New York Haul

As many of you know, I’ve been in New York for several weekends in the last month, spending time with family and with that comes lots of shopping time! In today’s YouTube video I’m sharing with you the remainder of my Christmas gifts, a few returns that I’ve done, and some major sale items that I’ve picked up recently as my last hoorah of spending money for a couple of months. I hope you all enjoy seeing this collective haul. I will try my best to leave the links below so you can shop my favorite pick-ups as well. black velvet boyfriend top from Old Navy knit V-neck striped sweater from Old Navy ribbed ruffle turtleneck from Gap red flannel from Old Navy black and white A New Day Flannel from Target black mule loafers from Target light pink bubble sleeved top from Loft  dark grey lantern sleeved top from Loft  black puffball sneakers from Steve Madden I hope you all enjoyed this haul- it will (hopefully) be the last one for a while as now is typically my time to start saving until Spring Break rolls around. Which item did you like best?! Be sure to let me know […]

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I’ve Got Big Plans + Goals for 2018

I am a huge advocate about starting fresh and chasing your goals. Frankly, I’m one whose all about the ‘New Year, New Me’ crap that everyone dreads listening to when January rolls around. The truth is, I always have been. Though no different from your typical weekday, there’s just something so utterly satisfying about getting the chance to hit ‘restart’ once a year. A clean slate, a new beginning, a chance to restart. I know a lot of people believe, why New Years, why not just start now? And frankly, I kind of agree with them too, but if the opportunity comes across to set new goals, change a mindset, and sit down to self reflect on the previous year, why NOT go for it; I mean it’s not like you have anything to lose! So, yes, I do have a long list of goals to achieve, dreams to chance, words to keep in mind, and a running list of things I want to accomplish/do this year and I’m happy about it- plain and simple. Today I’m going to be rambling on about those things so if you don’t want to hear about them, feel free to click out now; […]

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StyledbyMcKenz Turns Two!!!

January 1, 2016 I hit ‘Publish’ on my very first blog post. Seven hundred and thirty days later I am left teary-eyed as I sit down to write. It simply feels like just yesterday I was wracking my brain for ways to put my thoughts into words, fearful of this new beginning yet excited to start a book in which I did not know the ending. It’s ironic because exactly two years later, everything has changed and yet, somehow nothing has. I am at a loss of words right now, too. I simply cannot express what it feels like to celebrate the turning of age in my blog however, I am going to try. Courage- One of the few core traits I actually did have when I began my blog, knowing that the people surrounding me may not be happy for me, they may actually tease me. However, this was something I knew I wanted to do, something I knew I had to do for myself. Being real, honest, vulnerable on the Internet for random people isn’t for everyone. I have more courage now than most adults do. Dedication- From the moment I started blogging I established a posting schedule; although […]

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