Newbie Tuesdays: Clothes I wear to death in Qatar

clothes in qatar

  Before I moved to Qatar I obsessed about what to wear. Obsessed. Now that I’m here, I can see that there’s nothing to worry about. It’s all about staples and layers. One of the best pieces of advice I got about dressing in Qatar was from Kirsty at  4 kids, 20 suitcases and a […]

Newbie Tuesdays: What to wear to the mall

What to wear

For people who have lived here for a while this probably seems a stupid question but I definitely wondered it when I was back in Australia. So don’t worry, you’re not the only stupid one! I dress pretty conservatively when I go to the mall. Always cover my legs and shoulders. So that’s jeans or […]

Where can I find … OPI nail polish in Qatar


A friend of mine got me onto OPI Bubble Bath at home and now I can’t go without it. I didn’t manage to bring a bottle from home (which was just so brilliant because in a country where it is perpetually summer you never wear open-toe shoes do you?) and was a little panicked about […]

Newbie Tuesdays: What to wear in your compound

Beverley Hills Compound

Ah, well that all depends on the compound you’re in. I have only lived in large compounds. These are usually swarming with an army of (male) workers. They’re all friendly and harmless but they’re still there and I’d rather not divert their attention with my scantily clad-iness! In the first compound we lived in I […]

Newbie Tuesdays: What to wear at work

What to wear to work

Before I came to Qatar I was told that our office had passed a new rule stipulating that women had to wear pants. Turns out that a few of the ladies were showing a bit too much leg in their skirts. For shame! But even if it’s not a rule, I’d still wear pants. There […]

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