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Swing, Swing

We love it when an outfit can be striking and also carry you through many different activities of the day seamlessly. This sweet, floral crop top from Sadie + Sage paired with these high-waisted shorts can effortlessly take you from brunch in the morning, to running errands during the afternoon – all with a little help of a shoe and outerwear change. This crocheted kimono from Echo is a lovely, subtle statement that adds a touch of romance to your look. Feel free to wear it open as a duster, or even tied around for a great swimsuit coverup. For your afternoon activities, we switched out the kimono for a great cropped moto-jacket and some trusty sneakers. And just like that, you’re ready to hit the ground running without compromising your look.

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Floral Bralette, Sadie and Sage – $29
Front Tie Shorts, Very J – $44
Brass Earrings, Sibilia – $75
“Geolace” Crochet Kimono, Echo – $134
“Journey” Heels, Seychelles – $124
Sneakers + Brown Moto Jacket, model’s own

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

Shades of Black, Gold, and Coconinno

Coconino Cary Coat

tulle_coat-3 Julie Vos Isabella Necklace Coconino Cary Coat Dolce Vita Colie WedgesYou can shop most of this look in our downtown boutique. The skirt is available on Minxasheville.com!

Cary Coat, Coconinno – $157
Autumn Candy Tee in Black, French Connection – $38
Milano Crepe Tube Skirt, Louie et Lucie (available online)– $75
Isabella Necklace (Shorter Gold Chain), Julie Vos – $261
Brinkley Necklace (Longer Gold Chain), Sylvia Benson – $90
Gold Leather Clutch, Baggu – $40
Knuckle Rings (multiple varieties available in store) – $12
Colie Wedges, Dolce Vita – $242

 

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

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.

 

Mauve Chiffon Pleated Maxi Skirt

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Nod to Mod Striped Shell

Our last few shipments of clothing have been so good! This maxi skirt alone could sail 1,000 ships – but paired with our adorable back-button-detail striped tank and David Aubrey’s great wooden necklace, you’ll really have something special. Come into the store and get this skirt before they all fly away!

Most of this outfit is available in our downtown boutique.

Pleated Chiffon Maxi Skirt in Blush, Ark & Co. – $117
Nod to Mod Striped Shell, Lush (online only) – $34
Wooden Statement Necklace, David Aubrey – $62
iPad/iPhone Sleeve Set, Echo – $15
Mosaic Dixon Wedges in Black, Coclico – $330

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.

Fringe Benefits

How perfect is this look for an adventurous fall day in Asheville?  Each of these pieces, from the beaded necklace, to the soft bison tee, to the fringed sweater, down to the fun cozy socks, are your new favorites in the making.  Pile them on in any combination, mixed with a few of your old favorites, for loads of looks that will make you smile and have everyone asking, “where did you get that?!”

bison tee, Gnome Enterprises – $29
striped maxi dress, Silvergate – $39
ivory fringed sweater, Lani – $66
beaded necklace, Vanessa Mooney – $159
quartz earrings, Kris Nations – $57
suede booties, BC footwear – $91
set of three stackable pink druzy quartz rings, Marcia Moran – $191
socks, Nouvella – $8

Special thanks to Lexington Park Antiques for letting us use their space for our shoot this week; Guadalupe Chavarria, hairstyling; and Paola Nazati, photography.

Everything Bagel

The weather is right, you’re in a good mood, playing dress-up, and even though what you have on seems a little out there – you just go there and wear it out.  Even if it’s just to go get a bagel.  It’s Asheville, right?!

rust-orange button-up sweater, Cotton Candy – $44
brush strokes print dress, Many Belles Down – $42
over-the-knee socks, Sweet Marcel – $22
silver leather hobo bag, Tano – $171
earrings, Seven Swans (local) – $36

Thanks to Heather Fisher at Studio Chavarria, hairstyling; and Paola Nazati Photography.

Local Fashionistas: Leila Amiri

Asheville has no shortage of stylish, cool girls and our latest “Local Fashionista,” Leila happens to be super-sweet, and uber-creative to boot. Paola and I caught up with her at her adorable house near downtown.  We had tea and talked about fashion, cinema and our common love of Frye Oxfords.  Read our interview below.

Where are you from?  Never entirely sure how to answer this question. I grew up in South Jersey, attended high school in Jacksonville, Florida, lived in Philadelphia for college, and then moved to Asheville.

What led you to Asheville?  My best friend moved to Asheville for college. I visited her several times and really took to the place. It was during those visits that I met Mark, my sweetheart. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t have anything to do with him.

Occupation?  Artist/Server

Describe your style.  Gold, high-waisted everything and shirts tucked in.  Mark upon hearing about this feature, “So they want to know more about you dressing like a mom?”

Magazines or blogs that you read?  Blogs: The Sartorialist, The Style Rookie (Tavi’s blog), Gretchen Jones, The Man Repeller  / Magazines: Tokion, The New Yorker, Cabinet, Nylon, Vogue

Favorite music?  Palace Brothers (anything that has anything to do with Will Oldham), The Replacements, REM, The Feelies.

Current obsession?  Dee Dee Ramone

Three things youʼre never without.  A watch, bobby pins, and cash.

Top three favorite clothing/shoe/accessory brands?  A lot of my tops are thrifted. As for shoes, I like Frye, Doc Martens, and Hasbeens (though I don’t own a pair myself). I like Brahmin bags, Seiko watches, and Essie nail polish.

Style icons?  Jane Birkin, Brigitte Bardot, Debbie Harry

On your wish-list?  A pair of Swedish Hasbeens.

Favorite local activity?  Walking our dachshund, Igby, to Montford park in the morning.

Last/fave Minx purchase?  An ADA wrap belt.

Photography by Paola Nazati.

Update:  Leila, Mark and the pup have moved since this shoot to a house that I’m sure is equally as cute.