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June, 2, 2014

Soft Stripes…

jcrew-nautical-striped-dress karen-walker-super-duper-sunglasses jcrew-striped-dress-june-style-guide jcrew-striped-dress pink-saint-laurent-clutch jcrew-collection-stripe-dress jcrew-striped-dress-summer-2014Dress: J.Crew | Blouse: LOFT, no longer available (similar stye) | Pumps: Charlotte Olympia | Clutch: Saint Laurent, also here | Glasses: Karen Walker | Rings: KiraKira | Earrings: BHLDN | Lips: Lipstick- Madere by NARS | Gloss-Turkish Delight by NARS

Happy Monday everyone! I can never say no to a striped dress and this one is no exception! Earlier this week, I popped into J.Crew to take a look at their new arrivals for June and my eyes were immediately drawn to this dress. I love the classic, tailored and feminine feel to it but it was the stripes that totally sold me. A few weeks ago, I was unpacking my closet as we were moving into our new home and I couldn’t help but notice how many striped pieces that were in my wardrobe. I told myself I wasn’t going to buy anymore stripes but that didn’t last long because the very next week I ended up with this dress. I guess I can’t help it, I’m a stripes girl! Are there any prints in your closet that pop up a little too frequently but you just can’t get enough of?

xo, Rach

photos by Heather Telford

  1. YVESPINK says:

    I truly adore this dress so sweet and classy

  2. Love this look! So pretty! The stripes are perfect and so are those gorgeous Charlotte Olympia heels!!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  3. Mira says:

    That dress looks beautiful on you. Love it.

    xx Mira

  4. Gap says:

    Cool outfit, simple, but elegant! Those heels from Charlotte Olympia are stunning!
    XOX, Gap.

  5. Chrissabella says:

    This dress is gorgeous and love your hot pink clutch!

  6. Rach says:

    I love this dress!! So chic, sophisticated, and fun!!

  7. Rachelle says:

    Love this classy look, love that dress,


  8. Grace says:

    What a lovely look! I love the sweet collar peeking out! And your heels are rockin!

  9. Laura says:

    Oh wow, i love the way you have styled that dress. It looks great with the blouse!!

    Laura xx

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  10. Marine says:

    You look so elegant ! The shoes are gorgeous !

    Pin-Up Jet

  11. Sofia says:

    So chic this look :) Love the dress.


  12. Love the dress! Instant classic…good buy, can’t go wrong with stripes ;)


  13. fabulux says:

    Loving this look. The shoes and dress are to die for!

  14. arielle says:

    I love how you styled this dress. it truly is so very classic. and I’m still a huge fan of that lip color.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  15. Ash says:

    Beautiful!!! Love love that dress!

    Xo Ash
    Sincerely Miss Ash

  16. Your dress is so cute and classy!


  17. Kate says:

    I’m a total stripes girl so I can relate! Stripes are crisp, fresh and timeless. I’ve never met I stripe I didn’t like. Love the sunwashed stripes on this dress! A twist on a classic!

  18. Julia says:

    Beautiful pictures! What a classy look xo

  19. Bekka says:

    Gorgeous look!!! Especially love the Charlotte Olympia pumps. I always say I’m not buying anymore jeans, but that one never seems to stick. Love this dress! Starting med school in August and need some more conservative pieces… I’ll have to check it out! Great outfit :) Happy Monday!

    xo, Bekka
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  20. Charlotte says:

    Loving the pop of colour, that clutch is amazing x

  21. Love says:

    I was excited to see a post on this dress after seeing a peek on your insta! Love the fit of it!

  22. Kimberly Ann says:

    I’m in love with that dress! It looks SO classy and feminine and it’s gorgeous!


  23. Crystal says:

    I completely agree, I’m addicted to stripes! And I love this whole look, I need all of it! Perfect play on neutrals and then adding that fun pink clutch!

    Xo, crystal

  24. Love this soft grey striped dress, it looks so comfy and chic!

    You look great!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

  25. kelsey says:

    this dress is absolutely lovely`! love it paired with the blouse
    ladies in navy

  26. Agi says:

    OMG, I love that dress. J Crew never disappoints!!!!!!! I just wish I had a bigger bank account. Gorgeous. Love it with the pink clutch.


  27. Natali says:

    Wow! Fantastic clutch and dress! You look beautiful!

  28. Zhuo says:

    This outfit is so simply chic and refreshing! I love it!

  29. Faith says:

    I’m totally a stripes person too! I also really love polka-dots. Anything neutral and with a pattern, I am game for!


  30. Zhuo says:

    This dress is simply chic and refreshing! I love it!

  31. Sofia says:

    What a cute dress.

    Hope you had a wonderful and restful weekend.

  32. I love this dress with the blouse underneath. Great thing to do when it’s a little cooler out.

  33. Monique says:

    I love how you paired this dress and blouse together! So chic!
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  34. kendall says:

    gorgeous look!! x

    dipped in yellow

  35. Laura says:

    You can never have too many striped pieces!! This dress is beautiful!

  36. Kristi says:

    Love this dress and you can never have too many stripes! Great heels, too…

    xx, Kristi

  37. Nicole says:

    This dress looks great on you and I love the pop of color clutch!


  38. Adrienne says:

    Super pretty outfit!
    I love that striped dress!
    -Adrienne. xo

    Citizen of the World
    Citizen of the World

  39. Courtney says:

    Such cute layering!(: and I love your hair too(:

  40. Angela says:

    I love absolutely love the way you styled this dress. The blouse is perfect with your dress. :) Love it.

  41. Yolennie says:

    Lovely style as always! Very elegant and beautiful <3


  42. Rachel says:

    Love this! So elegant but still girly in a playful way :)

  43. Huong says:

    I’m totally with you, Rach! I noticed that I’m on a stripes hunt lately too! I just bought a striped top last week and have been wearing it nonstop. Should we start a stripes Anonymous meeting? :P

  44. Love that dress on you! Pretty lipstick too

  45. Paige says:

    This dress is amazing! I love the stripes and how you layered it with the shirt!


  46. Auna says:

    Beautiful and elegant dress…you always look stunning! I love the soft stripes with the pop of pink!

    xx Auna |

  47. Jessie says:

    Love the sleeves on that dress!! Those heels look terrifyingly tall though… I might topple right over!! I would also probably be about 6’3” in them, so I’ll just admire them on you :)

    Jessie at Blush and Blonde

  48. Arianna says:

    I LOVE those sleeves on your blouse! <3


  49. Andrea says:

    I love this outfit…I think the dress looks so much better layered over a blouse that it would alone! The pink clutch is the perfect finishing touch!


  50. This is such a pretty look – one of my favorites of yours to date! xo Nina

  51. Haute Brunette says:

    I love how you wore a shirt underneath the dress! it looks beautiful.

    Haute Brunette

  52. Amanda S. says:

    I love that blouse! I can’t believe you found it at LOFT.

    xo Amanda

  53. McKenna says:

    I totally get the stripes obsession! I love them and polka dots! Love this complete outfit especially how you styled the blouse under the dress, definitely chic! Xo!


  54. Graciela says:

    Rach I just spent 2 solid hours on your site on Saturday and was so impressed with how much your site has changed or evolved in such a short time. You have gone from personal pictures documenting your life, flip flops and bikinis on Lake Powell, by the way you look so cute in your bikinis, definitely the right shape for them too. And now you are sporting the most expensive and sophisticated of outfits, shoes, purses, and a brand new home!!! You truly are amazing, it was like watching you grow up and transform into this beautiful butterfly that you are now! Congrats and keep improving. As much as I would still like to see your family featured I realize your blog is now more professional than personal but still rocks!

  55. Alexandra says:

    I love the stripes with the white gauzy sleeves!

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  56. MAYOUME™ says:

    You look so classy and fab:-)Great outfit and your heels-love it!

  57. Maeva says:

    Beautiful girl and outfit! Your clutch is amazing… It is a classic actually! Great styling… The combination of pieces is awesome <3

  58. Melissa says:

    Love this striped dress! So pretty!

  59. Allie says:

    Super cute! Love the stripes <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

  60. Emma says:

    Of course this whole look is amazing but I can’t stop staring at those shoes!

    Emma | With A City Dream

  61. Lauren says:

    My closet is 70% leopard….but I cant stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. sandy a la mode says:

    that dress is just gorgeous!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  63. Gorgeous look! Love the striped dress and heels :)


  64. Rose says:

    You styled this dress to perfection! The last picture of you is simply stunning!

  65. LOVE the dress! I’m really attracted to the collar!

  66. Kristen Melby says:

    Hi Rachel. I was wondering if you could give me some insight into how you got started doing this. You have my dream job and I’d love to be able to share my passion with others as you do. Any help or mentorship you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again

  67. Ashlie says:

    I love that blouse under the dress, especially with those sleeves! Seriously so beautiful!

  68. Katy says:

    SOOO cute Rach! I love it. I totally love the soft lipstick/makeup! You look so pretty :) xo

  69. Emily says:

    You’re so pretty and you are ROCKING those shoes! It would be so hard for me to walk in those! XO

  70. I’m a stripes girl too. They never stop finding a way into my closet. Love how you styled this dress. It’s a fresh look for Spring!

    Fishbowl Fashion

  71. Susan says:

    I tend to be drawn to florals, from the tiniest ditsy prints to the largest blooms on cardis & jackets. But this dress could be a game changer! Love the total look of this for non stop class!

  72. Jasmine says:

    I am so in love with this outfit! I’m addicted to stripes too! My husband says all my clothes look alike, but I can see the difference in the stripes, and that’s all that matters! LOL! And that clutch, need it! Love that pink

  73. Alma says:

    that dress is fab!
    BTW have you seen this contest, you can win a 3,000 € wishlist of your choice!

  74. Taylor says:

    I love this!!! So classy and sophisticated….those shoes are to die for!!

    xo, Taylor

  75. Leanne says:

    Gorgeous dress Rach. I’d wear this all the time!

    Love from South Africa

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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!