One of the perks of living by the beach in Santa Monica, is that when summer rolls around, I get to enjoy more frequent al fresco cocktail-evenings, at one of my favorite hotels, Shutters on the Beach. Not only am I enamored with the luxurious and charming, coastal interior aesthetic, but it also gives me the chance to step-up my seaside attire, with a casual-yet-polished, nautical stripes and spots look. A perfect outfit for enjoying a glass of wine and oysters on the Terrace at Sunset. A little advice when combining polka-dots and stripes, keep the outfit in a simple and uniform palette of creamy white and navy. Despite the blustery day, I snapped a few pics before heading to the charming beach-house hotel this week.