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A Weekend Getaway Full of Fashion, Food & Fun

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As most of you know, the hubs and I set off for a mini getaway to Syracuse, NY this past weekend. His bestie, I’m sure he would love that I called him that, got hitched and they couldn’t have chosen a more perfect weekend to do so. The weather was beyond gorgeous and the explosion of fall colors that the changing leaves lent to the setting were spectacular! Now, I know why so many people plan their weddings in the fall! Check out the bride. Not only is she gorgeous, but couldn’t you just die over that backdrop? Next time around I’m getting married outside. Just kidding babe. Unless, you’re open to a renewal…in which case I’m totally serious. Just sayin’.

syracuse bride

Photo via Images by Kelly Photography

Before we watched our friends exchange their vows, we were able to fit in a little lunch and shopping action on Saturday. We left our lovely hotel, the Jefferson Clinton Hotel, which is located in Syracuse’s charming downtown

jefferson clinton

jefferson clinton

AND which had fully stocked coffee and liquor bars in the lobby thank you very much and made the few blocks walk to The Blue Tusk, a restaurant that was recommended to us by the super friendly front desk staff. Yet another reason I heart that hotel, besides the coffee and liquor bars…HA! Their recommendation was spot on. Our meals were both crazy delicious. I’m not kidding when I say that I would fly back for their scallop and bacon chowder alone! Oh, and did I mention that our hotel upgraded our room to a suite? Oh yeah…They did. We’re VIPs baby! Or they’re just a really cool hotel…

the blue tusk

the blue tusk

After we satiated ourselves, I manged to convince the hubs to let me pop in to at least one boutique…and boy did I choose a fabulous one! Bounce was chock full of gorgeous knit scarves, unique jewelry and lovely winter coats. You KNOW I had to buy a little something. Expect to see my acquisition in a future outfit post!


Speaking of outfit posts…Remember my mama’s vintage boots that I told you about the other day? Well, here they are in all their glory! I styled them with a plain white tee, a faux fur trimmed knit vest, Levis jeggings and a bead necklace thatmy partner in crime, Meg, brought me back from Tanzania that I wore as a bracelet.

vintage suede boots

fall lookbook

The boots were totally worth the hassle of getting them off and on at airport security don’t ya think? I’m not sure the hubs would agree. Oh, well. Fashion before function right? HA!

  • Leeann @ Join the Gossip

    Fun! Great pics – you look lovely 🙂

    Glad you had a great time, sounds like a wonderful weekend!

    October 27, 2010 at 3:32 pm Reply
  • Flip Flops & Pearls

    You look FAB!!!

    October 27, 2010 at 3:34 pm Reply
  • Ashley

    I LOVE the boots!!
    Sounds like a fabulous mini getaway =)

    October 27, 2010 at 3:37 pm Reply
  • ~KS

    You and your red boots!!! Love!
    You look fabulous… and I’d like to eat that food right now…

    October 27, 2010 at 3:40 pm Reply
  • Jude

    You look amazing! (I want those glasses and boots!:)). And such a wonderful getaway – I would totally go for that fully stocked coffee and liquor bar, and I’m dying just at the sound of bacon/scallop chowder!

    October 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm Reply
  • isabel

    i love the boots..looks like a wonderful weekend. the brides dress is beautiful!

    October 27, 2010 at 3:51 pm Reply
  • Scientific Housewife

    Love those boots! The pics are so nice 🙂

    October 27, 2010 at 4:01 pm Reply
  • sarah, flourish design + style

    Look how fabulous you are!!! xo

    October 27, 2010 at 4:01 pm Reply
  • Sandy

    It sounds and looks like a great trip and the bride…beautiful!!

    October 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm Reply
  • Christina

    I love the boots especially with the camel color. And I always wear the worst but by that I mean best shoes to the airport!

    October 27, 2010 at 4:12 pm Reply
  • good girl gone blog

    FABULOUS boots!!

    October 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm Reply
  • livin wide

    need i say that those boots are absolutely fabulous?

    October 27, 2010 at 4:19 pm Reply
  • Carole

    You look FABULOUS!

    October 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm Reply
  • Jill@TeenageBride

    Oh my goodness!!! That bride belongs in a magazine!!

    And I adore your boots!

    October 27, 2010 at 4:33 pm Reply
  • Rachel

    Ahh this weekend trip looks so fun! My boyfriend and I just spent a weekend in LA to see his family, I wish the weather had been as nice as that though! Fall in the north must be so beautiful. Sigh. Maybe I’ll get to go one day. Great post.

    October 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm Reply
  • Katie

    Everything looks beautiful! Loving the boots 🙂

    October 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm Reply
  • Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

    Awesome boots and loving the vest!

    October 27, 2010 at 4:42 pm Reply
  • Annie S.

    wow….beautiful bride!!

    LOVE the red boots…I need some 🙂

    October 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm Reply
  • Jessica

    Oh the boots were so worth it girl! Fabulous, dress them up or down! Love it!

    October 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm Reply
  • WendyB

    Lusting for those boots.

    October 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm Reply
  • Closet Fashionista

    Oooh those boots are so awesome!! Looks like a great time 😀

    October 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm Reply
  • Meli

    Red boots – or red shoes for that matter – are my all time fav! You look mah-velous dahling!

    October 27, 2010 at 4:55 pm Reply
  • Allison

    Ahhh, those boots are too fabulous for words! I never realized how freaking cute Syracuse is – when I think New York (as in, not the city – they seem like separate entities) all I can picture is freezing cold weather and a constant snowfall. I have no idea why I think that though 🙂
    Seriously, you are gorgeous – I’m dyinggg over your mother’s vintage boots! She has great taste, just like you, dear 🙂

    October 27, 2010 at 5:51 pm Reply
  • blueviolet

    Those boots are too good to be true!

    October 27, 2010 at 5:57 pm Reply
  • jenna

    Ok, gorgeous bride and dress! That lunch looked amazing! 🙂

    October 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm Reply
  • Camels & Chocolate

    You’re so adorable! You definitely do our name justice 😉


    October 27, 2010 at 6:07 pm Reply
  • Paris in Pink

    Beautiful boots. LOVE the color 🙂 Paris in Pink

    October 27, 2010 at 6:27 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    Your boots are AMAZING.

    October 27, 2010 at 6:46 pm Reply
  • Tanvi

    Such a beautiful bride! And looks like you had a great time. Those boots are to die for! 🙂

    October 27, 2010 at 7:10 pm Reply
  • Megan (Best of Fates)

    Fall weddings are gorgeous – but not really as pretty as that backdrop. And those boots are amazing, though I’m not sure I could suffer through airport security for them!

    October 27, 2010 at 7:17 pm Reply
  • Grace

    I love that sweater you have on; it looks super cozy-chic! That dress the bride wore is gorgeous, too, and I agree, that’s a perfect backdrop.

    October 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm Reply
  • kristin

    The boots are fabulous!!! LOVING THEM:::::))))) What a steal!

    October 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm Reply
  • Katy Mary

    LOVE those red boots. Great pictures, looks like a great trip and yes, the bride is gorgeous!!

    October 27, 2010 at 7:45 pm Reply
  • Bunny

    Your boots are incredible! Hmmm any chance you are going to be in NJ area on Saturday, I’m having a party and would LOVE to wear them!!! 🙂 They are such a great color. Great pics.

    October 27, 2010 at 8:24 pm Reply
  • shari @ little blue deer

    You look so gorgeous! What a wonderful weekend, looks like the weather was fab, too! XX!

    October 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm Reply
  • Britt

    Gorgeous bride! Gorgeous boots!!

    October 27, 2010 at 8:55 pm Reply
  • Sandy a la Mode

    oh kristin, i LOVE your boots~!! they are sooo pretty!!! and that bride and the backdrop are STUNNING!!!

    October 27, 2010 at 9:26 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    You look fabulous girl!!! Adore the boots!!!

    October 27, 2010 at 9:27 pm Reply
  • alexandra keller

    you’re so good getting pictures of everything.
    i don’t have a single photo of me in New Orleans.
    need to work on that!

    October 27, 2010 at 9:47 pm Reply
  • Cecilia

    Fantastic outfit! I love the long sweatervest…boots are great too!

    October 27, 2010 at 10:10 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    Those boots are awesome!!

    October 27, 2010 at 10:11 pm Reply
  • slamdunk

    Sounds like everything fell into place for them and their big day. Thanks for the Syracuse pics that don’t show snow.

    October 27, 2010 at 10:36 pm Reply
  • Marchmusings

    No way those boots are vintage. They look so new and well-maintained. Love the fur-lined vest and the locations

    October 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm Reply
  • Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks

    What a fun weekend! You look gorgeous girl- love those boots! And the food looks delish!

    October 27, 2010 at 11:03 pm Reply
  • A.Co

    AS IF those boots were your moms and are vintage! SCORE!! They seriously look NEW and are so spot on, trend-wise. Nice!!

    Wow! What a great weekend, the delish food, the fab Bounce store AND getting upgraded to a suite at your hotel?! HELL-O! AMAZINGNESS!!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

    October 27, 2010 at 11:30 pm Reply
  • Lyddiegal

    The boots are gorgeous — and so is the bride.
    It sounds like you had an amazing time!

    October 27, 2010 at 11:42 pm Reply
  • robin

    look at you in those red boots…aborbs!!

    October 28, 2010 at 12:29 am Reply
  • robin

    i meant adorbs 🙂

    October 28, 2010 at 12:29 am Reply
  • Josie

    LOVE the boots! And this sounds like an absolutely amazing time, my dear — and how gorgeous is that bride?
    xo Josie

    October 28, 2010 at 1:03 am Reply
  • janettaylor

    Oooh Krisitin, I really love Ur boots. 🙂

    October 28, 2010 at 1:06 am Reply
  • Daphne

    Love the red boots with the fur trimmed vest. Great vacation photos.

    October 28, 2010 at 1:29 am Reply
  • Bella Q

    Yeah, the boots are crazy gorgeous.

    Best wishes to the lovely bride. May her nuptials bring her much happiness and joy.

    October 28, 2010 at 1:40 am Reply
  • Sherin

    Sounds like such a great mini-trip.
    I am so in love with your boots! They look so amazing and the colour is great.

    October 28, 2010 at 3:07 am Reply
  • krystal/village

    have a great time!!! Those boots are HOT!

    October 28, 2010 at 4:15 am Reply
  • Catherine

    Wow, that bride is stunning, thought it was a pic from a magazine! Congratulations to the happy couple xx

    October 28, 2010 at 4:36 am Reply
  • Betty Manousos

    Fab boots!
    Aw, Cristin! You’re GORGEOUS!!

    Big hugs!

    B xx

    October 28, 2010 at 7:01 am Reply
  • Snuggle Wasteland

    Gorgeous bride and gorgeous you! Love, love, love the boots! Sounds like a great weekend.

    October 28, 2010 at 8:12 am Reply
  • Cherish

    Love your outfit!

    October 28, 2010 at 9:28 am Reply
  • Maddy

    I love your entire ensemble!!! And those boots….TO.DIE.FOR!!!

    October 28, 2010 at 9:29 am Reply
  • betsy

    Love Bride was goregous!
    Looks like a fun getaway! You look great! Love your vintage boots!

    October 28, 2010 at 9:33 am Reply
  • chantele

    Love the red boots!! They are awesome!

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    October 28, 2010 at 10:26 am Reply
  • hi-d

    Gorgeous bride indeed! She looked like she was straight out of a Bridal magazine. You look pretty stylin’ as well in those red boots! 🙂

    October 28, 2010 at 11:03 am Reply
  • Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds

    No shoes come of easy enough for the hassle that is airport security. I say wear the boots and make them all wait!

    October 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm Reply
  • Shea

    Wow, those are awesome boots! You lucky gal–I wish my mom could share her shoes with me but my feet are too big!

    October 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm Reply
  • Molly

    Those boots are out of this world! Worth few extra minutes at airport security? Yes, indeed.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

    October 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm Reply
  • Jackiefo

    You look fabulous! Love your boots 🙂

    October 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm Reply
  • Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant!

    Krist, I’m loving those boots! And i think that fashion sometimes should trump function even when traveling. for my flight to atlanta, I definitely wore some cute booties to the airport. Now my flight back home was a totally different story, but we can’t all be fly all the time, right?

    October 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm Reply
  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    very cute:).

    October 29, 2010 at 7:05 pm Reply
  • Tatieva

    Wouah, fantastiques bottes !
    I love red, red passion, red life, red, red, red, I love !!!

    October 30, 2010 at 12:46 pm Reply
  • Helena - A Diary of Lovely

    yes totally worth it!! so cute!!

    November 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm Reply
  • Cassie

    Those boots are hot!

    November 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm Reply

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