Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Southern Proper Style on Kiawah Island

This post is sponsored by Southern Proper, but, as always on Borrowed Heaven, all opinions are my own.
With summer just around the corner, I am so happy that it's finally Kiawah season again.  What's Kiawah season, you ask?  It's the time of year when the weather in downtown Charleston doesn't drop below 90 when the sun is up, and tourists from all over the world are flocking to my Southern city.  Kiawah is a little treasure, located just over a half hour from Charleston, and it's one of the most serene and beautiful places I've ever seen.  The temperature on Kiawah is always a few degrees milder, and add in a cool sea breeze, and you have a perfect day!  My favorite afternoon is a winding drive all the way out to The Ocean Course on the East end of the island.  We take a stroll on the beach, sit on the grass and watch golfers finish their round of golf, and end with some cocktails and appetizers at the Ryder Cup Bar.  

Now what to wear for a Kiawah afternoon?  I'm so excited to introduce y'all to Southern Proper today.  What began as a men's clothing line in Atlanta, specializing bow ties and neck ties, has evolved into a full-fledged brand with clothing for the whole family.  Based on the Southern pillars of style, tradition, and authenticity, Southern Proper uses hand-drawn designs and styles that combine heritage and fashion.  What I love most about Southern Proper is the attention to detail (like the scalloped collar on the Brooks popover I'm wearing) and the versatility of each item.  
I had the opportunity to first meet the Southern Proper team at The Southern C Summit back in April.  On the first day of the conference, they sponsored a delicious welcome brunch at The Mills House hotel here in Charleston.  I loved chatting with their team about the new women's line and instantly knew that their colors, patterns, and traditional look perfectly matched my style.  
Southern C photos copyright @lillyjophotography
Looking to shop the Southern Proper line for yourself?  You can find them across the South in over 250 specialty retail shops (see a full list here) as well as online.  As a special bonus for my readers, I picked out a few of my favorite pieces from Southern Proper's online shop to create a fantastic summertime beach bundle.  Together, all of these items are a $280 value, and they are sure to make your summer a little more stylish.  This giveaway includes: a navy Bluffton Tote, a "Go A Little Overboard" beach towelSoPro Sunglasses, and a Seersucker Coozie.  Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below - good luck!

Well, now you know my Kiawah secret (and, more importantly, what to wear)!  So next time you visit the Lowcountry, take a day trip down the live oak-lined drive to my favorite little island and beach.

44 comments:

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

what a beautiful island! so southern and picturesque. and cute clothes too! love your outfit!

xoxo cheshire kat

Shawna Davis said...

Loving the navy and coral combination! Those are two of my favorite colors and were also my wedding colors :)

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

So pretty!! And Southern Proper has so much cute stuff! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

LHWinstead said...

Cute outfit - love those shoes!! Love the Kiawah/ Seabrook area!!

Kelley Elder said...

Those shoes. I die. Also I've always loved their bow ties!!

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

Sigh. Kiawah. I miss Kiawah. I'm having Kiawah withdrawals. I can't even tell you the last time that I was there. But I'm going back next week {!!!!} and Southern Proper has perfect things to wear out to the Ocean Course.

Lauren Honeycutt said...

I would LOVE to go to Kiawah! And you look so great in that outfit! It definitely seems like my style, too!

Jen said...

I am in love with those flats!!! They are adorable!

Heather @ From Here to There said...

I'm loving that Dessie Skirt!!!!! The scallops are adorable!

Kerry Crystal said...

Thank you for letting me know about Kiawah Island. It is beautiful. I'm not far from there and may have to visit!

Amanda | Kids and Cabernet said...

Love all of the patterns and preppy style! And this giveaway is perfect for Summer!! Thanks for hosting xx

Christina Lea Loves said...

This stuff is the cutest!! Great giveaway!!

Meegan said...

What cute things! I love love the Go a Little Overboard Beach Towel in Punch. ♥

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Ahhh so many pretties, and I love how preppy it is. It's like Martha's Vineyard meets the south <3
Green Fashionista

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Love that color combo and that scallop detailing is so pretty!

Missy said...

Love all of their stuff! What a beautiful place!

Emily said...

Kiawah island looks so beautiful. This is the first time I'm hearing about Kiawah season but that's a perfect outfit for that lovely weather and the shoes are very cute.

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

Feel special I know about Kiawah now haha.. First time I hear about it! Xo

Macy V said...

The Caroline Flats with navy and white stripes are my absolute favorite. They are so adorable and classic!

rainesmom said...

I want to get the Social Shirt in Blue Riptide for my husband. And I want the Scallop Dress in White Seersucker!
~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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Douglas Hines said...

My Ray-Bans just broke on me — I think those SoPro sunglasses would be the perfect replacement!!

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

Love your look!! I chose the same Caroline flats!

Aimee Mars said...

I might absolutely need that bag and towel... They are perfect for the beach and so cute.

Gillian Ellis said...

Love the post Meg! And you are a lucky duck escaping the tourists on Kiawah!

TalkStory Media said...

I really like the Sarah Skort in Red Chambray. So classic for a summer day.

D Johnson said...

I love the GINGHAM BROOKS POPOVER - HUSHED GREEN.

Edye Nicole said...

I love the scarlett blouse :)

Cynthia Gaarder said...

http://www.southernproper.com/women.html

Kristin said...

I've been in love with those Caroline striped flats ever since I saw them!

Just Jess said...

I love those Caroline flats and the Brooks Popover looks perfect for work and weekends nights out. Jess at Just Jess

Kimberly M. said...

I really love the Scallop Dress: Blue and Tan Seersucker

Caitlin Williams said...

Love the Gameday blanket! It would be perfect for football season :)

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

This is such a great outfit! I love the navy with coral. Your styling is spot on too. Love the shoes! Thanks for the giveaway!

Ashley
acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Kelly M. said...

I love the Scallop dresses in white!

Cindy said...

These are definitely on my favorites list!

http://www.southernproper.com/women/accessories-shoes/caroline-flat-cornflower-blue.html

Amy Rae said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

I love the bluffton tote in the natural canvas.

Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

I can't pick my favorite, I like them all!

Christina said...

I really love this-----> http://www.southernproper.com/women/tops/brooks-popover-white.html

Erin Phillips said...

Love everything you picked out and couldn't agree more on loving the attention to detail they put into all their items! I get so many compliments on the shoes, they're my fav :).

Erin, Attention to Darling
www.attentiontodarling.com

Alyssa said...

The Dessie Skirt that's chambray is adorable! So summery!

carol clark said...

GINGHAM BROOKS POPOVER - BRIGHT PINK i like this blouse

Ellen said...

Love the white scallop seersucker dress.

Pink and Green Mom said...

I love the Bluffton Tote in Navy. The brooks popovers are all cute too!
Erika W.

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