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January, 8, 2015

Going Neutral…

long-cashmere-cozy-sweater black-ray-ban-aviators black-rockstud-valentino-tote charcoal-grey-skinny-jeans ray-ban-black-aviators nude-christian-louboutin-so-kate-pumps grey-rag-and-bone-teeCardigan: Nordstrom | Tee: Rag&Bone | Bottoms: J.Brand, old (similar style) | Heels: Christian Louboutin (similar style under $100 here) | Bag: Valentino | Glasses: Ray-Ban | Earrings: Nordstrom | Lips: Liner-Boldly Bare by MAC, Lipstick-Madere by NARS, Lipsgloss-Turkish Delight by NARS

Today’s look is all about neutrals! Pair a cozy cardi and basic tee with boots during the day and heels for a night out!

xo, Rach

  1. glamdevils says:

    Beautiful casual chic. I love the cardigan and the heels!

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

  2. Red Reticule says:

    Loving these soft neutral tones on you and the long cardigan is really a must have these days.
    Red Reticule

  3. Caitlin says:

    Love the neutral tones that you chose! Such a chic look that looks so comfy!
    xo, C

  4. Enn Franco says:

    Perfect colors! Neutrals as well as monochrome always in trend and always win!

    http://www.ennfrancosays.com

  5. Jessica Rose says:

    Grey is my favourite neutral colour…..and of course the flash of red is very nice as well!!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

  6. Effie says:

    I love this look! I think neutrals are the way to go while pregnant. Your new hair cut looks great too! :)

  7. I LOVE this neutral look and your hair looks stunning!!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  8. Kyla Currier says:

    I love neutral color outfits and I love this one! You have such a glow to you!
    xo, Kyla

    http://www.kymariec.com

  9. Chottie says:

    Your hair looks amazing in these pics, Rach! Great outfit

    xo
    http://www.charltonlee.com

  10. Rachelle says:

    Love this neutral look.

    xo
    PinkSole

  11. Love your outfit Rach,
    Looks stunning.
    Kisses
    Teresa Quiroga Blog

  12. You look gorgeous in these pics and your hair is flawless! Great outfit. xx

    Audrey | http://www.keygypsy.com

  13. sara says:

    u know what…I thought I loved you with red…but neutral is…great!!!

    http://7-sevendays.blogspot.it/

  14. Kiara King says:

    Judging by the snow, I think I would freeze to death in this outfit. But hey, that’s just me saying (the Aussie me, so I freeze in anything below 20C). Love the cosy coat, the Valentino and your beautiful bump!

    http://www.lioninthewild.com

  15. Super inspirational maternity look – i.e. you don’t really have to wear maternity clothing!! Love it! Gone are the days of Muu-muus :) I’m def going to be wearing my regular sizes when my time comes!

    Jill
    Latest Post: The World’s Most Accurate Fitness Tracker – My Week of Shocking Results!

  16. nat says:

    loving the simple look with neutrals
    gorgeous
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

  17. sasa says:

    Beautiful! Looking fabulous as always:P

    Shall We Sasa

  18. Chrissabella says:

    Beautiful Outfit! Love the combo of pale grey on soft pinks!

    http://chrissabella.blogspot.co.uk/

  19. Love this look!!! You look so beautiful!

    xx Olivia

    http://www.hellooliviablog.com

  20. Maryam says:

    You look AMAZING!! Can’t even tell you’re pregnant really!

    http://www.baanou.com

  21. Federica says:

    That’s my favorite style! Love your hair.
    Fede
    http://www.fedefashionandcupcakes.blogspot.it

  22. Cayli says:

    That cardigan is everything!!

    Nightchayde

  23. Adele says:

    I’m loving winter neutrals right now, so this look is a favourite Rach!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  24. Emma says:

    This maxi cardi looks so comfortable and warm for the winter!
    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

  25. Caro says:

    Very beautiful outfit. I love the combination of grey and beige and the heels make an otherwise rather simple outfit a lot more chic!

  26. Cate says:

    How in the world are you not wearing maternity pants? I’m 20 weeks along with my first and there is no way that I could wear anything with a zipper or button right now.

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Cate,

      Congrats on you pregnancy! My days are very numbered in my regular jeans, I have to tie a hair elastic around the button because I can’t button them anymore haha! I’m holding out as long as I can on wearing maternity jeans because I can’t find any washes I like. :)

  27. Stef says:

    Love this neutral look- on a day to day basic I stick to neutrals, so it’s nice to have new inspiration. Love that cardigan!

  28. Ashley Rae says:

    LOVE this combination. Just ordered a pair or grey denim, I’ll have to pair it with a grey tee. Comfy, but classic!

    xx, Ashley Rae

    http://www.dress2byou.blogspot.com

  29. Summer Ann says:

    Such a cute, casual look! And I love your hair like this!

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

  30. valentina says:

    I love neutrals,amazing outfit.You look beautiful Rach.I love your bag ♥

    http://fashionwithvalentina.blogspot.com

  31. I love this!! Gray and beige is one of my favorites this winter.
    xo Jaime
    http://www.therealfashionista.com

  32. Katy says:

    Love your hair in these pictures Rach! I love this neutral look :)

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

  33. Soraya says:

    You hair looks absolutely gorgeous and love this chic and timeless outfit. That long cardigan looks so cozy and warm and love the skinny jeans. Great outfit overall, thanks for sharing — Soraya
    http://www.chicflavours.com

  34. Jeanne says:

    I love the beige and grey colour combo! And your pumps are amazing!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

  35. Melissa says:

    one of my favorite looks you’ve ever done. Simple and chic! <3

  36. Paulina says:

    I can’t get over these pictures and how beautiful this basic neutral outfit is! And I don’t think I need to mention how cute is your baby bump peaking out in the pictures! Adorable!

    Paulina

    http://shenanigan-ska.blogspot.com/?m=1

  37. Rach says:

    I love this neutral look. You look absolutely stunning!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  38. Kristin says:

    Your hair looks so pretty like this!!!
    -Kristin
    http://affinityforpretty.blogspot.com/

  39. Leanne says:

    What a gorgeous look!!! Your hair looks amazing.

    Love from South Africa

    http://arumlilea.com

  40. So effortless chic! Definitely one of the most stylish mom-to-be I have ever seen!

    http://luxuriouslyfrugal.com/
    where saving and shopping live together in peace and harmony

  41. Taylor says:

    This is one of my favorite looks. Your hair looks great like that! Blowouts are the best.

    http://pineapplesandpinstripes.blogspot.com

  42. Laura says:

    Loving the gray and tan combo, so pretty! A great effortlessly chic look, and your hair looks gogorgeous!
    xx
    Laura
    http://www.sequinsatbreakfast.com

  43. Sara Kate says:

    I love the long cardigan look! You look positively radiant, you definitely have the pregnancy glow going on!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

  44. Ananya Ashlesha says:

    Absolutely loving this soft neutral look and those heels are must have…. :)

    http://www.styling-the-city.blogspot.in

  45. Liz says:

    love this look — neutral is gorgeous

    giveaway on my blog!

    http://hashtagliz.com

  46. Candace says:

    I’m such a sucker for neutrals! Love this look.

    Best,

    Candace
    http://www.liveloveandread.com

  47. Adrienne says:

    Gorgeous!
    Great little look!
    I am loving that bag…it seems to go with everything! :)
    -Adrienne. xo

    Citizen of the World
    Citizen of the World

    Check out my new online boutique!!
    Wanderlust Boutique

  48. Rebecca says:

    Hi Rachel, your pregnancy style is so awesome! I’m curious if you have any tips for wearing jeans with a baby bump? It seems like you may still be wearing non-maternity jeans and as a fellow pregnant lady I’m curious if there is a trick to it? Congratulations on your expanding family.

  49. Gorgeous classic look and I love your hair!

    Heidi D.
    http://www.wishesandreality.com

  50. Chelsea says:

    Such a great outfit. My office is a casual wear office so this would be a great outfit to wear to work. Thanks for being such a great fashion inspiration!

  51. Your hair looks gorgeous and I love grey with nude!! I will have to try this soon!!

    Brittany
    accordingtobrittanyblake.blogspot.com

  52. Sarah says:

    Absolutely loving these photos! Your bump is too adorable, and the lighting/photography is great.

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

  53. carly says:

    Perfect casual yet styled look!
    Your baby bump is so cute. It’s so much to watch it grow as you post outfit photos
    The Doctor Diva

  54. Signature Rachel look – love it! :) And that growing bump of yours is SO cute!!! Xo, Alison

    http://www.simplyfairbyalisonjeanine.com

  55. Huong says:

    Gorgeous look, Rach! I love how you posed naturally.

  56. Lyndsay says:

    That cardigan is such a pretty color! What an adorable outfit.

    prosecco in the park

  57. Diana says:

    Cute outfit, love your purse!
    ~~ Diana~~
    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

  58. Claudia says:

    Perfect outfit- love the simplicity. You’re hair looks gorgeous!!

    xo,
    Claudia
    http://www.chroniclesofclaudia.com

  59. Ann-Louise says:

    I like your hair like that, beautiful!

    http://annlooos.blogspot.com

  60. Dominika says:

    Amazing. Gorgeous hair =)

  61. kiely says:

    love your straight hair!! do you wear extensions?

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

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Thank you! A year ago I would wear clip in extensions sometimes but my hair has shot down since then so this is my natural hair! Could be because of all the prenatal pills I’m taking?

      Xo!

  62. Margo says:

    Love this simple, neutral ensemble and your hair looks amazing! But I need to know, how are you still fitting into those non-maternity jeans?!? I’m only 18 weeks and have resorted to maternity jeans and leggings at this point. I too am very slim and only have a belly, but the non-maternity jeans just don’t come close to closing…

    Please share your secret!

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Margo!

      Congrats on your pregnancy, so exciting! I randomly still fit into my jeans that have stretch in them. I can’t button them up anymore so I just a hair elastic around the button and button hole to keep them closed. I’m having a hard time finding washes of jeans I like that are maternity so I’m wearing my regular jeans until I absolutely can’t!

      Where do you buy your maternity jeans from?? I need help!

      Xo!

      RAch

      • Margo says:

        Thank you so much!

        I was doing the hair tie trick for a while too, but maternity jeans are just soooo much more comfortable. I actually bought the store brand ones from Destination Maternity. They are sized XS-L and I purchased the XS. They fit great and look like premium denim {I work for a luxury retail company and my coworkers are surprised at how chic they are!}. I got the full paneled – over the belly – ones, which are great for the cold winter we are having in NJ, and have plenty of room for my belly to grow.

        For side panel, I really like J Brand. Those are great when you are wearing something tighter so you can’t see the panel.

        If you come across any other chic maternity wear gems, please send suggestions my way! I’ll do the same :)

  63. I love how your outfit is cozy chic!!! I’m obsessed with neutrals!!

    xo,

    Shantell
    http://www.getyourchicon.com

  64. Paige says:

    I’m loving the neutral colors in this look, and that Valentino bag is just gorgeous!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  65. Shae says:

    Love this long cardigan! It looks cozy.

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

  66. I love the look I wore something similar to that today! Xoxo

  67. Scarlett says:

    Love how cute yet casual this outfit is!
    xo, Scarlett
    The Trendy Chick

  68. Melody says:

    You have an amazing way of making a classic ensemble look so romantic and chic. Those upscale accessories are to die and your hair is so lustrous!

    Melody
    http://blingaholic88.com

  69. Gorgeous look! Your hair is looking so long and healthy

    http://mochaandmoccasins.com
    M.

  70. A pair of grey jeans is definitely on my list right now. I love how you layers all the neutrals. Greys and nudes and such an underrated color combo.

    xoxo, Elena Michelle
    http://www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

  71. Aneta says:

    I love your cardigan. Seems to be perfect for winter and looks very cozy. Have to find a similar one!

    Gorgeous pictures :)

    Anet http://thepixiechic.com

  72. Steph says:

    Love the side part in your hair today. Looks great!

  73. Grace Denny says:

    NAILED it! The cardigan and tee are fab – they look so cosy! I’m all about dressing in good basics! Love it!

    XO, G from grace’d

  74. Kim says:

    I love this outfit – and your hair looks so gorgeous! How do you get it so smooth?!

    Kim
    http://trendkeeper.me .. I’m talking Google analytics today!

  75. Perfect look, love your bag!
    New look on my blog ;)
    http://sweetmona.com/blog/leather-pants/

  76. Reece says:

    I love this outfit! Super simple and great colors! Your hair looks amazing, too!

    Reece x
    http://blackberriesandsparkles.blogspot.com/

  77. Rachel says:

    I love this look! Your shoes are my fav :)

    Rachel
    Blonde with a Chanse

  78. Stunning, I love the simplicity of this, but it still makes a statement.

  79. Emma says:

    Sooo pretty Rachel! You always have the cutest practical outfits!!

    Emma

    http://www.rompersandroomservice.com

  80. You look amazing in this outfit! I need to get the top in my wardrobe too.

    http://www.trangscorner.com

  81. Jenna-Mae says:

    You look so cute and cozy!

  82. Sasha says:

    Lovely as always!
    xx
    SASHA

  83. Love this mix of neutrals! That cardigan is so chic and cozy too. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

  84. kelsey says:

    you look SO fab! love this outfit and your hair/make-up are on point
    http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

  85. How can you look so good in such a casual outfit!? :)

    http://www.fashionpartyblog.com/

  86. Krista says:

    Neutrals are my forever favorites. Looking cute, mama!

    http://www.kristajacobs.blogspot.com

  87. Eva says:

    A beautiful neutral look. I love the combination of grey and nude! xx

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.com

  88. Cami says:

    I love when you do your hair straight!! Beautiful as always

  89. Jo says:

    Beautiful look! Love how you styled your hair in this post!

  90. Baanou says:

    Loving this neutral ensemble!! Looks AMAZING!

    xo Baanou

    http://www.baanou.com

  91. Araba K. says:

    Love the length and color of the cardigan.

    Best,
    Araba

    http://atuesdayinapril.com

  92. Kimberlee says:

    You should wear your hair down more- you are stunning! Love this neutral look!

  93. Meagan says:

    Love this “laid back chic” look!
    -Meg
    http://www.smalltownsisters.blogspot.com

  94. You look great in long line cardigans! Love your side part too

    xx Fortune

    http://www.fortunetellerfashion.com/

  95. Eden says:

    You are glowing! Love this look.

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  96. Natassia says:

    Even with a neutral casual outfit, those heels elevate the whole look to something special! :)

    Geekette in High Heels

  97. Andrea says:

    I’m loving your hair styled like this Rachel…so sleek and shiny!

    xoxo,
    Andrea

    http://www.andreaeveryday.com

  98. Emily says:

    I LOVE this. You look fantastic :) http://meowemily.blogspot.com

  99. Kathleen says:

    Gorgeous combo!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  100. Jillian says:

    Neutrals are always the best! Looking fabulous!!

    Jillian
    http://www.rejoiceinthejourney.com

  101. Miri says:

    These photos are so beautiful! You look stunning!
    XO
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

  102. Ada C. says:

    You look so glowing! Love how you always add a bit of chic to your casual outfits :)

    http://fashamorphosis.blogspot.com

  103. I love this. SO. gorgeous.

  104. beth says:

    your hair looks amazing in these photos!

    xoxo…beth
    http://www.fashiondotnow.com

  105. Jenny says:

    Great cardigan – so cozy looking!!

    Jenny
    http://sequinsandsweets.com

  106. Sydney says:

    hair looks phenom! Your bump looks so cute :)

    xx, Sydney
    http://www.barry818.com

  107. nikki says:

    you look amazing!! love your hair here!

    xx nikki
    http://www.dream-in-neon.com

  108. Prudence Yeo says:

    Simple but effortlessly chic outfit! Love the neutral color palette, beautiful and so graceful!

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

  109. sammie says:

    Once again a very classy look even if it’s quite simple. Your hair looks wonderful when it’s more straight and so long,wow :)

    http://fashionbarbecue.com/

  110. Denise says:

    Your hair looks divine! Props to you for wearing those heels while pregnant ;)

  111. I love your hair straight like that…so pretty!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

  112. Sofia says:

    What a great haircut you got. Love it.

    Happy Friday!
    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

  113. I’m loving your hair blown out like this! So pretty!

    http://chelseascollection.com

  114. Becky says:

    I think this may be my favorite outfit you have every posted.

  115. Faith says:

    This look is beyond stunning Rachel! Your hair also looks amazing.

  116. eclética and chic says:

    So fab! Love the colors!
    http://ecleticaandchic.blogspot.pt/

  117. Serena says:

    I love that you didn’t curl your hair for once! Absolutely beautiful <3

  118. Jessica Lirette says:

    Are you wearing maternity jeans? Since your belly has grown do you use anything in particular when you wear your normal jeans/pants? Thanks!

  119. Edina says:

    Nice look, loving the cardi!

    Printed or Plain

  120. Keelin says:

    It’s great to see a more casual outfit! You’re totally rocking it. xx Keelin

    http://www.lawlessglam.com

  121. foodfashionandfow says:

    These neutrals are so gorgeous!
    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

  122. Hannah says:

    Your hair looks amazing! I hope you continue to rock the side part over the middle part because you are pulling.this.off!!!

  123. You look amazing, Rach!! I love the neutral color palette you used here, it’s so chic!!

    XO Courtney
    http://www.colormecourtney.com

  124. Liz says:

    I love this look! I love this long neutral sweater- it is the perfect versatile piece!

    Liz
    http://www.liztheaustinite.com

  125. Michaela says:

    Your hair looks soo good! I’m loving this relaxed casual look.

  126. Jill says:

    your hair looks great in these pics! I love the cozy casual look too.

    XO, Jill

    http://www.bornfancy.com

  127. Libby says:

    Love all of the neutrals! And I love the linked $100 version of your Louboutins!

    Libby
    Stylin’ Iowan Blog

  128. Love this so much. The setting ads alot to the pictures too. Beautiful.

    http://mindythrufriday.blogspot.com/

  129. Love M & O says:

    Loving your hair and that cardigan!!

  130. Domenique Johnson says:

    Just happened upon your website while looking for kitchen inspiration for our new home…you are adorable. Would love to see more photos in the Home Interiors section. Congrats on the little one :)

  131. Hoda says:

    Great outfit! love the cardi, will most likely be getting it!

  132. Katie Stuart says:

    GIRL you need to part your hair on the side more often! You look GORGEOUS!!!

    XO Katie
    allGLAMMEDup

  133. You look beautiful Rach! Love your hair straight like that too! God bless you and I hope you have a great weekend! OXOX

  134. TANGOELLA says:

    Such an easy outfit with great taste. Love the sunglasses.

    Please stop by http://TANGOELLA.com

  135. Absolutely adore all of these colors together! So cute! :)
    http://laurentaylordominguez.blogspot.com

  136. Jacque says:

    I love this neutral look, especially your oversized cardigan. So chic!

    Jacque
    http://www.looksforlovelies.com

  137. Erica says:

    I’m loving the neutrals! And the straight hair is so chic!

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

  138. Abby says:

    Love the side part!!!

    This type of style really suits you!

    xoxo One Stiletto At a Time

  139. meg says:

    your hair looks great!

    http://www.waterlilyshop.com
    @waterlilyshop

  140. Nikki says:

    This is so cute! love the casual outfit with the heels!

    xoxo Nikki
    http://www.NikkisHaven.com/blog

  141. Jane Chris says:

    Oh Rach iam so happy you are pregnant ,you look so cute.My english is not good because i speak only french iam just trying to speak in english.Congrats!

  142. Pamela Gonzalez says:

    Loved the neutral tones :)

    http://www.pamelayaquelin.blogspot.com

  143. emily says:

    loving the neutral look and your straight hair! xo

    http://dearserendipity.com/

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!