Scandal “Heavy is the Head” Recap

Scandal is back! I repeat Scandal is back! And so is #Olitz! The episode begins with a little bait and switch with hypocrital Sally Langston (Kate Burton) narrating over an extravagant dinner for the Princess of Caledonia. The best part of Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Fitz’s (Tony Goldwyn) reunion is that we get to see her in formal wear again. She wore a couture Rubin Singer gown from the Fall 2015 collection. This Badgely Mischka Strapless Ruffled Gown ($670) is similar. You can also find it here.

Rubin Singer

The White House put out an official statement that Mellie (Bellamy Young) is ill, which is a lie that she is not happy about seeing as she is already dressed for the event in a J. Mendel Off-The-Shoulder Lurex Jacquard Gown ($4,900). This Ralph Lauren Off-The-Shoulder Jersey Gown ($190) is a less expensive alternative:

J Mendel

Abby (Darby Stanchfield) also wore a Rubin Singer gown from the Fall 2015 collection. Her scene with Liv talking about the Princess was great. That is totally something that would happen in real life! This Sophie House Prom Dress ($165) hasa similar color palette and feel.

Rubin SingerAfter the ball, Olivia gets a call from the Queen to report the death of the Princess. Olivia arrives on the scene and uses her trench coat to cover the body from paparazzi. This Calvin Klein Double-Breasted Belted Trench Coat ($99.98) is similar:

Trench

Olivia pays a visit to the Queen and the Prince and agrees to try to get the photos that were taken of the Princess’ body. She wore a Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Woven Wrap Coat (sold out). This Jessie G. Women’s ‘Anastasia’ Wool Blend Vegan Leather Trim Wrap Coat ($89.99) is similar:

Vivienne WestwoodTrying to get the photos back means that Olivia and Quinn (Katie Lowes) have to pay off the paparazzi. Olivia wore this Draped Front Crepe Blouse by Jason Wu ($895) under her coat. This ASOS Drape Front Blouse With Keyhole Detail ($30) is similar:

Jason Wu

After they track down all of the paparazzi, except for one, Olivia has the brilliant idea to give them something else to publish, the tragic photo of a husband identifying his wife at the morgue. When Olivia returns to the office, she realizes that the last paparazzi, isn’t a paparazzi at all…She wore an Alexander McQueen Wool Military Jacket ($2,495) and carried the Prada Saffiano Lux Double-Zip Tote ($2,430). To recreate this look I found a Black Long Sleeve Peplum Waist Asymmetric Blazer ($29.43) and Michael Kors Selma Leather Medium Zip Satchel ($298):

Alexander McQueen

Olivia and Quinn crack the case with a little help from David Rosen (Joshua Malina). Fitz won’t agree to help as he doesn’t want to ruin his opportunity for Navy bases so Olivia confronts the Queen herself. She wore a black and white floral print peplum top. I found this Leaf Print Peplum Top ($24.99) to recreate the look:

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Olivia discovers that the Queen is behind the Princess’ death, but she can’t do anything about it because of her non-disclosure agreement. She is able to tell the Prince the truth and he makes the Queen abdicate the throne for good. Olivia wore the Celeste Reversible Coat by Max Mara. I found two similar options in the reverse color, the first, this Vince Camuto Oversized Collar Belted Coat ($219) and the second this Forever 21 Belted Wool-Blend Coat ($69.90):

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Out of nowhere, Olivia and Fitz are outed by Sally Langston, with photographic evidence…I wonder who was behind that?

What did you think will happen now that Olivia and Fitz have been outed?

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Scandal “The Last Supper” Recap

Jake (Scott Foley), Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) finally come to an agreement about how to handle Rowan (Joe Morton) and Jake gives up the files he has been hiding.

Meanwhile, Olivia gets a new client in Elizabeth North (Portia de Rossi). I like that they agree not to like each other and stick to the job at hand. Olivia is wearing the Check Peplum Jacket from The Limited. It is sold out online, but you can still find it here on eBay.

the limited check peplum

In a sudden turn of events, Vice-President Nichols (Jon Tenney) is almost killed in a car explosion which is rumored to have been set by West Angolian terrorists. Mellie (Bellamy Young) is overcome with emotions and breaks all her rules to have sex with Andrew.

Olivia, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn), and Jake (Scott Foley) decide to bring David Rosen (Joshua Malina) into the take B613 down club to have him help prosecute Eli (Joe Morton). Fitz is pleased that even though Olivia is with Jake, that he still has her number. Olivia isn’t that excited about it though.

Huck (Guillermo Diaz) and Quinn (Katie Lowes) are on the case of Elizabeth North’s bugged phone, which they are able to pin to Cyrus (Jeff Perry). Olivia confronts him and he tells her the whole story about Michael (Matthew del Negro) and how he has to find out what Elizabeth has on him. Cyrus tries to convince Olivia to help him instead of Elizabeth. Olivia wears a sold-out Ralph Lauren Collection Marielle Drape-Panel Coat. This Tommy Bahama Woodley’ Sweater Coat ($298) is similar:

Ralph Lauren shawl coat

Cyrus is pretty upset about the whole situation and tries to avoid Michael to no avail. Huck tells Olivia that Michael did have access to Cyrus’ personal information, but never shared it with Elizabeth. For some reason he was loyal to Cyrus. Olivia wore a sold out Long Sleeve Blouse in Ivory by Derek Lam. This Vince Camuto Long Sleeve V-Neck Blouse w/ Inverted Front Pleat ($79) is similar:

derek lam

Olivia confronts Michael and he leads her to Elizabeth’s private apartment which Huck is able to bug and stake out. Olivia wears an Alexander McQueen Herringbone-Boucle Cossack Coat (sold out). This Princess Seam Wool Coat ($59.99) is similar:

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The scene between Mellie and Andrew was so sweet and then he had to go and ruin it by sleeping with Elizabeth North. Quinn’s stakeout ended up overlapping into Huck’s stakeout which he brought his son on. This turns into a disaster with his son witnessing him murder Kubiak.

Olivia tries to trick her father into having dinner as a distractions so she can get the upper hand. She can’t take command and Rowan ends up killing the president’s strike team. He cuts her off and tells her that he will no longer help her and that he is leaving. He has also got the upper hand on David Rosen making sure that all the files are blank.

That was a pretty dramatic episode, but this seems to be the one relationship Olivia can’t “handle.”

What did you think of this week’s episode?

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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.
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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:

H&M

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):

Cape

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.

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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:

michael kors

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:

the row

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:

armani collezioni houndstooth

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:

alexander wang

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):

monica pean

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):

cashmere

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):

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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:

polka dot blouse2

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:

burberry

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.

armani collezioni

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:

cardigan

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:

lk bennett

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:

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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):

armani prada

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:

tahari

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:

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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).

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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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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:

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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:

dk wrap coat

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):

movado

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:

la perla

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:

ralph lauren

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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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.

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