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Chin Up

We hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July full of BBQs, fireworks, and those you love around you! Speaking of holidays, whether its before or after Labor Day – there’s no denying how fantastic a crisp white dress is for summer! We love this three-quarter inch sleeve, embroidered dress from Lazybones (and also obsessed over them in a previous post, if you’re curious!). Wearing white can be an excellent way to incorporate neutrals that maybe don’t get as much love during the colder seasons. White tshirts, white shorts, sneakers that used to be white as some point – its all good for this summer! It also creates a beautiful pallet for mixing with accessories and shoes that speak to your personal style. From patterns, to textures, to neons, a white style foundation can handle it all! Happy styling!

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Isobel Dress, Lazybones – $150
Printed Scarf, Natural Habitat – $11
Necklace, Seaworthy – $95
Sneakers, model’s own

Thanks to Chase for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and East West Vintage Rentals for the perfect backdrop.

From the Archives: Relax Into Boyfriend Jeans

We’ve pulled one of our favorite summer posts from the archives because a look this good deserves a second chance! Check out “Relax Into Boyfriend Jeans” from August 2014 below:

boyfriend_jean North Carolina’s summer spell is upon us. 

The past few days have been the hottest yet and we find ourselves desiring  our easiest outfits. As the temperature rises, comfort takes top spot on our priority list. Try pulling on skinny jeans in the late August heat, and you’ll agree, something more relaxed is calling your name.

So, we’re welcoming back our favorite boyfriend jeans from Level 99. The perfect (and oh so comfortable) alternative to your go-to skinnies. 

Level 99 Boyfriend JeansBoasting a vibe as relaxed as their fit, these boyfriend jeans are comfortable enough for the hottest days and cool enough for night. 

We like to offset the masculine feel of the denim with a pair of killer heels, like these Playtime Slingbacks from Seychelles. Pairing fancy footwear with casual jeans is an excellent and unexpected way to work dressier shoes into your day-to-day look.

boyfriend_jean-3Going for something more effortless? Try pairing them with one of our favorite recurring trends- a luxe sweatshirt top. Easy to style and comfortable to wear, this top from RD Style is just the thing to keep you feeling good from sunup to sundown.

boyfriend_jean-4There are still long summer days ahead, so dress to enjoy them. Stop traffic. Take that detour. With your trusty boyfriend jeans you’ll be ready for whatever awaits!

Love this look? You’re in luck! We’ve just stocked two new styles of boyfriend jeans in-store! Come in and shop similar styles in our downtown Asheville boutique.

Ditzy Raglan Top, RD Style – $72
Leaf Pendant, David Aubrey – $79
Sienna Jeans, Level 99 – $150
Yank My Chain Necklace (worn as bracelet)– $18
“Playtime” Slingbacks in Metallic Leather, Seychelles – $92

 Psst… loving our style but don’t live in Asheville? Call the shop to place an order over the phone for anything you’ve seen on our blog: 828-225-5680.

Thanks to Grace for modeling, and Paola Nazati Photography.

Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s On Its Way!

Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s On Its Way!

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppin’, Easter’s on its way

He’s got jelly beans for Tommy
Colored eggs for sister Sue
There’s an orchid for your mommy
And an Easter bonnet too

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In an Era Devoid of Easter Bonnets

Hello Minxes! Easter IS almost upon us. Does everyone have their Easter bonnet properly frilled and fitted? No? Alas how fashion changes and changes until Easter bonnets are just the stuff of a Irving Berlin tune.

If we are to be the finest lady in the Easter parade what are we contemporary Minxs to do when it comes to Easter attire?

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The Country Bunny And The Little Gold Shoes, the brilliant 1930’s feminist picture book by Du Bose Heyward, is the story of a young single mother bunny who manages to secure herself a spot as one of the 5 Easter Bunnies. To get the job you must be kind, swift and wise. Even though our heroine is super speedy from chasing after her 21 babies she ends up needing a little help form a pair of magic golden shoes that allow her to jump mountains in a few hops.

My point Minxes is this: if not bonnets then an outfit that imbues us with marvelous amounts of stealth and speed. If one can move well and efficiently then one can spread twice the kindness and wisdom to the world. Speed is also helpful in aggressive Easter egg hunts!

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Golden Shoes Or Golden Jewelry: Either Way Keep It Golden

If you have golden shoes for Easter we say wear them! But, if not then champion The Country Bunny with golden jewelry!

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New Sporty Trend for Spring

We chose this look with a nod towards the sporty trend that is popping up this spring. Light clothes that move with you. Clothes that are easy to throw in an overnight bag, but that keep a laid back sophistication regardless of the situation.

This pastel top is simple and refreshing. It is the perfect complement to these fabulous trousers straight out of a jungle paradise.

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Sporty Heels in Bold Tropical Colors

Wide ankle straps are everywhere this spring. With a chunkier heel and a bold color, this heel fits firmly into the sporty trend. This is a heel, but one with an attitude and stamina for adventure. Most Minxes, regardless of their heaps of kindness and wisdom, are not chasing 21 babies or delivering Easter treats to children all over the world. So, what will you chase or gift in these swift heels?

Whatever you choose, we recommend popping by YouTube first and watching Judy Garland and Fred Astaire sing Easter Parade!

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Happy Easter weekend! Have fun!

Shop this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Periwinkle Half Sleeve Top, Eight Sixty – Sold out, (but similar styles available)
Pastel Floral Trousers, Eight Sixty – $91
Golden Knot Necklace, Minx – $20
Elyse Sandals in Salmon, Chelsea Crew – $57
(Elyse Sandals are now also available in Lemon-Lime and Black!)

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the photos!

Trend Forecast for Spring: The Romantic Bohemian

Winter has, at least for a brief and wondrous spell, released us from it cold, iron grasp. Crocuses and daffodils have begun to tentatively pop their little translucent heads out of the thawing ground. The breeze is warmer and more generous, the very quality of the light shining down between the still-bare branches is full of hope.

This is the time of year to unwind winter scarves from pale necks, peel off layer after layer of sweaters. We unzip and unbutton until we can delight in the freedom of unencumbered movement. There is no time like the present to embrace the Bohemian trend that is taking over this Spring.

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How to Wear Bohemian Fashion

As the weather continues to warm we will be seeing a rise in Bohemian influences in fashion from the runways to the sidewalks. Airy garments with plenty of movement, embellished with embroidered details will be popping up with the same speed and vigor as the tulips in the coming months.

We recommend pairing the floaty blouses and tunics associated with this 2015 trend with skinny jeans. This creates a pleasing contrast of different volumes within the outfit.

Bohemian Fashion for Spring

A Minx will be wise to remember to delight in the play of volume while planning her outfits. Volume is just one element of how we chose our clothes. Some Minxes like only loose, flowing clothes, while others prefer tight, streamlined garments. We challenge you to pinpoint your comfort level of volume. It may inspire a fun and welcome change for your spring outfits yet to come.

Blue Butterfly Tunic, Ark & Co.

Blue Butterfly Tunic, Ark & Co.

Cute Spring Outfits: Don’t Forget the Shoes!

It is easy to automatically think of sandals when thinking of the Bohemian aesthetic. The hippies of the 1960’s and ‘70’s, the women of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, and classical Greek sculptures all influence the look and what is has come to mean to Minxes the world over. Like all Minxes that came before us we must stand up and embrace this enduring style as our own. We must mold the style to fit our time, allow the look to be worn and not to wear us.

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Nicola Ankle Strap Sandals in Lemon-Lime, Chelsea Crew

This brilliant citrus heel by Chelsea Crew is the statement shoe to compliment the 2015 version of the Bohemian look. (Look familiar? We’re already getting tons of wear out of these! See how else we’ve styled them here!)

Embellishment:Less and More

 Just as we are seeing a subtlety coming back into jewelry trends for this year, so are we seeing a soaring amount of embroidered embellishment on blouses, dresses and tunics. It’s as if the garment itself is taking on the role of accessory and giving the accessories free license to exude understated class.

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Whatever the reason may be, we are loving these two trends, how they are relating to each other, and how they are influencing the overall look of fashion for 2015!

Find most of this look in our online store!

Blue Butterfly Tunic, Ark & Co. – $69
Shape Shifter Earrings, Minx – $12
High Waisted Skinny Jeans, Cielo – $30 (available in-store)
Nicola Ankle Strap Sandals, Chelsea Crew – $64

Big thanks to Amelia Brommer for the post, Jameykay Huffman of  Jameykay and Arlie Photography for the images, and Grace for modeling! 

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Our Minx buyers have been having some serious fun on their latest trips and it shows in our spring inventory. Come shop our springy fresh racks and get loose to our updated iPod playlist. It’ll be pretty hard to leave without something cute in your bag and a spring in your step.

Pink Blow Knit Sweater, Cheap Monday – $92
Graphic Shorts, Love Riche – $44
Rock Candy Necklace, David Aubrey – $75
In the Sky Booties, Seychelles – $112
Double Bracelet, 31 Bits – $18

Thanks to The Regeneration Station, Heather for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.