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


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Fat-shionista #491

This is a new top. I bought it yesterday and I haven’t washed it. I love it so much I had to wear it today! I know, I know… I’m supposed to be clearing my things and stop with the buying until my wardrobe is of acceptable size but I was weak. I went out shopping for gifts for T’s relatives and my friend Glenn’s birthday but I ended up spending about S$106 on myself. This top (S$24.90) and two necklaces from ACCESSORIZE (S$80.80). This just means that I’m gonna have to do another wardrobe clear out in the next few weeks. Heh… Give me 2 weeks to decide what I can part with… Heehee! I could definitely use some extra $$$

Anyway, I’ve been told that today’s get-up is quite unusual for me and I look more casual than on normal days. What can I say? I love this top a little too much to care! Also, it was raining when I left the house today!

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Light blue Little Twin Stars 3/4 jersey from UNIQLO x SANRIO

Accessories: Navy hair bow from a swop meet; Pink ear studs from GRER (gift from Felix); Black calculator watch from CASIO

Bottoms: Navy jeans from RIVER ISLAND

Footwear: Mint ARIEL ballet flats from Le Bunny Bleu

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Thanks Shridar for the photos!


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Fat-shionista #357

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Long-sleeved taupe blouse from KOOKAI

Bottom: Grey jeans from DOROTHY PERKINS

Accessories: You’ll Make Me Blush Rose necklace from Eclectic Eccentricity: Black leather belt with round studs from NEW LOOK

Footwork: Black ballet flats from GEOX

It’s a Sunday and I’m back at work. Thanks Elizabeth for the photos!

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Fat-shionista #346

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black tank top with sequin hearts from NEW LOOK

Bottom: Grey jeans from DOROTHY PERKINS

Accessories: Chunky “Rock Love Music” ring from INDIESIN; Black belt with round studs from NEW LOOK

Footwear: Black ballet flats from GEOX

Thanks to Jovin for taking my pictures during lunch!

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Fat-shionista #323

I’m typing this post out as I wait my turn at my neighbourhood clinic. I’m not at work today and I had a really bad night yesterday. I had these sharp pains in my lower abdomen (not like the menstrual ones) and now I feel like I did 100000 sit-ups yesterday. Miserable. I don’t know what exactly happened. A case of too much cake?? Highly likely since I’ve been warned my low HCI levels.

Anyway yesterday I got showered, dressed and out of the house in 15minutes! This is what I look like on lazy crazy unplanned days:

Top: Dark Olive Green pleated ruffle top from CLUB MONACO

Accessories: Green and silver Multi-strand necklace from DOROTHY PERKINS

Bottoms: Blue ankle grazer jeans from NEXT

Bag: Black quilted clutch wallet from RIPCURL

Footwear: Gold ballet flats with bow from PRETTYFIT

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Happy Birthday to Clarence, Junmin and Rydwan! Thanks Michelle for buying all the cake and Juwanda for being such a FABULOUS BAKER BOY!


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The hunt for jeans

Smart casual, luncheon get-up with jeans

Smart casual, luncheon get-up with jeans

I’m either a “round”, a “rectangle” or an “apple/diamond”. I don’t know which one. I have no waist to speak of and my bust, boobs and hips seem to have almost the exact same measurements except for the fact that they jut out from different angles. I also tend to have a high sitting belly.

Slouchy comfortable jeans for travelling

Slouchy comfortable jeans for travelling

For all the above reasons, I love shift dresses that either skim past my mid-section or those that flare out to give the illusion of hips. More than anything else, I love my jeans. They are my Saturday staple and I currently own about 5 pairs – different colours and fit. My running however has now significantly toned or reduced my lower body and I am a UK14 for bottoms whilst remaining a UK16 waist and up. The hunt for new bottoms (i.e. jeans) begins!!

My weekend uniform for hanging out

My weekend uniform for hanging out

Because I’m only 1.53m tall and I technically have a shorter torso than the average person, I usually pick low-waist petite length jeans. Most times, 3/4 or capris fit me like full length bottoms, so those work too. And because of my belly, stretchy jeans give the best fit! I’m on the hunt for new jeans but they shouldn’t cost me more than S$60 a pair! With the exchange rates these days though, I think S$60 does go a lot further than before.

Dress down weekends. Always with the jeans & an indie band t-shirt!

Dress down weekends. Always with the jeans & an indie band t-shirt!

Anybody seen this range of plus-sized jeans from Marisota? I was pointed to this link recently and 3 of their 9 styles caught my eye. Now, I’m curious.

  1. WOW jeans – designed to make your bum look perkier without going to the gym
  2. SLIM-FIT jeans – skinnies with stretch
  3. JEGGINGS – no explanation needed, I love jeggings.

I’m not sure about the prices though. They are a little more than what I’d normally spend but I’m a bargain hunter and everything is always a little more than what I’m willing to pay. Most Singaporeans willingly pay over S$100 for Levi’s and I do value the fit of a great pair of jeans. They are generally hardier and last longer than most other items in my wardrobe. Maybe it’s time to think about paying a little bit more.

Ok anyway, I’m thinking of

a) Petite WOW Slim Leg Jeans (length 27in)
b) Lola Slim Leg Jeans (length 27in)

I’m not sure how opaque the last one is and I’m definitely not wearing it with my top tucked in! Also high-waisted might mean it goes right up to just under my boobs! Then again, it also looks like it’ll be great under my 100000 tunic tops/short dresses!


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Fat-shionista #112

This is what I wore to a luncheon with the Mothership

This is what I wore to a luncheon with the Mothership

Pink & blue is the order of the day!

Pink & blue is the order of the day!

What I’m wearing:

Top: Pink ruffle top with blue piping from RIVER ISLAND

Bottom: Blue Ankle Grazer jeans from NEXT

Bag: Pink bowler bag with dangling charms from VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Footwear: Taupe ballet flats from JONES BOOTMAKER

We had lunch at ISLAND CAFE (Level 4 Tangs Plaza)

We had lunch at ISLAND CAFE (Level 4 Tangs Plaza)


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Fat-Shionista #51

Acting coy... ACTING ONLY

Acting coy... ACTING ONLY

Pointing at my earrings...

Pointing at my earrings...

These are my fabulous handmade earrings from juanitatortilla.com

These are my fabulous handmade earrings from juanitatortilla.com

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Bright Pink Batwing chiffon top from WAREHOUSE

Cami: Black camisole (inside) from MARKS & SPENCER

Belt: Round studs & rivets leather belt from NEW LOOK

Bottoms: Dark Blue Ankle-grazing jeans from NEXT

Watch: Black calculator watch from CASIO

Accessories: Pink & Purple double-hoop earrings from juanitatortilla.com

Shoes: Taupe ballet flats from JONES THE BOOTMAKER

Simple black eyeliner & bright pink matte lipstick from MAC

Simple black eyeliner & bright pink matte lipstick from MAC

My Happy Photographer - Michelle Yeo

My Happy Photographer - Michelle Yeo

Michelle's beady jewellery - lovely touch!

Michelle's beady jewellery - lovely touch!

Love Michelle's patent leather platform flats from MUJI

Love Michelle's patent leather platform flats from MUJI