$75 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Gift Certificate GiveawayHappy GIVEAWAY Day! For a chance to WIN A $75 GIFT CERTIFICATE to Minx or Minxasheville.com,

COMMENT, telling us what your spring wardrobe needs, LIKE this post + our page, and SHARE on your own timeline! You may enter once daily through next Friday, January 23rd.

Winner will be selected next Friday (January 23rd) and announced on our FB page.

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XOXO, Minx

One for the Books

 

Another fantastic year is coming to a close. It’s amazing how much can be accomplished in a year- more amazing still is having it all captured and documented on the blog. As we scroll through the photographic evidence of the last year, we’re grateful for the adventures we’ve had, the beautiful town we live in, and our loyal readers to share the journey with.

This year, our blog team traveled far and wide to capture looks that sparkled and shined. We went everywhere- from the west side of town to the largest home around. We hit local restaurants and bars, fields and  farms, wearing both trends of the season and looks that transcend time. While it’s always hard to play favorites, join us in remembering some of our most loved posts of 2014:

January Kersh Lace Mesh TopFebruary Neuw Dufresne Overalls MarchNeuw Denim Romper April Trashy Diva Lena Dress May Trashy Diva Kimono DressJuneFrench Connection Encrusted DressJuly French Connection Friends August Leota Dress September Moyna Brocade ClutchOctober Louie et Lucie NovemberHoliday OutfitsDecember Brooklyn Jacket Paige Denim

2014 was certainly one for our books. Thanks so much for being a part of it!

Happy New Year!

A year sized thank you to the tremendously talented Paola Nazati Photography for the images, the entire blog team, and to our beautiful models- Heather, Allison, Meagan, Grace, Breanna, Michelle, and more! XOXO

 

Boxing Day 2014! 50-75% Off Storewide!

Boxing day 2014 We hope that your holiday season has been merry and bright. Hopefully you still have a little bit of shopping left in you, because our annual Boxing Day Sale is upon us!

For those of you who don’t know, Boxing Day is the day after Christmas, (THIS Friday, December 26th). Here’s how we’ll be celebrating…

50% OFF STOREWIDE & 75% off select items

We’ll be open from 11 am to 8 pm

✭ This sale is for our downtown Asheville boutique only ✭
To help us ensure another successful boxing day, please review a couple ground rules: 
1. All Sales Final. Items purchased on Boxing Day are not eligible for return or exchange… no matter what.2. There will be no Returns or Exchanges on Boxing Day. We will, however, accept already existing store credit and gift certificates.

3. To limit your waiting time, we only allow 6 items in the dressing room at a time. Since rooms are limited, consider coming to the sale in leggings and a thin top so you can try stuff on over your clothes without the need for a dressing room.

4. If we hold items for you at the counter while you continue to shop, you are committing to buying them.

The line starts early but the doors won’t open until 11. Can’t wait to see you!
XOXO, 

What to Wear on New Years Day

New Years Breakfast Outfit

After you count down the New Year, drink the token champaign, and eat your good luck marzipan pig (google this tradition if it is new to you) you will have arrived in the year 2015. What will 2015 hold in store for you? For your wardrobe? Make New Years Day brunch plans now, so that you and yours can ponder these questions together.

There is a thought that you should spend your New Years Day engaged in the activities that you want to emulate for your coming year. Minx encourages you to go one step further, and dress in the style that you want to adopt for 2015.

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French Connection Dress

A New Years Day breakfast outfit needs to be straightforward (who knows how late you were up last night!) and solidly beautiful (like you.) This is a time to recover with some coffee and toast. This is not a time to attempt overly fussy ensembles or go overboard with accessories.

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This French Connection dress is both easy to wear and beautifully feminine. The pattern of abstracted birds creates an illusion that the jewel toned feathers are perhaps organically belonging to the wearer as opposed to simply the pattern of the dress. There is that sense on the first day of the New Year that anything is possible. Let a dress covered in wings help usher you towards your new journey.

The simplicity of a short, tailored dress in the winter begs to be paired with tights (you can never go wrong with black tights) and a great shoe. Don’t underestimate the power that a shoe has over your outfit. We have chosen a low boot because it instantly makes the outfit practical and fashionable. Have fun with your shoe choice. Try a taller boot, flats, or a heel to customize the look to fit your wants and needs.

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The Faux Shearling Jacket by Numph

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Let’s not forget that it’s only the first of the year and still cold out! This faux shearling jacket from Denmark’s own Numph creates a fantastical addition to this New Years Day breakfast look. Numph prides themselves on creating fashions that both accommodate the practical side of our daytime lives with the glitz and fantasy of our nighttime lives. Brunch is an in between time, blending those two worlds together for one brief and magical meal.

Imagine running into your breakfast venue, perhaps a bit late. Your friends are already seated around the table. They are excited to see you so that you can all share the stories form your New Years Eve parties. Before you sit, you slip your fairy tale shearling jacket off revealing your immaculate dress of feathers. You are transformed, you are freshly made for the next chapter of your life, fresh for the New Year!

Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Shearling Jacket, Numph- $218
Calliope Dress, French Connection- $158
Glitzy Statement Necklace, Minx – $18
Colie Wedges, Dolce Vita – $242

Big thanks to our newest contributor Amelia Brommer for the post, Paola Nazati Photography for the images, and Meagan for modeling!

Your Perfect Winter Wedding Look

What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

The days are still growing shorter and the nights longer. In retaliation, we light candles and string up Christmas lights to keep the darkness at bay. This is the time of year that brings to mind Wendell Berry’s poem “To Know The Dark.” The first two lines read: To go in the dark with a light is to know the light. To know the dark, go dark. Often when we search for clothing for the holiday season we are looking to color to cheer us and help shepherd us towards the spring. However, sometimes we can find peace in accepting this darker time of year without it bringing us down. Sometimes the color black is the most serene and empowered choice that we can make in December.

Black Lace Gown

This black lace gown is a perfect pick for a black tie event, a special night out at the theater, or a formal winter wedding. You will strike a chord of drama without being too dramatic. Rather, you will stand out as classic and feminine with a hint of vintage Dior. The slim fit through the hips is amazingly flattering on multiple body types. This dress certainly does not run skimp on lace and grosgrain ribbon and has truly earned the title of gown.

Black Tie Wedding

It can be difficult to know what to wear to a wedding, any wedding, much less a black tie wedding. Often it is hard to find a gown conservative enough without being too conservative. The high neckline of this black lace dress helps set a formal tone while at the same time heightening the elegant effect that the deep scooped back creates. When a design comes along that celebrates the shoulder blades and spine deserves to be recognized.

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Extasia Jewelry

The Extasia necklace completes our winter formal look. The Extasia line will be at home in every Minx’s jewelry box. This necklace is actually carved out of certified fossil ivory from ancient mammoth deposits: what? How is that possible? Who would know how to procure such fantasies? Extasia does and they have made a name for themselves by creating brilliant designs along this highly imaginative vein. This exquisite line blends classic jewelry design with current fashion trends and sets itself apart with its expert attention to craftsmanship.

Finally, we have rounded out our ensemble with a faux fur scarf for warmth and a luxurious nod towards the vixens of the silver screen.

Also, if you have started wondering what to wear on New Years Eve, one would look quite natural sipping champagne while wearing this black lace gown!

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Find this look in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Black Lace Gown, Rubber Ducky- $130
Carved Ivory Locket, Extasia- $165
Collie Wedges, Dolce Vita – $242
Faux Fur Stole, Fabulous Furs – $48

Big thanks to our newest contributor Amelia Brommer for the post, Paola Nazati Photography for the images, and Breanna for modeling!

Holiday Look, Part 4- What to Wear on Christmas Day

All the gifts have been made and/or bought, wrapped lovingly, and arranged beneath the tree. Your plans for your Christmas day party or dinner are in place. Your holiday season is coming together nicely. But what will you be wearing on Christmas day? Now is the time to plan your Christmas party outfit. We have taken elements from all of our favorite Christmas nostalgia, updated them for the modern Minx, and created a very simple yet effective look for Christmas day.

Christmas Outfit Part 1: The Tapestry Skirt

Blue Suede Shoes

This skirt is patterned in a beautiful design reminiscent of vintage wall paper or tapestry. The high waist keeps the silhouette feminine and classic, while the pleats add substance and movement. A skirt of this length and line often dictates the rest of the outfit, but there is plenty of room to make this look your own.

Christmas Outfit Part 2: The Blue Suede Shoes

The lines of a high waisted, below the knee skirt naturally sweep the eye from head to foot. So, it is highly advisable to wear an amazing pair of shoes like these blue suede pumps from Seychelles. The neutral palate of the skirt really open the doors for a pop of color from your footwear. If you choose these blue suede shoes, make sure that you have Elvis’s Christmas album on your turntable!

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Christmas Outfit Part 3: The Blouse and Jacket

Between the tapestry skirt and the blue suede shoes, this Christmas day outfit is already solid. A blouse is a beautifully feminine way to round out the look. If you need to pull something a little more edgy or understated into your outfit a simple jersey top would be a great choice. Either option goes well with our featured jacket. We chose the Brooklyn Jacket from Paige Denim. This painted denim jacket is a brilliant vegan alternative to a leather biker jacket.

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The Christmas Party Outfit vs. The New Years Eve Party Outfit

As you begin to pull together what to wear on Christmas day, don’t forget that New Years Eve is just around the corner! While the main elements of these two outfits will most likely be different, have fun brainstorming outfits that could both utilize a good pair of blue suede shoes and a painted denim jacket!

This look can be found in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Fairytale Embroidered Blouse, THML– $62
Winter Tapestry Skirt, Champagne & Strawberries– $83
Brooklyn Jacket, Paige Denim – $255
Cameo Ring, Extasia – $84
Electrify Blue Suede Pumps, Seychelles  – $103

Big thanks to our new blog contributor, Amelia Brommer, Meagan for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.

 

Holiday Outfit, Part 3- Kerisma Sweaters for a Casual Occasion

Perfect Casual Holiday Party Look

Some days a Minx just has to sit down with a cup of tea, shut her eyes, and give in to the holiday excitement. Anticipating the holiday season is always fun! In the imagined rendering there is at least a foot of snow, Bing Crosby is singing on every street corner, and just over the hill dapple grey horses draw sleigh fulls of fur­wrapped party­goers away to eggnog stocked ballrooms. And while some of you might have an event calender that approximates this (well done you!) others may realize that these images only play out within the imaginary novel that lives within their minds.

For some, holiday parties will be more modest and Bing Crosby will only be singing on a vintage record of White Christmas. Perhaps, the full length embellished gowns of ones imagination will have to be put aside (at least for the time being) as holiday revelers go dashing straight from work to parties with no time for a wardrobe changes. For such days we at Minx know that what is needed is versatility and the ability to transition from day to night.

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Kerisma Sweaters

The Kerisma Sweater is a great choice for an easy and sophisticated look. They are functional yet special. Both the Kerisma Sweaters and Kerisma Scarves round out multiple looks by giving them an effortless appeal. This is why we love and are loyal to the Kerisma clothing line! You will feel equally at home shopping for last minute gifts, having brunch with out of town guests, and cozying up by the fire, as you will making your entrance into a holiday party.

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Kerisma Sweaters + the Perfect Pant = the Effortless Holiday Look

Here we have paired the Kerisma Sweater with the Diamond Dust Jumpsuit for the perfect casual holiday look that easily transitions from work to play. The jumpsuit is our elegant alternative to yoga pants as day wear. The lines of this jumpsuit hug and flatter the body without giving its every contour away.

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Seychelles Sanctuary Booties

Just before you enter your party exchange your day shoes for a more dramatic heel and add a long cameo pendant necklace to set the look apart. After you lay your trusty Kerisma Sweater on the coat pile atop your hosts bed, head out into your holiday party bathed in the subtle sparkle of your fabulous jumpsuit, and the confidence that not only are you beautiful, but clever as well!

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Parts of this look are available online, the rest can be found in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Diamond Dust Jumpsuit– $54
Richie Solid Top in Magenta, Kerisma– $69
Hampton Knit Wrap in Magenta, Kerisma – $54
Cameo Pendant, Extasia – $136
(Similar style available online)
Sanctuary Silver Booties, Seychelles  – $154

Big thanks to our new blog contributor, Amelia Brommer, Breanna for modeling and Paola Nazati Photography.