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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Tag Archives: dress
Saudi women generally pray at home. Usually they put on a prayer dress on top of what they are wearing. The prayer dress is a loose long simple dress that extends down to the floor, has long sleeves, a high … Continue reading
The store windows of this little girls’s dress shop caught my eye. I liked the colors and the fanciful Asian theme. These dresses might be worn for holidays or weddings or other more formal events. There is no shortage of … Continue reading
My husband and I resumed walking laps at the mall a month ago for exercise. Boy, it feels good to be moving again after months of being couch potatoes. But it’s amazing how exhausting it is for us! It’s still … Continue reading
This highly embellished outfit in a Jeddah shop window caught my eye. There is gold and silver trim on the bodice and hundreds of small gold and silver metal embellishments all over the garment. The sleeves are belled, the … Continue reading
Just a random collection of photos for you today. I thought the first photo looked rather artsy – I like the compostion, the lines, and the traditional menswear. The second photo is an attractive Asian themed children’s clothing shop window … Continue reading
The Saudi man’s headdress can be worn in many different styles – up, down, flipped back, draped over the head, wrapped around turban style, one sided, two sided – well, you get the picture. The red and white patterned cotton … Continue reading
Today’s post consists of an array of photos of various women’s wear shop windows that I liked as I walked by. The first one is from a maternity shop, and I just really loved the top on the left – … Continue reading
Photos taken on my recent outing to the Birds and Animals Souk in Jeddah. I only saw men there – I was the only woman around! I’m happy to report that just about everyone was wearing face masks. Many men … Continue reading
All over the Middle East, headgear is an important component of the traditional man’s uniform. Underneath the scarf is a small white cap called keffiyah which anchors the scarf and keeps it from slipping. Men in Saudi Arabia most commonly … Continue reading