The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Breaking Plaid

To file under “shows B is still trying to convince me to watch”: Breaking Bad.  Plaid, on the other hand, is something we can both agree on.  When we first started dating, B exclusively wore flannels and jeans on the weekends, and his car even has plaid seats.  Needless to say, I think B was born for fall.

On that same subject, I raid Old Navy for updated flannels every September when the cool air rolls back in again.  (If you don’t believe me you can see examples here, here, herehere, here, and here.  Phew!)  While most flannels have some navy in them (at least the ones I gravitate towards!), I loved that this one was exclusively white and navy.  I originally planned on wearing it with my purple pants, but after I ordered these olive ones I knew they would be perfect together.

Outfit Details – Shirt: Old Navy | Pants: GAP | Purse: Target | Boots: Target (old, similar here, here, and here)

Thanks for reading, hope you all have a great day!

xo, C


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Colors of Fall in Keene

Happy Friday everyone!  Today’s outfit is just celebrating all the beautiful colors of fall.  You may remember last year I wore a lot of deep jewel tones throughout the fall (almost exclusively aubergine, burgundy, olive, and navy), but this year I’ve been doing a lot of matching my outfit to the colors outside.  Over the weekend, while B and I spent a few hours in Keene, NH I wore purple, a color I have always associated with October and Halloween!

Outfit Details – Shirt: Old Navy | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Booties: J.Crew Factory |

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?  This is the first time in about four years that I’m not going to Manhattan for the New Yorker Festival, but I have a very different trip planned instead :).  Make sure you follow along on Instagram (@thesolcompass) and Snapchat (@chummer17) to see where!

xo, C


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Tis the Season

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Hey guys!  Welcome back.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed a long weekend.  Since it’s officially Christmas season my siblings and I celebrated with some tree hunting and holiday decorating (and photo shoots, of course).

Whether you purchase a real tree or break out your artificial one every year, a trip to a Christmas tree farm (or nursery) is a great activity to kickstart the holiday season.  I love the fresh smell of pine surrounding me and the overwhelming sight of dozens of trees in one place.  There is really nothing quite like sharing this event with your loved ones!

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My Outfit – Flannel: Old Navy | Vest: Banana Republic | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Boots: Hunter | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory | Earrings: Kate Spade New York | Necklace: Dogeared | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Morning After’ | Lipgloss: Urban Decay ‘Lovechild’

Michaela’s Outfit – Top: LOFT | Vest: Banana Republic | Scarf: Target | Boots: Target | Jeans: Target | Lipgloss: Urban Decay ‘Naked’

Kevin’s Outfit – Shirt: Nautica | Khakis: American Eagle | Shoes: Sperry

 

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

xo, C

 


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Flannel and Leather

Flannel and Leather Black Zara Faux Leather Mini Skirt Gray Old Navy Flannel

The fact that suede and leather (of both real and fake variety) are everywhere this season is a dream come true for me.  Leather has been a staple of my wardrobe for as long as I can remember, and I love embracing it in all its incarnations- well past the traditional leather jacket!  After the pencil skirt and midi skirt, I have finally broken out the (faux) leather mini skirt and am so excited to find other ways to style it!

I buy at least one Old Navy flannel every fall.  They are my absolute favorites, and I don’t even have to feel guilty about adding yet another to my wardrobe because of how affordable they are!  I love the contrast the loose flannel gives the tight mini skirt- all about contrast this fall (as evident here, here, and here).  I usually order the tall length, partially because I have a long torso but also because I think they look great with a tunic-esque vibe, especially if you plan on wearing them over leggings!

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Outfit Details – Faux Leather Skirt: Zara (also love this one and this one) | Flannel: Old Navy | Oxfords: J.Crew Factory (sold out, similar on sale pair here, different style here) | Necklace: Nadri (sold out, similar here) | Bracelet: Lucky Brand | Watch: Fossil | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Lipliner: NYX ‘Ever’ | Lipgloss: NYX ‘Tiramisu’

Thanks for stopping by!

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