The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Black & Blush

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You may recognize this jacket as being eerily similar to one I’ve worn here and here.  Well, I have to admit that it’s because it is.  I bought the navy coat two years ago from Old Navy and I love it to death.  When I spotted this black one they came out with this year, I knew I needed to add it into my collection as well.  I love how the coat, toggles, and loops are all black; making a really sleek look.  The aforementioned navy coat has wooden toggles and rope details, making for a more nautical look.  You can see why I needed both of them, especially at such a reasonable price point!

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Outfit Details – Coat: Old Navy | Sweater: Banana Republic | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Booties: Sam Edelman | Sunglasses: Perverse | Earrings: Treasure&Bond (sold out, similar here) | Necklace: Venice and Violet by Dogeared | Watch: Fossil | Lips – Clinique ‘Mighty Mimosa’ and Clinique ‘Cake Pop’

Thank you so much for reading!  Hope you all have a great weekend!

xo, C


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Winter Stripes

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Welcome back friends!  Today’s outfit is one of those outfits that I sort of threw together at the last minute and then fell in love with it to the point of wanting to wear it every single week.  My sister and I went shopping over MLK Weekend and I was seeing stripes all over the place.  I really love this striped sweater skirt as a warmer alternative to the one I’m wearing.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: J.Crew | Skirt: Banana Republic | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Treasure&Bond (sold out, similar here) | Necklace: Venice and Violet by Dogeared | Watch: Fossil | Purse: Vera Bradley | Lips – Clinique ‘Mighty Mimosa’ and Clinique ‘Cake Pop’

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

xo, C


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2017 Travel Bucket List

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2016 was a pretty solid travel year for me. The year was filled with weekends in my favorite New England cities, visiting my family in New York City and going back again for my beloved New Yorker festival; but it also contained a lot of new experiences.

My first new trip of the year was to our nation’s capital in March to see the cherry blossoms. I had only spent one day in Washington D.C. before, so I loved the opportunity to embrace the food, architecture, and history of the city at such a beautiful time of year. My sister and I took a summer road trip to Saratoga Springs and spent some time at The Great Sacandaga Lake. I went to Texas for the first time with my best friend as we spent five days in Austin, then my mom and I went down to Philly to see my favorite songwriter (and also the Liberty Bell). At last I ended the year in front of Cinderella’s Castle in Walt Disney World with my four best friends in the entire world.

I feel so lucky to have been able to travel to all the places I have been. When I was younger my dad was always traveling for work and coming back from around the globe with the most amazing stories. A postcard from Neuschwanstein, a Turkish eye, and Swiss chocolate stand out in my memory as triggers of places I wanted to see, cultures I was craving experience in, and food around the world I had to try. My parents blessed us with many vacations throughout our lifetime as well, taking us from the beaches of Hawaii to the museums of London, making sure we paid attention to the history lessons and absorbed the culture existing around us.

My early 20s were something of a mess as I stumbled my way through mistakes and learning what I wanted and what I needed to do. What I’m most grateful for during this time was the travel experiences I was fortunate enough to have. The time I spent in Europe, California, and Bermuda sticks out to me as places where I was staggeringly aware of myself and what I wanted, and that self-awareness gave me a lot of the confident direction I have today.

I know that in 2017, traveling will continue to be important to me. While I never know how many opportunities I will have, these are some of the feasible places I hope I’ll be able to make it to!

Pacific North West

Seattle and Portland have been very high on my list for quite a while now. If I have the opportunity to travel to a west coast place of my choice this year, I highly suspect it will be here. Everything from the cities to the mountains I am dying to explore.

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Big Sur

A road trip up (or down) Big Sur is one of those things I just know I have to do.  Whenever the opportunity arises, I will definitely say yes to it.

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Toronto

It’s been several years since I made it over the border and into Canada, but I have never made it to Toronto. Last year my mom was in Toronto with a group of friends and she told me I would absolutely love it. Sounds like a good enough reason to me!

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Havana

Now that JetBlue is flying to Cuba and US Cuban relations are better than ever, Havana has been promptly bumped to the top of my travel list. This year would be ideal, before the flocks of tourists force the country to adapt and change some of its culture and purity to appease the masses. I would love to go experience the arts and culture of a place that has for so long been untrodden by tourism. And also the cars. Definitely the cars.

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My ultimate travel bucket list has a lot more far fetched locations on it, but at this time in my life I know that shorter trips to more accessible locations is much more feasible and will also bring a maximum amount of joy into my life.
Do you have any travel plans or wishes for the new year? Sound off in the comments below!
xo, C


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Disney Snaps

 

Hello again my friends!  I know I scarcely post on the weekends, but I wanted to share some of my Disney pictures for those of you who don’t follow me on the ‘gram.  I have always found the most impressive part of Disney the incredible attention to detail they put in to their parks.  Everyone has seen the giant fake green tree or Cinderella’s castle, but I love wandering through the ride queues and appreciating the immersion into the ride culture you’re given.  The curators


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Verb

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Welcome back everyone and happy Friday!  Today I want to share with you a haircare company that I have absolutely fallen in love with recently.  One of my favorite natural beauty brands, w3ll people, is based out of Austin, and so when I was planning my trip down I was looking to see what other brands are located in Texas’ natural beauty loving capital.  When I discovered Verb, I dove headfirst into finding out everything I could about their product line.  Developed by stylists for their clients, Verb is a brand of high-quality products designed at price point that doesn’t punch your bank account in the gut.

I have a terrible bad habit of buying troves of Pantene shampoo and conditioner when Target has a sale or promo deal going on, so my closet was a little bit backed up with conventional products at the time I first discovered Verb.  While the hydrating shampoo and conditioner instantly caught my eye, I only picked up this mask.  After treatment I fell in love with the soft, shiny, and smooth hair I suddenly had.

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When I’m traveling for short periods of time, I tend to leave the hair products at home and go a little lower maintenance.  The week before we went to Florida for ten days though, my hair was already feeling a little sad and on the dry side from the first onset of winter, and I knew it would only get worse using hotel shampoo for over a week.  With Sephora swooping in to the rescue, I managed to snag this Hair to Go kit to bring with me, excited that I could bring hydration with me in such a small portable package and try out more of Verb’s products.

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Sephora is also still selling a lot of amazing holiday bundles with Verb products at amazing price points, all of which you can find here.

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The Breakdown

Ghost Oil – A restorative hair oil.  Perfect to add extra softness to your hair and to tame frizz.

Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner – Excellent for smoothing and hydrating.  Helps with volume a surprising amount for not being the “volumizing” shampoo.  Cleaned my hair thoroughly enough that I didn’t feel like I had to wash it again the next day (my number one complaint about shampoos).

Leave-In Mist – Detangles, shines, de-frizzes all in one miraculous little bottle.

Hydrating Mask – If you hate having soft, shiny, smooth hair, then I’m sorry I can no longer help you.  But if you want your hair to resemble Gigi’s on the runway, get this.  That’s all you need to know.

Sea Spray – The perfect product to toss in your hair after a day at the pool but before dinner, this sea spray adds just the right amount of texture for that effortless beach babe look.

 

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

xo, C


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Winter Sky Blue

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The color of this sweater is a perfect combination of a clear blue winter sky and freshly fallen snow.  So naturally I had to pair it with the darkest color imaginable.  I will probably never give up incorporating contrasting elements in my outfits.  I think the black helps the light blue pop much more than a traditional blue jean would; just as the snow pops effortlessly against the elements of nature.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: J.Crew Factory |  Jeans: GAP | Booties: Sam Edelman | Purse: Kate Spade New York | Ring: Bauble Bar Lipstick MAC ‘Finally Free’ | Lipgloss: MAC ‘Lust’ | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Into the Night’


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Disney Outfit Recap

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a good weekend!  Today I’m rounding up some of my outfit details from our Disney trip, and since I barely took any pictures alone I’ll also be sharing Michaela and Kevin’s as well!  At the end I rounded up some of my favorite crossbody bags that are available right now as well!

On Michaela – Shirt: H&M | Flannel: H&M | Shorts: H&M | Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (similar here)

On Kevin – Shirt:  | Shorts: American Eagle | Socks: H&M | Sneakers: Vans

On Me – Tee: J.Crew | Shorts: J.Crew | Sneakers: Converse | Bag: French Connection | Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson

On Me – Tee: J.Crew | Shorts: J.Crew | Sneakers: Adidas | Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson | Bag: French Connection

On Michaela – Tank: Target | Flannel: Banana Republic | Shorts: H&M | Shoes: Nike

On Kevin –

On Me – Top: Express | Skirt: J.Crew | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Bandana: J.Crew | Purse: Coach

On Kevin – Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger | Jeans: American Eagle

On Michaela – Top: Banana Republic Factory Store | Skirt: Banana Republic Factory Store

On Michaela: Top: H&M | Shorts: H&M | Sneakers: Converse

On Kevin – Hat: Rawlings | Tee: Routine Baseball | Socks: Feat | Sneakers: Vans

On Me – Top: LOFT (old) | Pants: GAP | Shoes: TOMS | Bag: Coach

My Outfit – Tee: J.Crew | Jeans: GAP | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Sneakers: Nike

Michaela’s Outfit – Top: H&M | Shorts: H&M | Sneakers: Converse

My Outfit – Top: Target | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Sneakers: Adidas | Bandana: J.Crew
My Favorite Crossbody Bags – Black: here, here, here | Gray: here, here, here | Brown: here, here, here | Colorful: here, here, here

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great week!
xo, C