I can’t believe it’s already July! What better way to kick off the month than to throw on a festive red and blue dress in anticipation and excitement for the 4th?! I really love the stripes on this dress. The pictures don’t showcase them well, but take my word for it, the stripes are actually made to look like nautical rope. Just an added detail that gives this dress a little something special. I love the way it ties at the waist and surprisingly, I really love the length of it too. I think with the addition of the slit on the side, the length actually gives it a very sexy and sleek appeal! I must admit that I was unsure about sharing this dress on the blog given the fact that I wore it to the beach. I typically wear it for dressier occasions and pair it with a fun gold wedge. With that said, once I realized how versatile this dress was, I had to share! As it turns out, I love how casual it looks by the water. I felt like it was beaming in all of it’s nautical glory paired with my very simple gold anchor necklace (and lack of shoes)! The dress itself is so pretty, it really didn’t need much to enhance it. Unfortunately, I am sad to say that I did buy this one last season, so it is no longer available for purchase. As an alternative, I have linked (above) quite a few festive dresses that are available now. Whether you will be dressing them up or dressing them down, they are all great options for the 4th of July! Happy Shopping!