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Fat-Shionista #511

Here’s a quick one taken in front of T’s car. Left my husband convalescing at home while I took my family out shopping at the Las Vegas Premium Outlets – South today. It was so fun I almost forgot to take outfit photos before it’s too late.

What I wore today:

Dress: Grey jersey long-sleeved dress from ASOS

Accessories: Multi-coloured rope necklace from AMI THE VINTAGIST

Bag: Black vintage floral kiss-clasp shopping bag from ST. MICHAEL (Marks & Spencer’s)

Leggings: Coral opaque leggings from UNIQLO

Footwear: Black faux suede slouchy boots from AMAZON

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Fat-shionista #450

Another day, another dress, another photo. As  you can tell, I’m really inspired by the clouds and dreamcatchers. The going has been pretty good for my outfit posts the last few days.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Brown Bird Tea dress from SOHOMODE (There’s a sale going on right now! 20% off handmade dresses Coupon code CELEBRATE2000)

Accessories: White vintage necklace from eBay; Brown pleather belt with gold etchings from NEW LOOK

Footwear: Black ASHIKA SCOOPED BALLET flats from ROCKPORT

Thanks Sian Eng for today’s photos!

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Fat-shionista #433

The one about the WE LOVE COLORS tights!

I received a pair of these awesome We Love Colors Plus Sized Nylon/Lycra tights in Teal two days ago and it made me SOOooo happy! I love tights and leggings, especially opaque ones and brightly coloured ones!

I’m 1.53m and usually wear a UK16. The tights I got were in size A/B and fit really great! They were also soft to touch and really stretchy! I love the richness of the colour and that they also have such a great range. Unfortunately, because I’m so short, it comes all the way up to under my boobs!!

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black sleeveless lace top with peplum from NEW LOOK; Black camisole from MARKS & SPENCER

Accessories: Vintage teal and gold necklace from SELECT 18 (Soho, Hong Kong)
Bottom: Grey jersey stretch mini skirt from NEW LOOK

Leggings: Teal opaque tights from WE LOVE COLORS

Footwear: Black loafers from STEVE MADDEN

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Fat-shionista #432

Today, we took it outside!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Purple & yellow vintage ric-rac dress from Ms. Tips on etsy

Accessories: Coral square bangle with gold bows from MY DIARY (Far East Plaza); Multi-coloured plastic planes necklace (gift from Tamares)

Leggings: Black leggings with pink and blue hearts from TOPSHOP

Footwear: Black square studded P Galia loafers from STEVE MADDEN

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Special thanks to my photographer Cecilia Chow!!


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Fat-shionista #430

Hello! It’s me in one of my Stepford Wives inspired look. I should get me a nice half apron to go with it!

Here’s something extra though – you get a peep into what gives my skirt its volume!!

Thanks Diana for taking these photos!

And ppppssst, we’re leaving for the radio station soon! I’m gonna be on 938live sometime between 10-11am today!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Custom vintage-fabric tea dress from SOHOMODE

Accessories: White vintage necklace from eBay

Skirt: Peach Meringue petticoat from DOMINO DOLLHOUSE

Footwear: Black hidden wedge pumps from ZIPIA

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Fat-shionista #416

Hello! I’m blogging from Melbourne, Australia! Yoohoooo! (Have iPhone & Internet access will travel)

I arrived yesterday morning and there are 8 of us sharing a 2 bedroom service apartment in the heart of Chinatown. Great location, super clean, safe and awesome facilities. A little stretched for space (only 1 bathroom) because there are so many of us but it has been really fun! I highly recommend The Paramount Apartment on Exhibition Street. It’s a bit pricey – over AUD3000 for 7 days but well worth what we paid since there are 8 of us sharing. I’d gladly pay another AUD20 more a day!

So it’s another WHAT THE FROCK WEDNESDAY! It’s been nice and cold so I needed to bundle up. Dresses that I own are normally for tropical Singapore weather so this is a little hard to do but I’m doing ok so far.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Purple & Yellow ric-rac dress from Ms. Tips on etsy

Inner wear: Black long sleeved heat tech v-neck top from Uniqlo

Accessories: Paperplane brooch from Macaroon at Far East Plaza

Leggings: Black opaque stockings from Dorothy Perkins

Outerwear: Black bomber jacket from Ted Baker

Footwear: Dracula vs Frankenstein Mary Janes from Em & Sprout on etsy

Thanks little Nat for taking these pictures on the balcony of our service apartment!

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And here’s a hilarious photo of our friend Ler who’s my guest star today!

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Fat-shionista #340

As I predicted, the days leading up to my holiday have been damn bloody busy ones. Partly because I’m trying to finish as much work as I can and hand over stuff to other colleagues so that I can go on Leave in peace. So anyway, I bought a bunch of new stuff from ASOS (I love sale items and free international shipping!). This dress is one of them. Love this to bits.

This is what I wore on Monday 12 December:

Dress: Printed Shift Dress with high cut neck from ASOS

Accessories: Big pink plastic bangle from SONIA RYKIEL for H&M; Silver “pretzel” brooch from Monet (vintage off eBay)

Footwear: Black flats from GEOX


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Fat-shionista #322

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Purple & yellow ric-rac vintage dress from MsTips on etsy.com

Accessories: Red Lego brick stud earrings from Gr0glmann on etsy.com; Pink skull ring (gift from Luanne); Black calculator watch from CASIO; Fabric bird brooch from TabiDesigns on etsy.com

Bag: Black PU Leather satchel with skull and studs from 372146750 on eBay

Leggings: Black opaque leggings with pink & blue hearts from TOPSHOP

Footwear: Black CUSHDY flats from IRREGULAR CHOICE

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Fat-shionista #119

Standing in front of Pearlyn's prop bicycle for a show she did last week

Standing in front of Pearlyn's prop bicycle for a show she did last week

What I’m wearing:

Dress: 70s Mod Green print dress from GrandmaMarieVintage on etsy.com

Accessories: Silver dangling diamond-shaped aluminium earrings from mymother’scloset; black stretchy belt with gold buckle (free with top) from RIVER ISLAND; Black plastic rose ring from thestreetsofbangkok

Footwear: Black/brown platform wedges from MIMOSA (Far East Plaza)

A photo of Michelle Yeo & I. Thanks Christel!!

A photo of Michelle Yeo & I. Thanks Christel!!


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Etsy Finds: Vintage Dresses L & XL

These are too awesome not to share. Do what I do – buy them slightly bigger, alter! Take them in and shorten them up!

Vtg 70s Pink DISCO Glam LACE Mini SHINY GOGO Dress L XL

Vtg 70s Pink DISCO Glam LACE Mini SHINY GOGO Dress L XL

[Source: http://www.etsy.com/listing/51310579/vtg-70s-pink-disco-glam-lace-mini-shiny]

Description

—This is a sweet little vintage 70’s shiny go-go mini style dress. Great lace accents on sleeves. Deepest v neck line. Pull over and cute! Approx size large.—

NOTE: —Pre-loved. Some permanent discoloration found on back of left sleeve. Bottom unhemmed, but doesn’t fray.—

Measurements
Bust: 19″
Waist: 20″
Hips: 30″
Length: 36″
measured flat

Vtg 70s Purple Floral Shiny Mini Night Gown Dress M L

Vtg 70s Purple Floral Shiny Mini Night Gown Dress M L

[Source: http://www.etsy.com/listing/51307916/vtg-70s-purple-floral-shiny-mini-night]

Description

— This is a cute vintage 70’s night gown. Worn here as a dress looks super cute! Cute floral trim on collar. Approx size medium to large. —

NOTE: — In good vintage condition! —

Bust: 22″ Waist: 27″ Hips: 33″ Length: 38″

measured flat

Vintage Mexican Style Tent Dress. Bold Tropical Floral Print. Ruffle Neck. XL. 2XL

Vintage Mexican Style Tent Dress. Bold Tropical Floral Print. Ruffle Neck. XL. 2XL

[Source: http://www.etsy.com/listing/41483414/vintage-mexican-style-tent-dress-bold ]

Description

Vintage mexican style tent dress for sale! Features a bold tropical floral print design over a saturated torquoise color. This dress definalty makes a statement. Double ruffle at neck. Pockets at each hip.

Measurements (taken while laying flat)
(multiply bust, waist, and hips by 2):

Chest: 24”
Waist: 27″
Hips: 31
Length: 32″
Sleeve Length: 22.5″
Shoulder: 12.5”
Material: 45% poly, 55% cotton
Size: 2XL
(vintage sizes run differently, check measurements!)

Tag: Hilo Hattie
Made In: Hawaii, USA

*Bottom hem unfinished, otherwise in excellent vintage condition!

Kerchief Neckline Secretary Dress

Kerchief Neckline Secretary Dress

[Source: http://www.etsy.com/listing/42843277/christmas-in-july-sale-kerchief-neckline]

Description

Fabulous sheer secretary dress from the 70’s. The dress is basic black with multi-colored pinstripes, a handkerchief neckline, elastic waist and matching belt.

Measurements taken flat:

Bust: 21″
Waist: 15-19″
Hip: 27″
Length: 45″
Belt Length: 59.5″

Tag Size 16.
Please remember that this is a vintage size 16.
Would best fit as a Large – XLarge

80's Turquoise Shirt Style Rockabilly Wiggle Dress XL

80's Turquoise Shirt Style Rockabilly Wiggle Dress XL

[Source: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45157768/80s-turquoise-shirt-style-rockabilly]

Description

80’s Vintage Turquoise Shirt Style Wiggle Rockabilly Dress XL

Cute vintage 80’s dress. Turquoise fabric. Fitted shirt style that buttons down front. Collar has navy blue trim. Cute pockets with button detail. Cute matching belt. Whole dress has visible navy blue stitching. Very 50’s style. Excellent condition!!

Measurements, Lying Flat:
Bust: 43
Waist: 42
Hip: 44
Sleeve: 10
Length: 43
Brand:
Fabric: Polyester/Cotton
Size: 14 XL
Condition: Excellent