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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 #482

This is a quick one as it’s two days to crunch time! I sincerely thank Mylene for taking these photos for me even though she was waiting for an important phone call!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Mint green LOUISA dress from HELL BUNNY

Accessories: Blue cord Chinese knot necklace from FONDA (at Far East Plaza, #03-50c)

Leggings: Teal tights from WE LOVE COLORS

Footwear: Mustard coloured synthetic leather Mary Janes from ZIPIA

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Fat-shionista #466

Hello it’s Wednesday… Sorry, I forgot I wanted to do What The Frock Wednesdays again. HAH!

Thanks to the kind people at WE LOVE COLORS, I am in love with my brand new Plus Sized Splash Color Tights! I was looking for something blue and not quite galaxy print because I’ve already got 2 pairs in the footless style. This is colour #2132. size A/B. For reference, I’m a UK16/18 and I’m 5′ 0″ (or 1.53m). The tights are a little too long and comes up to just under my boobs but this happens to me all the time because I’m Plus Petite. As with the other WE LOVE COLORS stockings, this has a very strong built-in gusset – which is very important to me as most hosiery manufacturers seem to neglect it. The crotch gusset reduces the stress caused by tugging when you pull them up, so the tights lasts longer and doesn’t rip. Who wants crotchless stockings??? At the same time, I feel that it eliminates the gross camel-toe effect.

Anyway, thank you Sian Eng again for today’s photos.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey HELLO KITTY tank top from FAITH21 (former Forever 21+)

Skirt: Black weave cotton skater skirt from TOPSHOP

Outerwear: Black cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Accessories: Purple necklace/earrings from JuanitaTortilla; Wood cut sleeping fox brooch from Dulcetfig; Purple stretchy belt (came free with a dress) from DOROTHY PERKINS

Leggings: Blue Plus Sized Splash Color Tights from WE LOVE COLORS

Footwear: Black square studded P. Galia loafers from STEVE MADDEN

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About WE LOVE COLORS

We Love Colors clothing is a US-based online store with the largest selection of colour anywhere.  Now with over 51 to choose from – tights, leggings, fishnet pantyhose, fishnet stockings, thigh highs, and other colourful hosiery items.  Available in children’s hosiery to plus sized hosiery.


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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 #463

Whad’ya know? It’s Friday, Friday, Friday!! I’m so excited for the weekend to come. There are plans and there are plans! Happy Mothers’ Day in advance too!

As an aside to today’s outfit post, I want to talk about my plans for next weekend! I’m really excited about Flipside – 17 to 26 May 2013! Flipside is a family-friendly, all-ages festival that is held at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Think of it as part carnival, part comedy festival, all fun! There are ticketed performances as well as lots of FREE ones! There are also other complementary activities if you’re not interested in watching a show.

I last caught The Kransky Sisters (Australia) when they were here in 2008. OMG! So hilarious! I highly recommend a girls’ night out for this show. Tickets are only $35 from SISTIC! I’ll be going to the one on 18 May at 3pm!! Also on 17 May at 7.30pm, The Sharpe Brothers (USA) will be performing comedic acrobatic stunts for free at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. Won’t miss that one! The kiddies would love it too! The other show that I’d have like to catch (if I was here) would be Technodelic Visual Show by SIRO-A (Japan). They’re like Asia’s answer to The Blue Man Group. Tickets are also $35 from SISTIC – pity I’ll be in Las Vegas that weekend. If you go, let me know what you think okay?

Speaking of Flipside, I’ve been taking photos with the anamorphic artworks! (You can see more on their facebook page HERE!)

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So fun, right?? You can go down to Esplanade to try it out yourself! FREE!! My favourite word… FREEEEE!!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Blue floral tea dress from SOHOMODE

Accessories: White acrylic “Carpe Diem” brooch from UntamedMenagerie; Plastic playmobil flower earrings from BITSCH KITSCH

Leggings: Teal opaque tights from WE LOVE COLORS

Footwear: Black square studded loafers from STEVE MADDEN

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Fat-shionista #449

Oh Hell Bunny, how much do I love thee? I wish I had more Hell Bunny dresses!

And leggings! I’m wearing my all time favourite WE LOVE COLORS teal tights in size A/B. (I’m 5′ 0″ and a regular UK16 if you’re wondering about the fit.) Colour so rich, so soft, stretches well over my bum and belly and the gusset still going strong after multiple stretches and washes! Every non-average sized woman should own one!!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: EDEN floral butterfly skull summer dress from HELL BUNNY (I bought mine from SIRENS AND STARLETS. There’s a clearance going on right now!)

Accessories: Plastic airplanes necklace (gift from Tamares)

Leggings: Teal tights from WE LOVE COLORS

Footwear: Mustard coloured synthetic leather Mary Janes from ZIPIA

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Fat-shionista #440

Hello it’s the 1st day of the last month of the 1st quarter of the year. I mean uhm… 1st March 2013.

I am wearing a dress I bought at OFF YA TREE in Melbourne last year. The very first HELL BUNNY dress I ever bought!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Purple/Black/Pink mini floral chiffon MARGOT dress from HELL BUNNY

Outwear: Black cropped cardigan from WAREHOUSE

Accessories: Black rose hair garland from ASOS

Leggings: Teal opaque tights from WE LOVE COLORS

Footwear: Black loafers from STEVE MADDEN

My luscious pink lipstick is NYX Matte in MLS02 Shocking pink that I purchased off Cherry Culture.

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Thanks to Jovin for taking these photos as I danced around!