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Even in her downtime Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is dressed to perfection. On the last episode of Scandal we saw Pope’s softer side: relaxing at her impressive pad, dining on popcorn and Boudreaux (a balanced meal in our opinion!), and stepping into the office sans bigwig clients. The show’s costume designer, Lyn Paolo, filled us in on Pope’s enviable ensemble (pictured) of a creamy silk Gucci blouse and cozy Escada cardigan paired with Max Mara pants. “In the same way that we try to soften Olivia's look when she is lounging at home, there are also moments at Pope and Associates when she is not with a client,” Paolo told “We like to get her out of her suits and into something softer and very feminine.” Now that’s our idea of business casual! Catch Scandal Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC.

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— Angela Salazar