Sunday, December 25, 2016

wrapped in red // christmas special


December // 25 // 2016

The holidays this year with my friends and family have been extra special. 
First time coming home for the holidays, catching up, and enjoying every little second I can before heading back to college.

When you aren't able to see your loved ones all too often, it definitely makes this time of year a treat!

Now I had to make sure I caught up with my friend Mckay Findlay when I was in town. He is such a great photographer and friend! I love collaborating with him any chance I get. Everyone go follow him on Insta. (mckayfindlay)  See some of my pics on his website. (
Watch his vlogs on youtube. (kelvin mckay findlay) Just go give him a look! :D

Back in November, Mckay noticed a red holly wreath at our fav store H&M, and sent me a picture describing a vision for a shoot he had. 
And it wasn't until now that we were finally able to make that happen.

 I am SO happy that I was able to help him create it and make his vision come to life. 
Nothing makes me happier than getting together with a group of talented minds to create something beautiful.

I am ALWAYS looking for opportunities to shoot and collab together, whether that is for shoots, meet & greets, or anything of the sort. If you would like to, or know of anyone who is on the lookout for a chance for new creative minds to get together, feel free to..
send me an email.
dm me on social media. 
:) :) :)

I have been dying to get a blog post with my white lace dress I got at Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago. 
With Mckay's red blanket, my deer necklace, and the white lace dress we were able to pull off a perfect holiday shoot just in time for Christmas.

Every store I went in the past couple of months I swear  I've been obsessed with all of the Christmas decor! 
I couldn't stop shopping lol. 
i literally shopped til i dropped. (well, til my bank account dropped that is)

Haha but really, I think we all know the true meaning of Christmas isn't about all of the shopping.

I had the opportunity to go to the Temple Lights this year and I was able to visit most of the buildings at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. I stopped and talked to the sister missionaries and we spoke about the new movement "Light the World" on Have you guys seen it?? If you haven't, I suggest clicking on this link right now and taking a look.

I loved having reminders every single day through December of ways to remember Christ and the true meaning of Christmas. And "Light the World" helped remind me that I don't have to do all of these crazy, expensive, or time consuming things in order to spread some of the light of Christ to everyone this season.

Christmas time is my favorite time because of CHRIST. 
I have noticed, especially since I've been growing up and getting older, that Christmas is so much more special when it is focused around Christ and service. 
Christ is everything. 
And I love how during this time of the year, we sing hymns praising His name, we read about the night of His birth, laying in a manger, and we reenact the nativity scene all over the world. 

I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas! And continue to have a happy new year!

I am so grateful for my family, my friends, and the gospel in my life this Christmas. Every year it gets better and my love and gratitude for those three things grow tenfold.

Merry Merry Christmas!
Thanks for reading!

xoxo // kenzie kaye  

nordstrom rack white lace dress 

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Bombers & Winks

i think this post is just a little bit overdue!! 
(just like my textbooks will be since I don't have any time to study for finals lol)

can you guys believe it's december!? i am honestly shocked at how fast time flies! 
to be honest, i'm kind of hoping that time will continue to fly straight through the winter and skip right to spring ;) i feel like i moved in two days ago, halloween was yesterday, and that december 1st was this morning. that's how fast seems to be flying.

as much as i love christmas, the holidays, hot chocolate, snuggling by the fire, and carrying my portable heater everywhere i go.... i wouldn't be mad if utah was just a liiiiiiiittle bit warmer this time of the year. 

if i wore this outfit right now, i would be a blue popsicle within 3 seconds of stepping out the door. 

however that won't stop me from wearing these items throughout the winter. 

my rose skirt from Charlotte Russe goes really well with tights this time of year! i love the fullness of this skirt. the pattern is so cute and it can go with just about anything! 
my forever 21 wink t-shirt is my new favorite. it's surprisingly really warm as well! it's totally my style and gives off a 90's vibe which as you all know, i love!
my tropical bomber jacket from Bench is one of my absolute favorite items in my entire closet. 
when i first saw this jacket in a store window, i stopped dead in my tracks and knew i HAD to get it. i had to make a deal with my sister though because we both wanted it and there was only one left in our size! i couldn't leave without it. it matches my style way too much! thankfully she let me buy it, on one condition though.... if i let her borrow it sometime ;)
my heels were on a screaming deal at nordstrom rack. my sister happened to have the pink pair from asos earlier this year. i am so happy that i was able to find these! i love the light dusty blue color and the suede! you can never go wrong with suede hunny, you just can't.

i am working on some WONDERFUL things for you guys. 
over the break i have so many fun ideas and projects that i'm working on. i have been in a blogging rut lately and i am trying to switch over to something more my style. i'm working on some vlogs for your guys, a few videos for you to watch, and some more blog posts that fit my vibe a little bit more than it is now. i am starting to learn more about photography, editing, and videography, and i can't wait to get better and grow! 

i am so ready for the holidays. 
luckily finals will be over this next week and i can kick my creative butt back in gear.
i'm excited to share more things with you guys! 
thank you so so much for reading! 

xoxo // kenzie kaye

full skirt // similar style see here // forever 21 wink sweater // suede pale blue heels // similar see here // bench bomber jacket //