eSTYLIST: Thanksgiving 2018

For the past few years, I’ve had a couple of homes to stop by on Thanksgiving. Between me and you, I would rather just spend the day at home and deciding if I’m going to go Black Friday shopping. However, family expects you to drop by every year or they will drop shady comments to you on Christmas. So, I’m getting ready for Thanksgiving 2018!

eSTYLIST: Thanksgiving 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

My sister and I go to our brother’s house that morning for he and my sister-in-law’s annual sibling meal. We gorge for an hour while eating and mentally preparing to go to the big family dinner later that day. This year, my sister and I wanted to skip the big family one, but a lot of family haven’t seen the new baby, yet. Since I’m her ride, I have to go, too. *insert eyeroll*

So, to make the best out of a  less than wanted situation, my preferred Thanksgiving outfit is usually casual cute, but nothing too tight. It works for me every year and makes me feel like I’m doing something right. The same rules apply this year; low key comfy and high key cute.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 16, 2018

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 16, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Yay, it’s Friday! I hope you had a great week. My week? Oh it’s been great! Locking myself in my house all weekend to rest paid off, because I got rid of that nasty head cold. Also, I cashed a couple of my vacation days to take yesterday and today off from work. We did get a little snow on Wednesday and Thursday, but that didn’t stop me from finally being able to get my nails done yesterday. Now, I just need to get my hair done, which I’m doing this morning. My colorist and I aren’t sure if we’re going to continue to go lighter or go a little darker. The darkest I will ever go again is brown; no more black. It’s hard to revert your hair from black to anything lighter. Trust me!

This weekend will probably be the last “calm” weekend we have for the remainder of the year. Next week is Thanksgiving which also means that Black Friday sales are going to be the star of next weekend. Part of me wants to go out and feel the energy of fellow shoppers. However, the rest of me and my wallet think its best to stay in and start binging Christmas movies. The latter sounds great right now!

Although I plan to relax as much as possible this weekend, I do have a couple of appointments to go look at a some apartments this weekend. Yep, ya girl is finally getting off her butt and preparing to find a new place to move. Although I initially was looking for another small house or townhouse to rent, an apartment seems more ideal. When you rent a house, most times you have to supply your own appliances and be responsible for yard maintenance. Needless to say, I’m not interested in any of those things.

Anyway, I hope you have an amazing weekend and rest up for next week, because it’s going to be hectic.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 16, 2018

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Mix and Match Outfits with LOFT

Last week, I stopped by LOFT to check out some of the new winter items coming and the plus size collection. In the process, I fell in love with all the pieces and how easy they were to mix and match outfits.

Being able to find pieces that you can seamless mix with other pieces will always be one of my favorite things to do. Although there were countless pieces, there were 5 key pieces that are worth investing in to create numerous outfit options.

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