In or Out: Sarah Jessica Parker in Donna Karan

Posted on October 05, 2011

Sarah Jessica, we’re a bit confused.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Donna Karan and TheorySarah Jessica Parker attends the Friends in Deed 20th Anniversary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. SJP paired her Donna Karan dress with an Olivier Theyskens for Theory jacket.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Donna Karan and Theory

Sarah Jessica Parker in Donna Karan and Theory

Sarah Jessica Parker in Donna Karan and Theory

We’ll get to everything below the neck in a minute. For now, let’s focus on your head. In brief: your head looks fantastic. This is why we’re puzzled. Why doesn’t your head look like this all the time? Why are we constantly subjected to unflattering hair and makeup with you? Why don’t you keep this style of head permanently? You suddenly look ten years younger and like you gained a healthy 5 pounds or so. Is there a new gay applying your makeup? Or did you take matters in your own hands after your old gay kept sending you out with witchy face and hair? Whatever the reason, keep this head, please.

Now, you’re posing very badly here, but we’ll still do our best with what you’ve given us and assess the outfit. It’s chilly in New York right now so we’re fine with the jacket. We also think the dress is quite chic in a pseudo-1920s way without being too literal about it. It’s just that when you pair them like that and only bother with the expected black pump, it all looks a little… vertical. Droopy, even. We also think you’ve lost the ability to pick jewelry, if you ever had it at all. Three different necklaces of varying lengths, styles, and thickness are distracting and a bit weird-looking. We like pretty much everything you’ve got on, but we’re not convinced they’re all working together.

But still. Great job on the head.

 

Vote Now!
IN! It’s NYC chic in that Donna Karan kind of way!

OUT! Nothing here goes with anything else!

Gaga’s salute to “Harvest Gold” was widely debated, but the final vote came down to OUT.

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  • Sorry SJP. This is just not working for me. Everything is just so saggy and draggy about this outfit.  But I agree with TLo about that fab hair and make up.  You look clean, younger, and happy. So, unhappily,…..Out.

  • Anonymous

    Out. That jacket just looks like she got cold in the car and borrowed the nearest thing from a much larger person. Nothing about it says “I did this on purpose.”

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, that was what I thought. Just doesn’t make sense. Agree though that the makeup and hair great – vibrant and glowy and healthy. 

    • See, I thought she and Matthew had planned for a romantic night in bed. At the last minute, her publicist called and reminded her she needed to be at this event ASAP. So she grabbed a random jacket and shoes, found some leftover necklaces in her purse, and ran out. Explains the glowy skin and fab hair.

      • Anonymous

        Yup, that’s a nightie.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding! We have a winner!  Hair & Make-up are so fabulous I don’t care what she’s wearing.  IN!

  • Sobaika Mirza

    The differing lengths really messes with the eye, the proportions are so off. I really like the dress on its own.

  • Looks like she threw a jacket over her nightgown to run out for the mail

    • Anonymous

      Yes, this, exactly.  Though I do agree with TLo on the hair and makeup

    • Anonymous

      Yes, this, exactly.  Though I do agree with TLo on the hair and makeup

    • Anonymous

      Out: below the neck. You said it better than I could have
      In: above the neck

  • Anonymous

    She looks droopy. OUT.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    No.  It’s like she did her hair and makeup and put on her heels, but forgot to take off her nightgown and housecoat.  It’s all wrong.  Out. 

  • Anonymous

    I am giving SJP an IN. Her hair and makeup look  so great that it would take a really horrible outfit to kill it for me. I like the dress and wish she had taken off the jacket for pictures. The middle necklace is the only thing that bugs me, it doesn’t go with the others. 

  • Geno Boggiatto

    IN!!!! Her hair and makeup look so good that I don’t even care that the dress isn’t my favorite!

  • Eek! OUT – Why is she wearing pjs and a bathrobe? Good Godiva! My eyes! Dress yourself before going out!

  • She looks like she ran out of the house in her nighty & her dad’s sweater. The head looks fab. The rest? Not so much.

  • Anonymous

    Her head really is amazing.

    I might like her dress.

    The coat and shoes go together, but not with her dress.

    OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I’m givin’ this an IN. It looks a little chic, a little sexy, and a lot cozy. How that’s possible, I don’t know, but I respect it even as I’m confused by it.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. She looks like she threw Matthew’s jacket on over her nightie to pay the newspaper kid. But her hair and face look better than they have in a good long while.

  • That dress looks lovely, and she looks great. But ditto on the shoes…..

  • Anonymous

    did she lose her arms in a horrible accident?

  • I’m going to give her an IN, but only for the head and the dress. Mostly the head. If you never line your lower lids with liquid black eyeliner again, I will be a happy TLo minion.

  • I’m going to give her an IN, but only for the head and the dress. Mostly the head. If you never line your lower lids with liquid black eyeliner again, I will be a happy TLo minion.

  • OUT.  Way droopy.  She looks like Chris Christie lent her his overcoat.

  • OUT.  Way droopy.  She looks like Chris Christie lent her his overcoat.

  • Anonymous

    a very reluctant ‘In’.  I can’t not credit how damn good her face and hair look.  and I like the dress, what I can see of it. it’s the accessory situation…
    eta – this is what I think a celeb should look like after a sincere, life-changing stay at Betty Ford. as in, can someone do this for Lindsay?

  • Anonymous

    a very reluctant ‘In’.  I can’t not credit how damn good her face and hair look.  and I like the dress, what I can see of it. it’s the accessory situation…
    eta – this is what I think a celeb should look like after a sincere, life-changing stay at Betty Ford. as in, can someone do this for Lindsay?

  • Can we talk about how she doesn’t have arms or hands for a minute?
    Love the hair and makeup, of course, you’re completely on point with the 10-years-younger-and-5-pounds-healthier-comment.
    Like the jacket, loathe the dress (the Naked Dress was never that awesome, honey, and putting a lace overlay over it doesn’t exactly help). The shoes are kinda bleh to me, but I have an almost irrational hate of pointy-toed shoes, and the combination of offensive and boring is quite disturbing. The necklaces are plain stupid.
     
    So, to put in pseudo-algebraically: great face + enviable hair + nice jacket – shitty dress – silly jewellery – exasperating shoes – lack of limbs = OUT.

  • Can we talk about how she doesn’t have arms or hands for a minute?
    Love the hair and makeup, of course, you’re completely on point with the 10-years-younger-and-5-pounds-healthier-comment.
    Like the jacket, loathe the dress (the Naked Dress was never that awesome, honey, and putting a lace overlay over it doesn’t exactly help). The shoes are kinda bleh to me, but I have an almost irrational hate of pointy-toed shoes, and the combination of offensive and boring is quite disturbing. The necklaces are plain stupid.
     
    So, to put in pseudo-algebraically: great face + enviable hair + nice jacket – shitty dress – silly jewellery – exasperating shoes – lack of limbs = OUT.

  • Can we talk about how she doesn’t have arms or hands for a minute?
    Love the hair and makeup, of course, you’re completely on point with the 10-years-younger-and-5-pounds-healthier-comment.
    Like the jacket, loathe the dress (the Naked Dress was never that awesome, honey, and putting a lace overlay over it doesn’t exactly help). The shoes are kinda bleh to me, but I have an almost irrational hate of pointy-toed shoes, and the combination of offensive and boring is quite disturbing. The necklaces are plain stupid.
     
    So, to put in pseudo-algebraically: great face + enviable hair + nice jacket – shitty dress – silly jewellery – exasperating shoes – lack of limbs = OUT.

  • Can we talk about how she doesn’t have arms or hands for a minute?
    Love the hair and makeup, of course, you’re completely on point with the 10-years-younger-and-5-pounds-healthier-comment.
    Like the jacket, loathe the dress (the Naked Dress was never that awesome, honey, and putting a lace overlay over it doesn’t exactly help). The shoes are kinda bleh to me, but I have an almost irrational hate of pointy-toed shoes, and the combination of offensive and boring is quite disturbing. The necklaces are plain stupid.
     
    So, to put in pseudo-algebraically: great face + enviable hair + nice jacket – shitty dress – silly jewellery – exasperating shoes – lack of limbs = OUT.

  • Out – reasonably sure this is actually a nightgown. 

  • Out – reasonably sure this is actually a nightgown. 

  • Anonymous

    I swear she’s reading this blog, because we have been bitching about her hair and makeup forever. She DOES look 10 years younger (and infinitely prettier!) without that heavy dark line of eyeliner going all around. And lo, the split ends have been banished and replaced with shiny, healthy looking locks! Praise be to the gods of hot oil treatments!
    Eh, the outfit I don’t love. It isn’t tragic, but she kind of looks like she went out in her nighty and robe. BUT I’m so happy with her hair and makeup that I’m giving her a huge IN just for that.

  • I like it. It’s a kind of effortless chic. Not a fan of the necklaces, but I will give her an IN.

  • I like it. It’s a kind of effortless chic. Not a fan of the necklaces, but I will give her an IN.

  • i thought the same thing – her hair and face never looked better!

  • i thought the same thing – her hair and face never looked better!

  • BerlinerNYC

    I give it an IN. This is NY, not a Hollywood red carpet. The dress at first looks risqué until you realize it’s lined, and the jacket is a gesture towards both modesty and not being cold outdoors. What more do you want from her? This is lovely without looking like she’s Trying Too Hard. Very NY.

  • BerlinerNYC

    I give it an IN. This is NY, not a Hollywood red carpet. The dress at first looks risqué until you realize it’s lined, and the jacket is a gesture towards both modesty and not being cold outdoors. What more do you want from her? This is lovely without looking like she’s Trying Too Hard. Very NY.

  • Anonymous

    Not doing it, OUT

  • IN.  She looks pretty and happy.  I mean, her hair looks awesome!  So msybe there is a tiny bit of droop.  The overall picture is a good one.

  • Anonymous

    in! It looks slouchy and thrown together but still chic. Wish the shoes were different, though.

  • nicole seligman

    this looks like that episode of SATC when she wore the “naked” dress–but as an old lady. sorry sjp, OUT.

  • The dress looks like it might be chic if styled correctly. As it is, it looks like she’s wearing a nightgown. Fabulous from the neck up, but still and OUT.

  • IN.  I agree – she looks great – soft face, soft hair – very flattering and youthful.  I like the dress, but the jacket looks like she’s borrowed it from a man or  plus size girl… doesnt’ fit with the dress.   Covers up the look instead of features it.

  • Anonymous

    IN…but it is droopy.  Dress, hair and makeup…very nice! 

    She should know enough about posing on the RC to take her hands out of her pockets when posing…throw a hand on her hip or thigh, with the jacket pushed to the rear, to show she has a shape.

  • “You suddenly look ten years younger and like you gained a healthy 5 pounds or so”

    Yikes! Don’t tell her she looks like she gained five pounds, even though she desperately needs to. She won’t see “ten years younger”. All she’ll see in “gained” and “pounds”, then she’ll have a friggin’ aneurysm.

    This is a tough one. I recently said that she’s hopeless, because she seldom really gets it right. And she hasn’t here either, because that coat is not working. She has to have a more appropriate coat for that dress. Did she wear this one on purpose so she looks just like us? She seems obsessed with proving that.

    I love everything else, though. Yeah, she’s a little droopy, but that’s because of the coat. I think the dress is great, her hair and make-up haven’t looked this good in an age or two (Is she still doing those hair color commercials? Her hair looks like she just came from a shoot), and I don’t mind the plain black pumps. I have to give her an IN

  • Anonymous

    Oh my god, it looks like she threw a cardigan over her slip so that she could run down to the bodega on the corner and get milk.

    Out.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with you about her makeup and styling, but the outfit is definitely an out.  It looks a little “I just ran out of my Grey Gardens mansion to pick up the paper, so I threw an old coat on my nightdress” to me.

  • Judy Raddue

    This is the first time in ages that she’s looked like a fabulous 40-something woman, not a rich, somewhat-well-preserved sexagenarian.

  • Anonymous

    I hate to do it, since her hair finally looks decent and her face looks nicer than I have ever seen it, but OUT. That jacket/sweater with that dress are wrong wrong WRONG! The dress needs a nice wrap-fur if you are OK with that- preferably in black. That jacket needs a simple shirt and jeans to be worn with.

  • Sara__B

    Out. Add me to the list of those who think it looks as if she threw a very expensive jacket over a very expensive nightie for a dash to the mailbox. (Pretty makeup, though, and her hair looks as good as cocker spaniel hair can look.)

  • She looks so good except for the dress — it looks like a nightgown.  Out.

  • Anonymous

    I agree…as soon as I saw here I thought ‘how old is this pic?’ b/c she looks so young.  Great job on the head.  Keep up the good work.

    However…it looks like she’s wearing a nightgown and borrowed her much larger husband’s sweater b/c she was cold.  This isn’t working.  The dress might be great, if we could see it.  Surely she owns a cute woman’s jacket or cardigan or wrap that would have gone with this.  The jewelry is bad.

    Head is IN.  Clothing is OUT.

  • Out. I agree that wearing a jacket in the chilly night is okay, but why does it look like an ancient librarian’s worn old sweater? It looks terrible paired with that dress. Surely she has a closet full of lovely black jackets, a wardrobe staple.

  • Lori

    OUT.  And I’m no fan but the hair and makeup look beautiful and I hope all her besties told her so. 

  • A dress that resembles a nightie is really inappropriate for her, even if she covers it up with a blazer. You’re right about the hair/makeup, but the outfit is too OUT to overcome the IN-ness of her head.

  • The jacket/dress combo just looks sad, while she, herself, looks fantastic, which makes me sad that she ruined it with that ensemble.  *sigh* OUT

  • Anonymous

    IN. the head is the best ever. I’m telling you, when she gets away from the center part, it makes all the difference. Plus, no harshly lined black eyes…YAY! I saw pics of the dress without the coat and it’s cute. A girl’s gotta stay warm, so I don’t take points off on the coat. I like the mismatched jewelry and I think it works with the dress. Wish she woulda popped the shoe though.

    • Anonymous

      You got it! Just that quarter inch off center makes a huge difference. Plus the hot oil treatment someone else mentioned.

      • Anonymous

        Preach!

  • Anonymous

    in

  • Anonymous

    Without the coat, IN

  • Anonymous

    The head can’t save it, sorry. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Love the dress! Would have loved the whole thing even more if she’d paired it with a fabulous magenta fake fur.

    I say IN.

  • OUT.

    Is it possible that her make-up looks fabulous due to flattering lighting?

  • Anonymous

    OUT. The jacket looks ridiculous with that dress (although I’m not sure I like them separately either).

  • I think I know what happened here. She got up, spent a long time getting her hair and makeup just so (thus their fabulousness), and then realized she was late. so, she grabbed the jewelry off the bureau to put on in the car, reached for a large jacket to throw over her nightgown, put on the pumps nearest to the door and ran out.

    In other words, OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Yay! She took her parting 1 inch to the side and it’s made ALL the difference.  Like I always said it would.  She should have hired me years ago.

    I actually quite like what she’s wearing, except that the diagonals pointing downwards on the dress make her tits look terribly droopy.

  • Anonymous

    I’m torn – IN for the face/hair, and her genuinely happy expression. That nightgown/cardigan look though almost  makes it an out. But I’ll give her an IN for the top part.

    • We should give her an IN to encourage her to keep the head.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed! IN to encourage the head! I’ve honestly never seen her look so pretty. This has just about changed my perception of her.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, she looks amazing without the harsh black liner circling her eyes!

  • Out. It’s just not flattering, no matter how much I want to like it.

  • Looks like she need posture lessons, and with SJP I doubt that!  Out

  • Anonymous

    Against my better judgement, I’m giving this an IN. She looks glowy and comfortable. Not in a schlubby way, in a “this feels really nice against my skin and I can actually get in an out of cars in it” sort of way. I find that (and her current cranial status) really refreshing.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, this is so wrong, but IN.

    Wrong because the jacket & the dress fight with each other, badly, and each makes the other look droopy & un-chic.

    But, as TLo point out, The Head is fabulous. And I have to call it in on that basis, mostly.

    Also because I like the component parts of her ensemble, though not the result.

    And I know that’s wrong.

    But still, IN.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, this is so wrong, but IN.

    Wrong because the jacket & the dress fight with each other, badly, and each makes the other look droopy & un-chic.

    But, as TLo point out, The Head is fabulous. And I have to call it in on that basis, mostly.

    Also because I like the component parts of her ensemble, though not the result.

    And I know that’s wrong.

    But still, IN.

  • Anonymous

    I love the way she looks, even as I wondered if she were in a nightie.  But someone else here said something along the lines of “a girl’s gotta keep warm.”   IN.

  • Anonymous

    I love the way she looks, even as I wondered if she were in a nightie.  But someone else here said something along the lines of “a girl’s gotta keep warm.”   IN.

  • I agree, the hair and makeup are great, but the jewelry is confusing.  The sparkly necklace is pretty but the other two just don’t go. 

    And it looks like she’s wearing one of Matthew’s cardigans!!  The bustline on the dress, and the angled stripes of the dress just make everything look so droopy. Sadly, I have to give her an OUT.

  • Anonymous

    OUT – It looks like she threw a jacket over her nightie.

  • Anonymous

    OUT – It looks like she threw a jacket over her nightie.

  • Anonymous

    i think i am going with an IN.

  • Anonymous

    i think i am going with an IN.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. I’m not in favor of that jacket/dress pairing.

  • MilaXX

    IN. I don’t hate this. I don’t like the jacket with the dress, but I’ll give it a pass since it’s weather appropriate. The hair & makeup look great! Her hair hasn’t looked that shiny and pretty in a long time. The only thing I really dislike is that she has 2 necklaces too many on.

  • Anonymous

    Hair, makeup and dress tip this over into the IN category… her makeup and hair look fantastic and I like the 20’s inspired dress. The jacket, shoes and jewelry drag the look down, but not enough to make her an out in my opinion.

  • Grace Ritt

    OUT. It looks like a sexy nightgown and robe combo.

  • Anonymous

    Ohhhh, sadly, out.  I want to like it, I really do.  She looks so pretty, neck up, as pointed out.  But the dress/coat combo covers her like a block of blackout, so she looks like sternum floating above calves.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. Maybe it’s just the lighting of the pictures but because of the color of the dress and her skin, the dress looks see-through and it looks like she’s out WITH NO PANTIES. I keep looking at her crotch expecting to see a thong or something.

  • Out.  Does she have on lingerie and a robe?  This woman has no sense of style.  

  • Anonymous

    OUT! It’s a flapper nightgown!

  • Anonymous

    OUT. This is a droopy, sad outfit for someone  half her age  (in the photos, anyway). I hate the incongruous Enna Jetticks pumps and agree totally about the necklaces. Very Long Island. 
    But the makeup and hair are a huge improvement as you point out. Her lighter eyeliner is such a relief. You can see how pretty she actually is, and she looks less starved and haggard than she has lately.

  • Out. But great head… That looks so wrong.

  • This is IN, for her. Age appropriate, hair and face look great, nothing really wrong here. Some color or visual interest would have been nice but I don’t see anything offensive here.

  • Judy_J

    In for the hair and makeup.  OUT for the dress.  It’s just plain awful.  The jacket is OK, but the overall appearance looks like there was a fire in the hotel and she had to escape wearing only her nightgown and a coat she grabbed on the way out to the fire escape.

  • Maybe she let her kids pick out the necklaces? 

    • Anonymous

      That occurred to me too; maybe she’s wearing her jewelry for sentimental reasons, like many of us do.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Her face and hair look GREAT but agree, it all looks a little drab and droopy thrown together this way so… OUT.

  • Just… OUT.

  • I feel like she was playing dress up and forgot to change before leaving for the red carpet.

  • Anonymous

    OUT!!!

  • narita_rayna

    neck up is perfection. her hair hasnt looked that good in forever.  like the outfit, forgiving the jacket cause of the futzy weather lately.  she gets an IN on her head alone.

  • Anonymous

    IN she looks great. Yes, the coat is incongruous (it’s cold!) and the 3 necklaces are weird (but a tiny part of her look). That dress, the hair, makeup and smile are winners. 

  • Phillip Wilde

    It looks like a nightgown and a jacket borrowed from Yao Ming. OUT

    But her head does look fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    Totally agree on hair and make-up. Just great. Nothing else is though so OUT.

  • Cathy S

    Her hair looks great. Otherwise she looks like an Olsen twin in her grandma’s clothes. Out.

  • Anonymous

    The dress looks like a nightgown… especially with the blazer/jacket.

  • In. Feminine and confident about it.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like she just did her hair and makeup but hadn’t changed out of her nightgown when something loud happened outside, so she slipped on her husband’s coat to look. OUT.

  • Mmmmno. Out. I bet each piece on its own is fabulous, but combined, it’s giving me the distinct impression she threw on her coat over her nightgown to pick up the morning paper. She’d be the most fabulous housewife on the block, but this just don’t cut it. 

  • Mmmmno. Out. I bet each piece on its own is fabulous, but combined, it’s giving me the distinct impression she threw on her coat over her nightgown to pick up the morning paper. She’d be the most fabulous housewife on the block, but this just don’t cut it. 

  • Anonymous

    Wow. She finally got the hair and the makeup right, and the rest of her is a mess!

  • Anonymous

    Wow. She finally got the hair and the makeup right, and the rest of her is a mess!

  • Anonymous

    Using the term “over-exposed” in the 21st century may seem quaint, but whichever show biz legend said, “Always leave them wanting more” knew what s/he was talking about.  So did the person who said, “How can we miss you if you won’t go away?”

    SJP is appallingly overexposed.  She needs to disappear for a while so that people will start asking about her–and be happy to see her when she does show up.

    As opposed to wanting to scream when she appears on my monitor for the 9 billionth time in a month.

    Sarah Jessica, you need to stay IN.  That’s not a score for this outfit.  It’s a plea.

  • Anonymous

    Using the term “over-exposed” in the 21st century may seem quaint, but whichever show biz legend said, “Always leave them wanting more” knew what s/he was talking about.  So did the person who said, “How can we miss you if you won’t go away?”

    SJP is appallingly overexposed.  She needs to disappear for a while so that people will start asking about her–and be happy to see her when she does show up.

    As opposed to wanting to scream when she appears on my monitor for the 9 billionth time in a month.

    Sarah Jessica, you need to stay IN.  That’s not a score for this outfit.  It’s a plea.

  • So IN! Very NY boho chic!

  • So IN! Very NY boho chic!

  • Anonymous

    She looks like she’s going out to the driveway to pick up the newspaper. But her makeup and hair look so good, and she looks so comfortable in her clothes I think I have to give her an IN.

  • Anonymous

    I really like her shoes and the color of that dress, she looks good enough, and let’s be honest: if this were someone else I’d say no, but I give this an IN.

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only one on here who thinks she is just way past the point where this hair is appropriate for her?  God, she’s so petite, and always so overwhelmed by the hair.  I think she’d look great with shorter hair (not too short, her face is too sharp and pointy for that).  But her outfit looks like a nightie with her husband’s suit jacket thrown over the top…wait, was she escaping from a fire in her apartment?  

  • john martin

    DITTO! was gonna say she looks really NATURAL in the face but everything else hurts my eyes. 

  • Anonymous

    IN.  Yes, it is very coat over nightgown but she looks great.  

  • It feels so 1992.  All she needs is a big floppy hat and socks.  Agreed, though, that her hair/makeup look GREAT.

  • Are you kidding? She looks like she’s wearing her negligee and was ready to go to bed when the call came: “Ahem, did you forget to come to the Gala tonight?” 
    “Oh crap! Wait, if I just put on this jacket, maybe nobody will notice that I’m wearing my NIGHTGOWN!!!!!” 

  • Anonymous

    Forehead looks pretty flat and shiny, so maybe Botox? Whatever it is, she looks pretty. I still think a haircut would do wonders for her, but at least today it looks rather soft and healthy. The clothes are meh. I give her an In because she looks lovely and actually looks happy.

  • Anonymous

    out!!

  • OUT, but her face is all types of in.

  • Anonymous

    EW.
    So OUT it’s insane.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, great head.  Much better

  • Samantha Irene

    Agree with TLo – great head region – but the outfit looks like a housecoat over a nightgown with some necklaces that you were trying on still on… appart they could all be lovely – together.. OUT

  • IN.  I agree with all the critiques – the droopy vertical-ness of the outfit, the weirdly jumbled and boring accessories, the fact that the coat kind of looks borrowed – and yet it’s not BAD, at least not in an ohmigodyouneedtogohomerightthissecondandchange!!!! kind of way.  And everything from the neck up does look pretty fab – even the eyeliner’s not as heavy and harsh as usual.  So somehow I just can’t give her an out for this.

  • Anonymous

    Was this a last minute invitation? She looks like she maybe got the invite, told her assistant to put it on the calendar and forgot about it. Unfortunately, the assistant didn’t add it to the SJP Outlook calendar right away and took it with her to Starbucks and promptly dropped it by the condiment bar when she started chatting with the man or woman she thought could sweep her off her feet and save her from a life of assistant drudgery. Alas, the event is a special project of one of SJP’s VIPs (maybe someone who actually missed her when she ‘left’ Halston) and, several weeks after the assistant’s Starbucks disappointment, s/he called SJP and said, “Oh girl, I can’t wait to see you at my Friends in Deed night out! We are really mixing it up… no real red carpet, minimalist backdrop and fist sized appetizers! See you in a couple of hours! Smooches!” Needless to say, between the therapy session to try to understand that no one really cared to that I Don’t Know How She Does It and her son’s burgeoning rock band career, she just didn’t have time to get herself together. So, she threw this look together and hoped no one would notice.

    Sorry, I guess I needed a random work detour.

  • I bet the jacket is really chic in person but in the picture it looks like she borrowed Matthews black trench.
    But wow! the head. You guys nailed that one. It’s so distractingly, uh, better, that is makes up for everything. And I really do love the dress.

  • Anonymous

    OUT.

    The whole look is droopy–saggy jacket with dress with downward-pointing lines.  She sort of looks like the nutty lady we all have seen at the grocery store who obviously just put her coat on over her nightgown.

    Hair and makeup look nice for once.

  • Anonymous

    SJP’s hair and face always look so much better when her part is off center. When she has a center part, her face looks long and her nose looks big. But off center–even slightly–and voila!

  • The colour of that dress is just.. strange. She looks like a flasher. OUT.

  • IN. I would wear it.

  • CQAussie

    I love her hair and make-up.  And shoes.  And the jacket is pretty cute too.  But that dress….it ruins everything.  OUT.

  • margaret meyers

    Her hair and makeup DO look good; she’s young and happy instea dof all fashion victimy. 

    All the problems are below the neck:  the dress or the coat have to go.  That length hem needs a little evening coat, maybe a little fur.  Not a daytime overcoat.

  • Anonymous

    Her hair looks gorgeous, and I love the lip color!  It’s a beautiful fall day, so I’m keepin’ it positive 🙂

  • Anonymous

    “Why doesn’t your head look like this all the time?” So funny…and TRUE!

    Sad to say it, but I vote Out. Bad accessories, bad coat with the dress. The dress looks a bit droopy and like a nightgown. Like she was getting ready for bed, the house caught fire, and she grabbed the closest coat and ran out.

  • I like this look.  I give her an in.

  • Droopy is right on and a little sad too.  Hair + make up = perfection

  • From the neck down, Morticia Adams is preggers.  OUT!

  • tom

    Out- Hideous as usual and the outfit  is too. She’s the poster girl for what not to wear.

  • Anonymous

    IN!  Leave my SJP alone!  She will always be a goddess to me, from “Square Pegs”, lived through “Footloose” and on to SATC”.  Love her no matter what.  Which makes me a little irrational, I know……

  • You see 20s, I see 90s. This is straight outta grunge era, babes. 

  • She did it!  She TONED DOWN THE EYELINER! Bless her, she gets an IN and I’ll just ignore everything below the neck.

  • Anonymous

    It pains me to disagree but I HATE her hair, she needs a cut and a style!! Hate the nightgown too. OUT!!

  • Your talking about her head like it’s not the one she usually wears makes me think of the Princess in one of the original Oz books who has a cupboard full of heads that she switches out to get different looks. Locked with a little gold key she wears on a bracelet. Maybe SJP wears hers on a necklace?

  • Anonymous

    Out. She has such a cute figure and this just makes her midsection look so frumpy. Do love the make-up/hair though.

  • Anonymous

    Out.  She is swimming in that outfit.

  • Anonymous

    In!  She looks gorgeous. 

  • Heather Kaplin

    It looks like she threw her husband’s suit jacket over her nightgown and snuck out to buy some aspirin from the drug store or something…

  • Elena

    Out. Hair and makeup can’t save that outfit.

  • for once you need a figure to wear that dress, for heavens sake. here it’s the quintessential out-of-car-windows cry years ago, before people were overused to punkrockers: halloween came a little early this year.

  • Anonymous

    Agree on everything. I normally hate hate hate her hair—like, HATE—but I inexplicably love it. It looks much nicer without trying too hard.

    OUT.

  • Lisa

    Oh honey, OUT.  You’re killing me here.

  • Lisa

    Oh honey, OUT.  You’re killing me here.

  • Anonymous

    At prom feeling cold – a jacket over a dress always looks like that to me. OUT! you are right as hell about the face though.

  • Hair and make up are fantastic, and I quite like the dress – in.

    However, the the coat makes it look nightgowny, and the piles of necklaces look is getting a bit tired – Babe Paley did it better with bracelets.

  • Anonymous

    Are you kidding me? OUT OUT OUT. GET IT OUT. I feel like these are screencaps from some kind of comedy where she accidentally and unexpectedly found herself in front of a gaggle of photographers and just had to go with it. As soon as she gets done walking the gauntlet of flashbulbs she’ll be off running from, like, the Canadian mob again.

  • Mary McClelland

    In – minus the accessories. And I think Ashley Olsen is her new stylist. 😉 

  • Out, out, out. That dress is just…not cute. However I do agree, the head looks fantastic. Possibly better than I’ve ever seen her. At least in quite awhile.

  • Anonymous

    i think it’s the lines of lace (?) in the dress that make it look droopy, especially with the mullet hem.

    i agree her hair and makeup are so much better, she would look beautiful if she just had some color on her lips with this drab outfit.  i’ll give her a just barely in, to encourage her to wear this lighter makeup look in the future.  

  • It looks like she was in her nightie and robe and forgot she had a thing to go to. Grab the Choos and she was outtie. Literally.

  • Anonymous

    Droopy and sad.  OUT.  Her head does look surprisingly happy and healthy though.

  • Anonymous

    My first thought was “Holy hair upgrade!”  Definitely learned to give good head.  Hopefully she doesn’t forget how to do it in the future.  Not digging the jacket/dress combo.  The jacket looks like a mismatched afterthought or something.

  • Anonymous

    OUT! I hate to pull out an old cliche but it really does look like she got dressed in the dark.

  • Wow she’s looks gorgeous in the head department. Meh on the rest but i just love the hair, although thought she looks better with a side parting. She could do with losing a couple of inches off the length. ‘IN’ for the hair alone, we have to encourage her!

  • So drab and awful! It has potential, but only in a if-i-twist-my-head-upside-down kind of way. Out.

  • Anonymous

    Oh me, oh my. OUT.

    SJP as a movie star. Dead. Did you read the reviews for her last film? Do you even remember the title?
    SJP as a fashion star. Dead. Looks like a nightgown and robe.

  • “Great job on the head.” SNORT, I died laughing at your comments to her head.

    My main concern: Honey, where are your ARMS?????

  • Anonymous

    OUT. The length of the dress + the length of the jacket = she looks like she’s standing in a trench.

  • I am so sick of this hair. It’s the default style of pretty much every celebrity over 40 i.e. dull.  And in combination with the lefty loosey look a flop. Flip flops in fact would have been more appropriate than those misguided pointy pumps. I hate pointy pumps.

  • I’m iffy on the clothes, but I’ll give her an IN.  The makeup (no black liner inside the eyes) is a big improvement.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Out.  Nightgown with her dad’s blazer.  Hair and makeup do look lots better, however.  Shoes are boring.

  • Anonymous

    I thought this was a nightgown. Seriously. It’s droopy and not doing her boobs any favours, and it has a weird hem, and – I just can’t. I’m sorry SJP. It looks like she did her hair and makeup while only wearing a slip, realized it looked great and then decided not to ruin it by pulling something on over her head and figured ‘Hey, I’ll throw on a coat and no one will notice.’ It almost worked, but maybe next time go with a black slip?

  • Anonymous

    This is an OUT!  I agree hair and make-up look better than usual, but everything else toss out and start over.

  • Anonymous

    Out. That jacket thing is dragging it all down.

  • Adella Thompson

    The outfit is a big “huh??” for me, but I thought exactly the same thing about head-up! She looks about fifteen years younger than most of her photos and is kind of glowing. I kind of want to say IN just for that. 

  • This outfit looks to me like the result of a middle of the night fire alarm. Fall out of bed wearing cute nighty, grab the closest jacket and shoes (I would have gone with something more comfy when running for my life but to each her own) and haul ass. 

  • Chantelle James

    This is a tough one. That dress/jacket/shoes combination just doesn’t work… but then again, her hair and makeup are so gorgeous (not to mention a welcome change) that I have to give her an IN.

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  And while I agree her makeup is smashing for a change, I still *hate* that stringy, over long, under tended, hair.  Cut it, girlfriend.