Tuesday, March 7, 2017

the end of feb.

am i the only one who is happy for feb to be over because that means it starts getting warmer??? 
even though this coat is super cute, i'm pretty excited to stop wearing it every single day ;)

it's now the second week of march and i feel absolutely SHEEPISH for barely getting a post up! 
i have all of these shoots i took over the winter break, and i am just barely remembering that i still have to post about them!

february went by so fast. 
i am grateful february has come and gone. that was a challenging month, a busy month.
i am already halfway done with the semester in school!
i spent most of the month trying to find a car, dealing with car accident problems, insurance companies, and car rental places.
(i had so many people calling me a day about my car i have never felt so popular in my life lol)
 i spent a lot of time working, going to school, and doing lots of homework and tests.

i tried being a responsible adult and spent a lot of time doing all of my homework before i left on my disney vacation with my family.

february was stressful and not very fun, it was really cold and it snowed a ton.

- getting my hair done! 
(i went a tad darker than usual and went 'chop-chop' to the ends & got some new layers)
-which i don't really have any pics from a shoot with my new hair yet but i'll talk about it a whole lot more when i do-
- booked my first "real" modeling gig/shoot with urban
(you may see me on a book cover without any makeup on and some dirt smudged all over my face but that's still pretty sick nevertheless)
-got a "new" car! 
(well... i've never met it before so it's new to me. it's white. and i still have yet to name it...) 

and that's about it!

this shoot was done by @sierrakatephotography 
luckily i was able to shoot with her for a second when i stayed at my parents' house for the weekend. 
she's the sweetest girl and i'm so grateful she came out in the freezing cold to shoot with me!

hopefully in march i'll remember that i actually have a blog and won't get so far behind ;)
i've got some awesome shoots to show you!

xoxo // kenzie kaye

Friday, February 3, 2017

Little Black Turtle Neck

Holy COW-ZA.
this post is finally up. 

lol I think these pics are from.... the week of Christmas Break... and it's already February so I can't even. I literally cannot.

but it's okay we can party now because today is the day that I finally have time to get some posts ready!

do you guys ever have days where you just feel inspired to get everything done??

mhmm yeah that's me today!

i have been doing a lot of shoots lately and getting some really awesome posts finished for you guys!
as some of you have seen, i've started playing with photography and that's a new hobby of mine.
i have a post lined up of my photography pics that i did the other day for my blog. 
check out my instagram for that when it's ready!
i have been meeting so many incredible photographers! they are so so inspiring to me. 
i love collaborating with new photographers and getting to know and share both of our art on social media, shouting out to them, and working with them. 
if you are wanting to collaborate ANYTIME about literally ANYTHING...

i want to get to know you!!

my email is kenzkaye22@gmail.com
(you can find it on instagram)
my instagram is kenz_kaye 

go follow me if you're not already. 
i post every single day.
and i try my best to answer back to you guys as fast as i can!

haha i remember this shoot was SOOOO cold.
my outfit is pretty much a mixture of everything!
i've got my fur vest that's at least three years old, 
my black turtle neck from +Forever 21 which is honestly one of my go-to tops in my closet, (it's exactly like my blue sweater i wore for my blue december shoot) so comfy. i love it,
my FAV FAV FAV FAV FAV pair of high waisted black skinny jeans from +Hollister Co.,
my maroon winter coat from +Hollister Co.,
and some TOTES boots i got for christmas.
because HA i was DESPERATELY in need of some winter boots this year.
thank you Santa.

my cute flower crown is actually stolen from my sister's closet. 
(not the boutique, my actual sister's closet)
and it's from brushfirefloral  on instagram! 
which is absolutely adorable i love this shop.

thanks for reading this week!

xoxo // kenzie kaye

 black turtle neck // similar see here // hollister black high waisted jeans // totes winter boots // white fur vest // similar see here 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

sunday's rush in blush

sunday started beautifully. 

woke up in a wonderful mood. 
i got up bright and early, actually GOT READY, and was even 30 minutes EARLY.
i wish i could say that i did that all on my own without any reason why but... the only reason i was actually on time and early was because i was singing in sacrament meeting.
and guess what, IT WENT GREAT.

it was such a good sunday you guys!!! 
the speakers were SO good, i survived through my song, our wonderful stake president spoke, and the rest of our classes that day were amazing.
and after church, i actually made myself some food -other than cereal- and headed off to ward choir practice.

like i said, it started off as a great sunday.

i was so excited when i received this shirt from @shopamara clothing in the mail. 
my sister has a similar shirt like this in teal and i've been jealous ever since.
also, i love getting packages in the mail.

online shopping is possibly my new kryptonite.

teal would've been a lovely color but 
i needed it in my life.
the high neck, the ruffled cuffed sleeves and collar, the peplum bottom??
it was a perfect find if i do say so myself.

okay back to sunday.

i've been needing to do a blog post for a while now and sunday was one of my only days this week that i could take pics. 
as i was debating whether or not to do them inside or outside because of the cold & snowy weather, i just decided to be bold and drive up to the canyon to do them.
the roads weren't that bad and it was early enough in the day i thought we'd be fine right?
-what could go wrong?-

we were coming back home from out of the canyon and sooooo excited to get home where it was nice and warm. 
when we saw a car slip on the road. 
we were just like "woah did you see that?"
but i didn't think much of it because we were all the way over on the opposite side of the road going the other way i didn't think anything bad was going to happen to us.

then another car hit that patch on the road and started slipping.
this car wasn't so lucky at correcting and it started to slide through the two lanes that were separating this now sliding car and.... me.

and let me tell ya, THAT was terrifying.

a car was sliding STRAIGHT towards me.

i didn't have any time to really do anything. i couldn't speed up. i couldn't slow down. either way this car was going to hit me. 

i saw the car coming out of the corner of my eye almost perpendicular to my drivers side.
i knew at that moment that we were going to get hit and that this was REALLY happening.

i remember hearing myself scream,
to my roommate, 
(who literally just stayed calm and said "you're okay you're okay you're good we're okay it's going to be okay" the whole time)
and then our car got pushed/we drove off to the side of the road and into a snow bank.

it kind of felt like a rollercoaster ride.

(haha so were my emotions after that point!) 

i didn't cry because of shock.
i mostly cried because my car (whom i love so very much) was now crushed.
but i am so so so thankful that nobody got hurt. 
my car accident could've ended a lot worse than it was.

but holy cow i am so grateful for a Father in Heaven who is looking out for me.
and for the power of prayer.
i was praying that whole trip for protection.
from the moment i got in the car and started driving there i was constantly praying.
-because okay the canyon can give ya a lil anxiety especially in the snow-
and even though it didn't end in the way that i thought it would... even though i still got hit... i didn't have a scratch on my body, no broken bones, and me and my roommate are still alive.
-the other car was totally fine as well- so that's also good!

this week has been a little rough ugh and it's only tuesday but i know that it'll get better. 
and i know God has a plan for all of us.
and that He KNOWS where i am at all times and what i NEED.
and that there is always something to learn from the trials and experiences that we go through.
even though i don't know what that is right now, this experience has truly been humbling and it reminds me to never take the moments in life that we have for granted. 

people say all the time, "you never know when it'll be your last"
but that could not be more true.

love others, love often, and live life to it's fullest!
 tell the ones you love that you love them and share that love with the rest of the world. 
tell your family you love & miss them.
tell you friends.
be there for other people and let other people be there for you.
(that's one i am DEFINITELY having to work on, especially since the accident)
haha i just like being independent and i feel like i can do everything by myself and on my own and that i don't need anybody else... however we all need to let people in! 
we will only grow so much more if we do.

we can't do it all on our own.
we need Heavenly Father in our lives constantly.
we need His constant protection.
His constant love and support.
He never abandons us!!!

i know that to be true.

thank you for all of your kind words and support the past few days. all of your texts, calls, and little check ups to see if i'm doing okay! 

i love you all thanks for reading!

xoxo // kenzie kaye

blush pink peplum top // aero stretchy jean leggings // similar see here  // bohme boutique bag 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

moosin' in the woods

over the break i was able to shoot with one of my favorite photographers in utah.

and to be honest i could post every single one of these pictures and never get tired of them.
this kid is #TALENTED.
so funny, so sweet, and honestly looks like he could be my little brother because of his hair color! 

i really am just honored to even have the chance to shoot with him and i know this won't be the last photoshoot you see from him. 
i would love to work with him again.

you know, i love living in a place like utah where there are so many talented and creative artists. i feel like i am surrounded by so many people no matter where i go in this state who are great bloggers, photographers, artists, singers, influencers, business makers, and shop owners.

i mean some of my favorite bloggers have all started out in UTAH. 
and now they are making it big time in the blogging world and world of fashion. 
i love it.

okay i'm going to let you guys in on a little secret..
i've probably worn this sweater five times already and i refuse to take it off.
it's the comfiest thing.

thank you +Forever 21 for coming in clutch lately.

hahaha but for real guys, i am loving their sweater selection lately.
this sweater is the warmest fabric and i love the bell sleeves on it. 
it feels like i'm wearing a snuggie. which come on, when is that NOT a good thing.
i love the little turtleneck as well. 
i could not be happier about the styles that are coming back from the 90s now. 
i've heard that history repeats itself... and usually that can be seen as a bad thing... but with these turtlenecks.... there's just no way. 
it's too good to be true. keep them coming.

i loved my break here in utah. we had some snow pound us into the ground but i feel like we're still doing alright.
it's weird that it's raining in december but hey, it's melting the some of the crazy snowbanks away. 

in my last post you heard all about my crazy parallel parking in the snow experience..
it's a week later
here's the newest update: 

the day after parallel parking i left to go to work only to find myself STUCK in the SNOW. 
so i dug my tires out of the snow using the only thing i had... a snow scraper. 
(thank goodness for cell phones and dads to call upon when you are stuck in a slippery situation.)

after working on my car for about a half hour, there was still no luck.
luckily we had an angel emerge from a nearby apartment and he helped push my car out. 
-with the help of another angel who had to rush in-
so i had two dudes, random strangers, but super nice guys push me out of the snow! 
and i am so so thankful.

a few days later my prayers were answered and i got an email saying I GOT AN OFFICIAL PARKING SPOT. 
so now i no longer have to parallel park in the snow. 
what a blessing.
it was actually the best christmas present ever.

i know i talk about the new year a lot but i have this new drive in me that i didn't have last year. 
i am so excited to get the ball rolling on so many ideas and projects i have for this year.
i want to improve in so many aspects of my life and what better way to start them than a brand new year.

// some of my new years resolutions include // 

thinking happy thoughts about yourself/replace bad thoughts with a good one

exercise at least 3-6 times a week

drink at least one tall glass of water every day
-invest in a water bottle-
(many of you don't know the importance of this but for somebody who hates drinking water/thinks its gross...this is a huge one)

read a new book cover to cover

make the most of every day

don't let fear stop you from trying new things, or ANYTHING, for that matter

try a new food/learn to cook

visit every temple in utah

hike somewhere new 

take lots of pics

go to bed earlier/get at least 8-9 hours of sleep a night
(and for a college student that's.. something i definitely need to work on)

read the entire book of mormon before the summer ends

the list could go on and on. 
but those are just a few that i really want to focus on.
i want to be productive this year and i don't want life to slip away from me. 
so i feel like having some definite goals will help me accomplish that.

thank you so much for following/reading along. 
i love you all and i am so excited to share this new year with you!!! 

xoxo // kenzie kaye

forever 21 sweater // hollister high rise jeans // blush pink hat // similar see here // black booties // similar see here