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

  • The Best Apps to Up Your Instagram Game
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    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…

  • 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
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    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
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    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…

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    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…

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    Coal Mine Canyon

    Coal Mine Canyon has to be one of the most underrated places in Arizona. I discovered it a couple years back scrolling Instagram, and immediately knew I needed to make a trip to see it one day. To our great surprise when we arrived, this place was completely desolate. We had the whole ENTIRE canyon to ourselves for the afternoon and evening. The desert landscape here is extra-terrestrial; planetary. There was a heavy silence that was almost overwhelming. It made this place eerily beautiful. From the canyon walls shaped like bone, to the jaw-dropping heights that plummeted hundreds of feet below you, it was easy to feel small and wary…

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    Under Canvas Moab – The Ultimate Glamping Destination

    Camping is INTENTS! From sleeping with a rock in your back, to worrying about whether or not that sound outside of your tent is a bear (“I think it’s a bear…”) to all the bugs, and well…having to “go in the woods”. It doesn’t always make for the most relaxing vacation. Enter GLAMPING. Also known as glamorous camping–where the adventure is still strong, but so is the coffee, amenities and WIFI. Win/Win!! Am I right!? Under Canvas Moab Under Canvas is an outdoor glamping experience where you can book a stay in one of their beautiful tents or teepees. We had the opportunity to stay in one of their deluxe tents complete…

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    Monument Valley Travel Tips

    Take a journey into your favorite western film, to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Monument Valley is located on the Arizona/Utah border and is one scenic Southwest road trip that is worth the drive. The beauty of the red rock creations of spires and buttes jutting out of the barren desert landscape is unlike anything else. In this post, I’ll share our best travel tips of what to see and where to stay, to hopefully inspire you to find yourself, some day soon, grazing these roads… What to see Forrest Gump Point US-163 Scenic, Mexican Hat, UT 84531 You may recognize this iconic road from the movie Forrest Gump, when…

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    Desert Style

    Light layers, breezy hats and Levi’s will always be my go-to’s for those in-between, cooler weather months. Minimal colors, no fuss accessories. I’ve been loving the laid back vibe that’s always put together but never overdone. You’ve got to keep it relaxed! What are some of your style go-to’s?