Scandal “Even the Devil Deserves a Second Chance” Recap

The impeachment is over and the White House is celebrating…for about five minutes until they find out that Olivia’s (Kerry Washington) father is free. How much longer until they figure out who helped him escape? Olivia wore the sold out Armani Collezioni Triple Layer Hem Wool Blend Jacket. This Preston & York Nisha Blazer ($99) is similar:

Armani Collezioni

The party is over when everyone finds out that Rowan (Joe Morton) has escaped…aka Olivia helps him get out in exchange for getting rid of the impeachment. The thing I love about Jake (Scott Foley) is that he totally calls Olivia out on her double standards. Olivia wore a sold out Max Mara Detroit Belted Camel Hair Jacket and carried a beige Prada tote ($2,500). This BCBGeneration Tuxedo Blazer ($118) and Michael Kors Selma Satchel ($389.17) are similar:

MaxMara

Later Olivia and Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) are hanging out in the Oval Office when Cyrus (Jeff Perry) comes in with a new agenda…he’s a little disappointed when he realizes that Olivia is running the show now. The President is preparing to give out the Presidential Medal of Freedom and all seems great until Olivia’s new client claims that the honoree is a rapist. This puts Liv and Fitz on opposing sides this week. Olivia wore an Armani Collezioni Zigzag Zip-Front Jacket ($348) and had her Prada Saffiano Medium Executive Tote Bag ($2,500) on hand. This 1 STATE Chevron Peplum Jacket ($89.50) and Michael Kors Selma Tote ($300) are similar:

Armani Collezioni Chevron

Abby (Darby Stanchfield) takes some time to meet with Liz North (Portia de Rossi). Abby carried a sold out Zac Posen Eartha Metallic Colorblock Leather Tote Bag. There is an all black version still available for $276.50:

Zac Posen

Liz breaks the news to Abby that she’s planning to go on The Liberty Report with Sally Langston (Kate Burton) if Abby doesn’t find her a job back at the White House. Liz wore a sold out Wool Plaid Coat from Brooks Brothers and she carried a Zac Posen Eartha Iconic Jumbo Double Handle Bag ($595). This Vera Wang Herringbone Long Fit & Flare Coat ($450) and McKleinUSA Tablet Faux-Leather Shoulder Tote ($199.50) are similar:

Brooks Brothers Plaid Wool Coat

Abby runs to Cyrus with this information and gets David Rosen (Joshua Malina) involved to silence Liz. She wore a Gucci Pussy-bow Silk-Georgette Top ($597). This INC International Concepts Long-Sleeve Tie-Neck Blouse ($39.99) is similar:

Gucci

Olivia and Quinn (Katie Lowes) went to question Frank Holland about their client’s accusations and he plays dumb making their client look foolish. Olivia wore a sold out Pleated Silk Blouse by Etro. This Matte Jersey Shell from Ann Taylor ($49.50) is similar:

Etro

Liz North is still planning to spill the White House secrets on Sally Langston, but Olivia doesn’t seem scared. She is running Fitz and the Oval in the most beautiful bow blazer. I wish I could find the original. This was so unique I had a hard time finding a match. The closest I could do was this BGN Blazer ($166):

Bow Blazer

Liz blinked and didn’t sell out the White House secrets to Sally Langston, but instead we discover that Fitz has given her a job as Susan Ross’ chief of staff. Liz wore a GUCCI Pussy-Bow Printed Silk-Crepe Blouse ($750). This Sanctuary Boho Nouveau Blouse ($44.99) is similar:

Gucci pussy bow blouse

Later she ends up seducing David Rosen and Olivia handles Frank Holland. Cyrus finally figures out that Olivia is running the show not Fitz…and Olivia embraces it. We’ll see how long that lasts when Fitz finds out she was the one who released Command.

What did you think about this episode?

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Scandal “Get Out of Jail, Free” Recap

It’s impeachment week on Scandal and the first on the hot seat is Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young). The committee steamrolls her and puts her in a terrible situation. The one thing I love about Mellie and this episode is that she won’t stay down for long. At the hearing she wore a Dolce & Gabbana Fitted Blazer ($878) and a Boss Dokysa Ponte Knit Dress ($196.20) with this Roberto Coin Cocktail Necklace ($5200). To recreate the look I found this H&M Fitted Blazer ($49.99) with this Adrianna Papell Cap Sleeve Jacquard Sheath Dress ($140) and this Bezel Gem Oval Pendant Necklace ($67.80):

Dolce and Gabbana

Olivia (Kerry Washington) realizes it before everyone else and calls Abby (Darby Stanchfield) to warn her. Abby wore a Ponte Knit Dress from Brooks Brothers ($148.50). This Halogen Ponte Dress ($98) is similar:

Brooks Brothers Ponte Dress

In order to handle the situation and prevent Olivia from testifying, Cyrus (Jeff Perry) and Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) propose marriage. Olivia doesn’t go for the idea. She wore an Armani Collezioni Croc-Embossed Taffeta Jacket ($443.70). This Kasper Open-Front Swirl-Print Jacquard Jacket ($89.25) has a similar look and feel.

armani

Abby, Quinn (Katie Lowes) and Huck (Guillermo Diaz) have to stand trial before the committee regarding Jeanine Locke and unfortunately have to pin everything on Harrison. In the meantime, Olivia gets a call from the hospital informing her that Eli (Joe Morton) is there. She pays him a visit and he tries to get her to release him. Olivia wore a cardigan similar to this Neiman Marcus Mixed-Stitch Draped Cashmere Cardigan ($168.75):

NM Cashmere Collection

Fitz then tries to propose to Olivia in a romantic way, which she completely shoots down. Desperate for a solution, she calls Jake (Scott Foley) for his opinion and he hangs up on her (good for him!). Then she meets Mellie in secret to try to get her to release Papa Pope so he can blackmail the committee and let her off the hook. I was so proud of Mellie for standing up to her in this scene. This is definitely a low point for Olivia. After all the work to get rid of Eli, she is now trying to set him free…unbelievable!

Fitz finally gets his divorce, but not without some final words from Mellie. I was so proud as she finally stood up for herself.

The wedding day finally arrives and Olivia is stunning in a Victoria Beckham Short-Sleeve Shift Dress ($2,365), sold out St. John Collection Beaded Organza-Trimmed Boucle Jacket ($757.98), Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps ($595) and a Prada Double Bag ($2,980).

St. John

To recreate the look I found this Ralph Lauren Ruched Cap-Sleeve Dress ($149), Tahari ASL Pearl Embellished Jacket (from the set) ($199.99), Steve Madden Proto Pump ($60), and this Calvin Klein On My Corner Saffiano Leather Satchel ($248):

Wedding recreation

Olivia sees her life passing before her eyes and you can literally see her backing out of this arrangement. Lucky for her, Mellie by way of Eli saves her by blackmailing the committee. She meets Mellie for one last confrontation where Mellie finally realizes that she can have anything she wants and I love it. Mellie is on fire tonight! Olivia wore a sold out Max Mara Drape Collar Reversible Coat. This DKNY Two-Tone Hooded Wrap Coat ($177) is similar:

Max Mara

Now that Eli and Tom are free, anything could happen! What do you think Fitz will say?

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Scandal “You Got Served” Recap

We open this week’s Scandal with the Senate opening an investigation into Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Olivia’s (Kerry Washington) affair. David Rosen (Joshua Molina) has to give everyone a reminder that an impeachable offense is whatever the Senate wants it to be and nobody is safe. I liked Elizabeth North’s (Portia de Rossi) blouse, but personally am not a fan of the wide leg trousers. This Wayf Keyhole Long Sleeve Blouse ($54) is similar:

wayf

Things get a little awkward for Olivia when she has to fix herself as her own client. She wore a Vince Geometric-Print Silk Tee ($165).

Vince geometric

Since doctors make the worst patients, Olivia brings in Leo Bergen (Paul Adelstein) to be her fixer. As he tries to make her a “woman of the people” he has to take her wardrobe down a notch by only having her wear clothes you can get at the mall. First up is this Anorak Jacket from Target ($31.50):

Anorak Jacket

The strategy is to get someone with a great public profile to talk Olivia up and the team agrees on Edison Davis (Norm Lewis), much to Olivia’s chagrin. She has to meet with him and convince him by admitting some hard truths about herself. He is still pretty angry about her lies in their relationship. Olivia wore a MaxMara Visone Reversible Wool & Angora Wrap Coat with Belt ($2,990). This T Tahari Mia Brushed Wool Blend Wrap Coat ($174.90) is similar:

MaxMara Visone

Her fabulous bag was the trusty Prada Saffiano Lux Tote ($2,500). This Michael Kors Sutton Tote ($375.44) is a great look for less:

prada saffiano lux tote

Apparently, she did it because in the next scene he is giving a glowing interview about her on national television. Olivia wasn’t too thrilled in any case, watching the broadcast with Fitz. She wore a Ralph Lauren Cabled Cashmere Open Cardigan ($779). This Plush Ribbed Cardigan ($29.97) is similar:

Ralph Lauren Cardigan

This strategy works until Mellie (Bellamy Young) gives the media a tip about the ring that Fitz gave to Olivia. Now Olivia has to sell her love story to the press. For some reason this is an issue for her, which prompts a visit to Jake (Scott Foley). She wore the same Mossimo Anorak Jacket ($44.99), this time in Forest Ranger Green.

Mossimo

Jake tells Olivia like it is. I still have no idea why she picked Fitz over him – he obviously knows her better. Olivia takes his advice and tells the press how she really feels about Fitz – it is odd to see. She wore a white peplum blouse for her TV interview. I found this similar Michael Kors Short-Sleeve High-Low Peplum Top ($58.99) to recreate the look:

michael kors peplum

Everything is moving along swimmingly until Olivia discovers that the Senate committee knows about her abduction and why the President went to war in West Angola. Olivia dons the Natori Enchant Chemise ($160) and turns up the music to tell Fitz the news. They realize that Cyrus (Jeff Perry) is the only one that can connect Fitz to the tape and confirm their suspicions.

Natori

Olivia and Jake have dinner together and they talk about his wife. They are a weird couple. I can’t decide how she really feels about Jake. Olivia wore a cozy long cardigan and a Vince Boy-Fit Jersey Tee ($60). This Halogen Wool & Cashmere Drape Front Cardigan ($148) is similar:

Vince jersey tee

At the end of the episode, Cyrus betrays Mellie yet again by going back to Fitz. After watching their scene, you couldn’t help but expect it – those two were meant for each other #Bitz (or #Feane?) is who I’m shipping for.

What did you think about this episode?

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Scandal “Dog-Whistle Politics” Recap

Quinn (Katie Lowes) kicks off this episode in a suit no less. It’s been a while since we’ve seen her in that attire and I think we’ve almost forgotten who she used to be. She meets up with Marcus Walker (Cornelius Smith Jr.), who was caught screwing the mayor’s wife last season. Quinn gives him the same gladiator in a suit speech given to her by Harrison, but he wasn’t having any of it. And who could blame him, its been a long time since they were gladiators in suits.

Meanwhile at the White House, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) is furious about how the media are portraying Olivia (Kerry Washington). He wants Elizabeth (Portia de Rossi) to fix it. Elizabeth wore a white pleated sleeve tie blouse. I found this Silk Neck Tie Blouse ($98) to recreate the look:

tie blouse

Olivia encourages Fitz not to fire Abby (Darby Stanchfield) and tells Fitz that he’s not acting like a leader. She’s not wrong on that front. He is acting like an immature child. Olivia is hermiting at home, drinking wine in the La Perla Silk Essence Top ($314). This Topshop Strappy V-Neck Camisole ($28) is similar:

la perla

Things heat up when Olivia catches the paparazzi taking pictures of her from the building across the street. The team has to come in to “fix” her situation. She wears a Josephine Cashmere Cocoon Sweater from 360 Cashmere ($251.40). This Neiman Marcus Cashmere Exposed-Seam Duster ($117) is similar:

360 Cashmere

The media is getting more aggressive and Olivia refuses to hire someone new, much to Quinn’s chagrin. In the meantime we learn that Jake (Scott Foley) is married to Elise (Mia Maestro) on his B613 errand! BOOM! Didn’t see that one coming.

Elizabeth is on the hunt to repair some of the damage Fitz and Olivia have caused. The Senate is getting ready to call for Fitz’s impeachment, so she decides to appeal to Senator Gibson, which didn’t exactly go as planned. Elizabeth wore a Tied Neck Blouse from Derek Lam ($990). This Evanna Double-Tie Peasant Blouse ($114) is similar:

Derek Lam

The scene between Fitz and Mellie (Bellamy Young) killed me. That’s the one area where Olivia is selfish. By having an affair with Fitz, she is breaking up a family. There is no doubt that Mellie loves her family, it’s too bad that Fitz doesn’t want to fight for that.

Olivia is starting to crack, which is why the President decides to take her on a date in the midst of all the paparazzi coverage. I thought that was a rather bold move in their current situation. Olivia wore a St. John Collection Felted Wool & Cashmere Coat ($2,195). This Parker Hurley Blanket Stripe Wool Coat ($495) is similar:

St John

Apparently, Mellie agreed with me because that one move pushed her over the edge and she gave her consent to the Senate committee to impeach Fitz. I think we’re in for one hell of a ride this season.

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Scandal “Paris is Burning” Recap

After Olivia’s (Kerry Washington) revelation that she is Fitz’s (Tony Goldwyn) mistress, Abby (Darby Stanchfield) has to stop the interview with Mellie (Bellamy Young) to deny the affair. I loved Mellie’s Lela Rose Fitted Lace Sheath Dress ($1795). This Marc New York Lace Sheath Dress ($148) is similar:

Lela Rose

I loved what Abby did with the Secret Service to stop the interview. What a smart move! As soon as Mellie and Fitz figure out what’s happening, Olivia shows up in the Oval Office. Mellie is furious and Fitz orders her to leave until they figure out what they’re going to say. Olivia wore a Christian Dior coat. This Autumn Cashmere Double Face Knit Coat ($396) is similar:

Christian Dior

Mellie calls in Cyrus (Jeff Perry) to negotiate for her and aside for wanting to stick it to Olivia and Fitz, she wants the Oval. Olivia is inclined to agree to all of Mellie’s demands and keep her happy, while Fitz doesn’t seem to care about anything other than this relationship. Olivia wore a Vince Cross Stitch Double Layer Tank ($248). This Everleigh Double Layer Tank ($68) is similar:

Vince

I loved the scene between Olivia and Mellie in the closet where she gets Olivia to reconsider her decision. Being the First Lady isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be and I think Olivia finally realizes what she is giving up to be with Fitz.

Fitz isn’t willing to give up and goes and talks to Mellie and gives her a heartfelt apology and basically charms the pants off of her. She buys the whole thing until Cyrus, angry about Fitz’s cold brush off, tells her that she got played. Then the best moment of the episode happens…Cyrus and Mellie give the symbolic finger to Fitz and leave without doing the interview. Mellie wore a black Marni Herringbone Print Dress ($1630). This Ralph Lauren Houndstooth Print Dress ($139) is similar:

Marni

I love Mellie’s character and was so proud of her for finally sticking up for herself. This is going to be one hell of a season!

On a side note, Jake (Scott Foley) pays a visit to Papa Pope (Joe Morton) because in other news, the Louvre is burning and that means something else is happening.

What did you think about everyone’s choices in this episode and what are Eli and Jake up to?

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Scandal “Yes” Recap

This episode kicked off with Sally (Kate Burton) dropping the affair bomb to the public with photographic proof this time! Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) rushes down to the Oval Office to confront Abby (Darby Stanchfield) and Elizabeth (Portia de Rossi) about what has happened. He is stuck on how the photos were leaked, but it’s too late for that, that pictures are already out there. I liked Elizabeth’s black and white blouse and found this similar Brigitte Bailey Abbey Blouse ($35.99):

Elizabeth North

So what does Olivia (Kerry Washington) do with this? She runs away to a new case and avoids dealing with the situation. The President decides that he isn’t going to make a statement without Liv so they just stay in a holding pattern letting the media speculate their relationship. Olivia is on the run, on a new case and ends up borrowing Quinn’s (Katie Lowes) clothes. She wore a Free People Hooded Faux Leather Moto Jacket ($168):

Free People

Huck (Guillermo Diaz) comes back with Jake’s (Scott Foley) help, but Quinn doesn’t believe that he’s really reformed and tries to push his buttons. Meanwhile, Abby is getting tired of saying nothing during the press briefings and with a little push from Cyrus (Jeff Perry) she decides to take matters into her own hands. Elizabeth is not too happy with this and tries to set her straight, but she can’t handle the President any more than Abby can. Elizabeth wore an Alexander McQueen Pussy Bow Blouse ($1045). I liked this similar Vince Camuto Ruffle Hem Tie Neck Blouse ($89) to recreate the look:

Alexander McQueen pussy bow

Abby, with David’s (Joshua Malina) help, that Elizabeth is the one who leaked the photos to get back at Mellie and Abby demands that they be equals in order for her to keep that secret. Fitz takes Abby’s advice and apologizes to Mellie and they prepare to do a sit down interview. That is until Olivia drops a bomb of her own.

This episode was so confusing, I don’t understand why she won’t just be with Jake, she obviously has feelings for him. I was blown away at the ending. I can’t believe Olivia admitted being Fitz’s mistress that way! What did you think?

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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:

peplum tp

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):

MaxMara

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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Here Comes the Boom

When you think about “Bringing the Boom” what comes to mind? For me it is fall TV. Have you ever watched a show that leaves you hanging? I can think of a few memorable moments that had me texting my friends or my mom in shock with “Can you believe what just happened?!” I am super pumped for fall TV and when I thought about what kind of show I need popcorn for Scandal, kicking off on September 24, definitely came to mind. If you’ve forgotten how many crazy moments Olivia Pope and company have delivered? Here’s a peek of this season’s premiere and you can’t help but get giddy watching Shonda Rimes #BringtheBoom:

We all know that Olivia Pope lives on popcorn and wine and I figured, what better way to celebrate the premiere on Thursday than with BOOMCHICKAPOP?

Olivia Pope indulging in popcorn and wine

Olivia Pope indulging in popcorn and wine

Olivia is normally eating popcorn as her dinner, but when I want popcorn, I want something light without a ton of calories. That’s where BOOMCHICKAPOP comes in. BOOMCHICKAPOP is a better-for-you snack with simple ingredients, calorie transparency and great taste! They are certified gluten-free and use non-GMO ingredients in all of their products. All of their products are less than 100 calories per cup! NOTE: Per cup, not per serving! So you can have lots and not kill your diet. These are some of their top selling flavors:

  • BOOMCHICKAPOP Sea Salt Popcorn
  • BOOMCHICKAPOP Lightly Sweet Popcorn
  • BOOMCHICKAPOP Sweet & Salty Popcorn
  • BOOMCHICKAPOP White Cheddar Popcorn

When I was looking at where to buy BOOMCHICKAPOP I was surprised to discover that it was readily available at the Rite-Aid within walking distance from my house…Score!

Rite Aid

I selected the Lightly Sweet and Sweet & Salty flavors to try. I also noticed that none of the products contain high fructose corn syrup which is a huge bonus!

IMG_3973I decided I should watch the Scandal season finale to refresh my memory prior to the Season five premiere, so I set out my popcorn and poured a glass of wine:

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I figured I may as well re-watch the Season four Scandal finale to refresh my memory before Thursday, so I roped John and Sport into watching it with me.

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Both flavors of BOOMCHICKAPOP tasted amazing! I couldn’t believe the flavor came in such a low calorie serving. Even Sport loved the few pieces I allowed him to try. I can’t wait until Scandal premieres on Thursday to #BringtheBoom. I will be ready with my BOOMCHICKAPOP popcorn and a glass of Olivia Pope approved wine to celebrate!

For those of you who can’t wait for Halloween, BOOMCHICKAPOP is running a special giveaway. You are invited to share photos and content to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram using the hashtag #BringTheBoom for a chance to win three Halloween kits (including an array of fun treats and prizes, and could include things such as trick or treat bags, glow bracelets, stay-at-home popcorn & bowl kits, and BOOM pumpkin carving kits), a $50 Target gift card and free BOOMCHICKAPOP! BOOMCHICKAPOP will pick the winners and mail prizes out a week before Halloween. There will be three prizes given away in total. Each include:

  • A ‘Halloween Kit’ Complete with Halloween necessities.
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  • Multi-packs of either Sea Salt or Sweet & Salty

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Are you excited for Scandal to #BringtheBoom this season?



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:

alexander mcqueen

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.
prada

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:

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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):

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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:

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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:

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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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