Bringing the Screen to Life: New Girl

by Caroline Kreul

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Zooey Deschanel plays the quirky, yet loveable Jess in FOX’s hit comedy, New Girl. Jess is the recent roommate addition to an apartment of three guys who accept her peculiar ways even when she has as a tendency to put them in rather uncomfortable situations.

In this week’s episode, Jess decides that she needs to find “a different mouth on my mouth to erase that mouth,” that mouth belonging to her ex-lover and roommate, Nick. Shortly after starting her search, she catches the eye of her other roommate Winston’s newfound friend, pro-football player Jax McTavern. The three find themselves at Nick and Schmidt’s 10th Anniversary-as-Roommates party, where a flirtatious game of touch football and Jess’ ability to seduce her new crush make both Nick and Winston extremely unhappy.

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With an adorable ensemble like Jess’, it’s no wonder Jax was smitten!

Jess wears a couple of lovable pieces from one of my favorite designers, Kate Spade NEW YORK.  Her “leanne” silk blouse was originally $268 but can be found on sale at Nordstrom for $161, and her adorable striped canvas ballet flats go for $150 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Now, while I would love to indulge in both of these pieces, my college-sized budget unfortunately says otherwise. Luckily you can mimic this cute-but-casual, springtime look without breaking the bank! You can find a similar blouse by LC Lauren Conrad at Kohl’s for only $33, while these equally charming Rocketdog flats are only $25 at JCPenny. Pair them with a simple pair of black tights and some cute black shorts like this $20 option from Forever 21 and you have a comfortable and casual ensemble that just might help you grab the attention of a cute football player, too!

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