Apartment Tour: Bedroom

Hello friends & happy Sunday! I apologize that I am just now getting this post up; I have been crazy, crazy busy these past few weeks with my new job & catching up with friends. Living in Silicon Valley for the 3rd time now has been a complete dream so far. I can not begin to even describe how at home I feel here in California, and I can’t even put into words how exciting it feels to be back. Last summer, I shared my summer apartment tour, but it wasn’t too thorough because I rented my furniture and was very limited on the things that I could bring. I had so much fun decorating my apartment this time around now that this place is a little more permanent than both my summer apartment and my college apartment. My dad and I moved in about a month ago, and June has been just flying by. Getting settled in and unpacked was definitely a process in itself, but it feels so good to have everything 100% done. Today I wanted to share my new apartment with you guys! I am really happy with the way it turned out, and it feels SO homey. I have linked everything below each picture along with little details about each section!

Without further ado, hello MTV & welcome to my crib:

white dresser // white mirror (from HomeGoods linked similar online option)

I absolutely love this part of my room. Finding a great dresser was definitely a little challenging, especially because my room isn’t very big. I wanted something crisp and white to really brighten up the room. Because I don’t have a lot of closet space, I wanted a six drawer dresser so that I could really hold a lot of things (like workout clothes, pajamas, etc.). This one definitely holds more than I expected, and I am very happy with it. I really love the white mirror as well- it is very cohesive! I purchased it from HomeGoods!

blue & white vase (from HomeGoods- linked similar, online option)

I absolutely love this blue and white vase. It is simple, but adds a really nice touch. It reminds me a little of Greece. The dresser felt a little empty for a while, and I having a medium sized decor piece can really help fill some of that space! My mom gave it to me as a gift, and I think it is gorgeous.

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Better in Blush

It is no secret that blush has been SUCH a hot color these past few months, and I am not complaining about it. Pink is definitely one of those colors you either love to wear or absolutely hate (and hate w/ a passion). However, blush is such an awesome shade because it really works for absolutely any style. One of my favorite things about blush is that it verges on the edge of being a neutral color. Working in San Francisco has made me really appreciate comfortable, practical shoes- specifically sneakers. I was on the hunt for some new tennis shoes that were comfortable, but still a little bit stylish (at least stylish enough to pair with anything from jeans to dresses). When I spotted these gems from Steve Madden, I knew they were exactly what I had in mind. Though they come in several wearable colors, I had to go with the blush.  I don’t wear pink too, too often, but I really do love any pastel shade- muted blush included. I personally think blush is such a lovely shade for summer time, though we tend to picture bold, bright hues for the warmer months. If you love neutrals, you will love blush. It also looks stunning with a tan. Today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite blush accessories for summer!

ONE suede platform slide-on sneaker (I just ordered- they are coming Tuesday & I am pumped) // TWO ‘bare sparkle’ lipgloss // THREE ombre tassel earrings (under $40) // FOUR metallic slides (under $60) // FIVE ankle tie espadrille sandals // SIX square sunglasses (under $60) // SEVEN nars liquid highlighter (awesome mixed into foundation and lotions) // EIGHT tote bag (under $100) // NINE marble phone case (under $25) // TEN envelope clutch (under $100) // ELEVEN western booties (under $100) // TWELVE marble cat eye sunglasses (under $15) // THIRTEEN velvet western belt (under $100)

Blush pairs beautifully with a variety of different prints and colors. I love the color paired with denim, black, white, animal print, gingham (specifically navy/blue gingham!) and nudes. It adds just a little touch of something to any outfit, without too much saturation. I definitely plan on adding a little more blush to my wardrobe this season!

xoxo,

Mackenzie


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May Faves

Hello & happy JUNE! May was honestly such a crazy month for me. From graduating college, to accepting a job offer, to making the big move- it has definitely been an exciting past few weeks. I have been looking forward to June for quite some time, so I am stoked that it is finally here! I feel like the days have just been flying by lately, and I am so excited to see what this month has in store.

Today I wanted to share a few things I discovered and loved in May. Let me know below which products/finds you loved this past month!

GLOWY MOISTURIZER pixi glowtion day dew

I honestly can not tell you the last time that I have purchased a full size moisturizer. I constantly bounce from Sephora samples, always hesitant on spending $50+ on a full size, high end moisturizer. When I was in Target about three weeks ago, I decided to pick up this wallet-friendly moisturizer to give it a try. I really, really love it. I am pretty picky about skincare, and I always look up ingredients. I did some research on the brand, Pixi, and decided I would give it a try. I really like this moisturizer for everyday use (not night). It looks beautiful under makeup and really gives your makeup a dewy finish. I also have very sensitive, acne-prone skin and it does not break me out! This product is also super lightweight, which is something I look for in an AM product. I would definitely repurchase this product in the future!

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