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June, 16, 2014

Printed Pink & Tangerine…

kate-spade-hot-pink-blouse mac-red-lipstick-ruby-woo kate-spade-newyork-rio-summer-collection kate-spade-newyork-rio-collection-nordstromwhite-jimmy-choo-lang-sandal kate-spade-rio-collection-spring-2014 kate-spade-newyork-rio-digenero-collectionTop: kate spade new york | Dress (worn as skirt): kate spade new york | Heels: Jimmy Choo | Clutch: kate spade new york | Earrings: J.Crew, no longer available (similar style) | Bracelets: David Yurman (here, here) | Lips: YSL Rouge Pur Couture #13

Happy Monday everyone! There are few things I love more than the color pink, especially when paired with an amazing print! When I spotted this kate spade new york dress at Nordstrom I was so giddy. I think I’ve worn pink with just about every color in the rainbow but I loved the unexpected pink x tangerine combo. This made the perfect look for a summer wedding we just attended. It’s bright, playful, feminine and classic kate spade! How would you style this dress?

xo, Rach

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  1. Mira says:

    Bright and beautiful look. Love the cute floral skirt.

    xx Mira

  2. Georgie says:

    The colours in this outfit are so amazing! Perfect summer outfit :) Better get saving! x

  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about black polo shirt.

  4. Meg says:

    LOVE this look!! Those colors are gorge, and I love that you wore the dress as a skirt! So cute!!


  5. Sarah says:

    I adore pink too and this look is perfect. I adore your skirt and the pairing with the pink top. I would definitely rock this to a wedding.

  6. Gorgeous look! Love the bold colors and print! SO pretty!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  7. YVESPINK says:

    Beautiful outfit and combination, that floral skirt soothes you

  8. Rachelle says:

    The print on that dress is amazing, If you get the chance, join my linkup today to share your amazing post.


  9. I love how bright the colors are! Perfect for summer! :)


  10. Erica says:

    I adore the pink and tangerine orange combo. It is so fresh and perfect for Summer!

  11. This is such a vibrant and beautiful pink! Loving this combo
    xo Courtney

  12. Fabulux says:

    Fab look. Love how you made the dress a skirt!

  13. Paige says:

    cute KSNY clutch!

  14. Sofia says:

    Very nice look :) love the colors.


  15. Katy says:

    This is SO cute Rach!! I’m obsessed! This is definitely unexpected but you make it work! Loving your shoes too! xo

  16. Bekka says:

    Absolutely adore this look!! That print is to die for and the colors are absolutely stunning on you… Loving those Jimmy Choo’s, too! I just bought them in red and cannot wait to wear them. They really are the perfect strappy sandal! Happy Monday :)

    xo, Bekka
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  17. irene says:

    beautiful bright look rach!

    love this pink!
    have a great week!


  18. Such a bold color and print combo!! Love the flutter sleeves & peplum together and the white strappy heels is the perfect finishing touch! Great look!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  19. Pascha says:

    Amazingly stunning Rach! I love your use of bright colours without being too overpowering, a very daring move and executed beautifully. Now to look for high street versions to recreate the look! Thanks for inspiring me x

  20. Kate says:

    I love all the bold pops of color, especially that amazing clutch!

  21. Angela says:

    Wow, if this doesn’t say summer I don’t know what does. Very pretty!

  22. Grace says:

    Such a great pattern on that dress! Love that phone case too!

  23. Elyse says:

    I love the outfit and the combo looks gorgeous on you Rachel! Those heels…wow, they are just amazing as well. Happy Monday!!

  24. McKenna says:

    Love love love the colors! Kate Spade certainly knows how to incorporate gorgeous colors in all of their inventory! Did you layer a top over this dress? I love the way you styled it! XO!

  25. Kier Mellour says:

    Really cute!!

    can you please unblock me on instagram?


    Kier Mellour

  26. Adrienne says:

    Super cute!
    That skirt is such a great color…perfect print!
    I love what you’ve paired with it too!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  27. Kirsten says:

    So fun that you wore your dress as a skirt! It is so nice when you can get double wear out of pieces you love, and I love that print!

    XO, K

  28. kelsey says:

    these heels, though! absolutely gorgeous
    ladies in navy

  29. Nicole says:

    I love this pink and tangerine combo! The print on that skirt is so pretty!

    Nicole to the Nines

  30. Ann says:

    Rachael – just some advice from a hairstylist…I think your face would look less fat/wide/disproportionate if you cut it a little shorter. The unnatural length / extensions do and will make it look fatter.

    • Rachel Parcell says:


      Thanks for your opinion. However, if you saw me walking down the street I’m sure you would never come up to me and tell me my face is fat. I’m not sure why you think it’s okay to tell me that here. Treat others the way you would want to be treated.

      btw. this is my natural hair. I don’t have extensions and I think it looks great! Thanks for reading.


      • Rose says:

        Once again, you have handled yourself with such dignity and grace when addressing comments that are hurtful. I think you look so gorgeous in this post! I love your hair straight because it emphasizes your beautiful face and features. You look striking in this bold color combination!! I love these two colors separately and together. I love your clutch and love your choice of white heels to bring out the white in the skirt (dress). Incredible style, as always!!!

    • Rose says:

      Ann, you are completely out of line. You are entitled to your own opinion, but please keep it to yourself if it is hurtful. Also, you made the assumption that she wears extensions. If you followed her, you would know that this is her natural hair. She is beautiful on the outside and the inside. Plus, take a look at the number of followers she has. So many women of all ages turn to her for her advice in clothes, make up, and hair.

  31. Meredith says:

    What a great idea! You’ve created two pieces out of one! I love this print, it is so fun and glamorous!


  32. Petra says:

    Stunning outfit. That pink top with that skirt is really perfect. Gorgeous.
    Wish you a great day and happy monday.
    xo, Petra

  33. Lyndsay says:

    Your little red clutch is so adorable, I love the bow!

    prosecco in the park

  34. Hannah says:

    LOVE this outfit. Colors are fab on you.

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  35. Agi says:

    Gorgeous dress!!!!!! Love the pink and red together.


  36. Love this look! Great color combination and I love how you wore the dress as a skirt and made it more versatile! Those Jimmy Choos are fab as well!

    Brittany Blake

  37. ML - @20YS says:

    I love, love this look and the colour combo is just brilliant!

    How do you do the tuck of the shirt to the dress Rachel?



    • Siobhan says:

      I was wondering that myself!! I can never get tops to sit so nicely over dresses… Absolutely love this outfit, such amazing colours on you Rachel.

      Siobhan x

    • heather says:

      I was wondering the same thing! How do you tuck it in, so the back doesn’t appear odd? Thanks! Adorable outfit

  38. Janina says:

    Love the idea of turning a dress into a skirt <3
    XO Janina

  39. Darcy says:

    This is one of my all time favorite looks of yours! This color combo is so perfect!

  40. Ally says:

    Love these bright colors with a white strappy sandal!

  41. Joules says:

    I love everything about this outfit! The colors are perfect and those Choos are just to die for.

    Style by Joules

  42. Sarah says:

    How freaking cool is that skirt!? It looks like someone threw flowers all over a zebra. And the zebra liked it.

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

  43. Rach says:

    The bright colors & print are amazing!

  44. Huong says:

    Can I just say that you never disappoint?! WOW! You look amazing, Rach! Red is SUCH a good color on you!

  45. haley says:

    How did you get the dress to act like a skirt? Is the top safety pinned in the back? What am I missing!? Looks flawless!

  46. Love how you have paired the orange/red & pink tones in this look – never would have thought to pair these but it looks great together!

    xo – margaret

  47. kendall says:

    stunning look! those colors are amazing!! x

    dipped in yellow

  48. Julie says:

    That colour looks amazing on you! Such a gorgeous and happy outfit! Beautiful.

  49. Amanda S. says:

    So cool! I can’t believe that’s a dress! I thought it was a top and skirt.

    xo Amanda

  50. Great outfit!! Love the dress & shoes. You should post more looks like this, you look great in bold looks!

  51. Graciela says:

    Hey Rach, beautiful combo. How do you fit the blouse over the dress and preserve the silhouette ? The blouse appeared loose on the Kate spade website.

    • Rachel Parcell says:


      I used a clear elastic and tied it from behind. I do that a lot when I wear blouses over dresses. Works like a charm!

  52. Paige says:

    I am loving the print of that skirt!


  53. Sylvia C. says:

    LOVE the colors!!!

  54. Angelina says:

    I absolutely love and adore this outfit. I love when people mix red and pink! It’s hard to do so it’s not often done. You are killing it lately!


  55. How did you make the blouse tucked in when it was over the dress? I have tried knotting it before, but I wasn’t sure if you had a better trick? lol since you wore this to a wedding I figured you made it look pretty in the back :) help!

    Erin @ The Fashion Canvas

  56. Amazing look! The skirt is gorgeous!

    The Fashion Brook

  57. I love how you threw a top over the gorgeous dress. Genius! The colors are beautiful on you.

  58. Melissa says:

    Love all the colors of this look! Gorgeous :)
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  59. Your outfit is amazing! Love everything about it. The pattern is so eye catching. You look stunning. Love the bright colors.

    Stay Styled,


  60. Deborah A says:

    I love the colors in this outfit! Very creative :)

  61. Brenda says:

    These bright colors are so lovely!
    Fantastic stuff.

  62. Andrea says:

    Great idea about turning the dress into a skirt. I am going to Europe for 3 weeks this summer & have limited/valuable suitcase space! This is a great idea to stretch my wardrobe!


  63. valentina says:

    Stunning outfit <3

  64. Gorgeous colors and love the floral prints of your skirt! My fave are those shoes :)


  65. Kirsten says:

    Gorgeous!!! I love those colors mixed together!! You look really beautiful :-)
    Xoxo Kirsten

  66. Allie says:

    Beautiful print! Love this outfit <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

  67. Alix says:

    Hey I love your pix so Summer and bright! Bravo you look amazing. I specially like the Kate Spade clutch. I need the same one…
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  68. Taylor says:

    I LOVE this!! How did you style the top to make it look like separates? The colors are fabulous!! You look beautiful, love the straight hair:)

    xo, Taylor

  69. Erin says:

    I am a skirt lover- amazing skirt. Love the choice of pulling out the pink. job well done.

  70. Kara Mayland says:

    Love the way you took this dress outside of the box! Such a fun, bold pattern for summer!

  71. Emily says:

    You look incredible — you rock brights so well! XO

  72. You look amazing! The color looks great on you! Love the way you wore the dress as the skirt! You upgraded the dress lol! Fabulous!

  73. Anastasia says:

    Love this bold boost of pink and red! Very attractive!

  74. Kelly says:

    I love how you mixed pink and red and those white shoes are a great!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  75. Cute outfit! Love the bright colors and the bright lipstick. Also love that you wore the dress as a skirt – tres chic!

  76. Your hair looks so pretty straight here, Rach! xo

  77. lisa says:

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  78. Andrea says:

    I love how you’ve changed it up and layered this dress to look like a skirt…the end result is fabulous! The pink and bold pattern work amazingly well together!


  79. Leanne says:

    Those Jimmy Choo heels have me drooling! They are gorgeous. I love how you styled this dress. I can’t wait to see you wear it on its own too.

    Love from South Africa

  80. Jeanne says:

    Perfect outfit and colour combo!

  81. Benedetta says:

    Amazing!!!This look is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
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  82. Haute Brunette says:

    this look is so cute! i love how you wore a dress as a skirt!

    Haute Brunette

  83. T says:

    How did you make the top so tight when wearing over the dress ?

  84. Stacey says:

    I love love love the bright pink, it looks amazing on you!

    Five Minute Style 

  85. Angelica says:

    I live in flats, but I’ve found that knee length skirts paired with flats make my legs look short. What flats would you wear with this outfit?

  86. Vivian says:

    Love the dress and matching heels! You always look so chic!

  87. Victoria says:

    Love the amazing pop of color – that printed dress is to die for! I love how your wore the blouse over it. Perfection.

  88. delhi85 says:

    lovvvve this dress!

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!