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


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Fat-shionista #601

I’ve been trying out this new look without the eyeliner and if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’d probably have seen it. I ran out of my favourite Maybelline eyeliner and they don’t sell it in the US! I’ve tried similar ones – fine, felt tip and black, but it’s just not the same so I’m just trying to do without it until my new supply comes in when my family comes and visit next…   

What I’m wearing today:

Outerwear: Red plaid shirt from H&M

Top: Crimson tank top from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Crochet rocket pop brooch from TWINKIECHAN; Set of 4 acrylic bangles from PRIMARK

Leggings: Grey/Black geometric print leggings from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Brown bow-tie ballet flats from OLD NAVY


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Fat-shionista #600

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Today’s lab work was easy. We were in and out of the clinic within an hour. It was really crowded when we got there and all the seats in the waiting room were taken, so I was really surprised it got to my turn so quickly. I was also glad the nurse taking my blood samples was quick too! 1 needle and 3 vials. No retry needed. Very often, I have to give both inner elbows and also the back of one of my hands. Been told repeatedly how fine my veins are. Also I’ve had blood spurt out from a vein, only then to stop flowing completely. So with the luck I got today, I’m very thankful and it put me in a good mood. The little things count when times are dreary, you know?

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What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black & white striped tank from OLD NAVY

Outerwear: Mint green cardigan from OLD NAVY

Leggings: Grey leggings from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Pink frosted sugar cookie brooch from TWINKIE CHAN

Footwear: Dark Taupe moto boots from MADDEN GIRL


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Fat-shionista #595

IMG_9868Another day, another way with my new Le Bunny Bleu Grey Maia Boat shoes!

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What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Blue bell-sleeved tunic from FRENCH CONNECTION

Accessories: Pink frosted cookie brooch from TwinkieChan on etsy.com; Mint floral crown with russian veil from DRESS.DANCE.SING.LOVE.LIVE. Store on etsy

Leggings: Bright pink leggings from BETSY JOHNSON

Footwear: Grey Maia Boat Shoes from Le Bunny Bleu

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Fat-shionista #549

IMG_5965I think by now you’d have figured what’s up. I haven’t changed or washed my shorts. I figured that if you can wear jeans for weeks without washing, denim shorts are essentially the same things except uhm… shorter. Let’s see how long I can go before I gross myself out. HAHAHA!!

Also, denim on denim is usually a no no but I reckon that a printed chambray (which is the lighter cousin of denim) with stars is not the exact same fabric, so it’s okay. What do you think?

IMG_5966What I’m wearing today:

Top: Blue chambray long-seelved blouse with star print from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Rocket Popsicle Brooch from TWINKIE CHAN; Natural bamboo weave bangle from THE ISLAND SHOP; Black pleather belt with silver buckle from H&M

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

Bottom: Light blue cuffed denim shorts from OLD NAVY

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


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Fat-shionista #527

IMG_5426This post features a bag I love but don’t have many occasions to carry because it’s too small for my regular wallet. And doesn’t go with most of my things. I usually carry it when nothing matches and I just want to clash all kinds of colours or prints in one outfit. BUT more importantly this outfit features my spanking brand new SUPERGA sneakers that I bought for the princely *snigger* sum of USD8.99!! ROSS did it again! I checked and they usually retail for USD50 upwards! Big pats on my back!!

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black OPPOSITION PARTY band t-shirt

Bottom: Red KEITH HARING mini skirt from FOREVER21

Accessories: Pepperoni Pizza Brooch from TWINKIE CHAN on etsy.com; Set of 7 black & bronze bangles from NEW LOOK

Bag: Green polka dotted GARDEN PARTY kiss-clasp purse from DEJA VU VINTAGE

Footwear: Turquoise classic sneakers from SUPERGA

IMG_5427I just wanted to put it out there for posterity that the other day when I was putting hearts on all the lovely things I liked (but not buying) on ModCloth, my husband gave me a hug and said with a sad face “It’s okay honey, soon we’ll have money for you to buy all the things you want”. How sweet is that? Honestly, even if we had a $500,000 bank balance, I don’t think I’ll be spending $300 on shoes. It’s fun looking at nice things though…


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Fat-shionista #523

This morning T and I brought Max to the vet for a check-up to see if he is still cancer-free. He was a really happy dog the entire time until the swing doors opened and he remembered that we had to leave him there with the technician. There was a bit of a struggle but we managed. Poor doggie was so happy to see us when we picked him up!

And this was what I wore…

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What I’m wearing today:

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

Bottom: Bright blue jeans from DELIAS

Accessories: Blue chinese knot necklace from FONDA (at Far East Plaza); Rocket Popsicle Brooch and Hair Clip combo from Twinkie Chan on etsy

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

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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 #464

Do you like today’s tights? They are sooooo super comfortable and I can’t wait to pair it up with a ton of other outfits! I just received them in the mail last week from the kind people at WE LOVE COLORS and I now have a total of 3 pairs from 3 different ranges. (See last Friday’s outfit post.) This pair is from their Plus Sized Black Striped range and I love them because a) there’s a very strong gusset b) they have an extra panel where the belly is so it’ll stretch well over round ones like mine c) they’re the exact colour I’ve been looking for. At USD12, these tights are worth every penny.

I wear leggings/tights/stockings a lot and I’ve probably worn my first pair of WE LOVE COLORS tights to death – except that it’s still in very good condition and waaaaaay off from dying. Most people handwash their delicates and hosiery but I’m too lazy to do so. I use laundry nets and bag them before they all get dumped into the washing machine. I don’t even separate the colours from the whites – I know I should and some day I will… eventually. Maybe. T caught me doing laundry once and was quite shocked that I don’t bother keeping the whites separate. I’m lucky in that I buy good stuff that don’t run.

Anyway, the point is, these WE LOVE COLORS tights seem to be colour-fast and I haven’t had any problems with them. They’re hardy yet soft. Opaque and stretchy. Just to prove another point, Sian Eng was touching and tugging at my tights after she took today’s photos – that’s how impressed she was!

On another note… 10 more days till I get to see T! I’m so excited! w00t!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Custom made copy dress (fabric from SPOTLIGHT Garden collection)

Accessories: Pink frosted cookie brooch from TwinkieChan on etsy.com

Leggings: Neon Pink/Black Striped tights from WE LOVE COLORS

Footwear: Mustard Yellow Mary Janes from Zipia.net

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Fat-shionista #456

I was told not to wear large shoulders because my shoulders are wide enough but I’m making an exception for KRAFTWERK!!!! I’m watching Kraftwerk 3-D at the Esplanade Theatre tonight at 8pm! I heard limited tickets are still available if you want to join the “robots”…

So yeah, boxy shoulders, robots, Kraftwerk… You know?

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Grey tunic dress from RIVER ISLAND

Accessories: Pepperoni pizza brooch from TwinkieChan; Black pleather weave belt from thestreetsofbangkok

Leggings: Blue and pink hearts leggings from TOPSHOP

Footwear: Black square studs P Galia loafers from STEVE MADDEN

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Thanks Mylene for sparing time from your busy schedule to quickly snap these photos for me!!!


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Fat-shionista #441

Here’s another quickie! What am I saying? They are all quickies and I never spend more than 10 minutes from taking pictures to writing up a post. How do bloggers spend all their time doing this? I am always so distracted and busy.

And this is a dress I’ve only worn once. I bought it to wear to my friend Patsy’s wedding last November. Her only instructions to the brides maids were to wear a pink dress so everyone did their own variation.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Coral 3/4 sleeved skater dress from eBay. (Tags were cut off even though it was brand new)

Leggings: Black opaque tights from DOROTHY PERKINS

Accessories: Owl ring from ACCESSORIZE (gift from Tamares); Gold and silver bangles from FRENCH CONNECTION; Cloud and lightning bolt brooch from MADEBYWHITE; Pink crocheted frosted cookie from TWINKIECHAN

Footwear: Black wedge pumps from ZIPIA

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Thank you Sian Eng for these photos