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Take a Bow

The floral shift dress is (or definitely should be!) a staple in every gals’ wardrobe. Its flirty and girly while still being adaptable to everyone’s personal style and flair. They can be dressed up with heels, or down with a denim jacket and sneakers. Its no secret the millions of wardrobe variations you can create with a floral dress and a little creativity. Feeling tired of your classic combos? Try different textures in the same color family. We love these velvet belt that can be tied in many different ways to suit the occasion. Adding some statement shoes, with some unexpected texture like faux fur or metal hardware, adds interest and changes up the entire vibe without my effort. Accessorizing is key for putting a new spin on your most beloved go-to pieces.

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Floral Dress, Peach Love – $56
Earrings, Extasia – $114
Velvet Wrap Belt, NY Accessories – $24
“Myth” Sandals, BC – No longer available

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.

Ark & WHOAH

Happy Spring! Monday was the official first day of Spring, but to be honest we have been enjoying the spring-like temperatures and showers for awhile. And with Spring officially among us comes Spring weddings, holidays, and special occasions. We love that this dress from Ark & Co seems to have the fresh buds of spring woven into every inch. This dress can stand alone at any outdoor get together and depending on shoes and accessories can easily be dressed up or down. We love the hint of metallic thread that catches the light (because trust us, you’re going to want to twirl in this one!)

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Floral Dress, Ark and Co – $144
Astonish Sandals, Seychelles – On Sale $52!
Brass Cuff Bracelet, Roost – $60

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

To Market, To Market, in THML

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Pastel Peasant Top, THML – $53
Pyramid Hoops, Roost (available at Minx Upstairs) – $80
Tanya High Rise Skinny Jeans, Level 99 – $123
Honcho Mules in Bone, Intentionally Blank – $229

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

Swiss Dots and Sendra for Spring

The Reassessment of Key Pieces for Your Wardrobe

The world is warming up again and the result, at least in the realm of fashion, is an opportunity for every Minx to experience a refreshing re-examination of her closet. There is an agitation in the breeze, but it a positive agitation. A creative energy buzzes around us imploring us to take stock of our lives and tempting us to add some innovations to it.

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Bare Those Legs and Do it Now!

After months of tights, legs are finally busting out all over Asheville, and the hills and valleys beyond. Now, tights are fabulous and do create a whole array of looks with a utilitarian grace that can not be achieved without them.

But, the freedom afforded by the bold and sensual simplicity of a naked leg under the ruffling layers of skirts and dresses is second to none. The feeling of freeing one’s legs from a winter of tights and trousers could be best expressed in nothing short of the battle cry of a kilt clad Highland Laird.

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Mid Layers Re-cast as Outerware

The spring chill still clings to our days, so even though our down coats have been packed away one can’t be living in a fully sleeveless wardrobe.

Yet, who among us has not noticed the protective outer-layers of our fellow citizen’s outfits peeling off like so many dyed eggshells at an Easter brunch?

It is time to re-evaluate our mid layers of clothing and re-cast them as out-layers. Flannel shirts, cardigans and light jackets, it is your time to shine. (Flannel look familiar? We styled the same piece previously- check out an entirely different way to wear it here!)

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Key Pieces for Your Spring Wardrobe

It seems that in late spring many Minxes banish their dark clothing to the backs of their closets. We are not there yet. No, we are still in the transition of the seasons, still firmly rooted in early spring. Now is the time of year when dark-colored linens, dusky sheers and delicate weights of dark-colored cottons reign supreme.

This Sheer Swiss Dot Dress is a perfect example of dark-colored spring essentials. These are the items that will be a Minx’s key pieces in her spring wardrobe. Something with the breath and movement of warmer days reflected in the weight of the fabric, but dark in color.

Think of them as the welcoming committee for the rest of your spring wardrobe, ushering in the lace, the florals, the sundresses and the shorts. They are the key pieces striking a careful balance between the budding leaves and the stirrings underground of thing not fully awake.

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Finish Off with the Soft Touch of Leather

We have accessorized our transitional spring look with our favorite wrap belt by ADA and these beautiful handmade boots of Spanish leather by Sendra.

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Sheer Swiss Dot Dress, Beautifully – $71
Oversized Flannel, Audrey 3+1 – $62
Skinny Wrap Belt, Ada – $62
Marsa Handmade Boots, Sendra- $361 (now 1/2 off in-store!)

Big thanks to Amelia Brommer for the post, Jameykay Huffman of Jameykay and Arlie Photography for the images, The Lazy Diamond for the location, and Grace for modeling!

 

Spring Forward in Matisse Moccasins and Shades of Cream

Fashion Trends 2015: Layering of the Pale

This ensemble unfolds, layer upon delicate layer, like the smooth and breathtaking interior of a shell. Subtle shifts in pale hues create an esthetic that has a rounded depth impossible to achieve with a mixed color palate.

Minx-blog-1-28-15-136As well as building on the variations of shades of cream, we are helping to build depth with the variation of textures that we have chosen to incorporate within this look. The light tunic, almost a chiffon, is enveloped by the more substantial weight and texture of the sweater.

Texture is sometimes of the utmost of importance. Imagine if instead we layered two sheer fabrics, two weights of sweaters, or two jerseys. One would come up with such different outcomes! How a Minx layers fabrics will say a great deal about what a Minx is trying to convey within her look.

Again, this juxtaposition in textures brings to mind a seashell: the more durable outside protecting the delicate, more vulnerable interior.

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 Spring 2015 Fashion Trends: How to be Grounded and Versatile

We paired our creamy tops with dove-grey Cielo jeans. The jeans ground the look and make it really wearable and versatile while still playing within the soft color palette.

This is a look that knows no boundaries. A Minx could move from home, to work, to errands, to a meeting, to dinner out, to a gallery, to cocktails without a second thought devoted to whether she is dressed appropriately for any of these situations!

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 70s Fashion Trend Rising

Put your best foot forward for Spring with our Matisse Moccasins! The 70s trend is huge this season, and not in just one area of dress or inspiration. Across the board designers, stylist, and the public at large can simply not get enough of 1970’s inspired looks. Runways are filled with everything from hats, bohemian dresses, trousers with wider legs and bell bottoms, leather boots and moccasins.

We love the Matisse Moccasin to finish off this look. The light, radiant leather adds a warmth to the base of this outfit, yet stays within the pale glory of its subtle mission.

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 Spring 2015 Trends: Highlight on Golden Jewelry

Delicate gold jewelry keeps topping our list of favorites this Spring. The slim lines and warm glow that yellow gold gives off adds a subtle, yet essential vitality to this look.

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 Final Pop of Color

Creams are so beautiful partly because of how they interact with the colors around them. We added a pink lip which enhances the pinks tones within the cream of the tunic and sweater. A Minx really has endless options of how to play off a light pallet when it comes to makeup. A very small amount of green, gold or pink is always a win when it comes to cream!

Minx-blog-1-28-15-138Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Belted Button Down Tunic in Ivory – $44
Heavy Knit Open Cardi, Mo Vint – $104
Best Basic Cami, Nikibiki (in-store and online) – $22
Benchmark Necklace – $12
Sparkle Ring, Marcia Moran – $119
High Waisted Skinny Jeans, Cielo – $30
Wood Stock Booties, Matisse- $139

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

 

 

Latest Fashion Trends: Neon Pastels and Frye’s Fashion Sneakers

Spring Fashion Springing From Our Imaginations

Neon Peach Shift Dress

The sound of waves breaking against the sand is soft, yet all-encompassing. Seagulls swoop over you. You lay, eyes shut, stretched out on your towel. The smells of salt and suntan lotion always tickling at the edge of your thoughts.

It’s getting late. You check under the hip of your bikini bottom for how much sun you’ve gotten: white skin left over from your long winter hibernation is flanked by two strips of pink, un-sunscreened skin that couldn’t quite stay undercover during the day. The pink skin, in turn, is framed by the lovely brown expanse of your newly tanned body. Since your hips are beginning to look like Neapolitan ice cream you decide to call it a day.

After a shower outside and then another inside, and a quick nap on a wicker sofa that resembles your grandmothers handbag, you are ready to go out. You want to slip into something  that will transition you effortlessly from day to night. Something that is as much at home eating cotton candy on the boardwalk, as it is sipping cocktails on a moonlit patio. Something that is as playful and as sophisticated as you are.

Latest Fashion Trends: Spotlighting Neon Pastels Neon Peach Shift Dress

The Neon Punch Shift Dress has the delicate whimsy of pastels and the electric vibrancy of neon. When looking for key pieces for spring, many a minx will be wise to incorporate this frock into their spring wardrobe.

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Peach Pop Shift Dress

For such a little item of clothing this the Neon Punch Shift Dress has a lot to say! It is just as much a 1960’s shift dress as it is a 1990’s skater dress. This clean lined dress allows the wearer to move around freely. The simple and flattering silhouette likes to pop up from time to time throughout modern times, often when youth culture is ready to stand up and say something. When there is something worth saying a Minx wants to be able to move comfortably, to “shift” about as she makes her stand.

Neon Peach Shift Dress

The color is amazing. It retains that unattainable glow of sunrise and sunset. It is the love child of acidic sorbet and pastel sherbert. While the tailoring and lines are mod, the deep V of the neck, short sleeves, and the gorgeous keyhole back make it a softer and more feminine envisioning of the classic shift dress.

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Fashion Sneakers Brought To You By Frye

We paired this dress with a low top Frye sneaker. The black leather helps to nudge this look into a casual direction without loosing any of the sophistication. This shoe choice gives yet another nod to the skater look, but we think that this look would be equally as brilliant paired with a sandal.

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Double Strand Necklace

We chose a delicate geometric double chain necklace to keep the look fun, fresh and on trend. The triangles create a nice geometric focal point on the neon pastel background, like a sailboat silhouetted against the setting sun. Now take sail Minxs: wear the sunset, be a sunrise. Stand up and shift!

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Peach Pop Shift Dress – $41
Paper Plane Necklace, Minx- $12
Melanie Low Top Sneakers, Frye- $137

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