Wednesday, September 16, 2015
OOTD, with abaya: wearing colour in the Gulf
I wear it with my own pearl bracelets and vintage cameo ring (neither are from Oman or likely to be purchased from anywhere) and a beige purse, which was from the Dragon souq in Barka (like 4 omr or something since I bought the same style in several colours). I think the brand of the purse is Susen, since of all the Chinese purse brands, I have come to trust Susen not to fall apart. It is actually better than Aldo, so...
Also, I am not likely to wear it with these red velvet Michael Kors shoes, but I haven't bought any shoes yet that I love to go with it...so I thought a pop of red looked nice next to all the beige and the orange of the lantern props.
I've already worn it out around a little in Muscat (with flats not heels) and no weird stuff from men... ...Though, since I am OBVIOUSLY not Omani, Omani women when they see me with my husband kind of are , errr, more colder, meaner maybe...than usual???
I don't know, they think I am Moroccan or Syrian or Algerian ;) or something, and married to Omani, and not Western in this (and Omani women are usually friendly to Western-convert-me and just laugh about why I would want to marry an Omani) so this is a hazard (for me at least) I guess to wearing some colour (or stripes?) in Muscat.
It is a sad fact...Omani women my age or older generally dislike poor Moroccan women, and I guess I am proof that pertains even to modestly dressed ones, so they can't say it is cuz Moroccans are dressed inapproproately or going out with a boyfriend because obviously we were a family with kids and super covered. So take that, argument against Omani-female-hate for Moroccans;).
I haven't dared try to wear it in the Interior yet where my inlaws live... That we will have to wait and see.