Who’s that girl? Who’s that girl? It’s Jess! Have you seen Fox’s new sitcom The New Girl? If not, you’re definitely missing out. The show stars Zooey Deschanel as incredibly nerdy and socially awkward schoolteacher Jess. In the show, her long-term boyfriend Spencer (or the Wizard) cheats on her and that leaves Jess finding a new place to live. She moves in with three boys she found through Craig’s List and hilarity ensues.
Fake hillbilly teeth and awful basketball moves don’t have America fooled though. It’s hard to look at Jess and think of her as the goofball the show makes her out to be. Sure Zooey might have a goofy personality. But she’s also a great actor, musician, and fashion icon. Her cute, quirky style is to die for and men certainly don’t mind looking at her. Zooey just has that charm and I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say most girls want to be her, even dorky Jess would do.
In the most recent episode, she escorts her roommate Nick to a wedding to make his ex-girlfriend jealous. I don’t want to spoil it, but the episode ends in a pretty extreme version of the chicken dance. Jess looked amazing at the wedding.
I love the purple dress — and the handbag, too! You can obviously dress it up, but it seems like it could be used for casual attire as well. I’m not sure where Fox goes to get their costumes, but I found two similar handbags from Handbag Heaven that would do the trick.
The Christina Shoulder Bag looks very elegant, perfect for a date night. But like Jess’ bag, it could be very versatile and used more casually as well. This bag comes in the color shown and also black.
The Zara Shoulder Bag is another great option in achieving this look. Both of these stunning handbags come in at a bargain price of less than $35. Hey, we can’t all look like Zooey, but sometimes celebrity style is achievable.
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