Good Morning Everyone!
I am up bright and early to check out Rachel Parcell’s Spring 2018 Collection. Rachel’s collection consisted of 4 feminine dresses (Psst… 2 of them are lace), 3 skirts and 2 tops; of course, there is one extra bonus item in two colors that would help you and your little one coordinate. This collection, as quoted by Rach, “was inspired by French gardens and architecture.” I can see it in each piece that she designed, which is why I adore this collection as much as her other ones in the past and here are my top 4 picks.
I will start out with the two lace dresses because I can not stop staring at them and I am only stopping now just so I can write this post. The first dress would have to be her Amour Dress in French Blue. This blue is puuurrrffeeccttt for Easter or might I add, great for weddings. My favorite part is the asymmetrical skirt combined with the raw edges of the lace that defines feminine and romantic in my style book. The sleeves are also great for an office environment but it is not fully lined to let some skin peek out in making it a great transitioning piece from the office to a night out with friends. The lace on this dress is also gorgeous, the lace florals are fist-sized and they are seen easily on such a thin and gorgeous material. Also, note to self, it is best to machine wash and hang to dry because it is a comfy 65% cotton.
The next dress I would love to add to my own collection from the Rachel Parcell Spring 2018 Collection would have to be the Provence Lace Dress. All for its subtle feminine, romantic and classic style. This piece is great for the upcoming Spring festivities and might I add, wedding season. The color is a beautiful pastel purple and like the Amour Dress, it also is fully lined, leaving only the sleeves exposed. I adore the little detailing on the neckline. Instead of a traditional hemmed neckline, a different style of laced was added, which makes me adore this dress even more for all the subtle details. I would definitely wear this to a nice high tea party in Atlanta if given the chance.
This next piece is not a dress but a top that is a perfect basic but adds a nice touch of personal style. The Shea Crepe Top is the perfect basic items for me and as I stated before, the sleeves are quite a feminine touch to the classic blouse. Also, the best thing for me is that it is office friendly and great for layering a statement necklace on top. I might also add that the Shea Crepe Top is fully lined, which means I may not need to wear a nude cami underneath, another plus in my book.
Lastly, I need to make a confession… I own many skirts but rarely wear them. Though here I am, hoping to add this one to my not-so-little and no-longer-a-secret collection. I am also someone who loves versatile pieces and though this is really two pieces that I would combine together to showcase a spectacular piece. What I am trying to say but am not able to find the right words is that I just love it when I am able to pair the Paris Garden Skirt with the Paris Garden Top and they turn into a beautiful Paris Garden Dress. Of course, the two separate pieces is already great on its own due to being office-friendly (number one concern… as you can tell by now) and being able to pair each item with basics I already have at home.
If you were to ask me to just pick one… let me just stop you at “if” already. Mainly because I won’t be able to and will try to never let you finish that question in one sitting; that is the real struggle right there.
What are your thoughts on the new collection and the pieces you would choose?