A Summer Maxi

I am a HUGE fan of maxi dresses. I’m pretty short, only 5’3 (and a half), and I’ve heard that maxi dresses don’t look good on short girls. I think this is bologna! Maxi dresses can look good on anyone, you just have to pick the right dress for your shape. And if that means putting on a pair of four inch wedges to make myself taller, by golly I’ll do it.

Anyways, when I found this {coral halter maxi} at Belk I was immediately smitten. I love the color, the cinched waist and the slit in the skirt. Not to mention the material is so soft, I feel like I’m wrapped up in my favorite blanket when I put it on. It feels especially good on my skin after a long day in the sun! 
(You can’t tell from these pictures, but my lil booty had quite the sunburn on this day, haha!)

These pictures were all taken in Calabash, NC, at my family’s favorite seafood restaurant called {Captain John’s}. I don’t like seafood, so I always order off the kid’s menu (barbecue sandwich or chicken tenders for me!). It’s a tradition for us to eat here every year on our summer beach trip. The reason I love it, though, is because the back of the restaurant leads to a boat dock with some seriously gorgeous scenery. Can you spy all the pretty boats in the background?

I found these wedges at the Banana Republic outlet about a month ago for 50 percent off. Such a good deal! 
And I posted this picture on Instagram of my bracelets:
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
Love, Cait

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  1. YOU ARE GORGEOUS!!!! love that coral color.

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  2. I can't believe that you're only 5'3! I never would have guessed that based on seeing your photos. It gives me hope tat I can try the maxi trend even though I'm only 5'6!

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspit.com

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  3. This maxi is stunning! xx

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  4. LOVE this dress on you! And I had no clue you were 5'3"..me, too!!

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  5. Ahh I'm in love with your whole look. I'm only 5'2 and have been scared to even attempt a maxi dress. You have definitely inspired me to try one. There is a darling sea horse maxi I've been eyeing on Mod Cloth. I feel like I tell you this all the time, but you have the most gorgeous hair! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. love your arm candy

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  7. Anonymous

    This colour is beautiful on you! I wish I had more confidence to wear colours like this – I always end up in navy! I need a bit more a tan first before I venture into corals and pinks – no chance with the British weather at the moment ๐Ÿ™ Please can you do a diet and fitness post – I'd love to know what kinds of foods you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner to keep your figure so slim!! Those wedges are so pretty too ๐Ÿ˜€

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  8. Calabash is one of my favorite places! And I agree, maxis look great on short and tall! Love this one on you.

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  9. Short girls are awesome! (coming from someone who is 5'2")… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. I'm a 5'3 1/2" girl myself (I maintain that the 1/2' is important). I've been eyeing maxi dresses online wondering if they would be overwhelmingly long. Thanks, you've inspired me to take the plunge and try one:) Maybe I need to go get some 4 inch wedges first though! Love the coral color on you, too.

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  11. gorgeous as always.

    before you even mentioned you were at calabash, I thought that dock looked familiar. it's one of my favorite places to go when I'm at the beach. we go there every summer (to Captain John's) and then go shopping at St. Nick Nacks. by shopping, I mean just browsing all the Christmas goodies.

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  12. adore your maxi!
    kw ladies in navy

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  13. that neckline on you is pure magic! very pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. I'm 5"2 and have the hardest time finding maxi dresses, too! You are so gorgeous lady!

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  15. What's the name of that polish? Mine never looks that good!
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  16. Love this maxi! it looks fab on you and I'm glad to know it fits us shorties!

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  17. What a honey!! You look so beautiful in that dress!

    Love from South Africa

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  18. You look so pretty

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  19. you always look so put together! Love the outfit.

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  20. That dress is such a beautiful color and looks amazing on you! I love a good summer maxi. And those wedges are fab!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  21. Yum Calabash seafood! That's too bad you don't like it. I definitely thought you were tall from your photos! I have been into long skirts and dresses lately, and I agree that petite girls can wear them, too. Can't wait to try your hair tutorial; it looks great!

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  22. what the heck? 5'3? i'm 5'2" 1/2 and i swear you look like 5'6"! jealous!

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  23. You look beautiful & the background is awesome. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Love the maxi!

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  24. What nail polish are you wearing? I really like it!

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  25. Girl, you're so gorgeous! That color looks great on you

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  26. Anonymous

    One of the most recent pics on your instagram "bright colours make me happy" – is that an engagement ring on your finger??????????????????????????? #exciting!!

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  27. so stunning! i am obsessed with all things coral. and kudos to a fellow petite girl for working the maxi dress! you are making me so excited for my upcoming vacay!

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  28. That color looks great on you!

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  29. These pictures on the dock are seriously breathtaking! I love the boats in the background!! and I need to find those wedges.. I wonder if they still have them?

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  30. If anything, maxis make you look taller! I'm 5"2 and I LOVE maxis! Love the coral on you!

    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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  31. You look darling ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the bracelet combo with it and that bag is adorable!! See, I have the opposite problem. I'm like 5'9" (and a half) ๐Ÿ˜‰ and every single maxi dress I have tried on makes me look like a very LONG stringbean. haha! I seriously need to come south… I was just telling my family today that I'm ready for a trip to the Greenville and Charleston areas. I think I would do well living in the South. Bonus to have extended family down there too! When I do, we must do some shopping together. ๐Ÿ™‚ You and your sweet mama remind me so much of the relationship that me and my mama have together… shopping buddies and best friends. Love it. Wow.. I rambled through this post! haha! have a lovely weekend friend!

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  32. Such a little FOX!!!!

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  33. Gorgeous girl! The dress really makes your skin glow!
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  34. wow, this maxi is such a stunner on you! I completely adore the coral maxi (the colour is fab) and I am in love with your hair! Lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

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  35. As a fellow maxi dress wearer and 5'2" I agree!!

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  36. I am a HUGE fan of maxi dresses. I'm pretty short, only 5'3 (and a half), and I've heard that maxi dresses don't look good on short girls. I think … emaxidresses.blogspot.com

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