The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Feliz

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The Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandal and its less expensive counterparts have been all over runways, blogs, and special events this past year.  While I love the elegant minimalism of that style shoe, I’ve resisted buying a pair so far because I know that I’m more likely to choose a shoe that has a little more statement to it.  However, over this summer I have time and time again found myself wishing I had that perfect nude sandal to slip on with pretty much any outfit.

Enter DSW with the solution to all of my problems.  These Feliz Sandals by Steve Madden are the perfect compromise to an elegant nude sandal, while still having some extra detail in the criss cross straps.  And, since they’re from the eternally reliable DSW, the price is perfect.  What else can you expect from a shoe named ‘Happy’?!

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Outfit Details – Dress: Banana Republic | Shoes: Steve Madden via DSW | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Tote: Sole Society | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Watch: Fossil | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Got Myself Into A Jam-Balaya’ | Nail Polish (toes): OPI ‘Purple Palazzo Pants’ | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Native’ | Lip Gloss: Urban Decay ‘Liar’

Thanks for reading!  Happy Hump Day!

xo, C


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By the Bay

Hey guys! Happy Monday.  Today I’m sharing a look I wore in New York over the weekend for my grandmother’s birthday dinner.  This nautical skirt is just perfect for dinner by the water, I didn’t even think twice before adding it to my shopping cart.  On that note, Banana Republic has been killing the game lately and their new arrivals section looks like the fastest way to drain my bank account.  I scooped up so many fabulous late summer and fall picks that the next few weeks will be full of Banana styles.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Outfit Details – Top: Express | Skirt: Banana Republic | Shoes: Topshop (old, similar here and here) | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Watch: Fossil | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Got Myself Into A Jam-Balaya’ | Nail Polish (toes): OPI ‘Purple Palazzo Pants’ | Lipstick: Urban Decay in ‘Stark Naked’ | Lip Gloss: Anastasia Beverly Hills in ‘Dainty’

Thanks for reading!  Have a great week!

xo, C

 


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Revamp

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When I first shared this skirt back in April, I mentioned that it would look just as good paired with black and white as it did pink and blue.  Well after a few months of wear I finally tried it out and am happy to report that I love the result.  As we approach autumn, my subconscious starts to tone down the brights a bit and pairing neutrals with bright florals is the perfect solution to bridge the estival gap.

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Outfit Details – Skirt: J.Crew (last seen here) | Top: Express | Shoes: Express | Purse: Kate Spade New York | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Watch: Fossil | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Got Myself Into A Jam-Balaya’ | Nail Polish (toes): OPI ‘Purple Palazzo Pants’ | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Native’ | Lip Gloss: Urban Decay ‘Liar’

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

xo, C


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Easy Like Sunday Morning

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Happy Monday!  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite airy weekend looks.  Whether I’m going to brunch and want a forgiving waistline for when I inevitably eat too much, or strolling through the farmer’s market; a flowy loose skirt like this one is a must for easy weekend activities.

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Outfit Details – Top: GAP | Skirt: Halogen (old, similar here and here) | Sandals: Topshop (old, similar here and here) | Bag: Coach | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Necklace: Bauble Bar | Watch: Fossil | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Got Myself Into A Jam-Balaya’ | Nail Polish (toes): OPI ‘Purple Palazzo Pants’ | Lipstick: Urban Decay Revolution in ‘Fiend’ (currently unavailable, similar shade here in ‘Elegant Accent’) | Lip gloss: Nars ‘Chelsea Girls’


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The (Colored) Skinny

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Colored jeans and a neutral top is one of my go to looks for late summer nights out.  It’s easy to throw on a denim jacket when it gets colder, but the tank top will keep me cooler if the place I’m at has already turned their AC off for the year.  Also, if we could just take this moment to express my profound disappoint that colored skinny jeans are no longer easily accessible and start campaigning that they start being made in truck loads again, that would be great.  They are so perfect to make a fun statement when you still want to be wearing jeans, I honestly don’t understand why anyone would ever want to give up wearing them.

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Outfit Details – Top: Banana Republic | Jeans: J.Crew Factory (last seen here) | Tote: Michael Kors | Wedges: Christian Siriano for Payless (old, similar here and here) | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Necklace: Bauble Bar | Watch: Fossil | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Got Myself Into A Jam-Balaya’ | Nail Polish (toes): OPI ‘Purple Palazzo Pants’ | Lipstick: Urban Decay Revolution in ‘Fiend’ (currently unavailable, similar shade here in ‘Elegant Accent’) | Lip gloss: Nars ‘Chelsea Girls’

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

xo, C


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Red and White

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I honestly feel like red and white just simply doesn’t get enough play as a color combination.  I wore this exact same color combination in this exact same spot on my annual Coastal Maine expedition last year in this post and didn’t even realize it (Lizzie McGuire, you are an outfit repeater!)  That outfit is actually one of my all time favorites (as I explained in the post).  But I guess the ocean just feels like red and white to me, reminiscent of these lighthouses and old sails.  For the second time in Maine this year, I broke out some reliable J.Crew Factory shorts.  They really are the perfect vacation staple and I just cannot recommend them enough.  I don’t know about you all, but I am always on the lookout for perfect white tops with intricate details and so I was beyond excited when I found this one.  It goes with literally everything, but adds a bit more dimension than a traditional white cotton tee.

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Outfit Details – Top: J.Crew Factory | Shorts: J.Crew Factory | Sandals: Steve Madden | 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: Urban Decay Vice ‘Native’ | Lip gloss: Urban Decay Naked ‘Liar’

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


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Portland

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Hey guys!  Today I’m sharing a look I wore last week for an evening in Portland.  I love the charm of the cobblestone streets and brick buildings in Old Port, combined with the easy access this city has to an abundance of outdoor activities.  I’m also going to share a short list of places I think you absolutely have to hit up while in Portland.  There is certainly no shortage of food, brews, and culture in this New England gem.  There’s even a killer popcorn shop that has an unreal number of flavors that you never thought would taste so good on popcorn.

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Morning Fuel: Bard Coffee, Standard Baking Co., Bayside American Cafe

Lunch: Flatbread Company, Scales

Dinner: Duckfat, Grace, Zapoteca

Activities: Portland Head Light and Fort Williams Park, Portland Museum of Art, Portland Sea Dogs, Peak’s Island, Windjammer Sails

Nightlife: Bramhall, RhumPort City Music Hall

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Outfit Details – Chambray: J.Crew Factory (old, new version here) (last seen here) | Skirt: J.Crew (sold out, similar here and here) (last seen here and here) | Sandals: Steve Madden (old, also love thesethese, and these) | 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: Urban Decay Naked ‘Liar’

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Hump Day!
xo, C

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