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December, 2, 2016

Black x Black…

black-jcrew-parka-coat-3 black-jcrew-parka-coat-6 black-jcrew-parka-coat-1 black-jcrew-parka-coat-7 black-jcrew-parka-coat-4 black-jcrew-parka-coat-8 black-jcrew-parka-coat-5Coat: J.Crew (also here) | Sweater: Banana Republic | Jeans: Rag and Bone | Bag: YSL | Booties: Marc Fisher (so comfy!) | Sunglasses: Celine (similar style here) | Lips: Boldly Bare linerCreme Cup Lipstick by MAC

Happy Friday! Just a reminder to be extra careful with your packages that are being delivered to your front door step these next few weeks (and I guess always). We had about 8 packages stolen off our front porch two nights ago and let me tell you, it’s a very uneasy feeling to go back on security cameras and see complete strangers walk up to your front door and just steal your property. Either sign for your packages or get them off your porch as soon as you know they’ve been delivered!

In better news…in case you missed it, every week leading up until Christmas I’ll be doing a give away of all of my favorite things!!!! Last week was a barefoot dreams robe (feels like pure heaven and so cozy) and my favorite chocolates in the whole wide world, See’s Chocolates. Be sure to check back Sunday to see who the winner is and to enter the new giveaway (all of my favorite lipsticks!!!).


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I hope you all have a great weekend!

xo, Rach

  1. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Oh, Merci for the kind warning! It’s sad to see people engage in such a a bad behavior and brought upon heartaches to others. I’m sad to hear that. :(
    On a better note, you always look gorgeous no matter what colour you wear … Simply fabulous! :)

    Merry Christmas! :)

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  2. Alexandra Kang says:

    So sorry to here of that happening to you-its a sad world we live in. I spent 4 months volunteering ar a medical clinic in Honduras, CA and I got attacked and robbed by 3 guys in the market. They got away with my camera with ALL my pictures from my time there. Horrible feeling of someone taking your property. Stay safe and hope its made right. xo

  3. Fatima says:

    An all black look is one of my favourites. I pull it out ever so often for a big statement.

    xx, Fatima

  4. Leah says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that- things like that always shake your confidence!!! On a more positive note I love that YSL bag, it really was a great choice to keep it!! You look gorgeous!!
    xx Leah

  5. Sounds scary with your front door step accident! I don’t understand how people can do that! It’s so evil!

  6. Gemma says:

    So sorry to hear about your stolen packages. It’s terrible! Absolutely love today’s look.The coat and bag are just stunning!

    Have a nice weekend.

  7. Cathy says:

    I know all too well that feeling of looking back on video surveillance to see who and what happened to a delivery or missing front porch decor, etc… and it is very unsettling and disturbing.. I sometimes wonder if not knowing might be better, because knowing just makes it so real..

  8. Kimmy says:


    Just love your web site! I really enjoy home décor that you have posted! Love the three Xmas trees this year and all of the photos.

    I hope you and your family have a very Merry Xmas! And Santa is good to everyone! This year there may not be very much under our tree as going threw hard times. My Daughter is 19yrs. old and understands there may not be very much from Santa. She is such a great Daughter! She also loves your web site and all the fashion clothes ect… you posted. She always says very pretty.

    Take care,


  9. Jalisa says:

    I’m so sorry that you had your packages stolen, Rach! I really don’t understand what goes through people’s heads to make them do these sort of things, to make them feel as though they have the right. I hope you were able to have the issue resolved and hopefully they will be caught. As for your outfit, I adore that coat, it looks so cozy and great paired with the outfit. I love when outerwear blends seamlessly with an outfit, as though it’s part of it. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!



  10. Oh my goodness. How scary! Be safe this holiday season!!!

  11. Rachel Cervi says:

    Chocolate really is the way to a girls heart!❤️

  12. brett says:

    Oh my goodness! I’m so sorry to hear about your packages. People can be terrible. :(

  13. Traci Saucier says:

    LOVE all the Rach things:)

  14. Mari Markham says:

    Ohhhh I love Barefoot Dreams anything…and See’s is nice too! ;-)

  15. Caitlin Everin says:

    So sorry to hear about your stolen packages…thats so sad! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  16. Erika Dannelly says:

    Great giveaway!

  17. Tânia Micaelo says:

    Hi Rach. Thank you for being so inspiring. Every morning, at 11h (local hour) I stop whatever i’m doing to read your blog. I know, one more follower, but… i follow you for years, and you really make a diference in my life, like in so many others, I believe! (I would love to say so much more but my poor english don’t allow me)
    Kiss from Portugal **

  18. Julianne says:

    Love that robe!!

  19. Michelle says:

    Love your blog!

  20. June Pope says:

    Thanks for the give-aways and I’m sorry about your packages being stolen. A lot of bad people in the world!

  21. Niki says:

    Love barefoot dreams robes!

  22. Jaclyn says:

    That coat is beautiful!! I love how you pair your pieces together!!

  23. Kimmie says:

    That bag!!! I’m so glad you went with that one! I’m loving the all black outfit on you!

    xo, Kimmie

  24. Kate says:

    Christmas time looks so beautiful in your home. Those chocolates look amazing.

  25. erica says:

    such a good reminder for the holiday season – hope you get your packages back!

  26. Shelby says:

    Who doesn’t love lipstick!! Girls best friend!! 💄

  27. Sharon Meyer says:

    See’s Chocolates are always a go-to-gift of mine, love them.

  28. Jessie says:

    I love barefoot dreams! What a wonderful giveaway.

  29. Elizabeth says:

    I love that you always give the details on your lip color!

  30. Destinee says:

    Love these shoes! Booties have been my go to this winter!

  31. Caitlin says:

    So sorry to hear about your stolen packages…I just don’t know how someone could do that! Love today’s look so much!

  32. So sorry about your packages. I thought that was your house when I saw the footage. That is the worst! Thanks for the giveaways and for always inspiring all of us! Merry Christmas!

  33. Emily says:

    I love your blog!

  34. AL says:

    I just ordered this black coat and I love it! So classy and perfect.

  35. Sadie says:

    Yay! i voted for the YSL bag!

  36. Deborah says:

    How horrible about your packages! I love your outfit :)

  37. Jessica says:

    I LOVE that coat and that bag! Stunning! And I have been dying for one of those robes! I have one of their cardigans and they are the softest things ever! When I was in LA last I stocked up on See’s Candy since you can’t find it on the east coast.
    xo Jessica

  38. Naomi says:

    That robe and those chocolates sound like the perfect combination!

  39. Katie Hiatt says:

    Love this!

  40. Kathleen says:

    Love this black on black look! Very chic. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  41. Lauren says:

    girl, I follow you every day and appreciate how you inspire so many women! And SO glad you went with the YSL velvet bag! So gorg! xo

  42. Holly G says:

    Love your outfit! I want everything even down to the sunnies.
    xo, Holly

  43. Miss Pippi says:

    Sorry to hear tht. It’s is so difficult to cope with the fact that someone just walked away with something you dreamed of, you worked for and you paid for. XX, Pippi

  44. Ashley says:

    What a violation! I am sorry that happened to you and I hope you are able to feel at ease soon. Thansk for the gifting opportunity!

  45. Taylor says:

    Great work on the blog! Love this look! :-)

  46. Emily says:

    Sorry to hear about your stuff! Hope you have a great weekend :)

  47. Lauren Owens says:

    I’m so sorry about your packages being stolen. That can’t be fun to deal with. I would LOVE a new robe, and who doesn’t like chocolates?! I’m a teacher, so chocolate helps to get me through my day. :)

  48. Victoria says:

    I love your J.Crew coat!

  49. rita says:

    Love your blog and your family!!! Hope you enjoy this Christmas season!

  50. Anna says:

    Sad that people would do that especially during the holiday season! :(

  51. Ginger says:

    love your blog, always get so much inspiration from it!!

  52. Michelle says:

    Oooooooh I love See’s! So yummy!!😊 And the robe sounds amazing!

  53. Vicky says:

    Love sees candies. Second, I have also had things taken from my front doorstep, I wish I had a camera set up to monitor this!

  54. Shannon says:

    You are my style inspiration! Love this look.

  55. Doris Baxley says:

    love the coat!

  56. Lisa Randall says:

    Love that coat!

  57. I’m so sorry about your packages! That’s awful! This sounds like such a fun giveaway though. :)

  58. Alanna says:

    Oh no! I hope everything turned out well and you got your packages back!

    I love your jacket! I couldn’t decide between this one and another during their 40% off sale!

  59. Elena says:

    So sorry about your packages – that’s terrible :( I’ve ordered a lot online this year and worry about this all the time – I’ll need to start making sure I request signature at delivery.

  60. Sami says:

    These both look amazing! I don’t currently own a robe, so this would be wonderful :)

  61. Kelly says:

    On the days I know I’ll be receiving a package and I know I’ll be gone – I have a neighbor look for it. I’m sorry you had eight packages taken.

    Love to see Isla and Dash doing anything together.

    Please let me win one of your favorite things.

  62. Abby says:

    I absolutely love your style! I have been hearing about so many of our friends having things stolen off of their porch. It is unbelievable.

  63. Jodi says:

    Love your coat and sweater.

  64. Bekah says:

    Love the coat! Sorry to hear about the packages, that’s so freaky! Sees candy is my all time fave too! 😊

  65. brittany says:

    Love this outfit! So cute!!

  66. sarah says:

    A dear friend of mine showed me your Blog and ever since i am hooked!! Just love you, your fashion, and sweet heart! Thank you for being exactly who God created you to be!!!

  67. Rilee Larson says:

    so sad to hear people are doing that!

  68. Lynn Walker says:

    I’m so sorry your packages got stolen. How frustrating =( Love the simple black outfit, classy as usual!

  69. Hope says:

    oh my goodness this is an incredible lush give-away and i love it. crossing my fingers.

  70. Brooke says:

    Scary that people have the nerve to steal packages like that, thanks for the heads up. I will forsure choose the sign off option on all future packages to avoid this problem! Nonetheless, absolutely love your blog!!


  71. Megan Elberts says:

    Love see’s!

  72. Anna says:

    That coat looks great! I love the whole outfit! Layering in winter is always so much fun.

  73. Micanh says:

    So sorry about the packages! That’s so frustrating.

  74. Andreea Sirba says:

    So sorry to hear about your stolen packages.

  75. raquel sanchez says:

    I really don’t need more chocolate, but how can i refuse if i win?!?!?!?! :) Love you blog girl!

  76. Kari says:

    Could not have a better combination…chocolate & a cozy robe! Perfect for this mama-to-be!

  77. Marcy says:

    so sorry your packages were stolen!!!

  78. Sam F. says:

    Glad you decided on the YSL bag!

  79. Michael says:

    I just came across you blog, and I have to say I love it!

  80. Jennifer says:

    See’s chocolates opens a small store in our hometown, Lexington KY, every December. I like the employees cute uniforms!

  81. Jill says:

    Love the black and camel combo

  82. Holly Evert says:

    I see you went with the velvet YSL! Good choice its so beautiful! You are one of those people who look STUNNING in black. Wow sorry to hear about your packages.

  83. Marisol says:

    See’s are my favorite chocolates :)

  84. Monet Sadural says:

    Sitting in a robe and eating See’s chocolates, no better way to eat them! Btw, I love your Christmas Trees!

  85. Treena says:

    Love getting cozy in the cold weather and enjoying some Christmas music and the decorated tree!

  86. Jenicee says:

    Love the coat! Need one!

  87. Irina says:

    Just got a box of See’s candy for my mother in law who loves it as well. My all time favorite is marzipan in dark chocolate!

  88. Davida says:

    That’s so unfortunate, sorry that happened to you. On another note, you look fab. Not sure if you kept the Gucci bag or not but that was my fav!

  89. Cheryl says:

    That is so very generous of you! Kindness on this special month (and alWays) is very much appreciated. God bless❤️
    (I hope you managed to solve that issue re your lost packages)

  90. Erin L says:

    People are really rude. That is terrible someone came on your porch and took packages.

  91. NADIA ANGELI says:


  92. Sarah Tripp says:

    So sorry about your packages Rachel! Love your new YSL bag! xx

  93. Nicola says:

    I love the gold tips on the black boots! My email for the giveaway is

  94. Denise says:

    That is terrible!! I hope you find the culprits. Stay safe.

  95. Joy Francis says:

    The robe looks dreamy and my husband would love me forever if I gave him the box of chocolates!!

  96. Janick says:

    Thanks Rachel for all! Your inspire us! :)

  97. Morgan Gunther says:

    Thank you for the reminder, even though it comes after an unfortunate circumstance! Love the black and camel combo!

  98. Marina says:

    Oh wow! I can’t believe this is happening. Thanks for the warning. Great comfy look.


  99. Kristen Pitstick says:

    Love your outfit!!!

  100. Lynette Curtin says:

    We’ve had a few packages stolen from our front porch as well! It’s the worst!

  101. Brittany says:

    Thanks for the reminder about holiday packages! Sad that it even has to been addressed! Love the black on black!

  102. Chloe Ball says:

    See’s Candies are the best!!! And I love Barefoot Dreams robes!

  103. Chloe Ball says:

    See’s Candies are the best! And I love Barefoot Dreams robes!!!

  104. Amie says:

    So sorry to hear about what happened! I honestly don’t understand how people can do that. Thanks for the tip and for the giveaways!

  105. Amry says:

    Nice giveaway Rach :)

  106. yuliya says:

    Happy holidays! I hope nothing like that every happens again to you poor thing. I love your outfit.

  107. Kristen Conrad says:

    I love this outfit. J.Crew coats are the best and they last forever!

  108. Emily Padgett says:

    so so sorry about your packages! that’s truly a horrible feeling! But you look beautiful as always!

  109. Emily says:

    so so sorry about your packages! but you look beautiful as always!

  110. Christine singh says:

    Sorry to hear about your stolen packages. Hope they get caught.

    Love yourgivea2ays

  111. Alli says:

    Love this look! I’ve had my eye on that coat for a while! :)

  112. Sabrina Gaudord says:

    Rachel I love your blog and what you post on it! I find that you have a really great style 😻

  113. Sabrina says:

    Rach I love this outfit!

  114. Carrie says:

    Hi Rach! First I just want to tell you how beautiful your babies are and how happy I am for you and your adorable growing family. I have two beautiful girls 11 months a part going on 11 and 12 soon! I’m missing these baby days of yours!! I actually have a question for you about an Instagram post, I don’t have Instagram hence me asking you here😁. It’s your latest Sunday best post in the red ponte dress from Jcrew. I was just wondering about what size you went with and how tall you are. I’m hoping it will hit me below the knees for my religious meetings… I’m 5ft and usually wear a 0 and I’m wondering if you went with your normal size and how it fit you length wise.
    I’d really appreciate your help, thank you!

  115. Those booties are my favorite! The little metal tip just makes the boot! | Luxury. Fashion. Lifestyle.


  116. Alexa says:

    Sounds Amazing! How kind of you to do all these give aways! Fingers crossed. :)

  117. ashley says:

    That’s terrible about the packages!! Maybe you can start having them shipped to your work office so they’re never left? Every holiday this seems to happen :(

  118. Debbie Kutyla says:

    Happy Holidays, Rach! Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to fill is in all things Rach Parcell! It’s not easy being a working mom, but you do it with such glamour and sweetness! Sending you many beautiful blessings to you and your family!

  119. Kirsten says:

    Love this look!! The boots are my fave😍 So sorry to hear about your stolen packages!:( people really suck sometimes! We recently had something similar happen with our couch delivery!

  120. Lauren says:

    Love this entire outfit!

  121. Gail says:

    Love the coat and bag!

  122. Bailey McGowan says:

    I’m so sorry! That’s awful! I hope you get your things!

  123. Sarah says:

    YEs! I feel like packages are the easiest to steal, but I never think to be mindful of them! Also, looking amazing as usual!

  124. That’s a real shame about your parcels being stolen! How anyone could do that right on christmas is beyond me! So sad! :(

    Love and light,

  125. Love the bag & coat!! 😊
    ❤️ xoxo,

    Lily |

    PSLily Boutique

  126. Mel says:

    Loving the coat, it must be perfect for the Utah winter temperatures :)

  127. you look great, rach! love your style so much! <3


  128. Hayley Larue says:

    Nothing beats a black on black look!

  129. Can’t believe people would just take things off your porch. So upsetting! Sorry to hear.

    But I love this look – especially with the Banana Republic sweater. I just bought a few winter sweaters from them a few weeks ago – so warm and cozy!

  130. Ashleigh schiller says:

    Love love love! You could pull anything off, you are such an amazing inspo for me! ❤️

  131. sophie says:

    Perfect color combo for winter <3

    xoxo, Cool man style

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!