The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Bridging Seasons

Hey everyone, happy Friday!  Today I want to talk about those times of year that are a bit tricky to dress for: transition months.  My tried and true formula for September is to stick with warm weather basics (skirts, open toe shoes, etc) in autumn appropriate hues. I will hold on to every last bit of summer for as long as I can, but this look was a great way to start incorporating some of my new purchases while staying comfortable during the last days of summer.

Outfit Details – Tee: Banana Republic | Jacket: White House Black Market (old, similar here and here) | Skirt: JPR (more colors here!) | Heels: Banana Republic |

Thank you so much for reading!  Have a great weekend!

xo, C


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Fall Fabrics

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Hello everyone, welcome back!  Lately I have been scoping out the fall fashion scene, so I took a look back into my closet to see what items I always wear during autumn months.  Leather and denim are two staples that I can’t imagine going through October without!  Paired together, they make a chic combination that will transition well from cool August days (with sandals) into colder days with a pair of ankle boots!

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Outfit Details – Chambray: American Eagle (old, similar here) | Skirt: Banana Republic (old, similar here) | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad (old, similar here and here) |

Thank you so much for stopping by – happy hump day!

xo, C


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Purple Principles

Hey everyone, happy Monday!  Today’s outfit is another look at this pretty purple blouse from Express (last worn here).  I’ll take as many classic shirts as you can give me, so it’s really no surprise that I’ve found infinite ways to wear this one.  I find purple to be a surprisingly versatile color, and love that it’s so on trend this year!

Outfit Details – Shirt: Express | Skirt: J.Crew | Heels: Topshop | Purse: Vera Bradley | Necklace: Elizabeth and James | Watch: Fossil | Earrings: Banana Republic

Thanks so much for reading – have a wonderful week!

xo, C


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August Romance

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Hello everyone, welcome back!  Do any of you have any exciting plans for the weekend?? Michaela and I are heading to New York again for some beach and family time, so make sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (@chummer17).

I love pairing together colors close on the color wheel, and blush and red are no exception.

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Outfit Details – Top: Talbots (old, similar here) | Skirt: Ann Taylor (old, similar here) | Heels: Steve Madden |

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

xo, C


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Chambray Season

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Hello everyone, welcome back!  Today’s post is 100% inspired by my momma.  A few weekends ago I saw her in a chambray and white jeans going to a party and thought she looked so cute I decided to wear the same outfit.  Almost.  She paired hers with a cute pair of blue and white Sperry’s, while I chose to incorporate shades of brown into mine.

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Outfit Details – Chambray: Ann Taylor (old, similar here) | Jeans: LOFT | Heels: Banana Republic (old, similar here) | Purse: Ralph Lauren | Watch: Fossil


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Bridge of Flowers

 

Hello everyone, welcome back!  Today’s bonus post is all about the Bridge of Flowers.  B had been talking about taking me on a surprise excursion out to Western Mass for almost a year now, and a couple weeks ago we both had a free Sunday and decided to go for it!  He could have taken me to have a picnic in a parking lot and I would have been excited that I didn’t have to plan anything on such a beautiful sunny day, but the surprise was better than anything I could have imagined.

Eleven and a half miles from the Vermont border, Shelburne Falls is a quaint village full to the brim with all the charm you would expect out in Western Mass.  It’s filled with charming stores and cafes, and is located right on the Deerfield River and the Mohawk Trail.  But our main attraction was the Bridge of Flowers.


An old Trolley Bridge, the first flowers were planted in 1929 by the Shelburne Falls Women’s Group who were tired of looking at the empty bridge growing weeds.  Today, almost 90 years later, it is brimming with dozens of plant varieties, from bulbs to shrubs.  Knowing how much I love flowers, B was 100% right knowing this was the perfect getaway for me.


For lunch we stopped at Baked, an adorable cafe inside an old garage, for coffee and sandwiches.  Then we headed over to see the Glacial Potholes!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day!


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Pastels In Amherst

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Welcome back everyone – happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  This look is actually from two weekends ago.  B took me out to Western Mass for a little surprise trip (more on that tomorrow!) but on our way back we stopped in Amherst for a couple hours for dinner and to explore the town a bit (we went to High Horse and sat outside in the beautiful patio!)  I wasn’t sure what we were doing, so I just tossed in some skirts and tops and I was pleasantly surprised with how much I loved the light and airy feel these colors brought together!

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Outfit Details – Top: LOFT | Skirt: Ann Taylor | Jacket: LOFT | Loafers: Topshop

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

xo, C