The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Bridging Seasons

Hey everyone, happy Friday!  Today I want to talk about those times of year that are a bit tricky to dress for: transition months.  My tried and true formula for September is to stick with warm weather basics (skirts, open toe shoes, etc) in autumn appropriate hues. I will hold on to every last bit of summer for as long as I can, but this look was a great way to start incorporating some of my new purchases while staying comfortable during the last days of summer.

Outfit Details – Tee: Banana Republic | Jacket: White House Black Market (old, similar here and here) | Skirt: JPR (more colors here!) | Heels: Banana Republic |

Thank you so much for reading!  Have a great weekend!

xo, C


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Fall Fabrics

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Hello everyone, welcome back!  Lately I have been scoping out the fall fashion scene, so I took a look back into my closet to see what items I always wear during autumn months.  Leather and denim are two staples that I can’t imagine going through October without!  Paired together, they make a chic combination that will transition well from cool August days (with sandals) into colder days with a pair of ankle boots!

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Outfit Details – Chambray: American Eagle (old, similar here) | Skirt: Banana Republic (old, similar here) | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad (old, similar here and here) |

Thank you so much for stopping by – happy hump day!

xo, C


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August Romance

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Hello everyone, welcome back!  Do any of you have any exciting plans for the weekend?? Michaela and I are heading to New York again for some beach and family time, so make sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (@chummer17).

I love pairing together colors close on the color wheel, and blush and red are no exception.

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Outfit Details – Top: Talbots (old, similar here) | Skirt: Ann Taylor (old, similar here) | Heels: Steve Madden |

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

xo, C


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Pretty in Pineapple

Hello everyone, welcome back!  Today’s skirt is an absolute dream.  Every time I walked past this pattern in the J.Crew window at the mall I started daydreaming about us doing everything together.  Working together, going to brunch together, taking long walks on the beach talking about our future…

But really.  This pattern and the colors are an absolute dream.  I love the pineapple pattern, but it’s not too obvious and predictable as yellow and green, so it gives off the vibe that you can wear and re-wear it as many times in as many ways as you could possibly dream!

Outfit Details – Chambray: American Eagle (old, similar here) | Skirt: J.Crew (also available in top, dress, and heels!) | Heels: Vince Camuto (old, similar here)


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Berry Exciting

In case you didn’t know, I love berries.  I love the month of June, I love picking berries, I love cooking with berries, anything you could possibly think of involving berries I am 100% down with.  To kick off berry season (which, by me, starts next week!) I’m sharing not only this adorable berry print from J.Crew, but also some of my favorite recipes for berry season!

Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

This berry print is just to die for.  You all know I have an undying love for midi skirts, but if that’s not your jam (we’ll get to jam recipes later), it also comes in heels and a shirt.  I chose to keep it simple with classic navy accents, but it would look great paired with red or bold with stripes!

Outfit Details – Tee: Banana Republic | Skirt: J.Crew | Heels: Steve Madden (similar here)

My parents have been going to Tougas Family Farm since they moved to Massachusetts from New York City nearly 30 years ago.  In my mind there is simply no comparable place for fruit picking.  From strawberries in June to pumpkins in October, they have you covered.  Strawberry season kicks off the second week of June, so you can bet I’ll be there at least once per week until October!

My dad and I have a strong bond over fruit based desserts.  Most desserts, actually, but fruit based desserts are my favorite.  My two favorite recipes are from old Bon Appétit Magazines from 20 years ago that he still holds on to!  There are some real gems in there I found while leafing through to find these recipes so I’d definitely recommend a subscription to the magazine or digging through the archives from past years!

Strawberry shortcake is my favorite dessert of all time.  If I had to narrow it down more, I would say this chocolate one takes the cake (I know guys, I’m sorry.  The puns just keep getting sweeter.  Okay okay last one.)

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B and I went ahead and picked up some store bought strawberries so we could make it a little early – but I can’t even imagine how great it will taste with farm fresh berries!

My second favorite dessert is the Blueberry grunt. The recipe calls for frozen berries, but we have always used the fresh ones!

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Central Massachusetts’ finest winery, Nashoba Valley Winery, has a blueberry merlot and a strawberry rhubarb to keep the berry party going!  It’s worth a drive out to Bolton for lunch (picnic or restaurant style), wine tasting, and the beautiful scenery!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Make sure to leave your thoughts about Berry Season in the comment section below!  Have a great day!

xo, C


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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


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Summer Lights

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The combination of a simple tank and a lightweight flowy skirt is perfect for those unbearably hot summer days.  It can seem so impossible to still look nice when it’s hot and humid outside.  But with a light easy combination like this one, it’s possible to look cool without being too hot.  At night for al fresco drinks, I just have to throw on my favorite denim jacket to warm up and dress my look down.

My sister and I are heading out on a road trip to Saratoga Springs this morning. If you have any recommendations for food or sight seeing stops there or along the way please share them! You can follow along with our shenanigans and ultimate road trip playlist on snapchat @chummer17!

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Outfit Details: Top: Banana Republic | Skirt: Ann Taylor (old, similar here, here, and here) | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Bracelet: The Limited | Necklace: Lipstick: Buxom ‘Marrakech’

 

Thanks for reading!  Have a wonderful week!

xo, C