Hard to believe that today is the eve of the summer solstice. We barely had a spring here in the Midwest and in fact just last week it felt more like fall.

Suddenly, though it’s summer and I couldn’t be happier! How about you?

With summer comes the opportunity to go cool and casually chic in pretty little maxi dresses like this beauty from MDS Stripes. It’s tiers of multicolored gingham are just plain fun. I can see myself wearing this dress to the beach or to a barbecue. Love that versatility! Plus its made from a lightweight cotton-poplin which not only has a  beautiful drape but feels fabulous against the skin. Run don’t walk to snag this one because it’s currently on sale and going fast.