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Draper James X The Tryall Club

Draper James X The Tryall Club

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Draper James X The Tryall Club: How I Got Involved

A few weeks ago, I had the most incredible opportunity come through my email. A brand that I have worked with (and love) asked me to join them in Jamaica for a photoshoot to capture their newest collection! If you’ve followed my social media channels for awhile, then you’ve probably seen me in Draper James a few times over the last couple years. I love the style of the clothes and I am always excited to see their new collections. It also doesn’t hurt that my birthday twin (aka Reese Witherspoon) is the mastermind behind the brand!

I of course responded with a resounding YES after working through a few details with the PR company and couldn’t wait to get started on this new project.

I shared a bit about what each day looked like on Instagram stories, but I wanted to dive in and give you a full recap of the trip in today’s blog post. I also wanted to share with you a few pieces from the collection that I can’t wait to wear again!

 

draper james summer collection

We arrived to Jamaica on a Monday afternoon to shoot the Summer Collection for Draper James. This is the first collection for the brands new designer, and I was very excited to see what the pieces would look like. Needless to say, I loved everything I got to wear during the trip. The clothing is super stylish, yet easy going for every day wear. I could totally see myself at church, basketball games, work and even girls night out in the pieces from this collection! I am saving a few photos for upcoming blog posts, but here’s a look at a few of my favorite looks from the shoot with Draper James!

Dresses are my thing, especially in Texas during the hot summer months. There are so many dresses in this collection that I love. The brand asked me to select a few pieces that I wanted to have now that we are back home and I had such a hard time narrowing it down!

Where we stayed: All about the Tryall Club

During our stay in Jamaica for the photoshoot, we stayed in a GORGEOUS house at The Tryall Club. The entire property spans over 2000 acres and is absolutely breathtaking. There are over 90 villas, we were lucky enough to stay in one. The view from our balconies (yes, plural) was better than anything I could ever begin to describe. When I arrived to the house, I was greeted by the sweetest team and a rum punch! There was a chef onsite, a laundress, a several other hosts who made sure that we had everything we needed. I immediately texted my husband and told him that we absolutely will be returning to The Tryall Club!

Over 90 Villas at the tryall club…

You guys know I love Jamaica! Last year we were here twice! Trying new places and experiencing all that the country has to offer is a true joy of mine. The Tryall Club had so much to offer. I wish we could have stayed longer. We took photos inside 3 different villas at The Tryall Club and I asked Emily (our lovely organizer) if it was a requirement for the homes to look like they are straight out of a magazine! I say this because every home we saw was out of this world. I learned that each villa is individually owned and the goal of many of the owners is to rent the villa throughout the year, so it made perfect sense for the homes to be immaculate!

Congrats Draper James!!

The experience was definitely one to remember. Congratulations to Draper James on their amazing Summer Collection launch! And a huge THANK YOU to The Tryall Club for such an incredible stay. Your property is a dream! I hope to return one day soon.

There were 3 additional influencers on this trip with me, you’ll see them in my upcoming posts, but for now, please do check out their blogs!

Sydney Carver of Summer Wind Blog 

Sarah Tucker of Sarah Tucker Blog 

Krychele of Carnations and Lace Blog

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Enjoy the photos friends! I’ll be sharing more of these looks in upcoming blog posts!

The photography during the photoshoot was done by the talented Maggie Armstrong! She did such a great job capturing everything.

As always, thank you for reading!

XO – Steph

 

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