Location: Cataloochee Guest Ranch: Maggie Valley, NC
Our day trips while in North Carolina tend to involve just about anything we can get ourselves into, so I always plan outfits that allow for adventure. When in doubt, I drop my Hunter boots in the car, so I can switch out if I need to hop across a creek. Jeans or leggings are typical, boots are a must and various sweaters and long sleeve t-shirts for layering are always packed. This was a pretty typical picture of my outfits for the week, and of course I'd grab a scarf, gloves and a heavier jacket I could throw on if we found ourselves on the tip-top of a mountain.
Cataloochee Guest Ranch is a favorite stop of mine; it's a low-key ranch with plenty of places to stop and rest a bit. The views are breath-taking, everyone is so friendly, and there's always a nice fire going inside. Their lunch buffet always smells heavenly too.
Skinny Jeans: Loft
Cross body: Vera Bradley (similar)
Boots: Gianni Bini (similar)
Short Necklace: Lat & Lo
Long Necklace: Express
Photography by: Valerie J. Bennett