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Blooms

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)!

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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.

Summer in the Jungle

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Forest Friends Wrap Dress, Traffic People – Sold Out
Blueberry Posts, Mani Designs – $76
Faceted Necklace – $66
Prime Ankle Strap Sandals, Seychelles – $103

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

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!

Maternity Wear Woes? The Best Styling Tips for Moms-to-be

Growing a baby bump? Dressing confidently during the miracle of motherhood is a struggle that many women experience during pregnancy. Add the scorching summer heat and the less than inspiring maternity clothing options in Asheville and some days, dressing your ever-changing body can seem nearly impossible.

Today, we encourage you to approach maternity wear with an open mind; from transitional maxi dresses to belted shifts, Minx has plenty of non-maternity items that lend themselves well to your changing figure! Check out the posts below for some Minxie-mama style inspiration & come in and see us! We’re stocked with comfortable, stretchy pieces that our salesgirls are happy to help you style. Let’s celebrate the extra curvy you with some super stylish fun!

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Beat the Heat in CP Shades

CP Shades A-line DressAria Linen Tent Dress, CP Shades Gidigio Open Toe Booties CP Shades Linen Tent Dress Gidigio Booties Gidigio Peep Toe Booties Linen Tent Dress by CP Shades Shop this look in our downtown boutique!

Aria Linen Tent Dress, CP Shades – $145
Obelisk Necklace, Larissa Loden – $55
Chiaroscuro Tourmaline Earrings, Ten to Midnight – $64
Assorted Stacking Cuffs, Lulu Designs – From $65 to $264
Stretch Nero Booties, Gidigio – Sold Out

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

Opposites Attract in Our Eco Chic Maxi Dress and Frye Boots

This outfit is fraught with opposing forces, but therein lies its beauty. While styling this look we found it had an amazing amount of inherent kinetic energy. It is a romantic and very pretty look, but don’t let the soft feminine movement of the outfit overshadow the artistic power that lies just beneath its surface.

Eco Chic Maxi Dress, Frye Boots

The Eco-Chic Maxi Dress

The dress is long but made out of the lightest of fabrics. It’s structured, but it’s sheer.

The play between the sea green and black in the fabric’s pattern is reminiscent of the expressive brush strokes in a modernist painting or Chinese calligraphy. The lines slashing across the fabric, creating a vivid and energetic conversation between colors.

Sheer Maxi Dress, Tall Frye Boots

The boots are tall, constructed with high end leather, the seams raw, a large exposed zipper boldly positioned at the inner ankle, but worn over a bare leg.

The face of the model is clean and fresh, hair worn pulled back from the face, but a bold, red pop of color accentuates her lip.

Let Us Feast Our Eyes!

The look is a delicately balanced landscape, it brings to mind Ezra Pound’s poem:

L’ART, 1910

Green arsenic smeared on an egg-white cloth.

Crushed strawberries! Come, let us feast our eyes.

The Frye Company

We love this tall brown boot. It has a classic, clean look that can easily be paired with many different looks. Paired with the sheer maxi dress it give a nod to Stevie Nix!

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Leslie Artisan Tall Boots, Frye

Somehow Frye has managed to build its line of shoes and boots in what appears to be an always evolving arch of effortless growth. The Frye company stands proudly behind a line that not only delivers everything that a Minx could ask for in the staples of footwear, but enthusiastically continues to be on point with the latest fashion trends year after year. This is not an easy task: to balance classic and trend. If you are looking for a line with these abilities look no further than Frye.

The Sheer Maxi Dress

We will be seeing a lot of sheer blouses and dresses this season. Some of them will have a clearer way to be worn, as with this sheer maxi dress, but many will be very versatile. Keep an eye out for sheer shirt dresses that can be worn open as dusters in a layered look, as tunics, or a dresses in their own right.

Eco-Chic Maxi Dress

Add a Pop of Color

Both makeup and jewelry are laying low in this look, as well as in this season’s trends at large. Jewelry is saying more with less for the moment, and makeup can best be summed up with the idea of a pop of bold romantic color on the lips.

Eco Chic Maxi Dress

Fun mission for Spring 2015: go out foraging for a new vibrant shade for your Minxy mouth!

Find the boots in our downtown Asheville boutique and the dress in our online store!

Eco-Chic Maxi Dress, Beautifully – $54 
Half Moon Studs, Gorjana Griffin – $40
Leslie Artisan Tall Boots, Frye – $457

Big thanks to Amelia Brommer for the post, Jameykay Huffman of  Jameykay and Arlie Photography for the images, and Grace 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.

What to Wear to  a Winter Wedding

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!