White After Labor Day

     I think it’s pretty fair to say I’m typically a rule follower, whether that be at home, in school, or in fashion.  That said, I’ve been breaking a lot of my own fashion rules lately, including abiding by the good old “no white after Labor Day” rule.  Today I’m sharing an outfit that I think is just too good to give up when the weather is still so summery, and it just so happens to include a white denim skirt after Labor Day…sorry not sorry.  Enjoy!

     This pretty peplum top with ruffled sleeves and the flattering v-neck is my favorite shade of pink, so I knew I had to buy it when I saw it at my local Marshalls over the summer.  I’ve loved styling it in a variety of ways, but I prefer to pair it with a white pant or skirt to keep the look light and girly.  My white denim skirt is the perfect match and I love the way the skirt’s distressing balances out the top’s girly ruffles.  I’ve been super into stars lately (as you’ve probably noticed), so it’s no surprise that I reached for these gold star lace up sandals when searching for a shoe to complete the look.  As for jewelry, I went for a few simple white and pieces and decided to double wrap my favorite Azúcar Accessories white druzy necklace for a trendy touch!

top (similar) // skirt // sandals (similar – I just realized my pair from Forever 21 is definitely a dupe for these)// earrings // necklace // watch (similar) // MantraBand // cross bracelet // personalized beaded bracelet // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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I was given a special discount on the necklace from Azúcar Accessories in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!  My blog contains affiliate links, meaning I may earn commission from your purchase of the products mentioned.

Yellow Stripes & Overalls

     Shortly before I left for Work Crew in June I ordered an overall dress from Forever 21 to wear on western night each week throughout the month.  Sadly, the dress didn’t make it in time to pack for Saranac Village, however after a month of seeing my new Work Crew friends wear overalls, flannels, and the color yellow all the time I was ecstatic to start styling the overall dress when I opened it upon coming home.  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to wear an overall dress for the summer.  Enjoy!

     Obviously the overall dress needs to be layered over a top, so I thought this would be a fun opportunity to style my new yellow striped tee I recently purchased from Old Navy.  I recently noticed that I don’t own much yellow so this tee was a great addition to my wardrobe!  A small Instagram jewelry business called Beadz by Reese recently sent me this adorable yellow, orange, pink, and pearl choker which matches the tee perfectly.  Be sure to check out Reese’s Instagram here to find some fun pieces like this choker!  My friendship bracelets and Freestyle Shark watch have become everyday essentials since returning from camp so they obviously made an appearance in this ensemble!  I wore some simple gold earrings from BaubleBar’s line for Target, Sugarfix, and my Birkenstock Madrid sandals to complete the look.

tee // overall dress // sandals // earrings // choker (direct message Reese to order this choker!) // watch // MantraBand // cross bracelet // personalized beaded bracelet // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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P.S. – Did you notice my hair wrap?  This was the only post I shot after Work Crew before taking it out!

I received the beaded bracelet from Beadz by Reese in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!  My blog contains affiliate links, meaning I may earn commission from your purchase of the products mentioned.

Summer Velvet

     As trendy as velvet has become over the past couple of years, I’ve heard more than once that it’s meant to be worn exclusively in winter and fall.  While I agree that velvet is perfect for holiday parties, I don’t think its wear should be so limited!  Today I’m sharing a summery styling of my favorite crushed velvet skirt.  This look is completely appropriate for a summer night or even a fun day out on the town!  Enjoy!

     I adore the versatility that comes with the blue velvet skirt’s dark hue, but to balance out the dark color for a brighter look I opted for a fun pink tee with ruffled sleeves.  This pink happens to match one of my favorite pairs of tassel earrings almost perfectly, so I thought they’d be a fun addition to the look!  Because the tassels are pretty loud on their own, I kept the rest of my jewelry pretty understated with my white pearl Kendra Scott Elisa pendant necklace, a few everyday bracelets, and my gold Kate Spade watch.  I decided to coordinate my shoes to my gold jewelry and reached for my gold Jack Rogers sandals.  I love this look’s contrast in colors and textures, how fun for a summer day!

top (similar) // skirt (similar) // sandals // earrings (no longer available in pink) // necklace // watch (similar) // MantraBand // cross bracelet // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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A Silk Scarf in the Summer

     One thing I really love about being away from school for the summer is the opportunity to try out fun trends that might be a little too “out there” for your classmates.  Experimenting with different clothing pieces is so fun until you’re shot down by a peer who thinks your outfit is a little over the top!  Today I’m sharing a fun piece I’ve been a little hesitant to wear to school since I got it for Christmas; my silk scarf.  I love the way this outfit came together and I hope y’all do too!  Enjoy!

     I knew I wanted to share an outfit featuring this scarf, so I chose the base of the outfit around its colors.  This navy off the shoulder top easily matches the scarf but the bare shoulders also bring more attention to the scarf’s fun pattern.  I like the way my brown corduroy skirt accents the navy, so even though corduroy is supposed to be for cooler seasons, I broke some rules and pulled it out.  My old Target lace up sandals match this skirt perfectly, so I knew they’d be a good fit for the look.  I accessorized with some simple bracelets and rings and accented the largely dark look with my white pearl Kendra Scott earrings.

top (similar) // skirt (similar) // sandals (similar) // silk scarf // earrings // watch (similar) // MantraBand // cross bracelet // personalized beaded bracelet // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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All White Everything

     There’s something about an all white outfit that I just adore.  Maybe it’s the simplicity of the basic hue, or the statement that a monochromatic look makes.  Either way, I love an all white ensemble, especially in the summertime!  Today I’m sharing an all white look that I’m sure I’ll be wearing a lot this summer.  Enjoy!

     I ordered this ruffled J.Crew cami in the winter for $8 (and because it was that cheap I also ordered it in red…can you blame me?) and I’m kind of in love with it.  The asymmetrical ruffles are so elegant and the the top is so versatile!  I paired the top with a distressed white denim skirt I picked up at Marshalls (I couldn’t find it online but linked a super similar one from American Eagle below!) that matches the top’s shade of white perfectly.  Continuing the white trend, I reached for a white beaded choker from Beads by Syd, a fun little Instagram jewelry boutique!  I love all of Sydney’s jewelry and you can check out her page here.  I opted for my gold Jack Rogers sandals as shoes and coordinated the rest of my jewelry to match the gold, including my current favorite bracelet, the “looker” hinge cuff from Madewell.

 

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top (similar here and here) // skirt (similar)  // sandals // earrings // choker (shop Sydney’s Instagram here!) // winking eyes bracelet // MantraBand // cross bracelet // beaded bracelet // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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The choker from Beads by Syd and bracelet from Sashka Co. featured in this post were sent to me in exchange for features in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!  My blog contains affiliate links, meaning I may earn commission from your purchase of the products mentioned.

Yellow Gingham & White Denim with McKenzie of Styled by McKenz

     Hey, everyone!  I’m sure you’re aware by know that Faith has some amazing ladies taking over her blog and Instagram while she is away serving at YoungLife camp.  Well, I feel so fortunate to be one of the ladies who she asked to help her out.
     For those faces around here who don’t know me, my name is McKenzie and I’m from the blog Styled by McKenz.  I’m a seventeen-year-old from the east coast who’s passionate about her love for clothing and all things related.  I’ve been lucky enough to be blogging for two and a half years and have not only achieved awesome things and worked with fun brands but have made friendships with amazing people in the blogging community like Faith!
     Today I’m sharing you a simple summer outfit idea for those hot, sticky days so you can get a taste of my own personal style.  If you like what you see, feel free to head on over to www.styledbymckenz.com when you’re done to check out more.
     This adorable yellow gingham tube top is from Zaful.  It actually came as a part of a two-piece matching set.  That’s what is so awesome about sets, you can mix and match, leaving the options endless!  It paired perfectly with my high-waisted white shorts from Gap.  Something about this pairing gives me super retro vibes that I love.  Because it’s such an easy pairing, this look is awesome for those hot summer days or even for a fun outing like a concert.  For shoes I went with a simple pair of mixed metal Palm Beach Sandals and threw on a couple of my favorite gold accessories to tie the look together.
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Outfit Details – top: Zaful, shorts: Gap, shoes: palm Beach Sandals/DSW, cuff: Sugar Fix/Target, necklace: Kendra Scott, ring: Forever 21
     If you enjoyed this look, be sure to check out my blog for more affordable fashion options.  It was so nice getting to “meet” you all!  If you have any questions, comments, or requests for me be sure to leave them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.  See you soon!
With love,
McKenz
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