After Winston discovers Cece and Schmidt’s secret affair, everything is disclosed. And I mean, EVERYTHING. From who fantasizes of whom while “self-loving” to who has whiter feet (?). No one takes the affair well, especially Jess who fights with Cece while preparing for a six-mile charity run. Nick, on the other hand, is more preoccupied with how to juggle the multiple 21-year-old women he is inexplicably sleeping with. By the end of the episode and the end of the long, angry six miles, Jess and Cece reconcile and three truths are revealed: Cece likes Schmidt, a younger Cece had style and not even Zooey Deschanel can look cute in a ski mask.
Knock knock! Jess arrives at Cece’s front door MORE than ready to train for the run.
Love the pink and white striped tee, but it’s obvious this is the best the show’s stylist could do for her workout wardrobe. Though, am I the only one who runs in old high school fundraiser T-shirts?
Cece answers the door like any sane person would after being greeted by Jess’s enthusiasm. Six-mile run? Over my dead body (in this beautiful silk robe).
I had to add some Cece love in this “What Jess Wore” post because seriously, this might be the most colorful thing in this entire episode. Look at her standing next to Jess.
Jess’s top might as well be the color of burlap.
Of course Schmidt is hiding in the couch. ‘Cause obviously, that’s the best hiding place in Cece’s apartment. Not the closet. Or even the bathroom. Don’t even think about under the bed either.
Winston can’t hold in the secret and reveals the secret affair to Nick, who, in turn, can’t hold it in for more than five minutes.
Seriously. Look at him. It looks like he’s about to tell her bangs have been banned in California.
Sorry, I tangented on the boys! Back to Jess, who struggles to add style to her gym clothes. I know it’s only the second running outfit, but doesn’t it already feel like two running outfits too many?
I have to cut her some slack because she manages to make this running outfit NAUTICAL with the striped blue layered tank. Now that is talent.
More secrets are disclosed and the guys reveal that they’ve all thought of Jess while “self-completing.”
“But I’m a dork!”
Mortified, she dresses herself head to toe in this:
Look, I know it’s difficult to make a ski mask and blue ski jacket work, but couldn’t they have thrown a bright color in there? Some fuschia? Polka dots? A paper bag? Oh God, I’m losing it. Dear New Girl Wardrobe Department: no more workout/running/covering-up-to-make-a-point clothing anymore!!!
I spoke too soon. Because flashbacks have arrived. And when are flashbacks ever good? When the entire episode’s wardrobe is based around workout clothing, that’s when.
Two buns and a pair of chopsticks. Knee high socks over knee high socks. High-wasted booty shorts. Futuristic metallic dress. Blonde bob cut. All’s I can say is, why didn’t people ACTUALLY dress like this in the 90s/00s? Because I am sort of obsessed with this retro/future/unclear-what-era look.
In the next flashback, Cece totally outshines even Jess’s milk maid hairdo with her chic leather jacket and rocker pouf ponytail. This flashback outfit might be my fav of all Cece’s outfits.
And maybe they thought they were getting carried away with Cece. Because they just bombed Cece’s outfit in the final flashback:
Frump City. Population: Cece.
But no worries, we can look to Jess, who is wearing one of the only real Jess outfits of the episode. She looks super cute in a plaid swing coat and blue dress.
Sick of focusing on Jess’s running clothes and ski masks, I can’t help but mention this next look on one of Nick’s girls (Cerie from 30 Rock). Is it just me or is this “21-year-old” girl way out of Nick’s league? Love this Madewell look. Mixing denim and topping it off with booties.
Who does she think she is? Kate Boswell at Coachella??? She is out of control cute and stylish.
On the day of the run, the still furious Jess takes a fashion cue from Cece and adds an accessory to her workout outfit. A little red bow in her hair. A little accessory that makes a BIG difference.
Jess and Cece make up once Cece admits to Jess she ACTUALLY likes Schmidt. Cece becomes a more endearing character until she’s caught wearing this atrocity:
Seriously, Cece. Metallic 90s dress out the window. Rocker chic out the window. Not only is this a confusing top (is it a Henley or a sweatshirt, seriously MAKE UP YOUR MIND) but the color is like an ugly cement. Which is sort of like a pretty burlap.
And just as the show began with cute sleepwear, it must end with cute sleepwear.
Ridiculously cute red-trimmed pajamas and her signature nerd glasses. Jess is back!
So now that Jess is fine with Cece and Schmidt, when will Cece and Schmidt make it official? And where did Fancyman go? And why are the best outfits in this episode flashbacks and sleepwear? Either the wardrobe department is severely struggling or severely succeeding. You be the judge.