LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 17, 2017

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

Link-End Round-Up November 17, 2017

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away?! Well, I can’t, but mainly because I just found out that Thanksgiving is this Thursday and not next Thursday. If completely forgot that Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday; NOT the last Thursday. Not only that, but I scheduled a nail appointment on that day, too! I’m not quite sure if my nail tech realized that or doesn’t care, but I plan to ask her at some point between now and Monday.

I will say this, I’m glad that Thanksgiving is sooner than later, because I can finally feel like getting into the Christmas spirit. Memphis has put up all the lighted snowflakes on the light poles and all of the holiday gifts sets are pulling at my wallet strings. However, it’s just felt way too premature, but not the day after Thanksgiving. My sister and I already plan to spend that day putting up our tree and getting on holiday spirits on. I’m ready!

As for this weekend, I’m super excited, because one of my favorite people in the world/ hair stylist is getting married on Sunday afternoon. Unlike typical cancel-at-the-last-minute me, I will be going and maybe tearing up. I can feel it. So, no heavy eye makeup for me.

Here’s to an amazing weekend and let’s chat some more next week!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 17, 2017

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Sheer Socks To Cop and Rock

For the majority of the year, I don’t wear socks. It might be a little harsh, but at times I feel like I hate socks. Sounds dramatic typing it out, but it’s the truth. So, when it starts getting colder and flip flops are no longer the go-to shoe option, I have to start wearing socks again. Thankfully, I’m live in a time when socks are not just something to keep your feet warm, but can be fashion statements. One of the new fashion statements for fall and winter are pretty sheer socks.

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Although I’m not a fan of fashion socks, I can definitely get behind this trend. If you want to wowed some pretty insanely beautiful socks that are merely here for being “cute”, then keep reading.

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Ashy Winter Skin Killers

The colder it gets, the drier my skin gets. However, the skin on my body gets drier than the skin on my face and I say “dry”, I mean ashy. In case you haven’t heard that expression, “ashy” skin is just excessively dry skin that has a white powdery look to it. It doesn’t matter your ethnicity or skin tone, everyone can get ashy skin if they use the weapons against ashy winter skin.

Ashy Winter Skin Killer Stained Couture

Personally, I have 3 go-to products to help me and my skin combat the winter staple of dry skin. Keep reading to see which products are in my arsenal at all times.

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Printed Sweaters I’m Pondering

It’s been consistently chilly these past week, finally! This weekend, while watching/listening to documentaries on Netflix, I decided to pull out the rest of my sweaters from the top shelf in my closet. While ankle deep in my sweaters, I realized that they were all solid colors. I wasn’t too shocked, since most of my clothes are solid colors. However, for the past few months, I’ve been trying to test out the world of prints. After wearing a few printed dresses recently, I like them a little more every time. Therefore, I feel I need to added some printed sweaters to the mix.

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Since this is still a new aesthetic to my basic life, I’m not sure where to start when prints on sweaters. Last night, during commercial breaks during The Walking Dead, I found a few sweaters with prints that didn’t make me question who I was becoming. If you’re interested to see what printed sweaters made me smile while watching “walkers” get killed, keep reading.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 10, 2017

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

Link-End Round-Up November 10, 2017

Yo, I’m feel so amazing this morning! I’ve been trying to exude and overflow with happiness. I truthfully believe that was you give out comes back. It’s karma! Actually, for the most part, I try to give off good vibes, even when I’m exhausted. Even if I don’t feel good, if I say I’m good, I feel a little better. Mind-tricking myself has become one of my latest hobbies.

This weekend, I plan to attend the Essence My City, 4 Ways event and I’m a little excited. I think I’m going to go by myself and just doing some people watching and absorb some Memphis culture. Should be fun.

Over the past week, I’ve been very perplexed with the upcoming holidays. My sister and I decided that we will not be attending any family Thanksgiving dinners. She has to work that evening and I don’t feel like being bothered with getting dressed and all that jazz. So, we decided that we would just make our own little Thanksgiving meal and spend the day lounging and eating in the comfort of our PJs…at home. However, we have been pondering doing a Friendsgiving dinner next weekend for our small group of mutual friends. The verdict is still out, though.

Well, as you can tell, I have a lot of things on my mind right now, including thinking of gifts for loved ones. Ugh, I’m not about to jump that rabbit hole right now, but I have been thinking about. Actually, I already have an idea of what I’m going to get everyone. I wish my brain would just chill for a while.

Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend and let’s chat some more next week!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 10, 2017

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