2013 Year in Review

Kelly  |  January 09

And I’m back (well kind of)… 2013 was definitely the most challenging year of my life personally, and professionally it was one of the most rewarding (hello COVER). I will be posting here now and again but I’ve decided its all about quality over quantity, so posting maybe less than before, but hopefully you will like what you see. I was super honored to work with so many countless talented individuals, and the friends I’ve made through this crazy business are definitely keepers.

To say I lived about 10 life times worth of experiences in a single year is no exaggeration. Leaving an abusive relationship, coming to terms with the fact that “friends” chose not to believe me, and cleaning house of all toxic and negative forces in my life was difficult (to say the least) but VERY necessary. At the end of it, I’ve found my spiritual path and I’ve created a life where I am so insanely happy and fulfilled every day I can’t quite believe my life is my life. I am officially yoga certified (more on that later) and I will say yoga and specifically my yoga teachers Jenni Rawlings and Gigi Synder saved me from a lifetime of unhappiness and inauthenticity. I am VERY excited for 2014 and my resolution for this year is simple: NO COMPROMISES. Thank you ALL. Follow your heart, your passion and may 2014 be your year!!! 

From top: C Cover & Santa Barbara Magazine, Nancy Neil,  Oncewed, Kirsten Ellis, Flutter Magazine Dinner, Nancy Neil, Flutter Magazine DIY, Arna Bee, Design*Sponge, Nancy Neil, Design*Sponge, Karen Wise, 100 Layer Cake & Grey Likes Wedding, Jess Wilcox, SB Chic Fashionable, left, Lane Dittoe, right, Joel Serrato, Style Me Pretty Living, Nancy Neil


  1. Well done.

    You’ve only just recently come up on my radar but I’m super stoked for you, and even a little proud of you for having made some of the hardest, and most important decisions we can make as humans – and for sharing it. Authenticity is of the utmost importance in ALL things and it’s not always as easy to maintain it in “the bizz.” I have no doubt that you will continue enjoying the freedom and other fringe benefits these decisions have brought you :)

    Keep it up, kid :)

    Comment by kiel — January 9, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

  2. Such beautiful work! Glad you came out of 2013 swinging. That’s what matters. Wishing you a peaceful and successful 2014!

    Comment by Mandy — January 10, 2014 @ 5:09 am

  3. Cleaning house is terribly hard (I had a tough lesson in that this year). But wow, it is oh so necessary. Kuddos to you for keeping it real.

    Comment by Bette | A Lovely Thyme — January 15, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

  4. Congrats on all your success this year and making necessary changes!

    Comment by Andria | Tahoe Unveiled — January 20, 2014 @ 9:22 am

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