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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.

Gypsy Soul

We love a good maxi skirt here at Minx and this multi-colored beauty is one of our current faves.  A tank or tee in almost any color will go well with it and a mustard ADA belt finishes off this festive ensemble.  We might be sold out of the mohair sweater shawl already, but we do have similar styles by the same brand that would work just as well.

multi-colored maxi skirt, Hot and Delicious – $52
sage green cami, Nikibiki – $22
mohair sweater shawl in cherry, Wooden Ships – $86
mixed chain and lucite necklace, Seven Swans (local) – $54
mustard wrap belt, ADA – $66
Lucky tobacco rider boots -Breigh’s own, Minx 2011

Photography by Paola Nazati.

faithful floral

Every girl needs an easy, throw it on, out-the-door, insta-chic dress like this one. An ADA belt and these cool yellow wedges tie this look up like a bow.

 floral dress, Ark & Co. – $68
brown wrap belt, ADA – $60
vintage mint glass earrings, Verdier – $64
yellow canvas wedges, Chelsea Crew – $58
floral fabric wrapped bangles, Lenora Dame – $31 each

Photography by Paola Nazati.

Our model Breigh’s new haircut is by Carla Yeattes at Studio Chavarria.


Classic! A dress like this becomes a corner stone in any wardrobe. It’s feminine, fitted in all of the right places, and then full bodied where you want it to be. We’re also loving these printed silk wrap belts from Tillvaro Designs. They’re like ADA belts but with a little more punch. Come take a look at all of the different patterns we have to choose from in the store. They are the perfect accessory to liven up a colorful jersey dress or to add some color to a LBD.

black cotton dress, TAG – $71
silk sash, Tillvaro Designs (local) – $38
flower studs, Seven Swans (local) – $18
“Dierdre” wedges, Frye – $175
flower bangle – $27