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Tea Time

There’s something magical about cool mornings, birds chirping and breezy afternoons that make Springtime so dreamy. If we were to write a fairytale, it would most definitely take place in a far-away land that is always in a state of Spring. We were able to harness that magical dreaminess in this Traffic People lace maxi dress. The sky blue slip is included so while this dress may look fragile and delicately placed, it’s a piece you can toss on and be transported to your favorite fairytale. Something about pastels and gold thread that sends you right into the pages of a storybook. We decided to compliment the airiness of the dress by keeping accessories and shoes in the same pastel color-family. For those chilly, Spring evenings, a soft knit cardigan or cropped denim jacket would fit in effortlessly with this look.

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Lace Maxi Dress, Traffic People – $138
Necklace, Extasia – $198
Pink Cameo Ring, Extasia – $123
“Sonya” Booties, Dolce Vita – $147

Thanks to Chase for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Owl Bakery for the perfect backdrop.

What Would Jane Do?

Hi Spring! The Minxies are thrilled you’ve arrived! The time has come for strolls in the park, outdoor picnics, riverside get-togethers, Easter celebrations, weddings galore- and so, so much more! And believe us, we are READY. Needing that staple piece to seamlessly guide you through all of your Springtime events? Two words: Susana Monaco. Now, if you’ve been with us for awhile this shouldn’t come as a surprise. We love the sturdy, yet extreme comfort of the fabric used in all her pieces. The fit is incomparable and these pieces are made to hold their shape through many, many wears. This lilac color is the epitome of Spring to us! Its pastel and bright, yet can still be styled as a neutral if that’s more of your color pallet. Grab a light layer for those crisp mornings and cooling breeze, and you’ll be totally set for whatever comes your way this season.

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Lilac Maxi Dress, Susana Monaco – $241
White Crop Top, Cotton Candy LA – $47
“Jasmyn” Gladiator Sandals, Dolce Vita – $95
Cameo Necklace, Extasia – $150

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

Make A Day of It

We hear it all the time – “I’m not a hat girl.” Or “I can ONLY wear skinny jeans.” Or “I just don’t want to draw attention to myself.” We understand having a reliable uniform and we understand the comforting feeling of wardrobe staples and go-to’s. In fact, they are an incredibly important part of building personal style. At the same time, its also easy to box ourselves into a comfort zone and start giving ourselves fashion rules that let us get away with self-deprecating thoughts and mantras. At Minx, we love gently encouraging our customers, and OURSELVES, to try something they never have (or have before and weren’t feeling at the time!) and start challenging these self-imposed fashion rules with empowerment being the ultimate goal. So –  toss on a hat, try out a bold print, or come grab that white button-down you’ve been eyeing that will always fit just right. Either way – we are here and we are in your corner!

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Mineral Blouse, Gentle Fawn – $75
“Lexie” Jean, Neuw Denim – $154
Sonya Booties, Dolce Vita – $147
Feltro Rasato (Hat), Borsalino – $229
Necklace, Mani Designs (locally made!) – $100
Colin Bag, Latico – $273
Ring, NY Jewelry  – $12

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

All That Glitters Is Not Only Gold

Shimmer Mesh Knit Sweater, French Connection Shimmer Mesh Knit Sweater from French Connection French Connection & Gentle Fawn Extasia Necklace Shop this look in our downtown boutique!

Shimmer Mesh Knit Sweater, French Connection – $98
‘Remix’ Midi Skirt, Gentle Fawn – $58
Enamel & Glass Intaglio Necklace, Extasia – $103
Crown Ring, Minx – $42
Deklon Sandals, Dolce Vita – Sold Out

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

Fall’s Must Have Dress is Here!

Stevie Dress by Clayton The French Atelier Barrette Dancing Feathers Statement Necklace, SerefinaDeklon Sandals, Dolce Vita From the Minx Blog! Clayton Maxi Dress, Serefina Necklace claxton_maxi-7Shop this look in our downtown boutique!

Stevie Dress in Navy Rain, Clayton – $132
Dancing Feathers Statement Necklace, Serefina – $92
Matte Barrette, The French Atelier – $16
Deklon Sandals, Dolce Vita – Sold Out

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

 

Floral Print, ADA Belts, and Mani Designs

It’s Spring right? No, wait it’s snowing out! Oh well: when the world won’t bring a Minx flowers a Minx will have to bring flowers to the world! It’s true that delicate petals will freeze and wither during the winter months. Even flowers reproduced in fabric designs and prints can seem pale and out of place amongst the leather and wool landscape of February.

Still, that hopeful longing for Spring has crept into our bones. We are on a mission for blooming, leafy fashion. We have found some hearty varieties of botanical inspired adornment that can withstand the dim light of the low winter sun, and strengthen our hearts with the promise of Spring!

Ada Obi Wrap BeltThis floral dress can stand up to a winter debut because of its deep blue background, and rich texture of fabric and pattern. These elements ground it within the winter season. The pleating at the neck gives it a depth and weight that adds a complementary juxtaposition with the fun and flirty skirt length. To finish off the look pair this floral gem with a cardigan, a wrap belt, and your favorite Mani Design studs!

Have you met Mani Designs?

If you want to add some more botanical elements to your pre-Spring look there is no better place than local designer Amber Mahler’s jewelry line. Originally from California, Mahler has studied the local flora of Western North Carolina with a true artist’s passion. All the designs are cast from natural forms found on the designers walks. Her botanical collection is comprised of everything from blueberries to flowers to delicate sticks. These small wonders from nature are then cast in silver and gold plated silver to create jewelry straight out of collective imagination of the realm of fairy tales.

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Don’t Forget to Add an ADA Wrap Belt

Our perfect finishing touch is the tried and true ADA wrap belt! With one deft motion of donning a belt and cinching it snugly at the natural waist you can instantly add style and texture to any outfit. Around Minx, ADA Belts are a styling staple. If you’ve been following us, our love for ADA wrap belts is obvious- just check out this post for proof!

Why ADA? The ADA wrap belt line offers a spectacular selection of vividly dyed leathers and unmatched versatility. Tie them into a bow, a rosette, a sailors knot- with ADA, the options are limitless! Besides just beautiful, these belts boast fantastic craftsmanship- each belt is cut from the highest quality Argentine leather. They are supple and soft enough to hug your curves all day!

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Already an ADA fan? Check out this fantastic How-To video for more styling tips and tricks!

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Metallic Open Cardigan, Tulle
Pleated Floral Dress, Tulle – $77
Purslane Studs, Mani Designs – $98
Fringe Soga Wrap Belt, Ada – $62 (online and in-store)
Pumps, Dolce Vita – Model’s Own

Big thanks to our newest contributor Amelia Brommer for the post, Paola Nazati Photography for the images, Battery Park Book Exchange for the location, and Meagan for modeling!

Back to the Office in Our Business Casual Wear

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Within any Minx’s work wardrobe there is array of subtle personality shifts and levels of professional formality. We dress depending on our anticipated day: will there be an important meeting? Will we be dashing from work to a date, to the grocery store, to the airport? Will it be a high powered day at work or a laid back and more casual one?

Optimus Prime Gave Us this Mission for Our Work Wardrobe

Transformer Sweater, THML

There is very little that can compete with the understated elegance of a pullover sweater. Here we have our Transformer pullover sweater. It is fun, fresh and functional! The geometric, four tone, color block design creates the perfect combination of modern edge and classic nostalgia.

Transformer Sweater, THML

Pullover sweaters looks great with trousers and skirts that hit at the natural waistline. They are just as easily paired with a lower rise bottom when layered over a oxford style shirt, tunic, or under layer tank or tee. We love the pullover sweater to go over a short dress as well, as we highlighted in our recent post about how to build a wardrobe. The diversity of styles that this pullover sweater can achieve, not to mention the striking resemblance that the geometric design has with Optimus Prime’s emblem, truly makes this the Transformer sweater!

How to Put Together a Business Casual Outfit

Sheer Tori Tunic, Fun 2 Fun

What is really meant by business casual? There is no one definitive answer. However, there are some basic guidelines that we stand behind. One cringes against the perfunctory image of Hawaiian Shirt Fridays. Or does one? Good food for thought: how to update the Hawaiian shirt. Let’s file that away for now, put it under the category: the fun fashion challenge we bestow upon all you Minxs. But, in all seriousness, casual work attire can truly only be a few notches down the causal ladder from everyday work attire.

Transformer Sweater, THML

Again, The Importance of Shoes for Office Fashion

Let us not forget how paramount shoes are to any outfit. Ultimately, what image your outfit conveys hinges on what shoes accompany it. Even when we wish this wasn’t true: it is.

Here we have our work causal attire paired with slip-on sneakers. It conveys more of a weekend appeal in truth. Even if your work attire is causal, a Minx might want to make a slightly more professional statement with her shoes. Perhaps flats. Not a huge change in comfort, but quite noticeable in perception.

Gibsin Perforated Sneakers, Dolce Vita

Then, as a Minx heads out of work, and off on a weekender adventure, she can reach into her overstuffed and always loyal shoulder bag, and swap out the flats for her trusty sneakers.

Locked and loaded this Minx is ready for her work casual look to transform. Like Optimus Prime, she is ready to duck out of her giant robot form and sink into the comfort of her semi truck form as she tears down the highways into the glow of the Friday evening sun!

Find parts of this look on Minxasheville.com and the rest in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Transformer Crewneck Sweater, THML – $75
Sheer Tori Tunic, Fun 2 Fun – $38
Harmony Wide Leg Capris, Wells Grace – $40
Pony Hair Side Satchel, Minx
Gibsin Perforated Sneakers, Dolce Vita – $67

Big thanks to our newest contributor Amelia Brommer for the post, Paola Nazati Photography for the images, and Breanna for modeling!