Cold Shoulder Ruffle Sweater + Vermont Travel Guide!

 

 

 

 

SWEATER: BP. // JEANS: Topshop // BOOTIES: Vionic // BAG: Lipault Paris // SUNGLASSES: ILY Couture (only $22!)
Happy Halloween, everyone!  Sadly, I didn’t dress up this year… did anyone do anything fun?!  Halloween has never been one my favorite holidays and I think it has a lot to do with the fact that it always gets SO cold right around now (it’s 40 degrees in Chicago today… brrr!!)
A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Vermont and had such an amazing time.  Being the beginning of October, the trees had already changed colors and it was just so gorgeous!  I stayed in Burlington but go to explore a little bit of Stowe as well.  A lot of you asked for a travel guide (where I stayed, where I ate, where I went… etc) so here it is!  Let me know if you have any questions or want any other recommendations.
STAY:
Hotel Vermont– This boutique hotel located right in the heart of Burlington (and super close to the water) was such an adorable little gem!  The lobby has a giant hang out area including a fireplace, so it was the perfect spot to come to after being out in the cold (it was freezing there!)  I also loved the rooms, super spacious and cozy.
EAT:
American Flatbread– This cozy pizza place was SO delicious.  They make all of their pizzas in a wood-fired clay oven so the crust is baked to perfection! It’s definitely a super casual place and would be great for kids as well.
El Cortijo– This Mexican restaurant located right off of Church Street is perfect for grabbing some tacos and a margarita (the coconut margarita was AMAZING!) It’s inside an old diner, so the interior still resembles that old diner feel.  I went on a weeknight and got a spot at the bar, but I have heard the wait can be long- so get there early!
Hen of the Wood– This restaurant was located right next to Hotel Vermont, so it’s super convenient if you’re staying there, however I will say it was packed- even on a weekday night.  I did more research on this place after seeing it next door and realized it had 5 star raving reviews, so I knew I needed to try it.  I had to wait over an hour for a table, but it was more than worth it.  The food is really that good!
Skinny Pancake– SO this place seems to be pretty popular in the Vermont area.  I read about it on another blog and wanted to try it out (it’s walking distance from Hotel Vermont) and I will say, it was pretty dang good! If you like crepes, they make savory and sweet crepes in just about any combination… and they also serve lunch food!  There are a few different locations in Vermont, so if you aren’t staying in Burlington there might be one by you.
Myers Bagels– Before Vermont, I was in Montreal for a day and really wanted to get a bagel but didn’t have the time.   I found Myers Bagels and ended up going there 3 mornings in a row.  Their most popular bagel is the Montreal Spice with Montreal Spice cream cheese… it was so good, but I personally liked their Lox better!  This is the perfect spot for grabbing a quick (and cheap) breakfast or lunch.
GO:
Church Street– This street is so adorable and has tons of shops and coffee shops.  A bunch of the shops I went into carried high end designer items, while others were local and eclectic.  There is also a Ben & Jerry’s on the corner that always has a super long line! (fun fact, Ben & Jerry’s started in Vermont and they have a factory there!)
Cold Hollow Cider Mill– If you like apple cider & apple cider donuts, you will love this cider mill! It’s definitely a tourist spot, but they make some of the best I’ve ever had! I personally liked the hot apple cider because it was freezing that day, but they also serve it cold and you can buy it to take home.
Another thing I recommend, is renting a car and driving east on the freeway, especially if you’re there in the fall!  The drive is absolutely breathtaking… I had to pull over a couple times just to take it all in! xoxo

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11 Comments

  1. This sweater is so cute and I'm totally loving the jeans. Such a perfect combo for fall 🙂

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  2. Love you boots and bag! Church street sounds amazing and totally would be where I would want to visit! I hope you had a great trip, that's awesome you could pull over and enjoy the view.

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  3. I love your whole outfit- the sweater, jeans and booties…so cute! I've never been to Vermont but would love to visit in the fall. This is a great list of places to check out!

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  4. I'm literally loving your entire look! Thanks for including all the links, I have started several carts already 😉

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  5. Erica wrote:

    I spent a little bit of time in Vermont when I was in high school. I think of it being so peaceful. there. Oh, and I remember that every store had fresh maple syrup. We don't have the classic fall leaves changing that they get elsewhere. So I miss all those beautiful colors.

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  6. I LOVE Vermont – fall foliage is def one of the times it's at its best! And those brown boots – well, I totally want them, I confess!

    Posted 11.1.17 Reply
  7. The bagel shop and the cider mill sounds like places I would be spending lots of time in. I love a good bagel and a warm mug of cider. I also love a great sweater and a pair of booties. They are my go tos for fall.

    Posted 11.1.17 Reply
  8. Ada wrote:

    Ahh girl yes this is such a cute outfit! love that sweater!!

    Posted 11.2.17 Reply
  9. TColeman wrote:

    This sweater is really cute. I have never seen one that is styled like this before!

    Posted 11.2.17 Reply
  10. Krystle Cook wrote:

    Your look is absolutely adorable. You look like you are ready to tackle anything but do it in comfort.

    Posted 11.2.17 Reply
  11. This outfit is adorable! I love the ruffle sweater paired with distressed white denim!

    Posted 11.3.17 Reply