Sweater Contrast

Happy Friday guys!  I have not been able to stop wearing deep, rich colors this fall like this sweater.  I’ve been pairing them with different jeans, like these gray ones, that really up the contrast more than a traditional denim might!

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Outfit Details – Sweater: French Connection | Jeans: J.Crew Factory | Booties: Circus by Sam Edelman | Purse: Vera Bradley (now on sale!) | Lipstick: MAC ‘Finally Free’ | Lipgloss: Lip gloss: Nars ‘Chelsea Girls’ | Nails: OPI Washington DC ‘CIA = Color Is Awesome’

Steps in Leopard

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Leopard is indisputably one of the hottest trends this season.  If you’re hesitant to embrace the boldness in large quantities, than a pop of print on your accessories is the perfect solution.  I love my leopard print flats and scarf and have them on regular rotation, so it was really only a matter of time before I added a pair of heels into the mix.  These LC Lauren Conrad heels are incredibly comfortable – I actually have them in both burgundy and leopard – and you cannot beat the price!  They also come in nude, black, gray, and navy so if you’re in the mood for *any* kind of dress heel LC has got you covered!

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Outfit Details – Blazer: LOFT | Tee: J.Crew | Jeans: J.Crew Factory | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad | Purse: Kate Spade | Lipstick: MAC ‘Finally Free’ | Lip gloss: NARS ‘Chelsea Girls’ | Nail Polish: OPI Washington DC Collection ‘CIA – Color Is Awesome’

Fall With J.Crew

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J.Crew has been knocking it out of the park this season.  Every time I look online or stop in one of the stores I find myself swooning over all sorts of classic reliables and new pieces.  Luckily now that J.Crew is being sold at Nordstrom in addition to the J.Crew and J.Crew Factory lines, I have three options to find my favorite brand.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: J.Crew | Skirt: J.Crew (last seen here, here, and here) | Bandana: J.Crew | Watch: Fossil | Purse: Vera Bradley (now on sale!) | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Weirdo’ | Lipgloss: Lip gloss: Nars ‘Chelsea Girls’ | Nails: OPI Washington DC ‘Pale to the Chief’ | Nails (toes): OPI Washington DC ‘CIA = Color Is Awesome’

Thank you for reading!  Have a great day!

xo, C

In Case You Missed It

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I kept this suede skirt from Zara on repeat all last fall and winter (here, here, and here).  It was definitely one of my best buys last year, being both affordable and versatile (is there anything better?!) for months of wear.  When I was at shopping at the Wrentham Outlets with my mom a few weeks ago, she picked up this beautiful olive cardigan to wear with a classic white blouse and camel skirt.  As always, I had to take inspiration from her and pair this steal of a sweater with this beloved suede skirt.  Any opportunity to wear more olive and suede you know I’m the first in line to sign up for.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Who What Wear | Skirt: Zara (old, similar here and here) (last seen (herehere, and here) | Booties: Ann Taylor | Necklace: Bauble Bar | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Weirdo’ | Lipgloss: Urban Decay ‘Liar’ | Nails: OPI Washington DC ‘Pale to the Chief’ | Nails (toes): OPI Washington DC ‘CIA = Color Is Awesome’

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

xo, C

How the West Was Won

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Happy Hump Day guys!  While most of my looks are heavily based in my New England roots, every once in a while I find inspiration from travels, movies, pop culture, and more sneaking their way through.  A combination of planning a trip to Texas and watching the Magnificent Seven resulted in this ensemble with my all time favorite denim jacket and two of my favorite fall pieces-the bandana and the felt hat.  I have to tell you, I definitely don’t hate it.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Who What Wear | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Jeans: LOFT | Booties: J.Crew Factory | Hat: Banana Republic | Bandana: J.Crew | Purse: Vera Bradley (now on sale!) | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Weirdo’ | Lipgloss: Urban Decay ‘Liar’ | Nails: OPI Washington DC ‘Pale to the Chief’ | Nails (toes): OPI Washington DC ‘CIA = Color Is Awesome’

Thank you so much for reading!  Have a wonderful day!

xo, C

Fall Blues

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Despite being fashion’s favorite season, and indisputably the prettiest, fall always gives me a small case of the blues.  While I love fall as much as the next person, it’s always sad to say goodbye to summer adventures, wearing skirts and dresses; especially knowing that the dreadful cold and snow of winter is just around the corner.  One of my favorite coping methods last week was taking one of my favorite summer items (a skirt) and pairing it with my must have winter items (a sweater) to make a perfect fall ensemble.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Banana Republic | Skirt: The Limited | Heels: Sole Society | Tote: Sole Society (last seen herehereherehere, and here) | Necklace: Dogeared | Watch: Fossil | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Weirdo’ | Lipgloss: Lip gloss: Nars ‘Chelsea Girls’ | Nails: OPI Washington DC ‘Pale to the Chief’

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

xo, C

Leather Weather

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Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  I have been loving black and cobalt lately, this is actually the second combo I’ve worn this week!  The blue really balances out the black, which keeps me from my tendency to wear seasonally inappropriate bright ensembles ;).  If you’re a longtime reader, you know that I am a big fan of leather skirts and have them in all shapes and sizes (pencil, mini, etc).  This midi one just might be my favorite, though.  The length really balances out the edginess of leather, and if there’s one fashion look I love it’s pairing the unexpected together.  Hence, yet another casual tee paired with a formal skirt.  At this rate that’s basically expected of me!

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Outfit Details – Tee: J.Crew (last seen here) | Skirt: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) (last seen here) | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad (last seen here and here) | Tote: Sole Society (last seen here, herehere, here, and here) | Necklace: Dogeared | Watch: Fossil | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Stark Naked’ | Lipgloss: Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Dainty’ | Nails: OPI Washington DC ‘Inside the ISABELLEtway’ | Nails (toes): OPI Washington DC ‘CIA = Color Is Awesome’

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you all have a great weekend!

xo, C

Olive and Burgundy

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Hey guys!  This week I felt compelled to pair my two favorite fall shades – olive and burgundy – together, but was determined to not make it feel too Christmasy.  Even though the associated holiday hues are usually brighter shades, I decided to break them up with a black skirt, so the top and purse wouldn’t be too close together.

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Outfit Details – Top: Banana Republic (also available in a skirt and dress) | Skirt: Banana Republic (last seen here and here) | Heels: Express | Purse: Topshop | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Watch: Fossil | Lip Pencil: Urban Decay ‘Naked’ | Lipgloss: Nars ‘Turkish Delight’

 

Thank you so much for following along!  Happy Hump Day!

xo, C

Pleats Please

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Happy Monday and welcome back!  If you’ve been following The Sol Compass for a while now, you may know that I love pairing a simple tee with a more formal skirt.  Last week I went outlet shopping with my mom and scored this navy v-neck and orange tank for only $21 total at the Banana Republic Factory Store with the promos they were having – and with shirts this soft you just can’t ask for better than that!  I was planning on wearing my navy heels with this, but the weather was so nice over the weekend that I just had to break out my sandals while the weather still allowed it.  Plus it gave me a chance to show off this amazing new color polish from the OPI Washington DC Collection on my nails and toes!

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Outfit Details – Top: Banana Republic Factory Store | Skirt: Ann Taylor (last seen here, here, and here) | Sandals: BCBGeneration | Purse: Vera Bradley (now on sale!) | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Watch: Fossil | Sunglasses: Coach | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Weirdo’ | Lip Gloss: Nars ‘Chelsea Girls’  | Nails (toes): OPI Washington DC ‘Inside the ISABELLEtway’ | Nails (toes): OPI Washington DC ‘CIA = Color Is Awesome’

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

xo, C

Mondays with Mac

Salutations!  My name is Michaela, otherwise referred to as “Mac”. I’m Caitlin’s younger sister and I am so excited to be guest starring on The Sol Compass. My sister does an incredible job of bringing light into my life, and I hope she does the same for all of you with this blog! Caitlin and I are best friends, we have been for life. We have a lot of the same interests, but we are different in a lot of ways as well.

A little bit about me; I’m 22 years old, and I recently just graduated from Endicott College in Beverly, MA. My siblings are my best friends and I am the middle child out of three. Family is super important to me and there is nothing I love more than being home with all of them. I have an insane addiction to Smartfood and I absolutely love love love baseball. I help coach baseball in my free time. My favorite movie is the Avengers and I am mesmerized by giraffes.

One of my favorite parts about my job is that I get to dress up everyday in cute business clothes (no shame whatsoever about that.)  Don’t get me wrong I love what I do. My job is the perfect combination of business, customer service and event planning. So I’m hoping to show you guys a few of my favorite work looks in some of these posts! This look is a great transition from the summer wardrobe into the fall by adding some pops of brown while still keeping it bright with the fuchsia top! This outfit is currently one of favorites.

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Outfit Details:

Top: Banana Republic

Skirt: J.Crew

Shoes: BCBGeneration (from Nordstrom Rack)

Earrings: Lucky Brand

Bag: Ralph Lauren (from T.J. Maxx)