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Flower Shop

The floral dress is such a classic, folks. It’s honestly hard to think of an occasion where a floral dress of some sort would be inappropriate. If you’re operating in the world under the impression that florals are always feminine and always formal, I can totally see why but there’s a way out of this restrictive narrative. Consider fabric, accessories, and color pallet when choosing your floral. While these particular looks are absolutely on the formal side: consider how they would read to you if they were paired with sneakers and a distressed denim jacket. Instantly more casual. If this pattern is still a bit bold or loud for you, consider finding more of a micro-floral pattern. No matter how you slice it, a floral dress is definitely a wardrobe staple and we are tickled to honor this piece today!

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Ruby’s Look
Midsummer Floral Tie-Back Gown, By Timo – $319
Wrap Leather Belt, model’s own
“Pandora” Heels, Chelsea Crew – $64
Earrings, Baizaar – $26

Esther’s Look
Floral Print Dress, Current Air – $93
“Pancake” Slingback Heels, NY Shoes – $41
Earrings, NY Jewelry – $20

Thanks to Esther & Ruby for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Floral Print, ADA Belts, and Mani Designs

It’s Spring right? No, wait it’s snowing out! Oh well: when the world won’t bring a Minx flowers a Minx will have to bring flowers to the world! It’s true that delicate petals will freeze and wither during the winter months. Even flowers reproduced in fabric designs and prints can seem pale and out of place amongst the leather and wool landscape of February.

Still, that hopeful longing for Spring has crept into our bones. We are on a mission for blooming, leafy fashion. We have found some hearty varieties of botanical inspired adornment that can withstand the dim light of the low winter sun, and strengthen our hearts with the promise of Spring!

Ada Obi Wrap BeltThis floral dress can stand up to a winter debut because of its deep blue background, and rich texture of fabric and pattern. These elements ground it within the winter season. The pleating at the neck gives it a depth and weight that adds a complementary juxtaposition with the fun and flirty skirt length. To finish off the look pair this floral gem with a cardigan, a wrap belt, and your favorite Mani Design studs!

Have you met Mani Designs?

If you want to add some more botanical elements to your pre-Spring look there is no better place than local designer Amber Mahler’s jewelry line. Originally from California, Mahler has studied the local flora of Western North Carolina with a true artist’s passion. All the designs are cast from natural forms found on the designers walks. Her botanical collection is comprised of everything from blueberries to flowers to delicate sticks. These small wonders from nature are then cast in silver and gold plated silver to create jewelry straight out of collective imagination of the realm of fairy tales.

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Don’t Forget to Add an ADA Wrap Belt

Our perfect finishing touch is the tried and true ADA wrap belt! With one deft motion of donning a belt and cinching it snugly at the natural waist you can instantly add style and texture to any outfit. Around Minx, ADA Belts are a styling staple. If you’ve been following us, our love for ADA wrap belts is obvious- just check out this post for proof!

Why ADA? The ADA wrap belt line offers a spectacular selection of vividly dyed leathers and unmatched versatility. Tie them into a bow, a rosette, a sailors knot- with ADA, the options are limitless! Besides just beautiful, these belts boast fantastic craftsmanship- each belt is cut from the highest quality Argentine leather. They are supple and soft enough to hug your curves all day!

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Already an ADA fan? Check out this fantastic How-To video for more styling tips and tricks!

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Metallic Open Cardigan, Tulle
Pleated Floral Dress, Tulle – $77
Purslane Studs, Mani Designs – $98
Fringe Soga Wrap Belt, Ada – $62 (online and in-store)
Pumps, Dolce Vita – Model’s Own

Big thanks to our newest contributor Amelia Brommer for the post, Paola Nazati Photography for the images, Battery Park Book Exchange for the location, and Meagan for modeling!

downtown

A bright yellow mini, a super-cool graphic tee, and a killer pair of oxfords:  now this is a summer uniform to be proud of! We have oh-so many versions of this wearable and fun combination. If you’re not the mini skirt type, substitute a great pair of shorts or a longer knit skirt for a similar “downtown” look.

lace-print tee, Supermaggie – $49
mustard mini skirt – $23
earrings, Sheila Fajl – $64
black Carson oxfords, Frye – $175
studded leather purse, Frye – $271
leather cuff, ADA – $33

Photography by Paola Nazati.

Chill-Ready

Free People grey/white striped sweater, $168; silk top by Trinity, $75; green ADA wrap belt, $60; purpleish-grey skirt, $36; vintage frosted lucite flower earrings by Verdier, $75; black Seychelles pumps, $93.

Photography by Lloyd Hammarlund.