Velvet Shoes To Kill The Game This Fall

It’s been damp and rainy these past couple of days and the last thing I should be thinking about are velvet shoes. However, that’s all I’ve been thinking about, because it’s one of my favorite shoe trends for fall. Also, a couple of weeks ago, I scored a pair of pink velvet flats on clearance from Target for less than $8. They are, hands down, one of my proudest purchases this summer. So, no matter how impractical they are on rainy days, all I want is velvet shoes. Not to mention, velvet is a must-have fabric for fall and winter.

velvet shoes fall 2017

Currently, I only have the one pair of velvet shoes, but I know I need at least a velvet pump and maybe a velvet bootie. Do I need a velvet sneaker of some sort? Ugh, too many possibilities. Keep reading to see some of my favorite picks of velvet pairs of shoes.

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Latest Skincare Purchases I’m Not Regretting

Spending almost a month sick took a huge toll on my daily life, including my skincare routine. While I was sick, I wore hardly any makeup and when I did I removed it with makeup wipes. I’m so ashamed. In the mornings, I would just wash my face with a gentle cleanser and put on moisturizer and sunscreen. I didn’t use any toners, serums, or hardly any under eye creams. Needless to say, my skin was not happy and eventually turned on me. So, once I was back to my normal self and the weather started getting a little cool, I’ve been treating myself to some new skincare products.

new skincare products for fall

My skin is very particular about it’s needs once the temperatures start changing. Almost as soon as the first chilly morning happens, my skin gets drier and requests more hydrating and anti-aging products. Fall is almost here and need to figure out my fall skincare routine. So, for the most part, my latest skincare purchases have been all about the hydrating. Keep reading to see my recent pick ups and why.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 8, 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 September 8, 2017

Although this was a short work week, it felt like it wouldn’t end. Seriously, I find it hard to believe that I haven’t been to work for the past 7 days in a row. Labor Day weekend feels like it was weeks ago, at this point. So, needless to say, I’m glad this week is ending.

For the past few weeks, while sick, I’ve been slowing purging my bedroom. Ideally, the only furniture I want in my bedroom is my bed and an end table. Even though I’ve been on this new adventure of trying to be a little “extra” with my style and presence, I can’t when it comes to my space. The less stuff, the better.

I finally took my clothes off of my wardrobe rack and put them in my closet. FYI, I got the wardrobe rack for Christmas from my sister a couple of years ago, before I found the beauty in letting clothes I never planned to wear again go. Now, I need to figure out what I’m going to do with it, but it definitely has to leave my bedroom.

My plans to minimize my bedroom will have to wait a little more, because I actually have a jam packed weekend. Rare, I know. However, it begins to tonight with meeting some friends for drinks and a little dinner at Babalu Tacos & Tapas bar. As for tomorrow, I probably won’t know when I will be coming or going, because I have some tailgating to do for the Southern Heritage Classic football game. I live in the area of the stadium and traffic is always horrific. So, I won’t be there to long, because my church is opening our new arena and I’m serving at the first service, which is tomorrow night. I wonder can I figure out to clone myself before then. Plus, I somehow have to figure out when I’m going to do my grocery shopping as well.

I’m already exhausted and Friday has barely begun. Luckily, the weather is supposed to be picturesque and will hopefully make this weekend one to remember. Let’s chat some more next week!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 8, 2017

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eSTYLIST: Last Days of Summer

It was freezing when I took my dogs out at 6am this morning. Okay, it was 59 degrees, but that’s freezing when yesterday was in the 90s. Although I’ve been mentally preparing for fall weather, I was not at all prepared. So, now I feel like I’m behind and need to actually start figuring out my fall look. So, this eStylist post is dedicated to the last days of summer. We are at the transition point of having to mix summer pieces with fall pieces.

eStylist Last Days of Summer 2017

Let’s be honest, we all have some pieces that we wore all summer that we just aren’t quite ready to let go. For me, it’s my bow sandals and thin, flowy tees. In the meantime, keep reading to get the deets on this look right here.

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LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2017

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

Lust-Have List - September 2017

We made it to September and have less than 4 months left of 2017. Crazy, right! Since I was sick for most of August, I feel a little behind with my goals, but I’m super happy about September being here. September is my favorite month for a few reasons. One reason is that my favorite season, fall, begins and the temps start to cool.

Also, September is my birthday month. Like I’ve mentioned before, I’m not one of those people that treat my birthday like a national holiday. Actually, I rarely take my birthday off from work, because it feels like any other day. However, this year, I plan to take the day off and celebrate making it to another year.

Since September is my birthday month, my September Lust-Have List is pretty much a birthday wishlist. So, for my family and friends reading this, if you wonder what I want, here you go!

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