Blog Award Catch Up

Recently I have racked up quite the collection of blogging awards and I am super thankful for all of the ladies that constantly show me love and support by nominating me with these fabulous awards. Today I’m kicking back to answer some questions from you all and share a bit about myself. Enjoy!


The Versatile Blogger Award/One Lovely Blogger Award- I would like to thank Currentlylately, Sincerely Dreamette, Azra, pinkfordays and Allurelaura, for nominating me for this award; you all are the best!


  • You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog!
  • Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice.
  • Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself (being truthful!)
  1. I’m pretty sure ice-cream is a load 50% of my diet lol. I love cookie dough ice cream in a waffle cone.
  2. If I could travel to one place in the world right now I would have to choose South Africa. It looks absolutely stunning there and I feel like it would be such a cool adventure.
  3. My twin sister is my best friend.
  4. I have at least 50 pairs of shoes. Shoes are my weakness… clearly.
  5. I aspire to have hair like Carrie Bradshaw.
  6. I help out doing makeup for my school’s drama department but don’t have the courage to actually try out for a play to be on stage. However, I would love to and wish I did!
  7. I’m probably the chattiest girl you’ll ever meet.

img_5169The Mystery Blogger Award- A big thank you to Jamie from Don’t Give a Jam for nominating me for this award and Okoto Enigma for creating this tag.


  • Put the award logo/image on your blog post
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link
  • Tell readers 3 things about yourself
  • Answer the questions the blogger gave to you
  • Nominate 10-20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask nominees 5 questions of your choice (one weird/funny question)
  • Share a link to your best post(s)
  1. Do you pronounce it tomato or tomahto? Tomato.
  2. What is your most used word or phrase? Hmm this one is tough, I feel as though I say the word ‘mamacita’ a lot. This means hot mama in Spanish and my friends all use the word when talking about one another lol.
  3. Favorite song of the moment? Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran
  4. What’s the last thing you dreamt about? I can’t remember anything more than I was eating gummy bears in my last dream.
  5. If you could only watch one tv show for the rest of your life, which would you choose? One Tree Hill; it is hands down the best TV Show out there!


  1. I read my Bible every night before bed and try to write a bit. I’ve done this for as long as I can remember.
  2. If I had to choose between endless makeup and needless clothes I would without a doubt choose clothes.
  3. I’m convinced that 75 degrees and sunny with no humidity is the absolute best weather around.

A few of my favorite posts- 

  1. StyledbyMcKenz Turns One
  2. 1,000 Followers 
  3. GRWM- First Day Of School

My Questions to you- 

  1. What is your favorite word?
  2. If you could only choose one person to speak to for the rest of your life who would be?
  3. What was the first occupation you dreamed of having as a child?
  4. If you could change something about yourself what would it be and why?
  5. Do you ever regret starting a blog?

shokesLiebster Award with a twist- Thank you so much allofmebeauty for tagging me in this award, you are the sweetest!

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you with a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post acknowledging your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started and some advice for new bloggers.
  4. Select 15 other bloggers to do this award.
  5. Comment to all them bloggers to let them know.
  6. Share one of your favourite blog memories and give 2 of your favourite blog posts and tell us why they’re your favorite.

Brief story on how StyledbyMcKenz came to be- I have told the story of why/how I started my blog time and time again but here it goes once more: Over a year ago I sat down in my mom’s office looking for a way to combine my love for photography, clothing, makeup, and writing. She told me to start a blog. The idea made me nervous but I told her that if we could think of a name I would be willing to start one. A few weeks later my website was designed, a name was picked, and my first blog post ever was published. Just like that my life was flipped upside down and I could not be more grateful for this blog and all the people I have met along the way!

Two Pieces Of Advice- There are two things in specific that I wish someone had told me before starting a blog and making it more than a way to spend my free time. The first being, you are half the recipe to your success. If you want to reach your goals, go out and work towards them. Half of your success depends upon yourself, your passion, and your content. The other half is up to the people who read your blog and are the numbers behind it, which brings me to my next piece of advice. Stop worrying about the number. If your blog is not ‘growing’ the way you want it or you feel like there are so many people doing better than you, take the time to really look at your following. I currently stand at 1,200 WordPress followers and compared to others that number is so minuscule and to others that is so huge. Think of your following as the actual people and faces they are, not the number they make up. You’d be surprised how differently you view your following from then on.

Favorite blog memory- I feel as though I haven’t done anything super out of the ordinary in terms of blogging but nonetheless my favorite blogging memory has to be getting dressed up in my ribbon skirt and lace up heels before stopping on the side of the road with snow on the ground to take my one year anniversary pictures. I had so much joy and pride filled inside, like everything I had worked so hard for had paid off in one way or another.

Two favorite posts and why- Inevitably ‘StyledbyMcKenz Turns One‘ is my all time favorite blog post for reasons stated earlier and in close second would have to be ‘The Power of Makeup‘. I received such positive feedback from this post and felt so comfortable in my own skin, so proud of what I wrote and the message I was sending to other girls of all ages and ethnicities.

Below are nine girls I tag to answer any of the tags mentioned today (Versatile Blogger Award, Liebster Award, Mystery Blogger Award)-

  1. mergingthreads
  2. trip by triplets 
  3. marioness 
  4. fadedrouge 
  5. kaylee marie 
  6. beautybyadutchgirl
  7. whowhatfab
  8. amyhedgecook
  9. apocketfulofprep

Alright friends, that’s a wrap for today’s blog post. I hope you all enjoyed and hopefully learned a bit more about me. Be sure to leave me requests for upcoming blog posts you would like to see along with any other comments or questions you may have for me. Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz.

Latest Post: GRWM Formal- (Hair, Makeup, and Outfit)
Related Post: February Blog Award Catch Up
Instagram: styledbymckenz 




Blog Award Catch Up

Hey, loves! Over the last few weeks the number of nominations I have received for blogging awards has been piling up. As I was sitting down and sketching a general skeleton of a schedule for each month at the beginning of the year, I promised myself to do at least one blog award catch up/life update each month. Because sometimes it’s okay to sit down and just chat and not have every little thing planned out. So, that’s simply what I am going to be doing today. Get cozy, this is going to be a long one.

Blog Award #1- Thank you so much everlastingnikita for nominating me and Okoto Enigma for starting such a brilliant tag!img_5169.png

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. List the Rules.
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  6. Answer five questions from the nominee.
  7. Nominate anywhere from ten to twenty bloggers.
  8. Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog.
  9. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.
  10. Share the link to your best post.

Three things about me- (school edition)

  1. I am apart of the school’s newspaper and I love it. Being able to write stories about fashion and events taking place at my own high school is so much fun and has really opened up my eyes to all sides of my school.
  2. This will be my second year helping out with my school’s drama department by doing makeup! I love being able to hang with a completely different side of my school.
  3. I am in my first AP class (AP Government) this year and I have learned an astonishing amount since the beginning of the class.

Here are the questions I was asked-

  1. If you had the choice of knowing when and how you would meet the love of your life, would you want to know? No, I don’t think I would want to know. I think that you must experience heartbreak to know what love is therefore I would not want to rush into nowing.
  2. What is your biggest flaw you have? I am seriously so anxious it’s not funny. I wish I could help myself from worrying about things that I have no control over.
  3. If you had to choose where you would spend your life, where would It be? I’m not sure. Out of college I would love to live in New York City for all the amazing fashion and opportunities; however, I would love to live somewhere with a warmer climate. I hope to live somewhere one day that screams home and is as comfortable to me as where I am now.
  4. Let’s pretend you’re in an abandoned island, what is 5 things you wish you would have with you? My sister for sure, water, a pair of sneakers, a camera, and something to for self-protection.
  5. How are you doing today? Today I am doing well. I am slowly but surely checking as many things as possible off of my to-do list for today.

Here are my questions to you-

  1. Where do you picture yourself in ten years?
  2. What was the first camera you ever had like?
  3. How has your dad impacted your life?
  4. What is your favorite TV show to binge watch? YouTuber?
  5. When do you feel most productive?


  1. lovealwaysashleyj
  2. bakersfieldbeautyblogger
  3. courteneynoonan
  4. hipsterhana 
  5. foodfashionanddesign

Blog Award #2- Thank you so much asmilingheart for nominating me!



  1. Display the award
  2. Thank the person who gave the award (and include a link to their blog.)
  3. Share seven things about yourself
  4. Nominate Bloggers

Seven things about me-(blogging edition)

  1. This month is my fourteenth month blogging! (ah that’s so crazy!)
  2. My mom helped design my ‘Styledbymckenz’ logo for my site launch in January 2016 and I still love it till this day.
  3. My sister and my mom take the majority of my blog photos and I love them for it.
  4. Sundays are my favorite day of the week. I always wake up around 8 and clean my room, pick out outfits, write, blog, and take pictures for the week ahead. It’s my most productive day of the week.
  5. Growing my Instagram account is something I am working really hard to do. Be sure to give me a follow here. 🙂
  6. My blogging schedule has almost always been Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday. With an additional post Saturday if I have enough ideas for the month.
  7. I have a list of blogging goals sitting above my desk to keep me motivated. My two main goals are to switch to a self hosted site and reach 2,000 blog followers by the end of the year.


  1. sincerelyashxx
  2. laceandflannels
  3. bdarielle
  4. laleelovesbeauty

Blogging Award #3- Thank you so much Caitlin for nominating me!


  1. Display the award
  2. Thank the person who gave the award (and include a link to their blog.)
  3. Share seven things about yourself
  4. Nominate Bloggers

Seven things about me- (random edition)

  1. I love to read and wish I had more time to do it. If you have any book suggestions leave them below please! 🙂
  2. I have over fifty pairs of shoes. In my defense, my foot hasn’t really grown in a few years so I don’t typically have to get rid of shoes.
  3. I really want a pair of fake glasses.
  4. White is probably my favorite color to wear.
  5. I eat popcorn almost everyday.
  6. In the Summer I try to walk five miles a day when I’m not traveling or in a different state.
  7. My goal is to make it to ten states this year.


  1. littlebeautyblogxo
  2. darlydarly
  3. inthemodeof
  4. klytalks

Blogging Award #4- Thank you so much Happy Go Lucky Hoosier Girl for nominating me!


  1. Display the award
  2. Thank the person who gave the award (and include a link to their blog.)
  3. Share seven things about yourself
  4. Nominate Bloggers

Seven things about me- (life after high school edition)

  1. The thought of not living down the hall from my sister absolutely breaks my heart even though she’s a pain in my butt half the time.
  2. I hope to study something in the fashion industry in college.
  3. I am currently looking at schools to visit within the coming months! If you have any recommendations please leave them below!!
  4. Going to school in a big city sounds like a dream come true.
  5. I love the idea of being in a sorority but most likely would never join one.
  6. I love the idea of knowing almost nobody in college because it gives you a complete fresh start.
  7. I hope to live within driving distance of Madison once we are both in the real world!


  1. jessicajadebeauty
  2. kingdomofsequins
  3. anotheronecalledbecky
  4. themakeupcase17

*For the Versatile Blogger Awards I chose to base my seven facts on different topics but feel free to talk about whatever you would like!

Well that is it for today’s blog post. I hope you all found this insightful and were able to get to know me a little better plus discover some new bloggers to add to your subscription box! Thank you again to all the beautiful ladies that tagged me; I am so grateful! Have a fabulous day everyone. Talk soon; with love, McKenz.

Latest Post- Valentine’s Day GRWM (Hair, Makeup, and Outfit)
Related Post- Blog Award Catch Up
Instagram- styledbymckenz


Blog Awards Catch Up

Hey, friends! I have been tagged in a couple of blogging awards over the last few weeks and felt that today would be the perfect day to sit down and answer all of your questions and tag some of my favorite WordPress ladies for you to follow too.

I would like to thank Abigail from thefreckledfashionista for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! She is the sweetest and am so thankful for her tag!


1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

Brief Story- Over a year ago I sat down in my mom’s office looking for a way to combine my love for photography, clothing, makeup, and writing. She told me to start a blog. The idea made me nervous but I told her that if we could think of a name I would be willing to start one. A few weeks later my website was designed, a name was picked, and my first blog post ever was published. Just like that my life was flipped upside down and I could not be more grateful for this blog and all the people I have met along the way!

Two Pieces Of Advice- There are two things in specific that I wish someone had told me before starting a blog and making it more than a way to spend my free time. The first being, you are half the recipe to your success. If you want to reach your goals, go out and work towards them. Half of your success depends upon yourself, your passion, and your content. The other half is up to the people who read your blog and are the numbers behind it, which brings me to my next piece of advice. Stop worrying about the number. If your blog is not ‘growing’ the way you want it or you feel like there are so many people doing better than you, take the time to really look at your following. I currently stand at 1,200 WordPress followers and compared to others that number is so minuscule and to others that is so huge. Think of your following as the actual people and faces they are, not the number they make up. You’d be surprised how differently you view your following from then on.

15 Bloggers I tag-

  1. Mercy Immanuela
  2. Azra
  3. Absolutely Olivia
  4. Abeautifulthing
  5. Kristen Shane
  6. Makeup_By_Makena
  7. Mackmarie
  8. Apocketfulofprep
  9. miprepp
  10. Queen City Petite
  11. akmakeupaddict
  12. Meredith Ann
  13. Jessica Jade Beauty
  14. lexrayn
  15. sunnyskieshazeleyes

I would like to thank soosophisticatedbeauty for tagging me in the Mystery Blogger Award! Check out her page for the cutest beauty reviews. This award was created by Okoto Enigma, be sure to check her out here.


  1. List the rules.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link them
  3. Mention and link the creator of the award
  4. Tell your followers 3 things about yourself
  5. Answer the 5 questions left for you by your nominator
  6. Nominate 10 bloggers and notify them
  7. Ask your nominees 5 questions
  8. Share links to your best/fav blog posts.

Three things about me:
1. I am a fraternal twin. My sister’s name is Madison and she almost always takes my blog pictures.
2. I really love planning things out. I always am writing something down in order to keep my thoughts organized.
3. I hope to travel to fifteen states this year.

5 Questions Left By My Nominator- 

  1. Lipstick or Lipgloss? Both! I am such a sucker for glossy, plump lips but love wearing lipstick on an everyday basis.
  2. Top 5 wishlist products. Currently on my wishlist is a marble computer case, New Balance sneakers, red Hunters, a microphone for YouTube videos, and a dress for Winter formal.
  3. If you could anything at this very moment, right this very second, what would it be? If I could be anything right now, it would be successful in all the ways I wish.
  4. What’s your current favourite TV series to watch? Right now I’m watching 90210 and love it but my all time favorite show is One Tree Hill.
  5. Next Travel Destination ? New York to visit my aunt is where I’ll be headed next!

10 Bloggers I Tag-

  1. Emily Clare Beauty
  2. Beauty and the Ballroom
  3. Sophie Maie
  4. Ivana’s Makeup World
  5. Beautybyadutchgirl
  6. marioness
  7. theresamariedaily
  8. lamodefou
  9. thatswhatsupblogger
  10. jasistyleforever

and the 5 Questions for them-

1. What are your favorite blog posts to write?
2. What do you want to be when you’re older?
3. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
4. Are you closer with your mom or dad?
5. Have you ever been out of the country?

My Three Favorite Blog Posts-

1. The Power Of Makeup
2. Styledbymckenz Turns One
3. 1,000 Followers

Well that’s a wrap for today’s blog post. I hope you all enjoyed and congratualations to the twenty five ladies who I have nominated! Wishing you all the best today and always. With love, McKenz.



Catching Up On Tags + 10 More WordPress Followers to Follow NOW!

Hey ladies I was tagged to do the 20 Questions Tag by sophiemaie and the 20 Things That Make Me Happy Tag by mergingthreads. I figured what better way to kick off the month of December by answering some questions, telling you what makes me happy, and sharing ten more WordPress bloggers with you all?! I also want to wish you all a happy December! I am not participating in Blogmas this year but will be posting five times a week. If you all have any holiday post requests please leave them below along with any questions or comments. I hope you all enjoy this post and have a fabulous Friday. Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz.

Starting with the Twenty Questions Tag…

  1. Things you cannot live without? My computer, clothes, and my family.
  2. Favorite makeup brand? As far as high-end goes, I love Urban Decay for any eye products. From the drugstore I prefer Maybelline. I adore their face products and lippies.
  3. Favorite flowers? Sunflowers, how can you look at them and not be instantly happy?!
  4. Favorite clothing stores? Old Navy by far, Gap, Forever 21, and Nordstrom Rack.
  5. Favorite Perfume? Warm Vanilla Sugar from Bath&Body Works.
  6. Heels or flats? Shoes with heels make me feel so good about myself, so def heels. However, flats are far more comfortable.
  7. Do you get good grades? Yes, I am a fairly good student and always make Honor Roll.
  8. Favorite color? Yellow is my favorite color but if I had to pick my favorite color to wear it would totally be white or a shade of green.
  9. Do you drink energy drinks? Nope.
  10. Do you drink juice? Not usually but I do like it.
  11. Do you like swimming? I’m not very good at it but I do love swimming. I love lakes best.
  12. Do you eat chips with a fork? Of course not.
  13. What’s your favorite moisturizer? Cetaphil has my favorite moisturizer, it’s super thick which I love.
  14. Do you want to be married in the future? Yes, I would love to be married and have a big family one day.
  15. Do you get mad easily? Not necessarily, more so irritated.
  16. Are you into ghost hunting? Absolutely not. I do not like anything scary either.
  17. Any phobias? I don’t have any phobias, but flying over water scares me. I do it anyways though.
  18. Do you bite your nails? Yes, when I’m super nervous. This habit bothers me so much which is why I love having my nails painted to keep me from biting.
  19. Have you ever had a near death experience? Nope.
  20. Do you drink coffee? On the occasion, but it’s not an everyday thing for me.

Now for the twenty things that make me happy; these are just a few (,:

  1. Spending time doodling in my Bible and chatting with Jesus every night.
  2.  Wearing heels. It makes me feel so elegant.
  3. Friday night football games in my small hicktown.
  4. The little things.
  5. Checking something off a list; it makes me feel so accomplished.
  6. Wearing a new outfit.
  7. Sundays!!! They are the best days to collect your thoughts and get work done.
  8. Boys that hold the door open for you. (the way it should be)
  9. Blogging and all the internet friends I’ve made from it.
  10. A freshly made bed.
  11. Long walks around the neighborhood with Celia.
  12. Pictures that have been developed.
  13. People that play the piano.
  14. Flying at night.
  15. Anything sentimental, letters are some of my favorites!
  16. When the blinds to my bedroom are open!
  17. Mumford and Suns, Jack Johnson, and Hozier
  18. Doing something on the weekends.
  19. Reading before bed.
  20. The overwhelming amount of love I feel when logging onto styledbymckenz.

And lastly, ten WordPress bloggers you need to be following! Ladies, feel free to answer the Twenty Questions above and she twenty things that make you happy.

  1. Mergingthreads
  2. Marioness
  3. Fashion With a V
  4. CharitySantibanez
  5. lovejennyxo
  6. Azra
  7. Andshewentonandon
  8. Aoifelr
  9. maceyalexandra
  10. kimberlyhseih

The Fall Tag

Hello everyone, I thought today it might be fun to answer some questions fro t he Fall tag that I have seen going around YouTube and WordPress. I love meeting new bloggers and reading everyone’s answers so stay tuned to see if you’re one of the five bloggers I nominate to answer these questions!

1. Fav Thing About Fall? By far my favorite thing about Fall is the household decorations and the fashion. Both are so cute and fun!
2. Fav Fall/Halloween Movies I love Halloweentown, it’s by far my favorite Halloween Movie, Forrest Gump is definitely a good one to watch around this time of year too.
3. Fashion Trend You’re Loving For Fall I am loving the velvet trend and over the knee boots, I totally want to purchase a pair. I also am loving the bomber jackets so much that I’ve already boughten one for myself.
4. Fav Fall Drink Salted Carmel Mocha Frap from Starbucks or a Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate from Dunkin.
5. What is fall weather like where you live? It’s usually about 40 in the morning and 55-60 around three in the afternoon here. We don’t get too much rain and we definitely experience all four seasons.
6. Apple picking or hayride? By far a hay ride, they are so fun and festive!
7. Rain or fog? Rain, cause that gives me an excuse to break out my Hunter’s.
8. Hocus Pocus or Halloweentown? Halloweentown for the win!
9. Corn Maze or Haunted House? Although I’m not a huge fan of all things scary, I think a haunted house is way more fun than a corn maze.
10. Halloween or Thanksgiving? Hmmm this is so hard. I love Halloween because I get to dress up, take corny pictures, and get candy but thanksgiving is so festive and family oriented. I’m not sure I can pick.
11. Coats or Oversized Sweaters Coats; whether its utility, leather, bomber, or denim I love layering with jackets!
12. Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie? Apple pie, it’s so much better.
13. Cool Crisp Mornings or Cozy Evenings Cozy evenings, there’s something so enchanting about them. Mornings where I live are a little too crip for my liking.
14. Fav Fall Candle? Anything with pumpkin in it is to die for! I love almost all Bath & Body Works candles.
15. Favourite Thing To Do in The Fall Go pumpkin picking and watch football; two of fall’s necessities.

I tag the following girls to answer these questions and tag five more people:

  1. allthingsaubreyy
  2. beauty&more
  3. polishedbyamy
  4. abeautifulthing2015
  5. dollfacediaries

Well that’s it for this quick little tag, feel free to answer these questions even if i din’t tag you, I would love to hear you all’s answers and for you to leave links to your latest posts so I can check them out! Have a fabulous Wednesday. With love, McKenz



Leibster Award

Hi friends, I can’t believe I have been nominated for yet another Leibster award! i am grateful for all the people that have nominated me over the months and have taken time out of their day to learn more about me. I was nominated by the lovely Girly Blogger and will be answering her questions today as well as nominating eleven other beautiful ladies!

Rules:                                                                                                                                                               post 11 facts about yourself, answer 11 questions from your nominator, nominate 11 other bloggers, ask them 11 questions, let them know you nominated them

11 Facts:

  1. I start school in two days and am super excited. I miss all my friends and am anxious to see who will be in my classes and who my teachers are.
  2. When I’m older I hope to have four kids. i would also love to foster a kid or look into adoption. I think that kind of stuff is life changing for not only the kid but the parent.
  3. On my personal Instagram I change the VSCO filter every  (9 rows) 27 pictures.
  4. I had my ears pierced but I ended up having to close them in the sixth grade and never got them re-pierced because of cheerleading. I would love to get them redone though.
  5. I could sit in my room and plan out outfits for hours. i like to write down and take pictures of as many ideas as possible so I can have some ideas when I’m lacking inspiration.
  6. Throughout the years I have wanted to be a life coach, author, fashion designer, photographer, and an English teacher. As of right now, i’m not sure what profession I want to pursue but I think I would like to go into fashion journalism or fashion merchandising.
  7. I hope to one day be considered wise. I think that is an amazing character trait to acquire.
  8. I have never traveled out of the country but would love to go on a mission trip one time. I really wish my church had things like that, that would be a dream come true.
  9. If you read my blog posts you probably here the names Celia, Jeanie, Madison, and Gb majority of the time. Celia has been my best friend for over ten years, she’s a neighborhood friends and we’ve grown up together. Jeanie is my best friend and we go to the same school still unlike Celia. Jeanie and I became friends in middle school. Madison is my twin sister and only sibling. And lastly, Gb is my best guy friend. he’s a couple years older and we read the Bible together a lot.
  10. Sometimes I sit in bed at night and cry happy tears because of how far blogging has taking me physically and emotionally. It’s a beautiful feeling to have.
  11. I hope one day I can show my kids my blog and they can read it all and laugh at all the ‘funny’ things we wore and the ‘strange’ hair styles. I hope they can read my Weekly Wrap Ups and feel like they’re reading my diary and get a feel for waht my life was like growing up.

11 Questions:

Who is your favorite YouTuber? My favorite YouTuber is definitely Danielle Marie, she is the absolute sweetest thing and lives such a cool life. She’s a constant reminder that my dreams can be reality if I pout forth the effort and have the passion for it.

What do you love most about blogging? I love blogging because I am able to connect, inspire, and and interact with people I have never even met before. That never fails to make my jaw drop. I love being able to sit in my room at thee end of a blogging day and carry so much pride in my heart because i have created something that I couldn’t imagine living without now.

How would you describe yourself in one word? If I could chose only one word to describe myself it would be full.

What color is your hair? Dirty blonde but I color it to keep it blonde. However, not a frosty blonde. i like it pretty warm, almost sunkissed.

How do you see yourself in the future? I’m not sure honestly. I have some ideas of what I want to do and where I hope to be but I’m not sure if that stuff is exact. I hope to see myself happy and doing what I love. Whatever that may be when the time comes.

Do you have any pets? One dog, she’s a Shitzu Bichon named Abby.

When did you start blogging? I started blogging January 1st 2016.

What is your favorite season? By far fall. it’s so cute. I love the colors and the clothes and the feel. Something about it is enchanting, it’s definitely the best season of them all.

What is your favorite book? My favorite book changes often because I do like to read. for something fun I love The Devil Wears Prada and I really liked Just friends by Billy Taylor.

Do you play an instrument? Nope, but I would love to learn how to play the piano!

What is your favorite childhood memory? When I was four years old Madison and I found out that we were going to be cheerleaders and we ran around the front yard screaming with delight and doing cartwheels like there was no tomorrow. It’s crazy to think that eleven years later we’re still cheering. Although, I’d like to think this is still my childhood and that it is not over yet!

11 Nominees: 




livi burke

katherine valmis





simply southern sparkle


My 11 Questions for them:

What is your favorite color to wear?

What made you start blogging?

What is one thing you want to do before you die?

What is the most heart warming thing you have ever encountered?

What is your favorite tv show?

Have you ever been in love?

What holiday is your favorite and why?

Do you have any siblings?


If you have one, what is your first kiss story?

Do you have an Instagram for your blog, if so what is it?

Favorite song?







How Would You Describe Your Style?

How would you describe your style? As a fashion blogger,  it’s a question I get asked a lot. It has dawned on me that I never truly sat down to give the question much thought. Some days I wake up with the urge to dress preppy, edgy, modest, bohemian, chic, a bum. Everyday is a new day and what’s so amazing about putting together outfits is that I can make them whatever I want them to be. As you may notice from my recent  Weekly Wrap Up’s (a week in my life and an outfit’s of the week combined) a lot of days I’m dressed in workout clothes. The reason being, in the summer, most of my days are spent cheering. As you may notice in the school year, I am always dressed up with my hair done and a full face of makeup on. My style is whatever I chose it to be, whatever my heart desires, whatever makes me feel most confident. So the answer to ‘how would you describe your style?’ is simply ‘mine’. How would you describe yours? With love, McKenz.

Finding Yourself · Makeup

The Power of Makeup

Christmas morning of sixth grade I received my first mascara. I was bursting with happiness and excitement. All the other girls had been wearing mascara and eyeliner for months and I looked at them with envy in my eyes. I hoped that soon I would wear makeup too. I never felt that I was ugly because I didn’t wear makeup, never felt that I needed it either. Just the idea of painting my face each morning sounded thrilling to me. Little did I know that that one tube of Covergirl Mascara would shape me into the person I am today. Gradually I grew my collection as well as my love for the task which I somehow came to view as an art. I asked for makeup for holidays, birthdays, just about any occasion I could. Fast forward a handful of years; I’m now going to be a sophomore in high school and have let my love for makeup taken over me completely. A lot of people don’t understand it, but I don’t expect them to anymore. I turned makeup into my own outlet of creativity. And I love it, every last bit of it. Because makeup is mine. I can wear none if I want, I can alter my features and throw on different colors, I can blend and curl and paint whatever my heart desires. And if I don’t like the reflection staring back at me, I can simply start over. So to all the people that say “you don’t need to wear makeup to please other people, you look fine without it” : you’re absolutely right. I don’t have to wear makeup for other people and I don’t “need” it. But what is “needing” makeup? Having a zit so you need to cover it? Wearing eyeliner cayuse your eyes are too light? Contouring your face because it’s too round? There is no need for makeup, nor do I think there ever will be. The fulfillment and the confidence and the passion that I have discovered in myself is what I ‘needed’.  Five years ago if you told me that I would be sitting here blogging about the power of makeup or going to theater after school to fulfill my duties as the school’s makeup artist, or having makeup jobs on the weekend I would have laughed in your face. I would have laughed because the tables have turned. The little girl that once envied the people that applied thick coats of mascara ten minutes before they left the house, is now me. The girl behind the want for a tube of mascara turned into the girl who’s life was changed. So if you ask me, that’s the power of makeup.


with love, McKenz.


Makeup Addict Tag

Hello everyone. I hope your morning is off to a great start! Today I am going to be answering the questions from the makeup addict tag which I have seen going around here on WordPress. Stay tuned to see if you’re one of the ten lucky ladies I tag! Without further ado… let’s get started.

1.What products are you always buying more of even though you have enough? 

I own so much eyeshadow that I don’t need but I always give in.

2.What is one product you could never live without? 

Definitely mascara, only because my eyelashes are so light, that by adding mascara my face completely transforms.

3. What is your favorite high end brand? 

By far Urban Decay. I always splurge on their products.

4. How big is your makeup collection? 

My makeup collection isn’t huge but it’s by far more than thee average person and I definitely don’t need it all. However, makeup is a hobby and my form of ‘art’.

5. How do you store your makeup?

I keep my makeup on my bedroom dresser in two, five drawer plastic containers.

6. How many makeup products are in your bag at the moment? 

I keep hardly any makeup in my bag, often times I only have the the lip product i’m wearing at the moment and an old stick concealer.

7. How long is your makeup routine and how many products do you use?

A full face of makeup usually takes me twenty minutes, using about twenty products. Honestly though, to get fully ready; as in hair, makeup, and outfit it usually takes me a half hour.

8. Have you every bought a makeup product, knowing that you wouldn’t need it? 

Of course! I know I’m not the only girl guilty of this one…oops. I most commonly do this with lip products.

Here are the ten girls I tag:

  1. thepearlylife
  2. cynthiarobinsonblog
  3. beautyliciousstyle
  4. embracevanity
  5. marivynblaire
  6. beyonfthesuedebeyonfthesuede
  7. kimberlyloveless
  8. sarahbutnettxsarahbutnettx
  9. mergingthreads
  10. everything&nothin

Thank you so much for reading everyone. I hope you all enjoy this post and have the best day! Don’t forget to catch my most recent posts if you missed them. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below. With love, McKenz

Fashion · Uncategorized

Shopaholic Tag

Hi friends, I’ve missed you tons. My first day home was so relaxing and fun. I was able to see my two best friends and soak up the sun all day which made my heart so happy. Although when I woke up this morning I realized I didn’t have a blog post planned out for today and have nobody around to help me with a post. I’m in the mood for something a little more casual which is why today I’m throwing it back to a tag that went around YouTube a few years ago that I think is so cute and fun. I’ve gotten quite a few followers recently and want to get to know them so I figured this was the perfect opportunity! If you missed yesterday’s post “Weekly Wrap Up #26 & #27” click here. I hope you guys enjoy thank you so much for reading, stay tuned to hear what five ladies I nominate! With love, McKenz.

The questions:
1. Would you consider yourself a shopaholic?

I actually wouldn’t consider myself a shopaholic. I don’t shop too much but when I do, I do my fair share of damage; usually on shoes because I adore getting a new pair of shoes and finding different ways to style them.
2. How would you classify your style?

I feel as if there isn’t one word to describe my style. In the summer I would consider it very casual, I tend to dress more like an average teenager in shorts and a t-shirt when I’m just sitting around the house doing nothing, but I always try to look presentable when out and about. In the winter I definitely opt towards the preppy style.
3. What store can you not leave without buying at least one thing?

I can never leave Old Navy without buying anything. It’s my absolute favorite store, not to mention everything there is very in style and is very affordable. Some of my favorite clothing pieces are from old Navy, 10/10 would recommend!
4. Where do you find the best deals?

Old Navy is also the answer to this question, they always have good deals running and you get what you pay for!
5. What designer are you willing to splurge for?

I don’t own much designer but I would say Steve Madden. He makes the cutest things and you can find his shoes for good deals at Nordstrom Rack and DSW.
6. Do you have a go to shopping outfit?

Yes! Jeans, a white shirt, and Birkenstocks is my favorite shopping outfit. My reason being; all pants that you may be trying on look fine with a white top, most tops that are bought can be worn with jeans more then shorts, plus they’re comfortable. Birkenstocks are comfy and easy to slip on and off so I always reach for them.
7. What is your guilty pleasure? (Not including makeup)

My guilty pleasure is either shoes or a white shirt. I always reach for white first, something about it gets me every time.
8. What is one staple clothing piece you cannot live without?

I could not live without a dark wash pair of skinny jeans. You can wear jeans with a light blouse and lace ups in the Spring, a tank and sandals in the Summer, a sweater and booties in the Fall, and a flannel, scarf, and Hunter’s in the Winter! plus they are a timeless piece.
9. What is a trend you hope never goes out of style?

One trend I hope never goes out of style is lace up shoes. I own two pairs of flats and two pairs of sandals and think they are the cutest thing ever. They can dress up any outfit which is a plus.
10. What trend did you love that passed way to quickly?

Maxi dresses came and went way too quickly, don’t get me wrong though i still break mine out when Summer rolls around. They are seriously the most comfortable piece of clothing ever if you ask me!
11. Who is your fashion icon?

Hmm I don’t really have many fashion icons, I mostly just roll with my own style and what I like, but I adore Danielle Marie and Blake Lively.

Here are the girls I nominate:

  1. mergingthreads
  2. kimberlyloveless
  3. ayrgalaxy
  4. sethosvogue
  5. suedesunsets