rottnest island

Rottnest Isand

When looking at what to do in Perth, I was overwhelmed with the amount of people who said go to Rottnest Island.

We stayed with friends while in Perth and they too hadn’t made the trek across the water to check out the island.

We saw showers were forecast for the morning, but thought we’d still take the ferry ride. Note to self: always check the island’s weather forecast! It poured rain for pretty much the entire day!

We had hired bikes to explore the islands and figured we would still keep up the plan. Brooke and I went and found some rain ponchos and decided to give it a go and still ride around and embrace the rain as there was no sign of the rain easing. Through the rain it was still beautiful and I can see what everyone raves about this tourist attraction.

With the sun shining briefly we did get to stop and take a few shots and capture the island.

My hair was drenched, make-up washed away but it was a great day all the same. Might have to come back in the summertime.

Rottnest Island

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Fence

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exploring perth

Kings Park

Andrew and I decided we needed a break after a very big few months and have packed our bags and headed to Perth for a week of relaxation.

It was actually funny as we debated long and hard where to go and after lots of back and forth decided we hadn’t been to Perth, and having the added bonus of having friends here that we would come visit for a week.

While I plan on not doing much and relaxing (hopefully thawing out from the cold) I did want to explore and see some of the sights of Perth.

We headed to Kings Park as I’d heard some wonderful things; and people weren’t wrong. Beautiful City views of Perth CBD, the swan river plus plenty to see and do in the park. I really enjoyed exploring.

It was nice not to have a big coat on or even a scarf, although we did receive some rain but still it was great not to be cold! Still finding stripes are following me and I love showing off the bump now and embracing my changing shape. I guess now I’m over the halfway mark I am going to see lots of growth!!

Maternity wear
Country Road
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let there be sun

Weekend Edit

Sometimes I wonder why I live in the cold… Ok it’s not like Canada cold where I have lived, but we don’t have snow, therefore I say it’s yucky cold weather!

Last weekend we headed to sunny Queensland to visit my grandparents. Now I say sunny Queensland as we experienced 25 degrees for the four days; the sun was shinning and it was amazing! Much better than this cold top of 13 we’ve had here in Geelong.

We headed down to Byron Bay one day to have a look around and I got Andrew to capture some photos. FINALLY I know!!! I have been missing in action. Work has been crazy and I have been snowed under… I need to develop a plan to cut back my work life so I can focus on this blog I love so much… and something may be in the works…. I am trying to give Geelong Fashionista the love and devotion it needs!

I love this white dress for an everyday look and it was perfect for a lovely family lunch and explore! Perfect with my Senso sandals which have done me so well! A great purchase right there!

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leopard fun in the sun

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I have been a little quiet on the blog in the last week as I’m on holiday in Queensland. Not because I not taking photos; in fact I’m excited to be showing you these by my very talented friend Kiah! I’m enjoying some R&R, soaking up the vitamin D and seeing lots of family. I love it up here. It’s like a second home and I instantly feel like I can relax.

We are staying in Coolangatta and took these out the front of our accommodation at Greenmount Beach. It was such a sunny afternoon and Kiah grabbed the camera and we scouted a few spots to take some fun shots while I had these leopard shorts on.

I stumbled upon the shorts when I was shopping with my girlfriend Nic and knew I needed to get them for summer. I love animal print and as they are silk I thought they would be a great addition to my summer wardrobe as they can be dressed up or made more casual depending on shoes and tops. They were on the last chance rack at Sportsgirl so I’m guessing they sold very quickly but it’s easy to see why!

I love how much a hat can add to your outfit, so loving this straw hat from Ace of Something! It is perfect for summer days and especially when your hair is not sitting well from a day at the beach. I seem to be growing my hat collection at a fast rate, but one can never have to many hats right?

Sportsgirl Shorts

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Bardot cami

Wittner Sandals

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Ace of Something

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10 best places to eat in bali

This latest trip to Bali was spent enjoying a lot of great food and finding some incredible places that we had never tried. Andrew and I do venture to Bali a lot but this time we enjoyed going and trying places we hadn’t been before.
I decided I need to share these spots and have created the list below. These are 10 of the best places to eat and try next time you are in Bali

Sea Circus
Sea Circus is a delicious place with a real mixture of fresh salads, wraps and also some Mexican treats. It even has incredible smoothies and juices.
The outside is quite fun and not hard to miss while inside is suitable for a nice dinner for two or a family to dine.
http://seacircus-bali.com/

Sae Circus  Sea circus

Mama San
One of the best places I have ever been in Bali. This Asian infused menu has incredible flavours with beautiful local produce.
I had steamed fish with lemongrass infused sauce and it was the perfect mix of flavours. Andrew had twice cooked pork ribs and said the meat just fell away from the bone and again flavours were well-balanced. Our friends had a whole snapper which was full of flavour.
http://mamasanbali.com/

Mamma San  Fish from Mamma San

Lacalaca Cantina Mexicana
Mexican does seem to come up several time on this post, but the Balinese do this so well. Lacalaca is fresh mexican and had the right balance of spicy and zest.
The fish tacos are a must, and unlike me if you eat chicken the nachos are a must also!
http://lacalacabali.com/

Fish tacos

Taco Local
Andrew found Taco Local a few trips ago, but it is still somewhere we like to go. Yummy tacos, great burritos and perfect with a ice cold beer. This tiny spot is a great spot for lunch or dinner.
http://tacolocal.com/
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Petitenget
Our friends took us to this place for dinner and we were blown away with the yummy food. Fresh food at a very reasonable in price.
We enjoyed a soft shell crab salad and Andrew had an incredible steak.
http://www.petitenget.net/

soft shell crab salad

Drop. The Coffee Spot
As the name suggests, this is where Andrew came every morning for his coffee. I don’t drink coffee but enjoyed a fresh smoothie instead.
Great coffee and yummy fresh food.
https://www.facebook.com/Drop.Bali
Drop. The Coffee Spot    Drop

Cafe Zucchini
Vegetarian and vegans delights; this little cafe has delicious fresh wraps, sandwiches, salads, topped off with fresh juice and smoothies. The perfect lunch spot!
http://www.thebalibible.com/cafezucchini/

Zucchini Cafe  Zucchini

Potato Head
Always a spot I like to have a good dinner at and watch the incredible sunsets Potato Head is your luxury spot in Bali. I had a craving for fish and chips while here and Andrew enjoyed a lamb rump.
The cocktails are delicious, my favourite been the Kookaburra!
http://www.ptthead.com/

Fish at Potato Head    Potato Head

Ku de Ta
Ku De Ta is open all day long. Whether you are after breakfast, lunch or dinner, even a cocktail at sunset the cool vibes and beautiful view make it somewhere you want to keep coming back to.
I highly recommend the passionfruit foam cocktail!
http://www.kudeta.net/

Earth Cafe
As a vegetarian (but yes I do eat a little fish!) this cafe had everything I could hope for! Delicious vegan and vegetarian delights with so much I wanted to try. Fresh salads, burgers, wraps and genuine yummy food, this cafe has a lot to talk about, including a health food store inside with plenty of healthy snacks!
The best selection of organic food that tastes incredible and is prepared with love.
https://www.facebook.com/dteindonesia
Earth Cafe

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bali sunsets on the beach

Bali SunsetOne of my favourite things to do in Bali is watch the beautiful sunsets. The sun turns into beautiful colours and it really is spectacular.

I enjoy either heading to the beach or going somewhere for a pre-drink before dinner to watch the sun go down. It really is a must when visiting Bali.

I like to dress in simple outfits when walking around and this monochrome look is no exception. Normally I would tuck in this top with the skirt, but this seemed cooler at the time. The top has detail at the shoulders but I didn’t get a close up unfortunately. This style of skirt I find to be really flattering with the flare at the bottom.

Mink Pink top

Seminyak

Seminyak Sunsets

Seminyak beach

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Our last night in Bali was spent at Potato Head and it’s always a great way to have a delicious cocktail while watching the sunsets.

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my bali photo diary

Although it was a couple of weeks ago now I thought I would put up some more photos from my recent Bali trip. Andrew took most of these images however I really enjoyed taking photos as well.

Before I left for beautiful Bali I was very lucky to receive this stunning Kimono from Elm Knitwear. The colours are stunning and it is such an incredible piece! I cant wait to get more wear out of it.

Elm Knitwear kimono

Elm Knitwear

Beach essentials

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We spent a lot of time exploring and looking around the incredible streets of Bali. We tried incredible food and enjoyed the sights of Seminyak.

Empty Street

CONCRETE WALL

Sae Circus

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Paddock in the middle of Seminyak

Seminyak Sunset

By the pool

Bali is somewhere I do go often but its everything I could want; beautiful weather, great shopping, amazing food and very friendly on the budget. I recommend Bali to everyone!

Bali 2014

airplane

Have you been to Bali? What is your favourite thing about this island?

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simple in oberoi street, bali

Oberi Street

It’s freezing here in Geelong and I thought I’d try and warm myself up by looking at more of my Bali images.

These photos were taking on a really popular strip in Bali called Oberoi Street. It’s known for its great shopping as well as great places to eat. We stayed in this street too, so makes getting around very easy.

This particular night we were on our way out to dinner (I’m going to do a post of my fav spots to eat in the next week or so!) Andrew and I stopped along the way to take a few snaps and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the busy street.

I took my trusty bright pink clutch from My.Boutique which really does make everything pop; and dressed it with a very monochrome look. Keeping things simple and cool is the key in Bali!

Have you been to Oberoi Street, Bali? What were your favourite places to shop and eat?

crossing the street

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Empty Street

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exploring bali

BIKE BLURRED

Bali is an incredible place with so much beauty and unique qualities. Andrew surfs so it gives me a chance to go and explore places you wouldn’t normally see (If you didn’t need to find the best wave!)

I went out with Andrew and we found some incredible places to take photos. I love the way these photos have turned out and show off different areas of such an incredible place.

What do you think of these photos?

concrete wall

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Bali

Rice Paddy

CONCRETE WALL

Kirsty

Beach

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