Thanksgiving 2.0

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Bringing back the perfect November sweater (last seen here) for some last minute Thanksgiving outfit inspiration today!  My style will always take root in preppy New England styles, and this outfit is no exception.  Layering and tights are some of my reliables for problematic late fall dressing, and I absolutely adore this palette for Thanksgiving!

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Outfit Details – Sweater: J.Crew Factory (last seen here) | Chambray: American Eagle | Skirt: Banana Republic (last worn here) | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Shoes: Lucky Brand (also love these– they come in eight colors!) | Purse: Banana Republic Factory Store | Rings: French Connection | Earrings: Bauble Bar

Thank you so much for reading! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
xo, C

Weekend with Old Navy

Weekend with Old Navy

Ponchos and capes are my favorite weekend apparel.  They’re comfy for lounging on a couch watching some football, but equally as stylish for running around doing some errands.  My favorite accessory to glam up a casual weekend look is a felt fedora like this one, to add an extra element of fashion to the outfit.

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Outfit Details – Tank: Old Navy | Poncho: Old Navy | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Boots: Steve Madden | Bracelets: LC Lauren Conrad, J.Crew | Hat: Gap (sold out, love this one and this one) | Purse: Kate Spade New York (similar here, also like this one and this one) | Necklaces: Bauble Bar | Earrings: Banana Republic

Thanks so much for reading!  Have a great weekend!
xo, C

Black and Tan

Camel Suede Zara Skirt, Coach Crossbody Bag Black Faux Leather Topshop Jacket Black and Tan | The Sol Compass Classic Black and White Combo

As a generally colorful dresser, this all neutral look may seem a bit unusual for me.  I love black and tan together, and to me they seem perfect for the month of November.  Every item featured here is on regular rotation in my fall wardrobe, and make for great classic and investment pieces.

Black Faux Leather Jacket, Classic White Blouse Black and Tan | The Sol Compass Camel Suede Skirt, leather Coach cross body bag Black Faux Leather Topshop Jacket zipper details Black and Tan | The Sol Compass

Outfit Details – Blouse: Express | Skirt: Zara (last seen here) | Jacket: Topshop | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Flats: American Eagle Outfitters | Purse: Coach Factory (similar here, here, and here) | Necklaces: Bauble Bar | Earrings: Banana Republic | Bracelets: LC Lauren ConradJ.Crew

Thanks for reading!

xo, C

Southwestern Sweater

Southwestern Sweater on The Sol Compass Madewell Oxfords Printed Sweater Details, JCREW bauble necklace

I was in Macy’s over the weekend and fell in love with this Southwestern Cardigan.  It’s not too heavy, but super cozy and perfect for late October days!  I sized up, because I think it would be so cute layered over a plaid flannel or a turtleneck as the weather gets colder- plus the pattern is great for Thanksgiving.  I paired it with some ankle jeans and oxfords this weekend- after the winter we had in Massachusetts last year I have been incredibly resistant about pulling out my boots, since I know they’re the only shoes I’ll be wearing for the next five months.  These oxfords from Madewell are incredible, and that’s not just my weakness for menswear talking! The leather is super breathable and doesn’t require any breaking in, I put them on the morning after they came in the mail and didn’t have to fight the urge to take them off once!

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Outfit Details – Sweater: American Living | Top: J.Crew | Jeans: Old Navy (old, nearly identical pair here) | Hat: GAP (sold out, love this one) | Oxfords: Madewell (on sale!) | Necklace: J.Crew | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Bracelets: Banana RepublicLC Lauren Conrad (also love this one) | Rings: LC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Banana Republic | Purse: Michael Kors

Thanks for reading, have a great week!
xo, C

Fall Must Haves

Fall Accessories on The Sol Compass Olive Green Madewell Scarf, Denim Lucky Brand Jacket Black Illesteva Sunglasses

On days when my creative energy just isn’t there, I always reach for the same staples.  This fall, they’ve been an oversized scarf and glasses paired with my favorite peep-toe booties and folder clutch.  Throw these three items in and they can elevate even the simplest of outfits to the next level year round.  My other go-to styling trick is usually a graphic tee layered under a denim or leather jacket.  I can remember my mom teaching me about layering when I was eight years old, and the same trick still applies sixteen years later- layers make any outfit look better.

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Outfit Details – Fender Tee: Lucky Brand | Denim Jacket: Lucky Brand | Scarf: Madewell (sold out, similar here and here) | Skirt: LC Lauren Conrad (old, similar here and here) | Sunglasses: Illesteva | Booties: Coach (similar on sale for $50 here!) | Clutch: Sole Society | Bracelet: Lucky Brand | Watch: Fossil | Lipstick: Too Faced ‘Spice Spice Baby’

Thanks for stopping by!
xo, C

Pumped for Fall

Adam Lippes for Target pumps Banana Republic Faux Leather Pleated Midi Skirt, Adam Lippes for Target Plaid Pumps

These Adam Lippes for Target pumps are closely edging in on my Prabal Gurung for Target heels for favorite pair in my closet.  The silhouette is perfect, the pattern is fun, they’re comfortable, and they’re only $40- what more could you want in a pair of heels?!

Two stores I frequently visit for office-appropriate clothing are The Limited and Banana RepublicThe Limited for their timeless pieces that will go with any and everything for years to come (like this blouse), and Banana Republic for their chic, office-appropriate interpretations of seasonal trends (like this faux leather pleated skirt).

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Outfit Details – Blouse: The Limited | Skirt: Banana Republic (now on sale!) | Heels: Adam Lippes for Target | Purse: Kate Spade (similar here and here) | Earrings: Banana Republic (sold out, similar here) | Necklaces: Bauble Bar (here and here) | Bracelet: LC Lauren Conrad | Lipstick: Too Faced ‘Spice Spice Baby’

Thanks for much for reading! Have a great weekend!

xo, C

Weekend Suede

Fall Suede Skirt Weekend Sweater + Hat

One of my favorite fall trends is the suede skirt.  It’s the perfect fabric for cool fall days, and camel is of course a perfect fall tone.  This skirt can easily be styled for 70s vibe by adding some fringe, a chic work look with a button down, or a casual weekend look with a sweater and sneakers!

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Outfit Details – Sweater: GAP | Skirt: Zara | Hat: GAP (similar here) | Sneakers: Adidas | Purse: Tommy Hilfiger (old, similar here) | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Bracelet: Banana Republic, LC Lauren Conrad (also love this one) | Rings: LC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Banana Republic | Necklaces: Bauble Bar | Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James | Nails: OPI Lourve Me, Lourve Me Not | Lipstick: Buxom ‘Dolly’ | Lipgloss: NYX ‘Creme Brûlée

Have a great weekend!

xo, C

On Trend

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This faux leather pencil skirt is actually one I picked up last year at Forever 21, but is still perfectly on trend for this fall.  It joins the ranks of a faux leather mini skirt and pleated faux leather midi skirt that are currently hanging in my closet waiting patiently to be broken out with fall fashions.  The crispness of fall air is finally back in Massachusetts and gives me that ‘back to school’ vibe of getting back into a routine and refocusing my energy.  I had a ton of fun this summer, but after a weekend away recouping I’m ready to get back into a regular posting schedule around here again, and hopefully bring some much needed new changes to the blog as well!

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Outfit Details – Pencil Skirt: Forever 21 (old, similar here and here) | Shirt: GAP (similar here and here) | Heels: Prabal Gurung for Target (old, similar patterned heels here and here) | Bag: H&M | Necklace: Nadri (old, similar here) | Watch: Fossil | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here)

Hope your week is off to a great start!

xo, C

Eye of the Tiger

Eye of the Tiger | The Sol Compass Olive Green and Leopard Print on The Sol Compass Weekend outfit inspiration

Items that need to be in your closet right now: a) a denim vest to throw on over everything, b) a simple white tee to throw on under everything, c) a pleated skirt that goes with everything, d) a pair of leopard print flats to add a little extra pop to every outfit, e) a reversible, vegan leather tote bag to carry around all your stuff in two separate ways, and f) a pair of outrageous sunglasses that just make you feel like a boss.

Casual skirt outfit on The Sol Compass Reversible Tote and Leopard Flats

Outfit Details – White Tee: J.Crew Factory | Denim Vest: Old Navy (also love this one) | Pleated Skirt: Banana Republic | Leopard Flats: American Eagle (available in two more styles here and here!) | Tote Bag: Street Level | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Necklace: Monogram Online | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Bracelet: Chan Luu

Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

xo, Caitlin

Save More Elephants

JCrew Save the Elephants tee

As we edge further into fall territory, I can’t help but feel inspired by the traditional collegiate prep styles swarming the New England area.  Stripes, navy, and graphic tees are three big ones that come to mind, but are still wearable in the 90 degree heat.  This skirt has been my go to piece (seen here last week!) since the colors are a bit more autumn appropriate than most of my summer skirts, but its still light and short enough to be comfortable in these late summer days.  Graphic tees are one of my favorite ways to make a statement about my personality, especially ones like this J.Crew for David Sheldrick ‘Save More Elephants’ tee.  100% of the net proceeds from it are donated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, to aid in their mission to protect and preserve Africa’s wildlife.

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Outfit Details – Tee: J.Crew for David Sheldrick | Skirt: Tommy Hilfiger (last seen here) | Heels: Circus by Sam Edelman (similar pair here) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker c/o Ditto | Necklace: Bauble Bar (sold out, similar styles here and here) | Fedora: David & Young | Watch: Fossil | Purse: Kate Spade | Lipgloss: Bobbi Brown ‘Petal’

Thanks for reading!

xo, C