Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

I'm back! 

While the Dominican was an absolute blast, I am glad to be home and I am also glad to finally be able to share my adventure with y'all! Wifi was limited down there so I was not able to access  the internet as much as I thought I would be able to, But I am back in action! 

We (me and 11 other girls, 6 moms/6 daughters, yes 12 girls!) traveled to Punta Cana, Dominican republic. We ended up staying at a fabulous all inclusive resort, Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe and had an amazing time, with breath taking views and  phenomenal weather. I could not have asked for a better time, place or people to go with.

While I was there I may or may not have gotten carried away with my inner fashionista. I have just a few (maybe more than a few) outfits to share with you from my wonderful trip to the DR! If you all have been keeping up to date with my insta you've gotten a little taste of what I've been styling lately but here is the full effect! Enjoy! 

View from the second floor of Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe.

Dress: Old Navy  Shoes: Tory Burch  LuggageDiane von Furstenberg (from Macy's) Sunnies: Ray Bans

Yup! mom and I wore matching outfits to the airport. 

Pants: Old Navy  Shirt: Vessos  Shoes: Tory Burch

Jumpsuit: ASOS  Shoes: Steve Madden  Necklace: ILYMIX

**(Don't forget get 20% of your order at ILYMIX with code L&L20)

Shirt: Express  Shoes: Steve Madden  Shorts: Forever 21

Romper: Choies  Shoes: Steve Madden

Hat: Hats by Olivia  Bathing suit: Victoria Secrets Sunnies: Express  Pineapple tumblr: Urban Outfitters 

Dress: ASOS  Shoes: Tory Burch  Hat: Banana Republic  Necklace: ILYMIX (use code L&L20 to get 20% of your entire order!!)

Bathing suit top: Midori Bikini  Bottoms: Agua Menta  Sunnies: Express

Two piece set: Choies  Shoes: Steve Madden

Crop top: Forever 21  Skirt: Top Shop  Shoes: Traget

Bathing suit: Victoria Secrets  Sunnies: Express  Cover up: ASOS

So now that you have finally gotten to take a look at my vacation apparel, let me cue you in on a few of my favorite pieces. 

I would have to say that my Custom made hat from Hat's by Olivia and my round Sunnies from express were my fav accessories of the trip, and if you couldn't tell by the excessive amount of times that I wore my Steve Madden lace up sandals, they are a must have. They are so comfortable and match just about any outfit you can think up. Also take notice of my white nails! It's the perfect color for any vacay, it goes with every outfit, so you can't go wrong!

Until next time!

            Xoxo Kenz

The Best Is Yet To Come

...and thats a wrap folks. 

Just like that my High School years flashed before my eyes.  A lot of blood sweat and tears, but we made it, so bitter sweet. I can not thank everyone in my life enough for all their love and support, I would be nowhere with out them!  Feels like just yesterday, I was walking into the first day of freshman year, but instead I was walking across the stage to receive my diploma. They are right when they tell you the next four years will fly by. 

Growing up in this town was a pleasure and a privilege, I would not have wanted to spend the last 17+ years of my life anywhere else.  Waterford provided me with amazing opportunities, friends, sports, academics and so much more and for that I am forever thankful.  I would not be able to move on to bigger and better things with out the support of my home town.  So here is to all that Waterford has given me, it has been and amazing ride.  Also here is to new opportunities, here is to the open doors that await me.  In the fall, I will be attending Pace University as a Communications Major and a minor in Fashion Marketing , in hopes of pursuing a career in the fashion industry.  Pace University, here I come!  I could not be more excited to begin my new journey in the fall, in the city that I LOVE! 

Now of course for the outfit details (minus the not so stylish robe and cap).  My dress is from one of my favorite NYC store fronts called Necessary Clothing, and my shoes are the fabulous Sam Edelman, Yardley lace up sandal.  These stylish block heels were a must!  They are to die for and crazy comfortable!  Keep in mind though they run small, these bad boys are a size bigger than what I would normally wear.  Accessories were kept to a minimal tonight because, of how in love I am with my dress!  I really wanted it to make a statement, so I went with just a pair of gold diamond, Kate Spade stud earrings to compliment the look (hard to see, but they are there I promise).  I had so much fun wearing this dress, it has so many components to it, but yet it is so simple, how can you not love it!?  It's high neckline is super classy ,but the open back and fun skater skirt gives it just the right amount of flare to give this dress its super fun/cute personality.

Let the next adventure begin, but always keep calm and style on!

                     Xoxo Kenz

      P.s. Sorry for the overload of picture (these are just a few of the many believe it or not) it was just to hard to choose! 

Stripes and Sandals

What a lovely weekend spent beaching and lounging with friends, at the first of many grad parties. Although the beach is always nice it was a bit chilly here this weekend so I went for a more conservative look to keep on the warmer side, while still hanging on to that summer feel with sandals and no sleeves.

This ankle high maxi dress from Marshalls is perfect for summer afternoons when the sun goes down and the temp gets a little bit cooler. I still kept summer in mind though when putting this outfit together, and I threw on the latest addition to my shoe fam, my Steve Madden lace up sandals. also new to the closet is my gold bib necklace from my latest collab, ILYMIX! Shop this necklace and so much more at http://www.ilymix.com/  then at check out use the code L&L20 to get 20% off your entire purchase!  So make sure to head over to their website, use my code and check out their fab items, you won't be disappointed!

Happy Monday to all! It's a big week over here. Graduation in one day, vacation in five! So stay tuned, exciting things are coming this way!  

            Xoxo Kenz

Monday Comfies

Did someone say kale?

Mondays don't seem so bad when you have a fun shirt like this to wear.  I wore this tee from Urban Outfitters to bounce around in today and it was so comfortable, I may never want to take it off!  It's the perfect t-shirt to toss on, on a Monday morning when it seems almost impossible to get out of bed.  Throw on a pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans (J Crew)  and your fav tennies (Adidas Superstars) with it and you're in good shape. 

I also added a little flare to the look by sporting my round sunnies from Free People. They make any outfit more exciting! Then I added a little top knot action and a few of my normal dainty accessories to complete the outfit. 

Keeping things nice and simple over here on this fabulous Monday.

                    Xoxo Kenz

 

Shop Till Ya Drop

What a busy Sunday!  From Starbucks to shopping to packing and so much more, my Sunday was jam packed!

My mom and I started off this rainy Sunday checking to make sure we had everything for our upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic (only 13 days!!).  But being the fashionistas that we are, we can never have enough clothes sooo... off we went to Starbucks (because what's a shopping trip without a little Starbucks to keep you going!?) then West Farms Mall.  Eleven stores, and many pieces of clothing later, I think we are finally ready to begin packing.

             P.s. My Starbucks pink drink is to die for!  It is my fav treat! A strawberry acai refresher with coconut milk!  Could it get any better!? 

For this rainy Sunday spent paroozing, shopping and packing, I threw together this comfy, cute and simple outfit.  A long sleeve olive shirt from Old Navy, ripped jeans from Express, Van slip on sneakers from Madewell, my gold bar necklace from Etsy, Dolce and Gabanna sunglasses, a Michael Kors watch and cross body purse and my Cape Cod Eden bracelet.  Sounds intense, but it is quite simple!

Stay tuned to find out what I pack for my tropical getaway! 

                                Xoxo Kenz

 

I Whaley Love Fridays

I don't know about you, but comfy days are my fav days. Who doesn't love a good dress down Friday!? Especially when I get to wear shorts as cute as these! These Krass and Co shorts are perfect for running around town or even just lounging at home. They are your classic running short with a cute/fun twist to them. They come in many many patterns, so go check them out there's a design for everyone. They even come in mens and there is also a yoga pants line! 

Today, I am also wearing my much loved classic white low top converse, sporting my Long Champ bag and repping my soon to be home for the next four years! I can not tell you all how excited I am, senior year is coming to an end and it is making me more and more excited for the days to come and my time at Pace! Exactly three months till move in day and then I will officially be a Pace Setter! Wahoooo! 

Also, if you look closely you can see my new flamingo key chain! How adorable! Am I right!? My obsession with flamingos grows more and more everyday! As always stay tuned my fellow Love & Labelers!

                  Xoxo Kenz

Delighted in Stripes

Always looking for a classy dress to wear to those formal events? Look no farther than this super cute, white and pink striped dress from Forever 21! I wore this dress to my senior awards night last night and paired it up with scrappy nude heels from DSW and one of favorite pearl statement necklaces also from Forever 21. This outfit is perfect for a formal night out. It screams elegant and classy and is so fun and super fab! I also love its higher neck line and thick straps, because even on a night like last night where it was pretty warm out, I was still able to remain conservative and classy in a sleeveless dress. I loved all the compliments I received on this dress last night and I hope you all like it as well! 

Also check out my boyfriends outfit, put together by yours truly. Jake is wearing a white and pink Polo shirt paired with turquoise blue shorts from Tommy Hilfiger, and a pair of brown Sperry boat shoes. His semi formal/casual look is perfect for guys who hate to get dressed up. This look still says classy and well put together without all they extra dressing up. (P.s He refused to tuck in his shirt, I will get him to tuck his shirt in one day though).

With senior year winding down things have been CRAZY (in a good way) around here lately but keep in touch, more outfits coming soon! 

             Xoxo Kenz

 

 

Sun Dresses For Sunny Days

It's a good day when you get to wear a lovely little sun dress. The weather lately has been incredible, and I finally get to take all my summer clothes out of storage and move them back into my closet! Yay!

This white linen sun dress from Grace is perfect for those hot summer days. Its simple yet cute and also makes for the perfect beach cover up! Throw on some brown sandals your favorite pair of earrings and a few dainty necklaces with it and its the ideal summer outfit! You can find my brown sandals at Marshalls and my earring at Kendra Scott. 

I am looking forward to more beautiful weather this Memorial Day weekend for a chance to wear some more super cute sun dresses, and lots of picnics! What are your plans for this long weekend?!

Happy FriYAY!😊🎉 

           Xoxo Kenz

Pink & Pok-a-Dots

Pok-a -dots are so cute and so fun! They can add a little pizzaz to any outfit! 

This outfit is a definite favorite for sure, but only after a little accessorizing! After putting on this outfit this morning I was originally bored by its simplicity, until I added a thin black belt to tie together the whole outfit. I also dressed up this outfit with black strappy heels, but it can also be paired with a pair of black flats for a more casual/comfortable look. Also you can find my scalloped Topshop skirt at Nordstroms for only $45! 

Keep calm and pok-a-dot on (; 

              Xoxo Kenz

 

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody

What a magical night.  I felt like a princess in my beautiful dress from Asiyes Boutique, or should I say I felt like Daisy considering the theme was The Great Gatsby.  Lake of Isles provided us with a wonderful venue for our senior prom, with a choice of chicken parmesan or pasta primavera for a main course accompanied by a caesar salad and finished off with a delicious piece of chocolate tuxedo cake.  There was even a juice bar with specialty drinks such as, the roaring 20's, the classic, and the flapper, and each dinner table was decorated with gold wine bottles, pearl necklaces and black boa feathers.

Yesterday was a day full of pampering and paparazzi thats for sure.  From nails, hair and make up, to hundreds of photos.  Smile for the camera was the motto! 

As for all the details, I went for a more modern sleek hairstyle, done by the fabulous Shelly at Vohanna Salon in Mystic, CT.  For make-up, done by my incredibly talented cousin, I kept it natural with light tones, but then of course added some red lipstick for a fun pop of color!  Then to tie together the entire look, I went with nude strappy heels from DSW, some diamond studs and of course red nails to match my lips and to bring  the whole look together.

                        Xoxo Kenz

 

 

Flock Yeah!

Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons because it's flamingo Friday!

I have been OBSESSED with everything flamingo lately.  Flamingo shirt, flamingo wallpaper, flamingo this, flamingo that , flamingo, flamingo flamingo!!  What is your latest obsession!?

Check out my latest snags: Flamingo shirt (and necklace) from J.Crew, pillow from Home Goods, and beach bag from Marshall's. Even my computer screen saver is flamingos, thanks to Lilly Pulitzer. Also, who can resist anything gold and sparkly!? I know I cant!  Hence, my sparkly gold tumbler cup from Grace.

I paired my fun flamingo shirt with a pair of boyfriend jeans and converse for a casual Friday look, then added a little sparkle with my favorite J.Crew necklace. Aside from my adorable flamingo shirt, I am totally in love with my new flamingo pillow, which is also the perfect addition to the work in progress, I call my room (stay tuned for the final product! It is finally starting to come together, just a few more loose ends to tie!). And as summer approaches, I have to start gathering some summer must haves, so be sure to catch me at the beach this summer with my lovely new beach bag, this large tote is the perfect size for holding all things necessary for a beach day and its sooo cute! It's a win win! Flock on (;

                  Xoxo Kenz 

 

Totally Floral

Hello friends! 

Sorry for the infrequent posts lately! Its been quite busy over here lately! With senior year coming to an end there is so much to do and so little time! I can not believe how fast it has come and gone! But of course even with my endless to do list, style never fades! So for todays outfit round up we have a super chic and springy look: a floral top and leather skirt both from Forever 21, nude pointed BCBG heels from DSW, and of course my favorite gold bar necklace from Etsy.

Keeping things simple, while adding a nice pop of color and a fun spring pattern. It's the best of both worlds! 

                  Xoxo Kenz

Olive Pant Suits

Wanna talk about a steal!? This olive pants suit is from Marshalls and is only 20 bucks! And let me tell you olive me a nice pants suit (; This stylish pant suit is extremely comfortable and the tie up front adds a fun little twist to things.

To tie it all together I threw on some gold accessories and brown sandals to compliment the olive color. My statement earring are from Forever 21, wrist cuff from Express, watch from Michael Kors and sandals from Marshall's.

You can even dress it up: add some black strappy heels for a more formal look and you're ready to go! 

Now that the weather is starting to cooperate I can't wait to have some fun with my spring/summer wardrobe!!  So be on the lookout for some fab outfits coming your way!

              Xoxo Kenz

 

 

 

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BIRCHBOX

Its always a good day when my Birch Box arrives! How many of you are subscribed to Birchbox!? Isn't it the best!!

My Birch Box was loaded this time around! with Amika dry shampoo, Supergoop sunblock, Eyeko liquid eye liner and sooo much more! 

I am totally in love with all things Amika. Their products are to die for. This month in my box I received some dry shampoo, and in a previous months box I received their blow out spray and I can not say enough good things about their products! Along with my love for Amika I also love a good skin care product! Which is why I'm sharing with you this pore minimizing face wash and sunblock. As summer approaches and you start to spend more days outside skin care becomes key! Sunblock will become your best friend, because lets face it who enjoys getting sun burnt? That's right no one. So lather up with this Supergoop sunblock, its water resistant and works like a charm! Then at the end of the day rinse it off and scrub up with Acure's pore minimizing facial scrub. You'll thank me later when you skin is pore and sunburn free! 

Birchbox is a great way to try out new products without having to spend excessive amount of money on products you've never seen or tried before. So go sign up to receive a Birchbox, and soon enough you'll be swooning over their assortment of amazing products delivered to your doorstep monthly! It doesn't get any better than that! 

               Xoxo Kenz

You Rock My Socks

Better late than never! Happy Mothers day to all the moms out there! But most importantly Happy Mothers Day to my super fab and super stylish mom. I wouldn't let any other person borrow my clothes, but since you brought me into this world it is the least I can do! There are not enough words to tell you how thankful I am for all that you do for me, but just know that I am forever grateful of all that you have done and will continue to do for me. You rock my socks. Happy Mothers Day.

I hope all you moms out there enjoyed your day, you all deserve the world! Make sure to show a little extra love today and wish your mom a Happy Mothers Day if you have not already.

            Xoxo Kenz

I'm Overall this Cold Weather

Yes, it is May and yes, I am wearing a scarf.  Hopefully for the last time until Fall though!  As you all know, its been quite rainy and cold here lately, but the rain held off just long enough today for me to get a couple shots in, and break out my heels.

Although, the rain held off the cold didn't. So along with a plaid scarf from ASOS, I also wore a black long sleeve shirt and one of my fav pieces of clothing, my overalls from H&M!  Then to spice up the outfit, I threw on my Steve Madden fringe heels, because boy do I love me a fun pair of shoes (:

I even got to break out my sunnies today before it started down pouring... again!  These classic aviator Ray Bans are perfect for any outfit and face shape.  I'd say they are a must have, its always nice to have one pair of sunglasses that you can always count on to compliment your super fab outfit.

Also, featured as an accessories today is my Long Champ bag.  This bag holds everything and it can be used for anything.  From purses to overnight bags, Long champ bags are the way to go. These bags are super durable too.  I have had this bag for nearly 4 years now and it looks good as new!  These bags come in tons of colors and sizes so have some fun and pick out the right bag for you! 

I don't know about you, but this weekend looks like its going to be jam packed for me.  Don't forget to treat your mom to something special this Mothers Day weekend and when you find some down time come back and visit because more post are coming your way! 

                   Xoxo Kenz

Rain Boots and Rain Days

Another rainy day here in good ole CT! But, who can complain when they get to wear their super cute Hunters this often!? These bright pink Hunter rain boots can brighten up even the rainiest of days! The pop of color they bring to any outfit is like no other! And who could resist a comfy turtle neck sweater to pair with a cute pair of rain boots?? I know I can't! This turtle neck sweater is from no place other than Forever 21! Its cute and comfy characteristics make for the perfect rainy day wear, and make for a just as comfy lounge outfit after a long, groggy day. Top off this outfit with a light coat from H&M and you're ready to splash off for the day! 

                 Xoxo Kenz

Play Ball!

Hello friends!  Its been a busy weekend here in my hometown.  Spring is in full force and that means baseball is too!  Which is exactly what I've spent most of my weekend enjoying.  As I run from one baseball game to the next, I've got to do it in style.  So today, I'm sharing with you my baseball attire from yesterdays games. 

A baseball shirt, a baseball hat and two baseball games.  Baseball, baseball, baseball!  Fortunately, yesterday was a beautiful day to lay out your picnic blanket, grab some lunch and enjoy a game.  To compliment this spring/baseball weather, I wore a light long sleeve baseball shirt from American Eagle with ripped skinny jeans from Express, a Polo hat and my latest steal, my new sandals from Marshall's. This outfit is as simple as it gets, so I topped it off with a dainty gold bar necklace, my everyday wrist candy and called it a day.  Play ball! 

                        Xoxo Kenz

Getting Edgy With It

Switching things up today.  Feeling edgy with my cut off Tee from Forever 21 and ripped black jeans from Zara.  Paired with my fav Adidas Superstar sneaks and a baggy old fashion jean shirt from Old Navy.  Got my fav accessories on as well today, some layered gold necklaces and my fav wrist candy. Add a top knot and some lipstick and you're stylin'.

Love this look!  It's fun edgy feel, is perfect for those days where you want to look good, but don't feel like getting all dolled up. 

             Xoxo Kenz