Thursday, 28 March 2013

Outfit Post: Adventures In Tie-Dye with Aussie Brand MINKPINK

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?
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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.
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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.

12 comments:

  1. I have the same problem with maxi dresses! I've just ordered one from the ASOS Petite range and I've got my fingers crossed that it will be short enough not to be tripping over all the time - but maybe I need to cast my eyes over the MINKPINK range as well! xx

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  2. Having worked for an Australian high-fashion boutique for a while, I'm sort of giggling.


    MINKPINK has a very particular reputation in Australia... it's definitely not the sort of brand I could ever wear, now! (but the dress looks gorgeous)

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  3. Ugh I have the same problem with maxi dresses! Yours look so lovely and you're so cute <3
    xx
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  4. I have the same problem, maxi dresses are as tall as me! I've found adjustable straps make a lot of difference!

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  5. Love the maxi , I usually have trouble with maxis being to short for me, as I am vertically, uh, blessed. Lol.


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  6. I love MINKPINK! This maxi looks great on you... love that slit up the front!

    xo, alison*elle

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  7. Hopefully as it is petite it will be okay; fingers crossed!

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  8. Okay I'm curious now - do tell!

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  9. Love that dress! It's super cute on you!

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  10. MinkPink do some great stuff. I definitely need to start buying from there. The maxi dress looks incredible!

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  11. Oh, it's definitely a "college girls" brand - the kind that girls who got in to the most elite residential colleges at the most elite universities wear... or those who want to be them.


    Hope that makes sense and doesn't sound too awful!

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  12. "Doesn't sound too awful" - Amy, remember who you are talking to! We are friends probably in spite of what?! So basically you're saying it is the Aussie version if Jack Wills.

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