Fashion | Tourist

The last time I was at Hout Bay Harbour, I was about 16. Fast forward seven years and, it looks like a completely different place but with the same name. I felt like a tourist in my own city, exploring a new place.

I always dreamt of traveling abroad and I’m sure most of us have our wish list of which places to visit. But, I realized while driving to Hout Bay that I haven’t even explored most of Cape Town let alone South Africa. So, before I make any plans to visit Copenhagen or Prague, I need to explore South Africa first.


Spring doesn’t really make its appearance on the first but generally only after the 21st of the month or even later like it did last year. But in the meantime, because I’m so excited to get out of this cold winter weather we experienced over the last few months, I started stocking up on pretty sandals and dresses. I found this black and white pattern dress at Edgars.

Now due to this bulge I have by my stomach and my thick thighs, I can’t wear mini or tight skirts or dresses. I have to wear what makes my body comfortable like opting for elastic dresses worn above the stomach to create a flow over it which makes your waist look smaller. I will also be starting to wear dresses above the knee or over it during the summer season because nobody likes to see my cellulite, right?


With this attire, I wore my beige and black sandals from two years back paired with my white handbag and of course, a pair of sunglasses. I loved this location which created a sense of culture, a culture I belong too. Did you know that Hout Bay Harbour is often called the Heart of the Cape?

According to the Hout Bay Organised page, it is the 9th most visited tourist attraction which includes a yacht and boat marina, a working fishing fleet, a craft market and, has a couple of fish and chips outlets such as the infamous Mariners Whalf.

TouristTouristTouristPhoto Credit: Arlene Marthinus

Dress: Edgars / Jersey: China Town / Sandals: Mr Price / Handbag: Forever New

Until next time.

Stephanie Marthinus Blog