Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #47

Oh my gosh, what a week! Between the long awaited cheer competition, our first round of playoffs for football, and the first week of the quarter I have been absolutely swamped and left with very little free time. I apologize for the lack of blog posts this past week, I have been out of ideas and just couldn’t seem to find the time this week. Thank you all so much for the support this week and for all the sweet comments, they are much appreciated. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below. I hope you have a fabulous week! With love, McKenz.

11.6.16- Oh how I love Sundays, spending the day out and about with my mom doing a little bit of shopping. Afterwards, I headed over to a friend’s surprise birthday party which was so much fun.

Outfit Details- tank: Old Navy cardigan: Old Navy, scarf: Old Navy, purse: Gap, jeans: Hollister, booties: Steve Madden, watch: Target

11.7.16- I had off of school today for a Professional Day and I scored big at Nordstrom Rack by finding these Lucky Brand booties for one cent… yes you heard me right. It’s the little things that never fail to make my day.

Outfit Details- flannel: Old Navy, jeans: hollister, shoes: TJ Maxx, purse: Gap

Processed with VSCO with a5 preset11.8.16- Watching One Tree Hill, blogging, and catching up on YouTube videos all before the longest day of cheer ever. Banner, practice, and cheering for soccer! (ps, no school again because of Election Day)

Outfit Details- not pictured, wore cheer clothes all day

11.9.16- After a long day of school and cheering for volleyball (only one more game until states!), I was able to spend some much appreciated time with Jesus.

Outfit Details- quarter zip: Under Armour, leggings: TJ Maxx, sneakers: TJ Maxx

11.10.16- Performing our routine in front of the people of our town is always the most rewarding feeling of them all. So thankful for Jeanie’s support as always.

Outfit Details- flannel: Old Navy, shirt: H&M, jeans: Gap, shoes: Converse, watch: JORD

11.11.16- One more day until counties and another hornet win for our first round of playoffs, leaving us 11-0 as we enter week two of playoffs next Friday! Gosh I love my town.

Outfit Details- dress: TJ Maxx, scarf: Target, watch: Kohls, bracelets: Alex and Ani, socks : Kohls, shoes: Lucky Brand

11.12.16- Today my team and I hit a perfect routine and placed second in the county at our competition. So thankful for the overwhelming love and support I received from my whole town today.

Outfit Details- uniform, shoes: Nfinity

Makeup

Makeup Of The Day- bold eyes and a matte lip

If I’m being completely honest, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve done my makeup and been super in love with the way it turned out. This morning before school I was determined to have a good makeup day, as I had a super big day scheduled, and I ended up being super pleased with how my makeup turned out; so, I grabbed my camera and snapped some photos for you all.

Processed with VSCO with a5 presetProcessed with VSCO with a5 presetI wanted a bold eye, and I knew I wanted to use the Too Faced chocolate Bar, so I slapped on some Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, the Maybelline color Tattoo in ‘Barely Branded’, and then worked the maroon-tinted shadows into my crease, outter v, and lower lash line. For the lid I popped on the super pigmented champagne color over top of a Wet N Wild Glitter. Moving on, I used the Anastasia Dip Brow to shape and fill my brows. For mascara I used Maybelline Great Lash and the Covergirl Flammed Up Mascara. I was so happy with the eyes.

For the rest of my face I kept my usual for routine and then contoured using the Lumene Bronzer and took the same champagne eyeshadow I used on my lids to highlight above my cheekbones, down my nose, and on my cupid bow for a super glowy, dramatic effect. For the lips I chose a matte lipstick from Buxom in the shade ‘Brooklynn’.

Well that’s a wrap for today’s blog post. I am super sorry for the lack of posts this week, I have a huge county cheer competition, playoffs starting for football, and a new quarter beginning which has left me with almost no time to breate or create. As always if you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

If you have any requests for blog posts or YouTube videos (yes, I will be getting back into the swing of things on YT next week!!) please leave them below. Thank you all so much for reading; sending all my love your way. With love, McKenz.

Fashion

My Top 5 Favorite Blog Pots of the Fall

Hi friends, I have been getting so many new followers and viewers lately which I am so happy about. With new viewers comes undiscovered posts . I don’t know about you all, but I have written some blog posts that I am so pleased with, yet not everyone get’s to see them because they weren’t around when I wrote it. Today I wanted to share with you my top five favorite blog posts I’ve written this Fall, and provide you with the link in case you missed it or wanted to check the outfits out once more.

Pumpkin Patch Style
This is by far one of my favorite posts the Fall season because it is so festive and fun (obi since the pictures were taken at the pumpkin patch). I love including my twin sister, Madison in posts as well and she wore a super cute outfit styled by me.

Fall Fashion: Outfits + Trends-
This post is chock full of outfits that are perfect for this time of year and styled with some trendy pieces. I love the different looks and the pictures turned out wonderful due to the hour they were taken.

New York Fashion Week Review-
I have recently been so into street style fashion and all of the runway looks.They create mega fashion inspiration for my day-to-day outfits, and let’s be real… who doesn’t love New York?!

Styling Jeans- 
In this post I have styled denim in over ten different ways, it’s by far one of my favorite posts because of all the variety and outfits I have come up with. If you need some ideas on how to spice up your everyday pair of jeans, def check this one out!

Upgrade Your Outfit: Fall Edition-Upgrade Your Outfit: Fall Edition-
Upgrade your outfits are some of my favorite posts to write cause I show you how to make a cute outfit even cuter by simply adding a few pieces. If you’re looking for some more Fall fashion inspo and ways to improve your style, this one is for you!

If any of these posts sound interesting to you, definitely check them out. If you have any posts you would like me to read, leave a link to them below and I would be more than happy to check them out and follow you on any form of social media! I am always up to discovering new blogging friends. Also, if you have any blog post ideas please p,ease please leave them below! I hope you all have a wonderful day, thank you so much for stopping by. With love, McKenz.

Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #46 (week in my life + OOTW)

Woo another week for the books. I can not believe how fast October flew by and that November started this week….where has the time gone?! This week was packed full of cheer as we enter competition week Monday, lots of blogging, and carrying around so much pride, and the first marking period ending. In the midst of all the chaos I am so happy to know that Jesus is answering all my prayers and working so wildly in my life. If you’re looking for something to read this week, definitely check out Ezra 8! What have you all done this week, and which outfit is your fav?! If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below (I’m desperate for some ideas!!). I hope you all have had a fabulous week. Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz.

On the blog this week: JORD Watch Review + Giveaway, How To Style Riding Boots (collab), Warby Parker Glasses, Makeup Of The Week

10.30.16- Sundays are for spending time with Jesus, doing homework, and shopping at the new outlet mall right down the road. PS aren’t my glasses to die for?!

Outfit Details- tank: TJ Maxx, jeans: Holister, glasses: Warby Parker, watch: target, bracelet: Boho Betty, shoes: Glicks

10.31.16- Happy Halloween and last day of October everyone! Celia and a few of our friends went out trick or treating after practice and I decided to be Little J from Gossip Girl

Outfit Details- poncho: AC Moore, shirt: H&M, jeans: Hollister, flats: Old Navy, watch: Kohls

11.1.16- Happy November!! Can’t believe how fast October flew by but I can’t say I’m disappointed because Thanksgiving and Black Friday are right around the corner now!!! By the way, if you missed the opportunity to get your hands on a Boho Betty Bracelet last month, don’t worry! Use the code ‘styledbymckenz’ to get 20% off your bracelet right now!

Outfit Details- cardigan: Hollister, tee- Old Navy, jeans: Gap, shoes: Forever 21, necklaces: Charming Charlies, watch: Kohls

11.2.16- Spending the day in overalls which means it’s automatically a good day plus I got to experience FIDM at a ‘college visit’ at my school today. It feels so good to have some hope in where you want to attend college and although I’m only a sophomore I can’t help but stress over it. Any other high school bloggers that are in the midst of looking at colleges?!

Outfit Details- overalls: Gap, shirt: American Eagle, socks: Kohls, shoes: TJ Maxx, watch: Kohls, bracelet: Boho Betty

11.3.16- So unbelievably proud of Garrett for committing to play basketball in college today. I am feeling like the proudest best friend today and it feels so good. Can’t wait to see where Jesus takes him.

Outfit Details- shirt: Gap, jacket: TJ Maxx, jeans: Hollister, watch: Macys, sneakers: Nike

Processed with VSCO with m2 preset11.4.16- Today was our last regular game of the football season and we ended with a perfect 10-0 record. I’m so excited for playoffs and couldn’t be happier for all of my friends that play football.

Outfit Details- uniform, shoes: Nfinity

11.5.16- After an early morning cheer practice the team headed out to support our school’s JV cheerleaders at their competition. They did so well and I am so proud of them. I ended up baby-sitting last night and finishing most of The Perks Of Being a Wallflower.

Outfit Details- shirt: Hunter&Honey, jeans: Hollister, leg warmers: Kohls, boots: Hunter

Makeup

Makeup Of The Week- high end mini palettes

Hello friends, I hope you all are having a fabulous day. It’s the end of a week which means I have a new Makeup Of The Week ready for you all to read! I can’t possibly be the only girl who has endless mini palettes scattered across my makeup collection. I always seem to get my hands of new ones during the holiday season and whenever I’m strolling through Ulta. this week I wanted to feature some of my Urban Decay palettes and Lorac ones in hopes to use some of those shadows up! I hope you all enjoy this blog post. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below. I am always happy to chat. Have a great day loves. With love, McKenz.

Monday-

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- highlight
Wet N Wild Lipstick- Cashmere
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Naked Basics 2 Palette- ‘skimp’ ‘frisk’ ‘cover’

Tuesday-

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Prom Matte Infallible Foundation
NYX HD Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Makeup Forever HD Powder
Lumene Bronzer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Revlon Creme Shadow ‘precious metals’
Lorac Love, Lust, and Lace Matte Palette
Anastasia dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
NYX Lingerie Lipstick

Wednesday-

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmell Stay Matte Powder
Garniar Under Eye Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, highlight
Too aced Shadow Insurance
Maybelline Color Tattoo
Lorac Love, Lust, and Lace Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow
NARS Chubbystick

Thursday-

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Infallible Foundation
NYX HD Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, highlight
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick ‘brooklynn’

Friday-

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmell Stay Matte Foundation
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Lorac Sultry Starlet Shimmer Eye Shadow Palette
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Wet N Wild ‘Mocha-licious’ Lipstick

Fashion

Warby Parker Glasses Review + Styling

Happy Friday, friends! I hope you all are having a great day so far. Last week I was given the amazing opportunity to work with Warby Parker. I chose 5 pairs of glasses to wear for five days using their FREE Home-Try On system. I had such a good experience with Warby Parker that I wanted to share my thoughts and opinions on each pair of glasses and the brand itself.

If you’re unfamiliar with Warby Parker, they are a high-end, online store that sells glasses and sunglasses. For every pair of glasses purchased, a pair is given to someone in need. This makes me love the brand even more because they are giving back for a great reason. Everyone was so kind and made my experience with them very enjoyable and well worth my time. Like I said before, I chose to use the free Home-Try On system. After I placed my order I received my glasses within four business days. I had no problem with shipping and handling, as my glasses came nicely packaged and ready to wear.

Chelsea in (grapefruit soda)
These were the only pair of actual lenses that I got and they were definitely my favorite out of the bunch. They look so classic and made me feel so smart and sophisticated.

Banks (ginger crystal)
These sunglasses were huge but I didn’t mind too much because they were super fun and different. They looked super trendy and stylish.

Ellison (whiskey tortise)
These sunglasses had a super retro vibe to them which I personally loved. These ones fit my face much better than the Banks and were a much smaller frame. They had a bit of tortoise in them which I am loving!

Haskell (crystal and maple) I would have to say that these were my least favorite of the bunch just for the fact that I felt you couldn’t really see the tortoise lining which I was bummed about. Other than that, I really liked the size and shape of this particular pair!

 

Reilly (marzipan tortoise)
These oversized frames looked like something straight from a magazine. I felt so stylish in these but do not think I would purchase this pair because they were a little too big for my face. Otherwise, I think they looked so cool!

I am so happy to have had the opportunity to write this blog post for you all and share my thoughts on the incredible brand, Warby Parker. If you all are interested in trying five frames for five days for FREE click here.

Thank you all so much for reading, I hope you all have an amazing day. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below. I am happy to chat and give you more information on Warby Parker if needed. With love, McKenz

Warby Parker-  here 

Free 5 Day Trial- here 

*Disclamer- All opinions are honest and my own, I am not being paid to write this blog post, nor would I ever feature a brand I didn’t truly enjoy.*

Fashion

Styling Riding Boots: A Collab With quirksandskirts

Good morning ladies, I hope you all are having a wonderful day so far. With the holiday season right around the corner and chillier temperatures  quickly coming, my friend Melany from bequirkystaylovely (formerly known as quirksandskirts) and I thought what better way to kick off November than with styling our favorite boots! This collab will feature three outfit ideas featuring riding boots from myself, styledbymckenz and three outfit ideas featuring booties from Melany, quirksandskirts. Be sure to check out her half of the collab; her style is seriously the cutest and she is so sweet! ( ps she’s also a WordPress gal!) She’s also super faithful which we both have in common, so we will both be sharing a Bible verse we’ve been loving at the end!

Outfit Idea #1- jacket and a sweater
Off whitened olive-green are the perfect pairing for this time of year! They look so cozy together. When looking to add an extra layer I always pop on my army jacket and add a pair of leg warmers to match my sweater. This makes for a super warm and stylish ensemble.

jacket: TJ Maxx, sweater: Forever 21, jeans: Hollister, riding boots: Target, leg warmers: Kohls, bracelets: Alex and Ani

Outfit Idea #2- with a dress
Riding boots look great with dresses too! I paired my favorite tank-dress with a  fluffy white cardigan. My brown boots made my dress look a bit longer and gave my legs the least amount of exposure as possible which is perfect for the chillier months.

cardigan: Hollister, dress: Forever 21, leg warmers: Kohls, riding boots: Target, watch: Kohls, braceltes: Alex and Ani, Boho Betty

Outfit Idea #3- with a flannel
My last and probably most worn outfit with riding boots is definitely a flannel and sweater combo.  I love the layering and think it looks so cute and chic. Plus the possibilities are endless for this type of combo coming from my closet. Throw on some boot toppers and you’re good to go!

sweater: Old Navy, flannel: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, boot toppers: Kohls, riding boots: Target, watch: JORD, sunglasses: Warby Parker, bracelet: Boho Betty

Melany is sharing three ways to style booties!

Recently I have been continuously reading is Psalm 119. It is fairly long, a few pages to be exact, but has the best verses that share input on trusting our God and remembering that everything we do is for Him and on his path. 119:64 says “The earth is full of your love, lord” and indeed it is!

I hope you all enjoyed those looks! Feel free to recreate any of them, I would love to see pictures. Be sure to check out Melany’s blog post and her blog here, as well as her Instagram. She is the nicest girl and I promise you will all love her. Give her blog a follow, and tell her I sent you! Have a great day, friends. With love, McKenz.

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