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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: Leopard, Anyone?

Fall is getting closer and closer every day. Now, it’s not quite cool enough for me to pull out the scarves, hats, boots, or pumpkin spice lattes yet, so I thought I should just add a hint of fall to my outfit. Here’s the breakdown:

Dress: Walmart
Shoes: Garage sale (Lauren by Ralph Lauren)
Belt: Liz Claiborne
Ring: giveaway
Watch: Garage sale
Sunglasses: Aeropostale

Leopard print was all over the runways for fall 2010. Sometimes I feel like school is an inappropriate place to wear a ton of the print, so I thought this belt was a great tribute to the trend. I do have a toned-down, almost brocade-like leopard skirt that I’m planning on wearing, and I also have a leopard print blouse. But that blouse will definitely go under a blazer or something, otherwise it’s a little in-your-face.

Of course, these are my favorite wedges now that my Gap ones are gone after snapping in two. The elastic on the shoes is genius; they are honestly so comfortable I feel like I could walk around for hours in them. And, of course, my always necessary menswear watch. Old habits die hard. This one will probably never die.

Onto another full week of school!

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