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LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2017

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

lust-have list april 2017

I don’t know about ya’ll, but March seemed like it took forever to end. However, April is here as well as this month’s Lust-have List. Please enjoy the things I’m wishing to add to my life this month.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 31, 2017

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

link-end round-up March 31, 2017

Tomorrow is the first day of April and the first day that I’m supposed to start the Whole 30. If you follow me on social media, you might recall that I started a couple of weeks ago. However, I decide to wait until the April since there are exactly 30 days in April. Well, now I’m not sure that I want to do the Whole 30, because I want to go plant-based. Yes, your girl wants to go vegan again, which I’ve been pondering for awhile.

The Whole 30 and vegan have some similarities, but each have their luring pros for me. On the Whole 30, I can still eat meat, but no dairy, grains, beans, or sugar. Going vegan would just call for me to eat no meat or dairy, which I’ve done and it felt great. I have a few more hours to decide.

One of my favorite things I bought over the past week has to be my digital subscription to The New York Times. A few months ago, I signed up to receive their daily briefings each morning, which eventually became part of my morning routine. However, if you aren’t a subscriber of the NYT, you can only view so many articles a month. After running out within the first 2 weeks every month, I finally decide to buckle down and sign up. I love it, which explains why I usually have at least one article from the NYT each week.

This weekend, the weather is suppose to be bi-polar, as usual. However, tomorrow, the weather is going to be beautiful and I’m going to enjoy it. I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 31, 2017

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EMPTIED: March 2017

Stained Couture’s monthly series, Emptied, features beauty products that I’ve used up over the past month.

emptied march 2017

In March, I was focused on trying products I haven’t used in awhile. Also, there were a couple of products that only had a couple of uses left. Therefore, I made it a point to used those up, as well.

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eSTYLIST: Hey Spring 2017

Hey, Spring! The weather is so perfect today that I almost forgot to post the eStylist Hey Spring post, but here it is!

eStylist Hey Spring 2017

Wrap Rib BodysuitCream Mix Charm Tassel NecklaceMini Skirt with FrillSmall Metallic SatchelLace Up Stacked Heel Sandal

When I think about a spring wardrobe, there has to be some floral prints, pastel hues, and nude accessories. Therefore, you will notice all of these elements in this eStylist look. I fell in love with this floral frill mini skirt from Zara, because it’s feminine with a little edge. Pairing the skirt with this baby blue wrap-style bodysuit helped make the blue in the skirt pop. Since the skirt is the focal piece, keeping the accessories nude and simple doesn’t take away from the look. However, the small gold purse adds a little more edge and detail to the look without it being too overbearing.

In some parts of the country, it’s still a little too cool and a light jacket or sweater is still needed. This look would equally chic when paired with a simple denim jacket or cream blazer.

I live for a good feminine and mute look for spring! Plus, it’s a great way to welcome spring!

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 17, 2017

Happy Friday and St. Patrick’s Day! Let’s celebrate with this week’s Link-End Round-Up. Let’s do this, folks!

link-end round-up 03-17-17

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, but my creative juices were not flowing this past week. I’m not positive, but I think it’s this unexpected winter weather. Seriously, Mother Nature, what’s the deal?! On Sunday morning, I had to sit in front of my closet and pull out my snow boots that I packed away a few weeks earlier. I thought we were done with winter weather. Nope, because it’s been freezing cold all week. Hard to talk about all the cute spring fashions and beauty trends when you have to pull out your fleece lined leggings and heavy coat. Eh. However, it’s supposed to warm up this weekend and the sun might even make a cameo or two. We’ll see.

Recently, I’ve been obsessing about money, but not in the way you think. I’ve been obsessed with saving money and how to save it. I don’t know if it’s because I’m finally making way more than I need or the realization that I want to retire one day. Either way, stashing money away for rainy day has become a hobby for me over the past couple of months. I feel adult AF when I see my savings account flourish and not living check to check.

Although it’s been freezing this week, the warm weather we’re experiencing has started to alter my eating habits. Last year was the first year that I paid better attention to what I ate. Since I am human, I fall off the wagon all the time. However, the most important thing is that I get back up..every now and then. Recently, I fell off the wagon and laid there eating everything I wanted. Not good. So, I’m going to finally do the Whole 30, which is something I’ve been longing to do.

Yesterday, I ordered the Whole 30 book, but I’m trying recipes off of Pinterest this weekend to prepare. I’m confident I can do this, because I’ve done various variations of this lifestyle before. I’m excited! If you’ve done the Whole 30 before, please pass along any tips that helped you master it.

In the meantime, have a good weekend. Take a walk, go get a manicure, or try a new recipe that you’ve been wanting to try. Basically, go live your life to the fullest this weekend and enjoy this week’s link-end round-up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 17, 2017

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