• 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…

  • Arizona Activities,  Fashion

    Oh My Gourd!

    I don’t know about you, but fall is my favorite time of year. From the changing of the weather, to the anticipation of the holidays, and the fashion!! Let’s be honest, I’ve never met a turtleneck I didn’t like! And, of course, you can’t mention fall without the ubiquitous pumpkin! From candles to coffee…my blood type is basically pumpkin spice now.  And I’m totally OK with that. Fall this year, just feels like happiness. 2017 has been a great year; a year of healing and rebirth. Maybe I’m feeling a little sentimental, but I’m just full of gratitude as the season and seasons of life change. And with a little faith in yourself,…

  • Breakfast in Bed | Raven + Crow Lilac Pajamas
    Fashion

    Pajama Day

    There’s nothing like waking up in the morning to fresh coffee and pancakes (in BED)! And then snuggling up to your favorite furry friend. My B + I love slow, lazy days (they’re often rare around here!) where the only to do’s on the list are pillow fights and power naps. Heavier on the latter. Low key, we stayed in our cute + comfy Raven & Crow pajamas all day. Sometimes, the snuggle is that real. Oh! And if you snag yourself a pair of these PJs to lounge in too, you can get 10% off with the code katenelle! How sweet is that?!   SaveSaveSaveSave

  • Fashion

    COACH x Selena

    Maybe it’s my sunny disposition, but being a wall flower is so boring! I’m embracing more color these days. And a little more whim. Here are a few of my favorite things I’ve been loving to keep my style fresh: Fringe Earrings. They instantly add life to your face! And any outfit! These red ones are bold and statement making. Just the pop I needed to keep me feeling fresh + fun! A red bag. This Coach x Selena tote is seriously one of my favorite accessories this fall. I honestly feel like I can wear it with almost anything for that unexpected accessory. It is such a classic style…

  • 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.…

  • Fashion,  Travel

    If You Like Pina Coladas…

    Sun, sand and a pineapple in hand! As the old adage goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” That basically applies here too! Except it’s more like, “When in Rocky Point, do get a piña colada from a piña colada truck!!” It’s pretty much one of the most importante things you could do! And luckily, piña coladas happen to be one of the 5 essential food groups while one vacation. The other four would be: chips, salsa, guacamole, and queso. (In that order!) I’m so glad had I packed this breezy little Planet Blue number too, because (stretchy waistline) and whew! Was it hot! Not the drink, that was cold!…

  • Fashion

    Cosmico

    Lately, I find myself spending days where time is never planned. Just jumping in the car, and heading north to cooler weather and open spaces. It’s always a reprieve from the concrete jungle and the heat of the city we’ve been living in. Sometimes, we know exactly where our destination is. And at other times, we just drive. When I’m not roaming, I like to listen to tunes that keep me with the wander vibes. Feel free to enjoy these tunes too, whether it’s on the road or from the comfort of your desk. It’s a little cosmic. A little stardust. A lot of dreaming…enjoy! https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/ktgolightly/playlist/5bgLgwRZwQkVPJ7Qlbfk36