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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.

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Over The Knee Lookbook

Up until Christmas over the knee boots had been on my wish list for the longest time. I was fortunate enough to have received a pair from my grandparents this year and instantly raided Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube for some inspiration on how to wear them. I’m still experimenting with them and doing my best not to make them look inappropriate so today I am here with an over the knee l0okbook. I hope you all enjoy!

I have found that surprisingly my over the knees provide an added warmth when I wear them due to how much leg they cover which is super nice. For the days I need to bundle up I’ll throw on a turtle neck, my cute grey pea coat, and an oversized blanket scarf to complete the look.

jacket: Gap, turtle neck: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, OTK boots: DSW, scarf: DSW

I have been wanting to style my boots with a skirt so bad and decided to try it out with a turtle neck sweater overtop. I ended up loving it more than expected and found that this outfit would look perfect with tights and a cute clutch as well.

sweater: Old Navy, skirt: Forever 21, OTK boots: DSW

My faux fur vest is one of my favorite pieces to style lately so it was inevitable that I try pairing it with my boots. This outfit is perfect for the everyday outfit and would look great with a long necklace added.

vest: Old Navy, turtle neck: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, OTK boots: DSW

I am totally in love with these boots and the endless ways to style them. You can buy them here if you love them too! Let me know which outfit was your favorite in the comments below along with any questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you all the best today and always.
With love, McKenz.

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Pinterest Outfit Recreations (Holiday Edition)

I can not believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve! I can hardly wait. Today I wanted to share some more Pinterest outfit recreations. I adore recreating outfits that I have saved because it allows me to search my closet and really be creative with the stuff I already own. I tried to pick a few outfits for this post that are more appropriate for the holiday season in case you are still in need of some outfit inspiration for the next few says. Alright before I keep talking too much, let’s get on into the outfits!

By the way, these outfits aren’t as similar as some of my other Pinterest outfit recreations! I apologize, but I wanted to really be creative and step out of my comfort zone a bit!

I chose this outfit to recreate because I am obsessed with velvet currently! This dress is a few years old and paired so perfectly with my favorite lace up heels.

Outfit Details- dress: Aeropostale, necklaces: Loft and Charming Charlies, heels: DSW

This is one of my favorite outfits that I have pinned recently but it was the hardest to recreate. I haven’t worn my leather jacket lately so I pulled the out for the look and paired it with this cozy grey turtle neck.

Outfit Details- jacket: Target, sweater: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, booties: TJ Maxx, purse: Target, choker: DIY

This little black dress outfit is perfect for this time of year if you show on a jacket and a pop of color somewhere. I figured a maroon bubble necklace and a maroon lippie will completely tie this look together.

Outfit Details- dress: Old Navy, necklace: Old Navy, flats: Old Navy

Well that’s it for today’s post. I will be back soon for a Weekly Wrap Up sometime this weekend. Until then, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy holidays! I am so very thankful for you all and hope you have the best time off. Sending all my love your way. With love, McKenz.

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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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Denim Lookbook

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Taking a swing down memory lane today. Denim was a thing of the past for quite some time, but it’s making a comeback that’s for sure. We decided o bring back the denim skirt, overalls, and denim dress for a little lookbook today. Everything comes back in style, so saving some of these pieces was well worth it. i hope you all enjoy these looks, we had so much fun putting this together. thank you for stopping by; don’t forget to read my last few posts “2 Summer Makeup Looks”, “GRWM: Girls Lunch Out”, “Soft Orange Makeup Tutorial”. Enjoy! With love, McKenz.


The Skirt:

Outfit Details- shirt: Hollister, skirt: Guess, shoes: Pierre Dumas, watch: Kate Spade, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Boho Betty, Alex and Ani, and DSW

The Overalls:

Outfit Details- overalls: Gap, shirt: American Eagle, shoes: Converse

The Dress:

Outfit Details- dress: Old Navy, shoes: American Eagle


 

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Graduation Party Outfit Ideas

Graduation party season is among us and I know I’m not the only girl who lacks outfit inspiration from time to time so today some of my girlfriends helped me put together a little look book. This is what we wore on Sunday to out friend’s graduation party. Keep in mind we live on the East Coast where it’s still pretty brisk out right now, all of these outfits would look perfect switched out with shorts too. I hope you enjoy this, check out my Get Ready With Me if you want to see an in depth look at my hair, makeup, and outfit. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them below! Sending lots of smiles your way. With love, McKenz.


Celia, Jeanie, Madison, and I all showed up together so I was able to snap some full body pictures of us before we left. Here’s what we wore:

DSC_5685Outfit Details- shirt: Loft, necklace: Forever 21, watch: Kate Spade, jeans: Hollister, sandals; TargetDSC_5691 (1)Outfit Details- top: Hollister, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Converse, rings: Pandora, watch: FossilDSC_5688Outfit Details- bralette: Aeropostale, shirt: H&M, jeans; J Crew, sandals: Pierre DumasDSC_5693Outfit Details- dress: Forever 21, sandals: Pierre Dumas, watch: Target


We obviously took tons of pictures at the grad party so here is a closer look at what some of the other graduates and girls wore to the party! All Outfit Details will be listed below.

Franny (top left)- cardigan: Free People, romper: Fransescas, sandals: TJ Maxx

Zoe: (bottom left)- sweater: American Eagle, bralette: Urban Outfiters, jeans: Abercrombie

Jenna: (bottom right on left)- romper: Target, sandals: Jack Rogers

Abby: (bottom right on right)- dress: Target, wedges: Michael Kors

 

 

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Downtown Girls Night (five outfit ideas)

Oh my love for these girls is so endless. You make me the happiest girl ever and I can’t thank you enough for it. I love nights like this, when we’re all dressed up and clutching our stomachs with laughter. I did makeup tutorials on everyone’s makeup so I decided I might as well show you our outfits for the girls night out downtown. Btw Jeanie doesn’t have any outfit pictures but ( green tank: Forever 21, jeans: American Eagle, shoes: Target, watch: Target). Enjoy these super cute pictures where we tried to capture the essence of our heartfelt friendship. I love you all forever.

shirt: TJ Maxx, jeans: Target, wedges: Kohls, bracelets: Alex and Ani

shirt: Vineyard Vines, jeans: Gap, booties: Nine West, watch: Fossil, ring: Pandora

shirt: Abercrombie, bralette: American Eagle, jeans: Hollister, wedges: Toms

shirt: American Eagle, jeans: Hollister, wedges: unknown

Thank you so much for reading today’s post. Check out my “3 Girls, 3 Makeup Tutorials” and “Get Ready With Me: Girls Night Out” to see even more detaisl on the night and all of our makeup done by yours truly!! 🙂 I hope you all have the best day because you deserve nothing less, thanks for sticking around. With love, McKenz.

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Denim and White- A Lookbook (with the girls)


Words can not express my gratitude toward these girls. For as long as I can remember they’ve continuously provided me with love and support that never fails to leave me smiling. I hope one day that you find people that see the world in you the way these two look at me. And if and when you do, I hope you never let them go. If I could lock our friendship in place so that it could never be taken away, I would. When we’re together we don’t have a quiet button. We’re loud and crazy at heart. We make our own fun wherever we go and if you’re on the outside looking in we share a wild kind of love. Far from picture perfect. Today we put on our smiles and strove to look it.

I was really opting toward a white, denim, and gold color palette. The weather here on the East Coast is still rather bipolar so I wanted something that would be perfect for a brisk Spring day. It ended up working perfectly and we all looked unified without looking like we were having “Twin Day” for second grade spirit week. Here’s what we wore and where everything is from-

McKenzie: shirt- H&M, jeans- Hollister, shoes- Pierre Dumas, bracelets- Alex and Ani

Jeanie: shirt- Forever 21, bralette- Aerie, jeans- American Eagle, shoes- Pierre Dumas, watch- Target, necklace- Target

Celia: shirt- Target, jeans- Target, shoes- TJ Maxx