The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Tropical Textures

 

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Welcome back, loves!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I’m so excited that the weather is finally consistently warm out that I’ve been celebrating the only way I know how – shopping for new clothes to wear on patios and rooftops, clearly.

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This beautiful Banana Republic skirt instantly caught my eye.  I love the length, the pleats, the pattern, and the colors.  I chose to pair it first with a lace top, to add some nice textures to mix up my look.  To make it more work appropriate, just add a pair of closed toe heels and a navy blazer!

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Outfit Details – Skirt: Banana Republic | Top: Ann Taylor (old, similar here, here, and here) | Heels: Steve Madden | Watch: Fossil | Nail Polish: OPI California Collection ‘Barking Up The Wrong Sequoia’ | Nail Polish (toes): OPI Fiji Collection ‘Super-Trop-i-cal-i-Fiji-istic

Thank you so much for reading.  Have a wonderful week!

xo, C


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Lemon Print Shorts

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Happy Hump Day my loves!  Last week you may have seen me post on Instagram that I did some major damage at LOFT, including these adorable lemon print shorts.  Lemon prints have been absolutely everywhere this spring, and LOFT is definitely in the game with this halter dressone shoulder top, scarfsleeveless top and even no show socks!

My two favorite blogger outfits featuring the lemon print trend are Hallie (featuring the aforementioned LOFT scarf) and Blair styling an Anthro dress!  I love the way they both mixed stripes with lemon prints and incorporated their own personal styles into the trend!

Printed shorts are a must have for me during the summer.  They are absolutely perfect for weekend trips to the zoo on hot summer days!  I know these lemon ones will be on constant rotation over the next few months!

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Outfit Details – Top: LOFT | Shorts: LOFT | Sneakers: Vans | Necklace: Elizabeth and James | Watch: Fossil | Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ‘Weirdo’ | NARS Lipgloss ‘Turkish Delight’  | OPI California Dreaming Lacquer Collection ‘Sweet Caramel Sunday’

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Michaela and I are heading to NYC tomorrow so make sure to follow along on Snapchat (@chummer17) and Instagram (@thesolcompass)!

xo, C


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Ruffled

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Hello everyone, welcome back!  Thank you all so much for your positive response to my new “My Boston” series!  Writing a Boston Travel Guide has been something I’ve wanted to do since I was in high school, and I am beyond excited to have the chance to share my neighborhood guides with you all!

I have been seeing ruffled skirts everywhere for the past few months, but none of them spoke to me the way this “bisque beige” number from LOFT!  I love how the neutral color really lets the ruffles make a statement on their own!

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Outfit Details – Tee: J.Crew Factory | Skirt: LOFT | Mules: Express | Purse: Kate Spade New York (old, similar here and here) | Necklace: Elizabeth and James | Watch: Fossil | Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ‘Weirdo’ | NARS Lipgloss ‘Turkish Delight’  | OPI California Dreaming Lacquer Collection ‘Sweet Caramel Sunday’

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Hope you all have a great week!

xo, C


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Floral Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed your short week and are ready for another weekend already (I know I am).

Along with the berry skirt from Wednesday’s post, I picked up this floral skirt from J.Crew a few weeks ago.  The print is vintage and yet refreshing at the same time, and to boot it is beyond comfortable – I wore it last night for my baby brother’s high school graduation and didn’t feel the pinch of having one too many gyros for lunch at all.  Oh, and did I mention it has pockets?  You’re welcome, ladies.

Outfit Details – Skirt: J.Crew | Tee: Banana Republic |

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!

xo, C


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Making Waves

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Happy August, everyone!  That feels so strange to say.  I feel like Memorial Day and the unofficial start to summer was just last week, and now we’re in the final stretch towards fall.  Luckily, living in New England, I have easy access to all sorts of fun summer destinations that are easy to jet off to, like Saratoga Springs and Southern Coastal Maine.  My must have clothing items for some summer exploring (especially when it falls smack in the middle of a heat dome) are fun shorts from J.Crew (last worn here) and these boat shoes (great for climbing some rocks and long walks alike).

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Outfit Details – Top: GAP (similar here) | Shorts: J.Crew Factory | Shoes: Sperry | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Necklace: Nadri (old, similar here and here) | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Got Myself Into A Jam-Balaya’ | Nail Polish (toes): OPI ‘Purple Palazzo Pants’ | Lipstick: Naked Vice ‘Native’ | Lip gloss: Urban Decay Naked ‘Liar’

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

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


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Weekend LBD

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This Milly for Kohl’s dress is definitely my number one sidekick.  It just proves to me that the LBD cliches are totally true.  I’ve thrown on this dress for so many occasions I can hardly keep track of them.  A best friend’s birthday.  A wedding date where I don’t even know the bride and groom.  An office trip.  The list keeps going.  And last weekend, I pulled it out again for a stylish shopping trip with my mom.

Madewell is one of my favorite accessories stops in the mall.  As someone who usually gravitates towards preppy, classic, and professional styles, Madewell is the perfect stop to spice some of my looks up while still feeling totally comfortable in my style.  I bought this scarf in olive green in the fall and wore it nonstop over the colder months.  When I saw its cayenne colored twin, I knew I just had to have another one on rotation!  Add in a fun hat and these awesome Toms wedges and this little black dress suddenly has a totally different vibe to it.

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Outfit Details – Dress: Milly for Kohl’s (old, similar here and here) | Booties: TOMS (last seen here and here) | Denim Jacket: Lucky Brand | Scarf: Madewell (also love this one) | Hat: Madewell x Biltmore (sold out, love this one) | Bag: Coach | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Lipstick: Urban Decay Vice ‘Weirdo’

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Hope you all have a great week!

xo, C