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Now is the beloved time of year where we flirt with warmer weather and on most mornings you can hear a choir of birds from your window. Spring is definitely on its way, and what better way to welcome the season than with this gorgeous floral maxi dress! There’s not much better than a dress that can stand out on its own. We love the delicate floral pattern throughout- yet it still totally makes a statement! We juxtapose this colorful classic with this amazing fringe leather tote bag. Delicate, brass-toned jewelry really compliment the colorful print of this dress. With this look, you can effortlessly toss a little spring in your step (and your wardrobe)!


Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Floral Maxi, Current Air – $56
Necklace, Bou Cou – $46
Brass Cuff, Roost – $60
Josephine Bag, Latico – $248
Radical Sandals, Seychelles – $123

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

Orla Kiely for Spring

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Hannah’s Outfit (top):
Damask Flower Flared Dress in Lilac, Orla Kiely – $401
Intaglio Earrings, Extasia (available at Minx Upstairs) – $62
Scenic Suede Sandals, Seychelles – $103

Grace’s Outfit (bottom):
Damask Flower Gathered Dress in Sky, Orla Kiely – $411
Square Locket, Roost (also available at Minx Upstairs!) – $95
Blair Sandals in Lime, Chelsea Crew – $53

Thanks to Hannah and Grace for modeling, The Screen Door Asheville for the perfect location, and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.


A Nod to Mod at Minx Upstairs

Minx Upstairs Floral Mod Dress Mod Dress, Gidigio Boots, Minx Upstairs Floral Print Dress Shop this look in our downtown boutique & shop the location at Minx Upstairs!

Floral Mod Dress, Renamed – Sold Out
Reversible Black and Charcoal Tights, Spanx – $34
Las Vegas Nero Boots, Gidigio – $398

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


Trick or Treat

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Tino Fedora in Blood Orange, Bailey– $63
Knit Maxi Dress, Love Riche– $59
Wrap it Again Sam Infinity Scarf in Jasper, Isobel & Cleo – $152
Las Vegas Nero Boots, Gidigio – $398
Animal Buckets- available at Minx Upstairs! – Fox $59, Owl $43

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

Mixed Prints and Pops of Color

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Shop this look in our downtown boutique!

Printed Midi Dress, The Hanger- $60
Abacus Necklace, David Aubrey-  $53
Peach Shades, A.J. Morgan- $12
Daphne Single Strand Bracelets, 31bits- $12 each
Lupe Printed Sandals, Matisse- $77
(also available in Natural- now 50% off with code: BONVOYAGE at checkout)

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

Neon Floral and Frye Accessories

Frye Sneakers

Nothing will help you shake off this cold snap like this Neon Floral Shift Dress!

KC and the Sunshine Band can shake, shake, shake it. Taylor Swift can shake it off, shake it off, and by golly so can you Minxes! This is the dress you don and instantly experience a surge of self confidence.

This dress walks an inspiring line between beautiful and cool. The large cabbage roses are rendered in a very traditional and nostalgic style. The fabric is slightly raised, giving the floral pattern a nice depth and texture. The sweetness of the print is balanced by the neon color palette for a dress that will definitely turn heads.

Short History of the Short Shift

There is nothing quite as simply cool as the shift dress. It heralds back to the 1960’s and then the 1920’s before that. These were two eras where popular culture stood up on the tables and broke with tradition. Perhaps we can pin this brazen and invigorated spirit on the shift dress itself! Its slim fit doesn’t infringe on your waist, is perfect for dancing everything from the Twist, the Roger-Rabbit, or whatever move moves you!

Neon Floral Shift Dress and Frye Sneakers

Please note the detail of the two pockets set into the waistline. The perfect twin pockets for nonchalantly hooking your thumbs!

The Frye Company, Keeping You on the Go

Unencumbered movement was at the forefront of our thoughts while styling this look. Even if you don’t go out dancing in this riotous dress, you will be built for speed wearing these cool sneakers from the Frye company.

Frye, at this point, is almost synonymous with boots, but they have been making these cute sneakers for a while now and they are not only stylish but incredibly comfortable as well. The low profile sneaker is perfect for the Minx on the go!

Melanie Hightop Sneakers by Frye

Melanie High Top Sneakers by Frye

After pairing our feisty neon shift with this black leather high top sneaker, we added this clever Frye backpack for good measure. As you dash from one blood warming activity to the next, in and out of the freezing temperatures, you can shake all you want while this fashionable carryall ensures that your personal items stay securely stowed away.

Campus Backpack Frye Company

The Campus Backpack by Frye

Don’t Forget Your Accessory

Accessories are trending towards an elegant and streamlined simplicity this spring. This knotted necklace adds an edgy yet classic layer to a wide variety of outfits. The woven wire design comes in a few different colors. We chose the blue to pull out one of the darker tones within the Neon Floral print. Because the neon of the floral print says so much, so loudly, and so perfectly our low profile sneakers, simple backpack, and subdued necklace support this fun look without overpowering it.

Wire Knot Statement Necklace

However, how  brilliant would this look be with a nod towards the golden era of country or rockabilly? Think big hair and big heels, just a thought!

Ok Minxes, get shakin’!

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Neon Shift Dress, Beautifully – $69
Campus Backpack, Frye- $269
Knot Necklace, Minx- $20
Melanie High Tops, Frye- $165

Big thanks to Amelia Brommer for the post, Jameykay Huffman of Jameykay and Arlie Photography for the images, Breigh for coming back to model, and The Lazy Diamond for the great location!

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.

Ark & Co. Floral Maxi Dress

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.

Ark & Co. Floral Dress

 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!

Ark & Co. Floral Maxi Dress

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.

Ark & Co. Floral Maxi Dress

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!