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…)

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…)

Hi friends!! Welcome back to Mackenzie Kateri!! It’s been a few weeks or two since I posted, so for that I deeply apologize! My schedule has been a crazy, chaotic, hectic mess! But, I am back and better than ever!! So as a peace offering, today I am sharing more than a few life updates and a short, yet detailed list of the biggest battles I faced in high school…along with some advice to underclassman!

So let’s start with the updates. Oh gosh, where do I begin! Let me think. I wanted to save the best for last, but I CANNOT contain my excitement- Mackenzie Kateri hit 300 subscribers!! An accomplishment that I am utterly grateful for. I am blessed to have such an amazing audience who takes time to read my pieces. You guys are my inspiration and motivation. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I am excited to watch my blog grow in days, months, and even upcoming years! The best is yet to come! As always, thank you times a million for reading. XO, MK. (more…)

Oh boy, long time no see babes! A blog post is long overdue! Lately, my days have been jam packed with college craziness, graduation errands, finals, AP exams, and a little bit of senioritis. However, I am back and better than ever! I am beyond excited to share what I have been up to, and trust me there is a lot!! Sooooooo, drum roll please…. first on the list: senior prom!! At first I was a little nervous about my prom look because well, it’s a bit untraditional! But, I am so happy that I took the risk! Both my dress and fabulous, funky earrings are from ASOS (aka my new favorite website). Today, I am sharing with you a quick breakdown of my prom day and more than enough prom pics! As always, thank you so much for reading and I hope that you all have an amazing week!! XO, MK.  (more…)

Once in a lifetime opportunities only happen well, once in a lifetime. They are rare. Chase them. Fight for them. Cherish them. Last weekend, my scholastic bowl team and I hit the big city. A few months ago my team members and I heard news that we, a small group of teens from a small school and small town, earned a spot in the National Academic Quiz Tournament. Overwhelmed and excited by this amazing news, we spent hours upon hours each day until the competition studying and fundraising money for our trip. But last Thursday, the countdown was over. The hard work paid off. The seven of us boarded the plane. Next stop: Chicago! (more…)