guest post: Julie Leah

I am honored to have our second guest post: Julie Leah! I love following her preppy chic eye with amazing posts, and great instagrams, that capture everything that she finds lovely {warning: she has an amazing eye!}. Her post for us is beyond lovely and will encourage all y'all to book a trip to India asap! Thank you Julie!

 (Images 1 & 3 // Image 2 unknown // Image 4)

Hello, everyone! I'm Julie and I blog over at Julie Leah: A life & style blog, and I'm so happy to be bringing you a little dose of inspiration today while Hunter is off gallivanting in some exotic location. I was thinking about what to share with you today and decided to just let the photos do the talking. I've been aching for some warmer weather and a little adventure, and these images seemed like just the thing to help me push through a near-freezing day. Breezy dresses, exploring new cultures, having your own "eat, pray, love" moment - if only Hunter could have tucked me into her suitcase!

 Thank you so much for having me over, lady! Hope you're having the time of your life in India! And thank you, readers, for visiting with me today. You can find me over at my blog, on twitter, or on instagram (almost) all day, every day!


guest post: Katie from Passports and Pearls

I'm so excited to have Katie from passports and pearls guest post while I'm away! She has the best blog and a love of travel that runs deep, like a quick jaunt to Iceland,deep. I highly recommend following her on Instagram {@KatieBartels}. Her recent trip to Iceland has me excited for our potential Iceland trip this summer. Also check out her jewelry designs as she mixes glam with preppy and incorporates finds from her travel into her collections.

She will also be posting next week, so stay tuned!

I adore color. I change my nail polish at least twice a week and most of the time I go with bold colors like cobalt blue, tomato red, and neon green. Ive recently become obsessed with the idea of colorful hair. I don't think I'm gutsy enough to do it, but I've been spending a lot of time on pinterest looking at photos of other's colorful locks!


travel outfit


outfit one: puffer vest // cashmere // scarf // passport cover // jeans // aquaphor // loafers
outfit two: sweater wrap // jacket wrap // scarf // kindle // lipgloss // leggings // eye cream // shoes

Well, Lovers, I have probably just landed in India, or am trying to get over the jet lag that 20 hours and 15 minutes of flight time provides. I wanted to create an inspiration board of my travel uniform. 

The first outfit is my travel uniform: comfy skinnies that don't feel like pants, cozy cashmere that is warm and cool when needed, and loafers for easy undress and re-dress. I also love to travel with a puffer in the winter. It is an easy layer to pack and can second for a pillow. I like the scarf for the same reason and it can also be worn as a wrap. While bringing a scarf to India is like bringing sand to the beach, it will make my carry one for pillow purposes alone. 

For this trip, I will be out of my uniform as the weather is supposed to be 80 degrees the entire time and I wanted to pack limited stuff. The shoes will be my site seeing shoes :comfy, kind of pulled together and not too expensive that I don't mind leaving them behind when it is time to come home. Leggings will be great for many outings while traveling, and the endless yoga, as I want to be covered but not too warm {read, no jeans}. I love these two jacket options as they are chic, but cozy, and they would fit perfectly in my closet when I get home. 

How do you travel?


off to India

Lovers! I am beyond excited to be heading off to India for a girls' trip for the next two weeks! I have always wanted to go to India and am so thankful for this trip of a lifetime. I will not be responding while away BUT have some great guest post scheduled and as well as some posts I put together before I jet-set off!

{I will attempt to keep updates on Twitter @navyorangeblog and Instagram @navyandorange}

photo courtesy of Crush cul de sac


I love Paris

I am very excited to share that I will be an aunt for the second time and thus have an excuse to visit the little nugget in Paris this summer or fall!

Can't wait to be an aunt to a little frog and am feeling very blessed for all our travel plans for 2013 {India in 3 days!, bachelorette for the bestie in the Spring, Iceland in the summer and Hawaii in the winter!}

What are your travel plans this year???

also, happy Engagementversary to the hubby! He proposed in the most perfect way 3 years ago today! {check out instagram @navyandorange}



One of my besties is getting married this year and I have been helping brainstorm bachelorette ideas. Who doesn't freaking love every single celebration that goes along with weddings?!?

photos courtesy of pinterest and oscarpr girl pinterest


the perfect flannel shirt

I picked up this perfect flannel shirt before Christmas and have worn it with sweats, loafers, but love the juxtaposition worn with bright lips, pearls and heels.
Shop some other lovely verstatile perfect shirts below!


cat and mouse flats

How fun is a little cat and mouse?
Mouse velvet slippers here and more options here {think camo, metallic,stripes and black or white with studs}.
Cat satin flats here and more options here {leopard, glitter, satin and velvet}.

photo courtesy of the blonde salad


feminine decor

after visiting two of our friends that are new moms to little perfect girls, I have been inspired to keep an eye out for feminine decor and am purely moved by this lovely photo.

photo courtesy of birdie to be


pops of color for the home

While I am inspired by monochromatic white kitchen-scapes for our remodel {as seen on Pinterest}, I love these pops of color for other parts of the home.
photos courtesy of classy in the city


herringbone with dark red jeans

Vest // sweater // jeans similar ones here and here // shoes and similar // lips in red square
As seen here and on instagram, I can't stop wearing this J.Crew herringbone vest {sold out, but check out eBay!}. I recently paired it with my dark red jeans and this comfy sweater that I can't stop wearing.




heavy hearts

We have heavy hearts today as some sad news regarding a friend was told to us. Everyday is a gift. Don't wait until tomorrow to call that friend back. Hug everyone in your life today.
Hope your weekend and Friday is full of love, light and laughs.

photos courtesy of snippet and ink and patterson maker


stripes and leopard

 Leopard and Stripes have been my go-to for layers.
me, the leopard and stripe pairing and my favorite blazer.
Happy Shopping!


photo courtesy of crush cul de sac



How totally lovely is this living space? As we dive into more home makeover {next up? the kitchen!}, I cannot help but be inspired by all decor finds.

photo courtesy of patterson maker


skirts & sweaters

sweater J.Crew {old}, similar one here and here //
skirt J.Crew {sold out}, similiar one here and here // bracelet J.Crew //
necklace J.Crew {sold out} similar one here // Hunter boots // sunnies Celine
Since returning to Sunny {yet, chilly} San Diego after a lovely New Year's in Acapulco {as seen on instagram @navyandorange}, I have had a hard time layering up after wearing nothing but bikinis. This skirt with a chunky sweater was the perfect outfit while I re-accumulate to the chill. The skirt I purchased for holiday parties as it has the perfect flattering cut {mini} and has a touch of sparkle. I love this outfit with my perfect {personalize!} Hunter boots. {just kidding. I'm sure yours say my name on them as well.}
Happy shopping and Monday!

ps- thanks to the hubby for being photographer!



my tan does not look so cute under all these layers. {obsessed with my J.Crew herringbone vest that I picked up before the holidays! the model pairs it perfect with a bold lip and neutrals. I pair mine with this perfect pop of cashmere}
Hope your week back at it isn't so bad!

photo courtesy of crush cul de sac


still away...

Still away and having too much fun! Don't blame me if I never return to reality...

photo courtesy of chateu marmont tumblr
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