Fall Weekend Roadtrips!

October 25, 2016

Hi dolls!

I hope y'all are having a fabulous week so far! Tonight I wanted to change it up on the blog a little & share some pictures (and of course OOTD's) from our trip to Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg this past weekend. The Smokey's are only about 2.5 hours away from Chattanooga, so it's a quick (not to mention gorgeous when you get up in the mountains) drive for us. We had booked this trip in July and I remember thinking it seemed so far away when we first booked it....then all of a sudden it was time to leave (which I'm pretty sure that's how our whole lives together will be. My man proves to me that time really does fly when you're having fun!). 

So when we left Friday the forecast was calling for rain, but as a devout lover of Hunter rain boots, sometimes the rain can be a good thing since it meant I was able to break out my Hunter boots for the first time this season! (YAY!). I paired these boots with one of my new (and favorite) sweaters from BP (sold at Nordstrom). I know I will feature this sweater again soon on the blog so be on the lookout ;)

{Outfit details}
Sweater: BP (here)
Jeans: TopShop (here)
Boots: Hunter (here)
Red lips: Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Fraise (here) + Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in color 403-Red (here). 

Well it was sunny on our drive up, but it DID rain when we got there, so I was happy to have the Hunter boots on!

For dinner that night, we decided to eat at Cherokee Grill. It is DELICIOUS. We both got steaks & I can't tell you the last time I had a steak but it was AMAZING (so much for our wedding diets lol; we kind of threw them out the window this weekend but that's what weekends & roadtrips are for right?!). It was definitely worth every calorie! Also snapped a quick selfie in the mirror before we left for dinner; it was about 10 degrees cooler up in the mountains than in Chattanooga so I added THESE Hunter boot socks & a blanket scarf to warm up my look (yes I am obsessed with blanket scarves: guilty as charged). 

Saturday we went to DOLLYWOOD! Just a little backstory, I absolutely LOVE Dolly Parton. She said one of my all-time favorite quotes "I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb...and I also know that I'm not blonde." I seriously loved this quote so much I put it in my yearbook as one of my quotes to describe myself as a senior in high school (people used to like to joke with me about having "blonde" moments but the REAL joke is that, like Dolly, I'm not a natural blonde!). 

Anyway....back to our Dollywood trip! My look for Dollywood was all about 1) comfort and 2) layering. The weather was in the 40's that morning when we headed to the park, but then by the afternoon it was in the low 60's. Those 20 degree temperature differences are when layers are PERFECT. So, I started out with one of my favorite t-shirts from Old Navy, added a flannel button-up shirt + blanket scarf (one of my $7 Target ones!), then added my fleece jacket on top. Casual yet fashionable, perfect for riding all those rollercoasters (and Dumbo....lol). I also wore my brand new tennis shoes (first time I had worn them & they proved to be SO comfortable for the 10 miles we walked that day! They are lightweight which is really important in a tennis shoe so your feet don't get too tired). Just a side note...I am the biggest chicken when it comes to rollercoasters...however, my fiance managed to get me on 2 and truth be told, they were a blast!! Next time, we will step it up & add a few more thrilling rides haha! Now for some pictures from our day....

Red lips are one of my favorite accessories ;) See the links above for more info on this color.

As I was taking a picture of this sign, a kind man asked if he could take our picture together for me. Of course I didn't turn that chance down & I love the way it turned out. Thanks sweet random stranger! :) 

He's my best friend! 

These barn doors were SO CUTE. 

Me: "Take my picture here so I can post it on my blog!" 

This pretty much sums up our level of thrill :) 

As I was saying about our level of thrill....lol.

 I LOVE these shoes! So comfy. See the link below where you can get them. Also my fiance is such a sport...."let's take a picture of our shoes!" & he goes along with it ;) 

Photo-op with the sunflowers ;) 

A pumpkin tree. How stinkin cute!

THIS SHIRT THOUGH. ::insert heart-eye emojis::

All their fall decor was so beautiful! 

We rode the train around after we got tired of walking so much! It was nice & relaxing, also a great way to see more of the park (and a view of some of the roller coasters that you don't see from just walking around!). 

{Outfit details}
Jeans: Old Navy (here: currently on sale for only $19!)
T-shirt: Old Navy (here, on sale for $9!)
Flannel: Old Navy (here, Old Navy is my favorite for flannels!)
Tennis shoes: New Balance (here)
Scarf: Target ($7! Not online. A lot of y'all have been asking about where to find these scarves at Target, they are in the Dollar Spot section right when you walk in the front door.) 

Before heading out of town on Sunday, we stopped to eat breakfast at one of my favorites, the Pancake Pantry. My mom & I often eat there in Nashville when I go up for classes, but I have never eaten at the one in Gatlinburg. FYI: same thing! I LOVE their syrup and regular buttermilk pancakes. However, rumor has it their sweet potato pancakes are also amazing. We got there about 9:30 and only had to wait in line about 20 minutes. I've definitely seen the line WAY longer, so we hit it just about right. Also, a tip if you go, this one in Gatlinburg only accepts cash (Nashville's takes cards)! 

{Outfit details}
Shirt: Piko (here)
Scarf: BP (here, serious obsession, will do a blog post on it ASAP because it deserves its own post!)
Hat: F21 (similar here and here)
Boots: Sorel (here

Overall it was a perfect, relaxing weekend spent in my favorite way: being with my honey! Hope y'all enjoyed a little different post today. Also....I will leave you with one last picture:

(sorry, I know this is a picture of a picture from my computer but it wouldn't save to let me post it any other way---I'm super tech savvy as you can tell. Anyway, this was such a burning question I had to post it anyway ;)).

HAHA! Have a great evening dolls & thanks for reading!


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