Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #14 (Week In My Life + OOTW)

The week before spring break is always a drag because lots of studying for the final tests of the quarter + wishing for the weekend seems endless. Nonetheless, this week was full of gorgeous weather and a weekend trip to New York City for my very first college visit. Stay tuned for a travel diary (hopefully) coming soon! I had the best time and am so thankful to have been able to travel with my sister and mom. I am now on break and will be enjoying some time at home for the next week or so. What have you all been up to lately?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz.

This week on StyledbyMcKenz: April Showers- A Rainy Day Lookbook, Pinterest Outfit Recreations, Styling My Twin Sister for a Week
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4.2.17- Spent this Sunday running some errands with my momma and soaking up the sunshine in my new sunnies.

Outfit Details- tee: American Eagle, jeans: Gap, shoes: TJ Maxx, sunglasses: Michael’s

4.3.17-Starting the week off with a super positive mindset because only four days until spring break!

Outfit Details- tank: Old Navy, cardigan: Gap, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Target, necklace: Nordstrom Rack

4.4.17- I have never been so happy while wearing a skirt. I thrifted this next to new J Crew skirt for $6 over the weekend and am completely obsessed.

Outfit Details- tee: H&M, skirt: thrifted / J Crew, sandals: Pierre Dumas, necklace: Nordstrom Rack, watch: Kohl’s

4.5.17- Today was a tank top and jeans weather kind of day. It has been absolutely beautiful out. And yet another day without a day in my life picture because I honestly have been doing nothing but studying for my final tests of the quarter!

Outfit Details- tank: Target, jeans: American Eagle, choker: BellaDesignsByBree, shoes: Rainbow, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Charming Charlies

4.6.17- The last day of school before break is always such a drag. Luckily Madison, my mom, and I headed out early for a little weekend trip to NYC!

Outfit Details- jacket: Kohl’s, tee: Old Navy, chokers: BellaDesignsByBree, leggings: Gap, socks: Kohl’s, booties: Michael Kors

4.7.17- Woke up in NYC this morning which was so exhilarating. Then I got to visit the Fashion Institute of Technology and went for dinner with my fav cousins!

Outfit Details- jacket: Tommy Hilfiger, cardigan: Gap, tank: Old Navy, jeans: Gap, shoes: Vans, choker: Forever 21, watch: Kohl’s

4.8.17- Spent the whole day exploring New York City. We visited Times Square, Central Park, and lots more. Stay tuned for my New York City travel diary for all the details. Then we hopped on the bus to come home.

Outfit Details- jacket: Tommy Hilfiger, flannel: Old Navy, sweater: Old Navy, choker: Forever 21, watch: Kohl’s, jeans: Gap, shoes: Vans

 

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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
 

Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #7 (Week In My Life + OOTW)

Happy Sunday, friends! I am so thankful for this day off and to finally take a breather. Lately I’ve been feeling like I never just sit down and relax; it’s like I’m always go go go. Nonetheless, this week was another good one and full of some of my last cheer obligations of the year! Spending time with some sweet friends and of course my even sweeter Jesus. Let me know what you all have been up to 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 the best week ahead as always. With love, McKenz.

This week on Styledbymckenz- Feeling Gods 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
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2.12.17- Spending this Sunday the same as every Sunday basically. Taking blog pictures for the week ahead and spending far too long scrolling through my Instagram feed.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, necklaces: Charming Charlies, jeans: Hollister, boots: DSW, vest: Old Navy

2.13.17- I love days after school spent with Madison and Abby. It’s the little things my friends.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, flannel: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, vest: Old Navy, boots: DSW, watch: Kohls, necklace: Forever 21

2.14.17- Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Eating some candy and reminiscing on this super cute shoot with Madison bus senior night for boys basketball :(.

Outfit Details- shoes: Glicks, jeans: Hollister, top: Old Navy, necklaces: Charming Charlies and Forever 21, watch: Kohls

2.15.17- Cheesing with Ash during lunch today because what better thing to do when your Wednesday is dragging along and you’re jean twins for the day.

Outfit Details- shirt: Aeropostale, cardigan: Old Navy, jeans: Gap, socks: Kohls, booties: Old Navy

2.16.17- Sweet time spent with Jesus tonight after a long day at school and being reminded that we should put our hearts out to Him, for he is our refuge! How comforting is it knowing He is with us always?!

Outfit Details- tank top: Forever 21, cardigan: Gap, jeans: Gap, shoes: Forever 21, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani

2.17.17- Thank God it’s Friday omg. Headed on a  walk and to play some basketball with Madison after school before going to yoga with my sweet Fashion Club friends.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, necklace: Loft, jeans: American Eagle, socks: Target, booties: UGG, watch: Kohls

2.18.17- Seventy degrees in February?! I think yes! Chilling outside with my new styledbymckenz cup before heading to see La La Landand run some errands with my momma.

Outfit Details- top: TJ Maxx, jeans: Old Navy, necklace; Kendra Scott, shoes: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani

Fashion

Date Night Outfit Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Hey y’all! I have been on such a Valentine’s Day kick lately and since my twin sister Madison and her boyfriend Colton are always happy to help me out when it come’s to blogging they didn’t seem too disappointed when I asked them to help me out with a few date night outfit ideas and get some cute pictures together.

Originally I was hoping that I could have a few more of my friends and their boyfriends be featured in this post but that didn’t end up working out as I had hoped. So instead the three of us all had to do an outfit change. Which despite the freezing weather, didn’t end up being so bad.

I picked out all of our outfits to somewhat coordinate for the sake of the cohesive feel I hoped this post to have, For the first set of outfits I went for the pops of pink and of course Colton’s red flannel. This worked out perfectly with the Valentine’s Day banner that I had hanging from the gate.

For the second group of outfits I went for olive-green and some pops of pink in my shoes and Madison’s necklace. Nothing too overpowering, but still a subtle touch to remind you of the holiday.

Breaking out my light pink lace ups and a coordinating necklace for this look to keep it simple and chic.

Left Outfit Details- top: Old Navy, necklace: Francesca’s, jeans: Hollister, flats: Glicks, watch: Kohls, bracelet: Boho Betty (use code ‘styledbymckenz’ at checkout for 20% off)

I went for my cargo jacket for this look and pinched it at the waist, plus threw on this gold purse for some added flair.

Right Outfit Details- jacket: TJ Maxx, jeans: Hollister, flats: Glicks, purse: Gap, watch: Kohls, bracelet: Boho Betty

Madison is all for the preppy style so I put her in a pink button up and a simple white vest. She looks so classic and of course her hair looks perfect as per usual.

Left Outfit Details- shirt: Gap, vest: Old Navy, necklace: Kendra Scott, bracelet: KJP, watch: Fossil, jeans: Hollister, leg warmers: Kohls, riding boots: Kohls

As you can tell from these looks and my post ‘Styling My Twin Sister for a Week‘ Madison is a vest kind of gal. This coordinated perfect with Colton and her light pink necklace added a subtle pop.

Right Outfit Details- vest: Old Navy, sweater: American Eagle, necklace: Charming Charlies, jeans: Hollister, leg warmers: Kohls, riding boots: Kohls

Let me tell you, picking out boy outfits is so far from easy. This red flannel was perfect for this post with the red and pops of white. Colton is a Khaki’s kind of guy and his black shoes pulled the look together.

Left Outfit Details- shirt: Abercrombie&Fitch, pants: TJ Maxx, shoes: VANS

This simple outfit is so simple and matches so well. Thank you Colton for not being complicated in front of the camera!!
Right Outfit Details-  Shirt: Unknown, pants: TJ Maxx, shoes: VANS

The banner used in today’s post is from Hunter&Honey and is seriously so adorable.

Feel free to check out their Instagram here, and their Facebook page here if you’re interested in this banner or any other personalized goodies!

I want to give a huge thank you to Colton (and Madison!) for being such a good sport in front of the camera and my sweet momma for taking these gorgeous pictures for today’s post! I could not be happier with how they turned out and had such a good time taking them.

Alright ladies and gents, that’s a wrap for today’s post. I hope you got some ideas from these casual date night inspired looks. Let us know which look was your favorite or what you’re doing this Valentine’s Day in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Have a fabulous day! With love, McKenz.

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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

 

Fashion

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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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