outwear: Pink cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Accessories: Gold shards necklace from OLIVER BONAS; Brown belt with gold details from DOROTHY PERKINS

Bottom: Blue stretch ankle grazer jeans from NEXT

Shoes: Black ballet flats from AMERICAYA



Haven’t exercised for an entire month (because it’s my birthday everyday) and the FAT JEANS are out. I’m wearing my UK16 stretchy jeans and they’re a wee bit tight. Muffin tops are spilling over, yo! Time to cut back (erm… I’ll start on 1 October)

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Fat-shionista #12

I was the walking personifcation of the doldrums for the last few days because things at home are really grey. I thank my friends for keeping up the conversations while I was practically ignoring everyone else. Luanne and Pearlyn encouraged me to put some colours on – inspired by Lilli of Frocks & Frou Frou, I made an attempt today. I’m a walking rainbow today and these pictures are courtesy of Pearlyn’s patience with the ogre in me for the last few days.

I couldn’t decide which picture (thanks Pearl for taking a ton of them), so I’m putting up 3.

Call me Rainbow Brite

Call me Rainbow Brite

Note the fake smile

Note the fake smile

I may be brightly coloured but I am really shy

I may be brightly coloured but I am really shy

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Lime green summer dress with stripes from GAP

Cardigan: Black cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Accessories: Fake Anna Sui plastic ring in Neon Pink from somewhereonthestreetsofBangkok

Shoes: Pink, gold and black flats from somewhereonthestreetsofBangkok


Special thanks to Luanne who reminded me that eyeliner is my friend and cheered me on to doll up!


edit: I’ve been asked several times where I got the dress from – it’s from GAP but not from the shops. I got it 2nd hand, it belonged to someone else and has been worn before (not immediately of course). It could’ve been from several past seasons, I really have no idea.