Maxi Dress and Mosaic Pattern Play

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)

Taupe Blazer and Skull Candy

Taupe Blazer and Skull Candy

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Here in London the sun came out! So for today’s outfit I decided to wear a light white top with lace detail with a light beige blazer. I had bought the blazer as I felt it would look great with a black longsleeve top underneath, jeans , silver bracelets and black heels. When it is always a hot day in London, you must always remember that the night and evening which will follow will be quite chilly if not darn right freezing.

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Shopping was fun and I bought some nice surprises from the Oakley store which I can’t wait to share with you soon! My boyfriend and I ate sushi, had some drinks in the sun and even caught the UK Premier of the film Noah in Leicester Square. Who would of thought I would bump into Emma Watson, the British Fashion Icon herself 😉

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When it is always a hot day in London, you must always remember that the night and evening which will follow will be quite chilly if not darn right freezing. I wore skinny jeans instead of shorts but even as a Londoner, I became had become complacent with weather and expected the heat wave to last forever. Not wanting to carry bulky knits or a coat around with me, I was eventually caught out and I had to buy a Damien Hirst skull print jumper.What do you do to cater for a baking hot day but a really cold evening? Do you find it annoying having to carry round coats and jumpers? I haven’t quite found the solution to that one, so any suggestions would be much appreciated!

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WEARING

Monogram Canvas Eva clutch – LOUIS VUITTON

Damien Hirst Skull Jumper – H & M (out of stock)

Bleached Skinny Jeans – ZARA

Black Faux Leather Espadrilles – ZARA (out of stock)

Taupe Blazer – FOREVER 21