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Five on Friday 8/8


It's FRIDAY!  Cue the wine and the sun and the relaxation... and definitely turn off those alarm clocks.  Well, except for Sunday when I have to go to work but I'm going to pretend that's not happening right now.  It's more fun that way.  Just bring on the weekend! 

Frye Boots
These babies arrived this week... and then went right back to the store.  I wanted to love them but they just fit SO weird.  I could barely get my foot in the boot, the material was pulled strangely over the ankles and the calf was really tight... even for these chicken legs.  I was sad to see them go -- the hunt for the perfect black boot continues.


Hawaiian Hurricane
Have you been following the weather lately?  TWO hurricanes are heading right into Hawaii over the next couple of days.  I've been paying extra close attention because this very time last year, we were in Hawaii for our honeymoon!  Not without a little drama of its own due to a certain tropical storm... check out the recap here!

Take me back!

100 Summer Miles
Thank you for all the support and encouragement on the 100 miles before summers end!  I've been able to get a walk in almost every single day and have so far managed to rack up 14 miles which I'm pretty happy with.  Although on Tuesday night, our walk included a bakery stop in which we left with a giant chocolate cupcake in hand... oops.


Trixxi Maxi Dress
It's hard to believe summer is going to come to a close in the next month or so and we're going to have to say goodbye to our maxi dresses :(  I'm getting as much wear as I can out of them until that time comes!  I tried this fun one on a month ago and loved it... but just didn't feel like buying it for some reason.  I've been thinking about it ever since so it's finally on its way to me!  The price was just too good to pass up.


Weekend Plans
Besides the aforementioned work on Sunday (my last 12 hour weekend shift, woop woop!), it's shaping up to be an enjoyable next few days.  Today I may head to my friends pool after work or I may just stay home and order in sushi and watch Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making The Team.  Tough decisions.  Saturday will probably revolve around p-a-c-k-i-n-g.  But the more we do now, the more we can enjoy our very last few days here.  Only 22 left now, the countdown is on!

Hope you all have a great weekend!
Linking up with Karli, Lauren, Jennie and Rebecca

34 comments

  1. I still can't believe there are 2 hurricanes barreling towards Hawaii...thank god I wasn't there when that happened!! Sorry to hear the boots didn't work for you!! Try Vince Camuto - his boots fit like a dream! Have a great weekend! xo

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  2. I wondered about those boots - they looked cute but I'd heard the leg was narrow on them, so thanks for sharing your honest opinion! Have fun getting started with the packing this weekend and enjoy your last weekend shift! Happy Friday:)

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  3. bummmmer about the boots! but at least you can return them! my nordstrom buys did not work out either (i got leggings + a drapy cardigan). ah well, im going to use that money to finally buy a pouf for our living room! have a great weekend and get packing!! the more you do now the easier it'll be. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  4. We know a couple people from college that just got married and are in Hawaii on their honeymoon right now, too! Too funny - what are the odds, seriously? Sad news about your Frye boots! I'm sure you'll find the perfect pair eventually - I'm due to replace my black boots, too, so I'll let you know if I have any good finds. :) Have a good weekend, lady!

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  5. Hey, all those miles? You deserve a fun little treat! Keep up the good work!
    Dang it on the boots. I've had some that fit really weird. It's harder then people think to find great boots.

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  6. So sorry to hear about those beautiful boots not fitting right... boooo! But that's $$ right back in your pocket for something else fun ;-)

    Happy Friday!

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  7. I have a friend who's going to Hawaii in the next few days... scary! Although here in FL, we're used to hurricanes lol. That maxi is GORGEOUS!!! Happy weekend!

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  8. Oh no! I had no idea about the hurricanes in Hawaii! I just posted my honeymoon recap to Maui... So strange! Sad about your frye boots. I've always wanted to try them out. Love that maxi dress! Happy Friday to you!

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  9. Yay for the three week countdown!!! Hurricanes are scary but luckily these places are super prepared for them! Although I would really rather be in Hawaii again right now :) I love Frye boots but have never found a pair that fit well. Maybe it is the brand? Such a bummer! Have a great weekend!! These long weekend shifts are almost over!! xoxo

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  10. Ugh I can't believe the hurricanes in Hawaii! I was there (years ago now) and I saw the damage from a hurricane that hit the Coco Palms Resort in 1992 and it was crazy. Of course now it's been bought by Hyatt and is being restored but still. Love that maxi!! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  11. i returned frye boots from the semi annual too!

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  12. I hate when boots don't work! #thestruggle I'm also pretty sure that walking while indulging in a sweet treat negates the calories (girl math). Have the best last long shift and enjoy packing! I love seeing the boxes accumulate. It is such a visual for being productive! ;)

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  13. Sad day about the boots! I've had similar problems finding camel boots. It's so disappointing when you think you've found 'the one' and then you're back to square one. First world problems. lol. Great idea to do the 100 summer miles! And sometimes you just need to reward yourself with a cupcake. :) Good luck packing! I'll be in your city this weekend!

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  14. Oh man. I'm sorry the boots didn't work out. I have a pair of Lucky riding boots that I LOVE, but they're tight in the calf, too. I think that's a pretty common issue for those kinds of boots. Which is a strange issue to have, unless your calves are gigantic (which it sounds like neither of ours are!). Strange.

    I was in Hawaii in 2009 for Hurricane Dolly. Luckily it didn't seem to do much while we were there. :)

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  15. I love and hate weekends BC I work Sunday mornings too but must have fun before then!! :)

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  16. Love Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Making the Team. I have my DVR set! I was on a hunt for boots last year. It's tough! Congrats on your last 12 hr shift! I really like your walking challenge. I may have to do it next summer!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifstyle.blogspot.com

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  17. Great job with your running! You deserved that cupcake :) Such a bummer about those boots, I'm on the hunt for black boots this year too. I'm super picky so its been a challenge.

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  18. Yes please pass the wine thanks! Haha. Crazy about Hawaii, great picture too. :-) That maxi dress is so cute! I wanted one all summer and of course never got one. We had one at work too that I loved but I was like oh I won't buy it today. Then it was gone. Sigh. I hope that you have a great weekend! :-)

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  19. That stinks about the boots not fitting!! I hate when that happens bc you get so excited for it be delivered and then get so let down when they don't fit!! I used to love Dallas cheerleaders show. It's been on for so long! Have a great weekend!
    Life as I know it

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  20. I've heard that about the boots from a few people actually, bummer. LOVE that dress, great price too for sure :) Have a great weekend, it sounds like it's going to be pretty perfect. Minus the 12 hr shift, but we're not talking about that...

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  21. Loving that wine quote...why is it that once the weekend hits that is all I can think about?!?

    Even with that weather, I may opt to be in Hawaii right now...that pic is gorgeous! I'm also on the hunt for a great go-to black boot and good to hear your assessment of those Frye boots. Keep us posted if you find some, I might just have to scoop up whichever you find. =) Cheers to your last 12 hour shift!

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  22. oh those boots are so cute! sucks they didnt fit weird. they are way out of my price range, i totally love justfab for boots (much cheaper, but you do have to sign up).

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  23. Have I told you I adore you? Love that you'll be watching as well! Also, you are so super cute in the honeymoon pic but yes there are even people riding out the storm for their actual weddings this weekend! Yikes! Great wine quote- I do believe I could frame that one in the Otey household! hahaha

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  24. Just add a cardigan to the maxi dress for the fall...that's what I'd do! haha And hey, at least you walked a long way to get that cupcake, right? Sounds like you're going to have a great weekend - enjoy it! -Jess @ Sweet Little Ones

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  25. Love everything about this post! Those boots, that dress, Hawaii!? I also love the 100 summer miles idea! Go girl!

    Blessings!

    -Katie
    www.hotteaandtheemptyseat.com

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  26. Girrrrrrl, I feel you on the hunt for the perfect riding boots... why is it so difficult to find a comfortable fit?!
    That maxi dress is super pretty- good choice!
    Have a great weekend, Katie!

    xo Always, Abby

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  27. The part about DCC Making the Team just makes my heart smile! Sorry about the boots! I'm on the hunt for some brown ones for this fall.

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  28. I have been watching that storm how crazy right??? Boooo about your boots but then yeah your CC will be that much happier this month ;)

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  29. Such a cute maxi! I'd take Hawaii right about now, even if it rained the whole time ha. Sorry the stupid Frye boots ended up not working for you either! But half the fun is the hunt right ;) Enjoy your weekend!

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  30. 22 days, that's crazy!! And so sorry about the Frye boots- I hate when that happens! I'm sure they'll be coming out with lots more in the fall though :)

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  31. i'm so sad the boots didn't work for you??! i have the same ones and have worn them to the point that they need resoled. yikes. :) but my farmer said i could get a new pair this summer (of a different style) so i'm looking forward to that. :) thanks for linking up!

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  32. The 100 miles didn't say anything about not getting food on your way. So you're good. Have a good weekend :)

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  33. That was a bummer about the boots, hate when that happens! ;)

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  34. I wanted to buy a few of those Trixxi maxis, but I remembered that they're always too short for me. Such a bummer!
    And that sucks to hear about the Frye boots! I hate it when that kind of stuff happens. I have a pair of black boots that I LOVEEEE from DSW. They're by Diba and they're called the Kayden Boot.

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