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May, 16, 2014

Nautical Vibes…

jcrew-factory-stripe-top-tee-shirt blue-mirrored-ray-ban-aviators david-yurman-link-bracelet summer-swim-cover-up-beach-ideas jcrew-factory-white-summer-shortsTee: J.Crew Factory | Shorts: J.Crew Factory | Swimsuit: Shoshanna | Glasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelets: David Yurman (here, here) | Earrings: Nadri | Sandals: Sam Edelman | Lips: Saint Germain by MAC

Happy Friday everyone! My family and I are currently in California for a little pre-summer family vaca and let me tell you, it’s HOT here! Literally, 100 degrees! Yesterday afternoon, we decided to ditch the heat and cool down at the gorgeous Corona del Mar beach. We had so much fun playing in the sand and the waves and soaking up the sun. Here’s a look at my oh so nautical cover-up. Have a great weekend!

xo, Rach

  1. You go stripes, I go squares…
    Love, Gap.

  2. Charlotte says:

    You remind me of a brunette Barefoot Blonde x

  3. Sofia says:

    Love the shorts and the striped t-shirt besause it’s one of my favorite patterns.


  4. Kiki says:

    Looking happy and relaxed. So cute.

  5. Chrissabella says:

    This is such a cute combo, love stripes and white shorts!

  6. Fabulux says:

    Looks so gorg, love the outfit too!

  7. Courtney says:

    Nothing better than a good nautical look for summer!

  8. Can’t go wrong with a nautical look in the summer! Love those shorts- they look so comfy!

    Classy Chic + Chardonnay

  9. Love the striped top! Gorgeous photos!
    Have a great weekend!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  10. Amanda says:

    Love this coverup outfit! I personally love anything and everything nautical so this offers that much more inspo! Also the shorts are a much more chic option to the elastic running shorts intend to wear to the beach. ;)
    Love it! Enjoy Cali and your fam!

    xo, a.f.

  11. Ash says:

    Loving this nautical look! Gorgeous as always..

    Xo Ash
    Sincerely Miss Ash

  12. sasa says:

    awww Rach, I love stripe. You look so pretty. Great view:) XO

  13. Katy says:

    So fun!! I love this beach outfit, love your glasses too! Your hair looks so pretty! xo

  14. sofia says:

    Great look for a beach day and vacation. I leave for mine 4 weeks from today. Can’t wait.

    Happy Friday!

  15. Thrilled you posted this look after seeing it on Instagram the other day. Love the shorts!

  16. Yes, the heat here on the California Coast has been oddly unbearable for May! I’m glad you and your fam are enjoying it :)

    love your nautical themed look!

  17. Monica says:

    adore the nautical look. being by the water sure helps the whole look!

    mon |

  18. Jessica Rose says:

    Ohh jealous…it’s hot in London but not that hot! Have a wonderful time with your family. x

  19. arielle says:

    I love how simple this cover up is! you always know exactly what to wear :)

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  20. Love says:

    Cute getup for the beach!

  21. Lyndsay says:

    I love this outfit! The navy and white striped top looks so great with your white shorts!

  22. Jamie W says:

    Love the striped top! Super cute!

    Jamie W

  23. Kate says:

    I positively love this look! Navy and white during the summer is so crisp and fresh! Perfect for a steamy day! Looks like you were able to cool off at the beach….happy travels :)

  24. Love those sunnies, mirrored is definitely the way to go this summer!

  25. Laura says:

    Ok, I love these shorts!! Super cute!! Loving the nautical look and its perfect for this So Cal heat wave!!
    Enjoy CA!

  26. Darcie says:

    Love your nautical look! These photos are gorgeous : )
    – Darcie @

  27. Bekka says:

    Lovely look!!! I grew up on the beach and I miss it terribly. Will have to check out these shorts! Can’t believe they’re factory. Great relaxed look :)

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog
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  28. Cute! I’m definitely a fan of the nautical look. So timeless and summery
    xo Courtney

  29. Perfect outfit for a day at the beach! Great mix!

    The Fashion Brook

  30. Love the nautical stripes, always a go-to in the summer. Have a great family vacay!

    xo – margaret

  31. Emma says:

    You make the simplest looks look so effortless! I love anything striped, especially when they’re nautical! Love this look!! xo,

  32. Melissa says:

    Such great photos and love the sunnies!
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  33. Brittany Blake says:

    Love the casual beach look! Have fun in Cali!

    Brittany Blake

  34. Raina W. says:

    I love this nautical look! So stylish Rach!!

  35. Joules says:

    All these beach photos are making me jealous! :) Love the nautical look.
    Style by Joules

  36. Adrienne says:

    Great beach look!
    -Adrienne. xo

    Citizen of the World
    Citizen of the World

  37. zoe says:

    A perfect look for the beach. I am so into polarized lenses right now, I can’t get enough of them. :) I hope you and your family have the most marvelous time! xx

    The What’s In Between

  38. You’re right the weather is out of control HOT in CA. Your outfit is cute and perfect for the day at the beach. Enjoy your time in SoCal. Try and stay clear of San Diego. The fires are horrible.

    Stay Styled,


  39. Beth says:

    I love nautical details!

  40. Darcy says:

    I LOVE this look! Those J.Crew shorts are too cute… and at that price I may need them in every color, haha!

  41. Kimberly Ann says:

    I seriously LOVE this outfit! I want those shorts!


  42. Hi Tea Style says:

    Beautiful photos! Love this casual look!

  43. Love this casual look and the pics are so pretty!

  44. Adela says:

    You can’t beat stripes for effortless dressing. Cool look.
    Adela x

  45. Angelina says:

    Yes, we are getting a huge heat wave this week. Love this look! Enjoy Disneyland!


  46. Heather says:

    LOVE!! You look darling!

  47. Stacey says:

    The beach looks beautiful!! I am so excited for some summer sun!

    Five Minute Style 

  48. Rachel says:

    I love whit shorts and a stripe tee! I cannot wait till it warms up here in MN so I can bust out my shorts!

  49. Love the nautical look on you!! This is making we want to book a beach vacay to Cali asap!

  50. Shelby says:

    Love the nautical vibe, such a great look for summer too! So effortless yet cute, love it!

  51. Rose says:

    Something so refreshing about a nautical look at the beginning of the summer season. I have a similar top & the same sandals. Between yesterday’s post & today’s, you’ve given me some great style inspiration! Your tan is looking so beautiful! Love your perfect beach hair. Enjoy your vacation!

  52. Makayla says:

    Love those shorts!

  53. vera Sawicki says:

    You look beautiful, I love love love the outfit!!

  54. Graciela says:

    Beautiful as usual! Enjoy Cali!

  55. Andrea says:

    Love the simple nautical outfit…perfect for vacation or a weekend at home!


  56. Seppy says:

    What a simple & cute outfit! Perfect for the beach

  57. Humm êtes vous ѕûr de ce que vous dites ?

  58. Miss Pippi says:

    You look gorgeous! Have a nice time!

  59. liz says:

    Perfect spring/summer look. Classic and classy :)
    stop by anytime :)

  60. Patricia says:

    You look so great Rachel :)
    Love the pictures and missing the beach while looking on your fabulous pics

  61. Lexi says:

    Super cute nautical look rach! Love your hair too :)


  62. sarah says:

    what camera do you use plz reply thank you

  63. Katie Albury says:

    Love this look- something I would defo choose to wear! I’m so envious of you right now…I want to be at the beach!
    Katie x

  64. Agi says:

    Cute outfit. Loving that top!!!!!


  65. kelsey says:

    beautiful! love those shorts!
    ladies in navy

  66. Rae says:

    What a perfect look for the beach! I love the gauze shorts (: And yes, I’ve been baking in this SoCal heat too!


  67. Makayla M. says:

    Navy and white stripes are my favorite! Such a great nautical feel. You look gorgeous!

  68. Ani says:

    so nauti, i love it! hope you’re having an amazing time in california <3

    xx Ani ||

  69. Kallie says:

    What color are your lenses in the Ray Bans?


  70. Mieke says:

    Wow this looks very much like you are in St-Tropez! Love the French look!

    x Mieke

  71. Rach says:

    I’m obsess with your shorts! So chic and casual!

  72. Mel says:

    What a cute look!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

  73. Very beach stylish! I love it!

  74. Grayson says:

    ALWAYS outside. ALWAYS sunglasses. Why not do something different for a change?

  75. dana says:

    i think i need those white shorts… so cute!

  76. Allie says:

    Amazing nautical look! <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

  77. Kara says:

    Love the metallic heel on those sandals! I am also really digging the pink lip!

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  79. Kelsey says:

    Love those J. Crew Factory shorts! You look great!


  80. Christina says:

    Sooo cuteee!!!

  81. Annie says:

    I LOVE Corona del Mar! It’s so beautiful. I love your outift!

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!

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