I'm Caitlin Israel, a twenty-something midwesterner with a penchant for neutrals, donuts, and makeup.
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Vintage top handle bag

Things are getting weird around here. On Facebook, everyone is talking about heading back to school or college, and for the first time in my life, I won’t be one of those people. It’s a weird feeling being a grown-up now! Who’d have thought it’d take until the middle of August for me to feel like a college graduate finally? Here’s the breakdown:

Jacket: Aeropostale (super old)
Dress: French Connection via Garage sale (similar)
Heels: Talbots via Goodwill
Bag: Vintage (love this modern color-blocked version here)
Necklaces: Garage sale
Sunnies: Franco Sarto via Marshalls

Loafers heels are still in this fall, so this pair I found at Goodwill for $6 fit the bill perfectly. I love the little pop of leopard (which obviously needs to be paired with stripes). I’d been struggling with how to carry this top handle bag without looking too retro, and I think the modern mix of leopard and stripes is a great background for the vintage bag.

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