September 26, 2016 • CULTURE, PEOPLE, STYLE

Jennifer Rogers Rocks Our Vote Y’all Tote

We’re rocking the vote this election season with a cheeky take on our bestselling Totes Y’all tote bag. Our of-the-moment Vote Y’all Tote lets you show your patriotic side stylishly, no matter your political affiliation. Earlier this month, DC-based digital darling Rebecca Trosset showed us how she gets out the vote (y’all). Today, we’ve got another social media star from our nation’s capital here to show us how it’s done:

By day, Jennifer Rogers works at a big architecture firm; she designs the interior spaces—from color palettes to plumbing and more. But her passion is showing off colorful accessible looks on her blog at Southern Anchors (and on Insta, of course). Though Jennifer lives in DC, when it comes to fashion, the Houston native never forgets her roots.


“The catchy saying and the graphic look of the Draper James Vote Y’all tote are perfect for DC, especially during election season,” says DC-based, Texas-bred Jennifer Rogers of Southern Anchors.

What drew you to the Vote Y’all Tote ?
Shoes! High heels are my secret weapon in the office. I instantly feel more dressed up and presentable when I throw on a fabulous pair of shoes (a Southern secret my momma taught me)! I never wear my heels on the bus or Metro because I’m afraid of getting them dirty or scuffed up. So when I saw the Vote Y’all Tote , I knew it would be perfect for tossing my shoes in before I head out on my morning commute. I love that it’s cute and functional.

How do you bring your Texan flair to the DC fashion scene?
Growing up, my mom always dressed me in bright colors with big bows and accessories. I think that stuck with me because even though I moved to the East Coast, accessorizing is still my favorite way to complete an outfit. If I’m wearing white or black, I always add a touch of color through my shoes or a necklace. (I usually gravitate towards turquoise.) The biggest thing about “Southern style” is being confident in what you’re wearing and owning it.


Jennifer, who shot these images in DC’s Dupont Circle neighborhood, paired our Vote Y’all Tote with our Love Field dress. “I love the piping on the dress and the fit-and-flare skirt,” she says. “The best thing about this dress is that it’s perfect for a work presentation, yet still shows off my personality. I love being able to feel feminine and like myself when I’m in a room surrounded by suits!”

What do you think is unique about DC fashion?
DC is one big melting pot and that’s true about the fashion as well! There are so many different careers here that what people wear runs the gamut. I have a note on my phone with a list of outfit ideas that are inspired by people I see walking down the street (since I can’t creepily take their photos!). However, the one common trait I see is people dressing to impress during the work week. DC is still very traditional, so people take their style seriously.

What makes election season in DC particularly exciting?
Recently, I was sitting at a restaurant with five other DC bloggers and we were discussing the election. It was such a smart debate. I looked around and thought, “Wow, these women are all smart, respectful, caring, and fashionable. How lucky am I to be living in a place where I get to know people like that?” That night made me really excited for election season. It’s incredibly eye-opening, and I get a front row seat!

Any fun plans for election night?
I’d like to watch everything unfold from the comfort of a sofa with a glass of wine. Perhaps I’ll go to a friend’s and bring a bottle of wine in my Vote Y’all tote!



Jennifer Rogers carries our Vote Y’all tote to work with her heels stashed inside. “I also use it for grocery runs and to go to the gym,” she says.