Khady’s week of outfits

7 pants

When we were writing the ‘about us’ section of this site, Jenn mentioned my ‘thing’ was crazy pants and rings. I wouldn’t have ever thought of it, but in looking over pictures from this past week, I’d say she may be on to something!

Day one: Seydou pants, tank from Target, scarf from Numero Uno and beaded jewelry by Diami.

Day one: Seydou pants, tank from Target, scarf from Numero Uno, sandals from Kadel-Dakar and beaded jewelry by Diami.

These scarves were on sale for 500cfa, so I bought tons. They're huge, so can even be worn as a beach cover-up.

These scarves were on sale for 500cfa, so I bought tons. They’re huge, so can even be worn as a beach cover-up.

Day 2: Lunch date! Layered top, cuffed jeans.

Day 2: Lunch date! Layered top, cuffed jeans.

Necklace by some guy on Gorée, circa 2003.

Necklace by some guy on Gorée, circa 2003.

Shoes by Rama in St-Louis. She'll be selling at the Spring Bazaar on May 18th and the SWAP on June 1st.

Shoes by Rama in St-Louis. She’ll be selling at the Spring Bazaar on May 18th and the SWAP on June 1st.

Day 3: No more dressing up to go to work for me! This is now my 'business attire' since I work from home.

Day 3: No more dressing up to go to work for me!
This is now my usual ‘business attire’ since I work from home.

Day 4: My favorite little accessory! Top from Holly Hand-Me-Downs (the best!), pants from fuggi jay for 500cfa ($1).

Day 4: My favorite little accessory! We were headed to a kid’s birthday party, so I wanted something comfortable, not too dressy, but not sloppy either.
Top from Holly Hand-Me-Downs (the best!), pants from fuggi jay for 500cfa ($1)

Ring from my father-in-law (he found the stone and had it set), sandals from the little girls' department at Kohls for $7.

Ring from my father-in-law (he found the stone and had it set), sandals from the little girls’ department at Kohls for $7.

Day 5: Headed to church in pants made by Seydou Diallo from fabric my husband bought for me in Bamako. Top from Numero Uno.

Day 5: Headed to church in pants made by Seydou Diallo from fabric my husband bought for me in Bamako. Top from Numero Uno.

Ring was a gift from my husband that he bought at Atmosphère in Almadies. (If you haven't been yet, we should go!)

Ring was a gift from my husband that he bought at Atmosphère in Almadies. (If you haven’t been yet, we should go!)

Day 6: Going out to do a little shopping and making the most of still being able to wear long pants/sleeves without dying from the heat. Chambray top (goes with everything) from Numero Uno, pants from (I kid you not) a grocery store in Budapest, belt from Marie Faye in Thiès. These will be for sale (2,000cfa) at the SWAP on June 1st!

Day 6: Going out to do a little shopping and making the most of still being able to wear long pants/sleeves without dying from the heat.
Chambray top (goes with everything) from Numero Uno, pants from (I kid you not) a grocery store in Budapest, belt from Marie Faye in Thiès. These will be for sale (2,000cfa) at the SWAP on June 1st!

Bracelet was a 'cadeau' from a vendor at that little tourist market on la pointe de Almadies.

Bracelet was a ‘cadeau’ from a vendor at that little tourist market on la pointe de Almadies.

Day 7: One more pair of crazy pants! These are also Seydou pants, worn cuffed.

Day 7: One more pair of crazy pants! These are also Seydou pants, worn cuffed.

Necklace from my mom.  (And eyebrows by the Lebanese woman who does sugar waxing and threading!)

Necklace from my mom.
(And eyebrows by the Lebanese woman who does sugar waxing and threading!)

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Chaya, harem, baby-catchers…

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A pair my tailor gave me as a gift. #ibuytoomuch

The go by many names.

Harem pants. Chayas. Baby-catchers.

They are hated by some, loved dearly by others.

Low on the hips, very wide and loose in the leg, but fitted at the ankle.

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A pair I bought on a street market in France for €10.

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Bought from an artisan who collaborates with Peace Corps in Senegal, 5000cfa. Love these!

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So, do you chaya?