Real Life Moments + A Little Blush Top

This morning, as I was perusing instagram, I came across this quote, “The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets.” (by John Lennon). It got me thinking about how true those words are. I sometimes find it so easy to get caught up in the imaginary world of social media…. and often forget that there are real lives behind all those well curated photos, tweets, and updates…..

So, let’s be real with one another.  This morning, when my alarm went off, all I wanted to do was throw it at the wall. I most definitely wasn’t ready to wake up, lace up my shoes, and hit the concrete for a run. It was also hotter than you know what today (with high humidity), and all I wanted to do was sit at a coffee shop and do a little bit of work. Yet, for some reason, little miss had an abnormal amount of energy, which resulted in 6 hours of running after her, singing songs, tossing balls….. and then that abundant amount of energy only transitioned into a tantrum that went on and off from about 5pm until she went to bed at 7:30pm. Now, as I sit down to type this post, I kinda just want to shut my computer and go to bed….. yet, as I make the conscious decision to procrastinate, I scroll instagram (yet again) and see a gorgeous photo of someone’s travels to Greece. Ok, is it bedtime yet??

All that to say, I’ve often found that life’s best moments happen in those everyday, mundane, not perfect times. The ones we don’t share on social media. Those are the moments when life is lived the most…. so, while I may sound like I’m complaining, I guess it’s just my way of saying “I don’t always have my shiz together.”

 Putting my rambling aside, I actually did wear this little outfit for lunch with a girlfriend and her little one. We spent most of the lunch catching up, in between tending to our littles, but nonetheless, I made sure to wear comfortable and practical pieces, like these favorite mules from last fall. I tossed on this adorable blush cold shoulder top and love the laid back and feminine touch it adds…..

Sanctuary has some of the cutest blush colored tops, one of my favorite hues for this summer season. I love this adorable crochet tank, casual layered v-neck tee and tank, plaid button-up (which would be super cute with cut-offs and front knotted), and this pretty little off the shoulder top!

I’d love to know…. what was your #RealLifeMoment yesterday??

(Outfit Details || Top c/o (comes in black too) | Shorts | Mules | Sunglasses | Necklace | Short Crescent Necklace | Tote (back in stock))


  1. Agreed! As a brand new blogger who started just for that reason- to show REAL MOM LIFE in a sea of perfectly curated pictures- I totally get where you’re coming from. Thanks for sharing your day- you’d never know it was one bit challenging by looking at those gorgeous pictures, I love me a cute blush top 🤗🤗🤗
    Steph @alitletooloud

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Aw thank you! So glad you created a blog for that! I think it’s so important to show real life!!