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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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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.

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.

Blank Stares

At Minx we love embracing a little kitsch into our style – it’s important to not take yourself or your style so seriously. When we are investing into our style and into the image we are creating for ourself each day, it can feel like every move we make must be perfect. Truth is – what’s most important is to have fun. Fun is one of our shop’s values and it’s an important one. There are subtle ways to incorporate fun into your wardrobe, perhaps with some hidden details or an unpredictable color or fabric. On the other hand, there are hamburger sweaters that are an obvious statement of joy. We hope you can find some joy in your creative fashion expression!

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Mom Overall, Levi’s – $128
Burger Sweater, Einii – $42
Earrings, NY Jewelry – $24
“Meh” Enamel Pin – $10

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

Have A Seat

If you’ve been with us awhile, then the genius that is Johnny Was designs will come as no surprise to you. Embroidery, being one of the biggest trends this season, is one of the most defining features of a Johnny Was garment and they have been in the game for awhile! These special pieces speak to that vintage, well-loved feel with the detail and dedication of a hand-stitched embroidery, bringing life and story to each piece. We strongly suggest investing in Johnny Was that speaks to you – its true wearable art and translates to any event. Understated and yet eye-catching, this tunic dress from Johnny Was needs no introduction and is not quickly forgotten.

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Yassi Tunic, Johnny Was – $209
Clutch, NY – $60
Classic Sandal, Pons – $79

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

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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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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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.