Last week, I had the privilege of meeting Reese Witherspoon in Charleston as part of her Whiskey in a Teacup book tour. I went with my girlfriend Chassity and it was the most fun girls night out! I’ve always loved Reese as an actress and have been a huge fan of her clothing and lifestyle brand, Draper James, since she launched it in 2015. I also follow along with her book club and religiously read all her recommendations. I’ve loved everything she’s produced and starred in from her self-funded production company, Hello Sunshine (most of all Big Little Lies!) and I can’t wait for everything she’s planning to send to our screens.
As you can see, I’m clearly a fan.
After meeting her and listening to her be interviewed by Emily Giffin, I’d say she’s just about my favorite person in the spotlight right now. Reese is so creative, funny, and hardworking and she puts her family first. She’s dedicated to building up the careers of women around her. Which was a topic she had some very insightful things to say about.
I particularly enjoyed listening to her talk about her southern heritage and childhood. I couldn’t help but relate to some of the stories she told about her southern grandma as my grandmother was a true southern lady as well. If you haven’t ordered Whiskey in a Teacup yet, then snag it for yourself and be sure to pick up a few extra copies for holiday gifts! Reese did such a knockout job creating the book full of photos stories, recipes, party planning, and more.
P.S. Chassity and I are both wearing Draper James! I styled the most gorgeous red lace dress that is so perfect for the holidays. I can barely stand it! My dress also comes in a top version. Also, I love this similar less dressy dress style. Chassity wore the cutest navy eyelet sundress that is a must year-round.
Her clothing line, Draper James, has so many adorable fall pieces out right now including this sweet little plaid shirtdress that I wore recently. I rounded up some of my other fall Draper James must-haves for you below. So you can master the polished, ladylike, Reese Witherspoon look too!
Shop my Draper James fall must-haves:
Photograph by Virgil Bunao