mama things : keeping stylish and cool

mama things : keeping cool | unruly things

at 7.5 months pregnant with temperatures rising outside, I’m beginning to feel a wee bit uncomfortable. so I’ve been looking for ways to keep cool while staying stylish during these hot summer months. airy dresses, tanks, shorts, bathing suits, cover ups… and of course, popsicles.

so far, the only maternity clothes that I’ve purchased have been shorts, leggings, a few tees and a bathing suit. I’ve just been wearing regular styles that are longer, have higher elastic or drawstring waists or are made of more forgiving fabrics like gauze or cotton. these tanks are my favorite for wearing under shorter blouses or on their own and admittedly, I’ve got 3 in white and 3 in black – they’re THAT good. and since the belly is getting bigger, sandals that don’t require buckling are the best since bending over has become a little cumbersome.

mama things : keeping cool | unruly things

in addition to light-weight clothing, I’ve been eating my fair share of popsicles and drinking lots of iced tea. plus, I’ve been spending a lot of time hanging out with Wolf in his kiddie pool. heck, it’s big enough for the both of us!

here’s a few of my favorite summery pieces for maternity and beyond:

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what are your favorites for keeping cool while pregnant {or not} over the summer?

photography via 100 Layer Cakelet | top photo by Poiema Photography, bottom photo by Max & Friends
one : tank / two : hat / three : bikini / four : necklace / five : sunnies / six : shorts / seven : tote / eight : popsicle book / nine : popsicle molds / ten : sandals / eleven : coverup


show me your stack : kylie nakao

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Kkylie Nakao, Tarin Thomas

I’m excited to share a new stack feature today – it’s been awhile! isn’t this stack from Kylie Nakao just gorgeous!? Kylie is the designer and founder behind Tarin Thomas, a lovely jewelry brand out of New York. I first discovered Kylie’s rings via one of my favorites, Vuela Boutique, and fell in love. here’s what Kylie has to say about her stack…

I love to stack by layering various stone and metal combos, I think you can create so much texture with various stone shapes and sizes. many of my designs are open bands, I love the feel of the open space and make stacking that much more exciting. this stack is a mix of silver and rosegold stacks, with black diamonds, white diamonds & cognac diamonds.

thanks Kylie! do you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.


little things : winter water factory

little things : winter water factory | photo by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

since we get outside almost everyday over the summer, we’re big fans of tees that are not only soft and comfy but stylish and cool as well. I’ve always been a big fan of the tees from Winter Water Factory, so when they sent over Wolf {and baby brother!!} a few things to test out, we were pretty excited. Wolf has a soft spot for airplanes so I picked out this rad plane tee for him. he likes it so much, he would wear it every day if I let him!

little things : winter water factory | photo by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

Winter Water Factory is known for their fun graphic tees. plus, they’re all made in the USA and organic – bonus. have a look at their shop to see more goodies. warning: the baby stuff is insanely cute!!!

{photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things | Wolf’s tee c/o Winter Water Factory, cap from Fairends, thrifted cut offs, flowers and cherries picked by Wolf}


bite + sip : summer mocktails

bite + sip : summer mocktails | unruly things

summertime is that time of year that I especially enjoy an afternoon cocktail on the deck or an ice cold beer in the hammock. since I’m pregnant, I’ve been whipping up some fancy mocktails in lieu of an alcoholic drink and I’ve made some pretty delicious ones. my go-to these days simply fizzy water with sliced limes and oranges, but these have caught my eye.

do you have any favorite non-alcoholic summer sippers? I’d love to know.

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{pineapple mint agua fresca, watermelon limeade, strawberry lime cucumber mint water}


little things : goodkid snack bars

little things : goodkid snack bars | unruly things

one thing we really focus on for Wolf is good nutrition, which means limiting his sugar intake while feeding him yummy stuff. when I first heard about GoodKid Foods delicious, low-sugar snack bars produced locally in Bend, Oregon, I was super intrigued! the bars have only 5 or 6 grams of sugar, depending on the flavor. plus, the branding is way cute, right?!

the bars are offered in three yummy, kid-friendly flavors: Apple Cinnamon, Oatmeal Raisin and Lemon Blueberry. Wolf and I tested out their Apple Cinnamon bar this morning and I have to say – I was pretty excited about it. and so was he! he begged me for more. the bars are packed with organic fruit, tons of omega-3’s, and antioxidants like acai, pomegranate, echinacea, choline, vitamin C, and zinc. since Wolf has a peanut allergy, I was thrilled to learn that they are peanut free and only use almond butter in their bars.

GoodKid Foods are on the home stretch of their Kickstarter campaign and I’m super excited to see these guys get up and running. read more about their process here and to help fund them, click here. the pledge rewards are truly in your favor as you’ll be getting healthy, low sugar snack bars for your kiddos, and heck – for you too! I’m not sure about you, but it’s especially exciting when I know your kiddos are snacking on something healthy – mom win!

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