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


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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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Guest Post: OUT OF THE CAKE BOX (Singapore)

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Remember Dana for the NYAW series? When we visited her at her flat last year, she surprised us by baking a cake in the image of Chloe and by also serving us so many yummy treats. At that point, she was just still completing her baking school and was on the verge of opening her own home bakery business. We knew just from the treats we sampled and the pictures of the amazing bespoke cakes that she showed us that it will be a runaway success.

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Fast forward to a year later and Dana has opened a brick and mortar cake shop! We were delighted to hear the wonderful news! We were invited to the soft-opening so JM and I went to check out what’s on offer. The shop’s located in the mature housing estate of Telok Blangah. It might sound obscure but it’s not. There’s an MRT station right at their doorstep and there are many buses that will take you straight into the city within minutes.

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The cake shop has a simple layout and basic interior design so you won’t find any hipster cafe pretensions here which is refreshing. The most striking thing about the interior is the beautiful 70-s mosaic floor tiles which Dana fought tooth & nail to keep. Anyway, the decor is the last thing one would notice because the star of this shop is the food – cakes and pastries!

Our Favourites

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Chendol Fudge Cake 

Gula melaka infused sponge cake layers with coconut gula melaka fudge and classic chendol toppings. We exclaimed in excitement when we first saw a photo of this on their FB page! Chendol in a cake! Perfect! We really enjoyed this because you get the flavours of chendol and the bits of attap chee and red bean. While one would expect a cake based on chendol to be cloyingly sweet, it wasn’t.

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Chicago Cheesecake 

Creamy and fluffy texture with subtle hints of citrus. This is really amazing. We’ve always found most American cheesecakes too dense and filling and the Japanese cheesecakes are too light and airy. Out of the Cakebox’s cheesecake is out of this world because they managed to get the right balance between the both. Highly recommended.

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Gnome Domes 

This was created by Dana’s pastry chef who they affectionately call the Pastry Gnome. It’s choux pastry with creme pattiserie. We don’t know how to describe except that it’s damn shiok. Really well made choux pastry with delightful cream with local flavours like Horlicks!

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Savoury Muffins 

I prefer savoury to sweet things so I was so happy to see this in the shop. Roast chicken, olives, petit pois, homemade pesto cream cheese frosting! Some people might be turned off by the idea of a savoury muffin but you just have to take that leap of faith and try it. Think Out of the Cakebox! You’d be surprised.

Tart au Citron 

It’s like biting into a super lemon tart. The tartness of the citrus hits you and then you taste the sweetness.

Milionaire’s Tart

Rich buttery short crust base topped off with sea-salt caramel and slow baked chocolate custard.

This is probably named Millionaire’s Tart because it’s so wonderfully rich

Everything we tasted at Out of the Cakebox was delicious and the staff were so friendly. We wish Dana and her partner, all the best and hope that their venture will continue to grow! They’ve worked so hard for this and we’re glad that Dana worked towards realising this cakery. She’s definitely not your average woman.

Do support Out of the Cakebox.

They are located at Blk 45 Telok Blangah Drive #01-173, Singapore 100045.

Like their page at https://www.facebook.com/outofthecakebox

Follow them on http://instagram.com/outofthecakebox

Written by Percy K.


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Fat-shionista #594

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So this happened today. I took these pictures on my way out to the Post Office and for some silly reason, it didn’t occur to me to put down the plastic bag I was carrying. I have no idea where I got this Lakeshore bag – have never bought anything from there and I have no children. It was however holding 3 parcels that I was going to mail out.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Purple and black floral dress from DOROTHY PERKINS

Accessories: Brown pleather belt from STEVE MADDEN

Outerwear: Purple cropped jacket from H&M Divided

Bag: Grey rectangular kiss-clasp handbag from CHARLES & KEITH

Footwear: Dark beige moto boots from MADDEN GIRLIMG_8601


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Fat-shionista #593

IMG_8161This is the first time I’m wearing this dress. For some strange reason though, it looks kinda blue here when it’s actually a very light mint green. I got it at Target for $7.99, down from $24.99! w000t!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Light mint green dress from XHILARATION (at Target)

Outerwear: Silver cropped cardigan from DELIAS

Accessories: Lilac acrylic statement necklace from TALISMAN’S (at Far East Plaza)

Footwear: Dark beige moto boots from MADDEN GIRL

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