WHAT a sunset!
I took a trip up into the hills and to the zigzag path to watch the sunset with my lovely boyfriend, Michael.
Wish I was on that plane, going on a holiday!
We’re so lucky to live so close to such a peaceful spot and it was great just to sit back and take it all in.
I got to test out my new tripod and camera remote at the same time.
(I’ll admit, it took me a while to figure out that the remote had to be pointed at the front of the camera for it to work.)
I’m really excited to get out and take some cool night photos soon!
THIS has been a long time coming!
It’s been a while since my last post – life just seems to get in the way sometimes.
There was so much cool street art!
But this a jump back onto the horse.
Last month I took a trip down to Bunbury with my lovely friend Candice.
We had actually planned to go all the way down to Busselton to see the jetty and the underwater observatory underneath it but car trouble meant we only got as far as Bunbury.
It was a really lovely day out and I wanted to share some of my photos from the day.
There were so many stairs!
View from the lookout.
Photo by Candice – she’s really got a unique view of the world!
I love finding cool backgrounds for outfit posts!
This jumper is just… Trè
s cool! I picked it up at H&M the last time I was in Melbourne (but you can get one here
) and the holographic wallet is from Collette.
I also wore these sneaker heels in another outfit post. They remind me of the shoes the Barden Bellas wore during the final in Pitch Perfect.
I love getting out and about and exploring new places.
Even though Bunbury is only a couple of hours for Perth, I’d never really spent any time there, so it was great to feel like a tourist for a day, wandering around and finding cool street art.
I can’t wait to get out and do this again!
Have you tried being a tourist in your own city? Tell me about it in the comments below!
AS PART of my trip to Phillip Island a few weeks ago, we took a headed out to The Nobbies.
The coastal area is at the western tip of the island and showcases some magnificent views.
It’s also an important breeding area for many species of birds and, out to sea, there is a rocky outcrop called Seal Rocks, which is a breeding and nursery area for Australia’s biggest fur seal colony, which is estimated to have more than 10,000 members!
The area was absolutely beautiful and the day ended up being quite warm despite the cool sea breeze. I really can’t get over the colours of the mosses and grasses that cover the rocks!
The walkways were really well-maintained and it was lovely to stroll around.
My lovely tour guides, Justin and Kelsey!
I really want to head back to Phillip Island one day and take this all in again.
LAST weekend I was lucky enough to be in Melbourne for the second time so far this year!
My friends Kelsey and Justin live there and they always show me a good time.
This trip was no exception, with a day trip to beautiful Phillip Island!
The island is best known for its adorable animal inhabitants: penguins, koalas and seals.
Look at that cute face!
Every evening, thousands of Little Penguins cross the beach to return to their burrows on land after a long day in the sea spent searching for food.
The island is home a colony of more than 32,000 of the tiny creatures!
Unfortunately we didn’t have time to stay until after sunset to watch them come in but I will definitely make sure to do this next time!
We arrived at the island earlier in the day after about a two-hour drive from Melbourne and checked out A Maze ‘N Things – a sort of theme park.
The centre had awesome optical illusions, puzzles, mini golf and yes, as you could probably guess from the name, a giant maze.
The man is not the size you think he is.
This only shows a small section of the maze!
Next stop was the Koala Sanctuary!
I know a lot of nature places say you’ll get ‘up close and personal’ with the animals but this was really true for this spot.
We came across one koala, high up in a tree, growling louder than I would have ever thought possible from such a lazy animal.
At one point we were almost within touching distance of their fluffy, fluffy fur!
They’re just really relaxed animals and I love how much work this centre puts into teaching people about them and preserving their species.
This one was too tired to even climb up into a tree!
All in all it was an incredible day!
I hope I can get back there one day soon and see the penguins cross the beach!
Did you catch my travel diary from my previous trip? Check it out here.
A WHILE ago I took a drive out to Lake Clifton to see the thrombolites.
These ‘living rocks’ only exist in a few places and can be thousands of years old.
The thrombolites are made up of calcium carbonate structure and a thin film of bacteria on the top and they’re extremely delicate, as well as rare and critically endangered.
Luckily, there are lots of signs to tell visitors just how much damage can be done if they touch the thrombolites.
When I visited a few months ago, the water levels in the lake were still too high and the thrombolites were submerged, but I was lucky enough to be able to see them through the relatively clear water.
I’ve read that late summer and autumn are the best times to visit because the water is low enough that the thrombolites stick out of the water so I’ll have to make another visit soon.
It was an incredible afternoon!
I only had a short amount of time before it got too dark but the sunset, alth0ugh it was cloudy, was beautiful.
I’m really enjoying exploring in my own state more, just like when I went to Fremantle a few weeks ago.
Keep an eye out for more of my local adventures in the future!
ANY day spent wandering in the sunshine is a good day!
I took a trip out to the seaside suburb of Fremantle on the weekend with my lovely friend Candice and we caught up over fish and chips, dipping our toes in the ocean and looking in little book shops.
This building is just so fun!
I love this cat print dress!
Oh Fremantle, you’re so pretty.
Oh how I love the sea!
I definitely need to spend more days out there!
Where’s your favourite place to go exploring in your part of the world? Let me know in the comments!
Every now and again you put together an outfit that just ticks all of the boxes.
As I mentioned in my holiday wrap-up post earlier this week, I found the most incredible handbag.
While shopping with two of my loveliest gal pals in Melbourne this week I spotted it in a little store called Kinki Gerlinki in Brunswick.
I. Am. Drooling.
The brand is Bao Bao and this extraordinary bag crumples and reflects the light in an innumerable amount of ways.
I paired it with an outfit that combines two of my favourite elements: leopard print and faux leather!
I picked up the cardigan and skirt the day before at H&M. Can I just say I am SO EXCITED for them to finally come to Perth this year?! We’re catching up with the rest of the world!
My ultimate outfit.
The cardigan is quite flowy so I tucked it into the skirt to accentuate my waist. I also put on my Samantha Wills necklace – I just can’t get enough of it right now! (Have you seen the other ways I styled this? Click here and here.)
I finished it off with my comfiest pair of flats – perfect for walking around the city all day! MAC’s Rebel lipstick felt right for this trendy city. (I reviewed it a while ago here.)
I can’t get enough of this bag!
Let’s have another look at that bag! I decided it was an early birthday present for myself and now I’m just trying not to buy everything else in the collection!
Bao Bao handbag.
Look at how it crumples!
When I saw it in the shop window I KNEW I needed it to be mine!
I have a feeling I’m going to be leaving this in the sun a lot just to watch it shine.
It also came with a wrist strap that can be attached instead of the chain.
I can’t stop looking at it!
Would you wear a holographic-material bag? How would you style it? Let me know in the comments!