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Gossip Girl Life Lessons

So I may or may not have (major hint: it was may) binge watched the full first season of Gossip Girl on Netflix over the course of the weekend – and I loved every minute of it. Seriously, how can you only watch one episode of this show? The gorgeous characters, the juicy drama, the beautiful background scenery of New York – Gossip Girl is a definite guilty pleasure of mine and I have no shame in admitting it. Besides the obvious drama and sexual tension that IS essentially Gossip Girl, the show also provides some serious life and style lessons for us fashionista babes. Here are the top three lessons that Gossip Girl, Season 1, has taught us…

blair headbands 2

1. Hair Accessories May Be Your BEST Accessory

Is there anything Blair Waldorf loves more than a thick, bright coloured headband? (Extra points if it has a bow). Blair taught the fashion conscious Gossip Girl audience that a good hair accessory may very well be your best accessory – the more ostentatious, the better. While we need to keep in mind that the first season of GG premiered in 2007 and the aforementioned headband accessory has evolved since then, B was definitely onto something. Henri Bendel has some really great hair accessories that I would definitely rock this season in the spirit of Blair Waldorf:

Constellation Headwrap US $58.00 Available at www.henribendel.com

Constellation Headwrap
US $58.00
Available at http://www.henribendel.com

Central Park Headwrap US $48.00 Available at www.henribendel.com

Central Park Headwrap
US $48.00
Available at http://www.henribendel.com

 

gossip girl coats

Lesson 2: Let Your Outerwear Speak for Itself

The girls of GG have taught us that sometimes it is what is on the outside that matters – especially when it comes to outerwear. How else can you stand out among the plaid kilt and white Oxford shirt uniformed crowd at Constance Billard School for girls? The cold weather of NYC (and elsewhere around the world) calls for warm, yet fashionable, outerwear – be it wool, fur, or leather. Just like a great headpiece, outerwear can be a great functional yet fashionable statement. Below are my fall picks that would make Blair, Serena AND Jenny envious…

Tahari Marla Shawl-Collar  Wrap Coat CAD $129.08 Available at www.macys.com

Tahari Marla Shawl-Collar Wrap Coat
CAD $129.08
Available at http://www.macys.com

Smythe Reefer Coat in Royal US $1,000.33 Available at www.revolveclothing.com

Smythe Reefer Coat in Royal
US $1,000.33
Available at http://www.revolveclothing.com

new york

Lesson 3: When All Else Fails, New York City is the Answer

It’s hard to watch GG and NOT fall in love with NYC – it’s also hard to find a city that has everything that New York City has. Where else can you find an urban city with a massive and influential fashion industry, an impressive financial sector, trendy restaurants and bars on almost every block, AND a huge beautiful park right smack dab in the middle? The girls of GG treat the streets of New York City as their own personal runway, and as they should – it’s one city in North America that truly embraces and appreciates fashion, no matter how avant garde. NYC is a place that every babe and fashionista must see and visit at least once – it might (aka most likely) change your life. 

Beautiful Central Park in NYC

              Beautiful Central Park in NYC

The Upper East Side

                      The Upper East Side

Until next time,

XOXO Beauty + Babes…

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