Episode synopsis: So much happened this week! The Liars struggled to deal with their therapist-mandated separation, which lasted for about .5 seconds before they were scheming together like old times. Spencer and Toby were sneaking around behind their parent's backs. Toby's working torward his GED and found full-time work...for about a day. Emily found a ray of hope to stay in Rosewood when a college recruiter showed interest in her, plus her burgeoning relationship with Samara. Hanna got a surprise visit from her concerned Dad, which led to much awkwardness among the whole Marin fam. She finally decided to be the first person (ever) to forgive Mona. And Aria spent a lot of time thinking and pondering, eventually ending things with Ezra via typewriter. Although after Ezra's heartfelt last-day-of-school speech, Aria had a sudden change of heart and led to the hottest EzRia scene since their bathroom makeout in the pilot.
Spencer's outfit this week confused me for awhile. First, I thought it was a sweater with a weird stripe in the middle, but eventually I realized that it was a sweater with an XL size belt on it:
She's so hardcore it's even got 2 buckles! The sweater is kind of meh, but the slightly puffy sleeves make it a bit more interesting. I'm pretty sure her pants are some kind of corduroy jeggings, tucked into boots. Pretty much a standard, equestrian-inspired S. Hastings look.
Next, she changed into this unfortunately matronly outfit:
The blazer has SHOULDER PADS, you guys. The skirt is HIGH WAISTED. She has popped the shirt collar OUTSIDE OF THE BLAZER. The only thing I can think is that her brain is so full of brilliant scheming and problem-solving that she accidentally got dressed in her mother's room, and didn't notice.
No matter. This was the outfit she was wearing when this cuteness occurred:
While the rest of the internet was swooning about the EzRia parking lot kiss, I found my heart warmed even more with this comfy snuggle.
Oh, also, Spencer's cape is ferosh:
... especially worn with knee-high boots and bare legs. Work it!
We also got a cute flashback to back-in-the-day Spencer:
She looks really relaxed and laidback here. Did she just start going preppy after Alison's death? Not sure. Aria looks younger here with her simple shorts-and-tee outfit and her patented Flashback Aria Pink Extensions.
Speaking of Aria, it was quite the week for her, and her outfits were possibly even more random than usual.
Girlie floral 1950s party dress with distressed cropped jean jacket and gigantic handbag? Check.
Layered tank with black jeggings and a ring the size of her face? Check.
Note: she is wearing the following FIERCE shoes with this outfit, which makes it suddenly 100% more awesome:
I'm not usually in favour of boot/sandals, but this is just crazy enough to work. Also, cute pedicure. But neither of those can redeem the following:
You guys, this is a CROPPED, FRINGED leather jacket. I know she's a free spirit, and apparently addicted to cropped jackets, but this is The Fug.
So then, for her episode-ending romantic angst, she wore the following craziness:
Oversized white tank worn belted as a dress, black mini (or shorts?), white mid-calf socks, low-heel blue (rain) boots, and a leather jacket. I guess the low heeled boots makes it easier to go running through the school to reunite with your boyfriend who you broke up with for no reason, but the whole thing is kind of insane. Not that anybody was paying attention to her outfit during the following:
OK, first things first. Did you guys notice that Hanna's Dad is totally Mike Horton from Days of our Lives? And you know that Hanna used to play Abby Horton Devereaux on Days of our Lives? I spent too much of their scenes together trying to figure out how they were related in the DOOL-verse (answer: He would be her uncle).
... or maybe I was just forcing myself to think about the DOOL family tree to distract from this COMPLETELY WACKADOO shirt. This is like some sort of Project Runway challenge gone wrong, where the designers were asked to turn an old ghost Halloween costume into a shirt. Why is one sleeve so much longer than the other? Why the ruffle? Why all the cutouts? Why pair it with red jeggings?
Hanna, I love you, but please never wear this again.
This outfit was so much better. This combines Hanna's rocker edge with her more girlie side, particularly with the choice of canary-yellow nailpolish (lots of cute manicures this week, actually).
Oh, and we also saw the least-hefty Hefty Hanna flashback yet:
Her hair is a little more dissheveled than usual, and her clothes are plainer, but did they even put any body padding on her this week? The Liars all looked pretty much the same in this flashback, which I suppose may mean it takes place really close to the date of Alison's death (i.e. not as long ago as the flashbacks where Hanna is really "hefty").
Oh, and one last thing from Hanna:
Girl knows how to rock a trenchcoat. Fabulous!
So fun to watch, so uninspiring to recap. Maroon v-neck! Blue v-neck! Pink v-neck! I don't think I need to bore you with her swim-team jacket from most of the episode.
Oooh, actually, that is a really nice look. Pretty hair, gorgeous colour on her, cute necklace... is Emily running away with the best-dressed award for the second time ever? I think so! Samara clearly brings out the best in her.
And OK, this is pretty cute, too. Maybe she was just depressed about having to move, and once she started to think she could stay, she started dressing cuter?
Or maybe when the hot blonde in the shredded tank asked her on a date, that cheered her up. Samara looked cute this week, didn't she? The two of them on their movie date were just gorgeous.