The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Pattern Mixing

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Hey everyone, happy hump day!  One of the fashion related questions I’m most asked by people is how to mix different patterns.  I may not be the best resource for this because I think stripes go with everything.  Alas, one of the bases of pattern mixing in my book is color coordination.  Prints in the same color palette effortless enhance each other, rather than heavily clashing.

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Outfit Details – Tee: J.Crew Factory | Skirt: J.Crew Factory | Shoes: Madewell (old, new version here; similar here and here) |

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great day!

xo, C


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Transitioning Colors

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Happy Friday everyone!  This week was back into the 80s here in Mass, so it felt unnatural to wear the conventional fall colors.  Instead I took the opportunity to embrace lighter colors together in one palette again.  This dreamy jacket from LOFT would be gorgeous over navy or aubergine well into the fall, and makes such a nice contrast to my usual dark leather jackets!

If you missed it, on Wednesday I announced my second giveaway to celebrate The Sol Compass’ third birthday!  I’m giving away a beautiful handmade wooden sunglasses case, so make sure you enter here!

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Outfit Details – Jacket: LOFT | Top: Express | Skirt: Ann Taylor | Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad (old, similar here and here) |

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

xo, C


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Early Fall Essentials

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Hello everyone, Happy Friday!  I hope you all saw Wednesday’s post – if you haven’t yet make sure you enter the giveaway!  It’s been such a pleasure sharing my life and style with you all over the past three years, I can’t wait to keep doing more of it!

Today’s post features all of my must have pieces for September and the early fall weather.  A heavy midi skirt like this crochet one in a fall color such as olive (though this one comes in five more colors here and here!)  My trusty denim jacket will continue to grace my outfits as the temps dip colder at night, and these leopard print pumps have started to work their way back into my outfits at last!

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Outfit Details – Tee: J.Crew Factory | Jacket: Lucky Brand | Skirt: JPR (more colors here) (last seen here and here) | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad (old, similar here, here, and here) |

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xo, C