Episode Synopsis: Dan is discouraged, Blair is a bitch, and Serena is humiliated, but in the end they hug it out. In a surprising turn of events, Chuck gets laid.
I must note that this episode kicks off with a très amusant a capella arrangement of "Glamorous" by Fergie. Now, I was in choir back in the day and can assure you that we never sang about being flossy, flossy whilst in front of the entire student body. Then again, I didn't grow up on the Upper East Side.
Their hands in recital pose makes it all the more hilarious:
Serena jumps out of a cab looking good. Those boots are to die for.:
Closeup of boots. Pls do not attempt unless you are long-limbed and skinny:
Time for field hockey, so Serena throws her hair up into a ponytail. And by "throw it up" I mean she wrapped her hair around the elastic and then added a thin purple ribbon. So cute - I love wrapped ponytails. Of interest is that in this scene, Blair is wearing an identical purple ribbon. :
Time for the Ivy reception, and Serena's sporting a lovely dress. Perhaps a bit casual for the event, but wouldn't it be cute for brunch?:
She pairs it with some Mary Janes that are a tad too clunky, in my opinion. They're not horrible, though.:
Closeup of her equestrian scarf. Serena needs to wear her hair this way, like, a lot.:
Carly Simon, is that you? Seriously though, I love this hat. It's a good color on her, and the band (patent textured leather?) adds a touch of shimmer.:
Alas, my love for this outfit is only from the neck up. I'm pretty sure my mom had something like this shirt it in her closet, leftover from the 70s. Wasn't cute then - isn't cute now. It probably wouldn't be so offensive as a beach coverup, but it doesn't work here.: