Gazing at Starry Styles

Last summer, I scored a cream peplum top covered in gold stars, which is one of my favorite tops. Ever since then, I’ve been obsessed with anything emblazoned with stars. Not to mention, there are a lot of star covered items out there. Starry styles are whimsical, my new favorite print, and I need more. One of the good things about all over prints like this is that you can keep everything else minimal. However, you can also go star crazy and I won’t judge.

Starry Styles

Since my only star covered item is a thin peplum top, think I should I should get a warmer item that I can wear in the colder months. I found a lot of cute star covered items and even though I want them all, I cant’. However, if you think a star covered anything should be in your life and closet, keep reading.

Continue Reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinteresttumblrinstagramby feather

Bar Soaps For Your Face

One of the first things you are told to never do to your skin is to use a bar soap. The main reason why is because bar soaps made your skin look and feel dry. This can be very true, but only depends on the type of soap you used.

bar soaps for your face

If your interested in trying a bar soap to cleanse your face, check out these suggestions first. Plus, you can use some of these on your body and even hair, too.

Continue Reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinteresttumblrinstagramby feather

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 5, 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 January 5, 2018

Happy New Year! Hopefully, that will be the last time someone says that you, because someone has wished me a happy new year every day this week. However, I guess I can’t complain, because my new has started off pretty good. As usual, I love fresh starts and a new year is one of the ultimate fresh starts you can have. The beginning of a new year stirs ambition and hope in most of us, because it feels like a clean break and chance to start a new.

Earlier this week, I shared what I’m looking to work on this year. Personally, I gave up resolutions years ago, because they felt like they were made to crash in a fiery glory 2 days later. However, when you want to make “changes” in your life, it doesn’t seem so matter of fact. When you change, it’s usually consists of you evolving over time and without a deadline. Also, when you are evolving and fall off, you feel that you can easily pick yourself and get back on board or start over. So, change is better than resolutions.

In that same post, I touched on my career plans a little bit, but it was more “ranty” than affirming. Eh. Anyway, this year, I want to get back to my roots in digital marketing, writing, and overall content creating for brands and small businesses. Even as a side gig, but I know my brain is missing coming up with new ideas and putting them into fruition. So, that’s something that’s been on my heart and mind, which I will continue to pray on. #PrayersUp

Well, here’s to an amazing first week of 2018 and let’s keep the positive vibes flowing and flooding our lives.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 5, 2018

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinteresttumblrinstagramby feather

Ways To Shop Smarter in 2018

Other than health issues, finances are at the top of most people’s resolutions and goals for the new year. I’m no different, because this is the second year that I’ve decided that I want to work on my finances. Last year, for the most part, I did pretty good. I was very proactive in saving more money. Unfortunately, I had to reach into my savings stash more than I would like to have done. However, I only reached in for absolute emergencies, which was mainly car related. This year, aside from continuing to grow my savings, I want to be more conscious about my spending habits. Over the past couple of months, I became obsessed with learning to shop smarter. I formed a few habits that allowed me make better decisions when shopping.

Shop smarter in 2018

If one of your goals this year is to get smarter with saving your money, learning to make smarter shopping is good stepping stone. If you’re interested in improving your shopping, keep reading for some of my favorite tips.

Continue Reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinteresttumblrinstagramby feather

Books to Help You Flourish in 2018

I spent this past weekend attempting to get my life together and prepared for 2018. I did some deep cleaning, light organize, and had an abundant amount of self-care. One of the self-care things I did was engulf myself in reading articles and books related to some of my goals for 2018. Reading is a great way to help clear your mind of mental fluff and get your priorities in check. So, I’ve gathered a list of books to read to help you flourish in 2018.

books to help you flourish in 2018

If your interested in some awesome and aspiring reads to get you together this year, keep reading for my suggestions.

Continue Reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinteresttumblrinstagramby feather