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

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Fat-shionista #589


This pineapple-print skirt has been worn only a handful of times since I bought it. I’m thinking of doing a clear-out sale on eBay to sell some of my things – maybe about 20-25 items. I have a lot of clothes that I don’t wear as much, and are no longer suitable for my lifestyle. $5 and $10 items – clothes and accessories. Maybe. I’m not sure yet. But if I do, this pineapple skirt should go because I think someone else would use it more often than I do. Also, I could use some shopping money for winter clothes.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey tank top from OLD NAVY

Outerwear: Pink 3/4 sleeve cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Accessories: Rainbow-coloured felt button necklace from MIAOW & SQUEAK; Natural bamboo weave bangle from THE ISLAND SHOP

Bag: White pleather bag with pink bow and black accents from BETSEY JOHNSON

Footwear: Black gladiator wedges from KENNETH COLE REACTION

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Fat-shionista #544

IMG_5806This is one of my favourite vintage dresses. It’s originally from the 80s and I got it on etsy (unfortunately the seller is no longer there). I’ve had it copied twice already! The cut-out back is my favourite part of course! And it doesn’t hurt that it skims my body and hides my belly fat!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Red 80s vintage shift dress with cut-out back from etsy

Accessories: Natural bamboo weave bangle from THE ISLAND SHOP; White vintage necklace from eBay

Footwear: Brown heeled clogs from OLD NAVY



Fat-shionista #522


To market, to market… to buy a fat pig… Except not. I’m vegetarian. I’m pig-friendly these days. But yes, this is what I typically wear when I do my grocery runs. Either shorts or leggings – depending on the weather. And either a t-shirt or a tank-top. I typically go to the supermarket about once every 7 to 10 days ALONE because T says his feet aches when he walks for too long on flat ground (as opposed to undulating terrain like when we’re hiking). Just as well, because I like to take my time and go round the aisles twice in case I miss out on a good deal. So yeah, this is my Housewife of Las Vegas ensemble. HAHAHA!


What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey TENNIS band t-shirt

Outerwear: Dark grey cardigan from LURVE HANDLES

Accessories: Natural bamboo weave bangle from ISLAND SHOP; Pink Skipping Girl brooch from ETSY; Brown slim ribbon belt from LURVE HANDLES

Bottoms: Light blue cuffed denim shorts from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Brown heeled clogs from OLD NAVY

Oh BTW, check out LURVE HANDLES, a new PLUS SIZE Online Store based in Singapore – don’t worry, they ship internationally too. They stock sizes from UK14-20 and prices range from S$12.50 for basics to S$45 maximum for dresses – that’s really decent right?

The grey cardigan fits really well across my shoulders (17″ across) even though the sleeves are a little long for me (because I have short limbs in general). My shoulders are actually a lot broader than my hips and I’m an inverted triangle so the length of the cardigan is great for hiding my weird proportions. The belt however was too big for me. It’s a little over 53″ long and the first hole is at 44.5″ so if you’re a UK16 like me, you’d probably need to add more holes to get it to fit right.


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Fat-shionista #497

Hah! I told you this was going to be one of my favourite dresses! I love how it fits and feels. Also, statement necklaces do particularly well paired with this dress. There’s something to be said about these crazy statement necklaces that are so perfect for lazy people who can’t be bothered to accessorize. I love love love them!

How do you store your accessories? I have several jewellery trees and little trays both in Singapore and Las Vegas. Heh heh… And I recently just got rid of 2 boxes of those I haven’t been wearing for a while. Too many! Too many I say!

Anyway, thanks to Sianny for the pictures!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Grey Midi Dress with long sleeves from ASOS

Accessories: Natural bamboo weave bangle from Island Shop; Embellished Mirror Statement necklace from ACCESSORIZE (I can’t believe it was £9.50! I just bought it 2 weeks ago in Singapore for more than S$50!)

Footwear: Mustard coloured synthetic leather Mary Janes from ZIPIA





Fat-shionista #484

After 2 back to back crazy weekends (especially last week), I was so glad to get a break even if it was just 1 day. I think I love the adrenaline rush of work and it feels really good when it shows that you’ve put in a lot of yourself in it. We had two highly positive closing stories and I was quoted without missing a beat. It’s great to have a really dependable team you can count on to deliver the goods, run the show, keep the audiences safe and also make the 10, 000 things I want to say about the festival coherently concise. Now, my work is done and it’s bitter-sweet for me. I’ve given 5 years of myself to this festival and almost 7 years to the company. I go on a long holiday at the end of next month and I can’t wait to go back home to T in Las Vegas. We will be travelling across the USA and I can’t wait! Arizona, New York and California – here I come! Okay lah, in another 50 days…

Anyway, here’s an outfit post! I picked this dress from the racks off the Centrepoint MS. READ shop. It’s something from their R by MS. READ (trendy contemporary styles) range and retails for S$119 (use the “wastedfashion” 20% discount code and it’ll only cost you S$95.20).

It’s so generously cut that I went a size down and am wearing a UK14 for this. I don’t wear a lot of black just because fat girls are told to wear black and I refuse to abide by that “slimming”rule. But I’m not against it. As you can see, it drapes really well and is very flattering. The studs on the neckline and the front flap are nice details to an otherwise plain and simple dress. Wednesdays are our long meeting days, so I do try to dress more appropriately for work (no dress code in the creative industry though). I love that the sleeves are a comfortable fit – not too baggy and not too tight. Do you have the uncomfortable, cannot-raise arms armhole issue? I do sometimes but not here. Also, remember that I’m only 1.53m tall, so for the length of this dress is probably not going to work for someone over 1.6m unless you like minis.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black front overlap studs dress from R by MS. READ

Accessories: Gold knotty weave metal dangling earrings from ALDO; Natural weave bangle from ISLAND SHOP

Footwear: Brown hidden wedge pumps from ZIPIA



So how does one go about slimming one’s face? I’ve still got the same round fat cheeks with the double chins.


From now till 31st July 2013, flash the above image (on your smart phone or mobile device) for a straight SGD20 off your total bill (for regular priced items) in store at 3 locations – Centrepoint, Metro Paragon and Metro Woodlands. wastedfashion readers can also get 20% discount for 1 entire year until 30 June 2014 by asking for the “wastedfashion discount”. (NOTE: Both discounts cannot be used simultaneously.)

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Fat-shionista #460

Hey happy Monday! Another 17 more days before I get to see my beloved again! Wheeeee… I just need to survive another 2 Monday Blues…

Also, Diana cheered me up with a new brooch!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Multi-coloured striped maxi dress from ISLAND SHOP

Outerwear: Black cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Accessories: Pink butterfly earrings from MISS SELFRIDGE; Sleeping fox brooch from DULCETFIG; Cowry shell necklace from HERPHOTOBLOG BY SERAPHINA & CO; Gold weave belt from H&M





Weird wavy curly crazy hair today. Time to do something to it! Any suggestions?


Fat-shionista #459

It’s the eve of Labour Day today and while most people enjoy the public holidays, my line of job serves when people are able to free time up to enjoy themselves. I got into the office before 9am today and will be working till 11pm. Tomorrow, Labour Day, I’ll be in from 3-11pm.

I am counting down to seeing T again! 23 more days!!! Yay!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Gypsy Lola Floral Mini Summer Dress from HELL BUNNY

Outerwear: Black cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Accessories: Natural weave bangle from ISLAND SHOP

Leggings: Chili Red grid pattern leggings from KATE SPADE

Footwear: Black square stud P Galia loafers from STEVE MADDEN



Thanks Sianny for the photos!

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Fat-shionista #431

It’s one of those days I’m not wearing a dress! I love this F21 skirt that I got yonks ago. Unfortunately the sparkly diamanté bits are all falling off. I love elastic waist bands. Any leads to something similar?

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black/Orange star print sleeveless top from NEW LOOK

Bottom: Navy elastic waisted tulle skirt from F21

Accessories: Navy statement necklace from ISLAND SHOP

Footwear: Black hidden wedge pumps from ZIPIA

Thanks for the photos, Sian Eng! Speedy photographer got it all done in under 2 minutes!



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Fat-shionista #398

Hello it’s the 13th WHAT THE FROCK WEDNESDAY and hey 50 shades of grey. Ok maybe just 3…

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Charcoal grey Julia Dress by PATRICIA VALERY on

Bottom: Black and Grey opaque leopard print tights from DOROTHY PERKINS

Accessories: Black chainmaille & cable tie necklace from theKANG; Natural weave bangle from ISLAND SHOP

Footwear: Black Mary-Janes FLATforms with toe cap studs from some shop in Far East Plaza

I’m wearing new lipstick – L’Oreal Color Riche 285 Pink Fever, to match my pink elasticized wrist supports. Too much crocheting. Arthritic hands are angry.



I think toothy grins look better on me. These half-smiles, closed-mouth affairs look more awry than wry or coy.


Thanks for being a sport Shridar Mani!


Fat-shionista #389

Quick post today because I’ve got quite a lot of things to do at work. Let’s do this in 2 minutes! Thanks Shridar for the snaps!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Multi-colored maxi dress from ISLAND SHOP

Accessories: Airplane necklace from BITSCH KITSCH; Stack of bangles from NEW LOOK; Distressed leather belt from TOPSHOP; Black plastic bangle with ridges from THEBLACKGROUND

Footwear: Black ballet flats from GEOX

Sending out 3 parcels from the JuanitaTortilla Birthday Giveaway at lunch. Pending 1 address and Juanita’s decision to allow a participant to win even though she has neither twitter nor blog. What say you guys? Ok go?