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November, 24, 2014

The LWD…

holiday-party-white-long-sleeved-dress holiday-party-dress-ideas-nordstrom red-bow-valentino-pumps holiday-party-outfit-ideas white-holiday-frock-party-dressDress: BCBG | Heels: Valentino | Earrings: BHLDN, old (similar style) | Lips: Liner-Cherry by MAC, Lipstick- YSL Rouge Pur Couture #13

Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Today I’m sharing yet another holiday inspired look that would be perfect for a Christmastime gathering. I’m still on my winter white kick and I LOVE the idea of swapping the LBD for the LWD this season. Add pops of red, gold or silver to give it some festive flare and you’re set! What’s your favorite color of dress to wear during the holiday season?

more holiday dress ideas…

xo, Rach

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  1. Miri says:

    My favorite color to wear during the festive season is black, gold and red;-)) love your LWD!

  2. Red Reticule says:

    The dress is absolutely fabulous! You look stunning!
    Red Reticule

  3. glamdevils says:

    You look marvelous. Love the dress and the cute red heels are to die for!

    xx Mira

  4. That dress is SO pretty on you! I love it paired with those Valentino red bow heels! Gorgeous holiday look!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  5. Sarah says:

    I love white for Christmas. I love white Xmas decorations too! I want white everywhere except the roads when I’m trying to get to work. :)

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

  6. Preeti says:

    i LOVE white in winter! You look beautiful!

  7. arielle says:

    I am right there with you. a little white dress is so neutral but perfect for the holiday season. and unlike the ever-so-typical red cocktail dress, you can actually wear it after new years. thanks for sharing. you look so pretty!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  8. Stephanie says:

    Love it!! Simply stunning!

  9. Those red bow shoes are perfection! Love, love, love!

    Her Heartland Soul

  10. I’m in LOVE with this look! SO pretty, Rachel!

  11. Natali says:

    What a gorgeous, flawless outfit/ look!? Loooooove it!!!!

  12. Lyndsay says:

    This is such a cute holiday look, I really like the idea of a little white dress verses the standard black everyone turns to once the weather gets cold. Those shoes are amazing!

    prosecco in the park

  13. Grace says:

    Love this look! White is so gorgeous during the holiday season! And those heels are too darn cute!

  14. Jeanne says:

    Stunning post! love these pictures! Your outfit is so cool and inspiring!Gorgeous boots!

  15. Emma says:

    This is a perfect holiday look!

  16. Katy says:

    LOVE this Rach! You look stunning! Your hair looks amazing.

    xo, Katy

  17. Chottie says:

    Your hair looks beautiful like that! Loves it:)

  18. Shannon says:

    Ok, I definitely need a long sleeve dress for this season! Great idea with the white- so refreshing.
    Putting it on my to-buy list now

  19. I just love those Valentino heels! So festive and elegant for the holidays!

  20. Love this look!! I have a similar post today on my blog!! (:

    xx Olivia

  21. Love the idea of LWD for the holidays. And those shoes!

  22. Ashley | SB says:

    I love this dress, but what I’m really obsessed with is your shoes! The bows and color are so cute!

    Sunday Brunch

  23. Andrea says:

    Beautiful look! Love the dress!

  24. Shae says:

    What a great LWD! Perfect for the holidays. I usually go for cranberry colored dresses around the holidays, but there is always room for something new!

    S. Roderick

  25. Stephanie says:

    This is a Pinterest-perfect post!


  26. kiely says:

    adorable! love the little white dress, i need one for this season!

    xoxo, kiely

  27. Loving that print & paired with the red! I need a fun red pump!

  28. kelsey says:

    very cute holiday dress! love your hair as well!
    ladies in navy

  29. Dying over those heels! You look beautiful.

    Heidi D.

  30. mary latuch says:

    Always so stunning! Love your dress

  31. Rachel says:

    This holiday look is lovely. The shoes are my favorite part of this look. Valentino always gets it;s right with his signature bow.

  32. Irene says:

    love the white and red combo!


  33. Jessica says:

    Those heels are to die for! I love anything with bows.

  34. Debbie says:

    Love the outfit! Cute polka dot wrapping paper where did you find it?

  35. Love the idea of a LWD — really at any time of year! Absolutely beautiful as always, Rachel! :) Xo, Alison

  36. Hi Rachel! What a stunning LWD! My favorite color of dress for the holidays is typically red. You’ve inspired me to find the perfect LWD. Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo from Miami – Jessy

  37. What a lovely look. I enjoy wearing white and gold for the holidays but might consider a pop of red inspired by this post!

  38. Fabi says:

    That dress is beautiful!! Love the combination of red and white, perfect!! xx

    Fabi |

  39. You look beautiful! Love the dress and heels :)


  40. Maria says:

    Hi Rach! You look gorgeous in that LWD on the blog today. I love wearing both red and white, together or individually. This season, I’ve found myself buying more and more whites and creams. For my birthday my husband bought me an amazing JCrew sweater that has sparkles all over it. It looks like it’s frosted in snow, which I’ve wishing for. I live in Florida, and have only seen snow a few times. But, I’ve never seen it fall! I’m hoping that this year I can visit a beautiful snowy region of the US. Have a lovely day! Xo, Maria

  41. Cheyenne says:

    Such a gorgeous and elegant dress.

    xx Cheyenne

  42. Ananda Saba says:

    love the dress! So pretty. And your hair looks super cute!

  43. Enn Franco says:

    You look fantastic! Heels matches perfectly the Christmas spirit!

  44. Krista says:

    So pretty and festive! I love wearing white during the holidays!

  45. Paige says:

    I love this dress! I think that white is so perfect for the holiday season!


  46. Emma N. says:

    I love this look, it is so elegant! I was thinking I was going to wear black to these holiday parties but I think I am going to go with the LWD now ;) <3


  47. Kiki says:

    How sweet! You remind me of Dorothy in the Wizzard of Oz with your sparkling red heels…guess we are not in Kansas any more, huh? Have a great festive period, love from London x

  48. Rachel says:

    What a beautiful color and these presents are so cute!

  49. Jenn MK says:

    This is the perfect dress for the holidays!

    Jenn MK

  50. Carly says:

    Beautiful holiday look! I always love a red dress this time of year
    The Doctor Diva

  51. Meagan says:

    That dress is beautiful! I tend to stick to my LBD year round. I don’t think I am brave enough to wear white in the winter!

  52. Kennedy says:

    What a great holiday look!
    xoxo Kennedy
    Northern Indigo

  53. Edina says:

    Fantastic look, this year I am going to wear a gold dress, can’t wait!

    x Edina

    Printed or Plain

  54. Hailey says:

    Your hair looks beautiful!

  55. Miss Pippi says:

    You look beautiful. I love the idea of LWD!

  56. Shauni says:

    Love this dress! Perfect for the holidays! I’ve always wanted to wear some form of white to holiday parties but was never bold enough!

  57. Dana says:

    Congrats on your pregnancy!!!

  58. Kathleen says:

    These heels are too cute! Love the bows.

  59. Pamela Gonzalez says:

    Such a cute dress! Nice job :)

  60. Anna says:

    Awesome look! Love the idea of LWD…
    You look amazing and that hair is so perfect

  61. Emily says:

    This is so so so gorgeous on you!

  62. Janina says:

    This dress would be perfect for my upcoming Christmas party at work. Its appropriate and classy, yet still so gorgeous :)
    XO Janina

  63. Rose Frey says:

    Gorgeous white dress! Those heels are perfection for the holiday season!! Your hair and make up are flawless!!

  64. Brooke says:

    Soo cute! Love the presents! Nordstrom has the best selection of holiday dresses!

    Brooke du jour

  65. Libby says:

    I love the winter white! Especially with a pop of red. Love this look!

    Stylin’ Iowan Blog – GIVEAWAY

  66. Stunning outfit! I love your dress! Love the pops of red too!

    Madison Martine

  67. Swati says:

    Hey.. Love your look.. Would it be possible for you to do a tutorial on your hairdo? It looks amazing

  68. McKenna says:

    Um this is perfect! You look like an Christmas ad! Love the dress and those bows on your shoes! xo

  69. The AnarCHIC says:

    Rach, we are in love with your blog and your house. And the little Dasher boy are so so so sweet! You look amazing in this post, like always.

    Un forte abbraccio dall’Italia,
    Eva e Valentina The AnarChic

  70. Charlotte says:

    Adorable shoes!!! I love a white dress for the holidays too

    xo, Charlotte

  71. Clarabelle says:

    I absolutely love the idea of a “lwd”! and you look stunning as always!

  72. Melissa says:

    Such a cute shoot! Love the presents and those shoes!!!
    Enter My Elizabeth Arden Giveaway –>

  73. Carolyn says:

    so festive! totally love the LWD idea, especially with the pops of red

  74. Cait Christy says:

    You look stunning in this dress, the make up and jewelry is so perfect for this look too!

    xoxo, CAIT

  75. Rachel says:

    Seriously such a cute dress!! You look stunning girl!
    Blonde with a Chanse

  76. Adele says:

    This is the perfect festive look Rach. Still adore those Valentino heels!
    Hugs xoxo

  77. Laura Yazdi says:

    I fell in love with these red bow pumps when I saw them on your blog last year. I may just need to give in this Christmas and get them for myself.

    Laura Lily

    Latest Post: Chicago Diary-Day 3

  78. Andrea says:

    Those shoes are such a beautiful color…every time I see them at Nordstrom they remind me of you!


  79. Benedetta says:

    Love this Christmas outfit.. you’re amazing :)
    Be Happy with Fashion

  80. Great dress, looks gorgeous on you! Those shoes are stunning. My favorite color dress to wear during the holidays is black. I’ll always be a LBD girl, using accessories to make my look pop. Red lips are my favorite too

  81. Jennie says:


  82. Shanb says:

    Beautiful pics, interesting placement of the
    props and cropping… ;)

  83. Denise says:

    So stunning! I have those earrings and absolutely love them!

  84. Leanne says:

    Such a gorgeous dress, Rach. I love this post!

  85. emily says:

    you look seriously stunning and holiday ready! xo

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!