This summer, I had the privilege of visiting Draper James in Nashville, TN and let me tell you… it was a Southern Girls dream!
The store itself oozes Southern Hospitality and the girls that work there are as sweet at the tea that they offer you as soon as you walk through the door. I probably wandered around the store, sipping my tea, for a good 15 minutes before I ever really started shopping. I just wanted to take in every aspect of the store. You can tell that so much thought went into this entire brand. Every little detail is perfectly placed or arranged in such a way that you can’t help but me mesmerized. It was like flipping through an issue of Southern Living magazine. You wanted it all!
I love that Reese Witherspoon plays such a huge part in the development of her brand. You can tell that she really has a hand in every little detail. Here Southern roots are continually present throughout the store and she is frequently spotted wearing the brand out and about. I had heard that she often visits the Nashville store and was hoping that she would be in the store on my visit. She, unfortunately, was not but maybe that was a good thing. My husband said that he didn’t know if he could handle both of our personalities in the same room! He had a feeling that we would have both gotten loud and giggly!
I knew that I wanted to purchase a few things to take home with me and implement into my wardrobe. At the top of my wish list was the “Totes Y’all” tote. I really feel like this piece has become an iconic staple of the brand and I knew that I would be able to use it with so much in my own wardrobe. I also loved the “What Would Dolly Do?” tote and the “Hello Sugar” tote! I highly recommend that you consider purchasing one of these totes. Any of these totes would be a great addition to your existing handbag collection. They have plenty of space, hold their shape well, and are perfect for a day of shopping or picnic at the park!
I also wanted to purchase a piece of the clothing but, I wanted to make sure that it was a piece that I would be able to get the most use from. While I absolutely love the dresses and sweaters, I knew that those were not going to be the best for my wardrobe. Instead I chose the Stripe Cloister Top. It was a great neutral that I would be able to wear almost year round, especially with out South Georgia temperatures, and it could easily be dressed up or down. It fit great and has quickly become one of my favorite pieces in my closet! Want a sneak peek of a future blog post featuring the shirt and the tote? Just scroll down to the bottom!
While these pictures showcase their spring/summer collection the fall collection is just as cute and I already have my eye on a few pieces! Want to check out what I am eyeing to add to my fall wardrobe? Just click on the links below!
While I am thankful that I have the opportunity to shop Draper James online, I really hope that Reese will one day bring a store to Savannah! I know that it would fit right in with the charm of our Southern town! Don’t you agree?
Disclaimer: This post is not endorsed or funded by Draper James. I am just a Southern girl who loves Reese and the Draper James brand. All opinions are my own. I did, however, use affiliate links so I may receive a small commission.
Here is a sneak peek of a future blog post featuring my purchases from Draper James! Photography was courtesy of Brooke Roberts Photo! Enjoy!