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{third piece rule}

Have you ever heard of the third piece rule?  It’s totally new to me too.  I’ve been reading more and more about it and decided I need to put this rule in effect!  It’s basically a way to encourage more stylish outfits.

Your top + pants are your first + second pieces.  Shoes not included.  Your third piece must be an extra element.  For example: blazer + belt + hat + scarf + statement jewelry.

Does that make sense?

Basically the third piece promotes a more stylish outfit.  Making your run of the mill look more put together.  Polished.  Interesting.  Like you put a little extra effort into your look!

I’m going to incorporate the third piece rule this summer working with pieces I already have.  What do you think?  Are you down for the challenge?


Tank // Denim // Heels // Earrings



Tiered Tank Top – Love a crisp white tank top.  I typically grab for the good ol black tanks, but this one is a keeper.  It’s tiered in the right places to make it flattering.  Bonus – strapless bras are not necessary.  The straps are thick enough to hide regular bra straps!  Can I get a Whoop Whoop!  Today you can grab this tank for $19!!  Use code: WHOA for 50% off!  

8″ Toothpick Jean With Let-Down Hem – Still a BIG fan of the toothpick 8 inchers.  For me, it’s the perfect rise.  Not too low.  Not too high.  Just right.  Comfy and perfectly stretch + softness to the fabric.  Knee distressing is legit on my knee, which doesn’t always happen for my height.  The let-down hem is fun with a roll or left down.  I can go on and on…Ha!  And the best part – they are marked down to $65!  Wayyy cheaper than I grabbed them for.  Use code: Tuesday for 40% off 

STEVE MADDEN Irenee Ankle Strap Sandal – These 2 inch heels are getting a shit-ton of wear.  I honestly didn’t think I’d be pulling them out and pairing them with denim as much as I have.  There’s just something about a little heel action that instantly dresses up an outfit a bit.

Tortoiseshell Statement Earrings – And for my new third piece rule, I added these fancy new tortoiseshell earrings to finish off the look.  I’ve has my eye on these beauties for a while, but didn’t want to pull the trigger at full-price.  EVERYTHING goes on promo at J.Crew so sometimes you gotta wait it out and cross your fingers they don’t sell out.



xoxo stacyb

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