the teal dress & concrete beach

my friend wore this dress to my sister's wedding in cabo earlier this summer (such good times!). she looked absolutely gorgeous and i believe she picked the perfect dress for a beach wedding for the following reasons: it was casual enough to wear with flat sandals, the side slit on the dress made it extra flowy, and it was long enough to where you wouldn't have to worry about it flipping up with the wind. nonetheless, i tried to recreate the look here sans beach. (insert sad face).

since i'm short (5' 2") i always have a hard time finding maxi dresses with the right length since most of them are way too long. the solution: BUY PETITE! this dress is in petite sizing and the length is perfect. no alterations needed. which... i am all for because i ain't got time for that! LOFT and Ann Taylor do a great job catering to petites. 


dress | LOFT strappy maxi dress (old) -- similar
sandals | Sam Edelman gigi in saddle
bag | Louis Vuitton sofia coppola clutch (limited edition, borrowed from SS! how i wish i owned thee)
earrings | Kendra Scott tessa studs in clear crystal
necklace | BaubleBar crystal trellis necklace (sold out) -- similar
rings | Vita Fede ultra mini double cubo crystal ring in gold, etsy stacking/midi rings