My relationship to the ocean is basically the same as any relationship between two LA neighbors; I know it's there, but I basically ignore its entire existence. What can I say? I'm totally spoiled by growing up so close to the ocean. Ironically though, I love traveling to seaside destinations, giving me a chance to whip out all my summer hats, straw bags, espadrilles, and sundresses. This dress is one of those perfect summer frocks-- lightweight without being skimpy, patterned without being too loud, and it can easily transition from daytime beachside strolling to dinner on the town. It makes me want to spend more time closer to the water...so we both know what this means, right? I guess I need to take a Malibu staycation!