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

Mark this down, folks: Caitlin is a cheater. Yep, I cheated. But it was for a good cause, I promise. What is that good cause, you ask? My new Simply Vera wedge booties were sitting on my roommate’s bed with the lid off the box from the many times I’ve tried them on in the past week. They were crying out, “Please stop wearing us just around the dorm! We want to live!” So I obliged, even though I only wore them for the shoot. Some day, my booties, when it’s not as snowy, you will be worn all day long. In fact, you might not ever come off my feet. Here’s the breakdown:

Striped Tee: Goodwill
Blazer: Forever 21
Jeans: Garage sale (H&M)
Booties: Simply Vera (Kohl’s)
Pin: American Eagle
Watch: Garage sale

I saw Sydney over at The Daybook wear a look similar to this, and I knew immediately I wanted to draw inspiration from her.  I love the look of my tee acting as cuffs for the blazer, and the pin adds just a hint of preppy. I was tempted to give up the pin and rock some heavy chain necklaces, but I hadn’t worn my pin in awhile; and after waiting so long for it to go on sale, I just had to wear it today.

Truthful moment: my duck boots are currently on my feet. They provide better traction. I do hope you’ll forgive me. 

Check out Everybody, Everywear to see how others wore their Breton striped tees today. There are some amazing bloggers participating.

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