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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 #534

IMG_5653This has been my default “travel tote”. I just dump everything I need when I’m out of state/country. Everything from my wallet and phone, to wet wipes and facial tissue, a spare cardigan or a bottle of water! I love that it’s so summery! Do you like carrying large bags?

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Charcoal grey cotton jersey JULIA dress from Patricia Valery on etsy.com

Accessories: Set of 4 bangles from PRIMARKLilac acrylic statement necklace from TALISMAN’S (at Far East Plaza)

Bag: Pink and Beige large canvas tote from KATE SPADE

Footwear: Sparkly purple patent leather ballet flats from STEVE MADDEN

These shoes are quite bad for walking too long in. They’re sparkly and pretty BUT it’s constructed with a very stiff manmade material that give me blisters – maybe because my feet are too wide. My little toes on the ends will develop bunions if I wear them for extended periods. I do love them so much and carried them from Singapore to Las Vegas because they are pretty! LOL! Got them from Zalora for a steal!

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Fat-shionista #471

Hey everyone it’s a busy day at work so I’m gonna keep it short!

  • My pal Juanita featured me on her blog recently under this new interview series called “Friendly Feature” where she asked me to share a little more about myself. Read it HERE
  • Help me win one for the fat girls! Everyone please don’t forget to VOTE FOR ME for the 2013 Singapore Blog Awards under Levi’s Best Fashion Blog category. Online votes constitute 30%! My chances are inversely porportionate to my girth (i.e. ultra slim), I haven’t featured in the Top 3 at all. Everyone can vote once a day from now till 23 June 2013! All you need to do is create an account here to VOTE and you also stand a chance to win some JBL speakers worth $200-$250 if I win! Thank you thank you thank you in advance!
  • This Saturday, I’m participating in my friend’s yard sale! 8 June 2013, Tanjong Katong Road from 11am to 6pm! I’m selling over 100 items – books, DVDs, clothes, bags, accessories etc. Details HERE. Come down and say hi? I won’t bite!

Anyway, here’s what I’m wearing today:

Dress: Charcoal grey cotton jersey JULIA dress from Patricia Valery on etsy.com

Accessories: Crochet pepperoni pizza brooch from Twinkie Chan on etsy.com

Leggings: Black 3/4 wet-look leggings from Miss S Clothing on ebay

Footwear: Pink leopard print creepers/flatforms from From The Heel on ebay

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Thanks Sian Eng for the quick shoot!!

And there! In under 10 minutes, Sian Eng took these photos, I composited them and wrote up this post! Hope you like today’s outfit! So bloody comfortable lah! Okay back to the day job!


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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 etsy.com

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.

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

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Thanks for being a sport Shridar Mani!