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Minxie Staff Style File: Get to Know Sarah Jane

Meet Sarah Jane! If you’ve been into Minx recently, chances are you have already worked with the lovely SJ. Whether she’s offering a big smile or a styling tip, Sarah Jane is happy to offer a helping hand to all our customers! Read our interview below to get to know what makes the stylish Sarah Jane such a, well, Minx: Minx Staff File- Sarah Jane Minx Staff File- Sarah Jane Minx Staff File- Sarah Jane Minx Staff File- Sarah Jane

Describe your signature style.  My style? A funky mix of neutral colors and great basics with the occasional 70’s vibe. Oh, and shift dresses. I LOVE shift dresses!

Favorite music? As a classically trained singer, music is a huge part of my life. Every day is a different artist, genre, and sound! I love all music! 

Current obsession? Platforms and bellbottoms! And crop tops to go with! 

Top three favorite clothing/shoe/accessory brands? What makes them special? My favorite brands are definitely Frye, Neuw, and Susana Monaco. 

Frye- stylish classic shoes and boots that are lifelong pieces. I have never regretted a single Frye purchase and I know I never will. Know for their beautiful construction, interesting styles, and reliability, Frye definitely ranks in my top three favorite brands. 

Neuw Denim- the whole concept of Neuw being cut from vintage patterns but updated for a more modern fit thrills me! I love vintage, but I hate seeking it out. My Neuw jeans and super hip and hold their shape like nobody’s business! 

Susana Monaco- I love low maintenance items! Her pieces are beautiful, super wearable, and fit great! Susana Monaco is my best travel buddy! 

Style icon?  I have so many! My inspiration comes from the women I surround myself with.

I have always looked at my sister for mad style inspiration! She is effortlessly chic. My mother is also a big inspiration. Her store has taught me the value of quality. Also, I live with two girls with some of the best closets in Asheville- we get to help each other look awesome everyday!  And last but certainly not least, I work with the most stylish and beautiful women! We collaborate on ideas and styling every day too! 

On your wishlist? Plaid, lace-up boots, and lots of sweaters! I have fall on the brain! 

Favorite local activity? Tubing!!!

Last/Fav Minx purchase? The Jessie Bohemian Two Piece Sandals from Frye!

Thanks to Sarah Jane for answering our questions! Photography by Jameykay Huffman of Jameykay and Arlie Photography. Be sure to tell SJ how cute she is on the blog the next time you see her!

Local Fashionistas: Leila Amiri

Asheville has no shortage of stylish, cool girls and our latest “Local Fashionista,” Leila happens to be super-sweet, and uber-creative to boot. Paola and I caught up with her at her adorable house near downtown.  We had tea and talked about fashion, cinema and our common love of Frye Oxfords.  Read our interview below.

Where are you from?  Never entirely sure how to answer this question. I grew up in South Jersey, attended high school in Jacksonville, Florida, lived in Philadelphia for college, and then moved to Asheville.

What led you to Asheville?  My best friend moved to Asheville for college. I visited her several times and really took to the place. It was during those visits that I met Mark, my sweetheart. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t have anything to do with him.

Occupation?  Artist/Server

Describe your style.  Gold, high-waisted everything and shirts tucked in.  Mark upon hearing about this feature, “So they want to know more about you dressing like a mom?”

Magazines or blogs that you read?  Blogs: The Sartorialist, The Style Rookie (Tavi’s blog), Gretchen Jones, The Man Repeller  / Magazines: Tokion, The New Yorker, Cabinet, Nylon, Vogue

Favorite music?  Palace Brothers (anything that has anything to do with Will Oldham), The Replacements, REM, The Feelies.

Current obsession?  Dee Dee Ramone

Three things youʼre never without.  A watch, bobby pins, and cash.

Top three favorite clothing/shoe/accessory brands?  A lot of my tops are thrifted. As for shoes, I like Frye, Doc Martens, and Hasbeens (though I don’t own a pair myself). I like Brahmin bags, Seiko watches, and Essie nail polish.

Style icons?  Jane Birkin, Brigitte Bardot, Debbie Harry

On your wish-list?  A pair of Swedish Hasbeens.

Favorite local activity?  Walking our dachshund, Igby, to Montford park in the morning.

Last/fave Minx purchase?  An ADA wrap belt.

Photography by Paola Nazati.

Update:  Leila, Mark and the pup have moved since this shoot to a house that I’m sure is equally as cute.