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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018: Books for Everyone

Stained Couture’s HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018 featuring a selection of BOOKS for everyone on your list.

Holidat Gift Guide 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

One of my favorite things to receive and give are books. Books can be very personal and thoughtful gifts when you actually think about the person you have in mind. However, finding the right book for the right persona can be a challenge. So, I’ve created a list of books recently released that may be the thoughtful you have in mind for someone on your list. Keep reading to see the options.

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Prepping My Finances for Holiday Spending

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to tackle trying to find a new place to move, new work responsibilities, and all of the upcoming holiday plans. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming, but I’ve been slowly getting prepared for all of it. I’ve been getting mentally prepared, but also financially prepared. That especially included getting my finances prepared for holiday spending.

Prepping Finances for Holiday Spending | STAINED COUTURE

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend over $720 BILLION this year on holiday gifts and garb – an increase from last year. It sounds insane, but it feels like the norm.

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Accessorizing Fall 2018

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been slowly acquiring fall pieces that can mix and mingle within my closet. However, I haven’t really been focusing shoes, bags, and tidbits that can use when accessorizing fall wardrobes. Although I have a few key pieces from previous years, it wouldn’t hurt to add a few more.

Accessorizing Fall 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Thankfully, Shopbop is having one of their “buy more, save more” sales starting tomorrow, which I always use stock up on accessories. So, keep reading to see what accessories I want and need from the sale.

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Retail Therapy Is Still Effective

This is a very impromptu post, because my morning started off on a bad note. First of all, I woke up in a sweat, because it was super humid in my bedroom. Next, I recently took in my neighbors puppy to find him a new home, which has been adjustment. However, he’s leaving today. Finally, my BF was in ugly mood that I felt he was trying to push over to me. So, I had to push it back, because I can’t deal with that. After grabbing a large cup of iced coffee with 2 shots of espresso on the way to work, I started to feel a little better. However, my mood became a bucket of sunshine when I saw that Shopbop was having a 3 day sale on sale items. Let the retail therapy commence!

STAINED COUTURE | Retail Therapy Day

I picked up a couple of item, which were mainly shoes. My summer shoe game has been mostly flip flops and that needed to change. However, while digging around, I saw some things that I feel like you needed to know about. The sale is 25% off sale items, which means most of this stuff will be gone in a flash. Keep reading to see some of my favorite items from the sale and what items I bought during retail therapy. Warning, some of these items might sell out before you know it. So, hop in them fast, sis!

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Stained Couture’s Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

I’m always get a touch of anxiety every time I have to shop for a man in my life. However, I’m getting better with each shopping excursion aimed toward buying something for them. In case you aren’t aware, Father’s Day is this weekend. So, I have been trying to think of good gift ideas that any father or father figure may enjoy. What I love most about these gift ideas is that we women can enjoy them, too. *insert devilish grin*

Having a hard time picking out Father’s Day gifts, too? Don’t know what to get the guy that helped you with your homework? Don’t know what to get the man that takes the trash out before dropping ya’ll kids off at school? Well, I have few suggestions for you.

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