My favorite sleeveless front tie top

 

There really is no simpler way to put it but you need this top in your life for summer. Like right NOW. You can find it here at PINK BLUSH. Its the lightest tank I own, and it ties. ENOUGH SAID. I am wearing a small and it fits perfect. The buttons are fake but I actually like it that way. If you follow me on instagram (if you don’t come on over and say hi here: instagram.com/lifewithkymberly )  You’ve seen me wearing it a lot already on my IG stories. Pink Blush typically runs large and this shirt I would say is half a size larger simply because it ties in the front so it cinch everything in.

Picture taking care be awkwwwaaarddddd sometimes you guys, but when you feel amazing you just can’t hide it. Shine on ladies!!

 

Top ( Pink Blush $35) // Sunnies (Nordstrom Rack $10) // Shorts (Rock + Republic) // Hair Ties (Bela Bracelets)

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How to style a long tunic for summer

This navy blue tunic from pink blush is so light and airy I LOVE it and I secretly got it for fall because of how long it is, but because its so light I wanted to try and style it for summer. So I knotted it AND moved the straps inside my shirt.

Here is how they advertise the tunic. And I will definitely wear it like this for fall, but for summer with shorts on it goes past my shorts but is to short to be a dress. 


Here is my version. What do you think? You’ll definitely see this shirts lots over fall!



 

My budding little photographer. He loves trying to say “cheese” and hold it up to his face so he can look through the peep hole.

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My favorite boyfriend distressed overalls

Really I get juices for him. Call it payment for hanging out while I am photographed or am photographing someone else. He LOVES his juices which is amazing because I grew up with my family juicing and love that its something I get to pass down to him. While he will never know my mom, he will know her love of everything healthy from me. (He is always fully aware of my ben and jerry obsession that my mom hated. haha)

Lets talk about these Pink Blush boyfriend distressed overalls for a minute though! They are life. Seriously. They’re fitted where they need to be and loose where they need to be. They are true to size. I am wearing a small and typically wear size 2 jeans. And they’re under $60. Win, win.




I cannot even stand the cuteness that is a pre-toddler drinking out of a straw. And yes, he is barefoot. I forgot his sweet little shoes in the car. Oops. For those in KC make sure you are hitting up T.loft (they have locations all over) and get one of these yummy juices. The Mean + Clean and Alive + Alert are my FAVORITES from T.Loft.

Seriously though. Go do yourself a favor and get these overalls. And these Bela Bracelets that I LOVE.  No more circulation getting cut off from hair ties!

 

 

Boyfriend Distressed Overalls: Pink Blush 

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Three ways to wear a tank for summer

If you’re like me I am OBSESSED with tank tops. I wear tank tops almost everyday in the summer. They’re easy, lightweight and if the baby is grabbing at me there is no chance of indecent exposure. haha. You mamas reading know what Im talking about 😉

Pink Blush has some of my favorite tanks right now! This one is my current favorite. Because its loose and long there are so many ways to wear it. Here are just three of my favorite ways to wear a tank.

First way to wear tank top: Knot in the front

This is my current favorite way to wear shirts. Its super flattering and helps with those larger and/or longer tanks.

Second way to wear tank: As is

Embrace the length.

Third way to wear tank top: Tucked in

Can we just talk about this way real quick. I remember back in school if anyone wore their shirt tucked in it was a major no-no. Now? It’s cool. So funny

What about you? Which way is your favorite?

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Mommy and Me Style

There is something about coordinating outfits with my little guy that I find so fun. Whoever said you could only match/coordinate outfits with a girl is crazy.

My off the shoulder chiffon dress is from PinkBlush. This peach dress is under $70 too. If you know me you know I LOVE pink blush.

Little mans top + tie are from Little Mister. Is it not the sweetest little chambray shirt and tie? Talk about a little heartthrob. Those cheeks though still steal the show 😉 

 

On another note I wanted to share with you guys something that Gods been speaking to me about the last couple months. Over the last few months up until a week ago I would just cry out to God how am I suppose to rest in the midst of this season??

I found myself consumed with responsibilities beyond my capabilities, life was throwing me curveball after curveball, and it seemed like everything in life was being shaken. I was unable to let my guard down and truly rest like my heart, mind, body, and soul so desperately needed. .

Then Something struck a chord within the last week. I began letting go of what I felt like I had to hold onto or save and suddenly a light went off. I realized the beauty that is in making memories and letting go of rigid schedules that prevent life from happening.
As a result it’s been so life giving for both of us.
We’ve stayed up past naptime and bedtimes. Sometimes we go to bed super early. We’ve gone on so many adventures as of late.
We’ve made time to spend with friends, made new friends on a whim, we’ve have eaten an insanely good amount of food and you know what?
My heart is so full. For me, this is resting in him. It’s letting go of trying to juggle it all and just breathing in all life has for me in the here and now.

 

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Favorite T-shirt

Who doesn’t love a comfy white t-shirt? This one is perfect for when I am trying not to wear tank tops or my plain white t-shirt everyday. PinkBlush for the win yet again. This top fits soooo amazingly.

 

For sizing reference I am a XS/XXS and this is a small. It fits so perfect. (Reminder, PinkBlush typically runs at least one size larger)

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Pool Must Haves

So I thought it would super fun to do a quick little summer pool must haves list.

My favorite book to read poolside: Wild and Free

Ladies this book has been WRECKING ME. Ill be totally honest I bought it and it sat in our house for months. Almost a year. I read the back cover and was like I don’t need this. I am the opposite of what this book is talking about. I assumed the book was for those timid and needing to learn how to express themselves or something. I honestly dunno. Well um, one of the authors pretty much was me and called me out on all my stuff like I couldn’t believe. So all that to say. This book is for me.

My favorite water bottle: My VS pink water bottle

My favorite chapstick: Babo Botanicals Tinted Gloss with SPF

Its a tinted gloss too! Honestly one of my favorites to apply. I love it so much! Its always in my pool bag. Oh, and it has 15 SPF so another reason its a must have on my pool days.

My favorite snack: Apple

Sounds lame, but its true. A sonic frozen strawberry lemonade though is a close second.

 

 

I have been trying out a couple new products for sun care as I have been searching for sun care that I love for myself. We use Babo Botanicals for the little guy. And I think I have found my two new favorites. I tried Alba a while back but it was way to gritty for me and honestly it doesn’t score as well on the Think Dirty app. Which if you haven’t gotten the app, do yourself a favor and get it. But when you do chances are you are going to wanna throw out almost everything in your house.  And when you do you can check out my blog post on how to make your own DIY house cleaner.

My current favorite facial sunscreen is this Suntegrity 5in1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen

Its tinted (I use fair) and honestly looks more like makeup than sunscreen. Theres no grittiness and it kept my skin from burning. Its super light weight which I LOVE for my face. I was out in the pool for a couple hours and got wet and didn’t have any issues with burning.

 

 

 

My favorite hat + coverup: FRANCESCAS

Over the years I have found the place that you can tell sun damage from the quickest is my face HANDS DOWN. Sun damage meaning everything from wrinkles, to dry skin, to those wonderful wrinkles on the sides of my eyes from squinting so much. I remember someone once telling me you can tell the age of a woman by her neck. Thats where most women don’t apply lotion and it does get wrinkly. So lets be real, I apply lotion cause I wanna put that off as long as possible. haha. One of the easiest ways to keep my face from the sun is a hat. Best part is there are so many cute ones to choose from at Francescas. I’m obsessed with this “Hello Sunshine” one.

If you’re local to me (KC) make sure and head to the Summit Fair location and they will make sure and take good care of you. Just make sure and let them know I sent you. Just show them my blog or IG ❤

 

 

 

My favorite all natural sunscreen is Raw Elements Eco 30. It even comes in a plastic free tin. The consistency is just a tad thicker than normal sunscreens but its not gritty like the other natural sunscreens I have tried. Goes on super easy and is non greasy. Its water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Its kid friendly too meaning infants to adults can use this. With No chemicals or fragrances I can definitely get behind this brand! Go check out Raw Elements and make sure and let them know I sent you!

 

My favorite pool floatie:  A unicorn floatie. Because well, everyone needs a little magic in their lives. 

 

We all have our favorite things, so I wanna share mine and I would love to hear about yours at the end! Anything I need to add to my list?

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