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LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 21, 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: September 21, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Oh…hey, Friday! I’m so glad to see you!

My week has been a bag full of mixed emotions that included sadness, stress, but some bouts of happiness. I’ve rapidly approached crunch time in regards to needing to get the ball rolling on me moving within in the next month or so. Ugh…I hate having things in the air, because I don’t know what to catch first.

My birthday is next week, Wednesday to be exact, and I haven’t the vaguest idea of how I’m going to spend it. First of all, I’m probably not going to work, but that’s all I know for now. I might treat myself to a nice breakfast, a new skincare product, or fun accessory. Whatever, I’ll play it by ear, as usual.

As for this weekend? Oh, just another smorgasbord of random things I have to do on Saturday. Tomorrow is also the first day of fall and I’m so giddy. Although it’s supposed to be warm and rainy, it’s still going to officially be fall. However, on Sunday, I plan to be in a vegetative state on my sofa watching football and Hallmark channel movies. Jealous? I know.

I hope we all have a great and prosperous weekend and share more stuff next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 21, 2018

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TIPSY THURSDAY: Punta Cana

Tipsy Thursday is dedicated to sharing a cocktail recipe for all of us 21+ to enjoy. This week cocktail is Punta Cana

TIPSY THURSDAY: Punta Cana Cocktail | STAINED COUTURE

Although the first day of Fall is this weekend, I’m not sure if I’m ready to give up all the great stuff from summer. One thing I’m still leaning on are fruity, tropical drinks that remind me of  a tropical getaway. One drink that screams “You should be on a beach sipping me!” is the Punta Cana cocktail. Punta Cana is named after a popular resort town in the Dominican Republic.  Made with rum, passion fruit juice, and lemon juice; the Punta Cana is the tropical getaway we all deserve in the form of a drink. All I want to do is lay on a beach, curly hair in the breeze, and sipping on this drink right about now.

Keep reading to see how to makes this easy drink and enjoy it while welcoming in fall on Saturday.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 14, 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: September 14, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! Well, this weekend crept up on your girl. I spent most of the week being a emotional wreck thanks to “Aunt Flo” being in town. However, homegirl has left and it’s back to business. The business for this weekend is to take my sister to go a car seat, because my upcoming nephew might be making an early arrival. So, I did say that I would buy a car seat as a baby shower gift and I’m already not looking forward to it. I don’t mind buying cute little outfits and some diapers, but when it comes to the cribs, strollers, and car seats? Oh, I’m not in the mood, but I will have to be this weekend. #Pray4Me

Another thing I want to start this weekend is decorating for fall. Many people don’t know this about me, but I love decorating my home for fall. I don’t even enjoy decorating for Christmas as much as I enjoy decorating for Fall. The main reason I enjoy it so much is because it mainly involves me creating cozy nooks and warm scented candles. I just love it so much!

Here’s to a lovely weekend in preparation for amazing week! Let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 14, 2018

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 7, 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: September 7, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! I hope your first week of September? Well, mine was all over the place. So much so, my M.O. for this weekend is chill vibes with an occasional moment of fun compliments of Southern Heritage Classic tailgating tomorrow. Last weekend, my anxiety and I didn’t feel like partaking in any football festivities, but we won. The game was over by half-time and ended with a blowout. So, I didn’t miss out on anything.

On another note, I’ve noticed how tired I’ve been and I haven’t been drinking as much water I used to/ should be drinking. So, I think I’m going to make a couple of gallons of my favorite lemon, cucumber, and mint detox water this week. The detox water usually does a good job of helping me “clean” myself out and give myself a much needed restart. I’ve also been thinking about trying keto, but I’m still in the research phase. I research the heck out of major life changes before I take the plunge, but it also helps prepare me. We’ll see!

Here’s to a lovely weekend and the fact that summer is almost officially over. So, enjoy these last weekends of summer, because it will begin to actually feel like fall sooner than later.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 7, 2018

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LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2018

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

LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy September! As I mention every Lust-Have List for September, this is pretty much my birthday wishlist since my birthday is on the 26th. I’m going to be 37 this year and can believe that I’ve been on this earth for over 36 years. Like….WTF?! Although I’m not one to make a big “thing” about my birthday, this year I feel like I want to do something. Maybe grab lunch with a girlfriend or 2 and drinks that evening after they get off from work. Yeah, I’m not coming to work on my birthday, because I still have a few personal days to burn through.

Here are the items that I’m wanting this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2018

  • Cosrx Triple C Lightening Liquid Vitamin C Serum – I need to step my Vitamin C serum game up. Adding Vitamin C products to my skincare regimen really improved the appearance of my skin years ago. Unfortunately, it’s been a while since I’ve added a product to my skincare routines. I read great reviews about this Corsx Vitamin C serum and I plan to give a whirl.
  • Venessa Arizaga Starlight Earrings – I live for a good pair of hoops and statement earrings. This pair of earrings is a perfect hybrid of my 2 fav earring styles.
  • Side Button Midi Dress – I can never enough of dresses, especially in the fall. I’m lowkey obsessed with this overall, fitted midi dress and the side buttons. This can totally be worn all year.
  • Romi Cage Sandals – I want these purely off the fact that they look similar to the pair of shoes I wore to my 9th grade graduation, except those were white and the heel was square. These sandals would look sick with patterned tights or fancy sheer socks.
  • Vinyl City Bag – The clear bag trend is still going strong and will into fall. However, I think a smokey clear bag this one from Zara is more fall-friendly. Plus, I love the plaid pouch that comes with it.
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