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eSTYLIST: Fall 2020 Look

eSTYLIST: Fall 2020 Look

eSTYLIST: Fall 2020 Look | STAINED COUTURE

Fall is finally here and I’m over the moon about it! I had a real bad case of the “Mondays” on Monday and felt irritable for most of day. However, I feel so much better yesterday and didn’t realize why, but I like to think it’s because my favorite season is here.

Fall encompasses everything I live for in a season; cool weather, cozy looks, and the beginning of the holiday seasons. Not to mention, my birthday falls in Fall, too. Here in Memphis, the fall weather ran up on us to quick that I didn’t have the chance to finalize my Fall 2020 vibes. Still, I’m ready for sweaters, textures, chunky boots, and fitted trousers. That’s the aesthetic that I’m learning toward this fall.

So, check out my vision in my Fall 2020 eSTYLIST look:

eSTYLIST: Fall 2020 Look

  • Burgundy Crew Neck Cardigan – One of my favorite colors for fall and winter is burgundy. However, I don’t have a burgundy cardigan, which is one of the fall things I don’t own. Time to change that this year.
  • Plus Size Fitted Plaid Ankle Pants – This year, I’m all about straight leg and skinny printed trousers. These from Forever 21 are perfect.
  • Snake-embossed Combat Boots – How insanely good are these combats?! Personally, I don’t think i have enough cute combat boots and these snake-embossed ones are definitely good.
  • Animal Print Leather Crossbody – A brown faux animal print leather purse is the only person you need to add to your fall wardrobe. I stand 10 toes down to that statement.

What’s your favorite fashion statement for fall? Share below!

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EMPTIES: August 2020

EMPTIES: August 2020

EMPTIES: August 2020 | STAINED COUTURE

Took last week off from blogging, because I needed to recharge on so many levels. However, I’m ready to share what products I used up last month in August. I used up a little of everything and there were quite a few stars in this bunch. Keep reading to see what I loved and didn’t love that much out of EMPTIES: August 2020.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 4, 2020

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 4, 2020

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 4, 2020 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, folks! Also, it’s a 3-day weekend for most of us here in the US. Monday is Labor Day, FYI. I really don’t have in set plans this weekend except to rest my tired muscles. Recently, I decided to commit to doing more strength training, but too much. I did challenge and commit myself to do a something everyday. Sometimes I’ll do about 15 minutes in the morning and/or evening, but I do it everyday.

Since September is my birthday month, the main gift I wanted to give myself is to treat myself better. However, this is not just physically, but also mentally and emotionally. I will say, for the most part, I have a good emotion and mental relationship with myself. Still, I need to be more mindful of the things and people that are in my life. So, that’s what I’m doing now.

Thankfully, I have an amazing, supportive, and small group of friends and family. So, I want to make sure I continue to tend and nurture those relationships. Doing great with those by the way.

I hope everyone has a great extended weekend. Also, I know it’s a holiday weekend and people like to gather. However, remember that we are still in the middle of a pandemic – keep your distance and wear your mask. Also, don’t forget your sanitizer and favorite SPF.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 4, 2020

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LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2020

LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2020

LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2020 | STAINED COUTURE

It’s September, which is also my birthday month (September 26th)! Usually, I’m not one of those people that make a big deal about their birthday. However, at the beginning of this year, I noticed that my birthday fell on a Saturday. For some weird reason, seeing that made me decided to become one of those weird people that celebrate the whole month of their birthday. Who am I?!?!

I will admit that due to the current state of the world, specifically the US, I would deter from that thought. However, this morning, I decide to still do it. I mean, why not? After this year, we should all be celebrating every day that we get to see. So, I’m ready to take on this month and enjoy every thing that comes with it.

As usual, my September Lust-Have List is pretty much my birthday wishlist. So, please reading to see what I want for my birthday, pretty much. *shrugs*

LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2020

  • Plus Size Peasant Dress Tunic – It’s almost fall and I’m ready for all the fun fall prints. This peasant tunic style dress is hitting all the things I look for in printed dress for fall.
  • Micro-Stroking Detailing Brow Pen – A couple of months ago, I shared a dual-end brow pen that had an ink tip for hair-like swipes. Loved it. Anastasia Beverly Hills has one that’s just the ink tip. I need to try this ASAP!
  • Faux Pink Snakeskin Mules – A faux snakeskin mule in a neutral shade of pink that will pop with most fall basics? Why, yes I do want a pair. Size 9.5, please!
  • Mix Calf Hair Sneakers – I spent quite a few mornings and money trying to acquire new drops on the SNKR app. I got a couple of wants, but I do need a “cutesy” pair. I think these from Madewell will look perfect with some fitted trousers and oversized sweater looks.
  • Double-chained Huggie Earrings – I have 2 piercings in each ear, which I’ve been contemplating adding another one. However, I’m getting a little bored with my everyday pairing of my solid gold initial earrings and mini bars. I would love to add this huggie to one of my ears to add a little edge. Actually, it’s making me want to get a third piercing even more.
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IOTW: Dr. PawPaw Lip Sugar Scrub and Balm Duo

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Dr. PawPaw Lip Sugar Scrub and Balm Duo

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Dr PAWPAW Lip Sugar Scrub and Lip Balm | STAINED COUTURE

With our new norm of having to wear a mask everywhere, it’s starting to take a toll on our skin. I’m sure pretty sure the word of the year for skincare and beauty community is “maskne” – acne caused by wearing a face mask. I just got my first taste of maskne a couple of weeks ago, because I hadn’t washed my face mask. Luckily, my face has mostly cleared up and I now know the importance of making sure your face masks is clean.

Other than causing my skin to flare up, masks has caused my lips to get dry. My lips were getting extremely dry and I was trying every product to get them back in smooth and not flaky. After a while, I realized that I needed to find something that worked and use it consistently. That’s when I took a chance on Dr. PawPaw lip sugar scrub and lip balm duo. This is the product that finally got my lips to stop being dry and cracked.

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