The Look: Cascades

 
 'One touch of nature makes the whole world kin', Shakespeare


Wanderlust leads to the most stunning places. Truly off the beaten track, this pristine waterfall lies in the midst of the tropical rain forest.

Wearing my suitably bohemian Zara, flare-sleeved dress and my wine-hued floppy hat, I soon felt myself melting into the luscious surroundings and become my good ol' nature hippy self...

 


 



Dress: Zara (Similar here)
Hat: Sportsgirl (Similar here)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (Buy here)

TLC once famously said 'don't go chasing waterfalls', I disagree, although their songs are rather catchy!

Literally speaking, finding beautiful natural places brings about a rewarding sense of adventure. It opens our senses to all the world has to offer and makes everyday worries seem to drift away down the stream.

Metaphorically speaking (warning: some deep shiz is about to follow), what is life without taking risks and exploring our options? Chase for that dream and, if you fail, at least you will fall among the stars. And more importantly, you will feel that sense of achievement within yourself.

Jake and I found this beauty on the Atherton Tablelands whilst we tried to decipher an old, barely legible map. So I guess you could say we are pirates? But instead of hunting diamonds and rubies, we are after nature's idyllic treasures.

I echoed the lush, tropical surroundings in my outfit too. This Zara dress features a lush, keyhole neckline that I am just a tad obsessed with. The retro, floral print makes it a sure fire fit for the rainforest. But my favorite part? These luscious, cascading bell sleeves!

I brought out the burgundy floral accents with this floppy hat. Style tip: if you're looking to accessorize a printed dress, look for one of the lesser appearing colours in the print and highlight it!

Due to the rapids of these stunning cascades, I resisted my mermaid urges to just jump right in! Luckily, we found a second falls that was literally a natural lagoon! Stay tuned, as I will be posting a photo of that wonder to my Instagram very soon!

Rachel

xoxo



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90 comments:

  1. This is such a stunning post! Hope you have a fab weekend!!!

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  2. very bohemian and chic, my dear, and let's not talk about the fabulous backdrops...
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  3. very bohemian and chic, my dear, and let's not talk about the fabulous backdrops...
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  4. You look amazing rach. Beautiful photos. have a lovely weekend
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  5. Rach, you are such a vision! Love the dress and the floppy hat! Also, the scenery in itself is beyond breathtaking! Great pictures! Swoon!
    Happy Friday, my gorgeous friend!
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  6. The dress looks so feminine and chic, I love it :) and the hat adds a nice touch to the outfit. You look very lovely, dear! xx

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  7. A stunning mermaid emerges from the watery depths.. Seriously this is me fainting from hot temperatures.. I love how your hair looks almost white-lavender like in some of the photos. Beautiful.

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  8. You look incredible Rachel! Stunning photos.
    Happy weekend gorgeous.
    Love, Raysa

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  9. Such a gorgeous dress, photos & location Rach! You always find the best places to explore.

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  10. The dress looks super beautiful! Also love the photo location.

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  11. That's such a gorgeous print! Love these photos!

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  12. Your dress look so well with the background, this scenery is amazing and the hat is so eye-catching and unique. x

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  13. Wow Rachel, you blend in so well with Mother Nature again!! Love the waterfall 💙💙💙

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  14. This post is so stunning! I love the dress on you!

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  15. I've liked this outfit on your Twitter page but on the blog it's even more impressive! You look gorgeous Rachel! And what a wonderful place! I wish you an amazing weekend beauty!;)
    ♥♥♥
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  16. I love your dress. But also, I love the places you have your photo shoots at.

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  17. Rachel this is pure eye candy! Everything in these photos totally works. I can't wait to get out today and get my outfit shoots done. Yours is such an inspiration. And now, I'm clicking in the link to that gorg dress!

    Hugs
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  18. You look beautiful! Love this dress! Have a nice day x

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  19. Wow! These pictures are absolutely amazing! And you look so stunning dear in that dress! Plus, that hat is combined so well! <3
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  20. Hello,

    Beautiful look ! :D

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  21. You are looking incredible, I need to have a Zara shop soon as I have been browsing the New in and 'favouriting' for too long haha! I love any hippy/boho vibes & the location is just perfect. xxxx

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  22. great photos :)
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  23. Love this location, you are looking stunning!

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  24. Love the dress so much!! x

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  25. Gorgeous outfit.
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  26. Amazing outfit and photos <3
    So great!!!
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  27. You were so lucky to find a place like that, nature is beautiful and really calming. You blend in well with that Zara dress :) Love the boho vibes and the colours of the dress. xx

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  28. Wow location and you look gorgeous luv...
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  29. I think this boho dress from Zara suits not only your style, but also the scenery ! You look very pretty :)

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  30. I love your dress and how it goes with the scenery around you! x

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  31. what an amazing place and an amazing look!!
    xo
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  32. Gorgeous dress! Love the burgundy floppy hat too! Such a chic addition!

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  33. Stunning photos!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  34. AQmazing dress and place!!!! Love your boho mood!
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  35. Love your dress so much!!! And the background looks so awesome. Xo

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  36. Loving this look on you, darling, it's so effortless and carefree! x The hat adds a lot of glam to the whole outfit, and I adore the views!!! x

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  37. Love this post !

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  38. It is hard to stay focused on your outfits, as much as they may deserve it, when the scenery is so breathtakingly beautiful!

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  39. You look so beautiful!!! I love your look and the amazing scenario. Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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  40. What a beautiful place and your dress is gorgeous! Now I have that TLC song in my head, haha. These photos are breathtaking!
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  41. OMG! I love this look. so perfect for summer! :)

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  42. Nice style! You look lovely! Love the hat
    xoxo

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  43. Wow that is a great dress I am going to head over there right now. And love how you shot this!

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  44. Beautiful outfit and the surroundings! I love being near water, it relaxes me and helps me recharge. Hope you enjoyed it :)
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  45. Wow what beautiful scenery! :) Wish I was there. Loving your outfit!

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  46. such a great view of the waterfall <3

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  47. You look flawless!! The bohemian vibe totally blends in with the waterfall and the dress color totally blends in with nature.
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  48. Amazing pics and your outfit is really nice...I love the hat...so stylish
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  49. Great photos! And such a pretty location :)

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  50. Love that sixties inspired dress, it blends beautifully with the location. You guys were so lucky to find that hidden paradise! And yes, yay for risks, for unexplored options, for adventure!!
    xx

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  51. Sensational dress! You look amazing Rachel! The dress is a stunning find, the waterfall too. What a peaceful and green setting! I love the places you find for photos

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  52. You find the best places to take pictures! Love your dress :)

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  53. Love that dress! I am totally into pieces like it lately.

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  54. Omg!!! What a gorgeous place and I'm loving how you styled that dress! Have a great rest of your week, doll! XO, Kyla

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  55. Wow! this is so beautiful!
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  56. Pretty outfit! Love the print on your dress!
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  57. Beautiful photos! Love this place dear! Nice dress!!
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  58. I totally love the fedora hat! I've been wanting to own one eversince :)

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  59. What a beautiful place! And you look gorgeous! Love your hat :)

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  60. Your dress is so pretty, I love the print
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  61. I agree, the sleeves look gorgeous! And the location is breathtaking!
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  62. love this look! and the waterfall is so pretty!

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  63. That Zara dress looks great on you. And the background is as amazing as always. You find so dreamy spots.

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  64. I love this look, Rachel! The sleeves and the print are everything I've ever wanted for this spring season. Great accessories as always.

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  65. You next to the waterfall is just heavenly! Love the dress, boo! Gorge, as always!
    Happy Monday, my gorgeous friend!
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  66. Funnily enough, I was just listening to the song 'Don't Go chasing waterfalls' when I clicked on your blog and I swear this is the most surreal thing that has happened to me so far! I love how you look and this location is absolutely beautiful! Plus, I do agree with you on taking a risk part! x

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  67. Gorgeous photos and this dress is beautiful!:)
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  68. What a beautiful place and photos! An even more beautiful with you in front of it :) You look amazing and this floral dress is a drool!
    Enjoy your week babe!
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  69. Ok these photos are beyond gorgeous! I'm so jealous you live in a such a wonderful place to find these gorgeous spots. You look like a mermaid/fairy from a fairy tale. Love! Can't wait for the second round of pics of the second lagoon you found!

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  70. awesome place for photos! that dress is amazing!

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  71. Suche beautiful location!!!
    Great pics!
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  72. Bellissimo look e magnifica location! <3
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  73. Wow that place is so beautiful! You look absolutely amazing as usual! Such a great view! Thanks for sharing Rachel! Have a wonderful week!
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  74. Zara come out with the most gorgeous dresses and the bohemian feel to this one suits you down to the ground! Oh and of course, once again a gorgeously Australian backdrop - ah, summer dreaming! :)

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  75. I simply adore this look, Rachel! The hat looks great paired with this gorgeous dress and these photos are so lovely and look as though they were taken out of a story book; that waterfall! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have an amazing week ahead!

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  76. I don't know what's more perfect; you and that gorgeous bohemian dress and the beautiful waterfall behind you. The combination of both is just picture perfect!

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  77. Simply stunning! Love your dress. Perfect for summer doll. Happy Monday!
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  78. I dont know whats more pretty u or the scenery
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  79. I dont know whats more pretty u or the scenery
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  80. What a beautiful place and this dress & hat are so perfect to reflect your and nature's beauty!

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  81. Beautiful pictures and lovely dress !
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  82. Your dress is beautiful and makes a cute boho outfit with the hat :) That waterfall is stunning though, what a lovely location! :)

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  83. You're right, that dress blends beautifully with the rain forest! Have a lovely week ahead

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  84. that dress looks gorgeous with the fedora! xxx

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  85. You are looking fabulous in short one piece dress. Lovely look.
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