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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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LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 8, 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: March 8, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, playa partnas! I hope your week was productive; no matter if it was easy or hard. Being productive, proactive, and getting results is always a win, because it’s proof that you tried.

My week was very…all over the place. Actually, I spent most of my energy focusing on the energy around me from other people. Needless to say, it’s been stressful. It can be very stressful realizing that there’s something/someone in your life that drains you more than fulfills you. Not to mention, it’s even worse if that thing/person plays a big part of your life. So, I’ve been trying to decide if that relationship is worth restoring or evaporating. So, that’s what I’m praying through at the moment.

Oh, an update on my attempts to buy a new sofa: still NO sofa. After much consideration, I’ve decided to hold off on buying a new sofa until I pay off my new bed. I plan to pay off my bed in 3 months, instead of the year I agreed to when I bought it. I didn’t want to take a big chunk out of my savings to buy a sofa, nor did I want to use a credit card or finance it. So, since I really don’t need a sofa at this time, I can wait another couple of months.

I’ve only been in my new place for a couple of weeks and everyday I realize I need to get something. The latest item is a vacuum cleaner, which I’ve been in denial about since I moved in. I haven’t had to deal with carpet in over 5 years. However, I can’t deal with all this carpet without a vacuum. So, I plan to hit up Bed, Bath, and Beyond with a 20% coupon this weekend to find an efficient vacuum that can suck up every crumb and dust particle from my carpet. Also, it would be nice if it doesn’t weigh too much, since I’m going to have to carry it up 3 flights of stairs. Whew, chillay!

I hope your weekend is happy, fulfilling, and allows you to stop by over here next week. See ya! Enjoy the reads in this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 8, 2019

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: February 22, 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: February 22, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, folks! Yeah. This has been a long week!

I’ve officially moved into my new place, which escalated pretty fast and slow. When I started to actually look and tour apartments a few months, the first place I looked at is where I actually moved 3 months later. Like I mentioned last week, it was just the most ideal place for numerous reasons and so far, so good.

One thing that surprised me is that I didn’t realize just how much “stuff” I had to move. Since I was buying all new furniture over time, I just thought I had clothes, shoes, and couple of boxes with beauty products and miscellaneous things. That’s still true, but it’s more than a “couple” and it doesn’t help that I live on the 3rd floor and no elevator. So, I’ve been taking a little at a time and hopefully have everything moved out my last place by this time next week. *fingers crossed*

Another thing that has been prolonging this move is that it’s been raining for 40 days and 40 nights. Well, not technically, but it felt like it and it’s supposed to rain again this weekend. However, I hope to get enough time and energy to go sofa shopping. Lettuce pray!

I hope you all have a relaxing weekend and that will be able to post more next week than I did this week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: February 22, 2019

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 11, 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: January 11, 2019

Happy Friday, people! I really hope you had a good week or at least a productive week. Although my week started off slow, it quickly picked up and I’m super glad that it did. For some reason, it’s been taking me a little longer than usual to shake the “holidays hangover” that occurs after the new year. Typically, I fall back into my schedule and usual stride after a couple of days of being back in the office. However, this year, everything didn’t feel like it was back to normal until this past Wednesday.

Thankfully, I got my mojo back just in time, because it’s fasting season! Yes, every year around this time, my church does a corporate 21 day fast. This year’s fast started yesterday and I’m actually very excited. In the past I’ve done the Daniel Fast, fasted off of coffee, and even fasted off of meat. Each year, I used that time to strengthen my faith and pray for things on my heart. This year is no different. This year, I’ve decided to fast off of sugar, which I decided on just days before while preparing for my fast. Initially, I was going to fast off of bread, but sugar seemed to be bigger scope. Plus, it’s something I’ve been wanting to do to see just how it effects my health; mentally and physically.

While fasting, I’m going to be praying and preparing for the all the good things that I know are in store for me this year. I’m praying for some big things to happen this year and need to make sure that I’m focused. After spending these last few years fasting, I’ve notice that I become more focused when doing so. I assume it’s partly due to the fact that I’m not distracted. When you fast off of anything, it causes you to become more focused on NOT doing something which has a tendency to spill over to other things. It’s weirdly good!

Personally, I think everyone needs to fast off of something every year, but this doesn’t have to be limited to food. Over the past few years, I’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people who fast off of social media. This just shows you how big of part that social media plays in people’s lives now. I might do it one year, but not this year. 🙂

Anywho, I hope you all have a great weekend and use this time to rejuvenate something that you’ve been missing in your life. Spending quality time with loved ones, picking up a hobby you use to enjoy, or binging old episodes of The Office on Netflix are some examples. In other words; just do you, boo!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 11, 2019

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 27, 2018

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

Link-End Round-Up | April 27, 2018

I have to admit that I’m low-key tripping off the fact that this is the last Friday of April. May is next week, ya’ll. How Sway?!

For the most part, I spent most of this week being more mindful of me; internally and externally. A couple of times a year, I decided to pay attention to all the things in my life for a few days. Afterwards, I try to do some tweaks to not increase my current productivity, but also my future objectives. I’ve been looking for things to do to make me feel better, such as putting a bottle of water by my bed at night so I can chug it before I step out of bed. This has helped me have more natural energy in the morning AND ya girl’s undereye area is looking brighter and more hydrated. However, that’s just one of the few things I’ve been testing out in my life. More on that at a later date that I will determine when I think about it again.

I’m so ready for the weekend, because I need some Vitamin D. It pretty much rained all week here in Memphis, which left scarce moments of activities or cute springy outfits. Last weekend, I took a break from social media…well from posting on social media. I spent those 5 days blindly living life by exploring past hobbies such as painting, drawing, and reading. It was pretty great and chill. So much so, I’m trying to decide if I want to it again, this weekend. We’ll see!

That’s all for this week’s Link-End Round-Up recap of my week.  Here’s to a great weekend spent chasing positive vibes while running away from negative ones. Let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 27, 2018

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