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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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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.

Monochrome Magic

You’ve heard it, you’ve seen it, so it’s clear that monochrome is very on-trend these days. We’re especially loving this trend and how creative we can be with our outfits within the monochrome pallet. We opted for an all white/cream look but this trend extends to every color of the rainbow! We would recommend also playing with different shades of the same color in this trend. The pink shoes bring a new take to the pop of color, since the shoes are more of a pastel pink, but they really stand out with the otherwise cream color tone. Enjoy playing around with this trend– we certainly are!

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Smocked Crop Top, Cotton Candy – $45
High Rise Dusters, Rolla’s – $108
“Bix” Heels, Intentionally Blank – $190
Woven Bag, NY Accessories – $60
Fringe Earrings, NY Jewelry – $26

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

Take a Double

We love the opportunity to bring lightness to fashion. FUN is one of our values at Minx and we see this look as a clear personification of that value. We are always excited to showcase denim on the blog in all of its incredible, intricate, forms. The colorful embroidery on this Levi’s jacket embody Spring–its as if new Spring blooms from the trees fell perfectly on Grace’s shoulders as we walked through the botanical gardens. The pattern is vibrant and lends itself to matching all different colors and styles. We brought out the pinks in the jacket with pink accessories and an otherwise a blue pallet for it to really pop. No need to banish your denim pieces to the back of the closet- have a little fun with your denim looks this Spring!

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Gingham Bardot Top, Current Air
East Coast Ankle Skinny, Rolla’s
Embroidered Denim Jacket, Levi’s
Kitten Heels, Intentionally Blank
Statement Hoop Earrings, NY Jewelry

 

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

Tell Me A Storia

Hello, sweet friends! We are back and, whew, it feels so good! Spring is here in Asheville and we thought that there’s no better way to bring the Minx Blog back than with the Botanical Gardens as a backdrop & featuring two Spring dress looks! We are so thrilled to have Carrie & Grace modeling for us this season– let’s make some introductions. These two lovely locals embody a soft strength that perfectly encapsulates what Minx is all about. Carrie works out of a collective space with other artists and makers in Marshall & spends her time traveling all over searching for beautiful vintage finds to bring back to Asheville. Grace is a visual artist and weaver whose work can be found in coffee shops, art stores, and galleries all over Asheville & beyond. It was such a pleasure to work with them, and we are thrilled to share these looks with you all! We are also honored to have our dear Minxie, Megan shooting photos for the blog. She is not only a treasured Minxie in the shop but is also a talented photographer & we’re stoked to have her on the Minx Blog team.

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Carrie’s look:
Smock Dress, Storia – $68
“Ago” Shoes, Intentionally Blank – $209
Statement Earrings, NY Jewelry – $24

Grace’s look:
Striped Midi Dress, Storia – $62
“Kimi” Shoes, Intentionally Blank – $176
Woven Bag, NY Accessories – $60

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

Shift to Black

When in doubt, shifting back to those neutral tones and classic silhouettes can feel like the warm hug of familiarity and comfort! When using a neutral color pallet, feel free to experiment with new and different shapes and styles without feeling like you’re jumping too far out of the familiar. We fell in love with these square-toed slingback mules from Intentionally Blank, and while we no longer have them in store, this style is totally worth trying out! As much as we love trying new trends and styles, we appreciate Neuw Denim for keeping those classic looks in mind and we are thrilled to be getting more + more in the store from them (so keep your eyes peeled!)

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Kimono Dress, Neuw – $95
Honcho Mules, Intentionally Blank – $229
Earrings – $40
Necklace, NY Jewelry – $18

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

A Thousand Miles

In some cases, having a go-to outfit for a night out on the town can make the difference between saying ‘yes’ to that invitation or politely having to decline (No judgment from us, we’ve all been there!) We feel that fashion should never stand in the way of spending time with loved ones and creating memories. We love the combination of classic, neutral tones while playing with different fabrics and silhouettes. Keeping colors neutral and easy-to-pair makes creating an outfit effortless without sacrifice your personal creativity or style. It’s no secret that accessories can help elevate any look and that’s exactly what we have done here. When you have pieces in your wardrobe that speak to your personal style and remain timeless & classic, there is no need for a rain check!

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Shop similar looks in our Downtown Asheville boutique!

Olive V-neck Blouse, Lush – $44
Tie Belt Pant, Current Air – $46
Button Mules, Intentionally Blank – $189 (Now on Sale!)
Lucite Necklace – $80
Clutch  – $64

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