No Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties for YOU

Plus, a do-gooder wire cuff bracelet and a bag for the entire season

FLOWER POWER: No Ugly Christmas Sweater parties for you! Anthropologie's From-The-Green Cardi ($128 ) is a Michelle Obama-worthy delight of a sweater. A blend of fabrics including lambswool and cashmere keeps you toasty, but the '50s-style flowered embroidery hints that dreary winter days ain't gettin' you down. Available online, at 3222 M St. N.W. and Tysons Corner.

THE BANGLES: Proper Topper's banded wire cuff was handmade in India. It comes via World Finds, a fair trade organization that works with artisan groups and offers schooling, nutrition and more. And at a mere $22, we'd say that's a great deal all around. Available online or at 1350 Connecticut Ave. N.W. and 3213 P St. N.W.

IN THE BAG: Hype's Jackie zip-top satchel (was $295.00, now $177) is one of those be-all, end-all bags that could carry you through an entire season. Carry this neutral with a bright coat that pops color (we're thinking sapphire). Available from

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