The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Welcome back everyone!  With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, it’s almost time for red, white, and blue to start making their way into everyone’s wardrobe.  Since it’s not quite summer yet, I chose to incorporate some leopard into the mix as well!

Do you guys have any fun plans for Memorial Day Weekend?  B and I are heading up to Portland, so I really hope the weather works out in our favor!

Outfit Details – Tee: French Connection (old, similar here and here) | Skirt: J.Crew (old, similar here, here, and here) | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad (sold out, similar here) |

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week!

xo, C


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In the Spring of Things

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Happy Hump Day everyone!  This week is absolutely crazy for me, but after such a warm and beautiful weekend it’s really hard to complain.  Michaela and I are flying down to Nashville on Sunday, so I have lots of work to get ahead on and the obvious errands and packing to take care of, and I was already starting to feel overwhelmed three days ago!  Luckily spring is the perfect season for easy dressing, and I just needed to toss on a pretty dress and my go-to jacket and we’re in business.

(If you guys have any recommendations for what we should see/do/eat/etc in Nashville we would LOVE to hear them!  Leave a comment here or send me an email at thesolcompass@gmail.com!)

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Outfit Details – Dress: J.Crew Factory (old, similar here, here, and here) | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Heels: Sam Edelman | Necklace: Elizabeth and James | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here) | Bracelet: LC Lauren Conrad | Ring: Bauble Bar | Watch: Fossil | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Rush’ | Lipgloss: Nars ‘Belize’ | Nails: OPI Fiji Collection ‘Getting Nadi On My Honeymoon’ | Nails (toes): OPI Fiji Collection ‘Living On The Bula-Vard!’

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your week!

xo, C


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Wrap It Up

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Welcome back everyone!  This weekend was an unfortunate step back in weather, but as far as my outfits are concerned I’m plowing forward straight on until spring.  I chose to celebrate the warmest and sunniest (albeit windiest!) day we had with some bare legs.  To keep myself anchored in ‘winter’ I wore this burgundy dress, but I lightened it up with a denim jacket and blush flats.  I know denim jackets are a rather divisive subject in the fashion world, but my Lucky Brand jacket has traveled around the world with me, is super soft, and can go with literally anything; so safe to say I will not be parting with it in the foreseeable future, thanks to equal parts sentimentality and functionality.

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Outfit Details – Dress: Adrianna Papell (obsessed with it in blue!) | Denim Jacket: Lucky Brand | Shoes: Kelly and Katie | Bag: French Connection | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here) | Lip gloss: Bobbi Brown ‘Petal’ | Lipstick: NARS ‘Dolce Vita’ | Nails: OPI Washington DC ‘Inside the ISABELLEtway’

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

xo, C


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Back to Basics

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Happy Friday guys!  Hope you all had a great week!  Mine was pretty low key, mostly relaxing after a very eventful and busy two weeks of traveling and trying to catch up on some work.  When I have all sorts of things on my plate, this color combo never fails me.  Black and olive with a touch of denim transcend seasons in my book, and I took my favorite date night outfit from summer to fall just by switching out the tank for a sweater and adding some tights and booties.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Who What Wear | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Skirt: LC Lauren Conrad | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Booties: Coach | Purse: Vera Bradley (now on sale!) | Nails: OPI Barefoot in Barcelona | Lipstick: Bite Beauty ‘Pepper’ | Lip gloss: Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Undressed’

Thanks for reading!  Have a great weekend!

xo, C


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Papaya

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During late spring this is my one of my easy wardrobe formula: simple dress, denim jacket, flat shoes for frolicking.  J.Crew Factory is always able to help in those categories, specifically dresses.  This season I’ve probably bought more dresses there than I should admit.  But when each one is better than the last, who can blame me?!  And how could you say no to such a fun and bright dress…

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Outfit Details – Dress: J.Crew Factory | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Shoes: Madewell (old, similar here and here) | Purse: Coach (similar herehere, and here) | Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren ConradChan Luu | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Nail Polish: I Cannoli Wear OPI | Lipgloss: ‘Goodness Gracious’ by MAC x Ellie Goulding | Lipstick: ‘Without Your Love’ by MAC x Ellie Goulding

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Hump Day!

xo, C


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Blush Pleats

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This striped shirt from French Connection is about three years old, and yet I cannot seem to stop wearing it this spring.  I love when I have the chance to re-fall in love with some of my favorite pieces after years of wear.  Stripes are always in fashion and I guess the navy and white combo has been really fitting in to my new repertoire of pinks and patterns alike this season.

We took these pictures outside of the beautiful (and recently renovated) Beverly Public Library.  Libraries are definitely one of my happy places, and reading is one of my fundamental core values.  Anytime I travel, the local library is always at the top of my “To See” list (including the Library of Congress, Huntington Library, and Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam).  Seeing libraries receive the proper architectural attention that they deserve just makes my heart sing.

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Outfit Details – Top: French Connection (old, new version here, similar here) (last seen here, here, and here) | Skirt: Ann Taylor (sold out, similar here, here, and here) (last seen here) | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Purse: Topshop (sold out, similar here) | Sandals: BCBGeneration via TJMaxx (check your local TJMaxx store for more sizes, similar here) | Necklaces: Bauble Bar (here and here) | Bracelets: The Limited, Banana Republic, LC Lauren Conrad | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Lipgloss: ‘Petal’ by Bobbi Brown

Thanks for reading!  Have a great day!

xo, C


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Stripes if by Sea

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I am definitely happiest when outside, and more specifically by the sea.  When my sister and I went down to the ocean I instantly morphed into a more playful and giggly person (which may not have been ideal for the picture taking, but alas).  My seaside uniform usually involves navy, stripes, and boat shoes.  They are the epitome of nautical style, but the pink jeans add a more spring vibe to the look than a traditional red or white might allow.  Plus, these are the prettiest and most comfortable pants ever.  I think I would try to wear them every day all spring long if, you know, people wouldn’t notice…

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Outfit Details – Top: French Connection (old, new version here, similar here) | Jeans: J.Crew Factory | Boat Shoes: c/o Sperry | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Necklaces: Bauble Bar (here and here) | Bracelets: The Limited, Banana Republic, LC Lauren Conrad | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Belt: Lucky Brand | Lipgloss: ‘Petal’ by Bobbi Brown

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Hump Day!

xo, C