Floral top, £38 from Topshop // Cropped trousers, £15 from Primark (in store now) // Flatforms, £36 from Fashion Union* // Embossed satchel bag from Nica* // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, £104 from The Sunglasses Shop* // Engraved friendship bracelet, £95 from Monica Vinader*
Hello all! Sorry I've not been very prominent on the old blogosphere / Twittersphere this past week or so. I've just needed a bit of a break from everything. Fear not though, I'm now back in action and ready to blog to my heart's content. Lucky you!
You may or may not know that I'm off to Morocco next month - excited face dot com! For the past few weeks I've been desperately trying to figure out what sort of clothes to pack as it's not really a shorts and vest top kind of affair due to the beliefs and culture of the country. So, I've been racking my brains to think of outfits which cover up my shoulders, knees, collar bones etc., but that are light enough to make me not keel over in the 30 degree heat. Dilemma of the year or what? So, after having a good sort out of one's wardrobe and reading various online forums about what to wear and what not to wear in Morocco, I've decided to post a series of outfits which are Morocco-appropriate. Hopefully, this will be of benefit to any ladies who may be venturing there this year or in the future.
O U T F I T D E T A I L S
Firstly, let me introduce you to my new fave pair of trousers. Love the colour, and even more than that, I love the price. £15? I'll take two! The cropped cut of these trews is especially flattering for me (being a midge and all), plus they cover my legs (so I won't be offending anybody) and the material is surprisingly light.
Next up, the panelled t-shirt from Topshop... I fell in love with this when I saw it, and I can confirm that it's even more beautiful in real life. The satin / chiffon / silky materials that make up this beaut of a top are not only dreamy to look at but they keep you from getting hot too. Score!
These flatforms are my saviours. Not only are they incredibly comfy, but they'll also stop my feet from getting super dirty on the streets of Marrakech. I read online that Moroccan cities and towns can be quite grubby, and one woman suggested not wearing flip flops as your feet will be covered in muck by the end of the day - there was even mention of manure. Not ideal. I definitely don't fancy that between my toes. So, what better way to avoid the grubby floor than by elevating yourself from said floor with huge blocks on your feet? Winning.
The Nica 'Sara' satchel is the perfect size for holidaying. Well I think so anyway. I like that it can be used for day and evening wear, and that it fits all the essentials in without you having to lug a huge tote bag around.
The fab bunch at Monica Vinader recently got in touch to introduce themselves, and then a few days later I received this pretty friendship bracelet through the post which I thought was a lovely gesture. I'm a bit of a sucker for things with my name on (I blame the days when I used to have my name sewn into every single item of school uniform that I owned) so when this turned up, I may have done a little squeal. Obviously friendship bracelets aren't a necessity in Morocco, but they help ;)
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