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Kelly Payne

Kelly Payne

Writer

Hello! Welcome to Beauty and the Beach, written by me, Kelly. I write about adventuring and making the most of life, which usually includes personal style photos, fun things I’ve tried, and occasional advice.

Thanks for being here!

Kelly

What is Back?

What is Back?

So when I said that I was back… what I really meant was that I fully intended to be back… which didn’t really work out, as you can obviously tell. To be honest, this is a sign of good things for me. I usually only blog when I have a free moment and... read more
Look Who Decided to Write a Blog Again…

Look Who Decided to Write a Blog Again…

I’MMMM BAAAACKKKKK Jeez, it’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Well, even if it hasn’t been that long, it feels like forever ago. The last time we talked was in January and my life has pretty much completely changed since then. I started a new job, went... read more
Travel Diary: Death Valley

Travel Diary: Death Valley

The day after Christmas, Ben and I left for a 12 day trip around the southwest. We started in Death Valley, driving all 425 miles in one day. We couldn’t believe how much the area emptied as we got into the desert; there was nothing for miles. And not just like... read more
New Year, New Direction

New Year, New Direction

  Happy New Year everyone! I am so excited for 2015. I just have this feeling that it’s going to be a good one. Right now, I’m sitting in a hotel room in Albuquerque, NM. We’re here a day early because we were going to get snowed in in... read more
View from the Top: Henry Cowell State Park

View from the Top: Henry Cowell State Park

  Wow, so it’s been awhile. I have an important thing to talk to you guys about soon, but before I get there, I wanted to share my photos from a recent foray out into the woods with the one and only Mr. Benedict Goold. Ben’s here for a month (!!!) so... read more
A Little Bit Glam

A Little Bit Glam

  Here we go, look #2 for the holidays. This one is for the family that is a little more dressy but you want to keep it low key – or that’s pretty casual and you wanna step it up. What do you think?! What are your plans for the holidays? xx... read more
Traveling Alone

Traveling Alone

Sometimes you just need to go. Whether it’s on a walk, a drive, or an adventure, your skin begins to itch (figuratively) and you just need to get out of your daily routine. Solo adventures can be even better. If you’ve never tried spending time adventuring... read more
Fall Florals

Fall Florals

  Thanksgiving is coming! Which means Christmas is coming and lots of events and family commitments are coming your way. So here’s one look for some #outfitinspo. Let me know what you think! xx Kelly Photos by the beautiful Mari Editing by... read more
Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue

  Sweater: Gap // Jeans: J Brand // Shoes: Superaga // Bag: Longchamp I’ve always been one who defaults to not following the crowd (or so I’d like to think). However, I make many exceptions. One of these exceptions, is this bag. You’ve probably... read more
Plaid Decisions

Plaid Decisions

Like the title? I’m feeling punny this morning…. haha. How are you all? I hope you’re doing well. So this is officially going to be my last post with my hair the way that it looks here… because yesterday, I went and chopped it all off. No joke,... read more