The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Ballerina Inspired

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Hello my loves, happy Friday!  I can’t believe it’s already December! As usual, I’m sharing my Nutcracker outfit, it’s actually a lot similar to last year’s! (But totally different from the year before!)

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I love the way velvet and tulle work together to create a dimensional textured look, so keeping the colors at gray and navy allowed the focus to stay on the textures of the outfit. What are your favorite ways to wear a tulle skirt?  Sound off in the comment section!

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Outfit Details – Top: Banana Republic | Skirt: Banana Republic | Heels: Who What Wear | Bag: Banana Republic Factory Store


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Holiday Velvet with Old Navy

Hey everyone, welcome back!  Today I’m so excited to talk about holiday’s velvet trend!  I have strong flashbacks to Christmas of 1997 when my cousins and I were all decked out in velvet dresses holding our American Girl Dolls, but it’s hard to deny the festive warmth that velvet holds!  Old Navy has some amazing velvet pieces, from dressed to camisoles and even pants!

This first outfit is perfect for a casual way to embrace velvet.  With a statement dress like this one, it’s easy to keep accessories to a minimum.  I went with my classic gold jewelry and threw on my leopard heeled booties to create a more fun and quirky outfit.

The second outfit I decided to lean in to the shorter hemline and go for a longer and sleeker look by adding in my classic black mules.  I love the faux wrap detail this red dress has, and you really can’t go wrong with red and velvet for the holidays!

Outfit One – Dress: Old Navy | Booties: Banana Republic
Outfit Two – Dress: Old Navy | Mules: Express

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you all have a great day!

xo, C


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Festive Flair

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Hey everyone, happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Weekend!  In case you missed it, I launched the first set of my gift guides on Saturday, and also wrote about the perfect holiday gift I found for B here!

Today, since the holiday season is in full swing, I wanted to incorporate small amounts of festive flair without feeling overwhelmed by it (since I can hardly believe November is almost over!)  The bright green of the sweater and the bow detail on the back make it perfect for a slow embrace of the Christmas spirit!

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Banana Republic | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Shoes: Lauren Ralph Lauren |

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

xo, C


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The Perfect Holiday Gift with JORD

Hello everyone, welcome back!  Today I’m sharing the perfect holiday gift idea – a wood watch from JORD!

When he’s not hustling that cubicle life, B spends most of his time in his shop making projects for his side hustle – Think Wood Thoughts – or teaching me what kind of wood the restaurant’s tables are made out of.  I knew in an instant that a men’s wooden watch would be a grand slam gift idea for him to carry his hobby around with him all day, as both a token for himself and a killer conversation starter (how many unique men’s watches are actually made of real wood?!)

Walnut is B’s favorite wood, so I knew I was going straight to the five walnut options on JORD’s site.  I ultimately decided on the sleek and sophisticated Hyde series, but not before I found several others that would be great gifts for everyone I know!

When the package arrived in the mail, I couldn’t bear to wrap it up in cheap shiny paper!  The box itself is so beautiful, featuring a touch of technology in the humidity controlled drawer!  I love the detail paid in good packaging, and the beautiful job that JORD did gave me one less gift to wrap this year!

Whomever you’re shopping for this year, both the men’s shop and women’s shop have cool watches perfect for gifting everyone on your shopping list!

And now for my favorite part: JORD is offering 25% off for all readers of The Sol Compass!  Just click here and enter your email address, and your gift code will be sent straight to your inbox!

Thanks so much for reading!  Make sure to leave a comment below with who on your list would love a wooden watch from JORD!

This post is brought to you in partnership with JOAD. All opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Sol Compass possible!

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Pops of Clover

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Hey everyone, happy Monday!  I have been loving deep clover greens and marigold yellows lately, so I loved having an opportunity to pair them all together!  This skirt has been so fun to wear over the fall and the elephants are always a great conversation starter!

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Outfit Details – Shirt: Target | Skirt: J.Crew | Jacket: Topshop |

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you all have a great short week!

xo, C


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Fir Ever

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Hello everyone, happy Saturday!  Today I wanted to share this fir dress one more time – it’s amazing how many ways I can style it (you may remember seeing it here last).  There’s a seemingly endless combinations of ways to dress it up or down!

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Outfit Details – Dress: Old Navy | Jacket: Topshop | Booties: Sole Society | Bag: Target