Draper James debuts collection with Eloquii

Following a quick-selling collaboration, Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James and extended-size brand Eloquii are teaming up yet again for an all-new collection.

According to InStyle, the companies are releasing a revamped summer series that offers “gingham on a flattering flare dress, lightweight chambray, floral prints, and fresh stripes. With summer-ready styles up for grabs, InStyle says that the collaboration also has two other very important features: “nothing is priced over $145 and sizes go up to 28.”

While the looks are very on-trend — hello, gingham! — they are also as classic as can be, offering simple, clean silhouettes that will last season after season. And with pieces priced under $145, it’s style and accessibility all rolled into one.

Check out the collaboration right here.

Winfrey interviews Ross, Rhimes on ‘Time’s Up’

With the Time’s Up movement quickly gaining momentum, a recent interview brought it back to where it all began to shed light on the campaign’s inception — and it’s future.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oprah Winfrey interviewed some of the movement’s founders — including Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes, Natalie Portman, America Ferrera and Tracee Ellis Ross — on CBS Sunday Morning this past week, discussing “the impact their campaign has had on the public, their devotion to raising awareness of sexual harassment and what they hope for the post-Weinstein culture.”

In the interview, Winfrey asked the group how our society can “have a mature, nuanced conversation about how men and women should be relating to each other,” says THR, as recent sexual misconduct allegations have disturbed a variety of industries. Natalie Portman was first to respond, reports THR, offering that the conversation that needs to take place hinges on accepting that we are all human.

“We’re humans. We’re all humans. And I think it’s treating people as fellow humans and — and it’s not because you have a daughter that you respect a woman, it’s not because you have a wife or a sister, it’s because we’re human beings, whether we’re related to a man or not. We deserve the same respect.”

Beyond this assertion, THR says Witherspoon offered that having a fruitful conversation about sexual assault and harassment may not always be possible for women (and men) in other industries; however, with their platform as public figures, they are hoping to break down those barriers to make productive conversation possible.

“You know, we have public voices. We have resources,” Witherspoon said. “But women who are workers in this country have nothing to gain in certain times by coming forward. But we want to help. It gives me strength to hopefully help other women.”

Watch the interview from this past Sunday right here.

‘Big Little Lies’ takes aim at typical female roles in Hollywood

Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz are teaming up for a new HBO miniseries that challenges the typical roles reserved for women in Hollywood.

Their new show “Big Little Lies” —  an “adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel, a murder mystery wrapped up in a story about five women, all moms of first-graders,” according to USA Today — provides not only what’s sure to be an interesting plot, it also provides complex female characters that the actresses hope will influence future roles for women.

“The real amazing part was really digging deep into the lives of women,” Witherspoon told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour, according to CNN. “It wasn’t about [the characters] being good or bad, [the script] showed every spectrum and every color of women’s lives.”

For Kidman, a co-producer on the series with Witherspoon, says the project has a strong theme of “women helping women,” something that CNN says is just as important to Witherspoon.

“I’m passionate [about producing] because things have to change,” Witherspoon said, according to CNN. “We have to start seeing women as they really are on film…We need to see things because we as human beings learn from art and what can you do if you never see it reflected? I feel like women of incredible talent [are constantly]playing wives and girlfriends … I’ve just had enough.”

“Big Little Lies” premieres on HBO on Feb. 19.

Take Her Look [For Less]

Nothing says it’s the holiday season quite like Christmas sweater — or a Fair Isle sweater, to be exact.

Actress Reese Witherspoon was spotted trolling about Los Angeles on Sunday, Dec. 13 in the cozy winter style, which she paired a classic pair of straight-leg jeans. She completed her out-and-about look with a red and white striped tote and black slip-on sneakers.

Witherspoon’s festive sweater may just be the perfect piece for all of our holiday needs, but its price isn’t so perfect. Courtesy of her Draper James line, the sweater — the Fontaine Fair Isle Sweater — totals $200, and quite frankly, that’s money that we could be using to buy gifts for our friends and family. So we set out to recreate Witherspoon’s entire look for less than $200 — read on for the results!

Finding a sweater to rival Witherspoon’s Draper James style was fairly simple, and we found the perfect style in the form of the Raglan Pullover Sweater from American Eagle Outfitters. Featuring a similar red and blue pattern draped about the shoulders, this sweater also features a hidden element: a small heart motif throughout the body of the sweater. This sweater will easily pass for Witherspoon’s look, but it will only cost you $41.21.

raglan pullover sweater

The AEO Raglan Pullover Sweater, found on AE.com.

We found the perfect pair of straight-leg jeans from Old Navy in their Curvy Straight Jeans. Done in a lighter wash with a slight whiskering at the hip, these jeans look like Witherspoon’s jeans, but will only set you back $25.

old navy curvy straight jeans

The Curvy Straight Jean, found on OldNavy.Gap.com.

Completing our look for less is a pair of slip-on sneakers — the Report Arvon Reptile Slip-On Sneaker from DSW, to be exact. These look-alike slip-ons will add extra detail to your outfit with its reptile-embossed faux leather, but they won’t take any extra from your wallet, costing only $34.95.

reptile slip ons

The Report Arvon Reptile Slip-On Sneaker, found on DSW.com.

If you love Witherspoon’s festive casual look, our look for less can be yours for only $101.16, almost $100 less than the cost of her Draper James sweater. Just add some Wayfarer sunglasses and a striped bag, and you’ll be ready for the holidays in no time!

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

Reese Witherspoon is as known for her on-screen acting roles as she is for her off-screen style. And this week, Witherspoon proved yet again just how fashionable she is.

According to InStyle, the actress was photographed out and about in Los Angeles, California on September 2 wearing a polka dot top from her clothing line, Draper James. She paired her classic top with casual skinny jeans and a navy satchel, while also sporting a tote from her Draper James collection. A gold chain necklace, dark sunnies and bright red pumps and lips polished off her casual, on-the-go look.

Witherspoon’s polka dot Draper James top — the Nashville shirt in Navy Pearl Dot — is certainly the object of our envy. Its original $175 price tag, however, is less than enviable. That’s why we set out to create Witherspoon’s classic southern style for less than her top’s $140 sale price. Read on for the results!

We easily found classic navy polka dot top to rival Witherspoon’s Draper James style in the form of Forever 21’s Boxy Polka Dot Top. This sweet style not only shares the same pattern and color as Witherspoon’s top, it also shares its straight cut throughout the body. For only $12.80, this shirt is sure to pass for Witherspoon’s pricey Draper James number.

The Boxy Polka Dot Top, found on Forever21.com.

The Boxy Polka Dot Top, found on Forever21.com.

Next on our shopping list were casual skinny jeans, and we found the perfect pair from Forever 21. Their Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans in the dark denim wash not only provide the same slim silhouette throughout the leg of the jean, it also provides whiskering and rinse details at the hip and thigh reminiscent of Witherspoon’s casual denim. These jeans are the perfect base for our look-alike ensemble, and they’ll only set you back $29.90.

The Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans in dark denim, found on Forever21.com.

The Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans in dark denim, found on Forever21.com.

A red pointed-toe pump will add a much-need burst of color to our reimagined look, and the Single Sole Pointed Toe Pumps from Charlotte Russe does just that. Delivering a similar color and silhouette, these pumps will take your look to the next level for only $29.99. And what’s more — Charlotte Russe is offering 30 percent off and free shipping on these heels so you can take Witherspoon’s look for even less!

The Single Sole Pointed Toe Pumps, found on CharlotteRusse.com.

The Single Sole Pointed Toe Pumps, found on CharlotteRusse.com.

The Curb Chain Collar Necklace from Forever 21 is the perfect way to mimic Witherspoon’s gold chain without spending a fortune. This chain will add some shine to your look for a mere $7.90.

The Curb Chain Collar Necklace, found on Forever21.com.

The Curb Chain Collar Necklace, found on Forever21.com.

Last but certainly not least is a rich, navy satchel, and there is no better way to complete our recreated look than with the Nyssa Chain Satchel from Charming Charlie. Done in an equally saturated navy, this neutral bag will not only pair with our look-alike ensemble but also with all of your other favorite outfits. This satchel will look much more expensive than its $39 price tag.

The Nyssa Chain Satchel, found on CharmingCharlie.com.

The Nyssa Chain Satchel, found on CharmingCharlie.com.

Reese Witherspoon’s charming ‘Nashville’ top from her Draper James collection may have been on sale for $140, but our head-to-toe look for less will only set you back $119.59. Just add a bright red lip and you’ll have Witherspoon’s southern style down pat.

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

Some women seem to just have an effortless style, and Reese Witherspoon is certainly one of those women.

The actress was spotted out and about on August 5 in Los Angeles, wearing the Printed Gilmore Skirt from her Draper James clothing and lifestyle collection, which features a dainty pink and purple floral print, side-seam pleated pockets and a feminine scalloped hemline. She completed her look with an easy white v-neck tee, red strappy sandals, mirrored sunglasses and a grey heathered tote.

Witherspoon’s flirty daytime look can be yours, so long as you’re willing to pay $150 just for her Draper James skirt. While $150 isn’t a terribly high price to pay for what’s sure to be a quality item, we thought that we could recreate her whole look from head to toe for under $150. Read on to see how we did!

Finding a skirt to rival the Draper James style was a difficult task, but we thought the Nothing Compares Skirt from Tobi was a sufficient replacement. Offering an equally dainty floral with a frilled hemline, this $28 skirt is sure to add a bit of femininity to your casual summertime looks.

The Nothing Compares Skirt, found on Tobi.com.

The Nothing Compares Skirt, found on Tobi.com.

Next on our shopping list was a white v-neck tee, which we quickly found at Forever 21. Their classic v-neck tee opens up your neckline, drawing attention to your gorgeous face. And for only $3.90, you’ll be able to stock up on this wardrobe essential.

The Classic V-Neck Tee, found on Forever21.com.

The Classic V-Neck Tee, found on Forever21.com.

A bright red sandal adds a pop of color to our reimagined look, and what better way to add some color than with the Lyla Toe Ring Sandal by Donald J. Pliner. Featuring a similar strap pattern to Witherspoon’s sandals, this style courtesy of Nordstrom could easily pass for Witherspoon’s exact shoes. On sale for $69.97 from its original $178, this sandal is an easy way to imitate Witherspoon’s style for less.

The Lyla Toe Ring Sandal by Donald J. Pliner, found on Nordstrom.com.

The Lyla Toe Ring Sandal by Donald J. Pliner, found on Nordstrom.com.

Mirrored sunglasses will add a whole other level of cool to this look-alike outfit, and the American Eagle Half Frame Icon Sunglasses will do just that. These sunnies feature blue-tinted, mirrored lenses similar to Witherspoon’s shades, and these will complete your look for only $15.95.

The American Eagle Half Frame Icon Sunglasses, found on AE.com.

The American Eagle Half Frame Icon Sunglasses, found on AE.com.

Our look for less wouldn’t be complete without a grey heathered tote, and luckily, Forever 21 had the perfect tote to polish off our look. The Classic Oversized Tote not only comes in a similar shade to Witherspoon’s style, it’s also big enough to hold everything from your laptop to a jacket and everything in between. And the best part — it’s only $12.90.

The Classic Oversized Tote in heather grey, found on Forever21.com.

The Classic Oversized Tote in heather grey, found on Forever21.com.

Although we loved Reese Witherspoon’s moderately-priced Draper James floral skirt (and her whole look, for that matter), we thought we could recreate her entire look for less than her skirt’s $150 price tag. Coming it at $130.72, our look for less totaled only $19.28 under the price of her skirt. So if you love her look, now you have all the pieces to recreate it for yourself!

Happy Shopping!

She Leads, You Follow: ‘Hot Pursuit’ Premiere

The stars of Hot Pursuit hit the red carpet of the film’s Mexico City premiere on Monday in red-hot fashion. Both Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara (a.k.a. Cooper and Daniella Riva) worked the red carpet in bright red frocks that made us green with envy.

Vergara took to the red carpet in an edgy bodycon style with a dark metallic caging detail from her shoulders to her hips. She completed her look with a bright red lip, simply jewelry and matching metallic peeptoe pumps. Witherspoon wowed in an all-over lace one shoulder dress with a thigh-high slit. She paired her lace look with minimal jewelry and a fun red-to-nude ombre pump.

To achieve a red-hot look similar to Vergara’s or Witherspoon’s, there are a few things to keep in mind the next time you go shopping:

  1. Look for interesting details – Take Vergara’s lead and look for dresses that have interesting or unusual details, like the caging detail on the bodice of her dress. This detail not only looks interesting, but it also provides a visual and structural ‘framework’ for the dress, allowing it to create shape on your body. Caging like this narrows your waist and creates a curve on the hip — the dress does the work so your body doesn’t have to!
  2. Try a new take on a classic – If you are hesitant to wear lace because you fear it will look dated, fear not! Witherspoon’s dress shows us a new way to pull off the classic, incorporating a sexy slit, a single sleeve and an edgy neckline to punch up a rather timeless look. If slits and angular necklines aren’t your thing, try going for lace in a bright color (like red!) to provide a fresh take on the classic.
  3. A little bit of matching is OK – If you notice, both Vergara and Witherspoon matched some element of their dresses to their shoes (Vergara’s metallic shoes match the metallic caging on her dress and the toe box of Witherspoon’s pumps match the color of her dress). And while normally the rule is that your accessories don’t have to match as much as they have to ‘go’ with your outfit, sometimes choosing one element of your outfit and working it into your accessories can help to create a more unified look. For instance, if you are wearing a dress in a print that contains navy, kelly green and pink, you can draw on one of the colors in your accessories (like wearing a pink shoe); doing this can really help create a more cohesive outfit.

Take Her Look [For Less]

For the past several months, we have seen our favorite stars wearing a certain studded shoe that has worked its way into the wardrobes (and hearts) of many: the Valentino Rockstud Pump. These studly stunners have been rocked by the likes of Mindy Kaling, Olivia Palermo and Reese Witherspoon in recent months, but these gorgeous pumps don’t come cheap – stores like Barney’s New York are selling them for $995!

If these nearly-$1,000 pumps aren’t in your budget, never fear! There are a few different brands that make similar pumps for thrifty and extravagant spenders alike!

If you love Mindy Kaling’s pink rockstud pumps, DSW offers almost an exact replica of the pricey Valentino version for only $79.95. The BCBGeneration Darron Pump not only comes in pink, it also comes in yellow, black, white, and turquoise, all paired with nude straps and gold-tone studs.

Screenshot from DSW.com of the BCBGeneration Darron Pump valued at $79.95

Screenshot from DSW.com of the BCBGeneration Darron Pump valued at $79.95

If you would rather spend a little less, Charlotte Russe offers another replica of the Valentino Pumps for only $40.99 in black with nude straps. To sweeten the deal, Charlotte Russe has a promotion where if you buy one pair of shoes, you can get another pair for only $12.50!

Screenshot of the Charlotte Russe Studded Strappy Pointed Toe Pump valued at $40.99.

Screenshot of the Charlotte Russe Studded Strappy Pointed Toe Pump valued at $40.99.

So if you’ve been envying the Valentino Rockstud pumps that your favorite leading ladies have been rocking lately, the BCBGeneration Darron Pumps and Charlotte Russe Studded Strappy Pointed Toe Pumps are two great options to add to your shoe rotation!