Well, the good folks behind Gossip Girl really had us going there. With packed bags and a tearful TV farewell, we were all pretty sure that Taylor Momsen (Jenny) was going to go off and do her own Pretty Reckless thing while the rest of the gang continued on to the next season of the show. But with more than a couple of appearances on set, it seems like Jenny won’t be spending too much time at her mom’s place after all. Of course, coming back to the lion’s den that is the Upper East Side can only mean one of two things for the former teen drug dealer: She’s either reformed or about to meet her demise (via Blair, naturally). We’d like to think it’s the former, based on the fact that she’s wearing covetable outfits again — that, and the disappearance of the raccoon eye makeup. We love the pairing of a short evening dress with a grandfatherly cardigan, which makes the bolder piece seem appropriate for daytime events, and the multiple necklaces and boots, which keep everything cool and balanced. She’s come a long way from wearing Blair Waldorf’s hand-me-downs, but with this look, Little J manages to look all grown up without resembling a Tim Burton character. And to that, we say — welcome back!

Snag Taylor’s look for less:
Make a party dress go above and beyond its nighttime requirements... Minkpink One Sleeve Metallic Print Dress, $50.55; ...By tossing a casual cardi on top of it for the daytime. BDG Shawl Collar Grandpa Cardigan, $58; Jenny would probably have an easier time toting that portfolio around with this structured bag. Topshop Tassel Front Box Bag, $50; Get the layered necklace look with one affordable piece. Forever21 Antique Layer Necklace, $8.80; Accent your legs with a barely there pair of tights. Topshop Sheer Lace Garter Tights, $16; Ground the look with some sturdy gray lace-ups. Mia Cadet Boot, $75