fashion writing

Real friends wear faux fur

With the Fenty x Puma rage at its peak right now, it’s undeniable that faux fur has successfully made its comeback. While some people may deem it tacky, i think it’s adorable (when worn in a non-adorable, ironic way and not in a pedophile-bait  kind of way). While i haven’t gotten my hands on the gorgeous slides just yet there are plenty of other ways that you can incorporate a hint of faux fur into your day to day street wear, even if you live in Brunei.

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Or you could just screw it and go full on Macklemore. The world is yours, honey

During my last trip to Jakarta, on the very last night, my friend Muiz and I spotted backpacks for sale in Stradivarius. They were placed altogether on a rack upfront at the entrance of the store; the ultimate sign of a serious sale, am i right? Having spent most of our money on umm, overpriced merchandise at the rave earlier, we were near piss broke at the end of our trip. Our sensible friend had left a few days before, leaving us to our own devices and being the big spenders and bad savers that we are, it really wasn’t the best idea to say the least.

We spotted the backpacks and before we knew it, we were the proud owners of matching furry backpacks that any six year old would be proud to call theirs.


P.s. Excuse our dripping jackets and damp hair, you probably can’t tell but it was an extremely gloomy day and it was absolutely pouring while we were taking these photos! 


We marched out of the store just as it was closing, simultaneously emptying our wallets of any cash. Not a care in the world, just a quick detour to the ATM and then we’d be on our way… right?


All our hopes and dreams stored into that teeny tiny card weighing all about 6 grams and measuring around 3×2 inches wide… just vanished into thin air the moment it got swallowed into a black hole approximately six and a half minutes later.

So there we were stranded in a closing mall, trying to keep it together amidst slamming gates and excited home bound mall employees.  With no cash or card, our hopes and dreams of having a wild last night out before heading back to the Abode of Peace went down the drain. No amount of kicking or button punching or swearing or begging could convince the hardened contraption to yield its catch.

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And take our broke asses home we did.

Needless to say, it was a very miserable and depressing cab ride back to the hotel. Instead of getting dressed to the nines, we got dressed in our pajamas, got into bed and wallowed in self-pity and misery. It was too late to ask for a transfer from Brunei because it was near midnight but definitely way too early for a night in.

But if there’s one thing we didn’t regret, even for a second, it was our adorable furry backpacks.


Look at how adorable they are! Just napping under a tree like nobody’s business gahhh

A legit conversation that took place that night during our pity party:

S: Eugh it’s all these stupid backpacks’ fault! If we didn’t buy them, we’d be out right now having the time of our lives! 

M: Yeah! Stupid furry backpacks! We should’ve returned them!

S: Yeah! My stupid pink furry backpack! 

M: *30 seconds later* … but tbh… i still love my stupid furry backpack.


Both of us: *cries dramatically together while hugging our stupid furry backpacks*

If wearing what may resemble the remains of a dead animal doesn’t appeal to you just yet, try taking it slow.While i wouldn’t completely recommend donning a full on fur coat in this suffocating heat (although you’d be surprised by our perseverance when it comes to sticking to our #sweaterweather gear. Way to stick it to the man!), baby steps go a long way with this trend. Here are some cuteass accessories you can incorporate into your daily aesthetic:


STELLA McCARTNEY animal key chain
$320 –

Forever 21 hair accessory (Not a furry rabbit’s arse but a hair scrunchie. I hear those things are due a comeback soon?)

River Island tech accessory $18 –

(Big bad brows are so in right now. But if you’re like me and your brows are on strike from all the shaving and plucking they’ve endured over the years, then it’s perfectly acceptable to just wear them on your phone.)

(No you tak payah banyak mex tuk pakai topi ni. If it’s good enough for King Coco, it’s good enough for you k.)

Kendall kylie
$100 –

Steve Madden leather shawl (No idea why Steve Madden is trying to redefine the meaning of “shawl” here. It’s a choker, y’guys.)

Til next week!

T.M.I.: The thing about exes

The funny thing about exes is that everyone makes a big deal about bumping into them and wondering how they’ll tell their current girlfriend or boyfriend about it. Personally, i don’t think it should be a big issue unless: a) you flirted with them and you feel guilty about telling your partner about it because you know it’s wrong but technically, you didn’t do anything wrong, b) your current partner is an unreasonable, controlling psycho with irrational fears and crippling insecurities, c) you still have feelings for them or d) a little bit of everything.

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For example, a while ago an old fling slid into my DMs wanting to “catch up” (but honestly, non-conceitedly speaking, i don’t think his intentions were in an actual catch up catch up but like a catch up catch you get what i’m saying?) while pulling all the stops.

Helpful tip; if you’re going to have even an inkling of a chance at making me put my relationship at risk, you should at least look like Zayn Malik and be like, a billion dollars richer. Just as a side note, I don’t see any harm in showing a little bit more effort by sprucing yourself up a bit and slathering on some appeal with your offer. And maybe try something more original than the “i want to get to know the new you better/it’s been so long” card.

For instance, if you were going to try and lure me out of a glistening five-star restaurant where everyone knows my name and there’s a free flow of champagne and all the caviar my greedy heart desires… to instead eat at some warung in a dark alley in the middle of the night, then at least tell me something like… i can get my fill of nasi campur with five different toppings for a tiny fraction of the price and that i can help myself to all the telur masin they have to offer, right? Don’t just stand there in your selipar Jepun in front of the alleyway and be like, “bleaaaaah warung food is guuuuud i likeeeee tohhh” and expect me to come running.

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So it didn’t come off as too much of a surprise to me when he swiftly moved on and proceeded to block me off Instagram when i wouldn’t play ball. While i really dgaf, to go to such lengths just to hide a stunted, fleeting and admittedly regrettable acquaintanceship is baffling. Almost everyone has exes, we all have pasts, i don’t know why any delusional person would be offended by the fact that “omg i can’t believe you dared to have a life before me! You mean you weren’t just sitting around and waiting for me a.k.a. the love of your life to fall into your lap?”.

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So a few weeks back, my boyfriend comes rushing home and shoves his phone under my nose. It’s his ex come back to haunt him, as if moving a thousand miles away wasn’t enough of a deterrent for her. Unfazed and slightly amused, i read through the conversation and pass him back the phone.

Bewildered but relieved, he asked me if it bothered me that he’d replied so cordially towards her. To which i replied “not at all” because: 1) i’m confident enough that he loves me and that our relationship won’t suffer any considerable losses from the exchange, 2) even if he somehow, by miracle or witchcraft, falls back in love with her, then i’ll have successfully dodged a rusty bullet anyway, and 3) even if he does go back to her, he’ll find out soon enough again that she is nowhere as interesting or bedazzling as moi.

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So, no, i wasn’t worried in the least.

Although, if there is one thing that i have to say irked me the most, then it’s the fact that she called me fat! Again! I mean, to text my boyfriend and casually flirt with him and ask him why he hasn’t been to see her lately is one thing when she’s already married and a mother; to tactlessly imply that i’m nothing but a child for not wanting to get married yet is another (but thank you nonetheless for indirectly saying that i’m young, i don’t get that a lot nowadays tbh *blushes* BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT) but to call me fat when there are so many other things that you can call me out for is unacceptable! Zero points for originality!

I won’t say that, yes, i may have more chins than a Chinese phone book but i can always lose weight while you will always be ugly and hyprocritical on the inside yadda yadda yadda because that makes me equally as unoriginal (although i did technically just say it). I also won’t say that i have better brows than you and that your foundation could use a good five layers of pore-minimizing primer underneath and that you look like an expired D-list kpop idol trainee who’s one butt dance away from being a comedienne because…that would just be petty, right?

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The first time she said it was five years ago when my boyfriend and I were just starting to date, during their final meeting when he told her that we were official and to stop contacting him for good (just to clarify, at this point they’d been broken up almost a year already but were still talking). So being the gracious new girlfriend who was way younger and fresher, i let her snarky remark go. But half a decade later and after much stalking of my profile, it seems like my weight is still the only thing that she can use against me. And to that i say, to each her own coping mechanism.

So, the point of this post, is that exes should be harmless to your relationship if treated right. To anyone who is dating or is a psychotic, insecure boyfriend or girlfriend who balks at the idea of your partner encountering their former flames, i wrote this post in hopes of making you think. About yourself, your partner and your relationship.

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And if you’re also the type of psychotic, insecure partner who flat out loses their shit when their boyfriend or girlfriend so much as breathes the same air as someone else of the opposite sex, the point of this post is to let you know that somewhere out there is a special asylum that’s waiting for your primitive mind to check into.

P.s. I’m sorry for the gif heavy post but STYLESIRCUIT being a BS-free zone made it unfeasible to post actual relics.

Fashion posts resume next week! But i hope you enjoyed yet another T.M.I. post from me ❤