Blake Lively
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 08: Actress Blake Lively poses for a photo as the Empire State Building celebrates the return of UK travelers to New York with British Airways and NYC & Company at The Empire State Building on November 08, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust)

Blake Lively is committed to the aesthetic cause. This week the Gossip Girl alumni appeared at an event at the Empire State Building wearing a mini embellished Georges Chakra dress, Max Mara coat and Manolo Blahnik heels. On Instagram stories she referred to the all-burgundy look as “if Carrie, Samantha and Charlotte had a baby.”

The actress and entrepreneur was also quick to admit that she painted her luxury pumps with red nail polish (cue collective gasp). Lively took a tiny nail brush to the Hangisi 105 Embellished Satin Pumps to turn the silver crystals into a deep crimson to tie into the rest of her ensemble. We’re not sure whether to be shocked or impressed.

On Instagram stories she revealed, “I’m sorry: @maxmara that I tied your coat like I’m the 5th Golden Girl. Wow, it’s divine tho (sic). To the colour pink for using you to cheat on my red look with this stunning @chanelofficial bag. @manoloblahnik for painting the white jewels on my shoes with red nail polish as I was walking out the door. worth it tho?”

Blake Lively
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The 34-year-old is accustomed to a little DIY when necessary. During the height of lockdown Lively revealed that she had the help of her master hair colourist (and husband) Ryan Reynolds to colour her golden tresses. The post arrived as a Valentine’s Day tribute.

“That time I f*d my hairdresser,” she captioned the video.

When it comes to Lively’s sartorial appearances (however unconventional they may be) when it rains, its pours. After an eight-month hiatus from the public style scene in early 2020, The Shallows star wore six looks in 24 hours. Could we expect the same again, particularly after a long lockdown? Stay tuned.

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