The Look: Earth

 Known as a colour that is 'hard to pull off', it seems ironic that khaki was originally designed to blend into the crowd. Add a sharp belted dress, a patterned silk scarf and a vintage leather bag for a look that says anything but wallflower.

 

Dress: TEMT (Similar)
Scarf: Accessorize(Similar)
Bag: Miss Selfridge (Similar)
Earrings & Rings: Lovisa (Similar Earrings)

Photos by Matthew Barlow
https://instagram.com/mattbarla/

At one time, khaki would have been the last colour that sprang to mind when shopping for a new look. As a matter of fact, I think until recently I hadn't work khaki since I reenacted Destiny's Child with my friends at the school disco, khaki hot pants and all. Classy girl. 

Although cargo will NEVER return to my wishlist, khaki is totally my colour-of-the-moment. There is something so earthy, yet warm about the tone that makes it so effortless to style. In other words, whether I want to chuck on my new pointy heels and a sparkly necklace, or just throw on a denim jacket and some boots, this dress has got me covered.

And it was a bargain and a half at a mere $35. After finding this belted dress so flattering (hello waist), I'm currently on the hunt like a hungry lion for more cute shirt dresses. Watch this space and I'll try to watch my wallet. 

Don't you just love finding a piece that you've had since you were in nappies and revealing all over again how totally awesome it is? That was the case with this Accessorize silk scarf, which oozes 70s vibes! I must have bought it about 6 years ago, so rediscovering it almost felt like I was going shopping (almost...)

My regular readers will know my soft spot for quirky accessories, which I guess comes hand in hand with working for a fashion jewellery company. These earrings are amazing, as the little 'twig' (flower?) actually goes on behind your ear lobe. Riveting, scientific stuff.
Are you a fan of khaki?

Rachel
xoxo

74 comments:

  1. I love your outfit! I really want to try to use some in my wardrobe & I feel like listening to destiny child!

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  2. This silk scarf makes this outfit look even better, great pictures. xx

    Nina
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  3. Olive green is so popular this season. You look awesome!!!!


    Amber
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  4. so simple and SO CUTE!
    love the blog! feel free to check out my blog and let me know what you think!
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  5. that dress amazing
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  6. wow, the Dress Looks so sweet :) Love it!

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  8. I am so loving the olive green on you. And I absolutely adore those earrings. Beautiful accessories.

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  9. You look divine in that khaki dress! That colourful scarf is the perfect accessory for this look. Well done.


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  10. Love the dress!
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  11. You are a stunner Rach, Absolutely love the drop earrings they are so intricate and lovely! <3

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  12. amazing post and blog!

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  13. So so beautiful :)

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  14. I remember when my Mum used to wear khaki when I was younger and I thought how boring it was, but how tables have turned?! It looks gorgeous I think, one of my favourite shades for this year xx

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  15. Amazing! I love this color and love the addition of the scarf! You look fantastic

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  16. $35?? That is a bargain! I definitely think earth tones can be hard to pull off, especially with my skin tone. You look amazing in this color and you make me want to give it a shot! Also, I love the way you write... its very engaging.

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  17. Gorgeous!
    I love this french looking outfit.

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  18. Thanks a lot dear :D

    That jacket is perfect for cooler nights plus is a timeless piece of next season. I'm glad you liked it. :D

    You look amazing. I really love your outfit. So clean :D

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  19. What a marvellous look darling! I totally love the colors!!
    Baci,
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  20. Cute dress, and I love the added detail of the scarf.

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  21. Beautiful outfit and photos! You look so chic!
    xxx
    S
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  22. Beautiful photos once again! loving your hair a lot.

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

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  23. I love anything Khaki as the colour really compliments my hair :) gorgeous dress and love the detailing to the front xx

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  24. Beautifully shot. Your skin is perfect! Very English rose skin! Lovely backdrop against nature X

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  25. Looking as stunning as ever lovely, absolutely love this dress, such pretty details!

    Elle
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  26. I don't like wearing flashy colors or colors at all, so this look would really work on me! Love it!

    Paulina

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  27. You are so gorgeous! Perfect cheekbones ever! haha.. But anyways, I just love this dress. And the scarf looks fantastic with it. Once again, good job!

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  28. These photos are great! I love your olive green dress!
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  29. Love this dress...it is such an elegant look!

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  30. Rachel, you look so gorge in navy green! I also love these pics - very safari and I LOVE it!
    Much love,
    Vanessa
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  31. I love the way you have contrasted the utilitarian khaki with a delicate silk scarf - I'm writing all about a safari tomorrow!

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  32. Stunning ! Love this
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  33. this belted dress is so pretty!

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  34. Wonderful outfit and beautiful pictures. *__*
    New outfit is online...

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  35. You look absolutely gorgeous, the dress color suit you so well.
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  36. Beautiful outfit!! You look very pretty xxx
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  37. I'm pretty indifferent when it comes to Khaki. I don't love it or hate it but I do love the style of this dress. The earrings are lovely too!

    -M
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  38. You look gorgeous. Destiny's child be missing out on this. Ew cargo is disgusting (agreed) you look so chic like you are about to go out on a lovely south african safari, all that's missing is a mimosa in your hand! Effortlessly beautiful.

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  39. Loooovely. The combination of plain and prints is so fabulous.

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  40. Cool look! Have a nice day :)

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  41. You look beautiful as always! Love the little bag too !

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  42. Very lovely. Reminds me of some Louis Vuitton ads that were shot in Africa :)

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  43. This shade of olive fits you!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  44. Oh, I'm a HUGE fan of wearing khaki, I just feel as though it flatters any complexion/hair shade. You look really chic in this look and the elegant jewellery certainly helps on that front too! :)

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  45. Beautiful pictures! You've matched jewelry and clothing so well!

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  46. What a fabulous dress! I've just started embracing khaki and bought a khaki jumpsuit.

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  47. Love that dress!
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  48. wow the Dress is so pretty and sweeet :) suits perfectly to you :)

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  49. Your khaki dress is gorgeous and extremely versatile, like you said, for many occassions this dress has got you covered. At the moment I don't own anything khaki as I'm one of those who think it's hard to pull off, haha! But seeing you in that dress spiced up with cool accessories makes me question myself!
    xx

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  50. Wow Rachel that khaki dress is so pretty! You styled it perfectly, great choice of accessories! Gorgeous as usual! in love with your mani!
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  51. Very nice dress and earrings!

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  52. Amaaazing dress!!! Love your look <333




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  53. Great look hun!!!
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  54. Great look hun!!!
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  55. This outfit looks fab, you are rocking it totally

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  56. Love how the scarf compliments the dress!

    -Adi xxo
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  57. Khaki is such a versatile colour and I discovered it lately. I always thought it might be a bit boring but it is actually super fashionable and stylish. Love the way you added dainty jewellery to the dress.

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