earrings - Berber handcraft, gift from Tunisia / goldfish pin - gift / wood & brass bangle - vintage, thrifted / perfect army jacket (below) - Zara / fox print tee - Zara / overdyed skinnies - Zara / flats - Zara
(I didn't think I could come up with a more Zara-heavy outfit than yesterday's, but here you have it! Z, call me about sponsorship anytime.)
Only 1/5 of the way through my 30x30, and I'm already experiencing a little bit of an outfit funk. Between my desire to dress modestly as a visitor (no matter how many tourists I see on the street in tube tops), and the fact that I currently don't even have nine of my 30 items, I was feeling pretty uninspired about getting dressed yesterday. Enter a few of my favorite creatures to cheer me up.
I certainly seem to be amassing a nice little collection of animal-themed clothes, from my fish pin (a gift from my high school boyfriend - as in my boyfriend during high school, not my boyfriend who is in high school (he doesn't have such great taste)), to my fox shirt, my cat shirt, and my poodle brooch. I have never been a big wearer of animal print, but I do seem to wear a lot of prints of animals.
Still, I couldn't help feeling like this outfit was missing something, and I (tragically!) don't have a blazer in my 30x30 so I once again missed out on Everybody Everywear.... so of course I ended up throwing my perfect army jacket over it and calling it a day. Are you guys getting tired of seeing this jacket yet? No? Oh good, I knew that wasn't possible.
I did discover the downside of this jacket's magical butt-giving properties though - while we were out walking yesterday, this maybe 12-year-old boy came up and started offering to take us to the big square, Place Djemaa el Fna. This is pretty common, as it's the biggest tourist attraction in Marrakech and lots of kids (and adults) hope you will pay them something to show you the way there (since all Westerners are clearly lost/stupid). Generally when you decline, they'll try offering you six or seven other things, then give up, but this kid went a different route - instead, he began pointing at me and asking Chris, "How much? How much? 100? 120? Nice ass, nice. How much?" (Amazingly, Chris TOTALLY MISSED this entire interaction, as he was studiously ignoring the kid and is generally oblivious to rude comments made in my direction.)
Moral of the story? Beware of jackets with magical powers, as they may lead pre-teens to offer upwards of 100 dh (~$12) for your imaginary ass.
Oh, and we do occasionally venture farther than our lovely balconies. Here are a few photos from our post-tween-solicitation visit to the Palais el Badiî - population, a gazillion storks. You can see one of their nests on the roof in the first picture.