6 September 2016

The Look: Folds & Folk Style

folk style floral embroidered stripe shirt outfit with wrap skirt and oversized cat eye sunglasses in Kuranda girl drinking coconut

Bring on a flourish of trumpets for my latest trend obsession: folk style!

Embroidered Eastern European embellishments (try saying that fast 10 times) are my newest fashion love affair. Today, I team my newest folk style embroidered blouse, with a colour matched, folded skirt and go for a dippy-hippy adventure in Kuranda, Far North Queensland.

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You've always had those wings, you've just been afraid to fly.
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Just being a general nutter.
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One person alone in the woods is a scary tale, two is a fairy tale.
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Do you know the muffin man? The muffin man? The muffin man who lives on Drury Lane Fairy Lane.
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Trainers: Adidas Originals
Bag: Local Market
Sunglasses: Sunday Somewhere*

When I first put this skirt and shirt together, I couldn't believe how similar the shade of blue was. As a matter of fact, so many of my Instagram followers have asked me about my 'dress'. And that, ladies, is the magic of fashion! Two garments can magically fuse to become some sort of magical fashion 'transformer.'

The real magic of this look, however, lies in that stunning folk style embroidery. I could waffle on about my love for folk florals until the sun goes down. Perhaps it's my total NEED to visit Eastern Europe that has subconsciously morphed its way into my wardrobe? Either way, this Zaful* shirt has got my trend fix sorted at a ridiculously low price!

I mixed it up and added some minimalist folds and splits with this C/Meo Collective skirt. You may remember me wearing this baby at fashion week here. **Whispers** I won't tell your other half, but this beauty is totally less than half price now! I topped it off with Adidas Sneakers as they seem to contain some power to weave any outfit together seamlessly.

These photos were taken when Jake and I went up to the hippy village of Kuranda. A tie-dye tourist town surrounded by pristine rain forest, a little trip there makes me feel like I've jumped into a psychedelic fairy tale.

Just call me Gretel and play me some stereotypical Eastern European tunes any day!


  1. Such an adorable outfit. Love that embroidered shirt. So cute!

    Enclothed Cognition

  2. In love with the whole outfit! Simple beautiful, babe.
    Xx, Raysa

  3. Adorable look and photos, love it!

  4. Love the look! This embroidered shirt is amazing!

  5. I can't believe how well the skirt and top go together either and I love the overall look :) Also what a bargain the skirt is at half price, I'll definitely be checking it out x

  6. I love the photos. Great post!


  7. This embroidered shirt reminds me SO much of one at Zara I had my eye on - it's gorgeous! I love the asymmetrical skirt as well; very flattering :)

  8. Love embroidery, it's so chic and so happy that it's back in the fashion game! And looove how you picked up the red in the embroidery with your sunnies and earrings, so stylish! Xx

  9. I am loving embroidered details at the moment! That top is so pretty!
    x Emily

  10. This shirt is brilliant, i love the embroidery.
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  11. Wonderful place and so stylish, casual, different look!
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  12. Such a great look and you've done great styling the whole look.

    Xo, Maryam

  13. Gorgeous outfit!!! I absolutely love the embroiled top!


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  14. So good!

  15. I first thought it was a dress, too! Wow, the shades to blend perfectly and so does the fabric! I love the embroidery, it's such a beautiful detail and looks so good against blue. You always make me laugh with the humor in your posts, you're just too cute! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having the best week so far!



  16. Such an beautiful outfit Rachel! You look gorgeous! Love how you styled that pretty blouse to the skirt!
    Hope you're having an amazing week ahead!
    Much love, Pisa

  17. I'm loving the embroidered details on the blouse. Great styling with that skirt! Goes really well together. And that coconut water looks refreshing! xx

    Face to Curls |

  18. You look absolutely gorgeous in this outfit, I totally love the look.

  19. You look absolutely gorgeous in this outfit, I totally love the look.

  20. Love the color. Cool to the eyes. Cute style too. :)

  21. Beautiful styling, love the colours!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  22. Love how you styled that top! This outfit is so stylish with a lot of personality.
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  23. OMG!
    Love the look! ON POINT!


  24. I also love folk style. So cute top and skirt! And the pictures with butterfly setting is amazing!

  25. Nice! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. The folk look really seems to be in vogue for Autumn, it looks great on you

  27. you always look great girl! Share me some coconut :)

  28. cute outfit


  29. I did initially think it was a dress first too! I love the blouse, it is definitely something I would buy! I love the picture of you with the wings in the background, it's so cool! :) xx

    Velvet Blush

  30. No, I won't be able to say this even one time as I know I have such a bad Bavarian accent in my English :) But I'm for sure able to praise your "dress" - which means your perfect combination of your blouse and skirt! This is really a fortune that both is matching so perfectly together and the choice of the sneakers was a very good one. Love also your quote you wrote to the picture with the wings. Thanks for everything in this post and enjoy the rest of your week, dear Rachel <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  31. the embroidered shirt is so cute!

  32. Adore the 2 pieces together :)

  33. Babes this outfit looks SLAMMING on you!

    Hayley xo

  34. I am in love with your skirt, OMG! I checked the website but they only ship within Australia and to New Zealand. *sob!*

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  35. Love your outfit, it´s stunning!
    Obsessed, x
    Gina //

  36. Loving this look from head to toe!

    xoxo. Cinddie

  37. Well, one thing's for sure: Folk style definitely suits you! <3

  38. The shirt and skirt look fantastic together!

  39. That is such a great skirt, and yes the pieces look like they were made for each other! What a great paring :)

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  40. This is SUCH a chic look! I always love skirts or dresses with tennis shoes, it's such a fabulous mix of styles.

  41. This outfit is frickin everything, you look so chic and effortless lovely. What an incredible backdrop too!


  42. I LOVE this outfit and this photos, so gorgeous rachel :) I love this effortless chic way to style up :) and I love our hair hun <3
    By the way: I'm hating instagram right now, it sometimes just drops somes photos and I hate this not chronological way....So sorry for seeing your photos sometimes so late...I still have to find a way to deal better with that new algorithm..

  43. You look so cool and stylish!

  44. In love with your whole outfit babe! You look absolutely stunning! :) Lovely pictures as always! <3 Have a great weekend! <3

  45. How gorgeous!
    Where you live is like a dream!! I would love to visit one day!
    Pure beauty of nature!
    Love it babe!

  46. Cute shoes! I just bought myself a pair of Adidas superstars - can't wait to start styling them too!

    xo, mikéla /

  47. I grew up with this kind of style coming from Bulgaria. Love it so much!
    Amazing post!

  48. Everything about this look is so perfect! Your sunnies, your hair, your shoes. Love how causal it is, but also very folk. My family is Eastern European so I love the look. I used to have a few embroidered shirts from Ukraine but sadly gave them away. Hope you have a great weekend!


  49. I love that dress with the flower detailing on the top! Just too cute really :) Have a wonderful weekend, sweetheart!
    xx Frederique

  50. Love the sporty look...

  51. I absolutely love how you styled this outfit , my favourite piece is the trainers . Very chic.

  52. Love this look! My favorite part is the trainers. I find it super hard to style them and you look great in it! :)

  53. Rachel you always look amazing! You can wear everything! I love the skirt on you. :)

    Much love,
    Marianne x

  54. Cute outfit!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

  55. Great outfit! xx

  56. You look great! I love the embroidery detailing! :) xx

  57. I like how you've teamed these together, and the embroidered shirt looks great here. Lovely outfit. xx/Madison'

  58. It seriously looks like a dress, the colours are so identical :) Embroidered detail of the shirt is beautiful. Also how adorable that butterfly photo looks, your sunglasses colour matches the butterfly colours :p x

    Ela BellaWorld

  59. I must say that you look FAB in that embroidered top Rach! And what a cute pose with the coconut ;)

    xx Aldora | Aldora Muses

  60. I like your blog, its really dope.
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  61. uau, the shirt is amazing! Great look.


  62. I thought this was a dress too at first! Those colors match really well together. Also - that fairy lane sign is what photo ops are made for!


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  63. I am really feeling this look! I need that top!


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