Samantha writes: "Hi Outblush! I absolutely love your site and as soon as I realized I faced a fashion dilemma I knew I had to ask for your assistance. In March I will be traveling to Egypt for a couple of weeks and I have no idea what to wear. There are a few things that are complicating my quest for cuteness: I burn very easily so I'd like to be as covered as possible without being too hot in the desert heat; we're supposed to dress casually, but we also need outfits that could be easily dressed up; I'm a curvy (read: plus size) girl; and, lastly, I'm working on a graduate student's budget. If you think you're up for the challenge then any suggestions you have for tops, bottoms, shoes and head coverings (since it is a Muslim culture and I'd like to be respectful of that) would be greatly appreciated!!"
Hi Samantha! I, Rachel H. of the blog Found of You, (One of our Outblush Operatives!), have been to that area of the globe. It is HOT there. I found some items for you that should keep you covered, cool, and still able to afford school. To dress up, I'd wear the orange skirt with the crochet trim top, add some gold earrings and lip gloss, and party like it's 3000 BC.
1 - hat.a.girl Ribbon Crusher Pack and Travel Hat; 4.5" brim; UPF 50+ ($17, in four colors) - This hat will protect your fair skin from the wrath of Ra!
2 - Old Navy Women's Crochet-Trim Gauze Top ($23 on sale, in four colors)
3 - Multiples Woman Dip-Dye Eyelash Skirt ($24 on sale, in two colors)
4 - Spiegel Signature Stretch Seersucker Collection: Button-Front Fit-And-Flare Skirt ($49 on sale, in two colors)
5 - Teva Keelie Luxe ($70, in three colors) - These shoes are comfortable for walking around, but still attractive enough that you could dress them up a little. However, I suggest closed toed shoes for any hiking or trips to any large stone buildings that you might happen upon.
6 - Gap Woven Pintucked Tee ($25, in four colors)
7 - Old Navy Bold Floral Gauze Scarf ($15, in four patterns) - This could be used as a head covering.
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