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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.

Mani Designs

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!

Ada Obi Wrap BeltAda Obi Wrap Belt

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!

Pretty, Easy

Many Belles Down always delivers on super-wearable pieces with a nod to vintage silhouettes and prints.  This li’l faux-wrap Vancouver dress comes in two color-ways:  the green shown here and peach with the same print.  It seems to have been made for our handy ADA belts (but then again, what isn’t?!), and Seychelles hydrangea heels in yellow satin are a perfect match.  Printed dresses are the way to go for easy, chic, and comfortable warm-weather dressing!

green Vancouver dress, Many Belles Down – $80
dangling blossoms earrings, Monserat de Luca – $53
slithering snake double ring, Sheila Fajl – $109
brown leather wrap belt, ADA – $77
yellow satin hydrangea heels, Seychelles – $93

Special thanks to our guest model, Gabriella; Cara Berlin at Full Circle Salon, hairstyling; and Paola Nazati, photography.

merry and bright

It’s time for Holiday parties… and the excuse to buy at least one new dress! Come look through our racks of pretty new party frocks. We have everything from gorgeous silk Trashy Diva dresses, to fun, inexpensive jersey dresses. If you can’t find the perfect little number at Minx right now… let’s just say we will be quite surprised. xoxo

strapless floral party dress by Lani
pink woven scarf, echo
“in with the new” mustard heels, Seychelles

Photography by Jameykay Young.

Good Day Sunshine

Flouncy yellow floral tunic/dress, $62; black Seychelles heels, 1/2 off, now $46.50; Forest Creatures yellow rose earrings, $50; Orla Kiely patent leather wallet, $126; Cinzia sunglasses, $120.

Thanks again Shady Grove for the sweet sunny spot. Photography by Lloyd Hammarlund.

Forest Friends

Daisy printed red Free People halter dress with back detail, $148; Moss Mills brown leather adjustable skinny squirrel belt, $97; studded Frye flats, $145; Forest Creatures’ patina owl earrings, $38… I know, they are hard to see, sorry we didn’t get a better shot of these beauties; guess you’ll just have to come in and see for yourself!

Watch Your Black

Keyhole back black floral dress, $42; black leather ADA obi belt, $60 (temporarily out of stock); black Seychelles sandals, $82.  Black leather bow bracelet with vintage fabric backing by Debris, $32 and Forest Creatures’ white acorn drops, $26, both handmade in Asheville.