It's been a few weeks since our trip to Taipei. This is the first part of a series of posts from our December vacation. Part of the reason for these upcoming belated posts lies in the fact that there are major changes going on in my life right now (buying a home, moving halfway across the country...). The other part is just pure procrastination. I've convinced myself that since it's still January, I'm really no more than a month late. And what better time to redeem myself than at the start of a new year?
Taipei is an exciting city, bustling with people, great food, and interesting sites to see. One of the places we visited was Ximending (西門町), which is a well-known neighborhood for food and shopping. Needless to say, shopping and eating totally happened here! An interesting fact is that we even found an ice skating rink located in a very discrete-looking building. That was, of course, after we got lost on the roof of another random building.
The thing I love about Ximending is the ubiquity of red pillars and decorations. To be fair, most of Taiwan feels that way. I don't often wear bright colors, but here I had to make an exception. It may have been completely situational, but my thought at the time was "what is better to match red than with red?" It may seem like a contradiction, but in Taipei, when you wear red, you stand out rather than blend in.
Twenty8Twelve Women's Irving Tee // Genetic Denim Raquel Crop Cigarette Jean// The Limited crossbody // Steve Madden Slinky (that shoe we all owned in the 90s; yeap, that one) // Tri-gold bracelet, unkown