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I'm Caitlin Israel, a twenty-something midwesterner with a penchant for neutrals, donuts, and makeup.
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Double plaid

Motivation is beginning to disappear quite quickly. With a little less than four weeks and counting until classes finish and less than five weeks and counting until graduation, I find myself worrying more and more about the future as opposed to worrying about homework assignments that seem so temporary. Here’s the breakdown:

Trench: Bandolino via Goodwill
Blazer: Forever 21
Button-Up: Garage sale
Denim: Bisou Bisou via JC Penney
Brogues: Steve Madden via eBay
Sunnies: Forever 21
Bag: ???
Watch: Garage sale
Bracelets: Forever 21/My grandma’s/Garage sale

I figure I might as well take advantage of my numbered collegiate days and be inspired slightly by the preppy look. I love the primary colors that abound in this outfit, but I especially love the double plaid look when my coat blows open slightly. It’s such a contrast, but when paired with everything else in the ensemble, I think it works. 

I don’t show this bag a lot on the blog because it primarily serves as my computer bag and my bag for carrying lots of heavy textbooks (something I try not to have my other bags do to preserve them for as long as possible). This one I bought right before my freshman year of college, and it has stayed with me through the many papers, thunderstorms, homework assignments, snow and library trips. The leather has worn in the best way possible, and it’s still sturdy and beautiful enough that I plan on keeping it for … probably forever. 

Pinspired: Color-blocked

Hello, sunshine