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

As much as I love being the typical college who is heavily dependent on jeans and jeggings to make it to class, I also love any chance I get to dress up. This week is going to be full of those chances, as last night we had an etiquette dinner, tonight is a girls’ night to go see The Vow, and tomorrow night is our 100 Days to Graduation party. Here’s the breakdown:

Blazer: Garage sale
Dress: Elle via Kohl’s
Tights: Kohl’s
Boots: Talbots (via a gift card c/o Vogue)
Ring: Kenneth Jay Lane via a giveaway
Bag: Brahmin (c/o) 

My black shoe options, to pair with this dress, seemed endless. After seeing tons of NYFW street style photos, I decided to be brave and go with the unexpected: brown, even though there’s not a hint of brown anywhere else in my ensemble. I also wanted to experiment with different textures, hence the wool blazer, silky dress, knitted tights and suede boots. Surprisingly, I like the look! I’d say it’s a keeper.

I am a stickler

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