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    Don't get us wrong: We don't advocate phoning it in when it comes to getting dressed. But, when you're pressed for time and need a polished look, it's oh-so-handy to have a few easy As hanging in your closet. And that, dear readers, is why we're introducing you to Of Mercer, a new women's work-wear brand that combines stylish, well-made clothing, premium fabrics, and reasonable pricing.

    The brainchild of Wharton MBA grads Dorie Golkin and Emelyn Northway, Of Mercer specializes in flattering dresses in a range of silhouettes, from classic sheaths to flirty A-line styles. With the help of a few blazers, belts, and some jewelry, you can pull together an entire work wardrobe in a matter of minutes. And, since the line is sold directly to shoppers online, you can forget about hefty store markups. Dresses start at $145, blazers at $225 — worthy investments for pieces you'll wear every week for years to come.

    Now, for the best part: We're teaming up with Of Mercer to host the brand's D.C. launch party at Urban Chic in Georgetown next Wednesday. Join yours truly and the team from Of Mercer to shop the line, get pretty at a lip-gloss bar by Nival Salon, and indulge in cocktails and wine. (Oh, and there'll be gift bags for the first 100 guests, too.) Hope you're ready to take your work game to the next level.

    Wednesday, February 26, 7 to 10 p.m. Urban Chic, 1626 Wisconsin Avenue NW; 202-338-5398. RSVP here.

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