The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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How the West Was Won

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Happy Hump Day guys!  While most of my looks are heavily based in my New England roots, every once in a while I find inspiration from travels, movies, pop culture, and more sneaking their way through.  A combination of planning a trip to Texas and watching the Magnificent Seven resulted in this ensemble with my all time favorite denim jacket and two of my favorite fall pieces-the bandana and the felt hat.  I have to tell you, I definitely don’t hate it.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Who What Wear | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Jeans: LOFT | Booties: J.Crew Factory | Hat: Banana Republic | Bandana: J.Crew | Purse: Vera Bradley (now on sale!) | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Weirdo’ | Lipgloss: Urban Decay ‘Liar’ | Nails: OPI Washington DC ‘Pale to the Chief’ | Nails (toes): OPI Washington DC ‘CIA = Color Is Awesome’

Thank you so much for reading!  Have a wonderful day!

xo, C


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Fall Blues

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Despite being fashion’s favorite season, and indisputably the prettiest, fall always gives me a small case of the blues.  While I love fall as much as the next person, it’s always sad to say goodbye to summer adventures, wearing skirts and dresses; especially knowing that the dreadful cold and snow of winter is just around the corner.  One of my favorite coping methods last week was taking one of my favorite summer items (a skirt) and pairing it with my must have winter items (a sweater) to make a perfect fall ensemble.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Banana Republic | Skirt: The Limited | Heels: Sole Society | Tote: Sole Society (last seen herehereherehere, and here) | Necklace: Dogeared | Watch: Fossil | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Weirdo’ | Lipgloss: Lip gloss: Nars ‘Chelsea Girls’ | Nails: OPI Washington DC ‘Pale to the Chief’

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

xo, C


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Leather Weather

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Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  I have been loving black and cobalt lately, this is actually the second combo I’ve worn this week!  The blue really balances out the black, which keeps me from my tendency to wear seasonally inappropriate bright ensembles😉.  If you’re a longtime reader, you know that I am a big fan of leather skirts and have them in all shapes and sizes (pencil, mini, etc).  This midi one just might be my favorite, though.  The length really balances out the edginess of leather, and if there’s one fashion look I love it’s pairing the unexpected together.  Hence, yet another casual tee paired with a formal skirt.  At this rate that’s basically expected of me!

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Outfit Details – Tee: J.Crew (last seen here) | Skirt: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) (last seen here) | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad (last seen here and here) | Tote: Sole Society (last seen here, herehere, here, and here) | Necklace: Dogeared | Watch: Fossil | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Stark Naked’ | Lipgloss: Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Dainty’ | Nails: OPI Washington DC ‘Inside the ISABELLEtway’ | Nails (toes): OPI Washington DC ‘CIA = Color Is Awesome’

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you all have a great weekend!

xo, C


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Jeans and a Cute Top

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“Are you even a girl if you aren’t wearing ‘jeans and a cute top’?”  I saw that on twitter the other day and burst out laughing at work (…oops).  Unfortunately, that perfect outfit formula has been a real challenge for me some days, since my top section of my closet has always been my least favorite.  I’m more likely to wear a skirt with a casual tee (here, here, and here) than a really nice blouse with some jeans.  Having realized how lackluster my ‘cute top’ collection was, I set out to find those perfect pieces that could elevate a pair of jeans to the next level.  As always, Banana Republic did not disappoint me.

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Outfit Details – Top: Banana Republic (also available in a skirt and dress)| Jeans: Lucky Brand | Booties: J.Crew Factory | Purse: Tommy Hilfiger | Collar: Bauble Bar| Bracelets: J.Crew FactoryThe LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Ring: Kate Spade New York | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Watch: Fossil | Lip gloss: Bobbi Brown ‘Petal’ | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Weirdo’ | Nail Polish: OPI Washington DC ‘We The Female’

Thanks for reading!

xo, C


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Deep Jewel Tones

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Before I started this blog, I pretty much exclusively wore bright colors regardless or trends, seasons, or other fashion rules.  As the years have gone by and I started to pay much more attention to trends and protocols, I couldn’t help but notice the special associations seasonal colors have.  This spring I dabbled in a lot of pastels, a way to tone down an outfit without losing any edge or excitement, and this fall it’s been a series of deep jewel tones such as olive, navy, burgundy, and aubergine.  The dark hues are seasonally appropriate, but their rich shades still allow some of that bold expression that I love.

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Outfit Details – Top: Banana Republic Factory Store | Skirt: Ann Taylor (last seen here and here) | Heels: Steve Madden via DSW (last seen here and here) | Bag: Coach (old, similar here and here) | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Watch: Fossil | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Native’ | Lip gloss: Nars ‘Turkish Delight’ | Nails: OPI Washington DC ‘Inside the ISABELLEtway’ | Nails (toes): OPI Washington DC ‘CIA = Color Is Awesome’

Thanks so much for reading!  Have a great day!

xo, C


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Aubergine

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Happy Friday everyone!  This week has been absolutely beautiful (actually, pretty much every day since May has been!), but the mornings have been indisputably chilly.  These adorable booties from J.Crew Factory are perfect for bridging the gap between seasons.  They keep my feet covered during the chilly mornings and evenings, but aren’t as hot and heavy as leather booties are when it still gets a bit warmer midday.

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Outfit Details –  Top: Express | Cardigan: J.Crew Factory | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Booties: J.Crew Factory | Purse: Vera Bradley (now on sale!) | Collar: Bauble Bar | Bracelets: J.Crew FactoryThe LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Ring: Kate Spade New York | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Watch: Fossil | Lip gloss: Bobbi Brown ‘Petal’ | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Weirdo’ | Nail Polish: OPI Washington DC ‘We The Female’

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

xo, C


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Olive and Burgundy

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Hey guys!  This week I felt compelled to pair my two favorite fall shades – olive and burgundy – together, but was determined to not make it feel too Christmasy.  Even though the associated holiday hues are usually brighter shades, I decided to break them up with a black skirt, so the top and purse wouldn’t be too close together.

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Outfit Details – Top: Banana Republic (also available in a skirt and dress) | Skirt: Banana Republic (last seen here and here) | Heels: Express | Purse: Topshop | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Watch: Fossil | Lip Pencil: Urban Decay ‘Naked’ | Lipgloss: Nars ‘Turkish Delight’

 

Thank you so much for following along!  Happy Hump Day!

xo, C