In preparation for the big move, I went on a MAJOR - they put a hold on my credit card thinking that somebody stole it kind of major - shopping spree to buy essentials that will hopefully "work" in my new work locale. Pictured below are just a few of my purchases care of Banana Republic, JCrew, and The Limited.
Due to the culture of my new home, I will no longer be allowed to expose my shoulders or my knees (and the leg above them) in public. In addition to the clothes pictured above, I also purchased a slew of stylish wraps, pashminas, and cardigans (I could not find picutres) to help a bit with the covering up. Most of the purchases I made are in light colors and super-lightweight fabric due to the extremely hot temperatures in Qatar. Hopefully, my wadrobe will be acceptible and they won't stone or flog me as my dear co-worker Lambo lovingly pointed out to me at 6:20am in the morning last week (not the best way to approach me in the morning). No worries - Qatar is MUCH, MUCH more liberal than it's Islamic neighbors...or so I am told. Guess we will have to wait and see!