Inspired by my new intern Alli, I've been checking out the preppy, ladylike style of Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf. Full-on prep isn't really my thing, though, so I've been messing around with this look and trying to make it my own. How about this outfit for lunch with the girls? Printed strapless dress (just arrived at Runway), proper handbag by Amici and a sweet grosgrain headband.
I love how the wild print of the dress offsets the primness of the bag and headband. Since I'm more Serena than Blair, I'd add edgy peep-toe booties and a shrunken blazer to complete this classic-with-a-twist look.