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A la Camerounaise

Remember when I said that I was never going to change my style, because I like what I like (which is to be comfortable)?

Well I lied! My style is slowly changing. As my love life is in shambles at the moment ( I will get to that in a future post, I promise), I feel the need to go for a drastic change. I have contemplated the idea of cutting my hair (been there, done that!), dying it blond/ red or just forget this Hijabi thing all together. But as always, it is in the clothing department that I get to transform myself.

Truth be told, I am sure that even when things were perfectly normal at home, I would still go with a style change. The reason being that I am influenced at work. Women at my job are very simple and casual but they can turn the heat up from time to time. My favorite day is Friday when almost every one get to dress up in Traditional Attire. As someone who does not have many traditional attires, I am amazed at all the designs and styles out there. My eyes are feasting and …

Scarf and a headband

Hello.

I had to go to town to meet a friend for lunch then take the kids to the pool. For some reasons it took me 30 minutes to dress up this morning. I hate when that happens. I had the proper pants and the proper blouse but my turtle neck (that was supposed to keep me warm) clashed with the whole look. Then I looked for my new to go denim shirt but I remembered that I just washed it. Few minutes later, I decided to wear my olive green skirt with a red sweater but I looked like a Xmas tree. I finally settled for this:


Scarf - Walmart
Beaded headband - Daiso?
Coat - Thrifted
Cardigan - Nissen online
Turtle neck - G.U.
Skirt - G.U.
Shoes - Shimamura
Bag - Chatujak market
Bracelets - Did it myself


I wanted to wear a scarf today. I rarely wear scarf because I am not a pro at wearing them. Furthermore I always have to adjust them for they never stay in place. And do not even get me started on using pins because those things scare me. That is why I often resort to wearing my scarves like…

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak dear readers!

Yesterday, most Muslims around the world got to celebrate Eid el Fitr which marks the end of a month long fasting event called Ramadan. Some celebrated the day before.

In Senegal, it was decided that it would be Friday. As usual there is a lot happening to prepare for the event. First of all, we need to do grocery shopping to get all essentials to prepare a feast fit for kings and queens. For some reasons, we always eat barbecue meat or chicken on Eid. My christian cousins from my Mother's side of the family come over to help out. We do more talking than cooking though. That is why we sometimes end up eating past 3 PM.

 The men go to attend the prayer at the Mosque by 9 AM, all decked in their best outfit: A type of Sherwani outfit made of a long tunic and pants either in Bazin or cotton fabric. Once they are back, we exchange wishes. Some neighbors also drop over on their way back from the Mosque to wish us a happy Eid. Often we serve them Lakh, a wheat …