By Jesse L. Brooks


Draper James is not only a darling new addition to Lexington, but also to one of our favorite online shopping destinations, Net-A-Porter. The sassy southern brand has teamed up with the upscale company for a collaboration made in fashion heaven.

If there is one animal that makes us think of spring and summer, it is a pretty pink flamingo.

Which is why this printed cut-out dress is so perfect for our new weekly ensemble. This fit-and-flare design is made from a lustrous blend of silk and cotton patterned with whimsical flamingos, which is a symbol of femininity and confidence. Keeping with the Draper James theme, the brand's popular basket bag reminds us of sunshine and picnics. It is made from handwoven natural straw with denim trim and accented in an eye-catching shade of flamingo pink. When it came to shoes there was no question that these Marco De Vincenzo braided sandals were our go to choice. Inspired by the French Riviera and constructed in Italy from plush velvet and defined by two oversized braided straps, these beauties sit smoothly against the foot and add instant 'oomph' to any look. We wanted the makeup to reflect the fun, flirty vibe, which called for a feline flick. Estee Lauder's 'Little Black Liner' makes creating a sharp wing easy and also offers that deep black hue we all crave when lining our eyes. Polishing off our warm weather attire is a pair of Draper James 'Carter' sunglasses. These sunnies feature navy blue acetate frames, gold metal temples, and cool brown lenses with 100% UV protection. The oversized frames add just the right amount of modern-meets-retro appeal. Whether you're making your way over to The Summit to check out the new store in person or planning looks for a weekend getaway, in this outfit you will be 'Flamingo Fabulous' wherever you end up.