Threads of the Day: Effortless Grunge

I always approach style as being effortless. You shouldn’t have to think too hard or try too hard, it should come naturally to you. It starts with knowing yourself and staying true to yourself, no matter what that truth is. One of my favorite quotes is,

"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn." -Gore Vidal

There’s no problem with dressing how you feel that specific day and not being attached to a “style”. Style is whatever you want it to be. More ladies should understand that you don’t have to reveal it all to be sexy or noticed. 

Thread List:

Black Mob tee- thrifted
Leather teardrop skirt: Nastygal
Silk shirt: Karen B (from Macy’s)
Boots: Steve Madden (worn in just how I like them)
Shades: Dior
Bag: Boutique in Austin 
Accessories: Mostly from Forever21 

You should be comfortable shopping wherever. If your thing is designer threads, then go for it. It it’s from Forever21, go for it. It’s all about how you piece your outfit together … which should be effortlessly.

The key is to mix and match high and low end gear. Feel comfortable in what you are wearing that day, and OWN IT! Because if you’re uncomfortable or fidgety in your outfit, it’s noticeable. 

Follow me on Instagram for style inspiration, or whatever else you want to follow me for ;)

@McKenzie_Renae


Threads of the Day: Back to the Basics

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Sometimes I think people can forget the power of basic pieces. I don’t have a lot of prints in my wardrobe, because I’m always wanting to get the most out of my clothing. So unless I’m feeling adventurous, if I’m holding up a black top versus the same top in a mutli-colored pattern … odds are I’ll choose the black because it’s more versatile.

Today was one of those days where I was in a chill mood, but still wanted to feel stylish. I love the denim on denim look, and because Summer is winding down, I still have a little time to rock more of my “summery” items a couple more times. 

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Thread list:

Denim shorts: Renae Cut Offs
Denim jacket: Renae Cut Offs
Tank: Zara
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell   

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With a casual cool look like this, your makeup and hair should be effortless. I love big messy hair, there’s just something so imperfect about it. Like you gave a sh*t that day, but didn’t really give a sh*t. 

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This look can easily be paired with heels (I would say nude or black…something to keeps things simple and effortless) or even some cool white sneakers. Casual to dressy just like that!

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These heels make me super tall (I’m already 5’8), but they make me feel so sexy because of the high arch. The blush color of the wedge is a fresh alternative to nude (which I never find a nude that matches my skin tone anyway).

What do you think about bringing things back to the basics? 


Threads of the Day: Effortlessly Chic

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Hey love bugs! If you follow me on Instagram, I’m always talking about the ease of effortless style. I admire women who dress with class, are still on trend, and pull it off seamlessly and tastefully. 

I’m the type of girl who doesn’t like to put a lot of thought into her outfits, and doesn’t bother purchasing anything that is too fussy. I like to feel comfortable, chic, trendy, and of course effortless.

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You would be amazed at what you can do with a simple approach to your wardrobe, piecing fits together that are simple but still make a statement. To keep from being too plain, I love to jazz up a minimalistic look with accessories and the right shoes! 

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Thread list:

Zara sleevess blazer
Abercrombie & Fitch jeans
Forever21 basic tank
Zara heels
Topshop necklace 

When shopping, I’m always keeping my eyes open for timeless pieces like this off-white Zara sleeveless blazer (which I snagged the last one on sale! Yay!), and a great pair of strappy black sandals. These are the kind of pieces that will go with everything and last you years longer than a trend. But don’t get me wrong, I love trendy pieces as well, but I believe you should always invest in timeless pieces over trendy ones. 

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Keep it effortless.

xoxo

Threads of the Day: Plain Jane

Some of my best dressed days are the days where I just “throw something on”. Those days are when I feel most comfortable, confident, and just … myself. Today was one of those days. 

There’s power in style. Look past the brand, how much it cost, where you got it from … if you have style and know how to put an outfit together, you can feel powerful in whatever you wear. 

My kryptonite in a sense are these white “Ked-like” sneakers. I wear them almost everyday lol. They go with everything! The perfect summer staple paired perfectly with jeans, cut off shorts, dresses, skirts, leggings, you name it. Yes, my only gripe is that they get dirty super fast, but lucky for me, the 2 for $30 sneaker deal at Urban Outfitters has me covered ;)

Now I love a great pair of vintage high waisted jeans, or “mom jeans”, as some would call them. I put my skills to work and added a little distressing in just the right places. Remember ladies, you can still be sexy and remain classy at the same time. Sexy doesn’t have to mean “show it all to everyone.” In the near future, I’ll pair these with some strappy sandals and a bustier top for a different approach for a night on the town!

Thread List:

Top: No Style
Jeans: Renae Cut Offs
Sneakers: Urban Outfitters
Necklace: Nasty Gal 

What’s your go-to look that just works every time you “throw it on”?

Threads of the Day: Posh & Chucks

Casual, chic fits are my go-to look. I love the mixture of effortlessly pairing a pencil skirt with some classic Chuck Taylors, a simple tank, and for the sake of this chilly weather, layering on a varsity jacket to stay warm. 

A sexy lace bra peeking out from underneath never hurt anyone ;)

Thread list:

-Pencil Skirt: Forever21
-“Black” Tank: H&M
-Varsity Jacket: Forever21
-White Converse Chuck Taylors
-Melody Ehsani “Truth” Necklace
-Clutch: Forever21
-Rings: ASOS 

I usually keep my makeup simple with a bold lip as the focal point. Today I chose a new lipgloss by Black Opal from their ColorSplurge Patent Lips collection called “Posh”. The color is so vibrant and pigmented straight from the tube! You could add a lip liner for a little staying power but overall you don’t really need a liner or lipstick layered underneath! 

You can find the Black Opal ColorSplurge Collection at select CVS stores, Walmart, or online at www.BlackOpalBeauty.com. The Patent Lips lipgloss retails at $6.75 each. Steal!

I hope everyone had a great, productive week and be sure to live it up this weekend!

xoxo

McKenzie

Threads of the Day: All Black Almost Everything

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I’ve been on chill mode extra heavy lately … mostly due to this cold weather and just wanting to stay warm. I went out for hot chocolate and desert with a friend the other day and took a few quick snaps of my outfit.

Simple, black, with a pop of leopard…

Thread List:

Forever 21 Varsity Jacket
H&M men’s beanie
Madewell jeans I cut at the knee
Steve Madden motorcycle boots (good ol faithfuls)
Zara leopard scarf
Forever 21 tiger ring 
NARS Dragon Girl matte lip pencil

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This jacket was such a lucky find! There were only like three left and one just happened to be my size … it was meant to be. I love the leather sleeves and pocket detailing. I’ve worn this in a casual way like pictured and also dressed up (future post to show you that one).

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This day was a bad hair day lol. So the easiest method was to throw a beanie on the back of my head, poof the front a little and rock out. Dont you just love carefree days?

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Usually I love to pile on the jewely. But I decided to go sans earrings and just rock a statement ring. 

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Oh, and the desert and hot chocolate were ahhmaaazzziiinnngg :)

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xoxo

McKenzie 

Threads of the Day: It’s All In The Details

It was such a beautiful afternoon in Atlanta the other day, I decided to take a few quick outfit pics before I headed out. It’s clearly easier when I have someone to take them for me, so just bare with me and enjoy the accessory highlights.

What I’m wearing:

Floral sports jacket: H&M
White tank: Forever 21
Leather Pants: H&M
Vintage Versace Necklace: my grandmothers 
Michael Kors Watch
Gold Point Bracelet & Stone Ring: Ka’la
Black Sandals: Zara
OPI Skyfall Collection nail polish in “Tomorrow Never Dies”

 

I love taking a simple outfit and really completing it by piling on the jewelry. Accessories are my best friends … preferably gold!


time to add some color to my nails…

It was warm enough for me to trade in my boots for a pair of open toe sandals, and that’s exactly what I did. I found these little gems at Zara on sale for like $10 (talk about a score) last summer. Zara has some of the best shoes, just make sure you get them when you see them, because most of the times they won’t be there (in your size) when you come back.

How do you like to style your simple outfits to make them your own?