Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Week Re-Cap

An everything bagel from Woodgrain. 
 Short weeks feel even weirder when you don't have a normal routine, huh? I swear I cannot tell you what day it is anymore and the fact that May is almost over is wiiiild. I spent the week going for my long walks, trying a few new places, zooming it up for happy hours and getting some stuff organized. Also, my family decided to get a place in North Carolina for the Fourth to have a socially distanced holiday. I haven't been to my favorite place in the summer since middle school (we've typically gone in the winter) and I'm so excited for picnics and hikes with my parents. How was your week? — xoxo darling, Hayden
 Colorado is blooming!
 Pastries from my favorite Denver bakery, Taste of Denmark.
 A Texas Ladybirds alumni happy hour was much needed.
My Memorial Day project was adding the extra pieces I've collected to my gallery wall. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Femme Luxe Review*

Happy Tuesday, y'all!

So a few weeks ago, Femme Luxe reached out to me offering me four free pieces to try out and write a post about (so yes, this is actually sponsored — WILD). Now, y'all know me. I dress preppy to basic most of the time, so Femme Luxe is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I thought, why not? And I'm happy I did. I scrolled through their available items for bloggers (a more paired down list than their website) and picked four items: the black velvet tie-front bodycon mini dress, the black belted high neck ribbed bodycon mini dress, the black ribbed off the shoulder crop top, and the black 'honey' oversized t-shirt.

Now Femme Luxe is a British clothing company that ships to the U.S., so be aware of that if you decide to purchase something — it'll probably take a little longer than other retailers. But it reminds me of other fast fashion sites with lots of discounts, trendy pieces, etc. I will say everything seems to run small and be for a certain body type. Plus, it leans toward loungewear (which we love) and going out items (which I'm hoping we get to wear sometime soon). For my ladies more in my size range, you might struggle a little with the sizing — I certainly did. But their oversized T shirts and loungewear seemed to be where it was at for me, personally. Obviously, everyone’s body type is different.

Let’s talk about each item individually.

The Black 'Honey' Oversized T-Shirt


By far, my favorite piece that I got because it fit me perfectly (I got XL US) and the quality is really nice. I don’t see it fading anytime soon! I like the way it hits, and it could be worn with leggings for a really casual look or with jeans like I have it for a fun day out or even with a skirt to really dress it up. Plus, the font is very me. All I can think when I wear it is “uh-huh honey” and I love that. 

A quick s/o to my roommate for taking these photos! 

The Black Velvet Tie Front Bodycon Mini Dress


I had really high hopes for this one, I got a size 12 U.S. (the biggest size on the site), and it didn’t fit my body at all, but the quality is really nice, the fabric isn’t too scratchy which I really appreciate. The tie in the front is an interesting twist...I might modify it and cut it off, but that’s me personally. It’s definitely meant for hitting the clubs, and it absolutely does the job.

 The Black Belted High Neck Ribbed Bodycon Mini Dress

I really like this dress. It’s too short for me to wear (I got size 8 U.S., biggest on the site) and put on this blog, but I like its look. The high neck and long sleeves make it a bit sexier because it has some imagination to it. The belt could easily come off if you aren’t feeling it and it has the cross cut in the front that makes you want to always wear granny panties with it...but yet again, for clubbing, it’s perfect! 

The Black Ribbed Off The Shoulder Crop Top


I had really high hopes for this one, but I’m going to be completely honest, I hated it. I am not the girl to wear a crop top, but I thought maybe with the way it looked on the model. However, it fit smaller than a swimsuit (I got size 12 U.S., the largest size). It didn’t even cover my boobs y’all...and that’s a real problem for me. But I love the way it looks, so for my less busty readers, I say go for it, in every color. 


Overall, I like the products, I don’t think the more trendy/clubbing clothes are meant for my size, but the loungewear is where it is at. I will say I didn’t return anything because I read many a review that said it was difficult and in a global pandemic, I have no interest in doing that. These clothes will find homes with my best friends who will fit into them much better...but the adorable Honey shirt is staying with me.
Will y’all be trying Femme Luxe in the future? — xoxo darling, Hayden

*These clothes were gifted to me by Femme Luxe.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is a little less than a month away so I thought I'd compile a few things I think any dad would love. What are you getting for your dads? — xoxo darling, Hayden 
1. Charging Dock, 2. Churchill's Shadow Raiders, 3. Camino Winds, 4. The Chef, 5. Shoe Polishing Kit, 6. Socks, 7. Wallet, 8. Yeti Mug, 9. AirPods, 10. Mask, 11. Yeti Cooler

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Week Re-Cap

 Had Newk's for dinner the other night.
I can't believe that it's already Wednesday but at the same time I'm happy about it? It's a confusing time. How are y'all? — xoxo darling, Hayden
 Spring has officially sprung!
 One of my favorite beers is now in Colorado.
 Picked up some wings from 303 Sports Grill.
Got my new mask.