An Exercise In Trivial Pursuits

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


1 Comment

Fat-shionista #566

IMG_6680

This is one of those dresses I hardly wear because I never brought it back to Singapore. I ordered it online and it got sent to Las Vegas sitting here for a month or so until I visited T (this was before we were married). I wore it once during a holiday here then I went back to Singapore for months, leaving it behind. Then I came back again and wore it another one time before the weather turned and it was too cold to wear again until now… hahaha… Poor neglected dress.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Mint green sleeveless dress from DELIA*S

Outerwear: Black batwing cardigan from COTTON ON

Accessories: Grey Chinese knot necklace from 2014happy5866 on eBay; Beige & neon pink stretchy belt from H&M

Bag: Purple polka-dotted clutch from WISHFUL THINKING on etsy.com

Footwear: Purple sparkly ballet flats from STEVE MADDEN

IMG_6681


Leave a comment

Fat-shionista #562

IMG_6456Just a quick one today. Sometimes, it’s not about what fancy new things one is wearing – it really is what I wear on a daily basis. I love band t-shirts and I wear them VERY OFTEN. And oh yes, how can we forget – favourite necklace of the moment again! Woohoo!!

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Japanese band TOE t-shirt

Accessories: Brown pleather belt from STEVE MADDEN; Pink bangle from SONIA RYKIEL POUR H&M

Bottom: Barnswallow Cuffed-Twill Boyfriend shorts from OLD NAVY

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

Footwear: Purple sparkly ballet flats from STEVE MADDEN

IMG_6457


2 Comments

Fat-shionista #560

IMG_6452How do you like our little yard? It’s mostly brown because we live in the desert but I decided to take pictures here because the landscaping guys just came in to tidy it up and it looks neat!

One thing though, you have to go in and out quickly or you will burn! Summer in the desert is no joke. I have my minimum of SPF 50 for the body and I also try to cover my arms when it gets too hot because I get all freckly!

What I’m wearing:

Top: Green/White striped task with fabric flower detail from KATE SPADE

Outerwear: Dark grey cardigan from LURVE HANDLES

Accessories: Brown faux-leather belt from STEVE MADDEN

Bottom: Barnswallow Cuffed-Twill Boyfriend shorts from OLD NAVY

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

IMG_6453


2 Comments

Fat-shionista #559

IMG_6448

I like colours and I love them clashing or bold. Sometimes though, I like them matchy-matchy. I love that pinks and purples work for my skin tone (whatever that means LOL).

This is what I wore to go to Walgreens to collect my prescription and uhm.. buy toilet bowl cleaner from the 99c Only Store on Blue Diamond. So exciting, right? Hahahahaa…

IMG_6449

 

What I’m wearing:

Top: Rainbow mosaic tank top from H&M Divided

Accessories: Pink baubles statement necklace from FOSSIL; Black pleather belt with silver buckle from H&M

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

Bottom: Lilac polka dotted jeans from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Purple sparkly ballet flats from STEVE MADDEN


1 Comment

Fat-shionista #558

IMG_6446

Another day in the life of a housewife living in the Mojave desert. I wore this to go pick up pizza and do errands at the Dollar Store!

Anyway, to beat the summer heat – more t-shirts and more shorts! I got these Old Navy shorts recently when they went on sale at $8 (originally $22.94) and like my cuffed denim shorts, they are a LIFE SAVER! I think the cuffs actually make them more “polished” if I can use that word to describe it. More, you know… dressy and less sloppy? What do you think?

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey TENNIS band tee

Accessories: Brown pleather belt from STEVE MADDEN; Set of 4 bangles from PRIMARK, Black bow headband with skull & crossbones from FOREVER21

Bottom: Barnswallow (That’s a COLOUR??) Cuffed-Twill Boyfriend shorts from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Tan Bow-Tie Ballet Flats from OLD NAVY

IMG_6447


1 Comment

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

 

IMG_5962


1 Comment

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

 


1 Comment

Fat-shionista #550

IMG_5969

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

IMG_5970

 

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


Leave a comment

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

IMG_5975


4 Comments

Fat-shionista #546

IMG_5971This hat came in July’s Popsugar Must Have Box. It’s a brown straw hat with a wire brim so you can adjust it as you wish. I would’ve have bought it if I didn’t get it free (it costs USD48) and I was actually quite undecided about keeping it so at the time of these pictures being taken, the Michael Stars tag wasn’t removed yet. I’m keeping it because it’s useful to wear a hat in the desert summer especially since I walk Max everyday. But the real reason behind my keeping it is, T saying that he thinks it’s cute on me and wants me to wear it. So gentlemen, say nice things to your women. They are listening and they appreciate when you pick up on little things like that.

IMG_5972What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey Hello Kitty tank top from FOREVER21 Plus

Accessories: Dark brown Sea Grass Crusher hat from Michael Stars; Plastic airplanes necklace (gift from my pal Tamares); Brown faux leather belt from STEVE MADDEN

Bag: Pink and Beige large canvas tote from KATE SPADE

Bottoms: Light blue cuffed denim shorts from OLD NAVY

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