Tuesday, August 31, 2021

University of Texas at Austin Burnt Orange Clohtes

Can y'all believe Texas football season is just over a week away?  I am so excited to be back in my burnt orange almost every day, so I thought I would round-up some burnt orange items for you to add to your wardrobe. Yes, you can wear all of these if you went to UT but also, burnt orange screams fall, so wear them if you aren't even a Longhorn. Hook em — xoxo darling, Hayden.


From left to right, top to bottom: 1. Puff Sleeve Top, 2. T-Shirt, 3. Check Dress, 4. Stripe Turtleneck, 5. Puff Sleeve Dress, 6. Jumpsuit, 7. Dress with Flower Cutouts, 8. T-Shirt, 9. Long Jacket, 10. Maxi Dress, 11. Strap Dress, 12. Halter Neck Dress, 13. Texas Sweatshirt, 14. Shorts with White Belt, 15. Leggings, 16. Babydoll Longsleeve Shirt, 17. Shorts, 18. Boots, 19. Pattern Dress, 20. Mask, 21. V-Neck Sweater, 22. Floral V-Neck Dress, 23. Scarf, 24. Pants, 25. Swiss Dot Dress, 26. Pattern Maxi, 27. Stripe Sweater, 28. Pom Pom Sweater, 29. Bandana, 30. Nap Dress, 31. Crewneck Sweater, 32. Turtleneck, 33. Jacket, 34. Cableknit, 35. Pattern Skirt, 36. Jacket, 37. Longsleeve Shirt, 38. Sleeveless Dress, 39. Hoodie, 40. Cropped Sweater, 41. Skort, 42. Heels, 43. Ruffled Dress, 44. Floral White Dress, 45. Slides, 46. Belt Tie Dress, 47. Halter Neck Top, 48. Peasant Dress, 49. Tunic, 50. Sweatshirt, 51. Button Front Dress, 52. T-Shirt, 53. Embroidered Top, 54. Floral Shirt, 55. White and Orange Embroidered Top, 56. Ruched Tank, 57. Orange Patterned Blouse, 58. Gingham Button Front, 59. High Neck Blouse, 60. Collared Button Down, 61. Gingham Shirt, 62. Sweater Vest, 63. Ombre Sweater, 64. Patterned Longsleeve Dress, 65. V-Neck Tee, 66. Tiered Ruffle Dress, 67. Ruffle Sleeveless Dress, 68. Velvet Longsleeve Dress, 69. Gingham Puff Sleeve Shirt, 70. Texas V-Neck Tee, 71. Go Horns Go Tee, 72. Texas Longhorns Tee, 73. Texas Forever Tee, 74. Texas Star Tee, 75. Texas Block Tee, 76. Bevo Tee, 77. Longsleeve Flowing Blouse, 78. Patterned Top, 79. Polka Dot Top, 80. Collared Dress, 81. Sleeveless Top, 82. Front Tie Dress, 83. Jacket, 84. Ruffle Top, 85. Paperbag Pants, 86. Tee, 87. Swiss Dot V-Neck Blouse

Monday, August 30, 2021

Monday Links


Happy Monday! — xoxo darling, Hayden

I am 100 percent here for 60s fashion!

God, now I just want to jet-set off to Edinburgh for the rest of the year!

Denver friends: WeldWerks Brewing is opening in the Springs in 2022!

This made me laugh a little too hard — future boyfriends of mine beware!

Obsessed with these historic homes that are more than 100 years old!

Teen bedrooms are always the best!

Loved learning about historic All-Black towns of Oklahoma

This colorful home is amazing.

Fall-inspired outfits from rom-coms...I desperately want that that white sweater from When Harry Met Sally.

V excited that Miss Scarlet and the Duke is coming back for a second season! 

Oh goodness, I'm loving this Instagram account that shows off old-school J. Crew.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Week Re-Cap


Mango sorbet from Scoops

Yes, week re-cap is a day late but hopefully all of the photos of food make up for it! How are y'all doing? — xoxo darling, Hayden
Wine event at Bigsby's Folly
Mint chocolate chip ice cream from Em's.
Got these fun herbs for my shower!
Amazing grilled cheese at Red Barber
Catbird Hotel just opened in RiNo and it's great! 
Red Barber has the best frose in Denver.
Cannot believe the rooftop at Catbird.
Beer at Cohesion Brewing
Lunch at Mister Oso

Lunch at Lucy's Tacos in Lamar.
Got to visit Camp Amache — a post is coming later! 
Sandy's Hometown Bakery in Limon

Trying to get late night pool sessions in before it closes.

Breakfast tacos on cute plates on a Friday night. 
Got this amazing vintage plate on Etsy!
Milkshakes from Rosie's Diner
Drove by the Westminster Castle.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Early Fall Finds

After last week's slight chill...it was 57 one morning...I got started thinking about what pieces I want to add to my fall wardrobe. And then I got carried away! What is your favorite? — xoxo darling, Hayden 

Monday, August 23, 2021

Monday Links

Can y'all believe August is almost over? — xoxo darling, Hayden

While the Taliban's return is awful in many ways, it will be worse for women. Sending a country years and years back is abhorrent and should not stand. 

#BamaRushTok took over the app last week, and I just wanted to re-share my sorority rush experience & how badly it went but that it all worked out in the end. 

OK this is not a drill. I want an armadillo & Texas pumpkin poke cake from the state fair STAT.

How far did you get on this dessert quiz

Found this piece about feminism and our 20 year war fascinating. It was something I had never thought of but makes total sense. Also, I want to read Against White Feminism.

20 books to read in September.

What are your thoughts on the new 100 Best YA Books of All Time? I was thrilled to see From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, The Westing Game, Ella Enchanted & The Princess Diaries on there.

21 feel-good movies to get you through a rough week. 

Julia's trip to Ireland looked amazing and man do I want to go back! 

Kinda want to read The View Was Exhausting...

A trailblazing feminist to get your Monday started off right.

The new prime minister of Barbados seems awesome!

Emily's trip to Italy was one of my favorite Insta stories to watch as of late.

Denver pals: Cohesion Brewing opened recently and it's Czech-themed, which is ME.

Look at these new Girl Scout cookies

Americans are bad at history, a funny but scary piece on propaganda. 

Friday, August 20, 2021

Haute Table Turns Nine!


Good lord. How? How have we made it to year nine? I am truly aghast. When I realized this was happening (and how unprepared I was) I flew into action trying to come up with what to do for year nine. It was my best friend Libby who suggested the diner photoshoot. And she was so right. These images are so cute! 

What does year nine bring? If I'm being honest I have no freaking clue. COVID has been such a wild place to live that making plans for a year seems like a bad idea...HA! I'm planning on going back to Austin for football games this season — after a way too long break, I miss that city like crazy — so there will probably be football game vlogs again! I'm headed to Tulsa and Arkansas in a few weeks, which I'm hyped about so plan to see some of that. There will also be more Denver-area guides because we all seem to enjoy them. Other than that, I don't really have any plans. But if you have something you desperately want to see, feel free to reach out!

As per usual I've created a post with the most popular and my favorite posts from the last year and I've made a new about page with some fresh photos for your aesthetic enjoyment. Thank you so much for your support over the last year. 

Cheers to year nine and I'll see y'all on Monday for another year of fun! — xoxo darling, Hayden

Nine Years, Part Two


Most Popular:

Way Too Early Swim Post (36,335) — Every year there is a post that I don't understand why it has any popularity. And this is the one! Why? There's so little writing! But I'm happy y'all found some early swim suits for whatever trips you managed to take during quarantine. 

Post-Covid Bucket List (335) — Ugh, these all still stand and clearly y'all are itching to travel like I am! To be able to go to Europe right now...I would. I miss the UK and I'm so desperate to see Italy. 

Best Hot Chocolates in Denver (266) — Thrilled one of my Denver food guides made it onto this list! I worked really hard trying to source all of the best hot cocoas in the Mile High City, and y'all clearly enjoy the warm beverage as much as I do! 

The Ultimate Colorado Road Trip (217) — Also very happy that this, fairly recent, guide made it on. Our Colorado trip was in fact epic and I hope others go on something similar. You get to see so much and learn so much and do so much on it. 

Denver Women-Owned Restaurants (172) — Women supporting women, always. 

My Favorites:

You're Walking Through Stars Hollow — I have never been one to say, "OMG I made the best playlist and you have to listen to it," however, I am really proud of this one. I was going through it when I made it and now it just embodies the beginning of fall to me. I may or may not have already started listening to it...

Red Flag Party — This party was such a blast to throw and the TikTok going viral was just icing on the cake. I 10/10 recommend throwing a red flag party for your friends.

The Perfect Rugby Shirt — My parents got me this shirt and I truly love it. It fits so well and is so flattering. And this was a good day, while COVID was raging we put on our masks and went to a pumpkin patch for a moment of outdoor fun. 

Breakfast Grilled Cheese Recipe — Our first snow of the year...like the first week of September...I made this delicious breakfast meal and I think everyone should! 

Last Chance Module Array Guide — If you love a roadtrip and seeing cool stuff, you should go see Last Chance Module! 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Pawnee Buttes Guide

 

Colorado Daytrip Roadtrip Series

Pawnee Buttes Guide

Situated on the eastern plains, these buttes are the last of what was a massive mesa. Located in the Pawnee National Grassland, these two sandy creations make for excellent photos. The hike is fairly easy, some of it does cross private land so just be mindful. You'll walk across flat grasslands then go down into a geologic wonderland before popping up back on flat grasslands to the base of the buttes. 

How To Get There:

From Denver take I-76 to CO RD 49 in Hudson, then turn right onto CO-392 E and continue onto CO RD 105. The journey takes roughly two hours and eight minutes. 

Parking:

There is a parking lot with a restroom, picnic tables and plenty of space to spread out. You'll probably see people camping all over the place.

Be Prepared:

The road to get to the buttes' parking lot is rough. It's all gravel, there's a lot of washboard and you have to go over many a steep hill on gravel roads. Go incredibly slow and take your time! Bring a big bottle of water with you on the hike and wear a hat and SPF. It is best to do this super early in the morning as there is not a lick of shade.

Additional Stops:

Dearfield Colony

Formed by Oliver Toussaint Jackson, this was the largest Black colony in Colorado, formed in the early 1900s. Around 250 people lived in the town until the Great Depression. People were pretty much gone by 1950 and now there are just abandoned buildings with grass growing through them where the town once was. However, this is an important stop as history is incredibly important, so I highly recommend making a visit. 
Support the preservation of Dearfield >>

Something Brewery, Brighton

Before heading back to Denver pop into downtown Brighton for a blood orange sessional IPA. The taproom is cozy and they have a few outdoor tables with a foodtruck parked out front. Head to the back for even more outdoor seating.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Week Re-Cap

 
Annual trip the sunflower fields is complete! 

This week was quite a good one. We saw some sunflowers, drank some good wine and ate some really good food. How are y'all hanging in there? — xoxo darling, Hayden

Went to the Vail Wine Classic and had an absolute blast. 
Had the most amazing churros & an adorable charcuterie board.
The most amazing potatoes & chocolate trifle at Acreage in Lafayette.
Chicken vindaloo from Coriander in Green Valley Ranch.
Delicious lil cupcake from Cakeheads
A delightful banana pudding milkshake from MyKings!