Welll, well, well. Last time we saw Hannah Horvath from Girls she was playing rom-com-ending with her one true love/hate Adam, wearing nothing more than an oversized t-shirt and a q-tip scar. And now she’s showing up in season three looking a lot more stylish and a lot more chic and a lot more like a celebrity who has a professional stylist. Look, maybe she sold a ton of books between now and then. Or maybe she bought it on sale. Or maybe Jessa sent it to her from god-knows-where with the note, “I’m not coming back if you continue to wear ill-fitting rompers.” I don’t know. Weirdly enough, I haven’t been sent the season three script yet.
What I do know is that Huffington Post says that this dress is a $1165 Alexander McQueen dress (currently on sale for the budget-friendly price of $932). And I also knew that before I even saw this article, I knew that off the top of my head. Mostly because I never wear dresses under $1000 dollars — therefore I’m very good at spotting them. I’m sorry, that’s a bold-faced lie. I dress only slightly better than season two Hannah Horvath. I spend more time fighting with Forever 21 dressing room attendants over how many items I’m allowed to bring in at one time than I should admit. Also I suffer from ButItStillFitsItis. That’s the disease where you refuse to throw anything away if it still fits, even if it’s a decade out of style. It’s why I’m sitting here right now, typing this fashion article while wearing a skort and platform flip-flops and a shirt that’s bedazzled with the Limited Too logo. (Fine, I’m also wearing my tattoo necklace and a lone butterfly clip.)
While I never fully identified with Hannah, I felt like we had something in common during season one. We both liked to write, we both lived in New York, we both made poor decisions when it came to relationships. And then season two happened and we had less in common. I have a job, she has a book deal. I don’t use q-tips, she really uses q-tips. I put on pants, she rarely wears any sort of leg coverings. Now I fear that in season three, we’ll really have nothing in common — and that I’ll go from mildly disliking her to full-on-hating her. I already hate-watch too many shows. I don’t have the energy to fully hate-watch Hannah Horvath too. So here’s to hoping that this $1165 scene is a dream and that Hannah still dresses horribly.
(Photo: Lenny Abbot, PacificCoastNews.com)