6 January 2017

The Look: Aussie Outback

outfit floral print denim playsuit and fedora
**Insert a flurry of banjos for this entire post**

If you thought bloggers only went to sexy street-scapes and balmy beaches, I'll stop you in your tracks right there! Today I head to the good ol' Aussie bush and bring you a more chic take on classic country dressing.

 Please note: This post contains no hootenannys, tractors, sweaty singlets or missing teeth.

 chic country style look 

summer outfit idea floral playsuit and brogues 

 feeding wild rock wallabies at granite gorge mareeba

australian blogger style denim playsuit

denim floral playsuit boho outfit

street style floral denim playsuit and fedora

granite gorge nature reserve mareeba

girl feeding wild rock wallabies
natural makeup girl in denim playsuit

Playsuit: Honey & Beau*
Hat: ASOS (Similar here)
Bracelets: Lovisa
Brogues: Primark (Similar here)

The photos were taken at Granite Gorge Nature Park, Mareeba.

 When you think 'country', what comes to mind? In the world of fashion, country is inevitably associated with plaid shirts, denim overalls, huge hats and questionably stained shoes. Although your local bogan isn't exactly the next it-girl trend setter, fashion constantly takes inspiration from the very country traditions that we are all to fast to take the piss out of. (Myself included)

The denim overall is a perfect example of this. Although I love dungarees as much as the next blogger, stumpy-legged me looks about as good in them as toothless Brandine in her dollar shop get-up. This Honey & Beau* playsuit is like the denim dungarees more flattering, chic sister. Dotted with oh-so-Summery tropical flowers, the high neck and cinched in waistline make it perfect for casual, sunshine-drenched days. 

To add to the country feel, I paired it with this hat that you've seen a million times (exhibit A, exhibit B, exhibit C) on The Daily Luxe before. These Brogue's may as well be from the dinosaur age, as I honestly can't remember when I picked them up from Primark. Hint: I've not lived in the UK for over 4 years and Australia doesn't have Primark. **Weeps**

Donned in suitably chic, country clothing, I then made some furry friends. These cuties are a colony of wild rock wallabies. Lovely locals to Granite Gorge Nature Reserve, you can actually feed them from your hand! 

Apologies for my slowness on social media, my parents are here from the UK and I am determined to spend as much time with them as possible! Follow me on Instagram for my latest outfits and adventures.


  1. I love this dress. Thanks for your recommend.

  2. Gorgeous outfit! Sophie x

  3. Nice look ;)

  4. I love this playsuit and wish it was warm enough here in the UK to wear something like this. Instead I'm having to snuggle up in about 5 layers just to make it out of the house! I hope you're having a lovely time with your family :) x

  5. Cute pictures! I love how feeding wallabies are as common in your photos as feeding squirrels are for us americans haha.

    xo, mikéla /

  6. omg kangaroo babe looked so cute. My friend lives in AU and she says that koalas and kangaroo are not very friendly there. Nice romper

  7. This is a gorgeous playsuit and I could definitely use it when I'm on the beach or running around town in Rhode Island this summer. It makes me really look forward to warm days ahead !

  8. The print of this romper is gorgeous. I love the way it looks on you.
    Also, say "Hi" from me to your furry friends next time you visit them. They're so cute.

    Happy weekend, Rachel!

  9. How cute is that playsuit on you and the print is divine!! Love how you've shot it with an outback theme girl!

    Helen xx

  10. You look gorgeous!! Love the floral print! It definitely has a nice subtle country vibe to it while still looking chic and modern. The bit about the banjos is hilarious by the way :)

    ~Andrea Tiffany~

  11. Such a cute romper and a fun post to read. Since I am from the states I have no idea of some of these terms you used but it was interesting and enlightening. I can't believe you can feed wallabies from your hands! So cool! Xoxo, Christine

  12. Love that romper, it's so pretty and playful! Great for summer outfits!!

    xx, Jessie
    omg that dress and the blazer is so divine! love them both!

    xx, Jessie

  13. Wow amazing how you linked your country to Fashion ~ Cuz in Singapore, our fashion is more or less wearing comfy T-Shirts and denim shorts and kicking flip-flops on our so-called fashion street Orchard Road *LOL
    Weather's just too humid for fashion here. However, you look awesome in that romper Rach :)

    xx Aldora |

  14. You look absolutely magnificent! I would be lying if I said I wasn't slightly jealous of the summer you are currently experiencing in your hemisphere :-) Country girl!!

    Guess what..I am thinking of moving to AUS after I graduate in June...What do you recommend for VISAS? I'd love to connect with you more about this :-) Let me know!

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  15. Love this country look! The playsuit is so cute :)

  16. The playsuit is so cute and I love the print and colors! Its so unfair that you have summer now, but then I guess its the same for you when the roles are changing! Also, what is "hootenannys"? Haha

  17. The playsuit is beautiful on you and I love how amazing you are in dressing up in what suits your body type. And enjoy family time, Rachel!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  18. Haha what a fun intro to the post Rachel, you are hilarious! Love your writing and also your take on a super original post and location! I love these shots and place, Australia is on the top of our bucket list now :) What a lovely print you are wearing! I really enjoy getting some summer inspiration from you in the middle of winter here! Hope you are having a great start to 2017 and sending you my best wishes my darling!
    much love,

  19. Cute as ever.
    I wish you a merry Xmas and a Happy new year honey

    Alice Cerea

  20. You look super cute in this shot babe this jumpsuit is super gorgeous! I really love he print and colors. I love this from head to toe! Kisses

  21. So COOL! Love everything about this post my dearest :)))
    Much love, Hadasah

  22. I'm loving this look on you. I can't wait for the weather to get warmer so I can wear something like this. You look great! xx

  23. Love this country look! Right now I'm so jealous that you're actually able to wear that playsuit - I'm freezing over here on the other side of the world LOL

  24. Hello dear!!
    Love the ambient where you take the photos.
    Nice jumpsuit and cuteness furry friend lobe that pic so much.

  25. I need that jumpsuit so cute and so playful and you look amazing!


  26. Happy new year! I wish I was somewhere hot. xx

  27. I love a good playsuit and your opening made me lol! You look so amazing and I love images like this that go away from the normal styled images that are typical with blogging! AMAZING!

    Manda |

  28. What an adorable little joey! Love your outfit too!

    xoxo, Cinddie

  29. wow, you look amazing

  30. Don't apologize at all!! Putting your parents first is what I would do too especially as they're there to visit YOU :) That country inspired outfit really rocks it though and I'd want to do a shoot like that as well.

  31. Yess girl! You look so amazing in this look! I love the crossed detail on the back of your romper.. such a chic touch!

    XO Jessi,

  32. Loving that play suit girl. It has all of the summer vibes! You look adorbs!

  33. That romper is so stunning! I love how you styled it with this adorable hat!

    Your photos always look so colorful and beautiful!

  34. Loving this beautiful dress.

  35. I'm in love with this look! <3

  36. Such cute photos and loving the dress!

    Lisa Linh

  37. Love the floral playsuit, great outfit for a day exploring! As for Primarni, I'll swap ya for some sunshine :)
    Jaz xoxo


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