The lighting of these pictures bother me so much, but it was really gloomy outside so I had to make do with taking pictures in my office. This dress is one of my favorite buys this summer so far. Initially, I thought it was pretty ugly, but I decided to try it on anyways for fun. It turned out to be a surprising buy because of my first impression and I usually never buy dresses over $20. I simply fell in love with it. It's such a simple yet playful dress from a local Chicago boutique on Clark called Presence. With the strong summer heat in the hair, it's fun to play with the nautical theme to cool down in a unique way.