The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Muted Red, White, and Blue

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Hello everyone, welcome back!  Today I’m sharing an alternate way to wear red, white, and blue for the Fourth of July weekend, or really at any point during the summer.  I love this combination of burgundy and dusty blue to allude to America’s colors, but it’s less expected than bright red and cobalt may be.  It’s a great way to incorporate the festivities into your work attire the week before!

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Outfit Details – Top: LOFT | Skirt: Ann Taylor (old, similar here, here, and here) | Jacket: LOFT (old, similar here and here) | Heels: Topshop | Nail Polish: OPI California Collection ‘Barking Up The Wrong Sequoia’ | Nail Polish (toes): OPI Fiji Collection ‘Super-Trop-i-cal-i-Fiji-istic

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

xo, C


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B&W

Happy Monday my loves!  Today’s post is another variation on the classic black and white color scheme.  I last wore black and white together on the blog here and here, so the combination is certainly nothing new.

Outfit Details – Tee: J.Crew Factory | Skirt: Halogen (old, similar here, here, here, and here) | Heels: Adam Lippes for Target (old, similar here, here, and here) | Purse: Kate Spade New York (old, similar here and here) | Necklace: Elizabeth and James | Watch: Fossil | Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ‘Weirdo’ | NARS Lipgloss ‘Turkish Delight’  | OPI California Dreaming Lacquer Collection ‘Sweet Caramel Sunday’ |

Thanks for reading.  Have a wonderful week!

xo, C


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Tropical Textures

 

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Welcome back, loves!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I’m so excited that the weather is finally consistently warm out that I’ve been celebrating the only way I know how – shopping for new clothes to wear on patios and rooftops, clearly.

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This beautiful Banana Republic skirt instantly caught my eye.  I love the length, the pleats, the pattern, and the colors.  I chose to pair it first with a lace top, to add some nice textures to mix up my look.  To make it more work appropriate, just add a pair of closed toe heels and a navy blazer!

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Outfit Details – Skirt: Banana Republic | Top: Ann Taylor (old, similar here, here, and here) | Heels: Steve Madden | Watch: Fossil | Nail Polish: OPI California Collection ‘Barking Up The Wrong Sequoia’ | Nail Polish (toes): OPI Fiji Collection ‘Super-Trop-i-cal-i-Fiji-istic

Thank you so much for reading.  Have a wonderful week!

xo, C


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Lemon Print Shorts

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Happy Hump Day my loves!  Last week you may have seen me post on Instagram that I did some major damage at LOFT, including these adorable lemon print shorts.  Lemon prints have been absolutely everywhere this spring, and LOFT is definitely in the game with this halter dressone shoulder top, scarfsleeveless top and even no show socks!

My two favorite blogger outfits featuring the lemon print trend are Hallie (featuring the aforementioned LOFT scarf) and Blair styling an Anthro dress!  I love the way they both mixed stripes with lemon prints and incorporated their own personal styles into the trend!

Printed shorts are a must have for me during the summer.  They are absolutely perfect for weekend trips to the zoo on hot summer days!  I know these lemon ones will be on constant rotation over the next few months!

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Outfit Details – Top: LOFT | Shorts: LOFT | Sneakers: Vans | Necklace: Elizabeth and James | Watch: Fossil | Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ‘Weirdo’ | NARS Lipgloss ‘Turkish Delight’  | OPI California Dreaming Lacquer Collection ‘Sweet Caramel Sunday’

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Michaela and I are heading to NYC tomorrow so make sure to follow along on Snapchat (@chummer17) and Instagram (@thesolcompass)!

xo, C


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Ruffled

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Hello everyone, welcome back!  Thank you all so much for your positive response to my new “My Boston” series!  Writing a Boston Travel Guide has been something I’ve wanted to do since I was in high school, and I am beyond excited to have the chance to share my neighborhood guides with you all!

I have been seeing ruffled skirts everywhere for the past few months, but none of them spoke to me the way this “bisque beige” number from LOFT!  I love how the neutral color really lets the ruffles make a statement on their own!

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Outfit Details – Tee: J.Crew Factory | Skirt: LOFT | Mules: Express | Purse: Kate Spade New York (old, similar here and here) | Necklace: Elizabeth and James | Watch: Fossil | Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ‘Weirdo’ | NARS Lipgloss ‘Turkish Delight’  | OPI California Dreaming Lacquer Collection ‘Sweet Caramel Sunday’

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

xo, C


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Better with a Bandana

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Hey everyone, welcome back!  Today’s look is pretty much my go-to easy ensemble.  Printed skirt?  Check.  White top?  Check.  Bonus points for there actually being white *in* the skirt.  We all have that go to equation for dressing when we’re tight on time or stumped for inspiration.  Most of the time, however, I wind up feeling underwhelmed and as if I can do better.  Hilarious, since I was supposed to be out the door five minutes ago.

Enter the bandana.  This little piece packs a surprising punch when it comes to statement making.  I was wearing this one frequently during the fall (last seen here and here), but took a little break in favor of warmer scarves when the winter came along.  Now that the warm weather has returned, it’s back as my go-to third piece.  Add in a pair of fun heels and no one needs to know that I lacked outfit inspiration this morning.

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Outfit Details – Top: J.Crew Factory | Skirt: Tommy Hilfiger (old, similar here) | Heels: Charles by Charles David | Bandana: J.Crew (more navy bandanas here and here, love this green one and this pink one) | Purse: Vera Bradley | Lipstick: Bite Beauty ‘Fig’ | Lipgloss: Marc Jacobs ‘Pretty Thing’ |


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Floral Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed your short week and are ready for another weekend already (I know I am).

Along with the berry skirt from Wednesday’s post, I picked up this floral skirt from J.Crew a few weeks ago.  The print is vintage and yet refreshing at the same time, and to boot it is beyond comfortable – I wore it last night for my baby brother’s high school graduation and didn’t feel the pinch of having one too many gyros for lunch at all.  Oh, and did I mention it has pockets?  You’re welcome, ladies.

Outfit Details – Skirt: J.Crew | Tee: Banana Republic |

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!

xo, C