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Power to the Pink Suit

POWER. SUIT. We know them. We love them. Some of our favorite looks involve incredible tailoring. And this look is by no means an exception. In fact, this pink suit from Current Air has an energy all on its own. Carrie really embodied that badass, feminine energy that this suit sets the stage for. And we get it. Menswear, while being incredibly on trend, can be a bit of an intimidating fashion leap for some. And then when you factor in a head-to-toe bright pink, some may hesitate. And, our hope is that you will take a little risk and let your inner boss shine loud (and assertive!) and proud. Perhaps that means just getting a tailored blazer as a start. Or maybe that means taking these pin-stripe pants into the dressing room, doing a quiet dance alone, and then coming out to have a look in the big shop mirror. Whatever that means, we hope you will tap into your inner freakin’ bad ass, because she is in there, and we love her!

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Double Button Jacket, Current Air – $105
Ruffle Belt Pant, Current Air – $87
Cami Top, Final Touch – $30
Pearl Drop Earrings, Alexandra Scarlett – $176
“Rue” Oxfords, Chelsea Crew – $97

Thanks to Carrie for modeling and Megan for the beautiful images.

Within the Fringe

As I look through these photos I keep thinking how it looks like an album cover for Grace’s new electronic-folk record and I just love every moment of that daydream! Speaking of dreams, this dress from Just Female is a dreamy, light work of wearable art. The detail along the shoulders, front, and hem of the dress is soft and perfectly delicate. It flatters the natural flow and curve of the wearer and flatters each movement. Adding sneakers and a bright pink earring juxtaposes the delicate flow of the dress without interrupting it or screeching to a halt. Don’t hesitate to add your personal flare, or even try something a bit unexpected, to such elegant pieces. They may seem too precious, but in actuality, they are begging to be individualized. That’s really the whole secret to wearing the piece and not “letting the piece wear you.” Beyond everything, we want to see YOU, not simply just the garment. Bring on the flare!

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Viola Maxi, Just Female – $165
“Nina” Sneakers – $54
Floral Burst Earrings, NY Accessories – $18

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Megan for the beautiful images.

Beyond the Bell Curve

This sweatshirt, friends. THIS. SWEATSHIRT. I can’t recall a time that a black sweatshirt triggered such feelings of joy and intrigue than when I borrowed (did not steal) my sister’s black NKOTB sweatshirt from her drawer. This bell-sleeved, cropped sweatshirt from Levi’s is about a hundred times softer and must less previously owned (as in, not at all) than my sister’s sweatshirt. It conjures up effortless magic! We kept this look overall in a neutral & monochromatic pallet to help fully embody the magic elements of the sweatshirt. My heart actually skipped a beat as I imagined styling this piece under a pair of overalls and sneakers, so let me just take a deep breath here. The midi-length skirt pairs sweetly with this stripped mules from Intentionally Blank. If a mule is a shape that you love (and we’re betting you do!) be sure to give this new shape a try. It has a round toe and doesn’t come up as high on the sides as most mules, giving an overall softer look. It’s got the tiniest heal which is perfect for any event. So whether you’re “hangin’ tough” (had to bring the NKOTB reference back around) or laying low, we love everything about this look for you.

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Cropped Sweatshirt, Levi’s
Midi Button Skirt, Storia
“Clyne” Striped Mule, Intentionally Blank
Necklace, NY Accessories

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Megan for the beautiful images.

Bad Kitty

The white t-shirt & jeans. This combo may be the most beloved in all of street style history. It seems like whenever we come across an accessory, piece of outerwear, or shoe that seems too outlandish to wear outside of a Fashion Week Runway, our go-to is to always try it with a t-shirt and pair of jeans. This practical pairing seems to make anything more realistic and approachable like magic. Maybe there was some subtle eyerolls there, and it’s okay, we get it! With such an accommodating outfit as the white tee/jeans, there does run the risk of it getting monotonous. But don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! (Yikes, that phrase is intense) I just mean, before you swear off of the white tee/jeans look entirely, try adding some personal flare. It’s a great canvas, all it needs is some personal creativity! No need for couture – just a colorful neck scarf or layering piece can elevate this classic staple into something a bit more individualized.

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Bad Kittys Top, F4M – $38
Lace-hem Skinny, Just Panmaco – $90
Tie-Waist Jacket, Current Air – $87
“Lily” Shoes, NY Shoes – $46
Earrings, NY Jewelry – $16
Spring Bloom Wallet, Orla Kiely – $81

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

Jet Set

There’s just somethin’ about Summer that makes wanna hit the open road! Maybe it’s the clear skies and great weather that gets your mind wandering during your work day. Whether you’re a frequent flyer or a stay-cation expert, having that perfect go-to dress that suits any destination is a must have for this travel season. As you begin packing, we recommend bringing a piece that lends itself to layering (as weather can be unpredictable!), is a clean pallet to go with whatever accessories you can bring, is made of a fabric that doesn’t wrinkle easily or hold onto all of those interesting travel smells, and is a classic shape and silhouette. This dress from Adeline is such a nice option! The pleats and sleeve detail make it special enough for a trip out of town, but is comfortable and effortless so it lends itself perfectly to wherever you find your sense of curiosity taking you! Bon Voyage!

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Cotton Striped Dress, Adeline – $44
“Pandora” Heels, Chelsea Crew – $64
Earrings, NY Jewelry – $12

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

Swing, Swing

We love it when an outfit can be striking and also carry you through many different activities of the day seamlessly. This sweet, floral crop top from Sadie + Sage paired with these high-waisted shorts can effortlessly take you from brunch in the morning, to running errands during the afternoon – all with a little help of a shoe and outerwear change. This crocheted kimono from Echo is a lovely, subtle statement that adds a touch of romance to your look. Feel free to wear it open as a duster, or even tied around for a great swimsuit coverup. For your afternoon activities, we switched out the kimono for a great cropped moto-jacket and some trusty sneakers. And just like that, you’re ready to hit the ground running without compromising your look.

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Floral Bralette, Sadie and Sage – $29
Front Tie Shorts, Very J – $44
Brass Earrings, Sibilia – $75
“Geolace” Crochet Kimono, Echo – $134
“Journey” Heels, Seychelles – $124
Sneakers + Brown Moto Jacket, model’s own

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

Shades of Black, Gold, and Coconinno

Coconino Cary Coat

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Cary Coat, Coconinno – $157
Autumn Candy Tee in Black, French Connection – $38
Milano Crepe Tube Skirt, Louie et Lucie (available online)– $75
Isabella Necklace (Shorter Gold Chain), Julie Vos – $261
Brinkley Necklace (Longer Gold Chain), Sylvia Benson – $90
Gold Leather Clutch, Baggu – $40
Knuckle Rings (multiple varieties available in store) – $12
Colie Wedges, Dolce Vita – $242

 

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

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.

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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.

 

Mauve Chiffon Pleated Maxi Skirt

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Nod to Mod Striped Shell

Our last few shipments of clothing have been so good! This maxi skirt alone could sail 1,000 ships – but paired with our adorable back-button-detail striped tank and David Aubrey’s great wooden necklace, you’ll really have something special. Come into the store and get this skirt before they all fly away!

Most of this outfit is available in our downtown boutique.

Pleated Chiffon Maxi Skirt in Blush, Ark & Co. – $117
Nod to Mod Striped Shell, Lush (online only) – $34
Wooden Statement Necklace, David Aubrey – $62
iPad/iPhone Sleeve Set, Echo – $15
Mosaic Dixon Wedges in Black, Coclico – $330

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.

Fringe Benefits

How perfect is this look for an adventurous fall day in Asheville?  Each of these pieces, from the beaded necklace, to the soft bison tee, to the fringed sweater, down to the fun cozy socks, are your new favorites in the making.  Pile them on in any combination, mixed with a few of your old favorites, for loads of looks that will make you smile and have everyone asking, “where did you get that?!”

bison tee, Gnome Enterprises – $29
striped maxi dress, Silvergate – $39
ivory fringed sweater, Lani – $66
beaded necklace, Vanessa Mooney – $159
quartz earrings, Kris Nations – $57
suede booties, BC footwear – $91
set of three stackable pink druzy quartz rings, Marcia Moran – $191
socks, Nouvella – $8

Special thanks to Lexington Park Antiques for letting us use their space for our shoot this week; Guadalupe Chavarria, hairstyling; and Paola Nazati, photography.