The Cat’s Meow

Animal print! This timeless pattern has been represented and styled in hundreds of different ways throughout the decades. And here at Minx? We love it! We love it as a subtle pop of edge or as the main event of an outfit. It’s the magical pattern that, while it is very eye-catching, it can also read as a neutral. This means that although animal print is a wild pattern – you can still effortlessly add a pop of color, a red lip, or layers of accessories. Don’t let it scare you away, embrace the sass as the boss lady or rebel girl that you ARE!

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Ruby’s Look
Rebel Girl Tee, Hips & Hair – $44
Animal Print Maxi Skirt, 8 Birdies – $39
“Fina” Earrings, Alexandra Scarlett – $136
Doc Marten Boots, model’s own

Esther’s Look
Animal Print Dress, 8 Birdies – $47
Black Block Heels, model’s own
Necklaces, NY Jewelry – $12+
Wrap Ring, Alexandra Scarlett – $105
Earrings, David Aubrey – $60

Thanks to Esther & Ruby for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images.

Orange You Glad…

…That the Minx Blog is BACK?!? Because, we are so happy to BE back! With all that said, we are ready to dive into some Summer fun now that the days are long and just plain HOT. Since the temperature is rising, so is our need to effortlessly balance comfort with cute, Summer style. This crop-top from Sadie & Sage gives us that delicate balance of flirty and comfortability. Matched perfectly with this pair of orange striped pants, you are ready for wherever your Summer days take you. (We don’t say this lightly when we say this outfit feels as good as your PJs!) We added some brass-toned accessories to play off of the overall warm-tone of this look and a structured woven bag (which could easily fit at least 3 grapefruit La Croix’s). Where will this Summer take you?

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Front-Tie Crop Top, Sadie & Sage – $35
Wide Leg Pants, Final Touch – $44
Hanna Double Hoops Earrings, Alexandra Scarlett – $136
Long Etched Ring, Baizaar – $28
Triple Band Labradorite Ring, Baizaar – $65
Roman Heels, Dolce Vita – $136

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

 

Studio

The cold has arrived! It is here, friends, in a major way and while it may seem obvious that layering up is key to defending yourself against the winter-winds, we would also encourage you to play with textures as you layer! Taking a look in your closet, you can notice what kinda of knits and fabrics you may already gravitate towards: a chunkier knit sweater, a really fine cashmere, structured leather, – the list could go on and on. What we love about this look is it takes textures to the next level! This soft leather dress is the perfect juxtaposition for this fuzzy, furry pink sweater. Help keep your mixed-and-matched textures with something similar to tie it together. We love the zipper detail on the sleeves of the sweater and it ties in nicely with the hardware on the dress. So this winter, we hope you will not only step out of your layering box, but also go for it with the fabric textures you choose!

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Studio Crewneck, Neuw – $172
Coba Leather Dress, Just Female – $365
Cameo Ring, Extasia – $117
Ankle Strap Flats, Model’s Own

Thanks to Chase for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdro

Sweater Weather

When you imagine winter-ware, and specifically sweaters, what sorts of words come to mind? Cuddly, yes. Oversized, perhaps. Knitted, yes of course. But there is so much more to these winter-weather staples! We are seeing sweaters in vastly different shapes, silhouettes, and styles. Cropped, leather accents, boat-neck, off the shoulder, tie-details. You name it and it’s probably on a sweater! Who says sweaters can’t be sexy, after all? Yes, they’re east to toss on and amazing to snuggle up in on a cold evening, but they can also be the star of your winter ensemble. Here we have a homage to old Hollywood, think: casual Marilyn Monroe with this off-the-shoulder black sweater from French Connection. Paired with dark, slimmed jeans, and a great, strappy heel, you are rocking a timeless look while also feeling comfortable for whatever the winter may bring. We hope you feel inspired to create a look with your sweaters as the main event rather than just another layering piece.

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Off-Shoulder Sweater, French Connection – $138
Belvedere Slim Jean in “Tuscany”, Fidelity – $204
“Liza” Black Heels, Chelsea Crew – $64
Gold Hoop Earrings, NY Jewelry – $12

Thanks to Sara Jane for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdrop.

Set Up

It’s no secret: we LOVE sets! Maybe you’ll remember this wonderfully tropical two-piece set from the summer. Now we have a more weather appropriate sweater set that can easily take you from running errands to a nice dinner out without much restyling. Toss on your favorite, go-to sneakers with this look for the day, and when the evening rolls around add some tights and black booties and you’re ready! For added warmth, you could easily layer a chambray or flannel shirt underneath to add some additional color and interest to this look. If you love a sweater dress but also desire flexibility, this sweater set would be perfect. Wear these two pieces together, or combine them with your well-loved winter essentials and you are good to go! Also, quick moment of silent reverence for this velvet, embroidered bag from Johnny Was. Such a luscious and functional piece, we are beyond obsessed.

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Turtleneck Sweater, Levis – $248
Sweater Skirt, Levis – $198
Velvet Tote Bag, Johnny Was – $189
Bobble Necklace, NY Jewelry – $24

Thanks to Chase for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdrop.

Unapologetic

Monochromatic. You may hear this word thrown around a lot when talking about an all-black outfit, or an all-neutrals look. We are here to show you the monochromatic looks don’t need to stop at neutrals! Whatever shade you are really digging this Winter can be translated into an amazing monochromatic look. To achieve this, we chose the purple/cool-toned-family and utilized different shades of purple to create a cohesive look. With the color-tone of your outfit consistent, feel free to play with textures and fabrics to add interest and elevation to your look. We hope you feel inspired to rock your favorite shade from head to toe!

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Front-tie Blouse, Jane+1 – $47
Cargo Duster Vest, Peppermint – $42
Tanya Ultra High-rise Jeans in “Rapids”, Level 99 – $94
Buffalo Bordo Boots, Gidigio – $419
Sunnies, Spitfire – $39

Thanks to Chase for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdrop.

Bending the Rules

Let’s be honest – the fun and creativity of fashion and self-expression can kind of get pushed aside by “rules” you hear about as your brought up. Things like: you cant wear white after Labor Day (where did that rule even come from?!), or you cant wear black and brown together, or this body shape can only wear this silhouette. These parameters probably originated with good intentions, but at this point we are ready to leave those in the past! No matter what the season, you shouldn’t feel obligated to banish some shades to the back of the closet. Pastel shades are a typically-found Spring and Summertime staple, but why not in winter? Winter white is a thing, after all! This beautiful lilac coat is the perfect winter jacket that isn’t your typical darker color shade. Everything around you may say to Go Dark this Winter, but don’t feel like you have to if those lilacs and pale yellows and creams are calling your name! Fashion rules are meant to be broken!

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Blossom High Neck Top, Just Female – $123
Belvedere Slim Jean in “Tuscany”, Fidelity – $204
Sette Wool Coat, Just Female – $290
“Oprah” Mary Jane Heels, Chelsea Crew – $58

Thanks to Sara Jane for modeling, Paola Nazati Photography for the beautiful images, and Fleetwoods for the perfect backdrop.