Boho Blouse

TOP printed blouse (currently sold out- similar options linked below) | JEANS white busted jeans | WEDGES espadrille wedges | PURSE chloe purse | NECKLACE gold coin necklace (sold out- linked similar)

Hello, hello & happy Wednesday! The first week back from spring break is never an easy one, let me tell you. However, I do love routine, and I am more than ready to get back into the swing of things. Graduation is 52 days away, which absolutely blows my mind. I still can’t believe how quickly college has flown by. Boy, is it bittersweet.

This past week in Dallas, I finally got to break out three of my favorite new pieces: a purple printed blouse, white ripped jeans, and neutral espadrille wedges. I eyed this breezy blouse for weeks. I typically find myself lusting over printed shorts, dresses, and rompers- never really dying over tops. However, when I discovered the brand ‘Spell & the Gypsy’, that completely changed for me. Spell makes the most incredible printed pieces, especially blouses. I love that their prints make a statement without being too overwhelming. When I saw this top on Planet Blue (let alone at a discounted price !!), I immediately had to add it to my cart. This top is a ridiculously comfortable, and I love the thought of knotting it at the waist and pairing it with a white midi skirt or some white culottes (swoon) for summer.

For a night out in Dallas, I paired the top with my new white ripped skinny jeans and espadrille wedges. (Side note: though I love these affordable espadrille wedges, make sure that you wear a band aid on your heels the first few times you wear them out. I’ve worn them twice now, and I would highly recommend a band aid the first 2-3 times you wear them.) To keep the rest of the look laid back and beachy, I added my favorite half up/half down hairstyle and a slouchy purse (that my lovely mom let me borrow). I finished the look off with a simple gold coin necklace that I purchased last summer.

All in all, I have a new love affair with printed blouses, especially for spring. They make for the perfect transition piece that can be paired with pants and shorts alike. I’ve linked a few printed blouses below at a variety of price points.

I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!

xoxo,

Mackenzie


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Back to Basics

Hey friends! It’s finally Friday (yasss)! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve done an OOTD [outfit of the day] post. I absolutely love doing OOTDs, but they can be challenging to do during the busy school year. I wanted to share one of my recent OOTDs from this past weekend in Dallas!

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white tee | kimono sweater | star choker | strappy bralette (linked similar) | black jeans | bracelet | sandals | purse (similar, cheaper option here)

Do you ever have those days where you feel like you have absolutely nothing to wear? I definitely do. When I have those days that I struggle finding something to wear, I go back to basics. Everybody needs those basic essentials in their closet that go with just about anything and can be thrown on when you’re in a bit of a hurry to get ready. For a day of shopping with my mom, I paired my favorite white vneck with a pair of black distressed AG jeans. These AG jeans are the ‘stilt crop’, and I think they are especially perfect for petite girls (yay for no alterations needed). To make the outfit a little more ‘fall’, I threw on an adorable warm-toned cardigan that I borrowed from my mom. This kimono cardigan is so cozy and would be perfect paired with a sleeveless mockneck swing dress and booties! For accessories, I added a layered wrap choker and cognac sandals with a matching purse (that I borrowed from my mom as well). Basics definitely don’t have to be boring!

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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