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


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Fat-shionista #605

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For some reason, my belly looks extremely high and round in these pictures and since these pictures were taken a week ago, I can safely say that I probably look even bigger now. I’m now in my 3rd trimester – actually I still have a few days before I hit it, but for the sake of rounding it up *koffkoff*. We are doing the “less than 100 days to go” countdown but I won’t know how many for sure until my next OBGYN appointment about a week away. I’ve heard that the last month of your pregnancy seems like the longest and most women are so over and done with the symptoms they just want to get the baby out as soon as it’s safe. I have diabetes and some other health factors that make this a high-risk pregnancy. I’ve been told months ago that for safety reasons, I would most likely be induced early or offered a c-section. So we’ll see…
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What I’m wearing:

Top: Red HELLO KITTY t-shirt from OLD NAVY (this is not a maternity shirt)

Leggings: Grey & Black triangle graphic print fold-over yoga pants from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Dark beige moto boots from MADDEN GIRL


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Fat-shionista #589

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What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Blue flared-sleeve tunic from FRENCH CONNECTION

Accessories: Pink flower headband from ASOS; Set of 4 plastic bangles from PRIMARK

Scarf: Pink KSNY X DARCEL scarf from KATE SPADE

Leggings: Teal opaque tights from UNIQLO

Footwear: Dark beige moto boots from MADDEN GIRL

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Fat-shionista #588

 

IMG_9289I’ve decided that the next time I wear this ensemble, it’ll be for Christmas. FIngers crossed that it’ll be warm enough indoors when we’re in New York though… What do you think? I think it’s quite Christmassy, no? Of course, I’ll have a super fluffy down-feather mid-length coat with me as well.

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What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black and red floral skater dress from BRAT STAR

Accessories: Vintage teal and gold necklace from SELECT 18 (Soho, Hong Kong); Black flower barrette from ASOS; Black stretchy belt with gold bow from BCBGeneration

Leggings: Black polka dotted leggings from DOROTHY PERKINS

Footwear: Black slouchy sueded boots from AMAZON

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Fat-shionista #577

 

IMG_9285Another of my bag lady looks. How comfy is it? VERY!!! I love being all warm and cosy when the air outside is FFRRRREEZING (at least to me). Layering is fun because you just pile on as many different things as possible to keep warm and the end result is like a rainbow vomited on you! YAY!

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Top: Grey geometric print long-sleeved crop top from MOSSIMO SUPPLY CO

Bottom: Red floral print skirt (Vintage)

Accessories: Green plastic cat necklace from The Mannequin Plastic; Black bow head band from ASOS

Scarf: Black and white polkadotted scarf from WAREHOUSE

Bag: Neon yellow crossbody bag from BCBG Max Azria

Leggings: Pink and blue hearts opaque tights from TOPSHOP

Footwear: Turquoise classic sneakers from SUPERGA

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Fat-shionista #576

IMG_9281To be honest, my “uniform” of late has been leggings from OLD NAVY, jeans and jumpers. Most days I just want to stay home and hide under the blankets that T’s Grammy crocheted (we have 4 different ones lying around the house). You know, to stay warm. And then there’s the horrible desert dryness. I have lived most of my life in the seasonally homogenous tropical island of Singapore and then, I come here. The lack of humidity makes my hair behave but it also cracks my skin – literally, I get red welts on my body from the skin drying out and splitting. Mostly on my back because I don’t get enough lotion there.

Anyway, this brings me to my lack of outfit posts – because I’m still trying to get a hang of this climate even if I’ve been here for 1 1/2 years. I can’t figure out what to wear and how to wear what I own. And hence… the bag lady layers. So that’s my style for the next 4-6 months until the weather turns warmer in April. You’ll see lots of crazy layering because that’s how I’m going to make what I own work for me here.IMG_9282

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Baby blue and white polka-dotted dress from FOREVER21

Outerwear: Mint green cardigan from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Pink/Blue wooden bead necklace from FOREVER21

Scarf: Purple knitted scarf with sequins from DELIA*S

Leggings: Neon Pink/Black Striped tights from WE LOVE COLORS (Best fat-girl tights I own!!!)

Footwear: Brown Kandy Oxfords from Le Bunny Bleu

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Fat-shionista #575

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Yesterday was cheap pizza Wednesday and I usually go to Glazier’s to get a large Cheese pizza for $5.99 but instead, T and I skipped our routine and had Chicago-style deep-dish at Amore Taste of Chicago (just about 15 minutes drive from where we live). It was delicious and superbly filling!! I’m glad I wore something bulky and baggy… HAHHAHA!!

What I wore yesterday:

Top: Grey superheroes sweatshirt from MARVEL

Accessories: Red & Blue Power Rangers earrings from VICTORIA JOMO at Haji Lane (Singapore); Black flower barrette from ASOS

Bottom: Light blue chambray skater skirt from OLD NAVY

Leggings: Crimson opaque tights from UNIQLO (these are highly recommended! Super smooth and durable too)

Footwear: Black slouchy boots from AMAZON

So after I got dressed, I went up to T’s office (which is on the 3rd floor of our house while our bedroom is on the 1st) and showed him my outfit. I asked him what he thought of it and of course, my husband who tries to always be gentle with me didn’t say anything mean even though I could see in his eyes that he was a little bewildered. He merely said “hmmm… that’s random. Are you selling these clothes?”. HAHAHA!
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Fat-shionista #570

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The weather just turned overnight. Literally. It was in the mid-30s (Celsius) one day and the next, it was under 20! So sweat shirts are in and shorts are out!!! T is still wearing t-shirts and shorts for now but he puts on an extra shirt when he leaves the house to walk Max with me. I, on the other hand, wear an additional scarf when walking outside. I wore this outfit to do my groceries – which means driving from point to point and only being exposed to the elements for short periods under a minute from car to store. Other than that, I need to beef it up.

What I’m wearing:

Top: Grey spectacles-print sweat shirt from FOREVER21Plus

Bottoms: Grey leggings from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Pink bauble statement necklace from FOSSIL

Bag: Pink bow and black trim beige bag from BETSEY JOHNSON

Footwear: Turquoise classic sneakers from SUPERGA

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Fat-shionista #589

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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 #548

IMG_5973I had a lot of outtakes when I did this shoot. It was supposed to be an easy and quick thing – set the timer, prance around and take 2 rounds of 5 shots each. BUT half-way through my first 2 photos I heard howling coming from the 3rd floor. T and Max were howling in unison and T was encouraging Max by going louder and faster. It was so hilarious and somewhat WTF that I just burst out laughing and stopped to listen to them.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black and white stripe Perfect Pop-Color Tank from OLD NAVY

Bag: Beige bag with black trimmings and pink bow from BETSEY JOHNSON

Accessories: Brown faux leather belt from STEVE MADDEN

Bottom: Light blue cuffed denim shorts from OLD NAVY

Leggings: Pink textured tights from BETSEY JOHNSON (gift from my pal Pearlyn)

Footwear: Black slouchy faux suede boots from AMAZON

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Fat-shionista #528

IMG_5428This is basically my go-to travel outfit these days when I want to be girly but not impractically so. The 3/4 leggings are a god-send for walking (chub rub, you know) and I have 4 HELL BUNNY mini dresses that are so easy to just throw on. The funny thing about these leggings is that T loves them. He likes how they’re shiny and he touches them whenever I put them on. Some strange fetish perhaps? MWAHAHAHHA…

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Mint green LOUISA dress from HELL BUNNY

Bottom: Black 3/4 wet look leggings from misss_2007 on eBay

Accessories: Black cable tie necklace from theKANG

Bag: Grey bag with leatherette bow from BERSHKA

Outerwear: Lilac 3/4 sleeve jacket from H&M Divided

Footwear: Brown Kandy Oxfords from Le Bunny Bleu (at Bugis+)

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So what do you normally pack for a roadtrip? Shorts? Jeans? Something sensible and easy to stuff in a bag – uh… Like leggings and a t-shirt?