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Fat-shionista #556

IMG_6009Does my top look familiar? That’s because you’ve seen that print HERE! It’s a dress, yes! What I’ve done is to capitalise on the fact that the dress has a wide circle skirt and just threw the black one over so there’s some shape. Now what do you think about that? Hahaha…

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Green flower dress with pink and orange accents from LURVE HANDLES (worn as a top)

Bottom: Black full midi skirt from ASOS PETITE

Bag: Black kiss-clasp purse from PAUL FRANK

Footwear: Black wedge pumps from ZIPIA

IMG_6010I definitely look like I’m in pain. HAHAHA!! I guess I either give it a big grin or don’t. The half-way smile thing just doesn’t work for me.


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Fat-shionista #555

IMG_6007Do I look like I’m in pain or that I’m suffering some unspeakable sadness? I feel like that’s what it appears to be when I’m not smiling or grinning widely. I’m often asked if I’m okay and it does force me to be insanely jolly (or pretend to be) just so as not to worry anyone. HAHAHA!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Red/White strappy floral dress from Forever 21 Plus.

Outerwear: Silver cropped cardigan from DELIA*S

Accessories: Red beads and cowry shell handmade necklace from herphotoblog by Seraphina & Co

Bag: Black kiss-clasp purse from PAUL FRANK

Footwear: Black wedge pumps from ZIPIA

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Fat-shionista #554

IMG_6005So today we take it outside. I’m just experimenting. Are you sick of seeing our hall tree and our “mud room” yet? It’s not really a mud room, it’s just a vestibule outside our bedroom and where you enter from the garage. I usually do my pictures there because that’s where my shoes are and right outside the bedroom after I get dressed. It also doesn’t hurt that there’s a set of full glass sliding doors letting the light into the house.

We have a little yard outside our bedroom and Max is probably King of the area because he likes lying out on the flagstones in the day. My problem is the wind and the weird angle at which the sun hits our house so I have to catch the right time to take these pictures. I’ll probably try it out a few more times just for variety if not anything.

IMG_6006What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Maroon & blue printed short sleeved dress from PRIMARK

Accessories: Gold bow stretchy belt from BCBGENERATION

Bag: Black kiss-clasp purse from PAUL FRANK

Footwear: Black wedge pumps from ZIPIA


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Fat-shionista #552

IMG_5961I think we’re seeing the last of these shorts for a while. Okay, maybe a week or so because it’s still so hot out. This striped peplum top however, I think have been surprisingly versatile! I’ve worn it with jeans and with a hi-lo skirt – both of which I really liked. This combination appears to be a keeper too!

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Red & Cream candy-striped peplum top from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Pink bangle from SONIA RYKIEL POUR H&MTriple flower hair barrette from FOREVER21; Grey Chinese knot necklace from 2014happy5866 on eBay (what’s with the userID yo?); Brown faux leather belt from STEVE MADDEN

Bag: Pink and Beige large canvas tote from KATE SPADE

Bottom: Light blue cuffed denim shorts from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Black gladiator wedges from KENNETH COLE REACTION

 

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Fat-shionista #551

IMG_5959I guess the last 20 posts are probably good testament to the fact that imagination is key to maximising your wardrobe. How many times have you seen me wearing the same pair of shoes, the same jacket, the same pair of bottoms, the same top?

T and I share just 1 wardrobe. We take an equal amount of space with regards to apparel. I do have more accessories and bags but I don’t necessarily have a large winter collection since I came from the tropics. How I’ve been coping is just by layering when it gets colder.

I love switching things around and I don’t need everything to be matchy-matchy. Neither am I afraid of saying that I just don’t have the money to spend on expensive things. I’m okay with mixing and matching off-season bargains if I have to.

Will I shop differently if I have more disposable income – maybe, possibly? But my priorities right now is our nest egg and to be completely debt free before I’ll splurge on clothes, bags and shoes. You know, boring things like paying off our mortgage and servicing the car loan, also rebuilding our savings to a 6-month contingency level etc. We were wiped out when Max was stricken with cancer last year…

Anyway, the whole point of this blog is frivolity, so don’t take it too seriously and have fun with what you already own. (uhmm… and pay off your credit card debts monthly!)

IMG_5960What I’m wearing today:

Top: Orange frilled strappy tank top with blue stars from TOPSHOP

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

Accessories: Gold spikes and matte black skulls necklace from AYLISS DESIGN on eBay; Brown faux leather belt from STEVE MADDEN

Bag: Grey studs and skulls cross body bag from GORGEOUSLAND on eBay

Bottom: Light blue cuffed denim shorts from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Black gladiator wedges from KENNETH COLE REACTION

 


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Fat-shionista #550

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So I’ve been asked why I’m always so happy in my pictures and I’m glad that people enjoy looking at me being all overtly jubilant because life can suck… You know? And nobody really wants to see a sullen picture of me. Some people have problems with their resting bitch face whereas I have a resting sad face. I actually look like I’m in pain when I’m not smiling. HAHAHA! Also, as I’ve mentioned before, wastedfashion is only a small part of my personal life. There are so many facets to it. (Just so you know, my husband forces me to read The Feeling Good Handbook…)

If there’s a secret or a tip behind taking crazy pictures like mine, it’s to play some music, dance (or sing) to it and take your photos early in the day before anyone can ruin your mood. Heh…

Onward with day uhmm… 4? 5? 6? of the unwashed denim shorts

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What I’m wearing today:

Top: Navy My Melody top with back bow detail from UNIQLO X SANRIO

Outerwear: Red & blue plaid shirt from H&M L.O.G.G.

Accessories: Brown faux leather belt from STEVE MADDEN

Bag: Grey studs and skulls cross body bag from GORGEOUSLAND on eBay

Bottoms: Light blue cuffed denim shorts from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Women’s Fastpack Paceline Mid Hiking Boot from TIMBERLAND


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Fat-shionista #547

IMG_5967You would be forgiven for thinking that I must be crazy for wearing a cardigan in the middle of Summer, especially since I live in the desert. Here’s the thing though – it might not look like it, but it’s a really light cardigan worn to the brink of death! It’s pilling and shows its age upclose. I bought this in Singapore and if you can imagine tropical humidity and heat, this cardigan is actually quite breathable. I love it! So glad I brought it here with me when I returned in April to pick up my stuff.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black/White polka dot top from UNIQLO x Lulu Guinness

Outerwear: Black batwing open cardigan from COTTON ON

Accessories: Black pleather belt with silver buckle from H&M; Red jewel flower statement necklace from MYBEAD88 on eBay

Bag: Red leather tote from KATE SPADE

Bottom: Light blue cuffed denim shorts from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Black strappy peeptoe heels from KIMCHI BLUE (Urban Outfitters)

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