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Fat-shionista #477

I’m wearing a brand new dress sponsored by the kind folks at FLOW.

FLOW a leading apparel brand for curvy and full-figured women will make its debut appearance exclusively at Isetan Scotts, Singapore. The brand offers a variety of fashionable collections ranging from sizes US8 (UK12) to US18 (UK22).

This is one of the 6 pieces (4 dresses, 1 cardigan and 1 top) that I had picked and I’m definitely recommending this dress! I popped it into the wash last week and hung it out to dry in the garden. The jersey fabric not only dried quickly but needed no ironing at all! Here’s a tip though – when storing it in your closet, use felt hangers. Felt hangers not only prevent this smooth and wide necked dress from slipping off the hanger but also minimises warping. In fact, use felt hangers whenever you can.

What I appreciate most about this faux-wrap dress is the pleated panel in front. I flipped it open to show Sian Eng that it actually hides an unslightly belly bulge. But because it skimms over that area partially, it works like magic to immediately diguise it.

I’d like to recommend this to larger sized ladies with a problem with their mid-section; also works better if you’re taller than I am at 1.53m because I found the dress about 2-3 inches longer than I’d have preferred. I also had to pull up the sleeves because they were at least 2″ beyond my wrists. Other than that, the super soft, crease-free fabric and flattering cut are awesome brownie points for me! I am a usual UK16 and am wearing a US12 here.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Green Abstract Print Dress from FLOW

Accessories: Red beads and cowry shell necklace from herphotoblog by Seraphina & Co

Footwear: Brown hidden wedge pumps from Zipia.net

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Download and print the above image to enjoy SGD20 off of your purchase of regular-priced items from 14-27 June 2013 at Isetan Scotts.


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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 #424

It’s another WTFW and we are counting down to the last 2 What The Frock Wednesdays! I haven’t repeated a single dress yet. (I have to be honest and say that I’ve probably gotten rid of half the dresses I’ve featured in WTFW since it started and also bought new ones. But hey! We’re all about promoting frivolity and spending the money we deservingly earned, right?)

I absolutely love this dress and it’s my 2nd SOHOMODE dress! (I actually have 1 more that I might wear tomorrow!)

Thank you, Sian Eng for taking these photos!

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Brown polka-dotted 50s-style tea dress from SOHOMODE

Accessories: Black calculator watch from CASIO; White & gold metal/bead vintage necklace from eBay

Footwear: Brown hidden wedge pumps from ZIPIA

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ps Follow me on my Facebook page as I open my one-a-day 12 Days of Christmas Swop gifts from Janet! I have been making unwrapping video logs and it’s a one-take, no-edit thing! Raw and authentic! Heh heh