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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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Recreating Pinterest Outfits//Summer Edition

I know I’m not the only girl who is constantly pinning outfits to their Pinterest boards but never looks at them again. Today I went through my fashion board and decided to recreate three of the outfits I had pinned. I didn’t have the exact pieces for some of these outfits but I tried my best to match the clothing as best as I could.

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1) I knew that I wanted to recreate at least one outfit that incorporated Birkenstocks. this one was so cute and looks perfect for a bonfire or towards the end of August as you’re drifting into Fall. If you live in a hotter climate  you could always just drape the sweater along your purse!

 

This was the outfit I created. The sweater is from Gap, the tank is from Old Navy, my jean shorts are American Eagle, and my shoes are black Birks.

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2) Whenever I go out with my girls, we always opt for jeans, as they always look cuter and pair much better with wedges than shorts do. I loved how this one came together.

 

 

 

 

This was definitely my favorite outfit of the three. My top is from Athleta, my necklace is from Aeropostale. The jeans aren’t ripped but were a similar color from Hollister, and my wedges are from Amazon. The watch is also Kate Spade.

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3) This is probably my least favorite of the three, mostly because I wished they had paired e outfit with black shoes. None the less I did my best to match this casual, day time outfit.

 

 

 

 

 

For this outfit I took my favorite black V neck from American Eagle with a pair of olive-green flowy shorts from Hollister. My shoes are from Bass, my watch is Kate Spade, and my sunglasses are from the Dollar Store. I would’ve worn earrings to go with, however, I don’t have my ears pierced!

Well that’s a wrap for today’s blog post. I hope this gave you all some outfit inspiration and some ideas on how to put your Pinterest boards to good use. Follow me on Pinterest if you’d like here. Thank you all for stopping by. With love, McKenz.

 

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My Top 5 Favorite Summer Outfits

As I was sitting in my room, analyzing my previous blog posts and planning for future ones, I realized I had yet to share with you some of my favorite Summer outfits. I know that Summer is making its way to an end  but I figured we still had a few more weeks of scorching hot weather and some people in need of some outfit ideas. Today I rounded up my most reached for outfits this summer to share with you. As always, outfit details will be listed below!

  1. For the first outfit I went for something more bohemian. I picked up these rusted orange, patch shorts from TJ Maxx a few weeks back and look perfect paired with my brown lace up sandals. This outfit is easy, fun, and looks great in pictures.

shirt: Old Navy, bralette: American Eagle, shorts: Pacsun, shoes: Target, watch: Kate Spade, bracelets: Alex and Ani, Charming Charlies, and Boho Betty

2. Yellow is one of my favorite colors to wear. it’s light, sunny, and so cute. I love to throw on a pair of jean shorts and my Rainbows when heading out the door. You look put together but are putting in hardly any effort.

shirt: American Eagle, shorts: American Eagle, bralette: American Eagle, shoes: Rainbows, watch: Target, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Boho Betty

3. If you’re anything like my twin sister, you don’t like your toes to see the sun a whole lot. I love my maroon Converse and they look super cute paired with a matching tee. If you don’t like sandals, definitely try out this look!

shirt: Old Navy, shorts: American Eagle, shoes: Converse, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani, Charming Charlies, and Boho Betty

4. Don’t want to look too fancy? don’t want to look too casual? Go for a romper! They are my go to when I’m not positive of the dress code. you won’t look over or under dressed, and a strapless one is perfect to show off your new tan!

romper: Old Navy, shoes: TJ Maxx, watch: Macys, bracelets: Alex and Ani, necklace: Forever 21

5. I love a graphic tee as much as the next girl does. this one is from a small company called Hunter&Honey, feel free to check them out on Facebook! This top looks so cute with my flowy shorts and the lace ups add a chic vibe to the outfit.

shirt: Hunter&Honey, shorts: TJ Maxx, shoes: Target, watch: Kate Spade, bracelets: Alex and Ani, necklace: Forever 21

That’s it for today’s post, i hope you all enjoyed these five outfit ideas. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below I’m happy to hear from you all.Thak you so much for stopping by, be sure to check out the latest Weekly Wrap Up and The Power Of Makeup. Have a wonderful day. With love, McKenz.

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2 Simple Summer Makeup Looks

Good morning everyone, I hope you all are doing well. My two girlries were kind enough to let me use their faces for this blog post. I did some super simple summer makeup looks on them. These could honestly be used throughout any season but I tried to keep them super lightweight so they were more applicable in the summertime. So without further ado, let’s get into it! I hope you all enjoy.


Celia said I could do whatever as long as I applied some face makeup. So to start off her face, I applied the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation all over with a damp beauty blender. I set that with the NYC Powder/Bronzer Duo to keep her face from getting shiny and provide some color. I lightly contoured with my Anastasia Contour Kit. For the eyes I took the same shade I used to contour on a fluffy crease brush and worked it into her crease. It’s super subtle but adds some definition to the eyes. For mascara I used the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and the Maybelline Colossal Mascara and applied generously. Lastly, to fill in the brows I used the Elf Eyebrow Kit to shape her brows and keep them in place! This is a super simple, yet gorgeous look!

Madison wanted hardly anything, so I started her off by shaping and filling her eyebrows in with the color ‘Frisk’ from the Naked Basics 2 Palette. Madison asked for no eye makeup, so she only applied mascara. I chose the Too Faced Better Than Sex. I lightly contoured using the Anastasia Contour Kit and then Madison applied a bold, red lip color from Nars.


Well, that is it for today’s blog post. I hope you all enjoyed these two super simple looks. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below, I’m open to anything and everything! Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day. Don’t forget to check out my most recent posts “GRWM: Girls Lunch Out”, “Soft Orange Makeup Tutorial//Too Faced Chocolate Bar” and “WWU #30”. Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz.

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Summer Essentials

Hi friends, I hop you’re having the best day. Aside from Fall, Summer has to be my favorite season. I know I’m not the only one which is why today I wanted to share with you all my Summer fashion essentials. I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite clothes, shoes, and accessories. Along with that I also want to share with you the book “Just Friends” by Billy Taylor. It’s a beautiful love story about two college students and is a perfect beach book id you’re looking for one. Anyways, let’s get on into my Summer essentials!


My Summer’s don’t always require me to get all fancied up, so a simple tee and jean shorts are appropriate for most of my days. I adore stripes because they look perfect with anything, a white tank top is my absolute favorite clothing piece. This one’s from Forever 21 and looks perfect with shorts or jeans. Yellow is my favorite color, as it’s sunny color makes me so happy. I love wearing yellow in the summer, it’s the best.

American Eagle, Forever 21, American Eagle

My current favorite shoes are Chacos and lace up sandals. Chacos are fit for all of my adventures and perfect when I know my toes are going o get wet. I have a habit of spending too much money on Target sandals… oops. This tan, lace up pair look super boho chic, which I’m currently loving.

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I love hats so much! This ‘happy, blessed, thankful’ one is a custom order from Hunter&Honey. Check out their Facebook page for more items like this one! My large Longchamp is perfect for everything. I can use it for traveling, the pool, and shopping. It’s so worth the investment.

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The Dollar Store is the best place to get sunglasses. Why?  You may ask. Well that’s because I always misplace them or scratch them up. So spending a dollar every Summer is so much more convenient. My rose gold watch has been on repeat this whole Summer, it’s from Target and is adorable. I love my Boho Betty bracelet is one of my favorites, go to their website and type in the code ‘styledbymckenz’ for 20% off your order.

Dollar Tree, Target/Alex and Ani/Boho Betty


Thank you so much for stopping by and reading. If you missed my most recent posts, check them out: Weekly Wrap Up #28, 5 Ways To Style Birkenstocks, God’s Everlasting Love. If you have any requests, comments, or questions please leave them below. I hope you all have the best day. With love, McKenz.