All posts by Laytee Samida

Ashy Winter Skin Killers

The colder it gets, the drier my skin gets. However, the skin on my body gets drier than the skin on my face and I say “dry”, I mean ashy. In case you haven’t heard that expression, “ashy” skin is just excessively dry skin that has a white powdery look to it. It doesn’t matter your ethnicity or skin tone, everyone can get ashy skin if they use the weapons against ashy winter skin.

Ashy Winter Skin Killer Stained Couture

Personally, I have 3 go-to products to help me and my skin combat the winter staple of dry skin. Keep reading to see which products are in my arsenal at all times.

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Printed Sweaters I’m Pondering

It’s been consistently chilly these past week, finally! This weekend, while watching/listening to documentaries on Netflix, I decided to pull out the rest of my sweaters from the top shelf in my closet. While ankle deep in my sweaters, I realized that they were all solid colors. I wasn’t too shocked, since most of my clothes are solid colors. However, for the past few months, I’ve been trying to test out the world of prints. After wearing a few printed dresses recently, I like them a little more every time. Therefore, I feel I need to added some printed sweaters to the mix.

Printed Sweaters Stained Couture

Since this is still a new aesthetic to my basic life, I’m not sure where to start when prints on sweaters. Last night, during commercial breaks during The Walking Dead, I found a few sweaters with prints that didn’t make me question who I was becoming. If you’re interested to see what printed sweaters made me smile while watching “walkers” get killed, keep reading.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 10, 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 November 10, 2017

Yo, I’m feel so amazing this morning! I’ve been trying to exude and overflow with happiness. I truthfully believe that was you give out comes back. It’s karma! Actually, for the most part, I try to give off good vibes, even when I’m exhausted. Even if I don’t feel good, if I say I’m good, I feel a little better. Mind-tricking myself has become one of my latest hobbies.

This weekend, I plan to attend the Essence My City, 4 Ways event and I’m a little excited. I think I’m going to go by myself and just doing some people watching and absorb some Memphis culture. Should be fun.

Over the past week, I’ve been very perplexed with the upcoming holidays. My sister and I decided that we will not be attending any family Thanksgiving dinners. She has to work that evening and I don’t feel like being bothered with getting dressed and all that jazz. So, we decided that we would just make our own little Thanksgiving meal and spend the day lounging and eating in the comfort of our PJs…at home. However, we have been pondering doing a Friendsgiving dinner next weekend for our small group of mutual friends. The verdict is still out, though.

Well, as you can tell, I have a lot of things on my mind right now, including thinking of gifts for loved ones. Ugh, I’m not about to jump that rabbit hole right now, but I have been thinking about. Actually, I already have an idea of what I’m going to get everyone. I wish my brain would just chill for a while.

Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend and let’s chat some more next week!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 10, 2017

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WEEKEND PLANS: Essence My City, 4 Ways: Memphis

This weekend will be my first weekend in a while when I’m not sick AND have some wiggle room in my budget to go live a little. So, I’m planning to celebrate this by attending the Essence My City, 4 Ways event here in Memphis.

Essence My City, 4 Ways Memphis

Since I’m an introvert homebody, this event will give me a chance to explore and celebrate some cultural aspects of Memphis from art, fashion, food, and music. It’s hard to encounter all the local vibes and people from the comforts of my sofa while scrolling Instagram. Plus, it’s FREE to attend! Keep reading more information and all the guests.

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Invasion of the Puffer Jackets

I have to admit, I’m feeling a little salty, because the weather hasn’t been consistently cold. On one day it’s unseasonable warm and I’m thinking about wearing sandals to work. However, the next day, I’m digging my combat boots and lightweight sweaters from the back of my closet. Not to mention, now that Halloween is dunzo, it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas around Memphis. My daily commute down Poplar features lamp poles with lighted snowflakes with Christmas music playing while my windows are down to catch the warm breeze. Just all types of wrong. Another thing that’s just wrong is my desire to finally get into puffer jackets.

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It’s been decades since I’ve had a legit puffer jacket and I’m not talking about those thin flimsy looking ones. I’m talking about the ones that are so plump, you look like you’re related to Michelin man. I’m already quite puffy, but that has yet to deter me from wanting a puffy looking jacket. Plus, there are too many cute and even nostalgic options to not at least consider getting one.

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