Monday, December 11, 2017

Last Day of the Semester

As the end of the Fall semester comes to a close, I am floored. While this semester didn't go by as quickly as did. The fact that when I come back in the spring will be my last semester of college is absolutely terrifying. But you know, life goes on. 

Today is the last day of classes, a week from now I have two finals - I'm not excited - so this week will be a lot of studying and studying and studying. Did I mention I will be studying? This semester has taught me a lot about myself. I have always enjoyed school but I will be the first to admit I don't like certain classes. But I have been working incredibly hard in the two classes I hate this semester and it's {kind of} paying off {hopefully, talk to me next week}. I've also learned about how I've changed over the course of my time in college in regard to organizations I'm part of. Some things that I enjoyed for a long time, I no longer find the same joy in. And learning to accept that has been challenging but I think good for the soul. 

I look forward to next semester, despite that I am incredibly sad college is coming to a close. It will be full of fun, excitement and new adventures. 

Your regularly scheduled Quotes of the Week will be back next week.
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Articles I'm Reading

  1. These photos are the goals for the rest of my life // Paris For My Birthday // Gal Meets Glam
  2. Love some of these, the rest are on my list // The World's Most Popular Museums, Mapped // Viva
  3. I love Emily & her husband so much, they are absolutely adorable together // 10 Years Together // Cupcakes & Cashmere
  4. Those shoes!! // We Love Christmas a Latte // Classy Girls Wear Pearls
  5. Loved all of these // Vintage Travel Photos // National Geographic 
  6. Bows are so in right now and that makes me happy // Bows for the Holidays // Gal Meets Glam
In Case You Missed It:
Follow me around campus for a week in my life vlog...
An early week-recap...
Find your family/friends gifts for under $80...

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Texas Ladybirds Initiation

A few weeks ago we initiated the six class into my spirit group, Texas Ladybirds. This was the last time I will be the one to initiate them and it was bitter sweet to say the least. I am incredibly proud of everything they have accomplished thus far and I know they will continue to strive in the coming semesters. 
As usual, we had sparklers and took lots of photos, a few of them can be seen below. It was a truly magical night that I was happy to share with all of them - xoxo darling, Hayden. 
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Gifts Under $80

Leggings // Perfume // Backpack // Sweater // Bangle // Blowing Rock // Scarf // Tote Bag // PJs // Coloring Book // Candle // Earrings // Necklace // Sneakers // Stationary
Leggings - If you read this post you know I'm obsessed with Zella leggings. These are really cute with the ombre and if you know a college student or a 20-something lady get these for her. Seriously, she will thank you for years to come. 
Perfume - I think this perfume is just too cute and the scent is perfect. This is great for your sister, cousin or yourself for the spring season. 
Backpack - Get this for the person in your family that had a squirrel eat their backpack earlier in the year...yes it did happen to me. I love the simplicity of the design of this backpack but there are tons out there in all different shapes, colors and sizes. 
Sweater - I've been wanting a classic Fair Isle sweater for a while and this would be a great piece to give anyone on your gift list. It'll keep you warm, keep you preppy and keep you stylish. 
Bangle - I love this for a younger cousin or sister. It's a great starter piece for a new jewelry collection. It's a classic shape, color and would go with literally everything in your wardrobe. 
Blowing Rock - Yet another print from Evelyn Henson because they are too cute. Blowing Rock holds a special place in my heart but she has tons of places. 
Scarf - How cute is this scarf from Kate Spade for the friend that lives somewhere cold? I feel this would be a great one for your long distance BFF who needs something stylish for her cold NYC commute to work. 
Tote Bag - The classic VV tote would make a great holiday gift. You could even make it into an entire gift bag with cute items from some of my other gift guides inside. These bags are durable and I love mine so much. 
PJs - A ton of families have a tradition of giving PJs on Christmas Eve (this isn't something the Pigotts do) but I feel like this set would be great to get. 
Coloring Book - I love a good coloring book and this YSL one looks to be the stuff of fairy tales. If you have someone in your life that is always stressed or needs to left off steam, this is for them. 
Candle - These candles are my obsession because they are so expensive that I can never justify buying one. I love the idea of smelling mimosas while drinking mimosas...but I don't know? If you are looking for something to show someone you love them I would totally recommend this. 
Earrings - I love these earrings with the idea to wear them for New Years Eve. They remind me of fireworks and how cute would they be to ring in the new year? These are good for pretty much anyone in your life. 
Necklace - I love a good tassel necklace and this one from Lilly seems perfect. It will be a great pop of color in the winter months and will be a good transition piece for spring as well. 
Sneakers - I have always loved the Kate Spade Keds. They are such an easy gift for the holidays because they will go with everything while being super cute. Who needs Adidas Superstars when you can have these bad boys? 
Stationary - How adorable is this set of stationary? It's from BG and I fell in love as soon as I saw it. If you have a college or high school grad in the family, they'll need stationary for all of the thank you notes they need to write soon - get them this. 
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Week in My Life at The University of Texas

I vlogged my entire week so that you could see what a week in my life at UT looks like. Check it out & let me know if you are considering attending this amazing place- xoxo darling, Hayden.
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Week Re-Cap

Wait...the week re-cap is a day early? But why? 
Because tomorrow I am posting "A Week in My Life at UT" video so y'all can really see what my week was like...although I will admit my phone is terrible and I didn't film a ton because I kept forgetting. But we shall see how y'all feel about it! 
This week I finished up a ton of stats, worked on my final journalism portfolio project {it's due tomorrow}, watched some really bad Christmas movies, volunteered, did a photoshoot and brunched at Banger's. 
What have y'all been up to? -xoxo darling, Hayden
 Lots of statistics for my massive stats project that I basically worked on all week last week.
 Hot chocolate & A Christmas Prince after finishing
 aforementioned stats project.
Shooting downtown for my spirit group.
Cow Tipping after a morning of volunteering at the wildflower center.
Finally brunched at Banger's and finished a Manmosa by myself.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Articles I'm Reading

  1. The Madewell gift guide is killing the game this year // Madewell's Gift Guide
  2. This makes we want to visit the Arctic so bad // Aerial Pictures Reveal a Wild Arctic Wonderland // National Geographic
  3. It is crazy to see how this family has changed over the years // Thanksgiving Holiday Traditions // Classy Girls Wear Pearls
  4. Her photos are gorgeous, I can't get enough // Scotland Adventures // Gal Meets Glam
  5. Loved loved loved her dress + shoes // Getting Ready + Our First Look // Design Darling
  6. This story made my family crack up because we do not like Cheesecake Factory // Cheesecake Factory is an American dystopia - and here are the tweets to prove it // The Daily Dot
In Case You Missed It:
See what I did in West Virginia & Pittsburgh
Check out these gifts under $60...
I tried a ton of peppermint products and told you my honest thoughts...

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Peppermint Taste Test

A second video this week?! How crazy! I decided to do a very cliche video about peppermint flavored products because I am obsessed with peppermint. Happy December, am I right?
Click below to see what products you should buy if you love it too (or avoid buying) - xoxo darling, Hayden.
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