OK, we get it. It's always a dark and stormy night in Rosewood and A is always lurking somewhere in the shadows. But this week A seemed to be even more present than normal. From planting murky lake water in Hanna's bag to flooding the girls bathroom to putting worms in their Chinese food containers, A really brought the dramz this week. At least we found out that our adorbs little Lucas hasn't turned into one of A's minions (or at least not for this week). Spencer was in her element sluething around Jenna's old school for the blind where she was able to snatch some cruicial evidence. Aria successfully made Ezra jealous by going on a date with Holden (who by the sound of it we will be seeing a lot more of). Maya returned to Rosewood only to confuse Emily with her revealing admission. And Hanna almost went off the deep-end after the pressure of finding Lucas, fighting with Caleb, and dealing with A got to be too much.
I honestly think if it weren't for Spencer, these girls would never make it through life. Not only does she solve all their problems and tell them exactly what to do, she's the only one who can get out of bed in the morning looking sensible on a consistent basis. I was in swoon heaven this week with Spencer's outfit below.
This plaid button down with form fitting grey vest makes Spencer look so sophisticated yet not too much so that she looks like a middle aged librarian. It's no secret that sweater vests are always a big no-no, especially here at YKYLF, but there is no denying that Spencer has exemplified how to perfectly pull off this look.
To top off this already amazing outfit, Spencer donned this beautiful piece of outerwear and cross-body bag. Together with her familiar pair of jeggings, Spencer has done momma proud.
I think the brown elbow patches are my favorite part of this jacket. A little manly maybe, but the snug fit and cinched waist gives this cross between a riding jacket and old man sports coat a more feminine touch.
Spencer, I would like to ask how you even allow yourself to stand next to the pile of trash that is on Aria. I mean come on girl! Your kick butt wardrobe should not even be allowed in the same time zone as the road kill Aria is attempting to pull off as clothing. But before I go all off on Aria, can we take a moment to look at the back of Spencer's sweater vest? Girls gone and taken sweater vest to a whole new level! It looks like it actually laces up in the back making this one sweet wool corset!
OK, so really, what animal did Aria have to skin in order to make the ugliest vest I have ever seen in my entire life. Not even Artie's ooglay vests can hold a match to this one (wait, did I really just say that?!). Whatever animal it was, it sure looks like it put up a good fight, taking out half of her pants along the way. There really is just nothing I can say except WHAT. THE. EFFF!!!! I get it, Aria's edgy. Aria's got that punk-rock thing down better than anyone. Aria doesn't give a damn what others think about her. But this? This has gone too far girlfriend. So please do us all a favor and return the vest to the side of the road where it belongs and throw those pants in the trash.
Just look at the difference. Spencer looks so awesomely preppy and normal and Aria looks like she could be working the corner!
And this BAG! I'm just SCREAMING over here. The poor, poor fashion gods. Though I will give her props because that bag most certainly matches the rest of her outfit.
Honestly, when I first saw Aria in this outfit I thought she cut her hair. Then I thought she looked like a little lion [wo]man. Then I finally realized she had it pulled into a messy side bun. The sad part of all this is that without the unnecessary beret and the inexcusable maroon vest and the over-the-top-chain-necklace-that-has-to-weigh-more-than-Kim-Kardashian's-inappropriately-ginormous-engagement-ring, I would have absolutely loved her hair.
Oh thank goodness for Holden. For reals yo. If that's all it takes to make Aria dress like this then I'll allow her to go out on as many dates with him as she wants (even if they're fake dates). I can't stress how much I loved this dress. I was about ready to give up on Aria after her earlier monstrosity, and then I saw this and I was smitten. She looked so adorbs, and so her age I was giddy. The dress flatters her slim body so well, AND to top it off, she accessorizes with the perfect purse. I'm so happy I can actually call it a purse and not a bag for once. I love the style and the distressed material.
Topped with this blazer and these fierce shoes, Aria done good. She done real good.
Emily actually surprised me this week. I can't say that I was jumping for joy over her wardrobe, but it was a huge improvement over her normal t-shirt and jeans look. With Maya (unfortunately) back in town, Emily decided to show off some skin on their date night. At quick glance I'm totes digging this look, but upon further inspection I so am not. Emily's pretty tall and the boots are just too short, they make her legs look kind of awkward.
And I thought we've addressed the leather jacket issue countless times before. Apparently she did not get the message. It does not make every outfit better. It looks plastic for goodness sake!
See? No jacket, muuuuch better. This blue really looks awesome on Em and I love the cut and beading around the neckline. But I would have liked this a lot better if it were tighter--I guess we have to take what we can get...
Em seems to be addicted to baggy shirts and this one makes her look super frumpy, not to mention a little preggers. And the black boots on the black jeans? N.O. This outfit could have been cute if the hemline of the shirt was either a v or straight, wasn't as baggy, and if she paired the black jeans with a cute pair of round toed pumps.
Wait sorry what month are we in? Did I miss Halloween?!! OMFG no, Hanna and Mona dressed like that on purpose?! I just can't... What the... How... Who let... What is... They thought... I can't even finish my thoughts I'm so flabbergasted that these two could have possibly looked in the mirror and thought their ensembles were appropriate to wear in public. Don't they have mothers? Eyes? Each other?! There are so many different patterns, so many different materials...
The white lacy tank Hanna is wearing looks so trashy and what is with all these diagonal cut shirts? Mona, you have me shaking my head because although my first reaction is to barf, something about you is just so cute I want to pick you up and put you in my pocket.
I mean COME ON! You live in Philly and it's 2012! You are not going to a hoedown and you are not in How the West Was Won! Why are you wearing SO MUCH FRINGE!!! And not only is the shoelace necklace hideous, it is so white it's blinding. UGH I just want to grab all that fringe and rip. It. Off!
But check out this manicure. How awesome does it look? I'm having a mani-orgasm over Hanna's red and leopard nails!
"She's NOT giving up the crown!" Mona won me over for life with this line. Maybe my favorite PLL line to date! I did actually feel a little bad for Mona this week, she seemed so vulnerable, so unlike herself. And while I may not approve of her choice in outfit, I am absolutely loving her tiny side braid and low messy bun. Not to mention her fabulous oversized tear-drop beaded earrings.
Ahh and we have a mini Ezra in the making. No wonder why Aria didn't protest too much about going on a date with him. Yes, he looks like he just stepped out of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, but he's a cutie pie and he gets extra points for giving Aria gummy bears.
I honestly thought that Lucas was going to tell them how in love he is with Hanna. I mean it's clearly obvious to everyone but Caleb and Hanna. Nothing really to write home about here, typical Caleb and Lucas. I'm just happy to see that Hanna changed into this cute tank and black sweater and out of that fringe-infested-lace-vomited-all-over thing she called an outfit.
Poor Mr. Fitz. His breakup with Aria sure isn't doing anything to help his wardrobe. At least that's a positive for Aria; no other girls will be interested in getting their hands on Ezra.
I know our guys are really boring so lets end on a happy note. I love Aria's black sequined tank paired with black pants and her lace up boots. And Spencer looks so comfy in this tight hooded sweatshirt and leggings. I won't talk about Em's awful light denim wash button down so I don't ruin this nice moment. Oops guess I did.
The girls seem to be getting closer and closer to finding out who A is with each passing second, I just hope they're watching their backs...