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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!

 

 

Chelsea Crew Booties

This outfit is available online only.

Masala Leggings– $33
Damask Leggings– $33
Personal Zodiac Brass Pendant, Make Pie Not War – $40
Hip Length Layering Cami in Sunshine, Nikibiki – $22
Bria Belted Cardi in Space Grey, Dex – $52
Mr. Postman Brass Charm Necklace, Ornamental Things – $57
Heather Grey Plaid Cosby Cowl, m.berlin. – $53
Braided Cowl in Soft Heather, Costa Blanca – $35
Dealer Booties in Black Jack, Chelsea Crew – $70

Thanks to Paola Nazati Photography.

Maternity Friendly Foldover Maxi Skirt

You may have noticed that this Minxie has been missing from our photographs for the last few months… and this would be why! Breigh and her husband are expecting a baby girl in early November and she’s finally let us photograph her for the blog wearing a few of our maternity-friendly pieces. The stretch jersey foldover maxi skirt will accommodate bellies of almost any proportion. Worn over one of our trusty, super-soft Nikibiki tanks and layered with a fab cardigan, you’ll love rocking this look; pregnant or not!

This outfit is available in our online store.

Micro Stripe Maxi Skirt (more colors available in-store) – $30
Hip-Length Layering Cami in Peach Daiquiri, Nikibiki (also in-store) – $22
Super Soft 3/4 Sleeve Cardi, Piko (also in-store) – $38
Long Stamped Brass Necklace, Seaworthy (in-store only) – $74
Moon and Star Stud Set (in-store only) – $12
Sandals, Corey Lynn Calter for Seychelles (in-store only) – were $92, now $46
Inez Ring, by boe (in-store only) – $88

Thanks to Breigh for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.

Nikibiki Bandeaus and a new shape for Fold-over Skirts

This hi-low silhouette is a new take on a basic Minx staple – the fold-over jersey skirt.  Available in chocolate, black and cobalt, it’s a fab piece for everyday dressing.  Also of note, we just put out a massive shipment of super-soft Nikibiki bandeaus in every color under the sun!

hi-low fold-over jersey skirt in chocolate, black or cobalt, Gilli – $33 each
bandeaus (assorted colors), Nikibiki – $6 each

A skirt that pops!

How lovely is this coral chiffon tulip skirt by Solemio?!  The color is gorgeous and the slightly overlapping fabric in the front makes for a super-chic silhouette that is so right-now.  We’ve paired it with a pretty printed Tulle blouse, Frye mary-janes, Parisienne earrings, and cinched it all with a neutral leather ADA belt.

coral chiffon tulip maxi skirt, Solemio– $35
circle print chiffon blouse, Tulle – $46
bandeau, Nikibiki  – $6
leather wrap belt in cement, ADA – $77
leather clutch in ink, Tano – $91
earrings, Desiree Jacqueline – $92
Miranda mary-jane heels in black, Frye – $161

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

Bermuda, Bahama

These bermuda shorts from Level 99 are so light, chic and comfy that they may have you singing their praises all day!  We love how they can be dressed up with a pair of platform sandals, a pretty tank and statement necklace for a polished, put-together take on everyday.  Of course they’re wonderful with a pair of sneakers and a t-shirt too!

terrain bermuda shorts, Level 99 – $93
tilly tank in daffodil, Ladakh – $64
bandeau in kelly green, Nikibiki – $6
London platform wedge in brown, Matiko – $159
green beads statement necklace, David Aubrey – $79
travel clutch in sunrise, Push Pull – $86

Photography by Paola Nazati.

Orange you glad fall is on its way?

With a sweltering summer like this one has been, we can all look forward to fall.  And what better way to celebrate its imminent arrival than with a few transitional pieces like this darling trench by Tulle and a fab pair of cargo skinnies from Level 99?  Frye’s perforated wingtip oxfords will pair swimmingly with your summer dresses and dance right into fall with a pair of knee socks and light jacket. But don’t worry, heat lovers, we still have more great summer goodies in store for you!

cargo skinnies in wasp, Level 99 – $124
sheer 70’s floral print blouse, Tulle – $48
camisole in melon, Nikibiki – $22
Maggie perforated wingtip oxfords in cognac, Frye – $181
earrings, Seven Swans (local) – $40
pink wave clutch, Push Pull – $86
seed bead necklace/bracelet, ISWAS+WILLBE – $47
double breasted trench in camel, Tulle – $70

Photography by Paola Nazati.