In or Out: Alison Brie in Topshop

Posted on August 04, 2011

Adorable Community and Mad Men star Alison Brie hit the town in one half of a good outfit. Can the precious unborn fawns that make up the T Lo community of commenters guess which half?

Alison Brie at the NBC Universal TCA 2011 Press Tour All-Star Party in Los Angeles in Topshop paired with Christian Louboutin shoes.

Ivory Trim Boucle Jacket

White Faux Leather Trim Boucle Co-ord Shorts

Christian Louboutin Peep-Toe Ankle Boots

Here’s the thing: That is a super-cute jacket and top. Love the leather trim on the former; love the sheer boobtasticness (paired with fussy grandma collar) of the latter. Also, cute, kickass and interesting shoes. You might think we’re against the shorts and you’d be right, but if you think we’re against formal shorts in general, you will have to move your desk to the back of the class. Feel free to play with the glitter and safety scissors but please refrain from eating the crayons.

It took us a while to come around on them, but we like formal shorts when they’re deployed correctly. What we don’t like is a suit comprising a jacket and matching pair of shorts. That’s not always a great idea; especially when the suit is in an off-white. Plus, the way the shorts flare out isn’t all that flattering to her legs. A more tailored short in a toned-down color to contrast that jacket would have made us very happy. And isn’t that what it’s all about? Making T Lo happy?

Also, she’s such an adorable gal, but that is a pound and a half too much makeup on her face. Tone it down for the flashbulbs, sweetie.

VOTE NOW!

IN! It’s sexy granny chic!

OUT! Coco Chanel is clawing her way out of her grave in fury right now.

Rachel Bilson, who also dressed a little granny today, is still awaiting your opinion on her ensemble she can head out the door to Bingo night. Sandy Bullock got an IN for pulling off (and rocking) a strapless jumpsuit, in full defiance of common sense and good taste.

[Photo Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images, saksfifthavenue.comus.topshop.com]

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  • Anonymous

    I’m not a fan of formal shorts. But poor Kitty is so cute.I’m giving her an In.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      (Not Poor Kitty. Hell’s Bells, Trudy!)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MNMVM2GPVUEIOJXBOSLCXKAW4U judy brown

        No to chanel on top, hot pants bottom: as I scrolled down to the bootie shorts I emitted a horrified “Oy!”

        The makeup is also aging, and she’s a cute thing, normally.

  • Mariah J

    Yeah the shorts aren’t that great…can I give her a half IN?

  • seff p

    Annie’s kind of young and we try not to sexualize her.    She’s so great on Community that I’ll give her an IN.

    • W A

      She’s 27.

      • Anonymous

        (That’s a reference to her character on Community, not a comment on Allison Brie herself.)

    • jrland

      She is great on Community. I really dig this outfit on her, but she doesn’t need all that makeup

    • Bridget Dierks

      Love that you quoted Community in your post… You made me laugh this morning!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

    Not a fan of the shorts either, but the top looks wonderful… she gets an In for effort. 

  • http://twitter.com/Carolcdt Carol Terry

    Out! She is super adorable, but the matchy shorty shorts aren’t working. And, yes, even without her beauty surplus, that’s just too much makeup.

  • Anonymous

    Might have made it with black tights, maybe?

  • sweetlilvoice

    I like it, she looks super cute.

  • sonictofu

    Coco is spitting out her cafe au lait in an uncharacteristically ungraceful moment, guffawing in laughter.  (out)

  • Anonymous

    OUT. Out out out out.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I gotta say OUT too. Boucle in the summer? I’m sweating just thinking about it.
      Also, peeptoe boots. That’s just wrong.

    • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

      Yeah, I’m not feeling any of it. Aside from the bad shorts and boots, there’s also the stuffy jacket, the matronly hair…the top might be cute on its own, but I’m not liking it here.

  • Grace Ritt

    IN. I love all the pairings here and those shoes are pretty fab. I don’t think it looks to grandma, because the shorts are so short. But she should wear less makeup.

  • Anonymous

    I have to go with OUT. A few more inches on the shorts, a lower heel and less make-up and it’s an iN. She just looks odd

  • aussiegal77

    Honestly, I love the jacket and the shorts and not so in love with the lacy top.  I think it’s a little TOO granny for my liking.  Of course I don’t have a clue what else to pair the jacket/shorts combo with.  I do know that I would have chosen the green Loubs as opposed to the black ones.  The black ones are fine but the green boots show off the fab lace/button details on the shoe way better.  

    I’m going to give this an IN even with the above dissensions.

  • Anonymous

    She’s adorable.

    I hate this outfit. Too…just too ridiculous and phony looking.

    OUT.

  • Anonymous

    She’s adorable.

    I hate this outfit. Too…just too ridiculous and phony looking.

    OUT.

  • Anonymous

    She looks cute! The shorts should be taken in on the side seams to give the outfit more of a finished look.

  • Anonymous

    She looks cute! The shorts should be taken in on the side seams to give the outfit more of a finished look.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614423102 Sara Nolan Collins

    On a semi-related note, are there going to be more Mad Style posts anytime soon, or am I going to have to await the return of Mad Men?

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      We never did get those men & lingerie posts…

      • Anonymous

        Hear hear!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614423102 Sara Nolan Collins

    On a semi-related note, are there going to be more Mad Style posts anytime soon, or am I going to have to await the return of Mad Men?

  • Anonymous

    Yes better tailored or different shorts would have been better. STILL she looks super cute and is owning so, IN.

  • Anonymous

    Yes better tailored or different shorts would have been better. STILL she looks super cute and is owning so, IN.

  • Anonymous

    You guys must be tired this morning (or is afternoon for you now), she’s a definite IN for me. Love the whole look.

  • Anonymous

    You guys must be tired this morning (or is afternoon for you now), she’s a definite IN for me. Love the whole look.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R5AEYCZ4KHBGWIKJ2FCRD2D4WY Esme Cuckoo

    IN. In in in in.

  • Lies L.

    Yeah, the shorts are bad. Still, I like the top and her hair, and I think she’s so pretty, so IN.

  • Jennifer Hofstetter

    The shorts don’t do it for me and her makeup is REALLY weird, ESPECIALLY since she’s wearing shorts.  I know the outfit is reminiscent of Chanel, I guess, but it’s still a summer look a more natural, toned down look.  So, I love her, but OUT.

  • Jennifer Hofstetter

    The shorts don’t do it for me and her makeup is REALLY weird, ESPECIALLY since she’s wearing shorts.  I know the outfit is reminiscent of Chanel, I guess, but it’s still a summer look a more natural, toned down look.  So, I love her, but OUT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

    Out

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

    Out

  • http://profiles.google.com/sntierney Shannon Tierney

    More in than out.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sntierney Shannon Tierney

    More in than out.

  • Elena

    In.

  • Elena

    In.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    Are you sure that’s not Allison Bree’s mother? Or maybe Allison Bree From The Future?

    Formal shorts are always Out. You might say it’s just because I’m bitter that knee breeches haven’t made it back but I’d say that I was instructed to be cold and bitter, so there.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    Are you sure that’s not Allison Bree’s mother? Or maybe Allison Bree From The Future?

    Formal shorts are always Out. You might say it’s just because I’m bitter that knee breeches haven’t made it back but I’d say that I was instructed to be cold and bitter, so there.

  • Sigrid Harris

    I hate the whole shorts trend, but she’s so cute here, I actually want to go out and try on this whole outfit. Anybody who can convince me to bare that much of my leg gets an automatic in from me.

  • Sigrid Harris

    I hate the whole shorts trend, but she’s so cute here, I actually want to go out and try on this whole outfit. Anybody who can convince me to bare that much of my leg gets an automatic in from me.

  • Anonymous

    OUT.

  • Anonymous

    OUT.

  • Anonymous

     Out. Emphatically.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    I don’t get why she is wearing an ivory jacket and white shorts. I was going to go with IN, but I can’t get past the ivory-white combo. WHY???

    I’m not happy about this, but OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Looks like the same fabric and colour to me. I think that might be a wee mistake on TopShop’s part!

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s adorable. I want to be her best friend and borrow her formal shorts. 

  • Anonymous

    I like formal shorts but those just look like ill-fitted boxers. May I give her a 55% in 45% out?

  • http://postsomethingcreative.blogspot.com Nicole

    Wow with the makeup.  And while I don’t particularly love the shorts, I’m going to give her an IN.  I think she gets enough right that I can forgive the wrong.

  • Anonymous

    IN 
    totally cute 

  • Anonymous

    IN, she looks adorable and this is a cute ensemble for LA in August.

  • Anonymous

    In. It looks cute. 

  • aimee_parrott

    Eesh.  My very first thought was, why the Barbara Cartland makeup?  It’s making her look old, and she’s SO not.  Alison, you’re a young dewy thing.  Put down the trowel and back away from the foundation.

    Overall I’d give her an IN though.  I think she looks super cute, and I don’t even mind the shorts althought they wouldn’t be my first choice. 

    • Anonymous

      Yep . . . Nice little summertime outfit to wear while driving around L.A. in the pink sedan with the big gold decal in the rear window.  

  • Anonymous

    IN for a mostly (yes, more than just halfway) well-executed outfit. Surely the unfortunate shorts aren’t worth more than a winning top that can be described simultaneously with the words “boobtastic” and “fussy grandma”?!

  • Jacqui

    I like everything except the makeup, so IN!

  • Anonymous

    Agree totally with the assessment of our fearless fashion bloggers.  OUT!

  • Anonymous

    I like the shorts. Don’t love ‘em but I like ‘em. And the shoes are amazing. IN.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t mind the shorts.  Hate the shirt with the outfit.  Out.

  • http://twitter.com/DresswithAplomb Aplomb Pomilio

    In.

  • Anonymous

    OUT

    The suit jacket looks too 1st lady-ish and her makeup is way too heavy.  With that hair, she looks like Mary Ann from Gilligan’s island…trying to be classic chic, sexy and edgy at the same time…and not pulling it off. Too many different looks at once.

    If she took the jacket off it’d have been an improvement….but the shorts would still bug me being so high waisted, short and flared.  I like the shoes with the shorts in theory though, but a longer, more tapered, and lower waist-ed short would have been so much more flattering.  I also like her bag and ring….that’s about it. 

  • Anonymous

    This one’s a toughie. The bottom half is an In, but I’m having problems with the granny top half. Namely because it’s two different, clashing grannies. There’s the Chanel-ish chic granny jacket and the Victorian streetwalker granny blouse. I just can’t see those two grannies lunching together. But Allison’s extraordinarily high adorable quotient makes it hard to judge her harshly. In.

  • http://twitter.com/mollynoodles Molly Harrington

    IN. Yes the shorts aren’t the greatest, but I still think she’s rocking it. And those shoes are killer.

  • http://twitter.com/HotMessHousWife Sammi M

    IN. She’s young and has the body to pull it off; I like how it’s all Proper Old Lady up top and Hip PYT on the bottom. The top part and fierce shoes outweigh the cons.

  • Anonymous

    OUT – looks like cheap Chanel.

  • Shawn Hill

    Out! Why not pants?

  • Anonymous

    joigning the massive opinion : out !
    the shorts are heinous.
    not really liking the shoes.

  • Anonymous

    This outfit is confusing.  I do like the idea of formal shorts–why not, especially in summer?  But from the waist up she looks matronly, especially with the heavy makeup, and from the waist down it’s like she’s trying to be hip and casual.  Not working.  OUT.  

  • Anonymous

    In, cute outfit. 

    The shorts stop it being old lady type Chanel (which trousers or a skirt would’ve made it). Not quite sure on the top with it, but I like it in itself.

    Novel to see something on a red carpet that mortals could afford!

  • Anonymous

    I agree with all of your criticisms, but I still think this deserves an “in” with a note that improvement is still needed.

  • Anonymous

    Out.  Love it above the waist, but those shorts!  I, too, am not against formal shorts as a policy.  I am, however, against shorts in incongruous fabrics.  Boucle shorts?  No.  What’s next, boucle bikini top???

  • Anonymous

    I’m giving her an IN because I don’t hate the shorts and jacket together. Although, substitute the shorts with a killer pair of jeans and that would be my Friday night in SF outfit tomorrow!

  • Terence Ng

    I think tailored shorts would have made it look generic and a less formal. The flare gives it a bit more of a fashion look instead of “business shorts” look, bumping it up to more formal, while being reminiscent of a mini skirt. IN.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

    Gosh, this one’s a toughie.  I couldn’t give her an IUT (half in, half out)?  No?

    Okay, then… well, man the fit on those shorts is atrocious.  Sorry, Trudy– out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

    In. She looks sharp. I also just love her as Annie on Community!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    Black skirt or shorts would have been better. An IN just because I love her to pieces.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    Black skirt or shorts would have been better. An IN just because I love her to pieces.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    Black skirt or shorts would have been better. An IN just because I love her to pieces.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

    Nice pieces, bad combination- OUT

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

    Nice pieces, bad combination- OUT

  • belleinchanel

    I love the jacket and shorts actually, very prim & chic. Those shoes are fantastic, I love me some Louboutins. I would rip that matronly sheer crap off her chest and maybe just have a sexy black bustier top to counterbalance the clean-cut jacket and shorts. The clutch looks cheap, hate the ring, hate the hair, and she really needs to tone down the makeup…wow. So, overall 6/10, IN

  • Anonymous

    I’m not crazy about the shorts either, but the overall effect is pretty cute, so: IN.

  • Ted Kane

    It’s close, but it’s OUT.  The shorts are too incongruous with the rest of the look.

  • MilaXX

    small IN. The formal short suit is a difficult beast to master and while that jacket is indeed fierce, I think the outfit would work better without the jacket. It just needs to be either jacket and long pants or shorts and no jacket. It’s summer so my vote goes for shorts and no jacket, especially since the top looks cute. However I can’t see giving her an OUT because the everything else works so well. Even hair/makeup and accessories look great.

    *BTW – Christina Hendricks who likes lacy stuff would probably look cute in that top and a simple pair of flat front pants.

  • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

    I wish she were wearing something different from waist to knee, but.

  • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

    Way too much make-up, but she gets a TOTAL IN on this one from me.  Super cute!!  

  • Anonymous

    The makeup is more offensive to me than the shorts. :( Maybe she got sunburned and had to cover it up or something? 

  • http://profiles.google.com/katherinempg Katherine Pisarro-Grant

    In! She looks comfortably chic

  • http://profiles.google.com/katherinempg Katherine Pisarro-Grant

    In! She looks comfortably chic

  • Anonymous

    That looks almost exactly like an Adrienne Vittadini suit that I own.  Same cream waffle-weave fabric, similar trim.  I just have a skirt rather than shorts.  Naturally, I think it’s cute.

  • Anonymous

    That looks almost exactly like an Adrienne Vittadini suit that I own.  Same cream waffle-weave fabric, similar trim.  I just have a skirt rather than shorts.  Naturally, I think it’s cute.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    In, but I don’t like the shorts too much.  It’s still a great look. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/sorana.tarmu Sorana Tarmu

    I am a big fan of formal shorts but sadly this is OUT.

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    I give her an IN. Not many women could pull this off but she looks great. 

    • margaret meyers

      I agree.  This is not an easy outfit, but she is wearing it beautifully.  Part of that is how happy and confident she looks — it fits her perfectly and she looks great.

    • margaret meyers

      I agree.  This is not an easy outfit, but she is wearing it beautifully.  Part of that is how happy and confident she looks — it fits her perfectly and she looks great.

  • Anonymous

    Love that jacket. And I even, surprisingly, like the shoes although open toe booties normally give me hives. Hate, hate, hate the return of bright coloured lips but I’m going to give her a pass on that one. She looks cute.
    IN.

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t been a fan of formal shorts, but I, too, have been coming around. Slowly.

    The granny jacket-and-blouse with the very aging hair and makeup are horrific. A cute pair of shorts on cute Alison with a cute top? Love! But this. Is not. That.

    Out.

    Love you Alison! Kisses!

  • Anonymous

    It just feels so uncomfortable, so trying too hard, so overworked to me. Like you’re supposed to look at every.single.piece rather than the whole. OUT

  • jmoss1

    In – I think she looks great.

  • Anonymous

    Out. Those shorts are terrible and completely ruin the outfit. 

  • Anonymous

    Out.  The shorts are jarring after the middle-aged lady top and makeup.

  • Courtney Hellams

    In! The shoes make up for any lacking on the part of the shorts. 

  • Anonymous

    IN! I agree on the makeup, but the outfit is super cute, and I love the shoes.

  • Anonymous

    IN! I agree on the makeup, but the outfit is super cute, and I love the shoes.

  • Anonymous

    She looks adorable in this getup. An In from me. 

  • Anonymous

    She looks adorable in this getup. An In from me. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m gonna go IN. Don’t love the hair, and she’s gone a bit too Katy Perry on the make-up, but overall I think it’s got a great sassy yet conservative contrast going on. I don’t like the idea of formal shorts, but she’s pulling them off!

  • Anonymous

    The top half with a skirt or even long pants I could give an in, but the is OUT.  It looks like she is dressed for 2 different occasions.

  • Anonymous

    Out, the matchy-matchyness of it bothers me

  • Anonymous

    Leather pants would have looked really cool. Or black shorts. I am, though, against formal shorts. Really, just say the phrase aloud: “Formal Shorts.” Silly.

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    Yeah, OUT

  • margaret meyers

    I think it works.  IN!  And she is adorbs.

  • Anonymous

    The blouse is terrific. Her hair & makeup add 15 years. The “suit” is an interesting experiment which I can picture in a fashion exhibit, perhaps, but quite regret seeing on a live human being. 

  • Anonymous

    My eyes were immediately drawn to her feet but then I’m a shoe hound. Top=dressy, middle=sporty, bottom=killah. It’s not quite working but she deserves an IN for effort. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N3GA2TTX752OYSKBWWXQVFM2HI katie

    IN- she looks really cute, although it’d be nice if those shorts weren’t quite so high waisted. If the shorts had been a different color I think it would’ve been too casual.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N3GA2TTX752OYSKBWWXQVFM2HI katie

    IN- she looks really cute, although it’d be nice if those shorts weren’t quite so high waisted. If the shorts had been a different color I think it would’ve been too casual.

  • Anonymous

    This is hard. I also think the shorts are wrong – they’re too 30′s chorus girl tap pants in cut, which doesn’t work with the jacket and shoes. Now, it might have if she’d worn the right vintage tap shoe-style shoe, at least for me because I think that’s a cute look.

    Plus, her makeup is too obvious & I’m not a fan of those shoes and . . . there’s just a sense of ‘not right’ here.

    BUT, I really like the jacket and the idea and it’s wrong in the right way for a red carpet look – she’s still adorable and the ensemble’s still interesting and a tad unexpected. So against logic and with emotion, I’ll give her a weak In.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

    I seem to be in the minority lately, but other than the make-up, I’m loving this.

    I say IN.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_57OVHCVQIOC3VM47ORVDF2WWLI Kyle

    besides the make-up, this outfit is great. 

    In.

  • Caitlin Gozdecki

    I think she looks really adorable and I need those boots. IN (though I agree she needs to wash her face!)

  • Anonymous

    She’s adorable. Nuff said. IN!

  • Anonymous

    She’s adorable. Nuff said. IN!

  • Anonymous

    IN

  • Arcy Silver

    It’s a definite IN if it weren’t for the glaring white shorts. The color is so off. 

  • http://twitter.com/ro_obs Ruby Wang

    70% IN soo still an IN!

  • http://twitter.com/pag_baj Paige Boerman

    I think she looks adorable! IN.

  • Anonymous

    Coco would butt her cigarette OUT on those shorts….

  • Margot Brose

    My Mad Men bias aside, girlfriend is rocking these shorts. She could have used some earrings and hair love, but her legs are spectacular, and the whole outfit is very fun and very posh. So IN!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry to disagree, but she looks adorable. IN.

  • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

    I love the top. The shoes are fine. The shorts look like she forgot to pull pants on over her granny panties. OUT

  • Anonymous

    OUT!  The jacket and the hair together make her look too granny even with the shorts.

  • Anonymous

    In.

  • Anonymous

    Out. I dislike formal shorts, those shoes are stumpifying her, hair and make-up are bad and the top looks like what Marilyn Monroe’s “Bus Stop” character would have worn to a funeral.

    I think she’s great on “Mad Men” and delightful on “Community” so this has nothing to do with her. Just a bad look all around.

  • Aly Light

    IN.

  • Anonymous

    The formal short is the new thing, for better or worse.  Given that LA is two thousand degrees in September, get ready to see them.  A lot.

  • Anonymous

    The formal short is the new thing, for better or worse.  Given that LA is two thousand degrees in September, get ready to see them.  A lot.

  • Anonymous

    IN. She looks awesome and cute.

  • Anonymous

    She is so very Trudy and so very IN on top and so very silly and so very OUT on bottom. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    IN. Love the big honking ring on her index finger as well.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sleepneeded Greg Polansky

    In. Supercute. 

  • Anonymous

    OUT. Enough said.

  • Anonymous

    I like it, but I have no taste :/

  • Anonymous

    Those shorts are a little too athletic to go with such a non-athletic collar.  It’s not bad enough for an OUT, but not good enough for the IN.  Her scores qualify her to go on to the next round.

  • Sarah Dickerson

    Her face looks like Sarah Michele Gellar here.  What’s up with that?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Out.  Hate the shorts.

  • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

    From the neck up she’s Katy Perry.  From the collarbone to the waist she is Barbara Stanwick.  From the waist to the shoes she’s Lady Gaga minus any chic fake tattoo designs going down one of her legs.  OUT

    • Anonymous

      “From the collarbone to the waist she is Barbara Stanwick”. Yes, especially with that froo froo top. 

  • Anonymous

    This is all awful. All of it. Out.

  • http://twitter.com/TheEmpressIsIn Michael Marceline

    oh, Nancies, please!  this girl looks so hot!  IN, IN, IN. even if the hair sort of makes her look like one of the aliens from Mars Attacks!

  • http://twitter.com/miss186 Allie

    I can’t help it, I just like her too much to give her an out. This is at least a little cute.

  • http://profiles.google.com/insertbrackets Tory Adkisson

    I say IN! She’s looking very cute here to me, makeup issues notwithstanding.

  • http://twitter.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

    I think she looks cute, even though I abhor formal shorts. Marginal in, because I don’t like her shoes.

  • http://twitter.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

    I think she looks cute, even though I abhor formal shorts. Marginal in, because I don’t like her shoes.

  • Anonymous

    Hate the shorts. OUT.

  • jrland

    IN! She looks super cute. I’m biased though, because Community is my favorite show that isnt PR. Good job, little Annie Adderall!

  • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

    Gotta go with OUT for the overall look. But I do like the jacket/top combo.

  • Anonymous

    OMG I’m BLIND!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

    I think she looks amazing! IN!

  • Tom Shea

    I am absolutely in love with her, so it pains my heart to say she’s OUT. Come to me, and I ‘ll comfort thee, Alison.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I can’t get behind formal shorts as a concept–sorry, guys.  (On a serious question about this–as serious as questions about such things can be–exactly how do they define black tie vs. white tie now?)

    On the other hand, she looks cute. Not really red-carpet appropriate, but give her a baton and some tap shoes, and she’s ready to do a kick-butt talent show routine.

    Still, OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/Littlegrr Mary Nau

    OUT.  Until it was pointed out to me, I did not even know the shorts were supposed to go with the jacket.  They do not look good together, even though she looks great in shorts, not those shorts with that top and jacket.

    • http://twitter.com/Littlegrr Mary Nau

      And those shoes with those shorts, NO!

  • Anonymous

    OUT! Not wild about the matchy shorts and the heavy makeup and I gotta say I loathe the top. I disliked it at first glance. That jacket is just cute as hell though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/atelierjl Atelier Jimmy Leonardo

    I’d say IN, but a white suit pants will make this WERQ worthy.

  • p. clementine

    IN, but I actually dislike the boots with the look more than the shorts… I feel like one of the two needs to be de-clunked, and I think a lighter sandal would’ve helped a lot.

  • Robyn Morelli

    IN

  • Anonymous

    IN: Jacket, top and shoes.  OUT: Shorts and too much makeup.  All things considered, I’d have to give her the IN, as the shorts and makeup just aren’t ruining the look for me.  

  • Patricia Biswanger

    IN, but just barely.  The shoes save it.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed that the shorts aren’t perfect, but not awful enough for an auf. I give her IN, she’s adorable!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566983224 Erin Leahy

    I think she looks ADORABLE! just a few lacking pigments of color on the bottom half isn’t enough to make her out. IN!

  • Anonymous

    Adorable and fresh. In.

  • Sharon Weissburg

    In! I love it. The makeup is a little tragic, but I don’t mind the shorts. She’s darn cute.

  • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karen K.

    Out!  Coco Chanel + Shorts = Awful.  I won’t even get started on the makeup. 

  • Anonymous

    I think the problem is that the hem of the shorts is too short and the waist line is too high–they look like shorts for the country club set from 30 years ago.  Too much white across her abdomen.  Maybe that would be corrected with shorts of the same style in “a toned down color” as TLo opined, but I don’t know; I just think the cut is all wrong for the look.  The jacket & shirt are very classy and the shoes are definitely eye-catching.  I have to call this an OUT–the positives are dragged down too much by that very wrong bottom half.  Sorry, Trudy.

  • Anonymous

    Out. I think if it wasn’t so businessy, she could have rocked it but it just looks odd…especially with the old granny make up.  It is a young, funky design…styled to look old. Weird.

  • Adele Zhang

    oh my gosh totally in