The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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Home for the Holidays

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Happy Friday everyone!  I can’t believe it’s already the 22nd!  The next week for me is going to be so busy but so full and I can’t wait to spend some quality time relaxing with all of my families!  As I do every year, I’m going to take next week off from blogging.  I love coming back refreshed in the New Year, and am looking forward to taking advantage of that time to reconnect with some of my favorite people.  Make sure to follow along on Instagram, though!

This cozy sweater from Old Navy was a bit of an impulse buy for me, since I have been loving long cardigans so much these past few months.  I grabbed it straight out of the shipping box on a late fall day for a drive to the ocean with B (seen in this Instagram), and that day I completely fell in love with it.  I paired it with my Converse for some beach time, and lately I’ve been wearing it while working from home at least once per week.  For Christmastide, I knew I would want to dress it up a bit, so I paired it with these fantastic leopard booties.  I love how they make the outfit look intentional and put together, while I get to stay comfortable in this sweater!

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Outfit Details – Sweater: Old Navy | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Tee: J.Crew Factory | Booties: Banana Republic | Sunglasses: Quay Australia

Thank you so much for reading!  Make sure to stop by on January 1st for my next post!  Happy Holidays!

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


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Violet

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This Goddess dress from Banana Republic is so true to its name.  Its easy and breezy but still has that elusive Ancient Greek glamour to it.  With some simple gold accessories, it’s the perfect item to glam up a weekend farmer’s market trip with my favorite straw tote and some comfortable embellished sandals!

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Outfit Details – Dress: Banana Republic | Sandals: BCBGeneration via TJMaxx | Tote Bag: J.Crew |  Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Cajun Shrimp’ | Lipgloss: ‘Goodness Gracious’ by MAC x Ellie Goulding | Lipstick: ‘Without Your Love’ by MAC x Ellie Goulding

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

xo, C


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Weekend Wear

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Today’s outfit is inspired directly by my Saturday routine.  On the average Saturday, I like to stick to my morning routine as closely as possible.  I wake up early and get to the gym right when they open, enjoy a longer workout, and then shower and get ready for my errand routine.  This past Saturday I was craving comfort even more than usual, as my feet were killing me after getting back outside training for my upcoming race and walking around Boston in heels a bit too much, definitely not my brightest moment.  I try to look somewhat presentable on my weekend errand runs because I know I’ll wind up seeing someone I know, or someone I want to know, and wearing something as simple as jeans instead of yoga pants usually makes all the difference in my eyes.

My checklist this weekend included a warm sweater so I didn’t have to carry around a coat with me and comfortable shoes for the aforementioned unhappy feet.  After I crossed those two off the list I honestly just looked for something fun to brighten up the outfit, which wound up being this necklace I got at The Limited last year.  I’ve never understood why people choose to go to the grocery store in sweat or yoga pants when it takes just as much effort to put on jeans in the morning, and that simple change can make a world of difference.  Throwing on a bright necklace or scarf really just adds to the image of effort, while still being really comfortable.  I’ll have no problems walking around and seeing people I know without mascara on and wearing street sneakers like I am here as long as I have jeans on, but if I went to Target in my gym clothes I’d wind up being so embarrassed I’d run through the store as fast as possible and forget half the things I needed.  Not like that’s ever happened before. or anything…

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Outfit Details – Sweater: GAP | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Sneakers: Adidas (also available here) | Purse: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: The Limited | Earrings: Banana Republic (sold out, similar here) | Bracelets: The LimitedLC Lauren Conrad, J.Crew Factory | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Lipgloss: Bobbi Brown in ‘Petal’ | Nail Polish: Essie ‘Big Spender’

Thanks for reading, have a wonderful week!
xo, C


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Weekend with Old Navy

Weekend with Old Navy

Ponchos and capes are my favorite weekend apparel.  They’re comfy for lounging on a couch watching some football, but equally as stylish for running around doing some errands.  My favorite accessory to glam up a casual weekend look is a felt fedora like this one, to add an extra element of fashion to the outfit.

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Outfit Details – Tank: Old Navy | Poncho: Old Navy | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Boots: Steve Madden | Bracelets: LC Lauren Conrad, J.Crew | Hat: Gap (sold out, love this one and this one) | Purse: Kate Spade New York (similar here, also like this one and this one) | Necklaces: Bauble Bar | Earrings: Banana Republic

Thanks so much for reading!  Have a great weekend!
xo, C


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Weekend Suede

Fall Suede Skirt Weekend Sweater + Hat

One of my favorite fall trends is the suede skirt.  It’s the perfect fabric for cool fall days, and camel is of course a perfect fall tone.  This skirt can easily be styled for 70s vibe by adding some fringe, a chic work look with a button down, or a casual weekend look with a sweater and sneakers!

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Outfit Details – Sweater: GAP | Skirt: Zara | Hat: GAP (similar here) | Sneakers: Adidas | Purse: Tommy Hilfiger (old, similar here) | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Bracelet: Banana Republic, LC Lauren Conrad (also love this one) | Rings: LC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Banana Republic | Necklaces: Bauble Bar | Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James | Nails: OPI Lourve Me, Lourve Me Not | Lipstick: Buxom ‘Dolly’ | Lipgloss: NYX ‘Creme Brûlée

Have a great weekend!

xo, C


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Green and Orange

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Finding new ways to wear my old favorite items is one of the most rewarding experiences my closet and I share together (and there are a lot of exciting moments in said relationship).  I think one of the most underrated purposes of fashion blogs is to inspire you to look at your current wardrobe with fresh eyes, whether it be a new color pairing or a casual weekend take on your favorite pencil skirt that you may not have tried previously.  This Banana Republic skirt is three years old, but it’s one of my favorite items in my wardrobe (largely for sentimental reasons, but also because it’s a fabulous color and great quality).  I’ve worn it with both navy and white before, but I really love the extra kick the orange accents here give it.  A-line skirts are my absolute favorites, but I like that this one is a bit shorter in length because it makes it fun and weekend appropriate!

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Outfit Details – Top: GAP (old, similar here and here) | Skirt: Banana Republic | Denim Jacket: Lucky Brand | Clutch: Charming Charlie (similar here) | Ring: Banana Republic | Earrings: Banana Republic | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Bracelet: Banana Republic | Necklace: Francesca’s (old, similar here) | Sandals: Topshop

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

xo, C