The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Saratoga Springs

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Good morning everyone!  Happy Friday.  Here’s a look at one of the outfits I wore this week in Saratoga Springs.  I’ve mentioned before that I always manage to forget something while packing, and this trip it was my gladiators.  Luckily Downtown Saratoga is filled with plenty of stores, so I was able to run into a GAP and snag these leather flip flops to wear with my skirt and dress outfits.

We took these pictures in the beautiful Congress Park, right in the middle of Downtown Saratoga.  I could easily spend hours inside.  The design is so thoughtful that the beauty and purposefulness of the park is overwhelming.  Race Season kicks off down the street from Congress Park this weekend and it is sure to be an exciting season at the Saratoga Race Track!

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Outfit Details – Top: J.Crew Factory | Skirt: White House Black Market | Sandals: GAP | Sunglasses: Coach | Purse: Vera Bradley | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Necklace: Nadri (old, similar here and here) | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Got Myself Into A Jam-Balaya’ | Nail Polish (toes): OPI ‘Purple Palazzo Pants’ | Lipstick: Naked Vice ‘Native’ | Lip gloss: Bobbi Brown ‘Petal’

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!

xo, C


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Summer Lights

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The combination of a simple tank and a lightweight flowy skirt is perfect for those unbearably hot summer days.  It can seem so impossible to still look nice when it’s hot and humid outside.  But with a light easy combination like this one, it’s possible to look cool without being too hot.  At night for al fresco drinks, I just have to throw on my favorite denim jacket to warm up and dress my look down.

My sister and I are heading out on a road trip to Saratoga Springs this morning. If you have any recommendations for food or sight seeing stops there or along the way please share them! You can follow along with our shenanigans and ultimate road trip playlist on snapchat @chummer17!

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Outfit Details: Top: Banana Republic | Skirt: Ann Taylor (old, similar here, here, and here) | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Bracelet: The Limited | Necklace: Lipstick: Buxom ‘Marrakech’

 

Thanks for reading!  Have a wonderful week!

xo, C


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Olive

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Happy Friday everyone!  I started today’s look from the ground up.  I had been absolutely drooling over the Jeffrey Campbell ‘Taggart’ booties, but then I remembered that I had purchased this similar pair from American Eagle a few summers ago for summer concert festival season, which made for a much more wallet-friendly option of this outfit!

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Outfit Details – Dress: Banana Republic (last seen here and here) | Booties: American Eagle (similar here) | Purse: Michael Kors | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Lipstick: Urban Decay Vice ‘Weirdo’

Thanks for reading!  Have a great weekend!

xo, C

 


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Dress Shopping with TJX

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It’s no secret that I am a frequent visitor of all three stores in the TJX family.  My top stops are always the shoe, handbag, and home goods departments.  Recently I was out shopping with my mom and sister for dresses for my sister’s college graduation, and I was getting incredibly discouraged by the lack of dresses in my size at our local store.  As I flicked through the gorgeous dresses by some of my favorite brands, I resolved to find one  of them at a killer price point in my size some way.  Luckily, the recently launched TJMaxx website is the answer to my problems.  They have tons of items available in all sizes.  If there’s an item I love in the store, chances are I can hop online and look for it (or something similar) there!  It’s such a life saver when you have a special event to shop for but have one of the ‘miss’ days at your local store.

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Dress: Vince Camuto via TJMaxx | Heels: Topshop (similar here) | Purse: Vera Bradley | Earrings: Ralph Lauren (similar here) | Lipstick: Urban Decay Vice ‘Weirdo’ | Lip gloss: Nars ‘Turkish Delight’

Thanks for reading!  Happy Hump Day!

xo, C


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Weekend LBD

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This Milly for Kohl’s dress is definitely my number one sidekick.  It just proves to me that the LBD cliches are totally true.  I’ve thrown on this dress for so many occasions I can hardly keep track of them.  A best friend’s birthday.  A wedding date where I don’t even know the bride and groom.  An office trip.  The list keeps going.  And last weekend, I pulled it out again for a stylish shopping trip with my mom.

Madewell is one of my favorite accessories stops in the mall.  As someone who usually gravitates towards preppy, classic, and professional styles, Madewell is the perfect stop to spice some of my looks up while still feeling totally comfortable in my style.  I bought this scarf in olive green in the fall and wore it nonstop over the colder months.  When I saw its cayenne colored twin, I knew I just had to have another one on rotation!  Add in a fun hat and these awesome Toms wedges and this little black dress suddenly has a totally different vibe to it.

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Outfit Details – Dress: Milly for Kohl’s (old, similar here and here) | Booties: TOMS (last seen here and here) | Denim Jacket: Lucky Brand | Scarf: Madewell (also love this one) | Hat: Madewell x Biltmore (sold out, love this one) | Bag: Coach | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Lipstick: Urban Decay Vice ‘Weirdo’

 

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

xo, C


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July Beauty Haul

 

Hi everyone!  Welcome back.  I feel like I haven’t blogged in so long, when in reality it’s only been a week since my last post.  Unfortunately my laptop hasn’t been working, so my outfit photos are MIA this week-but I’m praying to the Apple Geniuses that they’re able to fix it when I bring it in tonight!

 

In the interim, I thought I would take this opportunity to share some of my recent beauty purchases.  My sister Michaela will attest to the fact that I am definitely not the first to jump on indie beauty brands or celebrity trends-in fact, I am usually the last.  Most of this has to do with the fact that I like products to be tested by pretty much everyone under the sun before I’m willing to put it on my face.  With that, I usually do an extensive amount of research before buying beauty products and am reasonably confident that I will like them before I even try them, and so far these ones have not disappointed.

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These amazing sticks are the only item in this haul that you can’t find at Sephora.  If you live in Boston you can find W3ll People at the amazing and reliable Follain, and if you don’t you can find them online and at Target!  I first heard about W3ll People from one of my favorite bloggers, Grace Atwood, whose opinion on beauty products I always trust (I may be biased because we went to the same college, but alas).  I had kept them on my radar for a while before I finally pulled the trigger but oh my goodness.  I can’t believe I didn’t have these in my life earlier.  The sticks are so fun and easy to use, they make contouring and concealing an absolute breeze.  This all natural brand’s motto is “Hippie Tested, Diva Approved” and there may be no greater beauty sentence ever said.

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The reason I went to Sephora in the first place was to pick up the coveted Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette.  It’s true that I’m a sucker for a good limited edition (hello, Gwen Stefani and Ellie Goulding collabs), but this one is definitely worth the hype.  The colors are just unbelievably versatile, the packaging is so glamorous, and you really can’t argue with getting two highlighters and three blushes for only $52.  To get such beautiful shades created by Jaclyn Hill combined with the luxurious Becca formulas is totally worth it.  (The palette is sold out online, but you can use the store locator to find one near you!)

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As I mentioned in my lip products post, I am always on the hunt for new lipsticks and glosses to try.  I don’t really change much in my makeup routine on a daily basis, so different lip products are sort of my way of experimenting and changing up a look.  Since Anastasia Beverly Hills has been having so much success and hype amongst experts, aficionados, and newbies alike; I figured I couldn’t go wrong with one of these lip glosses.  My shade of choice was Dainty-a soft peach hue that is just beautiful paired with tan summer skin.  Urban Decay never lets me down, so I also picked up two pretty pink lipsticks from their new Vice collection.  These shades are ‘Native’ and ‘Weirdo’, and it’s actually kind of embarrassing how similar they are.  But when they make such a smooth and creamy lipstick, what else do you expect me to do?!

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Korean cosmetic brands are receiving their fair share of hype these days, so when I stumbled across one that had two products I desperately needed I didn’t think twice.  Too Cool For School is a self processed “rule breaking” beauty brand full of fun and artistic packaging of makeup and skincare products.  During the summer I desperately need transportable blotting papers that leave my makeup intact after running to catch a subway or getting into my hotbox of a car when it’s 95 degrees outside.  This adorable Dinoplatz case fit the bill perfectly and so far has not disappointed my skin, my makeup, or my wallet.  Next up, I have been dying to get my hands on some makeup-remover-infused-cotton swabs to touch up pesky mascara that forces its way onto my carefully blended eye shadow, and this ready-to-travel case is the perfect answer to my prayers.

 

Thank you all so much for stopping by!  I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

xo, C


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Red Dress

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Happy Friday, everyone!  I hope you’re all ready for the long weekend.  It’s also my sister’s birthday weekend, so we have a full agenda of fun over the next four days!  I bought this red dress back when it was still cold outside because I instantly thought it would be perfect for Cinco de Mayo (it was).  Little did I know, I would be re-wearing it for this holiday weekend as well.  As we know from last year’s day to night dress series, I love being able to wear the same dress all day and just swap out some accessories.  This one will be perfect for some festive farmer’s market and errand runs during the day today, before going out with my sister and friends for Friday night.

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Dress: Michael Kors | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Tote: Sole Society (also available at Nordstrom) | Sandals: Steve Madden | Heels: Mossimo | Necklace: Jenny Boston | Watch: Fossil | Bracelet: Chan Luu | Crossbody Bag: Cole Haan | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Cajun Shrimp’ | Lipstick: Buxom ‘Marrakech’

 

Thanks so much for reading!  Have a great holiday weekend!

xo, C

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