Scandal “Baby Made a Mess” Recap

This week’s episode of Scandal opens with Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) calling Olivia (Kerry Washington) in hopes of meeting up. She sets him straight that there is no hope for them as long as Jake (Scott Foley) is imprisoned. She lounges in Contrast Trim Silk Pajamas in Brulee/Ivory by Neiman Marcus (sold out). The Afterhours Satin Pajamas from Victoria’s Secret ($69.50) are similar:

neiman marcus pajamas

Quinn (Katie Lowes) confronts Jeremy Winslow about his daughter. She wants to know what’s going on and how Olivia is connected. Instead of giving her answers he commits suicide instead.

In the latest D.C. scandal, Senator McDonnell from Virginia is exposed with a racy video detailing his “playtime” and has to resign his seat. When taking questions from the press corps, Abby (Darby Stanchfield) finds out that Charles “Chip” Putney (Michael Trucco) is being considered to replace him, the only problem is this is Abby’s ex-husband. In case you forgot this is the guy that Olivia rescued her from after regular beatings.

Olivia is pacing trying to figure out what to do next to save Jake (Scott Foley) when Abby calls. She is falling apart over confronting Chip and Olivia is the only one who understands. Olivia comes to her rescue wearing a gorgeous white jacket with gold buttons from Prada. This Jessica Simpson coat ($115.99) is a great match especially if you replaced the buttons for gold ones.

I LOVE that Olivia comes to Abby’s rescue and is determined to handle the situation. Girls gotta stick together! Enter Susan Ross (Artemis Pebdani) who is running for Virginia state senator. I just love the scene when Olivia and Quinn (Katie Lowes) come in and take over her sad excuse for a campaign. Susan is just so sweet and clueless about how the game is played and I couldn’t think of a more deserving person for Olivia to help. Olivia wears a sold-out Armani Collezioni
Ikat-Weave Jacket. This Kasper Women’s Inverted Notch Printed Flyaway Jacket ($99) is similar:

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In the meantime Olivia is still working to save Jake by visiting Tom (Brian Letscher) in SuperMax to find out who really ordered him to kill the President’s son. His reaction to her was really interesting. He compared her to Helen of Troy, the face that launched 1,000 ships which is pretty close to the truth in this situation. He doesn’t give her the answers she is looking for and Olivia reassures him that because he is now a loose end her father will eventually take him out. Tom does mention that Fitz tried to kill himself when Olivia left, which is shocking to her.

On the campaign trail, OPA is trying to get Susan Ross to record a campaign message but she is horrible on camera. Olivia comes up with the brilliant idea to have Susan’s daughter tape the message instead. Olivia trades her trademark blazers for a feminine blouse. This H&M Silk Blouse ($40) is similar:


Fitz calls Olivia for a night of racy phone sex. She tries to confront him about his suicide attempt but he counters by revving her up and leaving her hanging. It’s obvious that Fitz is a drug she just can’t quit. Olivia wore The Limited Plaid Cape ($89.99) and was carrying her marble Prada Saffiano Cuir Tote (sold out). For a look for less try the Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Saffiano Leather Tote ($268):


Leo Bergen (Paul Adelstein) comes to Abby to tell her that he has found some dirt on Susan Ross. She finally admits what Chip did to her much to Leo’s surprise.

Speaking of confrontations, Eli pays Olivia a visit and calls her out for visiting Tom. He warns her not to go up against him because she will lose. Olivia doesn’t seem to worried about any of that. She wears a Burberry Trench ($1497.04). This Calvin Klein Double Breasted Trench Coat ($158) is similar:

burberry trench

Tom doesn’t last much longer than that, getting stabbed in the next scene just like Olivia predicted. The team finally lets Olivia in on their secret, that Jeremy Winslow’s firm was meeting about Olivia.

Cyrus (Jeff Perry) put out a test to find out if his newest boy toy was leaking information but he doesn’t pass – Mellie (Bellamy Young) regurgitates it during her interview about the new White House china pattern. She is wearing an Escada 3/4-Sleeve Off-Center Twist Keyhole Dress (sold out). This Catherine Malandrino Terri Keyhole Drape Front Dress ($168) is similar:

Escada keyhole dress

Then it all comes together, Mellie tells Fitz where to go, Olivia reveals that she “handled” Tom by paying to have him stabbed which gets him to confess the real truth which she can share with Fitz, Huck’s son tracked him down and shows up at the office and Leo admits that he leaked the real Chip to the media and then kisses Abby!! I didn’t see any of that coming!

What do you think Papa Pope will do when he finds out Fitz and Olivia sprung Jake from SuperMax?

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Scandal “An Innocent Man” Recap

This week’s Scandal starts out with a dream sequence where Olivia (Kerry Washington) is torn between her two lovers. Who will she choose? In her dream she sports this Golightly Swimsuit by Oye Swimwear ($350). I found this Block Party Front Zip One-Piece Swimsuit by Seafolly ($142) to recreate the look for less.


Mellie (Bellamy Young) finally gets back in action as first lady when she has to plan a funeral for a former president. She looks great in a sold out Michael Kors dress. This Kasper Lace Panel Sheath Dress ($59.99) is similar:

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In the meantime, Olivia wore a fabulous Check Trench Coat from The Limited Scandal Collection (sold out) to meet a client in prison. I would keep my eye on eBay to see if this pops up. I did find this Line & Dot Plaid Keaton Trench Coat here and here for $107-120.

limited check trench coat

I love when Abby (Darby Stanchfield) finally stood up to Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) for Olivia. She might be mad at Olivia, but she is a good friend in the end.

Olivia and Quinn (Katie Lowes) meet their new client, Leonard Carnahan (Brian Benben), and it is interesting when he quotes Olivia back to her, saying “The truth is like the sun.” Olivia wore an Escada Draped Silk Tee (sold out). I liked this Halogen Sleeveless Drape Neck Top ($11.90) because it had a higher quality material to match the Escada look:

escada draped blouse

I loved the scene with Mellie and Bitsy Cooper, the former first lady. I think she gave Mellie some hope for the future.

Abby’s rant towards Fitz got him to show up at Olivia’s door. Olivia wore the Ilia Ribbed Cocoon Cardigan from The Row ($1990). This Leith Open Front Long Cardigan ($82) is similar:

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I also have to take a second and applaud Olivia’s statement for Fitz not to call Abby a bitch and not to use that word to describe women. Kudos to Shonda for adding that in there!

Olivia and team are able to get an autopsy on the late president and David Rosen (Joshua Malina) catches on to what they did. I have to say that they are good. Olivia wore a sold out Armani Collezioni Jacquard Asymmetric-Front Jacket and carried her Prada Saffiano Lux Double-Zip Tote ($2500). This Anne Klein Women’s Houndstooth Metal and Contrast Detail Jacket ($139) and Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Tote ($298) are similar:

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Unfortunately, in the end Olivia gets played by Carnahan, but she does get a one up on her father by out manipulating him with Fitz. She ends up saving Jake’s life which is a start.

I loved Mellie with Bitsy at the funeral. That was the best we have seen her all season, I can’t wait to see more of her comeback!

Abby gets to call Cyrus (Jeff Perry) out on his secret tryst. That was a great moment on Abby’s part. She is starting to come into her own.

Olivia wore an Alexander Wang Mesh Combo Racer Back One-Piece Swimsuit (sold out). This La Blanca Sheer-Inset One-Piece Swimsuit ($109) is similar:

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What do you think Papa Pope will do next week?

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Scandal “The Key” Recap

Things start to heat up in this week’s episode of Scandal, when Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Quinn (Katie Lowes) witness a murder in their ongoing investigation of Catherine Winslow’s (Sonya Walger) case. It is odd for Olivia to be present at a stakeout, but she thinks Jake (Scott Foley) is ignoring her and is trying to stay busy. I really liked the blazer that she wore, it is hard to see, but it is a black and blue colorblock style. Olivia also wears her trademark Monique Pean Infinity Ring and Movado Women’s ‘Concerto’ Gold Plated Stainless Steel Watch ($1979.99). To recreate her look, I found this BCBGMAXAZRIA Women’s Oscar Color Blocked Jacket ($145.92), Rhinestoned Infinity Ring ($2.03) and Kate Spade Gramercy Pave Grand ($149.98):

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Olivia is at home, drinking her signature wine and relaxing hoping Jake will call, when Papa Pope (Joe Morton) comes by with a bottle of wine. Olivia wears La Perla pajamas ($258) and a Heathered Bruleee Cashmere Long Robe ($495). To get the look for less, try these Women’s Silk Pajamas ($109) and Restoration Hardware Cashmere Robe ($299):


Olivia takes the next step in her investigation by confronting Jeremy Winslow in public and then has Quinn follow him to see what his next steps are. She looks stunning in the restaurant wearing a MaxMara Ella Short Sleeve Coat ($722.39), Sermoneta Sophia Gloves ($280) and Prada Glace Calf Twin Pocket Tote Bag, Natural ($2,350). To recreate her look, I found this G.E.T. Day Coat ($164.99), Ralph Lauren Color Block Opera Glove ($98) and this Michael Kors Jet Set East West Leather Tote Bag ($248):


Olivia and Quinn figure out that they need to find the key to a locker to uncover the rest of the murder mystery. Olivia recycles her Armani Collezioni Single Button Jacket (sold out) and her marble Prada Saffiano Cuir Tote (sold out).To recreate the look, I found a Classic One-Button Blazer ($34.90) and  the Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Saffiano Leather Tote ($268):

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Olivia finally figures out that something has happened to Jake and then everyone shuts her out. Her only option is to try to get Abby (Darby Stanchfield) to help her. They must have filmed these scenes at the same time as last week’s scenes because Abby is wearing the Dries Van Noten Geometric-Print Silk Blouse ($449) again. This Polka Dot Chiffon Secretary Blouse ($48)  is similar:

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Cyrus (Jeff Perry) pays a courtesy visit to Olivia to let her know Jake’s fate. Since he killed Cyrus’ husband he doesn’t seem to care that Jake is being wrongly accused. It is so clear in Jake’s interrogation that Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) is only letting this play out because he is jealous of Jake’s relationship with Olivia. Olivia confronts her father, who confirms her suspicions that Jake is innocent.

Quinn does a little surgery and is able to locate the missing key, who knows where the next clue will lead…

Because of Jake’s interrogation, Fitz misses his daily cemetery trip with Mellie (Bellamy Young) and she freaks out. He finally tells her the truth about their son and she understands why Fitz has been married to his job. She finally pulls herself together and hopefully will make her time in the White House count.

What did you think about this week’s episode of Scandal? Will Jake’s name ever be cleared? What will Mellie get up to next?

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Scandal “Like Father, Like Daughter” Recap

The first few minutes of this week’s Scandal were intense. But seriously, where was Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) when I was in college? Getting the president’s daughter out of a party without a single YouTube video was nothing short of a miracle. Poor Fitz (Tony Goldwyn). I felt bad for him having to confront his daughter in that way. His reunion with Olivia had to wait while he dealt with Karen (Mary Mouser). Olivia wore a Burberry Cloqué Jacket ($2,195). I couldn’t find a blouson sleeved blazer so I found this Puffed-Shoulder Boyfriend Blazer ($27.80) to recreate the look:


Abby (Darby Stanchfield) gets upset when she sees Huck (Guillermo Diaz) and Quinn (Katie Lowes) in the White House which is her turf. Cyrus (Jeff Perry) goes on a little tirade and tells her to get over it and suggests that it might not be very fun to be Olivia. I think this was probably his best speech of the series. Abby wears a Dries Van Noten Geometric-Print Silk Blouse ($755). This Diesel Women’s C-Luceen Blouse ($36.85) is similar:

polka dot blouse

Now that there is a sex tape floating around, Olivia and team have to get to work and figure out who Karen slept with and shut down the tape. Olivia wore an Armani Collezioni Single Button Jacket (sold out). I found this 24 Inch Stretch Cotton Jacket ($54) from Express to recreate the look.

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David Rosen (Joshua Malina) is having second thoughts about using the B6-13 files, but when Jake wants them back, he refuses. Jake forces him to give them up anyways after Rowan (Joe Morton) threatens to kill him.

Olivia also breaks the news to Fitz that she didn’t go away by herself, but with Jake. He realizes that he has failed in all areas and tells Olivia to throw money at the problem so the sex tape goes away.

I loved Olivia’s speech to the Morgan family. She owned that problem and we can see here why she is Olivia Pope and so good at her job (going back to Cyrus’ earlier speech to Abby).

An internal investigator also outs Command’s favorite agent to the President and now he starts to put the puzzle together of what really happened to his son. In a surprising move, the President and Rowan get Tom to implicate Jake in the death of the president’s son. I’m not sure if Fitz just wanted to stick it to him for going away with Olivia or was just blinded by jealousy. In the end, they end up arresting Jake and Olivia is left waiting for him not knowing what happened. She wore an M. Patmos Multi-Stitch Open-Front Cardigan (sold out). This Open Layering Cardigan w/Front Pockets from Merona ($16.79) is similar:


What did you think about this week’s episode of Scandal? What will happen to Jake?

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Scandal “Inside the Bubble” Recap

This week’s episode of Scandal kicks off with a breaking news story of the “Killer Cliff Bride.” It’s interesting how this story gets woven throughout the whole episode. The White House staff first watches the story, including Abby (Darby Stanchfield) who wears an L.K. Bennett Lander Fitted Seamed Dress (sold out). I loved this Studio Tahari-Levine Co. Pleated Sheath Dress ($79.99) as a great alternative look:

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Mellie (Bellamy Young) takes a personal interest in the story – she can relate. She wore a Theory Trincy Cardigan in Evian Space ($345). This H&M Wool Blend Cardigan ($34.95) is similar:


Olivia (Kerry Washington) is trying to build a new relationship with her father and starts by dropping by his house. She wears her Armani Collezioni Roll-Neck Boucle Coat (sold out) and carries her marble Prada Saffiano Cuir Tote (sold out). To get this look for less, try this BB Dakota Dillane Coat ($85) and the Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Saffiano Leather Tote ($268):

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Pope & Associates takes on a new case for an old law school friend, Catherine Winslow (Sonya Walger). Her stepdaughter goes missing and Olivia is on the case. She looks softer in an Armani blouse and a Donna Karan Collection Drape Front Cashmere Cozy (sold out). This is a great opportunity to look to The Limited’s Scandal Collection with this Ruffle Front Blouse ($49.95) and Shawl Collar Lounge Cardigan ($59.95):

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As with most clients, they don’t always tell the whole truth. Huck (Guillermo Diaz) finds a sex tape featuring Catherine and her step-daughter’s boyfriend. Huck wakes Olivia up in the middle of the night so we get a good look at her La Perla pajamas (Top $420, Pants $310). These Victoria’s Secret Afterhours Satin Pajamas ($69.50) are similar:

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Things get nuclear when the step-daughter is murdered and Olivia thinks that Catherine did it. Abby comes to see her and find out what’s going on, but Olivia won’t tell her anything. Olivia wears a Giorgio Armani Zipped Knit Jacket ($1990.07). This Tahari Quilted Zip Front Jacket ($90.29) is a great look for less:


Mellie has gone overboard with the killer cliff bride story and has assembled her own meeting with the top experts in Washington, much to Abby’s chagrin. Nobody will listen to her objections about how Mellie may have gotten a little carried away. Abby wears a Sportmax Chantal fitted dress ($690.41). I liked this Land’s End Women’s Sleeveless Pattern Woven Wear To Work Sheath Dress ($99) for a similar look for less:


A few highlights from this episode included, Jake (Scott Foley) and Olivia’s awkward dinner with Command, Abby coming into her own and finally making Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) learn her name, Cyrus (Jeff Perry) comprimising his integrity to get some action, Quinn (Katie Lowes) finally calling out OPA for not caring about what happens to her, and Catherine getting arrested for killing her stepdaughter.

What did you think about this week’s episode of Scandal?

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Scandal “The State of the Union” Recap

This episode kicks off with Jake (Scott Foley) and Olivia (Kerry Washington) discussing booty calls, but before they can finish the conversation, she gets a political booty call from Cyrus (Jeff Perry). Cyrus blackmails Olivia into taking on a new case. Her running attire is classic with a Criss-Cross Hope Jacket from Athleta ($118) and Run: Inspire Crop II from Lululemon ($86).


This week, Olivia is trying to bring together a couple who hates each other. Unfortunately, they are the face of gun control that the president needs at his State of the Union address. She is dressed to handle a challenge in a white Double Breasted Jacket by Giorgio Armani (not available online) with a white Prada Saffiano Cuir Tote ($2,950). The Limited’s Scandal Collection has given us this Double Breasted Jacket ($168) to recreate this look. I liked this Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Saffiano Leather Tote ($298) to replicate her handbag:


The couple’s fighting escalates and Olivia finally convinces them to get a divorce and make this appearance at the State of the Union their last one. She looks powerful in The Limited Tweed Peplum Jacket ($168) and her marble Prada Saffiano Cuir Tote ($2,950). The Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Saffiano Leather Tote ($298) comes in grey which is another perfect look for less:

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I loved Mellie’s (Bellamy Young) dynamic with everyone this week. With Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and the fried chicken and then Abby (Darby Stanchfield) giving her a pep talk. Fitz’s speech was chilling and amazing and him and Mellie were great. I wonder if they will ever get back together…Her dress was red and powerful for the State of the Union. I found this ASOS Wrap Pencil Dress In Crepe ($66.33) to recreate it:


Olivia finally gives in to a booty call with Jake and wears some very sexy boots which are the Valentino RockStud Boots (sold out). I found these Charlotte Russe Over-the-Knee Belted Chunky Heel Riding Boots ($46.99) if you want to get some sexy boots of your own:


Cyrus is heading down a slippery slope with his new “friend.” He made the right decision for now, but we will see where he ends up.

What did you think about this week’s episode of Scandal?

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The Limited Collection Inspired by Scandal

As far as special collections go, The Limited’s partnership with Scandal and costume designer, Lyn Paolo was at the top of my list. I started covering Scandal on the blog last year and have spent countless hours trying to find Olivia’s looks for less and here The Limited has gone and made my job easier. Last week, they launched a special Scandal Collection, featuring 42 looks that are gladiator worthy.

The Limited Scandal

I can’t stress this enough, if it is sold out you can still get it on eBay. I end up getting most of my special collection items there, so don’t be afraid. Here are my favorite Scandal Collection items…and yes I will be buying them.

Plaid Cape ($228)

Plaid Cape

Leather Opera Gloves ($55.96)

These gloves are the perfect accessory for the above cape and any of Olivia’s coats. Stunning in grey and blush.


Double Breasted Jacket ($168)

double breasted jacket

3-Compartment Tote ($68.60)

This comes in grey and blush colors.


Drape Collar Wrap Coat ($248)

It looks like some of the larger sizes aren’t available online anymore, but I imagine you will start seeing them on eBay in the next few weeks.

drape collar wrap coat

Double Stranded Charm Necklace ($27.96)

scandal necklace

Dolman Wrap Coat ($248)

I haven’t seen any of these on eBay yet, but I am hoping they will appear soon.

dolman wrap coat

Suede & Faux Leather Clutch ($59.95)


Cape Trench Coat ($228)

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Faux Crocodile Dome Satchel Bag ($62.96)


Tulip Skirt Sheath Dress ($128)

This dress is just stunning!


Faux Snakeskin Satchel Bag ($62.96)


Black & White Sheath Dress ($128)


Metal Trim Satchel ($55.96)

This bag was featured in the October 2014 issue of Oprah Magazine as well.


Ruffle Collar Top ($49.95)

This would look great under a blazer.


Long Gem Necklace ($27.96)


Neck-Tie Blouse ($69.95)

I love this in blush pink!


Ruffle Front Top ($49.95)


Drape Neck Shell ($59.95)


Draped Open Front Cardigan ($89.95)

Everyone needs Olivia’s wine drinking cardigan!


Tweed Peplum Jacket ($168)

This jacket is everything Olivia – fabulous!


What are your favorite looks from the Scandal Collection? I can’t wait to get these pieces in my closet!

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Scandal “Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia” Recap

As Season 4 kicks off, everyone wants to know where on earth is Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington)? Open the first scene…we see a gorgeous beach, cut to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl  and a relaxed Olivia soaking up some rays in a Kosmos by La Perla swimsuit ($468) and the Exquise sunglasses by Dior. To recreate her island look, I found this Halter One Piece by Victoria’s Secret ($98.50) and RAEN Optics Nora ’12 sunglasses ($68.39):

beach look

Let’s just take a moment to talk about how hot Jake (Scott Foley) is. Who needs the president when you have him. If I were her, I never would have left the island. They get a shipment of food and wine delivered to them (seriously, where is the island and how soon can we leave?). Olivia covers up in a Roberta Roller Rabbit Nicola Dress Magik (sold out). I liked this Echo Design Circular Pendants Caftan Cover-Up ($34.99) to recreate the look:


Someone sends Julia aka Olivia a news clipping of Harrison’s death. She can’t let it go, so her and Jake travel back to D.C. to plan Harrison’s funeral. Once she arrives, she realizes that OPA is deserted, except for Quinn (Katie Lowes), who explains how she cleverly found where Olivia was hiding. Olivia starts by reaching out to the old gang, Huck (Guillermo Diaz) who is now “Randy” and working at a cell phone help desk and Abby (Darby Stanchfield) who picked up Olivia’s old position as White House Press Secretary.

Abby wears an ALC Falling Iris-Print Song Blouse ($295) to her White House press conference. This Dolly Raglan Sleeve Blouse from Volcom ($49.50) is similar:

dolly blouse

Next up we have Mellie (Bellamy Young) who hasn’t been handling the death of her son very well. She is lounging around the White House in her pajamas and hasn’t left in months. Is anyone else loving messed up Mellie? So much more interesting then repressed Mellie…Her robe is cute and is the Natori Xianado Long Satin Robe (sold out). I found this Natori Garland Robe ($160) as an alternative:

natori robe

Cyrus (Jeff Perry) summons Abby to yell at her for not informing him that Olivia is back. She wears her own Donna Karan Draped Cashmere Coat (sold out). This Tahari Wool Blend Belted Wrap Coat ($348) is similar:

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We see Olivia pining for Fitz as she gets caught up on the news and get a great view of her Movado Women’s ‘Concerto’ Gold Plated Stainless Steel Watch ($1979.99). For my look for less, I liked this Kate Spade Gramercy Pave Grand ($275):


Just as she is about to have dinner with Jake, she gets a call that may bring her out of hiding. She is wearing her signature wine drinking wrap and lucky for us, The Limited has a great version so we can get this look. Draped Open Front Cardigan ($89.95):

draped open front cardigan

Olivia gets called in to work the Senator Sterling case, but she is still trying not to get sucked in and only work temporarily before her and Jake head back to the island. She tries to pass the case off to a lawyer friend. Olivia rocks a grey Gucci coat (unavailable online). This Michael Kors Asymmetrical Belted Walker Coat ($199.99) is a perfect match:

gucci coat

Is anyone else really liking the new Jake? I think he is so good for Olivia…much better than Fitz. In bed, Olivia wears the La Perla Silk Essence Top ($298). Victoria’s Secret has a similar Cami & Short Set ($52) look for less:

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Much to Jake’s dismay, Olivia throws her hat in the ring and takes on the case with Quinn’s help. Back at the office, she is more casual wearing a Ralph Lauren Lambskin-Trim Nancy Cardigan ($1095). I found this Neiman Marcus Geometric Quilted Faux-Leather-Trim Cardigan ($75) that is more in my price range:

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Olivia solves the case and they bury Harrison in an emotional ceremony.

Back at the White House, we hear some revelations from Fitz and Mellie – like the fact that Fitz tried to commit suicide! Woah! Everyone seems pretty quick to put Fitz and Olivia back together, but they keep denying it. Again…I am loving the new Mellie. She is so honest about everything. She wears the Gatsby Kimono Robe from Christine Lingerie (their website seems to be down). I thought this Natori Alexandra Robe ($180) was similar:

christine robe

During a press conference, Olivia looks fierce in an Escada Scalloped-Hem Topper Jacket ($1475) and matching wide leg pants ($2775). She carries her  Prada Saffiano Lux Double Zip Tote ($2500) as she walks through the hall and her and Fitz see each other for the first time. This Asos blazer has a similar scalloped hem ($26.66). For the tote, I liked this Michael Kors ‘Jet Set’ East/West Saffiano Leather Tote ($268) as a look for less:

escadaAnd with that, Olivia is back. I think Jake is still hanging on to the island, but Olivia is back in D.C. Now we will have to see if she can put the band back together and what will happen with her and Jake.

What did you think about this week’s episode of Scandal?

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Fall 2014 TV Preview

I could not be more excited for Fall TV this year! I am actually swapping in a new DVR this weekend and am going to get everything programmed in. Here is what I will be watching and I will note which ones I will be recapping. Let me know if there are any shows you would love to see me recap.

September 15

Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

So I ended up skipping last season’s DWTS because I didn’t have time to commit to watching 3-4 hours every week. I am 50/50 on watching this season. I love the show, but it is just soooooo long. There are going to be some good contestants this year like Alfonso Ribeiro (do you think he will do the Carlton?), Betsey Johnson (count on her doing the splits), Antonio Sabato, Jr. (this year’s eye candy), and Bethany Mota (YouTube sensation and probably my only hope of every being on this show, so I need to get more readers, lol).

abc_dancing_with_the_stars_cast_mt_140904_16x9_992September 21

Madam Secretary (CBS)

I love political dramas, but I love Tea Leoni even more, so this seems like a great combination. The show follows the life of a former CIA Analyst turned Secretary of State, Elizabeth McCord (Leoni) and looks like a winner. After watching the clip below, I know I will be hooked!

The Good Wife (CBS)

When we last left Alicia (Julianna Marguiles), she had just been asked to run for the State’s Attorney’s office. Pair that with potentially merging with Diane (Christine Baranski), we have a great new season shaping up. It also looks like Alicia may have a new love interest, but will she ever divorce Peter (Chris Noth)? I will be covering The Good Wife fashion again, you can see my previous Good Wife posts here.

September 22

Gotham (FOX)

Gotham is a new drama that is just what it sounds like, a Batman prequel. This follows Harvey Gordon as he moves up the ranks of Gotham PD and has an all-star cast including Jada Pinkett Smith, Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue among others. This looks like a great one to watch with the hubby!

Forever (ABC)

This show looked interesting and mostly caught my eye because it stars Ioan Gruffudd, who we last saw on Ringer. Gruffudd stars as Doctor Henry Morgan who is NYC’s medical examiner. Henry has a secret, he is immortal, alive for 200 years, but has no idea why.

Update: You can watch the pilot episode OnDemand. I liked it so far, looks like it could be a great series.

 September 23

Chicago Fire (NBC)

John and I are a little behind on this one, so I am just going to post the clip so I don’t ruin it before we get caught up.

Person of Interest (CBS)

This is another one that John and I haven’t caught up with yet. We stopped watching after Carter (Taraji P. Henson) died, so I am excited to get caught up and see where the show ended up.

September 25

Bones (FOX)

I have to admit, I was a little confused at the end of Season Nine, I wasn’t exactly sure what happened or how. Season 10 sees Booth (David Boreanaz) incarcerated for the murder of three FBI agents and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) trying to clear his name.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

And then there were two…can you believe that only Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Alex (Justin Chambers) are the only original interns left? This season opens with Alex and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) fighting over Christina’s board seat, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) moving to Washington DC without Meredith and new doctors on the scene it should be interesting how they keep this show alive.

Scandal (ABC)

Last year’s season finale was jam-packed with surprises, from Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Mellie’s (Bellamy Young) son dying, Fitz discovering her secret and then winning a second term, the first family has gone through a lot. Harrison (Columbus Short) is dead, killed by Eli (Joe Morton) who now has everything he wants, including revenge on Fitz. Huck (Guillermo Diaz) came face-to-face with his family and Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Jake (Scott Foley) jetted off into the sunset, but not before sending David Rosen (Joshua Malina) a smoking gun for B613. So where on earth is Olivia Pope? I covered Scandal fashion last year and will again this year. To catch up on my previous posts, click here.

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

This is the new show from mastermind Shonda Rimes. This show follows Professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) as she teaches her law students how to help their clients get away with murder. From the preview it looks like they will have to put her advice to good use. This looks pretty good and the clothes look great to, so I may have to cover this one as well…

September 28

Revenge (ABC)

When we last left Emily (Emily Vancamp) her plan has finally succeeded. The Graysons are ruined…but not without a price. Aiden was poisoned by Victoria (Madeline Stowe). It also looks like David Clarke (James Tupper) is still alive! What will happen this season is anyone’s guess.

September 29

Castle (ABC)

When we last looked in on Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) it was their wedding day…but Castle never made it to the altar. He was kidnapped by someone in the finale cliffhanger. Will these two ever get their happy ending?

October 2

The Vampire Diaries (CW)

Is Damon (Ian Somerholder) really gone?

Reign (CW)

Mary (Adelaide Kane) is officially the Queen of France, just in time to deal with the plague. I’m curious to see how this show will continue as history tells us that Francis (Toby Regbo) doesn’t live very long after their marriage.

October 3

Kendra on Top (WE)

I’ve loved watching Kendra for years, I thought her story of finding Hank and growing out of her party phase was touching. I feel terrible for everything she has had to go through recently and couldn’t watch this clip with out getting goosebumps. I am interested to see how she will react this season.

October 5

Homeland (Showtime)

Last season was heartbreaking as Brody was executed with a devastated Carrie (Claire Danes) watching pregnant with his unborn child. After killing off the main character, I’m not sure where the show goes from here.

October 6

The Originals (CW)

The season finale was surprise after surprise, with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) giving up baby Hope to Rebekah (Claire Holt). There are lots of new faces this season and it will be interesting to see where it goes. This show most surprised me last year, I like it so much more than the Vampire Diaries.

October 12

The Affair (Showtime)

The only thing I know about this show is that Joshua Jackson is in it and that is enough for me. The preview looks pretty steamy…

October 24

Grimm (NBC)

In the season finale Rosalee (Bree Turner) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) got married, Nick (David Giuntoli) lost his powers and Adalind (Claire Coffee) is trying to get her baby back. I also forgot that Nick slept with Adalind while she was pretending to be Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch)! In this clip, the producers talk about what to expect in Season 4.

November 6

White Collar (USA)

I am so sad to see White Collar go! The show was cancelled, but USA is giving the writers six episodes to wrap everything up. When we left off, Neal (Matt Bomer) had been abducted by a mystery group and Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen) accepted a job in Washington, D.C. possibly leaving Peter (Tim DeKay) behind. I followed all of Elizabeth’s fashion last season and plan to so so again for the final episodes. You can read my previous recaps here.


Covert Affairs (USA)

We just finished the last season of Covert Affairs, but it was renewed for a sixth season and will follow White Collar on November 6. You can catch up with my recaps of the most recent season here.

covert affairsWhat fall shows are you most excited for?

Scandal “A Door Marked Exit” Recap

This week’s Scandal was a little to dark for my taste. The episode opened with Sally Langston (Kate Burton) murdering her husband. Who does she call the moment it happens? Why Cyrus Beane (Jeff Perry) of course. And what does Cyrus do? He helps her cover it up! I can’t believe they are getting away with the murder!

In the meantime, Olivia (Kerry Washington) tries to figure out the truth about her mother before her plan lands in Hong Kong. Olivia is still wearing  the collarless MaxMara jacket from the previous episodes. This Cotton Flannel Collarless Blazer ($98) is similar:

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Quinn’s (Katie Lowes) plan at B613 is working the way she thought it would. Huck (Guillermo Diaz) implanted a tracking chip in her tooth and she immediately went to the bathroom to remove it. Before Eli (Joe Morton) can make his next move, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) captures him and plans to keep him until Maya Pope’s (Khandi Alexander) plane lands.

In a strange twist, Cyrus calls Charlie (George Newbern) to clean up Sally’s mess – he brings Quinn with him to help the clean-up.

Olivia is focused on finding Quinn as is upset with Huck for torturing her. Olivia wears a checkered Armani Collection jacket. This Kasper Four Button Tweed Lurex Jacket ($64.50) is similar:

Screen Shot 2014-01-03 at 11.26.04 PMOnce James (Dan Bucatinsky) discovers Daniel Douglas’ death he goes straight to David Rosen (Joshua Malina) and tells him the whole story. David doesn’t believe him because of their last interaction with the election rigging and David losing his career over it.

Olivia finally confronts her father and figures out that her mother tricked her father into blowing up the plane. This is why he has kept her locked up for all of those years.

Quinn returns to Pope & Associates and Huck doesn’t have an apology for her. I don’ think that is the welcoming committee she was looking for. He tells her that she isn’t a gladiator anymore and she leaves. She goes back to Charlie, the only one that is on her side now.

Maya Pope’s plane never made it to Hong Kong and she is on the lose now – uh oh…

Jake (Scott Foley) comes to say goodbye to Olivia and professes his love for her, which is all sort of ominous, like we won’t see him again. Olivia wears a Dolce & Gabbana lace appliquéd boucle jacket ($1851.50). I found this AZI Jeans Peplum Lace Jacket ($158) to recreate the look:

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Sally’s secret isn’t very well-kept as Mellie (Bellamy Young) knows, her advisor knows and after a visit from someone at the NSA, David Rosen knows her secret too. This is going to come back to bite everyone…

In the end Olivia is on the phone with her father as he is headed back to B613, except when he arrives at his office he finds that he has been replaced by Jake. Olivia wears a Joie sweater. This Forever 21 Boho cardigan  ($27.80) fits the bill for this look:

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James decides that he won’t leave Cyrus as long as he is made White House press secretary, but I suspect that relationship is on its last leg.

Maya can’t resist calling Olivia at the end of the episode to taunt her.

What did you think about this week’s episode of Scandal? Personally, I am ready for Olivia’s parent story to be over, I hope this wraps it up soon.

If you missed it, you can still watch it online here.

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