The Look: Shipwrecked

 
 It's not everyday that exploring leads you to finding your new favorite place. Today I show my private idyllic paradise, in my suitably Safari-esque bow-tie shirt and sand shorts combo.




 
  
 

 

Shorts: Zara (Shop similar here)
Hat: Choies* (Shop it here)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (Shop it here)
Bag: Kass and Ko
Sandals: Lee Cooper

 With creamy, soft sands and an aqua clear ocean, you would think this beach would be more crammed than a London tube train. Think again! Jake and I had this luscious beach all to our-lucky-selves!

Dotted on a scary dirt road (argh- the poor car), just north of Cape Tribulation (QLD, Australia) is my new private haven. I was tempted to just pitch a tent here and spend my whole life as some dirty-beach-lovin' hippy, but I think I'm a bit too princessy high maintenance. Plus: this area has a high salt water crocodile population and marine stingers. Grr! I guess other animals wanna live somewhere warm and beautiful too!

For my day exploring I donned my white Zara layered top. I am obsessed with the key hole neckline at the moment and I love how this one is embellished with a pussy bow. I added my Indiana-Jones style sand shorts and kept sweaty hair at bay with my trusty fedora. 

And can we just take a moment to oogle over the sheer beauty of this bag? It's so beachy, and boho, yet not too in your face. I honestly think that if I had been a bag, I would have been this one and I had to have it. I picked it up in a cute, little, boutique; don't you think that these little stores are sometimes like treasure chests? 

Looking at these photos, I bet anyone who saw us would have thought I was some sort of crazy lunatic dressing up so much for a rain forest adventure. But my motto is; who cares? Wear what makes you feel great! Life is too short for ugly clothes!

Rachel
xoxo

P.S. I'm working on one of my classic New York Fashion Week cheat sheets! I'll get it up and running as soon as I get rid of this grotty respiratory infection. C'mon white blood cells: do your thing!

63 comments:

  1. Such a chic look.
    Looks like out of the magazine.
    I love the tropical setup as well

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  2. Lovely look Hun. The pictures and locations are gorgeous,

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  3. Awesome! I absolutely enjoyed reading this. Happy Wednesday!

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  4. Beautiful post: I love location and outfit!
    Kiss

    Laura

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  5. Love the look!! This place is amazing

    Have a fabulous Tuesday Doll! Kisses,

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  6. I love this look, you look amazing! I wish I was there at that location! Love the bag, it's so cute. <3

    Lots of love,
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  7. what beautiful pictures! I love the purse <3

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  8. Wow, Rachel, these photos are gorgeous; that water looks breathtaking! I don't blame you, I'd definitely want to camp out and live there, right on the beach, too! Imagine that, beach life, with no problems or worries, just surrounded by beautiful nature...but then your remember the crocodiles, haha! As for your outfit, I love it, as always because I adore your style. That clutch is perfect for the location, as are those gladiator sandals. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, continue to enjoy and relax, soak it all up as much as you can!

    XO,

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  9. Beautiful photos and a cool beach look! Looking forward to your NY Fashion Week cheat sheets! xoxo

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  10. Ooh, I love the top! Definitely beachy. The beach itself is also so gorgeous - I can't believe you got it all to yourselves! How lucky! I would love to visit and maybe spend the night, but then again I think the animals might freak me out too much? Crocodiles? No thank you, I'll stick to the city / suburbs 10 miles from the beach lol.

    Gorgeous pics!
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  11. Hello,

    Perfect pics ! :D

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  12. What a gorgeous paradise! The top is so sweet and chic!

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  13. Gorgeous pictures! I love your hat and clutch :)

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  14. I need that hat in my life!!! Love this look... and gorgeous location :)
    xoxo

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  15. Gorgeous location, your outfit is perfect for the occasion! White tops are just the prettiest. You look amazing!

    xx,
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  16. Dreamy pictures Rachel! You look amazing and that place is paradisiacal!
    ♥♥♥
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  17. What a beautiful location! love your bag
    xo
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  18. What a gorgeous photos and place! You and your pictures are stunning , always.
    Much love, Raysa

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  19. What an amazing post dear!
    Love it :)
    Emma
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  20. Wow! Amazing pics!
    Baci,
    Marina
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  21. Wow! This looks like such a lovely place to be and you look like you're having the best time!

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  22. Love that bag! The beading and shells have the perfect beachy vibe! It's always such a thrill when you find unique items at boutiques. Especially when everything seems to be mass produced these days.

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  23. Rachel, every time I visit your blog I get so inspired and my mind starts traveling! You are such a vision and I just love these beach pictures! I adore you so much! Hope we meet in person someday!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  24. Wow! This place is truly like a paradise! Very beautiful photos :)) Your outfit is so nice, all the items go perfect together, love it :) xx

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  25. Awesome location! Simply gorgeous girl! Love the entire look. Stay fab!
    Have a blessed week!
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  26. Are you seriously not a paid model.. I do not believe otherwise! You look stunning and you always find the most scenic beach/ocean spots that would make even the mermaids jealous. I have GOT to get to AUS!

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  27. Beautiful photos. Cute outfit
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  28. Awesome! I like this a lot.


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  29. Wow, Rachel, that beach is a paradise. I would love to live there.

    Jasmine x

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  30. This is paradise indeed! Absolutely breathtaking! Love the outfit too :)

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  31. Beautiful photos and beach inspiration. I love the bag with the cowrie shells, very cute. It reminds me of the bracelets I used to wear.
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  32. The clicks are just picture perfect dear..you are looking really happening and sexy in the outfit..loving every bit of the clothes, from hat to the esque bowtie shirt to the bag to the shoes..the work is absolutely stunning and looking really gorgeous dear..keep it up..:)

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  33. Even though this place looks like heaven, if there're crocodiles, I would be scared to be there! Love your explorer chic outfit, you look gorgeous! x

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  34. You look so stunning!
    I love everything about the outfit :)
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  35. The whole beach to yourselves, how nice! You perfect in this, oh I just spent a pretty penny at Zara last weeK. No more shopping for me for a while.

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  36. You look beautiful! And I love your hat!

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  37. The beach is my favourite book and this place looks like a paradise to me! Lovely outfit!

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  38. i love your accessories, especially the clutch. goes so perfectly with the beach setting

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  39. The beach looks beautiful and so does the water!! I love your whole outfit, you look chic and very edgy! Am salivating because of the coconut!
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  40. Hey girl, great post! Love it!

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  41. You look very chic for someone who is shipwrecked ;-). I love the bow tie blouse and that bag is very stylish too

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  42. Oh my goodness you've taken us to tropical paradise times a mill Rachel! Literal and visual paradise in a blog-bottle. This has to be the most dreamiest, most blissfully enchanting shoot I've ever seen! Working all the gorgeous as always my beaut babe; I love your safari-esque stunning vibes, worked to perfection as always. Your shell bag is just perfect! I'm heart-eyeing it! All the amazing-ness! I so feel you; the little stores can most definitely hold the biggest treasure-chests. That shot of your cute hat, that cutie-pie coconut and the gorge bag itself is a heavenly sight to behold! Looking so dreamy on your beautiful idyllic paradise babe! <3

    I so hope you feel better beauty! Sending tons of love and good vibes <3

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  43. Stunning shots! Love this look & that bag is too cute!
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  44. That beach is gorgeous! I'd live there too if it weren't for those "pesky" crocodiles, haha. And I love your outfit. That bag is beautiful! The photo of it with your hat on a branch propped up by a coconut is priceless! I hope you feel better soon!
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  45. im so jealous. I'm sick and tired of the cold. I wanna be where you are. lovely pics as always.


    xoxo,
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  46. Such perfect place to relax! nice photos!

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  48. Love these wonderful pictures my dear! You´re blessed to live in this paradise ♥
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  49. Love the place, photographs and the look.....wow clicks dear
    xo, Neha

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  50. Omg that dreaming place is adorable! Beautiful pictures and super cute top! You look amazing!
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  51. Gorgeous photos , that place is amazing ! So jealous !!!!
    Great look dear !
    xoxo

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  52. I'm always so jealous of your photos of the beautiful beach! I love these photos and your outfit! And you're right, who cares what others think, wear what we want right!

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  53. SUCH stunning photographs! I am longing for sunshine and sea! You look beautiful and your styling is perfect as always.

    Your gladiator shoes are gorgeous and I style I personally love, so comfortable also! Love the mix of the brown shoes with the whites, great styling going on here.

    Lovely read.

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  54. Oh how I enjoyed reading this post and experiencing your getaway moment with your hubby. And how totally awesome is it that the two of you had this whole gorgeous place to yourselves? Your outfit fits perfectly with the backdrop and the simplicity of it is just adorable. Looking forward to your next getaway! :-)

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  55. I absolutely love that top ! Great post :) Xx

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  56. Beautiful pics! And what a place :-) Wow to you and the surroundings.

    xx

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  57. Wooow ! Beautiful pictures ! I love the bow at your top ! Lovely outfits for a day at the beach. :)
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  58. This place is indeed paradise! Amazing photos and summer look! Makes me anticipate for summer :))
    Hope you are well!
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