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December, 2, 2014

The Perfect Holiday Bag…

tory-burch-york-tote-red red-tory-burch-york-tote burberry-trench-coat-nordstrom burberry-classic-trench-coat burberry-london-trench-coat tory-burch-york-tote tory-burch-york-tote-largeTrench: Burberry | Bag: Tory Burch |Blouse: Equipment | Leggings: Zella (all I want to wear these days are stretchy pants ;) | Booties: Vince (on sale!) | Hat: Rag & Bone | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lips: Liner-Cherry by MAC, Lipstick- YSL Rouge Pur Couture #13

The only color I’m wanting to wear lately is red! I’ve been counting down the days for the Christmas season to begin and somewhere between all of the cups of hot cocoa (it’s my midnight pregnancy craving), the holiday decor around my home and Christmas music playing in background, I find myself opting for red everyday. I’m a handbag girl so they’re my very favorite item to shop for! I knew I needed to add a classic red tote to my collection this season so I went with the Tory Burch York Tote from Nordstrom. It’s an amazing bag that’s versatile and perfect for everyday use (when my little bambino gets here, I have a feeling it will easily double as my diaper bag).

What bag are you carrying around this holiday season?

more holiday ready bags I’m loving right now…

xo, Rach

Brought to you by Nordstrom.

photos by Emily Egan.

  1. Sophia says:

    Pregnancy suits you well!
    I ‘m not feeling the blouse very much… but that growing bump probably doesn’t allow many options. Incredible how you were able to hite it for so long! ;) xo

  2. tiphaine says:

    you look gorgeous sweetie!! this look is amazing and the bag is indeed very “signature”, love it :)

    xx tiphaine |

  3. glamdevils says:

    Beautiful casual chic. Love the blouse and the cute bag!

    xx Mira

  4. Natali says:

    Looking beautiful in this outfit! Perfect trench and boots!

  5. IRENE says:

    beautiful outfit!
    love it rachel!


  6. Kristjaana says:

    Love your trench and that growing pump :P

  7. Rena says:

    Red gives you power and you look so good in this colour! Love further the complete look <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    International Giveaway: Christmas Surprise with Self Interest

  8. Sarah says:

    I love this outfit, Rachel! I just bought a pink Kate Spade bag on Black Friday, but a red bag has been on my list as well! Thanks for sharing – you look beautiful!

    x Sarah

  9. Dallastyle says:

    I’ve been dying to get a red bag this season, its so unexpected of me. The Tory bag is a fabulous option..


  10. miri says:

    Love the bag and your low boots! Great outfit!

  11. Rachelle says:

    love this blouse, such a cute print.


  12. I just got that bag in nude for a new work bag! I love it, and love that it has a padded laptop compartment!

    Her Heartland Soul

  13. Love this bag! Your growing bump is so cute!! You look gorgeous!
    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

  14. Jessica says:

    Absolutely love this jacket and the pop of color from the bag! Great look.

    xo Jessica

  15. Catie says:

    I’ve been following you for years and I have to say that you are absolutely glowing! I’m also pregnancy with my first and was super excited to find out that you’re pregnant too. I’ll be looking to you for maternity style. Congratulations! Do you feel comfortable sharing the due date with us?

  16. I’ve been wanting this bag for months! Such a great tote for shopping and travel! You look great!

    Audrey |

  17. Ellen says:

    I love the idea of a red bag for the holiday season. I want a Tory Burch tote more than anything.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  18. Love this sophisticated, mostly-neutral look with that pop of red! I just pulled out my red handbag again yesterday and I have a feeling it will be on repeat throughout the holiday season as well! You’re doing a great job of making pregnancy look glamorous!
    Gina – On the Daily Express
    Enter the $650 Express Giveaway Here!

  19. Grace says:

    What a sweet bag! I’m a major fan of the color too. A bold red is always fun in the winter!

  20. Giada says:

    So cute your pregnancy!

    Love the bag!

    Xo, Giada

  21. Jeannie says:

    Red bag, red lips, all the attitude you’ll ever need in life.

  22. Katy says:

    I love the color of that bag! Stunning as always Rach! :)

    xo, Katy

  23. Look at your adorable bump!!! Love that blush crossbody- I could see that working all year round!

  24. Caryllee says:

    I’m totally with you on the reds. Reds, wines, plums, all of that sounds good to me! Love this bag, and congrats on your new addition! :)
    Carylee | more pieces of me
    Enter $650 EXPRESS Giveaway

  25. Alexandra says:

    The York bag will definitely be my next bag purchase :)

    Warm Regards,

  26. There’s nothing that makes me feel classier or in a better mood than the color red! One way to wear it is in bracelet or jewelry form – it adds a real pop to an outfit with a couple of red bangles. I do love the idea of a red bag, I think that might have to be next on my list! PS. T’is the season for red lips and nails, they look great!
    Champagne for Everyday

  27. Libby says:

    I love all of the pops of red! And that Equipment top is gorgeous!!

    Stylin’ Iowan Blog

  28. Annie Reeves says:

    Love that bag – it’s so convenient with all of it’s pockets/separations inside. That little baby bump is too cute — congratulations! xoxo

  29. Love seeing the growing bump make an appearance!!! :) Xo, Alison

  30. Emma says:

    This bag adds the perfect pop of color to any outfit

  31. Carly says:

    Beautiful outfit! Always love red bags this time of year.
    Your bump is the cutest! I am so excited to watch it grow
    The Doctor Diva

  32. Stephanie says:

    I just bought the Rebecca Minkoff Hudson Moto mini and I l just love it. Perfect for travel, walking around the city, running errands, you name it!


  33. Edina says:

    Love this look, it’s so stylish!


    Printed or Plain

  34. kelsey says:

    you look gorgeous! love the dress!
    ladies in navy

  35. Laura says:

    I love red handbags, adds the perfect pop of color to neutral outfits! You look great!

  36. barry818 says:

    zella leggings are the best! you can totally dress them up and no one will ever know they are just workout pants :)

    xx, Sydney

  37. I don’t know how you have been able to hide that adorable bump!! Love those booties.

    Heidi D.

  38. Martina says:

    Iv been craving hot cocoa and I’m not even pregnant!’ Love a good trench and your bump is adorable
    Martina xx

  39. Rachel says:

    Such a chic look! I absolutely love the trench, your leggings and those shoes!

  40. Amanda Ellis says:

    I love a good pop of red and a pattern like leopard! It’s my favorite combo!

  41. Love this look! It’s classic, sleek and chic with the pop of red!

  42. Gorgeous look! Love the red bag :)


  43. Rose says:

    That is a beautiful bag for the holidays!! I find myself wanting lots of red, too! I’m happy to see you included some Marc by Marc Jacobs bags in your choices-my favorite handbags in my price range. I just bought a red, small crossbody bag by Marc by Marc Jacobs. It’s great for shopping or for an evening out. But a bigger red bag would be so lovely! I love that you are wearing leggings. I’m all about comfy, stretchy stylish pants in a great fabric or faux leather. You look so beautiful in your trench and those incredible booties!

  44. I love this look! The mix of print and a pop of color are great. Plus, a trench is always classic and chic.
    Kellie’s Kollection

  45. Shoesmaniac says:

    Amazing outfit – you look so happy :)

  46. Emily says:

    I’m looking for a new work bag this season. Something that can hold my computer and an extra pair of shoes!

  47. Love this classic look with the pop of color from the bag!

  48. kiely says:

    your little bambino is going to be one stylish baby! looking cute mama :)

    xoxo, kiely

  49. nat says:

    gorgeous outfit!
    love the bag and shoes

  50. Destinye says:

    Awh the boots say they are unavailable. Sad face but cute outfit

  51. Lex says:

    Cute outfit but conceptually open toe boots don’t really make a lot of sense in an outfit that also requires a coat, or weather that does. That blogger hat is kind of tired. Do some other looks, Rach! You have some good hats!

  52. sasa says:

    Love the bag! Great choice<3

    Shall We Sasa

  53. Love the bag! Perfect outfit!

    Madison Martine

  54. Jill says:

    Love the leopard with red for the holidays!

  55. Jo says:

    Love the bag and trench coat!!

  56. Loving those leggings! They fit you perfectly! So flattering and they look sooo comfy!

  57. Meagan says:

    You look lovely! Gorgeous bag!

  58. Ayesha says:

    I can’t get enough of the colour of this bag

  59. Ayesha says:

    I can’t get enough of the colour of this bag

  60. Benedetta says:

    You look always amazing..and Congratulations for your pregnancy :)
    Be Happy with Fashion

  61. I have collected several a few black dresses for this Christmas season – with lace and without. Black seems to be my Christmas color :) But all my Christmas decoration is in red ;)

    Terje /

  62. Emily says:

    I adore that holiday bag, plus your bump looks great!

  63. Kristen says:

    So cute, love it! And that baby bump! :)

  64. Rachel says:

    Great Look Rachel! Mom to be look good on you.

  65. Andrea says:

    I love red for the holidays…I normally don’t wear a lot of it but during these winter months it’s on! Love this red Tory bag, beautiful!


  66. Janina says:

    Awe I am loving your baby bump! You’re definitely glowing and you make pregnancy look so good haha :)
    XO Janina

  67. Love the bag. And all the other accessories too!!

  68. That is one of my favorite bags! It’s the perfect size and very elegant. Love your Burberry coat.

  69. Ann-Louise says:

    I love the color, it’s perfect for this time of the year! (and all other months too)

  70. I love red too! It’s my favorite winter shade; clothes, lipstick, handbags, everything! You look beautiful

  71. Miss Pippi says:

    Amazing look! I love your shoes!

  72. Charlotte says:

    Loving the pop of colour and Congrats!

  73. Jessica says:

    That bag is perfect! You look like an advertisement. :)

  74. Momo says:

    I love your whole look, especially the leggings! This is a great holiday bag and I love that the classic style will be relevant for years to come!


  75. Lindsey says:

    Love this whole look! Its so classy but fun!

    Thrift and Shout

  76. Liz says:

    you have the cutest baby bump!

  77. Emily says:

    I love that purse! you can never go wrong with Tory Burch.

  78. Heather says:

    Congrats on the pregnancy! You look amazing. Red is also my favorite color as of late. I pulled out my red handbag the day after Thanksgiving!

    Partial to Pink {{ giveaway this week ]}

  79. Prudence Yeo says:

    Love the edgy cut-out design of the chic booties and the vibrant pop of red from the classic tote is so refreshing too! Great style!

  80. I am also LOVING red lately. This bag is beautiful.

  81. eva says:

    lovely bag and I loove your trench <3 you, as always, look amazing! :)


  82. nikki says:

    you look great! love that coat!

    xx nikki

  83. meg says:

    i love a good pop of color!

  84. Rocksana says:

    A casual but very chic look. Love the bag. Perfect touch of color. As always you look great.


  85. Kristin says:

    Where is that gorgeous chandelier in the entryway from? I love that look!

  86. A Johnson says:

    I LOVE the pop of bright colors in winter! It brings a little unexpected and happiness to your wardrobe…especially since everything is usually cloudy, gloomy, and everyone is wearing gray.

  87. Erin says:

    Someone on Twitter just followed me- but she has your picture as her profile picture Sara Witherspoon…with pink chanel bags as her background photo. The pic is of you in a pink floral dress, LB shoes, pink purse…just an FYI…

  88. Federica says:

    I will buy a red bag for sure after seeing this post!

  89. Eea Petrescu says:

    I really like this look. Love th coat and the hat but my favorite are those heels. They look amazing.

    Eea P

  90. emily says:

    i need this bag in my life! and these shoes. xo

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!