Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Monthly Inspo No. 10

August is here! Get some inspo for your last true month of summer — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Denver Diaries: 88 Drive-In Theatre

So, it's summer in Colorado but it's also a global pandemic. How do you get out of the house, safely, and do something fun? The answer is the 88 Drive-In in Commerce City — north Denver, not far from the Shops at Northfield. It's totally classic — a dirt lot with a old-school snack stand and a massive screen. For just $9 you can see three movies starting at 8:30pm. While the movies don't start screening until that time, I highly recommend getting there early as we arrived at around 7:50pm and the lot was almost full. They label the parking areas by the size of your vehicle so your view shouldn't be obstructed. The snack bar dishes up various delights (think pizza, hotdogs, burgers, etc.) and we opted for the medium popcorn, because, why not? We also brought pillows and blankets, put the seats down and created our own oasis in the fresh Colorado air. Everything about the experience feels nostalgic and kind of like you wandered into the set of Grease. Would y'all go? — xoxo darling, Hayden

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Target Dress Round-Up

We all know I'm obsessed with Target but I think they are killing it with their dress options this summer. I mean look at these ladies! I would wear each of them to a socially-distanced picnic or for my once a month trip to the grocery store or even on an online date...you know via Zoom because why not? Which one is your favorite? — xoxo darling, Hayden
1. Red Printed Dress, 2. Yellow Dress, 3. Burnt Orange Dress, 4. Pink Gingham Dress, 5. Blue Dress, 6. Black & White Dress, 7. Green Dress, 8. Pink Tank Dress, 9. Red Dress, 10. Pink Shirtdress

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Week Re-Cap

Sunday morning tacos from El Taco de Mexico.
Happy Wednesday my dudes. It has been a pretty good week. I saw some friends for dinner (outside & socially distanced), tried some new restaurants and got caught up on some things. This week I have no plans...wild I know, but I'm sure something will pop up! How are you? — xoxo darling, Hayden
Y'all, they put Pride & Prejudice on Netflix and I've already watched it twice.
A dinner at Roots in Broomfield.
My spirit group's alumni happy hour.
Saturday dinner from Cuba Cuba.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Latest TikToks

Here are my latest TikToks, I start making my own tomorrow so be sure to tune in — xoxo darling, Hayden.


Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 100: The Wilma Mankiller ##LegendaryChallenge ##GreentoPurple ##BeautyReview ##foryoupage

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 101: The Susan B. Anthony ##LaughPause ##LegendaryChallenge ##ChocolateRecipe ##foryou

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 102: The Eve ##FurnitureFlip ##HomeGym ##LegendaryChallenge ##feministcocktails ##fyp

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 103: The Women’s Suffrage ##GimmeLove ##ReadingList ##foryoupage ##feministcocktails ##fyp

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 104: The Emma Goldman ##TheOldGuard ##FoodReview ##HungerGames ##foryoupage ##fyp

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 105: The Mary Wollstonecraft ##ColorCustomizer ##TheOldGuard ##FashionFavorites ##foryou

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 106: The LGBTQ Movement ##TikTokTaughtMe ##MagicMoment ##TheOldGuard ##foryoupage ##fyp

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 107: The Bernardine Dohrn ##BeatsDaisyChallenge ##FashionEdit ##VibeZone ##foryoupage ##fyp

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 108: The Marie Curie ##UnitedWeDance ##TwoOptions ##BeatsDaisyChallenge ##SummerProject

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 109: The Florence Nightingale ##BearWeek ##UnitedWeDance ##Phrog ##BeatsDaisyChallenge ##fy

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 110: The Birth Control ##MoreHappyDenimDance ##UnitedWeDance ##NicerToMe ##HiddenGems ##fyp

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 111: The Rosa Luxemburg ##LaceEmUp ##MoreHappyDenimDance ##OneLoveOneHeart ##TextReaction

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 112: The Vagina Monologues ##LetsFaceIt ##LaceEmUp ##MoreHappyDenimDance ##Manifestation

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 113: The Judy Chicago ##TodayYearsOld ##LetsFaceIt ##LaceEmUp ##IceCreamDay ##foryoupage

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 114: The Sylvia Rivera ##WhatsUpDocChallenge ##LetsFaceIt ##PokemonGO ##foryoupage ##fyp

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 115: The Take Back the Night ##LetsFaceIt ##WhatsUpDocChallenge ##IAmLost ##SkinCare ##fyp

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 116: The Antigone ##SlurpeeSummer ##WhatsUpDocChallenge ##TikTokFanFest ##LetsFaceIt ##fyp

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 117: The Bettie Page ##elfMagicAct ##SlurpeeSummer ##LetsFaceIt ##TokyoOlympics ##fyp

 

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 118: The Our Bodies, Ourselves ##PlayBall ##elfMagicAct ##SlurpeeSummer ##FanArt ##fyp

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 119: The Free the Nipple ##TooManyShoes ##elfMagicAct ##BiggestFan ##NotTheOne ##feminist

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 120: The Betty Friedan ##GreekFreakOut ##TooManyShoes ##PetsOfTikTok ##MeetMyParents ##fyp

Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 121: The Incite ##NobodyNeedsToKnow ##FashionEssentials ##GreekFreakOut ##TooManyShoes ##fy

Friday, July 24, 2020

Denver Diaries: Paint Mines + Elizabeth Roadtrip

Possibly one of my favorite things in Colorado, Paint Mines Interpretive Park is an easy drive southeast of Denver. Plus, the park is free to explore and everyone in the family will love it. Giant rocks of varying pinks, yellows and bright whites emerge as you walk along the pathways. The colors are caused by oxidized iron compounds that are found in varying amounts throughout the rocks. It kind of feels like it could be in Star Wars, but also on an Instagram model's feed. You can spend hours getting lost in the canyon-like bits or hiking around the top looking down at everyone trying to find the best angle with the pink rocks. 
Once you're done exploring the geologic formations I suggest driving north to Elizabeth for lunch at El Abuelo Family Restaurant. They do classic Tex-Mex food in a friendly atmosphere. Once your done hop back in your car and drive down to Main Street for adorable storefronts and a great little brewery.
Elizabeth Brewing Company is in a two story building with a great taproom up top. They make various types of beer but if they have a pine-y IPA, I suggest it. 
After you've downed a sudsy beverage, make your way back to Denver. Hope you've enjoyed this lil roadtrip — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Monthly Inspo No. 9

It has been a while since I've done a Monthly Inspo but I was feeling inspired to make one. Weirdly enough, my Pinterest is my highest performing social media form and y'all, I'm still just as in love with it as I was back in high school. So many beautiful photos exist on the platform and I find myself looking at it for ideas all the time. Do you still use Pinteres?
 The photo of people clinking glasses on here is something I miss so much. Summer in Colorado is supposed to be about drinking with your friends al fresco after a food festival, but alas. I can't wait until we can all be together again, ya know? Anyway, hope you enjoy — xoxo darling, Hayden.
Images found here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Week Re-Cap

A paloma from Uno Mas in Platt Park.
Happy hump day y'all. It has been a good week but a weird week. I've been feeling a bit anxious...no idea why (is it my birth control? is it the world? is it our president). But I've finally started allowing myself to see my friends — if you know me I'm a bit...more than a bit...neurotic — so that has been wonderful. Plus, I've been to a few press/media dinners recently and just socializing (from a safe distance) and people watching has been wonderful. How are y'all doing? — xoxo darling, Hayden
A taco Tuesday well spent...
A spicy pizza from Homegrown Tap & Dough.
Saturday night at the drive-in.
A socially-distanced birthday party complete with Mac Nation goodies.
Monday margaritas because...we all deserve that energy.
Breakfast for dinner at Fuzzy's.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Links From Around the Web

It's time to lose half your morning to clicking through to a bunch of links about interesting topics...because what else are you going to do during quarantine? — xoxo darling, Hayden

A new (to-me) baking website that looks ahhhmazing.

Venita's collection of Black-owned businesses, Zoella's round-up, and Carly's favorites!

Love these masks with a flap to insert your straw through — to-go iced coffee & a walk anyone?

20 books to read this summer. Plus, more from Fashion Magpie.

Voter suppression is one of my hot-button issues & these 5 books are on my list to read.

An interesting look at how much it pays (or doesn't pay) to be an influencer.

Some of the best queer romcoms to watch/read.

Okay, I want this kitchen, like right now.

Adding this book (and this one) to my must-read list.

NORMAL PEOPLE IS COMING BACK! I REPEAT NORMAL PEOPLE IS COMING BACK!!

Such a feel-good post.

Anyone want to buy a house with a massive garden and turn it into one of these?

30 dress under $100 rounded up by Gal Meets Glam.

Very excited for this movie!

Kind of want to make pizza...with these tips.

This Hamptons house is something of dreams.

My class ring is looking a tad bit dingy so I might have to use this wash.

Told Marcus I want to go to Salem in the fall after this whole pandemic is over...

This post about microaggressions broke my heart.

I've never purchased from Everlane but I love Jess and her honesty in this post is I think how all influencers should be when it comes to working with brands. 

Some of my favorite food writers talk about their favorite meals...

Shop these online plant stores to complete your summer garden — or balcony if you're like me!

Learn about this awesome Black architect.

The new Beyonce movie looks epic.