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I'm Caitlin Israel, a twenty-something midwesterner with a penchant for neutrals, donuts, and makeup.
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Why blazers are super wearable

As silly as this sounds, I love how the above photo turned out. It looks very HDR-ish (which, for you non-photo types like me, means high dynamic range, and the only reason why I know that is because my roommate during college was a photography major). And I did it without using Photoshop (although I am a big advocate of Photoshop). I use Google’s Picasa, which is a free and awesome program, to edit my photos. Here’s the breakdown:

Blazer: Forever 21
T-Shirt: Gap
Shorts: Tommy Hilfiger via Garage sale
Shooties: Payless (similar)
Sunnies: Free People
Clutch: Vintage via Salvation Army
Necklaces: Gap/Garage sale
Rings: H&M/Forever 21 (great options here and here)

My closet is full of blazers, and even in summer I can’t seem to go long without wearing one! Blazers for me are the ultimate layering piece because they add structure without bulk (unless you buy ones with shoulder pads, which I wouldn’t recommend). Plus blazers are an easy way to add depth to an otherwise simple outfit, much like this denim shorts and T-shirt ensemble.

A classic short

Joining the Airforce