The Look: Up

lace up black top
  Lace up, button up....my love for all sorts of strange ways of 'doing up' clothes have taken force together to create this look. The force is strong on this one...

button up denim skirt

Cairns Centenary Lakes

button up denim skirt

button up denim skirt

hat summer style

camel fedora

sandals trendy

Sandals: Novo Shoes

Does anyone else remember the days of invisible zips? I do, even though my outfit screams otherwise. With this statement, lace up top and button-up front denim skirt, any passer by would probably think my message is: 'look, I can dress myself!.'

Ok... I'll stop being sarcastic now.

Ever since I saw a snap of my girl crush Chiara Ferragni rocking a lace up, black bodysuit, I had to have one! This lace up top from Choies is cuter than Ryan Reynolds topless. I paired it with this button-up, denim skirt, which has a really understated Seventies vibe to it. 

And as I say on every single outfit post, a hat is an instant finishing touch. This wool fedora really bowls it out of the park for me.

These photos were taken at the newly refurbished Cairns Centenary Lakes at the Botanical Gardens. They have recently introduced a Chinese Friendship Garden. There is something so zen about the Eastern architecture among-st the Australian bird life that makes me want to sit here for hours and hours.

Rachel
xoxo

60 comments:

  1. Love it :)

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  2. I enjoyed your sarcastic little commentary, Rachel, but I honestly think that this look is wonderfu1 You've meshed together two of the biggest trends this year and I'm loving it. A hat is definitely the finishing touch to any look; I'm loving your fedora!

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  3. Oh, you look so cute in this denim skirt, loved your hat and makeup <3 Kisses <3
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  4. I just love love your style.
    you're looking so beautiful
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  5. Loving your chill 70s vibes here! The details like your hat and denim skirt are perfect and that lace up top works so well with everything! Have a wonderful day!

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  6. You look fab in this 70s inspired outfit. Love that skirt girl

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  7. Great outfit, absolutely love your black blouse!
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  8. I want a lace up long sleeved top or dress for the christmas period I think they are so cute, and you style hats to perfection (makes me jelly!) xxx

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  9. Darling as I told you on IG you look beautiful, love the hat on you =) Kisses

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  10. Wonderful look and scenery as always my dear! Especially this hat and blouse are such great staples and so versatile! You look gorgeous :))
    xxx
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  11. beautiful look! Kiss
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  12. What a cute outfit. Now I want to get a top like this for next season. I will check out Choies. How pretty your surroundings as well. Wonderful post! :)

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  13. The force is strong and the look is beautiful :) x

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  14. Your skirt is so cute, love the setting. You look incredible
    xo
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  15. Love your whole look
    Looking stunning
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  16. Beautiful look! I love your top!

    xo
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  17. This is such a beautiful look, I'm in love with the denim skirt ♥

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  18. Your makeup looks flawless and I love how you styled this entire look:) Simply stunning!

    xx Julianna
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  19. I really love your skirt here! the hat and the whole look. So chic, especially with the background it just fuses together so nicely! I need to go shopping now for a denim skirt :-) xx http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  20. Beautiful look! I love the fedora.
    ~Lili
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  21. very beautiful look and fab location
    I wish you an happy day
    a big kiss
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  22. Such a cute outfit. I really love your skirt!

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  23. The location and your outfit are both lovely. :)

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  24. Amazing location, I love your buttoned denim skirt!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  25. What a great outfit! & the place is beautiful! It looks so peaceful & full of harmony.

    Love
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  26. So cool and chic! You look fantastic

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  27. Such a lovely location & the look is absolutely gorgeous! (:
    Nati xx
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  28. Hello!

    You look beautiful! I really love your top. That front detail is just lovely!

    R.
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  29. Hello,

    Beautiful look ! :D

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  30. You look lovely, and what a wonderful location! x

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  31. Darling, you looks amazing!! I love this outfit... so casual and cute...and your rock the 70's vibe!!


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  32. Very nice outfit and such cute sandals!

    LUXESSED

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  33. It's hard to find flat stylish sandals but I think you've done the trick!

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  34. Amazing post. Well done! Keep going
    I really love your blog. I hope you will like mine
    many kisses
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  35. Fabulous look!
    Have a nice evening!
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  36. Amazing outfit!♥

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  37. You look amazing dear!

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  38. Love that skirt, such a perfect vintage style piece! You look amazing :)
    xo Kiki
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  39. Love this outfit, you look beautiful!

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  40. The pictures are great! I love your blog:)

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  41. Haha don't ever stop being sarcastic! I remember seeing Chiara in a black lace up body suit and I was definitely on board with the trend then and there! Love your shoes too!

    -M
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  42. That top and skirt is such a lovely combo and those shoes are so pretty! Lovely photos too!

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  43. This outfit looks gorgeous!

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  44. This is such a chic look. Love your laceup top.
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  45. Could you be any cuter?! I seriously love this hat on you and of course the laced up top is cute! I love it all!

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  46. wow nice pics

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  47. This is a little off-topic, but that lip color looks gorgeous on you! x

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  48. I love this outfit combo. I am a huge fan already of lace up tops, ad button front skirts, but never thought of pairing them together. Way to go!

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  49. I am so in love with your dress!

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  50. Love this look! You look amazing!


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