I'm not going to be using these as cups though, they're just too pretty for that. You have to purchase the metal cup holder thingies (whatever they're called) separately and they have different metal designs but I thought this combo was perfect. I'm in love with them and I recommend you buy these if you're going to Morocco.
The next item I bought were these gorgeous candle holders made of candle (or wax if you wanna get technical). They have a wooden engraved Hamza hand as the front design and I can imagine the lighting to look really nice because of the holes in the Hamza Hand (am I making sense here). They had the most amazing shapes and colours in these. I really wanted to buy more but they're heavier than they look. These are a set of three and bought them for around £7.50 which are cheap as chips! This cushion cover instantly caught my eye in a massive pile of other designs and colours. It has a vintage feel to it but with a Moroccan twist. The man was asking for £15 for just this one and I wasn't having any of it. I was determined to buy it though. It was way too pretty to let it go. Bless the old man that sold it to me, he wasn't budging at first but then I started speaking Arabic to him and was telling him I was originally from Palestine and he instantly let me have it for a lower price. I was over the moon!
This is another candle holder set my sister bought and thought it would be nice to show in case anyone is planning a trip to Morocco. I love the colour and gold design and it fit perfectly in her room. I wish I bought more but that just means I'll have to go again which I would be more than happy to do.
A Few Tips!OK so this is a few things that I think would be helpful when shopping at the markets in Morocco:
1) Make sure your bag is secure and you do not carry your purse and all of the money you have. Marrakesh especially is known for pick pocketing. I know this because it happened to me. The annoying thing is, the WHOLE way through I was making sure that my bag was closed and that I wasn't taking my purse or phone out constantly and yet someone stole my purse from my bag.
2) You need to haggle! Don't take the first price you're given. I would recommend looking around all the stores first without buying. That way you know what each store has and what prices they're offering. Some try to rip you off and some are very generous. However one thing I can say is that they're not aggressive when they're trying to sell to you. If you say no they'll still try to convince you but they're still polite unlike other countries I've been to where they get angry when you say no thank you to something.
3) Go in the evening! That's when all the stores are open, your not under the hot sun and you can think straight! We made the mistake of going in the afternoon (while fasting) and to be honest I just wanted to sit down in the middle of the market and not move. Your experience will be much more pleasant in the evening!
4) Go to the Orange juice stalls. The orange juice is AMAZING! You must try it, you'll be missing out if you don't :)
5) Just enjoy youself!
Primark Nude Platform Pumps- £6I can't believe these went down to £6 from £25! I know they're from primark, but still?! They're so high as well but surprisingly, they're really comfortable to wear because there's a lot of support at the front. I love the colour and I'm just addicted to nude coloured shoes, clothes etc.
Primark studded Gladitor sandals- £6
These were originally £12, and I saw a very similar style to these in TopShop not so long a go. They're surprisingly good quality and I've stepped on the spikes before... they're lethal :/ I am definately going to take these on holiday with me, the only thing is they make your feet look quite big and I regret not getting a size 4 instead of a size 5 because I think that they would have looked much better.
Newlook Suede pointed wedge ankle boots- £7
These were the most wintery shoes I bought recently and I obviously won't be wearing them anytime soon. I will be wearing these in the winter and I just love the fact that I got them for £7. They're nice and compfortable and they look much better on than they do off.
Office Nude Loafers- £7
I really needed some good quality casual shoes and when I saw these on sale in Office, I had to buy them since they were only £7. I try not to wear out my casual shoes by wearing them everyday, so I've kept these in good shape and I love wearing them with rolled up skinny jeans!
Primark Ankle strap shoes- £12I can't believe these were actually Primark and only £12. I think they look so expensive and I saw the red and black ones on a couple of blogs. So I went into Primark wanting to buy both those colours, they didn't have the black version in my size but I bought the red, black & white monochrome and black & white patterned version. I love all of them! They had other ones but I think these were the nicest ones. They look so good on too, but becareful they're not for walking long distances in. Although the heel isn't extremely high, there's hardly any support at the front. My favourite pair are the black & white monochrome ones, I just think they would look good with so many outfits!
Kurt Geiger Nude stud open-toe heels- £29I think these shoes are by far the best bargain I have ever gotten on a pair of shoes. These went down from £120 to £29!! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw them. They only had one pair left in my size and I had to ask the lady that worked there if they were actually £29. I was really lucky that day! I love them so much, they were in perfect shape, the colour is amazing and they're easy to walk in. I have a wedding to attend soon, so I might wear these.