• Fashion

    Rediscovering Your Personal Style

    My personal style journey has been a bit of an evolution. I can look back at certain times in my life, and see how it directly influenced my fashion choices. I went through a LOT of phases. Like my boho phase, to my preppy phase, to my Art Director phase, to my desert wanderer phase…Now, I am in my mommy phase. To be completely honest, it is the phase that I love best, because I feel my happiest. When I began to investigate where I wanted my personal style to go, I took several steps to help lead me to the next phase in it’s evolution. This time around, it…

  • Matching Mommy + Me Leopard Swimwear from June Loop Swimwear High-Waisted Leopard Bottoms and Golden Mary Top - Baby Leopard Onepiece Swimsuit
    Fashion,  Motherhood

    June Loop Swimwear

    We are ready for summer, well, at least when it comes to what to wear! (Not so much the triple digit heat.) Kaia and I are twinning in our leopard print swimwear from June Loop. Leopard swimmies seem to be all the rage this season and I have to say, these suits are my absolute fave. June Loop was created by my friend Kristie and her mom June, to accommodate the post-partum body. For the past three years, her and her Mom June, delicately sewed each piece by hand. Now, they manufacture their line in the USA. I have several of these suits, and I have to brag about the…

  • Fashion,  Motherhood


    I set out to find some wildflowers with my little wild flower, close to home. (We’ll stretch our wings a bit farther when she gets older.) As we drifted through the blooming fields, I carried her in my Wildbird baby wrap. I absolutely love this wrap as it can grow with us from her newborn to toddler stage. We have the Stork-Chambray style and I love how minimal it is. The fabric is natural and breathable for those warm summer days. Lately, I have had my eye on this birdy. The peach color is perfect for the season. Baby Wearing Benefits There are so many benefits to wearing our babies. For one, it just…

  • Fashion,  Travel

    Moorten Botanical Garden x LuLu’s

    Hey hey beauties. You’re looking so sharp today. I’ll never desert you….these are things I whisper to my cacti plants. Will and I traveled to Palm Springs after our trip to Salvation Mountain and we made a stop at Moorten Botanical Garden. I would like to admit that we are actually really into plants. It is actually one of our favorite past times on the weekends to visit a local nursery and adopt a new plant. We love finding new additions to add to our house as we create our little jungalow together. There’s something just so beautiful about the life and personality each plant brings to the home. We…

  • Kate Nelle wearing Lovestitch Celine Dress at Salton Sea Beach in California


    We stumbled across the Salton Sea after our Salvation Mountain adventure. To our surprise, it was highly polluted and abandoned, except for the overgrown palm trees cascading the skyline. The light was so beautiful, between the setting sun and the rising moon, we couldn’t resist pulling over for a quick detour on our way to Palm Springs. I had packed this “Celine Dress” from Lovestitch Clothing. I love the effortlessly lightweight tencel fabric, as it feels cool even when it’s hot.  It’s not a maternity dress but it seems to fit me and my bump perfectly, so yay for that! I love not having to buy maternity clothes in hopes that…

  • KateNelle at The Wrigley Mansion in her Gal Meets Glam Jane Dress in Cherry Blossom

    Gal Meets Glam

    I’m just over here channeling my inner Julia – I mean Juliette, on this balcony, waiting for my Romeo! Sometimes a girl just needs a pretty dress, for a pretty day or a pretty occassion. As soon as I slipped on this piece from Gal Meets Glam, the new dress collection by Julia Engel, I felt transformed. Every single one of her pieces is feminine, classic, and timeless – carrying a nod to the days past. There is something effortless in each dress, from the flowy fabrics to the charming silhouettes and details.     I picked the Jane Dress from her spring line. One of the reasons I chose…

  • Blogger Kate Nelle wearing white Teva Terra Float 2 Knit Universal Sandal from Zappos, Top Knot tied with a scarf, Black Rolls Jeans and Mink Pink Greetings from Arizona tee, #strapintospring

    Strap into Spring with Teva Sandals

    My love for Teva Sandals perhaps is nostalgic, as it was created in Arizona during the year I was born. In 1984, a guide on a raft at the Grand Canyon, rigged two velcro watchbands to a pair of flip flops, to make a shoe that wouldn’t float away (genius!). I remember wearing them as a little girl, and more than 30 years later, this iconic sandal is still an endless style and adventure staple. I love staying loyal to a brand that continues to respresent freedom, timelessness, and self-expression. For Spring, I’m strapped into the Terra-Float2 Knit Universal sandal. As much as I love to bring them on my travels, I…

  • Kate Nelle in spring/summer resort wear with a Rue Stiic Paradise Dress and pink San Arcidet hat in front of a floral wall at the Royal Palms Hotel in Paradise Valley, Arizona
    Fashion,  Travel

    Resort Wear Dresses for Spring

    Over the weekend we spent time at one of my favorite resorts in the valley, The Royal Palms. Will and I were hired to model for their website. They hooked us up with a beautiful casita and fabulous food and drink. The Royal Palms Hotel feels like stepping into another world. It is lush with tropical palms, flowers and plants. It was originally a private home in the 1920’s and then by the second World War, it was converted into an Inn. Today it holds 119 rooms, which creates a very intimate and private experience for all the guests. I could spend all my time leisurely strolling the property, sipping…

  • Fashion

    Keeping it Wild in Reformation

    The desert is alive right now! This is always hands down, my favorite time of year, because everything is blooming and so colorful. We spent a morning at Desert Botanical Gardens in the butterfly exhibit. We bought a year long pass last year, and honestly, it was such a great investment. DGB is seriously one of my favorite places to stroll, photograph and experience the lush beauty of the desert. I found this dress on Reformation, and I absolutely LOVE how this whole look pulled together. This “Alessa Dress” in the Janeiro print is so playful, and has just the the right amount of safari style vibes. I love the cut-out…