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]

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=746098172 Leigh Anne Statton

      Those bitchin’ boots are rocking my world.

      • frannyprof

        Amen, sister.

    • formerlyAnon

      Perhaps they are shooting in black & white?

    • http://twitter.com/Moondragonic Charlotte

      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.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        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.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

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

            • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

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

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

               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.

      • http://www.facebook.com/shreya.aren Shreya Aren

        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.

      • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

         You win at the internets today!

        • Paigealicious

          Bwahahahahaha! Thank ye 😀

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      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. 

    • http://CallMeJane.com/ CallMeJane

      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.

    • CHANK

      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.

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

        Bowing down. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/katiewolf2002 Katie Wolf


    • schadenfreudelicious

      rich girl’s laundry day….

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      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?”

      • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.in/ Cassie

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

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sierra-Delta/100003182924700 Sierra Delta

          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!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LI35AZLWSZEYRDZ4PUCBHUCZUI Jonathan

      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

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1013443339 Hannah Prutton

      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. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

      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.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mwwgrimm Mariah W Grimm

         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.

    • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

      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. 

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty


    • 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.

    • http://twitter.com/astrosexy єℓιzαвєтн。

      Clown pants.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sierra-Delta/100003182924700 Sierra Delta

        Harlequin pants.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1047749944 Katherine Pavlica

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

    • http://www.facebook.com/stmigrliwe Steve Lilly-Weber

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

    • http://www.facebook.com/stmigrliwe Steve Lilly-Weber

      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!

    • http://twitter.com/pointlesswords jayme

      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. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/mwwgrimm Mariah W Grimm

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

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1406341157 Christopher Rogers

      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.

    • http://twitter.com/thisiscarlijn Carlijn Kruidhof

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