Charlotte Snow Day


So excited to share a Charlotte snow day! We FINALLY had one yesterday and it was glorious. 

Charlotte Snow Day | Snow Day Outfit Inspo | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

coat {similar with more sizes} | similar sweater | c/o jeans | boots | similar gloves, similar mittens | hat 

Yesterday here in Charlotte, NC we received the first snow day in what seems like forever. Last year, we had no luck. Only a couple of sprinklings of snow and a little ice. The previous year was just about the same. So to say I was a little excited to wake up to snow pouring down from the sky is the understatement of the century. I won’t lie, Tuesday night, I was a huge negative Nancy. Saying we wouldn’t get any, it’s just a bunch of hype, and weatherman Brad is wrong again. BUT, boy was weatherman Brad right! By 9am, Charlotte was covered in snow and the trees were looking flawless. Anyone else think snow covered trees is just about the prettiest thing ever?

Joshua was working from home {as was half+ of Charlotte} so we decided to take a little journey outside during this lunch break. 

Charlotte Snow Day | Snow Day Outfit Inspo | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Charlotte Snow Day | Snow Day Outfit Inspo | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Charlotte Snow Day | Snow Day Outfit Inspo | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Charlotte Snow Day | Snow Day Outfit Inspo | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Charlotte Snow Day | Snow Covered Duke Mansion, Charlotte, NC | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Charlotte Snow Day | Snow Day Outfit Inspo | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Charlotte Snow Day | Snow Day Outfit Inspo | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Charlotte Snow Day | Snow Day Outfit Inspo | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Charlotte Snow Day | Snow Day Outfit Inspo | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Charlotte Snow Day | Snow Day Outfit Inspo | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Charlotte Snow Day | Snow Day Outfit Inspo | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

coat {similar with more sizes} | similar sweater | c/o jeans | boots | similar gloves, similar mittens | hat 

Since I teased on Instagram how pretty the Duke Mansion would be covered in snow, we ventured over to check it out. Like weatherman Brad, the Mansion did not disappoint. It was an absolute beauty! Seriously, something out of a storybook. We snapped a couple of photos, explored a little of the grounds, and soaked in all of the snow covered beauty. If only these photos did it justice. Even prettier in person y’all! 

Snow days are my favorite and I believe everyone should have two or three of them a year! Being in the South that’s pretty much all your get {if you’re lucky}. If you’re from the North, I know you’re over snow very quickly and totally understand. I am originally from Pennsylvania and by late October, I was over it. When you only experience it once or twice a year though {here in the South} it’s something very special and magical! 

Did you have a snow day yesterday? What’s your favorite thing to do on snow days?

P.S. read about our stay at The Duke Mansion last month here. This place is a must visit when you’re in Charlotte OR for a staycation if you’re in Charlotte. 

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35 Comments

  1. Danielle wrote:

    It looks like a winter wonderland there! The first snow in a while is always so much fun.

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
    • It really was and still is today! Sun is out though so sadly I think it’ll be gone pretty soon.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  2. Maggie wrote:

    THese pictures are so so pretty! i have loved having snow in Charlotte! and I agree, we need at least 2-3 a year haha

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
    • Thanks so much Maggie! We had a great time going out to explore. YES! So glad you agree, they’re needed.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  3. SO jealous you got snow!! So pretty! Love the jacket 🙂
    x, B || http://www.brianaanderson.com

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  4. Morgan wrote:

    Hahaha .. I was being such a negative Nancy on Tuesday night too!! So happy we were wrong though and got such a magical layering of snow!! You and Joshua nailed these photos .. all so gorgeous!!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
    • Haha I really was! So glad we were wrong too. It was something special for sure. Thank you gal!!!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  5. Anna english wrote:

    This makes me miss the Carolinas so much!

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  6. rebecca wrote:

    AH! Such beautiful photos! We had a snow day here in Richmond too, but I have to admit we stayed inside all day 🙂

    xx Rebecca
    http://www.rebeccapiersol.me

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
    • Thank you so much Rebecca! Ah yay, happy y’all received some snow as well. Hey, nothing wrong with that!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  7. Looks so pretty. I love your snow outfit.
    https://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
    • Thanks Courtney! I was so beautiful out. Wish it would stay like this for a couple of days.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  8. Well this is absolutely adorbs!!

    Xx Taylor
    http://www.lightscameracatwalk.com/

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  9. dana wrote:

    OMG these photos turned out SO good! So happy you had a fun snow day!

    The Champagne Edit

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  10. Lacey wrote:

    I am so jealous of these snow pics you have no idea!!!!!

    xx,

    Lacey
    https://theglittergospelblog.com

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  11. mckenzie wrote:

    You are seriously so cute! I’ve been wanting snow here in portland, but residents here freak out at the sight of a snowflake, so maybe it’s for the best. I’m loving that jacket! xo

    McKenzie
    http://www.thrivergirl.com

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
    • Aw thank you so much McKenzie! Oh it is the same here in Charlotte. EVERYTHING closes down but it kind of makes the whole experience more fun haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.19.18 Reply
  12. How cute! Yes anyone in the north will be over the snow quickly but these photos look like so much fun! I like just like a few inches… max 5!

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  13. It hasn’t snowed much in SLC this season, and I am not complaining! You look darling as a snowbunny, though!

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  14. Winter wonderland! Love these photos! Unfortunately we have no snow here in london 🙁
    Magda

    https://www.gloryofthesnow.com/

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
    • Yes, it definitely was one. Thank you! Guess you’ll have to come visit and experience some!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.19.18 Reply
  15. JIM Nelles wrote:

    Laura, Glad you finally received the cold and snow I sent your way from Pennsylvania. We really miss you up here. Uncle Jim

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
    • Yay! Thank you for sending 🙂 will need to come visit and experience all the snow you receive.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.19.18 Reply
  16. Love these pictures and your COAt is perfect. That color is my favorite.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
  17. roxy wrote:

    This picture is nuts! I can’t believe the crazy weather this year. Your mittens are so dang cute.

    Posted 1.19.18 Reply
  18. Gita wrote:

    Snow days are the best! Sadly the last time it happened in NYC, I did not have the motivation to go outside lol

    Posted 1.22.18 Reply