Aztec and Leopard Print

Just as i stepped out to take these photos the heavens opened.. you can actually see the rain in the photos if you look closely enough. That’s dedication folks… or just plain crazy blogger-ness. I know its traditional to have showers in April, but i’m already done with rain.. please weather God’s don’t let this persist for the rest of the month, its almost unbearable. 

With the shops selling all the pretty spring-summer trends, it almost feels like some kind of torture. 

Like ‘look at all these pretties you just can’t wear ‘cos you live in a stupidly wet country’.. its just not fair  i tell you (ok strop over, i promise).

Speaking of trends, for the past few summers some of the major design/prints have been tribal/aztec, this summer there’s the addition of the ‘Out of Africa’ trend, think exotic animal prints, textures and utility dresses. It’s the ‘I’ve just come off a glamorous safari’ look. And i for one love it. If you’ve been reading RTH a while you will know that i am a total animal print convert. I have gone from don’t like at all, to gimme all the animal print there is! You only have to flip through a copy of Vogue to see Dolce and Gabbana’s Out of Africa adverts and you realise this is going to be a hot trend this summer. 

New Look, Asos and Peter Hahn have a whole section on their site for Out of Africa style pieces, with lots of great prints.

 Blazer: F&F

Bag, Jeans & Hat: New Look (jeans ripped by moi haha)

Shoes: Marks and Spencer

Here i’ve gone for a bit of tribal and incorporated my little bit of africa with my gorgeous leopard print shoes. I really fancy one of those utility khaki dresses for summer too, with some gladiator sandals…
Oh warm weather, please come soon!

 So tell me, what prints will you be rocking this Spring Summer? 

Tribal, Safari or just straight up florals?



  1. April 8, 2014 / 6:11 pm

    Fabulous look! adore the raspberry shade and the clashing of prints is just fabulous! xx

  2. April 8, 2014 / 6:31 pm

    Rachel, you've knocked it out of the ball park …yet again! You are looking absolutely stunning. How do you manage to stay so stylish on this spending ban?! ? xx

    • April 8, 2014 / 6:39 pm

      Thanks sweetie, the little jacket was the other half of my mother's day pressie but all the other buts are super dooper old.. Did I ever mention, I own A LOT of clothes? Lol! Xx

  3. April 8, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    Rachel your outfits just get better and better! Care to donate some clothes!

  4. April 8, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    I took a little bloggy break, so glad to be getting back into reading yours… This is fab! I love the raindrops in the pictures too, they make them look so interesting. Outfits like this are what I'd love to be able to pull off, but I'd end up looking like a bag lady, you can certainly rock it though!


  5. April 9, 2014 / 5:13 am

    You do a good job! Great outfit. And funny "ripped by moi" – need to do that too 😉

  6. April 9, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    the blazer is amazing! and i'm sure it didn't feel too nice standing in the rain, but the falling raindrops actually look rather pretty in the pictures! 🙂 xx

  7. April 9, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    You look so lovely, Rachel! I love the blazer 🙂

    Hope you're having a great day!


  8. April 9, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    Oi – Rachel, you are such a stunner. Seriously, I am with PolkadotPinky = HOW are you doing this during the ban? I have been struggling this week with the fresh spring temps and my wardrobe definitely needs an infusion of Spring – I am all dark and wintery!

  9. April 9, 2014 / 8:01 pm

    I think I will be trending all, well why not eh? Not all at the same time I don't think, but never say never.

    The photos look great even if it was peeing it down.

    X x

  10. April 9, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    Love those leopard shoes! I never would have thought to pair it with that blazer, but it works great. I found you through Pleated Poppy. If you get a chance, I'd love it if you stopped by my blog. Have a lovely day!

  11. April 10, 2014 / 3:14 am

    I like your blazer. Love your style.

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