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LUST-HAVE LIST: May 2022

LUST-HAVE LIST: May 2022

LUST-HAVE LIST: May 2022 | STAINED COUTURE

It feels so wild that it’s already May, but January feels like 10 months ago. Anyhow, I’m actually looking forward to this month, because I’m starting to actually make plans for the summer. I’ve already started to plan a couple of road trips and finally ready to start finding some furniture for my balcony. I want to lay out there and tan in peace. Actually, I need to look for a new swimsuit that actually fits my body.

Recently, I learned that I’ve been suffering from body dysmorphia for the past few years. This caused me to buy and wear clothes that are too big for me since I’ve lost some weight over the years. Not to mention, I know longer care what people think about how I look. If I feel good and comfortable, I don’t care what others think. Hopefully, everyone will reach this level of peace and big IDGAF energy. I love it here!

As for my wants this month, it’s screaming that summer is coming and I’m trying to be ready. So, here is my wishlist for May 2022 and I feel like I’m actually going to buy all these items this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: May 2022

  • Yitty Midi Shaping Bra – When Lizzo announced that she was going to drop a shapewear I knew there were going to be some items that I wanted. This midi shaping bra is at the top of the list. It not only helps smooth that diabolical back fat, but it comes in an array of colors. That will allow you to wear it as a tank or under a button up. That yellow one, tho?! *chef’s kiss*
  • Animal Old Skool Leopard Print Vans – I was looking for some lace-up leopard print Vans, but I saw these first and that orange detail made me feel like these were the better choice.
  • Le Mini Macaron Party Babe Gel Polish – Recently picked up a bright cherry version of this polish over the weekend and I love it. This neon yellow one needs to be mine ASAP. I love neon yellow polish!
  • Distressed Denim Mom Shorts – Like I said, I don’t care what anyone thinks about me this summer and that includes my big legs. They need sun these shorts will help that happen.
  • Oversized All Black Sunglasses – My oversized black sunglasses broke a couple of months ago. I miss then, which means I need to replace them.
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LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 29, 2022

LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 29, 2022

LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 29, 2022 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! We survived another week and month, because today is the last business day of the month. April felt long, bruh! Actually, today is already feeling a little long, but it’s Friday. So, that’s a highlight. Also, I have a long awaited a hair appointment today, which I’m so excited about it. My best friend is also my hair stylist, which also makes it an impromptu.

As for this weekend, I want to try to finally make it to the farmers market. I haven’t in few years, thanks to COVID, but the weather is too nice to not go tomorrow. Plus, my fridge needs the fresh produce and I want to check out some local vendors. Actually, I can’t wait now that I think about it.

This past week, I went to IKEA to see a table I’ve been eyeing person, but it was sold out. It wasn’t just sold out my IKEA, but practically every IKEA in the country. So, I guess I’m back to the drawing board trying to find a circle dining table that doesn’t break the bank. le sigh

Anyway, I hope you have a great weekend and get as much fresh air as possible. Also, please check out the links in this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 29, 2022

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LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2022

LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2022

LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2022 | STAINED COUTURE

Sorry for the delay, but April started off a little hectic for me. For one, I started my new position at my job, which I’m super excited about. However, the first task of my position was to find and hire a new employee to take over some of my last responsibilities. Well, I found someone and they started on April 1st and I’ve been training them – so far so good.

Speaking of training, I’m ready to start going on my morning walks again. Last summer, I started going on morning (and some evening) walks to help with my mental health. I started with 15-20 minute walks around my neighborhood, but eventually started doing 30-45 minutes walks along a walking path in a near by park. All those inclines had my butt and legs starting to look right. I haven’t been walking since September and I think my body misses it. So, I’ve been trying to do daily stretches so that I can ease back into them. I’m excited and will hopefully start my walks in the next few days.

Another reason I think it’s time to go back walking is because the weather has been so nice. There have been some rain here and there, but those perfectly warm sunny days make you forget about those. So, the things I’m wanting this month are very spring and summer vibes. So, check out my wants in this month’s Lust-Have List.

LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2022

  • Truly Black Jelly Blemish Treatment – I’ve been experiencing some breakouts on my body and want to give this Truly body serum a chance.
  • Skinny Coach Wallet – I love the convenience of my key chain wallet, but I’m looking for something a little larger. Loving the thin, chic look of this wallet from Coach. Functional, but not bulky.
  • Lace Up Sandals – Personally, I think every woman needs a strappy flat lace up sandal and these from Marc Fisher are perfect.
  • Boxy Straw Tote – Spring means it’s time to break out the straw bags. The box shape of this bag is everything to me right now. I want it!
  • Winky Lux pH Lip Balm – Still shocked I haven’t tried anything from winky lux, but this pH lip balm may have to be my first try.
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LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 11, 2022

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 11, 2022

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 11, 2022 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! Hope you had a great week, because mine was pretty good. Nothing special happened, but the weather was kind of crappy here in Memphis. Last week was amazing, though! Technically, it’s not Spring yet, but it sure did feel like it. It was sunny and highs in the 70s all week, which is just what I needed. There is just something about idyllic Spring weather that does something to me. Even the mail man at my job said that I was glowing and looked “radiant”, which placed a huge smile on my face. Compliments are still top tier. So, give them out whenever you can.

Unfortunately, this past week of rain, clouds, and cold temperatures was unfortunate.

As for this weekend, I hope I got all the good weather serotonin that I could this week, because it’s supposed to kind gloomy. Luckily, that makes it the perfect weather to start preparing for spring cleaning. My apartment needs an intense deep clean, which has been long overdue. First up being my bathroom, which I’m so embarrassed to say. Usually, I’m very intent on making sure that my bathroom is always clean and disinfected, but I’ve been dropping the ball. So, that’s first on my list and I have all the cleaning products ready.

Here’s to a weekend filled with a cleaning frenzy with preparations for spring vibes. Check out the reads in this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 4, 2022

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