Mix and Match Outfits with LOFT

Last week, I stopped by LOFT to check out some of the new winter items coming and the plus size collection. In the process, I fell in love with all the pieces and how easy they were to mix and match outfits.

Being able to find pieces that you can seamless mix with other pieces will always be one of my favorite things to do. Although there were countless pieces, there were 5 key pieces that are worth investing in to create numerous outfit options.

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018: Books for Everyone

Stained Couture’s HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018 featuring a selection of BOOKS for everyone on your list.

Holidat Gift Guide 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

One of my favorite things to receive and give are books. Books can be very personal and thoughtful gifts when you actually think about the person you have in mind. However, finding the right book for the right persona can be a challenge. So, I’ve created a list of books recently released that may be the thoughtful you have in mind for someone on your list. Keep reading to see the options.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 9, 2019

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


Happy Friday! Again, sorry for the lack of posts this week. I was in and out of chilly and rainy days earlier this week, which caused me to get a slight head cold. Head colds are the absolute worst. You can’t breathe and you feel like you’re being gently suffocated to death. Well, maybe that’s just me, but I despise it so much. Thankfully, I think I was able to get it before it got unbearable, but it cost be 2 days.

Actually, I had to get that head cold out of here quick, because my calendar is filling up. I recently had a 10 minute conversation with myself while taking a long shower that I was going to step out of my introvert/homebody lifestyle. Instead, I was going to be more present at shindigs, events, and obligations. So far, so good! I went to a local blogger event last night and I have an awards ceremony to go to on Sunday night, which should be fun.

Next week, I’m going to post my first Holiday Gift Guide of 2018. It’s getting real that Christmas is coming and I;m ready for it. Initially, I didn’t think that I would get to in the Christmas spirit, but bring on the jingle bells.

I hope you have a great weekend and stop by next week to read what’s the first guide is going to be about. HINT: there was hint the sentence. 🙂

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 9, 2018

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Prepping My Finances for Holiday Spending

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to tackle trying to find a new place to move, new work responsibilities, and all of the upcoming holiday plans. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming, but I’ve been slowly getting prepared for all of it. I’ve been getting mentally prepared, but also financially prepared. That especially included getting my finances prepared for holiday spending.

Prepping Finances for Holiday Spending | STAINED COUTURE

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend over $720 BILLION this year on holiday gifts and garb – an increase from last year. It sounds insane, but it feels like the norm.

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