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June, 10, 2014

Summer Uniform…

cobalt-blue-otte-dress arrow-karen-walker-sunnies cobalt-blue-otte-dress-shopbop sac-de-jour-saint-laurent-bag sole-society-black-ankle-strap-sandals arrow-karen-walker-sunglasses cobalt-blue-summer-dressDress: Otte | Sandals: Sole Society | Bag: Saint Laurent | Glasses: Karen Walker | Bracelets: David Yurman (here, here) | Ring: KiraKira | Lips: Liner- Hip ‘N’ Happy by MAC, Lipstick- Saint Germain by MAC, Gloss- Turkish Delight by NARS

A lightweight dress, crossbody bag and a pair of fab sandals are always a trio that I wear more often than not during the warmer months, definitely my summer uniform. Shoes are always one of my favorite elements to an outfit and I’m obsessed with any kind of shoe whether a flat, wedge or pump that has an ankle strap. I love the edgy yet sophisticated feel to these Sole Society sandals, a pair I’ll be sporting a lot this season, totally a summer sandal staple! Thanks for reading!

xo, Rach

  1. Natalil says:

    Beautiful outfit! You did great mixing two bright colours and then toning them down with black sandals and shades!

  2. Grace says:

    Gorgeous mix of color! I love the blue against the neon. Always a fun mix for summer! :)

  3. Fabulux says:

    Amaze look. Love a loose fitted dress like this!

  4. Rachelle says:

    Great color combo and love that little bag.


  5. Mira says:

    Wow that viibrant blue dress looks so stunning!

    xx Mira

  6. YVESPINK says:

    Gorgeous blue dress so simple and classy

  7. I have a bag that color from Target and I have YET to wear it…thanks for the inspiration! You look amazing!!

  8. Ashley says:

    I’m always skeptical of dresses this length/style but it looks great on you, maybe there is hope for me yet! xx

  9. sasa says:

    Blue and neon. SO cute:)

  10. Cayli says:

    Love this dress perfect for the Utah heat!


  11. breezy dresses are definitely my summer uniform too!

  12. LOVE that Otte dress paired with the gorgeous bag! Great colors!!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  13. Kelsey says:

    Love the whole florescent look of this outfit!! That bag is to die for!


  14. Bree says:

    You look absolutely GORGEOUS in these photos!!
    -Bree @ aBree Fashion

  15. Katy says:

    This is SO cute! I love the dress! Blue + neon?! Looks amazing!! Loving your sandals!! xo

  16. Pam says:

    Love the easy go-to outfit like this one! The sandals look perfect for summer :)


  17. Heidi says:

    Love this comfy, bright look on you!


  18. I’m such a fan of cobalt & neon paired together… it’s such a summery match!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  19. Irene says:

    it is my uniform too! summer is the perfect time for dresses!

    love the neon details!

    Have agreat week!


  20. nikki says:

    i love the color of that blue dress!


  21. Ali says:

    Hi Rachel, who makes the earrings you’re wearing in this post?

    Love this shade of blue on you! Thanks, Ali

  22. Graciela says:

    Light and airy! Nothing is more attractive in the summertime than airy dresses!
    Well done Rach

  23. Kimberly Ann says:

    I love this look! That dress is gorgeous and the color looks so good on you!


  24. Haute Brunette says:

    Love the blue!

    Haute Brunette

  25. Kate says:

    I love the bold pops of color! That blue dress is so versatile and looks super comfy!

  26. kelsey says:

    that is a great flat! adore
    ladies in navy

  27. arielle says:

    love how light and airy this dress is! it really is perfect for these warm and sometimes stifling months! and those sandals are gorgeous!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  28. Caro says:

    The bright blue and yellow just match perfectly in this outfit. Great job! That dress also looks super comfy, just perfect for summer!

  29. i think i need that dress!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  30. Angela says:

    The color of the dress is gorgeous. This dress style could be a staple piece for anybody’s summer wardrobe.

  31. Nicole says:

    I love this color combo! That dress is beautiful!

    Nicole to the Nines

  32. kendall says:

    these colors are perfect! x

    dipped in yellow

  33. Adrienne says:

    Beautiful look!
    I love the sharpness between the two colors….so stunning!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  34. Lyndsay says:

    I love the color of your dress, it looks great with the pop of neon yellow from your bag.

    prosecco in the park

  35. Loving the bright colors!

    Madison Martine

  36. Taylor says:

    Love this look!!!

    xo, Taylor

  37. Those shoe are perfection for summer! So versatile for work and casual outfits. Love it!

  38. Alison says:

    Love your style, this outfit look gorgeous !

  39. Brooke says:

    Blue is so your color! Love the relaxed fit of the dress, too!

    Brooke du jour

  40. Lexi says:

    I ove this dress rach! Definitely agree with a lightweight dress being a summer uniform!!


  41. Fabulous 30s says:

    Perfect color of the summer dress. Love it.

    Fabulous 30s

  42. Rae says:

    I love the simplicity of this look!


  43. Christina says:

    I freaking love that bag!

  44. Angelina says:

    LOVE that you are rocking the cobalt and neon so much. Such a great look!


  45. You are so gorgeous! I love your summer uniform! The colors pop perfectly and those shoes look so cute and comfortable. Not to mention your hair is amazing! Could you do a post on some of the products you use in your hair and your hair care routine? You may have done this in the past, but if so I can’t find it ha! Thanks for being such an amazing fashion inspiration to me! I am just getting into fashion blogging, and I’m so excited!

  46. Gorgeous look! Love the bold colors for summer and those sandals are so cute :)


  47. Andrea says:

    I love this shade of blue…it looks fabulous paired with the neon yellow!


  48. That dress is a gorgeous color and I love the sandals with it!

  49. Sarah says:

    The dress is stunning, I love the colour and the pop of neon.

  50. Monica says:

    great shift dress, love the colour!

    mon |

  51. Melissa says:

    Gorgeous once again! I will forever be obsessed with that neon bag!
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  52. These 2 colors make such a cool combination!

  53. Mana says:

    I love the colors in this outfit. That Blue just makes that yellow absolutely pop. I’ve never bought anything from Sole Society before but I’m definitely going to have to check them out. Those sandals are so cute!

    Fashion and Happy Things

  54. Cute sandals. They look super comfortable. Nice staple item that you can pair with many outfits :)

    Stay Styled,


  55. Miss Pippi says:

    I agree, light cobalt blue dresses really are the uniform of the summer.

  56. This is the perfect summer outfit!! The neon bag is the perfect summer accessory! Love it as always!

    Blair @ The Perennial Style

  57. Charlotte says:

    these colours are a match made in heaven x

  58. Rose says:

    Wow! I love everything about this dress- the colour, length, and drape. It is perfect for hot summer days. I can’t get enough of cobalt & neon yellow. Such a vibrant mix. And love those sandals! I can imagine they would be a great investment for the summer to be worn with so many different looks! Love your choice of jewelry, too!!

  59. Great dress! Loving you Saint Laurent bag! Love the post Rach!


    Katie & Kelly

  60. Love this look!!! The colors are so bright and pretty! The bag is everything! It makes the blue really pop! You look great!

  61. Erin says:

    Love the pop of neon. i love to pop with lipstick I just crushed on a girl with an awesome red lipstick – Red Revival by Maybelline.

  62. Arianna says:

    I am in love with that Saint Laurent bag <3 Very cute! The color of the bag with the blue dress is such a beautiful combo. And those sandals! So fab!!

    XO Arianna ||

  63. Petra says:

    What a gorgeous blue dress. Amazing color.
    xo, Petra

  64. Raina W. says:

    I love the pop of yellow with the cobalt blue dress! Too cute!

  65. Kirsten says:

    Absolutely great color combo!!!
    xoxo Kirsten

  66. Yolennie says:

    Love everything about this dress, it’s so fun and the cut is lovely on you! perfect summer outfit <3


  67. Agi says:

    Very cute sandals. Loving the colour of your dress!!!!!


  68. Such a pretty dress! Love it on you!

  69. Allie says:

    I love the minimal sandals and the neon! <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

  70. Rachel says:

    Love the simplicity of this shirt dress!

  71. Jordanna says:

    so effortlessly chic! cobalt suits you well!


  72. Hey Rach,

    Love the look. You got the title perfectly right as it’s definitely something you see all throughout the summer. I featured you in a post on Ideal Media. Check it out at:

  73. Anastasia says:

    In love with this bright mix of yellow and blue!!!

  74. Susan says:

    My blue heaven! What amazing colors!

  75. Christa says:

    Beautiful dress! Love the casual look and feel!


  76. Doori Park says:

    The neon color of the bag must be so much fun to pop into your looks!!!! :) I love it~

  77. Marcia says:

    Beautiful Look! Congratulations!

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!