Zooey Deschanel is full of surprises when it comes to her red carpet looks these days.

The first thing I noticed when she arrived on the red carpet for the 2012 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday evening was the smoothed-out locks in place of Zooey’s signature curls.

Second: no tights for a second time in a row.

The ‘New Girl’ actress chose to wear a cobalt-blue Monique Lhuillier Resort 2013 sleeveless dress with a leather belt.

I’m delighted to see Zooey fully embrace the summer event, but I would’ve loved this look had the dress been a bit shorter.

Her Giuseppe Zanotti bow-adorned black pumps pull down the look, but I do love her Jimmy Choo clutch.

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