Friday, January 18, 2013

my mountain style

Good morning! I want to extend a BIG ol' sloppy kiss to all my readers - new & old. I have LOVED seeing so many new members join the Here&Now flock, & can't wait to check out all of your sites this weekend to make some new bloggy friends!

Ok, enough mush, I just wanted to tell you ladies that you know juuuust how to plaster a huge, goofy grin on this girl's face!

Over the New Year's holiday, I headed out to the woods of East Tennessee to ring in 2013 with 17 of my closest friends in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. 

I of course brought my sparkly kiss-me-at-midnight dress, but most of my suitcase was stuffed with comfy clothes 
(after all, beer pong doesn't have a dress code)
My mountain style? Comfy + Cute - think mixed plaids (stollen from my man friend), fur lined everything, cardigans that double as blankets, & of course my beloved Hunter wellies
{ open cardigan // Hunter wellies // plaid scarf // Old Navy lounge pants // trapper hat // ModCloth heart handwarmer //Old Navy buffalo plaid jacket (stolen from the boys) // fur lined mittens // a good read: The Paris Wife }
The dark horse in my comfy style - the J.Crew Saturday pants. I purchased these at the end of November during one of J.Crew's never-ending sales, thinking they would be cheap PJs... but after putting on these lounge-chic knit pants for the first time I knew that these were much MORE than just PJ pants... they were my DREAM all-around weekend pants - movie pants, brunch pants, running errands in comfort pants. 

Unfortunately they are currently sold out, but the Old Navy ones in the collage above look very similar, & I also have my eye on another pair of legging-sweatpants (that's what I'm calling them) in a cute pattern { dotted option // strawberry print <-- sounds cray, but it's cute! }

And when J.Crew brings back these magical pants, I am definitely scooping up a second pair! (that good!)
This is why they are called the "Smoky" Mountains... baby clouds being born!
The J.Crew Saturday pants in action - Doug the Pug agrees they are comfy TOO!
What's your "comfy" style?
Any fellow J.Crew Saturday pant lovers out there? 
Can a get a holler for the fabulousness that are Hunter wellies!?

Have a great weekend y'all!  {My weekend motto here}
Don't forget to enter my $50 J.Crew giftcard giveaway { here }

P.S. This post is featured on DailyBuzz Style's Mountain Style round-up. See more cozy outfit inspiration { here }

41 comments:

  1. Aw so fun! lovely and comfy look, you are a beauty!!
    little doug pug is a cutie himself.

    xoHaylee
    http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

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  2. I'm loving your blog!!  Super cute pics :-) you're pug is so so cute!  Xo

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  3. Hi miss Jessica! My husband & I were just in the foothills of the smoky mountains! We drove through the snow storm and stayed in Asheville to wait out the storm. Beautiful area! I am dying to get those Saturday pants ! So bummed they are sold out. And just bought my first pair of hunters last week. LOVE THEM!!!

    www.uniquelykarah.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the plaid shirt! I think every single blogger out there has it by now... need to get on board aren't I? '
    Enjoy the mountains! happymedley.blogspot.com

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  5. These are perfect picks for a mountain weekend. You look adorable in that picture with your pup!

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  6. I grew up in the mountains of PA so this is near and dear to my heart! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  7. I saw those JCrew pants on another blog recently and I've been hunting down the website ever since. I'm jealous that you have them, but I'm super excited to hear that you like them just as much!! Come on, JCrew, pick up your game and get the Saturday pants back!
    JennWith Luck

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  8. i have those pants and they are seriously my favorite.
    i love them. gosh so comfy.

    K

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  9. Aw! I'm one of your new followers, and I gotta say, Doug the pug is pretty darn cute! I'm a big ol dog lover, so anyone who has a dog, I'm a fan of!

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  10. New follower here! We call our comfy clothes "biscuits and pleasures" (http://www.confessionsofagilamonster.com/2012/11/a-slipper-by-any-other-name-is-biscuit.html). My current favorite pleasures are a pair of navy blue micro-fleece pants that are perfect for the bracing cold of winter. 

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  11. Just saw a Target knockoff of this kind of pant yesterday... very tempting. And so cute on you! Love this cozy packing list - and the Paris Wife too.

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  12. Love the style! Just what I would have chosen :)

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  13. I have the Saturday pants, and I love them!  I bought a pair last winter and the winter before.  I don't know why they haven't brought them back this time!  Love them!
    www.walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

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  14. That's my fave shirt of them! And you look pretty good in it too :)  Secretly thinking about getting it... dad in law has to fly to the States next week and there's a J;Crew across his hotel ;) I don't think the saturday pants would be a thing for  me though. I'm more a pixie pants girl! x

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  15. My dad is from that area, so your pictures make me very nostalgic for my grandparent's place! I love the J.Crew Saturday pants. I jokingly call them my Everyday Pants.

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  16. Love this post!  Sounds like yall had fun.  Those pants are great.  Going to keep my eye out for when they get them again. 

    --Krista
    www.junkindiggingettinlost.com

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  17. You look SO adorable! Love your J.Crew pants - what a perfect at getaway or at home look!! I could really stand to spiffy mine up. Happy Friday! xo

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  18. DUDE those pants are awesome. I want.

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  19. Great snapshots! Wow, 17 of your closest friends? That's a big group - must have been great fun haha!  I'm a fan of wearing leggings in private as my comfy clothes (just never in public!) :)



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  20. Just found your blog through Twitter...you are too cute! And I have those J. Crew pants...LOVE! So comfy and yet surprisingly chic in real-life street wearing. Love your site! :)

    -Brittany of @suburbchicblog:disqus http://suburbchicblog.blogspot.com

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  21. Just found your blog and LOVE it! I am also in love with that tartan shirt, how adorable and so comfy! :)
    -Bridgette
    http://bridgettenicole.blogspot.com

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  22. I'm thinking you're my second voice for JCrew in the blog land!! I was curious about the weekend pants, but I have some Victoria secret lounge pants and thought they were too similar....will have to reconsider then. I LOVED The Paris wife!! such a great book and made me want to read an autobio of Hemingway and Fitzgerald's friendship (I'm an English teacher with Edgar Allen Poe and F.Scott Fitzgerald OBSESSION!!) hahaha cute outfits for the mountains

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  23. Looks like such a fun way to spend the New Year! My comfy style is my college sweatpants and sweatshirt.  Ok, maybe that's not very stylish but its super comfy!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup 

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  24. I love this plaid shirt - I scooped it up on super sale from Urban Outfitters during my first year of grad school and was so thrilled that I didn't have to get the $100 version from J.Crew! Score!
    xx

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  25. Aw, thank you dear! He is a professional cuddler!
    xx

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  26. I hope I can live somewhere near the ocean and the mountains one day - my heart loves both so much!
    xx

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  27. Yes, lets start a write in campaign for J.Crew to bring back the Saturday pants!
    xx

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  28. Yay, thank you for following Brooke! I am such a dog person, and Doug really is my first born!
    xx

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  29. hahaha I love it! Biscuits totally describes my favorite comfy clothes!
    xx

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  30. Ooh Target, they would jump on board that train... I'll have to check it out!
    xx

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  31. Ooh J.Crew souvenirs are the best! 
    xx

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  32. Um yes, Everyday Pants is right!
    xx

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  33. Ooh Brittany, thanks for letting me know how you found my blog, and I'm happy you are here!
    xx

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  34. I'm finishing up the Paris Wife this weekend - loved it so far!
    xx

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  35. you are so cute! love your comfy style!

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  36. Oh, I adored The Paris Wife.  Such lovely photos as well.

    amanda
    http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/

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  37. Bravo on defining the essence of comfy chic, something I didn't even know existed until now.

    Danielle
    http://littlebitofwowe.blogspot.com

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  38. LOVE those Saturday pants! Such cute and cozy outfit ideas :)

    ANnie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  39. Daliene @ Alamo AdventuresJanuary 21, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    That jacket is soo perfect for winter/mt look.  Who knew JCrew had such cute saturday pants?!

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