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…)

“When you’re in a slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.” -Dr. Seuss

Wow! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted in the Law of Attraction Series. So… here goes nothing!! But, before I go any further it’s only protocall that I give a quick explanation of what exactly the law of attraction is: LOA is the belief that like attracts like. Positive thoughts translate into a positive and healthy lifestyle. What you believe you become. Visualization is key. Picture your goals and dreams and make them a reality.  And today I’m talking about a topic we can relate to- slumps. Somedays we can relate to this more than others. For me personally, I’ve been in a slump for a few weeks: not wanting to go to the gym, lack of energy, and sleeping in late a few days a week! So, today I’m sharing a few tips and tricks that work for me when I’m lacking energy and motivation… because sometimes coffee just doesn’t do the trick.  (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…)

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…)

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…)