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Crushed Blush

It’s no secret how much we (and the fashion world at large!) love this blush-y, rose-y shade of pink. Maybe we love how closely it matches a crisp glass of rose? Maybe we cant help but be swept up in the “millennial pink” trend? No matter how we got there – we sure our happy to incorporate more pink in our wardrobe. With this soft, pastel look we thought incorporating bold accessories and shoes would balance it nicely and add some interest. Don’t wait for an all-neutral look to add a pop of color – just pair pieces from the same color family and find a pair of statement shoes to really top it off. We love how these heels from Seychelles really stand out with the rest of this otherwise monochromatic look. So, millennial or not, we hope you feel encouraged to think pink this summer!

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Cross Stitch Box Top, Final Touch – $29
Pencil Skirt, Trinity Tribe – $22
“Journey” Heels in Denim, Seychelles – $123
“Orbit” Earrings, Sibilia – $79
“Parallel” Cuff, Alexandra Scarlett – $90

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

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.

Post Up

We recognize that your news feed is being saturated with music festival outfits – but we would be doing summer a massive injustice without honoring this popular warm-weather activity. Whether you’re camping over a long weekend or just stopping by for the night, two things remains constant: comfort and trendy! This linen shift dress from Loveriche nails it! The pattern is eye catching without too many bells and whistles getting in the way of your free range of motion for grass-stomping and hula-hooping. While its easy to think that summer music fests are a bralette and high-waisted shorts only-zone: we absolutely beg to differ. Shift dresses are perfect because they’re cool in the hot weather and take no time to toss on with your favorite pair of sneakers or sandals. 100% would recommend.

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Linen Shift Dress, Loveriche – $57
“Palmera” Necklace, Sibilia – $154
Sneakers, model’s own

Thanks to Breigh 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.

The New Urban Uniform

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Shop the romper in our online store and the jewelry and boots are in our downtown boutique!  You can find the sunglasses at our favorite store for frames, L’optique! 

Mechanic Romper, The Hanger – $63
Fools Gold Necklace, Palola Designs
Bomb Handmade Boots , Sendra – Were $431, Now $258.60!
Titanium Frames, Mykita- available at L’optique
Eddie the Schnoodle, available to visit in-store!

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

Be the Bouquet in Ark & Co. this Valentines Day

It’s Valentines!

Sometimes it’s best to go back to the basics of a tradition. With Valentines it’s chocolate and flowers, and who doesn’t like chocolate and flowers, right?

Flowers are one of the magical wonders of this world. Sure, a Minx can get by without them in her life, by why would she? If you’ve ever walked by a flower shop on a regular basis, one day it hits you, as you stare at the bright bunches of roses, calla lily and spider mums, “My gosh, I could buy those flowers for myself!” Suddenly your apartment is transformed by scent, color and the soft texture of petal and leaf.

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Valentines Day Outfit: The Self as Valentine

This Valentines be the bouquet. Drape yourself in the rich and vibrantly colored play of a bold floral pattern with this elegant maxi dress. The way that the fitted bodice and long slim arms balance the voluminous paneled flare of the skirt will make you feel as beautiful as any flower.

This floral gown is reminiscent of a flamenco dress in silhouette and movement. It’s a dress you could really stamp your foot in with a look of fierce passion on your face. However, the detailing and tailoring of the waist and neck hail more from the 1930’s silver screen, think Ginger Rogers or Nora from the Thin Man film.

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 Then imagine yourself in motion in this dress. It’s mid February and you are moving through Valentines with grace, moving towards spring, better yet: bringing spring. As you walk the flowers from your gown multiply, spilling out behind you, leaving a soft carpet rich will color and the clean true scent of roses!

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How to Style this Look

Ark & Co., the line that created this beautiful floral maxi dress, is a brand you would be wise to keep an eye on. We love the Ark & Co. clothing line because they are directly inspired by couture fashion. They always deliver very wearable pieces that retain the same special details gleaned from the runways.

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While we love the romance that this long sleeved maxi dress creates, we added some edgier pieces to round out the look and give it a little more street style. We love to layer two seemingly different styles within one look. This creates a fun, dynamic and versatile experience. If you will, a little salty with your sweet!

Both the black motorcycle jacket and citron Chelsea Crew heels are vegan! Chelsea Crew heels are a Minx staple and can be found both in-store and online! Chelsea Crew Nicola Heels

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique and (soon) in our online store!

Floral Flamenco Maxi Dress, Ark & Co. – $73 (In-store now, online soon!)
Silk, Wool, & Bijoux Ivory Necklace, $51
Bomber Jacket, Model’s Own
Nicola Ankle Strap Sandals in Lemon Lime, 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! 

 

Relax Into Boyfriend Jeans

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 Jeans

Boasting 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!

This outfit is available 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? Shop our online store for items that ship world-wide or 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.