Little Black Jumpsuit

JUMPSUIT lush black gauze jumpsuit (under $60, but currently sold out- linked similar options below) | NECKLACE squash blossom dupe (linked this season’s version) | SHOES black espadrille wedges (under $100) | PURSE louis vuitton neverfull tote

Happy Wednesday! I am a strong believer that every girl needs a little black dress jumpsuit in her closet. You know, the perfect little black jumpsuit that works for brunch with the girls, date night, and even that long plane flight you’ve been dreading. Jumpsuits are such a staple in my closet, and I typically find myself reaching for them more often than I do my flouncy sundresses. There’s just something about jumpsuits. They are casual and comfortable, but they still exude effortless confidence and make any outfit a little extra chic.

I can admit that I first saw this jumpsuit hanging in my mom’s closet back in March (can you tell raiding my mom’s closet is one of my favorite activities?). I tried it on & fell in love. I ended up hopping on Nordstrom and ordering the exact same one for myself! Unfortunately this exact jumpsuit is sold out at the moment, but fingers crossed it will come back in stock soon. I’ve noticed that this piece has gone out of stock more than once on Nordstrom, which is not shocking to me because it’s such a great find (especially for under $60!).

For dinner with my dad, I paired this jumpsuit with a statement necklace and black Steve Madden espadrille wedges (that I recently featured in brown). Though I do adore these affordable, espadrille wedges, I must admit that you do have to break them in. Definitely opt for a band-aid on your heel the very first time you wear them! Besides that tiny, initial downside, I am still not over how much I love them. As for this statement necklace, I purchased it from BaubleBar quite a while ago. In my dream wardrobe, I would definitely a real turquoise squash blossom necklace. The dupe will suffice for now! Though this exact one is no longer on the BaubleBar site, BaubleBar did create one with their Target collab that’s incredibly similar! If you haven’t seen BaubleBar’s collaboration with Target, definitely take a peak. Your wallet will thank you.

I think a black jumpsuit would also be perfect with neutral (or bright colored) sandals and a cross-body purse for a casual day of shopping or exploring. Would this jumpsuit not be absolutely amazing for a beach trip? I definitely think so! Hopefully this jumpsuit comes back in stock again ASAP because it’s wonderful. I have linked several other black jumpsuits for spring below! I hope you’re having a wonderful week.

xoxo,

Mackenzie


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Black & White

What’s black, white, and red all over?“. Anybody else remember those classic jokes from middle school? I sure do. The answer was usually ‘a newspaper‘, but some kids really liked to get creative and make up something new. So like every normal twenty-something year old college student, I decided to pull some inspiration.

Around the beloved (or dreaded) v-day, outfits adorned with splashes of reds and pinks fill our Pinterest feeds. Don’t get me wrong, friends, I love a good, classic Valentine’s Day Outfit. I really do! But sometimes you just want to opt for something easy, simple, and neutral. Something that works for date nights and gal-pal parties alike.

black turtleneck (linked similar) | Privacy Please skirt | black over the knee boots (linked similar)

For this kind of anti-Valentine’s Day look (if we wanna call it that), I decided to opt for a black turtleneck top, a white skirt, and black over the knee boots. Simple and clean. For a pop of red, you could totally rock a red clutch or some bold red lips (my newest favorite shade is “Little Weapon” from Colourpop. It’s everything.).

Who says you can’t wear white in February? I adore this flouncy skater skirt from Privacy Please. It will be perfect for spring with a printed top and little lace up sandals, but I love it this time of year as a transition piece. I love that it feels so high quality and that it is lined (there’s nothing worse than a see through skirt. Who’s with me on that one?). I picked it up on sale in white a few months ago on Revolve, but it’s available in so many great prints.

Whether you decide to opt for a classic red, girly pink, or classic neutral outfit for Valentine’s Day, I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow and that you spend the holiday with your loved ones! Regardless of whatever plans you may have, I think Vday is the perfect day to really celebrate those you care about. On that note, I just wanted to say that I love and appreciate you! Thank you for your constant support and for making me feel loved.

xoxo,

Mackenzie


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Blush Fur Jacket

off the shoulder top (linked in my fave print) | black leather leggings (under $30) | black booties (linked similar) | faux fur coat (linked similar, affordable option)

Back in all black. Who’s shocked? I am not really one for winter clothes. I definitely prefer the cheerful colors and bold prints of spring and summer. From about November to the end of February, you can pretty much always find me wearing head to toe black (and occasionally the fun pop of color). In the spirit of the upcoming holiday (*cough cough* Valentine’s Day), I decided to throw on a blush toned fur jacket from the brand Lioness. This fur jacket makes me feel super glamorous and a little sassy. Best part though? It’s super warm. Comfort + style; score.

xoxo,
Mackenzie


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Red Lips & Leather

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Top: Nordstrom (linked similar) // Jacket: Anthropologie Petite (linked similar) // Jeans: Paige // Heels: Manolo Blahnik // Lipstick: “Ruby Woo” // Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Even though spring is almost here, it’s still very chilly here in the South. So in these last few weeks of cold weather, I love to break out my favorite winter outfits. This #edgy one is no exception. An all-black outfit is always my go-to whether I am hitting the town with friends or going on a date night. I paired my favorite leather jacket with a black blouse, ripped jeans, statement heels, and, of course, bold, red lips. There’s something about the combination of leather and red lips that makes me totally feel like Sandy from Greece.

Tell me about it, stud.

If you have been following me on Tumblr for the past two years, you know that I have always been scared of wearing jeans for some bizarre reason. To be completely honest, I don’t think I have even tried on jeans in the past five to six years, which is crazy; I know. It is a new year and a new season in my life, so I decided to break out of my comfort zone and do something completely different. I fell in love with this comfortable pair of Paige jeans. They had the perfect amount of ‘rips’, making them a little edgy, but still totally wearable. They were on sale at Nordstrom Rack in my hometown, so I couldn’t find an excuse to say no.  To make this outfit a little more casual, you could swap out the heels for some riding boots, ballet flats, or booties and rock a neutral glossy lip instead of the bold red.

I hope that y’all had an awesome Valentine’s Day & that you are having a fabulous week so far!

xoxo,

Mackenzie Kendall

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London Life

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Dress • Sandals (similar) • Backpack • Earrings • Bracelet (from Old Navy – but similar)

Hello friends! It’s a beautiful day in London, so I thought I would fill y’all in on my week. I am not going to lie- my first two weeks here were not easy. Moving to a foreign country by yourself is terrifying, but completely exciting at the same time. This has really been a time for me to reflect on life, my goals, and myself, as cliche as it sounds. It’s been nice to learn independence from a completely new perspective, and I’ve honestly learned a tremendous amount. I finally feel completely like myself, and it is truly the best feeling after being so sick. It’s crazy how fast time goes by. It feels like just yesterday I was arriving to this amazing city, and now I am marking my calendar for week four. It’s crazy! I am having the best time of my life though, and I don’t ever want to leave!!

This has been one of my favorite dresses of summer. I kinda wear it weekly because it is so easy and versatile. Y’all may remember it from my previous post ‘Little White Dress‘ because yes, I own it in two colors. I feel like whenever I really, really love a piece, I buy it in every color. No big deal. And guess what- it is on sale! Yayyy! I paired it with my favorite white & neon sandals and a glamorous backpack (hah). A lot of y’all have been asking about which backpack I will be using for my junior year of college, and this is it! Northface backpacks are seriously my favorite, and they are so durable. I also paired this dress with some white earrings (which are now on sale here!) and a simple gold bracelet for a casual look. However, I think you could definitely dress it up with some bold turquoise statement earrings and neutral wedges!

My little sister, Allie, is coming to visit me in London this week, and I am beyond excited to see her. We are going to take a weekend trip to Paris with my friend! If any of y’all have any Paris recommendations, please, please let me know! I would love some fun suggestions!

Thank you so much for checking out my blog!

xoxo