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January, 16, 2015

Back to Basics…

black-tailored-blazer black-blazer-leather-sleeves dressed-up-casual-look light-wash-denim-boyfriend-jeans black-tailored-blazer-leather-sleeves black-blazer-leather-sleeves-nordstrom black-blazer-with-leather-sleeves-loftBlazer: LOFT ℅ | Tee: LOFT ℅ | Bottoms: LOFT ℅ | Pumps: Christian Louboutin (similar style) | Glasses: Ray-Ban (similar style) | Lip Gloss: Turkish Delight by NARS

Happy Friday everyone!!! First I want to thank you all for your encouraging and kind words about yesterday’s announcement of my jewelry line, Pink Peonies Collection. You all are so sweet and I can’t wait to share more details with you in the weeks to come!

This year I’m resolving to add more basics into my wardrobe. I love wearing prints and bold color but recently I’ve noticed that my wardrobe is lacking in classic staples. Now each time shop I try to pick at least one item that is a no brainer choice and can go with anything! I love this entire ensemble from LOFT because each piece is classic with an edgy twist (love the leather sleeves on the blazer and the jewels on the skinnies) and can be paired with countless pieces I already own. What are your favorite basics in your wardrobe and what are your style resolutions for the new year?

xo, Rach

Brought to you by LOFT.

  1. Jeannie says:

    Basics were essentially my saving grace in building my travel suitcase! I would say my anorak is my sailor and my New Years resolution regarding fashion is to dress unapoletically

    http://Www.whimsicalzoo.blogspot.con

  2. glamdevils says:

    The perfect casual chic! Love the jeans and heels!

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

  3. Lily says:

    Absolutely love this look – you can never go wrong with good quality, stylish basics! And the Louboutin heels dress it up a little to stop it looking boring. Feel like I need to go and invest in some basics now! X

  4. Cheyenne says:

    This looks great, love the embellishments on the jeans.

    xx Cheyenne
    http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

  5. Sophia says:

    Love it! Straight cuts and colors flatter you so much more than prints. Loving the hair, too!

    http://elmundodesophie-sparkle.blogspot.com.es

  6. Summer Ann says:

    Very cute. I normally wouldn’t think to shop at Loft but the outfit is really nice.

    Xoxo,
    Summer Ann
    http://www.simplysummerann.com

  7. Ana @Champagnegirlsabouttown says:

    Your glasses, your hair, your shoes! Swoon swoon swoon!
    Ana
    http://www.champagnegirlsabouttown.co.uk

  8. I love this classic look! SO gorgeous! Hope you have a great weekend!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  9. Caro says:

    I love this outfit. Very stylish and cool. I also want to invest more in certain basics that I know I can wear with a lot of different things. One thing I definitely want to get myself is a pair of leather trousers, as you can style them up or down and combine with so many other things. However I find it hard find some that really fit me perfect, so the searching continues for me :-)

  10. I love this!! so beyond beautiful!!!

    xxOlivia

    http://www.hellooliviablog.com

  11. Leanne says:

    Absolutely stunning! I love that blazer and I really need to get myself those Ray Bans. They’re classics.

    Love from South Africa

    http://arumlilea.com

  12. I love those jeans!! So unique and fun. You are look so fabulous
    xo Jaime
    http://www.therealfashionista.com

  13. Basics are a must in every stylish woman’s closet. I’m a huge fan of them!!
    My New Year’s resolution regarding fashion is to buy a Fendi or Valentino bag!! ;-)
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

  14. Natali says:

    Such a stylish mommy to be! Love this outfit, so simple and so elegant!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  15. Sarah says:

    Love those jeans! I love the blazer + denim look… so classic and chic.

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

  16. Nikki says:

    I need to work on this as well! Thanks for sharing a brand such as the Loft.

  17. Gorgeous ensemble, especially with those Louboutins!!

    Rxx

    http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  18. Rach says:

    That is my goal this year too! Pretty much find those staple, basic pieces. That way I’m not constantly buying the next new thing and overloading my closet. This ensemble is perfect!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  19. Back to basics but with a sparkly touch, love!! :)
    http://thestyleaddition.blogspot.com/

  20. Federica says:

    I love the blazer, the leather sleeves combination is so in right now in Italy too.
    Fede
    PS. New outfit on my blog
    http://www.fedefashionandcupcakes.blogspot.it

  21. Dine says:

    I just snagged a pair of those jeans from Loft. The details on the pocket gives them versatility. How else do you wear them?

    XOXO
    http://www.musthaveahandbag.blogspot.com

  22. I LOVE that chic blazer with the leather sleeves! So versatile and flattering!

    http://www.taffetaandtulips.com

  23. Ann-Louise says:

    I like those jeans, the decorations under the pockets are nice!

    http://annlooos.blogspot.com

  24. Great styling of the boyfriend jeans – I have been struggling to find a pair that aren’t saggy on my butt but that aren’t skin tight either. You definitely nailed that here!

    Happy Friday!! :)
    Latest Post: Leopard Print, Louis Vuitton, And A Business Suit

  25. Shae says:

    I feel like shopping for basics is a never ending to-do. It seems every time I buy one, I realize another I still need. It’s definitely something that must be done though. At the top of my basics look right now is a new pair of casual nikes, and I’m always in search of perfect white tees. Love this look!

    XX,
    S. Roderick
    http://www.currenthabits,com

  26. Grace says:

    That jacket is SO awesome. Love the cut! And your hair straight is gorgeous!

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

  27. Jessica says:

    I love how you styled the boyfriend jeans. I always need to find ways to make them look more girly. :)

    Happy Friday!
    -Jessica
    http://www.wearitforless.com

  28. Kirsten says:

    Those jeans fit you so lovely. I am always on the hunt for perfect boyfriend jeans and classic tees!

    XO, k | http://www.kokay.me

  29. Soraya says:

    Loving your hair! It looks so good! Great everyday outfit, thanks for sharing — Soraya
    http://www.chicflavours.com

  30. I love everything from Loft! That black blazer is definitely a staple. I can’t get enough of blazers an one that is tailored well is a must-have!

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

  31. Pamela Gonzalez says:

    I love your hair like this :) And those are some really nice basic pieces you’ve got, loved the outfit Rach!

    www,pamelayaquelin.blogspot.com

  32. Vitri says:

    Great outfit! The jeans is so cute, love the jewels on it!
    You look GORGEOUS, Rach!

    xo, Vitri

    http://vanillalash.blogspot.com

  33. Andrea says:

    Love the simple look.Happy weekend!
    http://www.fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

  34. love your back to basics look! your jeans are so cool

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

  35. Swooning over that jacket. Love the sleeves. My fashion resolution this year is to be more strategic when purchases pieces that can last multiple seasons and be paired with multiple options. xx

    Audrey | http://www.keygypsy.com

  36. Liz says:

    perfect simple look

    international giveaway on my blog!

    http://hashtagliz.com

  37. hannah says:

    so I just bought the jacket AND the jeans. love!

  38. I love a lot of what I’ve been seeing at LOFT lately! Love the embellished jeans!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  39. I love that blazer! Such a great piece to transform a basic outfit!

    http://chelseascollection.com

  40. Katy says:

    Gorgeous Rach!! I LOVE that blazer! Congrats again on your jewelry collection :)

    xo, Katy
    http://www.mylifeaskaty.com

  41. Claudia says:

    Beautiful! Love your hair-lip combination-sleek!
    xo,
    claudia
    http://www.chroniclesofclaudia.com

  42. Krista says:

    I’m a sucker for basic pieces. Love how you’ve styled this. Classic with an edgy twist.

    XO
    Krista
    http://www.kristajacobs.blogspot.com

  43. Amber says:

    Rach-
    Obviously you look amazing!…you always do!
    xo,
    Amber
    All the Cute

  44. Andrea Snow says:

    http://jacobandreasnow.blogspot.com
    I love The Loft Rachel!! Plus I can afford it! I will go buy those sunglasses soon!! I am pregnant too! 13 weeks now! Check out my blog for pregnancy updates and maternity fashion soon! I am lds too!
    Xoxo Snow
    http://jacobandreasnow.blogspot.com

  45. Jeanne says:

    Stunning jeans! Very cool outfit!
    Have an amazing weekend!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://www.fashionmusingsdiary.com

  46. Isabelle says:

    How true to size do these jeans run? I love the loose look you’re rocking… I’m normally a 26… Which size do you recommend?

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      I’m usually somewhere between a 24 and 25 in most jeans. I bought a 25 because I wanted a more relaxed, boyfriend fit. With that said, I’m almost 6 months prego so if I wasn’t pregnant I probably would have bought the 24. Hope this helped!

      Sometimes I’ll buy two sizes I’m debating between and return the size that doesn’t fit, maybe try that!

      Xo!

  47. Love this simple, toned down ensemble, Rach! I have resolved to actually bring more color into my wardrobe – I’m the queen of black, black, black and navy so I am excited to bring some Spring/Summer hues into my closet! :) Xo, Alison

    http://www.simplyfairbyalisonjeanine.com

  48. Kim says:

    Rach,

    I’m so inspired by your blog, outfits and lifestyle! Xo

    Kim

  49. Paige says:

    I drool over those heels every time you wear them!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  50. Vici says:

    So simple, but yet chic!
    Victoria | GlamFizz

  51. Janie says:

    Great look for a casual outing! Those shoes and the leather sleeves are great ways to add interest to a basic outfit. Good job!

  52. Jillian says:

    I’ve recently found the same thing in my wardrobe-that I’m lacking basics. When I’m shopping, I love finding pieces that are statements and unique! You’re right that those staples are a must for fill-ins.

    p.s. your pregnancy hair is fab!

    xo, J

    http://www.bornfancy.com

  53. I have the same resolution! I used to really love bold colors & prints but I feel like I’ve been slowly outgrowing them. I’m really into neutrals now so I’ve been working on adding some good quality staples. Not to say I wont incorporate some fun color here & there!

    xx Fortune
    http://www.fortunetellerfashion.com/

  54. Liz says:

    I am in love with the jewel detailing on your boyfriend jeans! The perfect feminine touch!

    Liz
    http://www.liztheaustinite.com

  55. Dorina says:

    Love this outfit! So simple, but so chic! <3
    I'm with you! This year I will add more basics into my wardrobe! :)
    http://www.anotherside-of-me.com/

  56. Ada C. says:

    Interesting basics are the best! Love the blazer and the detailing on the jeans!

    http://fashamorphosis.blogspot.com

  57. Kathleen says:

    LOVE this blazer!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  58. Baanou says:

    Can’t go wrong with basics… Love!

    Baanou
    http://www.baanou.com

  59. Love the look! I like how you style this! Xo

  60. sasa says:

    Looking so chic in basics<3

    Shall We Sasa

  61. nat says:

    i’m trying to add more basics in my wardrobe as well
    great look
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

  62. Jamie says:

    Those embellished boyfriend jeans are so fun! I love how you paired them with the leather-sleeved blazer! My must-have basic is a perfectly fitting white V-neck tee since you can dress it up or down.

    Jamie
    http://www.treatsandtrendsblog.com

  63. Lauren Shrader says:

    I LOVE THE JEWELS ON THOSE JEANS. YOU STILL HAVE AMAZING STYLE BEING PREGNANT AND YOU LOOK GREAT!!! CANNOT WAIT TO FOR THIS FABULOUS JEWELRY LINE TO COME OUT! BEST WISHES XXX

  64. Rose says:

    I love basics and giving them a twist with accessories. I am loving this outfit!! I have been looking for a jacket with leather sleeves! Thank you so much for styling this fabulous look! I immediately bought the jacket and tee!! I’ve never tried the Loft jeans before but I am loving the boyfriend fit with the jewels! I saw your advice to order two sizes to try to get the right fit. Great idea! Going to buy the jeans now! Thank you so much for doing an amazing post at such an incredible price point!!!

  65. Prudence Yeo says:

    The leather sleeves of the blazer really adds an edgy vibe to the classy blazer, so cool! Simple but chic outfit, love it!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

  66. Adele says:

    That’s a great ethos for shopping. I adore your hair straight Rach, you should wear it like that more often!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  67. k says:

    can i just have some of your glam genes please? and your glam jeans.

    xo, k
    http://www.pocketofblossoms.com

  68. Ashley Rae says:

    LOVE the LOFT pieces!! They truly do have classic pieces with an edgy touch! That’s why I keep going back for more :)

    xx, Ashley Rae

    http://www.dress2byou.blogspot.com

  69. Gabriela Barcenas says:

    Oh, I love the slouchy look of the jeans as well as the tailored look you lend them with the chic blazer and pointed pumps. This casual look looks amazing for office wear as well as a lovely stroll through the city. I’ve been trying to get ideas on how to dress up my dowdy old jeans and all of the inspiration i’ve gotten from you as well as from http://thejeansblog.com/jeans-advice/how-to-wear-double-denim/ and http://bit.ly/19tgPwk have me excited to step out in my fresh new outfits!

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!