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By Meagan Wilson
Pretty Little Liars
marathons are de rigueur
around these parts, and we admit that without even an ounce of self-consciousness. And so, when we had the chance to play dress-up in stylist Jamie Schneider's L.A. closet and she actually called up client and friend Ashley Benson mid-shoot, we had to control the flames of our inner fangirls just a little bit. Ever since Benson's role in Spring Breakers
, we've been more than a little curious about the girl behind the balaclava.
Cut to chilling with Benson in her West Hollywood home on the day after Halloween. We talked costumes over necessarily large coffees and discovered a mutual love of Body by Simone
. As if earning a new bestie wasn't bonus enough, our wardrobe raid unearthed such prizes as twin Balenciaga boots
, a basket-weave Chanel bag, and a healthy helping of Valentino
. Benson kind of has the whole West Coast Rodeo-Drive-meets-Hypebeast thing nailed: She loves a good Saint Laurent
, but is just as happy in a UNIF
bomber jacket and Supra sneaks
. Our kind of girl, you know?
She was also more than down for some quality dress-up time, throwing on everything from a pair of lemon-yellow Maison Michel
ears to a ruby-red blazer (with matching lipstick, of course) and a mustard-yellow cowl-neck sweater that wouldn't look out of place on Daria Werbowy in a Céline campaign. Oh, and we got to play with her puppies
, too. In short, it was our dream day. See it in pics, ahead.