Friday Favorites 5.27.16

05/27/2016 4 Comments

We made it! It’s Memorial Day Weekend! Wahooooo!

Today I am linking up with Erika and Karli and Style Exlir for my favorites from the week, a week that was a road trip across the USA with my Mom 🙂

Since it’s a holiday Monday, that I’ll be enjoying with family, I’ll be back on the blog Wednesday!

friday favorites flower look

Style Elixir


London 2010

London 2010

Paris 2010

Paris 2010

Spain 2010

Spain 2010

South of France May 2010

South of France May 2010

Sorry the pics are a bit blurry, this was before iPhones 😉

These have been a favorite for a long, long time. I bought my first silver Gizeh pair in April 2010 before I went to Europe. I wanted a shoe that would not hurt as I trekked through six countries while still looking fashionable in all my pictures. These were perfect! I wore them out for the next 5 years while living in New York and Los Angeles. I definitely got the mileage out of them and finally had to buy a new pair last year. This week on my road trip I wore them every day because they don’t bother me while I drive because they stay in place on your foot! #myshoeofthesummer

The Bachelorette

Bachelorette Jojo

I’m so happy Jojo’s season has started! I loved her on Ben’s season and totally thought he should have picked her, that last episode was heart-break-ing. However the beauty of her not being picked means more Jojo on my TV. I love her sense of humor and how poised she is, also her hair is absolutely gorgeous. Sorry I have a huge girl crush and I know I’m not the only one, Sheaffer’s Bachelorette Recaps are always so funny, definitely check them out!


nashville abc

Why ABC Why?! I watched the finale and felt like it was so rushed and just awful in general as far as Tv Finales go. I really love this show, the music, the talent, the setting-some network needs to pick up this show immediately. I need to know what happens to Scarlett and Gunnar! If you watch Nashville tell me what you thought in the comments. I was going to put up a screen grab of Scarlett and Gunnar but then I didn’t want to spoil anything if you haven’t seen the finale yet!

US of A


Sunset on I-90 in Indiana

At the risk of sounding cheese, and my last two favorites are kind of related, a huge favorite this week is our lovely country. Driving across the sweeping landscapes of the Midwest while listening to music reminds me how lucky we are to live in this country. Four straight days of driving will give you a lot of time to think and I was truly trying to appreciate what this country gives me as a person and how I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else 🙂

Memorial Day


Our Flag at Mount Rushmore

I’m so happy to start this holiday weekend and I want to thank all the veterans in my life and around the country who we celebrate on Monday! Here’s to a weekend full of sun, lake, red white & blue, cookouts, desserts, your favorite drink, family & friends and reunions! I hope everyone enjoys their weekend however they choose to spend it 🙂

Also linking up with April & Katie & Jennie!

The Diary of a Real Housewife

Cupcake N Dreams

New Yorker blogging about travel and lifestyle things that make me happy!


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    Yes, those are GREAT shoes! They’ve totally saved me when I’m on my feet all day teaching! I got 3 great years out of mine before they were too gross and I had to toss them 🙂 Kind of weird question…how did you keep yours for 5 years without them smelling? I noticed by year 3, my feet wouldn’t smell so nice after wore them… haha! Just wondering 🙂
    Have a FANTASTIC memorial day weekend, Amanda!

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      Cupcake N Dreams


      Hi Kelsey! Thanks for stopping by and weird questions are welcomed haha 🙂 I looked up different cleaning methods through out the years, but I think the best way to keep them from getting gross was washing them with a little bit of soap and water. Then I would let them dry out in the sun (I would wash them on a sunny day). I would do this as often as I could/ when I felt like they were getting gross. Hope this helps! Have a great weekend too!

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    I love the Birkenstocks, but I don’t love how they look on my feet! Boo! 🙁 Shaeffer’s recaps are probably my favorite things! I haven’t watched Monday’s episode yet, but thank goodness for DVR! Have a great weekend!

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    I have been considering those shoes, love to hear they hold up for years! I’m excited the bachelorette is back too!