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23 August 2016

The Look: Tropical Tribal Prints

aztec print artisan plunging playsuit outfit for summer in the tropical Australian rainforest

"We never noticed the beauty because we were too busy trying to create it."

Direct from the Australian tropical rain forest, comes this punchy, tribal-print look.

tribal print playsuit with polka dots long sleeved with vibrant pattern and low cut neck

blogger style australia oversized cat eye sunglasses from Sunday Somewhere
 tropical Australian fashion outfit playsuit with wooden tassel earrings
Cattana Wetlands Cairns fashion shoot wanderlust with tribal print romper

tribal vibrant print romper outfit styled with wooden earrings

outfit shoot near tropical palm tree tribal playsuit
aztec print playsuit summer style
 Playsuit: Local market (But I've found it online here)
Earrings: Lovisa (Buy here)
Sunglasses: Sunday Somewhere*
Shoes: Just Jeans

I have a confession to make: I almost didn't post this. I've been feeling a little under the weather lately, and I've been about as motivated to work out as a sloth. #MyBad. As a result, my legs are so big that they deserve their own theme song. But, you know what: I am not going to Photoshop them! We all have insecurities, we all have times we don't feel motivated. We are just human after all.

**End of the get-it-off-my-chest Rachel rant**

I picked up this really cute play suit at a local market, as the print really caught my eyes. It reminds me of Indigenous Australian traditional prints. Plus: the colour combination is unexpectedly divine. It was seriously low, and by low, I mean, practically to my belly button, but I wore it back to front and added some stitches and now I love it. I like to call i the Nun DIY!

With a short playsuit, I like to wear heels to lengthen my legs and these clog wedges are my go-to casual shoes. 

I want to apologize to all my blogger friends and my readers for my lack of social media-ing/comment-ing; been feeling totally low. 

But all rain brings a rainbow and I'm back on it like a car bonnet!


  1. Great! ;)

  2. looking great! :)


  3. Such a great look :)
    You look stunning!
    xx Katha

  4. very cool print!

  5. Such a cute playsuit! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

  6. Oh it took me a minute to realize that you were wearing it backwards - haha! Bravo to you! I mean I don't know how to stitch at all so I would have just added some safety pins and hoped for the best. Hope you feel better soon!


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  7. Loving this look babe! You look Beautiful, absolutely.
    Xx, Raysa

  8. Don't you be silly, your legs are not huge and they look fin ego me but I do understand where you're coming from. We are our own biggest critique. I hope you're feeling much better, Rachel.

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  9. Love the print, so cool!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  10. Photoshop or not, you are so beautiful it hurts me sometimes, you are perfect in your imperfections. Am sorry about being under the weather, I hope you get well soon. Am all about tribal print, how beautiful is this romper?? You look dashing as always!!

  11. Come on Rachel, you look absolutely gorgeous! We all have insecurities but don't let that affect you! I hope you will feel better soon, sending you big hugs :) x

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  12. You look stunning. I love your romper.
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  13. You look lovely Rachel and have absolutely nothing to feel insecure about :) I know it's easy for people to say sometimes but you shouldn't worry about anything like that in the slightest. What a fab idea to wear this back to front, I would find it too low for me otherwise but I'd definitely wear it like you have :) x

  14. Aww I'm glad you're feeling much better! I think our insecurities are made much worse by the constant media attention on celebs and so on, but you really don't have anything to be insecure about. I also love the print of this :)

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  15. Wow, this is such a stunning playsuit :)
    You look awesome xox

  16. Girl, you look AH-MAZING! All I see are some amazing curves, girl, wowza! I feel you in regards to not feeling motivated, I feel the same lately. I've been stressed with a lot of things, but also I think it's the humidity, it's just so nasty and makes me want to do absolutely nothing! Anyway, I love your romper! The print is pretty and so are the colors, such a unique piece! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a wonderful week so far!



  17. You look amazing, Rachel! Love your romper and the print is so pretty! Suits you perfectly! :)
    Much love, Pisa

  18. Love your romper!
    Xoxo, Maggie

  19. This playsuit is GORGEOUS on you! You have zero reason to feel insecure about your legs, you look absolutely stunning from head to toe.

  20. Oh very cute style!
    gorgeous pics

  21. My love your legs look fine to me! And I am glad you didnt use the photoshop to slim down what you think it's big. Just be you and we all have our flaws. This is the real woman body and just embrace it :)

  22. I love this outfit so much! You look wonderful!
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  23. Stunning! I love the romper!

  24. You look beautiful! Love this outfit and the sunglasses!

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  26. i think you look super cute in this playsuit and your legs are amazing! love the background and all those tropical vibes here!

  27. Love love your outfit babe! You look so stunning! <3 <3

  28. Fabulous post. I love that romper and place behind you.
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  29. I love your playsuit! The print is so cute! :) xx

  30. What a beautiful look! I am loving the print. You styled it perfectly. Xo, Ellese


  31. Such a stylish look, love the pattern and love the location. Perfect summer vibe! Xx

  32. I love the tropical vibes going on here!
    xxx Fre

  33. Loved the way you styled this - so nice! The shoes and glasses I seriously want!

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  34. The pattern is so interesting, I love the geometric shapes

  35. ok A) I LOVE that print! It's so fun! and (B) You look beautiful. I know it's hard to change our own perceptions of ourselves, but to me, you look gorgeous, thighs romper, legs for days and all. :)))

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  36. Very cute play-suit!


  37. You look amazing!

  38. Such a wonderful post! Have a great weekend.


  39. So cool look! This play suit print is very cute. And you have a beautiful tan!!!

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  40. Dear Rachel, I don't understand why you didn't want to post this pictures as I really like you and your look on them! You are definitely again much too hard to yourself! You found again such a cool play suit this time on a local market and I like it how you combined it. And I like the background, too, as we don't have such nature here in Bavaria. Enjoy your weekend, dear Rachel!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  41. Love the "Jungle" photo setting!

  42. Love this print and the location was perfect for taking these pictures ;)
    Nati xx

  43. Freaking out over this romper and these shots, love love love it!

    Also, I love the layout of your blog.

  44. Great look! xx

  45. This print is absolutely stunning! LOVE it!
    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

  46. Don't photoshop yourself! You're beautiful! I love that you are happy with your insecurities that you won't edit them, because that makes me incredibly happy when people embrace themselves <3

    I love the tribal print, you look beautiful <3

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  47. Awesome shots!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

  48. Wow I love this outfit on you Rachel, actually everything looks great on you. :)

    Much love,
    Marianne x

  49. I'm so sad to hear you're not feeling fabulous about these photos - Rachel, you look SO lovely! The playsuit suits you down to the ground and you have such an enviable tan haha :) I really hope you feel a little chirpier soon - and know you can always drop me a message if you ever need to talk.

  50. but rachel,you look fabulous in each of these photos :) I LOVE them and I have to say I think your photography gets better EVERY time and looks so beautiful - and so do you! :) I wished mine and me would look so good! The playsuit is just too adorable and beautiful <3

  51. You look amazing Rachel! I love the tribal print on your romper. I didn't even realize you were wearing it backwards. Very clever! And think your legs look great, I know we tend to be our own worst enemy...but your legs always look amazing ��������
    xo, Jackie

  52. Digging this tribal prints.
    Cool ensemble.

  53. Girl your legs are looking good! no need for Photoshopping in the slightest! love all the tropical vibes in these photos, you're rocking the tribal print! :)

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  54. gorgeous playsuit lovely!


  55. Such a cute playsuit, you've styled it so well.
    Your blog is so good!

  56. I love your romper.I love your look so much!


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