Thursday, September 27, 2012

That's What You Get, Folks, For Makin' Whoopee

Rory is upset over Logan's absence and the fact that they had to cancel their long-planned trip to Asia. Wanting to cheer Rory up and take her mind off her own sad love life, Lorelai turns her house into an Asian-themed wonderland. Meanwhile, Lane returns from her disastrous honeymoon. While repairing the damage to the diner, Luke tells T.J. about his break-up with Lorelai. Finally, Rory is furious when she learns that Lorelai slept with Christopher.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Brown dress with matching cardigan and double gold necklace

The Long Morrow

Picking up on the day after last season's finale, Lorelai wakes up in bed with Christopher. Confused and mortified, she makes a hasty exit, ignoring Christopher's pleas that she stay. Once at home, Lorelai tries to get rid of everything that reminds her of Luke and ends up practically emptying her house. Rory receives a toy rocket ship as a parting gift from Logan and is baffled as to its meaning. She decides she should join him in London for the summer, only to learn he has bought her a ticket for a visit at Christmas.


The town troubadour departs Stars Hallow for his Neil Young gig (creating a stampede of would-be troubadours to town). Logan graduates and leaves for London. And the Lorelai-Luke love affair may be ciao, adiĆ³s, game over.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Blue dress with floral print.

Driving Miss Gilmore

Rory is strict in keeping Logan on bed rest following his release from the hospital, enlisting in the help of Paris and Doyle to assure that he does not strain himself. She finds herself distracted, however, upon discovering that Mitchum spoke of her in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile, Emily suffers temporary blindness after a botched eye surgery and asks Lorelai's help in running errands after firing all of her hired help. Elsewhere, Liz announces her pregnancy to Luke and reveals that there is trouble between she and T.J., but she doesn't give ...

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Dark blue dress with floral print and unique sleeves.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Super Cool Party People

Luke decides to give April a birthday party at the diner. Lorelai volunteers to help, and is hurt when Luke explains that he still thinks it's too soon for them to meet. However, Luke changes his mind when the party is a disaster, giving Lorelai a chance to bond with April. Meanwhile, Rory rushes to be with Logan at the hospital after he is seriously injured during a stunt with the Life and Death Brigade.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Blue and white patterned shirt with tied collar

Floral dress with purple cardigan

Navy blue collared shirt over a white tank

I Get a Sidekick Out of You

Lane and Zach's wedding day is a glorious mix of Buddhist and Christian, red silk and white satin, ceremonial awe and awesome partying. Lorelai suddenly realizes that Rory may be next...and she may be never.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Coral dress with floral pattern and tie waist.

Blue dress with a tan embroidered jacket.

Plan a Party Like a Gilmore:
Goody bags for bachelorette party attendees.

The Real Paul Anka

Although Rory and Logan are back together, Logan is miserable knowing that Rory hasn't really forgiven him, and he takes off with his friends for another stunt with the Life and Death Brigade. Rory accepts Jess's invitation to attend an open house at his new book store/art gallery/publishing house in Philadelphia. While there, she is surprised to run into Luke, who is accompanying his daughter April on an academic field trip. Back in Stars Hollow, Lorelai is horrified to find that Richard and Emily have been looking at real estate in her town.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Loose-fitting brown dress.

Orange shirt paired with a gray trench-coat with matching orange pattern.

Gray fitted jacket with jeans. Classy yet casual. 

I'm OK, You're OK

Rory forgives Logan for his indiscretions, then needs some time for herself, so she pays a visit to Lorelai in Stars Hollow. Although Lorelai refuses to admit that she is upset, Rory can tell that she is bothered by the news that Luke will be gone for a few days on a field trip with his daughter, April. Against Lorelai's wishes, Rory pays a visit to the store owned by April's mother, to spy on her. Meanwhile, when Zack finally works up the courage to ask Mrs. Kim for permission to marry Lane, he is surprised at the deal she makes with him.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Pink sweater with matching headband.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bridesmaids Revisited

Lorelai and Christopher attend a journalism panel at Yale where Rory dazzles the crowd. Afterwards, Lorelai offers to help Christopher out by babysitting his daughter and is horrified by the toddler's terrible behavior. The next day, Rory and Logan attend the wedding of Logan's sister, Honor. While helping the bridesmaids get ready, Rory is devastated to learn how Logan spent his time during their recent breakup. Finally, Lane is still heartbroken over Zach, until he turns up at the diner with a surprise.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Power suit. Perfect for work or a presentation.

A Vineyard Valentine

Rory and Logan ask Lorelai and Luke to celebrate Valentine's Day with them on a weekend at the Huntzberger's house on Martha's Vineyard, where Lorelai is annoyed by Luke's disdain for Logan. Meanwhile, Logan and his father have a confrontation.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Ivory zip-up sweater with jeans.

Black scoop-neck sweater.

You've Been Gilmored

Lorelai's parents insist that Luke come to Friday night dinner, and she says yes without asking him. Paris is ousted as the editor of the Yale Daily News, and staff elects Rory as the new editor. Needless to say, Paris is not pleased. In other events, Michel confides in Lorelai, and Rory gives her father a tour of Yale.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Maroon shirt with cookie cutter collar.

White, wrap around sweater.

White and gray dress with quarter-length sleeves and tie around waist paired with pearls. Classy!

Friday Night's Alright for Fighting

Lorelai and Rory go to the Gilmore mansion for Friday night dinner, and there is a fight. Luke is still getting to know April.

Live Like a Gilmore:
"Dress crazy" to a lunch date with your friends

Eat Like a Gilmore:
Taylor's European hot Chocolate
  • 4 oz. high-quality bittersweet chocolate (at least 60–70% cocoa solids)
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1½ tsp. sugar (or to taste)
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
  • whipped cream for topping (optional)
  1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and set aside.
  2. Combine the cream, milk, and sugar in a heavy bottomed sauce pan.
  3. Heat the dairy, stirring occasionally, over medium to medium-high heat until hot but not boiling, approximately 190–200°F.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  5. Still off the heat, add the chocolate to the hot milk mixture in several small batches while whisking. When all the chocolate is added, whisk vigorously to be sure that all the chocolate is melted and the mixture is homogeneous and smooth.
  6. Pour into a serving vessel or individual cups. Whipped cream may be served on the side as an optional topping.

Dress Like a Gilmore:
Striped skirt with solid top.

Just Like Gwen and Gavin

Getting an education: Taylor Doose learns the Winter Carnival can be success without him. Paris learns the Yale Daily News staff loathes and fears her. And Lorelai learns Luke has a daughter.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Blue sweater with fold-over collar. Very winter-y.

The Perfect Dress

The perfect dress: elegant blush-silk tulle, in Lorelai's size and on sale -ideal for a wedding. The perfect mess: Lane, short tempered, belligerent and miserable since she broke up with Zach and moved back home.

Plan a Wedding Like a Gilmore:

It really is the perfect dress, especially for her personality.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

He's Slippin' 'Em Bread...Dig?

Thanksgiving arrives and, after months of emotional turmoil, all is well on Planet Gilmore. Except for one teeny issue: Luke doesn't know how to tell Lorelai about his daughter. Lane's band plays a showcase.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Plaid shirt with matching blue necklace paired with a headband.

Orange v-neck shirt with gold necklace. Perfect for Thanksgiving.

The Prodigal Daughter Returns

Like meat and potatoes, like salt and tomatoes, the Gilmore girls belong together. Rory comes home. And a supersmart middle schooler shows up at Luke's Diner with a startling idea for a science fair project.