Get to Know David Aubrey

At Minx, we have a history of finding the coolest, newest, and all around must have lines to share with our beloved shoppers. While we love packing the racks full of our new finds, sometimes what makes a item so special is the story behind it. Through our new “Get to Know…” series we’re looking forward to introducing you to some of our favorite brands, sharing our favorite stories, and letting you get to know them a little better! 

So without further adieu, we’re pleased to introduce you to one of our favorite brands- David Aubrey!

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The story of David Aubrey began where many do, with a intrinsic interest in the art of design. From a young age, Jennifer Arago, was always enchanted with creating- taking simple objects and pairing them together to create something totally new. With age, this fascination never wavered, but was pushed aside in order to pursue a more traditional career path. While in nursing school, Jennifer apprenticed with a jewelry designer- where she quickly realized old hobbies die hard.

While still in school, Jennifer went on to create and market her first collection. Her talent caught the eye of agents in Atlanta and New York, and in 1996 David Aubrey was born- and it was an instant hit! After generating several million dollars in the first few years, Jennifer left the world of orthopedics to become to chief designer of David Aubrey. Now based out of Jersey City, David Aubrey jewelry continues to be recognized for it’s bold, colorful, and meticulous designs.

David Aubrey Necklace

Over the years, we’ve seen our fair share of David Aubrey. While the collections vary from season to season and themes come and go, the craftsmanship never waivers. Each piece is a carefully designed and “painstakingly crafted with an array of raw materials, including plated and oxidized brass and white metal, semiprecious stones and vintage glass, acrylic and resin beads, painted wood, and carved bone.” Whether it’s the delicate and romantic styles, or the bold plastic baubles, David Aubrey jewelry is a statement everyone can enjoy.




Update Your Basics with Cheap Monday’s Shelly Chip Shirt

Around Minx, the office “dress code” is a challenge we enthusiastically accept. Our workplace is often a showcase of the latest trends, favorite designers, and new acquisitions- the perfect place to show off our individual style among like-minded fashionistas. Our office is always pushing the limits of work-wear (tutu’s and motorcycle jackets on a Monday? How better to start the week!), but, like any workplace, there are certain standards to uphold.

Even though dressing in our frilliest, sexiest, most fashion-y fashion will always be fun, the workplace often calls for something else. Maybe your 9-5 isn’t the runway for sequined tuxedo pants and leather t-shirts, but does that mean that you can’t look forward to getting dressed for work? Why has dressing for success come to mean bland basics and stuffy suits? 

Guess what? There is another way!

We’re always on the lookout for unusual basics and clever staples- familiar silhouettes with a bit of personality.

Bored of your blouses? How about a beautiful (and office appropriate) silk T-shirt?  Over your outerwear? Switch things up with a longer blazer!  Whether your office is an ultra-conservative operation, or a little more relaxed, updated basics are an easy way to liven up your look and allow your personality to peek through!

Want to know what are we wearing to work?

Cheap Monday’s Shelly Chips Shirt- a classic button down with an interesting twist.

Sophisticated in construction and cheeky in design, this top works with anything from pencil skirts to jacquard jeggings. With a print so chipper it’s contagious, Cheap Monday’s Shelly Shirt is guaranteed to add a little amusement to your day and a little spark to your suit. Cheap Monday Button Down Cheap Monday Shelley Shirt Paige jean jacketPaige Cropped Jacket Paige, Dolce Vita Shoes, Cheap Monday button down

You can find this look and many other updated basics in our downtown boutique!

Vermont Westward Jean Jacket, Paige – $173
Shelly Chips Shirt, Cheap Monday – $73
Golden Fox Tail Necklace, Isobel – $53
Jacquard Jeggings, Cielo – $43
Colie Wedges, Dolce  Vita  – $242

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.

Sporty Chic in a Luxe Sweatshirt by Cheap Monday

The time has come to reintroduce you to one of our favorite recurring fall trends- luxe sweatshirts!

We firmly believe that even the most posh and sophisticated women have those days where comfort, above all else, is top priority. Not so long ago, comfy days were spent hiding away, home alone with your pets, for fear of being seen in grubby old loungewear. But those days are long gone! Come out, come out, fashion savvy women of the world and say hello to your new best friend- the glam sweatshirt!

We’ve finally arrived at the intersection of fashion and comfort- a mythical place where clothing is stylish and cozy! And believe us, comfort is worth celebrating. As we all know, when you feel good in what you’re wearing, you look great in what you’re wearing!

Cheap Monday SweatshirtChic sweatshirts come in many forms: sometimes lacy, often graphic, but always comfortable, these tops are what we’ve so longed for!

We’re loving this one from Cheap Monday; classic in material and color, but with an interesting (and literal) twist.

Paired with a maxi skirt and sunglasses, this look is perfect for a trendy brunch spot. Say your breakfast turns into a full day adventure? Terrific! Throw on a leather jacket, a cool backpack, and you’re ready to go without skipping a beat.

Cheap Monday SweatshirtCheap Monday Knot SweatshirtKnot Sweatshirt by Cheap Mondaytube_pencil-9Looking for a little more urban inspiration? We’re crazy for Swedish company, Cheap Monday! Check out some more of our favorite Cheap Monday pieces, like the Rory dress, Vain Knit Cardigan, and our lovely floor manager, Katherin, in the Eyeoto Dress!

You can shop most of this look in our downtown boutique.

Mozambique Sunglasses, Aframes – $171
Deco Studs, Isobell Designs – $27
Knot Sweat Pullover, Cheap Monday– $73
Woven Maxi Skirt, THML – $35
Zip Puffer Pack, Cheap Monday – $92
Colie Wedges, Dolce Vita– $242

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for the photos!


Cult of Individuality Denim Giveaway

Happy GIVEAWAY Day! For a chance to WIN A PAIR of CULT OF INDIVIDUALITY JEANS (any style you’d like):

COMMENT, telling us how you’d wear your pair, LIKE this post + our page.

Winner will be selected Friday (Oct 31st) and announced on our FB page.

*Participants must be 18 years old or older and live in the US. Void where prohibited. By “Liking” you enter and agree that this promotion is in no way associated with, administered by, or endorsed by Facebook; and acknowledge a complete release of Facebook by your participation.

XOXO, Minx

Greylin Silk Trousers, Neuw Silk Tee, Seychelles, and Loschy

Although the seasons have changed, the year’s biggest pants trends have not.

Whether they’re sporty, modern, pleated, or plain, jazzed up jam pants are here to stay. So, if you haven’t given it a go, nows the time to bite the bullet and work some the updated trousers into your wardrobe. Give them one spin around the block and we’re sure you’ll never look back.

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Wondering how to wear them?

With such variety, it is easy to find a pair of printed pants to work into your office wear. Just opt for a sophisticated and subtle print in a muted color- and of course, it doesn’t hurt if they’re in a luxe fabric, like this beautiful silk pair from Greylin.

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Matching and (sometimes) mismatching prints is part of the fun, so don’t be afraid to play with your pairings! If you want to play down the print, try putting your pants with a simple, neutral top. We chose to keep the fabrics consistent and the colors compatible with a silk t-shirt from one of our favorite lines, Neuw.

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And remember- understated doesn’t mean boring. Even if you’re going for minimal, there is always a way to accessorize!

We’re loving inventive and elegant work from indie brand Loschy designs. Handcrafted from interesting materials like printed paper and vinyl, these unique pieces are just the thing to help transform you into the fabulous fashionista we know you can be!

Loschy NecklaceRD Style Sweater

You can shop this look in our downtown boutique.

Chevron Silk Pants, Greylin – $117
Silk Tee, Neuw– $106
Dolman Cropped Sweater, RD Style– $78
Embroidered Leather Necklace, Loschy – $
Electrify Suede Pumps, Seychelles – $103

Thanks to Grace for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography for photos!

Quiet Mornings in Greylin and Neuw Denim

Greylin Sweater Luna Sol Toya Cuff Neuw Denim Sister Ray Boyfriend Jeans Dolce Vita Gibsin Perforated Sneakers Most of this look can be found in our downtown Asheville boutique. The shoes are available on!

Viv Graphic Sweater, Greylin – $105
Oatmeal Scoop Neck T-shirt, Dex – $26
Sister Ray Boyfriend Jeans, Neuw Denim – $114
Handcut and dyed Toya Cuff, Lunasol – $88
Gibsin Perforated Sneakers, Dolce Vita – $67

Thanks to Grace for modeling, Minx HQ’s beautiful office space, and Paola Nazati Photography.


Modern Sophisticate in 4 Love and Liberty

We’re head over heels in love with our new line-  4 Love and Liberty. A subdivision of long time favorite brand, Johnny Was (also now at Minx!), 4 Love and Liberty is the “go-to line for modern-day aesthetes seeking ethereal, flirty dresses and tops with hints of transparency, lace, embroidery, and beading.”

The innovative pieces feel romantic and modern and are dripping with vintage-inspired details (we’re especially loving the scalloped hem and shell & rhinestone buttons on the Billie Tunic). And it gets even better… the line features luxe materials, like silk chiffon and burnout velvet, so they feels as glamourous as they look!

Try it with a short slip, urban jewelry, and a longer cardigan, like this super soft duster from Cheap Monday, for a look that is hip, sophisticated, and super feminine.

4 Love and Liberty Billie Tunic4 Love and Liberty Billie TunicCheap Monday Vain Knit CardiganCheap Monday Vain Knit Cardigan Cheap Monday Vain Knit Cardigan Midi Rings Most of this look can be found in our downtown Asheville boutique. The sweater is available on!

Silk Chiffon Billie Tunic, 4 Love and Liberty – $231
Fitted Slip, Niki Biki – $26
Vain Knit Duster, Cheap Monday – $114
Snake Midi Ring, Zafiro Jewelry – $26
Power Crystal Ring, Zafiro Jewelry – $48
Labradorite Ring, Zafiro Jewelry $53
Indian Wells Necklace, Isobell Designs
Colie Wedges, Dolce Vita – $242

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