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January, 19, 2016

Exploring Italy…


Sweater: Vince via Last Call  |  Booties: Ash Punky via Last Call  |  Sweater: J.Crew (similar style here and here)  |  Pants: Citizens (similar style here) |  Bag: Givenchy  |  Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (love this similar style)  |  Lips: Boldly Bare and Cream Cup by MAC


There’s a pair of Valentino boots I’ve really been wanting the past three seasons, they’re black combat boots with studs and they’re gorgeous… but I just can’t bring myself to spend $2,000 for them. So while I was browsing I found this similar pair from Neiman Marcus Last Call and they look almost exactly the same but are a fraction of the cost!! They were perfect for a day of exploring in Italy and I have a feeling they will soon become my most worn boot! ;)

Below are more of my favorites from Neiman Marcus Last Call…

xo, Rach

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  1. Yvespink says:

    So in love with the cute and causal look…love the boots


  2. I love these boots so much, they look extra cool!


  3. Caitlin says:

    Love the black and gray look. So simple and classic! Those boots are amazing!
    xo, Caitlin

  4. Loved this casual look… Looking pretty… :)

  5. Chottie says:

    I’m so obsessed with that cardigan! You look flawless, but it’s still the perfect exploring outfit. Thanks for sharing your picks:)


  6. Ashley says:

    Ahh, that shade of blue of your bag is so beaut <3

  7. I love the black + grey look! Very chic!

  8. Rach says:

    I love this casual look!! Perfect outfit to explore and still look chic!

  9. sasa says:

    Great travel attire<3

    Shall We Sasa

  10. Gorgeous as always, love this all black look!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  11. Galit says:

    Love the booties!!!!

    Also I cant seem to get to your “shop” page… it says restricted? How do I go around this?

    All the best,

  12. Brooke says:

    Love your boots! Very rocker chic

    Brooke du jour

  13. Natali says:

    These boots and sunnies are major and you look absolutely gorgeous in this outfit!

  14. Jessica says:

    Those booties are so fun!

    xo Jessica

  15. Anastasia says:

    This outfit looks so cozy but it’s so simple! Huge fan of the booties too!!

  16. Federica says:

    hope you enjoyed my country!
    New look on:

  17. eden says:

    Love these boots and I love how they are more affordable than the Valentinos. Beautiful photos!

  18. Brittany says:

    Those booties are so cute and what a great deal!!


  19. Destinee says:

    Love the bag! Italy is definitely up there on my list of places to go!

    XO, Destinee Nicole

  20. Nadia Kaplan says:

    You look lovely. Your boots a absolutely amazing :)

  21. LOVE that black cardi!

    Today’s Post: Color Pop

  22. Sara Kate says:

    Love this look!! The accessories are perfection. Definitely obsessed with these boots.

    Sara Kate Styling

  23. Don’t you love finding good deals?! Those boots are gorgeous!
    I love all of the cobblestone paths in Europe. There is so much history to discover!
    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  24. I love those booties you’re rocking! They are fabulous.

  25. Joules says:

    I love this casual look! That cardi is so cute and the boots are fierce!

    Lifestyle by Joules

  26. vera says:

    You look lovely. I love the color of your bag!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  27. MARTA says:

    Absolutely fabulous outfit! You look so beautiful!

  28. Sharan says:

    Lovely outfit! So chic yet casual and simple!


  29. Elise says:

    Love this simple classic look. Your booties are amazing!

    xx, Elise

  30. Laura says:

    Those booties are gorgeous!! Such a fun alternative to traditional moto booties!

  31. Kelly in the City says:

    Your hair looks SO pretty in these photos! :)

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

  32. Colby says:

    Love the boots! Great alternative.

    xColby | Fossypants
    How to Decorate Your Teeny Tiny Bedroom:

  33. Jamie says:

    Great find! I love finding more affordable versions of designer shoes. I got a pair of blush Halogen flats that look just like the Valentino studded pair.


  34. Absolutely loving this all black look…it’s so chic! Xo


  35. Hayley Larue says:

    Dying over your Givenchy bag! I’ve been wanting one in a light pink <3

  36. ARYA says:

    really lovely boots and givenchy bag is a dream <3

  37. Lindsey says:

    Love the “Last Call” website. They literally have such great deals!

    stay styled,


    IG: stay_styled

  38. Dana says:

    Love love love those booties! I definitely enjoy the Jeffery Campbell ones more, but these are a great option (plus they’re in stock!)

    Pink Champagne Problems

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      My thoughts exactly! They’re in stock and they’re super cute and comfy.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Xo Rach

  39. Sasha says:

    What a cool booties!

  40. Rachel says:

    I absolutely love these boots! They are so cute and look comfortable for walking around in!

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  41. pia says:

    gorgeous outfit, love the cardigan!
    Lunjasky bloglovin

  42. Love the boots so much! Great find :-)


  43. Love these options! And your trip looked amaze!!!

  44. Alyssa Renee says:

    Such a cute and classic cardigan! I love your boots! =)

    Shop My New Online Store Below! =)

  45. Miss Pippi says:

    I fell in love with those booties! They are so cool!

  46. Lucy says:

    I love this look. It’s casual & warm but the light coloured tote & seriously cool boots really elevate the whole vibe of the outfit!

  47. Benedetta says:

    Casual but always so chic!!!
    Be happy with Fashion

  48. Cindy says:

    Such a simple but chic outfit! I love all your picks from NM Last Call…time to do some shopping :)

    xx Cindy

  49. Leftbankgirl says:

    The bag is gorgeous! The boots are beyond cool, so amazing you found similar ones to Valentinos!

  50. tara says:

    I love those boots! Such a better deal than $2,000 although I bet the Valentinos are amazing too! Your trip looked so fun!
    Xo, Tara

  51. Jessica says:

    Those boots definitely are gorgeous ! They look amazing with your outfit. Also, your purse is gorgeous and everything looks so great together !


  52. Jill says:

    I bought a pair of studded booties from Zara that I have on my blog today! People ask me all day long if they’re Valentino, they were a major score and they’re so so comfy!
    xo, jill

  53. Alyssa says:

    Perfect casual outfit. Have fun exploring Italy! xx

  54. I am loving this simple and chic look – especially those amazing booties!! I’m so jealous Italy was warm – I just got back and it was absolutely freezing!

    Annessa / style + travel blogger

  55. vava says:

    A shorter haircut to the collar bone might be a fun thing to do.

  56. LED Mask says:

    Looking awesome! Stunning outfit! Love that so much. The boots are really something special.

  57. Lauren says:

    I LOVE those boots! Too bad they only have a size 5 left on the Last Call site.


  58. khanhpi says:

    Your clothing set looks amazing. Especially the shoes get me hooked on your picture for so long. :)
    Have a great day!

    Love from Best shoes for women 2016 xoxo.

  59. Irina Doman says:

    I love those booties. I am going to Italy soon too, so you are giving me major outfit inspiration here!:)

  60. Pam says:

    Such a nice and casual outfit! I’ll be in Italy in two weeks and was wondering just how cold it was, this is perfect inspo! xo

  61. Ji Yeon Kim says:

    Bag goals… love the subtle pop of color with your Givenchy! <3

  62. Dorothea says:

    The perfect sightseeing outfit!


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!