The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer

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Glam Winter Denim


Welcome back everyone!  You may remember seeing this Teddy coat paired with an LBD for a similar glam-ed up winter look, but for those days that it’s just too cold to wear anything but jeans, it’s perfect to add a little bit of fabulous into your daily wardrobe.


Coat: H&M (sold out, similar here, here, and here) | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Booties: Banana Republic | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bag: Sole Society (old, similar here)

Thank you so much for reading!

xo, C

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Primary Colors With A Twist


Happy Monday everyone!  I had some fun mixing primary colors together in the spring in this post, and I thought it would be fun to mix red, yellow, and blue again; but in some less conventional shades.  I love the way sky blue and burgundy play off of each other, and the mustard really adds in another fun dimension.


Outfit Details – Blouse: White House Black Market | Jacket: Ann Taylor | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Boots: Marc Fisher | Purse: A New Day | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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

xo, C


January 2018 Recap

Hi everyone, happy Friday!  One of my goals for 2018 is to make more videos for myself and the blog, and another is to reflect on each month more instead of waiting until the end of the year to do a potentially overwhelming reflection.  Today, we’re going to tackle both by recapping January!

January is a really tough month for me every year (as I think it is for everyone).  One of the reasons I like New Year’s Resolutions so much is because it gives me a goal and a purpose during this otherwise bleak 31 day stretch.  B and I got back into a gym groove again (let’s just say the last half of the year was not our most healthy), and I was pretty surprised at how easily I fell back into the habit of going.  I really, really love the gym that we go to (I’ve been going there for almost four years now), and think it plays a huge factor into going.  It’s possibly the least judgy gym either of us have ever set foot in, and the people there are so incredibly nice.  I hadn’t realized how much I missed the act of just being there.

We also celebrated my Gramma’s 80th birthday this month!  She’s somehow both the strongest and sweetest person I know, and if I turn out to be half the woman she is by 80 I will be pretty damn proud of myself.  (She also looks amazing and when we got the invitation B said “there is no way your grandmother is 80!” so we should all take some pointers from her).

I go to more than my fair share of concerts, so over the years it’s become pretty hard to really impress me with one.  While I firmly believe that live music can heal in a way that most things can’t, few artists can really blow me away with a live performance.  The last concert that wowed me was New Politics and Andrew McMahon (who I’ve seen many times) at the House of Blues back in November of 2015.  I’ve wanted to see The Killers live since I was 13 years old.  That’s half of my life I spent idolizing Brandon Flowers and turning him into this untouchable musical God in my head.  I constantly kept postponing it, thinking that he could never live up to the pedestal I had placed him on.  After his solo album, The Desired Effect, crept it’s way into my Top Five Albums of All Time list, I knew I had to make it happen.  B and I bought tickets even before ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ was released.  The concert blew my damn mind, you guys.  Everything from the visuals to Brandon himself was everything I could have imagined and more.  So, yes, he did go back to back with Springsteen in my book.  15/10 would recommend.

One of my favorite parts of January is our schedule finally dies down. From September straight through the holidays, B and I had a packed social calendar, so winter is the time we have to relax and catch up with each other on some date nights that we had gotten put on the back burner.

B and I also went to Dave and Buster’s with my siblings one night, and had so much fun embracing our playful inner children.  It was a day that the high was a whopping 1 degree, so it was nice to get out of the house, but stay inside!

I was lucky enough to escape the cold for nine days with a work trip to sunny Orange County.  I did sneak in a little Vitamin D (and a few bare leg days), which I shared on my Instagram.  My best friend and I visited LA and San Diego back in 2014, and it was really nice to be back.  It’s one of the few places I’ve visited and felt like I could live there.

When I got back from SoCal, I was so ready to stop eating out for every meal! B and I spent the whole Sunday I got back researching meal prep options to find what might work best for us. If you’re interested in a full post on it, or have any good meal prep tips, let me know!  While there’s been a little trial and error, we still have plenty of room for growth.

Check out my January video here.  Due to the weird nature of January, it only has footage from California.  I’m hoping the next months will be a little bit more inclusive of my every day life.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xo, C

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Winter Casual


Hi everyone, welcome back!  I am beyond obsessed with this jacket – the fun cropped length makes it perfect for a dress (like I wore here) or high waisted jeans!


Outfit Details – Top: Express (old) | Jacket: LOFT | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Booties: Marc Fisher | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here) |  Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Necklace: Elizabeth & James | Lipstick: Bobbi Brown ‘Neutral Rose’ | Lipgloss: Bobbi Brown ‘Petal’ | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Aurora Berry-Alis’ |

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

xo, C

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Teddy Coat


Hi lovelies, happy Monday! I’ve been searching for a fluffy statement coat for a while now, and I expected myself to find a fitted long tan number that I loved, but my sister bought this glamorous pink one and I knew it would be the perfect third piece for winter! Whether you’re a jeans or dress lover, I think it’s the perfect way to add a touch of fabulous to your January uniform.


Outfit Details – Coat: H&M (sold out, similar here, here, and here) | Dress: LOFT | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Booties: Coach (old, similar here and here) | Tote: Tory Burch | Necklace: Elizabeth & James | Earrings: Coach | Lipstick: YSL 70 ‘Le Nu’ |  Lipgloss: NARS ‘Chelsea Girls’ | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Aurora Berry-Alis’ |

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a great week!

xo, C

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What’s In My Gym Bag

Hi everyone, welcome back!  After your positive response to my “It’s In The Bag” post, I thought I would do a little peek inside of my gym bag.  I used my NCAA duffel for years after I stopped playing college sports, and a new one had been on my radar for almost as long.  There are plenty of bags that are loaded up with bells and whistles, but this simple Converse bag felt right for me.  I love the retro feel that all Converse products have, so it’s nice to be able to carry it with me every day!

Hair Elastics.  I have spare hair elastics everywhere, so my gym bag is no exception.

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm.  Another item I have stashed all over the place, I hate the feeling of dry lips while I’m working out.

Small Nivea Lotion.  In the winter, I constantly have dry skin and it’s terrible to work out with.  I always pick up a body lotion in the travel section at Target so I have something easy to throw in my bag that doesn’t take up too much space.

Evian Facial Spray.  Another handy product for those dry skin days, I love spraying this on my face before and after a workout!

Clinique Wipes.  Depending on my schedule for the day, I don’t always shower at the gym.  If I’m going home, I always try to wipe my face off with one of these wipes, so the sweet doesn’t clog my pores too much on the ride.

Bose SoundsSport Wireless Earphones.  Once I got my Apple Watch, I knew I was going to want a pair of wireless headphones for the gym.  Not having a wire is such a small little luxury that makes the gym a little bit more pleasant.  Plus, the sound quality on these is awesome.

Cleanser and Moisturizer.  When I do shower at the gym, it’s important to me that I have quality face products with me.  I can live with the provided shampoo and conditioner, but I always have to have some skincare with me.  Over the holidays, I always pick up gift sets of products I’m interested in trying, since they come in such convenient sizes.  Currently I’m using this one by OleHenriksen.  I also got my mom this one from Skin Laundry, and B a smaller size of his favorite skin products (more about that here).

Sneakers.  During the winter I try to avoid walking through the snow and slush in my gym shoes.  Luckily my bag has a designated shoe pouch for them!  Nike running shoes are my favorite gym shoes.

Snacks.  Working out in the morning, I generally don’t eat a full breakfast before I head to the gym.  Usually, it’s a KIND bar in the car on the way there.  I also like to keep small bags of almonds in my bag so I have a snack immediately after my workout as well (I got these ones at Starbucks, but you can find small snack size packs of nuts anywhere from Target to TJMaxx).

Water Bottle.  I am oddly particular about my gym bottles.  I prefer it to have a squeeze top, and something that is easy to open and close without touching the mouth piece, and be able to take the occasional drop.  CamelBak is a safe bet for a brand for me.

Lock.  I recognize that this is extremely glamorous, but it’s the most necessary.

What are your gym bag essentials?  Let me know in the comment section!


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A Few Things Borrowed


Hi everyone, Happy Monday!  A few weeks ago on an unexpectedly mild Sunday, my mom let me raid her closet and borrow this gorgeous coat + tote combo.


Somehow my mom, sister, and I all have different shoe sizes, which we used to joke was cosmically unfair (not to mention nearly impossible).  Three girls in the same household and none of us could share shoe sizes.  Luckily, in clothes, sometimes we lucked out.  And if not, there are always the accessories.


Outfit Details – Coat: Ralph Lauren | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Shoes: Lauren Ralph Lauren | Tote: Coach Outlet | Lipstick: Bobbi Brown ‘Neutral Rose’ | Lipgloss: Bobbi Brown ‘Petal’ | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Aurora Berry-Alis’ |

Thanks for stopping by – I hope you have a great day!

xo, C