5 Summer Essentials: featuring Hunter of navy & orange

In the span of blogging life, I feel like I've known Hunter for ages. Funny how that works, right? Maybe we'll meet in real life one day! She's got impeccable taste and an eye for inspiring photos. I bet you can't decide what her favorite colors are either?! Truth be told, I love her blog because it gets me out of the style blues and it's all things girly...which rank pretty high on my list. Meet Hunter!

Hello lovers! I am honored to be invited over here on 101 things introducing my Five Summer Essentials. Johanna has such an eye for putting together the perfect post to always brighten the blogosphere, so I am beyond excited to be featured.

Living in San Diego, the weather and attitude can make it feel like summer year around.  Yet, the Del Mar races, the longer evenings and guarantee of amazing weather day after day makes this time of year all the more perfect.

It wouldn’t be summer without the perfect white dress {I’m in love with this one!}. Whether to be worn at the races, a beachside BBQ or brunch, every girl needs the perfect summer shift dress. 

I have a long standing love affair with lipstick. Any color will do. But in the summer and paired with a white summer dress, the perfect coral is something I rarely leave home without. {Love Nars lip color in Niagara. Described as a satin pinkish coral. Perfect!}  

1.      Summer and the beach go hand in hand. While I live in a popular beach destination, every summer since being a little girl, the family has spent our summers sailing in some place tropical. In the recent years, I have been able to join my parents when they lived part time in Bora Bora {a bonus for being in graduate school: vacation!}. This year there is no Bora Bora trip on the books, but summer wouldn’t be complete without a beach vacation.

To enjoy the beach, every girl needs a new bikini! The cobalt color and bows of this Miu Miu one are too perfect for the time spent by the beach and in the ocean this summer.

Dining al fresco is one of my favorite things to do and it is on my essentials list for this time of year. Whether with friends or family, or on a date, no summer is complete without enjoying dinner under the stars on a warm night.

Thanks, Johanna, for having me!  Xoxo navy & orange

Thanks Hunter! I'm pretty sure a Miu Miu bikini would be a luxury item we'd all love to have in our suitcase for a trip to Bora Bora...no less! Gorge! You can find Hunter on Twitter, too! xo