August 5, 2019

Draper James Fall Shoot Recap

Hi everyone! Today is the day- Draper James launched part of their fall collection! Draper James has always been a favorite brand of mine since it launched in 2013. I love their ladylike silhouettes and feminine details. When I found out I was going to be heading to the Montage Palmetto Bluff to shoot their fall collection I couldn’t contain my excitement! I was jumping for joy- *literally* you can ask my family. While on vacation with my family in Hilton Head a few years ago we took a day trip to the Montage Palmetto Bluff and ever since then I’ve been dying to go back! Today I’m recapping the wonderful experience with the Draper James team. I am so thankful to have been able to experience the trip with these lovely ladies as well- Sarah, Shay, and Nazira! They will also be sharing their looks from the shoot so be sure to check them out! 
Here’s a look at a few of the Draper James pieces that launched today:

The perfect sweatshirt for a gingham loving gal!

Have you ever seen a cuter game-day look? 

Shop my favorites from the launch:
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I arrived at Montage Palmetto Bluff in the afternoon on Tuesday and was immediately blown away by the beauty. We stayed in the most adorable cottages that were perfectly decorated. I wanted to move in- I practically did since I moved all of my clothes into the incredible closet. After settling into our cottages, we headed to lunch at the Main Inn. It was a great lunch, and great to meet everyone we’d be shooting with. After lunch, I decided to change into my suit and hang out by the pool for a little bit until the other girls arrived. The pool was so refreshing, the perfect spot to spend the afternoon. Once everyone arrived we headed (via golf cart) to fittings! I was so excited to see everything in person that we’d be shooting. The fall collection is beyond adorable and I can’t wait to share it with you when everything launches. It’s filled with so many adorable prints and styles for fall. After fittings, we went to a welcome dinner at the Main Inn. Everything we ate was wonderful, and I loved being surrounded by such good company. Our cottage had the coziest screened-in porch, it was the perfect spot to end the evening.

On Wednesday I was able to sleep in and had a very relaxing morning, we had a dolphin tour scheduled but since Nazira’s flight hadn’t gotten in yet, we rescheduled for Thursday. I never sleep in, but couldn’t help it in my cozy bed and Draper James pj’s! In the afternoon Nazira and I headed to hair and makeup. For my first look, we did a classic red lip which is one of my favorites. We also shot at the most beautiful stables that were the perfect setting for my look. Colson of  And Delight Reigned did an amazing job setting up each shot with the best props, outfits, and locations. Montage Palmetto Bluff is such a large property, and they offer such a wide variety of experiences. They have everything from horseback riding, golfing, boat tours, paddleboarding, and much more. Our next look was gameday themed and so fun to shoot! It made me so excited for football season- Go Bills! After shooting we got ready and took some photos around the property with  Lindsey before heading to dinner. 
I woke up early on Thursday morning to catch the sunrise and was accompanied by some swimming dolphins. It was one of my most relaxing and incredible views I’ve ever seen! I love that Montage Palmetto Bluff is right on the water- it’s so serene especially in the morning. After watching the sunrise, Nazira and I headed to hair and makeup at 7. We shot at the Main Inn, and on our adorable porch. Even though it was very hot, it still made me so excited for fall trying on all of the Draper James looks! After shooting we had a quick lunch and headed out on the water for our dolphin tour. I had as much sweet tea and shrimp and grits as I could while I was there! Not only did we see dolphins, but we also went to Montage Palmetto Bluff’s private island, and climbed their gorgeous treehouse. All of the girls had been dying to go to the spa the whole trip, and we were surprised with a massage later in the day! I’ve never had a massage prior, but it was amazing and the perfect way to wrap up the day! We had a final dinner with everyone at Cole’s, their fried chicken was so delicious. It was such a wonderful trip, and I was so sad to leave! Shay, Sarah, Nazira, and I had a great night relaxing and chit-chatting in our Draper James pj’s. So thankful to have met so many inspiring women- be sure to check them out if oyu don’t know them already! 

Stay tuned in the coming months for more launching from  Draper James. I can’t wait to share all of the photos with you! 
Hair by:  Clay Nielsen 
Makeup by:  Caitlin Wooters
Photos by:  Lindsey Grace Whiddon 
Creative Director:  And Delight Reigned
Thanks for reading and a special thanks to the Draper James Team (Lydia & Emma) and everyone at the  Montage Palmetto Bluff for an incredible trip!

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