Now the east coast (where we are) doesn’t ever get a sunset so any chance to witness a good one over the water is rare. Especially for Wes and I who are not by any means morning people who will never get up to see the sun rise.
So after a full day of shooting (about 10 hours) I was exhausted and ready to call it quits but luckily for me I have the best friend and photographer in the world who was motivated and excited enough to drive down the road and check out the ‘Long Jetty’ we’ve heard so much about at sunset.
So this is why I’m dressed like I’ve just had a full day at the beach, a little bit CBF and I am definitely in my ‘comfy clothes’…mom jeans, an oversized shirt and thongs (flip flops). Luckily this look was elevated by these gorgeous earrings, choker necklace and this cute mini bucket bag from Colette. But sometimes the realest moments are the ones you don’t plan, the ones you don’t have to dress up for, the ones you just look at the sky, look at the water, see the colours of the sun and clouds dancing on the gentles ripples of the lagoon, appreciate the beautiful things in life and selah.
If you’re headed to the beach there are so many options on what you can wear, a dress, shorts, tee, singlet… but my fave at the moment has gotta be a linen/ cotton shirt and denim. I’m wearing the shirt because once you’re done for the day you can just throw it over, you don’t necessarily have to button it up, you can just wear it as a cover up and walk back to your car/ house/ villa wherever you are going without having to mess up too much of your clothes with your wet swimsuit. Another winner for the shirt is that I often lie on the beach with a something over my face, and it always end up being my clothing… and a shirt is great for that because it’s light, is breathable and has a lot of fabric.
This has also got to be my new favourite go to watch. It has a silver mesh band is doesn’t work on holes but just a clippy mechanism which I find alot easier (since I’m so uncoordinated!) And as much as I love golds and rose golds… all of my favourite ‘everyday’ rings are silver so this watch just makes so much sense! Why didn’t I get this before??
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So happy I got to shoot with the gorgeous Tori and Karina on Echo Beach in Bali, Indonesia. Was such a fun shoot and great way to document our time in Bali and capture how we don’t ever really take anything too seriously and we’re just out to have a lot of fun, see beautiful places and meet wonderful people. We’re already planning our trip back!
As we were driving around Perth for a very specific desolate and isolated road we found the perfect one right next to a shipping yard, and for some reason there are very cute, pastel coloured shipping containers on the lot. Of course I had to ‘pretend’ to break in being the try-hard law abiding citizen I am. Nonetheless. The reason I have no pants on is because I didn’t have any. We didn’t plan this shoot and I had nothing with me but a bikini, my fave Nike sweater and my Calvin Klein tee but we have to take every photo op available. Perth is weird. It was kind of bikini weather kind of sweater weather. In future I will pack better. Lesson learnt.
As a born and raised Sydney girl I thought I’d take you to one of Sydney’s most popular destinations in Bondi that isn’t Icebergs. Where else other than North Bondi would be more fitting to shoot a Camilla bikini? Her flagship store is just a stone throw away up the road so I had to pay homage. Okay, yeah… so north Bondi’s pool is a little dingy-er than south Bondi’s cleaned one a week, white floored pool but it has more to do, more to explore, more character, more characters (locals) whereas the tourists will generally be in the middle to the south.
So if ever you’re visiting Bondi, come visit the north end, take a walk/ swim around the corner of the pool onto the rocks, walk up to the edge of the cliffs for the view, there’s more culture and the cafes are better – check out Porch and Parlour, Bondi Wholefoods, Harry’s or Shuk if you want a killer meal or coffee.
I’ve had alot of mixed feedback on people’s experiences with LA. Many find it too hot with no seasonal change, too busy, too chill. Personally, I love it. I love the city, the beach vibe, the people and it’s constant warmth. It’s very similar to Sydney in that regard. It’s downfalls are it’s lack of public transport, thus resulting in terrible traffic making it an average of an hour to get basically anywhere. This generally has it’s residents staying in their little bubble and not leaving it much, unfortunately.
During this trip we stayed in Santa Monica/ Venice beach of which made daily visits to the beach only a short walk away. We strolled down to Venice at sunset to shoot this little number. Coming from Sydney on the east coast, a sun setting behind the ocean’s horizon is rare so we had to take advantage of it.
Hey all, just checking in from Texas! I’m not sure how I got this idea in my head that everyone in Texas is a cowboy that wears flannels, boots and hats, that every building would be a barn and there would just be tumble weed everywhere… but I did. And well, just like any other established city in the United States it’s full of high risers, Walmarts, Denny’s and department stores. I don’t want to say I’ve been ‘let down’ but someone really should have warned me.
At least the weather is warmer than the snow in Oregon!
Snapped this look while wine tasting in the vineyards in El Cielo, Mexico. A seriously stunning location where the mountains light up pink at dusk and the wine is bottomless. I’d love to travel more and more of this country, it’s culture and people are what makes it.
The first time I climbed Hollywood Hills in 2013 we got very, very lost. This time… we also kind of got lost. The dirt roads all look the same and if you’re unfamiliar with the hills then they kind of all look the same too. Oh and the fun part is that there’s no cell phone reception so you’re basically on your own, great fun! However, if you successfully find yourself at sunset at the top of the hill it will be a moment you will never forget.
Los Angeles at sunset is picture perfect and a traveller’s dream. I was fortunate enough to have spent the day with a fellow Aussie blogger, Jess Stein of Tuula and did this short walk with her and a few other friends of ours. This is a must do if you’re visiting LA.
Just checking in from sunny Los Angeles, California! I haven’t had a whole heap of time to connect to wifi and post but I’m shooting up a whole bunch on my snapchat (@jessiekhoo) and my instagram so please follow me there if you’re not already.
I’m travelling with about 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 friends, will be more tomorrow so it’s been a massive roller coaster of fun, here we did a little peruse of Rodeo Drive, I went to my first NBA game, we trekked the Hollywood Hills, went into the observatory at night and watched the stars and overlooked the city lights. More recently we have driven to San Diego and tomorrow we’re off to Mexico!
Hopefully I’ll find some internet (and time) down there so I can upload more