I first encountered Aussie festival beach chic label MINKPINK last Summer during a crowded but fantastic evening full of wonderful cocktails, food, clothes, company and homemade flower crowns at The Breakfast Club in SoHo. I knew then looking at their fantastic collection of swim and Summer wear that I would find something perfect among one of their future collections to match the vibe of my new city, but it was not until a few weeks ago when I was browsing the racks at my local Urban Outfitters did I make my first MINKPINK purchase. You know when you just know a dress is perfect for you the moment you put it on?
Tie-Die Maxi Dress: MINKPINK, Levi's Jacket: Vintage c/o Shoparazi, Sunglasses: Miu Miu c/o SmartBuyGlasses CA, Sandals: c/o Havianas, Bracelets: Kate Spade, Keene LA & Gift
I have a massive problem shopping for maxi dresses because I am somewhat vertically challenged. I only have two other maxi dresses in my wardrobe; a vintage petite dress I inherited from my mother which she had to do all the difficult shopping for instead of me, and a fantastic Whistles find I have worn half to death that I picked up in the sale on their Westborne Grove store last Summer. The problem is, most maxi's are taller than I am, so finding one that is actually short enough for me is a challenge so when I find one I like I just have to try it on. If it fits and I like it, with the amount of time I've spend shopping for one and lamenting when the ones that are short enough don't fit, I just have to buy it.
The slits up the side of the dress came as something as a surprise when I reached the fitting room. This time last year I'd never wear something like this, but with all the sunshine, and my new(ish) golden brown tan means that I actually don't mind it. The slits come up quite high on both sides and I usually would not wear something that short, but only because I like clothes I can bend over wearing; so this is perfect for me.
Does anyone else own any clothing from MINKPINK. Judging by the half of my walk in closet that belongs to my roommate Emily, they make some really good cut off shorts and embroidered jumpers as she owns quite a few of their pieces.