We were able to visit Morocco recently, a long held dream of mine. The history, food, people, breathtaking architecture and nice climate made it a perfect country to visit. I enjoy visiting Muslim countries and showing the kids the grandeur of Islamic history. We also love hearing the adhan. April was a great time to visit, mild climate and tons of fresh oranges and orange juice! We visited Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains. Each city had its unique charm and tons to see and do.
For the outfits, I had to take into account weather, there were some hot days in Marrakech and chilly nights in Casablanca. I focused more on prints and earth tones in order not to clash with the surrounding environment and architecture.
Dress: Boohoo www.usboohoo.com
Shoes: Tory Burch www.toryburch.com
Denim jacket: TJ Maxx
Photos taken at the Hassan II mosque, a modern marvel in architecture.
The next day, we took a day trip to Rabat. The highway was quite comfortable and scenic.
It was a gem of a city, we visited the chellah, which contained ancient ruins and gardens. The mausoleum of king Mohammed V was worth the visit for the intricate work. I was bit disappointed we weren’t able to fit a visit to Chefchouen in but the Kasbah of the Udayas made up for it with its ocean blue walls and amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Hijab: Cover 33 http://www.cover33.com/_p/prd1/4589744461/product/copper-frayed
Top: Target www.target.com
Pants: Zara www.zara.com
Next, we were off to Marrakech. It was everything you picture Morocco to be. There are so many sights and sounds to take in. We stayed within the walls of the Medina. Note, cars are not allowed in and you will have to hire a cart man to take your luggage. Also, pay attention to landmarks because it is very easy to get lost. There is shopping all over, I found you need to bargain at least 50% lower than asking price. There are plenty of tourist sites close to the Medina and we could not visit them all. Guess we have to visit it again 😉.
Hat: saks www.saksoff5th.com
Hijab: Voile chic https://voilechic.ca/products/nude-taupe-luxury-chiffon-wrap
Jumpsuit: Free People www.freepeople.com
Shoes: Neiman Marcus last call
Dress: Free People www.freepeople.com
Pants: H and M www.hm.com
We then ventured off to the Atlas Mountains. The Berbers wear an intense blue so we all decided to incorporate blue in our outfits.
Hijab: Verona collection https://www.verona-collection.com/collections/viscose-hijabs/products/copy-of-viscose-hijab-
The purse was perfect, I used it to carry my camera and everything else and can be worn as a cross body also.
Sorry I couldn’t link directly to some of the products as I had started shopping in the fall. I can’t wait to visit Morocco again and in the meantime will have to try to make my own brew of mint tea.