Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Staying Power

In looking for trends to incorporate into your wardrobe, it is important to find styles that have staying power. Here are some trends that you are sure to find in store now AND this coming spring.  

Fringe --  Express yourself with a high-drama fringed look or add just a subtle touch with a feminine eyelash fringe trim.  

Open Weave Knits -- Perfect for layering over maxi dresses, these lightweight sweaters will keep you warm year-round without making you too hot.  

Leopard Print -- Who doesn't love a classic leopard print?  We are seeing tons of tonal animal prints and even leopard denim.  

The Cold Shoulder -- Shoulder cut-outs are a great way to inject a little sexy edge to any look.  

Multi-Hued Sequins --  Layered sequins give a garment a luxe depth that works for day or evening.    

Pop-Colors -- Whether you wear a neon blazer or just add a little punch to an outfit with a bright handbag, this bold look has stood the test of time for several seasons now.   

Colored Denim -- Somehow outfits we've worn a zillion times seem new again by substituting a fun color for basic denim.  

Find these and so much more at Augusta Twenty
 Have a beautiful week!  
xx--Mel & Jen

Monday, September 19, 2011

Trend of the Week

Trend of the Week: Velvet

Adding a touch of texture and sheen to your outfit, velvet is everything this fall. From skinny velvet pants to a tailored silk-blend velvet blazer, there are a variety of ways to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe. Pair with silks or chunky knits to modernize this vintage-inspired look.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Trend of the Week

Trend of the Week: Leather Shorts
The perfect transition piece, leather shorts can be worn now with a straw hat, tank and sandals and moves seamlessly into fall with an over-sized cardigan, tights and ankle boots. A great denim alternative, leather feels more dressed up and of-the-moment.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Our Fall Must-Haves

Here are the pieces we are sure to put on heavy rotation in our fall wardrobes:


Vince cashmere loop scarf - So soft and cozy and goes with everything

Leyendecker blouse - There's just something about sequins in the daytime....

Citizens of Humanity Thompson in Picante - Somehow this shade of red works with everything in my wardrobe, prints included.

Twelfth Street handbag - Leather obsession!

Mike Gonzalez sweater - Beautiful fall colors with super soft jersey lining


Joe's Jeans shirt - The perfect layering piece!

Elizabeth & James sunnies - So in love with the updated cat eye shape

Rebecca Taylor pant - Because how have I lived my life thus far without pink satin pants?!

Vince cardigan - Like being allowed in public wrapped in a blanket, only infinitely more stylish.

Low Luv x Erin Wasson bone rings - I love macabre details, especially in 14kt gold.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Whenever I don't have time to go back to New York, I get this suffocating feeling, like the world is spinning way too fast and I need to go back."
-Lady Gaga

It's crisp mornings like this that make us homesick for the city....

Monday, August 22, 2011

Trend of the Week

Trend of the Week: Fur
Inject a little glamour into your daily routine by adding a touch of fur to your fall ensemble. This trend has been around for a number of seasons now and is quite classic. Try just a hint at the collar or a vest style if you feel like this is too bold a look for you. After all, who doesn't feel infinitely more fabulous wearing a little fur?!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Quote of the Day

Liz Lemon: "Why are you wearing a tux?"
Jack Donaghy: "It's after 6. What am I, a farmer?"

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Quote of the Day

"I'm a great believer in vulgarity - if it's got vitality. A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste - it's hearty, it's healthy, it's physical. I think we could use more of it. NO taste is what I'm against."
-Diana Vreeland

What We Wore

Jennifer: Vince sweater, Kain dress, Cynthia Vincent shoes, jewelry: Bulova, Gorjana

Melissa: Odylyne dress, Tashkent by Cheyenne shoes, jewelry: Michael Kors, Low Luv x Erin Wasson, Sheila Fajil, Shashi, Vita, vintage

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What We Wore

Jennifer: Joe's Jeans shirt, Christina Nicole necklace, Streets Ahead belt, Citizens of Humanity shorts, Joie shoes

Melissa: Vince cardigan, Hanky Panky bralette, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent skirt, Joie booties, vintage hat, Sheila Fajl jewelry

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Trend of the Week

Trend of the Week: Chevron Stripes

Conjuring thoughts of artisanal Italian weaving, this trend combines old world charm with fall's rich '70's inspired hues.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Quote of the Day

"People would say, 'I'm sick of boho,' and I'd think, 'But I liked those clothes -it's not my fault they were copied, you wore them and now you're sick of them.' Now I just don't care. I threw it all out the window wearing those big pants [to the Factory Girl premiere after party] in public. That was an Edie Sedgwick thing. 'Copy that, you f****rs!' And they did."
-Sienna Miller

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Rainbow Brights

It's that time again: It's boiling hot outside, yet we are so ready to wear all of the fabulous new fall arrivals! One of our favorite trends from this spring/summer that will transition into fall seamlessly is wearing vibrant brights.

Bright color can be intimidating to wear at first, but is quite flattering and modern when paired with a neutral ensemble as seen above on blogger Carolina Engman and below in Matthew Williamson's F/W '11 runway show.

For a more conservative take on the trend, experiment with bright accessories, like the former Kate Middleton.

Of course, we love the idea of mixing bold colors from head to toe like at the Prada S/S '11 runway show!

This Mondrian-inspired pattern by Chloe is a much more exciting take on fall's poncho trend.

Coulda, shoulda, Prada...

A vibrant cocktail look like this frock from Vionnet, will draw stares from across the room.

The always avant garde Anna Dello Russo, photgraphed here by Tommy Ton, can pull off any color trend.

A whimsical take on a windowpane print, this fun shift dress is modeled by Annabelle Dexter-Jones for Tales of Endearment.

Why not incorporate color into your home for a daily pick-me-up?

How much do Christian Lacroix's chairs make you want to recover your dining room seat cushions?!

Dying over this rainbow staircase we found on La Boheme blog!

Have a beautiful and colorful week.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Trend of the Week

Trend of the Week: Nautical Striping

Ships ahoy! Flattering on every woman, this preppy classic style feels updated when mixed with punches this season’s on-trend brights, like coral or yellow.