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By Melissa Groth

Weekly rundown of D.C. fashion events+links to love on style blogs+other inspirational stuff we think you may enjoy. Cool? Cool. And as always, let us know if we missed something in the comments.


October 16th: Fashion and Style Network Happy Hour at Avery’s Bar and Lounge. Stop by and meet Yany Aibangbee from Yany Bang Clothing.

October 18th: Brown Girls Burlesque at the Black Cat pits Rihanna against Beyonce. Whose side are you on?

October 19th: Bollywood Goes to the Dunes and brings all this awesome stuff with it:

* Henna-Mehndi decorators (Pooja Singh)

* Bollywood dancers (The Lindsey Golden Project, Hemi Singh)

* Bollywood music DJ

* Spiced Cocktail specials

* Samosas, papadams and other eats

* Photo booth

October 19th: I am beyond excited for the opening of a local Topshop location.  This weekend’s Topshop & Nordstrom shopping event will feature blogger Lacey Maffetonne of A Lacey Perspective, makeup stations, free treats, music, and with a $100 purchase shoppers will receive a TOPSHOP LOVES DC tee-shirt.

October 19th: Jewelz of Fall Accessory Fashion Show at the Hillyer Art Space.  There will be drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to win a custom piece worth $250.00.

October 19th: Yours/Mine Secondhand Shopping Soiree at MOVA Lounge DC.  Celebrate your sensible shopping ways with a “Thrifty Girltini.”

And more over here!!


Pop Sugar: Alexis Bittar debuts a new line, and all I have to say is OOooo look at all the shiny

W Magazine tells you what jackets you need for fall, and since the majority of these jackets come in over $2k, I’d suggest keeping in mind exactly what I intend this link to be when you click it, that is: “Inspirational.”

Nylon: Don’t you wish you could celebrate Halloween all year ‘round? With these items, you totally can. Maybe.

Honestly WTF: Turn your regular heels into awesome bejeweled heels. Perfect for holiday parties. No, it is not too early to start planning for holiday parties.

Refinery 29: Open-back dresses.  Wear them.


Vivienne Westwood and the Cambridge Satchel Company were totally MFEO (Story via)

British Vogue: Unique pieces to add to your wishlist

Washingtonian: The Sartorialist is coming to DC.  Get dressed and get his attention. (images via)