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I love cozy-ing up with these books. Here are some of the books I read over and over again, even though I know how they end.

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Hey everyone. So, I was looking at my blog, and I realized that I haven’t been talking about something I was going to talk about from the very beginning: life on the Upper East Side. I’ll explain to you about my life. I went home this weekend to see my one of my sisters, brother, and parents. I went into my room and found a box full of my books, including my old diary. It got me thinking about my childhood and teenage years. The school work I had to do, the shopping and partying I took part in, and the luxurious life I wanted.
To show you what the real life of a Gossip Girl was, I made a list of ways you know you’re from the Upper East Side:
1) SCHOOL: Going to a top rated school on the Upper East Side. Getting tons of work and studying your ass off so you can go to the college of your dreams. Speaking of college, your parents on your back since the 9th grade talking to you about what college you want to go to.
2) PARTIES: Going out with a group of friends to bars and clubs, other peoples houses, getting drunk making mistakes.
3) GUYS: We don’t have the hot quarter back to fawn over. It was more of the musicians I liked, but there are also the smarter, sweet guys (for example Dan Humphrey), the rich guys who love drugs and get easy girls (Chuck Bass), and the sensitive athlete… usually a soccer, basketball, or baseball player (I guess Nate…).
4) GIRLS: The typical cliques apply in New York. There are the super rich, beautiful, skinny girls, most of whom don’t care at all how they do in school. They waist their money on cigarettes, alcohol, and designer clothes. Then, there is the group where I fit in. The girls who did pretty well in school, had interests, and weren’t easy with guys. I mean, of course I partied and smoked and drank, but school was an important part of my life. Then, there was a majority of the grade who were basically just study-holics and didn’t care that they didn’t have social lives, as harsh as that may sound. It’s the truth. Oh, and there’s also the girls who love Bob Marley and have sex and do drugs at way too young an age.
5) SUMMER: Most people went to their Hamptons houses over the summer or got internships in the city. If you didn’t have a house in the Hamptons, you most likely had a friend that did. You’d go out there for the beach during the day, and the amazing parties at night.
6) LUXURY: Benefits, Fashion Shows, Designers, Park Avenue apartments, personal shoppers, drugs and alcohol, summer houses. All of these things come with the territory of being on of Manahattan’s elite.
But what if you are not one of Manhattan’s elite? Your family isn’t as rich as all of the others? You aren’t allowed to party as much as the other girls? Your parents are strict? You aren’t allowed to buy designer clothes? You’re not a stick thin girl just like all of your friends? You want so desperately to fit in with the status quo but you just… can’t?
Welcome to my life.

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I love the outfits the girls wear on 90210 and Gossip Girl. They’re always so chic, flawless, and fabulous. I tried to match some of my favorite outfits at affordable prices and here is what I’ve found.

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-Annie on 90210 wears this outfit. I couldn’t find a polka dotted sweater that went with the dress.

-Dress and sweater, both Urban Outiftters

 

 

 

 

-Jenny Humphrey wears this on Gossip Girl. It love the silouette and the ribbon belt. It was hard to find. I looked on Betsey Johnson with many cute baby doll dresses, but I was determined to find one similar to Jenny’s. This was the best I could find from Victoria’s Secret (with other colors), so I may try a vintage store.

 

  

-Annie wears this dress on 90210. I found this turquoise chiffon dress on Urban Outfitters. It isn’t pleated, but it’s cute, n’est-ce pas?

 

 

 

-Serena and Blair wear these really cute backless dresses on Gossip Girl. Paired with skinny belts, these American Apparel dresses (the back is to the right of Blair and Serena) match almost perfectly, but they’re more casual and look extremely comfortable.

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XOXO -B

 

Blair with a floral flowy shirt

A cute 50s style floral bathing suit   A formal floral dress

 

 

Blair Waldorf’s style on the show Gossip Girl includes many floral prints. For those who want to be just like Blair, here are a few cute ideas:

Shirt from Delia’s

Bathing suit from Newport News

Dress from Delia’s

 

Shirt from Delia's

Floral Dress from Delia's

 

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High school. Something very few people are brave enough to return to. Most people wonder: why would people ever go back to high school to be teachers? The answer: it’s way too addictive. Why do you think shows like Gossip Girl and 90210 are so popular? People can’t get enough of making fun of the bitches and sluts known as the popular girls at Upper East Side elite schools. Well, it’s fun to watch on TV. Not so much living it as your reality.

I mean the dressing up in designer clothes was fun, but the rich, spoiled brats were no fun at all. But hey, the drama always gave you something to look forward to. But the real question is: why are girls so catty?

High school is over, but my life is just as dramatic. Surviving on Starbucks and Cosmos is a great way of life, if you ask me. You can get drunk without your parents finding out, you can have sex without being a slut, and you don’t have to worry about your grades. You only have to worry about your job when, if you’re lucky, you’ll have an amazing boss (like me) who is laid back.

I went from Gossip Girl to Sex and the City in a matter of years. The only question at the moment is: what will we become next?

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That quote basically defines my life. I’m Zoe a.k.a. Charlotte Yorke. I’m the assistant to an editor at a magazine in New York City. I’ve always loved New York. Tourists understand New York, but you see it a total different way when you live here. The restaurants you always pass by, the stores where clerks know you, the same jog route you take day after day. It’s just your home. The playground I used to go to when I was little on 5th avenue is the one that I’ll bring my daughter to one day. But anyway, enough of the gushy stuff. You all probably want to know what the typical New York high schooler is like. The private school girl. We’ll I can assure you that Gossip Girl isn’t too far from the reality.

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