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


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Fat-shionista #506

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As of today, it’s 1 day shy of 3 weeks since I’ve been here with T. I have been enjoying every moment and savouring our time together – long-distance relationships are hard and I always forget how much I missed being together until whenever we are physically together.

When T is out at work, I try to do the household chores (make the bed, laundry, dishes, walk Max, collect mail, cook and some serious spring cleaning of closets/rooms), come online to read blogs, chat with my friends, email my family, then potter around the house doing random things. I look forward to the evenings when T gets home from work. We usually get a little time together at dinner then he goes off to work on his game. I sit and read or do more surfing of the internet while he and Max snuggle up on the couch to code. Other than visiting his family the last 2 weekends, I get to go out once or twice a week like to the supermarket or follow T to run errands. It definitely is a far cry from what I’m normally up to  but this to me (for now at least), is domestic bliss.

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Yesterday, he rushed home from work in the afternoon to get me so that we could go get his vision corrected. He could drive there but needed me to drive him home after surgery. I am “proud” to say that his Corvette only stalled like 10 freaking times under my driving *bleagh* I’m so terrible at driving manual transmission cars – why do they even have them anymore?!?! The clutch is there to help you change gears but they have found a better way of doing that – it’s called AUTOMATIC transmission… HELLO?

Anyway, this was what I wore yesterday:

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

Outerwear: Black 3/4 sleeved babydoll cardigan from ESPRIT

Accessories: Set of 4 bangles from PRIMARK; Neon Green teardrop thread earrings from FOREVER21

Bottom: Lilac polka dotted jeans from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Sparkly purple patent leather ballet flats from STEVE MADDEN

I love the colour of my brand new OLD NAVY jeans which I got for a steal at just over USD12 with FREE SHIPPING. I’m wearing a US14 Petite and they are still kinda long (see how they bunch up at my ankles) – this happens ALL THE TIME. I’m just about 5′ tall. Anyhoos, I don’t love the fact that they are “super skinnies”. I think my legs are too chunky and my calves are HUGE – they are tighter at my calves than anywhere else. Other than that, such a cute lilac right? And my shoes were sparkling in the sunlight yesterday!


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Fat-shionista #442

I’m mixing up the sweet pink floral with some black and edgy accessories today!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Pink floral custom tea dress from SOHOMODE

Skirt: Peach Meringue petticoat from DOMINO DOLLHOUSE

Accessories: Stack of black bangles fr NEW LOOK: Black cable tie necklace from theKANG; Darth Vader resin ring from GREEDYSASSY

Footwear: Black wedge pumps from ZIPIA

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Something’s wrong with my hair today. It’s especially kinky and wavy.


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Fat-shionista #412

It started pouring at around 12 noon and I was glad I had the sense to wear a cardigan out even though it wasn’t even grey when I left the house.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black KISS Hello Kitty tank from FOREVER21

Outerwear: Black long cardigan from COTTON ON

Accessories: Black leather belt with round studs from NEW LOOK; IPod nano watch with grey strap from iwatchz

Bottom: Grey jeans from DOROTHY PERKINS

Footwear: Black loafers with square studs from STEVE MADDEN

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I have a love-hate thing with FOREVER21. I hate the name but I love this crazy Hello Kitty top


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Fat-shionista #408

Another quick post because I’m going to change out of the outfit and into my work uniform to go offsite soon!

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey HELLO KITTY tank from Faith21 (Forever21+’s predecessor)

Accessories: Havana brown cat-eye shades from RAY BAN (off SmartBuyGlasses); Silver bracelet SEAMASTER watch from OMEGA; Gold bow stretchy belt from BCBGeneration (off eBay)

Bottom: Black swing skirt with weave pattern from TOPSHOP; Black 3/4 wetlook leggings from eBay

Outerwear: Pink cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Footwear: Black ballet flats from AMERICAYA

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And thank you, Michelle for these pictures! You look sooooo great for someone who turned 51 last Saturday! May we all have zest and energy like you!!


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How To: Morning Make-up in 5 Minutes!

In the mornings, I like spending as much time as I can sleeping in so my morning routine is quick and breezy. I get up, brush my teeth, hop into the shower, throw on the item nearest to my reach and do my make-up in 5 minutes. I can probably do more if I had more time and put in more effort – but seriously? It’s NOT THAT BAD!

Step 1:

BENEFIT "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer

BENEFIT "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer

Step 2:

BENEFIT Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer

BENEFIT Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer

Step 3:

URBAN DECAY Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation - Illusion

URBAN DECAY Surreal Skin Cream to Powder Foundation - Illusion

Step 4:

URBAN DECAY Eyeshadow - Cherry

URBAN DECAY Eyeshadow - Cherry

Step 5:

SILKYGIRL Natural Brow Pencil - 03 Soft Brown

SILKYGIRL Natural Brow Pencil - 03 Soft Brown

Step 6:

MAC Veluxe Pearl Eye Shadow - Stars 'N' Rockets

MAC Veluxe Pearl Eye Shadow - Stars 'N' Rockets

Step 7:

ESTEE LAUDER Signature Silky Powder Blush - 21 Peach Nuance

ESTEE LAUDER Signature Silky Powder Blush - 21 Peach Nuance

We’re actually almost done. Fingers are your best friends! Make sure you wash your hands before smearing them all over your face. I do actually own an assortment of brushes but I’m not going to spend my precious morning fussing over application when my fingers and the stuff that comes with the product work just fine.

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Almost done!!

Step 8:

MAC Hello Kitty Glaze - Big Bow

MAC Hello Kitty Glaze - Big Bow

And that’s it! If you don’t mind getting by with a look like that – all you need is 5 minutes (or less) in the mornings!

The 5-min Morning Make-Up

The 5-min Morning Make-Up