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Sprout

With many activities becoming lake-side and ending with a quick ride down the French Broad River, its important to consider how easily your look can go from indoors to outdoors without factoring in a complete outfit change. Perhaps that means finding the perfect summer sandal that is not only eye catching but also incredibly comfortable and versatile. We have definitely found that in our Pons sandals! Made by hand in Spain since 1945, these ethically-minded sandals are created out of recycled materials and all-natural leather. We encourage you to learn more about the history of these sandals on their website and come try a pair on for yourself! Toss on your go-to summer dress or cover-up and soak up as much summer sun as possible.

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Striped Tie Dress, Fun2Fun – $46
Classic Sandal, Pons – $79
“Boat” Earrings, Sibilia – $79
“Palmera” Necklace, Sibilia – $154

Thanks to Chase for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images

Crushed Blush

It’s no secret how much we (and the fashion world at large!) love this blush-y, rose-y shade of pink. Maybe we love how closely it matches a crisp glass of rose? Maybe we cant help but be swept up in the “millennial pink” trend? No matter how we got there – we sure our happy to incorporate more pink in our wardrobe. With this soft, pastel look we thought incorporating bold accessories and shoes would balance it nicely and add some interest. Don’t wait for an all-neutral look to add a pop of color – just pair pieces from the same color family and find a pair of statement shoes to really top it off. We love how these heels from Seychelles really stand out with the rest of this otherwise monochromatic look. So, millennial or not, we hope you feel encouraged to think pink this summer!

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Cross Stitch Box Top, Final Touch – $29
Pencil Skirt, Trinity Tribe – $22
“Journey” Heels in Denim, Seychelles – $123
“Orbit” Earrings, Sibilia – $79
“Parallel” Cuff, Alexandra Scarlett – $90

Thanks to Breigh for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and East West Vintage Rentals for the perfect backdrop.

Get to Know David Aubrey

At Minx, we have a history of finding the coolest, newest, and all around must have lines to share with our beloved shoppers. While we love packing the racks full of our new finds, sometimes what makes a item so special is the story behind it. Through our new “Get to Know…” series we’re looking forward to introducing you to some of our favorite brands, sharing our favorite stories, and letting you get to know them a little better! 

So without further adieu, we’re pleased to introduce you to one of our favorite brands- David Aubrey!

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The story of David Aubrey began where many do, with a intrinsic interest in the art of design. From a young age, Jennifer Arago, was always enchanted with creating- taking simple objects and pairing them together to create something totally new. With age, this fascination never wavered, but was pushed aside in order to pursue a more traditional career path. While in nursing school, Jennifer apprenticed with a jewelry designer- where she quickly realized old hobbies die hard.

While still in school, Jennifer went on to create and market her first collection. Her talent caught the eye of agents in Atlanta and New York, and in 1996 David Aubrey was born- and it was an instant hit! After generating several million dollars in the first few years, Jennifer left the world of orthopedics to become to chief designer of David Aubrey. Now based out of Jersey City, David Aubrey jewelry continues to be recognized for it’s bold, colorful, and meticulous designs.

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Over the years, we’ve seen our fair share of David Aubrey. While the collections vary from season to season and themes come and go, the craftsmanship never waivers. Each piece is a carefully designed and “painstakingly crafted with an array of raw materials, including plated and oxidized brass and white metal, semiprecious stones and vintage glass, acrylic and resin beads, painted wood, and carved bone.” Whether it’s the delicate and romantic styles, or the bold plastic baubles, David Aubrey jewelry is a statement everyone can enjoy.

 

 

 

Timelessly Trendy

moon_orbits-2 Is it possible for a look to be both timeless and trendy? As rare as it may be, at Minx, we’re always scouting out the pieces that can do both those things.

Take for instance, our “Orbit City Stunner Dress”. With it’s side cutouts and hi-lo hem, this dress recycles trends we’ve seen over and over through the last few seasons- so, trendy it is. Paired with an urban cut-out boot, this look is provocative enough for the most on-trend seeker.

moon_orbits-3However, with it’s rich color, mock neck, and killer fit, this dress is elevated beyond the “right here and now”. Take it to a concert, out for cocktails, or to a fall wedding- wherever the event, this dress can be styled to match.

moon_orbits-4We chose to highlight the vintage neckline with a necklace just as everlasting- an absolute stunner from David Aubrey. Reminiscent of something from your Grandmother’s jewelry box, this statement piece is the right kind of costume jewelry. Bold enough to be noticed and dripping with heirloom potential.

moon_orbits-5Good trends come and go. Try tying them to something classic and you’ll have a look that works when and where you want to work it, no matter what time it is.

The featured dress is from our online store, the rest is from the downtown boutique.

Orbit City Stunner Dress (online) – $66
Art Deco Statement Necklace, David Aubrey- $139
Midi Rings – $12
Underneath Cut-out Booties, BC – $92

Big thanks to The Crow and Quill, the most beautifully haunting  bar on Lexington and  to Grace for modeling, and, of course, Paola Nazati Photography.

 

One Strong Statement

We absolutely love the funkiness of this outfit! It’s one of those looks that your friends will say: “You look so cute, I could never pull that off.” But everyone can!

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This Renee C neon skirt is a stand-out piece on its own, but when paired with a cool graphic print top and a statement cardigan and earrings… you’ve created something completely unique.

Renee C Neon Dream Maxi Renee C Neon Dream MaxiGrace is styled with a bold lip AND top knot, too. All these strong looks are usually not seen together, but we adore the outcome! Sometimes a risk is totally worth it.
Renee C Neon Dream MaxiWhat are your favorite bold pieces to pair?

This look is available partly in our downtown Asheville Boutique, and partly online!

Sweet Rain Blue Hand Back Zip – $26
Mary-Kate Kimono Cardi – $63
Renee C Neon Dream Maxi Skirt – $36
Dolce Vita “Shandy” Shoe – $172
Lenora Dame Statement Ear – $37

Thanks to Grace for modeling, and Paola Nazati Photography.

Sequined Dresses

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Gerard Yosca NecklaceThese entire outfits are available in our downtown boutique.

Hanah’s outfit (3rd from the top):
Leather Motorcycle Jacket, French Connection – Stylist’s own
Sequined Gown, LEV Collection – call for pricing
Hand cut glass earrings, Gerard Yosca – $117
Crystal and Gold Bangle, Gerard Yosca – $89

Grace’s outfit (4th):
Polka Dot Dolman Chiffon Top, Dex – $43
Crystal Cluster Necklace, Gerard Yosca – $137
Heavy Hardware Belt, Lodis – $66
Sequined Pencil Skirt, LEV Collection – $356
Green Agate Cocktail Ring, Marcia Moran – $216
Holland Booties, Dolce Vita – $187

Heather’s outfit (Last):
Sequined Sheath Dress, LEV Collection – call for pricing
Sea Glass Necklace, Gerard Yosca – $371
Perfect Little Studs – $6

Pleated Pants, Yes!

Need a fresh look for the office? We think Costa Blanca’s Dove Grey Front Pleat Pants are just what you need to shake up the old slacks and a top look. The front pleats, slim leg, and hip ankle-length make these pants a current, yet work-appropriate choice. Paired with our Everyday Sheer Tunic and a statement necklace from David Aubrey, you’ll be dressed for success. For an even more polished look, top it all off with a great blazer; the Minxie definition of the “power suit”!

Parts of this outfit are available online and in our downtown boutique.

Front Pleat Pant in Dove Grey, Costa Blanca – $58
Lace Tank in Peach, Costa Blanca – $30
The Everyday Sheer Tunic in Ivory – $38
Acrylic Beaded Necklace, David Aubrey – $92
Semi precious stone ring, Gamine – $66
Brushed Cube Tiny Stud Earrings – $12
Gilda Glitter Heels in Nude, Chelsea Crew (in-store & online) – $62

Thanks to Breanna, our guest model and Paola Nazati Photography.