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


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Fat-shionista #579

IMG_7638Oh wow it’s been almost 1 1/2 years since I last wore this dress. I’m so glad I brought it along with me (some of my outfits didn’t make it over and I was on a giving spree for a while too).

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Blue striped cherry print sundress from MARKS & SPENCER

Bottom: Black meringue petticoat from DOMINO DOLLHOUSE

Accessories: Coral floral barrette from ACCESSORIZE; Black stretchy belt with gold shell buckles from FRENCH CONNECTION

Footwear: Black hidden wedge pumps from ZIPIA

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Fat-shionista #578

IMG_7634Stripes and polka dots. Clashing prints, always okay in my books.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Neon Pink and White striped dungaree dress from TOPSHOP

Top: Black/White polka dot top from UNIQLO x Lulu Guinness

Accessories: Black bow headband with skull & crossbones from FOREVER21; Bronze folded spectacles (a gift from my pals Mylene and Jon)

Footwear: Purple sparkly pleather ballet flats from STEVE MADDEN

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Fat-shionista #577

IMG_7631Today’s post is inspired by @blackdotred on instagram (follow me too! I’m @wastedfash10n). Her outfit posts always include a high collared top and a statement necklace. So here’s my take on her style…

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Blue chambray long-seelved blouse with star print from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Red jewel flower statement necklace from MYBEAD88 on eBay; Blue and Red dangly earrings from Forever21

Bottom: Red KEITH HARING mini skirt from FOREVER21

Footwear: Black gladiator wedges from KENNETH COLE REACTION

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Fat-shionista #570

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This is one of 2 chinoiserie dresses that I own and I hardly ever take them out even I’ve had them both for several years now. The thing with these figure-grazing dresses is that I have to find good days to wear them (i.e. no PMS bloating or buffets). Chinese women are usually so slender that it’s almost impossible to be fat and look good in traditional costume. Luckily this isn’t really one of those made-in-china for Chinese women type dresses. I do sometimes wish I can buy off-the-rack cheongsams but I know even if I find one in my size, I don’t have the right shape to carry off the image that I want (in my head).

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Burgundy Wine Red Mini Dress with Black Lace & Bow from PATRICIA VALERY on etsy

 

Bag: Black kiss-clasp purse from PAUL FRANK

 

Footwear: Black wedge pumps from ZIPIA

 

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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 #567

IMG_6682This was my wedding dress. T and I deliberately chose to buy something we can wear repeatedly. No sense in wasting the money just for one day. I wore this to the Las Vegas chapel wedding and also to my tea ceremony in Singapore – albeit with different accessories. It has served me well!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Blue floral “Vintage Elizabeth” tea dress from SOHOMODE 

Accessories: Embellished Mirror Statement necklace from ACCESSORIZE

 

Bag: Black kiss-clasp purse from PAUL FRANK

 

Footwear: Black wedge pumps from ZIPIA

 

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Fat-shionista #565

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Do you shop online? When I lived in Singapore, I shopped on eBay for gently used on-trend clothes that were within my budget and also my size. Then I discovered etsy and I not only bought a lot of vintage dresses but I started ordering custom-made ones – each dress would cost between US60 – 150. After that, I went through a clothes copying phase where I bought cheap and cute fabric from textile shops in Singapore then getting local tailors to replicate my favourite dresses. These days, I have little desire to go through all that trouble – partly because I’m now a housewife and I don’t have anywhere to go, partly because I feel like my money could be put elsewhere (like *koffkoff* the mortgage payments of our home). It doesn’t hurt that I now live in Las Vegas and we’re not far from the outlet malls… heehee..

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Custom-made dress from LaMadeleine on etsy.com

Outerwear: Silver cropped cardigan from DELIA*S

Accessories: Pink frosted cookie brooch from TwinkieChan on etsy.com

Bag: Black & white patent leather dog cross body bag from EASYTRADE2099 on eBay

Footwear: Turquoise classic sneakers from SUPERGA

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