I went to Nakamura Park for the first time today. This is significant because Iv’e lived  a one minute walk away from this park for nine months but have never been inside. I went with my co-worker Shawn, who obliged me by taking pictures for an OOTD. I apologize for my lack of posts, I’ve been very busy at work and have lost a little creative drive. I will try to post more regularly in the future.

Shirt: Billionaire Boy’s Club

Leather shorts: SPINNS (vintage)

Jean Jacket: Calvin Klein (vintage)

Shoes: Doc Martens






OOTD: Animalia

Back from vacation in Tokyo with lots of new posts to upload. The first is an OOTD with some inspiration from animal prints. I paired a leopard skirt and a snakeskin shirt together for the ultimate ode to the animal kingdom. The shirt is APC and I found it in a used clothing shop for 9 dollars! The sunglasses are ASOS (old) and the skirt is from GU, a popular Japanese clothing brand similar to H&M. The earrings are also from ASOS and are Swarovski Crystals (a Christmas present to myself). Here are the photos below! (thank God for the self timer setting on cameras 🙂

Shirt: APC

Skirt: GU

Sunglasses: ASOS

Earrings: Krystal London




Travel: Little Big World Museum of Man

Today, I had the opportunity to visit one of the most unique museums I’ve ever seen, with one of my awesome students! This outdoor museum has traditional homes from all over the world, from countries like Burkina Faso, Italy, Peru and Indonesia. There were a lot of great gift shops, where I was able to enjoy a bit of Christmas shopping, while also picking up some souvenirs for myself. I really enjoyed the Peru landlord structure the most and the murals and furniture were absolutely a dream. Here are some photos I took, enjoy!



OOTD: Tradition

Hey guys, I’m back with a new OOTD, that includes a traditional Japanese garment I hacked into a skirt. The Haramaki is used by the Japanese for warmth in the abdomen area. Me being me, I turned it into a pencil skirt and paired it with a cK sports bra and my cK vintage jean jacket. I also added a new patch to my jacket! As I was scouring the fabric store for black fabric to make my Halloween cape, I came across this biting lip patch that I immediately knew was destined for my jacket. Here are some pics below of how the jacket turned out and the rest of my outfit. Enjoy!

Jacket: Calvin Klein (vintage)

Shoes: GU

Skirt: Haramaki (hacked)

Necklace: Bookoff

Bra: Calvin Klein

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban



Found this Kiwi necklace in Bookoff for only 300 yen!
sucker for snakeskin.
new patch, new me.

Travel: Higashiyama Zoo

Last weekend, i visited the Higashiyama Zoo, which is about 30 minutes away from my house. The animals were captivating and I enjoyed getting to see them, but the experience was also very uncomfortable because everyone there was staring at me. I began to feel like an animal myself, and the last straw was someone taking a picture OF ME. I was so stunned I didn’t know what to do and how to react, but I was so angry afterward, I left. I know living abroad can be a dream for many but being a woman of color, especially a black woman, I feel so out of place and isolated sometimes. I’m taking living in Japan as a learning experience that I know will make me stronger for my future wherever I end up. Anyway, here are some pics of the lovely animals!



Travel: First day in Japan

Hello WordPress World! This is my first official blog post since moving to Japan. I am so thankful that I had a safe flight and now that I’m settled into my dormitory (temporary housing for the next 8 days till I can move into my apartment), I want to share my first experiences in Nagoya, the city I will be living in for the next year! Here are some photos I took around the city including some inside the Nagoya City Science Museum. Enjoy!


Nagoya City Science Museum




SEGA Arcade


My co-trainees and I