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November, 29, 2016

Holiday Day to Night…


Cardigan: Target | Top: old, similar here | Jeans: similar here | Scarf: Target | Booties: Target | Tote: Target | Sunglasses: similar here


Dress: Target | Blouse: Target | Heels: Target | Sunglasses: similar here

Happy Tuesday, everyone!! Is it just me, or is there SO much do to this time of year with SO little time?! Between getting my Christmas decorations up to shopping for gifts for family and friends, to preparing for holiday parties and everything in-between, I just wish I had more time to do it all!!! So today I’m teaming up with Target to bring you two holiday looks, one day look and one night look, that can be worn all winter long while you’re busy crossing off your to-do list!

A couple weekends ago Drew and I packed up the kids for a day in Salt Lake City! One of our favorite things to do, no matter the season, is head downtown and for lunch or shopping or just to walk around as a family. I wanted to dress cute but casual while still being warm. So I layered up with this oversized cardigan and festive checked scarf from Target! And this outfit pairs perfectly with a cute, chunky ankle bootie. If you’re headed out for a day of Christmas shopping or running errands, this day look is the way to go. And for all you Utah locals, this look would also be perfect for a night out at Temple Square or Trolley Square to see all the lights! I can’t wait to take Isla and Jackson this year; I know Isla will go crazy over all the lights!

For a fancier night out, perhaps a holiday party or family party, dress up in a festive dress like this sleek black one and switch your booties for these feminine, cage heels! One of my very favorite things about the holidays is dressing up for parties. Just ask Drew, I think the holidays are an excuse to add glitter and shimmer to your wardrobe and to mix and match textures, which is why I love this velvet dress from Target! And don’t forget a bold, bright lip to finish off your look!

Even though there’s a lot to do, it really is the most wonderful time of year! I’d love to hear what some of your favorite things to do in your hometown or city for the holidays!

xo, Rach

Brought to you by Target.

  1. Loving those two outfits! The dress with a blouse is so perfect for all festivities!

  2. Rach says:

    I really love the first outfit! I love the neutral tones and effortless look!

  3. soraya says:

    Love the first classic denim outfit! That scarf and bag are perfect for the holidays. Thanks for sharing — Soraya

  4. Lauren Price says:

    In love with that velvet dress and love how you styled it! So cute.


  5. Fatima says:

    Such a cute look, love the day tonight look. Great evening look for an elegant approach and to stay warm.

    xx, Fatima

  6. LOVE that velvet dress with the ruffled collared shirt underneath…so pretty!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  7. Katy says:

    Hi Rach! I saw your speech at UVU and wanted to say I think it was super inspiring. Good for you for following your passion and making a successful career out of what you love. All the best!

  8. Lisa Dyer says:

    I’ll be totally honest with you…the first pic is one of my favorite all-time looks from you. It is classy, chic, practical, and looks so comfortable. I love Target, and would love to see more inspired outfits from there…Thanks!

  9. Jalisa says:

    Both outfits are so cute, Rach! What I really love about the first one is the scarf, it’s so festive and adds a nice pop of contrast to the whole look. For the second, everything is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for the holidays; you can’t go wrong with velvet this time of year! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the most amazing day ahead!



  10. Hannah says:

    Love both of these looks, can’t believe they’re from Target. So cute!!

    xx Hannah

  11. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Great looks from day to evening . . . Simple and beautiful! :)

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  12. Holly G says:

    Love your outfits! Amazing what you can find at Target. I started shopping there for clothes once my daughter was born. I love this time of year, too. Even though it’s so busy, it’s so fun watching the little ones enjoy it!
    xo, Holly

  13. Beatrice says:

    Amazing outfit ! A really modern twist on the victoriana look.

  14. Jessica says:

    Loving this blazer and scarf. Such a fun look!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  15. Benedetta says:

    Love these looks..especially the second so cute and chic!!!
    Be Happy with Fashion

  16. Victoria Taylor says:

    So perfect to get everything done or for my 21y/o to throw on to go to class. The dress is GREAT! My hubby is retired Navy so I have a TON of velvet dresses that I pair with a sparkling cocktail top. We live in costal Connecticut, we have a ton of boat parades, street parades and of course Mystic Village puts on lighted tours of the old whaling town. It’s New England so we layer upon layer!
    Love that both outfits are from Target. With two in college and one in high school, those Valentino shoes are just going to have to wait.
    XO, V

  17. Amy says:

    I always love all your looks and I follow just to see the fashion show. ha ha! But it is nice to see a look that is affordable, and chic.

  18. Alyssa says:

    I’m loving this day to night look! So chic and sophisticated! xx

  19. Mollie says:

    I love the first outfit with the cardigan, booties, and scarf! It looks unbelievably cozy, but still put together.

    xoxo Mollie

  20. Lauren says:

    Omg, I cannot believe both outfits are from Target. I mea, I have always loved Target but both these outfits are so pretty!

    I am a huge fan of driving all around town to look at Christmas lights. We did it as a family growing up and now my hubby and I do it each year. This is my favorite time of the year :)


  21. Kat Harrington says:


    I would have never guessed those outfits were from Target. You look amazing in both outfits! You are seriously so talented at putting pieces together. Xo

  22. this velvet dress is super gorgeous!!! love your style sooo much! <3 <3 <3


  23. Miss Pippi says:

    I love the brown booties. The Christmas lights must be amazing.

  24. Liv says:

    Thanks for the style inspiration!


  25. Love these beautiful holiday outfits!! 😍
    ❤️ xoxo,

    Lily |

    PSLily Boutique

  26. Such cute looks. I love the caged heels!

    Our small town always puts lit snowflakes up every year. While it’s out of our way to drive home through the center of town, my husband and I always take a few evenings to drive through and enjoy the lights and to take a walk through with a latte in hand. Even though I don’t like the cold – the lights make up for it!

  27. Love these looks! I especially love the designer-inspired cage heels – I need to go get those!
    xx, Lauren Jaclyn

  28. NEHA says:

    Rach, you look so beautiful so glamorous in that black n white outfit….you are truly gorgeous and lovely…Luv Ya lots….. xoxo, Neha

  29. sophie says:

    Love the scarf and that velvet dress <3 so on trend

    xoxo, Cool style for men

  30. Brown boots match with everything. It’s a staple in your closet!

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!