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jcrew-chateau-parka-coat ruby-woo-lipstick-mac jcrew-chateau-parka-grey-coat red-hunter-wellies-nordstromyellow-lab-puppy red-hunter-boots jcrew-chataeu-grey-parka-coatTop: J.Crew (on sale!) | Coat: J.Crew | Boots: Hunter | Bottoms: Current Elliott | Bag: Prada (similar style) | Glasses: Karen Walker | Lips: Lips: Liner-Cherry by MAC, Lipstick- YSL Rouge Pur Couture #13

Today I’m sharing a look that I wore over the weekend, bundled up in layers and big surprise…red!

How handsome does my little pup look in these photos?! I need to give him a big shout out because he has been such a good little guy to me through my pregnancy. While he is oh so naughty at times, he is seriously the sweetest thing in the world. I was SOOOO sick during the first 16 weeks of my pregnancy, throwing up multiple times a day and the thought of getting out of bed and getting dressed made me want to cry and vomit all at the same time (seriously, I don’t know how all you amazing women do the first trimester multiple times, you are all amazing!). My little Dasher was always there resting his face on my legs while my face was pressed against the toilet seat puking my guts out (sorry that was probably TMI). I swear he has this sense there’s a little human growing inside of me because he is always sniffing and putting his face on my tummy (although he doesn’t mind climbing on me and giving the baby a little squish, he has no sense of personal space what so ever).

So to my Dashie boy, thank you for being such a sweet little dog. You’re my best friend and you’re going to make the BEST big brother!

xo, Rach

  1. Soraya says:

    Such a cute look and love the pop of red on the lips and boots. I’m sorry to hear about your morning sickness but I’m glad your feeling better and you look absolutely beautiful. Lovely — Soraya

  2. Erica says:

    Animals are so intuitive. My lab-mix was so sweet when I was pregnant, always at my side. I agree, I think that they definitely know something is up.

  3. Dallastyle says:

    I love that coat! It’s nearly perfect! So sweet to hear Dasher has been a good boy


  4. Chottie says:

    The plaid against the coat looks great!

  5. Mel says:

    Pretty casual outfit! Such a sweet dog! Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

  6. I love the cold weather look! So pretty!
    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

  7. kelsi jean says:

    Such a cute look and he is a handsome boy! So sorry to hear your first trimester was rough. I remember a lot of snuggling with my pup during my pregnancy. They definitely know something is up.

  8. Love this post! Dogs have such great intuition when it comes to the needs of their owners. I love the bond I have with my Sookie girl. So glad Dash is helping you smile through your pregnancy!

    Audrey |

  9. Grace says:

    Such a sweet look! J. Crew is always coming out with the cutest coats! Love it!

  10. Natali says:

    Perfect coat and sunnies! You look so pretty in this cute, casual outfit!

  11. Laura says:

    I swear pets know more than we think they do! Such a cute outfit!

  12. arielle says:

    such a cute outfit and i love everything you said! dogs really are the best best friends. and their instincts are amazing! thanks for sharing those thoughts.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  13. I really love that coat! I love the gray, the fur hood, and the cut of it! So so pretty!

  14. Danielle says:

    Loving the coat and that hood is so glam!! What size are you wearing? I ordered the 2 and have a similar body type as you minus the baby bump;) hoping it was the right size!

  15. I’m obsessed with this look!!! Love

    xx Olivia

  16. Jessica says:

    Just picked up this coat too, and can’t wait to wear it (still too warm in Atlanta!). And your pup is just too cute, dogs just know! They make the best companions ever.

    xo Jessica

  17. Libby says:

    Oh no! Hope you’re feeling much better now. Your pup is definitely a looker – such a cutie!

    Stylin’ Iowan Blog

  18. You look fabulous!!! I love all your blog spots!

    Dasher boy is adorable! My dog loves to sneak into my pics too! Glad you’re feeling better!

    xo, Shantell

  19. Jessica says:

    I love this look so much. The pops are red are my favorite…and the coat! :)

  20. Shae says:

    I love winter coats, particularly this one, but I can’t get enough use out of them living in Orange County. Dogs seriously make life so much better! Glad you’re feeling better!

    S. Roderick

  21. Ellen says:

    Dogs are amazing. You are so lucky to have one to keep you company through your pregnancy. You look adorable in this outfit!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  22. kendall says:

    absolutely love this look- classic! x

    dipped in yellow

  23. Vava says:

    I can’t imagine morning sickness! Sounds as if it goes on all day long, too. All the mothers of the world have my admiration, too.

    You look great in your outfit, and that pup of yours is adorable!

  24. Lauren says:

    Love this outfit, it’s so cute and perfect for this time of the year. Especially those red boots, love it! And Dash is getting so big :O

  25. Rachel says:

    Stay Warm Rachel! The pops of red bring life to the coat.

  26. Caro says:

    The coat looks super cozy, so nice for the winter time.
    I’m sorry to hear that you felt so sick during the first weeks of your pregnancy. Hope you’re feeling better now!

  27. Rachel says:

    I am in LOVE with this J.Crew coat!

  28. Krista says:

    This is the perfect casual outfit!

    My dog was the same when I was pregnant. I truly believe they know a little critter is growing in there!

  29. Carrie says:

    Love the red Hunters. And especially love your pooch. :)

  30. Enn Franco says:

    In love with this coat! The color is something between nude and pink and beige – gorgeous!

  31. Joanna says:

    Dogs are just the best, aren’t they?! They can definitely sense when you are sick or feeling down and know just how to be there and cheer you up. He can definitely pick up on your pregnancy and will be protective of you and your belly. Best wishes on your pregnancy journey- the outcome will make it all worth it! xoxo

  32. Stefi says:

    Your message was so, so sweet and I can definitely understand how you feel towards your baby boy, they are just the best friends in the world! So excited for some pics with Dash and the baby, soon ;)
    Love, Stefi

  33. Amanda Ellis says:

    How cute of Dasher! Love when he is in your photos.


  34. kiely says:

    that’s cute that he sniffs your belly! hope you are feeling better mama!

    xoxo, kiely

    p.s. a girl can never have enough red :)

  35. Pam says:

    This is so adorable Rachel! I love when your dog makes a cameo on your pics :) He’s such a cutie.

    Hope you’re feeling better.


  36. sorry to hear you had the dreaded first trimester nausea. I experienced it all four times!! But, it does ease up so I hope you start to feel better soon! On a happier note, I just LOVE your red Hunters and your J.Crew coat! They look comfy and cozy and your plaid top is the perfect accent. Such cute pics with Dash :)

  37. Joanna says:

    I absolutely love the coat and how you styled it with the red Hunters. And your dog looks super cute in these photos :) Good luck with the pregnancy, I’ve never been through it, but heard it can be really tough.

  38. sasa says:

    Love your coat:)

    Shall We Sasa

  39. nikki says:

    that coat looks so warm!

    xx nikki

  40. Such a cute post! So sorry to hear you were sick. Your dog is adorable & I love your coat – you look great!

  41. Cayli says:

    So cute! Love the red hunters!!


  42. Dominika says:

    Love it. Dash is cute bear!!

  43. Oh this post is the sweetest ever… and you look lovely!

  44. Graciela says:

    Nice comfy look. Glad you are doing better. I had morning sickness the whole pregnancy!! Multiple, multiple times a day right up until baby came out, it was difficult to put on the weight but I made it to 112lbs of pure baby! I would have another one in a heartbeat! We forget those little details, trust me!

  45. Federica says:

    The coat is beautiful! Glad you are feeling better.

  46. Loving your coat! Dasher is so cute!!

    Madison Martine

  47. Loving this cozy look on you! Red hunters are the next color on my list. Your pup is getting so big!! He’s going to be a great big brother.

    xoxo, Elena Michelle

  48. Rose says:

    Oh Rach, I am so sorry to hear that the first 16 weeks were that rough for you! I am so glad Dash was there for you to give you the comfort that you needed. Dogs are so instinctive and really know how to be there for us. This was such a sweet post to read. We have a golden retriever and she is the best! You look so lovely all bundled up in that gorgeous coat! Loving the plaid, Hunters and red lips!! Can’t get enough red!!! Hoping the rest of your pregnancy is much smoother for you!!

  49. Jacy says:

    I swear you’re on a whole new level of gorgeous here, and I love this casual and relaxed (but still so stylish) look on you! I am in awe of how you handled your morning sickness with such polish and still posted gorgeous looks all the while. I am just in love with my doggies so this story warmed my heart, and I can’t wait to watch my dogs interact and cuddle with my baby someday!


  50. Ana says:

    Your dog is the most adorable thing ever. When I saw his photo I wanted so much to hug him! I am sure he knows about the baby- my (late) dachshund “adopted” my (not so little now) brother when he was born. She knew he was an infant and behaved as if she had a puppy. The puppy was him of course :)

  51. camille says:

    I’m in love with those sunglasses

  52. Sophia says:

    love his mischievous face :) I heard that the first 4 months are bad, glad that you are past that point now.

  53. Victoria says:

    Oh, that is so sweet! A very handsome, sweet and loving pup you have :) Hope you’re feeling better! And as always, cute outfit!

  54. I’ve been coveting this coat! Look so cozy.

    Heidi D.

  55. Jo says:

    I am very sorry about your morning sickness and glad you are better now. You look absolutely beautiful in these pictures.

  56. Meredith says:

    My sister just purchased this coat in black! I absolutely love the grey color, it’s beautiful and goes with everything – it’s totally making me want to go and purchase one for myself!


  57. Paige says:

    I’m so sorry to hear how sick you were! I’m glad that you’re starting to feel better! And holy cow, you’ll find out the gender so soon! Unless you already know!


  58. Sarah says:

    I love that you’re so honest! That is great :-) And of course, you always look beautiful and I love your style. You’re a great inspiration!

  59. Kristina says:

    I love all of the red, super cute!

    Kristina does the Internets

  60. Heather Hayek says:

    Labs make get big brothers. Mine would let my son do almost anything to him include take anything out of his mouth without setting one tooth on him. Love your blog. Just wish I had a bigger budget to recreate some of your looks.

  61. Laura Yazdi says:

    Aw, hope you feel better Rach! Love these photos. You and Dash look so cute bundled up.

    Laura Lily

    Latest Post: 12 Days of Holiday Style: Torn by Ronny Kobo

  62. kelsey says:

    this is so darling! sorry to hear you felt sick! i really CANNOT imagine what that’d be like! ugh! i dread the first trimester

    ladies in navy

  63. Bri says:

    Ah, That is so sweet! Dogs somehow have this extra sense to know when something is going on!

  64. McKenna says:

    So gorgeous! Love this coat and your pup is adorbs! Hope the rest of your pregnancy is smooth! xo

  65. sallida says:

    I love the coat! is really stylist!

  66. Jessica says:

    I don’t know what it’s like to be pregnant (yet!), but that sounds so difficult! Hopefully the next two trimesters will be smooth sailing.

    Love the jacket and these pictures are gorgeous! The light is incredible!!

  67. Rachel says:

    I hear ya! I just barely started feeling better at about 17 weeks, which was right in time for me to start school, so that was a major blessing for me! I am already asking myself how I am going to be pregnant with my second when I have a little one running around who needs me?! I guess I will figure it out :) Dasher is such a cute pup, and congrats again on your pregnancy :)
    Blonde with a Chanse

  68. Love your outfit – looks fab!

    Also, Dash is such a cutie – you’re lucky to have a beautiful doggie in your family!!


  69. Liz says:

    Such a sweet post! I love your look, too! That jacket is perfect, and there is nothing better than a pop of red!

    PS check out the Austin blogger giveaway for a chance to win $150 to Nordstrom for a little extra Christmas fun!

  70. Silly Medley says:

    Red looks great on you..and Dasher! Glad you’re feeling better. :-)

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  71. This is such a cozy look and I’m dreaming out this weather right now in a humid climate. You’ve also convinced me that I need a pair of Hunters, we get a LOT of rain here in the summer and fall too-no other shoe is practical except for my riding boots. I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve been so sick, hopefully the worst of it is behind you now! It’s different for everyone. Thankfully I was never sick to my stomach like that but I did have some days with some really insane nausea-a lot of saltine crackers were consumed during the first 3-4 months! I was so sensitive to different smells. My not so nice part came later-felt great the whole time but being that I live in FL and my little one was due late August, not my ankles so much but my feet swelled up! I have narrow feet so it was super weird having shoes be too tight width-wise but just another fun aspect of pregnancy. lol. I had to get rid of a few pairs of shoes since I went up 1/4 size. You have a great shoe collection so I hope that will not be the case! Such a good pup, glad he could give you some love.

  72. Victoria says:

    Love that coat!! Aw, bless your heart, I hope you feel better soon! I did everything as natural/organic as possible during my pregnancy and I have heard that the more toxins you come in contact with, your body will naturally rid itself of them by making you sick so the baby won’t get what you consumed. ie: soda, preservatives in food, etc. This happens with a lot of women who have had miscarriages. It’s God’s way of ensure the baby is healthy. Also, beware of tuna in a can and fish in general! Pretty much all fish (especially the larger ones like tuna, swordfish, etc.) have a lot of mercury which is toxic for both you and the baby. I avoided fish altogether and took fish oil capsules from a source of wild caught fish in Norway with no traceable heavy metals, PCB’s etc. The type of prenatal vitamin you use makes a big difference too! New Chapter or Vitamin Code are both whole food-based prenatal multi vitamins and are very easy to digest even on an empty stomach, most are not! I highly recommend, I used to run a health store so I have a background in health. Wishing you well with the rest of your pregnancy.

  73. Kathleen says:

    Loving your coat and your Hunters are so cute!

  74. Roisin says:

    Beautiful coat! Your pictures were so lovely. I did miss you so I am very curious what your next posts will be about. Xoxo

  75. Sara Kate says:

    Cute, cute, cute! I love the little peak of plaid under your jacket. It ties the whole look together.

    Sara Kate Styling

  76. emily says:

    you look so cute! and i love these boots on you :) xo

  77. Destinye says:

    Awh how cute!!! He definitely isn’t a pup anymore Haha.

  78. melissa says:

    LOVE your bag and your adorable dog!

  79. Elle says:

    You look so pretty!
    xx Elle

    New outfit post up on: -Swedish Model and Fashion blogger in TOKYO

  80. Jodi says:

    When I was pregnant with Tutu I had 2 Rottweiler dogs and they would sit guard around me, not letting anyone near me. Even protective against my husband at times and my sisters 2 kitties always want to cuddle on her belly, she is 32 weeks right now, one will even purr and the baby will start kicking and once he stops purring the baby stops as well. Animals are amazing.

    xx, Jodi

  81. Prudence Yeo says:

    You look so cute and pretty in the striking red hunter boots and fur collar coat! And Dasher is absolutely lovely, so happy for you that you have this best friend in your life!


  82. Adele says:

    Love the flashes of red, look great with the pale grey. Dogs are so perceptive!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  83. he is so cute, i bet he know the bb is inside and he want to help and dogs are very wise, i want such dog too, always liked that breed
    your outfit is looking great, and i wish you good healty time during all pragnancy

  84. sara says:

    u’re the queen of hunters…ehehe, love this colour

  85. Carly says:

    Oooohh, that is so sweet! Good job making it through the first trimester it usually only gets better from there.
    Beautiful cozy look
    The Doctor Diva

  86. Eea Petrescu says:

    Wonderful outfit. Loving those boots.

    Eea P

  87. You look amazing…just glowing. I’m sorry you had such a tough first trimester. Thankfully I wasn’t so bad, but I was very tired and I agree the last thing I wanted to do was get dressed up!!

    My little pup I think still has no clue I have a baby brewing!! I’m waiting for him to realize!!
    Dasher is such a smart little guy!!


  88. Ariana says:

    1. You look fab!
    2. It is so sweet how he knows to protect you and the baby.
    3. I cannot believe how big he is! It’s like he grew overnight just like when you were hiding the bump!

  89. Pamela Gonzalez says:

    Loved this, Dasher is so cute!

  90. Love the red lip and sunnies on you and those boots are super cute!

    XO Color Me Courtney

  91. I love that coat paired with the plaid top! So pretty!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  92. Denise says:

    Absolutely love this look! So comfy but modern. I have been traveling so I am just catching up on these posts and I am so so happy for you! Sister Parcell was in my ward in Singapore and I got to see her recently and I just squealed at your announcement. You are glowing in these photos and I can’t wait to see what an incredible mom you will be!

  93. LabellaLuxe Boutique says:

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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!