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TV Fashion Recap: Once Upon a Time, 30 Rock, and The Carrie Diaries


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!

TV Fashion Recap: Once Upon a Time, 30 Rock, and The Carrie Diaries
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3

Every other week, I break down the best of TV fashion, featuring my favorite looks from the last two weeks. This week, I was inspired by Once Upon a Time, 30 Rock, and The Carrie Diaries. Read on to check out the outfits!

1. Once Upon a Time (Season 2, Episode 11): Belle’s Skater Skirt and Oxblood Blazer

Once Upon A Time Screenshot
(Photo Credit – Screenshot)

So if you haven’t guessed from this post (and this one, too), I’m a little obsessed with Once Upon a Time. Every time I think that the show can’t possibly get any better or more addictive, I am proven wrong. I don’t want to spoil anything, but did anyone else freak out and start screaming at the TV after what happened to Belle this week? If you haven’t seen it yet, you really should. The first season is great, but the second season is so amazing that I can barely handle it.

I know that I have featured Once Upon A Time here a few times already, but the fashion is pretty fabulous. I love how feminine and timeless each outfit is, and how wearable the clothes are, not just for fairy tale characters hitting the town, but also for college students.

Outfit inspired by Belle from Once Upon a Time
(Product Information: Jacket – Modcloth, Top – AWear, Belt – Dorothy Perkins, Skirt – Nordstrom, Earrings – River Island, Bag – Topshop, Tights – Pret a Beaute, Bracelet – Swell, Boots – Forever 21)

To recreate this look, which would be perfect for a day of classes, start with a floral patterned blouse. Next, add a gray skater skirt, accessorized with a brown leather belt. Belle’s jacket, above, is a dark oxblood hue, and while this blazer isn’t an exact copy, this lighter shade is similar and gives off the “chic librarian” vibe that Belle is famous for. Finish with sheer black tights, wedge ankle booties, simple jewelry, a bright green messenger bag.

2. 30 Rock (Season 7, Episode 9): Kaylie’s Patterned Sweater and Black Shorts

30 Rock Screenshot
(Photo Credit – Screenshot)

NBC’s hit comedy 30 Rock, starring Tina Fey, is in its last season, and the hilarious antics, great one-liners, and goofy characters are as fabulous as ever. If you still haven’t watched the show, you are seriously missing out!

Kaylie Hooper, a minor but hilarious character, is a conniving teenage girl trying to take over her grandfather’s company. Jack Donaghy, the NBC executive who has been angling for CEO for years, consistently loses in their power struggle. She’s evil, but her faked innocence and whip-smart one liners make her one of my favorite characters.

Outfit inspired by Kaylie from 30 Rock
(Product Information: Necklace – Modcloth, Rings – American Apparel, Boots – Fashion Union, Sweater – New Look, Shorts – Romwe, Tights – Urban Outfitters, Bracelet – River Island, Nail Polish –

To recreate Kaylie’s on-trend look, which would be great for class, start with a neutral sweater with small patterns. Add a pair of black shorts and a pair of sheer black tights. Next, slip on some chunky black lace-up ankle boots. Add small jewelry that’s slightly edgy, but still classic, and finish off with dark red nails for an interesting pop of color.

3. The Carrie Diaries (Season 1, Episode 1): Carrie’s Floral Top and Jean Shorts

The Carrie Diaries
(Photo Credit – Screenshot)

New CW series The Carrie Diaries is a prequel to Sex and the City, and I’m trying to reserve my judgment, because only the pilot has aired. I have to say, though, the first episode left me pretty underwhelmed. I was looking forward to the amazing fashion that Carrie Bradshaw is known for, but it seems like she had some slightly awkward fashion years in HS. (Though, really, who didn’t?)

Either way, all is not lost! I really loved this chic floral outfit, shown above, and I do think the show has a lot of potential. And I’m not just saying that because of the super gorgeous Austin Butler, who plays Carrie’s love-interest, Sebastian Kydd!

Outfit inspired by Carrie Bradshaw in The Carrie Diaries
(Product Information: Necklace – Go Jane, Earrings – Stella & Dot, Top – House of Fraser, Scarf – Dorothy Perkins, Belt –, Bracelet – H&M, Nail Polish – Amazon, Bag – Dorothy Perkins, Shorts – Rare London, Shoes – River Island)

To recreate Carrie’s polished look, start with a navy floral top. Next, taking inspiration from the bow around her neck, add a slightly sheer, neutral-colored scarf so that there aren’t two competing patterns. Add a pair of black high-waisted shorts and a cherry red belt for an unexpected pop of color. Sling a black boxy messenger bag across your shoulders, then accessorize with cute, girly jewelry. To finish the look, paint your nails a bright, neon teal as a nod to the show’s 1980s setting.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of these looks? 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 January 20, 2013 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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16 Responses to “TV Fashion Recap: Once Upon a Time, 30 Rock, and The Carrie Diaries”

  1. 1
    January 20th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I cannot, CANNOT request a OUAT Part 2 post enough. Even if it’s all just about Belle and her beautiful style.

  2. 2
    January 20th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I love the OUAT outfit! I love Belle tons, but not always her outfits. The one from last week was fantastic!
    By the way, I also had a heart attack after last episode. They better fix it soon!

  3. 3
    January 20th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I haven’t seen the new OUaT but I’m exited to! It’s going to be my post-gym treat tonight :)

    That cream and lace scarf is absolutely lovely. Thanks for the post!

  4. 4
    January 20th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I adore OAUT (and was seriously freaking out over that moment lady week!! Belle and rumple have be one such a cute couple), and loved, like most things belle wears that super cute outfit! Fashion/TV recomndstion-bunheads, it’s so sweet and fun, ( think glimore girls with ballet) and the fashion is really great, I think at least

  5. 5
    January 20th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Can someone do tv recap of Parks & Rec?! Ann, Leslie, and April are killing it with their outfits!

  6. 6
    January 21st, 2013 at 12:37 am

    SO happy you included Belle’s look from OUAT!! That is my absolute favorite look from anything that’s been on television lately.

    And I love the pops of green in two of the featured outfits- great nod to the Pantone color of the year!!

  7. 7
    January 21st, 2013 at 3:59 am

    All these outfits are gorgeous! <3 Perfect for the upcoming spring semester!

  8. 8
    January 21st, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I LOVE the Carrie Diaries! It is my new favorite show and I am obsessed with all of the amazing fashion from the show.

  9. 9
    January 21st, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Love the Carrie Diaries and all her outfits! I would definitely wear outfit #3 with my cap toe flats from CL by Laundry. Love it!

  10. 10
    January 21st, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Love the Belle outfit! I tried to get it myself, but when I went to go buy it the skirt was sold out and nowhere to be found :( Do you have suggestions of another skirt that I can buy?

  11. 11
    January 21st, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I think it’s unfair to expect the fashion of “The Carrie Diaries” to be as out there as it was on “Sex & the City.” This is a much younger Carrie and her sensibilities won’t be as developed. It probably took several years for Carrie to get over her insecurities and become the bold fashionista she is later on.

  12. 12
    January 21st, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    omg i own that printed heart sweater worn on 30 Rock!! That’s so exciting!

  13. 13
    January 22nd, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Any chance you could choose a different sweater next time for outfits similar to 30 rock? I love it. that outfit is my favorite, no question, but I’m not Christian and would never wear crosses.

  14. 14
    January 22nd, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    LOVE THE O.U.T. outfit ! loved this episode !

  15. 15
    January 23rd, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Any chance you can do a fashion recap on OUAT Epidsode 12? Specifically Ruby’s skull blouse? :)

  16. 16
    February 20th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I second what Rachel said, except for different reasons. As a Christian, I find it offensive if someone is wearing the Cross as just a pattern or statement piece. It’s best to avoid wearing patterns/symbols with religious connotations, unless it is done reverently (e.g. a cross necklace worn for religious reasons, not just as jewelry).

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