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IOTW: Cowrie Shell Necklace

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Shashi Cowrie Shell Necklace.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Shashi Cowrie Shell Necklace | STAINED COUTURE

I’ve been wanting to add more fun and unique jewelry to my life. I still love and want all the clean and simple minimalist jewelry I can collect. However, it’s nice to throw in unique pieces of jewelry in the mix. However, this cowrie shell necklace been one of my favorite pieces I’ve been wearing. Not to mention, I always get compliments on it. Keep reading for all the info about my new favorite piece of jewelry.

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eSTYLIST: Holiday Office Party

It’s that time of the year when you step away form your dwindling inbox and meet the rest of your coworkers for some good company-funded holiday cheer. When dressing for a holiday party, no matter how much fun you plan to have, you still have to mindful that you are at a work event. So, festive, but professional should be the goal. This is the type of even made for your favorite LBD that’s not too short, ladies. Add some glitzy accessories and red lip and you have the perfect office-friendly holiday office party look.

eSTYLIST: Holiday Office Party 2018

One thing to keep in mind when dressing for any office event, either show arms or legs. Also, nothing too low cut in the front nor back. Even though it’s a fun holiday party, it’s still a work event. So, treat it as such. Personally, I tend to show my chunky legs rather than my chunky arms. That’s just me, but if I wasn’t so insecure about my arms, I feel sleeveless would be a better option for work.

Beauty wise, I would do a nice sleek ponytail and minimal makeup. Maybe, just maybe, I would add a smoky eye or bold lip. Since this look features a simple little black dress, I accessorized it with some sequin pumps, a glittery mini clutch, and some oversized black hoops. This look can also work for any New Year Eve parties, as well. Keep reading to get all the details and shopping information about the pieces I featured.

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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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eSTYLIST: Fall Uniform 2018

I’m just now getting used to cold mornings, warming my car up, and having to wear socks practically everyday. However, I’ve finally come to terms that I won’t be wearing flips flops anytime soon. Most seasons, I have a go-to outfit; usually mixing of simple pieces and casual accessories. Basically, I have a uniform each season and now it’s time for my fall uniform this year.

eSTYLIST: Fall Uniform 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

This season, I decided that I need to finally step away from my favorite go-to look of leggings, oversize tee, combat boots, and denim jacket. Instead, I want to go wit a slightly relaxed pair of blue jeans; not too dark or light. Although I still can’t turn away from a comfy tee, I will look for tees that are more formed tees and less oversized, stretched out options. Also, I want to move on from combat boots to more structured shoes and with a heel, which will make my insteps totally hate me. Finally, time to let my denim jacket get some rest and not wear it everyday. Instead, ovesized and cozy looking cardigans are my jam for this season. However, I will still reach for my denim jacket, just not as much.

Keep reading to get the details on the items include in the image above.

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Accessorizing Fall 2018

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been slowly acquiring fall pieces that can mix and mingle within my closet. However, I haven’t really been focusing shoes, bags, and tidbits that can use when accessorizing fall wardrobes. Although I have a few key pieces from previous years, it wouldn’t hurt to add a few more.

Accessorizing Fall 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Thankfully, Shopbop is having one of their “buy more, save more” sales starting tomorrow, which I always use stock up on accessories. So, keep reading to see what accessories I want and need from the sale.

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