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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday Inspiration

Yes please

So cute!

Love this look

Perfect shot

Bib necklaces are amazing.

Love this!



Yes Yes Yes

I want him.



Love the mirror with light pink

It's not Christmas, but look!

Place settings

Donut Cake=Perfection 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Let's Talk: Sarah Childress Polk

When Sarah was growing up, Andrew Jackson called her "wealthy, pretty, ambitious, and intelligent." She assisted her husband with his speeches, gave him advice on policy and was active in his campaigns. Sarah hosted the first Thanksgiving dinner at the White House. I personally love her curly hair:

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I have my life back!!!

Hello all! I hope you have liked the past few posts, today I finished my extended essay and I feel like I can finally get back to my life now! The past week has been late night computer sittings, chocolate milk, and a playlist of two songs. I thought I would share them with you! I'll be in Pittsburg this weekend-xoxo HP.

Looking Forward to Pittsburg

So this weekend I am off to Pennsylvania for many reasons. Some of which include that it's the anniversary of Gettysburg this year,  I need to visit the capitol, and of course, FSU is playing Pitt on labor day. It will be a lovely long weekend and I am sure the weather will be fantastic! The photos will be up next week, as well as a guide-xoxo HP.

Rotunda of the capitol in Harrisburg


Pittsburg Pirates Game

Primanti Brothers Sandwich

Heinz Field

FSU vs. Pitt

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Labor Day

Everyone knows the rule "no white after labor day," so here is how to make that last weekend worth it all. This dress (it's Calvin Klein) is way too nice to be dressed down with Target espadrilles and a jean jacket, but it is, because why? Because you can. Go out there and wear your amazingly white outfit because in a few short days, such an outfit will be a fashion faux pas. 

{Calvin Klein dress (Dillards), 
Target Jean Jacket, Target Espadrilles}

Chocolate High Cupcakes

For my first batch of cupcakes, I went with a classic, chocolate. But these are not your ordinary chocolate cupcakes, they are CHOCOLATE!!! You can find my recipe for chocolate cake here, or use boxed cake mix.

-2 sticks butter
-16 oz powder sugar
-1/8 teaspoon salt
-1/3 cup cream
-1/2 cup cocoa powder

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

One Pair, Three Ways

Do you know anyone that owns poison green Doc Martins? Because I am the only crazy person on the planet to purchase such a pair. I was in Ireland and everyone was wearing them so I thought "what the heck, let's do it!" Probably a bad idea...oh well, I can still wear them for spirit days. Here are three ways to wear them:

{Zara top, UO jeans}

{Tulane top, AE jean shorts}

{Jacket (gifted), Target top, Madwell jeans}


Here are some of the things I'm currently doing:

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunglasses (gif)

So for some strange reason I own way too many pairs of sunglasses. So many that I decided to display them to you as part of my new found discovery, gif's. So here is my first (of many to come). Enjoy-xoxo HP.

Quotes of the Week

This week it was necessary to quote Gossip Girl, because that show is amazing and who wouldn't want to quote it? 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Snapshot Sunday

Happy Sunday! I am in a homework coma, so here are some things from my week:

Fried chicken at Fancy's

Chocolate Cake at Fancy's

Love the "Oh Shift!"

Yearbook Artwork

My sweet, amazing adviser brought me a bagel. 

Some light reading...

Is that weird?

Is it weird that I have a whole thing of plastic swords? And they're all called Stickly Pink? And my friend Katie and I go around my town and take photos with them? Is that weird? 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Let's Talk: Helen Herron Taft

Helen was the first, first lady, to ride along with her husband down Pennsylvania Avenue. She suffered a stroke, but powered through it to entertain people three times a week in the White House. Her greatest party was the Silver Wedding Anniversary Gala. She also had no track for prohibition, she hosted wet parties. Below are some of her fabulous dresses, and look at that hair! 

Saturday Inspiration

Here is some inspiration for your Saturday morning:

Loving these pillows


Anchors=Uncharted Waters

How awesome is this stadium print?

Love this office!





Must try!

Awesome shot!

So cute.


Ombre nails


So cute.

Friday, August 23, 2013


New segment alert! Once a week I will post a "currently" image. These are four things I am currently doing. Today I am having a movie night with my girl friend and this is what I'll be doing. Here you go: xoxo-HP!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

5 Rain Jackets?!

So how many rain jackets do you guys have? Because I have five, yes five. I think it has something to do with the fact that I live in Florida (and at the moment it is raining). But who knows. I thought it would be fun to create a post featuring all of my lovely outerwear, enjoy-xoxo HP.

{Chuck Taylors, AE jean shorts, 
Sparkle & Fade Sweater (UO)}

{Menora trench (Target), 
Wish top (NOLA), Madwell jeans}

{Target jacket, GAP flats, 
UO jeans, Marshalls top}

Rocking that hair flip.

{Marshalls trench, AE top, 
AE jeans, UO flats}

{Patagonia jacket, Old Navy flip-flops, 
AE shorts, DKNY top}

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Favorite Ladies

Over the summer I sometimes get bored...that is when DIY's like this spring up. It was actually inspired by Helen Thomas's death. She was such an inspiration for an aspiring journalist, so below are my "Favorite Ladies."

Lisa Birnbach
Queen Elizabeth 
Katherine Hepburn
Lilly Pulitzer
Audrey Hepburn
Grace Kelly
Helen Thomas
Anna Wintour
Coco Chanel
Lady Bird Johnson
Eleanor Roosevelt
Hillary Clinton
Margret Thatcher
Jackie Kennedy
Alice Paul

What I Learned From Lisa Birnbach

After reading both the Preppy Handbook and True Prep, I have compiled a list of things I learned, here they are: 
  1. Logos- Why are they so big? Keep it classy!
  2. The older the clothes, the better.
  3. Break the rules...all the time.
  4. Take exotic vacations.
  5. The more difficult something is, the better.
  6. College is the best.
  7. Conservatism 
  8. Neatness
  9. Attention to detail
  10. Quality
  11. Practicality
  12. Natural Fibers
  13. Anglophila
  14. Specific color blindness
  15. The sporting look
  16. Androgyny
  17. Ducks
  18. Monogram EVERYTHING!
  19. Wear mens clothes, navy,  & someone else's clothes
  20. Layer and underdress
  21. Don't wear black.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

One Year

I was looking through my calendar the other week when I realized the blog's anniversary was comping up. I had been meaning to update the site (like the new look?) so I decided to launch it on the blog's one year birthday. It has been a crazy, amazing, phenomenal year. Here are some of my favorite moments:

One Dress, Three Ways

I love the versatility of a black t-shirt dress, so I buy one whenever there is a sale at H&M. You can wear it plain, you can throw jackets over it, you can put on tights, you can pair it with heels, flats, sneakers, EVERYTHING! So here are three ways to pair it: 

{GAP jacket, scarf (gifted), Spectators (UO)}

{Cole Haan shoes, necklace (DIY)}

{Eddie Bauer jacket, 
H&M necklace, shoes (gifted)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Quotes of the Week

Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the blog. This is such an exciting time for me, senior year has started, I'm involved in so much, I have an internship and of course this amazing blog. I want to thank the over 3,000 people who have viewed it over the past year, blogging has become one of my favorite things to do. Here are some quotes that are inspiring me on this Monday-xoxo HAP.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Snapshot Sunday

 Happy Sunday everyone! My week this week will be crazy! But I get to end it on a high note with a movie night. Here are some snapshots from my week:

Freshmen Social

My amazing cookie platters

Rianna & I

1920 pertains to my extended essay

Feeling official at the Edison Ford Winter Estates

New Logo!

Muffin at Mimi's 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saturday Inspiration

For todays post I chose to show some things that are currently inspiring me, they come from my Pinterest account which you can see if you click the logo on the right.

Love Jackie O

How adorable are these socks?

Grace Kelly + Carry Grant= Perfection!

I just love these colors!


Can I leave now?

Currently loving balloons!

Town & Country anyone?

Kate Spade is the best.

Lilly Pulitzer's fall campaign

Ice Cream sandwiches
 sound amazing.

Loving this painting.

Sparklers on top of a cake-amazing!

How to stack.

Uncharted Waters anyone?

Hahahahahaha yes! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Let's Talk: Julia Grant

Julia Grant became the social highlight during her time in Washington D.C. She held lavish parties with finery, jewels, sicks, and laces. Looking through her photos, it seems like she was also the master of hair-dos. 

Week Round-Up

Here is my week in outfits:

{Polo top, Levi jeans, DSW flats}

{Polo top, Madwell jeans, Bass Weejuns}

{Talbots blazer, H&M top, 
Madwell jeans, Target sandals}

{Vineyard Vines top, Lands End kilt, 
Target sandals}

{FMHS top, Lands End belt, 
Madwell jeans, Target sandals}

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Let me start by saying I LOVE THESE PANTS! The pattern is perfect, the colors are perfect, and they are the perfect edition to my prep collection. When I stumbled upon them in Wisconsin I was sure they wouldn't fit, but I am so happy they did!

{Brooks Brothers tee, GAP pants, shoes (gifted)}

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

By now you know I mainly bake cupcakes, but sometimes there is a recipe that just attracts my attention. This is one of them. I'm also a total francophile so this being a famous French chocolatier's recipe is kind of amazing. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

One Jacket, Three Ways

With summer starting to come to a close, it means we put away our summer items (that is if you live anywhere other than Florida). So that means we say goodbye to seersucker...which might be the hardest thing for me because I love it so much. Here are three ways to wear that jacket one more time:
{Eddie Bauer Jacket (Goodwill)}

{Bucks (gifted), AE jean shorts, 
Menora top (Target), pearls (gifted)}

{Just Ginger dress (Marshals), Calvin Klein sling backs}

{Scarf (gifted), AE jean shorts, 
Nordstrom top, Target sandals}

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Snapshot Sunday

This week has been pretty good. My last few days of summer were relaxing and my first two days back to school were pretty good. Yesterday my family headed for an afternoon in Miami (pictures below). At the moment I am obsessed with Same Love, and if you haven't listened to it, you NEED to! This week will be hectic, yearbook, school really starts, meetings, and socials. Have a great Sunday-xoxo HP.

New Apron

Always necessary


Organization for a shoot.

Rene's is amazing.

Shorty's is as well.

The tickets have arrived.

Homecoming dress was purchased!

Had a Blizzard.

Organization for my tea.

Peach Pinkberry + Dark Chocolate Shavings

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Five Things That Inspire Me

For a yearbook project the class was given an assignment to put five things that inspire us on a piece of paper. Being the EIC, I thought I should do something a little more creative, so I choose to use quotes that represent things that inspire me, here they are:

When you just can't make it to The Camberley Brown...

Some foods scream "SOUTH" one is the infamous Hot Brown from The Camberley Brown hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Something about the simple sandwich is delicious. It was my first time making it (p.s., I didn't know what a broiler was!), so it was an experience. Enjoy!

{Hot Brown Recipe}

4oz. Butter
6 tbs. Flour
3 cups Milk
1 Beaten Egg
6 tbs. Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 oz. Whipped Cream
Salt & Pepper
Slices of Roast Turkey
Bacon Strips

Melt butter and add enough flour to make a reasonably thick roux. Add milk and Parmesan cheese. Add egg to thicken sauce, but do not allow to boil. Remove from heat. Fold in whipped cream. Add salt and pepper to taste. For each Ot Brown, place two slices of toast on a melt dish. Cover the toast with a  liberal amount of turkey. Pour a generous amount of sauce over the turkey and toast. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese. Place entire dish under a broiler until the sauce is speckled brown and bubbly. Remove from broiler, cross two pieces of bacon on top, and serve immediately. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Throwback Thursday

In case you don't follow me on Instagram, here is my #tbt. 13 years ago today (give or take a week or two) I started kingergarten. I was extremely excited to be starting school, where I would make friendships that have lasted my entire life (so far). Today a new and improved version of that little girl departed from her house. She is still excited about school, but for a different reason, and she is wearing a prank night t-shirt not an adorable little red dress. I mean look at how stylish I was! So here's to senior year, it'll be a great one. 

First Day Inspiration

Today is my first day back at school, I will probably be exhausted by 11am, but I am so happy to start back! Here are some items that are making me happy.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Heavenly Biscuit

Things that make a Pigott family happy...cinnamon rolls. Heavenly Biscuit on Fort Myers Beach provides this with their phenomenal, delicious, gooey, fat inducing rolls. It makes you want to cry with joy at the most amazing cinnamon roll in town. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Back to School Playlist

School starts in two days, so in its honor, here is a playlist that has me in the mood to get back into the school routine. This year signifies so much and I am extremely excited to start. Enjoy-xoxo HP.

Cooking Class

At Kohler we had the option to take a cooking class/competition, of course I jumped on it! We made mozzarella curd. IT WAS AMAZING!

Another team made tortilla soup

Another team made spring rolls

Official aprons! 

The whole gang!

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Prep Competition

Who doesn't love a good competition? No one in the Pigott family that is for sure. Since we were going to the American Club in Kohler, WI (I mean how much preppier can you get?), my dad and I decided to have a little clothes competition. Let's call it the Prep Competition, now it is your job to vote! The photos below are from each day and show our outfits, you can pick an overall winner or a day by day winner. Comment below, shout out on twitter using the hashtag #prepcomp, or tell us on the Haute Table Facebook Page. 
Outfit One:

 Dad: FSU St. Patrick's Day Hat, Columbia Shirt,
 Ralph Lauren Shorts, Timberland Shoes
Hayden: Brooks Brothers Shirt, Givenchy Tie, 
Ralph Lauren Shorts, Sperry Topsiders 

 Outfit Two:

Dad: Newcastle & York Blazer, 
Saddlebred Top (Belk), 
Ralph Lauren Chinos, Sperry Topsiders
Hayden: Lacoste dress, 
Target sandals, H&M pearls

Dad: Saddlebred top (Belk), 
Old Navy jeans, Timberland shoes
Hayden: J.Crew top, Fossil belt, 
AE shorts, UO shoes, vintage bracelet

Dad: Newcastle & York Blazer, 
Outerbanks top, Ralph Lauren Chinos, 
Timberland shoes
Hayden: Brooks Brothers top, J.Crew pants, 
Target sandals

Dad: Chaps top, Old Navy jeans,
Timberland shoes 
Hayden: AE top, Levi's, UO shoes

Quotes of the Week

So this Thursday begins my last year of high school. I am thrilled yet sad, worked up yet calm, worrying yet at ease. I'm not really sure what this school year will bring (obviously stress!), but I am excited to see what comes. This blog has become something I truly enjoy and love doing, and I cannot imagine life without it. I have so many amazing posts coming up (I want to post them all right now!), so stayed tuned! 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fashion + The Packers

While in Green Bay, I discovered that even football coaches understand the meaning of fashion. The coaches would buy mink stole's for the wives of the players, because a "happy wife is a happy life." They believed that the wives of the players were the key to the team, so they supplied them with the latest of fashions. Come on people who mix stripes and plaid, even football coaches know fashion, come on. 

Lambeau Field

My family is absolutely obsessed with football, which you all probably know. So when we saw that Green Bay was so close to the American Club we decided it was a. Here are some photos from the adventure: must

Waiting for the bus

Lambeau Leap

Love this light!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Future Home?

I just want to say that I love all of these items.

 {Prep Bathroom}

 {Socialite Bathroom}

 {Loving the Tile}

Kohler Design Center

One of the most entertaining things about my trip to Kohler was the design center. This state of the art, three story show room shows the best of Kohler's products. From the newest toilet to the bathtub seating, you can find everything involving a kitchen or bathroom here. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Martha Graham Room

I have no idea how much I can say about the American Club, aside from the fact that it was phenomenal. You saw my post yesterday on the public areas, well here are shots of my room. It was a tad small, but the bathroom made up for everything. Check it out:

Mama's Banana Pudding

During the summer, at least in Florida, we practically stay indoors all day. But one thing that makes those long nights bearable is banana pudding. My mom is an absolute expert and every time I cannot have one piece (slice? scoop?). It is also perfect for all holidays including Independence Day and Memorial/Labor Day. ENJOY!
Personally I like Maya Angelou's recipe which is here (but we use one from memory).

Happiness in a bowl! 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

American Club

The American Club is so beautiful that these photos do not do it justice. However, here are my attempts: 


Kohler Factory (across the street)


 {The Green House}


P.S. I just love this little guy!

Literary Journey Through Louisiana

My dad is absolutely obsessed with James Lee Burke books, especially those involving Dave Robicheaux. So when we drove back through Louisiana, we decided to go on a literary journey through the small town of New Iberia (where the books are set). These gritty pieces have a lot in common with the actual town, and below is the evidence. I would highly suggest you go if you have enjoyed his books and take the historic walking tour

The main character's last name

The sheriff's last name

The cafeteria in which Dave eats

The toll bridge Dave lives near

City Park where Dave and 
his daughter enjoy Sno-Balls.

The last two images are just from the journey: