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April Showers: A Rainy Day Lookbook

Unfortunately the infamous saying ‘April showers bring May flowers’ holds true for the state that I live in, leaving us with humid showers and muggy temperatures throughout the days of April. And quite honestly those are the days that I struggle to find the perfect outfit to wear the most. If you have trouble choosing what to wear on a rainy day, don’t sweat it, I’ve gotcha covered. Below are four outfit ideas styled for this time of year.

A neck scarf paired with light hues is the perfect way to keep your outfit feeling springy. Try opting for rain booties they are an ideal option if you’re not up for wearing clunky rain boots all day.

neck scarf: Michael’s, tee: TJ Maxx, jeans: American Eagle, rain booties: Michael Kors/
TJ Maxx, watch: Kohls, purse: Target

Don’t be afraid to show your legs even if the rain is falling down. Skirts pair perfectly with Hunter’s during the muggy temperatures that rainy days bring. I went for a preppier look and paired this J Crew skirt with a flannel and pearls.

flannel: Old Navy, sweater: Gap, skirt: thrifted/J Crew, rain boots: Hunter, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Kohls

This is one of my favorite outfits for those days when it rained the night before and is still damp everywhere but not actually raining. Olive green rain booties pair so well with your typical everyday outfit plus vests are perfect if a light bit of outerwear is needed.

vest: thirfted/Target, jeans: American Eagle, rain booties: Old Navy, tank: TJ Maxx, bracelets: Alex and Ani, purse: Gap

Spring weather is the epitome of unpredictable weather. Where I live the rain can either mean two things: super muggy or chilly temps that make you want to snuggle up. This outfit is perfect for those colder rainy days. An oversized sweater with a colored pair of rain boots is my go to in this scenario.

sweater: Kohls, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, rain boots: Hunter, choker: BellaDesignsByBree

What are you all wearing to keep dry this month? Let me know in the comments along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Stay dry folks! With love, McKenz.

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Winter to Spring Transition (Outfits + Tips)

Boy oh boy am I bummed that the weatherman is calling for a half a foot of snow tonight… all I want is warm weather so I can start wearing some spring pieces and begin packing away my boots! (Is that too much to ask?!) In the meantime, I have been dreaming of warmer weather and putting together a few spring outfits plus coming up with a handful of tips that will help you easily transition your winter wardrobe to spring.

Outfit Details- sweater: Banana Republic, statement necklace: Francesca’s, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Palm Beach Sandals, bracelets: Alex and Ani 

I know for a lot of people right now it is much too cold to neglect their sweaters all together which is why my first tip is to start breaking out the color. By adding a colored sweater to your wardrobe you can continue staying warm during those brisk mornings but won’t feel confined in the dark hues that tend to be worn during the colder months.

I also recommend swapping out your boots with some lighter shoes like flats or even sandals. I tend to switch over to sandals once it gets to be about  65 degrees.

Outfit Details- tee: Aeropostale, cardigan: Hollister/TJ Maxx, skirt: thrifted/Target, shoes: Forever 21

I am also well aware that the transition from jeans to shorts can be super awkward so I tend to ease my way to showing some more leg by opting for dresses and skirts for a while. This way, when I’m finally ready to start wearing shorts once it begins to get even warmer it doesn’t feel like such a harsh transition.

Don’t pack away your cardigans, they are seriously perfect for the spring time. I tend to pair them over dresses or over a cute springy tank. This way I am incorporating some warm weather pieces while not completely freezing my booty off.

Outfit Details- blouse: Loft, jeans: Gap, flats: Glicks, bracelets: Alex and Ani 

My last tip is to start wearing lighter denim if you can help it. I feel as though it just adds a touch of lightness to a look. White jeans scream spring and look good with almost anything- don’t be afraid of them!

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post. How do you start transitioning from winter clothing to spring?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you all the happiest day. With love, McKenz.

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Spring Wishlist

Hey y’all! After a long week of school, I am super happy to be sitting down and writing this post. After Christmas, I told myself I wouldn’t spend any money while shopping until Spring rolled around and as we all know, it is right around the corner; woohoo! I cannot wait to get my hands on a few new pieces for the upcoming season so I decided to put together my wishlist and share it with you all today! fullsizerender-11

I have been dying to go on a really good thrifting trip lately and with the denim craze still in full swing this upcoming season, I am hoping to find a dress as spunky and unique as the denim dress I have featured here. I also am on the lookout for an oversized denim jacket. I currently have a light wash, fitted one but would love to try to find a medium wash, larger one to create an edgier look for some street style outfits I have been looking to recreate.

Oh how I adore the Mark Fisher LTD espadrilles wedges have been all the talk from every fashion blogger on my Instagram freed lately so inevitably the cute ‘dupe’ for these wedges (Steve Madden Jaylen Wedge Sandals) are on my wishlist. They are absolutely beautiful and could easily be transitioned into every season. Plus the Steve Madden pair is nearly $100 cheaper than the Mark Fisher pair!

I also am on the hunt for a light pink velvet choker. I feel like this would be such a good accessory to have to pair with a simple sweater and she sandals for the Spring time!

Along with that, I have been eyeing the gold Mantra band that reads ‘She Believed She Could So She Did’. I have been feeling so motivated to be better and improve my blogging plus  this simple bracelet would look so precious with my everyday stack.

I have been eyeing the Chloe Faye Purse for a few months on Pinterest now and it is absolutely stunning. However, it retails around $1,950.(Talk about a wish list haha) While I was looking on Missguided I found a similar one for only $4o in the most beautiful blush shade, I am obsessed with it!

And lastly, it is now secret I am obsessed with shoes. Especially, sandals. These fringed, colorful pairs have been spotted everywhere and I found the cutest pair from Target. I can’t wait to head on over there and spend my gift card!

Well, what have you all been eyeing for the upcoming Spring season?! Be sure to let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests (please!) you may have for me! Wishing you all the most fabulous Saturday. With love, McKenz.

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Spring Break Haul

Hello and happy Tuesday friends. As you may know from my Weekly Wrap Up #13, I was out of state this past weekend visiting with my aunt and uncle. Obviously we had to do a little bit of shopping and we did just that. Today I am going to be showing you what I picked up from the thrift store and the outlets. I will try and link as much as I can below. I will be featuring some of my new clothing pieces in a Spring Lookbook soon so stay tuned! Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoy. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below. With love, McKenz.


 

Thrift Store

I went in to the thrift store with an open mind and high hopes in finding a pair of boot cut jeans. I got lucky and found this pair from Hollister and these cute cheetah flats that were new with tags from Target! I also found a Mossimo army vest that was new with tags bu didn’t make it into today’s post. Don’t worry, it’ll be featured soon!

TJ Maxx

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Last year I purchased a pair of fake Birkenstocks from Target and I wore them like there was no tomorrow. I was so happy when I went to TJ Maxx and found the other style for only $16. I couldn’t pass them up and am so pleased that I decided to purchase them.

American Eagle

I scored big time at American Eagle and I am so so so happy with everything I picked up. Yellow has slowly become my new favorite color. For some reason it just makes me so happy. I picked up this striped top, and this baseball style tee in two different colors (clearance). This bralette was on sale for $16 from Aerie and I am so pleased with it. Along with this long sleeve wrap shirt that will be perfect for a night out.

yellow striped tee-https://www.ae.com/women-aeo-tomgirl-t-shirt-yellow/web/s-prod/2372_4519_700?cm=sUS-cUSD

bralette- https://www.ae.com/featured-aerie-classic-lace-bralette-white-/aerie/s-prod/4447_7433_100?cm=sUS-cUSD

baseball tee- https://www.ae.com/women-clearance-aeo-soft-sexy-baseball-henley-gold/web/s-prod/3376_4427_709?cm=sUS-cUSD

bell wrap tee- https://www.ae.com/women-aeo-soft-sexy-bell-wrap-shirt-brown/web/s-prod/3376_4553_200?cm=sUS-cUSD#sizechart

Gap

I have been wanting a pair of white jeans for the longest time. Gap has some of the best quality jeans so I finally decided to just go for it. This pair was on sale for $27 and I am so pleased with this purchase because I know how much use I’ll get out of them. I also got this mint green button up which will be perfect for church to throw on with some Jack Rogers.

white jeans-http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=1&pid=177624002

Famous Footwear

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I was so happy to find this pair of Nike’s. I love the grey and white and am so happy to have found such cute sneakers. They were $65 from Famous Footwear.