Camera testing at sunset

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.

Camera testing 3

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.

Camera testing

Oh, Michael!

(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!

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A day trip to Bunbury | photos

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.

Bunbury, Western Australia | Extraordinary Days blog

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.

Bunbury, Western Australia | Extraordinary Days blog

Bunbury, Western Australia | Extraordinary Days blog

Bunbury, Western Australia | Extraordinary Days blog

Bunbury, Western Australia | Extraordinary Days blog

Bunbury, Western Australia | Extraordinary Days blog

Bunbury, Western Australia | Extraordinary Days blog

Bunbury, Western Australia | Extraordinary Days blog

Bunbury, Western Australia | Extraordinary Days blog

There were so many stairs!


Bunbury, Western Australia | Extraordinary Days blog

View from the lookout.

Bunbury, Western Australia | Extraordinary Days blog

Bunbury, Western Australia | Extraordinary Days blog

Photo by Candice – she’s really got a unique view of the world!

Bunbury, Western Australia | Extraordinary Days blog

OOTD tres cool jumper and sneaker heels | Extraordinary Days blog

I love finding cool backgrounds for outfit posts!

This jumper is just… Très 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!

A trip to Lake Clifton | photos

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.

Lake Clifton thrombolites Western Australia | Extraordinary Days

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.

Lake Clifton thrombolites Western Australia | Extraordinary Days

Lake Clifton thrombolites Western Australia | Extraordinary Days

Lake Clifton thrombolites Western Australia | Extraordinary Days

Lake Clifton thrombolites Western Australia | Extraordinary Days

Lake Clifton thrombolites Western Australia | Extraordinary Days

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!

A day in the sun in Fremantle | photos

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.

Bright, fun OOTD | Extraordinary Days

This building is just so fun!

Black and white cat print dress & fluoro pink bag OOTD | Extraordinary Days

I love this cat print dress!

Fremantle, Western Australia is a beautiful place! | Extraordinary Days

Oh Fremantle, you’re so pretty.

Fremantle, Western Australia is a beautiful place! | Extraordinary Days

Fremantle, Western Australia is a beautiful place! | Extraordinary Days

Fremantle, Western Australia is a beautiful place! | Extraordinary Days

Fremantle, Western Australia is a beautiful place! | Extraordinary Days

Fremantle, Western Australia is a beautiful place! | Extraordinary Days

Fremantle, Western Australia is a beautiful place! | Extraordinary Days

‘Straya.

Fremantle, Western Australia is a beautiful place! | Extraordinary Days

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!

Festival fun in a bright orange kaftan

SUMMER means it’s the festival season!
Just a quick post today as I’m flying off to Melbourne today to see some lovely friends who are lucky enough to live over there!
(I’ll be bringing you photos from my trip later in the week so stay tuned for that.)
I went to the H2Overflow event held in the Perth CBD yesterday afternoon/evening with my friend Hayley and it was such a great experience!

Festival outfit | Extraordinary Days

Time to party!

Festival outfit | Extraordinary Days

This kaftan is in such a fun colour!

I was definitely easy to spot from a distance!
I kept my hair simple with a tidy bun to keep it out of my eyes and threw on a cross-body bag and minimal silver accessories.

Festival outfit | Extraordinary Days

I really need to bring out these sunglasses more often.

Sunglasses are always a must for outdoor events and I picked out this really cute Dotti floral pair for the day.
My silver glitter jelly sandals brought the whole thing together. I’ve said in a previous post that these are really comfortable and easy to wear all day – they’re my go-to summer footwear, especially when there will be lots of dancing and foam involved!

Festival outfit | Extraordinary Days

Shiny nails to match my shiny sandals!

Festival fun | Extraordinary Days

A foam pit with very little foam left!

Festival fun | Extraordinary Days

Silent disco!

It was such a good day!
What are your fashion go-to items for festivals and concerts? Let me know in the comments!

A golden trip to the beach | photos

I TOOK a trip down to the beach after work yesterday.
I’m house sitting down in Mandurah at the moment. It’s a little place right next to the sea and it means I don’t have to do my usual two-hour per day commute to work.

Madora Bay beach Mandurah Western Australia

I love the time of day when the lights is just golden.

It was deadline day at the paper and it was crazy so it was lovely to be able to get out into the sun. It makes me so happy that it’s still light for a while after I get out of work now – it makes me feel more human.

Madora Bay beach Mandurah Western Australia

Madora Bay beach Mandurah Western Australia

Madora Bay beach Mandurah Western Australia

I like these little tufty plants so much I put them in here twice! They always make me think of summer.

Madora Bay beach Mandurah Western Australia

Madora Bay beach Mandurah Western Australia

I’m in love with the colours in this shot – not edited at all!

Madora Bay beach Mandurah Western Australia

A puppy had been past!

Madora Bay beach Mandurah Western Australia

Madora Bay beach Mandurah Western Australia
It was a lovely way to end the day!
What are your favourite things to do after a long day?

Tiptoe through the tulips at Araluen | photos

A FEW months ago I went with my mum for a day trip out to Araluen Botanic Park for the annual tulip festival.
I’ve never been before but I can see why so many people head there every year – it really was lovely to see the thousands of tulips in every colour, all blooming at once.

Araluen Tulip Festival Perth Western Australia

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Araluen Tulip Festival Perth Western Australia

Araluen Tulip Festival Perth Western Australia

Araluen Tulip Festival Perth Western Australia

The park would be really tranquil when the tulip festival isn’t on!

Araluen Tulip Festival Perth Western Australia

I love the detail of this delicate frond.

Araluen Tulip Festival Perth Western Australia

I’ll definitely head back next year!