The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Welcome back everyone!  I hope you all had a great week and an exciting weekend ahead.  I’ve been dying to put together an outfit of entirely primary colors for I don’t even know how long, so I was thrilled when this one came together the way I hoped it would.  But then again, my legs are still winter white and I ate Chick-Fil-A before shooting so… Can’t win ’em all, I guess.

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Outfit Details – Dress: Banana Republic Factory Store | Purse: GAP | Heels: Charles by Charles David | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here) | Necklace: Nadri (old, similar here) | Watch: Fossil | Ring: BaubleBar | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Wrong Number’ | Lipgloss: Lorac ‘Pastry Chef

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xo, C


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Now and Later Cold Shoulder Sweater

Hey everyone, happy Monday!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  Today I’m going to be sharing two ways to wear this cold shoulder sweater from LOFT.  B told me it was cute twice the first day I wore it so you KNOW it must be doing something right.  My favorite part about the cold shoulder trend is how easily it blends the gaps between seasons.  I can wear it with jeans on a colder spring day, or throw on a pencil skirt when the weather is more on the mild side!

 

Outfit Details – Sweater: LOFT | Skirt: Banana Republic | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here) | Necklace: Elizabeth and James | Lip gloss: Nars ‘Chelsea Girls’ | Lipstick: NARS ‘Cruising’ | Nails: Essie “Bachelorette Bash”

 

Thanks for reading!  Hope you have a great week!

xo, C


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Daisy

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Happy Monday loves!  Inspiration for today’s title brought to you by Zedd.

Outfit Details – Top: GAP | Skirt: Ann Taylor (old, similar here, here, here and here) (last seen here and here) | Sandals: Steve Madden | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Necklace: Bauble Bar | Watch: Fossil | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Purse: Vera Bradley (only available in stores, similar here and here) | Lipgloss: ‘Petal’ by Bobbi Brown | Nail Polish: ‘Not So Bora Bora-ing Pink’ by OPI

Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful week!

xo, C


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Papaya

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During late spring this is my one of my easy wardrobe formula: simple dress, denim jacket, flat shoes for frolicking.  J.Crew Factory is always able to help in those categories, specifically dresses.  This season I’ve probably bought more dresses there than I should admit.  But when each one is better than the last, who can blame me?!  And how could you say no to such a fun and bright dress…

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Outfit Details – Dress: J.Crew Factory | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Shoes: Madewell (old, similar here and here) | Purse: Coach (similar herehere, and here) | Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren ConradChan Luu | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Nail Polish: I Cannoli Wear OPI | Lipgloss: ‘Goodness Gracious’ by MAC x Ellie Goulding | Lipstick: ‘Without Your Love’ by MAC x Ellie Goulding

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Hump Day!

xo, C


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Contrast

The contrast of black and white always feels like an easy outfit combination for me (last seen in this post).  I love adding a contrast in textures (eyelet and faux leather) and styles (a feminine dress with a biker jacket) to add to the juxtaposition.  Purple nails and a green handbag felt like the perfect way to bring spring into this look as well!

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Outfit Details – Dress: Banana Republic | Jacket: Topshop | Booties: Coach (similar here and here) | Purse: Coach (old, similar here and here) | Sunglasses: Illesteva | Earrings: Nordstrom | Watch: Fossil | Lipgloss: ‘Liar’ by Urban Decay | Nail Polish: ‘Purple Palazzo Pants’ by OPI

Thank you for reading!  Have a spectacular day!

xo, C


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Hibiscus

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This hibiscus print skirt from J.Crew is the perfect spring print!  I love how many color options there are to choose from, it would easily look just as good with a white top and black heels as it does with blue and pink accents!  I am such a sucker for a good skirt, but if they aren’t your thing there are tons of other options in this print, including this scarf, dress, top, and shorts!  They are all so perfect for spring I can hardly believe they’re all on sale!

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Outfit Details – Tee: J.Crew | Skirt: J.Crew | Heels: White House Black Market (old, similar here, here, and here) | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren ConradChan Luu | Necklace: Bauble Bar | Watch: Fossil | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Purse: Vera Bradley (only available in stores, similar here and here) | Lipgloss: ‘Petal’ by Bobbi Brown | Nail Polish: ‘Not So Bora Bora-ing Pink’ by OPI

Thanks for reading! Happy Friday!

xo, C


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Cherry Blossom Festival

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It’s a tad overdue, but today I’m finally sharing pictures from my trip to Washington, D.C.!  I have so much to share with you all over the next few weeks, I’m going to try ramping up my game to five posts a week (Monday-Friday, still at 6AM EST).  We’ll see if I’m able to keep up with it, but for now I’m excited to be able to share more content every week.

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Seeing the magnitude of the Cherry Blossoms in peak bloom around the Tidal Basin is an astounding experience, and one that I’ve hoped to have the pleasure of seeing for quite some time now.  Homaro Cantu once said that the cherry blossoms represent the fragility and the beauty of life.  They are a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.  Seeing how quickly peak bloom comes and goes is the epitome of this sentence, and I feel so fortunate that I was able to be there the day before peak bloom when the trees were so very beautiful and full of life.

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I’m a naturally early riser, and chasing sunrises is one of my favorite hobbies.  However I’m not sure I’ve ever had such an experience that was as rewarding as the sunrises I saw in DC.  We got up extra early every day we were there to make sure we could get down to the Tidal Basin or the Lincoln Memorial to find parking and prime sunrising viewing spots.  It was 100% worth it.

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I had an unfortunate incident involving dropping my DSLR lens while trying to get the perfect shot, which resulted in a broken lens and a mini panic attack on my part.  Luckily my iPhone came to the rescue and managed to snap a few shots while I was trying to capture the fleeting sunrise at its prime (the two photos below).

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This J.Crew Factory dress was perfect for a spring day.  I love the attention to detail in the laser cut floral print, and the bright pink was perfect for both DC sightseeing and an Easter mass with a quick swap of accessories!

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Outfit Details – Dress: J.Crew Factory | Jacket: Express | Sneakers: Vans | Necklaces: Bauble Bar (here and here) | Purse: Coach Factory (old, similar here and here)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!
xo, C