Maxi Dress and Mosaic Pattern Play

One of the most beautiful features of Moroccan architecture and design has got to be the incredible use of tiles of all patterns, colors  and shapes to decorate tombs, palaces, doorways, walls and courtyards. It is difficult, combining many different patterns together and yet here in Marrakesh, builders have made it seem as it if was the easiest, most natural thing in the world to do. I really found it fascinating to see plain geometric shapes create such rich and ornate decoration and the important place which mosaics hold in Moorish art.

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When I went shopping for some appropriately long summer clothes, I noticed that pattern prints were definitely in vogue at the moment and so I just couldn’t help but buy a dress that would match and blend right into my surroundings.  I opted for a maxi dress as this would be right for local sensitivities but also would take up very little space in my suitcase. Now I usually avoid this look as long dresses I feel seem to have the dreaded tent effect on me, but this I just loved how the fabric of this dress molded to my body and how the overlapping top made my waist look thinner. The geometric patterns of the dress merged with the beautiful buildings around me and even the colors were in harmony with all the surrounding greens and blues. It was comfortable and cool as it has a low cut back. Let me know what you think! 🙂

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WEARING

Flounce Geo Print Maxi Dress – FOREVER 21

Pink Sunglasses  – H &M

Evil Eye Jewellery (Ring, Bracelet and Earrings) – ALI EXPRESS

Silver Bracelet – AFGHAN CONNECTION – charity supporting education

Eclipse Thong Sandals – GUESS (Sold Out)

18 thoughts on “Maxi Dress and Mosaic Pattern Play

  1. I agree with you about the mosaic patterns; they’re fantastic! But, as a photo the one I like the best is where you are adjusting your shades while sitting on the staircase. The cacti mimic the diagonal of the staircase, which is nice. It’s the colors (colours?), though. That intense blue with the splash of yellow and, of course, the subject everything points to. Nice.

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    1. That is interesting that you should say that that was is your favorite photo as that one was taken at the Majorelle Gardens which for me was one of the most enjoyable and beautiful things that I saw whilst in Marrakesh. The blue is called Majorelle blue after the park’s designer Jaques Majorelle. His use of primary colours was so unique, bold and modern, it was such a breathe of fresh air. I couldn’t believe it was almost 100 years old! My latest post has some more details of this wonderful garden 🙂

      Color, colours…My Microsoft word is telling me it should be “color” but somehow it seems strange to me so I will keep on adding the “u”, at least for the moment 😉

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    1. Thank you so much for always leaving such lovely comments and for supporting my page. Marrakesh was such a lovely place I would love for more people to go and experience it! In fact I can’t wait to go back to Morocco already! You are always so kind, thank you for being so nice! 🙂 Abi xxx

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  2. Oh my God, I’m visiting Morocco in two weeks and just saw this and i can’t wait! I loooved all the pictures and hope to take some as beautiful as you did, you got me all excited lol..I’d appreciate if you check my blog out; i will definitely post some pictures as soon as i’m back from Morocco: I’d appreciate if you swing by my fashion blog to check out some of my posts: ivanatarraza.wordpress.com

    -xo

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    1. Thank you so much for such a positive post! I am so glad that my posts and pics are getting you in the mood for your own holiday. I bet you are so excited, you will have an amazing time! Are you just going to Marrakesh or to other cities in Morocco too? If you have any specific questions about the city (places to eat, prices of things in the souks etc) just let me know and I’ll do my best to help!

      Of course I will check out your blog as fashion is something I really like. It is always lovely to read other people’s posts and check out new looks and style.

      Again I really appreciate your comment and if you have any questions, just let me know! 🙂

      All the best and have a lovely trip!
      Abi xxx

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      1. I’ll be going to Rabat, Fez, Tanger and a couple of other cities in the area in an excursion; did you go to any of these? did you get to ride camels? lol, let me know of any extra activities i can do in those cities, i’ll be so greatful 😀 Thanks!!

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  3. So Beautiful as always My Dear Friend Abrí 🙂 I Really Enjoyed Your Story and Pics… Wish You All The Best.
    Morad

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    1. You are so lovely as always dear Morad, your kind comments and compliments are always so nice to recieve, thank you so much.

      I am so glad that you liked the story and I hope that the pictures captured a bit of the beauty created by the use of mosaics that I loved so much whilst over in Marrakesh 🙂

      Thanks again, all the best, Abi xxx

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    1. Yes it is, I totally agree with you, Morocco has everything – culture, luxury, the sea and the mountains. I can’t wait to go back! I am so glad that you liked the dress and really thank you for your comment on this post 🙂 Best wishes, Abi xxx

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  4. Hey, great post! I’m Audrey and I’m very interested in fashion and style. I think you would enjoy my posts; I would really appreciate a follow back! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Audrey! Thanks so much for following my blog! As you can tell I like fashion too and so would be more than happy to follow you back. Hope you enjoy my upcoming outfit posts and looks! Keep yours coming too! All the best, Abi xxx

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