In or Out: Julianna Margulies in Carolina Herrera

Posted on August 30, 2011

Julianna Margulies, as always, has her shit together.

Julianna Margulies in Carolina HerreraJulianna Margulies outside of the “Late Show with David Letterman” studios in New York in Carolina Herrera.

Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Audi
Julianna Margulies in Carolina Herrera
Julianna Margulies in Carolina Herrera
Julianna Margulies in Carolina Herrera
Julianna Margulies in Carolina Herrera

What’s great about Julianna from a style perspective is that she’s incredibly consistent. She knows her looks and she knows her look. She always has. It also means there’s not a ton of variations to her look. She’s been sporting a classically chic NYC style (which occasionally borders on mature, but not in a bad way) for years now, right down to the slicked back center part that’s practically her trademark now. From a bitchy fashion blogger perspective, that’s easy to complain about. Cue: “We’re so bored. She looks like this all the time.” But so what? Style isn’t about change; that’s fashion’s job. Style is about knowing yourself, knowing the image you want to project, and finding the look that suits you the best for your goals. We’ve always respected her for being pretty firm on those questions right from the beginning of her career in the public eye. There are very few fashion disasters in her red carpet history.

As for this look, we absolutely love the skirt. The top makes sense in a played-down, keep-the-focus-on-the-skirt sense. The basic black pumps also serve this function. In fact, she’s pretty much following the style dictate that one piece should be the focus of your look and all the other pieces should serve it. Nothing fights that skirt, not even her hair. The gal knows exactly what she’s doing. You could learn by watching her.

VOTE NOW — BY MAKING YOUR OPINION KNOWN IN THE COMMENTS SECTION, NOT BY PUSHING IMAGINARY BUTTONS, PEOPLE WHO KEEP WRITING US TO TELL US THAT OUR VOTE FUNCTION ISN’T WORKING!

IN! Chic and classic! Eat shit, Gaga!

 

OUT! Boring and old lady!

Yesterday’s Minion Opinions were as follows:

Vanessa Hudgens’ extremely unfortunate oxymoron known as a “Candie’s couture gown” got a near-unanimous OUT.

Sarah Jessica Parker’s “Princess Anastasia with cat feet” look was widely debated, and although many claimed she was dressing with a sense of humor, many others said they didn’t get the joke. Result: OUT.

[Photo Credit: WireImage, style.com]

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  • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

    Her style’s ace but I don’t think the picture is complete without her superhot husband…where is he? So a provisional IN but even more IN-er if hubby was there!

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely. Why not deploy your most beautiful accessory?

      That being said, she’s IN, of course, and in fact, I greatly covet the skirt.

  • http://twitter.com/OracleKath Kathrine Marlow

    In, totally IN…she looks great and appropriate for the occasion.  

  • http://www.markese91.blogspot.com Mikelle S

    IN! Yes mam. Give me a full skirt and a little sheer top and I can make a moment out of it ANY day of the week!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LBVEYMFKM4YOWI5CXE4QCUMSQY M

    J’ADORE that skirt. Very classy and stylish, a perfect NYC look. IN!!

  • Presumptuous Insect

    Prettay, prettay, prettay . . . prettay good.

    • Anonymous

      Ha! I love CYE and Larry David!
      “I’m Larry David, and I happen to enjoy wearing lady’s underpants.”

  • Anonymous

    IN – If I could look half so good I’d die happy.  That skirt and the shoes makes her legs look great.  There isn’t even a hint of tacky or bad style.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    IN!  Working it! 

  • Suzanne Heist

    She looks terrific. I appreciate your description of style, and she has it.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rociosaurio Rocío Vázquez

    But i like pushing imaginary buttons :(

    I love this, IN!

  • Anonymous

    IN!  Love this look, love how the look looks on her!  And I would seriously hurt someone to get my hands on that skirt. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KHOBVO4DF5BCCIBGXDAH7VYMU Kris

    In, but I have nothing else to say about it.  :(

    • Anonymous

      My sentiments exactly.

  • Anonymous

    IN, of course.  She is fantastic.  However, I am not so much a fan of the skirt – the colors kind of bug me.  And I like it better with the topper from the runway, although I recognize that would be a totally ridiculous look for Letterman.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll bet it doesn’t photograph quite as well outside…

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely agree with your comments about style vs fashion.  I have to admire someone who can express their style over time without looking outdated.

    I’m not wild about that top with the skirt.  I think the top is more formal than the skirt, but overall an In.

  • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

    Love this look! She’s classic, elegant, very chic! Definitely a big “IN.”

  • Anonymous

    IN. My idea of a chic, modern look when you’re not a kid (or trying to look like one, ahem SJP and JA), although I’m not a huge fan of slicked-back hair. She probably has big wavy/curly hair so this is her solution when wanting to look chic. Works for her. 

    • Anonymous

      Exactly – like a grown-up!  
      I was going to post something about this when we were discussing the Julianne Moore awful outfit ( I know – which one! ) ;  it can be really difficult for women to navigate the transition into the late forties/early fifties, when the looks you wore earlier just don’t suit you, but you don’t quite know how to look stylish and appropriate.  I know from my own life that I’ve had several closet-emptying purges over the last few years trying to “grow into” my age, clothing-wise. Leaving behind the styles you loved but don’t work on your more mature body, getting rid of the clothes that speak to the way you THINK of yourself, as opposed to how you look now…it takes discipline – and sometimes an honest spouse or friend! It’s not always easy, and this is a good example of how it’s done.  
      Very IN! ( I’m envious! )

      • Anonymous

        you said it Victoria. not only has my body changed with age so that my “go-to” dressy look no longer works, I’ve been exercising consistently over the past year so I now have muscles here and leaner lines there. I’m totally confused about how to play dress up with my different body, paler skin, wrinkly neck and unpredictable hair. where are MY gays? I think next time I have to buy something for a wedding I’m going to Google Image Julianna and try to figure out what the underlying theme is behind her look so I can see if it works for me.
        Guys I appreciate this post a lot. It helps me. 

        • Anonymous

          oops, I’m not sure I did the reply correctly – it went to accidentalhousewife but we’re all in the same boat!

      • Anonymous

        You so nailed the dilemma of how to dress as you get older. I was always fond of close-fitting tops, but I just can’t wear them anymore. I had my style down perfectly for years. Now I struggle every time I go out.

        “getting rid of the clothes that speak to the way you THINK of yourself, as opposed to how you look now”
        Yep, that’s the hardest part.

        Oops. Sorry. For a minute there I forgot this post isn’t about me. Julianna is IN. I wish I could vote for her more than once.

        • Anonymous

          So maybe there should be a What Would Julianna Wear link that we could refer to before we get dressed!

          And jzzy55, I think all these posts help us ( thank you TLo! ) because they help train our eye to pick up on these things, to edit the tacky bag, or question the hair accessories.  Even the make up;  I look at Annette Benning, how she wears very light eye make up now and lets her glasses take over. And looks great! There’s a lot of toning down while still trying to make some sort of impression, not blend into the background. I think it’s about coming to terms with your age and owning your face for what it is. It always seems to be the women who look like they’re trying to hold on that look sad….

          I love looking at the blog AdvancedStyle – the older Grand Dames cut from the Iris Apfel mould who just say the hell with it.  I’d like to think I might be one of them someday, but then I look at my 84 year old mother who you can’t get out of her plain white turtle-necks ever since she saw ” Something’s Gotta Give”, so she uses Diane Keaton! ( side note: always afraid of the sun, last summer she told me she needed a new sunblock, because she was avoiding pre-mature aging. So I guess it never stops….)

          • Anonymous

            Interesting you brought up the make-up/glasses thing. I went back to wearing glasses about ten years ago after wearing contacts for 30 years. I started lightening up my eye-make-up after that, because I think it looks so much better. When I moved to NC, I applied for a counter manager position with one of the higher end cosmetics companies. (I have a long background as a make-up artist and in cosmetic sales). The company rep I met with was a women who was probably in her late 40s. She also wore glasses, and had on loads of heavy, colorful eye make-up, including a thick line of black liquid liner. She looked ridiculous. And there I was with mascara, a pale eyeshadow and a just a bit of liner on my eyes. I was also wearing foundation, powder, blush, brow pencil and lipstick. She told me I wasn’t wearing enough eye make-up, wasn’t flamboyant enough for the company, and that I obviously didn’t know what I was doing and knew nothing about the cosmetics industry. Most of her opinion was based on the amount of eye make-up I was wearing. Considering there was no way I was getting that job, I should have told her 1) that she looked like a frigging clown, and 2) to fuck off. Also, she did me a favor. Who wants to work for someone that rude and bitchy?

            All that to say that not adjusting your make-up to your age is a common mistake(see: Sarah Jessica Parker).And if you think about it, why wouldn’t you adjust it? It’s so much easier and less aggravating.

            P.S.: Love the story about your mother. My mother, who’s 87, refuses to wear red because she says it makes her look like an old Italian lady. I had to remind her that she is an old Italian lady. It’s a good thing I can make her laugh.

          • Anonymous

            Always good to have a mother with a sense of humor!  Mine also laughed when I told her that “pre” ship in “premature aging” had sailed!  Then she said….”you’ll see….” 

            Silly cosmetic rep – what could sell make up better than looking like you’re not wearing the make up you’re wearing!

  • Anonymous

    I wanna lap this up with a spoon… she is what I think I look like, and seldom do!!  (Does that make sense???)

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely, because I feel the same way!

  • Anonymous

    There’s an easiness to this that just rocks my world.

    IN

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

    nice! IN.

  • Anonymous

    IN. I love it.

  • Anonymous

    In, but that top is really bothering me… a little too L’eggs for me.

  • http://profiles.google.com/leduc.maggi Maggi LeDuc

    In. Not enough women (especially younger ones) realize that style and fashion are two separate beasts. Anyone who gets that in theory and in practice should be rewarded!

  • Anonymous

    The hair and makeup are a little harsh, but the outfit is GORGE.  IN.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not earth-shattering, but who cares? She looks great. Comfortable with her style and well-dressed. In.

  • Anonymous

    Fabulous! And as a very fair skinned/dark haired girl myself, I’m so happy to see that she does not go for the fake tan!  She looks marvelous

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    isnt it fun to push the virtual buttons of the people who wanna push the imaginary buttons?

    she looks great. eh, feh, gaga– times change. ten years ago you could get sent to HR for wearing the top. too sheer. not kidding.

    • Anonymous

      Well, I still couldn’t wear that top to work.  Same as the Nina PR challenge.  Those ‘work’ outfits were not ‘work’ outfits.  Unless you work in about 4 fields.

  • Anonymous

    She looks great, head-to-toe. IN

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668425491 Daniela ‘Dani’ Weiss-Bronstein

    She looks beautiful, and it’s perfect for a Letterman appearance.

  • Anonymous

    Fabulous, darling.  IN!

  • Lauren Maier

    Absolute IN.  She looks gorgeous.  I want that skirt!  

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

    The hairstyle certainly suits her better than it does, say, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss. And I know how hard it must have been to get it to look like that, given her natural texture.

    Everything looks fantastic. IN!

  • Anonymous

    In.  Stylish, sexy yet appropriate, and funky without being goofy.  In + for her consistency.  You’re right, she knows her style and it works for her.  That’s taste and style.

  • Anonymous

    She’s WERQ-IN it! It also seems like something Shelley O would look great in, 

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

      I can’t quite picture her in that top, but she would definitely rock that skirt!!

      • Anonymous

        You may be right, Sara. I just thought she looks good in strapless dresses and the sheer might placate those who dislike her bare arms. She could do the full runway look too. 

    • Anonymous

      i could totally see her in that skirt!

  • Anonymous

    IN, completely.  Chic, classic and classy.  Gotta love it.

    And, I WANT THAT SKIRT!

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

    Out.  I really don’t like this look.  I feel like the top, or better yet her hair could have used some volume or texture to balance out the skirt.  But maybe it’s because I’m in love with the jacket Carolina paired with it.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ruthieoo Ruthie O

    So delightfully IN! Also, I can’t wait for the return of The Good Wife! 

  • http://twitter.com/evagination Kendra Lynn

    She looks great.  I love that top!

  • http://twitter.com/jodimckee Jodi McKee

    IN! she looks fantastic!

  • Anonymous

    IN. Love the look; she looks classic and elegant.

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    Fantastically chic… love her! IN without question!

  • Jennifer Coleman

    IN. Laser-sharp. Hate Her! (not really)

  • Wendy Dietzler

    INININININININNNNNNNNN!

    Is the top CH as well? Because it’s perfection.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27432316 Ally Monge

    SO IN. Love that houndstooth has been featured so much, and so well done thank god, this year. Roll Tide! ;)  I think the hair could be cuter, but it is a nice balance with the pop of red lipstick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=646805417 Michelle Margolis Ebersman

    IN!!!  Who makes her shoes?

  • Anonymous

    IN!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/alienspouse Jen Alien-Spouse

    IN – Julianna looks great, and I want that skirt.

  • Anonymous

    I will always vote for classic over fashionable. IN. But I do love the Herrera jacket and shoes in the runway version.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  love the entire look.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UH5XQGXDKLXDSVGB626B53KXBA linda

    in

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    IN, I quite like it.  

  • http://twitter.com/kathyvr Kathy Van Ryzin

    So completely IN.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  I’m always a sucker for houndstooth, and this version simultaneously looks really modern and also classic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1540233153 Malve Lyborg

    *push imaginary in-button*

  • Anonymous

    IN. Although I do wish she would embrace her ER-era curls and do something different with her hair. 

    • Anonymous

      I miss her curls, too.

      But, as a curly haired girl myself… Once the gray starts coming in, the increasingly impossible to deal with frizz follows!

      Anybody know a good keep-the-curls frizz-killer? 

      • Anonymous

        I CO-wash my hair every 2 days and on the off days just rinse it.  A little bit of clear gel-spray and it’s good to go. Good luck!

  • Anonymous

    In. She looks great.

  • Anonymous

    IN! She looks classy, elegant and chic.

  • bookish

    IN IN IN! I love that skirt so much. I’m not in love with the top, but like you said this look is all about the skirt.

  • Anonymous

    IN! I love houndstooth, and think that everything was deployed correctly to keep the attention on the skirt. Great lipstick shade, too!

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    I love it!

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    I love it!

  • Anonymous

    So gorgeous!  I do miss her curly hair, though.  As a lone curly girl in middle school, it was nice to see her on ER and know that curly hair can be sexy, too.

  • Anonymous

    So gorgeous!  I do miss her curly hair, though.  As a lone curly girl in middle school, it was nice to see her on ER and know that curly hair can be sexy, too.

  • Victoria Sharoyan

    My God, do I want that outfit.

  • Victoria Sharoyan

    My God, do I want that outfit.

  • Anonymous

    So totally in. I admit that the very first time I tried to vote on one of your In or Out posts, I was looking for the imaginary button. D’oh! But I didn’t write to you about it (phew!)

  • Anonymous

    So totally in. I admit that the very first time I tried to vote on one of your In or Out posts, I was looking for the imaginary button. D’oh! But I didn’t write to you about it (phew!)

  • http://twitter.com/veronicamers Susan Howard

    Love, love, love the skirt. She’s IN.

  • http://twitter.com/veronicamers Susan Howard

    Love, love, love the skirt. She’s IN.

  • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

    Very pretty and classic!  In!

  • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

    Very pretty and classic!  In!

  • Grace Ritt

    IN! The only thing I don’t like is the hair but that’s just me. The shoes are so perfect.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CGY36NG25QFIZQOLMH7SQTKLU andrew

      My response exactly!  I adore the shoes and the skirt, but found myself wishing her hair was a tad less severe.  A softer hairstyle would still work with that gorgeous outfit.  IN!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CGY36NG25QFIZQOLMH7SQTKLU andrew

      My response exactly!  I adore the shoes and the skirt, but found myself wishing her hair was a tad less severe.  A softer hairstyle would still work with that gorgeous outfit.  IN!

  • Grace Ritt

    IN! The only thing I don’t like is the hair but that’s just me. The shoes are so perfect.

  • Anonymous

    She looks great. It’s a relief to see someone dressed like a grown up in a way that flatters. All the way in.

  • Anonymous

    She looks great. It’s a relief to see someone dressed like a grown up in a way that flatters. All the way in.

  • http://profiles.google.com/laurenjeanstm Lauren St Martin

    In! I love her.

  • http://profiles.google.com/laurenjeanstm Lauren St Martin

    In! I love her.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not loving the top. Maybe it’s the scoop neck; it looks a little sloppy, but l love the skirt. She looks great. IN.

    Anyone else miss her curly hair from her Nurse Hathaway days? I know she favors the slicked back ‘do, but I miss the curls.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not loving the top. Maybe it’s the scoop neck; it looks a little sloppy, but l love the skirt. She looks great. IN.

    Anyone else miss her curly hair from her Nurse Hathaway days? I know she favors the slicked back ‘do, but I miss the curls.

  • http://twitter.com/danielleRwest Danielle West

    She looks fabulous!  Every bit the chic NY woman.  I would kill for that skirt.  IN.

  • http://twitter.com/danielleRwest Danielle West

    She looks fabulous!  Every bit the chic NY woman.  I would kill for that skirt.  IN.

  • Anonymous

    So many things about this particular post are IN!

    JM—looks amazing. Skirt–LOVE. Shoes that aren’t trying too hard—LOVE. Top that I didn’t think I would like but then paired with the skirt—nice. Hair—nice. Classic, simple makeup—LOVE.

    Eat shit, Gaga!—LOVE. (Gaga’s fine, I’m just so tired of gimmmicks!

    Reference to imaginary buttons—LOVE.  I used to be confused by this—I kept it to myself, though.

  • Anonymous

    So many things about this particular post are IN!

    JM—looks amazing. Skirt–LOVE. Shoes that aren’t trying too hard—LOVE. Top that I didn’t think I would like but then paired with the skirt—nice. Hair—nice. Classic, simple makeup—LOVE.

    Eat shit, Gaga!—LOVE. (Gaga’s fine, I’m just so tired of gimmmicks!

    Reference to imaginary buttons—LOVE.  I used to be confused by this—I kept it to myself, though.

  • Anonymous

    Love her, love the skirt, love the look, love her show.  IN IN IN IN  (I’m from Chicago so I get more votes, right?)

  • Anonymous

    Love her, love the skirt, love the look, love her show.  IN IN IN IN  (I’m from Chicago so I get more votes, right?)

  • Anonymous

    In! Love all of this, especially the skirt.  Actually, this look isn’t all to far from my personal style, so I’m biased.

  • Anonymous

    In! Love all of this, especially the skirt.  Actually, this look isn’t all to far from my personal style, so I’m biased.

  • Anonymous

    In! So cute!

  • Anonymous

    In! So cute!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arjay-Gallo/1336876862 Arjay Gallo

    Definitely IN! Barring any digs at Gaga, of course.

  • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

    I LOVE you guys! Seriously! You never fail to make my day better. :)

    In other news, she’s IN. She looks fabulous, and while the shirt isn’t something I would ever think to wear, she looks so put together that I’m reconsidering it. Now THAT is what it means to be a style icon!

  • http://twitter.com/Juliaismagic Julia

    IN, because she rocks her style. There’s nothing fake about it and she dresses well. 

  • Anonymous

    That’s how it’s done, Girl

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314255041 Irina Ryabchuk

    Boring and also the bracelets overshadow the skirt.

  • http://twitter.com/GQueen GQueen

    In!

  • http://twitter.com/AleksandrJohn Alexander Cavaluzzo

    “VOTE
    NOW — BY MAKING YOUR OPINION KNOWN IN THE COMMENTS SECTION, NOT BY
    PUSHING IMAGINARY BUTTONS, PEOPLE WHO KEEP WRITING US TO TELL US THAT
    OUR VOTE FUNCTION ISN’T WORKING!”

    LOL. I vote in because I love gold houndstooth, but I’d never tell Lady G to eat shot.

  • Judy_J

    She looks great…very polished and put-together. Big IN for Julianna!

  • Michaela King

    Love that skirt. She did a good job keeping attention on it.

  • Anonymous

    IN.

  • Anonymous

    In in in! She looks fabulous because she knows what looks good on her, as opposed to the people who borrow a dress originally shown on a model three times their height and one third their weight and think they can pull it off. Plus, she looks comfortable in her clothes, another thing you don’t see too often. Love her!

  • http://twitter.com/iraki86 Ira Ioannidou

    IN! She looks sophisticated, elegant and the look is totally age appropriate without being too mature or matrony! Kudos to her and her stylist.

  • aimee_parrott

    So. Very. IN.

  • Anonymous

    IN!  And thanks for the laugh about vote buttons, oh hahahahahahaha!  Oh wait, I guess some people really thought that.

    • Anonymous

      Yep. (rolls eyes at self) I did for a while, but finally realized it was just TLo messing with us. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    IN,of course.  Love the skirt, not sure about the top, and may the lord strike me with a bolt of holy lightening if she isn’t wearing APPROPRIATE and calmly attractive shoes!

    (P.S. The imaginary function I’d like to complain about is the ATM feature on this site. No matter how many times I enter my PIN, bills persistently do NOT slide out of the multi-purpose DVD/CD/CD-ROM/Cash Dispenser slot. Get on it fellas, would ya?)

  • Anonymous

    In.  She looks good.  I don’t know that I would like that top with any other bottoms, but here it’s working.

  • MilaXX

    IN, I miss her curly hair, but the straight pulled back look works better with this outfit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/smpflueger Sean McArdle Pflueger

    In and she looks fantastic

  • Anonymous

    This is an absolute classic IN. These actresses really bring it when they’re on David Letterman, don’t they?

    ~~~~~~~
    I think Sarah Jessica Parker is the type of woman who would have gone to Schiaparelli if she were a couture client in the 1930′s. So yeah I think she has humor and style. I think she had it even before Sex and the City.

    ~~~~~

    Vote button! Freshman!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558631967 Ivona Foster

    Not crazy about the skirt on the model but JM’s shoe, top and hair choices make it work for me. A definite IN! …. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA on the imaginary button people 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

    I think she looks great, and was surprised that this wasn’t a WERQ post.  A big IN!

  • Sara__B

    IN. She always looks beautiful, elegant, effortless.

  • Anonymous

    IN. I’m not keen on any of the accessories except the ring, but they work in the context of the look. The look being killer.

  • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

    She can do no wrong.

  • Alyssa Stanfield

    In…although I almost voted out because I need the husband in the picture for some eye candy. But she’s in, nonetheless.

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

    IN – Her hands need to come out of her pockets, but otherwise a fabulous look.

  • Anonymous

    I love that outfit.  I don’t like the hair pulled back in a bun with a middle parting–think that style is unflattering on most women.  But still, this is an easy IN.  

  • Anonymous

    So chic!  IN

  • http://www.facebook.com/WendyLKaufman Wendy Kaufman

    Classic NYC. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=4943378 Mary Featherstone

    In In In. She looks so classic and timeless. 

  • http://twitter.com/karenwalsh Karen Walsh

    LOVE.  IN.

  • Anonymous

    So pretty.  So effortless-looking.  So IN!

  • Tamara Hogan

    She looks wonderful, but I DO wish her forehead wasn’t frozen in place. Just back away from the bad shit, Julianna.

  • Tamara Hogan

    She looks wonderful, but I DO wish her forehead wasn’t frozen in place. Just back away from the bad shit, Julianna.

  • Anonymous

    I think she looks great, and is a definite IN.  My only (minor) quibble is that she could have used a more supportive bra.

  • Anonymous

    I think she looks great, and is a definite IN.  My only (minor) quibble is that she could have used a more supportive bra.

  • Anonymous

    SO in.

  • Anonymous

    SO in.

  • Anonymous

    I love it. IN!

    PS- Are there really people who didn’t realize voting occurred in the comment section?

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

    IN

  • aussiegal77

    Wow, lovely! IN.

  • Anonymous

    As a gal who regularly works the ‘simple black top and attention getting skirt’ combo, I will join the minions with an unequivocated ‘IN’ She looks fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    People are complaining because they’re pushing imaginary buttons that don’t work?  Intriguing!  I wonder what they’re pushing?

    Anyhoo.

    I think Julianne looks smashing.  I’m surprised this isn’t a WERQ.  She looks confident and that skirt is lovely.  Definitely an IN!

  • Anonymous

    Classy as hell. IN.

  • Anonymous

    Still absolutely gorgeous. IN.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BA6BTBV4V3MQRX6K2HDEL7Y7TU MerridithK

    Very IN!!!!  :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julianne-Mullikin/100000099104784 Julianne Mullikin

    In!!! I love her!

  • Anonymous

    IN

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

    Looks great as always.. in in in… but remember she didn’t always look this good.   Remember early seasons of ER with her Chelsea Clinton hair..?  

  • sweetlilvoice

    Not familiar with her, but she looks great. In.

  • Anonymous

    In.  My kinda dressing–gets attention for being fab and understated, not for being bizarre (i.e, meat dress, anyone?)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYWH5NAGE3TS2MWXRAVBSWBSZA Brittany

    IN!

  • Anonymous

    IN, with a slight caveat in that I think the girls need more support. But it’s a fabulous dress and she looks great. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/k80080 Katy Richardson

    “Style isn’t about change; that’s fashion’s job.”

    This is my new creed.

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

    I’m voting IN here in the comments section.

    Although I think the “imaginary buttons” people need to share their drugs.

    • Anonymous

      Drugs. Yes, drugs! I’m blaming it on my painkillers. 

  • margaret meyers

    IN!  Looking this good is always in. 

    Wouldn’t it be great if someone on PR started actually poking around the fabric at Mood and put together a an outfit as simple and beautiful as this one. 

    • Anonymous

      Mondo sort of did in the Jackie O challenge.  It was styled more Mondo-y, but it had the same breeziness, I think.

  • Bridget Dierks

    In, in, in!! It’s beautiful, complimentary, and just generally VERY chic.

  • Anonymous

    It is my dream that someone would say of me, “{My name}, as always, has her shit together.”

    Go, Juliana.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely IN

  • Anonymous

    In.

  • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

    Well, this just looks like fun. IN.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE this. Gorgeous. I need that skirt, damn it.

  • Anonymous

    Are you kidding? So IN it’s not even funny.

  • Tim Wong

    In… its chic… although in the pictures which she is walking i can see her boobs bouncing up and down…

  • Josefina Madariaga

    IN. She looks like a modern tribute to Jackie O. Lovely.

  • http://profiles.google.com/claudiaberry Claudia Berry

    I love her, she’s never tried to be something she isn’t fashion-wise so this is perfect Julianna!

  • Joyce VG

    Wonderful! IN!  (people really were really clicking on the “IN” and “OUT” words to vote? eek.)

  • Joyce VG

    Wonderful! IN!  (people really were really clicking on the “IN” and “OUT” words to vote? eek.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    IN. I like her style (even though I find her hairstyle and makeup too severe).

  • Anonymous

    In-sies! I was just watching the old Scrubs guest appearance she did. She is so. Fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    In- I want that skirt. 

  • Anonymous

    This is especially good for the Letterman show – her coochie won’t be touching the seat! I always wonder how anyone can be comfortable on a talk show in a teeny tiny skirt. (and, yes, I wonder if they leave germs on the chair…)
    Very pretty. IN

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PMAPJYMO5AC6GMONR6NQFURAXE bebo

    She looks great, elegant and effortless.

  • Anonymous

    IN, but something about the pairing of these two pieces is not quite right. It needs something. Maybe she should have used the accessories wall more thoughtfully. Slouchy scarf? Or jacket?

  • Anonymous

    IN! I covet that outfit.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Have never been a fan of her severe, slicked-back center part, but it certainly doesn’t detract from the chic outfit.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Have never been a fan of her severe, slicked-back center part, but it certainly doesn’t detract from the chic outfit.

  • Anonymous

    Classically IN.

  • Anonymous

    Classically IN.

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

    She looks fantastic. If you know what works, then WERQ it!

  • Anonymous

    IN IN IN!  She looks gorgeous.  Love her.

  • Anonymous

    Very NYC. Very IN!

  • http://chupatinja.wordpress.com Santa

    Love it, the skirt is so beautiful. IN :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

    IN!  And I don’t even like the gold color, but in this look it’s so perfect that it’s making me like it!

  • Anonymous

    Love. Huh.  Flawless as always. IN!

  • Anonymous

    Stop SLOUCHING!!  Stand up, honey, or you’ll get a hump!  Not kidding.  The dress, hair, makeup, all look great, if predictable, but she’s a smart gal and it shows.  But stand up straight!!

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    In, in, in, in, in, in!

  • Aly Light

    IN. She and I went to the same college!

  • Elena

    In! I love it!

  • Anonymous

    Unequivocally IN!  Classic and classy!  I love that skirt and the top is fab!

  • Mariah J

    This is what fierce looks like. So fucking IN

  • http://rachbomb.livejournal.com Rachael J.

    In!!! Love that skirt!!

  • Now I am The Bee

    Totally stunning, as always. 

  • Anonymous

    She’s totally IN. I love her and her style – she’s just cool, ‘nuf said.

    I have a query for the TLo Institute of Fashion Commentary – and, importantly it’s not meant as snark or heaven forbid to question your authori-tay – but, why is Julianna knowing her style and sticking with it consistently not boring and Jennifer Aniston takes nothing but crap for what seems to be the same thing? Is it that we like Julianna’s particular style more than we like Jennifer’s? Is it a NYC aesthetic vs. California-beach-girl type of deal? Inquiring minds want to know!

    Love,
    T.

    • Anonymous

      My little mind wonders the same thing, although style-wise I agree way more with Juliana than Jennifer…

      (for the vote record, this outfit is way IN, love the fabrics & ladylike silhouette)

    • Anonymous

      Just off the top of my head I would say that the difference is that Julianna changes it up a bit, tries different looks within her style parameters, while Jennifer Aniston tends to pull from the same playbook most of the time, same type of dress, same color pallet, same shoe.  Women like JM tend to know the range of things that suit them and work within it in a variety of ways;  if you look up images of her you’ll see lots of different outfits, gowns, pants, dresses, but all in the same sort of tone, lines that flatter her, colors that work with her coloring ( generally speaking ).  JA tends to wear the same couple of shapes and colors to the exclusion of anything else ( generally speaking! )

      Of course – I would also admit a NY bias anytime!

  • Anonymous

    She’s totally gorgeous, and I love this look. IN IN IN!!!

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

    IN! Flawless makeup, fantastic effin’ skirt. The top with the hair reads a little 1990′s to me, but works with the skirt.

  • http://aimeewrites.com AimeeWrites

    IN.  Gorgeous, chic, and gorgeous!

  • http://www.beautifymylifeblog.com Jessica

    In. Adore the skirt, but the top doesn’t completely do it for me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

    IN – a classy lady who knows what works for her – love her

  • Anonymous

    IN. WERQ it girl!

  • Anonymous

    IN x1000.

    “Button?” LOL!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/sockandaphone Gaby

    IN! that skirt is gorgeous and I want it in my closet asap.

  • Anonymous

    Couldn’t be more IN.

  • Cheri Lee

    IN!  I love this skirt!  She looks so comfortable and chic…love it!

  • Anonymous

    IN, I like the skirt and only Carolina Herrera could make a partially sheer top look classy. 

  • Adella Thompson

    Stunning and IN

  • Anonymous

    Imaginary Buttons would be an excellent name for a rock band.
     

  • Margot Brose

    In! I love that skirt, and it could only work with a pretty simplistic top! Parfait!

  • http://profiles.google.com/thekate Kate Musgrove

    I don’t think it’s flawless, but I like it a whole lot. In! 

  • Anonymous

    Out for me. I just don’t think she goes with that dress. Or maybe she just looks sick all the time. I don’t know. Not a fan of it at all.

  • Anonymous

    My only beef with her and her look is that I wish to hell she’d stand up straight, just once. She always slumps. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=167100010 Meghan Young

    IN – classic but not boring at all. That skirt is hot.

  • Anonymous

    Love it. IN!

  • Anonymous

    I think she’s incredibly beautiful anyway, and she looks absolutely gorgeous here.  Love the whole look. Big ol’ IN!

  • Anonymous

    bahahahaa i’m dying that people actually write in about voting buttons! n00bz. :D

    that said, this look is most certainly IN.

  • Anonymous

    She is so, so gorgeous no matter what she wears–but this is a big IN.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE.  lovelovelovelovelove

  • Anonymous

    Although I am not gay, I still did a little gay gasp when I saw her in that first picture.

    • Anonymous

      Yes! So did I.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mercbubble42 Jessica O’Connell

    Very much IN! She looks great!

  • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

    In.

  • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

    In.

  • http://twitter.com/lindseyros Lindsey Rose Weisman

    In- the skirt is fabulous to carry the understated pieces.  

  • Anonymous

    Amazingly, grown up, chic, IN.

  • Anonymous

    100% IN – flawless.

  • Anonymous

    IN – she is  lurvley

  • Anonymous

    OUT! I despise that top with that skirt,

  • http://profiles.google.com/withano Loren S

    IN, though I think she needs a better bra.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    She looks fantastic.  And how much do we love a skirt with pockets?  Gorj.

  • Toto Maya

    In. I love her.

  • Anonymous

    In! I am not a fan of the hair/make-up which seems a little bit harsh and ageing, but the skirt is fabulous, the shirt is great with it and she looks good. I respect women who found their style and don’t stray too much from it, even though their looks aren’t always exciting and this is actually a somehow exciting look.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jenna.thomasmckie Jenna Thomas-McKie

    In!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jenna.thomasmckie Jenna Thomas-McKie

    In!

  • Danny Maza

    In she looks so chick :D

  • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

    Ugh, TLO, your invisible buttons don’t work and I’m upset about it!!

    JK. And she’s IN. Beautiful skirt.

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    In, I love her.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy

    In, she always looks great

  • Anonymous

    If you’ve never seen her before, so don’t know how she usually dresses, this would be sharp and interesting. Therefore, IN.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Age appropriate, stylish, elegant, perfect.

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

    In.  I think she’s awesome and love her look(s).

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

    In.  I think she’s awesome and love her look(s).

  • Phillip Wilde

    I barely glanced at the first photo before shouting IN.  Just so chic and put together.  Love the pockets in the skirt!

  • Phillip Wilde

    I barely glanced at the first photo before shouting IN.  Just so chic and put together.  Love the pockets in the skirt!

  • Emily Ho

    I-N!  I pushed the “button.”

  • Anonymous

    In like sin!

  • Anonymous

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this and want it for myself!  Classy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sara-Jenkins/506864334 Sara Jenkins

    Was surprised that she was up for an “In or Out,”  given that her look is so consistent. In.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CGY36NG25QFIZQOLMH7SQTKLU andrew

    Shouldn’t this be a WERQ instead?  

    • Lisa

      Hell to the yes!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CGY36NG25QFIZQOLMH7SQTKLU andrew

    Shouldn’t this be a WERQ instead?  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CGY36NG25QFIZQOLMH7SQTKLU andrew

    Shouldn’t this be a WERQ instead?  

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    In.

    “For The Woman Who Has Her Shit Together” should be Caroline Herrera’s official tagline.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    In.

    “For The Woman Who Has Her Shit Together” should be Caroline Herrera’s official tagline.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    In.

    “For The Woman Who Has Her Shit Together” should be Caroline Herrera’s official tagline.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    In.

    “For The Woman Who Has Her Shit Together” should be Caroline Herrera’s official tagline.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    In.

    “For The Woman Who Has Her Shit Together” should be Caroline Herrera’s official tagline.

  • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

    She looks WASPy.  I mean like a wasp or a bumble bee.  IN

  • Isana Leshchinskaya

    in! who won virgins vs vixens? i totally forgot

  • Anonymous

    Definitely IN, if a bit ‘edgy dowdy’ :D Oh Miss Clinique Counter, we will not let you forget that one. I wish her posture was a bit better in those first two pics!

  • Anonymous

    Chic

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BEV2WB3MZRJHA4KD5DK4QY6FQQ Dinah

    IN! I really love the drapey fullness (is that a term?) of that skirt.  I think the see through mesh in the top keeps it from being dowdy.  Very chic and I join chorus of love.  

    Where is the “In” button though???  ;-)  

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Totally IN. Top to bottom.  Nothing to add.

  • Anonymous

    She looks AMAZING.  An unqualified and over-enthusiatic IN!

  • Lisa

    IN!!  God, so gorgeous and classy and stylish!  I’m not crazy about the actual color of the skirt, but that’s just my hang-up and hatred of mustard gold.  It’s actually quite a gorgeous look other than my dislike of that color.

  • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

    She looks great! I’m glad she didn’t wear that jacket.  I push the IN button!

  • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

    She looks great! I’m glad she didn’t wear that jacket.  I push the IN button!

  • Anonymous

    IN! She looks great, and consistency is not a bad thing :)

  • http://www.joannao.blogspot.com JoannaOC

    IN! She looks comfortable as well as chic. She’s not trying for age-inappropriate crotch-flashing. And she is just plain gorgeous.

  • http://www.joannao.blogspot.com JoannaOC

    IN! She looks comfortable as well as chic. She’s not trying for age-inappropriate crotch-flashing. And she is just plain gorgeous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.eric.hill Shawn Hill

    IN! But I’m scared of her. As always. Do not cross her in the interview, Dave!

  • Judy Raddue

    Gorgeous… What I love best?  The ease with which she wears the ensemble.  With her hands in the pockets, she might as well be wearing a pair of chinos.  Julianna always is the one wearing the clothes, never the other way around.

  • Anonymous

    without a doubt it is an IN

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_553FKX5YMTLSXCMIR3ADLM5QA4 Amber

    She’s just beautiful!  Big IN!

  • BerlinerNYC

    DAMN! I am overwhelmed by her fierceness. If I didn’t know her, I would assume she was the star of some especially glamorous telenovela, or the chic wife of a Latin American dictator.
    Her L’Oreal commercial makes me giddy.

  • Anonymous

    She looks amazing and I want to be her. So very IN!

  • Anonymous

    She looks amazing and I want to be her. So very IN!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1511310208 Lee Reece

    In… simple and chic.

  • http://twitter.com/theresaharnisch theresa harnisch

    IN.  Absolutely perfect.

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

    IN!

  • Anonymous

    In. Superb. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/richixcore Richi Robilotto

     IN. I don’t need to say more. It’s all perfect.

  • http://squirrelsandpearls.wordpress.com/ Kelly

    IN!  I LOVE that skirt, and the whole outfit looks fun and classy

  • Anonymous

    IN.  Next.

  • elzatelzabelz

    IN-would have gotten an INner with a picture of her HOTT husband. I don;t know when she made the deal with the devil, but it’s a damn good deal- she gets more beautiful each year, has a great sense of self and super hot husband. Nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jin-Ong/584903214 Jin Ong

    In!

  • Anonymous

    Where’s her husband??? He’s what I’d call IN. Oh, and she’s IN, too. Lovely.

  • Anonymous

    Gorgeous! IN, IN, IN!

  • Anonymous

    In!  I am not entirely sure there should be another option.  She looks chic and appropriate.

  • Anonymous

    In!  I am not entirely sure there should be another option.  She looks chic and appropriate.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE.IT.

  • Anonymous

    Julianna Margulies has always projected maturity, in a very good way, and thank goodness someone does! She is the whole package: talent, intelligence, beauty, and style. Her look is unpretentious and un-self-conscience, like she’s not even trying — effortless perfection. She is so IN.

  • akprincess72

    I’m ALWAYS good with classic, flattering & elegant.
    Ms Julianna is an IN.

  • Anonymous

    IN. She looks awesome. I too love the skirt and the classic black pumps.

  • Anonymous

    IN! She’s a sartorial palate cleanser.

  • Samantha Irene

    Love the top! She’s safe, but totally IN all the same

  • Anonymous

    IN! Love it. Love ALL of it.She looks absolutely perfect. And I am so madly in love with that skirt. Gorgeous.

  • Anonymous

    IN! Love it. Love ALL of it.She looks absolutely perfect. And I am so madly in love with that skirt. Gorgeous.

  • Anonymous

    IN! Love it. Love ALL of it.She looks absolutely perfect. And I am so madly in love with that skirt. Gorgeous.

  • Anonymous

    IN! Love it. Love ALL of it.She looks absolutely perfect. And I am so madly in love with that skirt. Gorgeous.

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

    IN! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SOGESFWKW4IXQHI63W66NCVTXU sarah

    so in
    luv her

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SOGESFWKW4IXQHI63W66NCVTXU sarah

    so in
    luv her

  • Mary McClelland

    IN IN IN except I wish the shoes were a little more fun! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558308357 Kara Leinfelder Meyer

    love it.  she needs to rock this style more often.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

    In. Stunning. Spectacular. In, In, In!

  • Anonymous

    Love it. In.

  • Anonymous

    totally in!  that shirt and skirt aren’t somethign i’d naturally put together, but it looks great. 

  • Anonymous

    No brainer. IN. But where’s her best accessory? I don’t see him anywhere. *sigh*

  • Patricia Biswanger

    IN!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VW5XHSH45FBZ2ZEZJARYHILIZQ Leah

    IN! She is gorgeous. Totally on point with the style comment too. She looks gorgeous. I am dying for that skirt and top.

  • Anonymous

    OUT! Just kidding….how could this not be an IN? I like how she didn’t mess with the clean ballerina scoopneck by wearing a necklace. Less is more!

  • cheesepuff74

    make the in/outs clickable! That would be the greatest thing ever!!!!