almost there

This is going to be a jumbled post just cuz I wanna have a more completed anthology of my current adventures here. I figured I'd let you in on a little on my little vacation from real life.

  ZOO02

This was last week at the Taipei Zoo. I dress more casual and conservative here, though I'm slowly reverting back to my leather, monochrome & librarian dominatrix habits because I can't help it and I'm getting more used to the weather. The fashion here is incredibly Cute with a capital C, perpetually adorable, and it got a little old after about 2 weeks of nonstop exploring. My shorts here are from my grandmother, they have little bows on them -- pretty decent representation of the style here. Cute. Now I'm more inclined to wear my Actual Clothes and not what my family here buys me. It's funny how obvious my decision and style is different from what they'd like me to wear! I mean, the above outfit, is very 'normal', and I chose it on my own, it's a 'normal' version of me, just not one I would wear anywhere else. It reminds me of one of my favorite sayings, "All of me is real." It's very true. And I think about it often. Anyway. This is what I wore yesterday:


Sorry for the shitty camera phone picture, I don't carry my DSLR around because then it means I have to play bitch for everyone in my program and I'm not up to playing unpaid photographer for people I don't wholly like. That isn't to say I'm not having a nice time. I am very fond of my friends here and I'm not one to focus my energy on hating people. That being said, there are definitely a few I'd push into the lion's cage at the zoo if I could get away with it. Maybe. Just kidding. Maybe.


This is what I've been doing with my hair the past few days, though sometimes the curls are just gigantic and random and not so nice. The heat fucks up my hair and turns it into a gigantic green Medusa situation, but I don't mind. 


And this is where I went today. 


hi

So I'm not dead! I'm really ill on and off, but I'm not dead, so that is GOOD. Anyway, I thought I'd show you my outfit from today because I'm wearing a new shirt and whatever. I don't carry around my DSLR because it's too big to fit into any of my purses and I always feel weird asking my friends to take my photos (also I'm super controlling with photos) but I sucked it up and made my friend take one just now in the hallway. The lighting was terrible so I just put myself in the ocean.


And just so you can see me in actual, non-horror movie lighting, here is me in a selfie wearing the same outfit, but closer so you can see my makeup. (Different day, same outfit, because I'm gross)


I am wearing a new blouse and hair clip I got at Camden Market (it's a little store in Shilin Night Market), a vintage skort,  shoes c/o Wanted, bag c/o Rebecca Minkoff. 

I'll try to be better with outfit photos actually around the city -- I want more evidence I've been here! -- in the next few weeks, if I'm feeling more healthy and not like I want to throw up all the time. Anyway, hope you are all in better health than I am & that you are happy and safe and stuff. Much love.

taiwan

I'm in Taipei now -- I arrived last week. It's been lovely! I would like to update so much more but the internet situation here is shitty, I haven't had any for ages unless you count public wifi in the subway and what have you. So I'm sorry, I really do want to keep you all updated and in touch but there probably will only be sporadic posts so far. I post a lot from my phone to Tumblr though so just stalk me there. The internet in this common room is slow & terrible so I'll have to figure something out. I just wanted to let you all know that I'm here & stuff & I miss you all. :)