SHOPPING FOR: Keychain Wallets

This past weekend, while strutting out of Sprouts feeling $20 lighter with bag of attempts to be healthy, I heard metal hitting the ground. I instantly stopped and looked down even though I already knew what made that sound. The sound was my keys detaching from my wallet. Before I left my house, I noticed that they fabric holding the key ring on my wallet was tattered and falling apart. At that moment, I knew that my beloved Rebecca Minkoff wallet/ key chain hybrid didn’t have long. However, I did not realize that it had less than an hour left and I would spend the rest of my night looking for keychain wallets.

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On Sunday, while binging Broadchurch on Netflix and avoiding the rain outside, I started pricing and comparing new keychain wallets. I have a few in mind that I didn’t mind sharing with you below.

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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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Easy Appetizers for Game Day

Football season is here and I’m ready fro it. Tomorrow is the first official NFL game of the season. However, my BF has decided to host a watch party this Sunday for when all the other teams play. Thankfully, I don’t have to be there since it’s a “Guys Only”, but I did offer to provide snacks for this testosterone shindig. When you hear “snacks” you might think of few bags of chips and any other food that can be grab with your hand shoveled in your mouth. However, I’m think less bags of chips and more easy appetizers that are game day friendly.

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So, I’ve been scouring the Pinterest like crazy for simple apps that are easy, tasty, but still a little manly. I found a few recipes that fit the build and even a dessert that I know will win the day, no matter if your team loses or not. Keep reading to see some prime game day appetizers.

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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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LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 31, 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: August 31, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday and last day of August! I’m still in a little awe that tomorrow is will be September, which is also my birthday. Like I’ve mentioned countless times, I’m not one of those people that are really into their birthdays. I hate being the center of attention and making a big deal out of things related to me. So, although I acknowledge my birthday month, don’t expect me to mention it all the time.

This week was a drag for me, because I had a hard time getting focused and be productive. I took a personal day on Wednesday to have a day when I can be productive, but not responsible. For example, I drove 20 minutes away to pick up a B-day gift for the BF, but also binge most of the final season of Quantico. I also ate all day, but it was mostly healthy food and I had some intense bouts of being active. A total yen and yang day, but it was needed.

Although fall is still less than a month away, I feel like this will be the first weekend where it actually feels like fall. Not only are Pumpkin Spice Latte, but also football. Although I’m not a major fan of either, I did order a tall PSL on Wednesday and I will be partaking in a little college football this weekend. I might even hit up a tailgate or 2. We’ll see! Plus, it’s going to be a 3-Day weekend, because Monday is Labor Day. So, no work on Monday and I might even try to light up the grill for some hit dogs and smoked wings. YUM!

Well, here’s to a lovely weekend and let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 31, 2018

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