The Yin to my Yang

Life is better with friends, I think everyone can agree on that. Luckily I have a friend like Mackenzie in my life and I don’t think I could survive without her. Having knowing her since 9th grade, we have our fair share of memories between us… even if we don’t remember them all. She never fails to make my bad days better and keep my ridiculousness in check. We have a tendency to be more opposite than alike, but I believe that is what makes our friendship so special… and she is way cooler than I could ever be…

When it comes to style, it is safe to say that we are on pretty opposite ends. I love wearing light colors and patterns, but Mackenzie could be content in only wearing black for the rest of her life. It always makes for a good time when helping each other get ready because I rarely wear black, but black is her color for every occasion.

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“For me [Mackenzie], black is more than just something that is easy to wear and easy to match. Black is about being bold yet mysterious, and feeling confident in any situation. It makes me feel hot and sophisticated at the same time.”

kate_davis_rachel_blog_8_13_15_0019“Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy-but mysterious. But above all blacks says this: ‘I don’t bother you- you don’t bother me.” -Yohji Yamamoto

kate_davis_rachel_blog_8_13_15_0026“Not everyone looks good in every color, but everyone looks good in black. It works at any age, because black is the essence of timelessness. Think about Chanel and other major fashion houses. You have always seen black from them.”

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While white is timeless as well, it is a different kind of timeless. Invoking thoughts about summer nights filled with laughter and parties and beach music. There is something so understated when wearing white on white. It is a way to make a statement without having to say anything at all.

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White on white is all about confidence. I feel like I am breaking all sorts of fashion rules when I pair it together, but that is also what makes it badass. It says, “I don’t care about the rules; I do what I want” which is what style is all about. Be who you are and tell that story with what you wear.

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One of the most important things about wearing the same color, for me, is textures! The best way to break up the white is to add texture. The details will make the white pop even more.

kate_davis_rachel_blog_8_13_15_0034I’m obsessed with the eyelet in this Madewell top.

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I like adding a little bit of color with a bracelet or necklace.

Mackenzie and I “agree on certain fundamental things…  who is cool and who is not… that chicks come before dicks” (quote from Nick McDonell’s Twelve, go read it) and that no matter what you wear, you should feel sexy and confident and walk into the room like you own it.

kate_davis_rachel_blog_8_13_15_0044kate_davis_rachel_blog_8_13_15_0041Thanks for being my best friend.

“Life is never black and white. The closest we ever get to those colors is wearing them.”

Photos by Kate Davis Photography

If you know Mackenzie or me, you know we are two fun-loving people. We have some honest to goodness unbelievable stories (shout-out to that summer and everyone who made it great). She is my go-to person when I need someone to take on the town or to watch a sporting event (read: SEC football). To say that we are a good time is an understatement. To that, here is one of our personal favorites to start a night full of hazy memories…

Fireball.

That’s all you need.

Maybe a Dr. Pepper for a mixer, but really all you need is some good ol’ Fireball.

Mac and I now bond over good music and a passion for oldies. I prefer the folk side of the 60s & 70s, but she is all about the classic rock. We text each other all the time about new old songs that we have recently fallen in love with. I can always expect it to be something good. This song choice is from Mackenzie and is a great choice. The Cadillac Three is a southern rock band out of Nashville that is fantastic. Their music just sounds like the South.

you do you, rach

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