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By Golly, By Timo

Let’s face it – there’s a lot of fashion rules. And I know we talk a lot here about how to push the envelope when those rules are holding you back from being your true authentic self. And this post is no different! There may not be a hashtag yet for the statement sock (or maybe there is? #statementsock where are ya?!) but we are certainly here for this subtle trend. It may seem like totally against the rules to pair sparkly socks with such a classic dress, but we say, “go for it!” This By Timo dress is a floral, ruffle, western, romance all rolled into one beautiful piece. Sometimes a piece that is so specific almost lends itself for even more rule-bending! Next time you’re out shopping, find something super literal and see if there are ways to bring it closer to your personal style. A Gingham dress with lace trim? Add a moto jacket and high top sneakers. A floor-length satin slip dress? Add a patterned long sleeve underneath or a neckerchief. In short, push that evenlope, friends! It’s fashion – nothing is off limits.

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50s Cotton Dress, By Timo – $191
“Katz” Red Block Heels, NY Shoes – $47
Socks, Model’s Own – $136
Earrings, NY Jewelry – $20

Thanks to Hannah for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Bookmark It

A floral dress is a staple in most wardrobes, and it’s so easy to see why! It’s timeless, effortless, and is the perfect pallet the add your personal flare. When adding a go-to piece, like a floral dress, to your closet it’s important to notice what details set it apart and make it special. The sleeve detail definitely sets this dress apart. Feel free to push your fashion envelope when you find those affordable pieces. What makes a staple piece special for you?

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Floral Midi Dress, Einii – $39
Black Block Heels, model’s own
Earrings, Alexandra Scarlett – $125
Necklace, Alexandra Scarlett – $215

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

Stroll in Bloom

Florals are a timeless and playful pattern that compliments nearly every occasion in every season. Finding a floral piece in your wardrobe that you love and that fits your mood is a great starting point in curating an outfit. So, you grab your floral piece and notice the fabrics and the colors. The kind of fabric usually gives you a clue what occasion it will fit best and what weather it is best suited for. Also, notice the different colors of the flowers and from there you can find other pieces to add to it. We decided to pair a casual light blue v-neck with these trousers which goes nicely with the blue in the flowers. We wanted the red in the pattern to stand out, but a red or pink shirt would also go beautifully. Let the floral print do the talking and allow your accessories and other pieces to compliment it without distracting from it. We thought a neutral shoe and bag would help complete this look – these heels from Dolce Vita are truly perfect with any outfit and they certainly complete this look effortlessly.

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Malibu V-Neck Shirt, F4M – $30
High Rise Floral Trousers, Sadie & Sage – $60
“Roman” Heels, Dolce Vita – $136
“Pendulum” Earrings, Alexandra Scarlett – $110
Handcrafted Woven Tote Bag, Luz Collection – $48

Thanks to Hannah for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Cheers!

Think that all your light-toned florals are banished to the back of the closet now that Fall is here? Think again! The key to rocking your pastel patterns is to find them on fabrics that will keep you warm, are able to be layered, or that have some textural interest. All of these things you will find in this By Timo mini dress. The high neck and long sleeves make this dress completely Autumn appropriate without drowning you out in a sea of black and neutral-tones (not that we don’t LOVE neutrals, because whoah, we love ’em!) If bright colors are your thing – let that colorful flag fly all year ’round! These velvet Mary Janes from Chelsea Crew tie this look all together with the jewel-like velvet material – and how good would these shoes look over some black tights?!

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Floral Mini Dress, By Timo – $187
Mustard Mary Janes “Oprah”, Chelsea Crew – $58
Jewelry, model’s own

Thanks to Sara Jane for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdrop.

Big Wheels

Folks, we are BACK! And it is quite possibly our favorite time of year: Fall! Okay, maybe our favorite time is holiday. Or maybe Springtime. Okay, we can’t decide. But we are smack dab in the middle of Fall transition and we are LOVING it. We are starting to shake out our sweaters from the backs of our closets and they feel like the warm, familiar hug of a good friend you haven’t seen in awhile. It’s glorious. But let’s face it, 60 degree mornings turn into 85 degree afternoons and that makes wearing cable knits and wool sweaters out of the question. So, for now, don’t pack away your shirt dresses just yet! Just be sure to layer up and you’ll be able to change your look according to the weather. Florals are certainly not just a spring/summertime staple, they can be worn well into the wintery season. Consider a darker floral or this beautiful mustard shade. Add your favorite light duster or denim jacket and you’re prepared for whatever the weather may bring!

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Floral Dress, Esley – $59
Denim Full Length Jacket, Current Air – $81
Sunnies, Spitfire – $39
Wicker Basket – $120
Sneakers, model’s own

Thanks to Chase for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdrop.

Swing, Swing

We love it when an outfit can be striking and also carry you through many different activities of the day seamlessly. This sweet, floral crop top from Sadie + Sage paired with these high-waisted shorts can effortlessly take you from brunch in the morning, to running errands during the afternoon – all with a little help of a shoe and outerwear change. This crocheted kimono from Echo is a lovely, subtle statement that adds a touch of romance to your look. Feel free to wear it open as a duster, or even tied around for a great swimsuit coverup. For your afternoon activities, we switched out the kimono for a great cropped moto-jacket and some trusty sneakers. And just like that, you’re ready to hit the ground running without compromising your look.

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Floral Bralette, Sadie and Sage – $29
Front Tie Shorts, Very J – $44
Brass Earrings, Sibilia – $75
“Geolace” Crochet Kimono, Echo – $134
“Journey” Heels, Seychelles – $124
Sneakers + Brown Moto Jacket, model’s own

Thanks to Breigh for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and East West Vintage Rentals for the perfect backdrop.

Dreamscape

Ah, Lazybones dresses. If you’re unfamiliar with this line, we suggest you run (not walk!) to the nearest computer and get to browsing! Lazybones is one of our favorite designers here @ Minx for obvious reasons. They are designed in Australia and use the most beautiful and soft fabrics for their dresses, slips, blouses, and textiles. The dresses we featured here marry illustrative fabrics with beautifully draped silhouettes that would suit any occasion + mood. Wearing a piece from Lazybones instantly transports you to a dreamy land far, far away – so come along for the ride!

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Breigh’s Look
Alice Maxi Dress, Lazy Bones – $150
“Journey” Heels, Seychelles – $123
Necklace, NY Jewelry – $36

Chase’s Look
Ella Dress, Lazy Bones – $143
“Electric” Flats, Seychelles – $99
“Karan” Amazonite Earrings, Alexandra Scarlett Jewelry – $121

Thanks to Breigh + Chase for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and East West Vintage Rentals for the picture-perfect backdrop.