The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Summer Shoe Guide

Happy Hump Day, friends!  Today I’m sharing some of my favorite shoe finds for the summer months.  Most of these are under $50, but they are all under $75, so there is something for everyone to pick from!  Whether you’re looking for a wedding guest sandal, a beach shoe, or something comfy to explore in; just keep reading to find the best affordable shoes for summer!

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One: Merona Low Block Heel Pumps – $27.99 – I actually featured these on my snapchat (@chummer17) a few months ago, because they are an amazing dupe for the Steve Madden pair that is more than double the price!  The low block heel is so on trend for 2017, and with five colors to choose from these definitely will not let you down.

Two: Soludos Stripe Espadrille Loafer – $54.95 – The stripes may scream “Americana”, but I have full confidence these striped kicks will get their money’s worth all summer long.  The red and blue is subtle enough that they transcend holidays into full blown summer approval.

Three: Keds Espadrille Tennis Shoes – $55 – These Keds are the stuff beachy dreams are made of.  I love the cream canvas tennis shoe upper, atop the espadrille sole.  I can just imagine these getting tons of wear down the Cape this summer, from bike rides to ice cream trips!

Four: Splendid Jakey Ankle Strap Sandal – $63.96 – These blush heels are absolutely to die for.  They’re currently 50% off, and look a lot like my LC Lauren Conrad heels I wear nonstop (last seen here and here).  I wear my similar pair with everything, so I would definitely recommend trying these out!

Five: Sperry Perforated Sneaker – $74.95 – I have these shoes in orange from two years ago and I am totally obsessed with them.  This year they come in six colors that are perfectly on trend for 2017.  They are cute and casual, plus super easy to slip in and out of!

Six: Who What Wear Exotic Print Slide Sandals – $27.99 – I am loving the slide trend that has been everywhere this year.  The luxe print on these makes them look way more expensive than they actually are, plus they would look great with everything from a dinner dress to denim cutoffs!

Seven: Who What Wear Double Band Block Heel Slide Sandals – $32.99 – I have been trying to decide whether to pull the trigger on these for MONTHS now!  They come in five different colors, which are equally stunning.

Eight: Forever 21 Tasseled Faux Leather Heels – $32.90 – I can be a bit hesitant about the tassel trend, because a lot of times it feels a little forced, juvenile, or not quite like me.  These sandals, however, have completely changed my mind.  I love the all nude look, and the short block heel is perfectly elegant and on trend.

Nine: Superga Cotu Sneakers – $64.95 – My mom is a die-hard Superga lover.  I’m pretty sure she was wearing them before Kate Middleton and Emma Watson, so she is pretty much fashion #goals.  She swears by their comfort, the cut, and the cute all white looks good with anything.

Ten: H&M Sneakers – $24.99 – Millennial Pink lovers rejoice – these shoes were pretty much made for you.  I love the detailing to the pink sole, and the fact that they are under $25 really just sweetens the deal.

What are your must have shoes for the summer?  Sound off in the comments below!

xo, C

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Black and White

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I absolutely love the process of getting dressed in the morning.  Pairing items that that create a cohesive look or mixing different types with a coveted juxtaposition alike give me a tremendous amount of joy every week.  Creating outfits is one of my favorite activities (and a fundamental propellant behind this blog).

However, I’d be lying if I said there weren’t some days when getting dressed made me want to pull all of my hair out.  Sometimes I’m in a rush, others the creativity just isn’t there, and sometimes I swear I have “absolutely nothing to wear” (which couldn’t be further from the truth).

On these days, black is my savior.  Does black ever not look chic?  I hardly ever go the all-black route.  In the winter months, this means lots of black and red combos.  When the weather starts to turn a bit warmer though, it means incorporating bright whites into ensembles to add some much needed contrast and positive vibes.

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I’ve mentioned that my dad is a man of distinguished taste.  Any time he gives me the stamp of approval I know I’ve found a winning item.  You’ll never catch my dad wearing what everyone else is wearing, and the clothes and shoes he likes are almost exclusively statement pieces.  When he gave me the coveted stamp for these Topshop espadrilles (and my favorite TOMS) I was elated-what’s better than a stylish pair of flat shoes that are easy to walk around in?! As if I needed another excuse to wear these all spring long…

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Banana Republic (sold out, similar here) | Jeans: LOFT | Espadrilles: Topshop (more sizes available here) | Purse: Kate Spade New York (similar here) | Necklaces: Bauble Bar (here and here) | Earrings: Nordstrom | Lipgloss: ‘Petal’ by Bobbi Brown

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

xo, C


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Spring Shoe Guide

Happy Friday everyone! Today I rounded up some of my favorite spring footwear trends, and am sharing one of my picks of each one at three different price ranges, so there is a pick for every style and at every budget! Have a wonderful weekend!Spring Shoe Guide

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Splash of Orange

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Spring weather keeps making cameo appearances around Boston, and I could not be any more excited about it!  Warmer weather for me always means exploring new cities and rediscovering my own.  For these exciting spring days, a fun yet functional bag and cute but comfortable walking shoes are musts! I love the bright smoothie orange of this backpack and Sperry makes my absolute favorite walking shoes!  They’re super cute but can last all day long while exploring a city.

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Outfit Details – Sunglasses: Coach | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Top: LOFT (old, similar here)| Blazer: Old Navy | Backpack: Target | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider

xo, Caitlin