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{dupes + the pretty pink blouse}


Do you ever just itch for a change?  Is it the in-between of seasons that’s got me ready for a change?  Honestly, I’m not even sure what the change is…ha!  I’m so complicated like that.  I think I’m tired of the same ol thing.

Last time I had “the itch” (that sounds really terrible) It was the hair itch.  (that sounds even more terrible) You know, the one where you need a cut or color change?  So you hit up your hairdresser and make it happen.  That was me last month.

But, I still have “the itch!”

I know that when I’m feeling like I need a change, it’s because I DO need a change.  Now I have to figure out what will do the trick.  It doesn’t have to be anything maj.  Sometimes it’s shifting a couple little things, that make “the itch” go away.  Ok, I have to be done with that….sounds worse and worse every time I type it.


  • 100% the sun!  That would be fabulous.


  • I might move around some furniture?



  • Switch up the weekly dinner menu with something funky?


  • Try a new beauty product?


  • Maybe all of the above?


What do you do, when you feel like you need to switch things up a little?


In the meantime, since I have NO frickin idea what the change will entail, I bought myself a few pretty things.  Springy things.  Obvi, that should do the trick for now….lol.  A new blouse.  A pretty pink one.  One that screams spring.  And it made me feel better.



I apologize in advance for the terrible photos today.  I had every intention of taking outfit pictures over the weekend when it was beautiful and sunny.  But decided to save that task for a rainy, dark, stormy Tuesday morning.  Totally makes sense, right?  HA!  And my house it a dungeon.  I get zero natural light.  Which KILLS me.


Blouse // Denim // Sandals







Cutwork Balloon Sleeve Blouse // like to referenced this blouse as boho meets victorian.  Which I think is so perfect.  I love it tucked in too.  And did you check out the gorgeous detail on the sleeves?  It makes me smile 🙂

8″ toothpick jean in Newcastle wash with let-down hem // A fun pair of denim.  Just a tad distressed on the knee.  And my first pair of let-down hem.  I have some cut-off hems that were a DIY project, but I love the look of the let-down.  Sized down and they are the perfect fit.  I think the 8″ mid-rise is my new jam.  These are currently $50 off + free shipping with code: NEWNEW  

I originally bought these 9″ high-rise toothpick jean in Daly wash with button fly after reading all the amazing reviews.  They were a total flop.  I had major mom ass.  You know where the pockets are too high up on your butt?  I like to call it “high ass!”  Just goes to show, every style of denim runs differently.

Bandana  // I grabbed the “gentle blush multi”  Such a cute accessory to the bamboo clutch.  Or tired around your neck.  I wore one last week….got mixed reviews from Cory + Bay, but I liked it, so I rocked it.  For $12.50, I kinda want to buy one of each.

Bamboo Clutch Doup // I’ve had my eye on the “Cult Gaia” since last summer.  I thought it was so impractical.  The price tag and the fact that its see through.  Then I stumbled on the knock-off Amazon started carrying.  For $38, I decided to give it a try.  It’s so fun!  And nothing has fallen out…yet!

If you saw my Instagram Story Poll, which bag did you think was the knock off?

Bag #1 // Bag #2



Here are the current results…….

You guys are pretty good!

Bag #1 // $128 Ark Handbag CULT GAIA

Bag #2 // $38 Miuco Womens Bamboo Handbag Handmade Large Tote Bag

I saved $90 and I’m 100% happy with the quality.  It came perfectly wrapped in a purse bag and came with a cute handbag handkerchief.  Prime it if you can, shipping did take longer than I’d expected.

Image-1 (2)


Espadrille Wedge Sandal // I stumbled on these beauties while doing my weekly daily Target run.  TARGET is on fire right now.  I must stay away!  These are from the Universal Thread line.  $32!  I sized down from my normal 8 to a size 7.  And they fit like a glove.  I’m going to be honest though, not sure I will be keeping them.  I love them, but we’ve got 1 problem.  I’m already 5’8.  Throw a 4″ wedge and I’m straight up Amazonian.  Pushing basketball player status.  Ha.  I love them so much.  Bay voted that I keep them.  Only so she can have them “when I die!”  Gotta love her.  We’ll see what I decide to do.

Also shared on my insta stories:

Shoe #1 // Shoe #2


Here are the current results…….

I got 50% of you!  Goes to show, sometimes knock-offs are legit!

Shoe #1 // $32 Women’s Emery Espadrille Sandals – Universal Thread

Shoe #2 // $159 Marc Fisher ‘Adalyn’ Espadrille Wedge Sandal

A $129 savings with this doup.  Pretty good, don’t you think?



Ok, that’s all the fun I’ve got for you today.  Have a great day and see you tomorrow.  I’m thinking about sharing an asparagus salad.  But, who knows, that could change.


xoxo stacyb

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