Winter to Spring Transition (Outfits + Tips)

Boy oh boy am I bummed that the weatherman is calling for a half a foot of snow tonight… all I want is warm weather so I can start wearing some spring pieces and begin packing away my boots! (Is that too much to ask?!) In the meantime, I have been dreaming of warmer weather and putting together a few spring outfits plus coming up with a handful of tips that will help you easily transition your winter wardrobe to spring.

Outfit Details- sweater: Banana Republic, statement necklace: Francesca’s, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Palm Beach Sandals, bracelets: Alex and Ani 

I know for a lot of people right now it is much too cold to neglect their sweaters all together which is why my first tip is to start breaking out the color. By adding a colored sweater to your wardrobe you can continue staying warm during those brisk mornings but won’t feel confined in the dark hues that tend to be worn during the colder months.

I also recommend swapping out your boots with some lighter shoes like flats or even sandals. I tend to switch over to sandals once it gets to be about  65 degrees.

Outfit Details- tee: Aeropostale, cardigan: Hollister/TJ Maxx, skirt: thrifted/Target, shoes: Forever 21

I am also well aware that the transition from jeans to shorts can be super awkward so I tend to ease my way to showing some more leg by opting for dresses and skirts for a while. This way, when I’m finally ready to start wearing shorts once it begins to get even warmer it doesn’t feel like such a harsh transition.

Don’t pack away your cardigans, they are seriously perfect for the spring time. I tend to pair them over dresses or over a cute springy tank. This way I am incorporating some warm weather pieces while not completely freezing my booty off.

Outfit Details- blouse: Loft, jeans: Gap, flats: Glicks, bracelets: Alex and Ani 

My last tip is to start wearing lighter denim if you can help it. I feel as though it just adds a touch of lightness to a look. White jeans scream spring and look good with almost anything- don’t be afraid of them!

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post. How do you start transitioning from winter clothing to spring?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you all the happiest day. With love, McKenz.

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Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #10 (Week In My Life + OOTW)

Hey, friends! I hope you all are having the best day so far. This week was a slow one for sure but I was able to hang out with all my bffs and take a breather in terms of my work load from school which was such a relief. Every year my school has a formal in March (this year’s is next weekend) so I am super excited for spirit week at school this coming week and for more plans!  What have you all been up to lately?! Let me know in the comments below along with your favorite outfit and any other questions or comments you may have for me. Wishing you all the best this week. With love, McKenz.

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3.5.17-No picture again this Sunday because there was honestly nothing to do this week so I didn’t do much other than get a head start on some blog work and study!

Outfit Details- pajamas

3.6.17- Spent the whole evening chatting with GB about our sweet Jesus. I love night’s like this one, they make my heart feel so full.

Outfit Details- tank: Target, cardigan: Hollister/TJ Maxx, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, booties: Old Navy, necklace: SkylarChic

3.7.17- Spending time journaling in my Bible after a long day at school. I read the most amazing Psalm tonight that was such a reminder that Jesus can take away all of our anxieties if we turn our hearts to Him.

Outfit Details- jeans: Gap, shirt: TJ Maxx, necklace: Charming Charlie’s, watch: Kohls, shoes: Glicks

3.8.17-Today was a socks and Birks kind of day because I was feeling like being comfy plus it’s still too cold to wear sandals on a daily basis, lol. Check out my Loose Curl Tutorial that went live this morning!

Outfit Details- sweater: Forever 21, jeans: Hollister, socks: American Eagle, shoes: TJ Maxx, necklace: Kendra Scott

3.9.17- Chilling in my Sanuks today; the are the comfiest! Plus taking some pictures for tomorrows blog post after school today. I got stuck in hardcore denim on denim today when taking pictures of individual clothing pieces and ended up falling loving it!

Outfit Details- flannel: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, bracelet: Michael’s, shoes: Sanuks

3.10.17- We saw snow flakes today it was so chilly! Spent the night with GB, Jean, and Jack (plus my Abby girl!) watching basketball and eating allll the ice cream. These are the best nights.

Outfit Details- sweater: Loft, scarf: Target, jeans: Hollister, boots: DSW

3.11.17- A day spent running errands and working on the blog is a day well pent especially when it involves your favorite sunglasses. I wish the weeks had more Saturdays (don’t we all.)

Outfit Details- top: Old Navy, jacket: Kohls, vest: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, shoes: DSW, sunglasses: Steve Madden


Makeup Of The Week

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday! I hope your day is off to a great start! Today I am back with another Makeup Of The Week; however, this week I did not have a specific palette to focus on. None the less, I still wanted to feature this week’s makeup looks. I kept things pretty simple as I have been doing lately and featured a few of my absolute favorite lip glosses at the moment. I hope you all enjoy, let’s get started.


Benefit Porefessionals Primer
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette- ‘Champagne Truffle’, ‘Salted Carmel’
Lorac Pro Palette- ‘Garnet’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ’Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
LipSense- ‘Plum Pretty’


Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Wet N Wild Blush- ‘Pearlescent Pink’
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 3 Palette- ‘Dust’, ‘Limit’, ‘Nooner’
Maybelline Brow Precise
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Sydney’


Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, highlight
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipcream- ‘White Russian’


Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Benefit Porefessionals Primer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Par palette- ‘Milk Chocolate’, ‘White Chocolate’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Elf Blush Palette- ‘Mauve’
Lasting Finish by Rimmel Kate Lipstick- ‘Rossetto’


Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette- ‘Champagne Truffle’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Mayeblline Chaotiques Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss

Well, that is it for today’s Makeup Of The Week.  I loved Wednesday’s simple makeup look; be sure to let me know which makeup look was your favorite in the comments below along with any other questions, comments. or requests you may have for me; I am always happy to chat. Sending all my love your way! With love, McKenz.

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Winter Fashion Wrap Up

With Spring’s arrival less than two weeks away, it’s about time to start packing away my chunky sweaters and pulling out my frilly tanks instead. Where I live, this Winter was not brutal by any means in comparison to year’s prior… which was terrible. I am not one to jump up and down for Winter itself but if it’s going to be cold outside I’d rather it be snowing than cloudy and dull 24/7. Which unfortunately, it was this year.

Anyways, with warmer temps (hopefully) on their way I decided what better way to say goodbye to Winter than wrapping it up by sharing with you all my favorite pieces from the season and a few of my favorite outfits I wore this past season?! Before I keep rambling, let’s get on into it.

I typically don’t wear a coat to school because we don’t use lockers at my school and nobody wants to carry one around all day so I tend to opt for sweaters, scarves, and a lightweight jacket to keep ‘warm’ during the Winter.

This year I could not get enough of vests! They are my preferred choice of outerwear because they are not too bulky and pair perfectly with almost anything. My most worn vest was definitely this fur one from Old Navy. I also could not get enough of blanket scarves. I picked up this one from Target a couple of years back and I am still obsessed.

Like I mentioned earlier, sweaters are always a must for me! I wore this fuzzy white cardigan from Hollister/ TJ Maxx literally all the time. I also could not get enough of flannels. They are perfect styled under a sweater, over a sweater, around the waist, I could go on and on because the options are seriously endless.

I received a pair of black over the knee boots from DSW for Christmas and absolutely fell in love. They instantly glam up any outfits so they were always on repeat. I also found myself in booties 90% of the Winter. My favorite ones this season were these blue velvet ones from Old Navy’s Winter collection.

Turtle necks in every form were on repeat for me all season long. Whether it was a sweater or a tee, I without a doubt wore it multiple times.

And last but certainly not least, my beloved denim. In any way, shape, or form, I wore the heck out of it this Winter. I really experimented with this trend. My denim jacket is from Kohls and my favorite pair of jeans are from Gap. Along with these I tried skirts, frayed edges, chokers, and so on. I am beyond excited to be carrying this trend on over to the warmer months as well because I feel so comfortable and confident in my own skin whenever I am wearing denim.

here are a few outfits I put together while trying on the individual pieces 

Well, what clothes did you wear this Winter on repeat?! Let me know in the comments below along with any requests you may have for me as we enter the warmer months. I am so excited for what’s to come here on styledbymckenz and cannot thank you all enough for your continuous love and support. I hope you all enjoyed this little Winter clothing montage; wishing you the absolute best. With love, McKenz.

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Loose Curls Hair Tutorial

Hey y’all, and welcome back to styledbymckenz. Aside from Get Ready With Me’s, I have never done a post related to hair but as I was brainstorming post ideas a few weeks back this one kept coming back to mind. I decided that since this is my blog after all and I wanted to do this post, why not?! So here I am sharing with you how I typically style my hair 6/7 days a week. Enjoy!

To begin I am brushing my hair with a comb and sectioning off the top half of it by tying it into a bun with my favorite scrunchie. This will keep it out of my face and allow the bottom half of my head to be as evenly curled as the top half! I am then taking the Infusium 23 Heat Protect and being sure to spray my strands to keep them from being completely damaged from the heat.

I am then using the 1 1/2” Infinity Pro by Conair curling iron. I typically use this iron as if it were a wand because I find it’s such easier to use this way and I like the appearance of my curls much more. After I have curled both sections of my head, reversing directions on random strands, I am taking the Got2BGlued Extreme Hold Hairspray and spraying my curls to keep them from falling throughout the day. If you’ve never tried this hairspray, you need to! It’s amazing and will hold any hairstyle. Plus, it keeps my hair looking voluminous and big which is how I like it best!

This is the finished product! It typically takes me 5-8 minutes to curl my whole head because of how fine my hair is! It’s a blessing and a curse don’t be fooled ladies…lol. This is my favorite way to wear my hair because after a couple of days the curls will naturally fall out but my hair will still have volume which it typically lacks. Plus, it leaves my hair looking much healthier than if I were to straighten it which is always a bonus!

before and after 

Well that is it for today’s post. I know it was rather different for me to share but I wanted to upload it anyways; I hope you all enjoyed! How do you all typically wear your hair?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you the best day. With love, McKenz.

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Everyday Makeup Routine

Hey, ladies! Recently, I have been getting questions on my everyday makeup routine and my go-to face makeup routine so I decided to sit down with you all today and share with you my everyday makeup routine. Obviously my eyeshadow and lip products vary from day-to-day depending on how I am feeling and/or my outfit but for the most part my makeup routine stays pretty consistent. Before I start to ramble, let’s get on into it…

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetThis is the makeup look I will be creating for you all today!

To begin the look I am going to be priming my skin with the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer. This will ensure that my makeup lasts all day and will prevent any oils from surfacing. I am then taking the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation on a damp beauty blender and buffing this into my skin to create an even, flawless coverage. This foundation is perfect for all skin types and provides a medium coverage, plus it’s only $7 from the drugstore!

I am then going to be applying the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer under my eyes in a triangle shape to highlight my face and cover any vains that may be showing through my foundation. I am then setting my whole face with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder to keep my face looking matte all day.

Then I am going a bit out-of-order and filling my brows in with the Anastasia Dip Brow in the shade ‘Blonde’.  I prefer to fill my eyebrows in before contouring and highlighting so my face looks somewhat proportional. I am then switching back to the face by taking the Lumene Bronzer and contouring my cheek bones, temples, and nose.

I am then highlighting using the tips of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, cupids bow, inner corner, and brow bone with the shadow ‘Champagne Truffle’ from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. Don’t be afraid to use your shadows as highlighters, they tend to work the same! I am then switching back to the eyes and applying a brown Buxom eyeliner to my waterline. I love adding a light liner to my look if I am avoiding eyeshadow that day.

I am then doubling up on mascara for the day to make sure my lashes pop. I am applying two coats of the Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara to my upper lashes and then taking the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara to lengthen my lower lashes.

I am then applying the LipSense duo in the color ‘Plum Pretty’ for a gorgeous, long-lasting color. I am amazed at how long this product lasted on my lips and how well it held up as I ate, drank, and made my way through the day. Feel free to check out their products by emailing

Well that is it for my everyday makeup routine, I hope you all enjoyed! What makeup do you wear on an everyday basis?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you all the best today and always. With love, McKenz.

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Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #9 (Week In My Life + OOTW)

Happy Sunday, y’all! The weeks are flying by; I can’t believe it’s already March! I am so excited about it though because that means Spring is right around the corner and we are slowly but surely inching our way towards the end of the school year. (!!!)  In the mean time I have been keeping myself busy with blogging and such. The weather took a drastic turn this week so sadly I was back in sweaters, but I was able to pull out some of my favorite pieces so it wasn’t all a bummer! What were you all up to this week?! Let me know in the comment below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you all the best week ahead as always. With love, McKenz.

This week on Styledbymckenz- February Empties, February Favorites, What’s In My Purse, Spring Wishlist
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2.26.17- Lounging around all day today. Watching Gilmore Girls, blogging, and getting ready for the week ahead. Plus, I finally finished “An Abundance of Katherines”.

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

2.27.17- Cheering for our girls basketball team tonight in their second playoff game of the season. Sadly we lost, but we are so proud of them.

Outfit Details- shirt: Gap, jacket: Kohls, leggings: Gap, shoes: Vans, bracelet: Michaels, scrunchie: Forever 21

2.28.17- Wooo today Madison and I went to get our permit’s and we both passed! Talk about a good day ladies and gents. Plus I finally got around to writing down my Spring goals bullet journal style!

Outfit Details- vest: Target/Thrifted, dress: TJ Maxx, shoes: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani, Boho Betty, Charming Charlie’s, necklace: Charming Charlie’s

3.1.17- I call these my happy pants! Sometimes third day hair and rainy weather calls for some pigtail braids and your  fav spunky jeans. It’s the little things, friends.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, jeans: Gap, booties: Steve Madden, bracelets: Alex and Ani’s, Charming Charlies

3.2.17- Working on my thirty-day photo project for a school assignment and used this picture of my sweet mama for today’s picture.

Outfit Details- flannel: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Francesca’s, shoes: Converse, watch: JORD, necklace: Kendra Scott, srunchie: Forever 21

3.3.17- I am so in love with this $3 sweater my dad bought for me the other day while we were at the mall. Friday’s + my favorite blue velvet booties call for the best day! Plus my Bible journal is coming along. I am trying to color as many pages as possible!

Outfit Details- sweater: Forever 21, jeans: Gap, socks: Kohls, Booties: Old Navy

3.4.17- No picture today because I am studying for my AP Government test Monday and working on some blog things. Nothing too exciting this weekend. However I did get dressed in a super simple outfit!

Outfit Details- turtle neck: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister


Spring Wishlist

Hey y’all! After a long week of school, I am super happy to be sitting down and writing this post. After Christmas, I told myself I wouldn’t spend any money while shopping until Spring rolled around and as we all know, it is right around the corner; woohoo! I cannot wait to get my hands on a few new pieces for the upcoming season so I decided to put together my wishlist and share it with you all today! fullsizerender-11

I have been dying to go on a really good thrifting trip lately and with the denim craze still in full swing this upcoming season, I am hoping to find a dress as spunky and unique as the denim dress I have featured here. I also am on the lookout for an oversized denim jacket. I currently have a light wash, fitted one but would love to try to find a medium wash, larger one to create an edgier look for some street style outfits I have been looking to recreate.

Oh how I adore the Mark Fisher LTD espadrilles wedges have been all the talk from every fashion blogger on my Instagram freed lately so inevitably the cute ‘dupe’ for these wedges (Steve Madden Jaylen Wedge Sandals) are on my wishlist. They are absolutely beautiful and could easily be transitioned into every season. Plus the Steve Madden pair is nearly $100 cheaper than the Mark Fisher pair!

I also am on the hunt for a light pink velvet choker. I feel like this would be such a good accessory to have to pair with a simple sweater and she sandals for the Spring time!

Along with that, I have been eyeing the gold Mantra band that reads ‘She Believed She Could So She Did’. I have been feeling so motivated to be better and improve my blogging plus  this simple bracelet would look so precious with my everyday stack.

I have been eyeing the Chloe Faye Purse for a few months on Pinterest now and it is absolutely stunning. However, it retails around $1,950.(Talk about a wish list haha) While I was looking on Missguided I found a similar one for only $4o in the most beautiful blush shade, I am obsessed with it!

And lastly, it is now secret I am obsessed with shoes. Especially, sandals. These fringed, colorful pairs have been spotted everywhere and I found the cutest pair from Target. I can’t wait to head on over there and spend my gift card!

Well, what have you all been eyeing for the upcoming Spring season?! Be sure to let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests (please!) you may have for me! Wishing you all the most fabulous Saturday. With love, McKenz.

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What’s In My Purse

Purses have been one of my favorite accessories for so long; whenever I leave the house I typically have one attached at my hip. Recently my sweet aunt bought me this black crossbody from TJ Maxx and I am so in love with it. I haven’t used any other bag when going out lately because this one is just too cute. Today I’m going to be sharing with you what’s in my purse at the moment.


First things first, I have my wallet. Where I live everyone just carries a Vera Bradley wallet attached to a lanyard, mine is from Vineyard Vines and you can purchase it here. Next, I have a few lip products. I always throw whatever I’m wearing into my purse that day and I hardly ever remember to take them out so they tend to pile up. I also keep my sunglasses in my bag  most of the time. This super cute pair are Steve Madden and from TJ Maxx.

I also carry some gum or a couple of mints in my purse at all times. I also keep a lotion with me because my hands are always dry no matter how much I moisturize. (plus a hair tie just in case). Lastly, I have my phone! I have an iPhone 6 with a white Lifeproof case.

Well, that’s it for today’s short + sweet post. As you can tell I don’t keep much in this purse because it is not too big; I typically will throw in my planner when I am carrying a tote bag around. Anyways, what posts would you all like to see in the future?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Hope you all have the best day! With love, McKenz

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February Favorites

Hello everyone, and welcome back to styledbymckenz! I hope your day is off to a fabulous start; the end of February is here already (feels like just yesterday was Christmas) which means it’s time to share with you all what I have been loving this month + what’s been going on!

Not much has changed this month as far as my taste in clothing. I am still obsessed with all things street style but haven’t been wearing things that necessarily reflect this. Where I live we had about ten days where the weather ranged from mid-sixties to upper seventies that was so amazing. I was able to pull out my overalls for a day and a few other spring pieces I am so happy about it and am trying to incorporate more color into my day-to-day outfits. Oh, and my white Vans. I seriously wear them everywhere all the time.

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetI have been loving natural makeup this month so my Buxom Lip-glosses and the Lumene Bronzer have been staples for my everyday makeup routine. I have finished the cycle of eyeshadow palettes for my Makeup Of The Week’s and have been eyeing a Morphe palette and the Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette to get next as it has been quite a while since I last purchased a new palette.

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetI figured I would show you my favorite page in my Bible from this past month. I doodled this page from the verses Isaiah 42 and am so in love with how it turned out. I’ve been spending a lot more time with Jesus recently and praying for peace of mind and in every aspect of my life. I am in the midst of reading Acts as of right now!

I am currently watching Gilmore Girls and am in the middle of Season 1 and am liking it so far but hope that it picks up a bit because it’s kind of slow right now! As far as music goes, I have been obsessed with Spotify and all the different playlist’s they have made up. I love how there is one for bad days, study time, relaxation, shower singing, and so on.

I am slowly but surely accomplishing what I talked about last month as far as goals go. I am really putting forth effort into my Instagram and making this blog exactly what I want it to be while still staying true to myself. In March I hope to hit 2,000 Instagram followers and accept that life is only as good as we chose to make it.

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetWell, what have you ben loving this month?! Let me know in the comments below, along with any questions, comments, or requests you may have for me! I am always happy to chat. Wishing you the best today and always. With love, McKenz.

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