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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!

Sheer Blue with Crochet

This crochet back maxi dress is a great buy for late summer/early fall.  The openness of the crochet keeps you cool during the last of our hot days, yet a simple sweater and tights will carry this beauty into crisper nights with ease.   This dress is also available in vintage gold and the Tulle sweater shrug is available in ochre multi-color as well.

We had the pleasure of having Bari Salon in West Asheville host our blog shoot this week. After Moriah styled both of our models’ hair, we took advantage of their beautiful space and took our pictures at various spots around the salon.  It was a fun day spent in a splendid new business.  Thanks to owners Sarah Becker and Moriah Luxius for having us!

crochet back maxi dress, Audrey Ann – $54
blue multicolor sweater, Tulle – $48
bright yellow beaded lace earrings, Seven Swans (local) – $70
yellow wood bangle, Minx Accessories – $14 for a set of three
Juju booties, DV by Dolce Vita – $106

Thanks to Moriah at Bari Salon, hairstyling; and Paola Nazati, photography.

Folklore

This downy-soft, chunky knit sweater floats sublimely over a super cool hand-screened tee. Polish it off with an inky blue pencil skirt and some sparkly oxfords to make a dreamy ensemble for your jaunts around town or trips to the farmer’s market.

printed tee, Mary Ink – $36
navy pencil skirt, Level 99 – $71
cream sweater, Tulle – $73
asymmetrical bird earrings, Beijo Brasil – $14
gold oxfords, Seychelles – $113

Chambray and Grey

Strapless pinstriped chambray dress, $45; versatile charcoal grey cardigan by Tulle, $53; vintage pendant necklace by Mary James, $121; red Seychelles peep-toed heels, $93.

Photography by Lloyd Hammarlund.

Summertime Blues

Tulle skirt and summer sweater, $51 and $49.  Locally designed and printed bow T shirt by Look Good Tees, $32; cushy blue Tano bag, $248 ($223.20 with 10% Bunny Bag discount); golden heart earrings, $12.