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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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LUST-HAVE LIST: March 2017

lust-have list march 2017

Although it’s not technically spring, the weather has been very spring like and I’m all into it. For the most part, I’ve been coasting the past couple of weeks, which is one of the reasons that this post a little late. When the weather get warmer and spring begins to form, I start feeling a little refreshed and livelier. I’ve been partaking in more casual lunch dates with friends and indulging in moments of self-care. Needless to say, February was a decent month for me and hopefully March will be just as nice.

Since I’ve been cutting back dramatically on my spending, I’ve been trying to make smarter purchases. I only buy things that I need and/or get my money’s worth from it, which includes things that I will wear and use all of the time. Therefore, you will notice that the items I’m wanting this month are all practical enough to use everyday. Enjoy!

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