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This Is Not Goodbye // The New StyledbyMcKenz

It is with great pride in my heart that I sit here and I announce to you all my new website, styledbymckenz.com. Sixteen months ago I was so thrilled as I hit publish on my very first blog post. I am so happy to say that I was able to feel that same jolt of excitement as I launched my new website this past weekend.

I will no longer be posting on this site, however, this is not goodbye. Please feel free to check out my new site, styledbymckenz.com and leave some love while you’re at it. My new website holds all of my previous sixteen months of content and can be viewed there throughout all the days to come.

Thank you so much for the memories, love, and endless support. I am more than excited to see where my new site takes me and the doors it may open.

Thank you again for everything, I’ll (hopefully) be seeing you around.

With a whole lot of love, McKenz. DSC_2339

Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #14 (Week In My Life + OOTW)

The week before spring break is always a drag because lots of studying for the final tests of the quarter + wishing for the weekend seems endless. Nonetheless, this week was full of gorgeous weather and a weekend trip to New York City for my very first college visit. Stay tuned for a travel diary (hopefully) coming soon! I had the best time and am so thankful to have been able to travel with my sister and mom. I am now on break and will be enjoying some time at home for the next week or so. What have you all been up to lately?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz.

This week on StyledbyMcKenz: April Showers- A Rainy Day Lookbook, Pinterest Outfit Recreations, Styling My Twin Sister for a Week
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Check out what I was doing this time LAST year: Weekly Wrap Up #14

4.2.17- Spent this Sunday running some errands with my momma and soaking up the sunshine in my new sunnies.

Outfit Details- tee: American Eagle, jeans: Gap, shoes: TJ Maxx, sunglasses: Michael’s

4.3.17-Starting the week off with a super positive mindset because only four days until spring break!

Outfit Details- tank: Old Navy, cardigan: Gap, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Target, necklace: Nordstrom Rack

4.4.17- I have never been so happy while wearing a skirt. I thrifted this next to new J Crew skirt for $6 over the weekend and am completely obsessed.

Outfit Details- tee: H&M, skirt: thrifted / J Crew, sandals: Pierre Dumas, necklace: Nordstrom Rack, watch: Kohl’s

4.5.17- Today was a tank top and jeans weather kind of day. It has been absolutely beautiful out. And yet another day without a day in my life picture because I honestly have been doing nothing but studying for my final tests of the quarter!

Outfit Details- tank: Target, jeans: American Eagle, choker: BellaDesignsByBree, shoes: Rainbow, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Charming Charlies

4.6.17- The last day of school before break is always such a drag. Luckily Madison, my mom, and I headed out early for a little weekend trip to NYC!

Outfit Details- jacket: Kohl’s, tee: Old Navy, chokers: BellaDesignsByBree, leggings: Gap, socks: Kohl’s, booties: Michael Kors

4.7.17- Woke up in NYC this morning which was so exhilarating. Then I got to visit the Fashion Institute of Technology and went for dinner with my fav cousins!

Outfit Details- jacket: Tommy Hilfiger, cardigan: Gap, tank: Old Navy, jeans: Gap, shoes: Vans, choker: Forever 21, watch: Kohl’s

4.8.17- Spent the whole day exploring New York City. We visited Times Square, Central Park, and lots more. Stay tuned for my New York City travel diary for all the details. Then we hopped on the bus to come home.

Outfit Details- jacket: Tommy Hilfiger, flannel: Old Navy, sweater: Old Navy, choker: Forever 21, watch: Kohl’s, jeans: Gap, shoes: Vans

 

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Styling My Twin Sister for a Week

As many of you know, I have a twin sister, Madison. Obviously we are not identical but some weeks she too wants to dress nicely. However, Madison often comes to me with a closet full of cute clothes saying she is unsure of what pieces pair together well. So this week I took advantage of her asking and decided that she would be in front of the camera rather than behind it for a change. Madison typically dresses very preppy. She loves Vineyard Vines and prefers to keep things pretty simple in terms of dressing. In knowing this, I came up with five outfits for her to wear this ‘week’. Keep reading to check them out!

Styling My Twin Sister for a WeekOutfit #1- This outfit is actually from Madison’s DC trip a few days back when I styled her. It was the epitome of a spring day so I had her wear light layers. Starting with a classic white tee, then a gingham button up, and on top of that a Vineyard Vines shep shirt. This made her outfit appropriate for all the temperatures the day may have had!

Outfit Details- tee: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, button up: Vineyard Vines, shep shirt: Vineyard Vines, shoes: Converse, watch: Fossil, bracelet: KJP, rings: Pandora

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Outfit #2- Off the shoulder tops are super trendy right now so when I remembered Madison had this one in her closet from back to school season I immediately suggested she pair it with some classic skinny jeans and Converse.

Outfit Details- top: TJ Maxx, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Converse, bracelet: KJP, watch: Fossil

Styling My Twin Sister for a WeekOutfit #3-  I chose to style Madison up for the rainy weather as well. Her Hunters are navy so they paired perfectly with the classic navy whale Vineyard Vines shirt and because it was chillier, I had her pop on her red and navy Vineyard Vines vest over top.

Outfit Details–  vest: Vineyard Vines, shirt: Vineyard Vines, jeans: Hollister, boots: Hunter, watch: Fossil

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Outfit #4- I chose this outfit because it’s been quite some time since this simple cold shoulder top of Madison’s was worn. It paired super well with her pair of snake-skin sandals and her daily jewelry.

Outfit Details- shirt: Charlotte Russe, jeans: Hollister, sandals: Target, watch: Fossil

Styling My Twin Sister for a WeekOutfit #5- Madison is a huge fan of the loose peplum style tank tops and with the warmer weather creeping up on us I decided to pair this one from American Eagle with a pair of white Jacks and a white cardigan.

Outfit Details- cardigan: Gap, tank top: American Eagle, jeans: Gap, bralette: Urban Outfiters, shoes: Pierre Dumas

Overall I am fairly pleased with the outfits that I picked for this week of styling Madison. However, I felt that styling her in the colder months was much easier because I was able to mix and match a variety of pieces and overall she had more clothing to work with. Hopefully before the next week of styling Madison I will have more options to choose from and outfits will come more naturally.

Be sure to leave a comment letting us know which look was your favorite as well as whether or not you liked this type of post. If you any other questions, comments, or requests please be sure to leave them below as well. Have a fabulous day, my friends. With love, McKenz.

Latest Post: Pinterest Outfit Recreations 
Related Post: Styling My Twin Sister for a Week (February)
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Pinterest Outfit Recreations

I am obsessed with Pinterest and that is no secret. It is an awesome way to connect with other bloggers, gain inspiration, and keep all your favorite pictures in one place. All of these reasons being why last year I began to recreate a few of the pictures I had saved on my Pinterest account every couple of months. These posts challenge me to really look in my closet and get creative with my style and wardrobe. I totally recommend doing this if you are ever stuck in a clothing rut (like myself lately) or are interested in trying out some newer trends!

* Keep in mind that these outfit recreations are not meant to be exact matches and may be minorly restyled in order to fit my personal style.*

If I’m being honest, the weather where I live has not reached 100% tee shirt weather yet. Therefore, three quarter length tees are the perfect option for this time of year. I’m throwing on my super trendy and comfortable black block heels from Target and a neck scarf to tie the look together.

Top: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Target, scarf: Michael’s

A classic white tee and your favorite jeans are the perfect thing to reach for when you’re questioning what to wear. I’m popping on a light cardigan and a few dainty necklaces to finish off the look.

Tee: Old Navy, jeans: Gap, sandals: Target, cardigan: Kohl’s, necklaces: Charming Charlies and Kendra Scott

Light layers are so essential for this time of year. Chilly weather in the morning and warmer temps in the afternoon calls for a classic white tee with a trusty denim jacket over top. I threw on these lace-up flats for a pop of color and the perfect in between season shoe vibe.

Jeans: Gap, jean jacket: Kohl’s, tee: Ann Taylor, flats: Glick’s, purse: Target

If you have a Pinterest that you would like me to follow, be sure to leave your username below. I hope this gave you all some sort of inspiration! I had so much with this post and will definitely be recreating more Pinterest outfits in the future. Be sure to leave any questions, comments, or requests you may have below. Wishing you a fabulous day! With love, McKenz

Latest Post: April Showers: A Rainy Day Lookbook
Related Post: Pinterest Outfit Recreations
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April Showers: A Rainy Day Lookbook

Unfortunately the infamous saying ‘April showers bring May flowers’ holds true for the state that I live in, leaving us with humid showers and muggy temperatures throughout the days of April. And quite honestly those are the days that I struggle to find the perfect outfit to wear the most. If you have trouble choosing what to wear on a rainy day, don’t sweat it, I’ve gotcha covered. Below are four outfit ideas styled for this time of year.

A neck scarf paired with light hues is the perfect way to keep your outfit feeling springy. Try opting for rain booties they are an ideal option if you’re not up for wearing clunky rain boots all day.

neck scarf: Michael’s, tee: TJ Maxx, jeans: American Eagle, rain booties: Michael Kors/
TJ Maxx, watch: Kohls, purse: Target

Don’t be afraid to show your legs even if the rain is falling down. Skirts pair perfectly with Hunter’s during the muggy temperatures that rainy days bring. I went for a preppier look and paired this J Crew skirt with a flannel and pearls.

flannel: Old Navy, sweater: Gap, skirt: thrifted/J Crew, rain boots: Hunter, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Kohls

This is one of my favorite outfits for those days when it rained the night before and is still damp everywhere but not actually raining. Olive green rain booties pair so well with your typical everyday outfit plus vests are perfect if a light bit of outerwear is needed.

vest: thirfted/Target, jeans: American Eagle, rain booties: Old Navy, tank: TJ Maxx, bracelets: Alex and Ani, purse: Gap

Spring weather is the epitome of unpredictable weather. Where I live the rain can either mean two things: super muggy or chilly temps that make you want to snuggle up. This outfit is perfect for those colder rainy days. An oversized sweater with a colored pair of rain boots is my go to in this scenario.

sweater: Kohls, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, rain boots: Hunter, choker: BellaDesignsByBree

What are you all wearing to keep dry this month? Let me know in the comments along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Stay dry folks! With love, McKenz.

Latest Post: Weekly Wrap Up #13 (Week In My Life + OOTW)
Related Post: Pre-Spring Fashion Outfits + Trends 
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Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #13 (Week In My Life + OOTW)

Hey y’all and welcome back to styledbymckenz! Only a few more days until the third quarter of the school year is over + spring break is here which must be the reason that this past week felt like the slowest one of the year. That and the rain, I’m convinced rainy days make the week ten times longer. Other than cheer ending this week was rather uneventful unless you consider endless studying as something noteworthy. Nonetheless, it was nice to take some time for myself. I am super excited for break on Thursday and to be in NYC for a few days. What have you been up to this week?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, requests, or comments you may have. Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz.

This Week on StyledbyMcKenz: March Empties, Spring Choker Haul + Outfit Idea (ft. BellaDesignsByBree, March Favorites
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Check out what I was doing this week LAST year: Weekly Wrap Up #13 

WWU#133.26.17- Tonight marked the official end of the cheer season due to banquet. It’s always a bittersweet night to spend with the seniors of the squad. Formal attire is always the dress code so Madison and I obviously had to wear our matching heels. (Madison’s Outfit Details- dress: Forever 21, heels: DSW, watch: Fossil)

Outfit Details- dress: Abercrombie & Fitch, heels: DSW

3.27.17- Today was one of my better Monday’s. With new shoes on my feet and 75 degrees for the temperature, it’s hard not to be happy.

Outfit Details- tee: H&M, jeans: Gap Factory, sandals: Target, neck scarf: Michael’s, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Charming Charlie’s

WWU#133.28.17- Nothing too special today unless you consider four hours of hoework and the rainy weather your favorite cup of tea.

Outfit Details- dress: TJ Maxx, socks: Kohls, booties: Michael Kors, choker: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani

3.29.17-  Posted a spring choker haul today and was so happy about it. I am seriously so in love with Bree and all of her products.

Outfit Details- tee: Loft, cardigan: TJ Maxx/ Hollister, jeans: American Eagle, flats: Glicks, necklace: Nordstrom Rack

3.30.17- Read the sweetest verses today from Psalm 150 that were the perfect mid-week reminder that everyone worthy should be praising Jesus’s word.

Outfit Details- flannel: Old Navy, jeans: Old Navy, sneakers: Steve Madden/TJ Maxx, necklace: Kendra Scott, bracelets: Boho Betty and Charming Charlie’s

3.31.17- After an afternoon of lazing around Madison and I decided to go and see our school’s performance of ‘The Addams Family’. They did amazing and I am so proud of them. Afterward, I headed out to get some ice cream with Madison and her boyfriend.

Outfit Details- sweater: Kohls, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, rain boots: Hunter

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March Favorites

Hey friends, and welcome back to styledbymckenz! Please tell me I am not the only one literally in awe that tomorrow will be the first day of April. Seriously, where has the time gone?! However, with the month coming to an end it means it’s time to share with you all what I’ve been loving this month + what’s been going on.

Honestly, this month has been an absolute roller coaster of temperatures and weather. As you can tell some days I was stuck in multiple layers and all the chunky knits and other days I could wear open toed shoes! Although, that’s partially why I had such a hard time choosing my top three favorite outfits this month. (Hence, the reason why I chose five!) I’ve been loving light wash denim, white, and stripes this month… oh and my fake glasses from Amazon.

This month was all about accessorizing as well. I’ve been experimenting with things around my neck a ton whether it be scarves, bandanas, or my new chokers from BellaDesignsByBree. Be sure to follow me on Instagram @styledbymckenz, I am giving away the daisy one today! This month I’ve also been sporting my favorite gold crossboody from Gap and my $6 espadrilles from Forever 21; they are the perfect spring shoe.

IMG_6914.JPGMy makeup favorites this month were by far the Bare Minerals Lipgloss and my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. This palette has always been one of my favorites as I find that it is so versatile and I can create endless looks with this palette. Other than this I have honestly been feeling super uninspired with my makeup choices and feel that a trip to Ulta is very much in need for the near future.

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As far as my Bible goes, I just finished reading 1 Corinthians and it was absolutely amazing. On top of that I’ve been reading verses here and there from Psalms. After talking with Gb a lot this month, I have realized that Jesus’s love is absolutley unfailing and that he can heal all wounds no matter how big they may be.

I have slowed down a bit on the Netflix and am only at the beginning of Season 3 on Gilmore Girls but am loving it nonetheless. Right now I am seriously in the mood to watch a fashion inspired movie or TV show like the Carrie Diaries so if you have any suggestions please leave them below! And as far as music goes, I’ve honesty been listening to a ton of country with Madison this month. Something about it just screams home to me.

Let’s talk goals; last month I set a goal to reach 2,000 followers on my Instagram and I am super happy to announce that that goal has been met. I hope to reach 2,200 and begin getting my blog subscriptions up and moving again as I reached a bit of a stand still this month.  Hopefully everything goes as planned + I’m working on a super excited project that I cannot wait to share with you.  I also have been a planning freak this month and have been using my Lily agenda nonstop to plan things out for the blog and for school. Something about my organized mess leaves me feeling a little less anxious.

March Favorites

Well what were you up to this month? Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. I am always happy to chat. Wishing you all a very warm weathered and successful month ahead. With love, McKenz.

This month on StyledbyMcKenz- 
What’s In My Purse
Spring Wishlist
Weekly Wrap Up #9 (Week In My Life + OOTW)
Everyday Makeup Routine
Loose Curl Hair Tutorial
Winter Fashion Wrap Up 
Makeup Of The Week 
Weekly Wrap Up #10 (Week In My Life + OOTW)
Winter to Spring Transition (Outfits + Tips)
Spring Cleaning
Pre-Spring Fashion: Outfits + Trends 
Weekly Wrap Up #11 (Week In My Life + OOTW)
GRWM Formal- Hair, Makeup, and Outfit 
Blog Award Catch Up
Full Face of Drugstore Makeup Tutorial
Weekly Wrap Up #12 (Week In My Life + OOTW)
March Empties 
Spring Choker Haul + Outfit Idea (ft. BellaDesignsByBree)