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white-summer-jcrew-dress karen-walker-super-duper-sunglasses valentino-rockstud-dome-satchel-bag blush-pink-rockstud-valentino-flatsvalentino-birdcage-flats-rockstud nude-valentino-dome-bagDress: Gap, no longer available (similar style) | Flats: Valentino (hot pink version here, less expensive version here) | Glasses: Karen Walker | Bag: Valentino (love this version too) | Earrings: Nordstrom | Bracelets: David Yurman (here, here) | Lips: Saint Germain by MAC

There are few things I love more than wearing a feminine white dress on a cool summer’s evening. Oh how I wish summer would never end!

ps don’t forget about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, it ends August 4th. You can see what I purchased from the sale here and to see my favorite pieces from the sale go here.

Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

xo, Rach

  1. Fabulux says:

    This look is perfection. You nailed it!

  2. Cayli says:

    Love that dress


  3. IRENE says:

    lovely! this look is so…chic and pure! love the lipstick!


  4. Kirsten says:

    Such a beautiful summer outfit!! I also wish summer would never end…!!!

    Your Valentino accessories are perfect for that dress:o)
    xoxo Kirsten

  5. tiphaine says:

    looking gorgeous dear!! i so agree with you on this feminine dress on a summer evening thing :)

    have an amazing week!

    xx tiphaine

  6. I love your shoes! And the whole look is super cute :) I love white but often can’t pull it off with a 5 month old :/
    Blonde with a Chanse

  7. Rebecca says:

    I absolutely love shirt dresses. They’re so easy and feminine. And I love that you “edged” it up a bit with the rock stud bag/shoes. Great look overall!

  8. Love that dress! Looks so pretty on you! Pairs perfectly with those Valentino accessories!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  9. Monique says:

    I adore a white dress! I especially adore how you paired it with blush accents!
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  10. Rachelle says:

    Such a sweet look, love it!


  11. Rin says:

    That white dress is absolutely darling, and I love your Anniversary Sale picks!

    Ramblings with Rin

  12. arielle says:

    I am absolutely loving that white dress and I am so bummed it is sold out. there is nothing better than a light-weight white dress. you look stunning here!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  13. Rockstuds on rockstuds!! Love both your bag and flats!!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  14. Carrie Lyman says:

    Love those sunglasses! I’ve been searching for a great tortoise pair!

  15. Natalil says:

    You look breathtaking in this all white and nude outfit! Classy!

  16. Sarah says:

    Loving the shape and color of the Gap dress! Lovely post!

    If you have a moment, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post!

  17. Belen says:

    Love this dress up but dressed down look!
    the dress is beautiful!
    Xo, Belen
    A Hint of Life

  18. Grace says:

    Such a sweet look! Those flats are so darling! Love them paired with the white!

  19. Lyndsay says:

    What an adorable dress, I really like the drawstring waist.

    prosecco in the park

  20. Kristi says:

    Love this white dress! Pretty with the blush shoes and bag!

    xx, Kristi

  21. Gorgeous!!! I love the white dress :)

  22. Nicole says:

    This Gap dress is so pretty! I have the sleeveless version and love it!

    Nicole to the Nines

  23. Heidi D. says:

    Love this! So simple and lovely!

    Heidi D.

  24. Gap says:

    White and nude Valentino is an always thumb up!!!
    XOX, Gap.

  25. Kacie says:

    You look fabulous! I love crisp white paired with blush and nude…they are perfect feminine compliments to one another!


  26. Rachel says:

    This dress is so lovely and feminine, and I love the Valentino details, gorgeous!
    Love, Rachel

  27. Michaela says:

    Such a stunning dress I love it!

    Michaela X

  28. Agi says:

    Love the dress with those flats. Gorgeous. I also wish Summer would never end.


  29. Lexi says:

    This is such a pretty look!! Love the light neutrals!


  30. Kendall says:

    gorgeous dress- a classic, summer piece! x

    dipped in yellow

  31. This outfit is perfection!

    Madison Martine

  32. Janina says:

    Wow I love the Valentinos in the flat version, looks amazing!
    XO Janina

  33. so pretty, a few weeks ago there was a dress on their main page that I couldn’t find and actually called to see where it was…..sold out bc it was so popular!

    love this!

  34. Adrienne says:

    This dress is amazing!
    The perfect summer dress for sure!
    I adore it!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  35. The bag and the shoes are the perfect combination for that simple, classic dress. Gorgeous.

  36. Bekka says:

    I think we share a Valentino obsession… I have 3 pairs of the heels and a pair of flats! Definitely have to try the cage ones. They elevate any outfit to the next level. Fab look! Definitely summer chic.

    xo, Bekka
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  37. Leanne says:

    So fresh and feminine. Perfect for a summer evening!

    Love from South Africa

  38. Melissa says:

    Such a gorgeous look! Love those Valentino Flats!

  39. Sarah says:

    Very cute and simple look, white is the perfect colour for summer and I adore your dress.

  40. Leesa says:

    really lovely look!

  41. Holly says:

    Wearing the same style of the same brand does not exhibit great style. It shows that you like to show that you have Valentino. Shoot a little higher Rach!

  42. Graciela says:

    Lovely for a summer day or night.

  43. Love this dress, so adorable and summery! The Valentino accessories are amazing of course.

  44. Lucy says:

    Love this look, so chic! Lucy

  45. Rose says:

    The white dress is the epitome of summer chic. I love how you added a bit of edge with the rockstud flats to this feminine, breezy look. That lipstick is gorgeous on you! Been loving your hair straight!! Beautiful post!

  46. Charlotte says:

    This is so so beautiful, you’re stunning x

  47. Courtney says:

    I love the crisp,clean look of the dress!(: and the shoes make it even more interesting!(:

  48. Christian says:

    You look so pretty!!!
    love those shoes!

  49. Jessica says:

    This outfit is one of my favorites and it looks great on you! That dress and color combo is super feminine!

  50. Amanda S. says:

    My friend JUST bought this dress at the Lincoln Road location in Miami Beach! Ladies, you might have some luck in-store.

    xo Amanda

  51. Miri says:

    Beautiful dress! Love the flats and the Valentino bag!


  52. Mindy says:

    Ahh I love the dress and the shoes! So adorable! Your blog is so cute!

  53. adela says:

    So effortlessly pretty.
    Adela x

  54. Love these Valentino flats, they’re calling my name!
    Brittany Blake

  55. ashley says:

    Rachel, I love your style. Matching the skirt with these Valentino’s are brilliant!!
    I always like a high heel pair like these Valentino Pumps


  56. Beautiful look! Love the dress :)


  57. Emily says:

    I love the shape of your dress – the most feminine take on a shirt dress I’ve seen! Wish it was still available :)

    Emily, The Glam Files

  58. Erin Shelton says:

    I love this look! It is so effortless and chic. Just beautiful.

  59. Those shoes are gorgeous! Love the neutral colors.

  60. Andrea says:

    Such a sweet little white dress! I love how you’ve accessorized it with shades of blush…beautiful!


  61. Susan says:

    It feels cool & comfy just looking at this ensemble; your hair is awesome, love it straight! Great sunnies & what a pretty background!

  62. Natalya says:

    This look is so fresh and summery! You just can’t go wrong with white and Valentinos! XOXO, Natalya @technicallyblonde

  63. Benedetta says:

    Wooow this look is so it!!!
    Be Happy with Fashion

  64. Abi says:

    Perfect dress! Wish it was still available. Love how you used matching accessories.
    Abi x

  65. Allie says:

    Amazingly beautiful dress! <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

  66. You are killing it in this white dress girl! Love this outfit! I need to scoop up these flats I’ve been debating them forever! xo
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  67. soraya says:

    cute, conservative summer dress! You look stunning!

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  69. I love this….that dress is absolutely adorable!!!! Love love love the shoes and handbag!!!

    xo, Taylor

  70. I love this beautiful summer dress! I had to check out the rest of your post when I saw the default photo on bloglovin! :)

  71. Jessica says:

    All that Valentino you’re wearing is making me go gaga. Such a chic look!

    xx Jessica

  72. Smith says:

    Awesome! Dress

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  73. Very beautiful shoes, every girl’s dream!
    And you look very nice as always :)

    With best,
    TF /

  74. Emelia says:

    Love the neutral look with the blush accessories and stud details! Looking beautiful as always.

  75. Manon B says:

    Wonderful , I love so much your look. The colours are beautiful, and also the pictures.

    Bisous, Manon

  76. Kristina K says:

    Love you hair color and the lipstick!

  77. Emily says:

    This is one of my favorite looks of yours! XO

  78. Diane says:

    those sunnies are amazing!

  79. Nidia says:

    Oh with posts like these, how I wish summer would never end, either! :)?


  80. So fresh, crisp, and beautiful!
    XO Ally and Emma

  81. Anastasia says:

    Nothing can be sexier than a white shirt-dress with feminine cut!

  82. Anna says:

    HI Rach,
    Love your blog, first time visiting but was able to view a lot of posts. Please reply! I have the same valentino shoes but haven’t worn them a too much, bc i am scared of running the sole.. Do you rubber sole them or take care of them in a any special way? How do you like them? would you re buy and how many colors do you own?

    Thanks so much xoxooxox

    • Rachel Parcell says:


      My theory is, if I’m going to spend a lot on my shoes, I might as well get my money’s worth! I wear them all the time. I don’t do anything to protect the sole, but they have held up great!

      Don’t be afraid to wear them!


  83. Ellese says:

    I love these shoes!! Such a wondeful way to incorporate them into an outfit xo

  84. yael steren says:

    I love the combination of the white flowing dress with the more edgy soft pink shoes! Looks amazing! xoxo yael

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!