Episode synopsis: The buying and selling and not-buying and not-selling of Bass Industries continues (at this point, I can't keep up with it). A new revelation about Lily comes to light--and can we say we're surprised she once dated Russell Thorpe? No, we can't. Blair realizes that Chuck really does have feelings for Raina, leaving her to fall into the open arms--or shall I say cell phone--of good ol' Dan Humphrey. Serena and Ben are already (already? really?) "in a relationship", but they decide to skip V-day. And because Rufus has officially become a trophy husband, his storyline is nowhere in sight.
I’m completely head over heels for this outfit. It is absolutely befitting of the one who should replace Epperly. The gold jacket is MAH-jor (if I can quote Rachel Zoe). The pants, blouse, and necklace complement perfectly. Her orange bag (probably Hermes) is such a great contrast to the gold.
This is a better shot of the blouse Blair has on. It has a little bit of a print that softens the structured jacket. I just cannot fully express my love for all of it!
In spite of supposedly having to be so busy all the time, Blair had time for a quick change during the middle of the day. I would have really liked to seen what was underneath her wool poncho-esque coat, but we never got that chance. So I'm going to have to this a 'meh' rating.
Classic Serena "morning after" outfit. However, I don't think this was the "morning after" anything...
During my live-tweet, I asked if this coat was "fabulous or a blanket?" After seeing the rest of the episode and looking at this again, I'm gonna go with fabulous. It looks so warm and cozy! What threw me off upon first viewing is the drapey-shawl sweater she's wearing underneath, making her coat look longer and drape-ier than it should.
I want to like this; but I can't. There's WAY too much fabric going on. The cowl neck on her sweater is huge--I think three small children could fit in there. And the sweater vest is decked out in sequins, which I love, but is it necessary for it to almost touch the ground?
Serena also had a quickie middle-of-the-day change. This seems really inappropriate for afternoon-wear, but what else would we expect from Serena? At least she's covered up for once.
Oh Raina. She's turning into Serena: mistaking evening wear for daywear. I actually don't mind this dress. I like the detailing at the chest, but I think it's just too tight and too much cleavage for working hours. Unless she's working...the corner.
It never fails. Lily looks classic and put together. The bib necklace adds the right amount of embellishment to the solid dress.
It’s nice to see that Ben dresses how a man just out of prison should dress. In plaid. Clearly he has raided Rufus’ leftovers.
Dan's chest hair should be named Miley Cyrus because like her, it can't be tamed.
There is nothing really interesting about his coat and scarf (except that it's hiding his chest hair), but for some reason I think it's so cute that he's wearing leather gloves.
Another henley. Did the wardrobe department get some sort of deal on these?
I love Eric's coat. The toggles and hood make it look so much more youthful than most wool coats.
I love Nate's coat too! Albeit, it's plaid, but it's great to see it used in another way than a flannel shirt.
Exhibit A: Rufus officially has a new uniform. A sweater over a button/zip-down. I wonder what he is going to wear when the season changes?
Exhibit B: sweater over a zip-down. How could Lily leave this hunk of man? Your husband is bringing you roses and champagne! Forget yelling at Chuck!
Technically this wasn't "the day" anymore, but Damien just looks SO unbelievably creepy I had to put him somewhere. Ironically, he looks more like a drug dealer now that he is exposed than when he actually was.