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clothing woes

I had plans to be the girl with the prettiest, most colorful abayas. I mean, its so easy to buy material and find a good taylor, right?

Well, that never happened and I ended up wearing everything from abayas to the frumpiest of lulu skirts/dresses.

Year one: a mix between lulu's tube top dresses, some of which didnt hold up, skirts from carrefour and lulus, which always ended up coming apart at the seams, and abayas that I got for a "good" price but didnt dry clean so each of them finally came to an early demise (mostly through being burnt by yours truly with the iron).

Year two: I was tired of layering and burning up in clothes that were too close to my skin. I bought jalabiyas and wore them every day. They were easy enough to wear and got good reviews from the Arabic teachers. I grew tired of wearing them and started again to sometimes wear dresses and skirts- broken up with the occasional pants under long shirts or dresses. . .but tired of buying clothes to wear for work, I another abaya, this one made of a very nice, stretchy material. I should also mention it was cute and I really liked it and so did the other teachers.

Current year: I finally did it. After talking to someone who had dresses made and figuring the aproximate price, I figured it would be a good idea. Only problem was that the material I wanted was NOT the same price as what she got. Not even close. I went in and believe I got flattered right off the jump.Im STILL trying to figure out if this had any influence on my purchases,lol. I got two beautiful colors. One is coral. the other, grey with black, purple, and teal simple designs on it. They should be made in the next two weeks which gives me 3 abayas with more on the way.

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