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LUST-HAVE LIST: October 2010

It’s already October?! This year is just zipping by and the cool breezy fall weather is just reaching my neck out the woods. Yippee!

Keep reading to see the things that I’m lusting for in October!

  • A. Origins GinZing eye cream, $29.50, – I’ve been obsessed with eye cream lately. I feel like my under eye area is not as bright as it used to be and want to get rid of that before  it gets worse. I’ve read some pretty amazing reviews about this eye cream and the fact that it has caffeine and ginseng. Sounds like a punch of energy for the eyes, without leaving a nasty bruise.
  • B. Jeffrey Campbell Fang Black Razor Sharp Pumps, $121, Lulu’s – Fall is the perfect season for leather mules, because not matter if its a cool or warm fall day they work. These JB pair are described more as a shoe that looks like a mule, but I don’t care. They look sexy, yet practical for any fall outfit.
  • C. Claw Money The Shopper Tee, $45, Karmaloop – Cropped big boxy tees have been my guilty pleasure on the weekend. Although they provide absolutely NO SHAPE, they make up for it comfort and edge. This shopper tee  that plays off of Bloomingdales iconic brown bag is practically begging for me to add it to my closet. I just imagine pairing it with a shrunken cardigan and skinnies.
  • D. Madison Patent Sophia Satchel, $358, Coach – Coach has really been impressing with their higher end bags, especially the Sophia satchel. Plus, it’s hard for moi to not fall for a deep red patent leather bag that would add so much life to any fall outfit.
  • E. Brush Set Essentials, $28, Stila – Makeup brushes. *Deep sigh* I’ve been buying so many in different styles, sizes, and prices that it’s too ridiculous to mention. I told myself that I was through buying them for awhile. Well, that was before Stila sent out the email about their Holiday 2010 collection, which includes these brushes. I love the metallic pink and black contrast and they would look and fit perfectly with my others. BEAUTY BONUS: You get all 5 for $28!

Stay Stylish!

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Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Grocery Bags + Giveaway(CLOSED)

I’m sure you all are tired of me hawking about how much I need a new black bag, preferably big because I swoon oversized handbags, but I’m still on the hunt for one and the latest contender is a one of Cynthia Vincent grocery bags.

Don’t let the look, name and definitely the price fool you. Although its a called a grocery bag, its not $325 grocery bag that you use to carry your bread and wine or whatever you buy. However, this is just an awesome oversized tote that comes in various styles and colors and makes me so happy just looking at it! Oversized bags rock my world!

I seriously need to find, fall in love, and buy one already, because its almost time for me start looking for a new clutch for winter, because the clutches I have need a new roomie!

Keep reading to see how you can win a $100 giftcard from and check out Shopbop blog for more.

Keep reading to find out how to enter!

Here’s how to enter to win:

  1. Be a follower or friend of this blog
  2. Be at least 18 or older
  3. Leave a comment as to why you want to win this prize (No ENTER ME or copy and paste. Sorry, dolls!)
  4. One entry a day
  5. *drumroll* Open to international readers, because delivers worldwide in three days or less!

The contest ends on Sunday, September 26th…My 29th birthday! Think of this as my gift to you for my birthday! While you enjoy that, maybe I can get someone to buy one the bags above as a gift for me! *fingers crossed*

This contest is closed and and I will pick a winner soon and email the lucky winner! Congrats to all that entered and look for more giveaways in the near future!

Stay Stylish!

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GIVEAWAY: Mulberry for Target Denim Satchel(CLOSED)

I love ya’ll! I really do! To show you just how much I love and appreciate my readers, I’ve decided to giveaway this brand spanking new Mulberry for Target dark blue denim satchel that I bought. It’s too cute!

The bag is part of Mulberry for Target collection and won’t be available for purchase until October 15th when the collection debuts. So, you can win and have it gripped in your paws before you can buy it! Keep reading to see more pictures how you can enter to win!

Keep reading to see how to enter!

Love it? Want to win it? Well, here is how:

  • Must be a Facebook Fan, Google Friend, OR Twitter follower
  • Must be 18 and over
  • You must follow this blog or be a Facebook fan
  • You can only enter once a day! No cheating, because I will be checking IP addresses and email addresses. I love technology!
  • Also, NO “Enter Me”! Leave a comment telling me why you would love to have this bag! That’s all!
  • All my international readers can enter, too! Yippee!

This Giveaway will end on Friday  September 17, 2010! Good luck! FYI: The bag is the regular size satchel, not the large tote, which was the one I wanted and will buy when it comes out!

This giveaway is officially closed and the winner has been chosen and contacted. Thanks to all those that entered and look out for future giveaways here on Stained Couture!

Stay Stylish!

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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, – 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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