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Lust-Have List: September 2010

September is my birthday month! (Libra!) So, here are some of the things I definitely wouldn’t mind receiving as a birthday gift and you probably wouldn’t mind getting them, too!

Keep reading to see my latest list of wants and hopefully b-day gifts!

A. Olia ‘Libra’ necklace, $99, Olia Designs – I’ve been lusting after this necklace ever since I first set eyes on it! It’s dainty and one of those necklaces I could wear 24/7, which I love!

B. Dr. Martens 1460 Worn, $128, Urban Outfitters – I already  have an idea of what my fall to winter transistion outfit is going to consist of: big sweaters that can pass for a dress, black leggings, and Doc Martens. Just thinking about it makes me giddy for fall. However, I want the look of worn boots, so these work perfectly for what I imagine.

C. Women’s Plus Tunic Sweater, $44.50, Old Navy – Speaking of big sweaters that can pass for a dress, this one from Old Navy’s women’s plus line would be perfect. Note: Old Navy tends to run big in their women’s sizes.I love the khaki color and it would be perfect for fall! Hopefully, they have something in their regular line that resembles this sweater.

D. Junior Drake Carly Hobo in Tan, $164, KarmaLoop – A big tan hobo that looks luxe without the matching price tag. You need a tan bag in your fall wardrobe, as do I. TRUST!

E. Mackage ‘Diana’ Military Inspired Wool Coat, $625, Nordstrom – I know I have a snowball’s chance in hell in me getting this coat, but I couldn’t help not to post it! A navy military inspired Mackage coat sounds like the star of my future winter dreams!

F. House of Harlow 1960 Lace Ankle Boot, $275, Saks.com – An all lace bootie?! Chic, sexy, and functional! Love it. Want it.

Stay Stylish!

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GIVEAWAY: $200 worth of Nautica Bedding(CLOSED)

For a lot of you, going back to school also means going back to your drappy dorm room or the excitement of decorating your first apartment! So, keep reading to see how you can win this fabulous Nautica giveaway!

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One thing I don’t miss about college was the look and feel of that cold prison cell-esque The University of Memphis swore to me was my dorm room. It was small and splatter with every ugly shade of gray that can come to mind. Basically, it was everything I wasn’t! To this day, I find it amazing how all it needed to look awesome was some colorful bedding. Sometimes, that’s all any bedroom needs for a nice face lift.

Nautica just launched a new bedding collection that features various chic and fabulous prints and styles for almost any personality and would be perfect o spruce up any dorm room or first apartment. Since it’s by Nautica, you should already expect it to be nestled off into a lovely slumber in their bedding.

So, in memory of my old dorm room that the U of M tore down a couple of years ago, one of you awesome readers has the chance to win $200 worth of Nautica bedding. All you have to do is the follwing:

  • Be a follower of Stained Couture or member of the Facebook Fanpage
  • Leave a comment BELOW telling me about your home decor style
  • You must be 18 or older and located in the US or Canada only. Sorry my international lovelies!

If you win, you can pick out up to $200 worth of Nautica bedding to help spruce up your place. My personal style is mostly contemporary, with touches of breezey decor and green. So, I’m contemplating dropping hints to the BF to get me the Lemongrass set as part of my birthday gift next month!

Since this giveaway is only open to my North American readers, you can enter as many times as you like, but no “copy and paste” entries. You know what I mean! 😉 They will be deleted, sorry in advance!

This contest ends on Friday, August 20, 2010!

Good luck and…

Stay Stylish!

*The prize was provided by Nautica, but Nautica is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of Nautica.

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Lust-Have List: August 2010

Can this hot and humid weather just pack up and leave already?! Sheesh. However, while we wait to wake up to cardigan-friendly chilly mornings, August is the month to scout and gather transistion pieces to carry you from summer to fall. So, here is a list things that I’m lusting for in August!

Keep reading to see the list!

  1. Nadri Crystal Bangle, $48, Nordstrom – I’m really into thin gold bracelets in bangles, but I don’t seem to have a really thin one like this one. Plus, I like the crystals! This would go with everything!
  2. Cambridge Satchel Company Briefcase, $158, Urban Outfitters – I’ve been wanting this satchel since I saw it on an UK site, but it was sold out by the time I saw it. However, I couldn’t order this quick enough when I saw it online. This is the essential fall bag! Plus, I can’t wait to pair it with my navy peacoat when its time!
  3. Dior DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum, $28, Sephora – The past month, I’ve really gotten back into makeup and beauty. One of the things I’ve really been obsessed with is mascara that makes my lashes look long and lush. Plus, let’s face it, Dior makes some of the best mascara. So, this serum sounds epic!
  4. Frye Carson Oxfords, $178, Piperlime – For fall, all I’ve been dreaming about it finding a classic plum lace-up oxford to pair with opaque tights and I think these oxfords is just what I’ve dreaming about! FYI, you need to have a plum shoe for fall. So, get to looking!
  5. Garland Two-Tone Hoops, $215, Ellen Himic – I can’t shake wearing gold everyday instead of silver, but I have no problem mixing the two together. So, when I saw these hoops by Ellen Himic I couldn’t help but to want them almost instantly. Plus, the twisted hoops look fabulous and would great dressed up or down!
  6. Strapless Pinstripe Dress, $24.80, Faith 21 – Pinstripes work all year round, but even better in the fall. This strapless dress gives you the versatility to wear in summer and top it with a cinched cardigan when it get cooler. Love it!

There you have it, the things I’m loving for August!

Stay Stylish!

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