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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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LUST-HAVE LIST: October 2017

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

Lust-Have List October 2017

Here in Memphis, it sometimes takes a little longer for it to feel and look like fall. However, this weekend, it was fall and I’m here for it. For the past couple of months, I’ve been aspiring to be a little more “out there” and “extra”. I pretty much want to step outside my comfort level, which probably won’t last long. October seems like a perfect month to try something new, before you have to focus on all the annual holidays and festivities.

So, I’m starting my October feeling a little fearful, but optimistic that I’m going to learn some stuff. I love learning new stuff, especially when it’s new stuff about me. Anyway, keep reading to see the list of items I’m currently crushing on for this month.

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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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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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