For today’s post, I’m coming to you with a small photo gallery from an afternoon spent exploring the expansive sand dunes of Carlo Sand Blow located approximately 100 kms north of the tourist-hub, Noosa Beach.
And wasn’t my afternoon epic. From the moment Rhett and I stepped onto the dunes, we were blown away. Carlo Sand Blow is magnificent. Its terrain appeared to go on forever with rolling hills that seemed endless, and by the time we reached the cliff’s edge, we were greeted by stunning panoramic views of Rainbow Beach and a mesmerizing ocean of aqua blue.
Rhett and I arrived at the Carlo Sand Blow at around 3 in the afternoon and despite the heavy grey clouds, we pressed forward, wanting to find the perfect vantage point to watch the sunset. In light of the recent rain-fall, the sunset was due to be pretty spectacular.
.. .. Only to have Rhett and I packing our equipment and leaving prematurely. Thanks to yours truly. Just moments before the sun set over the horizon, resulting in both of us missing the dusk sky intensify with the most beautiful hues of pink and purple. And needless to say, I was absolutely devastated, and downright disappointed in myself.
Because not only was I the reason we missed the very sun set that we had just driven an hour-and-a-half to see, but I could not control, for the life of me, just how completely and unreasonably deflated I felt after overhearing a few strangers talking smack about the photos Rhett and I were taking.
Once I caught wind of: ‘Is that a professional model?‘ .. ‘No, it’s just another wannabe and her boyfriend‘ .. ‘Probably just for Instagram‘, I completely and utterly shut-down. And within seconds, I instantly lost all sight of my passion project, my love for creating content, and too-quickly started questioning what the hell I was even doing in front of my very own lens.
And in hindsight, now that I am sitting here and writing this blog post, I feel somewhat ashamed to have reacted the way that I did. To have let the words of a few strangers sink so deep and ruin a potentially incredible evening with my fiancé. All because of a few tossers and their inability to not run their mouths.
So I guess. To anybody that is reading this that has experienced something similar. All I want to say is, please know that you are not alone. Because soon-after the ‘event’ and after one-too-many-hours wasted replaying the useless words of a complete stranger in my mind, I spent some time re-reading the comments that I had received from the blogging community, submersing myself in endless support and encouragement. And soon after, I realized that despite the few that may not be okay with what I do, there are 1,472 subscribers of Olive and Clo that are very okay with what I do.
So to those few that are incapable of saying anything decent , I say f*ck them.
And to the beautiful, supportive blogging community (Asaake from Asakemi, Angela from LifeofAngela, Kelsie from ItsMeKelsie, Victoria from Victorialise, Victoria from ABlogbyVictoria, Lou from RealLifeWithLou .. just to name a few), I say thank you, thank you, thank you. You guys are incredible.
And now that I have gotten that little tyraid out of the way, I’m going to move on with the post! So, in terms of what I wore to Carlo Sand Blow:
- Arnhem ‘Carolina Rose’ Kimono in ‘Porcelain Blue’ – still available on their website for AUD $169.00 (to see more, click here) and
- Zimmerman ‘Fixed Tri Bra Top’ in Black – still available on their website for AUD $130 (to see more, click here).
And it goes without saying, I absolutely adore both these pieces. The Arnhem kimono in particular is honest-to-god spectacular. The blue combined with that particular pattern is, in my humble opinion, to die for. I would like to give a virtual kiss to my beautiful fiancé for spoiling me once again with another quality piece from Arnhem Clothing.
As always, I hope you guys enjoyed yet another one of my posts!
And until next time, stay safe!
Love Linda, xo