The Look: Desert Rose

rock stacks port douglas 

Straps and sleeves, stand aside! The off-shoulder continues her reign of fashion!

Taking the bohemian festival look for a tour of the tropics, I team my off-shoulder floral playsuit with Chelsea boots and a wrap choker.

Do prints get more Dolce & Gabbana than this? This Mediterranean floral print is made for sandy toes and tanned shoulders!
polka dot sunglasses

suede wrap choker

rock stacks fashion shoot

bohemian festival style

dolce gabbana inspired print

wrap choker style

ankle boots bare legs

off shoulder floral playsuit

blonde wavy lob

rock stacks cairns 

boho playsuit look

rose print playsuit 

blue sea summer fashion
Wrap Choker: Sportsgirl (Similar here)
Sunglasses: Vintage (Similar here)
Bucket Bag: Holster Australia* (here)
Boots: ASOS (Similar here)

'Ciao bellas!' I am seriously at excited at how oh-so-Dolce-and-Gabbana my new playsuit is! I have  been pining over D & G's Mediterranean prints for so long, but having the budget of a pauper, their thousand dollar beauties were waaay out of my league!! Until I either win the lottery or magically sky-rocket to Gary Pepper Girl status, this playsuit will happily the D & G shaped hole in my wardroe! And guess what? It's on sale for $18!

Before you scream 'oh my gosh I'm so sick of hearing about Coachella', I accidentally gave this look a festival kinda vibe with black Chelsea boots and a wrap choker. Although you may be looking at the blue ocean and raising an eyebrow, ankle boots are actually really great for walking along the beach. I guess it's a bit like walking in snow, minus the frostbite.

These photos were taken on a stunning stretch of road between Cairns and Port Douglas called The Captain Cook Highway. You won't be surprised to hear that it was crowned the second most beautiful drive in Australia, falling close behind the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. This winding, scenic trail is dotted with private coves and turquoise oceanic views, however, my favorite spot is this abundance of rock piles. After spotting these artistic formations popping up around the world on Instagram, I was surprised to see a few towers of rocks beginning to form on the top of this cliff. Fast forward six months and the rock piles have seriously taken over to form an abstract sculpture with a stunning blue backdrop! It warms my heart to see youngsters and oldies alike stacking up these rocks and becoming a part of something a lot bigger. You go nature; you are magic!

Rachel
xoxo

78 comments:

  1. A nice look for the sunny outdoors. Great week!

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  2. Amazing look! *_*
    Baci,
    Marina
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  3. I love this outfit! I like seeing boho outfits and will never get tired of Coachella. The view is amazing too! <3

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  4. that romper was made for you~ <3
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  5. The print is so cute and perfect for this season! Love your sunglasses too! They are so retro and cute!

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  6. Love the look! ;)

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  7. Love the playsuit!! And how you paired it with the ankle boots and choker. It's a gorgeous look. Those stacked rocks are really amazing! They do make a stunning backdrop!!
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  8. What a super cute look on you! Love it!

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  9. Really cute outfit and no I wasn't raising an eyebrow that you are wearing ankle boots on the beach. Love that you mentioned that though, haha... You're right, I'm sure they are great for walking along the beach, no sand in your toes,. Love the towers of rocks! You look fabulous as always :-) xo

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  10. you looked so beautiful with this colors
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  11. Lovely looking playsuit, Rachel! Love the bold red floral prints on it and you look so flowy in it :) Have an awesome week :)

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  12. I adore the ocean so much and your style of course. It makes my heart happy to visit your blog everytime. Pictures are gorgeous!

    Much Love,
    Tania
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  13. Totally in love with this romper ! It really suits you well ! and the landscape is amazing !

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  14. wow you look so damn great
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  15. Love the playsuit, what a beautiful print!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  16. You look gorgeous and I love this playsuit for only $18! This place is absolutely beautiful, I hope I get to visit Australia once! Have a great day!

    xo, Esther

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  17. I love off shoulder tops (my dream wedding dress is off-shoulder with lace sleeves!) and floral prints. Can't pull of a romper though, lol! You're so blessed to live in a gorgeous location surrounded by magnificent waves!

    Hannah
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  18. Beautiful place ! I love your playsuit, it look so summery & pretty on you!

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  19. Love this playsuit! The view is amazing!

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  20. What a beautiful playsuit! Looks lovely with the grey background of the rocks and sand!

    Yiota
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  21. Love boho look! Your jumpswit amazing!!
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  22. Loving this! Great post lovely x

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  23. love your playsuit! ♥

    Claudia, xx
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  24. That romper suits you so much! Rock it girl :)
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  25. So cute dear!
    xx

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  26. Wow, your blog is amazing! I love it! xx
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    Have a great weekend!


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  27. I love your playsuit!!
    xx

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  28. Amazing romper!!! Love this look darling. Happy Wednesday!
    much love, Len
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  29. The romper looks lovely on you! I always enjoy checking out your blog and seeing your style inspirations. It always looks lovely and effortless. Thanks so much for that lovely comment on my site. Enjoy your week xx http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  30. Oh wow, I would have never guessed that romper is at that low price because it certainly looks high end. And can I just say how blessed you are to be living in Australia, you have the most stunning backdrops for your photoshoot.

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  31. Those photographs are incredible and the location looks breathtaking! Love that playsuit, it's adorable xx

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  32. Beautiful photos! I really love the jumpsuit you're wearing:)
    xx
    SASHA

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  33. Dear Rachel, I really understand why you are so happy about your absolutely beautiful romper as this is definitely the perfect piece! And you found again such a wonderful location that I think you are really living in paradiese. I love your romper collection - I think your collection is extraordinary and very impressing, isn't it?
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  34. Such a great pattern! Love your style darling.

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  35. These photos are absolutely stunning!

    XO, Jessi
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  36. You look amazing in this jumpsuit! I love the floral print! Also the combo is great! And the pictures are stunning as always love! ❤
    Have a wonderful week ahead, beauty!
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  37. You look incredible gorgeous babe! I love the choker so much. :)
    Xo, Rayaa

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  38. Love the dress, you look great!

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  39. beautiful as always!! I love your style!
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  40. Your outfit is so pretty and chic! And what a gorgeous setting too! Lucky you to be there and surrounded by all the natural beauty!

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    Love, Mary

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  41. I can't believe that playsuit was only $18, that sounds like great value for money and honestly it looks so lovely on you, I adore the floral print! :) <3 I also really like the accessories you picked, especially the sunnies - they are so cute and I love the slight, retro vibe! As always hun, you're photos are so beautiful and straight out of a paradise. :) <3

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  42. ugh this is such a summer dreamy post! love the romper and how you style it with gorgoeus boots<3
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  43. Love the look! Awesome pairing of floral playsuit with Chelsea boots, very stylish.

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  45. This floral print is amazing and you look wonderful dear =)

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  46. Looove your playsuit, is so summery and feminine! :D
    You look great, hun!
    xxx
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  47. Oh yes, I'm definitely picking up on the Dolce & Gahanna print inspiration! You look so beautiful under the sun Rachel, you've got everyone dreaming of moving to Australia and living a life of bold prints and sandy beaches haha :)

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  48. Loving the jumpsuit! <3

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  49. Off shoulders are my current obsession! This playsuit has the cutest print and love how you changed things with the shoes! And the scenery, what can I say! Heaven!
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  50. oh my gosh, romper and pff shoulder, this is PERFECTION *_* you look amazing and that print is so cute *_*
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  51. Nice outfit!


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  52. Radiating all the beautiful bohemian vibes here Rach! You always find the most out of this world backdrops to shoot at and this is no exception, such a piece of paradise! It's adorable that such a variety of age groups are enjoying such a beautiful place in harmony. This playsuit was just made for your babe-esque self, loving the gorgeous red and white print, it just screams summer. ALL the tropical vibes anyone could ever wish for ;) Off the shoulder looks are the prettiest around, you're owning it! <3

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  53. You are too funny, girlie! I definitely see the Dolce & Gabana vibes in this playsuit and I love their pieces too, but they are also way out of my budget, haha! The scenery in these photos is absolutely beautiful, then again, you always have the best beach and nature shots! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great week so far, beautiful!

    XO,

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  54. I'm normally not a huge floral print person but on you Rachel this outfit looks absolutely beautiful. A romper is the perfect piece to wear in the sun. Gorg girl.

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  55. Loving the floral print romper babe! You're absolutely right, very D&G-esque ;) Gorgeous!

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  56. Love this! A gorgeous summer print. This area looks amazing and awe-inspiring!

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  57. Nice playsuit :)
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  58. What a beautiful place. That playsuit looks perfect on you.
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  59. The athmosphere of your photos matches so good with your outfit.
    I love the pattern of this playsuit, yes so D&G!

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  60. Amazing photography, and you style is also cool!
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  61. Love your photos, thanks for sharing! xx

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  62. The romper looks fab and what a gorgeous scenery!

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  63. This is pretty much my perfect playsuit, stunning colour and pattern and the cut is gorgeous. You look incredible hun!

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  64. You look SO pretty, Rachel. The cut, the colours, the print :)

    And speaking of looking so pretty, Rachel, my weekly Friday link-up is live and on the blog now, and I would love for you to come and share this outfit xoxo

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  65. You look really beautiful on the play suit and the prints are gorgeous. Such a beautiful place too..


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    Have a great week.

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  66. So pretty outfit!

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  67. wow everything about this is just beautiful! The location, the outfit, you!!! You killed this look girl

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  68. This romper is adorable! Love it!
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  69. Hi lovely... I absolutely adore this Mediterranean vibe you've got going on in this photo. And your backdrops are always so super lovely! I finally found the perfect off the shoulder top for me. Woohoo! Thanks for being such an inspiration.

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  70. Gorgeous look! I love your sunnies, so cute!


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