Monday, November 17, 2014

Quote of the Day

Style is not just a way of dress or decor; it shows in how you approach all aspects of life.  Today's challenge: Be a lady.  Set pettiness aside and inspire your fellow females to follow their dreams and be their very best.  You could be just the voice of encouragement someone needed.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Our 2014 Fall/Winter Must-Haves

From basics to the one-of-a-kind, the shop is packed with fabulous fashions for the cooler temperatures to come.  Here are some fall/winter must-haves that are sure to be on heavy rotation in our personal wardrobes.  Click on the item title to shop the look on our website.



This edgy-cool top takes me from chilly morning workouts to the coffee shop in style.  And who doesn't love cozy thumb holes?

This silk midi skirt is surprisingly versatile.  I throw it with a sweater and booties during the workday and with a leather bustier and pumps for cocktails with friends.

The contrast piping perfectly accents the tailored fit of this graphic floral silk top.

I'm not usually not one to wear pink, but this neon shade is so cool and modern.

Equipment Brett Blouse
This pin dot print pairs nicely with edgy bottoms or with other prints without being too flamboyant.

James Perse Cashmere Blend Rib Tank Dress
 I'm loving the midi length hemline trend this year.  This body conscious dress is perfect for layering with chunky sweaters and booties in a million different ways.

Loeffler Randall Pari Pump
This modern shape adds just the right amount of texture to any look.

Tibi Edie Slim Pant
These tailored trousers work well with all of my leather jackets for a look that is polished but still cool.

Tai Staple Stud
These delicate staple studs are petite enough to be feminine yet edgy enough to feel low maintenance.



Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Portrait Floral Scarf
I like to collect a new printed scarf each season as a signature accessory and this is my current favorite in the shop.

Perfect for layering under cozy cardigans and edgy leather jackets, this pop of pink brightens your complexion no matter how pale you feel in the dead of winter. 

I love the structure that neoprene lends to a silhouette.  I would wear this dress with our Joie leopard booties for a playful mix.

Calling all fabric snobs: Equipments uses some of the most luxurious silks on the market.  This nude top works with everything in my wardrobe - other neutrals, brights and prints - and feels like heaven.

Lightweight knits like this poncho are perfect for our moody southern climate and pair nicely with skinny jeans or pencil skirts.

These stiletto boots are quite well-padded and comfortable for the heel height while the haircalf leopard fabrication is luxe, on-trend and versatile.

Distressed black skinny jeans feel fresh this season and balance my overtly girly tops perfectly.

From casual tailgates with sweaters and booties to cocktail parties with metallics and stilettos, I love a fun skirt that can give your wardrobe mileage.

These edged-up art deco earrings work with everything from a a basic tee and denim to cocktail looks.  Obsessed.


As always, you can find each of these styles on our website.  We ship internationally.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tropicana: Traveling in Style

Pepe le Pom wanted to come along on our tropical getaway.

View from our balcony

My version of camouflage

The nap time view

Remains of the day: an empty bottle of Veuve + a handmade Colombian hat

Sunbathing selfie

Sunset catamaran rides are a must.

Thanks for taking a peek into my tropical getaway.  I spared you loads of karaoke pics, but some memories are all my own.  Hope you all are having a stylish and sunny summer!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Belting 101

We've noticed lately that lots of ladies are having issues with proper belting.  Proportions of clothing may seem subtle and insignificant, but something as simple as a misplaced belt can throw off an entire silhouette, rendering an otherwise attractive look distracting and unflattering.  Belting on top of the ribcage shortens your torso and looks like some sort of awkward bust sling.  A belt should sit at your natural waist, just under your rib cage to highlight the smallest part of the body and create the illusion of an hourglass figure.  As a general rule, one should cut the body into thirds at the waist and the knees - even if the cut is only implied by tailoring or by adding heels.
Have a beautiful day, fashion lovers!

Friday, July 18, 2014


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Friday, June 27, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Look We Love: Transitional Trends

At A20, we treat trends as a source of cultural inspiration.  By following some of the most talented designers around today and the companies whose exhaustive research serves to predict and dictate trends, we are able to curate a collection of designers whose body of work is luxurious and original.  Many unknown, low-end designers are such for a reason: inexperience, low quality fabrics, unethical production practices, knock-off "designs"....  That said, know your designers.  Understand why collections are priced as they are.  Educate yourself on what is culturally relevant in the world, not just what feels relevant in our small corner of the planet.  While A20 has a local clientele whom we adore, nothing makes us feel better than customers from other cities and countries who "get it."  By "it" we mean US.  Augusta Twenty.  Our bubble of carefully edited collections, fits, colors,, confidence, joy.  It's not always an easy stance to take in a small town in the south.  That's okay, we wear it as a badge of pride. 

The following are a few of our favorite internationally relevant, transitional trends which feel very of-the-moment, but will not be outdated in seasons to come:


All these and so much more available in-store now.  We'll keep you in the loop with new fall trends as they arrive this summer.  Follow us on the social media platform of your choice for up-to-the-minute inspirations and happenings.  Have a beautiful day.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Quote of the Day

Ever start the day off as a Pollyanna...

...and end the day feeling like Nene Leakes?

Happens to the best of us.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Look We Love: Met Gala 2014 Edition

2014's Charles James-themed Met Gala was a less-than-thrilling motif for the famed event.  Fresh off the heels of awards season, we've had our fill of the beautiful gowns that fit with this year's glamorous couture dress code.  Unsolicited opinions aside, here are some sartorial stand-outs from fashions biggest affair.

Lauren Santo Domingo always manages to be event-appropriate and fashion forward.  Kudos on this striking Oscar de la Renta selection. 

 Taylor Swift stole our hearts with her unabashedly girlish Oscar de la Renta confection.  This ballet pink gown photographs beautifully from every angle.

Who better to wear this exquisite dress straight off the Marchesa runway than legendary supermodel Karolina Kurkova? 

Anne Hathaway took the standout minimalist award in Calvin Klein Collection.  The color and tailoring of this two-piece ensemble are stunning.

Our best-dressed runner-up would have to go to supermodel/it-girl Cara Delevigne in Stella McCartney.  The styling is perfection and every detail is right on-trend and age-appropriate.

Beyonce takes the best-dressed title for the evening in her head-turning Givenchy look.  This ensemble suits her trademark style while embodying the spirit of the Met Gala - avant garde high fashion.

Who were your favorites from the evening?  What would you have worn?