The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Festive Flair

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Hey everyone, happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Weekend!  In case you missed it, I launched the first set of my gift guides on Saturday, and also wrote about the perfect holiday gift I found for B here!

Today, since the holiday season is in full swing, I wanted to incorporate small amounts of festive flair without feeling overwhelmed by it (since I can hardly believe November is almost over!)  The bright green of the sweater and the bow detail on the back make it perfect for a slow embrace of the Christmas spirit!

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Banana Republic | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Shoes: Lauren Ralph Lauren |

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a great week!

xo, C


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Shoutout to Mom

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This outfit is what I like to call “channelling my mother 101”.  When I was younger my mom always wore red and black together and she always looked put together, but red and black was always one of her go to color combinations.  I vividly remember a friend’s mom picking me up from my house one day while my mom was playing basketball in the driveway with my younger brother.  She was rocking red jeans and a leather jacket and still managing to run after my Energizer Bunny of a brother.  The aforementioned friend’s mom told me that my mom always looked stylish no matter what she was doing, and I promptly saved this story in my head right next to the time she wouldn’t let me wear pajamas to school.

When I saw this bright red sweater at Banana Republic, I instantly fell in love with it.  With no sparkles or embellishments, it transitions well past the holiday season, through Valentine’s Day and even beyond.  The first time I went to wear it, I opened my denim drawer and was instantly drawn to classic black skinny jeans.  Finally, I slid my feet into these booties, which have a perfect pointy toe to add some style to a monochrome look.  When I looked at the finished product I couldn’t help but chuckle because I looked exactly like my mother.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Banana Republic | Jeans: GAP | Booties: Sam Edelman | Bag: Banana Republic Factory Store | Necklace: Tiffany & Co. | Ring: Bauble Bar | Lipstick: MAC ‘Finally Free’ | Lipgloss: MAC ‘Lust’

Thanks for reading!  Have a great week!

xo, C


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Winter Sky Blue

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The color of this sweater is a perfect combination of a clear blue winter sky and freshly fallen snow.  So naturally I had to pair it with the darkest color imaginable.  I will probably never give up incorporating contrasting elements in my outfits.  I think the black helps the light blue pop much more than a traditional blue jean would; just as the snow pops effortlessly against the elements of nature.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: J.Crew Factory |  Jeans: GAP | Booties: Sam Edelman | Purse: Kate Spade New York | Ring: Bauble Bar Lipstick MAC ‘Finally Free’ | Lipgloss: MAC ‘Lust’ | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Into the Night’


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Decking The Halls

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Happy Monday!  Today’s post is just a quick one with a look at my outfit to decorate the Christmas tree.  I loved the idea of dressing myself in “tinsel”, but I wanted to make sure I kept the look anchored in classic styles so I didn’t give my mom a panic attack at what kind of life choices I was making when I showed up to decorate the tree in actual tinsel.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Old Navy (old, love this one) | Shirt: J.Crew Factory | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Oxfords: J.Crew Factory | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Morning After’ | Lipgloss: Marc Jacobs ‘Pretty Thing’ | Nails: OPI ‘Stay Off The Lawn’

Thanks for reading!  I hope you all have an amazing week!

xo, C


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Cozy in Camel

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You guys might recognize this sweater from last year; I had it one repeat in real life and featured it on the blog here.  This is definitely my favorite turtleneck I own.  It somehow manages to keep my neck warm while still being much more fitted and slim than other turtlenecks tend to be.  I love it so much that I broke it out a little early this year to pair with my new favorite heels, and will probably go back in for another color this year!

Are there any items on your Black Friday shopping lists I need to scoop up for the winter?  Let me know in the comments below!

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Outfit Details – Sweater: J.Crew (last seen here) | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad (last seen here and here) | Lips: MAC Lipstick in ‘On Hold’Buxom Lip Polish in ‘Peyton’ | Nails: OPI Washington DC ‘Inside the ISABELLEtway’

 

Thank you for reading!  Have a great weekend!

xo, C


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Fall With J.Crew

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J.Crew has been knocking it out of the park this season.  Every time I look online or stop in one of the stores I find myself swooning over all sorts of classic reliables and new pieces.  Luckily now that J.Crew is being sold at Nordstrom in addition to the J.Crew and J.Crew Factory lines, I have three options to find my favorite brand.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: J.Crew | Skirt: J.Crew (last seen here, here, and here) | Bandana: J.Crew | Watch: Fossil | Purse: Vera Bradley (now on sale!) | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Weirdo’ | Lipgloss: Lip gloss: Nars ‘Chelsea Girls’ | Nails: OPI Washington DC ‘Pale to the Chief’ | Nails (toes): OPI Washington DC ‘CIA = Color Is Awesome’

Thank you for reading!  Have a great day!

xo, C


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Fall Blues

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Despite being fashion’s favorite season, and indisputably the prettiest, fall always gives me a small case of the blues.  While I love fall as much as the next person, it’s always sad to say goodbye to summer adventures, wearing skirts and dresses; especially knowing that the dreadful cold and snow of winter is just around the corner.  One of my favorite coping methods last week was taking one of my favorite summer items (a skirt) and pairing it with my must have winter items (a sweater) to make a perfect fall ensemble.

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Banana Republic | Skirt: The Limited | Heels: Sole Society | Tote: Sole Society (last seen herehereherehere, and here) | Necklace: Dogeared | Watch: Fossil | Lipstick: Urban Decay ‘Weirdo’ | Lipgloss: Lip gloss: Nars ‘Chelsea Girls’ | Nails: OPI Washington DC ‘Pale to the Chief’

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

xo, C