The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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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!

Flannel and Leather | The Sol Compass Affordable Fall Fashion on The Sol Compass Black Faux Leather Mini Skirt - click to shop Casual Fall Weekend Outfit

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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Newburyport

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Over the weekend my friend Amanda and I were able to make a quick little day trip to Newburyport, which is a gorgeous seaside city on the North Shore.  We filled our day with some great boutique shopping, and of course plenty of seafood!  The beaches are pretty great, but what makes Newburyport so unique is its charming cobblestone streets and historical buildings; they are the epitome of a quintessentially New England seaport.

Usually with a bright printed skirt like this one, I tend to wear a white or navy top to tone down the colors.  With this one though, I had such perfectly coordinating items that I had to make an exception!  One of my favorite things ever is when I find a top from a few years ago that perfectly matches the shade of blue in the skirt I just got in the mail.  It’s the little things, after all.

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Outfit Details – Top: Banana Republic Factory | Skirt: J.Crew Factory | Sandals: Steve Madden | Purse: Vera Bradley | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Fossil | Bracelet: Chan Luu | Necklace: Jenny Boston