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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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BEACH TOTES: Summer 2023

Summer Beach Totes 2023


As I mentioned, I’m currently planning a beach vacation for late summer. This weekend, I did square away the room and rental car, which has me excited to go even more. However, now it’s time to start figuring out everything I need. Honestly, I think I have enough clothes, because I plan to loaf in shorts and bathing suits.

I wasn’t prepared the last time I went to the beach. It was a last minute invite and I didn’t have time to plan. Plus, I didn’t think that I would enjoy being on the beach for too long, because I don’t like heat. However, I was really wrong and it was so relaxing and perfectly warm. So, I plan to be laid out on the beach for an extended amount of time this time and know that I will need a beach bag.

You will need a beach tote to carry your essentials, such as towel, phone and summer books. Check out these fun beach totes for everyone.

Summer Beach Totes 2023

  1. Hola Beaches Straw Tote – I love word play lol
  2. Sheer Orange Mesh Tote – Classic fun summer tote
  3. Mesh Utility Tote Bag – Perfect for family beach day
  4. Oversized Boxy Tote – Classic and 3 different color options
  5. Kids Beach Tote Train Case – For kids, but cute enough for adults lol
  6. Seasonal Straw Tote – 3 different fun sayings
  7. Mesh Beach Tote – Perfect everyday summer tote – on and off the beach
  8. Striped Canvas Beach Tote – Screams summer beach vacation
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eSTYLIST: Spring Uniform 2023

eSTYLIST: Spring Uniform 2023

eSTYLIST: Spring Uniform 2023 | STAINED COUTURE

It’s finally my second favorite season; Spring! My favorite part of spring is the weather that starts off cool, bur5 eventually warms up to pleasant sunny day. Unfortunately, that pesky groundhog may have been right, because Winter weather is still lingering. However, I peeped the forecast, and the weather is supposed to be warm and sunny – just how I like it.

Although I’ve been wanting to start shopping for spring, it’s been hard to get in the spirit with cold and cloudy weather. Thankfully, the hope that that’s about to change has motivated me to start filling my online shopping carts. However, I want to start with getting pieces for my go-to look for spring – my seasonal spring uniform.

When I think of a seasonal uniform, I think more about the silhouette with pieces that you can interchange. Using the same shape but with different colors and textures give you more style options. This spring, I want to be all about the easy, casual and chic of jeans, oversized button up blouse with textured accessories.

On that note, here is the what I want my spring uniform to be for 2023.

eSTYLIST: Spring Uniform 2023

  • Distressed Bell Bottoms – I’ve been wanting a pair of bell bottoms for a while and I’m loving the distress of this pair.
  • Button-down Striped Poplin Shirt – You can ever go wrong with too many loose button ups, because can dress them up or down. Plus, so many colors and design, but I always fancy vertical stripe ones.
  • Large Woven Satchel – I’m obsessed with this bag and it was so close to being on my next LHL post, but it’s my dream spring bag, at the moment.
  • Mixed Media Bracelet Stack -Recently, I’ve started to want to bring bracelet stacks back into my daily wear. I love that this bracelet gives the look of stacks, but it’s only one piece.
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SPRING TREND: Tenniscore

Finally, Winter is beginning to wrap up and leave. Therefore, it’s time to start thinking about the visual vibes for Spring. For the past few seasons, there have been different core style trends and I thinking of tenniscore this year. Take a walk with me so that we can talk about Tenniscore for spring agan, this year.



What is tenniscore, you may ask? Well, it’s just fashion that have elements of traditional styles worn my tennis players. Think short a-line skorts and preppy accessories – very leisure housewife. Have you ever stopped in a Target or fancy store in the middle of the day on weekday? Well, have you seen a woman dressed in tennis gear while casually walking around shopping? Yeah, they embody tenniscore, which is wearing fashion associated with playing tennis in everyday activities.

I’ve found a few pieces that exude Tenniscore and that you can easily add in and out of your regular warm weather warbrobe. Keep reading to find out more and where you can buy these pieces.

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LUST-HAVE LIST: January 2023

LUST-HAVE LIST: January 2023


Happy New Year! How has 2023 been treating you so far? Hopefully it has started off good for you. So far, so good for me! After this week, I will be back in the swing of things. Having 2 short work weeks/ long weekends throw me off. Still, it’s been good and full of optimism, which is good.

I had a great holiday season, which actually included a semi-white Christmas. I can’t recall the last time there was snow on the ground for Christmas in my city. The actual snow day was horrible, but the results were pretty. I guess you can I broke even.

Recently, I realized that my January Lust-Have List is mostly things I should’ve asked to get for Christmas, but didn’t. What an ultimate face in palm moment?! Still, here is the list of things that are currently at the top of my monthly wishlist.

LUST-HAVE LIST: January 2023

  • Down Alternative Mattress Pad – I’m about one more year away from buying a new mattress. So, in the mean time, I think this mattress pad will make the bed feel a little more comfy and cozy.
  • Crop Straight Leg Grey Denim – I’m on the hunt for a pair of cropped straight leg pair of denim like this pair. A perfect all year neutral pair of jeans.
  • Bluetooth Projector – Every January, there is one thing I regret not asking for Christmas. This is year, I regret not asking for a projector,which will be perfect for bedroom.
  • Black Quitled Top Handle Purse – I’m loving the srtuctured, but edgy look to this purse. Looks expensive, but it costs under $90.
  • Liquid Blush in Love – I have yet to try anything from Rare Beauty, but I’ve heard and seen nothing but great results with their liquid blush. The color ‘Love’ looks liek the perfect flush of pink for me.
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