That's it! Season 5 of our beloved fist-pumping, boardwalk dominating Jersey Shore is officially over, and what a season it was. From hair-raising drama with Deena to hard-hitting lessons with Pauly D, this fifth season at Seaside Heights has been equal parts entertaining and educational. Nowhere was this more true than in the style department, and this last episode took the cast out in one gigantic Snookilicious leopard print bang. Thus, we're spotlighting the sign-off ep's top 5 style moments. Here we go!
5. VINNY'S TOO-TIGHT TEE
Vinny wears a too-tight tee on the season finale of "Jersey Shore."
Getting ready for one of the roommates' last nights out, Vinny polls the house for some style advice. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it) for Vin, the Shore House loves fierce like family and doesn't intend to let their dude go out looking like a fool. Bestie Pauly D says, "Bro, that t-shirt's screaming, 'I. Don't. Fit. You.'" While Ronnie stands on the steps chuckling, Deena chimes in, "Where'd you get that? BabyGap?" Ouch. But think about how difficult spitting game at the club would have been if they let him out like that.
JWOWW sporting different cutout tops.
Photo: Getty Images/ABC
We couldn't help but notice that every time we spotted JWOWW out and about this past month, she's been giving us the cold shoulder! We don't mean like that—we just meant that the Jersey Shore girl seriously loves her cutout shoulder pieces, and, honestly, so do we. We can't get enough of this '80s-throwback trend, and Sammi was the first JS girl to sport this look in January of last year. The little peek of shoulder in a blouse, tee, or dress is a subtle way to flash some skin this spring, and, um, if you have a bod like JWOWW's, it's like a teeny weeny little present for our eyeballs. (Thank youuuu!)
Either we've been distracted by Snooki's sparkly engagement ring or her big mommy-to-be news because SOMEHOW we missed that our Jersey Shore girl launched a handbag line. Like, what? Where have we been? Excuse us if we're late to the party, but we need to discuss. Her 12-piece collection includes everything from going-out clutches to carry-all hobo bags to patent leather totes, and the most expensive piece won't cost you more than 50 buckaroos. A sampling of her collection includes a "Wild Love" leopard print (duh) glossy handbag with a giant bow on the front, a buckled zebra clutch with a removable chain strap, a studded Boston bag that comes in both tan and black, and a skull ring fold-over clutch with an optional leather strap. But, um, is it just us or does that black clutch look a tad familiar? Haven't we seen this before?
Sammi in Miami on March 3.
Photo: Courtesy of Joe Boxer
After watching six seasons of Jersey Shore, we know how many routines of GTL go into keeping Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola's golden glow and tight tummy in their perennially perfect state. But this latest swimwear sighting is prettttty epic. Sammi rocked a string bikini that's so mega on-trend it gives Snooki's metallic swimsuit and JWOWW's Filthy Couture bikinis a run for their money. From the color to the bold print, we could totally see ourselves getting our tan on in this string bikini. It comes in a neon green hue, AND it boasts a sexy zebra print that we all know is a Jersey favorite. The Joe Boxer Women's Tigress neon and zebra print top and bottom retail for only $19 a piece (!!!) at Kmart.com. In other words, it will cost you a mere $38 to channel Sammi's fierce-ness at the pool this summer. Be sure to rock it with killer abs (well, we can dream), a golden tan and heavy liner on your lids because, duh, that's what Sammi would want, guys.
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Whitney Port in the WE by Whitney Eve collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Apricot Lane
On the heels of Whitney Port's Whitney Eve New York Fashion Week runway debut, it looks like The City star also will be launching a lower-priced clothing line. The collection, called WE by Whitney Eve, will be available exclusively in Apricot Lane stores across the U.S., according to People StyleWatch. For the spring launch, Whitney's line will include everything from breezy bow-tie blouses to paint-splattered printed pants, which is a more subdued version of her feminine menswear-inspired Aztec print pieces from the Whitney Eve collection. In her first look, Whit wears a silk navy peplum dress ($119) with nude pumps for an effortless night-out ensemble. In a more work-ready outfit, Whitney pairs a lace button-up white blouse ($93) with a crisp white blazer ($130) and a match-with-literally-anything black bubble skirt ($104). We totally can see ourselves sporting this last outfit all weekend long—Whitney wears printed black and neon skinny jeans with a loose bow blouse ($93) and AMAZING pointy black buckle boots. If you're feeling extra daring, try the all-black catsuit ($130) with a sheer overlay paired with sky-high platforms. (Sorry, windblown hair not included.) For the entire list of store locations to purchase the WE by Whitney Eve collection, check out ApricotLaneUSA.com.
Looks from Lauren Conrad's fall 2012 Paper Crown collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Conrad
It's hard to believe our Hills girl Lauren Conrad debuted her Paper Crown collection over a year ago already. Oh, how time flies! We'll never forget the first time we spotted her soft and simple floor-grazing gowns and fun shift dresses, but we have to say, she's come a long way since then. LC released the full fall 2012 lookbook yesterday, and we're actually quite delighted with some of the fresh looks from the budding designer. In one of her ensembles, she plays with a fresh silhouette—she pairs a flouncy floral Wimbledon skirt with a rust-colored bow-cuff blouse. We're digging the brown ankle socks with suede platforms for more of a fall feel. Next up is a super short dotted flirty frock that is begging to be taken out for a bike ride. She paired it with opaque brown tights to make it more winter-ready, but that smize only comes from serious practice. For a dressier nighttime look, Lauren created the Kensington Gown, which features a lace corset bodice and a streamlined pale pink skirt. The bow at the waist adds a touch of whimsy, and suddenly we're wondering why we don't wear barrettes on a daily basis.
The Jersey Shore girls set up their tent.
On this week's episode of Jersey Shore, the roommates all go CAMPING! Well, all but Vinny and Pauly who opts out, claiming to be against the whole "no mirror, no bathroom, can't do my blowout" aspect of camping. Perhaps the rest of the roommates were just less aware of how stripped an experience camping can be, but they braved the wilderness and their extraction from the world of styling irons and GTL nonetheless. So how exactly do the Seaside Heights mainstays ready themselves for a *achem* low maintenance night under the stars?
A baby outfit if Snooki has a girl!
Guys, Snooki is expecting! The big news dropped today, and the mommy-to-be also revealed that she's engaged to boyfriend Jionni LaValle. (Ah ha! That WAS an engagement ring we spotted the other day.) Call us crazy, but we're kiiiind of excited to see how Snooki styles her little meatball. It's still up in the air whether it's a boy or girl, but don't worry—we're covering all our bases. We've put together some Snooki-fied baby outfits for her newborn that we think she'll totally dig. First up, a baby girl ensemble! Our Jersey Shore lady is ALL about accessories and animal print, so we went with a giant pink zebra bow paired with a sparkly fuchsia zebra swimsuit (so beach ready, amirite?), pink cheetah print sunglasses, a black tutu, and animal print flip-flops. We think this girly punk rocker meets beach babe ensemble has every part of Snooki's style rolled up into one tiny little package. Awww!
Snooki in Jersey City on March 5.
Photo: Splash News
We spotted our girl Snooki out and about in Jersey City today, but she looked a wee bit different than usual, and then—GASP—we noticed a giant sparkler on her left ring finger that we've never seen before. Um, haiiii, is that an engagement ring? Also, deets, please! The Jersey Shore girl usually shares every last detail of her life via Twitter, but she's been totally silent about this huge rock. What gives? So many rumors! Either way, if this actually is the ring for the bride-to-be, her boyfriend Jionni LaValle did a seriously good job picking out the stone. From what we can tell, it looks like a square cut platinum diamond ring with smaller diamonds down the sides of the band. So, Snooks, if you're listening, can you take a cue from Wiz and Amber and Instagram a pic of that bad boy so we can appropriately gawk at it/congratulate you. Thanks, girl.
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Looks from LC by Lauren Conrad's Spring 2012 Kohl's collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Kohl's
It's that time again, friends! Our fave Hillsie Lauren Conrad is releasing another LC Lauren Conrad collection for Kohl's filled with all the tried-and-true staples she's been bringing us for the past few seasons. Her line features tons of flirty, floral party dresses, colorful skinny jeans, breezy blouses, and—our favorite—the classic motorcycle jacket. The transitional pieces will be released over the next few months, but we have a sneak peek at all the goods right now! Here, LC sports a pleated periwinkle floral dress with a ribbon detail at the waist ($64) and a pink-on-pink colorblocked, three-quarter sleeve dress with a matching skinny belt ($68). Check out even more looks after the jump!