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January, 21, 2014


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Dress: Asos | Wedges: DVF | Bag: C.Wonder c/o, old | Glasses: Celine (similar style) | Earrings: Ily Couture c/o | Bracelet: J.Crew, David Yurman | Rings: Coronet c/o, Stella and Dot | Lips: Up The Amp & Fantabulous  by MAC

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend. For those of you who don’t know, my husband photographs all the photos for Pink Peonies. Mid-photo snapping of this outfit, he said something along the lines of, this highlighter dress is actually pretty cute. I think that was a compliment, not sure though ;)

Thanks so much for reading!!

xo, Rach

  1. Love this look! Yellow looks gorgeous on you and those DVF wedges are to die for!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  2. black is beautiful says:

    Love this dress, the colour fits perfect to you!

  3. I love all these bright colors! So jealous of your tropical looks as I”m sitting here in sweaters!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  4. sasa says:

    You are so beautiful! I feel everything looks great on your<3 XOXO

  5. Chelsea says:

    You pull off neons so well Rachel! I love that you got to escape the cold and enjoy the sun for a little while…

    Chelsea & The City

  6. lena says:

    this neon dress looks bautiful on you!

  7. lena says:

    the neon dress looks beautiful on you!

  8. Kristi says:

    Love the bright yellow on you – so pretty and fabulous heels, too!

  9. Grace says:

    Beautiful! Those wedges! All your summery photos make me miss the bright and sunny weather! This Minnesota girl needs a vaca! :)

  10. Adela says:

    Of course it was a compliment. You look great!
    Adela x

  11. kelsey says:

    this is lovely! those heels are fab!
    Ladies in Navy

  12. Gorgeous look, love the color and the bag.

  13. Huong says:

    This post is exactly why I’m addicted to your blog, Rach! LOVE bright colors like this! Great styling and I can’t believe that dress is under $35! I love seeing you restyle old, but great pieces like your wedges and bag. I hope to see more budgeted looks like this! XO

  14. Kristin says:

    Love the bight color of this dress!

  15. hahaha! yes, a little bright but its perfect for the beach I guess and the tote is beautiful!

  16. Katy says:

    This dress is adorable and seems perfect for summer! I had a quick question about it though- How see-thru is it? Would you need to wear something under it? I just want to make sure because I’m 10 seconds away from hitting the “Buy” button.

  17. Ally says:

    This dress IS cute!! At least he has good taste :)

  18. What a sweet and supportive husband!

    Brooke du jour

  19. In love with these wedges. I remember seeing them on Shopbop and regret not buying them!

  20. This is a great look for the beach! Such a fun color!


  21. Sofia says:

    Love the bag!! The colors are so beautiful :)


  22. nikki says:

    i love all of the accessories! that bag is so cute and the jewelry is stunning!


  23. Sofia says:

    Great color to put on while you have a tan and are on vacation. Beautiful pictures.


  24. Lexi says:

    I love this look! How I wish I could be wearing a nice summery look.. meanwhile we’re in the middle of a snowstorm here in New Jersey. I need to go back to Hawaii! xo!

  25. haha husbands are the best! their quotes on fashion are just priceless sometimes and i would definitely take that as a compliment.

    also, you should be sure to tell your husband that he is doing a wonderful job, your pictures are always incredible!!!

    xo mk

  26. Ann-Louise says:

    Lovely bag and beautiful background on all of your photos!
    // Ann-Louise

  27. Rae says:

    Another bright look! I love it!

  28. kendall says:

    this is so striking! love tan skin & neon together! x

    dipped in yellow

  29. Brittany says:

    Bold + Beautiful!! Love your blog – I notice you often wear bold lipstick… Have you ever done a blog post/tutorial on how to apply lipstick so it lasts all day? Thanks and keep the awesome fashion coming!

  30. Lol men and fashion, always funny! Love that bright yellow dress, so fun and cute!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  31. Naomi A says:

    He’s right! It looks great on you~

    xoxo, The Occasional Indulgence

  32. Rach, I am LOVING all of these bright colors you’ve been wearing lately! This dress is so cute!

  33. arin says:

    OMG, obsessed with this look! so bright, and refreshing! I’ll take your bag, too :)

  34. LOVE this dress and ordered it for my trip to Naples this spring! How see-through is it? Not sure if I should pack a slip or not if I’m going to wear it out as a dress (as opposed to a beach cover-up).

    Thanks so much!

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      You could get away without wearing a slip but I would probably pack one :) Have so much fun on your trip, sounds incredible!!!

  35. Valentina says:

    Hi! I’m a graphic designer and I’m currently working on a blog. I was asked to create the scrollbar you (and other blogs) have at the bottom of your posts showing “similar clothes”. Could you please tell me something about where can I get it? Thank you so much!

    I’ll check your answers to this post but if you don’t mind I’d really appreciate if you could write me an email at

  36. Rachel says:

    I wish I wasn’t so in love with these wedges, but they are gorgeous!

  37. Ashley says:

    Makes me wanna go on vacation! Gorgeous :)


  38. Charlie says:

    Such a beautiful colour, it really suits you x

  39. Alena says:

    You shine like the sun in this post ^^!
    Really pretty, I am looking forward to the spring season so much now!

    Kisses from London,

    Alena | meet me stylish

  40. Victoria says:

    LOL! Well, the dress looks great on you! And your hubby takes beautiful photographs of you!

  41. Jess says:

    Such a beautiful look! I love those earrings

  42. LOVE! So ready to wear bright colors again! X0

  43. Lulu says:

    That’s funny. My husband does my shots too and usually has a comment about one of my pieces (he thinks he’s pretty funny). I married my opposite for sure since he’s Mr. Outdoor man! Beautiful as always.


  44. LOL! That’s so funny! My husband said something similar the day while he was taking photos of me. Love the dress on you! Looks like you are having a great time in Hawaii!

  45. Seppy says:

    Ugh..these colours make me crave summer so badly! It’s -26 celcius in Montreal today so these pictures make me even more jealous!

  46. taylor says:

    Such a fun outfit!! I love the bright yellow. So beautiful!

    xo – Taylor

  47. I agree with your husband!


  48. Amanda says:

    I LOVE those wedges! And Hawaii.. even though I’ve never been… I;m living vicariously through you though :)

    xo Amanda

  49. Ash says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Yellow is definitely your color!!

    xo Ash,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

  50. Quicha says:

    Gorgeous as usual! I LOVE this dress. And your hubby does a FANTASTIC job photographing you! He’s an artist, tho you are an easy subject!

  51. Cathy says:

    How funny! My husband says the same types of things to me when he takes my photos. Yes, I’m sure it was a compliment! Beautiful dress and enjoy your vacation!

  52. Niss says:

    you make this tent like dress look so amazing. x

  53. Silly Medley says:

    I’m so jealous of your vacation, it’s snowing where I live! Beautiful look.

  54. natalie says:

    oh that dress looks perfect for the beach!
    gorgeous outfit

  55. Andrea says:

    This is the perfect vacation dress…bright, cute & easy to wear at the end of the day (what I really mean is if you get a sunburn & anything fitted would be too painful !!) It also wouldn’t take up a lot of room is your suitcase…so you can pack more!!
    I just came back from Costa Rica & should have packed more dresses like this !!


  56. Karen says:

    Wow, that dress has such a gorgeous colour. Your husband could not be any right :)

  57. Margot says:

    I have been dreaming of those sandals for a long time and now that I see them on you I just want them even more

  58. IRENE says:

    such a bright look! i miss the warmth of the sun


  59. Ashton says:

    ADORE this look! Just started my very own blog: xo

  60. I absolutely love this look! Going to Costa Rica soon and need to find something like this for the trip. Gorgeous color!

  61. Neon yellow! Wow! it looks gorgeous on you, so bright and fun but also chic!

  62. Neon Yellow!WOW! it looks great on you. This look is so bright and fun, but also chic, love it!

  63. Kate says:

    Really amazing look , great style and beautiful outfit

  64. Love this look. Just about to buy the dress for my Mexico baby moon.
    What size did you order?
    Love your blog!

  65. Becky says:

    Oh my god I’m actually stupider for having read your blog. Ick.

    And here’s a thought: instead of prancing around photographing yourself with orphans in Nicaragua, why not sell the Goyard you brought with you and donate the money to the orphanage–which would feed all of them for a year. You’re so absolutely beyond detached from reality it’s sickening.

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      So sad you would take the time out of your day to leave this rude and hurtful comment. I was not prancing around with orphans and I take offense to that comment. My grandma lived in an orphanage her entire childhood so I have a great respect and love for all those precious little girls. Not only did we donate our time to the orphanage but we also brought over care packages, which we paid for and we also donate money to them yearly. My husband and I also donate 10% of our gross income to charity monthly. Don’t judge.

    • LJB says:

      Is stupider a word?

  66. Gorgeous look! Love the neon dress and wedges :)


  67. Prin says:

    Wow the dress really pops on you, and it makes the skin look vibrant too <3

  68. Auna says:

    Such a beautiful color on you! Your always so stylish and such an inspiration. I am new to the blogging world and just just started my own style blog ( I would love to email you regarding some relevant questions and get some feedback.

    Thank you,

    Auna xx

  69. MEGASABI says:

    hello fabulous… totally well put together… love it… its sunny, its simple and tre chic


  70. Jodi says:

    Love the bag, shoes, and bracelet. Gorgeous.
    xx, High Heels and Tutus

  71. Amanda S. says:

    I love how bold and flowy all of your vacation ensembles are!

    xo Amanda

  72. Julie Simpson says:

    That dress is gorgeous! Love this whole outfit!

  73. Kathleen says:

    love the earrings Rach!! Make sure to check out my latest posts!

  74. Jessica says:

    Gorgeous look! Thank you for sharing!!

  75. Susan says:

    Perfect clothes, perfect hair & makeup, TDF shoes, a hunky photographing hubby & weather from a picture postcard; what more could one ask? Amazing everything, as always!

  76. Stacy says:

    Were you at Grand Wailea? Love it there!

  77. Kater5974 says:

    Love this look Rachel- as always beautiful. Do you know if this dress is available anymore? I would love it x

  78. Candace says:

    What a cute bag! I love C.Wonder!
    xoxo Candace

  79. Susan says:

    Love the dress! You accessorized it perfectly! Silly question, but what kind of undergarments do you wear with something like this? Whenever I wear light jersey I have issues…but yours looks perfect. Thanks!

  80. Natalie says:

    Hi Rachel! Just curious if you ordered this in a small or
    Extra small! Thank you :)

  81. Linda smith says:

    hi couldnt find you on CardsApp. how can I find you? thank u

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!