All posts by Laytee Samida

Furry Purses I Want To Rub

As much as I love fall and the fall style, it can be a little boring. However, the accessories for fall can be fun and unique. Recently, I’ve been into furry bags. All of these furry purses not only look pretty, but feel soft and sexy.

Furry purses I want to rub this fall

I mentioned furry bags for fall a couple of years ago, but they are still working for this season, too. Keep reading to see my picks for bags that look super soft and furry.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 15, 2017

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

Link-End Round-Up September 15, 2017

So glad that it’s finally Friday. Last week was an absolute stress fest, because it was super hectic. This week, my productivity had a hard time peaking. I even took a personal day on Wednesday to just chill. Recently, I my daily and weekly schedule got a little shake up, which isn’t bad. However, there were too many shakeups and I finally realized that I one has to give. So, I’m trying to work that out with the other people involved to find a common ground. Hopefully, we will be able to work that out this weekend. *fingers crossed*

Speaking of this weekend, there are so many things happening this weekend around Memphis. All of the fall festivals and fairs are happening, but introvert me is just trying to get in and out of Sephora to test the Fenty Beauty foundations. I hope they have my shade left. I would’ve ordered it online, but I believe in trying new foundations out in person. Unfortunately, I just haven’t had the time to go this week, but I have to do it this weekend. Also, I need to find a new eyelash curler. Well, I need to invest in a better one and leaning towards the Kevyn Aucoin eyelash curler. All the reviews I read online makes me believe this is the one my straight lashes need.

Hopefully, I will get more comfortable with my new schedule by the end of next week. I can’t complain, because I wanted my life to get uncomfortable. Getting uncomfortable stirs up new things in your life. So, this might be a good thing…eventually.

Here’s to an amazing weekend and let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 15, 2017

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Velvet Shoes To Kill The Game This Fall

It’s been damp and rainy these past couple of days and the last thing I should be thinking about are velvet shoes. However, that’s all I’ve been thinking about, because it’s one of my favorite shoe trends for fall. Also, a couple of weeks ago, I scored a pair of pink velvet flats on clearance from Target for less than $8. They are, hands down, one of my proudest purchases this summer. So, no matter how impractical they are on rainy days, all I want is velvet shoes. Not to mention, velvet is a must-have fabric for fall and winter.

velvet shoes fall 2017

Currently, I only have the one pair of velvet shoes, but I know I need at least a velvet pump and maybe a velvet bootie. Do I need a velvet sneaker of some sort? Ugh, too many possibilities. Keep reading to see some of my favorite picks of velvet pairs of shoes.

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Latest Skincare Purchases I’m Not Regretting

Spending almost a month sick took a huge toll on my daily life, including my skincare routine. While I was sick, I wore hardly any makeup and when I did I removed it with makeup wipes. I’m so ashamed. In the mornings, I would just wash my face with a gentle cleanser and put on moisturizer and sunscreen. I didn’t use any toners, serums, or hardly any under eye creams. Needless to say, my skin was not happy and eventually turned on me. So, once I was back to my normal self and the weather started getting a little cool, I’ve been treating myself to some new skincare products.

new skincare products for fall

My skin is very particular about it’s needs once the temperatures start changing. Almost as soon as the first chilly morning happens, my skin gets drier and requests more hydrating and anti-aging products. Fall is almost here and need to figure out my fall skincare routine. So, for the most part, my latest skincare purchases have been all about the hydrating. Keep reading to see my recent pick ups and why.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 8, 2017

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

Link-End Round-Up September 8, 2017

Although this was a short work week, it felt like it wouldn’t end. Seriously, I find it hard to believe that I haven’t been to work for the past 7 days in a row. Labor Day weekend feels like it was weeks ago, at this point. So, needless to say, I’m glad this week is ending.

For the past few weeks, while sick, I’ve been slowing purging my bedroom. Ideally, the only furniture I want in my bedroom is my bed and an end table. Even though I’ve been on this new adventure of trying to be a little “extra” with my style and presence, I can’t when it comes to my space. The less stuff, the better.

I finally took my clothes off of my wardrobe rack and put them in my closet. FYI, I got the wardrobe rack for Christmas from my sister a couple of years ago, before I found the beauty in letting clothes I never planned to wear again go. Now, I need to figure out what I’m going to do with it, but it definitely has to leave my bedroom.

My plans to minimize my bedroom will have to wait a little more, because I actually have a jam packed weekend. Rare, I know. However, it begins to tonight with meeting some friends for drinks and a little dinner at Babalu Tacos & Tapas bar. As for tomorrow, I probably won’t know when I will be coming or going, because I have some tailgating to do for the Southern Heritage Classic football game. I live in the area of the stadium and traffic is always horrific. So, I won’t be there to long, because my church is opening our new arena and I’m serving at the first service, which is tomorrow night. I wonder can I figure out to clone myself before then. Plus, I somehow have to figure out when I’m going to do my grocery shopping as well.

I’m already exhausted and Friday has barely begun. Luckily, the weather is supposed to be picturesque and will hopefully make this weekend one to remember. Let’s chat some more next week!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 8, 2017

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