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Bra Guide: my favorites and when to wear different types!

How was your week?! After a few busy weekends with family or travel, it was nice to step back into a typical rhythm this week!

If you have kids, are they finishing up with school soon? Mine are all finished next week! And I am personally very happy to take a break from making lunches every morning 😉

Did you catch my post this week about washing your hair? The comments section sort of blew up which led me to understand that a follow up post is necessary!

I also shared a round up of my favorite bras, from strapless to everyday to bralette, on this post!

I made another batch of strawberry syrup (recipe at the bottom of this post!) this week. I like having it in the fridge and definitely have plans to pour it over homemade strawberry ice cream!

And here are a few things I mentioned on Instagram Stories recently that you may have missed: 

Cream tank with yellow collar from Evereve

Primary swimsuits, girl shorts + boy shorts

AGolde Parker Long Vintage jean short

Madewell Mom jean short

Peter Thomas Roth Max Mineral Sunscreen 


Long Yellow dress

Multi-layered shelving unit from Crate & Barrel for Dave’s legos

Rifle Paper Co + Corkcicle Mug

Sage green dress from GAP

The book 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) About Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin

Pink Amazon Swimsuit Coverup

Waterproof Speaker


This week’s discount codes (#partnerships): 

KiwiCo: You can get 30% off your first month of @kiwico with my code K8 !

Miranda Frye: Smallthings10 will get you 10% off and free shipping!

Spanx: Use code Katexspanx for 10% off plus free shipping!

Questions from Monday’s Question box on Instagram Stories:

Drugstore skincare recs? Really like No7, Cetaphil, and Olay!

Should you always wear primer under foundation? Primer can certainly help with a lot of things, but I wouldn’t say it is an absolute must all the time.

Can you link your jean jacket that you love? Sure! It’s from J.Crew and I’ve had it for years. It just gets better with time!

What can I do about flakes on my scalp? I’ve used this tool a handful of times since I got it and really love it! Get a scalp care product (my two favorites are on this post) and use this tool to help exfoliate and loosen and dead skin on your scalp!

Can you use purple shampoo on brown hair? You can, yes, but you may not notice as dramatic of a difference in the tone that you would on blonde hair. Purple counteracts yellow, so it can “cool” any brassy hair (from blonde to brown). But if you’re looking to maintain a cooler brown, I would actually suggest looking into a blue-based shampoo!

My hair gets build-up really quickly. Any recommendations on a clarifying shampoo? I really love the Virtue Purifying Shampoo. It’s effective, gentle, and makes my hair feel SO fresh and clean after I use it.


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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 05.21.21

Thanks for the links, Kate! ❤️✨

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Tracey says · 05.22.21

Always love these posts! Do you mind sharing if you ordered your usual Madewell jeans size in the AGoldie shorts? I was looking to get a pair and curious if I should stay true to size or size up or down. Thank you!

Stephanie says · 05.23.21

What is the name of the tinted lip balm that Kate recently talked about? I think it was a Burt’s Bees product and it was only available on Ulta online?
Thank you!!