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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.

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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!

Go all out in a magical encrusted lace dress by French Connection


Some dresses come with a little magic in them – and this is one such dress!

The “Fast Encrusted” Dress by French Connection will have you owning any room with ease and turning heads too. With a flattering, soft blue/green hue, curve-hugging silhouette, and all over embroidered and embellished lace, this dress makes a big statement.

Wear it and star in your own fairy tale.


An effortless up-do, bright pout and simple earrings allow this dress to truly shine. And we love our metallic Playtime pumps with almost anything!

Come try on this darling in our shop and see what we mean by, “magic.”

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This look is available in our downtown Asheville dress shop.

Fast Encrusted Lace Dress in Tea Tree, French Connection – $298
Star Seed Pod Earrings in Sterling Silver, Mani Designs (local) – $92
Playtime Pumps in Gold Metallic, Seychelles – $92

Thanks to Heather for modeling, and Paola Nazati Photography.

Psst… loving our style but don’t live in Asheville? Shop our online store for items that ship world-wide or call the shop to place an order over the phone for anything you’ve seen on our blog: 828-225-5680.

Floral Maxi Dress by Ark & Co

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Floral Maxi Dress by Ark & Co

Oooh this dress! Its vintage floral print, dramatic length, its deep-V open back… what’s not to love?! Pile on your most dainty accessories and let this amazing dress take you to a fairy wonderland.

This entire outfit is available in our downtown boutique.

Vintage Floral Maxi Dress in Orange, Ark & Co. – $63
18k Gold Succulent Earrings, Mani Designs (local) – $154
Marguerite Charm Necklace, Lenora Dame (now in-store) – $92
Vintage Rhinestone Rings, Inez from by boe – $88 each
Festival Flower Crown, Minx – $25
Mint Wedges, Matiko – $172

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.

The Good Ones Go Fast

THML Embroidered Maxi Dress

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Well, unfortunately this maxi dress sold out before we could get it on the blog, but we still have the Chan Luu bracelets, Mani Designs Sourwood Earrings and Florence Sandals! That’s the way it goes around here sometimes. You’ve got to check back often!

This look is available in our downtown boutique.

Black, Taupe and Coral Maxi Dress, THML – $53
Beaded Friendship Bracelets, Chan Luu – $24 each
18k Sourwood Branch Earrings, Mani Designs (local) – $136
Florence Sandals, Chelsea Crew – $57

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.

New from Paige: Flea Market Floral Ultra Skinny Jeans

Flea Market Floral Jeans by PaigeFinding a great pair of floral print jeans is sometimes not so easy; but we’ve done the hard part of seeking them out for you. The Flea Market Floral Ultra Skinnies are sure to be your favorites for years. And with a quality brand like Paige, designed by a former denim fit model, you can trust you’ll be getting a well-fitting, flattering pair to boot!Floral Studs in Gold Vermeil by Mani Designs

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Silk Tunic in Peach, Daniel Rainn – $69
Flea Market Floral Ultra Skinny Jeans, Paige – $173
Lucky Penny Double Zip Boots, Seychelles – $143
Succulent Posts in Gold Vermeil, Mani Designs – $154

Lucky Penny Boots by Seychelles

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.

Available Online and in Store: The Zelda

Perfect for all of your autumnal celebrations, The Zelda beaded lace top looks smashing with anything from this herringbone pencil skirt to trousers.  We love its feminine touches of beading and sheer scalloped lace.  Available in our downtown store and online later this week!

The Zelda beaded lace top, Costa Blanca – $73
herringbone pencil skirt, Costa Blanca – $50
camisole in buff, Nikibiki – $22
sedum rosette studs, Mani Designs (local) – $92
fourth wall t-straps in stone, Seychelles – $99

Thanks to Justus Orchard in Hendersonville for letting us take these photos on their property and in their shop; Jennifer, our guest model; and Paola Nazati, photography.


These colorful Level 99 jeans are on fire!  And Sweet Pea’s swirl printed chiffon blouse compliments them to a T.  It’s a great look for late summer/early fall cocktails.  How perfect is it on darling Rachael in Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour!?

red swirl printed chiffon blouse, Sweet Pea – $71
Lily straight leg colorful jeans in Roma, Level 99– $110
gold vermeil succulent leaves, Mani Designs (local) – $88
bandeau in red, Nikibiki – $6
Juju booties in cognac suede, DV by Dolce Vita – $106

Thanks to Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour; Rachael Stanfield, our guest model; and Paola Nazati, photography.