Thursday, May 21, 2015

Denim Days

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Monday, May 18, 2015

How To: Casual Pencil Skirts

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The pencil skirt: they're sophisticated, chic and form-fitting. But the pencil skirt isn't limited to the office or a formal dinner—in fact, the pencil skirt is a more than acceptable option for everyday wear! At Mink, we've put together five ensembles, each featuring a different pencil skirt, that range from super casual and comfy to a bit more dressed up.


Hit the town from morning 'till night in this adorable number! With the 3 Dots button-down blouse ($128), you have the option to go sleeveless or have more coverage for the evening. Pictured: Obi belt ($40) UNA tank ($68) 3 Dot skirt ($110) Amy Olson necklace ($75)

Mixed-print is à la mode and at Mink, we have the perfect summer skirt ($98) made by designer and boutique owner, Carla Mink, herself! We love the bright pops of color and casual feel of this fun outfit. Pictured: Splendid tee ($49) purse ($70) necklace ($28)

You'll be the bee's knees in this vintage inspired look. Mix textures with the lightweight knit cardigan ($78) and eyelet Weston skirt ($108). Pictured: Yumi print blouse ($96) Forge & Fire earrings ($51)

 While this slick ensemble may look perfectly assembled, it's an easy three-piece outfit that we'll bet is more comfy than your pajamas! Pictured: Carla Mink's skirt ($88) 3 Dot black blouse ($128) UNA top ($68) Maple & Mauve necklace ($68)

If you're looking for an outfit that can work for both the office and happy hour with friends, slip into this cool number, featuring Carla Mink's block skirt ($98). Pictured: Velvet top ($99) white belt ($24) Ann DiNucci earrings ($42)

Let us know which is your favorite in the comments below and stop by the shop for one or all of these put-together, easy looks! 


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

We are Hiring!

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As we move into our busy season...
We are looking for an upbeat and fashionable part-time associate to work in our busy women's clothing boutique. Are you someone who:

* Loves working for a small business and can fit in well with a small, tight-knit crew?
* Loves and has previously worked in retail apparel?
* Loves selling?
* Connects well with customers and doesn't feel shy about making relevant clothing and
accessory suggestions?
* Can work weekends?
* Loves to play dress-up?
* Can be self-directed and keep busy and productive?
* Is dependable?
* Is an absolute people person?

We offer:
* A wage of $10-$12 per hour depending on experience + bonus
* This position fluctuates between 20-35 hours per week depending on store needs and staff time off.

We think this job is so much fun and we're hoping to find someone who is passionate about clothing and customer service as well! If this sounds like the job for you, please send us a resume and a couple paragraphs about yourself and why you think you're a good fit for the job. We look forward to meeting you!

Email with your resume and paragraphs. Thanks so much! XO

Friday, May 1, 2015

Una Mother's Day Trunk Show!

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       These styles will be shipped in for the trunk show and many more...




Spring into Summer: Transitional Layers

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Springtime, it's a love-hate relationship. I often liken it to the fair weather lover--you know, the one that's hot one day and cold the next. And though it's temperamental with torrential downpours and bouts of pelting hail, it still promises days of sunshine and happiness. So the question is, what on earth do we wear? Mink has curated four layered looks that are easy transitions from cold, wet springtime into warmer summer days. See all of the looks below!

Pair a light weight top (Foil Bug Top $78) with a heavier trench-coat (Yumi $250) and a nice breathable pair of jeans (Paige $169) for a put-together spring to summer look.

We love this chic layering of the Quinn Chelsea tank ($154) under the soft Kerisma Luxe tee ($82). We've paired it with the cropped Joe jeans ($158). 

Ann DiNucci necklace ($148)

If you want a more relaxed spring to summer look, opt for the 100% cashmere Quinn sweater ($308) that can be worn with a scarf ($26) and these 3 Dot pants ($124) for cooler days but is light enough to wear into the summer months. 

Our last look is this comfy, layered outfit perfect for keeping warm on chilly mornings with easy to remove layers for warm afternoons. Pictured here we have the new Adelise wrap tank ($79) with the Kerisma Cardi in black ($68) and James jeans ($176). 

These are just some of the easy-to-layer ensembles we have at Mink to keep you comfortable and looking your best from spring to summer!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Summer Must-Haves for Work

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The temperature inside the office can be just as temperamental as the weather outside. With help from some of our favorite in-store brands, Mink has many work-appropriate outfits to keep you comfortable in frigid air-conditioning spaces and cool when outside on the job. Take a look at the pieces below, which can be mix-matched and swapped to create a whole new work wardrobe for summer!

This 3 Dot long sleeve blouse ($128) is 100% cotton and plush as a cloud. If you're looking for a more conservative top or one that covers the arms, grab this billowy shirt that will keep you covered and cool. 

Nic & Zoe's long engagement skirt ($130)is a fun twist on your typical bottom pairing. The high-low hem gives a little more length to your legs while still being acceptable as work-wear. 

We just adore the detail in the new Nic & Zoe black lace top ($143)! It's lined with beige viscose layer so there's no need to layer up with a tank. I personally think it would look stunning with the above skirt.

The Dido blouse ($132) is a striking option for a more sophisticated look that can either be dressed down with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans or dressed up with a skirt and heels.  

You may not be able to tell from the picture but this lightweight Rosie top ($99) is a misty blue hue. Relax in this airy blouse on a hot summer day during and after work.

The last pairing is this fabulous fringe bottom a-line skirt ($130). We call it the magic skirt because it looks magically amazing on every body type, plus it pairs well with most work shirts, blouses and jackets.

With just these six items, you can create a whole new look and wardrobe for hot summer days and cold office hours. Stop by the shop today for some personal styling tips and a whole lot of fun!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dressing Up: Every occasion dresses at Mink

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Dressing really is a way of life and we never grow up and grow out of getting gussied up--we simply move on from our grandmother's trunk full of costume jewelry to fit sessions in the dressing room. And at Mink, we have everything you need to relive your dress up days for any special occasion.

First, hop a plane to Hawaii, The Bahamas, or perhaps the Cinque Terra for a destination wedding or well-deserved vacation in these Sarah Bibb maxi dresses. These fun and sophisticated looks are lightweight, which make them ideal for warmer weather. Plus, it's comfortable enough to wear on a plane and chic enough to wear to your friend's beach wedding.

Our fabulous store manager, Rachel, looks stunning in the cowl neck maxi dress ($182). 

Pair it with these Amy Olson hinged triple swing earrings ($75) to achieve a more sophisticated look.

Or hop a plane to a destination wedding in this blue chevron patterned version of the maxi ($182).

Add these porcelain Zoe Comings earring ($48)...

...and this grey and silver Forge & Fire ring ($26) to complete the look. 

If you're looking for an easy transition from casual day wear to formal wear, opt for this lovely Weston Harlow dress ($188) in black and white. Like the Sarah Bibb maxis, this dress is made of cool rayon for the approaching summer days. Throw on a cardigan and a few accessories for a pop of color to transition into formal wear. 

We love Anna Sukardi jewelry, like these hand-dyed leather earrings ($75) for the perfect pop of color. Just slip on some red heels and you're set!

You'll be the bees-knees in this next jaw-dropping number by Nic & Zoe. It's a perfect cocktail dress ($187) for any dinner party or black tie event. The elegant black lace draped over the beige lining gives it a vintage feeling that calls for delicate jewelry, like the Ann DiNucci earrings ($54). 

The last look couldn't be more fitting for a fun and flirty day in our beloved city of Portland. Carla Mink designed this 70s wrap dress ($188) with an interior lining that lends a comfortable weight to the dress. The muted colors flecked with vibrant reds, purples and orange make it in-season all year long. To top off the 70s vibe, pair it with Anna Sukardi's unique brown leather hoops ($52) and brown boots or sandals. 

Stop by the shop to play dress up and leave knowing your destination awaits you in that oh-so-fabulous dress!

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