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

Did you enjoy the Academy Awards last night? I must admit that, like most of America, I was more excited about the red carpet than I was about the actual awards show. Did anyone else notice how Brad Pitt’s hair is beginning to look an awful lot like Jennifer’s? Maybe he misses her. Anyway, I loved Natalie Portman in vintage Christian Dior, Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli and Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji and Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford. If only I could have worn Tom Ford on the red carpet. Here’s the breakdown:

Jacket: LOFT
Blouse: J.Crew via Saver’s
Denim: Elle via Kohl’s
Socks: H&M
Sandals: Banana Republic
Bag: Coach via Garage sale
Bracelets: Gift/Target/Salvation Army
Sunnies: Forever 21 

I wore a very similar outfit to this one back in June. I couldn’t help almost outfit repeating, though, because I loved the unexpected mix of colors in the similar outfit and because they reminded me of warm weather. The 50-degree weather just made me want to say SPRING with my ensemble. 

Muted pastels

A peek into my weekend