This past weekend my boyfriend and I went to visit my family in Wisconsin. The weather was sunny, but the lake was still frozen and the temps were still icy cold. Whether I go to my dad's or the islands, I always end up packing some sort of maxi dress. They are easy to layer over or wear solo with a simple flip-flop. When I bought this Fluxus maxi last summer, I was, like most women, somewhat scared of the horizontal stripe. However, with a knit cardi and chunky vintage belt to break up the stripes, I found this dress to be rather slimming. And I love the pop of turquoise color against a white, iced lake and navy stripes as an added option for your eye.