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TV Fashion Recap: Bones and Once Upon a Time


TV Fashion Recap is a biweekly column featuring the best of TV fashion. Every other week, we recreate our favorite outfits from the most recent episodes of all of the hottest shows. Stay tuned; we may feature your favorite show next!

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Every other week, I break down the best of TV fashion, featuring my favorite looks from the last two weeks. The end of November is usually a TV dead zone full of reruns, but there was no shortage of great fashion this week, especially on Bones and Once Upon a Time. Read on to check out the outfits!

1. Bones (Season 8, Episode 7): Angela’s Color-blocked Red Dress

Bones Screenshot with Angela
(Photo Credit – Screenshot)

Fox’s popular crime show Bones has long been one of my favorites. We recently featured it in a Geek Chic post, but for those of you who haven’t watched it, it’s about Dr. Brennan, an anthropologist, who’s partnered with super hot FBI Agent Seeley Booth to solve murders.

Bones is definitely worth watching for the mysteries, romances, witty banter, and cute, nerdy guys. (Is anyone else in love with Hodgins? He and Angela are so cute together – I can’t even handle it.)

Angela is a gorgeous artist who works in a lab for Dr. Brennan. She does a lot of 3D modeling of the crimes, but she occasionally breaks out some crazy hacking skills.

Angela’s style is very eclectic, as we mentioned in the Bones Geek Chic post, and she tends to favor a mix of bohemian pieces and trendy, sophisticated touches.  When I saw her colorblocked dress and intricate jewelry in this episode, I immediately fell in love!  It was a little different than what she normally wears, but she looked so effortless and put together.

Angela from Bones outfit
(Product Information: Tank – Buckle, Skirt – John Lewis, Necklace – Piperlime, Cardigan – Tilly’s, Ring – Modcloth, Bracelet – Debenhams, Earrings – Aldo, Shoes – Pret a Beaute)

To recreate Angela’s look, start with a red tank top. Add a high-waisted burgundy skirt; this one’s high-low cut is reminiscent of Angela’s earlier, slightly hippie-inspired style. Next, slip on a pair of tan flats. Add some girly, yet earthy jewelry to capture Angela’s look and free spirit; browns and mixed metals are great!  Don’t forget to add a long, dangly necklace to break up the color blocking. To make this outfit more fall-friendly, you can add a light colored cardigan or blazer.

2. Once Upon a Time (Season 2, Episode 6): Emma’s Plaid Dress and Leather Jacket

Emma from Once Upon a Time
(Photo Credit – Screenshot)

I’ve already gushed about ABC’s Once Upon a Time and Ruby’s style, but when CF reader Adi suggested I take a look at Emma’s fashion from this episode, I immediately fell in love with her look and had to feature her this week!

Emma is definitely one of my favorite characters on TV. She’s tough as nails, fiercely protective of her friends, and will go to the ends of the Earth for her son, Henry. This episode gives glimpses into her troubled past, and shows us her vulnerable side. We also get to see some fab fashion choices – in this episode, Emma diverges from her usual jacket and jeans combo (which I still love), and sports more feminine, flirty outfits.

Emma's Outfit Inspiration
(Product Information: Dress – Nasty Gal, Leather Jacket – Own the Runway, Hair – Elle, Bracelet – Forever New, Glasses – Windsor, Lipstick – Bobbi Brown (Red) at Nordstrom, Purse – River Island, Tights – Pret A Beaute, Shoes – Go Jane)

To recreate Emma’s slightly grungy, yet cute and casual look, start with a pretty plaid dress. Next, add a dark leather jacket for edgy contrast.  Slip on some tights and dark grey ankle boots to make this outfit perfect for colder days on campus.

Now it’s time for the extras. Add a dark leather bag for all of your essentials; Emma kept a device for stealing cars with her, but I’d opt for a notebook and laptop. A coat of red lipstick adds a pop of color, while a sparkly gold pyramid bracelet lends a fun, girly touch. Finish with thick rimmed glasses and a high, wavy ponytail hairstyle.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of these looks? Which one is your favorite? Did we miss any amazing outfits from the past week of TV? Which shows do you think deserve a spot on the next TV Fashion Recap post?  Leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

Posted on on November 25, 2012 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , ,

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11 Responses to “TV Fashion Recap: Bones and Once Upon a Time”

  1. 1
    November 25th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I cannot get enough of Nasty Gal’s collections! I think I could pull off Emma’s look in this case. Maybe not like she does, but I’ll give it a shot.

  2. 2
    November 25th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Angela always looks so good in Bones! she’s so stylish and pretty :)

  3. 3
    November 25th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Love both shows but Revenge will always be my favorite. :) Captain Hook is best character in OUAT; hope he becomes a regular. Really like the tilly’s cardigan too!!!

  4. 4
    November 25th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I love Bones but I miss the times when Booth and Brennan weren’t together, chapters were always more interesting :(

  5. 5
    November 25th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Um, so can I just say that David Boreanaz is so gorgeous. I’ve always had the biggest crush on him, ever since I saw him on Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Anywho, now that I’ve gotten THAT out of my system =P I really love Angela’s color-blocked dress. I love how you suggested the light cardigan to make it fall-friendly. The “comfy” feel of the cardi definitely complements the sexiness of the dress!

  6. 6
    November 25th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Love this! I have a teensy tiny giant crush on Hodgins too :) Nerdy guys ftw!

  7. 7
    November 26th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I love these TV show inspired outfits- I think they are super cute and easy to wear! It’s almost like wearing a costume on a regular day- but no one will stare! (well like your some crazy person anyways)

    Have you guys ever thought about doing a Criminal Minds inspired line? I love Dr. Reid’s dorky style and Garcia is so much fun!

    Just a thought- keep doing what you’re doing <3


  8. 8
    November 27th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I love all the ‘inspired by’ sets!
    Would you ever consider doing one for Skyfall?
    I really like this website, thank you!

  9. 9
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Hi! I have fallen in L O V E with The Mindy Project and the way she puts her outfits together! I’m a college senior and I think her outfits fit perfectly with my age group! I’d love to see another TV Fashion Recap on her show! :))


  10. 10
    September 7th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I love Angela’s style! Her look is so fashionable and effortless! And Hodgins is probably my fave character ever.

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