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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.


All week long: Through December 8th support local businesses with Shop Local Week 2013

December 5th: Snag unique gifts and get your early evening drink on at the Jem & Zophia holiday trunk show and happy hour at Puro Cafe. Register for a chance to win a raffle prize.

December 5th: Discover Baltimore’s local fashion boutiques and shops on the Monument Lighting Shopping Stroll. Swag bags, carolers, and free bubbly. Free? Yes, free.

December 6th: Janky Sweater Party at Duplex Diner. Think you have the jankiest sweater of all? There will be a contest to see whose sweater has what it takes. Not sure what the prize is, but I’m thinking it’s dignity.

December 7th: GRUMP at Artisphere. You no longer have an excuse for not having a unique, thoughtful gift for everyone on your list this year.

December 10th: Crash the Fashion Group International DC holiday party.


Harper’s Bazaar: Jewelry with which to accessorize your janky holiday sweater holiday party attire.

Refinery29: I always thought neck warmers were those things your parents made you wear out in the snow as a kid that were really just the gaggy, restrictive neck part of a turtleneck. Apparently the phrase actually refers a broad category of accessory that includes scarves, snoods, and other things that… keep your neck warm. How about that?


Just did a Google image search for “neck warmer.” They are just the gaggy, restrictive parts of turtlenecks.  Nice try, Refinery29.


WhoWhatWear: Shoes for every holiday party.

Elle: Puffy jackets can be kind of fabulous

Grazia Daily UK: A Santa onesie. And other kitsch holiday clothing, accessories, and janky sweaters. But what really matters is the Santa onesie.

This sweatshirt is a little bit of awesome.

Tumblr of the week: The style of literary characters is re-imagined and modernized on Textbook. Follow if you’ve ever wanted to dress like the White Witch of Narnia, but weren’t quite sure how to approach the whole stalagmite head dress situation.