All posts by Laytee Samida

Midi Skirts for Summer

One of my biggest dilemmas every summer is trying to come up with office-friendly clothing to wear when it’s almost 100 degrees outside. Although I work in a very casual office environment, I don’t want to look like I’m on  my way to the beach in my Monday morning meetings. Personally, pieces that I can wear to work or play that are easy to wear and go are my jam. One item that meets these requirements are midi skirts.

midi skirts for summer

Midi skirts are clutch, because they can easily be styled for any occasion. I already a classic black midi skirt and feel like I wear it at least once a week, because it’s so comfy and so easy to wear. Therefore, I feel I need to add at least one or 30 more to my life and hopefully you do, too. I have found us some options to step our midi skirt game up for the summer.

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Areas to Declutter in Your Space

I’m back from my one week sabbatical of mostly laying around the house and binge watching old episodes of The Cosby Show while playing board games with my sister. Needless to say, I was relaxing most of last week. However, I did get a little stir crazy and felt the need to do some productive things around my house. One thing I found myself doing was finding areas to declutter in my home.

areas to declutter

Personally, I declutter areas in my house whenever I’m feeling unfocused. Unless you strive and maintain a picturesque life, I’m sure we all have one or 12 areas in our daily spaces that could use a little decluttering. Keep reading to see some areas that I decluttered and you could probably declutter, too.

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Stained Couture’s monthly series, Lust-Have List, features items I’m wanting this month.

Lust-Have List July 2017

Welcome to July 2017! I hope July goes by a lot faster than June, because June was dragging. I feel like June lasted for at least 2 months. Maybe I feel that way, because I had to deal with a few emotional things that I wasn’t prepared to deal with. However, I’m all “New Month, Who Dis?”, because I feel rejuvenated! I think I had to go through some of those things to stir a fire in me that had died out the past couple of months. Looking back, I feel like I was overthinking a lot of my plans which led to me getting anxiety and then quitting. Not good, but I now know the error of my ways.

One thing I really want and need to do and didn’t plan is to get some braids in my hair. I haven’t had braids since junior high and that was over 20 years ago. WOW. Anyway, as usual, my hair is annoying me. Getting braids would make me have one less thing to worry about for awhile. In preparation, I’m getting my hair dyed this morning so that I won’t have to worry about my streaks of grays making an appearance. I think I might have found someone who can braid them for, but I’m going to check out one more recommendation.

Like I mentioned on Friday, I’m taking this week off from the blog. I just need to let my brain rest a little and unwind. However, ya girl will be back next week with new posts and new attitude. Ow! So, enjoy I hope you have a fun-filled Fourth of July tomorrow and enjoy the rest of your week.

For now, please keep reading to see the list of things I’m currently wanting this month and why.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 30, 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 june 30, 2017

The day is finally here; the beginning of my 5-day weekend! I can’t wait to actually just sit around the house being responsible for absolutely nothing except for watering my plants and my body. I have to be honest, this week started off rough for me. So far, this summer has been super draining. So, I’m going to try and use these days off to enjoy life and look into honing things that I’m passionate about.

Finding my passion has been a struggle for me over the past couple of years. Finding your passion is definitely something you have to think about and investigate. During my break, for the most part, I hope the weather is nice. I want to spend some dedicated alone time outside to help clear my mind, meditate (maybe), and focus on the things that fulfill my life. I haven’t done this in years, but it was one of the things that helped me figure some intense things out in my life. Sitting outside in nature with no distractions is a great way to clear your mind. You should try it!

I’m not sure if I’m going to post anything next week. I know I need to post my Lust-Have List for July. So, I might post that, but it will probably be the only thing content I create next week. That might also mean no Monday newsletter or Link-End Round-Up. It’s been a while since I’ve taken a week off from the blog. So, it might be long overdue and just what I need. Eh, we’ll see.

Here’s to an amazing weekend and moments of self-care and reflection. You can follow me on Instagram for glimpse of my life in the form of filtered pictures. Also, for glimpse of my life in the form of scattered thoughts and funny memes, follow me on Twitter. HINT: all of my social media handles are @StainedCouture

LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 30, 2017

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New Beauty Products To Try This Summer

Currently, I’m still going through my phase of saving more money while spending less money. So far, so good. This new personal challenge involves every aspect of my life, including my beauty products. With the exclusion of mandatory needs such as shampoo, I haven’t bought any new make-up and beauty products in a minute. However, there are so many new beauty products out there that I’m low-key dying to try.

new beauty products to try summer 2017

Although, at times, I want to try everything, I have to be a good girl. So, I’ve broken it down to 5  beauty products that recently came out or are coming out soon that I’m dying to try. Keep reading to see the ones that made the cut.

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