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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.

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!

 

Back to the Office in Our Business Casual Wear

Business Casual for Women

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!

Your Perfect Winter Wedding Look

What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

The days are still growing shorter and the nights longer. In retaliation, we light candles and string up Christmas lights to keep the darkness at bay. This is the time of year that brings to mind Wendell Berry’s poem “To Know The Dark.” The first two lines read: To go in the dark with a light is to know the light. To know the dark, go dark. Often when we search for clothing for the holiday season we are looking to color to cheer us and help shepherd us towards the spring. However, sometimes we can find peace in accepting this darker time of year without it bringing us down. Sometimes the color black is the most serene and empowered choice that we can make in December.

Black Lace Gown

This black lace gown is a perfect pick for a black tie event, a special night out at the theater, or a formal winter wedding. You will strike a chord of drama without being too dramatic. Rather, you will stand out as classic and feminine with a hint of vintage Dior. The slim fit through the hips is amazingly flattering on multiple body types. This dress certainly does not run skimp on lace and grosgrain ribbon and has truly earned the title of gown.

Black Tie Wedding

It can be difficult to know what to wear to a wedding, any wedding, much less a black tie wedding. Often it is hard to find a gown conservative enough without being too conservative. The high neckline of this black lace dress helps set a formal tone while at the same time heightening the elegant effect that the deep scooped back creates. When a design comes along that celebrates the shoulder blades and spine deserves to be recognized.

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Extasia Jewelry

The Extasia necklace completes our winter formal look. The Extasia line will be at home in every Minx’s jewelry box. This necklace is actually carved out of certified fossil ivory from ancient mammoth deposits: what? How is that possible? Who would know how to procure such fantasies? Extasia does and they have made a name for themselves by creating brilliant designs along this highly imaginative vein. This exquisite line blends classic jewelry design with current fashion trends and sets itself apart with its expert attention to craftsmanship.

Finally, we have rounded out our ensemble with a faux fur scarf for warmth and a luxurious nod towards the vixens of the silver screen.

Also, if you have started wondering what to wear on New Years Eve, one would look quite natural sipping champagne while wearing this black lace gown!

Extasia Jewelry

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Black Lace Gown, Rubber Ducky- $130
Carved Ivory Locket, Extasia- $165
Collie Wedges, Dolce Vita – $242
Faux Fur Stole, Fabulous Furs – $48

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

Holiday Outfits, Part 1- How to Wear Sequins

Are you looking for the perfect holiday party outfit? Check out some of our favorite party outfit ideas!

Can you believe that we’re already halfway through November?! As we barrel towards the holiday season, there is a growing flutter of excitement around Minx. As your calendar fills up with winter events and holiday parties, we’re filling the store with sequin skirts, glitter, and gold.

Need something for a casual holiday look? Or, are you interested in a drop-dead-gorgeous-head-turning formal gown? Want to know what to wear with a sequined skirt? Or, are you just in need of a little holiday fashion inspiration? Whatever your need may be, we’ve got it figured out and we’re excited to share!

How to Wear Sequins

Once again, sequins are right on trend for the 2014 holiday season. Maybe it’s their ability to make anyone feel like a movie star, or just because they’re so eye catching, but sequins are definitely one of our favorite things about holiday fashion. So, how do you wear sequins without going overboard?

Dolce Vita Gibsin Sneakers / Holiday Outfit/ Sequin Skirt OutfitTry Sequined Separates!

With all the glamour of a full sequined dress, but the versatility to mix and match, this look is definitely one of our favorite holiday outfit ideas.

Looking for more casual holiday look? Separates give you tons of options for different way to wear them. Wear the top with simple pencil skirt, or the skirt with a silk blouse. Or, try a contrasting print! Throw on jeans or a leather jacket- the sequins add a lovely feminine and eye-catching touch to any outfit.

Sequin Skirt and TopTry mixing up the accessories!

We love the stark contrast of Dolce Vita’s minimal Gibisin Sneakers with the ornate sequined suit. Don’t be afraid to try out new combinations!  Just remember, with such eye catching sparkle keep your accessories minimal so your outfit can be the shining star.

sequin-11Heading out for a formal affair? Go for the full look! Throw on pumps, a berry lipstick, and you’re out the door!

Holiday Outfits Sequin Skirt/ Sequin Top/ Dolce Vita Gibsin Sneakers

Stay tuned for more tips and an inside look at our favorite holiday outfit ideas! We can’t wait to see what you’re wearing this holiday season!

This outfit is available in our downtown boutique.

Sequined Crop Top, Champagne and Strawberries – $75
Sequin and Tulle Skirt, Champagne and Strawberries– $103
Gibsin Perforated Sneakers in Black, Dolce Vita– $67

Thanks to Breanna for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.