Tropical Prints

I like when a trend follows over from the past year. ‘Tribal/ aztec’ has been going strong for a good few years now, which makes choosing pieces easier when you know that you can pull them out of hibernation each year. 

I’m not one for tuning in to passing fads much, but i will admit to buying in to a few thanks to what i can only imagine to be subliminal messaging through excellently crafted advertising campaigns. 

So I was glad to see that that the tropical print was back this summer. I mean its the obvious choice for summer, right? Tropical lovely palm prints, you can’t go wrong with on a balmy evening or a lovely beach holiday. This River Island palm print soft blazer was my weapon of choice last year, with me flinging it on with jeans and a tee and pronouncing myself dressed and heading out the door on many occasion.

I do love a good go-to item and this last summer was it. And it seems that may trickle over in to this year. 

This time around i’ve paired it with some ripped white jeans and black accessories. I love how black seems to tame the summery tone down; perfect for spring i find when the sun is out but the temperatures aren’t quite reaching the hot times.

My new Michael Kors bag is never far from my arm these days, i have to be fair it is most definitely bag love and my verrryy comfy Naturalizer shoes from Lotus Shoes where the natural choice for  a comfy day look. 

I do love when an outfit comes easily together don’t you?

In other news i got my hair did and i’m super pleased with it. It’s funny to think i brought the new year in with raven black hair and now i’m getting lighter and lighter. 

By summer who knows, i may be full on blonde LOL… !

This time at the hairdressers i went for a sunkissed-balayage-type look, with the amount of black i had in there, i’m amazed by how much lighter we’ve managed to get it (by we i mean the hairdresser, i just provide the hair;)

Next time we are going to bring some of the blonde through to the front and top. Think i’m a bit addicted to this hair changing malarkey;)

Shoes by Naturalizer via Lotus

Jeans: New Look

Bag: Michael Kors via Jon Ian

Blazer: River Island (last year)

Tee: F&F

Neon & Pearl NecklaceYosa

Are there any trends/ styles you will carry over form last year?



  1. April 19, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    Rachel, your hair looks amazing. And I really love the print jacket with your artfully distressed jeans. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

  2. April 19, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    Love this outfit, those shoes are amazing and I really like your hair lighter.

    Lucy x

  3. April 20, 2015 / 6:29 am

    Love the colour of your hair, it's gorgeous! Your jeans are fab, I'm on the lookout for some white jeans for summer and I love the rip look x

  4. April 20, 2015 / 7:31 am

    I love tropical! It's so cheery and fun. I'm not really into Aztec though x

  5. April 20, 2015 / 8:14 am

    your hair is looking incredible, woman! x

  6. April 20, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    Love the hair, the jacket and the pants just reminds me that I need to take mine out soon!

  7. April 20, 2015 / 5:32 pm

    Great ensemble Ms. Rachel! I love the trend of ripped jeans and other more dressy pieces. You have pulled it off well!


  8. April 20, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    Love your hair ! You look fabulous 🙂 x

  9. April 21, 2015 / 2:31 am

    Yes, I do love that feeling when an outfit comes together. But let me just say, this outfit is absolutely stunning! Pairing this tropical print with your white jeans was a perfect choice and then anchoring the look with black, aw, just wonderful/

  10. April 21, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    I absolutely love the print on that blazer; looks gorgeous on you! And, at the risk of sounding like a broken record as I seem to say this on every post of yours recently, your necklace is just stunning! x

  11. April 21, 2015 / 11:18 pm

    Hi Rachel. I'm so curious how your hairdresser got your hair so light. My hair is also almost raven and recently she put a bleach shampoo on it, but it's nowhere near as light as yours. I love how you've styled it too. Your kimono is stunning and goes well with the distressed jeans. you look great!

  12. April 24, 2015 / 12:50 am

    This is a gorgeous summer outfit. I love your mixes of black and ALL the accessories need to make their way to my closet, ah I love them. Thanks for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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