The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Coral and Olive

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Welcome back everyone!  With such undeniable signs of spring this weekend, it felt like the perfect time to start showing off some of my favorite spring combinations.  I love the combination of slouchy trousers and a structured blazer this time of year, especially in these gorgeous spring colors!

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Outfit Details – Blazer: Talbots (old, similar here) | Top: Express (old, similar here) | Pants: GAP | Heels: Banana Republic | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here) | Necklace: Elizabeth and James | Bracelet: LC Lauren Conrad | Ring: Bauble Bar | Watch: Fossil | Lip gloss: Nars ‘Chelsea Girls’ | Lipstick: NARS ‘Cruising’ | Nails: OPI Purple Palazzo Pants

Thank you so much for reading, have a wonderful week!

xo, C


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Re-Tweed

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I wasn’t sure we would ever finally get here, but I am so happy it is finally starting to feel like spring!  You all know this blazer is one of my fall staples, but I figured I could make it work for “early spring” (super late winter) by pairing it with this fun and flirty fit & flare dress.  I always see BB Dakota at Nordstrom, and have always been tempted to pick up one of these cute dresses.  This little number has a super cute see through back detail which would look stunning worn by itself in the warmer weather.

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Outfit Details – Dress: BB Dakota | Blazer: Zara | Shoes: Madewell (old, similar here and here) | Bag: Coach (old, similar here) | Earrings: Treasure&Bond (sold out, similar here) | Lips: Nars ‘Cruising’Buxom Full-On Lip Polish ‘Brooke’

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Hump Day!

xo, C


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Day to Night Dress Series: Pleats Edition

Happy Monday, everyone! Today I am so excited to announce a new series that will be taking over The Sol Compass on Mondays during the spring and summer – the Day to Night Dress Series!

As May came and the weather (finally) started to warm up in Massachusetts, and I brought all of my beloved dresses out of storage, I was thinking about previous summers and dress seasons, and realized how much I loved styling my dresses for the current trends and seasons.  One of the (many) things that I adore about warmer weather, is you don’t have to change your clothes nearly as frequently as you may during the dead of winter.  For example, a dress can easily go from work to happy hour with a quick accessory swap, or from a brunch with girlfriends to a date night with a change of shoes.  I know my friends and I are totally guilty of this, because everyone wants to go straight from work to the nearest rooftop bar or sidewalk cafe to maximize on the sunlight hours, that we never want to go home and change before going out.  Plus, I have no qualms about going out for dinner or a date in a dress, but dress pants?  Yeah not so much.

With this new series, I’m hoping to share some of my ideas on how to take a dress from day to night with all of you, and also how to style some of your old summer dresses that you just can’t bear to part with to be on point with the latest trends.

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I love this outfit for a brunch date with girlfriends, or a Saturday afternoon strolling a flea market. I tend to gravitate towards brighter colors, but I do love pairing whites and neutrals with pastels for a light and airy daytime look
Outfit Details – Dress: LC Lauren Conrad | Jacket: LOFT |  Hat: BP | Watch: Fossil | Necklace: Bauble Bar | Bag: Urban Outfitters (also love this one) | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Kate Spade New York | Lips: Too Faced “Spice Spice Baby”

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By switching out the denim jacket and sandals for a blazer and some closed-toe heels, this dress is all of a sudden ready for a nice dinner date.  I added in my monogram necklace and a structured purse to really keep the look polished and sophisticated. (Though my flipped up collar doesn’t exactly scream “I have my life together”… Oh well.  You can’t win ’em all).

Outfit Details – Dress: LC Lauren Conrad | Blazer: Talbots (old, similar here) | Heels: Banana Republic (old, similar here) | Necklace: Monogram Online | Earrings: Kate Spade New York | Watch: Fossil | Purse: Tommy Hilfiger (old, similar here) | Lips: Too Faced “Spice Spice Baby”

I’m so excited about this new series, and I hope you all are too! Let me know what you think in the comments below! Have a wonderful week!

xo, C


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Casual Friday

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Is it just me, or do Fridays always seem busier and crazier than every other day of the work week?! On those busy and hectic days, I love embracing “casual Friday” and putting on a more comfortable outfit that is easy for running around in.  Darker jeans look very put together and more formal than their lighter counterparts (as long as they are allowed in your work place!)  I have always paired flannels with conventional fall-layering outfits like this one, but with the right heels and blazer I think they can add just the right amount of fun to a professional ensemble as well!IMG_2885 IMG_2891 IMG_2893 IMG_2894 IMG_2914 IMG_2935 IMG_2947 IMG_2955 IMG_2975

Outfit Details- Plaid Flannel: Old Navy (old, similar here, also love this one) | Blazer: GAP (old, similar here) | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Belt: Lucky Brand (old, similar here and here) | Heels: Banana Republic (old, love this similar SJP pair) | iPhone Case: Kate Spade New York | Earrings: Banana Republic (sold out, similar here) | Necklace: J.Crew (sold out online, similar here) | Rings: Lucky Brand, Nordstrom Rack | Purse: Target (also love this one and this one)

xo, Caitlin