It’s the most wonderful time of the year *Andy Williams voice* This following Wednesday was opening day at my local farmer’s market. So of course, my dad and I were the first people there! And as a lover of all fruits, and vegetables, and flowers, I was in heaven walking down the isles of fresh goodies. So real talk. What’d I fill my bags with? Zucchini, green beans, sunflowers, red potatoes, and mini cucumbers. (more…)

(Warning: post may contain spoilers) I recently finished Netflix’s new original series Life Sentence, staring Lucy Hale and Brooke Lyons. In this heartwarming comedy, Lucy Hale plays the role of Stella Abbott, a young twenty some who is diagnosed with terminal cancer in her teen years. At such a young age, Stella’s life nears an end. Or so she thought. Following a few years of treatment and test trials, oh and a spur of the moment marriage, the doctors enlighten Stella with miraculous news. She is cured. Now with a seven month husband, no high school diploma, and well, no real world experience, Stella is forced to face the wrath of reality. And boy do things get messy. Secrets unravel. Ex-lovers appear. Marital disputes. Gosh, do not even get me started with the family drama. (more…)

Hey there friends!! Summer is in full swing and not much has been happening in my life besides tanning poolside, reading, and spending time with friends. I start college in a little over a month and yes, it’s a very overwhelming thought and scary to say the least. But, I am beyond excited to start a new chapter of my life. I am enjoying and savoring time with my friends before we all go our separate ways which is probably the scariest thought of all. Enough with the sad talk, let’s talk handbags. Boy, do I love purses. But what I love most about Summer season handbags is that they’re colorful, fun, and funky. The eccentric prints add sass and sparkle to every and any outfit. I’m a total guru, a handbag junkie. I practically drool over bags I see in the streets. Enough with the chit-chat, take a look at these killer bags. Get scrolling and possibly get shopping! As always, thanks so much for reading! XO, MK. (more…)

It’s Summertime! The most carefree and fashion forward season. The most adventurous season of them all. The time of sunshine, road trips, pool parties, and playlists. Gather your friends. Grab a pen and piece of paper (maybe even a post board and cute, colorful markers if you’re feeling spontaneous). And check out my 2018 Summer bucket list. I already crossed off a few of these activities (pictures included of course,) but I can’t wait to mark every box with a check! I hope that my list inspires you all to try something new, something different this Summer! As always, thanks so much for reading! XO, MK. (more…)

So I know I throw this term around a lot- Girl Boss. But now that I think about it, I never really explained what exactly a girl boss is, or rather I say who she is. A girl boss is a dreamer chaser, a goal achiever, one who pushes herself to accomplish anything. She is determined, yet kind. Success hungry. Eager. Ambitious. But, that is not to say she does not fail sometimes. She uses the obstacles in her life to make her stronger. Epic setbacks are her motivation. She really is the boss of her own life. Let’s here what the original girl boss Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal, has to say:

“Someone who is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. As a #GIRLBOSS, you take control and accept responsibility. You’re a fight- you know when to throw punches and when to roll with them…”

So, with that being said. Are you a girl boss? In today’s post I chose my top five biggest and baddest girl bosses throughout history. These five women inspire me. They are role models that push me to not only chase, but fight for my dreams. Take a look!! As always, thanks so much for reading  . XO, MK. (more…)

Summer is in full swing. And you know what that means- new trends! They’re fun, fresh, and fabulous to say the least. They’re retro and super vibrant. They’re a dream come true for fashionistas. This Summer is all about color and fun prints. So push your darker pieces to the side and spice up your wardrobe. Forget browns, blacks, and beiges. Total Fall vibes. Add pinks, purples, and blues- the possibilities are endless. Grab some patterns. Mix and match textiles. Be bold. Be big. So, get scrolling! Check out some of this season’s hottest trends. Stay cool this Summer, but most importantly stay stylish! As always, thanks for reading! XO, MK.  (more…)

Hey babes hey!! Welcome back to Mackenzie Kateri! You are now looking at a high school graduate. Though my title in the world is different, I really don’t feel any different. In all honesty, I keep thinking that I have school on Monday! But, walking across stage was such a bittersweet feeling. I know that I am soon to open a new chapter of my life, but it breaks my heart leaving my friends, my teachers, and the memories in the past. Time really does fly.  (more…)