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LUST-HAVE LIST: August 2017

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

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It’s still summer, but the past couple of days here in Memphis have felt very fall-sy. Waking up to sunny skies and cool temperatures has been amazing. However, these mornings have also been making me anxious for fall to come. We still have less than 2 months for fall to arrive but, hopefully the crisp fall weather will show up a little earlier than expected.

The combination of fall-like weather and the arrival of August also has me wondering how and what I’m going to stock my fall wardrobe. I’m pretty sure that will get that after reading about the items I want this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: August 2017

  • Origins A Perfect World SPF 40 Age Defense Moisturizer – The moisturizer I had planned to use during my summer skincare routine caused me to break out. So. I’ve been pondering on trying this moisturizer from Origins, because Origins products have never let me down. This moisturizer is good for anti-aging regimens. Plus, it has SPF 40 in it. I’m always down for a moisturizer with SPF.
  • Off the Shoulder Floral Blouse – I was so late to the off the shoulder trend this summer. However, it’s never too late to hop on a trend train. I love this floral off the shoulder blouse from H&M. It’s lightweight, but also has long sleeves. This will make great piece to transition from summer to fall.
  • Rebecca Minkoff Mini Vanity Saddle BagSaddle bags are one of my favorite bags to carry in the fall. This suede rose color one from Rebecca Minkoff is everything! I think rose suede is going to be vibe for the fall.
  • Matt Bernson Emerson Tassle Loafers – Fall is loafer season. I’m really feeling these minimalist loafers by Matt Bernson and the tassel is a chic and subtle detail.
  • Goodbye, Vitamin: A Novel – I’ve been craving a good fiction book to dig into and this one is at the top of the list. It’s only been out a couple of weeks, but the reviews make me think this is the next book I need to crack open. Time to give all of my self-help and non-fiction books a break.
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LUST-HAVE LIST: July 2017

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

Lust-Have List July 2017

Welcome to July 2017! I hope July goes by a lot faster than June, because June was dragging. I feel like June lasted for at least 2 months. Maybe I feel that way, because I had to deal with a few emotional things that I wasn’t prepared to deal with. However, I’m all “New Month, Who Dis?”, because I feel rejuvenated! I think I had to go through some of those things to stir a fire in me that had died out the past couple of months. Looking back, I feel like I was overthinking a lot of my plans which led to me getting anxiety and then quitting. Not good, but I now know the error of my ways.

One thing I really want and need to do and didn’t plan is to get some braids in my hair. I haven’t had braids since junior high and that was over 20 years ago. WOW. Anyway, as usual, my hair is annoying me. Getting braids would make me have one less thing to worry about for awhile. In preparation, I’m getting my hair dyed this morning so that I won’t have to worry about my streaks of grays making an appearance. I think I might have found someone who can braid them for, but I’m going to check out one more recommendation.

Like I mentioned on Friday, I’m taking this week off from the blog. I just need to let my brain rest a little and unwind. However, ya girl will be back next week with new posts and new attitude. Ow! So, enjoy I hope you have a fun-filled Fourth of July tomorrow and enjoy the rest of your week.

For now, please keep reading to see the list of things I’m currently wanting this month and why.

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LUST-HAVE LIST: June 2017

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

June 2017 lust-have list

Yoooo!, we made it to have way mark of the year; June! I think June is the dopest month of the summer, because everything feels relaxed, fresh, and carefree. School is out for those still getting their education, those of us with 9-5 start cashing in our vacation days, and the weekends are popping with things to do since the annual heatwave doesn’t show up until July. Oh, and June is when we officially enter summer. Like I said, June is dope!

In the summer, I feel the most creative and energized for doing and creating new things in my life. This can include trying a different hairstyle (I’m thinking braids for the summer), a home decor project (Am I finally going to paint my walls this summer?), or take a spontaneous solo road trip (Hot Springs, AR for a weekend…maybe.). Whatever it is, I’m starting to feel some changes making way through my life this summer and I’m already anxious.

Aside from tackling some much need R&R and summer reading, I plan to explore being a little extra. Actually, I’ve already begun my finally breaking out of my all grey everything and minimalism phases. I might revert back to that, because it did make my life a little easier. However, it’s time to get uncomfortable, folks! Time to peel myself away from my computer more, wear something bright everyday, and enjoy life more. You should, too!

For now, please have a look at the things I’m wanting this month!

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LUST-HAVE LIST: May 2017

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

May 2017 lust-have list

I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited for May. For some reason, May has always felt like a very optimistic month. Since most people graduate in May, I guess the air is filled with opportunity and new beginnings. April was felt like one of my most unproductive months ever. I didn’t finish as much as I like and I didn’t blog as much either. Not to mention, I’ve been sick for the past week, but it’s almost over.

Another thing I love about May is that my favorite local festival begin. I plan to go to the Memphis Music Festival, which I haven’t been to in a few years. I’m dragging the BF with me, because he is a lifelong Memphian and has never been. Travesty. Anyway, I’m looking forward to that and some other events I have marked in my calendar. Hopefully, the weather will be beautiful and humidity will stay at bay.

I recently did a purge on my closet and own rough 40-50 pieces of clothing. Oddly, I feel like I don’t have much, but also have just enough, at the same. I haven’t done a closet purge in a few years, but I learned from this one. I might share more about this last one at a later date. However, I’m starting to buy new items to replace some things that I had to let go, but in small steps.

In the meantime, please enjoy this month’s LHL!

LUST-HAVE LIST: May 2017

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LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2017

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

lust-have list april 2017

I don’t know about ya’ll, but March seemed like it took forever to end. However, April is here as well as this month’s Lust-have List. Please enjoy the things I’m wishing to add to my life this month.

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