Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #1 (Week in my life + OOTW)

Wooohoooo! New Year calls for starting fresh with the Weekly Wrap Ups. If you’re new be sure to stick around, Weekly Wrap Ups are a combination of a week in my life and outfit of the week and go up every single Sunday. I decided to start fresh with my number in hopes to have a bit more inspiration and to get super excited about blogging every weekend. This week was the dreaded week of going back to school but it was alright because I had new clothes to wear, makeup to try, and was happy to be back with all of my friends. Unfortunately, we don’t take finals before we go on break so I am stuck studying and dreading the tests that are coming in the near future. Also, my apologies for the random outfit locations this week. I really hate to have them scattered amongst different places like they were this week but it was either raining, I couldn’t find someone to help me take my picture, or it was 10 degrees outside. I’m human people.. try and bear with me please lol! And yes, I cheered for something almost ever single day this week.

Let me know which outfit was your favorite along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me! Wishing you the best week ahead. With love, McKenz.

This week on Styledbymckenz: What I Got For Christmas 2016, Best of 2016, Bootie Collection 2017, Makeup Of The Week- experimenting with new goodies

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1.1.17- Happy first day of 2017… I can’t believe I can even say that. Today we drove home from New York and I celebrated the first anniversary of one of the best days of my life… starting styledbymckenz. Thank you all for joining me on this once in a lifetime kind of journey!

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

1.2.17- Running some errands with my momma, catching up on some blog work, and admiring one of my favorite pages. Psalms is one of my favorite books to doodle in and read of course. Ending the last day of break the right way.

Outfit Details- cardigan: American Eagle, tank: Hunter&Honey, jeans: Hollister, booties: TJ Maxx, bag: TJ Maxx

1.3.17- First day back to school was a success except for it during down rain the whole entire day. I cheered for basketball tonight and we almost pulled a win together. Despite us not being great, I absolutely adore spending my nights cheering for all of my closest friends.

Outfit Details- turtle neck: Old Navy, vest: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, booties: Michael Kors

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1.4.17- Our school cheers for every fall and winter sport so today we had to cheer for bocce which is one of our school’s few allied sports. We won which is always heart warming to see our players so happy.

Outfit Details- jeans: Gap, shirt: Old Navy, bralette: American Eagle, denim choker: Forever 21, shoes: VANS

1.5.17- Another day, another basketball game to cheer for. I know what you’re thinking… McKenz, don’t you do anything else with your time?! Eh this is how I like it 😉

Outfit Details- flannel: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, choker: Forever 21, shoes: DSW, watch: Kohls

1.6.17- Wooo I love Fridays, especially when they end with Basketball. Watched one of my close friends kill it on the court tonight with scoring half of our team’s points. Despite the lost I had the best time sitting in the stands for a change and cheering on all my bffs.

Outfit Details- vest: Old Navy, flannel: Old Navy,scarf: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Hunter, boots: Hunter, watch: JORD

1.7.17- Today was such a good day. you don’t know true happiness + fun until you find a piñata at a random thrift store in NY and instantly know it’s perfect for a day with your sissy and best friend  and then being right x10. Busting open our piñata, playing Sing It, and walking the dog in the snow with Celia was the perfect weekend. Little kid fun is always fun my friends.

Outfit Details- sweatshirt: Hunter&Honey, leggings: TJ Maxx, socks: American Eagle, booties: Michael Kors

 

 

Finding Yourself

Best Of 2016- Makeup, Clothing, Moments, and More

As promised, today I will be sharing the best of 2016. From the moments to the makeup and everything in between; I am so thankful to be able to share it all with you.

Alright starting with the clothing. This was the year I truly began to experiment with my style and really try new things that forced me to step out of my comfort zone style wise. No doubt about it sandals and booties were what I lived in during 2016. My most worn shoes this year had to be my lace up sandals from Target and my maroon booties from Old Navy. My Gap Girlfriend jeans were always on repeat as well as my Gap overalls. You could count on a watch being on my wrist at all times as well. You can check out my top 16 outfits from 2016 by reading that post here.

Makeup is definitely narrowed down to my Too Faced Chocolate Bar, liquid lipsticks, and contouring. I really stepped up my game this year. I still have tons of stepping up to do but I gained a lot of skill and experience this year.

Sorry Gossip Girl- One Tree Hill takes the cake for best show of the year. No doubt about it.

Song of the year- my gosh this is tough. Maroon 5, She Will Be Loved. This one reminds me of all the good times, therefore I have to give it my top pick for the year.

My favorite book of the year has got to be The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Although, I really didn’t do too much reading this year so it’s not like I had tons to choose from. As far as reading in my Bible goes, Proverbs takes the win. It is beautiful in every way shape and form. It has short, sweet verses that will really speak to you. It provided such a gorgeous learning experience for me.

As far as the year goes as a whole I am so thankful to have been the school’s makeup artist for our most recent plays throughout the early months of the year. In March I traveled to New York for Spring break and in April I found the most amazing friends and my relationship with Jesus completely took off. In May I turned 15 and celebrated with all of my dearest friends after making Varsity Cheer for the second year in a row. In June I finished my Freshman year and took off to spend a few weeks in Wisconsin. Half of my July was spent at the beach with my best friend and once I came home I had the most amazing opportunity and was interviewed for the local new station. A huge milestone for my blog. Another one came shortly after in August when I reached 1,000 Instagram followers and released my first YouTube video. I started Sophomore year and blogging really began to take off for me. In September football season as well as competition was in full swing leaving me cheering every second of my ‘free’ time. October meant homecoming everything which is always so fun. In November my high school cheer team placed second in the county and my school’s football team finished with a perfect winning season. December treated me oh so good in every way. The first week of the year my boys became State champs for the second year in a row. It was the best feeling. December 7th I hit 1,000 blog followers leaving me with more than double my original goal for the year. Basketball started up and my love for cheering for it came back in a heartbeat. I then had Winter break and was back in New York with family. January 1st I celebrated one year of styledbymckenz.

Success was my favorite. Feeling proud of what you’ve accomplished is truly a feeling like no other.

This was the year I felt like I did the most growing. I really feel like I began to found myself and understand my place in the world and that is a wonderful feeling to have. I was a flower, blogging was my sun, and people were my rain. I’ve grown now.

Although this year had its downs it most certainty had its ups and I could not be more thankful for that. Thank you for joining me on this journey. I hope you had a fabulous 2016 and that 2017 blesses you with something even greater.

With a whole lot of love, McKenz.

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Some of my favorite posts from the year:
1,000 Followers
Styledbymckenz Turns One
The Power of Makeup
The Best Days With You
Fall fashion: Outfits+Trends
GRWM: First Day Of School
I Chose To Love Life
Top 16 Outfits of 2016

 

Fashion

What I Got For Christmas 2016

Yes, I am aware that this post is well over due by now but I have been soaking up every minute of my Winter break as possible and was busy enjoying all of my time in New York with my family. However, I love seeing what everyone got for Christmas so I figured this post was better late than never! For the last few years my sister and I always seem to be asking for clothes, shoes, makeup, anything of that sort because frankly I am not in the toy age anymore and these are the things I truly enjoy receiving. Before I begin I would like to say a few things. First off, Merry late Christmas to you all and a Happy New Year. Secondly, my family is very big with lots of aunts and uncles and I am very fortunate to have gotten such nice gifts from everyone. No, I am not trying to brag in any way, shape, or form.

From my parents I received lots of clothing, a few pairs of shoes and of course some stocking goodies from Santa. These things included little makeup sets, hair care products, Polaroid film, notebooks, little nick knacks like that.

A few sweaters from Old Navy and a flannel from Old Navy.

Some jeans from Gap, nobody in the fam is a fan of the light wash pair but I’m obsessed.

Some booties and the white Vans I have been eyeing for ages.

An Old Navy Vest and my beloved Kendra Scott necklace.

From both sets of grandparents I was given some shoes and clothes that I picked out around Black Friday. Old Navy always has the best deals around this time of year so I was able to get my bang for the buck.

Black over the knee boots from DSW; I’m in love. Some Sanuk shoes that everyone here wears (get kids for a much cheaper price!!). And these tan booties from Old Navy.

A green sweater and the cutest flannel ever.

From all the aunts and uncles… more clothes that I have been eyeing.

My favorite pair of shoes… ever. Blue velvet, it seriously doesn’t get better. Thank you Old Navy. And a few Old Navy tanks.

A couple Old Navy turtle necks and my beloved faux fur vest from Old Navy as well.

I am so thankful for my amazing parents and family! I can no wait to style all of my new pieces, reorganize my closet, and head back to school in style.

What was your favorite Christmas gift?! Let me know in the comments below along with any questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you well this year and all the days after. Talk soon! With love, McKenz.

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Happy 2016

To say that 2015 has taught me a lot is an understatement. Not only have I discovered how to successfully pair a sweater and scarf with matching socks and booties and learned how to perfect a crease color and contour my face, I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve made new friends, new inside jokes, new memories, and now a new blog. A place for me to share the happiness that I’ve learned life will bring you if you let it. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and have rung in the New Year with all of your friends and family. Grab a cup of coffee, curl up on the couch, and hit the subscribe button so you can join me in 2016 for all things face, fashion, and finding yourself related.