New Years Eve 2013 Recap

I wanted to come into the new year with an open mind and an open heart. A fresh start of positivity, laughter, risk taking, and blossoming relationships! 

Every year I used to stress myself about what to wear for New Years Eve. That was not the case this year, I chose to go with clothes I already had and either hadn’t worn yet or had not worn in a while.

I got my dress for like $20 at a no name boutique, I made my vintage lace jacket and then had altered to fit my body. 

My style is pretty simple, just jazzed up with a lot of the right accessories! I looooove accessories … jewelry, shoes, bags, I love it all lol! I went with my nude sandals with the sparkle heel from Zara (pictured center) …

and my gold sparkle clutch with the rhinestone clasp. I think I got it from Forever 21 a long time ago. 

I added the finishing touches with my blue and gold statement necklace from Topshop. 

and here’s the finished look :)

Me and my girlfriends brought in the new year in style and partied the night away with Mr. “Gold all in my watch,” Trinidad James. Here are some more photos taken throughout the night via Instagram (@McKenzie_Renae) ! Enjoy :)

Happy 2013!!

Thank You For 2012!

The hours are winding down until the new year and reflecting back on it, God has really blessed me. 2012 has been one of my most challenging years and I’ve gone through my share of failures that tried to set me back from pressing on. At the same time, I’ve achieved some amazing things that turned into the highlights of my year. One of the biggest, being selected for Allure Magazines Beauty Blogger of the Year contest! What a dream…and my dream is continuing to unfold! 

I want to thank all of my family, supporting friends, and most of all my readers and supporters of my blog McKenzie Renae … because (as cliche as this sounds), I couldn’t keep going without you. For my loves who have been with me since the beginning, to my newbies who stumbled up on le blog this week, I love you all and I appreciate you! 

Let’s continue to challenge ourselves in 2013 and push ourselves to make it happen! Just make it happen and go for it! Why not? The last thing any of us want is to look back and regret that we never even tried. Set some realistic goals for yourself this year and actually follow through with them! I posted my main resolution on Instagram (@McKenzie_Renae), because sometimes you have to grow some kahunas and just put yourself out there!

2013 should be a bigger, better, and improved you! Be an inspiration to someone! Everyone stay safe tonight, party hard, and have designated drivers for all my 21+ girlies! 

Say it to yourself … 2013 is my year! Don’t worry about everyone else, what is for you is FOR YOU!


McKenzie Renae