The Look: Fantasea

'Either you stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out into the ocean', Christopher Reeve

 






Crochet Top: Local Boutique (Identical piece here)
Skirt: Zara (Similar)
Vest: Ice (Similar)
Necklace: Lovisa (Similar)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (Here)

I am determined to never take the paradise I live in for granted! Having spent 21 years of my life craving some good old vitamin C in cloudy Yorkshire, it seems really odd that the Great Barrier Reef is only a 30 minute boat ride away.

After three years here, I still get my wanderlustal fix by exploring new and stunning locations all on my doorstep. Like Fitzroy Island, the postcard-picture-perfect location in which these photos were taken.

Located just 30 minutes off the shore of my city Cairns, visiting this idyllic, tropical island is like taking a vacation in one day. Having had a 50+ hour stressful work week, sipping cocktails on the beach as the waves lapped the shore with my other half was a total dream.

We even saw humpback whales on the boat ride here! So adorable!

Not one to never dress up, I decided to work my normal beachy, boho vibe in this nice little clash of crochet and lace. Awkward fact: I was writing a piece for Mirodoor.com about how to rock the boho trend. As I was writing, DO NOT wear lace and crochet together; I remembered this outfit, had a total 'duh' moment and deleted the statement. Guess I proved myself wrong...

Dirty, sweaty top knots have become the norm for me. I'd love to have perfectly quaffed, shiny hair, but it's just too darn hot here for all of that! But I won't complain about the amazing climate.. even though I am English....

Rachel
xoxo

79 comments:

  1. I live in West Yorkshire and I can relate to the cloudy weather. Ha!! I wouldn't mind exploring some paradise, because quite frankly the British weather isn't my bestfriend. Lol! Great lovely shots, pretty lady. :)
    Have a blessed week!

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  2. Wow, the beach look so pretty.
    You also look stunning on that pictures.

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  3. Amazing pictures!! I cant wait for my next holidays and see sunny beaches, I just want it like that :)
    xxx
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  4. Your posts forever make me want to up and leave and head to Oz Rachel. This place is SO so stunning!

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  5. you look so gorgeous, such a great blog ♥
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  6. The location looks like paradise! <3

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  7. This really does look like paradise! You look wonderful, and gosh, I'm so glad you wore crochet and lace together, because the effect is gorgeous! I hope you have a great week! :)

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  9. I love crochet it is so beautiful and perfect for a beach look, I would love to see whales how amazing!! xxx

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  10. Love the quote at the beginning of this post.. Cheers to THE BOTH OF US for venturing out into the ocean and not staying the shallow pool.. Adventure looks wonderful on you. Also, you live THAT close to the great barrier reef? That's one of the wonders of the world! I'm glad you finally went to see it. Also, so funny when you are writing and realize you are also being hypocritical .. happens more times to me than I would care to admit so it's nice to hear it happens to someone else as well. Love your boho look (as always!) Keep giving us great content!

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  11. You look amazing, really stunning photos.

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  12. The beach seems nice.
    It is great to relax if you're over worked.
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  13. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  14. I am def a water girl! I would absolutely jump in and swim xD Also, you look beautiful as always <3

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  15. You look gorgeous <3 Such a beautiful seaside view!!!

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  16. I'm so jealous of your tropical surroundings and that water looks sooo inviting! I love your crochet top as well as that inspiring Christopher Reeve quote :-)
    XO,
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  17. This place looks like a paradise. Water looks so clear and beautiful. You look gorgeous. Love your crochet top.

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    I like it.
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  19. Such a stunning place! The crochet top looks really cool!
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  20. This looks amazing! I'd love to go someday, love the outift as well xx
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  21. Lovely photos! I like your top :) xx

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  22. So you are 24 years old then?

    Love the vest! So cute! And this really is a gorgeous place. Will have to visit you some time! ;)

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  23. Lookin so gypsy chic babe.
    Lovin the shots as well
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  24. The sea looks amazing and so do you.

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  25. Lucky you to be in the paradise :-) Beautiful pictures, I love your top <3

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  26. Beautiful pictures!
    xx
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  27. very nice look,kisses from
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  28. Amazing photos and lovely look, very boho-chic :)

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  29. Beautiful sea and outfit!! U look fabulous ~
    Xoxo

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  30. What a beautiful pictures! The place is stunning!

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  31. Such a beautiful place and lovely photos! I'll miss summer so much!

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  32. In love with your baech look.... amazing vest!!!!
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  33. Looks so beautiful - you're so lucky living so close to paradise!
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  34. Wonderful beach style, great look, and I am now following you on Instagram (I am @fashionandcookies), would love to have your opinion too =) Kisses

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  35. Look in perfect boho chic style. Nice pictures and fantastic location. :)
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  36. Wow wonderful beach!!! I love your outfit the top is simple and chic
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  37. Gorgeous photos, love the background.
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  38. This is the coolest look! Amazing shots

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  39. Stunning shots! Love that crochet top!
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  40. Wow, that place looks so paradisiac and gosh, the water is so turquoise and clear! And I loved the crochet top <3
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  41. Ahhh I wish I could live near a beach, I'd never stay away hahah! You're so lucky Rach, you've escaped the terrible unpredictable weather here in the UK :P You look amazing I love your outfit, the crotchet top is my favourite part of the outfit! I need me one :)

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  42. Ahhh I wish I could live near a beach, I'd never stay away hahah! You're so lucky Rach, you've escaped the terrible unpredictable weather here in the UK :P You look amazing I love your outfit, the crotchet top is my favourite part of the outfit! I need me one :)

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  43. Ahhh I wish I could live near a beach, I'd never stay away hahah! You're so lucky Rach, you've escaped the terrible unpredictable weather here in the UK :P You look amazing I love your outfit, the crotchet top is my favourite part of the outfit! I need me one :)

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  44. beautiful look and fantastic location
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  45. What an incredible place! Seeing whales sounds so fantastic! Love your beach outfit perfect for the day in this beautiful place!

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  46. wooooooooooooow. wanna be there right now

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  47. Holy wow. This looks absolutely perfect. Everything about it is gorgeous!

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  48. Lovely pictures!!! You are beautiful <3
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  49. Well you have totally mixed it right! Love everything!

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  50. I'm so loving the crochet top. It looks absolutely wonderful on you. I just love the photos as well. Beautiful look.

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  51. Love the crochet top under the flyaway! Such a cute pairing! And the effortlessly chic top knot it perfect!

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  52. Beautiful location! Definitely looks like paradise!

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  53. I'm impressed about the decision you took 3 years ago and you deserve it really to be on such a beautiful island! Like the beach boho look you are wearing here and now I have some tropic feeling here in our already cool Bavaria night :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  54. This makes me want to go on holiday !!!! Beautiful blog post

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  55. What a beautiful beach! That top is really cute!

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  56. Stunning photos and outfit...I love the crochet top!

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  57. This post has put a great big smile on my face! I just love that you moved to Australia and have fitted in so nicely, you wouldn't guess you'd only lived there for three years, you fit in perfectly Rachel :) I love these metallic tattoos (planning on wearing the ones I won in your giveaway soon!) and I love your choice of quote mentioning straying from the shallow end to join the ocean :)

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  58. What a pretty location and an even prettier outfit!

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  59. Wow that place is so beautiful Rachel! I love your outfit for the location! That crochet top is adorable!
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  60. Really love your outfit ! xo
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  61. You definitely get away with breaking your own rule 'DO NOT wear lace and crochet together'! You look so good. Like you, I come from a rainy place too but looking at your fab sunny pictures have lifted my spirits X

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  62. How lucky you are to live near such a beautiful place! What a view, absolutely heavenly. And the outfit is fab, too. x

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  63. Wow this place is amazing !! xx

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  64. Truly gorgeous outfit and scenery!
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  65. Beautiful! Love the crochet top!

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  66. Beautiful pictures! Your crochet top is so cute :)

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  67. wow...the pictures are stunning....

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  68. the place is fabulous, is this heaven or what?
    in love with your chic beach attire
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  69. the place is fabulous, is this heaven or what?
    in love with your chic beach attire
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  70. the place is fabulous, is this heaven or what?
    in love with your chic beach attire
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