Southern Style with Draper James

draper james hydrangea row hillsboro dress

This post is sponsored by Draper James.  As always, all opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.

Y’all, when I heard Draper James was opening their third store here in Lexington, KY at The Summit at Fritz Farm, it made all my southern style dreams come true! Draper James represents what I love most about southern style–classy with a fun twist. Style is important, but you should enjoy the pieces you wear.

draper james hydrangea row hillsboro dress

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Dress: c/o Draper James (same pattern) // Wedges: Target (similar) // Handbag: Who What Wear via Target //  Earrings: Sugarfix via Target  Initial Necklace: c/o Dixieland Boutique // Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington–use promo code BRIGHTONABUDGET // Link Bracelet: J. Crew Factory c/o The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass

One of the things I love most about Draper James is their beautiful patterns. As soon as I saw this Hydrangea Row Hillsboro Dress, I fell in love! The bold pattern is very eye-catching, and the dress has a great fit that you can wear anywhere. The dress is very well made, and the fabric is thicker and comfortable. It’s the type of dress that you just throw on for effortless style.

Since I wanted to let the dress shine, I paired it with neutral accessories. My nude wedges dress it  up. I added my new favorite bag for summer, this round  bag, to keep things fun and summery. My statement earrings were the perfect match, but I went with a simple initial necklace so that it wasn’t competing for attention. A simple arm stack in gold finished the look.

If you’re in the central Kentucky area, be sure to stop by Draper James‘ new store here in Lexington, KY at the Summit at Fritz Farm!


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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 5.31.17

    OH my goodness that dress is so cute on you. And the dress with the umbrellas on their website is to die for! So, so cute!

  2. 5.31.17

    That dress is so much fun!!! I love how it looks on you!!

  3. 5.31.17

    That dress is perfect for you! I love Reese’s style and everything in her collection is perfectly Southern charm!!

  4. 5.31.17

    This dress is so gorgeous on you friend! Love the yellow.

  5. 5.31.17
    Jenna L said:

    What a beautiful dress. I love how it steals the show when paired with neutrals. What a perfect spring and summer as well as early fall dress. Such a versatile and classic piece that you will be able to wear time and again.

  6. 6.1.17

    Loving this dress! How fun to have a store in Lexington!

  7. 6.1.17
    Sierra said:

    you look so pretty in this dress! I wish there was a Draper James around here. I always love everything I see from there. Beautifully Candid

  8. 6.1.17
    Living on Cloud Nine said:

    I’m so in love with Draper James and how beautiful you look in this fabulous dress!

  9. 6.1.17

    Loving your dress! The bright yellow floral print is really pretty!


  10. 6.1.17
    Dara said:

    Very pretty! I love that bag too.

  11. 6.2.17

    I stopped in the Nashville DJ store last summer and I’m obsessed with all their prints! This hello dress is gorgeous 🙂

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  12. 6.2.17

    I love the color and floral! So cute!

  13. 6.4.17
    Jess said:

    That dress is so pretty! Perfect for summer!

  14. 6.6.17
    Irene said:

    perfect summer outfit!love the colors of the dress!

  15. 6.6.17
    Brooke said:

    I am in LOVE with Draper James!! It’s seriously so southern and sweet. I love the print of your dress, the yellow is beautiful on you!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  16. 6.6.17

    This dress is stunning on you! Love the color and floral pattern.


  17. 6.6.17

    That dress is adorable! I would love to visit the store.

  18. 6.6.17

    Love this bright summery look on you! The yellow is gorgeous! xo ♥ Jana |

  19. 6.6.17

    The pattern on this dress is so stunning! I love the bright colors!

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