R a c h a e l D e e

my name is rachael.
i've always been better moving
than i am standing still.

It took me a long time to realize this:
We get to choose what defines us.
Sarah Addison Allen

|rachael runs | y o g a | outfits |

spent the day at magic island beach park, surfin and loungin :)

by the subtle hypocrisy of people who proclaim “self love revolution! confidence! do what makes you happy!” and then proceed to publicly pass judgment and sneer when others fall outside their boundaries of what is acceptable self expression.

this just in: you can’t be pro-confidence and also look negatively upon other peoples’ choices. taking the time to do that projects your own insecurity. 

when you are actually confident, you assume other people make their choices with confidence as well. doing this makes those choices unremarkable. if i see someone dressed in a way that seems strange to me, i think “eh, well, i don’t know that person’s life. i bet they like how they’re dressed. i dig it.” and move on. something isn’t your taste? don’t wear it/do it/live it. cool? cool. 

have had quite a few fan mails asking where my bikinis are from, and both the ones I’ve posted so far are from San Lorenzo bikinis, a Hawaiian brand. I tagged them with the brand, but I’ll mention it in future pics!

the multicoloured/white is reversible and it’s called the springtime braided thong, and the yellow bottoms are their bow-back briefs with a plain white ruffle triangle top. this may be inferred but I’ll mention anyways that in Hawaii the teeny tiny kini bottoms are completely standard! :)

tagged as
# Oahu
# hawaii

morning beach love and fresh pomegranates

before & after my daily sunrise 4 miles

can’t believe how lucky I am to get to run in paradise.

ran Lanikai loop at 6am. this much beauty before breakfast is something I can get used to :)

tagged as
# oahu
# hawaii

China walls cliff diving and snorkeling + acai bowls

tagged as
# whatiwore

here’s a Hawaiian what I wore :)

tagged as
# Hawaii
# Oahu

4 miles at 7am followed by beach hangs. and found the best facial sunscreen! sun bum zinc oxide SPF 50 forever and ever.

happiest birthday in the world to one of my best friends and most babeliest babes, alisssa. you are so kind, driven, talented, and inspiring and I am the luckiest to know you and our kindred spirit connection. same page always.

love you so very much and hope your day is amazing!



sweet Hawaiian papaya, freshly picked