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March Favorites

Hey friends, and welcome back to styledbymckenz! Please tell me I am not the only one literally in awe that tomorrow will be the first day of April. Seriously, where has the time gone?! However, with the month coming to an end it means it’s time to share with you all what I’ve been loving this month + what’s been going on.

Honestly, this month has been an absolute roller coaster of temperatures and weather. As you can tell some days I was stuck in multiple layers and all the chunky knits and other days I could wear open toed shoes! Although, that’s partially why I had such a hard time choosing my top three favorite outfits this month. (Hence, the reason why I chose five!) I’ve been loving light wash denim, white, and stripes this month… oh and my fake glasses from Amazon.

This month was all about accessorizing as well. I’ve been experimenting with things around my neck a ton whether it be scarves, bandanas, or my new chokers from BellaDesignsByBree. Be sure to follow me on Instagram @styledbymckenz, I am giving away the daisy one today! This month I’ve also been sporting my favorite gold crossboody from Gap and my $6 espadrilles from Forever 21; they are the perfect spring shoe.

IMG_6914.JPGMy makeup favorites this month were by far the Bare Minerals Lipgloss and my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. This palette has always been one of my favorites as I find that it is so versatile and I can create endless looks with this palette. Other than this I have honestly been feeling super uninspired with my makeup choices and feel that a trip to Ulta is very much in need for the near future.

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As far as my Bible goes, I just finished reading 1 Corinthians and it was absolutely amazing. On top of that I’ve been reading verses here and there from Psalms. After talking with Gb a lot this month, I have realized that Jesus’s love is absolutley unfailing and that he can heal all wounds no matter how big they may be.

I have slowed down a bit on the Netflix and am only at the beginning of Season 3 on Gilmore Girls but am loving it nonetheless. Right now I am seriously in the mood to watch a fashion inspired movie or TV show like the Carrie Diaries so if you have any suggestions please leave them below! And as far as music goes, I’ve honesty been listening to a ton of country with Madison this month. Something about it just screams home to me.

Let’s talk goals; last month I set a goal to reach 2,000 followers on my Instagram and I am super happy to announce that that goal has been met. I hope to reach 2,200 and begin getting my blog subscriptions up and moving again as I reached a bit of a stand still this month.  Hopefully everything goes as planned + I’m working on a super excited project that I cannot wait to share with you.  I also have been a planning freak this month and have been using my Lily agenda nonstop to plan things out for the blog and for school. Something about my organized mess leaves me feeling a little less anxious.

March Favorites

Well what were you up to this month? Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. I am always happy to chat. Wishing you all a very warm weathered and successful month ahead. With love, McKenz.

This month on StyledbyMcKenz- 
What’s In My Purse
Spring Wishlist
Weekly Wrap Up #9 (Week In My Life + OOTW)
Everyday Makeup Routine
Loose Curl Hair Tutorial
Winter Fashion Wrap Up 
Makeup Of The Week 
Weekly Wrap Up #10 (Week In My Life + OOTW)
Winter to Spring Transition (Outfits + Tips)
Spring Cleaning
Pre-Spring Fashion: Outfits + Trends 
Weekly Wrap Up #11 (Week In My Life + OOTW)
GRWM Formal- Hair, Makeup, and Outfit 
Blog Award Catch Up
Full Face of Drugstore Makeup Tutorial
Weekly Wrap Up #12 (Week In My Life + OOTW)
March Empties 
Spring Choker Haul + Outfit Idea (ft. BellaDesignsByBree)

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January Favorites

January has come and gone in the blink of an eye meaning it’s time for another monthly favorites post. Keep reading to see what makeup products, outfits, and Bible verses I have been loving, plus everything in between.


This month I have absolutely fallen in love with street style and any clothing piece that is out there and different. I haven’t necessarily incorporated these things into my everyday wardrobe but it’s getting there! This month I experimented with lots of denim, chokers, anything velvet, and various shoes that I received for Christmas. Above are a few of my favorite outfits from this month.

IMG_4339.JPGAs far as makeup goes, I have fallen in love with matte liquid lipsticks and lip gloss. Something about lip gloss just does it for me. I have gone back to using one eyeshadow palette per week in hopes to equally use my makeup and have to say that Naked One was definitely my favorite this month. Other than that, I haven’t really come across any jaw dropping products this month.

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I figured I’d show you all my favorite page in my Bible from this month. It took me forever but Psalm 86 is so beautiful that it was worth it. These verses are such a reminder that Jesus has the power to save us with his love if we open up and allow him to. I highly recommend you reading these verses!

I am still watching 90210 but will most likely be finishing soon so leave me Netflix suggestions below… please. For music I have been loving the songs ‘More Than Anyone’ by Gavin DeGraw and ‘Be Yourself’ by Harrison Storm.

This month I have really wanted to be better in every way. I am trying to really step up my blogging game and slowly but surely up my Instagram game and I want to thank you all because I wouldn’t be where I am without you all. Also a huge hank you for helping me break record views this month! Stay tuned for some very exciting content coming your way in February!

IMG_4340.JPGWhat have you been loving this month. I would love to hear or read your monthly favorites post. Leave your comment or link below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you the best February ahead. With love, McKenz

This month on Styledbymckenz-

Styledbymckenz Turns One
What I Got For Christmas 2016
Best Of 2016-Makeup, Clothing, Moments, and More
Bootie Collection 2017
Makeup Of The Week- experimenting with new goodies
Weekly Wrap Up #1
Winter Clothing Haul
Over The Knee Lookbook
Matte Eyes + a Matte Lip Makeup Tutorial/YouTube Video
Makeup Of The Week- Naked 1 Edition
Weekly Wrap Up #2
One Sweater//Four Ways
Blog Awards Catch Up
Makeup Of The Week- Naked 2 Edition
Upgrade Your Outfit-Winter Edition
Weekly Wrap Up #3
GRWM School Day- Hair, Makeup, and Outfit
January Fashion Forecast
January Empties
Makeup Of The Week- Naked 3 Edition
Weekly Wrap Up #4

 

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October Favorites

Seriously how is October already coming to an end… it just started like a day ago?! However, the end of the month gives me an excuse to share my current favorites with you all which I enjoy, so I’m not too disappointed. Plus there’s Thanksgiving and Black Friday to look forward to in November!

For clothes this month I have been loving my olive-green hat from Old Navy and my nude lace up heels from DSW. They are so chic, I wish I had more excuses to wear them. I also have really been loving my maroon booties from Old Navy this month.

For makeup, I have been wearing my NYX Lingerie lipsticks like crazy. You definitely need to check them out if you haven’t already, they are seriously the best!I also really loved using my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette this month. They have some of the best shadows.

I cut my hair the month into a lob and am in love with it. I have been blowdrying it and then curling it in big loose curls which are my obsession right now.

These were a few of my favorite outfit this month, if you want to see my outfits of the week, be sure to read Weekly Wrap Ups every Sunday on the blog! It’s been fairly warm this October, mostly dipping into the sixties which allows for legs to be uncovered once in a while. I really haven’t been able to break out the riding boots yet, but hopefully soon!

As far as music goes, I have been LOVING Calum Scott, Vance Joy, and The paper Kites. Seriously the best music to cozy up in bed too. I have been reading The Perks Of Being A Wallpaper again and am really enjoying it. For my Bible, I haven been really enjoying reading random scriptures. Flipping open to a random page and reading that has been my go to tactic recently.

Well that’s pretty much all of the favorites I can think of at the moment. I have lots of exciting stuff planned for November so be sure to stay tuned for my upcoming posts. Thank you all for the continuous love and support; I am so thankful for all of you! If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below! Sending all my love your way; with love, McKenz.

PS what do you all think go blooms or the 12 days of Christmas!!??

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September Favorites

Hi friends, I can’t believe that September is already coming to an end, it feels like just yesterday I was starting Sophomore year and pulling you my bathing suits. Now I’m packing away my sandals andknee-deep in homework. This month was a huge one for styledbymckenz. Not only did I hit 1,200 Instagram followers, I hit 550 blog followers, and reached 50,000 views total on my site. I am so unbelievably grateful for all the love and support you all continue to provide me with. I love each and every one of you and couldn’t imagine my life without you.

For makeup this month I have been following one eyeshadow palette per week. I also have been posting a ‘Makeup of The Week’ every Saturday, be sure to check them out if you’re interested. My favorite palette this month was definitely Naked 3. I loved creating looks it’s this palette and got so many compliments. As far as foundation goes, I have been loving the Loreal Matte Infallible Foundation. I do my makeup at 6 in the morning and due to my crazy schedule I usually don’t get around t removing my makeup and showering until 9 pm. It has amazing lasting power and hardly budges. For lips this month I have been loving the NYX Lingerie Lipsticks and my Wet N Wild Matte Lipstick in ‘Cinnamon Spice’ for a bold, daring lip color.

As far as hair goes, I’ve been curling my hair with my ConAir 1 1/2″ curling iron like crazy this month. When the curls lose and start to fall it leaves my hair looking super voluminous and big which is how I like it.

I have also been using the Garniar Micellar Water to remove my makeup each night and it is amazing, I love it so much better than using a makeup wipe and it leaves hardly any residue behind. It’s so worth it!

For clothing, I’ve been transitioning my closet into the cooler temperatures and been loving my espadrilles this month. They look so cute with everything and are very trendy. I also really loved my overalls this month. These are just a few of my favorite outfits from this month. Check out my Weekly Wrap Up’s to see my outfits of the week from this past month.

I haven’t read too much this month, but when I get around to it I’ve been picking up ‘Milk & Honey’ which is so relatable and has the most beautiful poems in it. I highly recommend it. I’ve also been reading lots of magazines this month, whether they are a paper copy or the electronic version. I love Vogue, Cosmo, and Seventeen. As far as my Bible goes, I have read some amazing things this month. My favorites definitely being 2 Timothy 20, and Psalm 119.

I have been listening to so much music this month on my computer. A lot of it was recommended to me by Gb. I have a new obsession with The Lumineers which are absolutely amazing. Hozier is still always on repeat, Mumford & Sons are making a come back in my playlists, as well as Milky Chance who I always love to listen to when Fall rolls around.

As stressful as this school year has already proved to be, I have also been enjoying it so much. I have amazing friends that I wouldn’t trade for the world and get to do what I love every Friday at football games which is soemthing I am so thankful for. Our school is ending September 4-0!!

Well that’s a wrap for my favorites this month, I hope you all enjoyed. Thank you s much for the continuous love. Please leave any links below that you would like me to check out (pinterest, insta, blog, youtube) I would be happy to support you! If you have any requests for upcoming blog post please leave them below, I would be happy to hear them. Thank you all and have a wonderful October. With love, McKenz.