The Look: Young and Free



 
 
 
 Dress: Cheap Monday
Turban, cuff and body chain: Lovisa
Clutch: Primark (from waaay back)

Shooting today's look was an, erm, 'experience' to say the least. I had a go at shooting myself with my trusty tripod, which, if done in a public place, can leave people thinking your a little odd. Highlights include ten minute stares by a little girl who asked, 'daddy, what's that lady doing?' and my shoot almost being hi-jacked by a cute, but chubby, Labrador called Pumbar. Rest assured that I'll probably be known as the crazy turban-tripod lady in my neighborhood from now on...

I've been on the search for a perfect turban for a while now, and this slightly glittered number from Lovisa caught my eye; it's perfect to wear casually or on a night out and can even be pulled over the ears for a snug hat for when I visit cooler climates. And shock, horror: the boyf actually likes it! Turbans seem like one of those items men will just not 'get', right?

This body chain is da bomb (sorry, gangster moment over!) It's so statement that it transforms a plain dress completely. Speaking of dresses, is anyone else in love with Cheap Monday? Their minimalist, baggy dresses are so comfy it feels like I'm wearing PJs.

Have a fashionably awesome week, lot's of love from the crazy turban-tripod lady..

Rachel
xoxo

60 comments:

  1. Love this look, your turban and body chain!

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  2. Awesome photos girl!
    That's a lovely dress and pairing it with those classy clutch is really perfect!

    Stay in Style,
    Karen @ Lookbook Store Wordpress

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  3. That shade of blue looks so cool to the eyes.

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  4. Ahahahah kids are always so curious ahaahahah, i m very shy when i took pics for my editorial!
    WOnderful wild feeling dear, nice colors mix!
    kiss
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  5. You look so fresh and chic in this outfit.
    XO
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  6. That jewel looks so great on the blue dress!

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  7. That bodychain is adorable! X

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  8. Amazing pics and cool look!!!!
    Love your clutch!
    xo Paola
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  9. So amazing bag darling!
    Kisses

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  10. Great outfit. Loving the body chain.

    Jenn from jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Hello sweetie!
    You look so great with that look! Amazing photos!
    Kiss,
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

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  12. Love the oufit! So hard to take pictutes of yourself. The photos look great!

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  13. These are really pretty pics! I love he color of that dress and turban adds just the right amount of chic. Gorgeous!

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  14. Wow what a beautiful post! Your style looks really cool and I absolutely adore your dress in combination with these accessories!

    Have a lovely day :)
    xxx
    Bianca

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  15. Love the outfit! And especially your headpiece <3

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  16. Lovely set. I love this kinds of shades of blue :)

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  17. Haha I love the looks you get when you're in public with the tripod. I always start off trying to hide but realise you've just got to embrace the moment and pose away by yourself. Haha great pictures, love the clutch! xx

    MissyRed.co.uk

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  18. What a gorgeous backdrop, where did you take the photos?

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. They are taken at a little stream just around the corner from where I live in Cairns in tropical north Queensland, Australia :) xx

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  19. What a gorgeous backdrop, where did you take the photos?

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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  20. These photos are way too gorgeous and we're loving the turban, so fun!! Totally worth being known as the crazy turban lady to get these shots :)

    xx 365Hangers

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  21. So I made the mistake of reading this while at the office. I say mistake since it was hilarious and I was trying not to fall out of my cubicle laughing. I can just see you in the turban and body harness contorting your body to fit into the frame of the tripod. It turned out great though, so really no one would know!

    You're lucky your man digs the turban, mine is like "Please don't wear that" haha!


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    1. Hahah Christine this is too funny! The shoot totally was like that at times **cringe**. Men do not understand fashion, my partner hates harem pants and these floral palazzo pants I have xxx

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    2. I think it's a generational thing. Any male from our generation will immediately associate harem pants with MC Hammer or Shaq in Kazaam.

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  22. Love this blue dress. xx
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  23. such a cute look! your body jewelry is amazing!

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM
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  24. You look great!!! Love your dress:)

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  25. Pretty look! Love the dress and the wedges. That background is so pretty for all of these photos.

    Denise
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  26. You look stunning Rachel, I love the rich blue hue of the dress, and how cool is that croc-embossed bag! Red + blue make a great combo! :) xo~ Lena
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  27. Haha I so feel the struggle of having to shoot by yourself!! So awkward!
    I'm running a Q and A at the moment, so if you have any questions please comment back on my blog xx
    Savannah // www.zolablog.com

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  28. The turban is awesome, and I love the dress! The pictures are totally worth being thought the crazy lady in your neighborhood :)

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  29. I am so loving this look on you. So boho and so chic.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
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  30. Wow you have guts I do not think I would do that, and wow these came out great, would have no idea you took them yourself. Good job!!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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  31. Love that color of blue! Wishing it was warm enough in NY to comfortably wear springy dresses like that right now!

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  32. Love your clutch!
    ~Sophia
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  33. Fabulous outfit!

    Mel
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  34. The turban cuff and body chain are my favourite pieces, they look incredible and add a gorgeous edge to the outfit- definitely pieces I want to nab for summer now to spruce up my wardrobe xx

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  35. Your necklace is so unique, I love this look
    xo
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  36. This look is incredible! You seriously look like you could be in a magazine, it's so unique and stylish. I love! I've actually never heard of Cheap Monday but I definitely have to take a look now.

    xo, Dolce // http://www.mydailysweet.com/
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  37. Obsessing over this turban and love these shots!!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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  38. Wowww Rachel!! That body chain is just gorgeoussss!!! Gosh...literally a statement in itself!! <3 Absolutely lovinnn it!! :)

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  39. I love the blue. It looks great on you!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  40. Love your outfit <3

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  41. Beautiful photos! I love your bag and dress
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  42. Really fun photos - what a great location to shoot in. And I think it is great that you are adventurous and brave enough to shoot your outfit posts on your own. Keep doing yo thang lady!

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  43. This post is giving me life!! ^_^ I had so much fun reading it, the visuals goes well with your write-up ♥ ♥

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  44. I love this look. It's great that you found a peaceful and nice place to shoot your ootds. Love that body chain as well :)

    Have a nice day, Rachel!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  45. You look so striking with your golden complexion and cobalt blue dress - the setting is fantastic, as well! Also, I love the body jewellery .. although I'll need warmer weather for that!! :)

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  46. Oh the joys of strangers walking by while you're trying to shoot pictures! It's all worth it though because you look amazing!

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  47. Such a pretty look...I love the dress!

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  48. Great photos, you did a good job taking your own photos, I know its a struggle 'cause I take most of my photos too. :) You look gorgeous in this blue dress, the body chain and turban look charming on you. Have a nice day Rachel. xo

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  49. That blue looks great on you! Super cute outfit

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  50. Dear Rachel! Not only are you talented and I love everything you do but you also have an enchanting sense of humor that I like very much. Did you really got those pictures taken with a tripod???? My hat goes off to you my friend, you are all around awesome!!!! And you look amazing too. Love the dress, the turban, the body chain (Love it!) and the bag!!!! You are super cute and beautiful Rachel! XOXO, Jeannette

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  51. Your too cool. Thanks for sharing and check out the Eye Adore series featuring fashion and eyewear.

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  52. Nice work my dear with your camera! You are so beautiful with this turban! Have a nice day, kisses and thank you for stopping at my blog,
    Eni

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