Suit Up, it’s Boulders Beach

Boulders is home to the African Penguin after a colony of them settled in the western cape of South Africa in 1985. Ant generously drove us down south to meet these well-dressed birds one day, because he is a great host like that. But first, we made a quick stop the next town over at Simon’s Town for lunch, where the skies are blue and leisure yachts are aplenty.

Panoramic photo of a jetty at Simon's Town, South Africa.

Simon's Town, South Africa.

Complimentary colourful candy after a meal at Simon's Town, South Africa.I like how eateries in this city make it a habit to treat customers with some sweets while presenting the bill. Yum.

Wefie at Simon's Town, South Africa.

Bellies full of fish and burgers, we continued our journey to find some fancy avians. Also, let me just stew in anger at the sheer beauty of this country once again… Ottie and I had a joke going on that the entire country is photoshopped – it’s just so unreal! The blue of the sky and waters is just unbelievable.

Panoramic view of Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Warning sign put up to advise patrons to check for penguins under the cars at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Panoramic view of Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Boulders at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.No surprise how Boulders Beach got its name.

Selfie with some resting African Penguins at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

African Penguins at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Penguin among green grass at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Solo African Penguin at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.We spotted 108 penguins while strolling down the boardwalk!

Beautiful waters at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Panoramic view of Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

I dressed to match the penguins’ monochromatic colour scheme, but couldn’t resist a pop of colour in the red of my very useful satchel (it was large enough to hold my camera) and the bling of my vacation go-to shoes.

Outfit at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa: Dressgal grey linen shirt, Dressgal red satchel handbag, 24:01 black round sunglasses via Zalora, Lowry's Farm black midi skirt with pockets, Taobao black felt hat.

Outfit at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa: Dressgal grey linen shirt, Dressgal red satchel handbag, Lowry's Farm black midi skirt with pockets, Anonymous Ism patchwork crew socks via Shopbop, Something Borrowed black & gold pointed flats via Zalora.

Outfit at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa: Lowry's Farm black midi skirt with pockets, Anonymous Ism patchwork crew socks via Shopbop, Something Borrowed black & gold pointed flats via Zalora.

Landscape at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Outfit at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa: Dressgal grey linen shirt, Dressgal red satchel handbag, 24:01 black round sunglasses, Taobao black felt hat, Lowry's Farm black midi skirt with pockets, Anonymous Ism patchwork crew socks via Shopbop, Something Borrowed black & gold pointed flats via Zalora.

Outfit at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa: Dressgal grey linen shirt, Dressgal red satchel handbag, 24:01 black round sunglasses, Taobao black felt hat, Lowry's Farm black midi skirt with pockets, Anonymous Ism patchwork crew socks via Shopbop, Something Borrowed black & gold pointed flats via Zalora.

Outfit at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa: Dressgal grey linen shirt, Dressgal red satchel handbag, 24:01 black round sunglasses, Taobao black felt hat, Lowry's Farm black midi skirt with pockets, Anonymous Ism patchwork crew socks via Shopbop, Something Borrowed black & gold pointed flats via Zalora.

Back of Ottie at Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

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We made our way to Rocky Shores to catch the sunset:

Rocky Shores, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

Footprints in the sand at Rocky Shores, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.Ant, Ottie, and me walk very differently from each other. Being pigeon-tied myself, I like noticing how other people walk sometimes.

Shoefie with my Something Borrowed black & gold pointed flats on the sandy beach at Rocky Shores, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

Handprint on the sand at Rocky Shores, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.Not proud to admit that I mistook this handprint for a dog’s paw print.

Shoefie with my Something Borrowed black & gold pointed flats on the grass at Rocky Shores, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

Rocky Shores, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

Children and dogs playing on the beach at Rocky Shores, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

Sunset at Rocky Shores, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

Panoramic view of the sunset at Rocky Shores, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.Guys please stop trying to scare me.

Dusk at Rocky Shores, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

Sunset at False Bay by Rocky Shores, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

Sunset at False Bay by Rocky Shores, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

Animated gif of sunset at False Bay by Rocky Shores, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

Too beautiful.

Wearing
Grey linen shirt c/o Dressgal
Red handbag c/o Dressgal
Black round sunglasses – 24:01
Black midi skirt – Lowry’s Farm
Beige patchwork socks – Anonymous Ism
Black & gold pointed flats – Something Borrowed

Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.

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