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LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 23, 2022

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 23, 2022

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 23, 2022 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, Friends! Hope you had a great week. I was very much M.I.A. this week, because I had a lot going on since we last spoke. Over the last few years, September has become a hectic month for me. When I was growing up, the only thing that was going on in September was Labor Day and my birthday. Now, I share my birthday month with the anniversay of my mom’s death (17th) and 3 of 4 my nephews have birthdays this month – 16th, 21st, and 22nd. So, as you can see, I had a lot going on over the past week. Honorable Mention: I took a mini road trip with my sister and her BFF on Friday.

Despite all these new notable dates in September, the best is still saved for last – my birthday! Yes, my birthday is on Monday (September 26) and I don’t have anything planned, as usual. I’m not one of those people that make a big to- do about their birthday. That’s probably a good thing, because I would be upset having to share my month. lol Although I’m not one to make a big commotion about my birthday, I do try to grab all the freebies I can. I already got my Ulta birthday gift, but I forgot to get my Sephora birthday gift on this past Monday. I guess another Sephora trip is happening next week, because I did forget a couple of things.

This weekend will be chill, but I do plan to hit up Krispy Kreme to get my free dozen of donuts. As usual, I’ll eat just 2 and leave the rest at my sister’s house for her and her family to devour on my behalf. In the meantime, please try to read as many of the reads in this week’s Link-End Round-Up. There are some good ones in here!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 23, 2022

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 9, 2022

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 9, 2022

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 9, 2022 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, peeps! What a week it has been for me. In case you didn’t know, I’m a born and raised Memphian and my city has been hurting for the past couple of weeks. This week in particular has been extremely rough and broadcast across the country and even globally. We, as a city and community, need prayers and healing. With everything going on added to the daily stresses of life, my anxiety and stress was at a peak this week. I’m going to be honest, I was scared for me on Wednesday, because my heart rate was insane. Although, I know it was mostly due to a very stressful workday, it was scary.

Thankfully, I was able to get it back to normal before I got home and the city had to go on lockdown. This was supposed to be my meatless week, but I caved for some comfort food in the form of tacos. Was it the best health decision? Of course not, but did it make me feel a smidge better? Yep. I can always start over when needed, which is what I did.

Honestly, I’m just super grateful for everything and everyone in my life! Another thing I’m grateful for is the football season kicking off last night. I seriously can’t wait to spend Sunday loafing on my sofa watching football. I’m so excited because it just helps remind me that is almost here!

Have a great weekend and enjoy this week’s Link-End Round-Up reads!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 9, 2022

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 2, 2022

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 2, 2022

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 2, 2022 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, Friends! I know it’s only the second day of the month, but hopefully your month is starting off good. I keep forgetting that this is a 3-Day weekend because Monday is Labor Day here in the US. A lot of people also consider it the finale of summer even though kids have been in school for weeks. My sister is planning to light her grill, but mostly because today is my brother-in-law’s birthday. So, it’s going to be more of a birthday celebration than a final BBQ for the summer. I don’t really care, as long as I leave full with a couple of to-go plates to tie me over the weekend.

Plus, I’m considering next week to be the first week of the month to not eat meat. Unlike last month, I’m a little more prepare this month with way more options and recipes. I’m trying to get my sister to do it with me, but she won’t. I went to Trader Joe’s and stocked up on some of my favorite meatless frozen foods. I’ve yet to meet a grocery store that can beat TJ’s frozen food section.

Aside from pigging out for the weekend, I’m hoping to start finding some fall fashion pieces during these Labor Day sales. My closet and clothing options have been depressing me and I need change. I already bought some tall lace-up combat boots on sale at JustFab. They were on clearance and I had some credits to use. So, the price was too good to pass up and they look to be wide-calf friendly.

Here’s to a chill and perfect weekend to check out the reads in this week’s Link-End Round-Up!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 2, 2022

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LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2022

LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2022

LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2022 | STAINED COUTURE

It’s September, which is my favorite month and not just because it’s my birthday month. Fall finally comes this month and the weather is already cooling down and I had my first PSL this morning. Yep, I’m ready for fall – bring on the pumpkin everything and leaves all over the place.

Although Fall doesn’t officially start until September 22, I think I’m one of those people that will get into Fall mode as soon as September hits. Why not? Almost every store I’ve gone into has it looking like I’m running behind and Fall has been here for weeks. lol

Despite me ready for fall, the items in this month’s Lust-Have List are only tiptoeing into the season. Slow and steady wins the race! Keep reading to see what items I’m wanting this month. Actually, I’m obsessed with every item on this list!

LUST-HAVE LIST: September 1, 2022

  • Burgundy Gel Polish – I’m already starting to break out my moody fall makeup, which includes dark red polish like this one gel polish from le mini macron. Perfect.
  • Lugsole Leather Lace-Up Boots – I finally threw away my beloved and well loved combat boots. I need a placement ASAP and this Madewell pair is at the top of my list.
  • Smiley Face Halo Charms for Apple Watch – I did NOT know that charms for apple watches was “a thing”, but there’s no turning back now that I know. These happy face charms are so adorable and perfect for my basic black band.
  • FENTY Fat Water Hydrating Milk Toner – I love a good hydrating toner and this one from FENTY is toner and essence hybrid. I must try it ASAP!
  • Celestial Sweater Vest – Are sweater vests coming back?! IDK if they are or aren’t, because I want this one I spotted on ASOS. I’m obsessed.
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