In my previous post I lamented the total lack of a Cape Town autumn this year as I’m heading for London on Sunday. But we did get a few cooler days this past month and let’s be honest, the Great British Summer doesn’t actually begin until mid-July so I will have a little reprieve from the heat and the opportunity to wear layered clothes and beloved boots.These pics were shot around the Western Cape High Court in the city centre. Cape Town so often feels like a modern city that it’s easy to forget we’ve been around since the 15th century. Lately I’ve been forcing myself to pay attention to all the beautiful old facades that seem to blend into their surrounding; when you’ve lived somewhere long enough it’s easy to stop noticing.
As much as it’s a pain in the arse for those in the real estate industry and property owners, I’m glad that we have such strict heritage laws that protect many of our most beautiful buildings from destruction. My beautiful rental apartment that I had to leave around the end of 2016 was recently reduced to rubble along with surrounding buildings for redevelopment. I did a 70’s insipred lookbook shoot before moving as a tribute to its old-school charm. I’ll be sharing those photos here soon.
I love the versatility of this cheap & cheerful pinafore dress. I’ll definitively be looking to add a few more to my wardrobe, probably in a more summery fabric for my Northern hemisphere adventures!
Outfit deets: Shirt (Vintage Lover) Dress (Primark) Bag (Guard The Vintage) Leather Boots (Woolworths- aka the best boots ever and they’re still available for the 2nd season running. R899 & also available in black)
Photo cred: Britt Dyson Poorter