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Fat-shionista #466

Hello it’s Wednesday… Sorry, I forgot I wanted to do What The Frock Wednesdays again. HAH!

Thanks to the kind people at WE LOVE COLORS, I am in love with my brand new Plus Sized Splash Color Tights! I was looking for something blue and not quite galaxy print because I’ve already got 2 pairs in the footless style. This is colour #2132. size A/B. For reference, I’m a UK16/18 and I’m 5′ 0″ (or 1.53m). The tights are a little too long and comes up to just under my boobs but this happens to me all the time because I’m Plus Petite. As with the other WE LOVE COLORS stockings, this has a very strong built-in gusset – which is very important to me as most hosiery manufacturers seem to neglect it. The crotch gusset reduces the stress caused by tugging when you pull them up, so the tights lasts longer and doesn’t rip. Who wants crotchless stockings??? At the same time, I feel that it eliminates the gross camel-toe effect.

Anyway, thank you Sian Eng again for today’s photos.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey HELLO KITTY tank top from FAITH21 (former Forever 21+)

Skirt: Black weave cotton skater skirt from TOPSHOP

Outerwear: Black cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Accessories: Purple necklace/earrings from JuanitaTortilla; Wood cut sleeping fox brooch from Dulcetfig; Purple stretchy belt (came free with a dress) from DOROTHY PERKINS

Leggings: Blue Plus Sized Splash Color Tights from WE LOVE COLORS

Footwear: Black square studded P. Galia loafers from STEVE MADDEN

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About WE LOVE COLORS

We Love Colors clothing is a US-based online store with the largest selection of colour anywhere.  Now with over 51 to choose from – tights, leggings, fishnet pantyhose, fishnet stockings, thigh highs, and other colourful hosiery items.  Available in children’s hosiery to plus sized hosiery.


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The Juanita Tortilla Birthday Giveaway – Results

This post was supposed to be for yesterday – my birthday, but 2 of my winners did not fulfill all the requirements of the sponsored giveaway which was conducted a month ago, so I was waiting for their responses.

My Winners were:

1. Saralyn / TwitPic

2. Tasneem / A Gift

3. Razaan / Photo

4. Jason

5. Siew Lin

All they had to do was send me a “birthday present” i.e. photo – email, tweet or a blog post, of them and the gift that JuanitaTortilla handmade and sponsored. I mailed them out diligently and was disappointed because I even sent reminders a few days ago. Anyway, I’ve given it away and that’s that, right?

Thank you to everyone who participated and completed the task!


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The JuanitaTortilla Birthday Giveaway

*EDIT – This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to all 5 winners! Hope to see the photos of you and your loot soon!

Hey it’s my birthday in exactly a month and I’m gonna give you presents! There are 5 sets of sponsored jewellery up for grabs! (See, I play nice and I share my things!)

Please visit JuanitaTortilla and say hello to my lovely sponsor and beloved childhood friend!

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This giveaway is open to all including international readers! To participate:

  • You must have a blog or twitter. (Please leave me your blog address & twitter handle)
  • You must LIKE both the wastedfashion and JuanitaTortilla Facebook pages, then tell us you’re there to win the JuanitaTortilla Birthday giveaway
  • Be the first to leave a comment on this post to claim 1 of 5 sets!
  • Just say “I want” and if you’re amongst the first 5, YOU WIN! (Randomly packed with a few items seen here.)

My birthday is on 13 September and here’s what I want from you in return – I’ll send the items out as soon as I get your address. Hopefully by 13 September 2012, you can tweet me a photo of you with the freebies (@wastedfashion) or/and write a short blog entry about it.

This giveaway starts NOW and ends when all 5 items have been claimed.

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Shopping & hanging with Juanita part 2

I’m quite lucky to have been able to see Juanita again in a matter of weeks! This Globe-trotting woman was just in Nepal YESTERDAY! Before she heads off Down Under then returning to the other side of the world in Switzerland, we took the day to chit-chat and pick up from where we left off.

First was a late lunch. Then we watched The Dictator (funny! But not as good as Borat), then we wandered around Arab Street to buy fabric again. I was hunting for a plain BLUE cotton that I am determined to use with a retro floral fabric I bought with her the last time. I went with my gut feeling and I think it matches (see picture for reference. How?).

After that, we walked around the shops and ended up in a Turkish restaurant for mint tea.

Then we shared a dinner of Fish Briyani and Chicken Mutarbak at Zam Zam (washed down with a pink rose Bandung drink).

We shopped around Haji Lane for a bit and I picked up a gold lightning bolt necklace (Wicked Laundry) for a steal at $10! And then I couldn’t resist buying an overpriced pair of Power Rangers danglys for $20 (Victoria Jomo).

It was a good day…

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Fat-shionista #206

Back at work!

Back at work!

Back view

Back view

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black & white striped dress from FRENCH CONNECTION

Accessories: Gun & Heart brooch from MADEBYWHITE; Set of bangles from H&M; APPLE key ring (gifted); Beaded drop earrings from JUANITATORTILLA

Footwear: Black ballet flats from PRETTY FIT

In other news, I’ve just listed a few lots of things I need to sell. Do check out my SHOPPE pages. The money will go to my household expenditure and groceries. FEED ME!

Accessories (because Ryd told me I had to zuush the outfit)

Accessories (because Ryd told me I had to zuush the outfit)


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Fat-shionista #200

It's been a long time since I posed with the monster behind

It's been a long time since I posed with the monster behind

And here's the backview

And here's the backview

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black ruffles tunic top as dress from EVANS

Accessories: Black belt with silver ribbon from RIVER ISLAND; Orange & blue dangly bead earrings from JUANITATORTILLA on etsy.com; Set of 4 plastic bangles from H&M (gift from Tamares); Pink wooden bird necklace from Bangkok (gift from Winnie & Kai)

Leggings: Sheer Navy Blue stockings from MARKS & SPENCER

Footwear: Black ballet flats from PRETTYFIT

So after the outdoor photos were taken, I almost immediately regretted not accessorizing. Lucky for me, I keep a bag of accessories in the office! So I picked some up and retook the photos. Hence the overload today.

Indoor photos by Elizabeth Wong

Indoor photos by Elizabeth Wong

The colourful accessories!

The colourful accessories!

The Pink Bird!

The Pink Bird!

One more for the road... so much better with accessories right?

One more for the road... so much better with accessories right?


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Fat-shionista #179

Brown is not boring

Brown is not boring

Nerds like me have no qualms about mixing & clashing

Nerds like me have no qualms about mixing & clashing

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Translucent floral tunic top from ATMOSPHERE (PRIMARK)

Dress: Purple tank dress from TOPSHOP

Accessories: Black stretchy belt from F21; Orange plastic key pendant – gift from Ye Junmin; Orange & blue dangly bead earrings from JUANITATORTILLA on etsy.com; Multiple friendship bracelets from ASOS; Brooch – gift from Pearlyn Cai

Footwear: Dracula vs Frankenstein mary janes from EM&SPROUT on etsy.com

Today’s style inspiration is an updated bohemian-nerd look. This is the first time I’m wearing this combination. Like my remix?

This is a photo taken by Pearlyn Cai

This is a photo taken by Pearlyn Cai

This is another photo taken by Pearlyn Cai

This is another photo taken by Pearlyn Cai

My friend Pearlyn took this really lovely and well-lit photo of me

My friend Pearlyn took this really lovely and well-lit photo of me

And here is a silly photo of me dancing around

And here is a silly photo of me dancing around

This is a picture I took of Pearlyn Cai

This is a picture I took of Pearlyn Cai

This is a photo of Pearlyn jumping/flying

This is a photo of Pearlyn jumping/flying