Last week I was one lucky girl and hopped aboard a plane to Casablanca, Morocco as a guest of the Morocco Tourism Board to attend the Festi Mode Casablanca Fashion week with Jules, Lindsey and Natalie. We spent the first day in Casablanca enjoying breakfast by the sea, then heading over to the outdoor markets to browse for bags, jewelry and to take in all the scenery. I remember being unsure about what to wear so I opted for a long, printed maxi and a lightweight sweater since the weather was a bit chilly at times.
Ray-Ban Sunglasses / Urban Outfitters Sweater / Dress (shop in Ballard) / Tkees Sandals / Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace / Coach Watch / Bracelets: J.Crew, Sorrelli, Top Shop / H&M Bag (old)
I was so tempted to buy a little rug! The men that showed us all the traditional weaves were so friendly and greeted us with traditional sweet mint Moroccan tea.
Spotted this kitty just hanging out in the markets. It sat as still as can be no matter how close we got – such a good model!
I’m slightly obsessed with old, interesting doors and always take lots of photos of them wherever I am. I hope to one day have a wall of them from all the places I’ve traveled.
Bags and knick knacks galore! We wandered through many shops and I ended up finding a pretty cognac leather bag, two scarves, a bronze bowl to hold my jewelry and and a pretty purple tea glass.
Karen Walker Sunglasses / ASOS Jacket / Madewell Top / F21 Pants, Necklace and Wedges / H&M Bag / J.Crew Bracelet / Coach Watch
Day two, we ate breakfast outside again, made a quick trip to Zara (!) where I bought a black blazer with leather sleeves and then headed to the main Mosque, which is actually one of the largest in the world (according to our incredible guide, Hassan!). Apparently, the structure isn’t very old, but geez, will the architecture take your breath away. It was a very humbling and amazing experience to be inside and out looking around.
One of my favorite shots taken inside the Mosque.
I gravitated towards flowy dresses and pants for most of the trip and had a little fun with pattern mixing on this particular day. I also brought a bright, neon yellow scarf for a pop of color.
Where all the fashion shows took place. We attended about three shows every night – one where we were sat front row!
Again, such pretty doors!
More to come on the second leg of my trip to Oualidia, Morocco, so stay tuned!