Layering with RD Style

Rd Style and Baggu Although fall is officially upon us, we are not quite ready to pack away our sunny summer staples. Looking for an easy way to extend the life of your warm weather gear? Get to layering.

A simple cream sweater can be the perfect way to take that denim shift from summer to fall- leaving you the option of colder mornings and warmer afternoons without breaking your stride. 

RD Style and BagguWe’re in love with this cream cable knit sweater from Canadian based RD Style.  WIth it’s classic details and perfect hi-lo, it pairs perfectly with nearly everything in our closet.

But our affection doesn’t stop there. Every RD Style piece is beautifully constructed with interesting details and a lot of heart. With styles that range from unusual and edgy to classically chic, RD Style has something for everyone.

Larissa LodenRD Style Sweater and DV flats So layer up and get out there! Here’s hoping you’re enjoying the last warm afternoons as much as we are!

This outfit is available in our downtown Asheville Boutique.

Denim Dress, Love Stitch – $57
Pearl Cable Knit Sweater, RD Style – $78
North Carolina Banner Necklace, Larissa Loden – $35
Leather Stud Bracelets, Minx – $26
Striped Tote, Baggu – $9
Stud Earrings, Minx – $12
Gibsin Perforated Sneakers in Bone, Dolce Vita  – $67
(Sneakers are available in Black in-store)

Big thanks to Michelle for modeling, and, of course, Paola Nazati Photography.

 

 

Vintage Floral and Louie et Lucie

Vintage Floral Blouse Louie et Lucie Milano Crepe Tube Skirt Moyna Brocade Clutch Vintage Floral Blouse

This outfit is available in our downtown boutique.

Vintage Floral Blouse, Fun 2 Fun – $38
Geo Cage Earrings – $12
Milano Crepe Tube Skirt, Louie et Lucie – $75
Brocade Clutch, Moyna  – $48
Striped Socks, Ozone – $38
Sky High T-straps, Swedish Hasbeens – $227 (and now 40% off in store!)

Thanks to Grace for modeling and to Paola Nazati Photography.

Online Love: Garden Party Dress and RD Style’s Criss Cross Sweater

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The Closet Garden Party Dress

The featured dress and sweater are from our online store, the rest is from the downtown boutique.

Garden Party Dress, The Closet – $113
Criss Cross Cable Sweater, RD Style- $54
Bow Belt, ADA- Sold Out
Fleur Stacking Rings, Julie Vos- $37
Acanthus Earrings, Julie Vos- $89
Telsa Tie Pumps, Chelsea Crew- $62

Big thanks to Michelle for modeling, and, of course, Paola Nazati Photography.

 

Gorgeously Gothic in Plenty by Tracy Reese

VTK_4921 tracy_reece_dress VTK_4750VTK_4852With a look this stunning, what else is there to say?

Gold Accent Pleated Maxi, Plenty by Tracy Reese– $181
Cindy Lace Pullover, Line & Dot (online) – $91
Horn Pendant (hand carved from fossilized Mammoth tusk), Extasia – $170
Playtime Slingbacks in Gold, Seychelles  – $92

Most of this outfit is available in our downtown boutique. The lace top is available online.

Big thanks to The Crow and Quill, the most beautifully haunting bar on Lexington and  to Grace for modeling, and, of course, Paola Nazati Photography.

Online Love: Dead Bury Dead Tee and Jogger Jam Pants

Fashion is designed to enhance and empower you. So, why is it that so frequently we find ourselves in constrictive dresses and painful pumps?  Although those glamorous goods make us feel fierce, is it possible to put your best foot forward when that foot hurts?

livre-2So for that ladies that haven’t yet, say a hearty hello to the jam pant! On trend and super comfortable, jam pants are just the thing when you need a break from sucking in and zipping up. Spice them up with heels or try them with monochromatic sneakers- these pants look great without much trying.

livreWhen the temperature drops, throw on a military inspired coat, like this one from Tulle. With it’s cinch-able waist, the shape ranges from feminine to not, which will easily make it one of the most versatile pieces you own.

Paired with one of our favorite graphic tees and a cool necklace, this look is trendy, chic, and ready for anything.

Always remember, you’re the boss. So dress the part and don’t let uncomfortable clothing dictate your day!

livre-4 livre-5 Shop (most of) this look in our online store. The sandals can be found in our downtown boutique.

Joie de Vivre Scoop Tee, Dead Bury Dead -$33
Military Jacket in Olive, Tulle -$97
Wood Your Rather Statement Necklace, Minx -$30
Yank My Chain Necklace (shown as bracelet), Minx -$14
Jogger Jam Pants, Minx – $50
LaViva Poplar Sandals in Chestnut, Stalworth -$150

Thanks to Voltage Records on Lexington Ave, Grace for modeling, and Paola Nazati Photography.

Stalworth Shoes and Layering

Something about September always rekindles our love of layering. Although we are still lounging in the summer sun, this month serves as a staunch reminder of the weather to come.

hoodie_pencil-5Whether it’s in denim or knits, with the dawning of fall, we’re looking towards layers as the way to stay comfortable while wearing out our summer staples. (Say a virtual hello our spontaneous model and sister, Maggie, who stopped by with coffee at the perfect time!)

hoodie_pencil-3With our hotter than hot afternoons and cooler mornings rolling in, our outfits require adaptability. What better way to prepare for a 40 degree fluctuation than a wrap sweater? It’s too early to retire our summer tops, so nudge them towards fall with a cozy knit.

hoodie_pencil-2hoodie_pencilAnd we’re certainly not rushing to bid farewell to the gorgeous sandals either. Handcrafted by local artist Jessica Brommer, each pair features all leather uppers, poplar sole, vibram tread and a 2.5″ heel. Buying local has never looked so good.

Find handmade shoes intriguing? She teaches classes! Check out Stalworth Shoes & Boots for more information.

This outfit is available in our downtown Asheville Boutique.

Handmade decoupage pendant, Retropage- $20
Blushing Cheetah Top, Sweet Rain- $26
Pepper Pencil Skirt, Level 99- $79
Hooded Wrap Cardigan, Tulle- $81
LeViva Poplar Sandals, Stalworth – $150

Thanks to Grace and Maggie for modeling and Paola Nazati for the photos.

 

 

Timelessly Trendy

moon_orbits-2 Is it possible for a look to be both timeless and trendy? As rare as it may be, at Minx, we’re always scouting out the pieces that can do both those things.

Take for instance, our “Orbit City Stunner Dress”. With it’s side cutouts and hi-lo hem, this dress recycles trends we’ve seen over and over through the last few seasons- so, trendy it is. Paired with an urban cut-out boot, this look is provocative enough for the most on-trend seeker.

moon_orbits-3However, with it’s rich color, mock neck, and killer fit, this dress is elevated beyond the “right here and now”. Take it to a concert, out for cocktails, or to a fall wedding- wherever the event, this dress can be styled to match.

moon_orbits-4We chose to highlight the vintage neckline with a necklace just as everlasting- an absolute stunner from David Aubrey. Reminiscent of something from your Grandmother’s jewelry box, this statement piece is the right kind of costume jewelry. Bold enough to be noticed and dripping with heirloom potential.

moon_orbits-5Good trends come and go. Try tying them to something classic and you’ll have a look that works when and where you want to work it, no matter what time it is.

The featured dress is from our online store, the rest is from the downtown boutique.

Orbit City Stunner Dress (online) – $66
Art Deco Statement Necklace, David Aubrey- $139
Midi Rings – $12
Underneath Cut-out Booties, BC – $92

Big thanks to The Crow and Quill, the most beautifully haunting  bar on Lexington and  to Grace for modeling, and, of course, Paola Nazati Photography.