Welcome back Upper East Siders.

Blair: “Well, I can see my advice went the way of the clog!” Serena: “What are you talking about?” Blair: “An ugly wooden shoe that tried to make a statement and then disappeared.”

Oh, the clog is back, Blair! Just you wait! I’m sure Vanessa will be wearing them in no time when she returns from doing God knows what.

We are in that awkward stage where Gossip Girl is still stuck in Fall 2009 and we are already in Spring 2010. Poor Gossip Girl, you’ll catch up soon I’m sure. This episode was originally supposed to air in January, hence the winter get-up. It’s still eye candy though, and, given the delay, you might actually be able to find a couple of items on a fashionable sale rack near you.

Now that Serena is in love, she is keeping her boobs under control with not one but two demure ensembles. Of course only on Serena would thigh high boots look demure. I’m just glad she finally exhausted Herve Leger’s entire Fall 2009 collection. The Phillip Lim military coat is pure drool but seeing the Carlos Falchi in action is drool extraordinaire. Did you see it open and how the soft leather did a little ‘I’m so soft’ swirl?
3.1 Phillip Lim coat
Blumarine sweater dress
DKNY tights
Camilla Skovgarrd boots
Carlos Falchi croc satchel
Swarvoski earrings

Portolano gloves

Then she was off to another high society party that just ended up being anti-climactic (unless you count Serena and Nate’s occurrence in the coat room) wearing a drug-embellished caplet given to her by (worst actor ever, like Days of Our Lives bad) Damien over a gorgeous black Versace gown. Did you see the slit on that gown? Sure made for easy access.

Versace gown
Lia Sophia jewelry

drug-embellished capelet designed by GG’s head stylist Eric Daman
Giuseppe Zanotti crystal-studded pumps (not pictured)

Everyone’s favourite drug mule, Little J, gets the best dressed award with her Andrew Gn spiderweb sequin gown (here it is on the runway). It was a perfect mix of her signature tough girl look and elegance worthy of La Table Elitaire.

Andrew Gn sequin-covered spiderweb gown (Fall 2009)
Moschino coat (not pictured)
Badgley Mischka earrings
Vita Fede “Como” wrap bracelet
Speaking of La Table Elitaire (again?), it seems that Blair believes that gaining acceptance to a secret society is by the way of black. Why so much black, Blair? I did love her Victoria Beckham (I can’t believe I’m typing these words) one-shouldered gown topped with that gorgeous fitted Moschino jacket. But when it comes to Blair, it’s always about the killer accessories. I’m just dying over those black and white House of Lavande earrings.

Victoria Beckham gown
Moschino coat
House of Lavande earrings
Valentino satin bow clutch

I love that Anna Karenina is porn for Blair. But how is it that Nate goes to Columbia but has never read Anna Karenina? What do they teach kids at Constance/Riverside these days?

I can’t even discuss Lily and Rufus. Boring. Bring on the Baldwin!

No Eric. C’mon writers! Get on it already!

Also next week: no-pants-Vanessa!

You know you love me.


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P.S. Thanks to InStyle Magazine for the info.