Friday, September 27, 2013

Look We Love: Emmy's Edition

Here are our favorite looks from the 2013 Emmy Awards:

Giuliana Rancic has enough Fashion Police experience to know that this Tadashi Shoji stunner is the perfect pop-color against the red carpet.

While we'd change the styling of this look (the clutch is too clunky and the jewelry nonexistent!), Elisabeth Moss' mod hair and classic Hollywood-inspired beaded gown by Dolce & Gabbana are such a beautiful balance for this sweet-faced actress.

This dress seems a bit too formal and bridal for the Emmy's, but Kerry Washington is so stunning in this Marchesa creation that she makes our list.

Kiernan Shipka is so fun and age-appropriate in this floral frock by Delpozo.

We simply can't choose which look we love most: Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein or Kate Mara in J. Mendel.  Both women are dressed in flattering, event-appropriate gowns.  The styling is perfection and right-on-trend.  Who were your favorites?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wear This, Not That: Military Inspiration

As we always preach, life is all about fine lines and making wise - or in the case of fashion, chic - choices.  Today's case in point: military inspiration.

Wear This:

Stars give a nod to military patriotism without being too literal and will still be pretty and relevant in your wardrobe for seasons to come.

Nail colors are an easy and inexpensive way to try a trend without permanence.

Olive or khaki and black can be a super modern and chic color palette, depending on the cut of the garment.

Epaulets are a fun detail on trenches or shirt dresses that add interest, texture, and a touch of military inspiration.

Not That: 

Sad, droopy camo tops are a very literal interpretation of the military trend and go a little too "Duck Dynasty" to be considered Fashion with a capital 'F'.  Besides, isn't it humorlessly ironic to serve up a military look in an over-sized bohemian shape?

 Camouflage chinos are a look that has been done to death and can read young and unsophisticated.  

See the difference?  By investing in lasting styles and abandoning the ephemeral, you will collect a versatile and timeless wardrobe.

Have a beautiful day!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Stylish Entertaining: Breaking Bad Viewing Party

With one of the most highly anticipated series finales in television history quickly approaching, why not throw a stylish party to share the excitement with friends?  

Blue Ice Margarita

Fried chicken...what else?!


Clearly you're going to need one of these whilst preparing said fried feast.

For Her:
A Marie-inspired purple blouse by Equipment

For Him:
A limited edition Heisenberg hat by Goorin Bros.

 Happy viewing!  Have an A1 day.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Quote of the Day + Line We Love

We think Cinderella would agree.

We are so excited to reintroduce one of our favorite shoe designers at Augusta Twenty!

More to come....

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wear This, Not That: Chevrons

Life is all about fine lines and making wise - or in the case of fashion, chic - choices.
Case in point: chevron stripes

Wear This:  Luxurious artisanal weaves by iconic Italian design house Missoni

Not That:  Charlie Brown chevrons go a little juniors-section-at-the-mall and are almost always made of the cheapest polyester at unethical sweatshops.  This look screams mass-produced and inexpensive.

"Good grief!"  The fundamental difference is quality and sophistication. 

Have a beautiful day!