Decking the Halls with Draper James


A couple of weeks ago I got together with the #HolyCityChicks, the monthly blogger photo shoot session produced by The Charleston Weekender and shot by  Jennifer Collins. Every month is a different theme along with the rotating bloggers, but one thing always remains the same – boss babes who are crushing it in Charleston.  This shoot was extra special because we all got to wear an outfit from Draper James, the lifestyle brand by Reese Witherspoon. She honors her southern heritage by whimsical lady like touches for the modern girl.

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We shot at the newly opened Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, a gorgeous new hotel which is nestled in Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant with a stunning view of the Yorktown and the Charleston Harbor. Even though it was too chilly to jump in the pool, we took advantage of their massive fire pit while roasting marshmallows and sipping hot cocoa.  I love meeting other creatives and making new connections.  I caught up with Liz Martin of The Charleston Weekender and Brittany Lapin of Southern Meets Chic (pictured in the middle), while I got myself acquainted with Charleston newbie Kelsey Hill of Chasing Cinderella (on the far left) and Kayln Chandler of Effie’s Paper in New York (on the far right).

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When I first arrived The Charleston Weekender had the porch all decked out in Holiday swag complete with beautiful gifts wrapped by The Blue Root, floral arrangements by Frampton’s Flowers, and sparkling wine by One Hope Charleston. Wish the Weekender could just swing by my house to do some Holiday decorating too!

The massive chess set next to the pool was too cute not to take a picture in.  This is me and Southern Meets Chic doing our best check mate.


It was such an honor to represent Draper James in Charleston, and it was beyond exciting to have our shoot featured on the Draper James blog! I think Reese might have a crush on Charleston because my friends at Cannon Green got a shot out too.  Hopefully a Draper James store in Charleston will be next!


My Winston Shift Dress by Draper James $285 // Rose gold rings from  Gold Creations // 18k Emerald and Sapphire ring $3,250 from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Elwood Grid watch by Christian Paul $199 // Booties by Jeffrey Campbell $165 from Tres Carmen

Photography by Jennifer Collins, Manicure by Mylk Bar

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