Get Unstuck When Life Gets Hectic

It’s almost inevitable that at some point in your life, you will find yourself stuck. Hell, I can recall feeling stuck 3 times this year alone. It’s been a rough year, to say the least. When I find myself feeling stuck, I have a few go-to activities to help me get out of my rut and even flourish.

Ways to get unstuck in life

If you find your self in season of uncertainty or feeling stagnant, check out my suggestions on how to fight it and potentially grow out from it.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 3, 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 3, 2017

How was your week? Hopefully, good, because mine was pretty decent. Thankfully, this week went by pretty fast, but I still can’t get over how soon people are pushing Christmas down my throat. Okay, I can’t lie, I have been listening to the Christmas music station occasionally while driving. I mean, if you can’t beat ’em; join ’em.

I’ve already started mapping out my holiday shopping plans, which helps me curve my spending. Luckily, my list is roughly 10 people, but I have no clue what to get them. I have some ideas for some people, but I still have plenty of time.

I’m still feeling a little under the weather. So, I might wander into a walk-in clinic to see if they can prescribe me something  to help finally kick this thing. Also, this weekend, I’m going to start my fall/winter cleaning. It’s kind of like spring cleaning, but it involves putting away all of my summer clothes, too. This also allows me to switch up my home scents. Goodbye fruity scents and hello warm aromas.

Anyway, here’s to a great weekend and let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 3, 2017

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LUST-HAVE LIST: November 2017

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

Lust-Have List November 2017

We’re quickly lapping around to the finish line of 2017, which is crazy! Personally, I’m glad this year has been going by pretty fast, because it’s been such a stressful year. Everything from personal issues to global issues has me wondering my I don’t cradle a bottle of wine every night before bed. Either way, I’m still happy and appreciative to still be alive.

November is actually going to be a little busy for me. Aside from the obvious Thanksgiving holiday, my sister’s birthday is this month and one of my favorite people/friend is getting married this month. Also, I have to start preparing for the Christmas holiday shopping season, which is stressful.

Speaking of Christmas, people/stores keep rushing Christmas more and more every year. This year, there were some stores that had some Christmas decorations up in the beginning of September. I’m talking to you, Michaels. However, once November 1 hits, all the pumpkins turn to Santa Clauses and you hear Christmas music everywhere. Actually, this morning on my way to work, the old school hip hop station changed into a Christmas station overnight. Like…WTF?! And I don’t mean it went from playing old school hip hop to playing hip hop and R&B Christmas music. Nope, they were playing traditional Christmas music and my face was stuck on stupid and awe for about 2 songs just to make sure I wasn’t hearing things. Well, I guess November now marks the beginning of Christmas with a little Thanksgiving speed bump at the mid way point.

Anyway, for the past couple of months, I’ve been trying to step out of my basic and usual clothing options. So, you will notice that the things I’m wanting this months are items that are not that simple or basic, but I’m loving them.

LUST-HAVE LIST: November 2017

  • Jeffrey Campbell Bollero Scarf Loafers – I was browsing for a pair of shiny loafers, but ran across these shiny loafers with the satin scarf detail. These will look amazing paired with black ankle trousers and black crew top.
  • Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil – As you know, I love a good body oil. I’ve been wanting to try some products from Ouai for a moment and I think this is going to be the first one. Plus, it makes you smell like roses from head to toe.
  • Coloured Faux Fur Trim Parka – This bright yellow faux fur trim parka called my name. I love that it looks fun and chic and the same time.
  • Oversized Envelope Clutch Bag – It’s clutch bag season. An oversized clutch is must-have piece to help transition from work to after hours holiday parties.
  • We’re Going To Need More Wine book by Gabrielle Union – I always feel guilty buying new books when I already have plenty that are unread. However, I’ve been hearing great things about this book from Gabrielle Union and she’s one of my favs. Plus, can you really have too many books? I don’t think so.
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Body Oils To Make Your Skin Feel Luxurious

With the temperatures dropping my skin has been practically begging for more moisture. So, this gives me the chance to start adding body oils to my daily life. Aside from adding another element of moisture, body oils can make your skin feel luxurious AF.

body oils to make your skin feel luxurious

Seriously, I feel super fancy when I add a body oil to my skin and I can’t be the only one. Over the years, I’ve tried quite a few oils on my body in cooler months and have a few favorites. Keep reading to see some of my favorites.

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Reclaiming My Focus Now

I come to you this morning after a long weekend of me being sick with a will real nasty cold. I was hibernating in my house for over 72 hours with a stuffy head, congested chest, and fever that got up to 103 degrees. Scary. Thankfully, I was able to break the fever and I feel so much better, because Saturday was rough. However, during my downtime, I started thinking about things I enjoy. Actually, I was thinking about things in my life that makes me happy and things that I don’t enjoy. There are things that I need to omit from like so I can focus on things that are important to me. So, it’s time I start reclaiming my focus.

Reclaiming my focus

Since I try to declutter and edit my life frequently, I couldn’t think of many things in my life that I want to get “rid of”. However, there are some areas that I would like to give a tune up.

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