22 December 2015

The Look: I'll Never Be A Minimalist

 Color, print and shapes are seriously doing one big party in todays look. It's safe to say that I will never be a minimalist...


 Dress (worn open): Choies (Here)
Lace Top: Mink Pink (Similar Here)
Overalls: Valleygirl (Similar Here)
Shoes: Rubi
Cuff & Rings: Lovisa

As I scroll through yet another perfect monochrome Instagram feed full of perfectly folded white tees on marble tables, a sudden thought pops into my head: 'Seriously, Rach: you will never be this cool.'

I don't lie. It seems that a lot of popular fashion bloggers take a really minimalistic approach to their personal style. At one point last week I had a bit of a meltdown; what's the point of doing this? Maybe I'm not even stylish? The bloggers whose followers are growing are all 'perfectly polished minimalists.'

Say what? I'll break it down for you: A 'perfectly polished minimalist' could be described as a stunningly model-esque babe, with a banging bod and a soft spot for monochrome. She wears a white, Zimmerman shirt dress and a pair of plain slides and looks effortlessly cool. She experiments with shapes, but keeps it timeless. Everyone wants to be her. She could make a Tesco bin bag look cool. Her feed is an oh-so-perfect, seamless meshing of greyscale tones and arty shapes.

And here's me parading through the rainforest, pretending my boho print dress is a cape, dressed in a conglomeration of lace and pastel green overalls, with a big-ass bun in my hair.

I repeat: I will never be a 'cool' minimalist. But I will be myself. And although I may have days where I dress in simple, black pieces, my love for color and print isn't going anywhere.

The stunning minimalists are fashionable and so am I. And the moral of the story, dear reader, is to be yourself.

Peace out!

P.s. I even dared to smile with teeth on one photo!


  1. This is a lovely layering dear
    I lov ethe long top with that dungaree.

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  2. ooh I love how cozy casual and chic this is. The color scheme is really pretty, especially with your rainforest background! I think it's important to stay true to our own style when we're doing this fashion blogging thing. I like to look to others for inspiration, but try as much as possible to trust in my own style inclinations.

    Happy Holidays to you!

    Love, Mary

  3. chic and casual. love it!

  4. Your outfit is amazing! Don't even try to be a minimalist if that's not something you really are :) I love wearing all kinds of clothes and i love to see those "oh so perfect" feed on Instagram but i don't compare my feed to them and i always try to do my best when it comes to photos so if they aren't "oh so perfect" at least i know that i tried my best :D

  5. This is super cute!! Looove your hair.

  6. Oh you look so beautiful. I love how you did your hair and your outfit looks perfect with everything.
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  7. A beautiful look and very quirky! You look wonderful in your outfit with the different mixtures of greens :) Laura xx

  8. This is such an AWESOME post, Rach! I agree with you 100% and I can't say the same hasn't crossed my mind either. I love color, print and textures and I can't see myself giving that all up for the sake of being popular or likable. It's me and perhaps that will change one day because we're growing and maturing each and every single day of our lives, regardless of how old we are. But, I don't see that changing anytime soon. I appreciate both the minimalist and bold approaches to style because I can take away something from both. With that, my muse is Olivia Palermo, and has been for years. I love that she's not afraid to play with either styles and always adds that cool 60s/70s flare, that I can relate to. I think that in the end, we'll always find people who we identify with most and people will find us for the same reasons and we can just continue to inspire and encourage each other :)

    As for your look and photo location, I LOVE IT! I love the boho vibe of your outfit, which is enhanced by your forest backdrop. Your style is wonderful and very inspiring :)

    Again, such an awesome post, girlie, thanks for addressing this because I know it has encouraged me and I know it has done the same for your other readers as well :) Have a wonderful day!



  9. Such a cool layering!!!!
    I love the dress and the hairstyle!!!!
    Great pics!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  10. you look so stunning- so beautiful jungle picrures

  11. you look fabulous sweetie
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  12. Love that stunning kaftan and the really dynamic photo of it towards the end! Your hair also looks beautiful that way! Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week!

  13. Digging the layering here- and your hair! Super gorgeous.

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  14. Love your open woren dress! I think it's really important to have a personal style, nothing get's more boring then looking like everyone else.

    Laura from

  15. I am so happy to hear you are going to continue to be yourself! I too will never be a minimalist and I am so happy to not fit in with the rest of them! Don't worry people will love you for who you are! :) You look absolutely delightful in this outfit! I love the way this look is so beautifully layered!


  16. Love the way you styled the dress over this look - genius! Obsessing over your hair like this too lady - so beautiful!

  17. Unexpected layering, however it turned out great! Your hair looks so pretty! x

  18. Such a beautiful post !!! I am in total agreement with the whole never being a minimalist thing ;) and I love your moral ! You are such an inspiration !

  19. You look so beautiful! Love everything about this.
    Happy Holidays gorgeous.
    Xo, Raysa

  20. You just made overalls much cooler.
    Happy Christmas! :)

  21. LOVE! Keep on being yourself! I love everything about you and the gorgeous things you wear!

    Molly |

  22. love this look
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  24. I love ur hair here! I would love to try and re-create this! Hopefully I can. U may need to create a tutorial for me. U have some of the most gorgeous hairstyles! I really suck at braiding my hair lol. That's why I usually just wear it straight or run a curling iron through it.

    Rachel, I'm just happy to hear that you're true to yourself and that's all that matters. Trust me I think we all feel like this at one point and compare ourselves to other peoples feed and blogs. Ur unique and that's what people notice and it's what matters. The blogger world is very saturated, but ur not just another blogger posting photos, ur real. You have so much to offer. Definitely smile more with ur teeth! You're so gorgeous! I truly enjoyed reading this post:-).

    Thank you for being so honest Rachel.

    Hope u have an awesome week!

  25. You're so pretty and I love the vibe of the photos! <3

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

  26. Love it :)

  27. Loving your hairstyle!!!

    The Cutielicious

  28. What a doll! Love the way you styled your hair. Super stylish and chic! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2016!
    Much love, Len ♥

  29. what a lovely post my dear
    the look is amazing, your style is so inspiring
    lovely :)
    with love your AMELY ROSE

  30. Keep doing what you do and being yourself :) Really enjoyed this post! I am wondering if this is the first time I am at your blog, girlie. Well, I am here to stick around :)
    Will make sure to follow ya on social media.
    Great look, love all the vibrant colours & the splash of green in the backdrop!
    Also, love the 'cape' and "big-ass bun" is so fabulous ;)
    Happy holidays, Rachel!
    xox Nadia

  31. This is such a lovely post! I enjoyed reading. Happy holidays!


  32. I LOVE your outfit photos. The locale for the photos, the Mink Pink lace top and the Choies dress are all very pretty. Your facial expressions, poses, and the photos are all fabulous. My favourite from amongst the outfit photos is the flirty second to last photo showing off the pretty print of the Choies dress and the well tailored back of the Valleygirl overalls.

  33. hi darling, i repasss
    new outfit on my blog
    I wish you a * Merry Christmas *
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  34. I've definitely thought something similar before. Still, I love color! Vivid, Vibrant, bring on the saturation (without looking orange)! I'm just me so hopefully I'll find other color junkies like myself.


  35. I am in love with this look it is so vibrant! Your hair also just makes the photos come off the screen so brilliantly! Just love your post Happy Christmas and New Year in 2016 Gorgeous xx

  36. I love this look! I tend to dress pretty "beige," and wish I could incorporate more excitement into my outfits. This is such a great post!

  37. This outfit is so cute, and I love your hair style!

  38. Wonderful photos and outfit :)
    xx Katha

  39. Love this look and your style! You always look amazing! This dress is beautiful


  40. Gorgeous look! Love all the pictures xxx

  41. Personally I'm very happy you say you will be never minimalistic as I love your style and the outfit you are wearing here, too! I know what you mean ... I think I neither will have a totally minimalistic style although many other bloggers are impressing me with such looks :)
    Merry Christmas!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  42. Love this post! I could never be a minimalist either, I totally understand your struggles. Love those awesome overall shorts! Great look :)
    xo Kiki

  43. love the post, I could never be a minimalist either, why be like everyone else. love the look.

    happy holidays


  44. Nice photos, love your style, you are looking pretty beautiful in this outfit!!!

  45. This is so pretty, I love the surroundings
    Happy Holidays

  46. You look so pretty! I like your hair likes this :) xx

  47. Loving this simple, but chic look on you gorgeous! Sending tons of love!

    xx Julianna

  48. Such a nice post! I've also been getting some negative feedback lately. The important thing is to write your blog for yourself!

  49. Oh, your blog is beautiful. This Look. This Theme. You!


  50. Well you're adorable, so definitely don't change your style. I love all the patterns you combine for your photos. I much prefer the photos you take outside than styled shoots a lot of people take in front of a plain backdrop.

    I will never be a minimalist either. I love color too much!

    xo, mikéla /

  51. Obsessed with this! So cool!

  52. Very nice blog, love it!

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