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Fantasy Travel Week: (back to) Capetown, South Africa


Wrapping up fantasy travel week, the last place I’d like to travel is back to Capetown, South Africa.

I recall the first time I saw pictures of table mountain, I fell in love.  I was in undergrad and a gentleman came to talk to our class about Capetown (I don’t remember why…) but I was extremely intrigued by a flat mountain. That day, I decided I needed to see table mountain for myself.

Fast forward a few years, with my sister studying abroad, it gave my husband and I the perfect excuse to travel to South Africa.

The tall skinny building above was our hotel. The top (round) floor was a restaurant and it slowly spun 360 degrees. I attempted to eat in the rotating restaurant, but after stepping off the elevator, I was dizzy. Nice concept, in practice it didn’t work for me.

The ocean was close, but it was too cold to go in.

The cute penguins at the Cape of Good Hope.



The lighthouses, the ocean, the penguins, and the abundance of sleep (we left our toddler at home) made the trip to Capetown so enjoyable (we missed our daughter terribly!).

All of the pictures above are from our trip to South Africa.


Capetown has a very cosmopolitan feel and I am leaning towards a relaxed and funky look. For some reason,  pink and black are calling to me. I’m amazed at how many ways I can re-style those colors.


Juicy Couture cotton tank top / True Religion stretch skinny jeans, $450 / NIKE perforated shoes / Max & Chloe chain collar necklace / Lancôme lip makeup / Victoria s Secret eyeliner

You have the key to my heart

Embellished tank top, $16 / True Religion skinny jeans, $450 / Betsey Johnson high heels / Alexander McQueen silver clutch / Bracelet / Eddie Borgo drop earrings

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Wet Seal halter vest / True Religion skinny jeans, $455 / Full tilt / Rupert Sanderson high heels / Sandqvist messenger bag, $170 / Presh leather jewelry / Feather earrings


Cute dress for dinner and dancing! (of course I can dance in those shoes, no problem!)


Halston Heritage party dress / Miss KG high heel shoes, $63 / AK Anne Klein chain link necklace / Natalia Brilli bracelet / Le Metier de Beaute lip gloss / Butter London nail polish


This shimmery mini dress is too cute!

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AllSaints embellished dress / Vince Camuto peep toe pumps / Michael Kors clutch, $135 / Ring, $12 / Dorothy Perkins feather jewelry / Gucci sunglasses, $360


I am looking forward to going back to Capetown–this time with our little girl.


Stay inspired and enjoy the journey.

6 thoughts on “Fantasy Travel Week: (back to) Capetown, South Africa

  1. Love love love. You did South Africa justice! I loved the one shoulder dress and accessories! Beautiful! Thanks for a great week!

  2. I can’t wait to someday go to South Africa! So beautiful!
    ♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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