The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer



Ever since I was twelve years old and my parents built this pool in our backyard, summer afternoons have always meant poolside gatherings to me.  Whether it’s at my parents’ pool that I grew up swimming in with my cousins, or at a hotel rooftop on Sunday afternoons; summer = nonstop pool parties.  While swimsuits are always on my radar by February, I tend to forget about cover-ups until the first party each season when I realize that I have nothing to wear there.  Luckily, one of my all-time favorite stores J.Crew has a great selection of cute cover-ups that I’ve had a lot of success with this year (last seen in this previous post here, and you can shop the sale cover-ups here).

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I cannot say enough good things about Lands’ End tote bags.  My mom has used them for as long as I can remember, and they last forever.  My sister and I have started our own little collections now too, and they are a great pool/beach bag that we know we’ll use for years to come.

Outfit Details – Cover-up: J.Crew (solid version here) | Tote Bag: Lands’ End | Sunglasses: Madewell | Gladiators: Nordstrom BP

Thanks so much for reading! Have a wonderful Fourth of July!

xo, Caitlin

18 thoughts on “Poolside

  1. This is such a cute cover up! And what a fun pool tote! Have a great weekend and Happy 4th of July!

    xo, Rachel


  2. This is so cute! Love your festive summertime bag!!



  3. This cover up is the cutest! I saw it online a while back and should have ordered it. I don’t know if you follow Julia Engel on Instagram, but she posted a pic in it from Greece and I was definitely wishing I had gotten it! Haha


  4. What a cute dress! Love the pattern and the pleated bottom.


  5. As always, you look beautiful! May your 4th weekend be sparkly and beautiful and shine as bright as you are!
    xo, Vanessa


  6. I love this coverup! Such a fab print and the colour looks great on you x


  7. Such a cute cover-up. Looks like it could double as a dress too, win! I always forget about them too and don’t want to spend money on one. I usually end up wear a kimono.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style


  8. Love this coverup! The color and the way it twirls is perfect. You accessorized it perfectly as well!


  9. Gorgeous nautical outfit!
    Have a great Monday gem!


  10. your dress is so cute! love the twirl shot!


  11. Love that dress! It looks great by the pool.
    xx. The Coastal Confidence


  12. Hi love! I hope you had a great weekend! You look absolutely beautiful today, as always! You always put such nice outfits together!
    Sending you much love & I hope your Monday is as marvelous like you!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa


  13. So many memories in that pool! Haha! Such a cute cover up, love the way it flows when you spin! And the tote is to die for! Hope to see you soon for a cousin pool party!!!! XO -Livver


  14. This cover-up dress is just darling on you, what a fun find for summer! 🙂

    XO Courtney


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