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June, 17, 2013

Summer Nights…

Jacket: J.Brand | Dress: DVF  (also buy here, last seen here) | Wedges: Sole Society c/o | Bag: Celine (similar) | Glasses: Ray-Ban | Earrings: Nadri | Lips: YSL Rouge Volupte #11
Summer is a time when my wardrobe becomes much more relaxed and simplified. I love to layer but that can become uncomfortable during the hot summer months. As a solution, I tend to wear a day dress with wedges or sandals and throw on a denim jacket, which is my go-to layering piece for cool summer nights out with my cute hubby. The combo is a look that doesn’t take much effort, but keeps me cool and looking pulled together. How do you like to work your wardrobe during the summer?
  1. Adela says:

    So chic! Love it.
    Adela x

  2. Patricia says:

    Great style!!

  3. I totally agree with you! My favorite summer outfit is a cute dress in which I can just throw on a jacket or cardigan and be out the door. Its simple and chic, and what were all looking for on those hot, humid summer days! I love your hair pinned to the side- so cute!
    Footprints in the City

  4. I love that bag! It’s so beautiful with the rougher denim jacket! xx

  5. Que guapísima!! me acabo de enamorar de las sandalias, son super bonitas. Un besazo

    Estoy de SUPER SORTEO en mi blog, sorteamos unas gafas de diseño de DOLCE & GABBANA.

  6. Rachelle says:

    I love this summer look, and your hair is so FAB.


  7. says:

    I love that DVF dress, she has the greatest prints!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  8. Those wedges are super cute… I love to wear dresses and skirts too on those hot summer days!
    I also love your hair like that!
    xo, Meg

  9. Amazing wedges! You look gorgeous!

  10. Ally says:

    A denim jacket is definitely my layering staple too!

  11. Absolutely love this look!! Those wedges are amazing!
    Love your style as always! :)

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

  12. Ashley says:

    Love this outfit and those wedges are fab!! You look great girl..

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  13. Cute! The shoes are prob my fave part!

  14. Lyndsay says:

    I like the slightly more casual air the denim jacket gives the dress.

  15. I love everything about this look! The dress is gorgeous and it looks perfect with the denim jacket.. and those shoes, I’m dying!

  16. Everything about this is lovely! The wedges are Amazing!!

  17. these shoes are absolutely fantastic! love the view from the back
    kw ladies in navy
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  18. Annick says:

    Love that simple dress – such a gorgeous print that goes with anything. Love how you’ve dressed it down with a denim jacket!

    Bold Subtlety

  19. Melanie says:

    What a gorgeous look. I LOVE those wedges. Gorgeous as always! :) xoxo

  20. Super chic look Rach ! Love it !

    XX Luba 

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  21. Star White says:

    I’m the same way in the summer, the more simple the better! And denim jackets are just so easy to throw on for a cooler evening! Great heels!


  22. Sam says:

    I am SUCH a jean jacket girl. It’s practical but I definitely make it a part of my outfit when the weather/temperature calls for it! Love all the black and white.

  23. Stephanie X says:

    lovely dress!
    xx Stephanie (

  24. Gorgeous wedges ! And I adore the dress !

  25. Rebecca says:

    really lovely photos, those shoes are amazing!

    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  26. Goodness, this is so gorgeous. So fresh and young! Beautiful, Rach!

    Love from South Africa

    Arum Lilea

  27. Agnes Mayer says:

    Love this dress with the jean jacket and those wedges are fabulous.


  28. Meghan Silva says:

    Loving those wedges , just a stunning look.

    Meghan Silva’s Blog

  29. What an adorable outfit! Layering in the summer is key – you never know when it will be warm or when you’ll get a cool summer breeze.


  30. Stella says:

    Summer outfits are tricky if it’s too hot outside.
    I like yours!
    Can you please make a hair care post and show us what products you use? Your waves look always so nice!
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

  31. Those shoes are amazing! Love the entire outfit, perfect for those summer nights! :)

    Fierce & Fashionable

  32. An Nicole says:

    Love those wedges! My summer go-to: cut off shorts w/ a tee, skirts, or short dresses.


  33. I love those wedges! Such a cool and effortless style..
    Blush and Blossoms

  34. Diana says:

    Super cute look, love the shoes!!

    xoxo, Diana ☠

  35. Chelsea says:

    I NEED to invest in a denim jacket ASAP! You look gorgeous and so effortless Rachel. I’m loving those interesting wedges!

    Chelsea & The City

  36. love the shoes!! such a cute look! x

    dipped in yellow

  37. In love with that dress with those shoes!

    Xo, Amanda

  38. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve noticed just this week how many long-sleeved tops I own. Particularly, Blythe from J.Crew. I like to roll up the sleeves above my elbows and throw on a skirt or nice shorts and then dress up with jewelry and heels if I’m going out for dinner or drinks. Versatility is key!

    Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

  39. Love the details on the heels and what a beautiful dress! xx

  40. Lauren says:

    This is perfect Rach!! So cute!!


  41. Kelsey Bang says:

    those shoes are so cute! love the ankle strap!

  42. What a beautiful look for the Summer! Love how you layered the look with a denim jacket, amazing for Summer! Your wedges are gorgeous! My Summer style is definitely a maxi dress, they are great for day or night!


  43. Morgen Ray says:

    I always make sure my pieces can transition from day to night. Where I live it is quite warm/humid during the day and the evening can get a bit chilly. Dresses are always my go-to but if I want to wear shorts, I make sure to have a light sweater or light jacket with me or near me if I am going to be out late.

  44. I love what you did with your hair today! The high wedge heels are gorgeous too!

  45. que guapa!!!me encanta!!!
    BESOS :D

  46. I also do that Rach! I opt for short or long dresses and wore them with wedges or flats adding a denim jacket or a beautiful scarf for night…

  47. Petra says:

    Love these amazing look special these stunning wedges.
    Happy monday
    xo, Petra

  48. Beautiful, simple with a lot of character!

  49. You look gorgeous. I love the dress and those fab shoes!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  50. l.c.s. says:

    your hair looks great and i adore those wedges— you introduced me to sole society earlier in the year & now i adore that site!


  51. Very cute! You look like you could be dressed for the day or dinner, love how it’s so versatile!

  52. Rach, I love this look and those shoes are divine! You are absolutely gorgeous! Would love to dress you in my collection (non-maternity)

    Zoe xxx

  53. Those shoes are to die for, they’re so cute. c:

    xo.Janiecy.xo|A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    xo, Janiecy

  54. Been eyeing these sole society wedges, now I want them even more lol! Such a perfect summer look :)

    xo, Ainslee

  55. Kristina says:

    I love the print of your dress, so chic!

    Kristina does the Internets

  56. Katherine says:

    Great outfit. Laying is definitely key, because temperature’s can totally change throughout the day and night. Heels and dresses with a light jacket are a great go-to — love it!


  57. you look wonderful! love the dress & your shoes :) x

    & Pretty Things

  58. Alex Gens says:

    Really cute outfit!

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    XO Alex

  59. Bridget says:

    Love it all, your legs are insane.

    I am running for Most Stylish Girl in Philadelphia, I would love it if you could vote for me! My entry name is Another Woman’s Treasure.

  60. Leah says:

    This is the perfect summer outfit!

  61. Those wedges are so cute! And I love that dress.

  62. Chantelle says:

    Those wedges are sooo killer! You look amazing, doll!

  63. Such fabulous wedges!! I may have to make them my own!!

    Veloria in Velvet

  64. Dearest Lou says:

    Love this outfit Rachel! You look stunning (:

  65. Styleclouds says:

    You look amazing! xo, Christna


  66. aijie jie says:

    Very stylish clothing.
    Outfits look great.
    Very pure feeling.

  67. Helena Oops says:

    Amazing look!
    I love your shoes!

  68. Such a gorgeous dress and LOVING those wedge sandals!


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  69. Very simple but beautiful outfit, I am in love with the celine bag and your shoes are lovely as well. please feel free to stop by my fashion and beauty blog

  70. I love this! Everything about it!

  71. I love all, but the shoes, the shoes are really great!

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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