The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer


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August Romance

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Hello everyone, welcome back!  Do any of you have any exciting plans for the weekend?? Michaela and I are heading to New York again for some beach and family time, so make sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (@chummer17).

I love pairing together colors close on the color wheel, and blush and red are no exception.

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Outfit Details – Top: Talbots (old, similar here) | Skirt: Ann Taylor (old, similar here) | Heels: Steve Madden |

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

xo, C


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Ruffles for Work

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Hey everyone, welcome back!  Today I’m talking about ways to wear a ruffled skirt to work.  I am 100% on board with this trend, and a skirt is my favorite way to incorporate it since I tend to favor a t-shirt or classic blouse over a trendy one.  I’ve worn this skirt in the past with t-shirts, and today I chose to wear it with a white button down, which instantly made the skirt look chic and professional!

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Outfit Details – Top: J.Crew | Skirt: LOFT (similar here, here, and here) | Heels: Merona (old, similar here)  | Bag: Ralph Lauren |

Thanks so much for reading!  Enjoy your week!

xo, C

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Muted Red, White, and Blue

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Hello everyone, welcome back!  Today I’m sharing an alternate way to wear red, white, and blue for the Fourth of July weekend, or really at any point during the summer.  I love this combination of burgundy and dusty blue to allude to America’s colors, but it’s less expected than bright red and cobalt may be.  It’s a great way to incorporate the festivities into your work attire the week before!

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Outfit Details – Top: LOFT | Skirt: Ann Taylor (old, similar here, here, and here) | Jacket: LOFT (old, similar here and here) | Heels: Topshop | 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 day!

xo, C


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Sun Dance

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While celebrities and influencers were posting snowy and picturesque Instagrams over the past week, I was just happy to tango with the real sun back here in Mass.  It might be a little seasonally premature but I was so excited to have a few days wear I could wear these pieces I picked up at the mall this month.  You all know I love a good leather skirt (this post is one of your all-time favorites, and my favorite midi skirt has been worn here, here, and here), and this forest green color is such a pretty alternative to black.  I can’t wait to find new ways to wear this pretty blouse; I think it would look great at a seaside restaurant with white jeans and a pair of espadrilles in the summer!

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Outfit Details – Blouse: Ann Taylor | Skirt: Ann Taylor | Bag: Longchamp | Heels: Calvin Klein | Sunglasses: Elizabeth & James | Earrings: Banana Republic | Necklace: Venice + Violet by Dogeared | Ring: BaubleBar

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Hump Day!

xo, C


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Tan, Pink, and Navy

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This tank and jacket combo was one of my first purchases from White House Black Market five years ago.  I vividly remember my parents taking me there for internship pieces (first my dad when I needed a suit, then my mom for daily professional wear).  I loved this combo so much as an 18 year old that I wore it to work, then with jeans on Thanksgiving, and I even wore it out on a Saturday night in college with a tweed skirt.  Which is maybe not the best example of asking a business school student what to wear on a Saturday night, but it does speak volumes about White House Black Market pieces and their timelessness.  I think they look just as good today as they did five years ago.

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Outfit Details – Jacket: White House Black Market (old, similar here and here) | Top: White House Black Market (old, similar here and here) | Skirt: J.Crew (sold out, similar here and here, under $25 option here) | Sandals: Merona | 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

xo, C


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Emerald

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Pairing a bright jewel tone (such as this emerald) with classic black is a favorite bold option of mine.  Black keeps the look anchored in professionalism, with closed toe heels assisting the conservative vibe.  Add in some bold eyelet, patterned heels, and crossover front styling and the look suddenly has a bit more of a personal style element to it!

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Outfit Details – Top: Ann Taylor | Skirt: Banana Republic | Heels: Adam Lippes for Target (sold out, similar here and here) | Purse: Kate Spade New York | Earrings: LC Lauren Conrad | Nail Polish: I Cannoli Wear OPI | 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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Blush and Orange

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I keep bringing back blush items over and over again this spring, and for someone who has historically never worn a ton of pink it seems rather strange.  Blush is so versatile and just soft enough that it doesn’t overpower the way a cotton candy or a bubble gum pink might. This skirt is such a soft and muted tone that it lets the orange top do all the talking, but I think it would be just as fun of a look with a more saturated pink skirt-who doesn’t love a good burst of color in spring?!

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Outfit Details – Top: GAP (old, similar here) | Skirt: Ann Taylor (sold out, similar herehere, and here) | Necklaces: Bauble Bar (here and here) | Bracelets: The Limited, Banana RepublicLC Lauren Conrad | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Earrings: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Heels: Banana Republic (old, similar here) | Purse: Vera Bradley (only available in stores, similar here and here) | Lipgloss: ‘Petal’ by Bobbi Brown

Thanks for reading!  Have a great weekend!

xo, C