Fashion

Holiday Outfit Ideas

 

Happy holidays, ladies! I can’t believe that Christmas is less than a week away. I still need to wrap a few gifts, watch a few more Christmas movies, and most importantly.. pick out my outfit for Christmas Eve. I decided to put together a few outfits to share with you all in case you too are having trouble deciding on the perfect outfit for an upcoming holiday party, outing, or dinner with the family!

This first outfit is the dressiest of them all. I paired this silk black shift dress with a red plaid choker that’s perfect for this time of year. It looks too cute with my red TOM wedges and pulls the outfit together so nicely. A bright red lip will make this look even more festive!

Outfit Details- dress: H&M, choker: Forever 21, heels: TOM, watch: Kohls

Some pattern pants are always a good way to go for the holidays, they are perfect for the guys too. Check out Bonobos menswear here. I paired this creme tank with my polka-dotted pixie pants from Old Navy. They are perfect for church. I tied the look together with my lace up heels and a bold red lip.

Outfit Details- tank: TJ Maxx, pants: Old Navy, heels: DSW, watch: Kohls

For the more casual occasion I have paired my maroon cowel neck sweater with some flared jeans for a fancier feel and my maroon booties. Throw on a cute cross body purse and you are good to go for the evening.

Outfit Details- sweater: TJ Maxx, jeans: Gap, booties: Old Navy, purse: Gap, watch: Kohls

Which outfit was your favorite?! Let me know in the comments below along with any questions, comments, or requests you may have. If you’re still looking for some ideas be sure to stay on the lookout for a few more ideas coming your way Friday. Thank you all so much for reading. Have a great day. With love, McKenz.

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Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #52 (week in my life + ootw)

Happy Sunday, ladies and gents! Welcome to Weekly Wrap Up #52, and as you can tell this is not the last week of the year and I have been one week off on my numbering for almost the whole year. Lol oops .. nobody’s perfect I suppose. I really enjoyed this week’s outfits and have been studying my booty off so I can hopefully do well on my quizzes and worksheets before going on Winter break. I still have one more week left and am convinced that I will somehow survived. Cheer is getting back in the swing of things which means I’m starting to finally have plans after school.. woo! Well I’m going to stop talking and let ya’ll start reading! Let me know which outfit was your favorite and what you’ve been up to this week! Have a great week! With love, McKenz.

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12.11.16- This Sunday I woke up to some gorgeous snow out my window. A little bit or not it was exciting. Ending my day with popcorn, Jesus, and 90210.

Outfit Details- jacket: Nordstrom Rack, scarf: Lands End, hat: Lands End, cardigan: Hollister/TJ Maxx, tee: Hunter&Honey, leggings: TJ Maxx, socks: Hunter, boots: Nordstrom Rack

12.12.16- Ladies and gents basketball season starts today which means a brand new beginning that is for sure to bring me so much happiness. Watching the boys was the best tonight.

Outfit Details- dress: Forever 21, cardigan: Gap, booties: Old Navy, socks: Kohls

12.13.16- Sasha made AP Government a little bit better today by giving me this cute little Christmas card. So happy to be getting in the holiday spirit.

Outfit Details- flannel: Old Navy, vest: Old Navy, jeans: American Eagle, socks: Kohls, boots: DSW, watch: Kohls, bracelets: Boho Betty, Charming Charlies

12.14.16- It’s always a good day when my Journalism class finally releases our newly produced newspaper. Makes me so happy seeing this issue in color.

Outfit Details- sweater: TJ Maxx, jeans: Gap, necklace: Charming Charlies, watch: Kohls, socks: Kohls, booties: Sam Edelman

12.15.16- Got to see Celia today and it was so good to see her. We jammed out to Christmas music, watched High School Musical 3, and just chatted the night away.

Outfit Details- sweater: Forever 21, jacket: TJ Maxx, scarf: Socks bean, jeans: Hollister, leg warmers: Kohls, riding boots: Target

12.16.16- Making fake engagement rings in tech class today with Joseph just because… it’s the little things that make my days better, I swear.

Outfit Details- shirt: Vineyard Vines, flannel: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Fransesscas, boots: DSW, watch: JORD, bracelet: Boho Betty

12.17.16- A sneak peak from my first birthday celebration. We celebrated my one year blog anniversary a couple weeks early (it’s actually January 1st) today and it was so much fun. Stay tuned for the whole post coming in a few weeks!

Outfit Details- hat: Hunter&Honey, shirt: Hunter&Honey, skirt: Hunter&Honey, heels: DSW

Makeup

Makeup Of The Week

Good morning everyone! Today I have a new Makeup Of The Week for you all. I am no longer using a single palette each week, therefore these looks are pretty random and various as far as products go. Although, I might switch back to one palette a week because it helps me use my makeup equally and share the love amongst my several palettes. Anyways, before I start rambling, let’s get on into the looks…

Monday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Infallible Foundation ‘104’
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, banana powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette- shadows, highlight
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow
Wet N Wild Matte Lipstick ‘Cinnamon Spice’
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss ‘Maverick’

Tuesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Garniar BB Cream
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, highlight
Lumene Bronzer
urban decay primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Barely Branded’
Naked One Palette- ‘buck’, ‘half baked’, ‘naked’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow
Buxom Full On Lipstick ‘Brooklyn’

Wednesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Contour kit- banana powder, highlight
Garniar Undereye Concealer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 3 Palette ‘Dust’, ‘Nooner’, ‘Limit’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Myeline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Stila Lip Gloss

Thursday

Nivea Men’s Shave Blam
Loreal Infallible Foundation ‘104’
Rime Stay Matte powder
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, banana powder
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Naked Basics 2 Palette
NYX Liquid Eyeliner
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
NYX Lingerie Lipstick

Friday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder
Garniar Undereye Concealer
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Naked 2 Palette- ‘bootycall’ ‘tease’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow
Buxom Lipgloss

Well, which look was your favorite?! I personally enjoyed Thursday. I am starting to get more into matte eyeshadow and have been enjoying wearing top liner now a day as I feel it makes my lash band look so much thicker. Maybe next week I’ll do all matte looks or something fun like that! That’s all for today. Thank you for sticking around. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below!
With love, McKenz

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Fashion

Top 16 Favorite Outfits of 2016

With the year coming to an end I am left with many more memories, laughs, and of course clothes. As I have looked back at my year of blogging in review I have come to the conclusion that my viewers mostly like to see my outfits, and I’m pleased about it because that’s what I enjoy most, as it was the sole purpose of this blog to begin with. With over four hundred outfit ideas plastered across this blog’s face over less than a year’s time period, I was able to narrow down my top sixteen favorites of twenty sixteen.

(ps these are in no particular order and this was super fun for me to see how much my quality, style, and looks have changed over the year!!)

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I love layering flannels under Vineyard Vines tees. It’s classic, preppy, and comfortable. Perfect for the colder months.
Outfit Details- shirt: Vineyard Vines, flannel: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, leg warmers: Fransesscas, boots: DSW, watch: Kate Spade, bracelets: Alex and Ani
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These boots were a huge favorite this year, they are perfect for dreary weather. This outfit is one of my favorite because it’s cute while still wearing leggings.
Outfit Details- shirt: Tahari, jacket: Kohls, scarf: Old Navy, leggings: PINK, rain boots: Hunter, bracelets: Alex and Ani

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These jeans, cardigan, and flats were on repeat almost all year.
Outfit Details- cardigan: American Eagle, jeans: Gap, shirt: H&M, flats: Old Navy, watch: Kate Spade, bracelets: Alex and Ani

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Hand me down tanks that are white lace make me feel so cute. This was my birthday outfit so of course I loved it.
Outfit Details- tank: Forever 21, shorts: American Eagle, sandals: Target

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Patch work anything has been one of my favorite pieces this year. Plus burnt orange. Together they are perfect.
Outfit Details- shorts: Pacsun, tee: Old Navy, sandals: Target, watch: Target, bracelets: Boho Betty
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Outfit Details- tank: Old Navy, jean shorts: Levi’s, sandals: Target, bandana: Michaels, watch: Target, bracelet: Boho Betty

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First day of school outfits are always one for the books, how cute are these shoes?!
Outfit Details- dress: Forever 21, bralette: Urban Outfitters, shoes: Forever 21, watch: Kohls, bracelets: Alex and Ani, necklace: Charming Charlies
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Overalls were by far one of my all time favorite clothing pieces this year. This outfit was the cutest as a whole. Fun, trendy, and out there. Everything I want.
Outfit Details- overalls: Gap, shoes: Converse, tank: Old Navy, watch: Kohls
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I don’t love dressing for the warmer months so I always have a dress and sandals on when it’s necessary. This cardigan is one of my favorites.
Outfit Details- cardigan: American Eagle, dress: TJ Maxx, shoes: TJ Maxx, necklace: Ann Taylor Loft, watch: KohlsProcessed with VSCO with a5 preset

Sweaters, socks with sandals, and overalls. enough said.
Outfit Details- sweater: Forever 21, bralette: Urban Outfitters, overalls: Gap, socks: American Eagle, shoes: TJ Maxx Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

I love the fall months. Navy and orange are some of my favorite colors together and I adore my bean boots.
Outfit Details- flannel: Old Navy, scarf: old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, boots: DSW, purse: Long Champ

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Chokers and mustard were two super on trend things this year, I loved this outfit and wore it multiple times.
Outfit Details- jacket: Kohls, dress: Forever 21, choker: Forever 21, watch: Kohls, leg warmers: Kohls, riding boots: Kohls Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

Maroon and layers are some of my favorite for the colder months. These booties have been on repeat all year.
Outfit Details- cardigan: Hollister, tank: Old Navy, purse: Long Champ, jeans: Hollister, booties: Old Navy

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 Like I said I have been loving orange lately. This long necklace looked too cute with this outfit. I definitely wore this outfit more than once this Fall.
Outfit Details- cardigan: Target, tank: TJ Maxx, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, booties: Sam Edelman, watch: Kohls, necklace: LoftProcessed with VSCO with a5 preset

 This is one of my more recent outfits and I love it because of the turtle neck. They are some of my favorite pieces from the year.
Outfit Details- cardigan: Hollister, shirt: Hollister, jeans: Gap, booties: GapProcessed with VSCO with a5 presetI adore this hand me down denim mini skirt and lace up sandals were some of my most worn pieces of the Summer.
Outfit Details- shirt: American Eagle, bralette: Urban Outfiters, skirt: Guess, sandals: Target, necklace: Forever 21, watch: Kohls

Which outfit was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions or comments you my have for me. I hope you all enjoyed my sixteen favorite outfits from this year. Be sure to le tme know what your favorite form of content is and I will b ehappy to produce more for you. Thank you all for the love and support.
With love, McKenz

Fashion

Athleisure Lookbook

In recent weeks as I have been scrolling through my Pinterest and Instagram feeds I have spotted the athleisure style nearly everywhere. For those of you unfamiliar with this term (an actual word in the eyes of fashion bloggers) athleisure is defined as “casual clothing designed to be worn for athletic wear and general use”.  I have been super into styling outfits that fall under this category lately and felt that it would be wise to shammy outfits with you all. There is a variety of graphic tees, leggings, and sneakers featured in this post, as I tried to pertain to several different personal styles while keeping the main idea focused on the athleisure style itself. Below are four ideas for you.

Sunday is my favorite day of the week and hunter green is one of my favorite colors so this outfit seemed almost inevitable. This tee gives off a sporty vibe and pairs perfectly with some black tennis shoes. (Yes the leggings are hunter green, they just appear dark on camera!)

Outfit Details- tees: Hunter&Honey, leggings: TJ Maxx, tennis shoes: Nike

Aside from cheer practice which whips me into shape, I don’t do much cardio unless you count shopping lol. This tee is my favorite. It pairs so nicely with leggings and tennis shoes (these are knock off Yeezys!) which makes it super practical to throw on before running errands. I threw on an army green jacket to spice it up a bit.

Outfit Details- tee: Hunter&Honey, black leggings: TJ Maxx, Yeezy knockoffs: TJ maxi, jacket: TJ Maxx

Fun colored leggings with mesh cut outs make such a statement when paired with a classic black tee and some black running shoes. I don’t know about you all but blogging holds a close first over jogging in my eyes.

Outfit Details- tee: Hunter&Honey, maroon leggings: TJ Maxx, sneakers: Nike

For an edgy, street style inspired outfit I paired some classic black jogger pants with my denim jacket. This outfit is super comfy and pairs so well with a plain tee and some matching sneakers.

Outfit Details- tee: Hollister, denim jacket: Kohl, joggers: Gap Fit, sneakers: Nike

Well that’s a wrap for these athleisure inspired outfits. I hope you enjoyed this lookbook and gained some outfit inspo for the next time you want to look trendy while staying comfy. Let me know in the comments below which outfit was your favorite. If you have any questions or requests feel free to leave them below and I will be happy to answer them! Have a wonderful day. With love, McKenz.

*Hunter&Honey is a small business specialized in custom tees and goodies. This post was not sponsored but them, however I did want to share with you all the pieces I have purchased from them. Click here to check out their Facebook page where you can order a shirt like mine!

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Gift Ideas for the Gals (under $50)

The holiday season is in full swing which for a lot of people means being stuck with no ideas on what to get their gals. I’m here to get rid of that uncertainty and  give you some ideas for all of your girl friends and sisters. I tried to keep all of the gift ideas under $30 to help keep you from breaking the bank (except for the Kendra Scott necklace that I couldn’t help but throw in!). IMG_2652.JPG

Swell water bottles have been everywhere lately and they are just too cute. With a variety of colors, finishes, and sizes you are sure to find now that is the perfect gift. Add a personalized monogram to it and you just gave such a practical gift while still showing some thought.

I’m pretty positive no girl would be disappointed with a little bit of makeup in their stocking. The Too Faced better Than Sex Mascara is a great gift, they come in so many cute holiday sets around this time of yer and are perfect to try before committing to the full size.

Socks used to be the gift I dreaded when I was younger but came to appreciate as I got older. Whether their a pair of fun, holiday fuzzy socks or thick knit boot socks they are such  treat to receive!

Every girl lust’s over jewelry. Pandora has some gorgeous rings and see are as cheap as $25 like the one I have pictured here! Kendra Scott necklaces are such a statement where I live and many girls wear them layered with chunkier necklaces. They are on the pricier side but would make such a great gift. (Perfect for the girls in your family!)

I hate buying books with my own money but love receiving them as a gift around the holidays. Find out your friends favorite author and treat them to a new book and some hot cocoa so they can hang by the fire! They are sure to love it.

Notebooks are another super cute idea. Wrap up a notebook, some pens, and some candy and you have a thoughtful gift just like that. Marble notebooks are all over Pinterest right now and fit so many girls aesthetics’.

Old Navy has some of my favorite booties because they’re affordable and comfortable. Sure they might be around $45 to begin with but Old Navy is constantly running flash sales or handing out Old Navy Cash so you are sure to find a good deal on them. Plus, what girl doesn’t love a new pair of shoes?!

Scarves, hats, and gloves are always fun little gifts too. They’re perfect for your trendy friend that loves layering up or lives in a colder climate! Old Navy and Target have great ones around this time of year.

There are so many other small gifts I could think of to give to your girls but I’ll leave you with these for now. I hope you all got a few ideas from this post and enjoyed it! Have a wonderful day and a very happy holidays. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below! With love, McKenz.

 

Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #51 (Week in my life+OOTW)

Good morning everyone! This was probably one of the best weeks of my year. Full of farms, football, and a whole lot of fun; the overwhelming feeling of home was present all week. The last week of football is always a bittersweet one but that just means onto basketball season and more time for blogging! I can not believe that the holidays are so soon, that seems absolutely crazy to me. I love this time of year though and am loving watching all my YouTube videos and reading all off your blogmas posts! Well I’m not going to talk too long today; I hope you enjoy these outfits and this week in my life. Let me know which one was your favorite. Have a great week, loves. Thank you again for 1,000 followers! Sending all my love your way. With love, McKenz.

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12.4.16- Today was so so good. We had our annual family outing to go find the perfect Christmas tree. Afterwards I went to meet an old friend that came all the way home from California. After two long years it felt more than good to see him.

Outfit Details- jacket: TJ Maxx, sweater: Gap, scarf: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, booties: UGG, purse: LongChamp

12.5.16- One of the most heartwarming days ever. Hitting 1,000 followers on this site feels absolutely unreal. I am so thankful for all of your love and support. Shoutout to all of my friends that made this day so special too.

Outfit Details- turtle neck: Hollister, cardigan: Hollister/TJ Maxx, jeans: Gap, booties: Old Navy, watch: Kohls

12.6.16- Chatting with Jack about Jesus and reading Romans 8 was such a good way to end the long, rainy day.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, scarf: Old Navy, jeans; Hollister, booties: Michael Kohrs, watch: Macys

12.7.16- Today we presented our fashion icon project during Fashion Club which made my day so enjoyable. Taking pictures of some new outfits that will be going up Friday!

Outfit Details- sweater: Gap Factory, tank: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, boots: Lucky Brand, watch; Kohls, necklace: Charming Charlies, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Boho Betty

12.8.16- We sure left our mark on it. The Hornets brought home their second consecutive state title tonight and I could not be prouder. Happy to say I’ve never cheered for a game we lost. 28 wins straight, gosh I love this town.

Outfit Details- uniform, shoes: Nfinity

12.9.16- The day after states is always a quiet one around school, reminiscing on the good times today. Lounging around afterwards and just enjoying the day.

Outfit Details- sweatshirt: Hunter&Honey, scarf: Old Navy, leggings: TJ Maxx, socks: Kohls, boots: UGG

12.10.16- Spending the afternoon at my cheer coaches wedding, she looked absolutely stunning. Afterwards I went out to dinner with my dad which was so nice before heading tot he last football after party of the year. 😦

Outfit Details- dress: Fransesscas, choker: Forever 21, heels: DSW