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LINK-END ROUND-UP: July 19, 2019

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

LINK-END ROUND-UP: July 19, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! Remember when I used to post over here every Friday? Well, I used to do that and post at least 2-3 times a week. However, adulting has been taking all my time and energy.

As some of you might know, I recently started a new job while still freelancing and trying to handle my other responsibilities. Whew…life has been crazy busy. However, everything is starting to get in place and I’m so excited. Hopefully, my life will be more settled and consistent by late August/ early September.

In other news, I’ve been trying out some new beauty brands and products that I can’t wait to share. One product in particular is a new product that I’ve added to my morning and night skincare routine and it’s amazing. It’s so good!

Here in Memphis, we’ve been dealing with some high heat days, which has made me speed home after work. However, I have a meeting tomorrow, church tomorrow night and Sunday, and many errands to run. I’m not ready, but they have to get done. Being an adult can’t get hectic – I miss being a bill-free teen.

In the meantime, please enjoy some of my favorite articles I read this week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: July 19, 2019

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10 Summer Dresses I’m Obsessed With Right Now

Have you heard of the saying “Lazy days of Summer?” For me, my lazy days of summer usually consists of little to no makeup, my hair in a high bun, and casually cute summer dress. Dresses and I have the most fun in the summer, because the help me look together with little effort. So, you will usually see me in one of my summer dresses most days.

10 Summer Dresses I'm Obsessed With Right Now | STAINED COUTURE

Unfortunately, I don’t have as many dresses this summer, which has had me fawning over so many dresses. Probably tens of tens of dresses, but I decided to share my 10 favorite summer dresses, as of now.

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Summer Shower Essentials

The heat this summer has been just as unbearable as the last few summers. For the most part, I try to stay out the sun, as much as possible. However, despite my efforts, I’ve been outside almost everyday this summer. At the end of a long, hot day I look forward to two things; a chilled glass of wine and an amazing shower. Although I love an elaborate shower, just the simple shower essentials.

Summer Shower Essentials | STAINED COUTURE

My shower essentials for the summer are simple, but essential. Keep reading to get a rundown of the items I use everyday in the shower.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: July 5, 2019

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

LINK-END ROUND-UP: July 5, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

“Yay” for Friday! Yesterday, unexpectedly, my weekend turned into a 4-day weekend. Initially, I was supposed to go to work today, but I was told I didn’t have to and it was the best news. However, not for the reason you think, but I’ll share more on that in the future…maybe. 🙂

This weekend, I have a lot of work to catch up. Ugh. Plus, the main project needs to be done by tonight. So, I’ll probably fall into a Starbucks to help me get it done. Yes, I’ve turned into one of those people you see in Starbucks click clacking on a laptop. However, I totally get why so many do that. Not only is there free wifi, instant access to coffee, but you’re also working around others working. Starbucks is the first work share space.

Other than doing some boring work, I will also try to stay indoors to watch season 3 of Stranger Things. I can’t wait to watch it and after the week I’ve had – I deserve.

Hears to a lovely weekend of rest and reflection. Enjoy the reads in this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: July 5, 2019

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eSTYLIST: 4th of July 2019

Tomorrow is the 4th of July. What are you doing to celebrate?

eSTYLIST: 4th of July 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Raise your hand if you having a 4-day weekend! Lucky you, because I have to go to work on Friday. So,send grilled chicken wings and frozen margaritas in lieu of flowers. However, I’m going to try and get as much rest as possible. As I sit here and type this, I don’t even think I want to leave my apartment tomorrow. I mean, it’s unbearably hot and too humid to sit and watch fireworks. Plus, the new season of Stranger Things premieres on Netflix.

Now that I think about it, it will be a perfect day to Netflix and Chill, friends. So, I think that’s what I’m going to do, but I do wish I had a new ‘fit for the 4th. My mom buying me a new outfit for the 4th is high on the list of things I miss about not being an adult. However, nowhere near the number 1 reason; not paying bills.

However, if I did have a reason (and budget) to buy me a new outfit for the festivities, it would be similar to the one above.

eSTYLIST: 4th of July 2019

  • Silver Bamboo Hoop Earrings – I would prefer gold bamboo hoops, but silver look better with this look.
  • Denim Bib Overall Dress – I’m not that into overalls, but I’ve been wanting to try a denim overall dress. I prefer the a-line shape of this bib dress, because it will help define my no shape.
  • Short Sleeve Lettuce Mesh Top – A mesh top will be perfect for this dress; with or without bra.
  • Nike Air Max FF 720 – I stumbled across these slingback sneaker sandal hybrids while browsing Nike.com. Initially, I didn’t get it, but now I want them. I think they only look fly with short dresses, skirts, and shorts.
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