Episode Synopsis: Jenny tries - and fails - at being a normal teen. Vanessa seeks advice from her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend on how to get out of a rut (didn't Dan and Vanessa just get together?). Jack's back in the picture stirring up drama, and Elizabeth is not Chuck's mother...or is she?
Once again, Jenny is a major part of the plot line, which makes me wonder...where is Erik?? But to get to the matter at hand - Jenny must have become friends with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen during her time being grounded. Observe the oversize baggy coat, chunky scarf, beanie, and all in neutral gray colors, no less! Kind of like an upscale homeless person...
The coat comes off and what we see isn't much better. There is just way too much going on here. I hate to say it, but I do kinda love all the pieces SEPARATELY. The sweater has some great sequin detailing and come on - who doesn't love a short plaid skirt?! But together it's too much...and while I am a fan of layering jewelry, Jenny's necklaces don't go together at all!
Oh and then...you see her legs.
I should also mention that this is the same outfit Jenny wears the ENTIRE episode. While painfully realistic, Gossip Girl usually provides many costume changes. Maybe the budget is still shrinking and cutting out belts (as earlier this season on many of the gentlemen) is not enough?
Coinciding with Jenny's return to the fashion world, Agnes reappears wearing an outfit that is equally "model-like" and age-appropriate.
And I must admit...I love it. The off-the-should sweater with ripped skinnies=perfection.
Oh Vanessa...is it that now that you're with Dan, you're starting to throw away your bohemian ways and join the lumberjack club? Or maybe you borrowed this from Dan? Whatever it is, I'm not a fan. This jacket, while looking like a very warm one (being a Midwest girl, I can truly appreciate that), makes Vanessa look like a football player with his chest pads still on. If it was slimmer, however, I'm pretty sure I would L-O-V-E it. You can't go wrong with a shearling lining.
No, Vanessa has not lost her bohemian ways, but she has certainly toned them down. She hasn't completely learned her lesson - the earrings and necklaces are a little much, but for our girl it's a giant leap in the right direction. And I adore her top and sweater. Actually, I'm really coveting that sweater. I need to find it...
To dig themselves of the so-called "rut," Vanessa tries on a new look. Her outfit isn't anything too special, so I just want to focus on her accessories. She should definitely try pearls more often. Hair and make-up are lovely, too - so pretty on her!
Drum roll please: Vanessa is wearing the most normal outfit I have ever seen. I'm not sure if these are exactly her PJs or if they're just lounging clothes, but they are cute and look comfy. I'm pretty sure I've seen college kids wearing something similar to class (unfortunately).