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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.

This month on Styledbymckenz-
Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Makeup of The Week- Naked Smokey Edition
Styling My Twin Sister for a Week
Weekly Wrap Up #5 (Week In My Life + OOTW)
Galentine’s Day- Craft, Activities, and Pajamas
Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial//YouTube Video
Date Night Outfit Ideas for Valentine’s Day
Weekly Wrap Up #6 (Week In My Life + OOTW)
Feeling God’s Love || Finding You Series
Valentine’s Day GRWM (Hair, Makeup, and Outfit Idea)
Pinterest Outfit Recreations
Blog Award Catch Up
Makeup of The Week- Too Faced Chocolate Bar Edition
Weekly Wrap Up #7 (Week In My Life + OOTW)
New York Fashion Week in Review
Spring Vibes// and OOTD
February Fashion Forecast
Makeup Of The Week- Drugstore Edition
Weekly Wrap Up #8 (Week In My Life + OOTW)
February Empties
 

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November Favorites

Just like every other blogger and person on the planet, I am feeling awfully overwhelmed yet not surprised that December is rolling right around the corner. Life just doesn’t want to slow down but I can’t say I’m too bummed about December being here because that means holiday movies, cute decorations, the smell of the Christmas tree, and all things festive. And come on, who doesn’t love this time of year?! With the end of a month brings a monthly favorites post, as per usual.

For makeup this month I have been into all things lip related. I think it’s because literally every inch of my body is suffering from dryness and I like to keep my lips the most moisturized. I have been using the Eos in Strawberry almost daily to hydrate my lips; it’s my favorite other than the Sweet Mint from this brand. I also use my Lush Lip Scrub about once a week to exfoliate my lips and remove any gross flakes and dead skin from the surface. During school days I still find myself reaching towards the NYX Lingerie lipsticks. They just wear so nicely that I can’t get enough of them.

It’s also officially bootie season which makes me so happy. I have been wearing my black Steve Madden booties and these brown Chelsea UGG’s. They are just too cute and pair so nicely with all of my outfits.

I usually pick my top three favorite outfits from the month so here they are. Outfit #1- sweater: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, booties: UGG, necklace: Loft; Outfit #2- jacket: TJ Maxx, jeans: Hollister, tee: Gap, sneakers: Nike; Outfit #3- flannel: Old Navy, tee: H&M, jeans: Gap, shoes: Converse. I forgot to mention that I have also been loving the athleisure look. Don’t forget that I post an outfit of the week every Sunday in my “Weekly Wrap Up” section.

I have also finished three books this month. I find myself having quite a bit of free time these days now that I don’t have cheer practice every single day for three hours and am only cheering at games a few times a week. I read The Perks Of Being a Wallflower, a book about five friends and their love for clothes that I just can’t think of the name for, and Until Friday Night which was absolutely incredible. It’s a high school love story with football incorporated, such a good read.

I also sadly finished One Tree Hill this month. If you have been around for quite some time you would know I have been head over heels in love with this show since I started it in June. I am so sad that I finished but so happy to have known the ending. Definitely a Netflix must! I have now started 90210 but haven’t gotten super into it yet.

Well that is it for now; I hope you have had a fabulous November ladies. I would love to receive some holiday post requests and ideas for the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to leave them below. Leave the link to your November Favorites below… I am more than happy to read it! Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz

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August Favorites

Hello everyone. I can’t believe how fast the Summer flew by. I’m already a few days into the school year and so excited for fall now that I’ve said goodbye to Summer and my time away from school. I sat down and rounded up all of my favorites from August (as well as July since I didn’t post a monthly favorites last month.) I hope you all enjoy!

Processed with VSCO with a5 presetAs far as footwear goes, I have been wearing my lace up shoes like it’s my job. i have three pair of sandals which are all from Target, two pairs of flats which are from Old Navy and Glicks, and one pair of espadrilles that I picked up from Forever 21. the lace up trend has been all the talk lately and I am in love with it. I love this style shoe because they can easily be transitioned into different seasons.

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The elementary schooler in me is still in love with skirts. These too have been coming back in style which brings me s much happiness, as I love the denim and button front trend. The denim on the left was thrifted and is from the brand Mossimo, the right is from Kohls, and the denim on bottom is from Guess. These all look so cute with sandals and will pair perfectly with booties once fall is in full swing.

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I honestly haven’t worn much makeup over the last two months because I have spent most of that time at the beach or at cheer practice. However, when I am reaching for makeup I have been using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade which so many of you have recommended to me. I got it in the color Blonde and am so in love with the way it so easily shapes and fills in my brows. I also strayed away from my holy grail Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation and reached for my Loreal Infallible foundation which seemed to be a bit more dry and works better during the hotter days. I also have been using this Revlon Liquid Lipstick which actually has a hint of color to it which is unusual for me. I love the finish of it.

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I have been loving the draped pearls look this month and picked up this cheap pair from forever 21 for only $5. They look perfect with high neck tops and are a nice touch to a boring outfit. I’ve also been wearing my Boho Betty bracelet a bunch. Don’t forget you can get 15% off your order when you use the code “styledbymckenz”I also finished up my Pink body mist in the scent “Sunkissed” which was my summer scent. I’m sad to see it go, it smells amazing.

Throughout the last two months I finished Proverbs and Matthew. if you’re a Bible reader like me, I would definitely recommend reading the epilogue to Proverbs. Gb and I finished it together and it was easily one of the most beautiful set of verses I have ever read. I also enjoyed Psalm 37, Genesis 31, and Psalm 33. This month I have been shown first handily that God’s plan and love for us is so real. he works and He does what he knows will better us in the future. give him your questions and He will give you your answers.

As for TV I am slowly but surely making my way through One Tree Hill, I just started Season 7 and am so in love. for music I have been listening to Cherry Wine by Hozier, Like Real People Do by Hozier, I Found by Amber Run, Love In the Dark by Adele, and Come Home by One Republic.

Well that’s a wrap for today’s monthly favorites. I hope you all enjoyed. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below, I am happy to talk. Sending you all my love and happiness in the month to come. My thanks for you all is absolutely endless. With love, McKenz.

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May Favorites

I can not believe May is coming to an end already, I have such a busy weekend ahead between my birthday, memorial day, and our schools last drama production that i decided it would be best if I uploaded my May favorites a few days in advanced.I have tried out so many new products this month and gotten a peak at some of my presents ahead of time so I have been loving so many things. Without further ado, let’s get to talking about them!

makeup: For makeup this month I’ve been reaching towards my Naked and Naked 3 Palettes the most. I love a good gold and brown smokey eye but with Summer just around the corner I’ve been leaning towards some rose gold shades for my lids as well. I have a huge love-hate relationship with blush and right now I’m loving it. My favorite blushes are from the Elf Blush Quad. It’s only three dollars and the quality and color selection is absolutely to die for! i def recommend! I also have been priming my face everyday with the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm everyday and it works wonders. It’s so worth the seven dollars and it contains so much product. I love the way my makeup holds with this! I’ve also been keeping up with my nude lips, my favorite lipstick at the moment is Number 15 from Essence which is sold at Ulta!

body care: I recently stopped using my Vanilla perfume from Bath and Body Works and switched to my beloved Pink Sunkissed. It smells like the beach but in a bottle. My skin as also been super dry with the weird weather we’ve been having so I’ve been reaching for my Cerave moisturizer daily.

fashion: Boot cut jeans are my absolute favorite thing ever right now!! I am so happy that I’ve rekindled my fifth grade obsession. I love pairing them with my Rainbow flip flops which were the best early birthday gift. (Thanks Aunt Cath!! I know you’re reading this <3) Kind of embarrassing, but these aviators are from the dollar store and I honestly love them and wear them all the time. Along with this, my friends and I seem to constantly go for the huge t shirt and “no pants” look with our high top converse. It’s comfortable and suitable for most of our weekend activities.

Bible: As for my Bible time this month I have started reading Hebrews which I adore, and have been reading some stuff here and there from Romans. I definitely recommend reading Romans 8 if you have the chance. God’s love endures forever, never forget it!!!

music: And last but not least, music!! Here’s what I’ve been listening to this month-

Home- Gabrielle Aplin, Breakeven- The Script, One dance- drake, She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5, House Party- Sam Hunt, Long Live- Taylor Swift

That’s a wrap for my May favorites! I hope you all enjoyed, if you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below I love talking to you all. On a side note thank you for helping me reach almost 200 followers this month, I am so thankful for everyone that reads my posts. I love you all and am sending so many smiles your way. With love, McKenz.