Howard Magazine - Page 14 - Party Time

Howard Magazine
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Party Time

The 15th annual Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party that benefited Days End Farm Horse Rescue attracted 220 people to the $40-a-ticket event at Turf Valley. In addition to a buffet dinner, there was dancing and an open bar at the formal/cocktail attire event. Photos of rescued horses were auctioned off, in addition to souvenirs and calendars.


Fashion emergency, averted


A last-minute wardrobe malfunction couldn’t stop Nicky Wetzelberger from slaying at the Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party benefiting Days End Farm Horse Rescue.


The 31-year-old communications outreach director of the Woodbine-based organization discovered that her newly purchased dress still had its security tag attached to the skirt as she was on her way out of the hotel room down to the party.


“I felt it and said ‘Oh my God.’ There was no option other than wear it,” she says.


Wetzelberger, a Frederick resident, immediately knew how the tag remained on the dress.


“I just had a baby [boy named Rylan] two months ago. The [sales associate] was so impressed with how good he was that she forgot to take the tag off,” Wetzelberger recalls.


But Wetzelberger still rocked the dress, easily turning heads and attracting compliments throughout the evening.


“I feel beautiful,” she says. “I feel ready to enjoy an evening with friends.”


The whole experience was funny to Wetzelberger, who typically has a more casual approach to fashion.


“I’m the least fashionable person ever,” she said with a laugh. “I usually wear jeans and a sweatshirt.”


Her ensemble


Dress Black lace and sparkling dress with red-and-white patterned crinoline skirt— with security tag — from Macy’s in Frederick.


Shoes Pointy strappy heels by Graceland from Macy’s.


Accessories Brown clutch —used to hide the security tag — from Urban Cottage in Frederick.