Lust-Have List: January 2010

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Yep, I’m bringing back Stained Couture’s monthly Lust-Have List. I was trying to find a way to bring it back and why not at the beginning of a new year. So, here the January 2010 edition of SC’s Lust-have List!

  • A. Stone Blossom Clutch ($22) – I have said before, I’m not really a clutch person. So, when a clutch catches my brown eyes, it must be lovely. This embellished dainty clutch from Forever 21 is sparkly enough for night, but would also work for running errands in jeans and ballet flats.
  • B. The Ivory Watch by Nixon ($350) – Ooohh, men’s watches on women is one trend that I don’t want to see disappear anytime soon this year. I have a couple that I love intensely. I really love the bangle feel and look they have. Although, my BF doesn’t get the chicness of it, I love men style watches. This Ivy watch by Nixon looks uber stylish and goes with any look or style. A true investment piece for the new year.
  • C. Norma Kamali for Walmart All-in-One Jersey Dress ($24) – You gotta love an affordable and versatile piece in your closet. This multi-convertible dress from Norma Kamali’s collection for Wal-mart is pretty incredible. You can wear it 6 different ways and since its jersey, which means its appropriate all year! Bonus feature for my fellow curvy chicks: It goes all the way up to sixe XXL! Yippeee!
  • D. Rebecca Taylor Daisy Silk Chiffon Top ($275) – So pretty! White silk chiffon + black lace = timeless. Since its chiffon, this would make a great late winter to spring transition piece.
  • E. Nike Dunk High Skinny ($100) – I want a new pair of Nike High Dunks and this shimmery gold and black pair would make me super happy. Like walking on gold disco balls! lol
  • F. Estee Lauder Sensuous set ($82.50) – My sister and I bought this gift set for my mom for Christmas and it smells incredible! It smells soft and, hence its name, very sensuous. My mom loves it, but since we tend to take toward the same scents and I picked it, I love it, too! We got her the largest set that includes a large bottle of the perfume, body cream, shower cream, and purse travel bottle. I begged for the travel bottle, but too no avail. So, I guess I’m going to have to buy my own bottle or at least lotion. I love it, but I was just thrilled that my mom did, too!

So, that ends January 2010’s Lust-Have list. I plan to scratch these off my list ASAP or when ever my bank account gives me the thumbs up!

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New Year = New Shoes!

Okay, this might be so hard to believe considering I run a couple of fashion blogs, but in the past year, I haven’t done much shopping.

Don’t get it twisted, I have copped a couple of things here and there, but not as much as I have in past years. The main reason is because earlier this year, I moved into a new apartment of my own with no roommate. So, I found myself hitting the home decor aisles and sections way more than the clothing and accessories rack.

However, now that my place is pretty much set, in the upcoming year I plan to devote more time and attention to re-stocking my closet. Fortunately, Santa gifted me with plenty of gift cards this season! Just what I wanted!

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One of the first gift cards I plan to drain is one valued at $50 that my brother’s girlfriend(Smooches, Tess!) dropped in my stocking. The first thing I grabbed with it are these Lace Allure booties. Obviously, these are a soft knock-off of Louboutins, but I so can’t wait for these to arrive next week!

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Jessica Szohr covers Teen Vogue

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I love Jessica Szohr! See’s definitely a nice calmness to the dram filled Gossip Girl. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to get into GG this season. So, I will start playing  catch-up in the next couple of weeks. Shh, don’t spoil it for me!

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However, in the meantime, check out Miss Szohr on the February cover of Teen Vogue. The issue hits stands on January 9th.

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Kourtney Kardashian was a stylish pregnant!!

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One of my best friends from college is expecting her first child and, in her mind, claims she  is running out of cute clothes to wear due to her expanding belly filled with breathing love. This weekend, while engaging in a little last minute shopping, we had a friendly debate about being stylishly pregnant on a budget. She swore me up, down, and all around that once you hit a certain weight and physical state  in your pregnancy that it becomes really hard to be cute and comfortable that doesn’t involve sneaking your significant others sweats.

Although, I’ve never been pregnant and don’t plan to, I couldn’t help but disagree! I mean, I’ve seen countless stylish pregnant women embracing their pregnancy without embracing their husbands sweats. One of the most recent examples I threw her way as we were sipping our white hot chocolate was Kourtney Kardashain.

Kourtney just released her little Mason Dash a couple of weeks ago, but  candids and photos of her in the later months of pregnancy were fly! As I was gathering photos as examples to email to my friend, I couldn’t help but notice that Kourtney seemed to have a formula for pregnancy style.

Leggings + tunics + tall flat boots = Casual Comfort Chic

Easy, comfortable, and anyone, no matter pregnant or not, can pull this off! Personally, this is the fashion equation I’ve been using for the past couple of weekend to combat winter air and weekend errands.

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Now, just because Miss Kardashian was con nino, didn’t mean that she didn’t have the chance to strut (or waddle) down some red carpet events. For red carpet events, her fashion equations was mini dress + simple high heels = preggers sexy.

I mean, the photos of her on the red carpet included her showing her still sexy side with her bare legs, but also showing her growing belly behind a pretty mini cocktail dress. Loved it!

I’m not sure if I’ll ever have to deal with dressing for pregnant belly, but if I do, Kourtney Kardashian is definitely going to be one of my references.

See more of Miss Kardashians “pretty pregnant” looks on E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians every Sunday night!m On last night’s episode, she wore this printed silk tunic that I think I need to hunt down.

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Swooning for…The Hagen Sunglasses

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This weekend in Memphis I was able to wrap up my Christmas shopping, but with a forecast full of those mean gray clouds and cold air. However, today is a new day and the sun is beaming down on me from my office window. I even had the chance to break out my good ol’ Latina Dior shades.

In terms of sunglasses, I tend to to stick to large square or rectangular sunnies that don’t wrap and are completely black or dark brown. My BF teases me about my “big glasses”, but he can kick rocks in barefeet, because I love big, dark shades. After typing that, I guess you might be slightly confused as to why I am swooning over these aviator pink/purple gradient shades by The Mosley Tribe. Well, I’m confused, too. Still….I WANT THESE SHADES!!

I will admit, that I know these shades’ shape aren’t meant for my round face and the color fits nowhere in my winter wardrobe color scheme, but I think I can make them work.

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