Hi there friends!! Welcome back to Mackenzie Kateri! These past couple months have been super crazy and chaotic, to say the least. But with my first week of classes right around the corner, and Summer shenanigans approaching an end, it’s time to get back to the work grind and buckle back down on the blogging schedule. That’s right, keep your eyes peeled for a new piece every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday! Fair warning: All pieces from this point on entail fall fashion… my favorite fashion! Ahhh. The faux fur, the dark color palette, the burgundy matte lips, the over the knee boots; It’s glorious.

Gosh, I am such a drama queen. 

Now that I’m out of breathe from that small rant. Let’s look at today’s post! Back to school fashion. The perfect mix of comfy and fashionable clothing. Comment your favorite looks below and your fav fall trends! As always, thanks so much for reading!! XO, MK.  (more…)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of awkwardness, it was the age of Autumn. As summer 2018 enters its final scene, we near a seasonal stage of confusion. What do I wear? Do I pair my look with a chunky sweater or a jean jacket? Do I toss on a pair of kicks or booties? So many questions and not enough answers. Although I cannot wait for fashion fall and the end of an era of humid hair, I’m not exactly ready to summon my jean shorts and flip-flops to the back of my closet. So check out today’s post: Your on deck style guide of how to transition your summer looks to the perfect fall look book.  (more…)

As my bff Hunter and I aimlessly walked around the mall this weekend searching for sales, something caught my eye: Sales associates hauling crop tops and jean shorts back to the clearance racks, while replacing these summer essentials while polos, and khakis, and converse oh my. With the back to school sales rush soon to be in full swing, summer fashion nears an end. Shoppers are awaiting the arrival of fall palettes and looks. Any fall fashion predictions? My bets are on faux fur and burgundy. Now lucky for me as an incoming college freshmen, school uniforms are the least of my worries. However, finding a super cute and chic and spacious backpack is at the top of my list. As I began surfing the web determined to find the bag of my dreams, I came across more than a few stylish back packs for every girl- the modernist, the athlete, the vintage vixen, and oh gosh I should stop spoiling it. So, check em’ out and of course comment your favorites! As always, thanks so much for reading and have a fabulous week! XO, MK.   (more…)

Hi friends!! Welcome back to Mackenzie Kateri! After a few short (and stressful) weeks of graduation party planning and prep, the grand event finally took place. On Saturday, my friends and family gathered to celebrate my graduation. The event took place in my church banquet hall which was the perfect size. The color scheme of the party consisted of mostly golds, whites, and royal purple (the color of the university I am attending)!! I mixed this palette with shabby chic woods and burlap. I jumped on the Pinterest grad party band wagon and decorated the hall with photo boards, a candy bar, and of course, a rustic boho inspired photo booth. Check em’ out!! Overall, I had an amazing time and I am glad that I had the opportunity to celebrate my graduation with the people that I love most. As always, thank you so, so much for reading! XO, MK. (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…)

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…)