Anna Sheffer
April 25, 2019 1:36 pm

With all the stylist-approved glamour at red carpet events, it can be easy to forget that celebrities are real people. And just like the rest of us, they sometimes give into fast and cheap fashion. Blake Lively is now admitting that she used to pretend her Forever 21 outfits were vintage…and we’ve never loved her more.

The Handmaid’s Tale actress Sydney Sweeney (who plays Nick’s wife, Eden Spencer) recently interviewed Lively for InStyleand the two stars discussed their favorite looks and fashion inspirations. Sweeney asked Lively how she started to build relationships with designers (Lively famously doesn’t use a stylist), and asked about a Forever 21 dress that Lively once wore on the red carpet.

Yup. It turns out that Serena van der Woodsen herself was wearing one of our favorite mall brands on the red carpet. We’ll just let that sink in.

Lively also revealed that to combat pre-red carpet nerves, she imagines she’s playing a character.

We can definitely relate to Lively fudging the truth about her “vintage” clothes, and, anyway, it’s all about what makes you feel your best.