Mountain Weekend + Essentials | Piney Creek, NC

Sharing a little about our recent trip to the NC mountains + mountain weekend essentials! 

Mountain Weekend Essentials | Ugg Footwear | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

boots | socks | c/o suitcase | similar mittens {last seen here} | similar sweater | pajamas | slippers | the art of the white shirt book | simple decorating book

Finally, sharing a couple of snaps from our recent trip to Piney Creek, North Carolina. By recent, I mean, it has almost been a month {whoops}. We ventured to middle of nowhere North Carolina to escape the hustle and bustle of life and have a bit of a slow down. Which meant, we played lots of board games, ate a ton, and cheers beers + champagne, often. We were there to celebrate the New Year, after all. If you’re interested in getting away and staying at an adorable cabin, this is the one we rented. The owner was the absolute sweetest and the home couldn’t have been cuter {or cleaner}. We were so thrilled upon entering. The photos online truly do not do it justice! They even had a Christmas tree and lights up around the house. Seriously, the cutest.

Mountain Weekend Essentials | Winter Pajama Sets | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Mountain Weekend Essentials | Winter Pajama Sets | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

look 1: similar coat | pajamas | boots | hat

Upon arriving Morgan and I decided to venture out and snap a couple of photos. You can see in a couple of the photos little flakes were falling. While it snowed all day and most of the evening, it sadly didn’t accumulate to much. However, we enjoyed watching the flakes drop and the uber cold temperatures {made us want to cozy up inside and be lazy even more}. Since it was a relaxing mountain weekend, we packed pajamas, loungewear, and comfy sweaters. I lived in this fun skiing pajama set one day. Even though there was no skiing, I thought they were perfect for a weekend in the mountains.

Mountain Weekend Essential: Pajama Sets 

Mountain Weekend Essentials | The BEST Winter Weather Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Mountain Weekend Essentials | Preppy Winter Style | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Mountain Weekend Essentials | The BEST Winter Weather Boots | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

look 2: coat | similar turtleneck | c/o scarf {on sale for $5} | pants | socks | bootssimilar mittens {last seen here} | c/o earrings

On New Years Eve, we decided to “hike” down to the New River which ran along the back of the community we were staying in. Seeing it covered in ice chunks was a pretty cool sight! There were areas that were completely frozen with no movement and others that had ice chunks slowly riding down the river. We climbed on logs to get out a little further {risky, I know} and soaked in the beautiful site. I say “hike” because we walked down paved roads pretty much the whole time but they were intense! Straight down on the way there and straight up on the way back. Our booties were sore haha.

Mountain Weekend Essential: Boots for Hiking/Winter Weather

Mountain Weekend Essentials | Blonde and Brunette Sweatshirts | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Mountain Weekend Essentials | Blonde and Brunette Sweatshirts | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
look 3: sweatshirt | sweatpants | slippers

Morgan and I have vowed that we’ll bring our blonde and brunette sweatshirts with us on every trip. So be prepared for lots of photos featuring these sweatshirts this year! They really are so much fun and I couldn’t recommend them more. They’re the perfect birthday gift for your bestie and/or sister.

Also, I picked up these sweatpants the day before our trip and I was SO thankful I did. They’re incredibly warm, cozy, and ideal for spending a lazy day around the house.

Mountain Weekend Essential: Cozy Loungewear 


  1. January 23, 2018 / 8:59 am

    This is such a cute post! I love those essentials – they look so cozy!

    • January 23, 2018 / 9:42 am

      Aw thanks Annie! Glad you enjoyed it. Definitely stayed cozy the whole trip.

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. January 23, 2018 / 9:56 am

    You are too cute! This looks like SUCH a fun girly weekend! XO

    • January 23, 2018 / 10:28 am

      Thanks girly! It definitely was a good time. Nothing like getting away and just relaxing.

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. Jessica Camerata
    January 23, 2018 / 9:56 am

    I’m heading to the mountains this week and the one thing I dont have enough of are good loungewear!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    • January 23, 2018 / 10:29 am

      You definitely need to stock up! Loft is my top pick for lounge items. So many great, cozy options!

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. Danielle
    January 23, 2018 / 10:48 am

    My girlfriends and I have been trying to plan a weekend just like this! Looks so relaxing and fun.

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    • January 23, 2018 / 11:24 am

      Oh y’all need to make it happen! Escaping to the mountains with friends is the best! So good for the soul.

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. January 23, 2018 / 10:59 am

    Those sweatshirts are so cute! And i need that j.crew coat!

    • January 23, 2018 / 11:24 am

      Aw thanks gal! They’re fun to wear for sure. Yes, you do! It’s so warm.

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. January 23, 2018 / 11:54 am

    It looks like you guys had such a great time! I’m in desperate need of a new pair of hiking boots- i love the ones you have!

    • January 23, 2018 / 12:23 pm

      We definitely need! Thanks so much gal – I highly recommend them. Very warm + cozy and comfortable for lots of walking.

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. January 23, 2018 / 2:08 pm

    What a fun experience. Relaxing in a cain all weekend sounds so amazing!

  8. January 23, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    I AM OBSESSED WITH THESE PHOTOS! You two are so adorable, and your trip looked so fun!

    The Champagne Edit

    • January 23, 2018 / 3:05 pm

      Thanks so much Dana!!! You’re the sweetest gal. Can’t wait to see you soon.

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. January 23, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    Oh it was so fun reading this and thinking back on this trip!! It was one of my FAVORITES of 2017!!

    how 2 Wear It []

  10. Stephanie
    January 23, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    Awww It looks like you two had such a fun time together. All your cozy clothing and accessories are so cute! What a memorable New Year’s!

  11. January 23, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    Love all of your outfits. The blonde and Brunette sweaters are so cute. xo ~ Megan

  12. January 24, 2018 / 2:22 am

    I am loving these cute and cozy outfits girl!! & looks like so much fun!

    cute & little

  13. January 24, 2018 / 8:27 am

    How fun is this?! The mountains are the most relaxing place and it looks like ladies had the best time! Now I’ve got to go!

    • January 24, 2018 / 9:08 am

      I couldn’t agree more! The best place to get away and relax. Yes you do!!!

      xo Laura Leigh

  14. January 25, 2018 / 10:34 pm

    I love the cozy outfits you both wore on your trip! I’m all about comfort and I’m pretty sure I need those gray sweatpants! Looks like you guys had a blast!
    xo, Emma

    • January 26, 2018 / 9:00 am

      Thank you! Yes, me too gal. Give me all the cozy!! You totally need the sweatpants. They’re the softest pair everrrrr.

      xo Laura Leigh

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