Her thick, dark hair is pulled into a ponytail and she's wearing very little makeup.
"It can be a little awkward when all of a sudden [you have feelings for] someone you'd call to talk about a different boyfriend," she says.
"But there wasn't a lot of thinking and talking. We had fun together, and we were like, ' All right, let's see where this goes.'" See Ed Westwick pigging out! "He's awesome and smart and talented and adorable, and we make each other laugh." They don't have any Valentine's Day plans yet — last year they went to Jamaica with costar Leighton Meester and her boyfriend, Sebastian Stan — but Szohr says they'll have fun no matter what they do.
I want to entertain." Her life has changed dramatically in the last few years, but it hasn't changed who she is; even her newfound knowledge of high fashion strikes the rummage-sale shopper as being highly ironic.
"Now," she says, "I can be like, ' Oh, is that this season's Marc Jacobs?
"He's a really rad guy," Jessica says when asked what she likes about Ed.