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eSTYLIST: Fall Uniform 2023

eSTYLIST: Fall Uniform 2023

Fall Uniform 2023 | STAINED COUTURE

Has it officially been Fall for over a month now? Yes. However, has the fall weather been taking it’s sweet time in showing up? Absolutely. Therfore, I’m a little late with trying to  figure out the vibe I want for Fall. Somehow I landed on cozy grundge and I’m not mad at it.

To be honest, it’s been feeling more like Winter the past  few days around my parts. I was not ready for lows in the upper 20s and highs in the low 50s, but it’s been happening…a lot! I probably should’ve added  coat to this look, but I”’ hold off for now. Yoy may notice that I didn’t include a bag for fall. Well, I’m still toting perfectly worn Madewell tote and actually works with this look, too.

Still, my style is very laid back, but can easily be dressed up or down, if needed. I think look aligns with my style and vibe for this season. All the details of this look are below.

eSTYLIST: Fall Uniform 2023

  • High Waisted Black Skirt – Honestly, this whole look is based around this skirt. I’ve been wanting a high waisted fitted skirt and I love the small slits on each thigh
  • Cable Knit Button Down Cardigan – Personally, I can’t imagine most fall looks without a sweater. A cable knit cardigan will always work for me and the chunkier the better.
  • Outkast Photo Tee – I’ve always loved the look of simple oversized cardigans over fun graphic tees and this Outkast one works perfectly for this look.
  • Super Opaque Black Tights – I want to start buying black opaque tights like I do black leggings; I need them all!
  • Platform Boot – How sick are these lace around Doc Martens?! I gave away the last pair of Docs I bought, but I think I need this pair.
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Work Bags for Walking Commute

Work Bags for Walking Commute

Work Bags for Walking to Work | STAINED COUTURE

It’s been almost a monthsince my job moved just a 5 minute walk away. However, I’ve yet to take that 5 minute walk, becasue I’m still trying to prepare. It’s s a quick walk that I’ve taken before. However, I will have to cross a major street – the nearest crosswalk will add another 5-10 minutes. Also, when I’ve taken that walk before, it was part of my hot girl walk andI only had my keys, phone, and vibes.

Unlike the other walks, I need to carry a purse for things I need to take to work and/or back home. My office is located right next to my grocery store, which means I grab some things to take home for dinner. Plus, there are some more lunch option, but my diet and budget may require me to bring lunch more. Therefore, I’m looking for a new purse work  that easy to carry and spacious.

So, here are some bags that I think will work for walking to work and one may work for you, too!

Work Bags for Walking Commute

  • Small Nylon Bag – I love a good nylon bag, because they can handle the occasional coffee spill. This one is available in 20+ colors
  • Mini Fabric Tote – This fabric tote is not too big or small – will work for bare work essentials or half-days.
  • Cutout Leather Tote – Honestly, I was immediately obsessed with this leather Madewell tote. Madewell really knows how to make quality leather goods at affordable prices.
  • Faux Leather Shopping Bag – This shopper bag is huge and would work if you carry alot of things, including a laptop.
  • Triple Compartment Satchel – You can never go wrong with a satchel for work. This one works, because it has 3 comparments and still looks sleek. I loved this olive color so much.
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Floral Dresses for Fall 2023 Edit

Floral Dresses for Fall 2023

Fall Floral Dresses for Fall 2023 | STAINED COUTURE

It’s hard to believe, but Fall 2023 will be here in a couple of days. In case you aren’t aware;  I’m very much a Fall girl! Dress me in layers and fill me up with all the pumpkin flavor everything.

However, with every season change, the first thing that I think about is my wardrobe. I’m still trying to figure out what my Fall 2023 uniform is going to be, but I know the star of my wardrobe. Personally, I can’t consider my fall wardrobe complete without adding some new fall dresses. Which means I always start with dresses and decided to share some that have caught my eye.

So, keep reading to see my personal faves. I separated them by lengths: mini, midi, and maxi!

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LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2023

LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2023


Happy September! If you know me, then you already know that September is my favorite month of the year. The main reason is that it’s my birthday month and the kick off of my favorite season; Fall. It’s also the beginning of fall festivals and cooler weather. So, the whole month is pretty much a vibe!

Even though the whole month has a lot going on, the main star for me is still my birthday. Therefore, every September edition of my Lust-Have List is pretty much my birthday wishlist. Usually, I get 1 or 2 things off the list, but I’m challenging myself to get at least 3 of things. No need to wonder, because I’m going to share which ones I’m aiming to grab this month. So, check out the things I’m wanting and aiming to get from this month’s Lust-Have List.

LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2023

  • Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo – I’ve been using the 5-minute mask acidic bonding mask from Redken for about a month and it’s so good! So much so, that I feel like I need to get the shampoo to see if they are going to be my new hair cleaning duo. This is one of the the items I’m definitely getting this month.
  • Coach Lana 23 Colorblock Purse – Another item I’m aiming to get is this super fab bag from Coach. The shape is so good and it’s my favorite color; greem. I thought a new Apple was going to be my big gift to me, but not anymore. Honestly, I think I need this bag like air!
  • Arizona Big Buckle Shearling Lined Sandals – I think 21 year old me wouldn’t get fur-lined sandals, but 41 year old me thinks will feel amazing!
  • Oversized Sweatshirt Dress – I’m going through a bit of a weightloss phase thanks to casual daily weight training. So, clothes are fitting looser and I’m not sure if I’m ready to try smaller sizes at moment. So, oversized tops and dresses like this sweatshirt dress are going to be my fall uniform. Looks super cozy, too!
  • Faux Tree Trunk – I’ve been obsessed with this tree trunk potter for a couple of weeks. The uniqueness speaks to me!
  • Burberry Goddess Perfume – I’ve never wanted to smell a perfume as much as I want to smell this one. I  just know once I smell it, I’m going to want to immediately buy it, which is why it’s the final thing off this month’s list that I’m planning to actually buy.
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Easy Summer Dresses 2023

When it comes to dresses, especially in the miserable summer weather, the easier the better. Easy summer dresses is my go-to everyday look in the summer whenever possible. Dresses are always an easy choice, especially during the hot day of summer.

Easy Summer Dresses 2023 | STAINED COUTURE

I define easy summer dresses as a dress that’s not too intricate and you can easily throw on, but can be dressed up or down. Pretty much any dress that you can pull over and go will work. Also, you don’t have to overthink accesories, when trying to style it. Again, easy summer dresses.

Keep reading to see some of my current favorites that I’ve been eyeing for my upcoming vacation. However, all of these dresses will work if you jut plan to lay low all summer, which is also a vibe.

Easy Summer Dresses 2023

  1. Oversized Kaftan Dress – Honestly, I’m ready to step into my kaftan era and I wouldn’t mind stepping in it while wearing this one. It comes in other prints, but you can’t go wrong with black and cream.
  2. Gingham Mini Dress -This one is great because you can wear it as is or over white baby tee and short shorts.
  3. Short Sleeve Mini T-shirt Dress – A good, simple t-shirt dresss will get you far every summer.
  4. V Tunic Dress -This dress is the perfect summer work dress. The clean lines make it work-friendly and the fun print makes it great for after work drinks.
  5. Flutter Sleeve Mini Tea Dress – Short tea dresses are my one of my favorite styles of dresses.
  6. Flutter Sleeve Midi Tea Dress – However, the long ones hit, too! 🙂
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