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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: Sequins and Velvet

Christmas time is here, which means sequins, sparkles, and all things glitter. I mentioned yesterday the Christmas open house my dorm had yesterday, and you can see a bit of our hallway in the background (along with a vacuum cleaner - whoops!). It was like one hall-full of joy. Here’s the breakdown:

Dress: borrowed
Blazer: Old Navy
Leggings: Peebles
Boots: Shi
Ring: Banana Republic
Earrings: Garage sale 

I wore this outfit all day. Proof that you can wear sequins during the day, even sequins covering an entire dress. I borrowed this dress from a girl on my wing after she wore it to our Christmas banquet on Saturday (who bought this dress for $5 at Kohls - $5!!!!!), and I knew immediately (okay, maybe not immediately) I wanted to wear it with this velvet blazer I bought at Old Navy probably four years ago.

I wanted to rough it up a bit with the whole riding boots. I thought they were an unexpected pop against the girliness of the sequins. The sequins were so festive, too. Too bad I didn’t pull out my reindeer-antlers headband. Maybe next year…or maybe not.

Just as a head’s up, I’m considering jumping blog platforms. No worries, though, because I’ll let you know if and when that happens, and I hope you’ll follow me no matter where I move. Keep a look out for a post!

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