Monday, August 13, 2018

Quotes of the Week

This past week brought some of the best news I've had in a while but with that it brought an incredible amount of stress. Don't worry, I'll be sharing the exciting news very soon, but until then, I hope you enjoy these quotes. Always remember, you are worth everything in the world and no one can put you down. Also, I love the quote above & the way it is presented. Am I the only one? 
In other news, I had a wonderful weekend in Tallahassee, we did some blog shoots and visited a few new things. At the moment I am in St. Pete continuing on a craft beer journey after some breakfast, sightseeing and lunch. What are y'all up to? - xoxo darling, Hayden
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Week Re-Cap

It's already Wednesday? That seems nuts, this week is just slipping by! 
I haven't been up to too much, this weekend we ventured to Naples for a little afternoon trip. We stopped in at Naples Beach Brewing, one of the first in southwest Florida and their beer was so good (lots of citrus). Then we had lunch at Fernandez the Bull, as we always do, and headed to Trader Joe's for a little grocery shop. Sunday we drove out to Sanibel for a long walk and then an afternoon at the pool. It was so nice to just lay in the pool for hours. Many people find it strange, but our house doesn't have a pool so it is always a treat when we visit somewhere with one. The rest of the week has just been running errands, working on some future things (eek!) and planning for our trip to Tallahassee this weekend. We are going to run an errand but we're making it fun by stopping in St. Pete to go on a little craft beer tour. We're all very excited so stay tuned for those photos next week! What have y'all been up to? - xoxo darling, Hayden
The cutest dog in Naples.
Lunch on Sanibel at my favorite, Schnapper's. 
 Such a beautiful pool day at 'Tween Waters. 
Can you tell I'm a little too obsessed with these umbrellas?
My actual favorite place in Fort Myers. Everyone must go! 
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Early Fall Buys

Can y'all believe it is already August 7th? Like where has the summer gone? And I realize we still have all of August and if you live in the South you'll know summer doesn't really ended until at least halfway through October. But when I see that September is just around the corner that makes me think of fall, aka my favorite season. It has the best weather and the best clothes, in my opinion. 

So why not go ahead and do a lil' shop around the web for your new fall wardrobe? A lot of my favorite sites have already started adding sweaters and fall colors back into their new arrivals. I'm really excited y'all...I think I'll be living in a place that shows real color change and gets cold...more on that at a later date. 

What do y'all think? Would you rock any of these items? And what is your favorite season? - xoxo darling, Hayden

Sweaters: The white sweater is the epitome of perfection in my mind. It's that classic fisherman sweater that you put on to be cozy while on your couch watching a rom-com with candles blazing...I've been watching a little too much Zoella recently... The green sweater is just a classic and you can find it in a ton of different colors. I think the pink sweater is the perfect transition piece from summer to fall because it's a summer color but the collar screams fall. I really like how the navy sweater looks, it's not a normal cable knit but it has some traditional elements. It looks like it would be very comfy. The striped sweater just looks cozy and would be a great piece to put over black slacks/jeans and booties for work.

Plaid Shirt: Everyone needs a plaid shirt for fall and I like this one because it isn't the traditional button-up with a collar that you normally think of in the season. It would be cute over a simple pair of jeans with penny loafers or riding boots depending on how "fall" you want to be. 

Orange Dress: As a proud Longhorn I need this dress...right? But also, it is the perfect color for fall and since it's still flipping hot outside it would make a great piece for you to trick yourself into think it's fall before it really is. 

Shoes: The penny loafers below are the best way to describe how I want to dress this fall. Basically a version of a prep school woman/1950s/60s ivy league college...are y'all getting that vibe? But I love these shoes, they look comfy and classic. The leopard heels just look fun! I've never worn leopard print before but I'm thinking these scream fall - maybe with a dark red? These vans are so flipping cute! And great for UT events, am I right? But I think they would be great for fall weekends with skinny jeans rolled up and a light sweater. 

Outerwear: What I love most about fall is the weather and the ability to actually layer my clothes. I run really hot so being able to actually put on a jacket is a real win for me. Speaking of, I've always wanted a quilted jacket but have never been able to find the perfect one. I love this one because it's simple and I really like the navy color. As for the jean jacket, I recently donated my old jacket because it just wasn't me anymore so I have been on the hunt for a new one. I like the classic shape of this GAP version and what better way to ring in fall than with a jean jacket? 

Houndstooth Pants: Can we just talk about these? They are the perfect statement pant and they would go with any simple top and shoes. Throw on a white Oxford shirt or a black sweater and simple black flats and you'll be ready for any fall-time meeting at work. 

Accessories: This tote bag is the perfect thing to throw all of your essentials (and more). I'm thinking a water bottle, your planner, a little cosmetic bag, your passport and your wallet would be perfect. It also appears to fit your laptop as well. For your more active adventures, this crossbody will be perfect! It comes in a few different colors but I like the one below the most and I really like the buckle detail. Lastly, the plaid scarf is just an iconic fall/winter wardrobe essential and I really like the colors in this one. I think you can truly match it with any color and it will work. 

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Quotes of the Week

Happy Monday lovelies! It was a wonderful weekend and I think it really helped me get back in the swing of things. This summer has been an interesting mix of goings-ons and emotions - just a lot. But this weekend we went for morning walks, had some delicious meals, enjoyed some drinks, had a pool day and went to TJs. Basically, the quote above applies to it all. I think it's so important to have weekends where you plan ahead to have fun because we all easily can fall into the just laying around the house doing nothing (which is wonderful sometimes) but it is nice to get out and make your own fun. I'm looking forward to the week ahead to work on some blog stuff and some life stuff. What are y'all up to? -xoxo darling, Hayden
All images can be found here.
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