I was very excited to see Leighton Meester back on the red carpet.

The “Gossip Girl” actress and star of the new Vera Wang fragrance joined Vera in New York City today to light up the Empire State Building.

It was illuminated in red and white to raise awareness about DKMS, the world’s largest bone marrow donor center.

Sporting ombre hair Leighton wore a beige Vera Wang Fall 2011 sleeveless top with a Vera Wang Spring 2011 floral print skirt.

Is it me, or does Leighton look taller in this picture?

That skirt is doing wonders for her.

I love the mix of the semi casual top with the formal pencil skirt.

This look isn’t as obvious as it could’ve been, because Leighton likes to mix things up.

Brian Atwood ‘Debra’ toffee slingbacks completed her look.

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