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LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2011

August went by super quick and September snuck up on me! However, September is my favorite month, because that’s when the weather here in Memphis begins to officially cool down and most importantly…IT’S MY BIRTHDAY MONTH! I turn 30 this year and I’m so happy and blessed to be in the place I am in my life as I approach this milestone. However, I would feel a little more blessed if I could have any of these items that I’m lusting after this month. Check out my September Lust-Have List!

  • A. Dazzling Hearts and G Icons Watch in Gold, $95, Guess – Guess has really been making some pretty amazing watches. I really love this gold and champagne color watch from Guess. It’s glitzy, but simple in shape and design.
  • B. Plenty by Tracy Reese ‘Jacoby’ Boot, $164.95, Nordstrom – I wanted to include these boots in my boots for Fall post, but I felt like I needed to include them on LHL more. I just love these little lace-up wedge booties and although I want them in all the colors that are available, you longtime readers know I love navy shoes! So…
  • C. Diagonal Triple Stone Ring, $25, TopShop – Big, beautiful, and I wear it almost everyday! It has the shades of blue I love and the detail in the design is a cherry on top.
  • D. Diane von Furstenburg Drew Leather Tote, $545, Neiman Marcus –  A big red tote bag is a fall staple for Fall. It’s that added pop of color you sometimes need against the soft, neutral, and muted color palette of fall.
  • E. Lace Brocade Jacket, $24.80, Forever 21 – So pretty! The brocade and medium peach shade makes this is awesome transition piece into fall to top all those white and cream color tops you threw on all summer.

There you have it, the things I lusting for this month!

Stay Stylish!

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SUPER by Dr. Perricone love Omega 3 Chai + giveaway! (CLOSED!)

I’ve been a HUGE fan of Perricone MD products for a few years now. They have something to solve almost any issue you have with your skin ranging from acne to wrinkles and everything in between.

Now, Dr. Perricone has new line called SUPER by Dr. Perricone that focuses on using “superfoods”, that are loaded with healthy skin essentials such as Omega 3 Chai and capsaicin pepper to help you achieve healthy and supple skin.

The only product I’ve had the pleasure to try from SUPER is the Hyper Hydrator. However, don’t let the name fool you like it did me. I was a little apprehensive to select this moisturizer, because the name made me think that it was super moisturizing and better suited for people with dry skin and not my combination and mostly oily skin. Instead, after reading that it was light formula that left a matte finish, I knew this would be perfect for me and it is! It’s really lightweight, absorbs easily, and leaves a matte finish. Basically, it does everything it says it does!

GIVEAWAY!

Want to win a product from the SUPER by Perricone line. Well, leave a comment below telling me which product you would like to try and why. You can enter as many times as you like by August 29th. Good Luck!

Stay Stylish!

P.S- A good read about Mobile Commerce Technology for all my fellow techies! 😉

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The London look – fall trend preview + giveaway(CLOSED)

British guest blogger Jo-ann Fortune talks us through the biggest fall trends on her side of the pond – if you love London style, listen up…

Sixties’ Mod

London seemed to have stepped back into the swinging Sixties when the top designers showcased their fall collections at London Fashion Week (LFW) earlier this year. Inspired by the preppy mod look embraced by the liberated youth of the decade, colours were bright, hems were short and cuts were tightly tailored.  Some of Britain’s biggest fashion houses, including Burberry, Mulberry and Paul Costello, put the fun into fashion with this vibrant trend. Get the look with swing coats, flared dresses and cute collars.

Marigold Moments

The ‘it’ colour on the LFW fall catwalks, vivid orange – or ‘marigold’ as it’s been coined by the British fashion press – is already brightening up window displays in some of the UK’s biggest high street stores.  Aquascutum, Maria Grachvogel and Burberry were among the top names to champion the hue, transforming classic pieces such as the pea coat, chunky knit jumper and maxi dress with one statement colour. Inject the colour into everyday outfits with accessories such as handbags, scarves and women’s shoes.

Victoriana Vintage

The British are a theatrical bunch, particularly when it comes to fashion, and Victoriana and gothic themes brought the drama to this year’s fall shows. Long flowing gowns, opulent brocade and lace details and ethereal beauty were championed on the runways of Charles Anastase, Julien Macdonald and Meadham Kirchoff to name but a few. Invest in luxury vintage-style lingerie and wear with layered lace shirts and dresses and chunky boots for a grunge-inspired look. When it comes to make up, keep your base fair and finish with a slick of blood red lipstick.

English Eccentric

Playing on the image of English eccentricity and love of second-hand clothes, British designers Henry Holland, Vivienne Westwood and Betty Jackson have revived crafts and materials such as crochet and tweed for the fall. The quirky patchwork blanket effect we saw on shorts over the summer returns on cardigans, dresses and tops, and heritage fabrics are layered for an eclectic look. For a toned-down take on the trend, tweed looks timeless on women’s coats and blazers, and a simple black crochet dress makes the perfect new season LBD.


For your own slice of London style, enter our competition to win this super-cute Portobello pocket bag by Radley London. For your chance to win, simply follow the rules below.

  • Be Facebook Fan of Stained Couture via that little box to the right.
  • Like THIS POST!
  • Leave a comment below or tweet me @stainedcouture on why you would love to win this bag.
  • You can enter as many times as you like.

The contest ends on September 3rd and will pick a random winner.

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*All catwalk images courtesy of MPDClick.com

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Lust-Have List: August 2011

New month, but old news…IT’S HOT! Record-breaking heat is still prevalent across the country. However, there is a glimmer hope; Fall is coming! So, you will see plenty of fall worthy items.

  • A. Hooded Leatherman Cardigan, $22.80, Forever 21 – What screams fall more than a letterman cardigan? However, this one looks like a jacket thanks to snap buttons and striped arms, reminiscent of a traditional varsity jacket.
  • B. Brown Washed Leather Holdall, $140, TopShop – I need a “big bag” for everyday use. This bag is perfect, because it comes with handles and a strap for easy convenience. Also, I love the crinkle and slouchy look.
  • C. Pumpkin Spinner Ashtray, $8, Urban Outfitters – For the past month, a friend of mine has been sofa surfing over at my apartment and he is an occasional smoker. Since I’m not a smoker, needless to say, my apartment was ashtray-free. He’s been using a semi-empty candle jar to drop his ashes, but I need to find something cute and discreet. This Pumpkin Spinner ashtray looks perfect. It’s white, chic, and looks to hide the ashes.
  • D. Mossimo Crossbody, $24.99, Target – I went to Target yesterday and immediately saw, fell in love with, and tossed this bag into my big red cart. It stayed in my cart until I was near the register and realized that I don’t need to buy a new bag anytime soon. However, all I could think about last night was going back to buy this bag. It looks a lot better in person, by the way.
  • E. REPORT Bishop Pumps, $98.95, Nordstrom – Brown loafer pumps. Probably one of the must-have shoes for any fall wardrobe.

Stay Stylish!

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