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Style Scene: Anthropologie Birthday Party on F Street

There’s many ways you can celebrate your birthday in DC, but if you like fashion, sweets, and discounts as much as we do, few things can beat Anthropologie’s birthday parties for its Anthro members.

This past Wednesday, Anthropologie on F Street held a party for Anthro members celebrating birthdays in September and October. Champagne, cupcakes, and macarons were provided along with a 15% discount on all merchandise. Anthropologie personal stylists were also on hand to assist attendees in finding new looks for fall.

Click to see more photos from the event!

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Style Perspectives: Alicia Chew

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At 24, Alicia Chew is already a seasoned Internet expert.

A native of Northern Virginia, Chew launched her first website when she was just 10 years old and specialized in web and graphic design in high school. Many websites later, Chew decided to launch her first fashion-oriented website – River City Chic – while she was a communications student at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Now graduated and back in the DC metro area, Chew has transformed River City Chic into AliciaTenise.com and, in turn, has become one of the area’s leading fashion bloggers.

We talked to her about her style inspirations, her must-have products, and what’s next for her site.

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Sunday Snapshot: Rowhouses on 12th Place NW in Washington, DC

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The rowhouses on 12th Pl NW in Washington, DC, are among the city’s most colorful and vibrant. Click to see more of my favorites.

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Looks Inspired by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Zero”

Karen O is a style icon – a status that was cemented with this 2009 video from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Though her trademark studded “KO” leather jacket would cost well several thousand dollars to replicate, other elements of her style are decidedly less expensive. Click more to get outfit and makeup inspiration from the video.

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Back to School Essentials for Adults

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Let’s be honest – the best part of going back to school each year was the opportunity to buy some new supplies.

Here are a few of our favorite supplies that are equally at home in the apartment or office as they would be in the classroom.

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District Roundup: August 14, 2014

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Photo Credit: Momofuku

Momofuku. CityCenterDC. Prepare yourself. [Washingtonian]

Support your local business! Chris Cardi  and Soap Clothing are hosting the Fresh Factory Two Pop-Up Shop beginning at 3 p.m. this Saturday at Smith Commons on H Street. Men’s wear, women’s wear, and accessories will be available for purchase. [Instagram]

Love beer? Then you’ll love the 6th Annual DC Beer Week. Tons of beer-related events and specials will be happening throughout the city – and you can even attend a BrewHaHa at Old Ebbitt Grill next Friday, August 22! [DC Beer Week]

It’s the final weeks of the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Free Summer Saturdays. The promotion runs through August 30. Get there early!

Racked has a great guide to affordable, quality manicures in the district. [Racked DC]

Sad restaurant news from downtown: Malaysia Kopitiam is closing this Friday. [Eater DC]

Lots of great concerts coming up this weekend, including Boyz II Men (Friday at The Fillmore), Tori Amos (Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall), and Arcade Fire (Sunday at Verizon Center). As of this writing, tickets were still available for each show. [Pollstar]

The Week on Instagram

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From upper left to bottom right: the fountain at Dupont Circle; a house on Swann Street NW; frozen chai at Tryst in Adams Morgan; my weekend rejuvenation routine of yoga, Fresh Sugar Face Polish, and Bumble & Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil; a balcony on Columbia Rd. NW in Adams Morgan; and purses at Emporium DNA on Connecticut Ave NW.

The Week on Instagram is a new District Style feature where we highlight some of our Instagram pictures from the previous week. To see more of our Instagram photos, join us here.