• 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,…

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    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

    Kindness Matters

    Today I woke up smiling. Yesterday was GLOBAL Pay it Forward Day (@pifdayusa) and, truly one of the best days of my life! I wanted to give a shout out to Darleen Santore (@thecoachdar), the US Ambassador for this cause who has worked tirelessly to create a ripple effect of kindness here in the US. Also to Jessica Reinhart of Lumitory (@lumitory) who did so much behind the scenes work to get this momentum going, Vicki Zangl and to every other person who took a stand for kindness yesterday. Next year is going to be even MORE epic!!! After yesterday, I feel moved in ways to act more. And I’ve been…

  • 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…

  • Life

    Snow

    Jacket: JCrew | Jeans: JCrew | Boots: Sorrell | Mittens: Anthropologie Park City, Utah. December ’16. What is this thing called snow? I’m a desert girl by nature, but with each falling snowflake, I’m falling in love with the idea of calling the mountains home.