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May, 23, 2016

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cream-summer-boho-dress cream-sac-de-jour-saint-laurent-tote stuart-weitzman-summer-wedges stuart-weitzman-wedges white-summer-boho-dress celine-aviator-sunglassesmommy-style-sunday-best white-banana-republic-dressDress: Banana Republic ℅ | Wedges: Stuart Weitzman ℅ (30% off!! Loving this style too) | Bag: Saint Laurent (white version here) | Sunglasses: Celine (similar style here) | Lips: Boldly Bare and Cream Cup by MAC, Seashell gloss by Chanel

Isla’s Outfit: Dress: Gap | Vest: Gap | Sandals: Old Navy | Bow: Splendid Bow Shop

Here’s look at what Isla Rose and I wore yesterday! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Between my two babies, I’m one worn out mama after the weekend. Baby boy seemed to have yet another growth spurt and this time my back has been hurting me so much more! I also find myself short of breath and getting winded SO quickly (ok maybe that’s because I haven’t worked out since I found out I was prego ;). Little miss Isla has discovered the stairs. I follow her up and down those things all. day. long. (which doesn’t help my back or the winded situation). I think it’s time for a gate, any recs?

 I’m seeing many pool days in our future this summer (if you’ve ever been pregnant than you know just how amazing getting in a swimming pool feels)! Happy Monday!

Xo, Rach

  1. Raina says:

    What a pretty ivory flowy dress!! I love all the details too :) And Isla is the cutest… that denim vest looks adorable on her! <3

    xo Raina

  2. Love your bag. I am longing to see you one day dressed up in a cobalt blue look. Guess that will be too different from the theme, but would be such an interesting one! Just a thought! ;)

  3. Jeannie says:

    I love the effortlessness of the outfit

  4. Leftbankgirl says:

    This dress is divine! You look gorgeous! Isla looks so sweet

  5. Pretty dress, Rach! Glad you had a good weekend!

  6. Sara Kate says:

    Very pretty!! Looking stunning in all the white right now.

    Sara Kate Styling

  7. Mariam says:

    Happy Monday back to you lovely RACH!!:) You look stunning in this dress and your little Isla Rose is the cutest. Can you make any prenatal exercises? I mean these are birth preparatory courses that alleviate pregnancy symptoms. I wish you the best for you and your baby boy and good luck with Isla. At this age they want to inquire everything…but it is soo funny :)) I know that from my little niece

    Love, Mariam

  8. Gorgeous look!! I love the dress!! Isla looks so cute in her vest!! I bought a white denim vest for my daughter over the weekend. I gave her the choice between white and classic denim and she picked the white one. Will make for a keep layering piece this summer… as far as gates… get a wooden one (with rubber gripping). They look so much nicer than the plastic ones, and they are built very well… its been a while since I’ve needed an item like that, so I don’t have a brand rec for you. Sorry! Hope you start getting to relax more, and find back pain relief!

    Amber 🎀
    Today’s Post: Pink Floral Print Dress

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Thanks for the recommendation!! And you look AMAZING in the floral dress on your blog today!

      Xo Rach

  9. Those wedges are my favorite!

  10. Paula says:

    This dress is so elegant! Love it!


  11. Rach says:

    This white dress is beautiful!! It has a boho feel to it!

  12. Daniela says:

    So nice and feminine (: love it.

    my blog – Lifestyle & beauty by Daniela

  13. Lesley says:

    Love your wedges! GORGEOUS!

  14. This dress is gorgeous and Isla’s outfit is too cute for words!! Hope you had a great weekend!

  15. LOVE this dress!! So feminine.

  16. yael steren says:

    You would never even know you were pregnant!!! What a pretty and effortless dress!!! Wishing you a great week! xx yael

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Oh gosh! Yes you can tell! haha your rainbow cami is super cute on your blog today. Hope you have a great week celebrating your birthday! :)

      Xo Rach

  17. I am so obsessed with your wedges. LOVE!!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Thanks Cathy!! Cutest romper on your blog today – really making me want summer to hurry up and get here!

      Xo Rach

  18. brett says:

    beautiful dress! i am loving little white dresses this season!

  19. Natali says:

    You look breathtaking and are totally rocking maternity style!! Such an elegant and stylish mommy!!

  20. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Just an ordinary day to always look fabulous, no matter what … Looking fabulous and elegant as you do on a Monday makes a Friday look’s like it’s just right around the corner! What a breath if fresh air!:)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  21. Lindsey says:

    You two look adorable, I’m obsessed with your dress. It’s perfect for Spring and Summer!

    stay styled,


    IG: stay_styled

  22. sasa says:

    Stunning, babe:P

    Shall We Sasa

  23. Leanne says:

    Such a lovely light summer dress, Rachel. I love it paired with casual wedges. I think a gate is definitely going to help so you don’t have to stress about your busy little bee.

    Arum Lilea

  24. Elisa says:

    You look very pretty in this dress!
    Isla is so cute!!


  25. Hannah says:

    Love this look – perfect for the warm weather!

    xx Hannah

  26. Natalie Taylor says:

    We got a Munchkin baby gate that closes automatically. It works great! Cute outfits, btw.

  27. Vera says:

    I LOVE your dress, it is STUNNING!!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  28. Sharan says:

    Love the white dress!!


  29. Polly says:

    I love a simple flowy dress! Your dress is very cute!


  30. Sue says:

    Love seeing pictures of Miss Isla Rose. You guys look beautiful. She always, always, always makes me smile! What a cutie!

  31. Such a pretty dress! It’d be perfect for those hot Summer days!


  32. Jamie says:

    I love how the dress ties at the neckline and has those cute tassels!


  33. Laura says:

    Love this dress! It’s the perfect mix of classic and bohemian. So pretty!

  34. Benedetta says:

    This white dress is so chic and feminine perfect for every occasion!!!
    Be Happy with Fashion

  35. Rachel says:

    I love this dress! It is so cute and so flattering. :)

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  36. Love it! I’m obsessed with Isla’s look ;)

    Pink Champagne Problems

  37. Pam says:

    This outfit is gorgeous and just screems spring! Lovely to see little Isla as well :) have a great day Rach ♥

  38. looks amazing!!! Hope you had a great weekend!!

  39. OMG Isla Rise is just the sweetest thing! I love her photos on Instagram!

  40. soraya says:

    love this simple and summer perfect outfit! You look stunning! Thanks for sharing — soraya

  41. I LOVE this dress with those wedges!!! Such a fabulous look!!! So cute! XO


  42. Can’t go wrong with white! Isla’s vest is too cute BTW!

  43. tara says:

    Love this outfit! I am totally into all white dresses this spring. I totally understand being exhausted! When I was pregnant with my third I had a 7 month and 21 month old- crazy times. I could barely make it through the day! Make sure you nap every time Isla does. :)
    Xo, Tara

  44. Krisztina says:

    I am sooo loving this dress!! I always love a white dress. This one is so chic and pretty but boho too. Love it!


  45. Katie says:

    I love this outfit!!! I have also been loving your newsletter and all the updates to your blog!! Thanks for all of the outfit inspiration!

  46. Elizabeth says:

    Love this dress! My daughter is a few months older than Isla, and loves to climb up and down the stairs too. We use a retractable gate by Summer Infant (Summer Infant Walk Thru Retractable Baby Gate) on our stairs. It is nice because it has a low profile when it is not in use and it can fit any size stair opening up to 50″. We haven’t had any problems with ours–it is sturdy. It is pretty easy to open it with one hand, though I do find it a little difficult to close it with one hand (though I rarely need to do that). Lascal also has one (KiddyGuard Accent Gate) which appears to be even lower profile and has an option for white mesh. Hope that helps :)

  47. Jackie says:

    I love this look you! You look stunning ! I’d love to see a post about closet must have (essentials). I’m looking for key pieces in my closet.

  48. Joy says:

    oh my god, you don’t look like a baby mama, you look wonderful.

  49. Leah says:

    I love all your clothes . When are you due with your baby boy

  50. Miss Pippi says:

    Lovely looks! Isla’s little vest is so cute!

  51. I love how this dress & the wedges pair together! Such a fun & fresh summer look :)

    Jordan: The Teacup of Style
    Instagram: @teacupofstyle

  52. Hayley Larue says:

    Dying over that Saint Laurent bag. Such a perfect piece that can easily go with so many outfits <3

  53. tinacolette says:

    Such simplicity yet so dainty. Loving the pretty dress and falling for the bag too.

  54. Maria says:

    You look amazing, Rachel! Isla rosa and her little jean jacket so adorable! That’s the prefect summer dress.

  55. Amanda says:

    Loving this whole look! I’m all about an all neutral look and this one is gorgeous!

  56. Channing says:

    I am in love with the subtle pink color of this bag! So fun and girly while staying classic so it can match everything❤️ Looking for a purse this color!

  57. Sophie says:

    You look so fresh and comfry in that dress <3

    xoxo, Lastestbag – Best Bags For Women 2016

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!