Since he’ll have his hands full with Dancing with the New Directions, Mr. Schue left the direction of the musical to Beiste and his ladybird, Emma.  Polos and gym shorts are to Beiste are like what tracksuits are to Sue—what you see is what you’ll get…Sunday-Saturday.  24/7. 

Thankfully, Emma isn’t plagued by that sort of hideous monotony.  I loved her flower sweater at first glance but after staring at it for a while, I can’t help but think that the leaves on the stem vaguely resemble a bra left behind in a dryer that was set on the heavy cycle.  But I do adore those t-strap heels! 

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Mr. Schue also decides to make Artie the musical’s student director.  But budding Spielberg or not, those grandpa vests are not doing him any favors.  I do love Rachel’s red, white, blue dress—so preppy and nautical!  And be still, my heart.  Tina’s wearing yellow.  Like, real yellow.  Not an I-wore-my-white-Pilgrim-shirt-so-often-that-it’s-dingy-and-gross-now-yellow, but like a bona fide ROYGBIV yellow. That’s color in two different episodes!

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As another loyal fan to colors, Emma dons what I’m sure is a way cute sweater that I want for myself.  Artie and Beiste…well.  There they are. 

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Emma’s top looks so promising with the stripes and bow at the neckline!  I only wish there was a better shot of it.  And at least Artie switched things up a little with an Aztec-inspired sweater.  

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All right, I can only say Emma’s clothes are cute so many times before wanting to abandon this post to go shopping, so just admire it. Study it. Memorize it. And please tell me where I can get one once you’ve figured out where it’s from.

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Kurt’s assignment notebook must be full to bursting by now: “Monday morning: agree that Brittany will be my campaign manager.  Adjust sweet birds brooch and remind self never to wear this red-orange and green combo again.”

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“Tuesday night: meet with Brit to go over campaign posters.  No time to do hair, wear random captain’s hat.”

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I’m sorry; I had to.  She’s wearing a unicorn headband.  With a tail…!!

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Generally, Kurt can do no wrong in my eyes.  In this case, however, I would have strongly advised him that if he wants the role of ultra-masculine gang leader, a Streisand song may not be the best choice…and neither would the floral scarf.  Kurt, you’re auditioning for Tony, not Anita.  

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You know what else I wouldn’t do if I wanted to present myself as super macho?  Wear feathers in my hair and recite lines from a Shakespearean play.  Only these two would get into full costume for a re-audition.

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I really hope there’s more to this outfit that we just didn’t get to see because this look is mildly reminiscent of an ice dancer.  

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All right, much better.  We’re back on track.  I love that he’s not afraid of ruffles and that jacket is so slick and cozy looking at the same time. 

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Only Kurt (and maybe Mercedes) could make a studded jacket look fabulous.  But, I think when you unleash your inner unicorn, you can make just about anything look fabulous. 

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In the midst of his audition and campaign woes, Kurt has to wrestle with the possibility that Blaine might steal the lead from him.   He may also steal the Best Dressed Man on Glee title—how adorable is he?  The whole thing is charming from the slightly askew bowtie, to the suspenders, and to his perpetually perfect coif.  

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But Blaine, being the amazing BF that he is, decides not to audition for the lead. What a sweetheart. A sweetheart with a killer sense of style. His audition outfit is perfection and I like that he’s rocking ankle pants.  Bravo!

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Rachel…well, when doesn’t she sing dramatic solos on stage in front of people?  Just another day in the life.   I am, though, a huge fan of this dress.  From the pale pink, to the little bow belt, to the delicate buttons down the bodice, and her curly hair—it’s just so sweet and feminine.  

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Speaking of which, it’s hard to get more feminine than flowers and while I like this dress, I find it too summery for this time of year. 

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But at least she’s not wearing knee socks.  Oh, #%$@.  I jinxed it, didn’t I?