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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!


  1. Jude says

    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!

  2. Rachel says

    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.

  3. Allison says

    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 🙂

  4. Grace says

    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.

  5. Bunny says

    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.

  6. A.Co says

    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

  7. Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant! says

    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?

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