The Look: Bright Spark





Top: Minkpink (Similar)
Skirt: Valleygirl (Similar)
Clutch: Colette Hayman (Christmas gift from my friend Amber) (Similar)
Necklace:  Christmas gift from my mum
Sandals: Birkenstock

Photography by Matthew Barlow
Summer in Far North Queensland can be summed up in one word: sweaty. These pictures were taken in 36 degree heat and 80% humidity, but, hey: it's a small price to pay for living in paradise.
Although I never thought my curvy figure could pull off trumpet skirts, I couldn't resist this cute floral number in an array of my favourite colours. I paired it with this beautiful blue printed clutch, which was a gift from my friend Amber (who has the best taste in pressies!) Speaking of pressies, this cute heart shape necklace from my mum is actually made out of a recycled biscuit tin! Crafty, hey?!
Here's a close up of my accessories:
It was very bright during shooting and my photographer Matt did such an amazing job getting the lighting right with his new flash. Unfortunately his car broke down and we had to call RACQ during the shoot (ouch), but luckily his car has now recovered!!
I'd like to take this chance to say
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
May it be filled with happiness, health and fulfilled dreams. Thank you for supporting The Daily Luxe and bringing me closer to dreams of my own.
Rachel
xoxo


66 comments:

  1. such an amazing look!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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    1. Cheers Helen, I enjoy reading your blog, especially the blogging advice bits xx

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  2. I love that skirt! It's so fun and pretty!
    ~~Megan~~
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    1. Thanks Megan, it's such a cool print xx

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  3. I'm really envious to you: hot season is my favorite!!!! I like very much your outfit, especially your beautiful skirt! I want to wish you a happy 2015. Kisses from Italy,
    Eni

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    1. Haha I'll swap you- it's waaay too hot! Thanks Eni xx

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  4. Really original photos! I think of getting Birkenstock, they look so comfy!

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  5. You really do sparkle!

    Happy New Year!
    Fashionably,
    Patricia
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  6. You look good in this bright outfit! Happy New year girl! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Cheers lovely- lets hope 2015 will be a good one! xx

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  7. I love the skirt! You look amazing! Happy New Year!

    xx
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    1. Thanks Melanie. Happy new year to you too xx

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  8. Both you and the photographer have done a remarkable job - the outfit looks gorgeous on you and the lighting has been used in these photos really, really well! :)

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    1. My photographer is so awesome, a very talented guy! Thanks Gabrielle xx

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  9. Loving that skirt and seeing the sun! I know how humidity is, so you're a brave girl! ;)

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    1. The graffiti sun is pretty cool right? That's some talent! Hahah humidity is so yucky xx

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  10. Adorable outfit! Love that cute skirt!

    Mel
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  11. I love the clutch! The colors work really well against your skirt, and those orange nails also provide some great contrast.

    Another Beautiful Thing

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    1. Thanks hun, my friend has such good taste in bags! Ooo the nails were a total accident but thanksxx

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  12. love those slides! wish it was summer here right now!

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    1. Slides are awesome- they go with everything! xx

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  13. Love your sense of style!
    Xox,
    Borka
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    1. Thanks Borka, but yours is better ;) xx

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  14. What a pretty skirt
    xo
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  15. That skirt looks great on you. Sorry to learn about the car. Have a great Saturday!

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman

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    1. Thanks Jasmine, his cars ok now, he just needed a new battery! xx

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  16. You look great <3


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  17. I love that skirt, the colours are lovely on you.

    Corinne x
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  18. Oh man-- I couldn't imagine dealing with 80% humidity and that high of heat. It's right now snowing/hailing and freezing in NYC!

    I like the trumpet style skirt on you. I think that the ruffles are actually very feminine and flattering! Also, did your mom and your friend plan out the gifts? They match perfectly!

    Hope you're having a good weekend and that 2015 has been treating you well-- besides the whole car breaking down situation!

    XxMO
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    1. It's so sweaty- I literally walk to the car and my makeup melts off my face. Thanks hun, I was surprised at how flattering it was! Haha no my mum and friend didn't plan the presents, my mum lives in England and my friend in Aus so it was just a lovely co-incidence :) xxx

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  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE this look!!! flawless

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  20. I love that skirt-- you look really cute!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. Thanks Melanie, that's super sweet of you xx

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  21. Stunning skirt and LOVE the birkenstocks. I live in mine!

    LIKE A HARTE // BLOGLOVIN | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK

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    1. Thanks darling! They are so comfy right?! Iv had a check and I'm following you on bloglovin now too :) xx

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  22. Also just realised I wasn't following on bloglovin - that's all fixed now though ;-)

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  23. I think that skirt looks great on you! And nice job with the styling. Wow I can relate to the 80% but won't be dealing with that for the next 6 months.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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    1. Thanks Allie, I think I've been converted to trumpet skirts now :) xx

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  24. nice!

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  25. YAY! Love this. :) i can spell summer. :)

    xx,
    Jewel
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  26. Loving these photos and your warm weather outfit! The skirt looks awesome with the graffiti in the background. Love it!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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  27. Super lovely skirt!

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  28. Rachel, you're looking gorgeous!!! I love the print on your skirt!!! Super pretty!!! ^_^ And you're looking gorgeous indeed!!! <3

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    1. Anshul, that's so sweet of you hun! xx

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  29. Love your skirt! The print is so beautiful <3

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    1. Thanks Kylie, it's definitely one of my favourite items in my closet at the moment xx

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  30. I love this simply gorgeous look. The skirt is so adorable and pretty. And you look Gorgeous !
    xoxo
    Liza
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