The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Holiday Uniform

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One of the first things that pops into everyone’s head when they think of dressing for the holidays is some combination of black and red.  Regardless of what form you choose to bring this vision to life in, I think it’s safe to say that black and red work for pretty much any occasion you may have this season.  Any time I’ve had to pull an outfit together at the last minute during the month of December, you can bet I’m usually wearing red and black.  Luckily there is no shortage of black and red in everything this month!

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I have quite a few outfits and occasions left to share with you guys, but if there’s any event in particular you want me to style an outfit for leave it in the comment section and I’ll try to work it into the rotation!

Outfit Details – Dress: Calvin Klein via TJ Maxx | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Jacket: Topshop | Ring: Bauble Bar | Necklace: J.Crew Factory

 

Thank you all so much for reading!  Hope you have an amazing weekend!

xo, C

 


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Secret Santa

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Welcome back everyone!  Since a Secret Santa party is sort of like the Friendsgiving of Christmas celebrations, I felt it was okay to cast aside some of the more conventional requirements for Christmas party attire.  To me that meant two things- one, that I could opt for a beautiful winter palette of off-white and navy. and two, that I could wear this tulle skirt for the third year running.  Tulle doesn’t seem to be having the holiday moment that it had the past few years, but I love this skirt with all of my heart and so I’m going to take this rare opportunity and wear it again.  I mean, we’ll be lucky if we convince 30% of male attendees to put a sweater on over their non-iron shirts, so I think I can rock this tulle skirt, thank you very much.

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Outfit Details – Top: Old Navy | Skirt: LC Lauren Conrad (old, similar here, here, and here) | Heels: Sole Society | Earrings: Treasure&Bond (sold out, similar here) | Lips: Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in ‘Noble’

Thanks for reading!  Have a great day!

xo, C


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Holiday Pot Luck

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I know I tend to post way more skirt and dress outfits than jeans outfits around here (something I promise I am working on!) so I’m trying to incorporate some festive but casual outfits for the season on the blog!  It’s no secret that I had jewel tones on repeat all autumn long, but the hint of green in this jade top brings it into the Christmas season really effortlessly.  It looks great with navy, as I styled for Thanksgiving here, but it also contrasts really nicely with a pair of gray jeans and some edgy black accessories, for the girl who is slightly less into embracing festive apparel than I am (again, so predictable).

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Outfit Details – Tee: LOFT | Jeans: J.Crew Factory | Jacket: Topshop | Hat: Lord & Taylor | Booties: Coach | Earrings: Treasure&Bond (sold out, similar here) | Ring: Bauble Bar | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Rush’ | Lipgloss: Buxom ‘Peyton’


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The Plus One

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We all have that event this season where we’re going as a plus one and need to look appropriate but not like we’re trying to be the center of attention.  As a full embracer of red during the holiday season, I feared that this would be the hardest post for me to write.  Going as a plus one to an office party can be stressful enough without trying to get more than “I dunno I’m just going in my work clothes” out of your SO (le sigh).

Without being overly familiar with the environment, it’s always best to go with something  safe and classic.  This gray dress is appropriate all winter long, but the sheen gives it a nice festive vibe.  I borrowed some diamonds (necklace and earrings) from my mom to add a nice elegant touch, and these bracelets from White House Black Market to add some festiveness to the monochromatic dress color.

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Outfit Details – Dress: Banana Republic | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Mules: Express | Bracelets: David Yurman, White House Black Market | Ring: Bauble Bar | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Morning After’ | Lipgloss: Marc Jacobs ‘Pretty Thing’ | Nails: OPI ‘Stay Off The Lawn’

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Hope you all have a great day!

xo, C


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Decking The Halls

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Happy Monday!  Today’s post is just a quick one with a look at my outfit to decorate the Christmas tree.  I loved the idea of dressing myself in “tinsel”, but I wanted to make sure I kept the look anchored in classic styles so I didn’t give my mom a panic attack at what kind of life choices I was making when I showed up to decorate the tree in actual tinsel.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Old Navy (old, love this one) | Shirt: J.Crew Factory | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Oxfords: J.Crew Factory | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Morning After’ | Lipgloss: Marc Jacobs ‘Pretty Thing’ | Nails: OPI ‘Stay Off The Lawn’

Thanks for reading!  I hope you all have an amazing week!

xo, C


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Holiday Picks

Happy Friday guys!  I hope you all had a good week and have some exciting plans for this weekend.  I’m sure most of you have tons of holiday preparations to start working on over the weekend, hopefully including some shopping for yourselves!  While I have a ton of holiday content to share with you over the next month, I unfortunately do not have an unlimited budget, and therefore will never be able to share ALL of the things I love with you guys!  A majority of my outfits through every season are a few new pieces mixed in with old ones.  Today’s collage is a few of my favorite pieces on my wish list to give you guys a few more options to shop from besides the one in my outfit posts!

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1: Sole Society Clutch | 2: Banana Republic Bow Cuff | 3: Banana Republic Bow Cross Body Bag | 4: Sorel Boots | 5: J.Crew Factory Pajamas | 6: Bauble Bar Necklace | 7: Sole Society Pumps | 8: J.Crew Parka | 9: J.Crew Factory Earmuffs | 10: J.Crew Factory T-Shirt | 11: Bauble Bar Earrings | 12: J.Crew Factory Scarf | 13: NARS Matte Lipstick Pencil in ‘Dragon Girl’ | 14: Sole Society Scarf | 15: Sole Society Smoking Slipper  | 16: NARS Audacious Lipstick in ‘Annabella’

 


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Cranberry Lace

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Happy Friday friends!  I hope you all had a great week.  Mine was vastly improved by the addition of this gorgeous skirt.  The deep cranberry color would definitely work throughout the fall and winter, but in the month of December it gives a subtle festive feel.  The combination of lace in a conventional pencil silhouette makes it appropriate for any event you have on your calendar this month.

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Outfit Details – Top: Express | Skirt: LOFT | Heels: Adam Lippes for Target (similar here, here, and here) | Tote: Michael Kors | Earrings: Banana Republic | Necklace: Dogeared | Lipstick: NARS ‘Catfight’ | Lip gloss: Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Vintage’

Do you guys have any fun plans for this weekend?  Sound off in the comments below!

xo, C