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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Collage Happy

For most of my fashion inspiration, I turn to fashion magazines. Of course not all the outfits in those do it for me, so the ones that do, I tear out. But not everything is fashion related. A lot of ideas come from my favorite Travel + Leisure. Which is an amazing publication! Here are my collages from the latest magazines, have a great Sunday-xo!

I like to use note cards & card stock.

I group all my cutouts so my collages are organized.

This I like to call "Classic Lady".

Black & White

"Color Love"

"Italian Dream"

"Pink Nightmare"

"Prep in the Suburbs"

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pink Lee

I wear this outfit so frequently that I am a little worried it is becoming what everyone recognizes me in... Anyway, I love the comfort of the pink tee and the business of the black pants and flats. The bag adds even more splotches of color, maybe it is a good outfit to have as your signature. 
Location note: We took these photos on the side steps of the old courthouse, I love the door windows with the old Lee logo and the steps are made of the circle tiles which makes for great shoe shots. Have a great Saturday!
P.S. No Weekend Re-Cap tomorrow, I will be coming home from LA, instead there will be a post about my recent collages. See you then! 

{What you need: H&M Tee, J.Crew Pants, 
Steve Madden Flats (Goodwill), Bag (Gift with no brand)}

Friday, February 22, 2013

Pinterest Love

I am in LA right now as you all know, so here is my scheduled Pinterest update. Enjoy! 

Just go!

Paris Love


Need to get a bigger bulletin board...


Weekly Irish Dance Inspiration 

Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts

Just toss some stuff in...

Frenzy, I need you. 

To match my new camera? 



Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wet Lace

This is the first year that I have really loved my homecoming dress. I wore it to the oddly themed Jurassic Park homecoming downtown last October. Something about the black lace makes me feel good about myself, although the dress is the shortest I own. The heels are incredibly versatile (I wore them to the Edison Ball last week). The photos were taken downtown by a huge fountain that expends almost as much water onto you as it holds in its little pond. I'm off to LA so I have scheduled the next few posts! See you soon!
{What you need: H&M Dress, G by Guess Heels (DSW)}

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wisteria Tea Room

For my birthday, Caline decided we would have tea at the Wisteria Tea Room & Cafe. I was a little nervous about it, how sketchy could this place be though? I am so happy we went, it was so much fun and delicious! We tried three different teas, a ginger, a vanilla chai, and a berry, and had lunch. Here are some pictures from the experience.
On a side note, happy Wednesday! I am packing for LA right now, see you guys tomorrow! 

Ginger Tea


Savory Tea- Chicken & Wild Rice Soup, 
Chefs Treats, Quiche, & a Cinnamon Chip Scone.

Cream Tea- Cinnamon Chip Scones + Cream.

Berry Tea

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Work It

Let me start off by saying this outfit is SO comfortable. I call it "Working Girl" because I feel like it is a casual work outfit, by casual I mean late tow work. Those grey pants are a stretchy, sweat pant. However I love it, it embodies the teenager style while still looking presentable. 
On another note, I'm glad no one walks into the lobby of this building because at one point I was sitting on the receptionists desk with my legs in the air, a compromising position if you can believe. See you tomorrow- xo.
{What you need: Zara Shirt, H&M Pants, Steve Madden 
Flats (Marshalls), Urban Outfitters bag}

Monday, February 18, 2013

Quotes of the Week

This week should be a little less hectic than the last, but not by too much. Today I have Irish dance practice, tomorrow is my birthday celebration with Caline, then I leave for LA Thursday night and come back early Sunday morning (lots of pictures to follow!). Enjoy your Monday! 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Weekend Re-Cap: Birthday Edition

It has been such a whirlwind week! My birthday, Valentine's day, and the Edison Ball have combined into a weekend where all I wish to do is sleep and take a load off my feet. This week has been filled with so many experiences, an amazing friends break-up with her boyfriend of 6.5 months, the thrill of high school baseball, seeing the people that truly care about me, and the artificial people one meets along their way. I know, that was deeper than I usually go, but it has been one of the most emotional weeks of my life, thank goodness it was mostly happy! Here are some photos-xo!

Birthday Pin

New Apron--SO CUTE!

Wallet to match my beret from Paris.

My new obsession: classical music.

Cute kitchen mitts that are so true.

This scarf is going to be 
perfect for The Great Gatsby.

Cute glasses from a friend

AHHHH!!! All these pictures were 
taken with this camera! 

The adorable cards people gave me.

Iris--Crabtree & Evelyn

Cupcake Bank

Make-up for the Edison Ball

Hostess for Edisonia

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Space 39

Caline came up with this outfit two years ago for my 15th birthday party. It was a lovely French dinner, made by me, in my backyard which Caline and I artfully decorated. Something about the different elements of the outfit, the frill vest with the harsh black skirt of the dress, the layered necklace, and the garnet shoes just makes it interesting. The location is Space 39, a cool bar/ art gallery downtown. It's done in an Arabian style, and it is much like the outfit in that it is different than its surroundings. Have a great Saturday! 
{What You Need: Deliah's Dress, Staring at Stars 
Vest (UO), Bag (DSW), American Eagle Necklace, 
Steve Madden Shoes (Marshalls)}

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Macarons are the perfect treat. They are light, crunchy, delicate, and delicious. For Rosame's birthday I never know what to buy her, so instead I baked her tiffany blue macarons with ganache in the middle. Below are the steps and after that is the recipe. 

Draw circles--we used a milk cap.

Circles draw on parchment paper.

Use egg whites--better at room temp.

Mix egg whites + sugar.

Keep Mixing...

Until stiff peaks form.

Add your dye

Sift almond meal, icing sugar, and salt twice.

Add dry mix to egg white 
mixture, fold in (about 50 folds).

Pipe macarons onto cookie sheets.

Add boiling cream to chocolate chips.

What You Need:
-4 egg whites
-1/3 cup sugar
-1 1/2 cups icing sugar
-1 cup almond meal
-pinch of salt
-gel food coloring

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Beat egg whites and sugar until stiff, then whip for 
1-2 more minutes, add gel food coloring, mix for 20 more seconds.
3. Sift almond meal, icing sugar, and salt.
4.Fold dry mix into egg whites, should be smooth, not runny.
5. Pipe onto trays lined with parchment paper, rap on table firmly.
6. Bake for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Seventeen Years

I cannot believe I have been walking this planet for seventeen exciting years. It amazes me the things I've done and the people I've met. Below are seventeen pictures (my favorites) of birthdays and moments past, enjoy & have a great February 13th!

Tiny Baby

I went through so many
 plastic swimming pools.

My art was featured in a 
gallery in kindergarten!

I had serious fashion...

I was a Bobby.

Princess Hayden--soon to be Duchess! 






15--I love these girls! 

Favorite spot in LA- The Huntington 

Homecoming--One of my favorite dresses.

Birthday trip to Paris last year.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013


This top was bought at GAP over the summer, when my dad saw it I thought it deserved to be in somewhere like Zara, not GAP, needless to say I bought it. The photo was taken at the Arcade downtown, I love the tile and the exposed brick, plus those huge old wooden doors are a great architectural addition. Enjoy your Tuesday! I will be baking red velvet cupcakes! 
{You'll Need: GAP Shirt (GAP outlet) , BDG Black Cigarette Jeans (UO), H&M bracelets, Fergie Flats (DSW)}

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Quotes of the Week

It is my birthday week! Yay! I am extremely excited about my trip to LA, my lunch with Rosame, and my time at the Edison Ball coming up this week. A few of these quotes have to do with these events. February is going by so quickly that I hope I will have some time to breathe and read a good book soon! Have a fantastic Monday! 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Weekend Re-Cap

Hi all! This weekend has been incredibly exciting! Yesterday I wasn't home at all, modeling does take up a lot of time, haha. I was everywhere filming and carrying a crane...doesn't that sound odd? Anyway, then last night I was informed that I had the option to go to LA with my mom in a little less than two weeks. What girl would say no? So I bought my tickets and I am so excited! Today I am baking macaroons for my luncheon with Rosame tomorrow. I am also attending a baseball game, go Greenies! Tuesday I am baking cupcakes, Wednesday is my birthday, Thursday is Valentine's day, and Friday is the Edison Ball, so it should be a hectic week! Here are some shots from my weekend-xo.

Katie Meckley on shoot downtown with me. 

A shot from the car ride to Miromar

After a long week of shooting
 Katie was ready to be done!

Shamrock Shakes make everything better

A shot of Neil & I modeling downtown

Ticket bought for LA!

Tour of USC scheduled! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pinterest Love

What another hectic week it has been! From meetings to yearbook deadlines I haven't had time to update the blog, and for that I am so sorry! Tonight I saw Warm Bodies, which was oddly adorable. Tomorrow I'm on set to shoot footage at Art of the Olympians, Miromar, Coconut Point, etc. Sunday I am baking macaroons, so stay tuned! And it is only 5 days till my birthday--yay!!! This weeks theme is soft and girly...sort of! xo-Hayden


Perfect statement piece

Who wouldn't want these?


This looks way to difficult for me...

Inspiration for my baking 
attempt this weekend.

Love the colors! 

I want to do this with 
my dream Louis luggage. 

I like the touch of hot pink

Weekly Irish dance inspiration. 

The funny thing is, is that I do this!!!