In or Out: Michelle WIlliams in Jason Wu

Posted on January 13, 2012

One common criticism we hear about Michelle’s style choices is that she defaults to the too-precious looks way too often. We mostly like her style and we think she’s working looks that suit her quite well, but we can agree that there are times she gets a little too “Hipster Alice in Wonderland” or Pixie Dream Girl (without the Manic part) for our tastes.

We thought this made for a nice change of pace, however.

Michelle Williams attends  a lunch event  in honor of “My Week With Marilyn” in Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2012.

That shade of red’s not something we’ve seen on her before. It suits her. We think there’s a fun, retro-Parisian chic feel to the outfit and we like a lot of the details, like the mismatched stripes and the pockets. On the other hand, it’s very color-coordinated from head to toe and that kind of thing irritates us, especially when you’re talking about one color, plus a neutral. And there may be “detailing overload” for such a simple outfit; namely, we could have done without the bows on the shoes, which tend to tip this outfit dangerously close back to “precious” territory. Still, it’s sharp in a lot of ways, and something slightly unexpected. Our minions are urged to spew opinions.

Vote Now!

 

IN! Pretty, chic, and unexpected!


OUT! Nope. Still twee as fuck.

 

The kittens mostly agreed with our criticisms of Queen Latifah’s dress, but voted her IN anyway. You guys.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Anonymous

    She looks swell and very un-Marilyn!

    • Anonymous

      IN…of course. And thankfully un-Marilyn.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    IN. I hate her usual looks (although they do suit her) and this is a welcome and chic change.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K7VOQSAYZ7H2OBX6LOJNNIBSSE Amanda

    IN. I love that hair color on her!!

    • Anonymous

      I was just going to write that as well! Not sure what her natural color is, but this definitely warms up her look more than the bleached blond or even medium-blond she’s sported for a while.

      • Lisa

        This was like the color her hair was when she was at the Oscars for “Brokeback” – that beautiful warm honey blonde that really suits her.  THe bleached blonde washes her out, and the medium blonde you mentioned does nothing for her.  This is a great hair color for her.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Gorgeous, though I would do different shoes. If she wanted to stick with a nude shoe, I would opt for suede.

    • Anonymous

      Oooh, suede would have been great.  Good eye!

  • http://twitter.com/lemonfreshmoxie Donna Lee

    I agree about the shoe bows but otherwise J’ADORE

  • http://twitter.com/Menshevixen DH

    I want this outfit. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BARN2K234KUKPF5RACXYEFZ4HI Maggie

      Oh my God me too. Nothing twee about this.

      • http://desilluist.tumblr.com/ Briarnoir

        I will join that queue.

        • Sophie Collier

          Let me borrow it when you’re done.

  • http://twitter.com/drnels Nels P. Highberg

    Not just in but stunning.

  • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

    It’s an IN, specially seen from the side. The skirt really comes to life seen that way.
    Nice calves there, girl.

    • Anonymous

      Are those calves amazing or what?

    • Anonymous

      The calves throw me off, Marilyn-wise.  Aesthetically “hard calves”, as we say in Trinidad, have never been my thing.  And they certainly feel really anachronistic when you’re playing a mid-century role.

  • Anonymous

    BIg big IN! So cute and love the shoes.

  • http://magnetgirl.tumblr.com Anika

    IN, absolutely IN.

    Also, “Hipster Alice in Wonderland” is how I will describe my personal fashion from now on so thank you for that, truly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

    In. She’s wearing almost the exact color scheme of Amelie, which is my favorite movie. Points. 

    • Anonymous

      You’d need to add some saturated green for Amelie. But she’s 2/3 of the way there. ;-)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

        Yeah, the touch of saturated blue or green is what’s missing – it would be the perfect pop of color this lacks and might pull it out of twee (ironically, given that it’s Amelie). 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

        BONUS TRIVIA: the blue lamp in Amelie’s bedroom was CGI’d in because Jeunet thought it needed the pop of color contrast. Seriously. 
        Also, the entire color scheme of the movie was allegedly inspired by the paintings of Juarez Machado. If you google him, you’ll see the exact color scheme with the touches of green and blue, so I can believe it. Might have been in the DVD commentary, but I don’t remember. The lamp thing was definitely in the commentary though.

  • Anonymous

    IN.

  • Anonymous

    IN, but mostly because I like the skirt…I could have done without the matching lip color, at least, although I have to admit this look is good on her…

  • Anonymous

    It’s an IN for me.  The first picture makes the shoes look like a different color which I prefer. 

  • Grace Ritt

    IN! I think she looks so chic and put-together.

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

    Love. IN. Wish she would learn to pose better for fashion photos. 

  • Anonymous

    I doubt that there is any outfit that would not veer into “precious” territory, just by being worn by her.  Its just something about her face and personality.

  • Anonymous

    IN! Super chic! 

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

    In. Love the colors on her.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Super chic. I’m tiring of the short hairstyle though. She pulls it off, but I’d love to see something different!

  • Anonymous

    Love that skirt, IN.

  • Anonymous

    I love it. I want to borrow the whole thing and matchy-match my way around the town.

  • http://teabagsinfusion.blogspot.com/ Laura Toepfer

    Definitely IN.  I think there’s a bit more maturity while keeping the pixie vibe. 

  • Vickie Driver

    IN.  I like this a lot, but then, I’m a sucker for stripes, that barn-red color, and a skirt of an appropriate length with tailored pockets…
     

  • Anonymous

    That skirt looks ridiculous. OUT.

  • Sara__B

    IN. Definitely. This is a celebrity who often looks overly cute and very self-conscious all at the same time. I wish she’d chosen different shoes, but this is chic, fun, and perfect for a luncheon. That leather skirt is stunning.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

    Love that hair color on her and the outfit is really great, but her face looks different lately.  Can’t put my finger on it–her eyes look bigger or something.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you! I’ve been trying to figure out what it is myself, but haven’t got further than “a severe case of Heigl Face.” She just looks… more plastic, or something.

    • Anonymous

      The fug girls think so, too – do you read them?  They have a side by side of pics.  I think her makeup is just different.

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

    Out. Can’t stand her. And, this is SO twee. 

  • http://twitter.com/RobertSanchez36 Robert Sanchez

    In. She looks very cute. If she’d worn a beret with it, it would have been out.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_62USDUVT7YWSMOPJDE5SWN5NBI Karen

    From the side the stripes make her look like she’s got the beginning of Dowager’s Hump.  Not  a good look.  And the shoe bows are entirely too twee for words.

  • Anonymous

    IN, absolutely. 

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

    I think it has something to do with the fact she never shows her teeth when she “smiles.” Just doesn’t look genuine to me.

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  And the skirt gives her a belly pooch where there surely is none.

  • Anonymous

    In.  Immediately thought of Jean Seberg’s pixie and striped shirt in Breathless.  Like the red–it’s unusual and the skirt has the presence of a slack while being a bit more dressed up.  Don’t care for the shoes–a bit too much for the rest of the outfit.

    I like the darker blonde on her.  She’s one of the few who pulls of platinum well, but this is warmer looking.

    • Anonymous

      *That’s* who I was trying to remember–Jean Seberg!  Thank you!  It’s an apt comparison.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.horseman Charlotte Horseman

    Love this!  I’m not a huge fan of her usual look – this is very cool.   IN.

  • Anonymous

    “Parisian”–exactly.  I think the colors and the clothes themselves look sensational on her!

    Would like to napalm the shoes.  Nevertheless, IN!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KFD4YODYT6N2NNTE7ZAHJWQXCM Deirdre

    In! I love it!

  • Anonymous

    IN, IN IN – Parisian chic indeed!

  • Anonymous

    IN. The second I saw Jason Wu’s name next to hers I thought it would probably be good.

  • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

    IN!!! Plus, I love the tone she’s now doing with her hair. Very pretty.

  • Anonymous

    Adorable.  IN

  • Anonymous

    Very much IN.

  • Anonymous

    I would LOVE this SO much if the shirt had stripes in not-red. Black and white, sure. Gray and beige, yes. Anything but more red. Too matchy.

    In, but oh what a missed opportunity.

  • Anonymous

    LOve the skirt. The shirt is too matchy. I wish she’d change her hair (more than the slight tone alteration she’s done).  

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

    In! I agree with some of the commentariat that she’s refreshingly de-Marilyn-ized here. I get bored of stars dressing in character (Rooney Mara, I’m talking to you).

  • Anna Tree

    Tres adorable. IN.

  • http://www.facebook.com/janet.selman Janet Selman

    In!

  • Rebecca Zmarzly

    IN!

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely IN. Love the color on her and it’s refreshing to see her in something different. She would’ve really knocked it out of the park with different shoes and these are hiddy. Hate them.

  • Anonymous

    I dig it but I thin she looks like the miracle spawn of Nicole Kidman and Renee Zelweiger EVERY SINGLE TIME I see her.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  Love it on her despite the shoes.

  • Anonymous

    In, with shoe reservations. I love that shade of red and don’t mind the color coordination one bit, but those bows irritate me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Francesca-Lagmay/7609751 Francesca Lagmay

    Love. 

  • Anonymous

    In.  Though her hair is so severe that it makes her face, and especially her cheeks and mouth, look gigantic. 

  • Anonymous

    IN, very very IN.

  • http://twitter.com/Juliaismagic Julia

    IN! She is so fantastic. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=786229820 Rhonda Hanson

    IN, love the seventies vibe of the skirt.

  • Anonymous

    Out; I just don’t like the red shades trying to coordinate here

  • Noelle Haland

    Very chic but I really hate those shoes. Still, it’s IN.

  • Anonymous

    I love this look and have put it in my mental look book. She looks fabulous and tres chic. Also very modern day Jean Seberg.

  • Anonymous

    I love this look and have put it in my mental look book. She looks fabulous and tres chic. Also very modern day Jean Seberg.

  • Anonymous

    IN. I want this outfit for myself.

  • Anonymous

    IN. I want this outfit for myself.

  • Renee Thomas

    In.
    Perfect fancy lunch outfit. The only thing I’d change is the shoes. I don’t mind the color or the bows; my problem is I think they’re too heavy, and too dressy, for the rest of the outfit. Same shoe without the platform and with a lower heel, maybe?

    I had to laugh at the “handler’s hands” in the first photo.

  • Renee Thomas

    In.
    Perfect fancy lunch outfit. The only thing I’d change is the shoes. I don’t mind the color or the bows; my problem is I think they’re too heavy, and too dressy, for the rest of the outfit. Same shoe without the platform and with a lower heel, maybe?

    I had to laugh at the “handler’s hands” in the first photo.

  • Anonymous

    I love the whole look, head-to-toe!

  • http://twitter.com/IfIwasasculptor Erin Leahy

    I’m gonna say In–It is a great outfit, despite the fact that it has the color-scheme of bacon.

  • http://twitter.com/IfIwasasculptor Erin Leahy

    I’m gonna say In–It is a great outfit, despite the fact that it has the color-scheme of bacon.

  • Anonymous

    In.  I love that colour on her.

  • Anonymous

    In.  I love that colour on her.

  • oohsparkley!

    In.

  • Anonymous

    IN! Love the shoe bows.

  • Anonymous

    This top immediately reminded me of Danskin tops from late 60′s, early 70′s. Not the colors but the style and feel. Groovy. She’s IN.

    • Anonymous

      Groovy

      Thank you ;-)
      Let’s bring it back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shaylea-Mckay/55002756 Shaylea Mckay

    So in!

  • Rand Ortega

    That skirt is KILLING me!  Lurve!

  • Anonymous

    Easy IN!

  • Anonymous

    LOVE.LOVE.LOVE. that skirt.  I want it so badly, it hurts.

  • Adrienn Keszei

    IN. I really hate those shoes, but the rest of the look is fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    in

  • Pam Winters

    I’d love some shoes that were sort of punky and/or unexpected with this look. Otherwise, IN.

  • Anonymous

    I like this a lot.  Very chic and grown up for her.  I find I am getting really tired of her perfectly round head, and I wish she would spike her hair up a little.

  • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

    In.  Love. 

  • http://twitter.com/carelessriver Cassie (C.M.W.)

    In in in, and I want that outfit like burning.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Very nice.  IN.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely not perfect, but quite good enough for an IN. Cute and unusual. She looks like a schoolgirl, but in a nice, un-frillly way.

  • penn collins

    the hips are too high or something….just feels…weird to me so OUT….

  • Anonymous

    OUT  I simply cannot tolerate striped t-shirts in any form. 

  • Joyce VG

    Oh she’s an IN. Love the colors.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Not perfect, but definitely above the line.

  • Anonymous

    IN.

  • sweetlilvoice

    Love it but the hands without people freak me out in the first pic.

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    I like stuff that matches.  Sue me.

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

    ininin.

  • http://twitter.com/eMiLy_HiCkEy_ £MÎL¥ HÌÇK€¥

    IN!! I would kill for that skirt.

  • Anonymous

    IN!  So chic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    IN. She looks lovely without landing on twee.

  • http://twitter.com/mcterzakis marianna

    In.

  • Aly Light

    IN.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  This almost deserves a “WERQ” in my opinion.

  • Cathy S

    Adorable. In!

  • MilaXX

    IN although it appears she needs a better bra or something. To me it reads a bit NYC hipster, but in a mature way. Overall I like.

  • Anonymous

    IN. I like a touch of twee.

  • Scott Isaacs

    Out. I’m getting a toothache from the sweet twee going on here. Her freshly-scrubbed apple cheeks and pixie-do are going a bit too far. Cute? Sure. And I understand why people love it. But it’s a bit too much for my personal taste. Neat top, okay shoes, but I just don’t understand the leather(ette?) skirt. Besides, I would not be doing my job if I were agreeing with the majority of the commentariat at least most of the time.

    I’d love to see her totally go against type sometime.

  • Anonymous

    IN! I covet that outfit.

  • Anonymous

    How could a leather skirt in RED fercryingoutloud be twee?
    IN.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. LUVINLUV.

  • Anonymous

    IN. I’d like it even more sans bows and if the shirt were untucked, but I think she looks great.

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    Love it!

  • Anonymous

    cute cute cute.  love love love.

  • Anonymous

    Good! Love the skirt (and envy folks who can wear buttons down the front of a skirt or dress.) not crazy bout the shoes. Agree with whoever suggested better/different support on top. But, IN, yeah.

  • http://twitter.com/MissAmynae Amy Putnam Ellinger

    More like Jason WooHoo!!! 

    Totally IN!!! 

  • http://profiles.google.com/ellenbehm Ellen Behm

    100% IN

  • http://twitter.com/mcglory13 mcglory13

    In, she looks great. 

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

    I want to say out just because I hate her hair. It was cute a few years ago, now I’m bored with it. The outfit is okay, I like the individual pieces but not necessarily together. On the fence… OUT. I really hate her hair.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed on the hair. My all-time favorite look for her was the Vera Wang yellow Oscar number and the softer, longer hair. The short pixie was fresh – a few years ago, like you said. And now it’s just tired on her. But I give the overall look an IN anyway.

  • Jessica Kerrigan

    In!  This looks so great on her, it’s a Werq in my book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555593309 Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

    I LOVE IT! So In in in!

  • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

    In, in, in.  I’m giving myself a gold star for thinking she had a Parisian look and then scrolling down reading that was T’Lo’s take too. Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks :-)

    I really love her in this. Agree with the comment that suede shoes would be better. But overall it’s totally fab. Chic, bold, yet under-stated.

  • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

    Very cute. Love the skirt. In.

  • http://twitter.com/deusxmac kim bunchalastnames

    she looks fabulous and not married to tom cruise.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Want. That. Skirt.

  • http://twitter.com/Kerry_McC Kerry McCombs

    In. LUV HUH.

  • aimee_parrott

    Love it — IN!

  • Anonymous

    IN  This is how ordinary people do Fashion-as-Costume a la Gaga.

  • Judy_J

    I give it an IN for the skirt alone….

  • http://twitter.com/mellafe natalia h

    I love it and I want that top.

  • Anonymous

    I really like this.  Cute and not too cute. I like the bow pumps more from the side than straight on.  IN.

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

    I love it, so I’m giving it an in. But I have to say the tan stripes almost match her hair color…

  • http://twitter.com/rgmx Mercy

    Fabulous.  Resounding IN.  I think the brick red leather skirt offsets the preciousness of the bows and then some.

  • Anonymous

    IN!  I would wear that sucker from head to toe.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Great colors and different shapes on her. Suits the darkened hair. Different shoe though, please.

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

    IN IN IN!

  • Donna Schmidt

    Definitely IN

  • Anonymous

    In. Pretty, chic and unexpected, yes. But although not twee as fuck, still precious as hell.

  • Anonymous

    golly gee, she’s cute 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/judi-townsend/578042503 judi townsend

    In, but minus points on those shoes, which are the wrong choice for that look. I never liked Jason Wu’s clothes before, but I like this look

  • CQAussie

    I like it!  IN!

    One quibble….those giant pockets on the otherwise fabulous skirt are kinda obnoxious.

  • Anonymous

    In. I think she looks great here. The Parisian feel is really reinforced with that bistro backdrop, too. Agree with your points on the shoes, though.

  • Anonymous

    Oooh, I really like this. The Parisien vibe, the unmatched stripes, that yummy shade of red. I personally would choose different shoes, but these are fine.

  • http://twitter.com/sparkle_burnout B.A. Goldensun

    IN. Hate the shoes though.

  • Anonymous

    I want everything she’s wearing in these photos. And her Chanel dress from the Critics Choice Movie Awards. Clearly an IN.

  • http://twitter.com/sparkle_burnout B.A. Goldensun

    IN. Hate the shoes though.

  • Anonymous

    IN :)

  • Anonymous

    It works on her, and her alone. IN.

    (no really, what’s up with her face? I will ask this until I get an answer)

  • Anonymous

    Are you kidding?  Totally IN!

  • Lexie

     IN. Love that cranberry color on her. And the leather skirt is a fun/different look.

    But I agree about the bows on the shoes, not my favorite.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=745465637 Nellie Wilson

    I love this look. IN!

  • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

    Wow, it’s Rosemary’s baby’s mother.

    OUT

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    I want that skirt SOOOOOO BAAAADDDDD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

    Unbelievably hot. Though her face looks a little weird in the picture. Still pretty, just different. Maybe it’s the close lipped smile and the new hair color. Or the eyebrows? Whatever, she looks great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    She looks AMAZING. Check out that massively bulging calf muscle in the last picture!  IN!

  • Anonymous

    In, I guess, dragging feet. 

    I just want so badly for that fabulous skirt to have a fabulous top. And while adequate, I just don’t see it as fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    IN. she looks great.
    but yeah, its just a little ‘too coordinated’.

  • Anonymous

    In. This look was made for her.* 

    *Wrong shoes, though. Stiletto heel: wrong. Color: wrong.

  • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

    I usually really like her style, but I also totally see where the people who bemoan it are coming from. This is a nice diversion from her usual course, and while I agree that it’s a little too matchy for my personal taste, I think she looks adorable. IN.

  • Anonymous

    Love this, she’s stepping it up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leah-Barber/673522886 Leah Barber

    love, but i’m not so sure about her new hair color. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leah-Barber/673522886 Leah Barber

    love, but i’m not so sure about the new hair color. 

  • Anonymous

    Jason Wu is perfect for her.

  • Kathleen B

    definitely IN

  • Anonymous

    In.  Although, points off for wearing shoes that apparently are so dangerous she can’t walk without holding on to someone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vsticker Vera E Sticker

    It’s okay as an outfit, but I don’t think the way it fits her is flattering at all. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    In and tres chic.  Bless her for mixing it up a bit.  Different shoes would be my only edit.

  • Anonymous

    Love.  Look at her calves.  LOVE.

  • Toto Maya

    Hate the skirt, love everything else.

  • Anonymous

    OUT by virtue of the fact that she’s so twee it makes my teeth hurt; that I’m really tired of seeing her; and that she really, really, really needs to do something different with her hair. 

    I understand it’s some kind of homage to Heath but geez… some times you gotta let go of the dead in order to live.

  • Susan Walker

    She looks  chic.  I wonder if a woman with hips could wear that skirt – she looks especially great from the side.

  • Lisa

    I’m not her biggest fan – she bugs me more than she doesn’t bug me, but I can’t say anything bad here – IN!  She looks amazing!

  • Anonymous

    IN. She looks very chic and put together. Although, I’m not crazy about the shoes (like the color, not the bow).

  • Anonymous

    In – love the shade of red on her, and the fit is perfect on the skirt.  I would think a bulky leather skirt could easily be unflattering.  It also reminds me of Danny V’s skirt from the Project Runway Season 2 Clothes of Your Back challenge. 

  • Anonymous

    In, though in the first photo I thought she was wearing red leather pants, and I liked that idea even better.

  • Anonymous

    IN, in, IN!

  • Anonymous

    IN! As long as I ignore the shoes.

  • Anonymous

    IN and very put together

  • Anonymous

    In.  I think she looks rather chic and put together here.

  • http://twitter.com/myblackfriend myblackfriendsays

    IN, despite the bows.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002673395871 Roadkill Writer’s Camp

    The outfit is terrific, but somebody give the girl a few thousand mgs of calcium, quick. 

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

    In!

  • Anonymous

    IN!!!

  • http://twitter.com/BeantownMrs Praggya R. Barretto

    In! Love! I’d wear that in a nanosecond.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE this!!  Definitely “in” from my account.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  And I’m not a fan.

  • Anonymous

    Skirt waist is a tad high, but otherwise IN, great look.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donedwards710 Don Edwards

    OUT, on the basis of that skirt. Leather is enough of a statement. You’re gonna add big ass pockets and buttons too?

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

    J’Adore. IN (especially that skirt) She is usually too twee for my tastes, but she just looks so great her.

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

    IN! All the individual elements usually rub me the wrong way (boring striped tee, leather skirts, odd pockets, peep-toe bow-ed shoes) but this is great on her! I think the shoes are just a tad much (a lower heel or closed toe would be better), but kudos to her for making a casual-ish outfit so chic.

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

    Fabulous. In. (Look at those calf muscles – dayum!)

  • Anonymous

    IN. I could do without the shoes, but otherwise, it’s pretty fab. Also…I’m not too sure about the hair color change…actually, I am sure. Me no likey.

  • Anonymous

    IN, love the skirt to death and I like the top with it. The shoes are ugly but suit the look, if that makes sense. The only thing I don’t like is the extra-bold strips on the back as it does weird things to her proportions from the side.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    Out. I’m apparently alone in this, but I don’t think that haircut suits her – it makes her cheeks seem chipmunky. And I don’t like the way the stripes don’t match on the front or back of the shirt. And the skirt would be sleeker without the pockets.

  • Anonymous

    In, despite the shoes. And her skeletal legs.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Like salt water taffy Michelle just melts in your mouth.

  • Anonymous

    In

  • Anonymous

    IN. Your points about coordination are well-taken but somehow it doesn’t seem to matter here. She looks very Jean Seberg-ish and chic. If she had arrived via motorcycle, with a scarf around her hair, it would have been perfect!

  • Anonymous

    It is a great look for her.  That said, I HATE those bulky pocket details on the skirt.  The number of woman who could wear that and not look like they are also wearing a matching fanny pack is slim.  Shed those and that is a way prettier skirt.

  • Anonymous

    Hell to the yeah. 

  • Anonymous

    She looks awesome!  Maybe the best I’ve noticed.  And look at that calf.  ;)

  • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com Catherine

    IN by a bow (actually two) – I love the shoes!

  • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

    She looks perfect! In

  • Anonymous

    In!

    She could kill someone with those calves.

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

    Totally In.

  • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

    I’m not sure if it’s just the angle on the last shot, but she needs some serious support garment help it appears to me anyway. 

    Outfit is cute. Twee seems alright to me at a luncheon…

    • Anonymous

      Where? She’s so TINY, what is there to seriously support? Her leather skirt wrinkles when she walks, there’s a little sweater fold on her back from moving. It’s not her little, well-toned body.

      • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

        they look very…low to me. It’s possibly just the angle. Also, she may be tiny, but her bazongas definitely aren’t…..

        • Anonymous

          Aah, now I see what you mean. Yeah, she does have pretty big bazongas for a small woman. Between the stripes and kind of high waist on the skirt, they do look a bit low. A better fitting bra is needed. Boy, can we nit-pick, or what?

  • allisankelly

    First thought was “hate the shoes.” I love the color. Color is something she usually lacks, we all know. I also love the tone of her hair, it seems less blonde than it was last time she had to make the circuit.

    Shoes aside, she’s IN.

  • Anonymous

    In!

  • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

    LOVE that top, but I effing haaaaaaate that skirt and those freakin’ frackin’ shoes.  So she’s IN from the waist up and OUT! OUT! OUT! from the waist down.

  • Anne Lucchesi

    Adorable, but I’d be all over it with different shoes. Those just don’t do it for me. More contrast, maybe?

  • Anonymous

    IN.  I usually don’t like her style, but this one looks very good on her.

  • Natasha Fairweather

    Love it. IN all the way.

  • Anonymous

    IN. She’s adorable, and I like the mismatched details.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE IT!

  • Isana Leshchinskaya

    IN, but i’d nix the pockets and add some piece of jewelry

  • Mary Gallagher

    IN. That red is gorgeous. 

    I can’t help but love her.

  • Mary McClelland

    IN, but I hate the shoes and I wish she would have gone with something a little more exciting and less precious moments all grown up. I also hate the matchy toe nail polish. gross. Also, I wish she weren’t wearing such an obvious push up bra. Maybe that’s her nod to Marilyn. Overall she looks cute, fresh, and well put together. 

  • Anonymous

    IN.  I love that skirt.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1052062518 Megan Moore

    I like this more than anything I’ve seen her in I think, not precious at all. IN

  • Martha Deutsch

    out. the twee stuff suits her, so maybe this isn’t twee enough … ? something is off and irksome.

  • Anonymous

    Head to toe awesome.  I would if I could, but I can’t (afford it) so she should!!  IN!!!

  • Anonymous

    IN.  Did I say IN?  I meant it.

  • Helen C

    She just has this natural dowdy look to her.

  • http://twitter.com/Bloodisea Barbora

    IN, she looks great…

  • Jennifer Coleman

    IN. As much as her twee looks were making me reach for the Advil, she has adjusted it recently, retaining the simple, chic style, but losing the cutesy. Her hair color is now a skoche more complex, and we see interesting color choices like this. Even the shoe bows don’t bug me as she seems to be not taking the look so seriously. Nice job.

  • Anonymous

    IN – but I agree about the shoes entirely.  I’m not sure what I would have replaced them with though.  Navy?

  • Anonymous

    Looks great. IN.

  • http://stitchesandstrings.blogspot.com/ Monique

    In!! She looks amazing. The lip color matches perfectly too!

  • http://www.nahuli.blogspot.com Anonymous

    Lately I have to take a second to tell if it’s her or Mia Wasikowska.

  • http://twitter.com/moodring54 Rachel

    IN. It is twee, yes, but in a chic way.

  • Anonymous

    Love it! IN.

  • Anonymous

    IN -without a doubt! 

  • Anonymous

    Love it!  In.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Although she could use some hose. Those white legs are scary.

  • Anonymous

    She reminds me of Jean Seberg in “À bout de souffle.” IN.

  • Anonymous

    IN!!! Other than the bows on the shoes, if I were her age/size/income bracket, I’d wear this outfit in a heartbeat. I’ve always loved a wine color with camel. I usually hate matchy-matchy too, but with these too colors it looks classy rather than Barbie-ish.

  • Anonymous

    Twee and still in.

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

    In.  Saw this first in a photo that only showed her top, but love the whole outfit.  It really looks made for her.

  • Alexandria Nichandros

    IN! rocking that Paris Thang