Hi everybody! Happy Monday!
Apologies that this post is coming to you late – I just got back from my amazing Moroccan vacation today (see other outfits and travel reviews here and here) and I’m super jetlagged. My trip was absolutely amazing, but it always feels so good to come home. I’m really looking forward to climbing into my own bed tonight, really as soon as possible.
These photos are from a day spent exploring Essaouira, a beautiful town on the coast of Morocco. The medina, or old part of town, is absolutely beautiful, and the whole city is painted white, blue, and yellow.
This time of year it is still cool in the mornings and evenings, so I layered on the extra cardigan and then shed it as the temperature rose. I think one of the trickiest parts of packing for world travel is to find outfits that travel nicely (read: don’t wrinkle too easily – who wants to iron on vacation?) and are weather-appropriate, but that also follow culturally acceptable guidelines. We were advised on this trip that we should try to wear clothes that come to our knees and cover our shoulders (so I got this outfit at least half right), and I find the knee-length bottoms suggestion to be a hard one to comply with. Realistically, it cuts out shorts. And nobody wants to rely on jeans in Morocco. So I set about finding a midi skirt substitute and behold my solution. My skirt is low on available sizes so I linked a few similar ones below, but I love the freedom that a midi skirt gifts over more structured bottoms, especially in the heat. I found that I stayed cool and breezy even at the hottest part of the day.
Two other quick notes. One, I love how I matched with the man in the last photo. Stripes are so in. Two, the super cute pair of zebra espadrilles you see above belong to the one and only Kate Comee, who takes so many photos for me for Tailored and True. I was so happy that we were able to travel together, and she captured such stunning shots of our trip. You can see more shots from our vacation on both my Instagram (where I even capture a moment she came out from behind the camera) and also on her Instagram. Her account is beautiful and worth a peek :)
As always, thanks so much for stopping by! And now, for some sleep!
Top: Banana Republic (old, similar here), J. Crew cardigan (old, similar here and here)
Skirt: ASOS (other similar here and here)
Shoes: ASOS (other cute designs here and here)
Bag: Karl Lagerfeld (old, similar here)
Accessories: J. Crew sunglasses (old), Bauble bar earrings (old)
Photography: Kate Comee