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About letitiaanne

Letitia Walker is a certified yoga instructor currently pursuing her Purna Yoga certificate. Friendly but firm. Community-oriented and non-competive. Committed to safe, effective, sustainable yoga.

Summer Inspirations: Larabars, our go-to energy bar

Summertime:  the days get longer and there’s so much to do.  When we Minxies find our days packed to the gills with both fun and work, we grab Larabars for our between-meals snacks.

With flavors like Apple Pie, Cashew Cookie, Lemon Bar and Ginger Snap and each bar containing a blend of unsweetened fruit, nuts and spices of no more than nine ingredients, they can be exactly the gluten-free thing to keep you going on a buying trip, a hike, or even as poolside snacks.

And the labels are all so pretty…

Summer Inspirations: Catch a movie!

When summertime hits and the temps start to rise, you can hit the pool or a movie theater to beat the heat.  The Judd Apatow-produced, Bridesmaids, might be the perfect comedy to catch with your favorite girls.

Hilarious (and hilariously gross), sweet (but not sappy) and perfectly styled (Kristen Wiig has never looked better), Bridesmaids gives you exactly what you want from a summer, feel-good comedy: quick & witty dialogue, characters that ring true even when they’re over the top, and a situation nearly all of us girls can relate to – being in a bridal party.

Throw in a well-chosen soundtrack (anything that starts off with Blondie’s “Rip Her to Shreds” is fine by me), some impeccable styling from costumers, Leesa Evans and Christine Wada (I “heart” Kristen’s heart stud earrings), and Jon Hamm in an uncredited role, you’ve got a fun afternoon as well as summertime inspiration.  Wiig’s shaggy bob almost made me want to cut my hair. Just don’t hit the brazilian restaurant before you go to the movies..

*Stills are courtesy of the official Bridesmaids site.

Elisa Jimenez PopUp Fashion at Minx

Elisa Jimenez creates Spontaneous Couture

It’s a one-of-a-kind Minx fashion event!

Elisa Jimenez, interdisciplinary artist, mentor to local designer Brooke Priddy and contestant on the fourth season of Project Runway, will hold a pop-up show at Minx on Saturday, July 17, from noon-3pm.

If you missed her appearance at last night’s Push Fashion Show, here’s your chance to own one of her pieces, meet the designer and see fashion being created before your eyes!

“I’ll have ready-mades and one-of-a-kinds,” she says. “And I can do some spontaneous couture if people want it.”

See you there!

the First Sale of Summer!

It’s official: Summer has arrived! To celebrate, Minx is having a storewide sale!

This Saturday & Sunday everything in the store (excluding consignment items) will be 25% off. We’re dropping our sale rack to 50% off, and we have a table full of shoes at 50% off!

All your favorite Minx brands on sale… all weekend! Orla Kiely purses & wallets and dresses; Moss Mills belts, lockets, and rings; dresses from Burlapp and French Connection, skirts, dresses, cardigans and jackets from Tulle; denim from Paige, Earnest Sewn and even jeggings from Blank; Tano bags; and three brand new lines of affordable summer wear: Blue Bird, Mine & Staccato.

All sales final on sale items. So that means no returns or exchanges… but at these prices we know you’ll leave happy.

Also, our Spring/Summer hours are fully in effect: we’re open until 7 on Saturday so swing by after work or on your way to dinner and pick yourself up a little something. You know you want to!

See you soon!

xoxo, Minx

ps. If you aren’t already, please follow us on facebook, tumblr, twitter and wordpress. But don’t just skim over the posts. Pay attention to the fine print and we promise you extra special discounts.😉

Introducing the latest in Minx Customer Appreciation: the Bunny Bag

Here’s how it works:

A single purchase of $150 gets you a free reusable Minx Bunny Bag (limit one free bunny bag per customer) or you may purchase one for $15. As an incentive to keep plastic bags out of our landfills, shoppers who present their Bunny Bag at the counter and use it to carry out all of their items will receive 10% off their entire purchase!! Added bonus? You will always have a rather chic, orange Minx bag to use while grocery shopping, perusing the farmer’s market, antiquing, record hunting… you get the picture!

Ultimately we want to encourage our shoppers to Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle, even while enjoying a little Retail therapy.  As part of the fashion biz, we know the waste our industry puts into the world. So, in order to cut down on some of our own “carbon foot print” and give you an incentive to use reusable shopping bags, we’ve started the Bunny Bag Campaign. That and we think it’s a rather nice way to give you – our loyal, amazing, fashion conscious customers a little something in return.

Please note our terms and conditions – You must have your bag with you at the time of purchase, the offer is only good on full priced, non consignment merchandise, and can not be combined with any other discounts, sales, coupons or offers.

Lets face it. We all need to start doing everything we can to live a greener, more eco-conscious life… and now you can do it with a little Minx style!

xoxo, Minx

25% off Storewide Sale: 500 facebook fans can’t be wrong…

You did it! You got us to 500 fans on Facebook!

So this Friday, Saturday & Sunday (April 16th, 17th & 18th) we’re saying thank you by giving you 25% off everything in the store all weekend long (except consignment items).

French Connection dresses, tops & skirts… Tano bags, wallets & wristlets… Orla Kiely dresses, diaper bags & clutches… Paige Denim in a variety of washes & silhouettes… Kersh cardigans, shrugs & skirts… and those divine Trashy Diva dresses…

Seychelle sandals, t-straps & pumps, David Aubrey necklaces, bracelets & earrings, Frye flats, boots & sling-backs, Moss Mills belts & jewelry…

Everything in the store is 25% off!

And the sale rack drops to 50% off!

No returns or exchanges. All sales final.

Our Spring/Summer hours are now in effect: we’re open until 7 on Friday & Saturday.

Thanks so much for helping us grow our online presence. And keep your eyes peeled for our next facebook giveaway…

Want a way to always get a discount at Minx? Ask about our upcoming Baggu Bunny Bag program coming at the end of April…

My Mad Men Day Dream

Don’t call these vintage reproductions. Trashy Diva brings your ideal vintage dress dream to a 2010 reality!

I’m a vintage clothing hound.  I’ve been collecting vintage clothing for nearly 15 years, which means my collection has been pruned to perfection.  Every vintage dress I have left is an absolute stunner, a perfect representative of my favorite silhouettes and fabrics from the 40s to the 70s.  The only thing I’m missing at this point is the perfect vintage Halston…

Nevertheless, I can’t resist adding these insanely perfect Trashy Diva dresses to my closet.  These beauties are the best vintage-inspired dresses I’ve seen.  Trashy Diva gives you a chance to sport the retro (and yet never costumey) look without any of the hassles that come with owning & wearing real vintage (short bodice lengths, seams that have a tendency to split easily, the fear of moths attacking your favorite 40s wool rayon frock and that dreaded dryrot!).

And good vintage is just so hard to find now a days.  Most of it got consumed in the vintage revival of the mid to late nineties and when you can find a vintage dress that calls your name, it’s so rarely in your size.  And condition will cost you nowadays.  You don’t just happen to come across 50s polished cotton party dresses for $4 at Good Will anymore…

Trashy Diva embodies the true spirit of the vintage wearer (I’m looking at you, girl in the vintage dress!): a love of beautiful prints, an appreciation of the often superior construction of vintage dresses and a fondness for the silhouettes of the 40s and 50s.

These dresses are absolutely spot-on from the perfect prints and color choices, like the dead-on 40s celadon green of the Obi dress (not to mention its perfect chrysanthemum print) to the 40s/50s silhouettes re-interpreted for a wide range of modern body-types to the choice of truly fine fabrics (Katie wears the Charlotte Dress in Retro Floral fashioned out of heavy-weight silk crepe de chine!).

And of course it doesn’t hurt that they all make us look so happy.  We had to place a second order so all the Minxies could grab their dream dress and still have a full size run left… for you, dear customer, should get first pick.

I’ll be taking home three.  And all of them are worthy to join the collection.

Hover over the pictures to see prices.