Friday, November 30, 2018

Holiday Gifts Under $60

Wardrobe - Accessories are my favorite things to buy for friends because choosing clothing in the proper size is so difficult. However, this sweater is worth the trouble of finding their size. It is so soft and comes in so many colors. The plaid scarf is ideal for that preppy, VV loving person in your life. They'll be able to rock it through the winter. A go-to gift for my mom is always an iPhone case because they're a great accessory and you can always use a new one. This necklace is super cute (with lots of color options) and great for your best friend. Converse are something that everyone could use but your friends might not splurge on them, so help them out! My best friend would love this colorful scarf because it looks incredibly cozy. Also, this pom pom beret is on my list because I could wear it to Texas stuff and it has a huge freaking pom! Loving these hair ties for anyone in your life because they are cute and no one buys themselves cute hair ties. Tortoise bangles are such a necessity for 2019, I'm calling it now. And these earrings are perfect for that NYEe party you've been invited to. Lastly, a wallet is a classy, elegant gift to get anyone in your life. 
Books - We know I love a coffee table book and all of my friends do too, so get your besties the aesthetically pleasing books they crave. Currently loving Gray's art so Beaches is a must. I've never been super into horses but I love the clothes, so I need this one. And Fashion in Film seems like an interesting read!  
Homewares - The amber spruce candle is both aesthetically pleasing and it smells amazing. This would be a great one for a coworker who you like but don't know that well. The cactus mug also falls under the coworker, because who wouldn't appreciate that cuteness? I'm loving this orange throw for myself but it's also great for that friend that is always cold! The plaid pillow would be a fun hostess present for whomever loves the holiday season in your life. 
Fun - Do you have a friend that treats their dog like a child? The signs are there, they love their pet more than they love anything else. Well this dog sweater is so stinking cute. We all know I'm obsessed with pom poms so put them on a dog and I'm even more here for it. I will never be a beauty guru but I know some people that were meant to live that life. This clinique lip set will enthrall them for months and months to come. When I was younger I had a portable speaker and I loved it; I think this would be a great gift for anyone in college or who just loves to share their music. Lastly, the cactus float is something we can all appreciate and want for ourselves. Why not surprise your bestie with this cute pool accessory for their next trip to the tropics? 
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Week Re-Cap

Dinner at Root Down in the Denver Airport
 Oh lordy, it's Thursday already? Good god this week has gone by quickly. I realize I didn't fly home until Tuesday and then I got a huge migraine so I went to bed at 5:30pm and then Wednesday went by quickly and now we're here. I'm packing yet again, this is the last weekend until the new year that I'm traveling. I'm excited to visit Bean in Dallas for the Big 12 Championship Game...#BeatOU!! The photos in this post are from my week at home. It was so relaxing; we just laid around our house eating, watching football and catching up on White Chapel on Amazon Prime. So good! Hope your week has been going well, what are you up to? - xoxo darling, Hayden
A little rose to celebrate my three month anniversary at Miles!
 My parents got my diploma framed and it looks so good!
Apple cake on Thanksgiving.
I ate at the Bagel Factory three of the five days I was home....
A little charcuterie plate before watching the Longhorns beat Kansas.
My favorite FM spot got their holiday flavors...we loved the peppermint cream 
so much we went back before I flew home.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Holiday Sweaters

So Christmas is coming and I'm really trying to embrace the holidays this year instead of being against's a big step. But I'm going to do vlogmas and having fun is more fun than not enjoying something so we shall see. But I thought why not do a 25 days of holiday sweaters? Most of these are just cute winter sweaters, some are cheesy but I think each would be cute. Now that I live in a cold place I plan on rocking some Christmas jumpers this month more often than not! Let me know your favorite - xoxo darling, Hayden.
Okay, that first sweater is a sweater of my dreams. I want it so bad, it's holiday and it has pom poms! It's a fantastic way to start your holiday spirit. December 2nd you should still stay in that OTT mood with candy canes but a little less aggressive, if you know what I mean. The plaid is just a true classic, a great way to be holiday without screaming it. Maybe you have a work meeting on Monday that you want to be festive for but need to calm down a bit. December 4th's sweater is just cute. I would wear it any time of the year, it's just sweet. End the first five days of December with a very interesting turtleneck that includes a candy wreath, Wednesday is going to be a lot. 
Thursday morning will be cold {well maybe not if you live in the south, but whatever, go with the idea}, so show that on your body with this little snowflake number. You are a candy cane cutie, so tell the world on Friday. Saturday, maybe you have a dinner with your in-laws, or a meeting about your side hustle; this grey mistletoe is the perfect match! Sunday is a day to lie around your house, reading, with no make up and your glasses, wear that concept on your torso too! Make Monday merry (I realize that's a challenge, but try) with sweater no. 10.
I'm truly obsessed with day number 11. The sparkles, the subtle...or not so subtle holiday spirit, all of it! A good fair isle will take you a long way on the 12th. LOOK AT THOSE DOGS IN SWEATERS! I think the best thing about #13 is that you can wear this bad boy through winter. Moving onto 14, the let is snow sweater is another one of my absolute favorites because it's cute and has pom poms. We know I love pom poms! 15 also falls into the, can wear it after the holidays category, plus, it's just a nice sweater. 
16. Reindeer, 17. Red & Gold Stripes, 18. Reindeer, 19. Gap, 20. Red Fair Isle
At this point, maybe you're a little sick of wearing holiday sweaters. So there are a lot of just winter sweaters this week, in fact 16, 19 and 20 could be worn at any winter date. The red and gold stripes just looks fun and festive, I like the cut. And the reindeer is such a cute but not tacky way of celebrating your holiday spirit. 
Ooooo, another sweater we can wear after the holiday season? Why yes, this little hat The 22nd brings a day where you're tired of the happens. But you want to continue this festive thing you've been doing, so you throw on this fair isle. The last three days of this sweater it a very festive. The joyeux noel is a great sweater, the Rudolph is over the top and the last day's Christmas tree is just too cute. 
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Week in My Life Vlog: Austin + Marcus

Two weeks ago I filmed a week in my life starts off on a Tuesday and ends on a Sunday so is it really a week? No, but it does have Marcus who always takes part in the best vlogs so there you go. I took him to his first college football game, we went to the FOMO Factory and more. Check it out and let me know your thoughts - xoxo darling, Hayden.
P.S. Give Marcus some love in those comments! 
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Monday, November 26, 2018

Quotes of the Week

Oh my goodness, best weekend ever. Seriously y'all, I didn't realize how nice a break to just lay around my childhood home, eating, watching football and spending time with my two favorite people would be. This Thanksgiving has proven that even when you're having a blast you need a lazy break. 
Today I'm still in Florida, I fly back to Denver at the crack of dawn tomorrow. I'll be in Denver until Friday night when I fly to Dallas to visit Bean and go to the Big 12 Championship!! I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it. Then it's back to Denver, then Bean comes to visit Denver, then I have a little break, then my parents are here, then it's Christmas and then it's bowl season. Yeah...the end of the year is about to get nuts. But this weekend has taught me, sometimes it's nice to just slow down and enjoy life. 
Hope your holiday was fun and relaxing, let's get that bread - xoxo darling, Hayden. 
All images found here.
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Friday, November 23, 2018

Holiday Gifts Under $80

The next gift guide is here! All of these presents are under $80 and I think each and every one is amazing. I would love all of them to be under my tree on the 25th (well maybe not the earrings...I don't have my ears pierced).
{Llama Pillow, Tins, Brooks Brothers Book, Ember Mug, Beanie, Earrings, Sweater Cape, Vase, Scarf, Slippers, iPhone Case, Hat, May I Come In?, Plaid Blanket, Floral Pillow, Coasters, Candles, Leather Clutch, Tortoise Sunglasses, Black Sunglasses, Black & White Scarf, Colorful Scarf, Campbell's Candle, Chanel Book, Camera, Sweater Pillow, Gold Notebook, Yves Saint Laurent Book, Pom Pom Pillow, Flamingo Float, Unicorn Float}
Books - When I was in elementary school we had to read a book every day so we could take an Accelerated Reading test (who else did AR?!) on it, so we could go to recess. I hated this so I told my parents I hated reading...and boy has that sentiment changed. Now I realize a book is one of the greatest gifts you can give someone. All of the books in the photo above look like they'd be fun to read. You can learn about the history of Brooks Brothers, find out how people decorate their homes, see Chanel illustrations, look at the 70s fashion of Saint Laurent or write your own book with that adorable gold notebook
Home - A good go to for someone you don't know super well or for your relative that's hosting Christmas or for your friend who is always hostessing are homewares. I love this llama Pillow for your traveling friend, the floral pillow for your preppy friend, the sweater pillow for your Christmas obsessed friend and the pom pom pillow for anyone. These tins just seem really cute and I think they would make great "wrapping" for little gifts for your friends. The ember mug is perfect for the Lorelai Gilmore in your life. If you know someone who is always cold, get them this adorable plaid blanket. Don't know the person very well? This vase, these coasters or any candle (I like the macrons and the Campbell's soup) should work. 
Accessories -  When buying presents for my friends, I tend to stick to accessories. That way I don't have to do that awkward "what size are you" text. I love both the black and tortoise sunglasses for can't be bothered friend. And this clutch is so cute! The colorful scarf looks incredibly cozy, while the black and white & grey ones look incredibly soft. That beanie is ideal for a fan of any football team with red in its colors or just if you want to look cute in holiday photos. I'm not a slipper person, but how over the top and amazing are these? Also, I've been wanting a sweater cape thing because some of my friends pull them off so well. If your friend can pull off hats, get her this one because it's adorable. My mom always needs a new iPhone case and I really like the Kate Spade brand, they usually look good the whole time. The earrings are just for anyone, they just look cute! 
Fun - Everyone needs a lil fun under their tree! I've given pool floats as presents before and this  flamingo and unicorn are truly perfection. It'll inspire your friends to go on a warm vacation in the spring! Now if your friend loves to take photos, I think this little camera would be a great present.
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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving y'all! Hope your day is wonderful, filled 
with glorious food and lots of fun - xoxo darling, Hayden
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Week Re-Cap

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Tonight I am headed to Florida to spend my favorite holiday with my parents eating bagels. I'm hyped. This last weekend I visited one of my best friends, Marcus, in Austin for the last Texas football game (we won and had a blast, the vlog is coming next week and it's a must watch) and to visit the FOMO Factory (there are two photos below but I have a whole post coming soon). We also watched the new Christmas movie on Netflix about the princess switch, it was pretty terrible but we loved it. Overall, it was just a wonderful weekend and I already miss my bestie. 
The work week went by incredibly quickly, we are doing final proofs of our print guides and I've been writing up a storm. As for Vlogmas, it's a little less than two weeks away so I made my vlogmas intro and am working on all of that good stuff...might have bought a Christmas tree the other day...
What are y'all up to? - xoxo darling, Hayden
Last flight to Austin of the season. 
A beautiful Austin day.
Favorite place...
...favorite person.
Tried our first Bloody Mary...we hated it. 
She is beauty, she is grace.
The most perfect night.
Hook Them.
Late night Whataburger runs are my favorite...
The most delicious breakfast at Old Pecan Street Cafe.
Adorable entrance to the FOMO Factory.
This wall is me.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Last of Fall Top

Fall is coming to a close, and I'm really sad about it! We're going to have to wait a whole other year to see the leaves change and we're going to plunge into actual winter...I'm not here for it. But let's enjoy while we can! I found this top back in August for Texas events and it's just so cute. And it's soft...basically it's just great. Would 10/10 recommend. What do y'all think? - xoxo darling, Hayden
Top // Jeans // Sunglasses // Booties {similar}
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