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By Melissa Groth

Weekly rundown of DC fashion events+links to love on style blogs+other inspirational stuff we think you may enjoy. Cool? Cool. Have an event coming up/something you’d like mentioned? Let me know in the comments section, or find me on Twitter @mel_jennie.


Thursday, June 11: Blogger Scene’s Summer Cocktail Party is a great opportunity for local bloggers to network. Manicures, giveaways, and Q&As are just some of the activities.




Refinery29: Strappy sandals for summer that are worth the tan lines.


Harper’s Bazaar: Caftans are universally flattering. These are under $100.

Zara caftan, $70, zara.com.<br />

Joe Fresh caftan, $24, joefresh.com.<br />

Theodora &amp; Callum caftan, $54, theodoraandcallum.com.<br />

Topshop caftan, $60, topshop.com.<br />

WhoWhatWear says wearing flip flops with a maxi dress is wrong.  I am currently wearing a maxi dress with flip flops.

maxi dress over pants

printed maxi dress

maxi dress with leather jacket

long sleeve maxi dress

Instyle: If you haven’t purchased your summer basics yet, and you’re having a difficult time finding basics for under $200, congratulations you’re an awful person and here are your options: