On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Victoria wears a blue peplum top. If she was one of the American Girl dolls, wouldn't she be Samantha Parkington from the Victorian era? Victoria is not only brunette like the historical plaything but was also raised in a wealthy family and learned sooner rather than later that a person's worth isn't measured by their money. A major difference between the two, however, is Samantha was an orphan. Though for all purposes, Victoria's ongoing feud with her father since 1904 and her mother's personal problems meant she pretty much raised herself. And to add a cherry to the ice cream parlor sundae? Victoria was a doll last year for Halloween.
ELIE TAHARI Gabby Peplum Blouse
$248.00 by Elie Tahari at Lord & Taylor
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Lauren wears a silk blouse. Does anyone think she seemed unusually calm when Fenn went missing with Daisy and potentially Sheila Carter on the loose? Lauren may have popped an extra ambien the morning of Phyllis' trial because the gun-wielding version of herself would have had her son's picture on the side of every milk carton within hours. And what about Gloria's infamous "Missing T-shirts"? Fenn is her grandson, after all. Plus, you just know she has the phone number to that t-shirt printing company on speed dial.
Here is a similar top.
Vince Half Placket Blouse
$275.00 by Vince at shopbop.com
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Phyllis wears a navy dress. She gets off scot-free? About as predictable as the demise of Jef and Emily's engagement. And Ben and Courtney's. As for Christine's anger, it probably mirrors Ben's shock upon seeing Arie and his ex-fiance together making out in less than the time it takes for a rose to lose its petals atop the Matterhorn. In her navy dress, Phyllis is definitely taking a page out of Courtney's book. You know, the one titled, "Winning." (P.S. For those who have absolutely no idea what I just said, I take it you don't watch The Bachelor?)
Thanks to the wardrobe department for ID'ing this dress. It is the Cacharel Wool and Silk Off-the-shoulder dress from Saks Fifth Avenue pictured below. Unfortunately, the dress is no longer available from when I first posted it on Twitter. (Which is why you should follow @theyoungstylish)
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Chloe wears a black peplum top with an open back. The moral of the story is that if she was Mary Lennox, the novel may have been called The Not So Secret Garden. Think about it, Chloe, like Mary, can be spoiled, rude, and can have quite the temper. Moreover, just as the garden in the book symbolizes the near destruction of a family, Chloe blabbing Kevin's secrets to his District Attorney brother-in-law may be doing just the same. Hopefully,in the end, she doesn't end up how Mary started out. You know, alone.
Thanks to the Y&R Wardrobe department for ID'ing this top. It is from H&M and is pictured below.
(Image from Bravoe Runway blog)
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Chelsea wears a navy silk dress. It is no secret she has a lot of free time on her hands these days. Chelsea should spend that time studying the video of that "One Time" Justin Bieber vomited on stage because now that she has "Somebody to Love" and another "Baby" on the way, is there really any better way to get prepared? Think about it, babies get sick at unexpected times and in the most inconvenient places. Just as long as she never ruins any of her pretty dresses, things will turn out fine. Well, "Never Say Never."
*Update 10/20/12: Wardrobe has informed me that Chelsea's leaf necklace is from a store called "Lustre" in the Los Angeles "Farmer's Market."
L'agence wrap dress
$569.00 by L'Agence at farfetch.com
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Nikki wears a blue dress. Is anyone else hoping she goes all "Amanda Clark" on Sharon now that Victor has been found? There is no doubt Nikki wants Revenge after what the wretch did to Newman Enterprises; Sharon had no trouble putting the "fun" in the Mustache's "funeral." Hey, she even has her supporting cast right alongside her: spoiled little bratty Charlotte? Abby. Computer tech wiz Nolan? Kevin. A mother like Victoria who will go to any lengths to protect her son? Phyllis. Now, we'll have to swap the luxurious Hamptons setting for a piece of Genoa City in the process but that's doable. Especially if the clothes are continually up to par.
Unfortunately, the dress does not seem to be available any longer in blue but here it is in magenta. Thank you to Melody Thomas Scott on Twitter and Sheilla on Facebook for ID'ing this dress.
Fuzzi Twisted-Front Dress
$445.00 at Saks Fifth Avenue
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Sofia is wearing a tweed leather trim jacket. Remember that part in The Hunger Games when Katniss drops the tracker jacker nest on all the Careers and Rue watches from a nearby tree? (If not, go read the book. Like yesterday.) Well, someone in the writers' room is a fan because minus the whole slaughter scene, it's essentially the same thing here. Think about it, Sharon is Katniss essentially pulling the trigger with the SEC; the Securities and Exchange Commission is the nest of tracker jackers ready to do the damage; Tucker is a befuddled Career not expecting the attack; and Sofia mindfully watches from afar a la Rue. As for Sofia's jacket? May the odds be ever in your favor trying to track it down because it appears to be sold out.
She appears to be wearing the Sandro Vertige leather trim tweed jacket. It retailed for $515.00 and is pictured below but is no longer available.
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Abby wears a blazer with plaid trim. When she has the audacity to give Summer advice, one can't help but feel that Dumb is giving Dumber a patronizing and very hypocritical lecture. While some may say "Cool Aunt Abby" counseling her niece is a nice bonding activity, in reality it is like the blind is leading the blind. Unless Summer wants to learn how to sue her father for half a billion dollars or better yet, the art of faking her own kidnapping, she should look elsewhere for input. In conclusion, the whole conversation with the exception of Abby's jacket, is just a travesty of sorts.
Gibson Preppy Plaid Trim Blazer
$118.00 by Gibson at Nordstrom
on this episode of the young and the restless, sharon wears a beige double-breasted jacket. if she was a poet, she would likely be e.e. cummings as both have unconventional ways of going about life and aren't afraid to tackle controversial subject matters headfirst. cummings marched to the beat of his own drum choosing to forgo capitalization in his work. similarly, sharon has a knack for fighting common sense, choosing to bypass all logic. if anything, sharon can look to cummings for a bit of advice, "it takes courage to grow up and be who you really are." at least she has the wardrobe part down.
Robert Rodriguez Ponte Riding Jacket
$395.00 by Robert Rodriguez at Neiman Marcus
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Phyllis wears a black dress with a purple leaf design. People are always comparing themselves or others to famous actors and quoting movie lines. Well what about using movie titles to summarize life? For example, a film symbolizing Phyllis' life presently would be "Unfaithful." Ronan's currently taking "Liar, Liar" to heart. Sharon represents "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" wonderfully. Unfortunately for Nick, "Clueless" comes to mind. That being said, Phyllis was anything but when she chose this beautiful dress.
McQ Alexander McQueen Iris/Black Leaf Knit Dress
$530.00 by McQ by Alexander McQueen at StyleBop
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Leslie wears a tie neck print blouse. This top just screams "fall" doesn't it? The colors call to mind changing leaves, pumpkin spiced lattes, and the harvest. While Leslie no doubt is dressing for the season, perhaps she is sending dear Sharon a subliminal message with her choice of wardrobe. The idiom "how the mighty have fallen" is particularly appropriate in this instance for more reasons than one. And you just know this lawyer is going to be grinning like a jack-o'-lantern after Sharon pays her astronomical fees because her brand of crazy doesn't come cheap.
Bellatrix Mix Print Tie Neck Shirt
$78.00 by Bellatrix at Nordstrom
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Lily wears a strapless dress. As she gracefully strips for Cane, one has to wonder if he knows how good he's got it. Some men, like Doug Heffernan from The King of Queens, not only have to beg their wives to engage in activities like taking pole dancing classes but then end up very disappointed with the results. (Admittedly, Carrie was hilariously bad.) Meanwhile, Cane is busy still picking up his jaw off of the floor at the sight of Lily. Any coincidence fashionistas are busy picking their jaws off of the floor at the sight of her pretty dress? Here, so you can hang it in the pole in your closet.
Alice + Olivia Niki Ruched Bustier Fitted Dress
$495.00 by Alice + Olivia at Revolve Clothing
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Lauren wears a white jacket. You've gotta hand it to her, she's being pretty Brave stepping out in public while Sheila Carter may or may not be on the loose. While Lauren and Merida may share the same hair color, the only bow Lauren will be handling anytime soon is one on a dress at Fenmore's. Firearms, on the other hand, are a whole different story. Michael can't bear the thought of his wife suffering but as long as their family is together and united, they may stand a fighting chance against the evil witch.
L'AGENCE Short Shag Jacket
$495.00 by L'Agence at Ron Herman
*Lauren's boucle jacket from Victor's "funeral" can be found here.
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Lily wears a purple drape neck top. In this situation, it is not hard to see that she is channeling Debra Barone and Genevieve is Marie Barone. Poor Lily is trying to do what is best for her children and Genevieve is stopping by, meddling, and being an overall pain in the behind. Funnily enough, Genevieve also has a favorite child (Samantha) just like Marie (Raymond). Fortunately, Genevieve is having financial problems and will not be buying the house across from the Ashby residence anytime soon unless Tucker comes around and decides to buy it for her. And because Everybody Loves Raymond Lily's top...
*Pretty certain this is it (Lee Three-quarter sleeve cowlneck tee) but unfortunately, they do not have the top available in the color she is wearing. Here is an alternative.
Majestic Purple Draped Top
$95.00 by Majestic at StyleBop
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Phyllis wears a gray suede drape jacket. Some say (and by "some" I mean me) that she resembles Hello Kitty in that she's hard to read. It is no secret Phyllis hides her emotions and lies constantly to cover her tracks. This just so happens to parallel the fact that the globally renowned feline has no mouth, therefore making her expression impossible to decipher. One can choose to spend time interpreting Phyllis' words as truth versus fiction (Nick) or the acclaimed cat's inner most thoughts and feelings (thirteen year old girls) or both (me) but either way, it doesn't change the fact that this jacket is the cat's meow.
Here's a similar jacket.
Bcbgeneration Draped Jacket
$108.00 at BCBG MAX AZRIA
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Roxy wears a white peasant embroidered dress. Did anyone think her declination of Lily's invitation to Jimmy's was like The Real Housewives of Miami i.e. good in theory but poorly executed? Roxy turned Lily down to spend more time with Devon which of course was perfectly acceptable but stammering, stuttering, and whispering was pretty rude. As for The Real Housewives of Miami? Other city branches of the franchise have been largely successful and Miami seems like a happening city with the ocean, ideal weather and a lively scene. However, the Housewives themselves are not only unrelatable and grating but their "drama" is flat which means the show is positively unwatchable. As for Lily and Roxy, no doubt being allowed to borrow this dress would be apology enough, right? And you just know Miamians are still walking around in dresses like this in October.
Free People 'Splendor' Embroidered Peasant Dress
$228.00 by Free People at Nordstrom
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Avery wears a green dress. One can't help but compare her to Gloria Allred not only for always looking polished, but for her penchant for controversial cases. Face it, Avery hasn't yet met a high-profile case she hasn't accepted which may be part of her problem: one minute she's defending a person and the next, she's prosecuting them. Another perk of always providing her legal services to Genoa City's finest? Plenty of free media coverage (which Abby would kill for) meaning she has to look positively flawless at all times. Luckily, she does not disappoint in this green number.
DIANE von FURSTENBERG Wrap Dress – Deepa Long Sleeves
$425.00 by Diane von Furstenberg at Bloomingdale's
*Please note: For her glasses, see this post.
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Nikki wears a brown paisley printed blouse. As she prepares Faith's birthday gift, one wonders how the poor little girl has even managed to turn out remotely normal. Throughout the span of her short life, her ex-step-father Adam kidnapped her when she was a baby and she was raised by Ashley for several months while her parents grieved for her. Upon learning the truth, her mother Sharon proceeds to land in jail, manages to escape, fakes her own death, and is eventually found alive. Her step-mother Phyllis is currently being accused of attempted murder and her grandmother Nikki was recently involved in a marriage shorter than Kim Kardashian's. Lastly, her mother Sharon married her grandfather Victor not once but twice in the last year making for one messed up family tree and likely resulting in one very confused little girl. If anyone should have a Burn Book, it's Faith. Suri Cruise can at least take comfort in her Chanel.
A.L.C. Ari paisley-print top
$438.00 by A.L.C. at MATCHES
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Heather wears a blue sweater. These days, she is giving Scandal's Olivia Pope a run for her money as she is dealing with one crisis after another. Now Heather isn't exactly having a steamy affair with the President of the United States but she is having an affair with a married man who just so happens to be the son of the woman she is prosecuting for attempted murder. Where do the two ladies differ? Olivia's wardrobe consists of mostly neutral tones like beige, white, and cream while Heather isn't afraid to throw in a little color once in a blue moon.
L'AGENCE v-neck sweater
$544.00 at Farfetch.com
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On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Sharon wears a maroon sweater top. Poor woman is rivaling Teresa Giudice on who is the most delusional. Both women have a penchant for feather dresses, are busy losing friends left and right, and have turned a blind eye to their husbands' infidelities (allegedly). The difference between the two, besides blond vs brunette, is that Teresa would have happily taken Nikki's money and skipped town. As for Sharon, she could have taken a lesson or two from the Jersey Housewife's playbook. Flipping the table Nikki was busy writing the check on? Now that in combination with this spectacular top would have made for television gold.
Long Sleeve Scoopneck Trapeze Pullover in Poison
$235.00 at DKNY
(Thanks to @CBSDaytime for first ID'ing this!)
*Please note, I am not Team Teresa or Team Everyone Else. Believe it or not, I can actually see both sides. Feel free to convince me either way in the comments!
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Chelsea wears a blue purple top. Remember when she was center stage trying to steal Billy from Victoria and arguing with Sharon over Adam? Sure, Chelsea is more likable nowadays but she is infinitely more boring ever since she's morphed into "a human prop" or "a baby incubator." For our purposes, she's a walking talking Mannequin. Meanwhile, Adam's company Tag and Grab (face it, the company may as well be called Prince & Company) is finally burgeoning and his father has risen from the grave. Admittedly, the witty whippersnapper may have enough drama going on for him and Chelsea combined. Together, the couple can overcome anything because after all, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Them Now."
Dolce Vita Diedra Top
$198.00$129.99 by Dolce Vita at Piperlime
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Victoria wears a blue silk blouse. She doesn't seem to know her husband very well when she tells him, "Nothing you could say to me could upset me right now." The fact that Victoria actually utters this to a man who once bought a baby is absolutely absurd. Then again, she was so happy Victor was alive because she thought he was dead for all of two minutes. How often is one pronounced "dead" only to be found alive and well? For those in Genoa City, very often it seems. Remember when Sharon was pronounced "dead" too in the car crash only to be hiding out in New Mexico? Rinse, Recycle, Repeat. Cross your fingers the "baby buying" storyline isn't repeated anytime soon because that was rather unpleasant. On the other hand, repeating pretty blouses like this one? Acceptable and entirely encouraged.
Vince Silk Button-Placket Blouse
$275.00 at Saks Fifth Avenue
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On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Sharon wears a beige sheer striped sweater and a clutch. Admit it, if she was on this season of Survivor, she would be the Lisa Whelchel. Sharon, like Lisa, is the blond everyone used to love and admire but now, is the town (or island's) very own pariah. Both women have endured breakdowns, have undergone recent divorces, and are pretty much incapable of outwitting, outplaying, or outlasting. The tribe has already spoken for Sharon when the Newman family kicked her out of her cushy CEO position at the company. Only time will tell how much longer Lisa's torch will remain lit.
Karlie Asymmetrical Sweater
$148.00 at BCBG MAX AZRIA
Aldo Holms Bag
$45.00 $26.99 at 6pm.com
(First ID'd here.)
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Nikki wears a black dress. If she were to one day write a memoir, this would be the part were there would be a dozen or so blank pages to symbolize her heart-wrenching grief. Thank you, Stephenie Meyer, for phoning it in with "New Moon" to avoid writing about grief or emotion. Twilight fans may think Edward breaking up with Bella was just about the most devastating thing in the world but Nikki without Victor? There's a love story no vampire romance series will ever live up to.
Just Cavalli Jersey Dress
$395.00 by Just Cavalli at Nordstrom
On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Gloria wears a gold blouse. She learns "nothing gold can stay" when a shiny opportunity to host Sharon and Tucker's wedding reception comes to a screeching halt. In Gloria's opinion, "nature's first green is" money and coincidentally, it does seem to be "her hardest hue to hold" especially now that Victor is alive. "As dawn goes down today" she "sinks down to grief" while Robert Frost turns in his grave for the deconstruction of his poem.
Diane von Furstenberg Gale Metallic Blouse
$345.00 by Diane von Furstenberg at Neiman Marcus