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I'm Caitlin Israel, a twenty-something midwesterner with a penchant for neutrals, donuts, and makeup.
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Staple of the year: September

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Top: TJ Maxx (peplum version) | Skirt: Gap (similar) | Heels: ShoeDazzle (similar) | Bag: Phillip Lim for Target (sold out online; designer version) | Ring: Forever 21 | Watch: Garage sale | Bracelets: Forever 21/My grandma’s

Yesterday I woke up bright and early to head to the nearest Target to snag a bag or two from the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection. The only problem? That store didn’t carry the collection. Luckily the next Target I headed to had a good-sized collection and was basically untouched! I found the two bags I’d had my eye on (see them here). 

I think mustard yellow is one of the most versatile colors to pair with other colors — especially the wine color of my top. For September’s staple post, I wanted to go beyond the neutrals I’ve tended to pair the skirt with this year, and the color pop of my new bag against my top seemed just right!

Tell me: Did you manage to get something from the Phillip Lim collection?

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