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.

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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

 

Finding Yourself

Best Of 2016- Makeup, Clothing, Moments, and More

As promised, today I will be sharing the best of 2016. From the moments to the makeup and everything in between; I am so thankful to be able to share it all with you.

Alright starting with the clothing. This was the year I truly began to experiment with my style and really try new things that forced me to step out of my comfort zone style wise. No doubt about it sandals and booties were what I lived in during 2016. My most worn shoes this year had to be my lace up sandals from Target and my maroon booties from Old Navy. My Gap Girlfriend jeans were always on repeat as well as my Gap overalls. You could count on a watch being on my wrist at all times as well. You can check out my top 16 outfits from 2016 by reading that post here.

Makeup is definitely narrowed down to my Too Faced Chocolate Bar, liquid lipsticks, and contouring. I really stepped up my game this year. I still have tons of stepping up to do but I gained a lot of skill and experience this year.

Sorry Gossip Girl- One Tree Hill takes the cake for best show of the year. No doubt about it.

Song of the year- my gosh this is tough. Maroon 5, She Will Be Loved. This one reminds me of all the good times, therefore I have to give it my top pick for the year.

My favorite book of the year has got to be The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Although, I really didn’t do too much reading this year so it’s not like I had tons to choose from. As far as reading in my Bible goes, Proverbs takes the win. It is beautiful in every way shape and form. It has short, sweet verses that will really speak to you. It provided such a gorgeous learning experience for me.

As far as the year goes as a whole I am so thankful to have been the school’s makeup artist for our most recent plays throughout the early months of the year. In March I traveled to New York for Spring break and in April I found the most amazing friends and my relationship with Jesus completely took off. In May I turned 15 and celebrated with all of my dearest friends after making Varsity Cheer for the second year in a row. In June I finished my Freshman year and took off to spend a few weeks in Wisconsin. Half of my July was spent at the beach with my best friend and once I came home I had the most amazing opportunity and was interviewed for the local new station. A huge milestone for my blog. Another one came shortly after in August when I reached 1,000 Instagram followers and released my first YouTube video. I started Sophomore year and blogging really began to take off for me. In September football season as well as competition was in full swing leaving me cheering every second of my ‘free’ time. October meant homecoming everything which is always so fun. In November my high school cheer team placed second in the county and my school’s football team finished with a perfect winning season. December treated me oh so good in every way. The first week of the year my boys became State champs for the second year in a row. It was the best feeling. December 7th I hit 1,000 blog followers leaving me with more than double my original goal for the year. Basketball started up and my love for cheering for it came back in a heartbeat. I then had Winter break and was back in New York with family. January 1st I celebrated one year of styledbymckenz.

Success was my favorite. Feeling proud of what you’ve accomplished is truly a feeling like no other.

This was the year I felt like I did the most growing. I really feel like I began to found myself and understand my place in the world and that is a wonderful feeling to have. I was a flower, blogging was my sun, and people were my rain. I’ve grown now.

Although this year had its downs it most certainty had its ups and I could not be more thankful for that. Thank you for joining me on this journey. I hope you had a fabulous 2016 and that 2017 blesses you with something even greater.

With a whole lot of love, McKenz.

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Fashion · Uncategorized

What’s In My Carry On?

Hi friends, happy Friday! Today I am doing the last of my travel videos for now! If you missed “Travel Tips + Where I Will Be” or “5 Airport Outfit Ideas” go check them out. 🙂 Today I wanted to share with you guys what I keep in my carry on, so let’s get started.

I don’t keep an actual suitcase as my carry on, I tend to just bring a tote. For this trip I’m going to be using my large navy Long Champ. It fits everything I need, is super cute, and I can easily use it as a purse once I get to Wisconsin!

I always bring a sweatshirt in my bag if I’m not already wearing one, this super cute yellow one was a hand me down from one of my cousins! For headphones and a phone charger I usually keep them in a separate little makeup bag to keep them from getting tangled. I always carry a water before hand, obviously you have to throw it out before going through security. Along with that I like to bring a snack and gum. I try to stray away from food that’s messy, trail mix is my fav for plane rides!! If I don’t bring a book it’s usually because I just downloaded one on my phone. I’m saving room for this trip and am downloading “Just Friends” by Billy Taylor. I’ll let you know if I like it or not. I also keep my sunglasses and any eyeshadow palette that I’m bringing just because I don’t trust leaving it in my suitcase where it’ll most likely get broken. Lastly I keep my wallet and Bible! I prefer to keep my Bible with me so I can access it while in the car and so it doesn’t weigh down my suitcase.

Well that’s it for today’s blog post. I hope you all enjoyed, don’t forget to check out my most recent posts if you missed them! Thank you for stoping by, sending all my happiness your way. With love, McKenz

Fashion

5 Airport Outfit Ideas

Hi friends!!! Today I’m going to be doing another travel post. I’m going to be sharing with you five different airport or even traveling outfit. They’re all fit for different occasions but feel free to take any of these ideas and/or swap the shorts out for pants or vice versa. Now let’s get on into it!


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1.) outfit details- shirt: East Carolina University, leggings: Target, shoes: Sanuks

If you are coming from or going to someplace chillier, I recommend opting for a long sleeve and leggings. Planes can get pretty chilly, don’t forget!

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2.) outfit details- shirt: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Amazon, bracelets: Alex and Ani, Boho Betty

I know sometimes people have plans the second they arrive somewhere. Capris keep your legs warm yet the denim will keep you looking classy and put together. Throw on a pair of sandals and you are good to go.

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3.) outfit details- shirt: Forever 21, pants: Kohls, shoes: Pierre Dumas, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani

I absolutely adore these types of pants for planes their airy yet they cover all of your legs. You can easily pair them with a plain white top and matching shoes. It’s comfortable yet you look a little more put together than your typical shorts and tshirt.

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4.) outfit details- shirt: Vineyard Vines, shorts: Nike, shoes: Chacos, bracelet: Alex and Ani

I know this is the type of outfit most people reach for a T-shirt shorts and comfortable walking shoes will never fail you. Just make sure you pack or something to go over your arms in case you get cold!!

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5.) outfit details- shirt: Old Navy, sweater: American Eagle, leggings: Target, shoes: Pierre Dumas, bracelets: Alex and Ani, Charming Charlies

Lastly I have something that’s a little more dressed up, yet with the leggings you’re still very comfortable. This outfit is still cute without the cardigan, but it’s perfect just in case you get chilly!


Alrighty guys, that is it for today’s post! Don’t forget to check out the previous ones if you missed them and stay tuned for more coming your way. Don’t forget all posts from Friday through the next two weeks are pre scheduled, so if it takes me a bit to respond to your comments: I’m sorry!! Love you all, safe travels! With love, McKenz

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Travel Tips/Where I Will Be

Hello friends and happy Monday! Today I’m going to be starting the first of a few travel videos. With summer in full swing now, I figured I wasn’t the only one taking a vacation soon. Today I’m going to be sharing with you a few travel tips and showing you a little bit of my packing. Stay tuned for “5 Airport Outfits” and a “What’s in my carry-on?” coming soon!! Also, starting Thursday all blog post for the next two weeks will be prewritten and scheduled to go up. I will be visiting family in Wisconsin. So, if I’m not responding to comments super quickly or Weekly Wrap Ups don’t make it up on time: don’t be alarmed! Anyways, I hope you all enjoy it, travel safe lovelies! Now let’s get on into it.DSC_5984.JPG

1.) Roll your clothes.  I’m someone that prefers to fold because it takes less time but when I’m taking long trips I always always always roll my clothes! It saves so much space and keep your clothes from wrinkling.

2.) Tape your lids.  If your toiletries are constantly spilling and making a mess in your suitcase, tape the lid shut to keep it from exploding.

3.) Keep your makeup in a Ziploc. I’ve never been one to reach for Q make up bag when traveling because a) my makeup never fits in one, b) I can never find anything and c) they get so dirty! I always opt towards a Ziploc bag because they are spaceish, clear, and when they get all grubby you can throw it away.

4.) Pack makeup in your carry-on. If you are worried about your favorite Naked palette cracking, just throw it in your totebag. You control where it goes and can always check up on it if you are worried it broke. No point in risking your $50 baby, lol.

5.) Stuff your shoes with socks. If your shoes are taking up space, you might as well fill them with socks. This helps keep the shoes shape too!

6.) Wear your bulkiest clothes on the plane. Dress appropriately! Better to pack a sweater just in case plus you’ll be wearing one of your bulkiest items. (I would hope this is it since it’s summer vacation lol) I also tend to wear comfy shoes that are too much for my suitcase.

7.) Make a list. I use this packing list notebook from Anthropoligie whenever I go on vacation but even a plain piece of paper will work. I highly suggest writing down what you need to pack to ensure you don’t forget anything!

Always remember to pack what is necessary but to leave room in case you find something while out shopping! Have fun and take pictures. Vacation is supposed to be stress-free so relax and be thankful for the time you have!!!

That is it for today’s post, I hope you all enjoyed! Don’t forget to read my previous post if you miss them and stay tuned for lots of new content. Stay safe my friends, thank you for everything! With love, McKenz.