• Los Olivos, California golden sunset elopement session with Spell Bride Kate Nelle and photographer Chard Photo. Kate Nelle is wearing the white Spell Amelia gown, and husband is in a blue Suit Supply jacket
    Life,  Love,  Travel

    Our California Elopement!

    Will made me the happiest girl on July 20th, when we exchanged vows and said I do under the Californian sun! We eloped, just the two of us, to Santa Barbara, and it was absolutely perfect. Neither one of us wanted to fuss with a wedding or deal with the stress, planning, or expenses…that come along with it! We were simply excited to join our lives together and lay the foundation for our future and for our family. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps…

  • Spring Summer Style, Half up hair do, Scarf Hair Do's, Fossil Bag, Sanctuary Desert Peasant Top, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Peach Aesthetic
    Life

    6 Things Making Me Happy Right Now

    Today I’m sharing 6 things that I’m really happy about in life lately! 1. Rising with the Sun! I’ve become a true believer in the power of mornings! I formed the habit to go to bed around 8:30/9 and wake up around 5/5:30 am to get a good work out in. Taking that time to sweat, move and do something for myself first thing, always helps me to feel more motivated, productive, happier, healthier and overall balanced for the day ahead! Plus, I love the quiet stillness and the beautiful light the mornings bring. It really is my zen time. 2. SUMMER! Yeah, I know Arizona in the summer time has the…

  • The Best Apps to Up Your Instagram Game
    Life

    The Best Apps to Up Your Instagram Game

    In this post, I am sharing my favorite apps that will help you up your Instagram game! I use all of these apps regularly, to add style, function and ease to both my Instagram feed and stories. Some of this may be info you already know, but some of it may not! Let’s begin!     Instagram Planning:   Planoly This is an app that allows you to upload your images before posting to instagram and carefully curate how your feed will flow aesthetically. You can also add captions and hashtags in advance, and post directly from the app! It also gives you analytics that are helpful in your content…

  • Life

    Why Disney Ruined my Love Life

    I’m a recovering romantic. I blame Disney for convincing me that love was a thing of make believe and fairy tales. For instilling in me this idea of “Princess Culture” where beauty is the most valuable asset a woman can offer, and being sweet and submissive are her forms of charm. Now, I don’t claim to be a feminist, but with the rise of the “Me Too” movement and #Timesup, I’m beginning to see how women’s experiences (including my own) have been shaped by this culture. You see, for most of my life, I dreamt about being rescued by Prince Charming. You know the type. That dashing guy who swings…

  • Life,  Self Love

    The Year of Self Love

    Last year, my life had come full circle. After an emotionally exhausting 2016, the Universe and I were doing trust exercises. Like, if I fall backwards into the great unknown of 2017,  would it stretch it’s arms out and catch me? As I came to learn, the land after the fall was always soft. And the Universe had my back, whether I knew it or not. 2017 was a beautiful year, filled with new relationships, exploration, manifestation, and opportunity. It was a testament of  perseverance, love, hope and joy.  Of course, it came with trials and messy days and so many moments of self-doubt. But I never let it stop…

  • Life

    Me, Myself + Moi – A Letter to My Younger Self

    Creating a positive identity has nothing to do with the outside world, and everything to do with your inside world. I wish I could go back and tell my younger self what I am about to share with you right now. And it is this: Be YOU bravely. Whatever passion you have, whatever interests, desires you have, seek that and don’t let any outside voices tell you differently. Pursue it fiercely and don’t stop until you achieve it. Sure, you’ll make mistakes along the way, but I’m here to tell you, it’s ok. When you listen to the still voice inside yourself, you will always confidently know that you lived…

  • Fashion,  Life

    The Little Things

    When it comes to life, love, friendship, happiness…the little things are infinitely the most important. That’s what my Soul Honey tee says. Such sweet words and such a great reminder. Sometimes, I think we can get so caught up in things (like deadlines, images, statuses, careers, technology, etc.) that we can miss out on what is right in front of us. Like how a stranger smiled at you, or how your significant other saved the very last bite of tiramisu for you. When you notice the little things; when you are awakened by them – life becomes more tangible, more real, more beautiful. The little things create gratitude in your life.…

  • Hiking,  Life

    Tonto Natural Bridge

    Tonto Natural Bridge is a natural arch in Payson, Arizona, that is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world, standing at 183 feet tall. It went through several stages of development. First formed by lava flow. Then covered by sea water. Again covered in lava…undergoing transformation after transformation to finally become what it is today. You can read more about how it was created on Tonto Natural Bridge State Park’s website, here. There are several trails you can hike at very easy-moderate levels, and it is definitely worth a visit. ——– Upon entry into the cave, you notice how alive it is. In one form or another,…

  • The Wave Coyote Buttes North
    Hiking,  Life,  Travel

    Hiking into The Wave Pt. II

    I didn’t want to rush the moment. I wanted to feel it–to notice it. To notice myself in it. To simply be, and to let the moment wash over me. Like the ebbing away of a tide that washes over the shore.  Because I knew the moment was never meant to last. That it would be gone before I even knew it. A faded memory that I would have to relive in bits and pieces on unknown days. I didn’t want to forget what it felt like to truly be there. How it breathed life into me, and gave me the gift of feeling so alive. Or how the edges…

  • Life

    What Matters Foundation Fashion Show

    All Images by Kaylee Chelsea Photography The What Matters Foundation charity fashion show was such a beautiful event to be a part of! It was put together by Claire Planeta and hosted at The Ice House. I loved coming out for a cause to support women who are trying to get a fresh start in life, trying to break the cycle of abuse. I think it’s important to shine a light on topics that matter and to draw attention to ways in which our community can get together to help others. It was so fun meeting all the girl bosses here in the valley who participated in the show. I always love…