Sunday, September 18, 2016

Burgers + Fries...and... Guys???

Guys, I've almost been here for a whole MONTH!! Ah how crazy! Life is just flying by so fast. Now's the time when everyone starts asking "how's school going?" And I can honestly say that it finally feels like school. Early mornings. Late nights. Endless piles of homework, tests, and quizzes. But the social life of school is what keeps me going. I have made so many great friends down here and have met some of the greatest guys. College is fun. Get involved! Go to events! Try new things. Get out of the house. Get out and LIVE A LITTLE. 

Okay, I love living a little but I also love spending nights inside with my roommates. We have so much fun just popping some popcorn and putting in a good chick flick, having dance parties in our apartment at one A.M., and braiding each other's hair, haha it's like a sleepover EVERY DAY. 

So! Best news I got this week was hearing that I got a job. Yay! I no longer have to worry if I will have gas money anymore lol.  My days are just going to get busier though and I'm still not sure how I feel about that yet. But I'm excited to get into a routine and have my life be at a little faster rate again. 

I am hitting my month mark here on my own! And every single week I am finding more and more Ice Cream shops to dive into. Today's special treat was from Rockwell Ice Cream here on University Ave. in Provo. I couldn't help but have a little mini shoot right in front of their cute shop. They have some of the best tasting ice cream I have ever tried! 
Check this, Strawberries & Cream ice cream in a Chocolate Chip Cookie CONE. 
The shop has a variety of flavors and the coolest cones!
(pretzel, m&m, and this delicious chocolate chip flavor - just a few) So yummy!

I am already 1/4 of the way done with this semester, I feel like I barely got here yesterday. I am trying so hard to remember this time of my life and soak it up while I can. Living in a college town is one of the funnest experiences I have ever been a part of. I'm absolutely loving it down here! 

My apartment has been going through some MAJOR TLC this past month. We have had so many fun unexpected things pop up! Like a broken bathroom sink, no hot water, a broken stove, no TV, AND OUR FIRST FLOOD. Courtesy of a gross pipe under the kitchen sink! 

I feel like all of that happening is in the brochure of "becoming an adult 101" and like I always say, it builds more character.. so why not!! 
This post I'm wearing a tee from H&M. Which is so stinking comfy. I kept my outfit casual and comfortable as we were just strolling down the streets in the city. I have my favorite bunny bag from Cotton On from forever ago. My Hollister Co. Jeans of course. And my black tie up sandals from Hope Ave. All of the best stores I'm telling you. 

So excited to share more with you! Thanks for reading :)

xoxo // kenzie kaye

black sandals, see here // hollister jeans, see here 

Friday, September 9, 2016


I am now on my third week of living that "adult life" here in Provo, Utah. I still don't really know what I'm doing, still can't find a job, still a poor college student, still figuring out how to be an "adult.." 
Haha but HEY I'm still doing OKAY!! 

I love being in a town where you go to the movies and the entire room is filled with kids your age, screaming and yelling and laughing along to the same parts you are. Where you drive to your local grocery store and there's at least 70 other kids trying to find the Ramen noodle section and asking where the best deals can be found. Where you drive literally ANYWHERE in town with your windows down and you can wave hi to the random cute boy driving next to you and embarrass all of your roommates all at the same time. every. single. night.

Provo is such a fun town. There is so much to do down here and so many cute COLORED WALLS. I'm currently dying over this purple one I found the other day!!! I wish more places were like this back home because I totally would have gone outside of my own backyard if that were the case! 

But besides that point, I have an even better thing to talk about!! 

One of my very good friends and collaborators, 
Alyssa Hoffman
sent me my very first LIPSENSE this week and I couldn't wait any longer to post about it.

Unlike my older sister....I am not a fan of lipstick. Shocking??? Maybe.
 Haha well because I never really liked lipstick, I wasn't sure if I was ever going to try it, buy it, or use it ever. So I guess you could've called me skeptical when I tried this brand. But I was hearing so many people rant and rave about it so I decided to give it a go.. and after trying this, I think I might just turn into a little mini Jensyn in the next few years. WTH!? 

They don't lie when they say that this color STAYS through whatever weather because once it was on, this bold color lasted the rest of the day! And surprisingly when I took off my make up that night, it wiped right off! I don' know if it's always that case, but it came off pretty easily so I thought that was pretty cool! 

The color I am wearing in this post is called Samon. I was a little scared to try it to be honest because I am sooooooo not into bold lips or bright colors. But ah I just loved it! And it matched my favorite new sandals I recently bought from Hollister. I love coral colors, I wear that color in my wardrobe all the time but I didn't know how much I'd like it if my lips were that bold... Needless to say I think I went with the right decision. 

I was incredibly impressed with my first Lipsense experience and can't wait to buy more. I'm thinking I'll try a more natural/neutral color next time just to have a contrast but I was so happy with this choice. :)

I would go check out miss @hofflips on instagram if you are thinking about trying Lipsense! She is the nicest girl I know in the entire universe and she will help you find the color that's right for you! She knew me more than I knew myself and suggested Samon to me and wow I just love it! 

I am now #TeamLipsense it's fine ;)

My dress in this post is from H&M 
-which is another reason why I love living in Utah County!-
H&M is only roughly ten minutes away from my beautiful house. 
((which may be my downfall and the only reason why I am actually a poor college student because I know I'm going to spend all my money there))

oops. mom secret's out.

okay I'm only kind of kidding. ;)

Right now I am currently, obsessed with turtle necks, obsessed with embroidery, and obsessed with all things inspirational. 

And that ties in my entire dress in ONE! So of course I had to get it. Right?
This dress reminds us to "stay positive" which is something that I never really struggled with growing up. But being in a new place, having to figure myself out on my own, and also having to go through some not-so-fun steps of life in order to get where I'm supposed to be, is pretty hard on the whole 'steering my ship with positivity thing!' I just need to remind myself to Stay Positive and trust that everything will work out! Because I know that it always does. And life is never as bad as it seems. 
It's all about our attitude. You can choose to see the positive or negative side of things. And I don't know about you, but I prefer the positive side a million times over the other side!!

Anyways I hope you enjoyed my post! Sorry every single one seems to be three weeks later than the one before but what can you do! 

xoxo // kenzie kaye

H&M stay positive dress // denim shirt // similar see here // Hollister Sandals // similar see here

Friday, August 26, 2016

the end of AUGUST

All I can say is the end of August snuck up on me faster than I could have ever imagined. My world suddenly became overwhelmed with CHANGE. And change isn't typically a word that I like to deal with. Change is scary. But it's also exciting! 

August was a huge roller coaster for me. My emotions and feelings have been everywhere lately. The month started out pretty rough and slow and the days seemed to drag on and on. But then things started picking up and I started getting decorations ready for college and focusing on doing my "last activities" with my friends and family which really helped make it better. But then I realized that it was my last time riding my bike with my little brother to watch the sunset every night. It was my last late night car drive with my older brother. My last time swimming in our pool, playing the piano every day, and my very last blog post with my sister as my photographer for a little bit.. And wow that was hard to think about! Luckily I'm not too far though and I can come back home and do these things on the weekends with them/ when I have a break from school. 

This past weekend I ended up moving away from home for the first time. I don't think there is much to prepare you for something like that. The first day almost didn't feel real. I thought I was going to be going back home with my family at the end of the day. We are finally getting settled in and it's starting to feel more like my own little home. And GUYS. IT. IS. SO. CUTE.

Just wait for my next post coming up shortly, it's going to be all about my apartment makeover. I hope you guys love it as much as I do because it was the only thing that was getting me excited for the big move to be honest. 

But, it's such a fun experience. This week has been completely crazy. So many things can happen in ONE DAY here. I feel like I hardly have any free time right now. But I absolutely love it. I didn't think that I would love it this much to be honest! 

Life is good. College is good. You are good. Thank you so much for reading. I love you all so much! 

In this post I'm wearing my turtle-neck tee from H&M with my pink maxi skirt from White House Black Market. I just paired it with some AE sandals and my boho necklace from Express. I definitely used to wear turtle necks when I was little and call-me-strange but I am SO happy that they're coming back in style and are finally cute to wear. Too bad I'm a broke college student now because all of the clothes that are finally 'in style' at the moment are my FAVORITE. Like yes, bring back these updated versions of the 90's please.

I'm really excited for the rest of this semester. I can't wait to see what else happens in this year. It's going to be full of change and new things constantly but I think it'll be the perfect way to grow. I'll keep you all updated!

 Hope you enjoy this last post with my cute sister Jensyn from Stripes In Bloom <3

Until next time,

xoxo // kenzie kaye 

maxi skirt // similar see here or here // turtle neck tee // similar see here