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April, 29, 2014

The Staple…

pink-peonies-blog jcrew-chambray-top pink-givenchy rebecca-taylor-lace-pleated-skirt light-pink-ballet-flat-rockstud-valentinos reward-style-the-conferenc-dallas-texasTop: J.Crew | Skirt: Rebecca Taylor  (also here) | Flats: Valentino (similar style) | Bag: Givenchy (similar style) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Earrings: Nadri | Lips: YSL Kiss & Blush #9

Happy Tuesday everyone! A classic chambray button-up is an absolute staple in my closet. If you don’t already have one I definitely recommend going to either Gap, J.Crew or Old Navy to pick one up. When I’m in my closet and just can’t anything to wear, I always go for my chambray top (when in doubt, wear chambray ;).  It can be styled countless ways and paired with so many different colors. Over the weekend, I was in Dallas for a blogger conference and I decided to switch up my outfit last minute, I originally had planned to wear a floral dress, but the morning of I just wasn’t feeling it (I’m sure you know how that is) luckily, I packed the most versatile top in my closet, it was a life saver. What is your closet staple?

xo, Rach

  1. Love the yellow with the chambray!! I did a similar outfit here :-) I hope you are having a fabulous time in Cabo!!!

    Afternoon Espresso

  2. Love everything about this look! That skirt is gorgeous and pairs perfectly with the chambray!
    Love those Valentino flats! SO pretty!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  3. Leanne says:

    Beautiful Rach. Chambray is a closet staple for me too. I was wearing mine with floral pants only yesterday.

    Love from South Africa

  4. Tia says:

    Love the neon with the chambray!
    Tia |

  5. Erin says:

    ♥ Those beautiful Valentinos! Yay for chambray! :) cheesy I know… My staple is definitely a patterned top, I have this one mullet, short sleeves blouse from Zara that buttons up the back, it is all kinds of colours with a faux black leather trimmed coller. It goes with everything!

  6. Emma Fox says:

    I do this everyday! I plan an outfit then wake up and realize I’m not a fan at all. I love this look though so I’m so happy you went with this!

  7. Paige says:

    I totally need to get a new chambray before next fall! Mine is so worn out! I am loving your bright green skirt!


  8. Mira says:

    You look amazing!! Love the way you styled the chambray shirt!! Beautiful.

    xx Mira

  9. Deanie says:

    Great outfit! Love the chambray with the neon skirt and pale pink accessories :-)

  10. Courtney says:

    I love my chambray button up! Definitely one of my wardrobe staples. I love how you styled yours…that skirt is awesome :)

  11. Katy Amezcua says:

    I need a chambray top!! For me right now my closet staple is my white or black blazer. It goes with everything! You look so pretty, I can’t decide which one I like more, your bag or your shoes… So cute!!!

  12. Definitely a chambray for me as well. I tend to dress them up a lot for work, they are just so easy to throw on and dress up or down!


  13. I absolutely love the color of the skirt and the whole outfit in general! Gorgeous!


  14. i LIKE IT. I don’t think I would have styled the top like that so this is a great lesson :)
    love the color combinations

    Xo, Belen
    Androbel Insider

  15. Bekka says:

    Beautiful bag!!! I have the same one in red and wore it on my blog a few weeks ago with a chambray dress! I adore chambray. It’s definitely my staple, too. Love your flats! I have the non-cage ones… Be sure to take them to a cobbler so they can put a metal tap in the sole up by the point. It definitely keeps the flat in better shape since it’s a pointed toe. Great post as always!

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog
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  16. Natalil says:

    Beautiful skirt and bag! You look incredibly stylish!!

  17. Agi says:

    Gorgeous!!!!!! That skirt is stunning and i love it with the chambray top.


  18. Hannah says:

    LOVE that skirt. The chambray is the perfect touch.
    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  19. Rebecca says:

    I too have a love for the chambray top – they literally go with everything.

  20. I love the detail hidden underneath the skirt! So feminine & chic. If I had to choose a closet staple it would have to be my boyfriend jeans — dressing them up with heels or down with a pair of slip on sneakers makes them so versatile & fun.

  21. Cayli says:

    Love love love the yellow skirt with the chambray!


  22. kelsey says:

    loving this crazy skirt!
    ladies in navy

  23. I could not agree more with the chambray shirt! You look fantastic, as always!


  24. Shira says:

    LOVE the chambray with that adorable yellow skirt! Love the zipper detailing and of course the rockstud flats are everything!

  25. Courtney says:

    Love the chambray and neon together! That Givenchy bag is to die for!

  26. jill says:

    that skirt is amazing! love how well the lemony skirt pairs with your pale pink shoes/bag. -jill

  27. Cydney says:

    That skirt is perfection! Beautiful!

    Simply Cydney

  28. Darcie says:

    Beautiful look Rach! I do that all the time..pick an outfit
    the night before and change it all up the next morning!

  29. Jamie W says:

    Obsessed with these shoes!

    Jamie W

  30. Huong says:

    You are so right about chambray! I’m so glad I picked up one from J. Crew a few weeks ago because I was like, “If I had a chambray top to go with this.” once too many times, lol!

    I was hoping to spot you and Emily here in Dallas, but to no avail! That bag is AMAZING! I’m assuming you nabbed at NM Flagship?

  31. a chambray is totally my go-to as well! it can be worn so many ways that it is just so easy and i think looks good on everyone!

    ps your hair looks so great in these pictures!

    xo mk

  32. Kate says:

    I couldn’t agree more. A classic chambray top is a wardrobe must! I wear mine with everything. It always makes me feel pulled together no matter how I style it! Love your Rebecca Taylor skirt…the pleats and zipper detail are perfect.

  33. Rach! This look is so perfect with the green and blush tones! I would 100% have to agree on the chambray!
    Also, are the Rockstud flats comfortable ?
    I’m thinking of investing in a pair for the summer, I just don’t have a Neimans on hand anymore :(
    Thanks love!


  34. Great use of the classic chambray shirt. Love the flats!

  35. Adrienne says:

    Great skirt!!
    Love this look!
    -Adrienne. xo

    Citizen of the World
    Citizen of the World

  36. Definitely can count on chambray!

    Liz @
    Stop by and enter my J.Crew giveaway!

  37. Emily says:

    I love this look! Definitely love how you mixed the brights with pastels — so summery! XO

  38. I neeeeeed those shoes. Love them!!!

  39. Ksenia says:

    Gorgeous bag

    You are missing a word “find” in “When I’m in my closet and just can’t anything to wear, I always go for my chambray top (when in doubt, wear chambray ;)” Just thought to let you know.

  40. Angelina says:

    I HATE when I am not feeling an outfit last minute on a trip! That is why I have learned to overpack!

    I styled my boyfriend’s chambray in a last minute pinch recently! HAH!


  41. Brooke says:

    I love your hair styled like this- very messy sexy! Your shoes are also to die for : )

    Brooke du jour

  42. Natalie says:

    I love this purse! Super cute outfit!


  43. stephanie says:

    I like the combo of denim and pastel colors.
    xx Stephanie (

  44. Love says:

    I love your Givenchy purse! It is the most perfect pink! Definitely you :) I definitely have much more chambray in my closet ever since discovering your blog!

  45. staystyledoc says:

    Cute outfit. Loved your pics from your Dallas trip on Instagram. So jealous that you’re in Cabo right now! Looks like so much fun. Can’t wait to see your next blog post on that. I would have to say my “go to” item is a graphic tee. It’s easy to dress up or down.

    Stay Styled,


  46. Sofia says:

    These shoes are great and adorable. Are they comfortable?

    Have a wonderful day.

  47. arin says:

    one day i will own valentino flats, one day! lol you look amazing, and i love the length of that skirt! could wear it to the office no problem!

  48. Just perfect! Perfect mix of colours and fabrics!

    The Fashion Brook

  49. Very cute look! Love the yellow skirt and pink bag :)


  50. Angelina says:

    I HATE when I go on a trip and then I’m not feeling the outfite I’ve packed! That’s the worst!

    I recently posted on styling my boyfriend’s chambray when in a pinch! Haha such a staple and I was desperate!


  51. Chelsea says:

    I have 4 chambray shirts in my closet right now! I just love them and how they go perfect with anything.

  52. Rose says:

    I love chambray shirts! I have a board on Pinterest devoted to the countless ways to style them! I am absolutely loving this look. The skirt is so fun & stylish. I adore your two new matching investments of the purse & shoes! Amazing! Great color choice!! Beautiful as always:)

  53. Krupa Hemraj says:

    I have to say my closet staple is loose fitting graphic tee. I have a love for the Jcrew ones. You can dress them up with a jacket and heels or dress them down by wearing them on their own with shorts or jeans. Love em!

  54. Andrea says:

    I’m with you on the chambray…I have a few in my closet and they go with everything, for every season! Definitely some of the most worn items I own!


  55. Jess says:

    Love that chartreuse skirt! So playful and feminine with the lace detailing.

  56. Susan says:

    Travel needs a comfy “fall back on” outfit just in case! I’d have to say my go to piece is a denim skirt that goes with anything (even new things you pick up while traveling!)

  57. Avenue K says:

    Your pink Givenchy is the perfect accessory for spring! We love! – Avenue K

  58. Makayla says:

    Love your chambray shirt!

  59. Kara Jewell says:

    I am loving your shoes! Blush pink is so pretty & that Rebecca Taylor skirt is to die for!
    xo Kara

  60. Erica M says:

    The yellow skirt is gorgeous..super bright and fun!


  61. Stephanie says:

    I completely agree with you there!! Chambray would have to be my staple item too. It’s just so versatile, comfortable, and classic! You can always make it trendy or more casual:) Great look. I love the skirt on you!

  62. Diana says:

    Love your purse, perfect shade of pink.

    xoxo, Diana

  63. Evi says:

    Gorgeous look! Love your bag!

    Evi xoxo

    The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

  64. Petra says:

    Amazing outfit. I love yellow for spring. It looks so fresh and beautiful and with the blush pink it looks perfect.
    xo, Petra

  65. Seriously obsessing over this skirt! I love the color, the texture, the zipper detail… so so cute!!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  66. Vera Sawicki says:

    You look amazing- I love how you styled the denim skirt with the yellow skirt!

  67. Sylvia says:

    Love this look :) My chambray shirt is also my closet staple and maybe my white blazer I feel like I can wear it on anything at anytime! xo


  68. Seppy says:

    Nice Givenchy! It’s so cute!

    My closet staples…a nice grey sweater that doesn’t look sloppy!

  69. Casey says:

    I absolutely love my J.Crew chambray, one of my most worn pieces.

  70. I love the Valentino shoes.

  71. Lea Anne says:

    Love a good look with a chambray top, and this skirt is perfect for Springtime!

  72. Natalie says:

    Love the Tumi suitcase colors. And I need all the packing advice I can get ;)
    Is this your new Master bedroom? It’s gorgeous… can’t wait to see the rest of your new home.:)

  73. Melissa says:

    Love this look!
    Enter My ‘Spring Scarf Giveaway’ on the Blog –>

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  75. Bonita says:

    I have a tailored, white Tilley Endurables shirt that is over twenty years old. It is my goto top every time. Like chambray, it goes with everything.

  76. Karla says:

    I’m not even sure if you read the comments (or the older ones anyway) but your hair here is so pretty-this length and texture suits you so much and love this outfit. I seemed to have missed this older one even though I’ve followed along for years. xx Karla

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!