Bless Your Heart

Being back in Arkansas has brought out many things in me, including my long-repressed southern-isms. Big hair, SEC sports, fried foods, and sweltering summers are back in my life, for better or worse. When ELOQUII reached out to send me pieces from their Draper James collaboration, I couldn’t resist the Bless Your Heart Tee. Although the gingham skirt has a coordinating top, adding the tee to my wardrobe was as easy as the phrase rolls off my tongue.

The striped tee is thicker than a typical t-shirt and has more stretch, which I think contributes to the fit being smaller than I’m used to from ELOQUII. In contrast, the gingham skirt fits just like my other size 28 styles and discovering pockets was a welcome surprise. I’ll save the tee for cooler weather, but I can’t wait to mix the skirt with contrasting prints & solid, lightweight tees all summer.

I’d love to add the matching gingham top to match with the skirt and mix with denim (I’ve got my heart set on the perfect denim skirt). The other pieces in the collection is a perfect blend of Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James & ELOQUII’s signature style with punchy colors, classic prints, and a dash of sass.

If you picked up anything from the collaboration, please tell me about it in the comments below!

Outfit details

Top: Draper James for ELOQUII Stripe Graphic Tee

Skirt: Draper James for ELOQUII Gingham Skirt

Sneakers: Converse (exact style no longer available, similar here or check TJ Maxx where I found these)

Pearl earrings: Dior Mise en Dior Tribales Earrings

Sunglasses: Ray Ban Round Double Bridge Aviators

Lipstick: Maybelline x Gigi Hadid Matte Lipstick in Austyn

Sarah Conley is a veteran content creator and marketing consultant from Fayetteville, Arkansas. After publishing her first blog, Style It, for over 10 years, she launched Rascal Honey in early 2018 to offer a fresh perspective on style. Her writing has appeared on Time, Teen Vogue, The Huffington Post, Glamour, and Lucky. She's also appeared in tv interviews on CNBC, Fox News, Great Day Washington, The Huffington Post Live, and People Now. She's worked as a social media consultant for the past nine years, helping fashion & beauty brands like MAC Cosmetics, NARS, Prescriptives, Origins, David Yurman, ELOQUII, ellos, Nine West, Clé de Peau Beauté, Diane von Furstenberg, and many more create meaningful communities online. When she's not writing about style or shopping for makeup at Sephora, she's cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks and perfecting her guacamole recipe.

Leave a Reply