Gossip Girl: Blake Lively

Posted on August 29, 2012

This is hilariously cracktastic:


Blake Lively filming scenes for the sixth season of ‘Gossip Girl’ in New York City.

Giada Forte Long Belted Cardigan. Burberry Prorsum ‘The Orchard’ in Suede Stripes. Rupert Sanderson ‘Jove’ Platform High Boots. Rag & Bone the Legging in Goetz.

Don’t even tell us what the storyline is supposed to be. Perhaps it would explain this ridiculous getup, but we prefer to think she’s playing an alternate-reality Stevie Nicks with a fondness for suede instead of chiffon scarves.

The really hilarious part is that most of these pieces range from okay to fabulous. It’s just that they look ridiculous put together. And when we say “most of these pieces,” we are, of course, excluding the cheap-looking animal print top.

A truly crazy person put that necklace on her and thought it worked with everything else. We sit in awe.


[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews.com, lyst.com, rupertsanderson.com, revolveclothing.com, polyvore.com]

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  • Those bitchin’ boots are rocking my world.

    • frannyprof

      Amen, sister.

  • formerlyAnon

    Perhaps they are shooting in black & white?

  • This looks like the collision site for at least four different outfits. 

  • Anathema_Device

    The boots and sweater are all kinds of fabulous. The rest is pretty silly, especially together.

    • Agreed. That sweater coat is serious bidness. And those boots? Do they make a boy version with a lower heel? Cause if so, me want em.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

         You could rock’em as-is! Let’s modernize the 17th-century up in here.

        • I love that idea. It’s one of my favorite periods in history.

          • Those boots would totally rock with a kilt. It’d be sort of Adam Ant/ highwayman.

          •  I am Soooooooooo getting into this idea.  I’m seeing a coat, with flaring skirts that refers to the same shape as the kilt, hitting about an inch above the kilt hem. Nipped waist, fiercely tailored.

    • Celandine1

      Oh that sweater is wonderful, if I didn’t have booty to spare I would run out right now and buy it. Sweater dresses/coats look absurd on me, le sigh.

    • Honestly, if the top could be switched with a simple (maybe black) tank top, it would pull the entire outfit together. And maybe dump the necklace.

  • Paigealicious

    She’s wearing the bottom of that Gotye video.

    •  You win at the internets today!

      • Paigealicious

        Bwahahahahaha! Thank ye 😀

  • This is just a hot mess.

    Agree that these pieces would probably all work on their own.

  • Anna Maria Diamanti

    The look is cracktastic, but the cardigan is gorge. I may have to skip a few mortgage payments and get my hands on one.

    • terpsichory

       Yeah, I fell in love instantly – then I googled the price tag.

      What did it say? Not today! (ot tomorrow, or any day)

  • lovelyivy

    Fashionista circus performer.

  • hughman

    She always wanted to join the circus. 

  • Maybe my irrational hatred for her isn’t so irrational. 

  • kelsita421

    And that’s how to take a yummy, berrylicious palette and make it fugs. Sad story!

  • Sobaika

    I freaking love that necklace and wish I was the long-necked type to pull it off.

    At least I’ll never look this foolish.


    She looks like Steven Tyler.

    • formerlyAnon

      I’ll give you dressed like Steven Tyler.

  • MsOlympia

    Looks kinda like Barbie Wonka, Willy’s high maintenance ex wife.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    rich girl’s laundry day….

  • Want the necklace and the pants. Would never put them together. 

  • Other Meredith

    My favorite part is the expression on Dan’s face in that first pictures. Very “Yikes. Have you seen what she is wearing?”

    • Yeah, I know. When Dan Humphrey is embarrassed to be seen with you, you have erred.

      • But he finally cut his hair, so the rest of the world doesn’t have to be embarrassed to be seen with him.

  • CQAussie

    It’s Clash of the Titans in clothes form.  The only things I love are the boots and the bag.  They are fabulous!

  • I feel like without the necklace and the shirt and maybe even a simpler bag it would work pretty well. Just too much going on but maybe freakishly it will look good on tv, or maybe the vdw apartment is burning and she escaped in whatever items her hands grabbed onto first 

  • Nels Highberg

    It’s not like the last time we saw Serena she wasn’t shoving coke up her nose.

    • La_Aterciopelada

      You left out the more cracked out part of her last aired scene – hooking up with a euro-trash type on a train in exchange for blow.  Cracktastic styling is the natural segue

  • AMAZING JEANS. they’d look so good without all the other crap…

  • janetjb

    All sorts of ugly.

  • Tamara

    Serena always dresses like she’s cracked out, this is nothing new. 

  • this looks like something SHE would pick out for herself. That’s not good.

  • kimmeister

    Holy crap, I love those boots and that necklace (though not in the same outfit).  If only they made boots like that for women with big, muscular calves.

  • RebeccaKW

    This outfit is on crack.  Her character is rich, right? Obviously, money doesn’t buy taste.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Spoilers! I hope those two aren’t back together. What a crap couple.

     “she’s playing an alternate-reality Stevie Nicks” Serena Van Der Woodsen in a nutshell.

    This outfit looks to be in character: form-fitting? Check! Garments that look like underclothes worn in the street? Check! Giant, ugly jewelry that doesn’t really go? Check, check, check!

    Love the bag, cardigan, boots, and even the leggings.

    • j_anson

      ” “she’s playing an alternate-reality Stevie Nicks” Serena Van Der Woodsen in a nutshell.”

      Hah, so true!

    • j_anson

      You know, I kind of hope they are back together. At least then they’d stop trying to convince anybody that Blair and Dan make any sense whatsoever. I mean, sure, it was one of the few romantic pairings among the leads previously left unexplored, but that doesn’t make it a GOOD IDEA.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

         Couldn’t agree more, Dair was so gross and nonsensical that I kept expecting it to be a fever dream.

  • j_anson

    I um. Kind of like it. o.O It’s ridiculously over the top, but then… Gossip Girl.

    • BerlinerNYC

      I love it. Could live without that necklace, but the rest is amazing. TOO MUCH, but without being tight, short, & shiny. Guess I need to check into the asylum (or rehab) soon.

    •  I sometimes wish they’d just dispel the notion of storyline and start just showing Blair and Chuck in Season 1 and 2 type outfits.

  • A plain black or white shirt would have been okay. The pants, boots and jacket are actually working. That necklace can’t be excused, though.

  • Snailstsichr

    Love the bag. I’d love the boots if I wasn’t secretly afraid they’d come up to my mid thighs.

    • BerlinerNYC

      That could only make them fiercer.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Maybe it is a new plotline.  Serena is addicted to Ambien and has been dressing herself in her sleep.

  • sockandaphone

    i love all the pieces individually, even those crazy legging pants. just together its like….what?

  • Joyce VG

    It’s it’s uh…oh my…somehow working for me.  I have to lie down now. 


  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Not Stevie Nicks but Steven Tyler.

    • elleg929


  • Judy_J

    Those boots remind me of a really hideous pair I had in the ’70’s.  Wore ’em with hot pants.  Hot pants that looked like lederhosen.  Thank god no pictures exist.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

       Your post has completely hijacked my thought process. How did they look like lederhosen? Were there suspenders? Some sort of harness? I must know?!

      • Judy_J

        They were brown suede shorts with a bib overall type attachment. Very ’70 s.

  • Clown pants.

  • 825 Pounds for the boots.  Ah well, it’s only paper.

  • Sorry, I was distracted by what’s his name — looking awfully fine, I have to say.

  • p.s. He actually looks much smaller than I remember, but still fabulous.

  • frannyprof

    LOVE the boots.

  • nannypoo

    Random. Her face in the last picture illustrates her greatness as an actor. “Wait! *gasp* Did you hear that? We must rush in and help!”

  • marilyn

    Poor girl.  Isn’t it really hot in NY at this time of the year?  

  • Kimberly Collins

    Steven Tyler.

  • Rand Ortega

    Boots are awesome, but the rest of it– Hello Cray Cray!

  • Judy Raddue

    Your mention of Stevie Nicks reminded me of the classic moment in Sid & Nancy, where she tries on Sid’s mom’s hippie gear and runs into the street.  Seeing herself reflected in a shop window, Nancy screams in horror:  “I look like fuckin’ Steve Nicks!”

    • Judy Raddue

      And how many ways am I over Blake Lively?

  • Susan Crawford

    What a VERY strange vibe this combination of pieces is giving off: sort of a preppy (cardigan), hipster (boots), dowager (purse), hooker (tights) and it all adds up to . . . WTF? I know, I know, she’s playing some kind of character; I don’t watch the show, so I have NO idea who or what that character is all about. But if this is representative of the character . . . yike!

    Ms. Lively CAN wear clothes with panache, and as T & L rightly point out, individually the pieces are pretty interesting. But what a mash-up!

  • ASK26

    I actually can see a place for the top, but not with ANYTHING else that she is wearing.  

  • MilaXX

    I like the pants and boots together. I like the bag and sweater/jacket together. The necklace and shirt need to be burned. Not sure what was in the bong of the person who decided to put them all together.

  • Lisa

    The whole look is cuckoo for cocoa puffs!  Just – nothing matches up!

  • Somebody hates the hell out of Blake Lively.

    And EW, SPOILER ALERT! Does this mean Serena and Dan are a thing again?

  • Judih1

    Love the boots, the bag and the cardigan. Might like the pants. But you are right, all together they look ridicuous. Can’t even begin to comment on that horrid necklace.

  • DesertDweller79

    A few of these pieces are indeed fabulous.  I’m unsure of why they are all being worn together.  Apparently if it was even close to within the color scheme it met the “goes together” requirements.

  • SapphoPoet

    Ok, I know these pieces don’t all “go” together, but I kind of love the crazy combination. Having said that, I think what does this in is that leopard-print shirt. If it had been a solid blue, it would have pulled all this together, I think. 

  • Lose the necklace, switch the tank to plain navy, and this is an outfit that I could like. Though not on me.

  • Love everything. Together.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Yup, the only pieces here I truly object to are the animal print top and the necklace.
    Those pants are awesome enough and don’t need to be paired with a print top. Also love the cardigan.

  • Beardslee

    If the stylist had heeded Diana Vreeland’s advice and taken one thing off, that necklace would have been it. Golly.  That’s a whole lotta look.

  • curiositykilledthemartians

    In the interest of continuing my fashion/media education at TLoU… why are there features about Gossip Girl? 
    Not that I object to them, it’s just that Gossip Girl is the only show that gets these “on the set posts” so I was wondering if the show is unique in releasing photos from the set or if it’s the only show fashionable enough to make it interesting or what have you.

  • Maya Laukaran

    That has been my exact problem! I love everything on her except the necklace (i know, i know…I shouldn’t like the leopard top, but I do). But just because it’s in the same color palate does not mean it’s meant to be put together! 

  • Tatiana Jarquin

    If she wasn’t wearing that necklace, and the top was a solid colour (like maybe picking up on the greyish mauve from the pants), this look would be totally fabulous.

  • Blake: ‘Okay here are the camera’s, don’t look though, act natural and POSE.’