Lily goes increasingly rogue as she finally triumphs over Ivy, but when she finds out the Rhodes family is perceived badly by the public, she throws a family dinner to prove everything is fine. Serena catches William in a lie and then discovers an even deeper secret involving Carol and Lola. Meanwhile, Blair finds out that New York Magazine thinks she's low brow for having a marriage shorter than Kim Kardashian's, while Dan is both high brow and an up-and-coming author who's nominated for a debut author prize. Finally, Nate can't leave well enough alone when it comes to his favorite cougar and decides to snoop into Diana's past to find out what else she's hiding, and an even more dangerous secret finally emerges that causes Chuck to question everything he knows about himself.
Lily's always been a bit of a ball-buster, but she usually hid the lengths she'd go to in order to get her way. After enduring Ivy taking her beloved UES penthouse though, the gloves are definitely off, and nothing showcases this better than her style this episode.
Her dark coat and purse hide her inner fabulousness, but not for long. After all, you can't keep a bad girl down.
Eric Daman doesn't always go the obvious route, but when he does, it usually works. Lily's leopard print dress tells us that she's lean, she's mean, and she's ready to be single again. This whole look is just killer.
Love her jeweled cuff!
For the Rhodes family dinner, Lily needs to clean up her act, and acts as innocent as the day she was born, sporting this gorgeous black and white sundress.
The stained glass pattern is lovely, and I spy another glorious bracelet, but that necklace looks like just a lot of luggage tags strung together. It ruins the crisp, clean lines of the dress by marring the neckline. Here are some better options for you:
Her ex-husband, William Van der Woodson, is usually up to no good, and doesn't dress much better.
Is it just me, or do his clothes typically look cheap and tacky? Although, this is a vast improvement over his standard attire. Not much variation between the jacket and shirt tone, but they're fairly complementary and it doesn't look like he's going to go take out an informant, so snaps all around.
Oh boy. It would be nice to get a William Van der Woodson appearance without his patented "I just fried my brain on those fake cancer drugs" expression. It'd also be nice to see an appearance with his clothes pressed. That collar is so limp and draggy.
Nate typically floats along, going with whatever scheme's up in the air. Very rarely (okay, never) does he ever head up a scheme himself. This new scheming Nate is also sporting an awesome, almost Chuck-like suit.
Seriously, if you can rock those low, tight pants, then by all means do so, Mr. Archibald. The skinny purple tie is a great departure from the gray, and really completes his look.
But as much as I liked that suit, I have to admit I vastly prefer it this way:
Half off, baby.
Of course, Nate is also being used by Diana, but then, who can really blame her?
No, the only thing we can really blame her for is a lack of imagination.
Yep, it's skin tight and two-toned. When Nate was browsing through her closet, we saw a lot more interesting selections. Maybe he should have focused on those instead of on her underwear.
Our Queen B has gone to hell and back the last few seasons. So it's not really her fault that her hair is so limp and her wardrobe so uninspired. This episode she tries to find her mojo.
Remember the Old Blair's amazing pajama sets, dripping with lace and sex? Yeah, this isn't muddy green roses, but snagging a circus tent to use as a robe isn't the right way to go either.
This sundress is a step in the right direction, though. I love the brightly flowered pattern, and the cute A-line of the skirt. As for the white pleats, they just don't sit right, but I'll tolerate their presence.
Unfortunately, short marriages aren't the only area where she goes low-brow.
A few weeks ago, I pleaded with Blair to try more youthful looks. She obviously took my plea and ran with it, forgetting the back of her dress in the process.
It was difficult to figure out exactly what "despicable high brow" was, but Blair's desired label seemingly involved her crashing Dan's big moment and then donating money to literacy.
But really, in this Elie Saab, Blair could do just about anything, and I'd be all smiles.
Finally, a gown that isn't baggy and ill-fitted, but shows off her fabulous figure. I'll even take the black, and that shade of lip color is flawless against her skin. Even her hair doesn't look all that bedraggled.
Let's face it, Blair hasn't looked this fabulous since Season 4.