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Monday, June 30, 2014

Good Time For A Polka Dot


Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft
Pearls: H&M
Shorts: Nordstrom Rack
Shoes: Sperry Topsider
Location: Cascades Park
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Quotes of the Week

Today is the first day of orientation {AHHHH!}. I am so excited to finally meet some of the people I will be spending the next four years with. I am also terrified {people have compared it to the Hunger Games!}...but I am sure I will have a wonderful time. In a few weeks I will publish my guide to freshman orientation {the what to wear, what to bring, what to expect, etc}. For the mean time, enjoy these quotes, have a great Monday & xoxo darling, Hayden.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

What to Wear: Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is one of the most casual holidays we have, but I love to dress up so below are my suggestions for two different kind of events-xoxo darling, Hayden.

For BBQs, Picnics, Parades, etc.

For a Beach Day

New Desktop

Good morning darlings! I am on my last leg of the journey to UT! I cannot wait to meet Devi tonight {hopefully we will be spending the next year hanging out!}. We woke up and had La Madeleine for breakfast, if you do not know what that is {move to a state that has it} check it out here-xoxo darling, Hayden.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Guest Fashion

I have been wanting to do other people's fashion on HT for a while and I decided what better time than now? So below are two really great friends of mine sporting super cute and unique outfits-xoxo darling, Hayden.
On Kenya {first set}:
Shirt: Apostrophe {Thrifted}
Shorts: The Limited {Thrifted} 
Shoes: Report {Thrifted}
Necklace: Plato's Closet
On Paige {second set}:
Dress & Belt: J. Crew
Shoes: Jack Rogers 
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Saturday Inspiration

Hello fabulous darlings! I am somewhere in the panhandle of Florida at the moment, headed toward Baton Rouge. It feels really weird to be about to pass through a town that I might have decided to spend four years of my life in...ahh but Austin is where my heart lies. Other than that, I am so excited to be on my way to freshman orientation {I will be making a guide on how to survive that once I get back}! I am looking forward to meeting my {hopefully} new roommate, Devi, and meeting a ton of new people. On the side I have been working on my sorority paperwork, and I am thinking about applying for an editor position at the Cactus yearbook. So my life is a tad bit hectic at the moment, but that is good! Have a great Saturday, you can follow mine on Instagram and Twitter {tweet me to tell me what you're up to!}-xoxo darling, Hayden. 

This would look so cute with a white eyelet dress.

Cranberry-Orange donuts? Yes please!

Currently loving: words instead of candles.

Very Gatsby

The greatest city!

Simple floppy hats are the best kind.

Love the color & the bow!

Ballet is gorgeous.

Color-blocking to the nines.


I want this to be me...right now.


Love all of the different pillows

Must start having more 
fresh flowers in my life.

Love this shower curtain! 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Orlando {Food}

We only spent meal times in Orlando this past week so below are my favorite photos of food...because my iPhone is littered with photos of food....so yeah...-xoxo darling, Hayden.
A trip to Orlando isn't complete without a chocolate Fribble.
It was a Friendly {and happy} Father's Day!
 4 Rivers Smokehouse is AHmazing! {Roasted Turkey Sandwich w/ Mac & Cheese + Crinkle Fries}
 The AHmazing-ness continutes with the fact that they have a bakery next door, The Sweet Shop. {Creamsicle Cupcake, Resse's Cupcake, Blondie}
Spotlight on the fabulous Resse's Cupcake

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The Art of Cooking: A Benihana Experience

While in Orlando we ate dinner at Benihana which was a new experience for me. We had a great time & our chef was awesome! Check out some of the shots below-xoxo darling, Hayden.
 A quick mirror selfie before dinner
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Week Re-Cap

I had a wonderful week & am looking forward to the week ahead. Below are some photos I found on my phone! Happy Monday-xoxo darling, Hayden.
 Photo with Buzz Lightyear
 We can get dressed up to!
This describes us all perfectly.
A closeup of what I wore for National Wear Your Lilly Day.
A lazy Sunday on Pine Island
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101 in 1001

I am an avid reader of Design Darling {in fact I bought the BFF's birthday present from her boutique!}. So I have read through both of her "101 in 1001" posts and I have fallen in love with the idea. I am goal oriented so these 101 goals are something I look forward to accomplishing. And I plan to blog about each one of them {does that make it 102 goals?}. So below is my very own list, I used many others as inspiration for mine. If you feel inspired to make a list of your own, let me know and I'll link it in this post-xoxo darling, Hayden. 

Began: June 25, 2014
Ends: March 22, 2017
50 Completed; 51 to go!
  1. Read five biographies (1. Lilly: Palm Beach, Tropical Glamour, and the Birth of a Fashion Legend)
  2. Read at least forty new books total (1. The Black Sun, 2. How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls, 3. The Beekeeper's Apprentice, 4. The Gilded Seal, 5. On Democracy, 6. Blur, 7. The Geneva Deception, 8. Freedom Next Time: Resisting The Empire, 9. To The Lighthouse, 10. Their Eyes Were Watching God, 11. The Handmaid's Tale, 12. The House on Mango Street, 13. The Assassin, 14. The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life, 15. The Girl on the Train, 16. Rock Chick, 17. Rock Chick Rescue, 18. Rock Chick Redemption, 19. Rock Chick Renegade, 20. Rock Chick Reckoning, 21. The Look of Love, 22. From This Moment On, 23. Can't Help Falling in Love, 24. I Only Have Eyes For You, 25. If You Were Mine, 26. Let Me Be The One, 27. Come A Little Closer, 28. Always On My Mind, 29. One Perfect Night, 30. The Way You Look Tonight, 31. It Must Be Your Love, 32. Just To Be With You, 33. I Love How You Love Me, 34. Murder With Peacocks, 35. Murder with Puffins, 36. The Diamond Caper, 37. Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos, 38. The Gangster, 39. Rock Chick Regret, 40. Rock Chic Revolution).
  3. Unplug completely for 24 hours once a month.
  4. Find an exercise buddy at UT.
  5. Work on a campaign.
  6. Unsubscribe from the hundreds of unwanted email lists.
  7. Redesign Haute Table.
  8. Host a brunch.
  9. Guest blog for at least 10 people (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
  10. Work on blog partnerships.
  11. Launch a YouTube channel for Haute Table (here).
  12. See a TED Talk live.
  13. Do at least 5 DIY projects {1. Boot Jack, 2. Tassel Garland, 3. Burlap Garland, 4. Sugar Scrubs, 5. Whataburger Costumes}.
  14. Mail care packages to BFFs from high school.
  15. Write five letters a month for 12 months.
  16. Try ten new restaurants in Austin (1. The Shady Grove, 2. Gourdough's Specialty Doughnuts, 3. Magnolia Cafe, 4. Kerbey Lane Cafe, 5. Amy's Ice Cream, 6. Torchy's Tacos, 7. Teji's, 8. Austin's Pizza, 9. Home Slice 10. Iron Cactus).
  17. Start a new blog series.
  18. Make “Gotcha Cards” for new blog series.
  19. Start a travel page on Haute Table (here).
  20. Visit all four museums at UT (1, 2, 3, 4).
  21. Study in all ten UT libraries (1. Life Sciences Library, 2. Architecture Planning Library, 3. Chemistry (Mallet) Library, 4. Classics Library, 5. PCL, 6. Law Library, 7. Fine Arts Library).
  22. Go to SXSW.
  23. Visit Congress Ave. Bridge in summer to see the bats.
  24. Travel to a new state {Wyoming}.
  25. Take a trip with my girlfriends {Paris}.
  26. Leave a 100% tip.
  27. Start a book club (joined).
  28. Splatter paint w/ balloons {just like the Princess Diaries}.
  29. Go to at least five live music shows (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
  30. Go to a basketball game at UT.
  31. Work for one of my dream magazines. {Texas Monthly}
  32. Clean out wardrobe at least twice {1/2 done: did before college}.
  33. Go skinny dipping.
  34. Attend a Bollywood dance class.
  35. Drink 121oz of water a day for six months.
  36. Take a cooking class.
  37. Visit a flea market.
  38. Cook at least five {serious, not mac & cheese} meals {1).
  39. Make ten recipes off of Pinterest {1. Ombre Cake, 2. Funfetti Pie, 3. Lemon Bars, 4. Chocolate Chip Cookies, 5. Rainbow Layer Cake}.
  40. Rush a sorority {didn't work out the way I hoped, but it was an experience!}
  41. Find the perfect LBD.
  42. Read two more Jane Austen novels.
  43. Get a massage {Broadmoor Spa}.
  44. Throw a surprise party.
  45. See ten “classic” films {1. Lawrence of Arabia, 2. Giant, 3. Rear Window, 4. The Maltese Falcon, 5. 42nd Street, 6. Singin' in the Rain, 7. Pulp Fiction, 8. North by Northwest, 9. An American in Paris}.
  46. Have a picnic {in the classic sense--with a blanket}.
  47. See five Audrey Hepburn films {1. Charade, 2. Funny Face, 3. How to Steal a Million, 4. My Fair Lady, 5. Roman Holiday}.
  48. Attend a ballet.
  49. Pay for at least three people’s Starbucks in the next spot in line.
  50. Re-visit “The Haute Table Girl.”
  51. Take a photo with the Buddah.
  52. Try at least three food trucks {1. Gourdough's Specialty Doughnuts, 2. Cow Tipping Creamery, Casey's New Orleans Snowballs}.
  53. Run {or walk} in a Color Run.
  54. Buy the Haute Table domain name {aka get rid of Blogspot}.
  55. Get Haute Table 100 likes on Facebook.
  56. Have an “Emma” themed movie night.
  57. Do a balloon photoshoot for Haute Table.
  58. Buy a lottery ticket.
  59. Send a birthday card to at least five people (1, 2).
  60. Start Cupcakes For Charity at UT (became part of The Ladybirds).
  61. Make a website for Cupcakes For Charity (see above).
  62. Visit Laduree.
  63. Play tennis at least three times {1. At Camp Texas}.
  64. Vote in my first presidential election.
  65. Make a rainbow layer cake.
  66. Have sparklers at the Fourth of July (here).
  67. Stop snacking for a week.
  68. Get an awesome internship.
  69. Become a UT tour guide.
  70. Study abroad.
  71. Interview someone.
  72. Join 3+ clubs at UT (Longhorn Life, Cactus Yearbook, University Fashion Group).
  73. Eat salad every day for one week.
  74. Find the perfect romper.
  75. Find the perfect foundation.
  76. Have hot tea and read for at least 30min once a week for three months.
  77. Get lost in a new city.
  78. Attempt to join the DAR.
  79. Keep fresh flowers in my dorm for a month {started Feb. 1st}.
  80. Write a book.
  81. Find a make-up look that works for me.
  82. Give up soda once and for all [I have the occasional one & it needs to stop!].
  83. Go on vacation [not a trip, like seriously sit around, read, and relax].
  84. Attend a play produced by UT students.
  85. Make my bed every.single.day.
  86. Find the best BBQ in Texas {Black's}.
  87. Get a photo with Bevo.
  88. Meet/See Hillary Clinton
  89. Have an illustration done of me.
  90. Read T+L every month, without falling behind.
  91. Visit two friends in college.
  92. Attend a polo match {preferably Veuve's}.
  93. Watch all of the Best Pictures from the Oscars {Room, Bridge of Spies, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Spotlight, The Martian, The Big Short, Brooklyn}.
  94. Brush up on geography of the world.
  95. Join the Junior League.
  96. Join the Women’s Club.
  97. Sightsee on a scooter {a la Roman Holiday}.
  98. Buy personalized stationary {Cartier anyone?}.
  99. Ride a horse.
  100. Au Pair for a summer {those movies made me want to}.
  101. Inspire someone else to make a 100 in 1001 list.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Life Is A Party

As part of our wonderful trip to Orlando/Disney, we enjoyed an amazing party. We walked into this amazing table full of adorable, incredibly thoughtful gifts. Below are some shots-xoxo darling, Hayden.
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Royal Blue

Dress: Polo Ralph Lauren
Sweater: Van Heusen
Shoes: Sperry Top Sider
Bag: DSW
Rain Jacket: Patagonia 
Location: Schonbrunn Palace

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