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In the last week of 2012, readers and web denizens will be barraged by endless lists and roundups encapsulating the last 365 days, but we promise, this look back is something a little different. These ten stories and features were picked not by us, but by the most awesome people around — Refinery29 readers!
Yep, these are the ten pieces that you guys loved most this year. The ones you couldn't resist clicking, sharing, and coming back to for inspiration, again and again. Though a few of these are only a couple months old, they have already gone down in the R29 pantheon as some of our most popular stories of all-time. Oh, and we've got to admit, you guys certainly do have some great taste...not that we're biased, or anything.
Down-filled parkas and puffer jackets talk a big talk when it comes to bad weather. But, really, how can you tell the one you're thinking about buying online or trying on in a toasty dressing room will actually hold up to colder-than-cold temperatures and other inclement scenarios? A lot more goes into this purchase than read
Over-the-knee boots are almost unanimously beloved. If you're averse to pants, the leg coverage allows you roam free without the constraint of trousers. On the other hand (er, foot), the style adds an extra layer of calf protection over your favorite pair of jeans. No matter how you wear 'em, they're likely a staple in read