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November Favorites

Just like every other blogger and person on the planet, I am feeling awfully overwhelmed yet not surprised that December is rolling right around the corner. Life just doesn’t want to slow down but I can’t say I’m too bummed about December being here because that means holiday movies, cute decorations, the smell of the Christmas tree, and all things festive. And come on, who doesn’t love this time of year?! With the end of a month brings a monthly favorites post, as per usual.

For makeup this month I have been into all things lip related. I think it’s because literally every inch of my body is suffering from dryness and I like to keep my lips the most moisturized. I have been using the Eos in Strawberry almost daily to hydrate my lips; it’s my favorite other than the Sweet Mint from this brand. I also use my Lush Lip Scrub about once a week to exfoliate my lips and remove any gross flakes and dead skin from the surface. During school days I still find myself reaching towards the NYX Lingerie lipsticks. They just wear so nicely that I can’t get enough of them.

It’s also officially bootie season which makes me so happy. I have been wearing my black Steve Madden booties and these brown Chelsea UGG’s. They are just too cute and pair so nicely with all of my outfits.

I usually pick my top three favorite outfits from the month so here they are. Outfit #1- sweater: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, booties: UGG, necklace: Loft; Outfit #2- jacket: TJ Maxx, jeans: Hollister, tee: Gap, sneakers: Nike; Outfit #3- flannel: Old Navy, tee: H&M, jeans: Gap, shoes: Converse. I forgot to mention that I have also been loving the athleisure look. Don’t forget that I post an outfit of the week every Sunday in my “Weekly Wrap Up” section.

I have also finished three books this month. I find myself having quite a bit of free time these days now that I don’t have cheer practice every single day for three hours and am only cheering at games a few times a week. I read The Perks Of Being a Wallflower, a book about five friends and their love for clothes that I just can’t think of the name for, and Until Friday Night which was absolutely incredible. It’s a high school love story with football incorporated, such a good read.

I also sadly finished One Tree Hill this month. If you have been around for quite some time you would know I have been head over heels in love with this show since I started it in June. I am so sad that I finished but so happy to have known the ending. Definitely a Netflix must! I have now started 90210 but haven’t gotten super into it yet.

Well that is it for now; I hope you have had a fabulous November ladies. I would love to receive some holiday post requests and ideas for the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to leave them below. Leave the link to your November Favorites below… I am more than happy to read it! Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz

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Fashion

Black Friday Haul

Woo, Black Friday is one of my favorite days of the year which is partially why I am so thrilled to be uploading this post. I went to so many different stores but only purchased things from a few. I also didn’t do too much damage which my wallet is super thankful for. However, I did get a few things that I will have to wait to receive for Christmas. Anyways, I love hauls so I figured I would share my finds with you all anyways.

Recently I have been  getting more and more into the athleisure style. When I found these two pairs os leggings I instantly fell in love. They are just to die for, how could you not?! The maroon pair on the left I picked up from Old Navy in a size Small and the hunter green pair are from TJ Maxx.

I have been on the hunt for a pair of baggier jeans that I can patch the heck out of for fun. This pair from Old Navy was drum roll please…… $2.20!!! Crazy, I know. They were a 2 petite and 90% off due to the size, talk about a SCORE! I also got this wrap, poncho, cape, whatever you want to call it from Old Navy as well. It’s so cute and I loved that it had blush pink, maroon, and navy in it.

These two chokers I picked up from Forever 21. If I’m being honest, they weren’t on any type of sale but they were super cute and I have been wanting a thick black one. Plus, how cute is the plaid one for the holidays?!

I picked up the Buxom $10 set from Sephora last year and was so happy I did. I use the products from it like every other day. So when I saw they were doing another one of these deals, I was too excited not to get another one.

IMG_2202.JPGI picked up this ivory vest from Old Navy too, such a staple. I also placed an order from Charming Charlie’s because I had a gift card. However, my stuff has not arrived yet so I don’t have anything to show you. I will be sure to do so once it arrives though.

Well that’s it for today’s post. I hope you all enjoyed. What was your  biggest score on Black Friday? I would love to hear in the comments below. I will be sure to do a post styling some of these pieces soon, so keep your eyes peeled! Have a fabulous day my friends, thank ya so much for stopping by. With love, McKenz.

Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #49 (Week in my life + OOTW)

Ah, good morning friends! I am so excited to be talking to you today because my heart is so full of love right now. This week I have had four and a half days to just relax and have time to spend with my family which has me feeling oh so good. I also am about to finish my second book of the week (crazy I know!) which makes me happy because during the Fall time I usually don’t have too much time to read because my schedule is just so full. I’ve also been watching all the Black Friday Haul’s on YouTube which are always my favorite to watch. It’s got me thinking, would you guys like me to start-up YouTube videos again?! Let me know in the comments along with which outfit was your fav from this week. I am so thankful for each and every one of you, and I hope you all had an amazing holiday. Sending all my love your way. With love, McKenz.

Ps follow me on insta if you’re not already!!!! @styledbymckenz

11.20.16- Today my mom and I went to the mall and checked out all the pre Black Friday sales. I picked up some super cute pieces from Old Navy that I am super excited to style.

Outfit Details- bomber jacket: TJ Maxx, sweater: Old Navy, scarf: DSW, jeans: Hollister, socks: American Eagle, booties: Steve Madden

11.21.16- For the first time in almost a month I got to catch up with Celia; I miss her everyday. I also finished the last episode of One Tree Hill and it was so so bittersweet.

Outfit Details- flannel: Old Navy, vest: Old Navy, scarf: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, bean boots: DSW, watch: JORD

11.22.16- Finished my book before heading to perform our cheer routine for the younger girls of our town. Reading these sweet verses from John before bed.

Outfit Details- top: Hollister, skirt: thrifted/Mossimo, leg warmers: Kohls, riding boots: Kohls, watch: Kohls, necklace: Charming Charlies

11.23.16- Drinking the first holiday drink of the season from Dunkin after getting out of school early due to Thanksgiving. Playing Trivia Crack, taking spontaneous trips to TJ Maxx, and drinking milkshakes was the perfect start to this break.

Outfit Details- shirt: TJ Maxx, choaker: Forever 21, jeans: Gap, booties: Steve Madden, bracelet: Michaels

11.24.16- Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll. Feeling extra blessed to have such amazing viewers this year. Hope you enjoyed stuffing your face and spending time with your families.

Outfit Details- cape: TJ Maxx, jeans; Hollister, socks: Target, riding boots: Target

IMG_2177.JPG11.25.16- My favorite day of the year! Went shopping for at least ten hours today and I felt great because I just love Black Friday so much, keep your eyes peeled for a haul coming soon. Our school had our final football game which we won, meaning we’re going to STATES!!!!

Outfit Details- uniform, shoes: Nfinity

11.26.16- Spent the day out and about shopping and having lunch with Madison (my twin sister for those of you who are not familiar with her). Out to dinner with the fam and then home to read my book “Until Friday Night”.  I can’t put it down!

Outfit Details- tee: Hunter&Honey, jacket: TJ Maxx, jeans: Hollister, booties: Steve Madden, purse: Long Champ, watch: Kohls

 

Fashion · Makeup

GRWM-Thanksgiving (hair,makeup, outfit)

Hello friends, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and that you found some good deals today for Black Friday. My family kept things pretty casual this year but I still wanted to get all dolled up for dinner. Today I’ll be sharing with you all the details on my hair, makeup, and outfit.

As far as makeup goes, I knew I wanted to wear some burgundy toned shadows to match my sweater and have a bright inner corner. I started off the look by priming my face with the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm and my lids with the Urban Decay Primer Potion. I then used the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation and set that with my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. I used the Lumene Bronzer to contour my temples, cheek bones, and nose. I highlighted using a shimmery champagne shadow from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar. For my lids I started out with the Maybelline Color Tattoo in ‘Barely Branded’ and popped this shade into my inner corner while I was at it. I used various shadows from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar to create this deep burgundy, and bright lid look. I filled in and shaped my brows using the Anastasia Dip Brow and then used the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara to thickly coat my lashes. For lipstick I used the Buxom Full On Lipstick in ‘Brooklynn’.

I chose to tightly curl my hair using a ConAir ‘1/2 inch curling wand. I then shook it out and sprayed it with the Got2BGlued Hairspray. It ended up leaving my hair super big and voluminous which is what I was hoping for!!

For my outfit I wore this fuzzy, maroon cape from TJ Maxx that I picked up a few weeks back. I’m wearing some medium-wash skinny jeans from Hollister, maroon socks from Target, and my brown riding boots which are from Target as well. Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

How did you all spend your Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear! Also if you have any questions, comments, or requests be sure to leave them below and I will be happy to listen. I am so thankful for all of the friends I have met over the last year and the people who are reading this right now. Thank YOU for helping partake in my success; I appreciate all the love. I hope you all have a fabulous rest of your weekend. Sending all my happiness and luck (for some super good Black Friday deals, duh!!!) your way! With love, McKenz.

Fashion

Celeb Style Inspo

I have recently found myself constantly pinning celebrity  styles on Pinterest and have been so inspired by the never-ending street style looks. With New York Fashion Week being only few months behind us and all the holiday’s coming up, my celebrity style pictures have been flooding my timelines. I thought, what better thing to do than share some of my favorite celebrities styles. Hopefully this gives you all a bit of inspiration!

Hailey Baldwin is a 20 year old American model. She wears the most amazing clothes, sticking to very loose pieces that look simple and easy. She almost always has a heeled shoes on and looks incredible in almost every style. I loved the way she paired this skirt and the long jacket she wears on the right. Her outfits are more realistic to create and no near as expensive as some other celebrities.

I am almost certain that everyone knows who the Jenners are. Although I do not comprehend how or why they are so famous, I can not argue that they have an amazing sense of style. I picked these outfits because if you know me, you know I absolutely am obsessed with overalls, this is an outfit I could definitely see myself recreating. The outfits in the middle are simple and could be worn every day. I simply adore the outfit Kendall styled on the right. It’s so simple and classic yet trendy at the same time.

Zendya is another celeb that is always feeding me inspiration. She wears the most amazing pieces. They are daring yet she pulls them off in the most unexplainable ways. On the left I picked a simple outfit that most people own similar pieces to, and on the right a trend I have been wanting to try out. Silk, and dresses with sneakers are two fashion statements that are worth playing around with.

Well that is it for today’s fashion inspiration. What celebs are your personal favorites?! Do you like any of the ones I chose?! I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving. If you have any comments or requests please leave them below. Have a fabulous day ladies. With love, McKenz.

Disclaimer: All photos are from Pinterest and are not mine.

Makeup

Makeup Of The Week

Good morning everyone! I usually post my makeup of the week’s over the weekend but I just couldn’t seem to find the time to get this post up but I figured I would post it this morning anyway. There was no specific theme for this weeks makeup, I basically just used whatever I wanted or looked good with whatever I was wearing. Let me know which look was your favorite and if you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below! I hope you have the best day. With love, McKenz.

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, banana powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Wet N Wild Palette ‘comfort zone’
Wet N Wild Glitter Single
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flammed Up Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick ‘brooklynn’

Tuesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Garniar Under Eye Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Contour Kit-banana powder, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Naked 2 Palette “half baked’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Buxom Eyeliner ‘brown and gold’
NYX Lingerie Lipstick ‘corset’

Wednesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder
Lumene Bronzer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color tattoo ‘barely branded’
Naked 3 Palette + Too Faced Chocolate Bar
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Wet N Wild Lipstick ‘mocha-licious’

Thursday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmell Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Wet N Wild Lipstick ‘cashmere’

Friday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Garniar Under-eye Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, highlight
Lumene Bronzer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Wet N Wild Glitter Single
Urban Decay Naked 1- half baked, smog, naked, buck
Anastasia Dip Brow
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ‘milk’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
NYX Lingerie Lipstick

Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #48 (week in my life+ootw)

Another week is over, my gosh time is flyinggggg. This week was my first week off of cheer  practice yet I still found myself cheering at events a handful of events. The truth is, it never really ends. I had so much down time though so I was really able to crack down on my school work, I started reading a new book, and am trying to finish watching One Tree Hill. On top of that I hit 900 FOLLOWERS this week on styledbymckenz and I could not be happier. The overwhelming love and support you all have continued to show me means the absolute world to me. Truly wouldn’t be anywhere without you all! I hope you guys have had an amazing week and I wish you all the best in the week t come. With love, McKenz.

11.13.16- Spent the morning with Sean to celebrate his birthday with Bradnt and Jeanie and then headed to Old Navy to do a bit of pre-Christmas shopping.

Outfit Details- purse: LongChamp, sweater: Gap, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, riding boots: Target

11.14.16- No better feeling than coming home from a long day of school and cheering for a volleyball dame (we’re headed to states!!) and seeing 900 followers pop up on my blogging screen. Seems like just yesterday that number said 9.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, flannel: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, boots: DSW, watch: JORD, bracelet: Boho Betty, necklace: Forever 21

11.15.16- Starting Season 9 of One Tree Hill today and feeling super sad because I only have 13 episodes left and then it’s all over until I start the show over again 😦 I already miss it!!! PS Lucas cam back and all is right in the world!

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, booties: UGG, necklace: Loft, watch: Kohls

11.16.16- Reading some amazing Bible verses tonight and remembering that the Lord’s love is forever. There is no better feeling than knowing that everything you do is rooted through Him.

Outfit Details- shirt: American Eagle, bralette: Urban Outfitters, jeans: Gap Outlet, flats: Massimo, necklace: Forever 21

11.17.16- Having fun in Journalism class today with Kalynn after we received our new story assignments. I miss seeing this girl every day at cheer practice.

Outfit Details- jacket: TJ Maxx, flannel: Old Navy, tee-shirt: Gap, jeans: Hollister, booties: Steve Madden,necklace: Forever 21, watch: Kohls

11.18.16- Happy Game Day!!! Our boys took home the twelfth win of the season tonight, leaving us with one more playoff game until states. It’s hard to believe that another season has already flown by. Gosh, I’m gonna miss it.

Outfit Details- uniform, shoes: Nfinity

11.19.16- Spending the morning in one of my favorite places ever, looking at all the cute furniture and home decor. Afterwards Jeanie came over and we headed out to play some basketball before heading to the Volleyball State game.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, maroon jeans: American Eagle, shoes: Forever 21, necklace: Aeropostale, watch: Kohls