Today was a bitter-sweet day. It was the last day of my leave and I decided that I had to spend it wisely. Rueben and I went for lunch and then went for a drive. Rueben said that no holiday in Cape Town is complete without taking a drive around the Peninsula. He couldn’t have said it better! We stopped at Boulder’s Beach because we both haven’t been there in years and we wanted to see the penguins. They’re so cute and the views are spectacular. Is it even possible to be in a bad mood in this place?

Anthea, Embracing Style, blue and white patch halterneck dress, vintage bag, Kate and Allie sandals

Blue and white patch dress, blue braided belt

Blue and white patch dress, vintage leather bag, Kate and Allie sandals

Blue and white pacth dress, vintage leather bag

Boulders Beach penguin breeding site sign

Penguins at Boulders Beach

dress and belt: Bangkok; bag: DIY vintage; shoes: Kate & Allie;

You can see from the pics that the wind has been at it again. So, no the dress is not a very weird shape. For me personally, a dress is a prerequisite for a scenic drive. Pretty dresses and pretty views just go together. Let’s hope that being back at work is not that bad.

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  1. You look really cute in the quilt dress! 😀 AND OMG THE PENGUINS!!

  2. Omigod I’ve never seen a penguin in the wild before! That’s incredible! And your patchwork dress is adorable, too!

  3. Such beautiful pictures, they definitely make me nostalgic for California summers (it is currently cold and rainy over here!) and I forgot that South Africa gets penguins. Too cute :)


  4. I love this post! I was there in April (obviously, being a good tourist) and you really do come from one of the most beautiful places on earth. Really good penguin photos by Reuben, by the way, I know how hard it is to get a good one close enough!

    And I love your dress! I have a similar patchwork kind of one. They’re so summery!

  5. Aww thanks guys. You make me feel so grateful that I can just take a drive and visit these penguins! @Emily, agreed! Rueben took some beautiful shots.

  6. Love your dress! Happy New year! x

  7. Dress looks fab on you!
    Can’t remember when I last visited Boulders beach. Loved the

  8. definitely one of my fav spots!!! so beaut! lovely pics :)


  9. Leaving is definitely not easy my dear, and as with endings, there will be beginnings, good luck for your future endeavour my dear…

    Btw, I LOVE the patchwork pattern of your dress, it’s lovely

    Happy New Year darling, wishing you Love, Joy, Peace & abundant Happiness in 2011


  10. Love your dress and the penguins are soo cute:)


  11. Such a beatiful dress.. Reminds me D&G last year collection
    Stunning Anthea..

  12. This is the cutest post ever and you look adorable as always. How lovely that you have penguins round the corner for you! Hope work is gentle on you this week x

  13. Lovely dress, lovely pictures.

    Thanks for your comment!

  14. Hi there! I found you via Lulu Letty! (Congrats on your winning). I just wanted to say that I love your Blog and I’m your newest Follower now. The Photos above are amazing and I love your dress. Such a great pattern! Maybe you want to have a Look at my Blog too? I would be glad :)

    xx, Alice

  15. Oh thanks a lot for getting back to me!
    I’m so glad you like my Style and Blog.

    Cannot wait for your next update :)

  16. wished i hat that weather here right now,
    didnt see the sun long time ago :(
    beautiful dress anyway.

  17. Love your blog – and I dress up for drives as well. Photos will always be taken on trips right?!
    Belt is very cute. So envious of your locale :)

  18. Hi Anthea-Happy New Year! That has also happened to me in a few pictures with the wind! But nonetheless the dress is gorgeous and you look so beautiful. I love the handbag : ) Oh I wish I could be on a beach right about now.

  19. Looks wonderful. Happy new year from Nirway!

  20. Lovely dress! We are also having a great weather here in Costa Rica =)

    Happy new year! 😉


  21. Hey! We were at Boulders on Mon too re last day of leave! Love love the dress and uber love the belt x

  22. This is lovely!!! Wow, amazing location :) xx

  23. Great pictures!! Love this post. The scenery is so gorgeous, too! xo style, she wrote

  24. wow that dress is so cute and dainty.
    hello penguins!

  25. beautiful dress !! love the pattern !
    wanna follow each other dear ?

  26. What cute patchwork on that dress! I think it was on your blog where I last read about dresses being perfect for scenic outings—I totally agree! Wind, though sometimes can be annoying, adds a great effect to dresses in pictures as long as you don’t have anything show underneath haha.

    Hope you had a great New Year’s eve!! :)

  27. The dress you’re wearing is really really really cute! Haha, lovely look.

  28. so beautiful. x hivennn.

  29. beautiful dress! I am in love :)

  30. Beauty Beauty Beauty!!!!! I’ve got some scary penguin memories, but they make for great viewing anyways!


  31. Your dress is adorable!
    Patchwork is my favourite :)

  32. I love the pics! That purse and dress are too fab on you! And what a cute little penguin! hugs :)

  33. hi darling. you look so cute. i adore that dress. it’s really nice.
    hope you’re enjoying your weekend
    take care

  34. Oh wow, that’s very strange to me to see a penguin without ice…very cool photos. You look gorgeous and I absolutely love that patchwork dress!!

  35. Love Boulders. There’s a great restaurant to have breakfast there. I’m still in love with your DIY bag! Hope being back at work isn’t too bad!

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