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Styling My Twin Sister for a Week

As many of you know, I have a twin sister, Madison. Obviously we are not identical but some weeks she too wants to dress nicely. However, Madison often comes to me with a closet full of cute clothes saying she is unsure of what pieces pair together well. So this week I took advantage of her asking and decided that she would be in front of the camera rather than behind it for a change. Madison typically dresses very preppy. She loves Vineyard Vines and prefers to keep things pretty simple in terms of dressing. In knowing this, I came up with five outfits for her to wear this ‘week’. Keep reading to check them out!

Styling My Twin Sister for a WeekOutfit #1- This outfit is actually from Madison’s DC trip a few days back when I styled her. It was the epitome of a spring day so I had her wear light layers. Starting with a classic white tee, then a gingham button up, and on top of that a Vineyard Vines shep shirt. This made her outfit appropriate for all the temperatures the day may have had!

Outfit Details- tee: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, button up: Vineyard Vines, shep shirt: Vineyard Vines, shoes: Converse, watch: Fossil, bracelet: KJP, rings: Pandora

Styling My Twin Sister for a Week

Outfit #2- Off the shoulder tops are super trendy right now so when I remembered Madison had this one in her closet from back to school season I immediately suggested she pair it with some classic skinny jeans and Converse.

Outfit Details- top: TJ Maxx, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Converse, bracelet: KJP, watch: Fossil

Styling My Twin Sister for a WeekOutfit #3-  I chose to style Madison up for the rainy weather as well. Her Hunters are navy so they paired perfectly with the classic navy whale Vineyard Vines shirt and because it was chillier, I had her pop on her red and navy Vineyard Vines vest over top.

Outfit Details–  vest: Vineyard Vines, shirt: Vineyard Vines, jeans: Hollister, boots: Hunter, watch: Fossil

Styling My Twin Sister for a Week

Outfit #4- I chose this outfit because it’s been quite some time since this simple cold shoulder top of Madison’s was worn. It paired super well with her pair of snake-skin sandals and her daily jewelry.

Outfit Details- shirt: Charlotte Russe, jeans: Hollister, sandals: Target, watch: Fossil

Styling My Twin Sister for a WeekOutfit #5- Madison is a huge fan of the loose peplum style tank tops and with the warmer weather creeping up on us I decided to pair this one from American Eagle with a pair of white Jacks and a white cardigan.

Outfit Details- cardigan: Gap, tank top: American Eagle, jeans: Gap, bralette: Urban Outfiters, shoes: Pierre Dumas

Overall I am fairly pleased with the outfits that I picked for this week of styling Madison. However, I felt that styling her in the colder months was much easier because I was able to mix and match a variety of pieces and overall she had more clothing to work with. Hopefully before the next week of styling Madison I will have more options to choose from and outfits will come more naturally.

Be sure to leave a comment letting us know which look was your favorite as well as whether or not you liked this type of post. If you any other questions, comments, or requests please be sure to leave them below as well. Have a fabulous day, my friends. With love, McKenz.

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Pinterest Outfit Recreations

I am obsessed with Pinterest and that is no secret. It is an awesome way to connect with other bloggers, gain inspiration, and keep all your favorite pictures in one place. All of these reasons being why last year I began to recreate a few of the pictures I had saved on my Pinterest account every couple of months. These posts challenge me to really look in my closet and get creative with my style and wardrobe. I totally recommend doing this if you are ever stuck in a clothing rut (like myself lately) or are interested in trying out some newer trends!

* Keep in mind that these outfit recreations are not meant to be exact matches and may be minorly restyled in order to fit my personal style.*

If I’m being honest, the weather where I live has not reached 100% tee shirt weather yet. Therefore, three quarter length tees are the perfect option for this time of year. I’m throwing on my super trendy and comfortable black block heels from Target and a neck scarf to tie the look together.

Top: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Target, scarf: Michael’s

A classic white tee and your favorite jeans are the perfect thing to reach for when you’re questioning what to wear. I’m popping on a light cardigan and a few dainty necklaces to finish off the look.

Tee: Old Navy, jeans: Gap, sandals: Target, cardigan: Kohl’s, necklaces: Charming Charlies and Kendra Scott

Light layers are so essential for this time of year. Chilly weather in the morning and warmer temps in the afternoon calls for a classic white tee with a trusty denim jacket over top. I threw on these lace-up flats for a pop of color and the perfect in between season shoe vibe.

Jeans: Gap, jean jacket: Kohl’s, tee: Ann Taylor, flats: Glick’s, purse: Target

If you have a Pinterest that you would like me to follow, be sure to leave your username below. I hope this gave you all some sort of inspiration! I had so much with this post and will definitely be recreating more Pinterest outfits in the future. Be sure to leave any questions, comments, or requests you may have below. Wishing you a fabulous day! 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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Spring Vibes // OOTD

Right when I started to think that spring weather would never show a glimpse of itself, Mother Nature decided to give us weather in the high sixties and low seventies! We’re going on almost a week in a row now with the most amazing sunny, warm weather and I can not say I am the tiniest bit disappointed by it.

The other day I had a girls day with my mom and wore this super cute outfit that was perfect for the fabulous Spring weather we have been having so I decided that I would share it with you all.

I paired this simple off the shoulder top with some distressed ankle lengthen jeans that I bought on clearance from Old Navy a while back. I threw on my espadrilles fromForever 21 because they scream Spring to me and added my Kendra Scott for an extra touch. I am also wearing a few random Alex and Ani’s and my Boho Betty bracelet.

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What have you all been wearing lately?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing lots of sunny days upon you all. With love, McKenz.

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Pinterest Outfit Recreations

I am obsessed with Pinterest and that is no secret. It’s an awesome way to connect with other bloggers, gain some inspiration, and keep all your favorite pictures in one place which is why last year I began to recreate a few of the pictures I had saved on my Pinterest account every few months. These posts challenge me to really look in my closet and get creative with my style and wardrobe. I totally recommend doing this if you are ever stuck in a clothing rut (like myself lately) or are interested in trying out some newer trends!

This was the first outfit I chose to recreate simply because I have a few denim button ups that I never seem to reach for anymore. I figured that this outfit is perfect for this time of year anyways! I still need a sweater because temperatures are around the forties but it has a spring vibe in my opinion.

sweater: Talbots, jeans: Hollister, button up: Hollister, booties: Sam&Libby

I thought this outfit was too cute. I loved the black and white paired with the chunky belt. I fished this one out of my mom’s closet and threw on a black choker as well. I didn’t have shoes that looked too similar so I’m wearing black booties in place. I never would have thought of this outfit combo if it weren’t for Pinterest which is exactly why I love doing these types of posts!

top: Hollister, jeans: Gap, shoes: Steve Madden, belt: unknown, choker: Forever 21

I’ve also been looking for more ways to style my leather jacket with light wash denim so this outfit was right up my ally. A simple white tee and some classic black booties tied this look together perfectly.

jacket: Target, tee: Old Navy, jeans: Gap, booties: TJ Maxx

If you have a Pinterst that you would like me to follow, be sure to leave your username below. I hope this gave you all some sort of inspiration! I had so much with this post and will definitely be recreating more Pinterest outfits in the future. Be sure to leave any questions, comments, or requests you may have below. Wishing you a fabulous day! With love, McKenz

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Valentine’s Day GRWM (Hair, Makeup, and Outfit Idea)

Woo only one more day until Valentine’s Day! Truth be told, I have never been a huge fan of the holiday but once I began blogging I realized how many ideas a holiday can generate. Therefore, here I am blogging about a hair, makeup, and outfit idea for Valentine’s Day. I hope you all have the best day and enjoy this post. Let’s jump right in!

Hair- I’m sure we’re all well aware that my hair is a hot, frizzy mess when it’s not styled so to begin the taming of my hair I am going to be brushing it out and then spraying the Infusium23 Heat Tamer onto my hair. This will keep the heat of my curling iron from completely damaging my ends. For today’s hair I am going to be using the Conair 1/2′ curling wand and curling my hair in opposite directions and varying the amount of hair I pull each time. This will keep the hair different and add tons of volume to my hair. Lastly I am going to be spraying my locks thoroughly with the Got 2 Be Glued Freeze Hold Hairspray. This will completely hold my curls and allow them to be worn for more than one day at a time.

Makeup- Alright y’all, moving onto the makeup I beginning by priming my lids and face as always using my beloved Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer and the Urban Decay Primer Potion. These products will keep my makeup from sliding throughout the day and ensure that nothing creases.

Next I am taking the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation on a damp beauty blender and buffing this into my skin for an even coverage. I am then taking the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and mattefying my face to keep from getting oily.

Next I am going to be taking the Maybelline Color Tattoo in the shade ‘Barely Brnaded’ and applying this all over my lids. This product is going to act as a base and keep my shadows in place for hours on end. For this look I am going to be using shadows from my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. First I am applying the shade ‘Buzz’ all over my lids.

Then I am going to be taking the shade ‘Limit’ on a fluffy crease brush and applying this into my crease. I am then taking a bit of ‘Nooner’ on a tampered crease brush and applying this to my outer V to create more depth and definition to the eyes. I am then popping a bit of ‘Strange’ in my inner corner.

For the brows I am going to be filling and shaping them using the Anastasia Dip Brow and highlighting my brow bone with the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Milk’.

I am then applying a coat of the Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara. For the lips today I will be using a Stila Lip Glaze.

I am contouring my cheek bones, temples, and nose using the bronzer from the Anastasia Contour Kit and highlighting the tips of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, cupids bow, and brow bone using the shade ‘Vanilla’ from the Anastasia Contour Kit.

I am in love with this look for the month of February!

Outfit- I am all about the fur and over the knee boots lately. For this look I am pairing a fur vest from Old Navy over a simple black sweater from Old Navy. My jeans are from Hollister and the boots I am wearing are from DSW. To add a subtle pop of pink to the outfit I am wearing a statement necklace from Charming Charlies and a bar necklace from Forever 21.

Well, what do you think of this look?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me! I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Sending you all my love! With love, McKenz.

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Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #6 (Week In My Life + OOTW)

Hey y’all. This week’s Weekly Wrap Up is being posted a day early because I have a super exciting collab planned for tomorrow! If you’re new around here, Weekly Wrap Up’s are posted weekly and are a combination of a week in my life and outfit of the week. This week at school we had a spirit week with themes and exciting things happening each day so it was a better week than normal. Cheer as always and some super nice weather as well.  Be sure to keep reading to read all about it. I also was able to get some super exciting Valentine’s Day themed blog posts up this week that I am super proud of so be sure to check those out as well if you haven’t already. Wishing you all the best week ahead as always. With love, McKenz.

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Processed with VSCO with a5 preset2.5.17- My Sundays are meant for finishing 90210 (seriously so sad omg), outfit planning for the week ahead so I can sleep in a few extra minutes each morning, and filming a video for the coming week.

Outfit Details- shirt: Hunter&Honey, leggings: Target

2.6.17- Sometimes having all your friends out with you while taking your outfit of the day picture is the best part of your day and that’a alright.

Outfit Details- shirt: Hollister, jeans: Hollister, bandana: Michaels, shoes: Vans, bracelets: Boho Betty, Alex and Ani, Charming Charlies

2.7.17- Madison and I always appreciate a seventy degree day. Walking the dogs and taking a pit stop at our fav place ever on the way.

Outfit Details- shirt: Hunter&Honey, leggings: TJ Maxx, shoes: TJ Maxx, watch: Kohls, necklace: Kendra Scott

2.8.17- Posing with Syd in front of the infamous brick wall during lunch today because its seventy out in February and that is definitely something worth smiling about!

Outfit Details- dress: TJ Maxx, cardigan: American Eagle, socks: Target, booties: Steve Madden, bracelets: Alex and Ani, necklace: Kendra Scott

2.9.17- Wooo, super pumped that today marks the start of New York Fashion Week. I have been super obsessed with trendy fashion lately and seeing everyones pictures and reading their endless articles about it makes me so happy.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, scarf: old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, boots: DSW, watch: JORD

2.10.17- Today we celebrated winter sports at our school during a pep rally which was super fun. I also had to cheer for basketball tonight and we spent the evening celebrating our senior cheerleaders.

Outfit Details- uniform

2.11.17- Spending the day running errands with my momma before heading to hang with some of my girls at Dunkin. Then out to dinner and a sleepover with Celia for her sixteenth birthday.

Outfit Details-  sweater: Gap, tank top: Old Navy, watch: Kohls, necklace: Charming Charlies, boots: Lucky Brand, sunglasses: Steve Madden