I just got back from Japan and besides the jet lag, I'm feeling brand new. So brand new in fact, that I decided to wrap up my weekend with a party. Since the event was being held outdoors, I wore this nautical maxi dress for maximum ventilation and to achieve that "fresh off a boat" look. For me, these nautical stripes paired with a panama hat are perfect for a semi-casual summertime party. I added a pair of heels to elevate the outfit and carried along my sweater in case we ended up indoors. This ended up being the perfect outfit for the occasion and renewed my love of a maxi dresses for summer soirees. I've got an outdoor event coming up for work and this outfit might just make another cameo appearance.