The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Black Magic

Hello everyone, welcome back!  These sparkly booties I got from Shopbop have been the perfect addition to all my holiday outfits this season.  If you have a casual New Year’s Eve celebration or are just looking to add a little holiday sparkle to your daily look, I love how they jazz up this black outfit.

Outfit Details – Tee: J.Crew Factory | Sweater: J.Crew Factory | Jeans: J.Crew Factory | Booties: Dolce Vita |

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all have a great week!

xo, C


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Christmas Carols

Hi everyone, welcome back!  I love this casual outfit for the laid back holiday activities, whether they be caroling (I hope some places still do that!) or an easy at home gathering. I bought this Old Navy sweater in orange back in the fall (see it here) and I loved it so much that I went back for this Christmas hue!  These earmuffs are going to be perfect for keeping my ears warm without giving my hat hair!

Outfit Details – Sweater: Old Navy | Jeans: J.Crew Factory | Earmuffs: J.Crew Factory | Shoes: Lauren Ralph Lauren |

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

xo, C


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Cozy Holiday Style

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Hey everyone, happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  We got quite a bit of snow in Mass, so I’m finally ready to start putting more serious thought into my outerwear options for the next few months.

This shearling jacket from Old Navy reminds me of one my mom used to own.  It’s in the same classic fabrics, but with an updated moto silhouette.  And how cute is this Barbour beanie?!

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Outfit Details – Coat: Old Navy | Hat: Barbour | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Booties: Banana Republic |

Thanks for reading, hope you have a great day!

xo, C


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12 Gifts of Christmas

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Hello everyone, happy Friday!  Today I’m sharing a gift idea for the holidays!  B and I have a crazy Christmas weekend, with holiday plans and parties from the 22nd through Christmas Day, and I knew we wouldn’t have ample time to do a gift exchange, so instead I had an idea to give him a gift each day for the 12 leading up to that crazy weekend.

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I got my kraft paper, baker’s twine, Sugar Paper ribbon, festive tissue paper, and classic bows from Target, and rounded it off with some washi tape from Amazon.  Lindt Chocolate Truffle Bars, a ski ornament I found at the Christmas Tree Shop, a simple red bell, and a pine branch made the perfect toppers for these gifts!

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Lastly, if you want to go all out with the 12 gifts theme, these fun letters were the perfect finishing touch, whether you’re looking to control the order of the gifts, or just looking for a fun decoration!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you all have a great weekend!

xo, C


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Tuesday Ten: Holiday Date Ideas

 

Hello everyone, welcome back!  I mentioned in my Gift Guide that I would love to spend time doing something with all of the people I love this December, so today I wanted to share a list of my favorite activities – perfect for a date, girls’ night, or family outing!  A few of them are New England specific if you’re in the area!

  1. Pop-up Winter Market.  There are tons of Christmas markets popping up this month.  In Boston, it’s SoWa and City Hall Plaza, but a quick Google search with your city should turn up some near you!
  2. Build a Gingerbread house.  An annual tradition at my family’s Thanksgiving is to kick off Christmas by building Gingerbread houses, and now I can hardly imagine a holiday season without them!
  3. Go Ice Skating.  As cliched as it may be, I love ice skating.  B and I went well after Christmas last year, though there is something magical about going during December.
  4. Visit Winter Reimagined at Tower Hill Botanical Garden (or your local light display!).  Tower Hill is one of my favorite places in the world, and every year they put on the most spectacular winter lights display.  Every area usually has a well known lights display, so bundle up and reserve your tickets!
  5. Build a fort for movie night.  Everyone’s calendars are so full during December, I love the idea of finding a night you both have free and staying in for a cozy Elf screening (or your favorite movie, but it’s probably Elf).  This date is best enjoyed with homemade cookies!
  6. See the Newport Mansions decked out in their Holiday Best.  Two years ago I went with my sister and best friend and they were absolutely stunning.  Newport native Jess wrote a full blog post about other holiday activities to do in Newport here – it’s an amazing resource and I can’t wait to go try all of the things she recommended!
  7. Get tickets for a holiday classic.  Whether it’s Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker or the Boston Pops, I love seeing the Christmas magic come to life.  If you’re looking for an option that’s more budget friendly, you’d be surprised how fantastic a lot of local high school’s Christmas concerts are!
  8. See a holiday comedy show.  If Christmas music isn’t your jam, most comedy clubs have holiday specials during the month of December.  I’m a fan of ImprovAsylum in Boston!
  9. ZooLights.  Most zoos have great light displays for the holidays.  In Boston, it’s Stone Zoo.
  10. Take a cheese board making class to prepare for all of your party contributions!  I mentioned this in my gift guide, but for my birthday B got us tickets to a cheese board making class with Formaggio.  It was so much fun and we left armed with the knowledge to create some killer cheese boards for our holiday parties (PLUS we found some of our new favorite cheeses!)


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Christmas Dress With An Edge

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Hi everyone, happy Monday!  A few weeks ago, I took a poll on my Instagram asking what you all wanted to see more of this holiday season – casual or fancy outfits – and formal outfits took the win, so I started off with two velvet dresses in this post and a velvet tulle combo in this one!  There will be plenty of casual outfits to come (plus this green sweater which pairs great with jeans!), but today I wanted to do a bit of a crossover between the two.  If you have a formal event coming up but feel most comfortable in a moto jacket or stacked heels, this is the perfect marriage between the two.  I found this gorgeous lace dress at Marshall’s, combined with TJMaxx, they are my two favorite places to find dresses – whether it’s for graduation season or the holidays!  It is absolutely perfect on it’s own – I love the high neckline and lace sleeves – but to add a personal touch to it I think a black faux leather jacket and peep toe booties are the perfect way to add a little edge to an otherwise formal piece!

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Outfit Details – Dress: Betsey Johnson, found at Marshall’s, similar here and here | Jacket: Topshop | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Booties: Coach (old, similar here, here, and here)

Thank you so much for reading, if you have any occasions coming up you want me to style an outfit for leave me a comment on this post!  Have a great week!

xo, C