The Look: Oceana

'The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page', St Augustine






 
Hat: Sportsgirl (Similar here)
Sunglasses: Tory Burch (Similar here)
  Necklace: Lovisa (Similar here)

Call me crazy, but every time I venture to a new tropical Island, I feel like some sort of character from 'The Beach'. Unfortunately, the trips never result in Leonardo Di Caprio. Darn!

Situated just 4KMs off the Cassowary Coast's Mission Beach, Dunk Island is the largest island in the Family Island's National Park. Dotted with fringing coral and home to rolling mountains and sandy beaches, the island is a lush paradise that is just that little bit off the beaten track. 

Having suffered a devastating hit from Cyclone Yasi back in 2011, the once-popular resort remains closed to the public. Luckily, the island itself allows day trips so that tourists and locals alike can explore it's undeniable beauty. 

You can while away days on the beach front's cute cafe, munching on fresh prawns and sipping cocktails. Or if you are wanting to unleash your inner Captain Cook, you can take a hike on one of the island's scenic walking tracks. **Warning: Excess sweating**

For a beach-hopper like me, this clear turquoise paradise is a big fat tick! I might head back with a tent, the other half and a life-time supply of chocolate and become some sort of literal beach bum. 

For this walk in paradise wilderness, I opted for this lightweight Style Moi play suit. Despite it's typical Autumnal color, it's super cool and is a surprising champion at keeping the sweat at bay! I added this suedette, fringe necklace for a little bit of a boho vibe.

As for the hat and sunnies, they are my saving grace when it comes to this tropical heat. 'Slip slop and slap' (sunscreen that is)!

Do you have any islands I can add to my wanderlust list? 

Rachel
xoxo

65 comments:

  1. You need to check out Mauritius. My husband is from there and we go back to visit family every once in a while, and it is simply gorgeous!

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  2. So lucky, I wish I could be there right now. the photos look beautiful BTW

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  3. Stunning images, you look fantastic!

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  4. What an amazing outfit! xo

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  5. Truly effortless look for the outdoors.

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  6. Oh my I wish to be there right now! You look so pretty and the nature it perfect!

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  7. What a beautiful island! I wish I were there. You look very pretty in this red dress. Have a great weekend, Rachel!

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  8. WOW! You are such a beauty! Wish I was there with you!! It's getting so cold in Chicago!
    Happy weekend, love!
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  9. It really does look like paradise, lovely pictures! :)


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  10. These pics are amazing! Lucky you! You look gorgeous.
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  11. wuaooo very nice look, i love your necklace, have a nice weekend.
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  12. Look at the place you have lived !!!!!!!! Look at the colours of the sea and the green vibe you have in Australia!!!!!!! Arkkkkkkk take me there pleaseeee pretty please!!!!! Love your #ootd too <3

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  13. Oh, "The beach" :) I understand why you remember on it when at a beach :) I didn't see the film but I read the book and I was so fascinated! What a wonderful beach look, suits you very well <3
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  14. Great post. Well done. Keep going.
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  15. Oh wow that's so sad but it's nice you can still have a day visit as it looks beautiful as do you as always, and making me long for a holiday! xxx

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  16. It looks so nice and warm. Today we just had this years first snow, so I wouldn't mind stay where you are :) Have a great weekend.
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  17. I'm in love with this romper, it looks beautiful on you! Love everything about this outfit! Have a great weekend!

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  18. What a gorgeous beach, and I love your playsuit!

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  19. This island looks really beautiful and so your outfit. I really like the necklace. It's unique and you're the first blogger who I saw wearing it. :)

    Have a nice day!

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  20. This is one of the best photos i've seen from you babe.
    Love the style

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  21. Stunning pics... this place is a Paradise!!!!
    Love your statement necklace!
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  22. Gorgeous pictures! I'm so jealous <3

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  23. you look amazing! This is such a gorgeous place!!

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  24. You look cute♥

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  25. Amazing photos dear!

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  26. So jealous! What a great place to be! You look fab x

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  27. I so want to join you! I was covered in ice rain on my morning walk today, I really could do with some sun and beach...

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  28. These pictures are gorgeous, and that necklace is amazing!

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  29. This is really stunning dear! Hope you have an awesome new week.

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  30. I really like the book The beach! The movie is not that good, but Leo is great! You look so peaceful in these photos! Great outfit!

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  31. Beautiful coverup! Love the color!

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  32. Fantastic shooting!
    Have a nice evening!
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  33. Beautiful photos! You look lovely and I love your outfit :) xx

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  34. Oh that's too bad the hurricane messed the resort up. It looks gorgeous there! I'm glad day trips are still allowed.

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  35. These photos are stunning - you look great.

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  36. Amazing pictures, love your dress. *__*
    Have a nice week...

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  37. You look amazing Rach! the dress is beautiful on you & the views are spectacular <3 ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER BY THE WAY! IT'S SOOOOOOO SOOO YOU <3

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  38. You look amazing Rach! the dress is beautiful on you & the views are spectacular <3 ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER BY THE WAY! IT'S SOOOOOOO SOOO YOU <3

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  39. Your necklace is so cool, love this boho look
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  40. the picts are too gorgeous:( what kind of camera do u use dear?

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  41. OMG I Know i've said this before, but I'm so jealous that you live in Ausi. Seriously my dream to visit one day.. For now I can live through ur photos:-). These photos are stunning and ur outfit is breathtaking


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  42. Love that fringe necklace! Are those feathers at the end? It's a little hard to make out, but they look like either feathers or shells. The color of the water is simply stunning and I so wish I could go spend a few days by the beach!

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  43. OMG.. soooo pretty photos!!! I wish I can dress warm clothes like you. Stay fab!
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  44. I love your choice of travel quote to open the post, wise words indeed! I can see why visiting new islands would make you feel that way - you certainly fit in perfectly... I'll be crossing my fingers for you to find your very own Leonardo Di Caprio! ;)

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  45. Gosh... such beautiful photos. it's cold here in DC but I'm heading to somewhere warm for this holiday weekend. It won't be as warm and dreamy as your location, but this inspires some different outfits in my closet!

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  46. This is so nice! I like it a lot.

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  47. You look so amazing,pictures are beautiful...like place too .-)
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  48. Such beautiful photos!
    Love your outfit, these boho vibes are perfect on the beach, and that place is amazing!
    xxx
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  49. The place looks wonderful!!

    Hope you had fun

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  50. This place looks magical! Reminds of a hidden beach in Puerto Rico!
    Xo
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  51. Such a beauty by the Sea, I am loving this whole look.

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  52. Gorgeous babe! I love that necklace!
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  53. Such beautiful photographs :) Your images make me want to pack my bags to sunnier destinations :) www.shehearts.net x

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  54. those shots are stunning, but nothing compares to the dress!! Beautiful!

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  55. Amazing post and photos dear! Such a chic and gorgeous beach look!

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  56. Theses photos are so beautiful !
    Perfect look for vacations. I love the necklace and the playsuit.
    Xx
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  57. Wow! You are gorgeous on these photos! Nice landscape and wonderful outfit. Great job!

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