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Saturday, April 29, 2017


Hey y'all! Sorry that there isn't a Saturday Inspiration post today! Everything for the last week and this upcoming week was scheduled about mid-April so I could get through my final studying of my junior year. Please wish me luck on my finance exam, it's the hardest class I have ever taken. If you are during your finals period, I wish you the best of luck on everything! If not, I'll see y'all in a few days-xoxo darling, Hayden. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Spring Favorites Video

Check out all of my Spring Favorites in the video below! If you click through to YouTube you can find most of the products linked-xoxo darling, Hayden.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Week Re-Cap

Happy Wednesday y'all, I have no time to chat because I am studying really hard for a finance exam on Monday-xoxo darling, Hayden.

 LBs take on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

 I went to an awards banquet Wednesday night.

 Was finally able to try the bubble cone at Cow Tipping Creamery...

That pink velvet cake was delicious...

 Some of my sisters and I went to a fashion show on campus.

Hannah and I went to see Kasey Musgraves &
 Willie Nelson on Friday.

Cooper's BBQ

Cookies from our favorite bakery, 2Tarts.

The Ladybirds went on retreat this weekend.

We ran into these guys and were kind of obsessed.

Last officer headshot...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ending Spring

The dress is actually, Caribbean Joe, but ShopStyle doesn't 
recognize Beall's, so here is the link, the dress is only $25! 
I took the photos at The University of Texas at Austin. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Inspiration

Happy Saturday! I am still recovering from the Willie Nelson, Kasey Musgraves concert last night. But I am really feeling fresh flowers, cute details and backwards shirts. What are y'all up to? -xoxo darling, Hayden

All images can be found on Pinterest.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Crown & Ivy

ShopStyle doesn't have Belk but y'all...Crown & Ivy is amazing. It's a little like Lilly but way cheaper and they have sizes that fit everyone. The top you can find here, it's on sale for less than $40! I couldn't find the pants, but I'm obsessed with them. I think they are on sale at Belk stores but they've been taken off the website. They have really cute pants, including this pair & this pair. I took the photos at the Harry Ransom Center on the University of Texas campus. I've included some similar items below:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Week Re-Cap

It doesn't feel like it should already be Wednesday. It feels like Sunday was just yesterday, but alas we're already here. It was a good week! Very low stress in regards to schoolwork, which is always nice and lots of getting to hangout with friends/eat good foods. This Friday the best friend is coming up and we are going to see Kasey Musgraves & Willie Nelson in concert! We are both super pumped about it. Then Saturday I am off to Johnson City for a retreat and Sunday is very unplanned currently, we'll see where it takes me. What are y'all up to? -xoxo darling, Hayden

Some of the LBs and I had a shoot on the capitol lawn.

Finally tried the birthday cake flavor at Cold Cookie Company...it was delicious.

We volunteered at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, which is so beautiful in the spring.

Freedmen's has a happy hour Tuesday-Friday from 4pm-7pm; 
this means the sandwiches are $5!!! And let me tell you, they are amazing.

 The iced chai at Jo's downtown is delicious.

 I took my grand-little to her first UT baseball game!

 My crazy Thursday night at home with a bath.

 Celebrating a friend's 21st!

 UT's spring game...

It was exciting because we won...???

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Last of Sweater Season

*my sweater is from GAP Outlet, the hat came from the University Co-Op 
I took the photos at The University of Texas Main Building.*

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Book Recommendations

Summer is coming and that means I will be able to read for fun again! I am so looking forward to having my nose in a book the whole summer but I haven't been paying attention to what everyone's been reading this year so I am looking for any and all recommendations you have! The books can be old or new, but please comment below and tell me what I shoud be reading. I'm dying for books y'all! -xoxo darling, Hayden


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Week Re-Cap

It has been a really good week! I started it off with fried Oreos and ended it with ice cream with some girlfriends. In between I was pied in the face a total of 13 times {for charity!}, watched my organization play intramural sand volleyball, tried a new restaurant, did a lot of volunteering and had a few photoshoots. Like I said, it was a good week; check out a ton of footage of me being pied below & a lot of photos thrown in the middle - xoxo darling, Hayden.

Fried Oreos at Pluckers

The "before" pie shot.

 Supporting my organization's intermural volleyball team! 

 Some of my favorite LBs.

 Such beautiful weather! 

 Crossed off one of my restaurant's on my 
Austin To Do List, it was amazing.

 They have homemade twinkies y'all! 

Would 10/10 recommend Drink.Well.

 Finally got me feet wet in the Littlefield Fountain.


 LB's love the Longhorns.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

My Recent Articles

Hey y'all! 
We're doing something a little different today because, if I am being honest, I have not had anytime to write blog posts. I had a test yesterday and I was studying for that/I had a super busy weekend. BUT, I have turned everything in for the week so I am free to write posts again. For today though, I am linking all of the articles I have written recently, you might find them interesting, they revolve around food and travel most of the time. Hope y'all enjoy and are having a great Thursday -xoxo darling, Hayden.
12 Hours in Uvalde // Your guide to what to do and where to eat in Uvalde, Texas.

12 Hours in Corpus Christi // Your guide to what to do and where to eat in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Best Austin Breweries // All of this beer is worth your time.

Austin-Bergstorm Airport's Food, Ranked from Best to Worst // This is very important if you have ever flown to AUS.

6 Restaurants in Austin Devoted to Sustainability // If you love eating sustainabily, these are for you.
Best Burgers in Austin // Have you eaten at all of these?
Best Chocolate Shops in Austin // These all look amazing.

Things to Know Before Interning Abroad // All of my tips for interning in a different country.
Meet Campus Leader: Amanda Booth // A profile of Amanda.
Meet Alyssa Hollander // A profile on Alyssa.
A Few of my Favorite Yoga Poses // De-stressing in the library.
Meet Julia O'Hanlon // A profile on Julia.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Life Passing By...

Recently I have been feeling a lot of stress, and not my typical school stress, specifically around the idea of the past and the future. What are you talking about Hayden? I mean I kind of feeling like my life is very quickly passing me by. I haven't really felt in control recently, it's like I am a robot going through the motions of studying and hanging out with friends. It doesn't feel meaningful...which sounds much more horrible than it is. I am having a wonderful junior year and I love my life but I am a junior and that is hitting me hard. It seems like I was a freshman just last week, my sophomore year is a blur. I get really sad when I think about how I have a little over a month left of my junior year and then I'm a senior...I'm getting stress-y just thinking about that. When I think about being a senior I start to breathe faster and panic. I have loved every single second of college and leaving the Forty Acres seems awful. It feels like I haven't accomplished anything {even though I know I have}. 
I think the prospect of having to start applying for jobs, being part of the senior countdown at my school and seeing so many of my friends graduate has me panicing. But I'm not really sure what to do about it. 
The reason why I am writing this is to just let you know, if you're out there, that you aren't alone in feeling freaked out by graduation and your upcoming life. I've decided to work on my panic-y feelings and just try to absorb everything left of my junior year. If any of y'all have gone through this please let me know what you did to take everything in before it was over. 
I am really excited to graduate and start my life, but goodness I really love college. It seems so bittersweet and something that I haven't experienced. I was so ready to be done with high school and move somewhere new. The worst part was leaving my parents/home but in college I am going to miss so much
Talk over, but thank you for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day & check back tomorrow for the articles I'm reading this week-xoxo darling, Hayden. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Week Re-Cap

Happy Wednesday lovely people! This week has been really nice because all of my assignments were due on Monday so I have been able to sleep a little more and just relax. The weather has been so nice, 50s in the morning, 70s with a breeze in the afternoon so it has been really pleasant to walk around. I am working on a story for Spoon U {that I will also be discussing on here} where I am attempting to get 10,000 steps a day for the entire month of April. So far it has been...okay. I didn't make it to 10,000 on Monday and I only started Saturday so I'm a little upset. But I'm trying even harder. 
What are y'all up to? -xoxo darling, Hayden

 My parents sent me home with the cutest door decoration...

 It was my freshman roommate's birthday and 
we went to The Russian House for dinner...

 They gave us free shots of really good Russian vodka...

 And I had the Georgian Chicken.

 The restaurant has hats & costumes for you to dress up in.

 Serena & I went to Rain on 4th Street on Thursday.

Me every day at Texas Monthly

 Loved Cold Cookie Company!

 Some dumplings from Julie's Noodles.

"Ferris Bueller you're my hero!"

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring Brunch Dresses

If you are like me (and you love brunch) you like dressing up for brunch. Don't get me wrong 8/10 I am in leggings and a t-shirt but those occasional times when I do dress up I like to go big. So I am compiling a list of my favorite dresses for this spring's brunches by brand. Easter is also coming up and I think most of these would be perfect for that occasion. Let me know what y'all think - xoxo darling, Hayden.

Target {from left to right}: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

SheIn {from left to right}: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Anthropologie {from left to right}: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Lilly Pulitzer {from left to right}: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Nordstrom {from left to right}: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5